South Court Inn Bed & Breakfast in Luray, Virginia near Luray Caverns and Skyline Drive
Welcome to South Court Inn!
We're glad you found South Court Inn and we would like to welcome you to the Bed and Breakfast, our home and hopefully your destination! Since the middle of July my husband Mike and I have been excited to be the new owners of the South Court Inn, a well established Bed and Breakfast that has been in business since the spring of 2000. Our hope is to build on the wonderful reputation of this destination in Luray in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. I am delighted to fulfill our dream of running a B&B. Since the 80's when I came to America from the then West Germany I found the idea of owning a B&B more and more appealing. As new "empty nesters" we could jump on the opportunity to run the South Court Inn.
We have traveled to a number of countries around the world, Mike at work and both of us during vacation time and we want to create a warm and welcoming home for visitors from around the world. May it be for exploring the Shenandoah Valley for the first time, just for a getaway, or to celebrate a special event in your life. We will try and make this a special and cherished experience for you from the hand-made, locally produced welcome chocolates on your bed to the 7am carafe of coffee or tea at your door in the morning to the spacious property with swings and lawn games and let's not forget a lovely breakfast! However long you stay with us, our goal is that you might get back in touch with the important things in life, that are not things, at all, right?!
The victorian decor of this home reflects the time it was built. Nevertheless all furnishings are there to be used by our guests; our goal is to make you feel like part of the family and to be right at home (though we'll pamper you like Kings and Queens). Part of that pampering is that we are introducing European style bedding to fit our idea of a more elegant and different experience for our guests in the form of duvets! Mike has seen these at some of the nicer hotels he has stayed at but they don't quite get it, unlike those properties that include a flat sheet (in the US anyway) the duvet 'bag' is washed after each guest stay and therefore no additional flat sheet is needed, we think you'll really like these (we do)! The Sunroom has a more contemporary feel and is where 24/7 coffee, tea and snacks are located along with a bunch of comfy chairs and relaxing plants.
We have two acres of land for you to explore, extensive gardens in the front and an expansive lawn in the rear with a number of tall hardwood trees, gardens, couple's swings/gliders and an awesome fire pit (with plenty of wood)! There is a rustic barn and carriage house as well where Mike is building his plane.
The town of Luray is quaint and very well managed for visitors. There are numerous shops for antiquing, ice cream, coffee, pastries; food and drink from shacks to several very good places for different types of bar-b-cue to gourmet dining are within walking distance. You can even get legal moonshine at the local ABC store! Yea-Ha! If you want to work off those luscious calories you can take a stroll on the town 'Greenway' walk along the Hawksbill Creek, a short walk in itself from the South Court Inn.
Rooms include complimentary:
- Gourmet welcome truffles from Gearhardts Confections in Charlottesville
- Snacks, coffee and tea are available 24/7 in the Sunroom
- On Friday and Saturday at check-in a glass of local wine between 5 and 6PM
- 8am Coffee tray at your room door
- Full Breakfast at 9am in our dining room
- In-room Welcome Basket of snacks; sodas and bottled water in mini fridge.
- Bicycle and motorcycle friendly! We have lots of storage space for your bikes, call us.
If you are wondering what you can do in Luray, VA? You’ll find South Court Inn in Luray, VA is close to just about anything you want to do. Please check our 'Attractions' link. Check out our newest offering, a scenic 30 minute flight around the Shenandoah valley from Luray Airport!
Hiking? Wine Tasting? Exploring Caverns? It's all nearby and we have specially priced packages for just about everything you’d like to do. We hope you make us your home base for fun while visiting in our area. Ask us about the "Wine and Whisky Loop". In partnership with Discover Shenandoah check out the "Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop", a convenient grouping of specially selected local wineries, eateries, antique shops and yes, even a distillery right here in the heart of Virginia!
South Court Inn is only 90 miles (about 2 hours) from the DC metro area and conveniently located nearby most everything the historic Shenandoah Valley has to offer.
We want to make an effort to use and offer as many local products as possible on our breakfast table. This will be an ever evolving process as it becomes more prevalent in the country and more sources become available to us. For you it offers a unique culinary experience. The Shenandoah region will stand out not only through its breathtaking landscape but also its own local flavor offered in the South Court Inn.
Come for a visit.....and plan to relax when you get here.
Mike und ich hoffen, dass auch Deutsche unsere Türe finden werden und sich diese charmante Gegend der USA ihr eigen machen. Das Shenandoah Tal mag nicht so bekannt sein wie andere Gegenden in den USA, und ist daher auch nicht so überrannt. Die amerikanische Schnelllebigkeit macht hier halt. Das Leben geht langsamer zu. Man nimmt sich Zeit für kleine Gespräche.
Die Gegend hat einiges Sehenswerte anzubieten. Im Ort Luray ist die am besten ausgebaute Tropfsteinhöhle der US Ostküste. Skyline Drive, einer der wenigen US Nationalparks der Ostküste ist nahe bei. Dort kann man die herrliche Aussicht geniessen und die Gegend noch besser auf Wanderwegen erforschen. Der Shenandoah Fluß fließt an Luray vorbei und lädt für viele Wassersportarten ein, Kanu fahren, Kayak, Tubing, Fly fishing. Zudem gilt es Winzereien und die lokale Küche zu geniessen. BBQ (Grillfleisch) ist auf so viel verschiedene Arten zubereitet in den USA. Probieren sie grillen im Virginia Stil. Natürlich gibt es daneben auch viele andere Restaurants von einfachen Familienbetrieben bis zu feiner Küche.
Wir sind ihnen gerne bei ihrer Urlausbsplanung behilflich!
Es grüßen Adelheid und Mike
Dät gift doch nich! Dor prot eina platt un bööt ok noch kamern an deep in Virginia. Wu kann dät angoan? Jo lö, ik will ju wall seggen dät ik mi wall hells freun wöt wenn ih kummt. Ik will ju wall seggen dät et hier hella moi utsött.
As i flicht van min platt hörn könnt, kumm ik ut't Emsland in Duitsland un bin ok al heel lange in Amerika, 26 joar. Dät is guut fö ju, dorum kann ik ju dann better helpen.
Schickt mi man 'ne e mail. So gät dät ja nu in düsse tied. Dan sai wi wiedda.
Inne tüschkentied, guut goan, Adelheid unn Mike (he kann kien platt, bloß ik)
Hablo poco de Español. Vivi un año in Cancun, Mexico de 1984 a 1985. Por favor, tened misericordia con mi español.
Hast luego, Adelheid y Mike