The Mimslyn Inn, an imposing Colonial Revival structure, first opened it doors to guests in 1931. Now, after 75 years in service, the Inn has been completely restored and upgraded. The new owners commissioned Frazier Associates to design the rehabilitation of the property, including enlarging and upgrading guest rooms, refurbishment of two dining facilities and the Inn’s meeting rooms, the conversion of a portion of the basement into a spa, and the construction of a new outdoor pool. The project is located within Luray’s historic district and was, therefore, eligible to receive historic rehabilitation tax credits, up to 45% of eligible costs.
Since reopening in 2007, the historic Mimslyn Inn in Luray, Virginia has become a popular site for overnight stays as well as events. To enhance their facility even more, the owners recently purchased an adjacent property and decided to add several cottages for additional lodging. They called on Frazier Associates to help make these new modular units more architecturally compatible with the historic Colonial Revival style of the hotel. Frazier Associates designed several options all of which included classical trim features such as Tuscan columns and wider trim and fascia boards, larger divided-light windows, brick foundations, traditional porch elements, and simulated slate roofing. The new cottages have been installed with interior amenities such as fireplaces, luxury bathrooms, and kitchenettes, offering an alternative option to guests staying at the historic inn.