Once upon a Mountain

974 Cross Mountain Rd. , Luray, VA 22835 USA (Show map)


Come and experience the magic, serenity, and peace of one of Shenandoah Valley's most unique and stylish log house bed and breakfast accommodations, just minutes outside Luray, VA.



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

Wonderful Oasis

5 on July 08, 2016

The best B&B that we have ever stayed in. This is a slice of heaven situated in the mountain. The views are superb. We loved our room. Wish we could have stayed for another night, but something unexpected happened, that we had to go. Christa is a fabulous hostess. Rooms are very kept clean. We will go back in the Fall of 2016.

More than we ever dream it would be...

5 on December 23, 2013

My wife bought us this get away just before Christmas. Christa, made our visit feel like a home away from home. We strolled the 11 acre lot in the mornings after an amazing breakfast, explored the town, or just played games beside a roaring fireplace, evenings were filled with nights beside the fire outside making smores or sharing a glass of wine. I could not ask for more. The rooms and views are absolutely amazing. I would recommend this to anyone who loves the outdoors as much as they love being spoiled and having the better things in life. This was a great balance of the two.

Lovely Retreat

5 on July 19, 2013

Found this little treasure on the B&B website and took a chance. Totally lived up to previous reviews! Fabulous mountain views, delicious gourmet breakfasts and wonderful service. Christa makes you feel like an old friend without being intrusive, which is really a gift! Highly recommend this gem for a peaceful & romantic getaway near Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park. Can't wait to go back this fall!

A little slice of heaven in the mountains...

4.8 on April 29, 2013

Breathtaking - both the interior and the views. We were only able to spend one night and now can't wait to come back. Sunset on the patio, overlooking the mountains. The home was spectacular; Christa was a treasure; breakfast - sublime.

Amazing Engagement Getaway!!!

5 on March 06, 2013

Christa, thank you so much for a most wonderful weekend! You were a superb hostess, and made our engagement getaway absolutely unforgettable. Your home and grounds were so well kept, with everything we needed readily available. We particularly enjoyed the engaging conversation and stories that accompanied your wonderful cooking during breakfasts. Your warm and gracious nature made us feel right at home, and we are already discussing when we could come back! Thank you so much for helping us enjoy one of the most important weekends of our lives! Take care, and we hope to see you soon! Eric and Abbey

Perfect Spot for Our Elopement

5 on February 25, 2013

Christa, thank you again for hosting us this past weekend. Carlos and I had a wonderful time at your place. We couldn't have picked a better spot for our elopement. Thank you for the decorations, for coordinating the ceremony, for the pictures, and for your wonderful company. Even though we run away to get married alone, we felt like if we were with family. We are looking forward to coming back to Once Upon a Mountain really soon. All the best now and always, Ela.


4.6 on October 21, 2012

my husband & I stayed in the princess & the pea room oct 15 & 16 and thoroughly enjoyed the luxurious room w/ sitting area, cheerful & spacious log house, mountain view, hot tub, great food, and peace and quiet. the innkeeper made us feel right at home. Took a 2mile hike at nearby shenandoah nat. park - or you could drive the skyline drive.

Great place!

4.6 on March 19, 2012

This B&B had the best of everything. The host was amazing which I haven't seen in the many B&B's that I have stayed.

An excellent break from the daily routine

4.0 on August 02, 2011

We stayed in the Queen's Suite for one night, and it was the perfect getaway. The setting is beautiful and the innkeeper is wonderful.

Wonderful Retreat

4.4 on November 05, 2010

This house (and view) were spectacular. The drive up to the B&B was quite an adventure - it sits on the top of a mountain. The view is well worth the journey. The innkeeper was super nice, and her two dogs were awesome. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We wished we had stayed during a warmer time, when we could enjoy the outside portions of the property more. If you want peace, quiet and relaxation - this is the place to go.

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Inn Details

Room amenities

Air conditioning, DVD Player, Fireplace, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 3-6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Children under age 18 are discouraged.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: We REQUIRE a two (2) night minimum stay on weekends and Holidays
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations require an advance deposit by credit card equal to one night's stay.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation must be made 5 days in advance of reservation date for deposit refund; cancellation must be received 14 days in advance in October, otherwise full amount plus tax will be charged.
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