Shenandoah National Park is one of the most visited parks in the country with more than one million visitors passing through its gate each year.
While many come solely to admire the beauties of Skyline Drive, this 200,000-acre park has so much more to offer and you can spend weeks exploring its many wonders.
Because of its constantly growing popularity, you will find that there are plenty of lodging accommodations in the surrounding area but some places stand out amongst the rest.
So if you want to make the most of your time in this beautiful national park, check out this list of the 30 best B&Bs and hotels that way every moment you spend here is a great one.
Table of Contents
- 1. Belle Meade
- 2. Big Meadows Lodge
- 3. Piney Hill
- 4. The Inn at Mount Vernon Farm
- 5. Lewis Mountain Cabins
- 6. Hopkins Ordinary
- 7. Skyland
- Website: https://www.goshenandoah.com/lodging/skyland
- 8. Sharp Rock Vineyards
- 9. Ebenezer House
- 10. Solstice Farm
- 11. Graves Mountain
- 12. Fairhill Farm
- 13. Country View Lodging
- 14. Hotel Laurance
- 15. Orlesa Farms
- 16. The Inn at Warm Springs
- 17. Shirley’s
- 18. Rosemont Manor
- 19. Mimslyn Inn
- 20. Mountain Home
- 21. The Blackburn Inn
- 22. Inn at Gristmill Square
- 23. The Inn at Narrow Passage
- 24. L’Auberge Provencale
- 25. Vine Cottage Inn
- 26. The Inn at Little Washington
- 27. Steeles Tavern Manor
- 28. Woodruff House
- 29. The Georges
- 30. Silver Lake Farm
1. Belle Meade
Located right on the outskirts of Shenandoah National Park, Belle Meade Bed and Breakfast is the best place to be in the center of all the excitement while also feeling right at home.
This cozy establishment is nestled on a 138-acre property filled with natural beauty for guests to explore like running streams, thick woods, wide sweeping meadows, and so much more.
Not to mention its many amenities such as a full-size swimming pool like the ones you would see in a hotel except without any of the crowds and all of the personalization.
The bed and breakfast also operate as a farm so you can have the pleasure of walking its grounds and admirings its many animals.
Another benefit of the farm is its quick access to local ingredients, so you can be sure that every tasty breakfast you enjoy here is one hundred percent farm-to-table.
A large dining room allows guests to interact with each other over a hearty breakfast and the wood-burning stove invites them all to stay awhile.
In the summertime, Belle Meade also hosts a day camp where the owners share their knowledge and teach children how to appreciate nature along the way.
Each and every room is carefully decorated to create a rustic look that feels like home so you will enjoy your time regardless of which of the five rooms you stay in.
2. Big Meadows Lodge
Offering accommodation right inside of the national park, Big Meadows Lodge is the most convenient place to rest your head when spending your days in Shenandoah.
Located right off of mile marker 51 on Skyline Drive, Big Meadows Lodge is perfectly placed to ensure guests can make a quick getaway to all parts of the park.
Plus, the wide-sweeping meadow that welcomes you to the lodge is a great place to catch wildlife in action or admire the impressive array of stars at night.
The lodge has something for everyone with plenty of rooms in the main area as well as a fine selection of cabins for those looking for more of a glamping experience.
Plus, some of these accommodations are even pet-friendly so you can bring your furry friends along for the adventure without having to worry about where they will spend the night.
And just when you think it can’t get any better, you will be amazed by the plentiful amount of amenities scattered throughout the property.
For instance, the Spottswood Dining Room is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers anything from grab-and-go items to hearty sit-down meals.
After you have fueled up with a hot dish, head over to New Market Taproom to unwind with a few drinks or just head right out to the deck to take in the unparalleled view of the mountains.
3. Piney Hill
Less than thirty minutes away from the iconic Shenandoah National Park, Piney Hill Bed and Breakfast prides itself on being one of the most romantic getaways destinations with plenty of nearby places for adventure.
The home was built in the late 1800s and is as charming as a farmhouse can possibly be. Plus, the recent addition of modern amenities makes it that much more attractive.
The bed and breakfast is known for being the best place in the area to celebrate special events like honeymoons, birthdays, anniversaries, and more but that doesn’t mean you can’t come just to spend time with your significant other!
Have your pick between any of the three carefully decorated guest rooms or opt to spend the night in one of the two luxury cottages if you are really looking to take things up a notch.
