The Mimslyn Inn - Luray, VA

One-Night Stay at The Mimslyn Inn in Shenandoah Valley, VA, Valid for Check-In Sunday-Friday

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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.

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.

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 Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

  • $99 for a one-night stay for two in a historic room with a $10 dining credit, valid for check-in Sunday–Friday (up to a $180 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 9/20/13
Travel window: 7/25/13-10/31/13

  • Cancellation policy & fees: 24hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies.
  • Taxes: 10.3% tax not included.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


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

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 9/20/13 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 7/25/13-10/31/13
  • Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts
  • Limit 3 per visit
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 24hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 10.3% tax not included.

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 Speakeasy Bar and Restaurant is located in the lower level and is open daily for dinner.

Customer Reviews

Great spa and bar
Ashely S. · November 19, 2013
Ambiance, elegant accommodations, and restaurant on site
Lee Ann H. · November 17, 2013
The decor and overall design and appearance was very attractive in both the rooms and the common areas.
Edwin C. · November 13, 2013
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