This cottage as billed as a B&B and the bed was sooo comfy and the breakfasts that Betsy provided were delicious and very filling. Betsy brings the food over the evening before and just leaves it in the fridge and you can help yourself when you are ready the next morning. My husband and I would eat what we wanted and then either take the rest for lunch or eat it for dinner at some other point. This is a great couples location, but could probably accommodate one child too. There are several websites with cottage photos and they are an accurate reflection of what we found...in fact, things were probably BETTER than we saw on line.
Ed and Betsy were so nice and we enjoyed sitting with them watching the sunset over the mountains. They have a historic farm where the cottage is located--the cottage is a revamped meat house!--- and Ed gave us a great walking tour of the barn and surroundings. These guys are so nice and will give you as much "space" as you want while you are on their property. Dogs, horses, chickens & cats are all there for your viewing pleasure too. Betsy has some great landscaping items and the plants and garden were just getting started when we visited in mid-May.
Everything you could need is in the cottage and the location for day trips is great. We went to Manassas one day and explored some Civil War battle sites, took a drive on Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park the next day and then went over to New Market and saw a Civil War Reenactment the next day (THE SOUTH WON!). I am a part time photographer so everywhere we went was a photo opp as far as I was concerned.
The town of Luray has every modern convenience so you know that means a dang Walmart.....but my point is the cottage is only a few miles from town so don't feel like you have to bring everything with you.
From central SC the drive is about 7 hours, but we left on Wednesday and the traffic was not a problem driving up and only a little heavier driving back on Sunday. This is definitely a location we will visit again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A romantic, luxuriously appointed country cottage with breathtaking views of both the Blue Ridge and Massanutten Mountains, where you are our only guests! Enjoy a gorgeous 360° Shenandoah Valley view of farmland and pastures ,on our historic Virginia farm. Our cottage located in a private setting is appointed with a king size bed; linens and towels, fully furnished kitchen, beautifully bath with jetted tub and shower, flat screen TV, free wifi, central air, and heat ... more less