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... left, a bear was right by the path, he didn't run, but wouldn't let me get closer than 6 feet :) . Found an awesome camp site with cool breeze......made for a great night of sleep.....after a rough day of hiking. Friday, June 06 2014 Up early, and we made good time to the way side for snacks, and a soda. We came across a bear, it was just relaxing and not in a hurry to go anywhere :) managed to get a few photos. We talked to some other hikers, and decided to do a quick ...
... our route and travel some back ways. We passed woods and farms and small towns. This made the trip a lot more interesting and in no time we arrived at Culpepper, where we had lunch before driving up the Shenandoah Mountains for a very enjoyable picturesque drive through the National Park before reaching our overnight stop in Front ...
... got to try the Elderflower Wine and the elderberry wine. The elderberry wine is definitely my favorite out of the two- the elderflower was just way too intense and weird flavored! I had an early lunch out on the front porch and then went to shoot the pellet gun some more to practise my aim! It's amazing how even after just one day, I'm getting a lot better at shooting the target! After wine bottling in the morning Dean also got the black rat snake that's been living in the hay loft ...
... out for dinner to a place in Orange County, VA called The Light Well. Had the homemade fettuccine which was nice! And the drive over there was just beautiful. I love all the countryside and old houses and barns. This is totally where I belong. So alas I only have one more day here in Virginia.... I'm quite sad to leave, I've gotten so used to being here and I'm gonna miss it! Got a full day ahead tomorrow so better get to bed now... At least I won't have to be up super early in the ...
... some more lettuce mix so most of that was soil preparation! Tonight was pizza night and Susan made delicious pizzas again! I have an early start tomorrow morning (leaving by 5am) as we are off to Charlottesville Markets! I've only got two more days here in VA! It's gone so quickly! Definitely going to miss my friends that I've made ...
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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.
We just returned from a wonderful stay at Once Upon A Mountain, and can't recommend it highly enough!
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!
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!
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: -----------