by Hilarey Wojtowicz
Enjoy one of the 45, historical rooms of the Mimsyln Inn. Located close to Shenandoah National Park, the inn offers rooms with flat-screen TV’s, cozy sitting areas, complimentary Internet and some have fireplaces. The rooms come in four configurations: Historic Rooms, Blue Ridge Suites, Skyline Suites, and Roosevelt Suites. The large Roosevelt suite offers two bedrooms with mountain views. Skyline suites have mini-fridges and fireplaces. The Inn has seasonal outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, spa and business center. The Circa ’31 restaurant offers family meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7:30 to 10 p.m. daily. The Speakeasy is a seasonal bar and restaurant open at 3 p.m. daily.
Our Editor Loves
- Historic rooms near Shenandoah National Park
- Onsite dining
- Onsite Dining
We were looking intently to stay in Luray due to the Caverns and coming out of Shenandoah for the day. The Mimslyn Inn was without a doubt the best option in Luray. The rooms were somewhat small, but it’s a historic inn and travelers of yesteryear were very different. The A/C unit could use some work, but that can be said about most hotels. The pool seemed nice - I really appreciated the salt water and green initiatives. The front porch entertainment/happy hour was enjoyable as well. The staff lit the fire pit out back for us in the later evening. Overall it was a nice stay. The staff was truly exceptional and outgoing.
by Sheldon R
So much to share. Let me just say that I spent the better half of the afternoon unpacking and then packing to move to another room. Greeting my fiance and me as we entered the room the was the perfect pairing of must, and cigarette. Initially, I assumed this was consistent with this quaint inn. After I could no longer sustain it, I went back to the front desk. The receptionist was accommodating. She looked it up and confirmed that room I was assigned was noted in the log as having issues with smell, smoking etc.; yet, the other receptionist gave me that room initially, even though I asked her if it was a good room. Fast forward, I am allowed to check another room - that smells differently but equally as bad. The third one is a little more bearable but still musty. I accept that room because I am not about to single handedly check every room for a pristine odor. By now, I am concerned that my little planned getwaway is starting off as a disaster.
Did I mention that my debit card used at check in was charged twice, thus causing me to have insufficient funds on that card at dinner time? Oh the embarrassment. Nevertheless, the staff did waht they could the next day to rectify that after I brought it to thier attentions. Did I mention that I had to purchase Clorox beach for the unclean shower, Lysol spray for every where and Ozium spray for the noisy moldy AC Unit? Maybe that's because I was busy thinking about the fact that the breakfast in Bed & Breakfast consists of Coffee, Juice and a muffin. Yes...a muffin. No croissant, bagel or any other continetal carbs I don't eat (It's the principle). So, inorder to truly take advantage of the breakfast component in B&B, you have to purchase your eggs, pancake etc. a la cart at the inhouse Circa 1953 (sp) restaurant. So, in all....the staff consists of very helpful indivuduals, in particular the restaurant staff. The manager, Mr. Sims is very interactive and attentive to details, but Mimslyn Inn has some work to do. A crititical modernization effort is needed to bring this facility to the 21st century. Housekeeping needs an element of oversight or Quality Control because I shouldn't be feeling like someone just slept in my bed.