Welcome to the Inn at Narrow Passage, an
historic bed and breakfast situated on five rolling acres on
the Shenandoah River.
The Inn's sturdy log walls made it a safe
haven against Indian attacks at the "narrow passage".
True colonial inns were built along the
major trails and toll roads of Early America. So it is with
the Inn at Narrow Passage. With its oldest section built
around 1740, this restored getaway has been welcoming
travelers along the Great Wagon Road (now U.S. Route 11) for
almost 250 years.
The Inn's common areas and twelve guest
rooms, furnished with Early American reproductions and
antiques, make guests feel right at home. The oldest guest
rooms feature pine floors, stenciling, and the quaint
atmosphere of colonial times. Rooms added in later renovations
are decorated in the same authentic style, but open to porches
with views of the Shenandoah River and the Massanutten
Mountains to the east. The Inn is fully air conditioned, and
each room has a queen-sized bed and a private bath. Most rooms
also have fireplaces.
You can warm yourself up by the massive
limestone fireplace in Narrow Passage's main living room,
located in the oldest part of the Inn. Sit down with a cup of
tea, visit with fellow guests, or unwind with a good book; the
Inn's relaxing atmosphere will make you feel at home. A
conference room is available for meetings, making the Inn an
ideal setting for executive conferences.
Mornings at the Inn begin with a hearty
fireside breakfast served in the wood-beamed dining room.
After a full meal you will be ready for a full day of
activities, and the area is brimming with possibilities.
Many guests come to Narrow Passage to
experience the outdoors. View the surrounding countryside by
foot on hiking trails in the National Forest or on horseback.
Enjoy the Shenandoah River with an afternoon of tubing,
canoeing, or some of the best fishing in the east. Nationally
known fly-fishing expert Harry Murray owns and operates a fly
shop in Edinburg and offers guide service and fishing schools.
With so much to do in such an historic,
beautiful atmosphere, it's no secret why guests return to
visit The Inn at Narrow Passage year after year.
Summer months bring the Shenandoah Valley
Music Festival, hosting weekly music ranging from blue grass
to Bach in the village of Orkney Springs. Daily excursions may
also include antiquing in the towns of Woodstock and Edinburg
or touring one of the magnificent caverns in the area. The
fertile landscapes of the valley provide perfect conditions
for wine making, and the Shenandoah Vineyards are just a
five-minute drive away -- a perfect way to spend an afternoon.
Because the Valley played such an important
part in the Civil War, the legacy lives on at the Cedar Creek
and New Market battlefields. In the fall, over 3,000
participants come together on the grounds of Belle Grove
Plantation to recreate the Battle of Cedar Creek, a must for
any Civil War or history buff.