Breakfast is the ultimate treat each morning. Sip on endless cups of coffee while you indulge in a savory entree paired with a slice of breakfast meat and accompanied by a homemade pastry of some sort.
Plus, the hosts are gracious enough to offer to-go breakfast like muffins and fruit for guests who like to get an early start on the day or rather sleep in through breakfast hours.
Perfectly located atop a hill in the vibrant town of Luray, Piney Hill is far enough off the beaten path to create a sense of peaceful serenity while also being close enough to everything.
4. The Inn at Mount Vernon Farm
Hidden away amongst the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Inn at Mount Vernon Farm is an absolute delight with quick access to Shenandoah National Park.
Passed on from generation to generation, the farm has been around since the early 1800s and it has since been transformed into a luxury B&B that welcomes guests with open arms.
When you are not admiring the interior of this cozy home, you can be going for a walk amongst its 840 acres filled with picturesque orchards, meadows, forests, and more.
You will love the design of each of the five rooms available but the real show stopper is the cabin that is perfect for two and sits out in a meadow away from it all.
Sit out on the porch taking in the view of the famous mountain range in your downtime and sleep well knowing that Shenandoah National Park is just a short drive away.
5. Lewis Mountain Cabins
For the ultimate Shenandoah National Park experience, look no further than the Lewis Mountain Cabins where you can enjoy the park’s many wonders right at your fingertips.
While these cabins aren’t the most luxurious you’ll find in the area, they are perfect for guests looking to spend most of their time connecting with nature.
Even though these rooms may not come equipped with televisions or wifi, the beds are like sleeping on a cloud and what more could you really ask for after a long day of hiking in Shenandoah.
Besides, it is better to sit out on your porch in the morning listening to the sounds of the wildlife around you rather than waking up to watch television or scroll through social media.
You will have the option between a one-bedroom and a two-bedroom cabin but each one comes with its own bathroom, outdoor grill pit, and picnic table.
Grab some firewood at the nearby gift shop so you can sit around the fire at night staying warm while you admire the starry sky above you.
And as a bonus, some of the cabins are pet-friendly so feel free to bring your dogs along for the ride!
6. Hopkins Ordinary
It’s not every day that you find yourself staying at a bed and breakfast that doubles as a brewery, so make sure to appreciate every moment you spend in the amazing Hopkins Ordinary.
You will have your pick between five uniquely decorated guest rooms that each offer their own flare but if you really want to spice things up, consider staying in the luxury Garden Cottage.
Some highlights of these vibrant rooms include deep clawfoot bathtubs, private balconies overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, and lovely fireplaces to cozy up to at night.
The hosts know that a night at this bed and breakfast usually means busy days of exploring Shenandoah National Park so they have designed a breakfast menu to fuel you up for an adventure.
Enjoy a breakfast of locally sourced items like a homemade scone or muffin, an array of fresh fruit, and a specialty egg dish such as a frittata or their original Eggs Hopkins.
After a long day head downstairs to the Ale Works Taphouse to unwind with a drink brewed right at the house or opt for a flight to get a full taste of their menu.
Located at the highest elevation along Skyline Drive, there is a reason that this lodge is known as Skyland and it’s also one of the most popular accommodations in Shenandoah National Park.
Have your pick between a variety of lodging accommodations ranging from main lodge rooms to private cabins tucked away in a quiet wood.
You will even find a large slew of pet-friendly rooms nestled on an open meadow so your furry friends will have plenty of space to run around and play.
Each of the different lodging options has something unique to offer but everyone provides breathtaking views of the park so your every choice is the right one.
Keep in mind that there is no wifi in the rooms but this makes for a great opportunity to connect with friends and family. Plus, if you have an urgent matter, you can always use the wifi available in the dining hall.
And speaking of dining halls, the Pollock Dining Room is a great place to enjoy any meal whether it be blackberry french toast in the morning, a Blue Ridge pulled pork sandwich for lunch, or a pan seared rainbow trout to end the night off right.
Looking to eat and run? Stop by their Grab ‘N Go counter to take a freshly made sandwich, pastry, and a cup of coffee on the road with you to your next destination.
Plus, when you have a taproom located right on the property, it is impossible not to end your night with a smile!
8. Sharp Rock Vineyards
Not only is Sharp Rock Vineyards known for being one of the most beautiful vineyards in the state, but it also doubles as a bed and breakfast so that guests can enjoy a unique lodging experience.
