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1401 North Royal Avenue , Front Royal, VA 22630 USA (Show map)

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Experience Irish-style warmth and hospitality in our historic hilltop Edwardian mansion. Luxuriate in beautifully restored guest rooms with sherry and freshly baked cookies, comfy beds, whirlpool tubs and mountain views. Relax with fellow guests in the parlor, on the vast screened porch or in our private Irish Pub where wine and Irish beer-on-tap is all on the house! Relish our leisurely, bountiful breakfasts. Prepare to be pampered! Please go directly to our web site to check availability or make reservations. Bed and Breakfast does not display our availability.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

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Beautiful Area, Wonderful Hosts

4.6 on January 10, 2015

My boyfriend and I had an amazing time at our getaway to Killahevlin. Our first night there, we actually met another young couple and became fast friends! We spent both nights with them at the self-serve pub and had the best time. The pub was a great feature of the B&B, one that we've never experienced at any other B&B before. The breakfasts at Killahevlin couldn't have been better. We enjoyed exploring Front Royal and the Skyline Drive. The Skyline Cavern was very cool. The countless wineries around the area were also pretty great. We especially enjoyed the Barrel Oak Winery.

Weekend Getaway

4.2 on October 07, 2013

First experience with this B&B, exceeded my expectations. This place was very cute and quaint. Rooms were clean, good privacy. Tom and Kathy were welcoming and helpful. The in house pub was a great plus! Grounds were well kept and pretty, breakfast was delicious. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a unique experience. Would come back again.


5 on May 28, 2013

My wife and I celebrated her 30th Birthday at Killahevlin last weekend. What a wonderful experience ranging from the atmosphere to the quality customer service provided by Tom and Kathy. Oh, I need to mention the fabulous breakfast for both mornings too. One of the notable experiences that we had is that we were not treated like customers, but like family instead. Again, can't say enough good things about this place, will certainly pass on our recommendations to our friends, and we will be back. Thanks again, Tom and Kathy!!! Take care, Sam and Sara

Fabulous Weekend!

5 on April 02, 2013

My Wife and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary this past weekend at Killahevlin and had an absolutely wonderful experience. This was our first trip since being married to a Bed & Breakfast. We were struck by the hospitality, the cleanliness of the entire home, the beauty and history of the home, the beauty of the surrounding area, and the pure relaxation and peace we found. The breakfasts were to die for, and Tom and Kathy were very gracious hosts. We plan to make Killahevlin a regular stop for us in the future! Thanks Kathy and Tom for a wonderful weekend!

Our honeymoon in 02

5 on March 25, 2013

It has been almost 11 years since we stayed here. I still tell everyone I know that is looking for a b&b to consider staying as well. We were married in 02', May 4th. We were gifted this as a wedding present from a group of friends. AWESOME GIFT!!!!!!!! We stayed in the raspberry room. Everything was stellar. We will come back one day. We have two children now, and are raising them. One day we hope to celebrate and re-join Tom and Kathy for a stay! 5 stars across the board!

Experience history at the B & B

5 on March 16, 2011

A beautiful historical home, exquisitiely decorated with much Irish charm down to the smallest detail. Tom and Kathy are wonderful hosts attentive to every detail. Located in one of the most beautiful settings with excellent views of the Shenandoah Mountains. Tom's knowledge of the history of the home and the region was very educational and enlightening. Words cannot describe experiencing an early morning stroll around the property and enjoying the crisp morning air. A true gem of Virginia!

Great stay at Irish B&B

5 on February 22, 2011

Innkeepers Tom and Kathy were more than accommodating, friendly and helpful. The Raspberry Room was beautiful and the pictures do not do it justice. The entire property, especially pub, was just amazing. Breakfast was delicious as well. My fiancee and I are already looking forward to our next visit!

Why we love B&Bs

5 on November 19, 2010

Killahevlin is a marvelous find in Front Royal, Virginia. We were upgraded to the Raspberry room with a fireplace, whirlpool bathtub, very comfy bed and all the amenities. Our host Tom was a wonderful guide for the area, pointing out a great gourmet restaurant, "Js", and giving us a short history and tour of the home and grounds. It was quiet, tranquil and restful, just what we needed after a long day of sightseeing. Breakfast was great and the always-available espresso maker is a wonderful idea. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer! C&C

A Little Piece of Honeymoon Heaven

4.6 on June 30, 2010

Upon our arrival, we were met by our gracious hosts Tom & Kathy...and warmly welcomed! The "Blue Room" was spacious and extremely comfortable, with beautiful antique furniture, and an adjoining porch that provided breathtaking views of the nearby mountains and allowed us to take in the country fresh air! :o) The morning breakfasts were most delectable...absolutely fantastic! We were in heaven! We would highly recommend this B&B to anyone regardless of taste or age. We will definitely return and will recommend to friends and family. Thank you Tom & Kathy for a wonderful stay!!! Mark & Karen

So many reasons why we keep coming back!

