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Shadow Mountain Escape

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1132 Jewell Hollow Rd (bordering the Shenandoah National Park), Luray, VA 22835-5710
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#1 of 19 Specialty lodging in Luray
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An all-seasons Romantic couple’s escape in authentic timber frame cabins located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia bordering the Shenandoah National Park. Experience the traditional European charm of these elegant cabins and marvel at the masterful craftsmanship of the solid oak timbers and the exposed joinery… much the same as it would have been in the middle ages. This truly unique escape is conveniently located in a woodland park setting along the “Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop” where fine food & wine, distilleries, breweries, Luray Caverns, Shenandoah National Park, and other unforgettable experiences are just a short drive away. New! Elopement packages with owner as the on-site wedding officiant #honeymoons #elopements #weddings #romantic getaways
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Midnightrecco wrote a review Jul 2022
Phoenix, Arizona5 contributions
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Shadow Mountain Escape is like no other place I have ever seen. Owners Karen and Ralph reached out and graped Europe and brought it back to Virginia. Each trimber fame cabin is decorated in European style. Its like your in a cabin from Europe. The furniture in these cabins are also mostly brought back from Germany. One can't walk around and not admire the detail that went into everything selected inside those cabins. If your able to get over to the AWE of these beautiful buildings you will notice their location. They all sit on a lovely property that is shared with many beautiful deer. There's is also a lovely pond where I sit and have my coffee each day. If you look up the definition of peaceful this place is sure to come up. If you're luckily enough to meet the owners who live on property they can fill you in on the detail that went into creating them. These aren't just a place to stay it's an entire European experience. I highly recommend staying in this unique European paradise. Can't wait to return for a fourth time.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring your good camera to get wildlife photos. Prepare to relax
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Response from Karen Riddle, Owner at Shadow Mountain Escape
Responded 2 Jul 2022
Thank you so much! We truly enjoyed reading your review and how you captured in words our timber frame cabins! It is our aim to provide guests a unique and comfortable experience surrounded by traditional European “charm”. We can't wait for you to return for your fourth visit!
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Meredith M wrote a review Jun 2022
Draper, Virginia296 contributions89 helpful votes
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I randomly came across this property when searching places to elope, and I am so glad that I did! In contacting the owner, I felt as ease and knew it was the right place to book. The property is absolutely beautiful, with a pond, stream, walking trail, shared areas with information about the timber frame structures and a fire pit. We stayed in the Butterfly cabin which had a small but efficient kitchen, a balcony deck, a comfortable 4 poster bed and many yummy treats from the owner! We booked the elopement package and got to choose where on the property we wanted to be married (we chose by the bubbling stream) and were so pleased with the pictures and how quickly Karen got them to us. The whole property is just magical! We watched the deer, saw frogs and ducks at the pond, had birds singing to us and the forest sparkled with fireflies. We really couldn't have asked for better hosts or a more relaxing weekend away to get married!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: There are 4 cabins and only 1 doesn't have a kitchen, so make sure to check that if you plan...
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Response from Karen Riddle, Owner at Shadow Mountain Escape
Responded 23 Jun 2022
Thank you! So glad you found us for your Romantic escape and ELOPEMENT! Thrilled you even shared some photos! Congratulations again to you both!
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ortiz561 wrote a review Jun 2022
Lake Worth, Florida116 contributions52 helpful votes
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Every since the first telephone conversation with Karen I knew the Shadow Mountain Escape would be amazing!!! Karen's and Ralph's warm welcome and conversations made it evident of their love for their property. They are truly doing what they love. Thank you Karen and Ralph for making our elopement a special occasion. It exceeded all our expectations. The baked goods, flowers, chocolate and wine were divine!!! Tons of wildlife on the property, deer and fawn and tons of birds. 2 nights nights was definitely not enough. You won't want to leave and I can't wait to return!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Bumble Bee cabin gorgeous. Can walk up to the observation tower and down to Cantina. Attached...
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Response from Karen Riddle, Owner at Shadow Mountain Escape
Responded 17 Jun 2022
Pure joy! You're married - my pleasure to marry you both and thrilled to host you again for even longer than 2 nights!!!!!
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Alicia N wrote a review May 2022
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We stayed at Shadow Mountain Escape for two nights for our wedding. Everything was more than you could imagine or hope for. The personal touches of goodies in the room when you arrive, Karen and Ralph’s presence around the property, the property and cabins, it was just amazing! Karen and Ralph almost make you feel like a guest in their own home, they’re so personable! Our wedding ceremony was by the stream with pictures all around the property. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding weekend or a more perfect place to have it!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Karen Riddle, Owner at Shadow Mountain Escape
Responded 31 May 2022
Absolutely my pleasure to marry you both on our property! Thank you! Our elopement package is my favorite and I'm thrilled we could make getting married easy and elegant! For anyone reading this review and is interested an elopement - visit our site to see the elopement package with an on-site marriage officiant (Karen), photography and so much more!
