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Garfield Guest House - Hawksbill Suite

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Bedrooms 1
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A Gem in the Heart of Historic Luray

Garfield Guest House is located in the heart of historic district of downtown Luray, Virginia. The hundred year old Victorian is the perfect vacation retreat or weekend getaway. Our beautiful Guest House is divided into two fully furnished one bedroom suites, each well appointed suite offers private full sized eat in kitchens with all major appliances, spacious living rooms, relaxing spa baths and private key coded entrances for your safety and convenience.

Stroll to area restaurants, shops or the local farmer's market. Relax on the porch and enjoy a nice meal, or venture to one of the many local attractions of the town. Enjoy restaurants, shops, art galleries, concert venues, locals theaters, The Performing Arts Center, and the Hawksbill Greenway trail all in walking distance.

Visitors will find plenty to do such as hiking in the Shenandoah National Park, fishing, rafting or canoeing on the Shenandoah River, horseback riding, and travelling through 150 acres of beautiful mountain views of Skyline Drive, or experiencing the underground world of the famous Luray Caverns. For that special golfer in mind, we have a beautiful course only 10 minutes away to take in a quick 9 or 18 holes. Don't forget to visit our local wineries and taste the best of what Virginia's wine country has to offer. Garfield Guest House has the perfect location to all that Shenandoah has to offer. The best part is at the end of a great day come back to a great place to relax with that special person.

The following amenities are also provided for your convenience:

Sanijet Spa Bath tubs for complete hygienic spa experience

Dish Satellite TV with premium channels

2.4 and 5g High Speed Wireless Internet Service

Beautiful Electric Fireplaces

Alarm Clock


Iron & Ironing Board

Complimentary Coffee, Teas & Snacks

Optional services include spa services. We offer different levels of massage and couples massage. Please contact us for more details.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016

About The Owner

Larry, a native Washingtonian grew up in the Maryland suburbs and worked for many top organizations including years at Marriott executive headquarters. The hospitality business came natural to me. I took the leap to go back to Culinary School, and wanted to put my skills to work in a business that was fitting to my personality. Since moving to Luray I have been working with many of the top Inns, Bed and Breakfast, and Spas in Little Washington and Luray, Virginia.

Janine, a world traveler and a native New Zealander came to the Washington area over 15 years ago. She works in a top law firm in Washington, and spends her weekends in the Shenandoah. Always up for the adventure of travel and her love of great wines is a wealth of information on both in the Shenandoah and around the world.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Shenandoah Valley

This little house in the heart of Luray had so many redeeming qualities, and we just loved it. The house was centrally located to everything in the area. We loved cabins, but found them a little too isolated. We wanted to find things to do after a day at the vineyards, in the mountains or on the river. It was perfect for having a great evening out at one of the local restaurants or events and could easily walk back being just minutes away. The house offered a perfect mix of country and town. Our goal was to bring amenities to the house that we sorely wanted while we were traveling. A place to relax, a place to enjoy with friends, and a place we could enjoy together. We hope that you will find that here and that you will love it too.


based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Garfield Guest House - Hawksbill Suite
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Relaxing, comfortable and a very pleasant home to rent

  • 4 of 5

The house is very pleasing to the eye, comfortable and the hot tub was splendid. Its nice to stay in a place that feels like home.

Everything was clean and inviting, the owners were so kind to have coffee, cream and sugar to wake up and not have to go out for my

morning coffee. Owners were thoughtful to include drinks, water and sweets. Yes, I would rent again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Photos do not do this place justice!

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I stayed for a night. We were met by both the owners who showed us around and told us of the places we could dine. We stayed in the lower level rental with access to the deck. The area is beautiful in general and the house is on a nice quiet street. The inside was really nicely decorated, everything looked pretty clean, and we really felt at home but still having some modern hotel amenities (e.g. wifi, flat screen TV). I loved the bed and bedding, the kitchen was stocked with essentials appliances (e.g. coffee maker), and some common items (e.g. paper towels), there was some extras (e.g. water, all necessary materials to make coffee). The only small negative is the size of the shower (its a little small), but it worked fine for us. And there is a huge whirlpool jet bath/Jacuzzi as well that is separate from the shower that looked amazing. I wish we had stayed a little longer but oh well. We would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful..book it now!!

