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Lovely Rock Home in Shenandoah County. Four Fenced Acres, Beautiful Views

Judy Cooley

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Judy Cooley

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015
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Lovely Rock Home in Shenandoah County. Four Fenced Acres, Beautiful Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Mount Jackson House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom with Mountain Views and Fisher fireplace wood stove.

Enjoy a COUNTRY VACATION in our secluded, natural stone home on four acres of fenced fields and White Pine forests with spectacular mountain views. Located in the Pleasant View area of Shenandoah County, the home is on a gentle rise and set back off of a charming, easy-access hard surfaced country road. The property is securely fenced and gated.

We offer you a chance to be a part of the Shenandoah Valley community and lifestyle. Church groups still boil apple butter in large copper kettles, there are welcoming lawn parties, suppers and seasonal celebrations, and neighbors raise livestock and crops for a living.

A rock chimney and fireplace woodstove centers the Great Room where you may enjoy indoor activities while having full views of yards, decks and mountains through floor to ceiling windows. Rocking recliners, comfy furniture and plush beds grace the home. The rock home is filled with amenities and meticulously cleaned and prepared for your visit.

We have stocked the home with everything we imagine you may need. We want your arrival to be easy and we make sure you have everything you need for a good night's rest and a good start the next morning as you discover the home, the property and the Shenandoah Valley.

The cozy bedrooms provide a comfortable retreat for quiet moments. The master bedroom has its own bathroom and walk-in closet and French doors open onto the deck for coffee and sunrise viewing. All of the bedrooms offer quality queen beds. The fold out queen sofa bed allows one bedroom to be converted to a private, relaxing den or reading room, with a desk containing writing material, and offers wondrous mountain views.

Comfortable decks on three sides of the home provide opportunities for hours of outdoor relaxation. Views of mountains, fields and nature can give you perfect peace. Old time rockers, retro metal chairs and glider, lounge chairs, and tables grace the many decks. A double hammock and picnic table are beneath the towering oaks. There is a family-sized gas grill (with gas provided) for you to enjoy outdoor cooking.

For the adventurous visitors, there are numerous walks, bike rides and country drives from the house. Discover historic Civil War battlefields and era homes from as early as the 1700's, iron furnaces, a covered bridge and several swinging bridges across creeks and the Shenandoah River. We have a basket of pamphlets detailing all the places you may want to visit. Our guest book features many trip ideas and detailed route directions. There are extra pages for you to take along. We will be delighted to answer questions at any time before or during your visit.

If you choose to stay home, there are lots of indoor and outdoor games and activities. We offer Wi-Fi for your convenience and an in-house phone for local calls. Wonderful wildlife will visit you daily, showing off their unique personalities. Chipmunks race about for food, a fox squirrel checks here and there, a large variety of songbirds visit feeders and birdbath. Look for the beautiful indigo bunting. Wild rabbits frolic while deer and turkey can be seen along the fences and in the cornfield behind the house. Enjoy the mornings and evenings as you watch the sunrise and sunset over the lovely mountains. Feel free to use the rocks and firewood to build an outdoor campfire, or gather nuts from the two walnut and chestnut trees, harvest morel mushrooms and asparagus (all in their season).

Minimum stay of three nights

Check-in: Any time after 3 p.m.

Check-out: By 11 a.m.

Based upon availability, early and/or late check-in/ check-out can be arranged. Sunday checkout time can be anytime before 5 p.m.

Keywords: Vacation Home

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Judy Cooley (Owner)
Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015

About Judy Cooley

Doug and I live on Merritt Island in Florida. We have retired from the Kennedy Space Center after 30 years of working for NASA and Boeing on the Space Shuttle (also retired).

Judy Cooley purchased this house in 1978

Why Judy Cooley chose Mount Jackson

This lovely rock home on four acres was our personal home for three years before we came to work at Kennedy Space Center. We loved the house and location so much that we chose to keep it and share it with others. Doug and I laid all of the uncut mountain, valley and river stones found in the house and deck wall.

