Covid-19 Information from Shrine Mont

Shrine Mont is will open on April 28, 2023.  Click HERE to learn about our winter rentals

November 7, 2022

Our mission of being “A Place Apart” has a new meaning for folks who are emerging back into normalcy.  The Shrine Mont leadership and staff feel compelled to fulfill our mission now more than ever.  While our staff and many of our guests have been vaccinated, we will not require vaccination to visit Shrine Mont.

If a guest develops covid 19 symptoms (fatigue, headache, sore throat or fever) or tests positive for covid while on site, Shrine Mont asks that they leave the property immediately along with any person who was in close contact with them (less than 6 feet away from you for a combined total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period).

Anyone who feels at risk is welcome to continue masking.  Shrine Mont will continue to provide well-ventilated indoor space and ample outdoor space for activities.  We ask that anyone who feels the onset of symptoms or has been exposed to covid please delay your visit until you have a negative test or have quarantined per CDC recommendations.

Click HERE for an invitation to visit Shrine Mont.

Contact our guest services department for more information and to make a reservation.

Click HERE to download Shrine Mont's Guidelines for your and our safety (updated March 6, 2022).

This page will be updated regularly with the latest information on Shrine Mont's response to the COVID-19 virus.

If you have a questions or concerns about an upcoming reservation later at Shrine Mont, please feel free to contact our guest services department.

Shrine Mont is working to make sure we are as safe we possibly can be for our guests and our staff.  We will follow appropriate practices outlined by the  Health Department and CDC regarding the cleaning of facilities and continue to communicate with our staff and guests about the basic safe practices outlined by the CDC.

Frequently Asked Questions

Updated November 21  (Most recent updates in RED)

When will Shrine Mont open?

Shrine Mont is closed for the 2022 season and will reopen on April 28, 2023.

We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update our COVID-19 page as things change.

Are you holding worship services in the Cathedral Shrine of the Transfiguration?

Services will resume on April 30, 2023 following the guidelines set forth by the Diocese of Virginia.  Watch the Shrine Mont website for Sunday morning schedule.

Can I work remotely from Shrine Mont?

Absolutely.  Wi-Fi  is available in our winter rentals

Has the COVID-19 outbreak had an impact on Shrine Mont?

Yes.  The shortened 2020 season and the minimal 2021 season had immediate and long-term financial impact on our ability to serve our guests and our employees who count on us for their livelihood.  The 2022 season saw its own challenges, but the fall was very busy giving us hope for a more normal 2023 season.

How do I make a reservation?

Call guest services at 540-856-2141 to book your family or your group

What will happen with the Shrine Mont Camps?

The 2022 Shrine Mont Camp season ended August 6.  Click HERE for more information about 2023.

Is Bryce Resort open?

Bryce Resort is currently offering its regular lineup of activities including golf, the downhill bike park, lake Laura and disc golf.  There is no longer a  zip line.

Can I come to Shrine Mont just to walk around?

  • We appreciate the general public’s desire to walk around our grounds, however we ask that everyone respect our property and the CDC guidelines with respect to social distancing.  Additionally, as we are now hosting guests we ask that everyone adhere to our no pets policy when on our property.
  • No overnight camping is permitted on Shrine Mont property.

What are you doing to keep guests safe in light of the COVID-19 virus?

  • If a guest develops covid 19 symptoms (fatigue, headache, sore throat or fever) or tests positive for covid, Shrine Mont asks that they leave the property immediately along with any person who was in close contact with them (less than 6 feet away from you for a combined total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period)
  • Shrine Mont is working with the Shenandoah County Health Department and following the CDC guidelines with respect to guest room and meeting rooms cleanliness including the use of approved COVID-19 preventive cleaners. 

Will Shrine Mont's pool be open?

Shrine Mont's pool is closed until May 2023

Can I make a gift to Shrine Mont to help during this down time?

Yes, gifts are greatly appreciated at this time.  Donations may be made via the Shrine Mont website - www.shrinemont.com/donate or checks can be made out to Shrine Mont and mailed to PO Box 10, Orkney Springs, VA 22845