The Mimslyn Inn

1-Night Stay for Two with Optional Dinner Package at The Mimslyn Inn in Shenandoah Valley, VA. Combine Up to 3 Nights.

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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.

Food connoisseurs, rejoice: with Option 3 or 4 of this getaway, you’ll be treated to a tour of the nearby Copper Fox Distillery followed by a four-course whisky-infused dinner at Circa ’31.

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

1-night stay for two in a historic room

  • Option 1: $99, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday; not valid for Friday or Saturday night stays (up to a $169 value)
  • Option 2: $109, valid for check-in Friday or Saturday; not valid for Sunday–Thursday night stays (up to a $169 value)
  • Option 3: $189, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday; not valid for Friday or Saturday night stays (up to a $303 value)
  • Option 4: $209, valid for check-in Friday or Saturday; not valid for Sunday–Thursday night stays (up to a $303 value)

Included in Options 3 and 4:

  • Four-course whiskey-infused dinner for two
  • Breakfast for two
  • Two whisky glasses
  • Tour of Copper Fox distillery for two, must call (540) 987-8554 in advance for tour reservations

Policies and Fees

Book by: 5/30/14
Travel by: 6/30/14 Blackout dates: 4/10-4/20, 5/9-5/11, and 5/23-5/25

  • Cancellation policy & fees: 24-hour cancellation notice required or a $50 fee 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
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Spa and fitness center
  • Free parking

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 5/30/14 or promotional value expires
  • Not valid 4/10-4/20, 5/9-5/11, or 5/23-5/25
  • Must complete travel by 6/30/14
  • Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts
  • Limit 3 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • Not valid for online reservations
  • 24-hour cancellation notice required or a $50 fee applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in and consume alcohol
  • Credit card and valid ID required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 10.3% tax not included
  • Not valid towards existing or room block reservations

Other Details

Room Details

Historic Room

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: Not allowed
  • 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
  • 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

  • Nearest airports: Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD; 45 miles); Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD; 80 miles)
  • Distance from DC: 95 miles

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.

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