The wife and I drove down to do some hiking in Shenandoah, and I chose this place because it looked like the nicest of the old motels in town. It's a small motel, perhaps from the '50s, with about a dozen units staggered up a hill. They have a great neon sign out by the road. We paid $56 for a queen room, but it's probably more during the height of summer. In fact, this place is closed from October to April. The pool was already drained for the season. The owner closed up the office and turned off the sign around 9.
Our room was small but clean. The furniture was new-ish, with the exception of a black vinyl desk chair which I think was original. There was no phone, but you get a clock radio, TV, fridge and microwave. The bed was firm, and the linens were clean. The bathroom was huge, almost 2/3 the size of the room. It was very clean and had all new fixtures. I wish the old tile bath had still been there.
We got an end unit, and left our windows open until we went to sleep. US 211 runs through a very rural area, so there was no traffic noise at night, and the room was pitch dark. The old a/c unit was pretty noisy, however.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a family ran (3rd generation) family friendly motel. We are nestled between the Blue Ridge and Massanutten Mountains. Only minutes from the Thornton Gap entrance of the Skyline Drive. We are conveniently located near all there is to do, see and enjoy in the Shenandoah Valley! Please contact us for all of your traveling needs. ... more less