William Edward Carson, an Irish immigrant and limestone baron, appreciated this site and built Killahevlin on one of the highest spots in Front Royal. Mr. Carson, who came to America in 1885 at the age of fifteen, chose the Gaelic name of Killahevlin because of his fond memories of "Killyhevlin" in Northern Ireland where he had spent many happy hours playing with a childhood friend.
During the Civil War this site's vantage point proved to be a strategic location for Union troop encampments. Killahevlin was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register in 1993.
Your hosts, Tom and Kathy Conkey, invite you visit Killahevlin B&B Inn to experience Irish-style warmth and charm in their historic Front Royal, Virginia hilltop Edwardian mansion.
Our Bed and Breakfast offers an “Emerald Isle” for travelers to the Shenandoah Valley reminiscent of turn of the century hospitality.
Prepare to be pampered by caring innkeepers who have taken every detail into account to make your stay as relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Curl up with a good book in a quiet spot, or relax and mingle with fellow guests in the private Irish Pub. Curl up with a good book in a quiet spot, or relax and mingle with fellow guests in the private Irish Pub. Enjoy one of our sumptuous full breakfasts, you won’t need lunch!
What inn with claims of Irish hospitality would not have an Irish Pub?
You won't be disappointed in Killahevlin's with its fitted oak bar and brass footrail, unique bar stools, intimate tables for a quiet game of backgammon or cribbage, and a comfortable couch for the sports fan to watch a game on the telly!
Inn guests may help themselves to complimentary Irish draft beer on tap, wine, soft drinks and snacks.
All six of Killahevlin's guest rooms have been designed with luxury and guest comfort in mind and all have in-room telephone. All four Main House rooms have wonderful mountain views; two of them provide entry onto the large enclosed sun porch offering the perfect vantage point for spectacular sunsets. Both Tower House suites have two walk-out balconies with magnificent views.
The Tower House, circa 1905, is situated 50 feet from the main house and was originally a family guest house and water tower that collected water to supply the property's extensive grounds.
Inside the main entrance, a winding staircase decorated by a hand-painted mural beckons you to climb to the top where you can escape with a good book or daydream over the vistas below.
Rates: $155 - $285
The splendor of the lush, expansive Virginia countryside promises guests a relaxing get-away. The wide variety of regional activities offers something for everyone:
You are invited to experience Irish-style warmth and charm in this historic Hilltop Mansion where Susan has created an "Emerald Isle" for travelers that is reminiscent of turn of the century hospitality. Prepare to be pampered by a caring innkeeper who has taken every detail into account to make your stay as relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Killahevlin is a member of the following
Bed & Breakfast Association of Virginia.
Bed and Breakfasts of the Historic Shenandoah Valley
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