Once Upon a Mountain

974 Cross Mountain Road, Luray, Virginia, 22835, United States | B&B

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Hot and humid

A travel blog entry by barbarabean


Late start. We are still learning a routine. Foggy and cool but Tori still went for a swim. Breakfast became lunch and we made a quick trip to the store and for gas. We are going to chain restaurants but not the kind with drive-thrus. The day became progressively warmer, topping out at ...

On the road again

A travel blog entry by barbarabean


Our first day on the road. Tori wants to stay on interstates and close to big cities. It is a challenge to my usual driving style. We did manage to get through both Baltimore and Washington DC with only a minor tie-up. Stopped and ate at chain restaurants. Not my usual style but this is Tori's trip. Our next destination is Arlington, Texas. Tori has a friend there.

Day 23-25: Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

A travel blog entry by blakekelsey


... down on the rustic lodge. We sat near the patio doors which overlooked the mountains. Kelsey had a wonderful view of the lightning striking through the clouds in the distance. Food and view was great. As the rain finally calmed down enough, we booked it to the car. It was a tent party after that. Tales From the Crypt episodes on the laptop and white wine with cooler ice…(we know how to party)

We promised ourselves that we would check ...

From Newspring to Woodstock

A travel blog entry by tchester


... some smaller roads which are much more enjoyable in an RV. My nerves don't do well with the big trucks. There is just not enough room between us!
Our destination was Faber, Virginia at the DelFosse Winery. We learned about the vineyard through a cool website Tommy found called Harvesthosts.com. There are farms, vineyards, and other venues on the website that allow RVers to stay overnight. This would ...

Madison to Coopers Rock State Park

A travel blog entry by travelnotes14



At last we
are going to be on our way again, first the World cup opening match on
Thursday, then the Netherlands Spain match which we could not miss and what a
game, well done Holland. So at last we said our goodbye’s to Loretta in the
morning and after some little country roads we where on the highway. In West Virginia the
countryside is very densely wooded and mountains, with the ...

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This B&B, located on 974 Cross Mountain Road, Luray, is near The Car and Carriage Museum, Old Coast Guard Station, Luray Reptile Center, Dinosaur Park & Petting Zoo, and Skyland.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Once Upon a Mountain Luray

    Wonderful Experience!


    After spending a considerable amount of time researching for a quick getaway, my fiance and I decided to book a week night at Once Upon A Mountain. Actually, we just got back a few hours ago! We had a wonderful time!! The inn turned out to be a beautiful large log home up on a mountain. Yes, the views from the house were truly breath-taking! Christa, our hostess, was very kind and accomodating. She is also very bright (check out all the books around the house!). She has two dogs, Mr. Mack and Willie that are so friendly. You will love them! We stayed in the Queen's Suite which had a very comfortable sleigh bed, a two-person bath tub and a private entrance to the deck. We didn't do much except shopping in Luray, but it was very nice to come back to the inn. After a romantic dinner at a restaurant of her suggestion, we spent a quiet half hour in the hot tub. It was so relaxing and made the trip from Fairfax totally worth it. The next day we woke up to a pot of terrific coffee and tea. Christa made for breakfast: yogurt granola parfait as the first course, then a plate of fritata, sausage and fresh fruit for the main course. It was -so- delicious! The worst part of the trip was leaving. My fiance and I will come back in a few weeks. Once Upon A Mountain is less than a 2 hour drive from Washington DC and I highly recommend it! Christa, I know you are reading this and wanted to say thank you so much for your hospitality and we look forward to coming back soon!

    A Magical Place!


    My wife and I got married on Once Upon a Mountain. This is a magical place. Quiet, beautiful, and clean. We could not have asked for more. I highly recommend it.

    Yea, this place is GOOD!


    This place is FANTASTIC! First of all, the Shenandoah valley in the fall in gorgeous, and this house does the valley justice! We had a room which overlooked the valley. In addition, there is a hot tub open year-round with the same fantastic view. My wife and I were relaxed after 10 minutes. Would we come back, ABSOLUTELY!

    A Wonderful and Tranquil Retreat...


    My boyfriend and I went to Once Upon a Mountain to celebrate our 6 year anniversary. There we were greeted by the B&B's wonderful host, Krista, and her adorable dogs. The view was breathtaking, and stargazing in the hottub was an ethereal experience. Krista's breakfasts were delicious and she knew how to keep us happy. We will definitely come back here again.

    Wonderful Getaway!


    We just returned from a wonderful stay at Once Upon A Mountain, and can't recommend it highly enough!

    Wonderful Experience


    I was a little bit nervous because I had never stayed at a bed and breakfast before, but this place was wonderful. Christa, the hostess, is an absolute delight. We loved coming home to our sheets turned down, and chocolates placed on our pillows. We stayed in the Queens Suite, with a wonderful (huge) jacuzzi bathtub. The candles that Christa placed around the bathtub were definitely a nice touch, as were the plush bathrobes for both of us. I particularily loved the breakfasts- interesting and delicious items I had never had before, and beautifully presented. Christa also puts a beverage of your request outside of your room about an hour or two before breakfast, and I requested blueberry tea- which was a fantastic luxury to wake up to! The house is large, yet comfortable, and the view gorgeous. We also had a great time in the surrounding area: horseback riding, tubing, and visiting Luray Caverns. We had a decadant dinner at the Jordon Hollow Inn one night, and visited a local Italian place another. The scenery is gorgeous, and it was a very relaxing break from the real world. I was sad to leave, but am looking forward to finding an excuse to go back. Thanks again Christa for such a wonderful stay!

    A Beautiful Escape!


    For my birthday surprise, my wife took me to the Once Upon A Mountain Bed & Breakfast. A long, winding, gravel drive leads you to Christa Le Clere's beautiful hide-away, high up in the hills, set right in front of an astonishing view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Imagine my bewilderment as we transitioned from the fast hustle & bustle of Washington D.C. to the consuming peace of the Shenandoah Valley!

    A Home Away From HOme


    I absolutely loved the weekend we spent at Once Upon A Mountain, and am looking forward to staying there again!

    The mountain location is very peaceful and relaxing. Christa made us feel at home right from the beginning. Besides the great food and wonderful atmosphere, I feel like I've made a new friend.

    Thank you, Christa, for a wonderful weekend!

    The ultimate luray get away


    Once Upon a Mountain Bed and Breakfast is a great place to spend a relaxing weekend. My wife and I have enjoyed a stay there twice so far, and will undoubtedly return again.

    Spectacular Mountain View!


    My husband and I decided to go to Lurray for our honeymoon. Neither of us had been there before and I insisted on staying at a Bed and Breakfast. So we searched for a few bed and breakfast places online and decided upon "Once Upon A Mountain". We read the description and saw some photographs on the website and it seemed to match our criteria.

    However, what we did not expect was to be so mesmerized by the place. The mountain view is absolutely stunning, the house is beautiful with a fire pit and hot tub outdoor in the garden area, and the host was so gracious! We recommend "Once Upon a Mountain" not just for honeymooners but for anybody who needs a getaway! This place is perfect for that. We're already making plans to go back at the end of the year! Visit: -----------

    TripAdvisor Reviews Once Upon a Mountain Luray

    5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding