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$89 for a One-Night Stay in a Historic Room at The Mimslyn Inn in Luray, VA (Up to $169 Value)

Luray, VA

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Vintage 14-acre estate overlooking mountains; features an onsite tavern and Southern fine-dining restaurant; near Shenandoah Valley wineries

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Expires Dec 28th, 2012. Must book by 12/28/12 or promotional value expires. Must complete travel by 3/15/13. Limit 4 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 4 per visit. Not valid 12/31/12 or 2/14/13. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required, subject to availability. 24-hour cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies. Must be 21 or older to check in. Credit card required at booking and check-in. 10% tax not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Opulent Estate with Old-Fashioned Dining in Shenandoah Wine Country

In the late 19th century, sailors on the Missouri River often chanted "Oh Shenandoah," a wistful tune that ended up becoming an immensely popular folk song. For many, it brings to mind the beautiful rolling forests and river bends of the Shenandoah Valley, which is nestled between the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountains. The Mimslyn Inn, a grand Virginian estate, is situated on a high knoll overlooking these distant peaks. The inn was built in 1931, and, after a multimillion-dollar restoration, its old-fashioned elegance blends in nicely with the surrounding landscape.

The inn often looks more like a capitol building than a hotel: its circular driveway is situated beneath a monumental portico, which is supported by multi-story Doric columns. In the lobby, you'll find crown moldings, a mantled fireplace, and a winding staircase with wrought-iron railings. Historic rooms feature with two-poster beds, and Blue Ridge suites add wingback armchairs and pullout sofas. Both rooms overlook the 14-acre grounds, which boast formal gardens and a gazebo. Crystal chandeliers and Chippendale-style chairs with ornate woodwork make up the décor of the inn's southern restaurant, Circa '31, one of the prettiest places on the property (open limited hours). Downstairs, the Speakeasy Tavern evokes the Prohibition era with art-deco décor, period cocktails, and meat pies shaped like Al Capone's hat; Frommer's calls it "Luray's favorite pub."

Luray, Virginia: Limestone Caves in Shenandoah Wine Country

The town of Luray was once the site of army encampments and skirmishes during the Civil War, but it's been quiet since then. Today, the Luray Caverns are the area's biggest draw. This National Natural Landmark site is popular for its giant pillars, curtain-like stalactite walls, and the Stalacpipe Organ, a musical instrument in which rubber mallets strike stalactites to play classical melodies. Alternatively, you can head to the affiliated Caverns Country Club Resort, where rolling greens and fairways overlook riverbanks, farmlands, and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The Shenandoah Valley's scenic farms produce sweet corn, goat cheese, and pasture-raised beef, which are used in many dishes at The Mimslyn's restaurant, Circa '31. In addition, dozens of wineries dot the hillsides. You can sample local pinot noirs and chardonnays on the Whiskey Wine Loop and Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail.

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    Luray, VA

    401 West Main Street

    Luray, VA 22835


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