Plus, who wouldn’t want to spend their nights listening to the sounds of the Hughes River navigating its way through the property and wake each morning to the breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
And what makes this vineyard’s view better than all the rest is the way the trees open up to a meadow creating one of the most unobscured views of the famous Old Rag Mountain.
The vineyard currently only has two cottages up for grabs so make sure to book your trip in advance in order to snag one of these lovely accommodations.
You will also be happy to know that a stay here also means a complimentary wine tasting and even better is the fact that you get to keep a bottle of your favorite wine!
When you are not sipping wine or exploring the vineyard, you can be relaxing on your private porch taking in the views while you sip on a hot cup of coffee and munch on a freshly made pastry of some sort.
9. Ebenezer House
Less than thirty minutes away from the entrance of Shenandoah National Park, Ebenezer House Bed and Breakfast is one of those hidden gems that everybody should know about.
Once a methodist church back in the early 1900s, the Ebenezer House has since been transformed into a cozy lodging option that blends history into every experience.
Its ideal location in the vibrant town of Charlottesville makes it easy to make quick trips to a variety of fun places like art galleries, craft breweries, boutique shops, and more.
Each and every guestroom tells a story with vintage decor and family heirlooms that have made their way throughout history.
Not to mention the fact that you can start each morning with an extravagant breakfast buffet before setting out to Shenandoah National Park for a day of exploration.
10. Solstice Farm
Located on thirteen acres of rolling hills, the Solstice Farm is a perfect lodging option for guests looking to spend quality time with nature with quick access to Shenandoah National Park.
You can start each morning with a leisurely stroll around the picturesque grounds as the sun rises or watch the sunset as you sit out on the wraparound porch with a glass of wine in hand. Not to mention the pristine lake that sits at the center of it all!
Named after some of the beautiful birds that can be spotted on the property, there are three charming guestrooms to pick from and each offers its own unique style.
Each room has a way to take in the views of the surrounding area whether it be with a cozy window nook or a private outdoor patio.
Although the breakfast table is currently on halt because of Covid restrictions, the farm usually offers a spectacular farm-fresh breakfast that can be enjoyed in the grand dining room, the picturesque Garden Room, or out on the patio when the weather is welcoming.
11. Graves Mountain
Located right outside of Shenandoah National Park, you can’t go wrong with spending the night at Graves Mountain Farm and Lodges.
The farm is tucked away between some of the Blue Ridge’s most iconic mountains and is made up of over one thousand acres free for guests to explore.
Considering its massive size, it is no surprise that this lovely establishment offers fifty-five rooms, sixteen cabins, and a plentiful amount of campsites.
Not to mention the abundance of amenities and fun-filled activities that are waiting for you around every corner.
There are accommodations suitable for just about every group size with romantic options for couples and full house rentals for families with up to twelve people.
Regardless of where you rest your head, you will have access to the farm’s many hiking trails, nature walks, communal fire pits (with smores!), and so much more.
Interested in some horseback riding? Head over to the front desk to get yourself set up with a trail ride that leads you right into Shenandoah National Park.
Other fun activities include going for a swim in the large swimming pool, partaking in some fishing in either of the two ponds on-site, and admiring the many birds that migrate towards the farm’s bird boxes.
And don’t even get me started on their dining options! The deli is always ready to prepare you a freshly made sandwich to take with you on your adventures and the Graves Mountain Farm Restaurant is known for its simple yet delicious breakfast and dinner.
12. Fairhill Farm
Look no further than Fairhill Farm if you are looking for a peaceful getaway that allows you to feel disconnected from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Just a short drive from Shenandoah National Park and quite a few small, vibrant towns, Fairhill Farm is the perfect place to rest your head at night with plenty of exciting ways to spend your days.
Made up of two extensive farms, you can have a blast exploring nearly three hundred acres of picturesque scenery including a pond and endless views of the iconic Blue Ridge mountain range.
There is a large country house that can accommodate large families looking to spend time together sitting on the large front porch or over a home-cooked meal at the spacious dining table.
There are also two cottages available for smaller groups that boast their own scenic patios and have quick access to the farm’s recently renovated swimming pool.
Regardless of which lodging option you choose, you will be surrounded by mountain views and may even encounter some of the farm’s friendly animals.
All accommodations also come with fireplaces to ensure that guests feel warm and cozy even on the coldest of nights.
