My husband and I stayed in the "Bumble Bee" cabin at Shadow Mountain Escape for three nights for a mini-vacation. We chose Bumble Bee because of the large stone fireplace it features and were eager to use it during the cold days and nights! It was well worth it to get the fireplace! With the snow as a backdrop, sitting in front of the fire was a perfect relaxing escape.
The cabin was delightfully decorated and had all of the amenities we could have wanted. The kitchen was well equipped and made it so we didn't have to go out for every meal. Karen's basket of goodies waiting when we arrived was a treat and she even dropped off cocoa and marshmallows for us to enjoy later in our visit!
There were two reasons I didn't give SME 5 stars: The first (that I didn't notice anyone else mention) is that they do not take credit cards. You have to pay either cash or check. As someone who travels a lot, that is an inconvenience. The second reason is that the layout of Bumble Bee could be better. The only bathroom that Bumble Bee has is off of the kitchen, and the bedroom is upstairs. So to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night meant walking down the stairs in the dark through the entire cabin. In addition, the sitting room where the fireplace is was quite small-the sofa didn't even sit across from the fireplace-it was perpendicular to it. The cabin was just built several years ago, so it seemed like the layout could have been planned better when the cabin was built.
Overall, we had a wonderful visit and with our love of the outdoors, look forward to the time when we can return to Shadow Mountain Escape for another relaxing vacation!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Shadow Mountain Escape Hotel Luray