Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Alpine Hideaway

Earlier this month we took a couple of days and went to the Shenandoah Valley. Sometimes you just need a break, you know?

We stayed in a romantic little cabin getaway in Steeles Tavern called Alpine Hideaway. It is part of the new Steeles Tavern B&B that just opened up.

The cabins were not new but they were very clean. I always appreciate "very clean" when I stay somewhere.

This was the kitchen.


This was the living area. It had a hidden TV set and gas logs in the fireplace. Of course it was too hot to use the fireplace.

This was the king-sized bed.


This was the jacuzzi bathtub and shower. It was a little hard for me to get into as I am quite short, but it was nice.

There was also a hot tub on the rear deck. The facility was off US 11, but far enough off the road that the road noises were not a problem. Apparently there is a train track in the distance as I heard the train whistle once but I did not hear the clack of wheels on the track.

The place was very nice, if a little more expensive than we are used to. However, we have a hard time finding places to stay. Most B&Bs and cabins like this allow pets and/or smoking, and with my asthma that is a big problem. In fact, it has become hard to find a hotel to stay at. I think we're down to the Hamilton Inns because everything else allows pets.

This place does not allow pets, children, or smoking (except on the back deck) in the cabins, so this was my kind of overnighter.

The only problem I had with the cabin was the laundry, which I think had been washed in Tide. Tide sets off my asthma. The innkeeper told me in an email that she was going to switch back to doing the laundry in-house where she has better control over things like the laundry soap. Apparently she was trying out a laundry service while we were there. If she does that, the place is perfect for asthma sufferers and others with allergy issues.

But I would check with her first if that is an issue for you.

For some reason I did not take a picture of the exterior of the cabin. But it was quite picturesque.


4 comments:

  1. This is a very nice looking place. I love the wood and stonework- very cozy/rustic.
    What is it about Tide?! Steve suffers from asthma and he learned to stay away from Tide even before I met him. It also causes excema flare-ups.

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  2. Wow, those cabins are lovely. I'll keep those in mind when we do our Virginia tour. Glad you and your husband enjoyed a getaway.

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  3. what a great place for a get-a-way! it always surprises me how many hotels now allow pets....we did appreciate it though when we went to gettysburg and found a place that would allow ozzy as he was still too young to leave behind...plus it worked out great that there was a huge greyhound thing going on while we were there so he was even welcome to eat at many restaurants that had outdoor seating!

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  4. Looks like you had a nice getaway place from the indoor shots and sure it was lovelier outdoors, Anita. When we are visiting in Nashua, NH. Stay at an extended stay facility which does allow pets and while I'm not always pleased about that, we have not had any problems. There are certain rooms set aside for those with pets and also an extra cost.

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