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Dan wrote a review May 2022
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We had an amazing time at Shadow Mountain Escape! The timber frame cabins are beautiful and impressive, and the history behind them is fascinating. Karen and Ralph were incredibly welcoming. The property and the nature trail are gorgeous, and it is directly adjacent to Shenandoah National Park. We had an amazing time and will be back!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Karen Riddle, Owner at Shadow Mountain Escape
Responded 15 May 2022
Thank you! AND...we can't wait to host you both next time - so glad you could "escape" to our escape in the mountains!
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sabrina g wrote a review Jan 2022
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I could say a million great things about Karen and Ralph. They let us book last minute when our original plans fell through and were so accommodating! We had the most perfect, snowy elopement day on their property. Karen is so thoughtful and her upbeat personality is contagious! She made us delicious heart shaped brownies and a personal red velvet cake to celebrate. Ralph was very helpful and made sure we had everything we need and were able to make it out of the snow covered roads safely. The Bumblebee cabin was very cozy and contained the most unique pieces of art, decor and furniture. It was the perfect place to unplug for the weekend. We will definitely be back!!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Karen Riddle, Owner at Shadow Mountain Escape
Responded 20 Jan 2022
Congratulations!!!!!!! Guests always wish for snow.....especially on their elopement weekend....we were thrilled for you both! Thank you so much for selecting Shadow Mountain Escape - we wish you both a lifetime of happiness and love....and snow too!
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brandygirl612 wrote a review Jan 2022
Maryland49 contributions12 helpful votes
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Shadow Mountain Escape is such a relaxing, unique retreat. If you are looking for peacefulness, quiet and nature, look no further. I actually liked the limited cell and internet service! I prefer looking at the deer walking around the property. The timber frame cabins are built with such precision that I was in awe of their construction. We stayed in The Butterfly Cabin, which sits off to itself but still a close walk to the others. Once you walk up the outside stairs, everything is on the same floor. Small, efficient kitchen with oven, microwave, refrigerator and Keurig coffee maker. Even an old fashioned tea pot for heating your hot water. The bathroom is spacious and very clean. The entire cabin was immaculate. And wait til you see Karen’s welcome goodies!! So yummy! Karen and Ralph are the perfect hosts. I could listen to the stories of their adventures all day. There are wineries, breweries and distilleries within a short drive and the town of Luray is quaint with good local shops and restaurants. We can’t wait to return !
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Karen Riddle, Owner at Shadow Mountain Escape
Responded 7 Jan 2022
Thank you! So glad you could visit - relax and unplug in our Butterfly cabin while enjoying our amazing area!
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Carly K wrote a review Jan 2022
Arlington, Virginia46 contributions12 helpful votes
Shadow Mountain Escape has the perfect name - as it was a true escape for us! From the moment we drove in, we were transported and greeted by our awesome hosts. The beautiful cabin is a relaxing paradise with authentic timberframe construction, European furniture and finishing and handmade details - topped with delicious desserts made by Karen. The location is perfect - right near great hikes, wineries and restaurants. We easily filled 4 days and have a must-do list for our next trip! Karen and Ralph are the most welcoming hosts and interesting people. They invited us to their guest evening complete with mulled wine, cookies and more. It was an evening and holiday break we are so thankful for!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Karen Riddle, Owner at Shadow Mountain Escape
Responded 5 Jan 2022
Thank you so much for visiting our mountain escape! So glad you could escape and unplug at Shadow Mountain Escape! You're right - our classic itinerary gives you more to do than you can do in 4 days!!!! See you next time!!!
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Russell H wrote a review Oct 2021
Hudson, Ohio12 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife and I had a wonderful time during our stay at Shadow Mountain Escape. The owners are friendly and helpful. The lodgings are beautifully decorated. All the amenities you could need are provided. The surrounding area is private and provides plenty of opportunity to observe nature or just sit and enjoy a campfire. We had a great time there and recommend SME to our family and friends.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: All rooms are equally fine.
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Response from Karen Riddle, Owner at Shadow Mountain Escape
Responded 8 Oct 2021
Wonderful to host you both in our timber frame cabins! Thank you for the recommendation!!!
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Lauren H wrote a review Sep 2021
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We had a great time here for our anniversary celebration. Karen was a sweet host and took some lovely photos for us! The rooms, location, wine, and booking process were all excellent. A peaceful, beautiful, nature-filled weekend.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Karen Riddle, Owner at Shadow Mountain Escape
Responded 8 Oct 2021
Thank you! So glad you could visit and celebrate at Shadow Mountain Escape! I'm excited to offer new photography packages in 2022 for our guests! You both made it easy to take great photos of you both!!!!!
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US$333 - US$397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shadow Mountain Escape
Which popular attractions are close to Shadow Mountain Escape?
Nearby attractions include Stony Man Mountain Hike (3.4 km), Skyline Drive (1.0 km), and Mary's Rock Summit Trail (3.4 km).
Which room amenities are available at Shadow Mountain Escape?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What are some restaurants close to Shadow Mountain Escape?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brookside Restaurant & Cabins, Pollock Dining Room at Skyland, and Mountain Taproom.
Does Shadow Mountain Escape have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.