But this is definitely one of those places that you have to see to believe. It is hard to put into words just how truly breathtaking this farm is so go ahead and book your trip so you can see for yourself!
13. Country View Lodging
When it comes to affordable yet convenient lodging, you won’t find a better option than Country View Lodging, and considering its reasonable rates, it has a lot to offer.
Within minutes of leaving your home for the night, you can be out on the iconic Skyline Drive taking in its many sights and going on a hike or two.
And because you can make such a quick getaway, this is an ideal spot for guests looking to beat the crowds and get out early for a sunrise hike to Stony Man or Turkey Mountain.
Have your pick between any of the fourteen rooms or opt to stay in one of the cabins or suites for a more personalized experience.
But regardless of where you decide to stay, you won’t be spending more than $150 a night with most rooms and cabins costing as little as $72.
However, you may want to splurge on the more expensive room as it comes with a full living room space that wraps around a beautiful brick-lined fireplace.
Feel free to give the establishment a call before your trip as pets are allowed to stay on a case by case basis.
14. Hotel Laurance
Listed as one of the best places in the Shenandoah Valley to stay by Washingtonian, there is no denying the charm of Hotel Laurance and its close proximity to Shenandoah National Park is one of the many reasons to stay here.
This boutique is so precious that it has become a hot spot for wedding venues and special occasions throughout the entire area which is saying something considering the valley’s many natural beauties.
The hotel is made up of twelve unique bedrooms but each boasts a comfortable sleeping space, stylish decor, and a full kitchen for guests to use at their leisure.
Considering the room’s convenient setup and the abundance of nearby attractions, many people who stay at Hotel Laurance usually do so with an extended stay.
When you are not out and about exploring the many wonders of Shenandoah National Park, you can be enjoying some of Luray’s personal gems such as the caverns.
And aside from its modern charm, you will be shocked to know that there is plenty of history in this boutique as well. The structure was originally built in the early 1800s and it didn’t take long before it was transformed into a popular hotel in 1883.
You will fall in love with this place the second you walk through its grand front doors so be prepared to want to stay awhile.
15. Orlesa Farms
Once a bustling bed and breakfast doubling as a wedding venue, Orlesa Farms took over new ownership in 2020 and has since been transforming itself into one of the most unique lodging accommodations in the state.
Although the establishment has the word farm in its name, it no longer operates as one and has since transitioned into more of a resort.
Much hard work and dedication have gone into the resort’s recent changes and although it has been closed for a while to undergo such adjustments, Orlesa Farms reopens for business on November 1st.
Aside from its close proximity to popular attractions like Shenandoah National Park’s Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Mountains, the resort offers a plentiful amount of activities right at its doorstep.
Just keep in mind that the cost to spend a night in one of the resort’s extravagant rooms will not come cheap as Orlesa Farms prides itself on its five-star accommodations.
Things like electric fireplaces in every room and Lavish Tempur-Pedic mattresses paired with high-class linens don’t come cheap but they are worth every penny.
This is definitely the place to go for a romantic getaway or even for those just looking to spend a relaxing weekend with friends and family.
16. The Inn at Warm Springs
Once known as the first County Court House and Jail in Bath County, The Inn at Warm Springs is not only a unique lodging accommodation but also a famous historical landmark.
There are twenty rooms to choose from scattered amongst three different buildings on the scenic grounds and each offers a fun place to spend the night.
Stay in the Jail House to sleep where criminals once spent their days during the late 1800s or opt for the Carriage House if you rather go to bed knowing that you are lying where court officials once stood.
Plus, there is always the Spring House as a lighter option if cops and robbers really aren’t your style. Not to mention the five rooms that welcome furry friends with open arms.
And just when you think it can’t get any better, you will be treated to a restaurant right on the property known as the Tavern which has been winning the hearts of guests and locals since it opened in 2018.
This is not the place you go if you are looking for chicken fingers and french fries but rather a dining option filled with unique flavors and masterpiece dishes.
You can’t help but drool over the way the chef combines American and European styles to create a menu that is sure to wow the socks off of any of its patrons.
Although Shirley’s Bed and Breakfast is a bit out of the way from Shenandoah National Park, every minute of your drive will be truly breathtaking and it has earned itself the title as best B&B in the Roanoke area.
The second you begin the drive up its long, winding driveway, you will know that you are about to enjoy luxurious accommodations and a remote bliss unlike any other.
There are four extravagant rooms to choose from as well as a cottage for a more personalized experience and considering their grand appearances, they are actually quite affordable.
