MAGNIFICENT LOG HOME,60 PRIVATE ACRES--STUNNING MOUNTAIN VIEWS

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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MAGNIFICENT LOG HOME,60 PRIVATE ACRES--STUNNING MOUNTAIN VIEWS

Etlan / Old Rag Mountain Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Lodge, 6 Bedrooms + Loft, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 16)

Elegant, country escape overlooking the Shenandoah Valley in the Blue Ridge Mts. of VA, just off 231, one of America's ten most outstanding scenic byways(Great for biking). Our 60 private acres backs up to the Shenandoah National Park & Old Rag Mt., which offers many scenic hiking trials and activities plus we have our own private hiking trials on our property. After hiking, soak in our 7 person hot tub with recliner & enjoy the quiet serenity of the country.

View the wildlife or the spectacular star-studded sky. Watch the moon rise or take a drive on Skyline Drive. We have a stocked pond for catch & release & there's trout fishing close by. Pop some popcorn in our theater sized electric popper & watch your favorite movie on our large HDTV screen.

There's a 52'HDTV upstairs. Take along your choice drink from the downstairs bar & play a game of shuffleboard on our 9' table or go up to cocktail hill to enjoy the sunset. Don't forget the nibbles to put on the picnic table or inside the pergola. Visit the many wineries, Luray caverns, historic Monticello & Montpelier, UVA in Charlottsville, civil war sites, golf, horseback ride, antique shops, art galleries. Ski at Massanutten, 1 hour away, or enjoy their go carts, golf, bowling, or huge water park. Try fishing in our catch & release pond.

A massage therapist will come to the lodge for your spa needs. There are many organic farms and farmer's markets nearby. Pasture fed beef can be found at Rider's Backfield farm just around the corner. There are many scheduled events, festivals, & activities through out the year. There are world class (Inn of Little Washington) to down home restaurants within 1-25 miles. The lodge is ideal for family gatherings, corporate retreats, reunions, birthdays, girls/guys weekends & theme weekends: cooking, painting, photography, birding nature & much more.

There's a playhouse for the smaller ones which you can watch from the expansive front deck. So come & enjoy. You won't want to leave. MEMORIES ARE MADE HERE!!

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • Singles
  • Groups
Owner
Advertiser since 2003
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Guestbook comments from the owner

The weather was fine,

We read the whole guestbook

We drank lots of wine.

We're reading departure

And eating some chips

Pete knows construction

He's giving us tips.

We like how the sky stretches out on all sides

The sun comes out sometimes

And sometimes it hides.

We like all the cacti

Antlers and masks

We even lliked doing

The clean up crew tasks.

But, Sun Dancer, baby,

We've gotta depart

But we leave behind

A piece of our......

I'm not sure how to end this.
Feb 2011
  • 1 of 5
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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4.7
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Magnificent Log Home,60 Private Acres--Stunning Mountain Views
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
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Magnificent Log Home,60 Private Acres--Stunning Mountain Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p231813vb
(703) 476-1671 (Virginia, USA)
Etlan / Old Rag Mountain Shenandoah Valley
Washington, DC
5

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5
Stayed here with a group of friends earlier this summer to celebrate a birthday. Everyone raved about how beautiful it was and continues to do so a month later. The house itself is wonderful - large and beautifully appointed with plenty of beds and bathrooms - and the land surrounding it is lush and verdant and peaceful. We spent our days biking and running and hiking and then cooked amazing dinners in the enormous kitchen. Best of all was the profusion of fireflies that appeared once the sun had set. I haven't seen that many fireflies since I was a kid. It was a wonderful weekend.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it as much as we do. Each season has its own special magic! Come back to see us again. Geri
business
Magnificent Log Home,60 Private Acres--Stunning Mountain Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p231813vb
(703) 476-1671 (Virginia, USA)
Etlan / Old Rag Mountain Shenandoah Valley
5

John W. Sun Dancer "Paradise in the Mountains"

John W. Sun Dancer "Paradise in the Mountains"
  • 5 of 5
Thank you so much!! The Sun Dancer property is simply amazing!!! The property exceeded our expectations in every way imaginable!!! Our entire group fell in love immediately and is already talking about our next trip back. It was very hard for us to leave at the end of our stay; we sat on the deck looking out over the view and did not want to leave. Simply amazing and perfect in every aspect, every room was decorated to perfection with unique and fascinating artifacts. The layout of the property is very accommodating, comfortable and beautiful. We were immediately at home upon arrival. The sunrise from the living room and front deck is unbelievable! The game room provided hours of entertainment on a rainy day. A short walk to the Grotto with a bottle of wine is a must! After hiking Old Rag Mountain, the Sun Dancer, welcomed us with open arms, hot showers and baths, aaahh!! Biking through the countryside offered amazing views at every turn! We had the honor of meeting the owner and it was as if we were old friends, at that moment, I knew we were in good hands. Thank you so much for allowing us to experience a part of your world. I will absolutely recommend your properties to all my friends and co-workers. Hope to be doing business with you in the very near future. Thanks again!!
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay just as much as we enjoy it. Come back and canoe down the Shenandoah River. It's great fun!
business
Magnificent Log Home,60 Private Acres--Stunning Mountain Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p231813vb
(703) 476-1671 (Virginia, USA)
Etlan / Old Rag Mountain Shenandoah Valley
5

Our Whole Family Loved It!

