Shrine Mont is a Retreat Center of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia located in the heart of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley - was begun in the early 1920s. Shrine Mont is a place where people are more important than things, where prayer and reflection, rest and recreation are more important than appointments and tasks. Cottages and hotel style rooms offer great porches with rocking chairs to relax. Home-cooked meals are included. 1100 acres of trails and hiking, swimming pool, tennis courts, recreational fields, firerings, labyrinth, the outdoor Cathedral Shrine, bookstore/gift shop, and old fashioned hayrides. The Virginia House (known as the Orkney Springs Hotel) offers history and added charm.