For instance, the Lavista Room boasts a dreamy king size bed, a pristine bathroom with an oversized tub, and a private patio to take in the sights for as little as $160 a night.
The rooms are designed to give off a historic, rustic look but there is no lack of modern amenities with additional touches like Bluetooth speakers so guests can easily enjoy some of their favorite music.
Not to mention the fact that you will receive a complimentary breakfast each morning during your stay that can be enjoyed in the impressive dining room often accompanied by a lit fireplace.
This is one of the few bed and breakfasts that actually lets you choose what you would like for breakfast whether it be a hearty omelet or a sweet stack of pancakes. Every meal comes with fruit, baked goods, and all of the coffee you can drink.
18. Rosemont Manor
Used primarily as a wedding venue, you can probably guess that the Rosemont Manor is one of the most breathtaking places to spend the night during your time in Virginia.
The manor prides itself as a place to unplug from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and because of this access to technology is limited.
With that being said, there are no televisions in the room but there is access to wifi for those who need it and docking stations to keep personal appliances fully charged.
Just make sure to be respectful of some of the manor’s preferences such as keeping your phone on silent in the dining room to maintain the sense of peaceful serenity.
And speaking of dining, the manor hosts a complimentary breakfast each morning that is served up fresh upon your arrival with plenty of coffee to sip on while you wait for your meal.
Feel free to wander the halls of this historic manor to take in its ancient architecture or go for a stroll amongst its grounds for a chance to see wildlife like deer and turkey.
The manor also offers a large variety of special packages and amenities upon request if you are looking to impress your significant other, so don’t forget to inquire before your arrival.
19. Mimslyn Inn
Located in the charming town of Luray, a night at the Mimslyn Inn means you are just a short drive away from Shenandoah National Park but convenience isn’t the only thing you can take advantage of.
Soaked in natural light, each and every room will make you feel right at home with personal touches and high quality linens that show that quality and comfort are the hosts top priority.
Depending on what style of accommodations you are looking for, you can spend the night in one of the stylish rooms, suites, or cottages.
Enjoy one of the best meals you will ever have at the inn’s Circa ’31 with fan favorite dishes including duck empanadas, blackened tuna cobb salad, and Butternut Squash Ravioli and Lobster.
Just make sure to get reservations in place because this popular dining option often shuts down for private events such as weddings and other functions.
Looking for something more laid back? Check out the inn’s speakeasy for a quick bite and a drink that will have you feeling like you are part of a secret club.
And you are definitely in luck if you are visiting on a weekend because the Inn cooks up one of the best Sunday brunches in town!
20. Mountain Home
Just three miles outside of Shenandoah National Park, Mountain Home Bed and Breakfast is easily one of the best places to stay in the area, and even better than this is the fact that it isn’t on everybody’s radar just yet.
Which is great news for anyone that stumbles across this humble abode because rooms are usually available for last minute trips and the dining hall is never overflowing with people.
There are three carefully decorated rooms in the Main House for guests to choose from but there is also the “Cabbin” for larger groups looking to mimic a full house setup.
But regardless of which option you book, you will have access to a complimentary hot breakfast each morning using only the freshest of ingredients obtained from local businesses.
Just about everything is made from scratch all the way to the jam so you know you will be in for a real treat come breakfast time.
You will also notice that this bed and breakfast comes fully equipped with a game room to keep guests entertained and a fitness center for those looking to keep up their daily regime or work off the calories from breakfast.
Not to mention the fact that there are more than five wineries within a ten minutes drive of Mountain Home so you will always find a way to help pass the time.
21. The Blackburn Inn
Nestled on eighty acres of rolling hills, the Blackburn Inn screams high-quality accommodations and its close proximity to Shenandoah National Park is just another reason to love this extravagant place.
Located in the historic town of Staunton, you would probably guess that the inn has some historical significance itself and you would be absolutely right.
The Inn is known for its ancient architecture and guests can’t help but admire it while they imagine what the interior once looked like when it was part of the Western State Hospital.
From the towering white columns that welcome you upon arrival to the charming fountain that ushers you a sweet farewell, every aspect of the Inn’s design is appealing to the eyes.
You will get to spend the night in one of the forty-nine rooms that make up this boutique hotel with an interior design that combines its historic significance with modern-day style.
Another thing that makes this inn stand out amongst the rest is that the rooms don’t follow a cookie-cutter pattern, so you can enjoy the diversity of a new floor plan with every upcoming stay.
