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High Laurel Inn

51 Horsehead Road , Grottoes, VA 24441 USA (Show map)
29 Reviews
$156 - $156
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High Laurel Inn offers panoramic views of the Shenandoah Valley from several decks. The private and secluded (20'x20') appointed suites include queen beds with sitting areas, stocked in-room refrigerators, ceiling fans, gas-log fireplaces and private decks to enjoy the sunsets and sunrises. Large private baths include step-in showers. Enjoy our 6-person Sundance® hot tub with gorgeous views year-round. Adjoining the Shenandoah National Park and hiking trails, we are just a few steps away from a nature walk. Paines Run Trail ends at the bottom of the hill from High Laurel Inn. Staunton, Waynesboro, Harrisonburg and Charlottesville boast an eclectic mix of restaurants, vineyards and microbreweries and antique shops...all within an easy drive. Grand Cavern, listed as one of "America's top cavern adventure spots", is just minutes away. Each morning, wake to a delicious full breakfast including a bounty of fresh-baked muffins or scones and a full entrée course of stuffed French Toast, Layered Egg Casserole or something else delightful Helen has created. Local fresh berries in-season and orange juice to greet you with in the morning. Flavorful, rich coffee can be enjoyed early at the main house overlooking the Shenandoah Valley. We are currently offering a 3rd night special: 50% off for 3rd night. Call for a special weekday price ! 540-249-3936.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.6

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Relaxing stay and close hikes

4.4 on April 21, 2014

Nice, private rooms with a lot of space to spread out. Enjoyed sunsets on balcony and easy access to hiking. Great conversation over breakfast!

We'll be back!

5 on March 01, 2014

We were really only looking for a place to stay for the night and we ended up finding a hidden gem and adding to our list of places to come back to. Jim and Helen were fantastic hosts, informative, and very accommodating. The room was very clean and cozy with a great view. We will be back to enjoy a full weekend and all the area has to offer.

View from the hot tub- gorgeous!

4.2 on December 19, 2013

We loved, every minute of our time at the High Laurel Inn. The hot tub was fantastic, with a lovely view. The room was large, clean & comfortable. The hosts were friendly & knowledgeable. Great stay!

Octogenarian Revival!

5 on October 15, 2013

With an unmatched mountain view, off the beaten path - what could be better! Made the years fade away!

Weekend getaway to a luxury B&B cabin in the woods

5 on October 06, 2013

Thank you Jim and Helen for a wonderful stay at the High Laurel Inn. We're keen walkers and the B&B is situated on the very edge of Shenandoah National Park so we could start our day walks from the front door of the cabin. The room was very comfortable and the views from the balcony were fantastic. Breakfast was delicious and hearty and set us up nicely for the day's walk. We will certainly be back in the future and will recommend to our friends.

Great getaway!

3.4 on August 29, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay with Helen and James. They were the excellent hosts and we really enjoyed chatting with them over breakfast. The room was great and the view of the Shenandoah Valley is the best I've ever seen!


5 on August 18, 2013

If you are looking for a private, peaceful, beautiful, clean, friendly, awesome and affordable place to stay. This is it! You will not be disappointed.


5 on August 13, 2013

All aspects of our stay were truly outstanding - reservation, welcome, friendliness, the room, the view, the food. We were even late getting gone because of visiting with hosts.

Great Place to Stay

4.2 on August 10, 2013

Wasn't quite the best fit for out plans -- which had changed recently, so we never got to really take best advantage of this B&B - one of which is outdoor activities. On the other hand the owners are fantastic as are the rooms. Good location if you are going to both Staunton and Harrisonburg as we were on this trip


5 on August 04, 2013

Tranquility, Nature, and the Very Best Hospitality!

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Location Type

Shenandoah National Park, Airport, City, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle) 50 miles

Directions to property:

Traveling on I-81 • Exit #235 Route 256 at Weyers Cave, East to Route 340 intersection. • Right onto 340 South for 3 miles to • left onto Harriston Road, Route 778 for 1.8 miles to • Right onto Horsehead Road, 1 mile to • Inn entrance on left at #51 stone driveway & entrance. From Interstate 64 • Exit #99 at Afton Mountain onto Route 250 West for 3 miles. • Intersects with Route 340, turn right heading North for 11 miles. • Right onto Harriston Road, Route 778 for 1.8 miles to • Right onto Horsehead Road, 1 mile • to Inn entrance on left at #51 stone driveway & entrance.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV

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  • Check In:: 3:00 to 9:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking area available
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights required for October weekends, Holiday weekends, JMU functions
  • Deposit Amount Required: Single night paid in full. 50% required for 2 night stay. 100% for October reservations, Holidays and JMU functions.
  • Cancellations: •When situations arise necessitating cancellation, notice of cancellation is required two weeks prior to date. •Your deposit will be returned less a $40 bookkeeping charge, if we are able to fill the entire accommodation. •October reservations, Holidays and JMU functions are non-refundable but Gift Certificates would be available.



Helen and James Madison

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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  • Time Served: 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area


Special Package

3rd Night Special

3rd night special: 50% off for 3rd night.

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51 Horsehead Road , Grottoes, VA 24441 USA (Show map)

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