The Mimslyn Inn - Luray, VA

Stay with Dining Credit, Luray Caverns Tickets, and Wine Glasses at The Mimslyn Inn in Shenandoah Valley, VA

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Opulent Estate with Old-Fashioned Dining in Shenandoah Wine Country

In the late 19th century, sailors on the Missouri River often sang "Oh Shenandoah," a wistful tune that became an immensely popular folk song. It evokes the Shenandoah Valley’s beautiful forests and river bends amid the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountains. Situated on a knoll overlooking these peaks, The Mimslyn Inn is a grand Virginian estate built in 1931. A multimillion-dollar restoration in 2007 revived the inn’s old-fashioned elegance, making it a peaceful respite for travelers visiting the Shenandoah National Park or the nearby Luray Caverns.

The building looks more like a capitol than a hotel: its circular driveway is situated beneath a monumental portico supported by multistory doric columns. In the lobby, you'll see crown moldings, a mantled fireplace, and a winding staircase with wrought-iron railings. The inn’s historic rooms feature queen-size two-poster beds and windows overlooking the grounds, which boast formal gardens and a gazebo. Those who opt to spend New Year's Eve at the hotel will also be treated to a champagne toast and fireworks display.

Crystal chandeliers and Chippendale-style chairs with ornate woodwork decorate the inn's southern restaurant, Circa '31, one of the property’s prettiest spots (open during limited hours). Downstairs, the Speakeasy Bar and Restaurant evokes the Prohibition era with art-deco decor, period cocktails, and meat pies shaped like Al Capone's hat.

Luray, Virginia: Limestone Caves in Shenandoah Wine Country

Luray, Virginia, was the site of army encampments and skirmishes during the Civil War. Today, the area’s biggest draw is the Luray Caverns, a National Natural Landmark popular for its giant pillars, curtain-like stalactite walls, and the Stalacpipe Organ, which plays classical melodies by striking rubber mallets on the calcified formations. Admission for two to the caverns is included with this getaway.

The picturesque farms you’ll see throughout the Shenandoah Valley produce the sweet corn, goat cheese, and pasture-raised beef used in many dishes at The Mimslyn's restaurant, Circa '31. Aside from these farms, there are dozens of wineries dot that the hillsides. You can sample local pinot noirs and chardonnays on the Whiskey Wine Loop.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in a historic room
  • Optional $10 dining credit, two Mimslyn Inn wine glasses, and two tickets to Luray Caverns
  • Optional New Year's Eve champagne and fireworks
  • Dates into March

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy: 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • Taxes: 10.3% tax added at purchase

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.


  • Formal gardens and landscaped grounds
  • Fine Southern restaurant (limited hours)
  • Onsite tavern open daily
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Spa and fitness center
  • Free parking

The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check in
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • 10.3 tax added at purchase.

Other Details

Room Details

Historic Room

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: no charge
  • Mountain or garden views
  • Pillow-top mattresses
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath products
  • 300-thread-count sheets
  • Marble-top vanities
  • Flat-screen TV

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $10 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: about 45 miles from Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD); about 80 miles from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
  • By car: about 95 miles west of Washington, DC

Traveler's Tips

  • The onsite restaurant, Circa '31, is located off the main lobby and is open for breakfast and lunch daily, champagne brunch on Sundays, and prix fixe wine dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings. The dress code is smart casual (shirt and tie recommended). The Speakeasy Bar and Restaurant is located in the lower level and is open daily for dinner.

Customer Reviews

Great stay
Denise-lourdes P. · October 21, 2016
Lovely Inn with great customer service. Room was comfortable and cozy. We definity enjoyed our stay :)
Candice N. · April 27, 2016
The staff was very friendly & accomodating!
Danielle C. · August 30, 2015
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