Miscellaneous

PARKING

Guests can unload their vehicles between the seven row cottages and the Maryland or Pennsylvania Houses; after unloading, vehicles must be moved to the parking area located south of the Lower Pavilion. Parking is prohibited along the gravel road between Maryland House, Pennsylvania House, 7 row cottages, lawns or other grassy areas. This is due to Fire Regulations and accessibility to these areas by emergency vehicles. Handicap parking will be the only exception to this rule. This policy will be strictly adhered to and towing will be enforced if necessary. For guests staying in the "Uphill" cottages, there is some additional parking next to Atkeson Cottage and in front of Brown and Art Hall.

MESSAGES / TELEPHONES / INTERNET

Messages will be posted on the message board by the Virginia House front desk. If the message is urgent, we will deliver it to the coordinator for your group. Normal Shrine Mont office hours are 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. When Shrine Mont is open The Virginia House front desk is staffed from 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.  In case of emergency Shrine Mont's main number can be reached 24 hours a day.  There are phones available for guests in the Virginia House lobby area.  A prepaid calling card or your long-distance carrier pin # is needed for dialing long distance. The Virginia House and Tucker Lodge complex now offer complimentary wireless Internet access. Call for more information.

BEDROOMS

Your bedrooms are designed to be restful and relaxing. There are no telephones or televisions in the rooms. No air conditioning. We have very few security concerns and a full time night security.

WHAT TO BRING

Extra pillows if desired, pool towels, toiletries, rain gear, flashlight, bug spray, casual attire and a fan.

MEDICAL FACILITIES

  • Shenandoah Memorial Hospital is located in Woodstock, VA, 30 minutes from Orkney Springs.
  • Mt. Jackson Medical Center is located 15 minutes from Orkney Springs.
  • Local Fire, Police and Rescue Squad available.
  • Pharmacy located in Mt. Jackson.

WEDDING POLICY

Weddings are scheduled around Shrine Mont conference schedules. Saturday afternoon weddings are difficult due to conferences using the facilities for meetings, etc. Approval by the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia is needed prior to arranging a date with Shrine Mont. Click here for more information and an application for approval. Once the couple has approval, a letter is mailed to Shrine Mont's Director stating approval. At that point Shrine Mont can look into availability. Please note that approval from the Bishop's office does not guarantee availability for your wedding.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

The policy concerning the use of alcoholic beverages at Church functions, or on the property of Shrine Mont by any guests will be as follows:

  • Alcohol is not to be served to minors according to state laws.
  • When alcoholic beverages are to be served, nonalcoholic beverages must also be provided in an equally attractive manner so that those who choose not to drink are not inconvenienced or given any reason to feel embarrassment.
  • A responsible adult must be in charge of the distribution and storage of alcoholic beverages to insure that it is consumed in an appropriate manner and is not being offered to any minors present. Alcoholic beverages may not be left in meeting areas unattended or overnight.
  • The group leader prior to the serving of any food or beverage, which contains alcohol, must consult the Director.
  • Shrine Mont will not sell any such alcoholic beverages.
  • Groups must respect the needs, wishes, and desires of other guests at Shrine Mont while using or not using alcoholic beverages, except when they are used for religious purposes.
  • Individual guests may have drinks in their own room or cottage, but no alcoholic beverages are allowed in the public areas such as dining rooms or lobbies (unless as part of a group reception as authorized by the Director).

 

 

 

 

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