Start and end each day the right way with a tasty meal from Second Draft Bistro whether it be a Blackburn “Benedict” for breakfast or Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes for dinner.
22. Inn at Gristmill Square
Tucked away in the George Washington National Forest, the Inn at Gristmill Square will have you fully immersed by nature even when you are not visiting the nearby Shenandoah National Park.
You will have your choice between eighteen beautifully cozy rooms but make sure you look through the details carefully because some come with the luxury of a wood-burning fireplace.
Regardless of the room you stay in, you will be impressed by the way the hosts blend modern and vintage styles to create a space with an emphasis on style and comfort.
Each morning starts with a complimentary breakfast but unlike most places, this breakfast is served directly to your door. A charming basket is filled with a variety of freshly made pastries, juices, and a big pot of coffee.
On hot summer days, you can enjoy the Inn’s large outdoor swimming pool and the gift shop is open year-round for guests looking for keepsakes to take back home with them.
Even people who haven’t spent the night at the inn know about its highly acclaimed Waterwheel Restaurant and because of this, it is important to make reservations.
After you have enjoyed one of the best and most creative meals of your life, head down to the inn’s wine cellar or have a seat at one of the country’s smallest bars for a cocktail.
23. The Inn at Narrow Passage
Nestled on five acres of completely private land, the Inn at Narrow Passage is sure to give you the sense of remote living while also being just minutes away from everything you could need.
The history behind the inn dates back to the late 1700s when it was part of the Great Wagon Road before becoming a military headquarters followed by a private girl’s school.
It wasn’t until 1985 that the inn officially reopened to the public and it has been stealing the hearts of its guests ever since.
But to maintain its historic prestige, there are only two rooms available so make sure to book ahead of time in order to score a place in this significant home.
After you have enjoyed a delicious breakfast completely free of charge, you can go for a stroll on the scenic grounds with highlights including the iconic Shenandoah River.
24. L’Auberge Provencale
As you drive the picturesque roads of Shenandoah Valley you will know you are in for a real treat as the views never stop coming and follow you all the way to the L’Auberge Provencale.
This luxurious bed and breakfast prides itself on the way it makes each and every one of its guests feel like royalty and it’s not just because of the award-winning breakfast.
But speaking of breakfast, the menu is always changing with something fun and equally delicious like pumpkin pancakes, breakfast BLTs, and their famous Cherry Crepes with Minted Maple Syrup.
However, one thing remains constant. The coffee is always fresh and the homemade croissants are a snack you can’t help but rave about to everyone you meet.
Enjoy your tasty meal in the sunroom or have it delivered right to your door. If you let the hosts know ahead of time, it can even be brought in a to-go basket for a quick getaway.
The entire bed and breakfast is designed to mimic life in the countryside of France with simple touches in all of the guestrooms that will have you feeling like you have been transported over to Europe.
25. Vine Cottage Inn
Since the Vine Cottage Inn opened its doors in 1905, it has been swooning guests with its historic charm, friendly service, and convenient location near the famous Shenandoah National Park.
Each of the ten rooms is named after vine flowers to follow the theme of the inn and while they aren’t the fanciest of accommodations, they offer everything you could need for a good night’s rest.
Admire the way each room combines modern amenities with vintage style and take comfort in knowing that even though you are staying in a historic house, each room has its own thermostat to control the temperature.
Although there are no televisions in the guest rooms, you can always watch something on the communal flat screen located in the library.
As soon as you sit down for breakfast you will be treated to a hot cup of coffee, some fruit, and a sweet treat to hold you over while your breakfast is being cooked hot to order.
Dave, one of the innkeepers, takes pride in his cooking and there is always something new to enjoy but some popular dishes include french toast or pancakes paired with eggs and meat of some sort.
26. The Inn at Little Washington
Once a small time restaurant housed in an old garage, the Inn at Little Washington has come a long way since it opened its doors in 1978 and its close proximity to Shenandoah National Park is one of the many reasons to love this place.
It didn’t take long for this French-inspired restaurant to become the hottest craze as it landed itself on the cover of magazines like Forbes for having a AAA Five Diamond award.
From here the restaurant only continued to grow and by 1991 it had expanded to offer accommodations that quickly earned their own AAA Five Diamond award.
Although much time has passed, the Inn at Little Washington is still one of the best places in the state for both eating and lodging, so why not make the most of your trip by spending a night here.