Mount Jackson is a historical little town, situated just above the Shenandoah River, close to the Massanutten Mountain and along both sides of the Old Valley Pike. There are several good restaurants, a chain grocery store, gas stations and antique stores. Walking around town is a pleasurable passtime. My (Judy's) Grandparents owned the old stagecoach inn on the southern end of town. It's still there and President Andrew Jackson regularly stayed in an upstairs room during his travels through the Valley. The town was named for him. We love to stroll through the 1700's churchyard in the center of town and look for the graves of American Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers. Stonewall Jackson's camp was on Rude's Hill about a mile south of the town. He named the hill for Mr. Rude who owned the large 1700's house still standing at the foot of the hill. The covered bridge is just off of Rt. 11 before reaching Rude's Hill.

What makes this house unique

Relaxing on the wonderful decks and enjoying the spectacular views and local wildlife. Touring the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley. Playing in the Shenandoah River and the many creeks that lace the Valley. Dozing by the wood stove on cool evenings. Walking and biking the many country roads. Driving from the Massanutten Mountain to the West Virginia border on Great North Mountain and traversing all of the scenic country roads in between. Attending good benefit country suppers and festivals where new friends can be met. Watching the sunrises and sunsets, seeing the moon come up over the Massanutten Mountain, viewing millions of stars that are bright in the fresh country air. Listening to bull frogs and spring peepers in the neighbor's pond. It's so quiet we can hear the grass grow.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just loved your beautiful property! It is so comfortable and welcoming!

What a wonderful rest we had and the scenery this time of year (thanks to your "drives" section of the guest book) and Spring blossoms were, indeed, spectacular.

We'll remember this week for a long time and will look forward to a return visit before too long!

Thank you again, and God Bless! (From a letter left in our Guest Book)
May 2015
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Lovely Rock Home in Shenandoah County. Four Fenced Acres, Beautiful Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 84 reviews
New Hampshire


  • 5 of 5

Peaceful, quiet location. Three miles from Route 81 but total privacy. Convenient to shopping. Owner has the home extremely well prepared for your stay . The road the home is located on excellent for walking, little in the way of traffic. A winery within walking distance, less than 1 mile away. Beautiful countryside.

Nearby hiking in National Forest, one example Wolf Gap on the Virginia/West Virginia border, directions: Conicville Road to Route 42, north on 42 to Columbia Furnace, left on Route 675 west in Columbia Furnace, follow 675 to top of mountain, Wolf Gap Recreation Area.. Tibbets Knob trail a short hike to views of the valley below.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad our new friends from New Hampshire enjoyed our home and the Shenandoah Valley. Craig was our inspiration to have WiFi and a house phone installed. He e-mailed me often during their visit and was so happy to enjoy the decks while keeping up with friends and his business. He reported on the lovely views and the blooming trees and flowers. Your wish to return in the Fall, or next Spring pleases us and you are always welcome. Our new house phone turned out to be a blessing to our current guests from Ontario, who do not have a mobile phone or computer and thus, are happy that they may have a phone handy to be in touch. We are thrilled over the positive responses from our guests and will continue to look for ways to add to future vacation pleasures. Judy and Doug

Gorgeous House with Stunning Views

  • 5 of 5

My group of five good friends VERY much enjoyed our stay at this home. The house was absolutely charming. But the outdoor space is what made this house so great for us; both the front yard looks out over rolling hills leading up to a mountain range, while the backyard overlooks the neighbor's cornfield with ANOTHER mountain range in the background! We made liberal use of the brand new deck and outdoor grill. I woke up early both mornings to pour a cup of coffee and sit outside, taking in the majestic views.

Our mid-fall visit was characterized by pleasant temperatures in the mid-50s to low 70s, so we could spend a lot of time outdoors. The fall foliage was in full swing, so the views were even more beautiful. The weekend was a welcome respite from my fast-paced life in the city.

