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Shadow Mountain Escape
Ranked #2 of 15 Speciality Lodging in Luray
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

Loved the location, the setting, the kindness of our hosts. If you want old European charm while experiencing the American wild nature and open spaces this is the perfect combo! We saw all sort of wild animals while hiking, including a bear, and at the end of the day, there was always a surprise treat waiting for us.... Karen's baking is divine. We'll be back!!

Stayed August 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We were so grateful to celebrate our seventh anniversary in a place created with so much passion. This is a very special experience, enhanced by the bird song and beautiful night’s stars. The baked goods were all delicious and appreciate. The cabin and grounds are a wonderful and unique escape truly buffered and different from everyday life. The proximity to the trails and town could not have been better. We took regular hikes and excursions to Luray and Wine County in our short stay. We plan to return!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Staunton, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

My husband and I wanted to relax and get away for our anniversary. I'm so glad I found SME in my research! The property and the cabins are lovely. Karen met us as we pulled in, and she really is one of the sweetest people we've ever met. Her homemade treats were so yummy, and she helped us find the menu and number for the Italian place so we could order a pizza. We ate out on the deck and watched the deer and the fireflies -- so relaxing! The cabin itself (we stayed in Butterfly Loft) is beautifully constructed and decorated. I wish we could have stayed longer, but we'll definitely go back!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We enjoyed staying in the Butterfly cabin. Love the wood frame, the architecture and the interior design of the cabin. Every corner is a piece of art. The strawberry cake and cookies were so delicious that we finished them in seconds. A perfect trip.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We have just had our third trip from England to what we call our little piece of heaven because thats what it feels like at shadow mountain . Karen and Ralph are wonderful hosts and the most perfect place to stay it is set within its own grounds surrounded by woodland and is so beautiful you just dont want to leave. Karen and Ralph are two very special people who make you feel so welcome leaving lovely baked treats especially the brownies!!! We have stayed in Butterfly each time which is spotlessly clean and fully equipped with everything you will need .Karen and Ralph obviously love and take great pride in what they do and we are just so pleased that they are willing to share it with others ( i would want to keep it all to my little self!!!!) If you can tear yourself away from your cabin there is lots to do within the surrounding area beautiful walks , skyline drive , luray caverns and plenty of quaint little towns to visit . If you are looking for a beautiful place to stay which is peaceful,idylic and perfect in everyway then youve found it as i know our third visit wont be our last my only regret is that it is so far away as i know we would be there as often as we could .

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Wonderful place to get away from it all. Just a few minutes from the Shenandoah National Park, and about 10 minutes from Luray Caverns. SME is definitely a place you want to visit if you enjoy peace and quiet. The report only has about 4 cabins, 5 if you include Karen and Ralph's.

A very inspiring place to visit, I highly recommend it.

Room Tip: Bumblebee cabin was awesome!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Springfield, VA
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

We had a lovely time staying at SME! The Butterfly cabin is comfortable + cozy - and we loved the little deck! The grounds are gorgeous - I kept thinking we'd been whisked away to a fairytale forest! They love what they do because it shows in everything we see here. We were thankful for this wonderful oasis to escape for our 5 year anniversary - we look forward to a return trip.

Room Tip: The Butterfly cabin is more secluded than the other 2, and close to the fire pit for s'mores!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Shadow Mountain Escape
Address: 1132 Jewell Hollow Rd, (bordering the Shenandoah National Park), Luray, VA 22835-5710
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Region: United States > Virginia > Luray
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Ranked #2 of 15 Speciality Lodging in Luray
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Virginia's "Simply Charming" authentic timber frame cabins bordering the Shenandoah National Park - Luray, VA. A truly unique romantic couple's escape conveniently located in a woodland park setting on the "Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop"... only a few minutes from the Shenandoah National Park entrance, Luray Caverns, Lake Arrowhead and a wide variety of other attractions. Discover the ambiance of a rare timber frame tastefully arranged with quality furnishing including antiques and European décor. ... more   less 
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