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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- Historic rooms near Shenandoah National Park
- Onsite dining
- Onsite Dining
My husband and I stayed here for one night while driving the Skyline Drive. This is a beautiful old hotel - the lobby and winding stairway are gorgeous and give a feeling of luxury when you walk in. We stayed in Room 202, one of the least expensive, and it was tight, to say the least. The shower curtain lapped over onto the toilet and the sink was tiny. Bed was comfortable and we would been satisfied overall, until the morning of our departure when we woke up to no heat. We were freezing, it was 45 degrees outside and the unit would only blow cold air. When my husband complained at the desk, the clerk apologized, promised to have Maintenance look at it AFTER we left and handed my husband an ‘OOPS’ bag with a pack of crackers and two water bottles. Seriously. Disturbed that we had to leave earlier than planned without being able to even take a shower, I confronted the desk clerk again as we checked out and requested a discount, which she begrudgingly gave us but only after we asked. This is not the way you get repeat visitors. It’s a shame because it could have been a great stay.
On our trip to Laray caverns we stayed in the Mimslyn Inn. From a friendly greeting upon our arrival we knew our stay would be wonderful. Our room was a king size bed which was very comfortable. In the room we were offered a bottle of wine, opener and two engraved glasses for a small fee to relax in the room. At dinner we just went down to the restaurant for dinner which offered a good selection of dinner foods which were very tasty. Homemade potato chips and local beers are always a hit when starting a meal. The next morning we had coffee and homemade muffins in the foyer then off to the caverns. Returning in the evening after a full day of touring we found ourselves down stairs again for dinner because our previous nights dinner was so good. It was so easy to dine and have a couple of drinks and not worry about driving back to the hotel. Checked out to another friendly employee left us wishing to travel back to the Mimslyn in the future.