I'd highly recommend this property to anyone - it was easy to get to (right off of I-81) and has nearby amenities (grocery store and gas stations 5 minutes down the road). We were fortunate that our visit coincided with Shenandoah County's AutumnFest, a local festival with food, drinks and arts and crafts.


  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Great Getaway place from City life

  • 5 of 5

Sent: Wednesday, May, 2014 12:12 PM

Subject: RE: Trip Information

Hi Judy,

It was a great experience to stay at your mountain home. I could never have asked for a better place to get away to and recharge. I look forward to returning to this fabulous place thank you for allowing me at your home.


  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Quiet, romantic weekend

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I wanted a weekend away from our busy lives, and this was the perfect spot. The large windows all through the cabin allowed us to enjoy the beautiful property and views even when it was raining and we were inside. The peaceful porches provided wonderful spots for sitting and enjoying the fields and mountain views. The cabin was thoughtfully supplied with games, movies, music, toiletries and pantry items. Although we came prepared with most of our own things, it was nice knowing that if we'd forgotten something we did not need to rush to the store! We had a wonderful weekend, and neither of us wanted to leave on Sunday!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
baltimore md

great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We arrived after dark the first night but when we got up the next morning and opened the curtains WOW the view is beautiful. The house is very comfortable,clean and well kept. the house has many essentials that you might need from the bedrooms to the bathrooms and kitchen. what a nice walk it is just around this property,or down to the road and up or down it. great little towns to visit and you can make several of them on a days drive. working with the owners was very easy and helpful about the area. we loved our 3 days here and we will return to seek out other sights in this area. also there are several wineries within a couple miles of the house. so this being such a great house we strongly suggest you choose it for your next trip to shenandoah valley.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house for a family reunion with my sister and her family who came from abroad, and were there with 4 kids. Everything was clean and beautifully arranged, the garden was charming, and we had great time!!

Would definitely come here again...

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


American Celebration On Parade
"See retired decorated floats from many parades across the U. S."
Shenandoah Caverns
"A beautiful cavern. Directions and tips are located in our in-home guidebook."
Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Dulles International
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Shenvalee in New Market
Nearest Train
68 Miles
The auto train from Sanford, FL to Lorton, VA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 81
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Bryce Mountain
Car: necessary

Easy access to George Washington National Forest, Skyline Drive, Blue Ridge Parkway, Two 18-hole Golf, Bowling, Roller skating, Badmitton/croquet/volleyball/soccer on property, Three underground Caverns, Two ski slopes, Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, Vineyards, Excellent Restaurants, Many country Churches, Farmer's Markets, numerous Bazaars, Festivals, Carnivals and Country Suppers. Pamphlets, reviews and directions are found in the home for your use. Prior to your visit, contact (Shenandoah County Tourism) and Jenna will be happy to send you their Guide to Outdoor Recreation and a pamphlet of Valley events you will wish to attend.


Rates & Availability

From $190 Per night

Mount Jackson House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Set Up and Cleaning Fee $55.00
Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Tax Rate 2.0%
Notes 3 night minimum stay for holiday weekends, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas.
Maximum stay of two months.
To guarantee your full deposit return, please report accurate number of guests prior to your visit.
Babies two and under free.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Mount Jackson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Body washes, soaps, and many personal items, first aid and some medicines, mouthwash and much more. The hall bathroom has an astounding view of the mountains. Quality towels and washcloths.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleeper sofa
  • Master bedroom with full bath. Two bedrooms share a full bath. Twin sleeper sofa in great room. Fold down twin bed and several air mattresses available. All quality linens, pillows, quilts, blankets, throws provided. Pillows and mattresses sealed for your protection. One front bedroom may be converted to an office or sitting room. The modem for the WiFi is located in this room. Reception is excellent inside and outside of the home for your laptop/computer.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 11 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Pure, deep well water. Christmas and seasonal decorations provided. Walks around the property and along the country road provide a variety of terrain and spectacular views. Walk to the top of the corn field for a truly 'pleasant view.' Bring your binoculars to watch wild turkeys, deer, Canada geese, small mammals and hundreds of song birds.

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