The Mimslyn Inn
The Shenandoah Valley is an area steeped in history, as well as beauty. The land was purchased by Henry and Elizabeth Mims, whose family had a wealth of experience in the hotel industry. Materials were brought in from around the state and J.R. Mims, Sr. designed the inn’s hallmark feature, the wide, curving staircase that graced the lobby. The inn was christened "Mimslyn" in honor of the Mims family and opened for business in May, 1931. The local paper dubbed the event a "housewarming", which was indicative of the warm, familial welcome guests received. This spirit of hospitality and comfort has distinguished the Mimslyn for nearly 80 years. Now under the ownership of a new family of stewards, the Mimslyn is once again hailed as one of Virginia’s finest inns.