  • 5 of 5

Arriving for the weekend to celebrate 26 years of marriage, we were greeted by Larry who was lovingly caring for the beautiful garden that surrounds the Garfield Guest House. I liked him, immediately! We have stayed at many a rental cottage/B&B/ hotels/Inns and the like over our years and it is rare to meet such an individual with a heart for hospitality. The home is beautiful. Larry made sure to give us a quick run through, how to operate all the wonderful amenities in the room and then, as a local chef and long time resident of Luray, gave us great recommendations on how to best enjoy our visit to the lovely town and surrounding mountains. We were so comfortable in our suite-absolutely charming. We could not recommend it enough , as well as breakfast at the Inn where he is chef-YUM!!!!! Larry, you are amazing (and we love your Mom , too!) Can't wait to see you again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elegant, private, and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Experienced travelers learn what makes a difference between a good vacation and a great one. This property has what we want: privacy, elegance, amenities, and attention to detail. It is quiet -- so sleep in if you want to! The bed is amazingly comfortable, with soft, high-thread count sheets. The kitchen is east facing to welcome the morning sun and inspire you while you plan your day. The elegant color palette including beautiful wine, reds and earth tones flows throughout the spaces. Super fast WiFi without any issues, Smart TVs, a walk in closet, and feet friendly carpeting make this space feel like home in minutes instead of hours. Add to that your professionally prepared breakfast from locally sourced ingredients, and a relaxing option of soaking in a jetted tub and you may never leave to site see. The hosts are warm, friendly, and authentically committed to your happiness. If you're like me: travel ready and road tested then you've earned the right to enjoy places like this one.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The Garfield Guest House was amazing!!!

My husband and I stayed 4 nights in the upstairs apartment. The house was extremely clean, elegantly decorated and very homey with all the necessities needed for a great get away. We really enjoyed the wonderful jetted tub that was a welcome site after long hikes each day. The location was very safe and within walking distance to restaurants and shops and just a short drive to numerous hiking trails.

Larry your hospitality was spot on. You really know how to make your guest feel pampered. The drinks and snacks were very thoughtful and greatly appreciated. We hope to see you again in the Fall.

Thank you Larry!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Wonderful weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in the upper floor suite of the Garfield Guest House for our anniversary. We had a great time, enjoying the hot tub, fully stocked kitchen, TV with DVD player, cable, and netflix built in. The electric fireplace wasn't quite like the real thing but still pretty nice. Location was superb; we didn't do much in Luray but drove to nearby Skyline Drive.

The owners were very nice and even refilled the propane when we asked to use the outdoor grill.

Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Luray Caverns Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Many Options
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Luray Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Luray Train Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstates 340 and 211
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Many restaurants in walking distance
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Massanutten Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lake Arrowhead Beach
Car: recommended

Amazing vineyards 15 to 30 minutes away with great views and music. Many great activities in Shenandoah National Park to take advantage of year round. Short day trips to many great historical locations all in 15 minutes to an hour drive. Whatever your pleasure we are here to help you make the most of your stay. If you are looking for adventures that are off the beaten path we can help point you in the right direction. Top culinary destinations only 30 minutes from our doorstep. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us to guide you on your way in the Shenandoah.

Larry and Janine Merrigan


Garfield Guest House


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Luray, Shenandoah Valley

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Leaf Season Fall
12 Sep 2016 - 14 Nov 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2016
15 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 10.3%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Luray in Virginia

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Flowers, chocolate strawberries, cheese platters are available upon request. Please inquire for more details. We can stock kitchens upon a guest request for $35.00 plus cost of groceries. Specialty items will cost extra due to travel time. We ask that special services be requested seven days in advance to guarantee massage times or specialty items for kitchen. We are hear to make your time away perfect. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

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