Keep in mind that because of its grand title, the cost to spend a night here is on the expensive side but with it comes a sense of luxury you won’t find anywhere else.
There are twenty-three guest rooms to choose from and each is carefully designed by a famous London designer who dedicated much of her life to creating one of the most breathtaking hotels in the country.
And to make things even better, every reservation comes with a complimentary cocktail at check-in, tea in the afternoon, a delicious breakfast each morning, and a guaranteed spot in one of the most popular restaurants in the area.
27. Steeles Tavern Manor
Known for being one of the most spectacular bed and breakfasts in all of the Shenandoah Valley, you can’t go wrong with spending a night or two at Steeles Tavern Manor.
The manor sits on a picturesque fifty acres of land that is completely engulfed by the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains that surround it.
When you are not out exploring the nearby Shenandoah National Park, you can be wandering amongst its grounds admiring features like its mountain views, running creeks, and peaceful pond.
Plus, the manor is also fully equipped with a massive in-ground pool that makes cooling off on hot summer days as easy as can be.
The manor has five luxurious guest rooms that boast amenities like a fireplace and a jacuzzi tub that really add to an already beautiful setup.
If you are looking for something even more romantic, the manor also has five secluded cabins for the ultimate level of privacy with similar features such as a fireplace, a double jacuzzi tub, and an outdoor hot tub to enjoy nights under the stars.
The complimentary breakfast is always a treat with all ingredients coming from local vendors and farmers that help make this famous B&B a reality.
Start your morning with a cup of freshly roasted coffee from Virginia Commonwealth Roasters, enjoy how the chef incorporates farm-fresh eggs from Redbud Ridge Farm and meats from Buffalo Creek Beef Farm into every meal.
If you are lucky, a recent trip to the local farmers market will mean a large array of freshly baked pastries and exquisite cheeses to really get your mouth watering.
28. Woodruff House
Located at the heart of Luray, the Woodruff House is not only close to Shenandoah National Park but also to all of the fun things this vibrant city has to offer.
A huge selling point for this cozy bed and breakfast is the fact that you can literally walk to Downtown so you don’t have to worry about driving your car and/or finding a parking spot.
When you are not out and about exploring the many shops of Luray or venturing along the trails of Shenandoah, Woodruff House offers many ways to unwind.
On the back porch, you will find a communal hot tub where guests can mingle with one another or simply just enjoy a relaxing soak while they admire the stars up above them.
A few of the guest rooms even offer their own jacuzzi tubs so guests can enjoy a more private space to relax after a long day of exploring.
Each morning you will get to enjoy a full country breakfast made up of eggs, meats, and potato that is cooked up differently with every meal.
The rooms can only accommodate up to two guests which adds to the sense of romance but if you really want to take things up a notch, this bed and breakfast also offers packages for special occasions.
Surprise your significant other with a dozen roses and a tray of cheeses or spruce up your proposal with the “I do” package that also includes a bottle of champagne and a room covered in rose petals.
29. The Georges
Taking up three buildings on Main Street in the busy town of Lexington, the Georges has earned itself the title as one of the best hotels in the country and it’s not just because of its close proximity to Shenandoah National Park.
Each building has its own historic significance which fits perfectly into a town overflowing with history and you can feel it as you walk through its many halls and corridors.
Even the rooms have some vintage flair to them even though there are plenty of modern amenities to make guests feel right at home.
Another cool feature about this hotel is that each of the twenty-one guestrooms is designed differently so that no two rooms are even slightly alike.
They all boast their own unique set of artwork and personal touches but comfort remains constant with high-quality linens and walk-in showers.
You can also enjoy a continental breakfast each morning, treat yourself to dinner at their award-winning restaurant, and end the night with some tunes at the piano bar.
30. Silver Lake Farm
Recently opened in 2015, it didn’t take long for Silver Lake Farm to get recognized as one of the best bed and breakfasts near Shenandoah National Park.
The bed and breakfast let guests spend the night in a log cabin that was originally built in the 1750s thanks to a painstaking restoration process.
The beauty of this process is the ability to maintain a piece of history while also adding an abundance of modern amenities to create the best experience possible.
From the outside, the cabin looks almost the same as it did when it was first built, but the inside will make you feel like you have stepped inside of a new construction home.
Enjoy this combination of styles and rest easy knowing that there is a complimentary hot breakfast waiting for you each morning to get your day started on the right foot.