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.
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by Davida W
The small hotel has grand proportions - high on a hill, colonial white columns, a grand staircase. So it was probably once the place to see and be seen. But today, a suburban neighborhood has sprung up around it, making it a bit of an oddity. If you need a place to break your journey, it is nice enough, but don't expect a mountain setting or anything remotely like it.
The rooms are average and lack a coffee service. The TV is stored in an armoire, and unless the bed is positioned exactly in front of it, it is impossible to see past the armoire doors, even with the set pulled out. There is a small pool ok for cooling down. The fitness center in the basement is decent; I did not get to try the spa which seemed promising.
One of the 3 meals I had there was outstanding: the chef outdid himself at dinner with a fabulous mushroom risotto. But the blackened tuna at lunch was dried out, and there was not much effort put into breakfast - a buffet with pre-made scrambled eggs and pancakes sitting around in warmers.
Our group was here for a conference and the old fashioned rooms (while lovely for their original purpose) were not really set up to accommodate audio-visual equipment. If you don't mind risking your neck stepping over extension cords while trying to give a presentation, then I guess you will be ok.
Overall, I think the owners are trying to make the most of what they have, but have not yet found a good use for this space.
The Mimslyn Inn is a fantastic destination! The rooms are clean and the beds and pillows are very comfortable! Dining in the restaurants Circa '31 or the Speakeasy is fabulous with meals made by a chef who loves his job! All of the staff are very professional and personable with each guest. The dinner shows are very good and a very good price for the package deal with dinner/show and overnight accommodations. The SPA is OUT OF THIS WORLD! Having a massage by excellent masseuses is a MUST to do while visiting The Mimslyn. You will feel young and refreshed! Perfect in EVERY WAY! The Mimislyn is preserved beauty of an old Inn that makes the human soul rejoice! So worth it to treat yourself special for a stay at The Mimslyn Inn in Luray, Virginia.