5 on February 01, 2010

Although this was our sixth visit to Killahevlin, it was the first in the winter. When more snow than predicted arrived, we settled in for an entirely relaxing day of lingering over the fabulous breakfast that included the best baked apples we've ever tasted, reading by the fire, watching the snow from our enclosed porch, and visiting with Tom and Kathy. From checking on open restaurants Saturday night to brushing snow off our car the morning of our departure, the Conkeys could not have been more helpful and gracious. There are many options in this beautiful part of Virginia, but we will always come back here for the unparalleled breakfasts, the lovely rooms, the camraderie in the Irish pub, and the spectacular grounds.

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Rooms & Rates

Green Room

Decorated with soft Irish green ribbon wall paper, this east room is bright and comfortable. Its windows provide sunrise views above the Blue Ridge Mountains. The bathroom's sea-foam green whirlpool tub inspired the room's name. Other delightful features include the handpainted headboard and fireplace mantel, the bathroom's unique window and ceramic tile treatment, and an antique oval pedestal sink-original to the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $175

Nightly Rate: $155 - $175

White Room

Named for the Victorian bathroom's white and gold fixtures and antique claw-footed tub and sink, this room specializes in elegance. An antique 4-poster cast iron and brass bed faces the fireplace. Step out onto a second floor, fully restored, private enclosed porch and savor the sunsets over the mountains.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195 - $175

Nightly Rate: $195 - $175

Blue Room

Surrounded with its tranquil cream and blue wallpaper and antique wardrobe, a sense of calm enfolds the room. French doors provide access to a private enclosed porch facing the mountains. An elegant 4-poster bed faces the fireplace. An original fused glass window overlooks the exceptionally large midnight blue double whirlpool tub. The tile and wallpaper treatments compliment the antique marble-topped dressing table.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

Raspberry Room

A favorite with the honeymooners, this room is adorned with stunning flower and lovebird motif wallpaper, an imposing antique high 4-poster bed and an elegant antique French armoire. A separate seating area around the fireplace gives added comfort and dimension to this corner room which faces south and east. The bathroom's unique tri-cornered raspberry-colored double whirlpool tub and the restored antique pedestal sink have European hand-painted porcelain fixtures.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

Plum Cottage Suite

Located on the ground floor of the Tower House it resembles an Irish cottage in a flowering meadow. It abounds with color and flower arrangements on walls, windows and bed. Decorated with hand-painted Victorian 'cottage' period furniture in all three rooms, it is a perfect respite after a long day. The many shades of plum inspire its unusual name. The living room has a gas fireplace with an antique mantel and TV. There are two balconies: one facing north, the other facing south. The bathroom has a large double whirlpool tub with comfy headrests. Rates are at double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $255 - $255

Nightly Rate: $255 - $255

Jade Tree Suite

Located on the second floor of the Tower House, it offers two balconies with exceptional views of the grounds and mountains. The living room has a gas fireplace and TV for relaxing evenings. The three rooms are accented with Oriental art objects typical of the Victorian era. The sumptuously deep, jade colored double whirlpool tub and the living room's whimsical wall coverings suggest the suite's name. Rates are at double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $255 - $255

Nightly Rate: $255 - $255

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Village, Wine country


Washington DC, DC (IAD-Dulles) 59 miles

Directions to property:

From I-66: turn left/south on Routes 340/522 to Front Royal (2 miles) turn left on 15th St., turn left on N Royal Ave. Turn right up driveway.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Civil War encampment site, Skyline Drive, Shenandoah Nat'l Park, Caverns, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , 2 gazebos, large screened porch, private pub

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Tennis, Antiquing, Balloon Rides, WWII Plane Rides, Biking, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00-9:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No smoking inside premises
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited children over the age of 12 accepted with notice
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum over all weekends and holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full amount of reservation guaranteed to major credit card
  • Cancellations: If guest cancels or reschedules with less than 7 days notice, they are responsible for the cost of unrented rooms.



Tom and Kathy Conkey

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About the innkeepers

Retired from corporate life, Cooking, hospitality & pampering!

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , with 48 hr. notice

Signature Dish

Eggs Killahevlin
A Home-made Savory Belgian Waffle serves as the base for two pieces of Canadian Bacon, two poached eggs and traditional Hollandaise Sauce. Offered with asparagus in season.



1401 North Royal Avenue , Front Royal, VA 22630 USA (Show map)

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