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Shrine Mont Retreat and Conference Center

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family has gone to Shrine Mont several times with our church. We always have a fun, special time. Although just outside of NOVA/DC area, you feel like you are very far away. The main house has Wifi now, but other than that, there are no T.V.s, and no cellphone reception, which is great. My main suggestion to the management... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

3rd time staying at this mountain destination. It's an Episcopal Retreat destination but also open for travelers who are looking for a mountaintop get-away. Take a step back in time when you visit this place - clean, quiet and scenic. Rooms/cottages are nothing fancy and not a TV anywhere. Step away from the internet and enjoy the hiking trails, great... More 

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virginia
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Shrine Mont is located in Orkney Springs near Bryce Resort. You truly could not pick a more scenic, beautiful mountain setting. The retreat was built near the beginning of the 1900's and it is truly like stepping back in time. If you are looking for a nostalgic family getaway, you have found your place. There is nearby hiking, fishing, golf... More 

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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I didn't stay but attended the music festival on the grounds. The main hotel is like a religious camp or scout camp. Very basic but charming. Nice front porch. Free and fun for families. No booze. Minimal A/c .

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virginia
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73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Attended the Shenandoah valley Music Festival, which was actually one band playing from 8-10pm on Friday. They stopped at 10 because of "quiet hour". There was ice cream and one food vendor and one tshirt booth. BYOB. Outdoor stage and pavilion, sit in the grass or pay a bit more for a chair under the roof closer to the stage.... More 

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Warrenton, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is a very beautifyl place on the Va/WVA border. It is a retreat center owned by the Episcopal Church. The buildings are old but well preserved. They have the main hotel buildings and numerous cabins. I stayed in a cabin and the room is very simple. It has no air conditioning, but does have a fan you can place... More 

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Salem, Virginia
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

You can't miss this beautiful historic hotel. The prices are amazing and their or so many interesting things to see in the area. The hotel is amazing. It use to be a 4 story log cabin, so it's amazing to tour. Their are cabins and rooms on the first floor o the hotel. Some of the cabins share bathrooms and... More 

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Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

My review is only for the Orkney Springs Hotel and related buildings. My first time here was in 1973. My High School Band came here every year for a week long marching band camp. I also was here for band camp in 1974 and 1975. In this millennium, I have been here in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and just this... More 

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Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

This is my 17th time coming to shrine mont with family friends. We rent miller cabin and the other houses for a week. We don't just stay on shrine mint property, we leave and go to other places such as horse back riding, kayaking in the Shenandoah river, lake Laura and Bryce mountain to go zip lining or tubing. When... More 

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Nellysford, VA
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378 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2015

The staff here are so kind, the food is so good, and the sleep you get is priceless! I came for a conference last year and thought I would relive the horrors of summer camp as a child, but I found the quiet and simplicity such a good escape that I came back again. Yes, you can bring a radio... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shrine Mont is a nonprofit conference and retreat center with accommodations for up to 550 people. At our heart is the Cathedral Shrine of the Transfiguration, the Cathedral of the diocese with public services held at 11:00 on Sundays from early April through mid November. We are located on 1,200 acres of forest in the historic resort town of Orkney Springs, VA fifteen miles west of I81 and two hours west of Washington, DC. Part of our facility is a former resort hotel and accommodations vary from recently renovated hotel style rooms to cottages for families or small groups. Recreation activities include swimming, tennis, hiking, sports activities, volleyball, shuffleboard, Boccie, hayrides and camp fires. Golf and a zip line are available at the nearby Bryce resort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shrine Mont Retreat and Conference Center

Address: 221 Shrine Mont Circle, Orkney Springs, VA 22845
Region: United States > Virginia > Orkney Springs
Number of rooms: 174
Also Known As:
Shrine Mont Retreat Hotel Orkney Springs
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“Choose a cottage over a typical room in Maryland House.”
 of 5 bubbles 130kentn, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A family will wish to choose a house likely over rooms in one of the larger buildings.”
 of 5 bubbles textbookVirginia, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Understand the inner rooms in the Maryland House are miserable in the summer”
 of 5 bubbles radar50, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I'd pick one of the cabins if a large family, if just a couple I'd pick a room on the first floor of the hotel because it is more private.”
 of 5 bubbles RickiM521, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
“If you do not like stairs, choose a first floor room. Rooms have a shower and toilet, fan, a few lamps, and two beds--not much more.”
 of 5 bubbles ChefGeorge1, 9 May 2015 | Read review
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