  • 5 of 5
My family rented this house for a reunion. We had cousins in every corner! No one felt crowded, everyone was comfortable, and we couldn't stop talking about how beautifully appointed it was! The kitchen had everything you could possibly need. The showers were marvelous. The beds were great. Amazingly, the linens in my bed were like 600 count! Sitting in the hot tub under the stars was fabulous. The views -- breathtaking. While we were there, it snowed while the sun was shining - never seen anything like it. There's tons of stuff to do - games and game tables, magazines, a large selection of movies, books, and Old Rag Mountain to hike. We had a few ladybugs too -- they were cute! We kept a fire going all day every day - there's a huge woodpile outside - and just enjoyed being together in a wonderful place. My family wants to do our next reunion there too!
I would highly recommend this rental to anyone who enjoys luxury and beauty. It is beyond clean and well-maintained. All the amenities were as advertised. I can't speak to customer service, since we didn't need any, which is the best compliment of all.
The little Country Store in Etlan is run by a great guy named Don, who smokes all his own meats. Go try it, you'll love it! Also, we totally loved the Thornton River Grille in Sperryville, a true gourmet restaurant find. The whole area is great for antiquing, and the wineries are a ton of fun.
In short, not only would I go back again, I most certainly will!
  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time. It,s a perfect place for a gathering.
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Magnificent Log Home,60 Private Acres--Stunning Mountain Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p231813vb
(703) 476-1671 (Virginia, USA)
Etlan / Old Rag Mountain Shenandoah Valley
Dallas, tx
2

FInd Another Place

  • 2 of 5
I WOULD NOT stay here. My family and I spent almost a week at this house. The place was dirty with dead bugs on the floor, the utensils in the kitchen had food caked on them, the phone did not work (in case of emergencies), the owners could not be reached while we were at the property (they returned my phone call while I was on my flight home), the TV downstairs did not work, the beds were uncomfortable. The view from the deck was great if you could handle the HUNDREDS of lady bugs (literally) that got in your hair and clothes. I would not recommend this property. There are too many other places to choose from in the same area.
  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Perfect Storm. First, the phone company had a major substation equipment failure. The entire region was without phone service for over 2 weeks!. This is not within our control. Second, the ladybugs swarm once per year. This is not within our control. Third, the house is treated routinely by PermaTreat thus any bugs that get into the house will die and they end up on the floor. This is as it should be. Such is life in the country. Fourth, the TV downstairs was in perfect working order both before and after this visit. We cannot attest to operator competence. As to the dishes not being clean, we do not have an explanation. We have never had this issue before or since.
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Magnificent Log Home,60 Private Acres--Stunning Mountain Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p231813vb
(703) 476-1671 (Virginia, USA)
Etlan / Old Rag Mountain Shenandoah Valley
Alexandria, VA, USA
5

Beautiful Comfortable Spacious Mountainside Escape

  • 5 of 5
My group of friends stayed at Spirit Dancer Lodge for the past two years, but our annual cabin trip became so popular this year (with 14 people attending) that we needed to rent the larger Sun Dancer Lodge instead, and we LOVED it! We packed so many things into our weekend escape, such as decorating a Christmas tree at the cabin, a Secret Santa gift exchange, our first annual Sun Dancer 5K, hiking in the woods behind the house (we found the creek with the rock encampments), a huge group dinner on Saturday night (the table comfortable seats 14), a movie night, playing board games and shuffleboard, reading/relaxing on the huge deck and also in front of the warm fireplace, and plenty of relaxing and hanging out in the hot tub!

There are so many different personalities in our group, but the cabin has something for everyone! The kitchen is well-equipped for those who love to cook (our one friend whips up something yummy each year for Friday night's group dinner--this year was Gumbo)! The leather couches around the fireplace are super comfortable for those of us who want to catch up and spend hours chatting in front of the warm fire. There are two large screen tv's (the one in the den was perfect for movie night and the one in the living room upstairs was great for watching football games on Sunday before heading home).

The rooms are beautifully decorated, and my friend who is a photographer took photos of many of your Indian artifacts and decorations. The place is just beautiful, comfortable, clean, and well-stocked with supplies! I would absolutely recommend a trip out to either of the lodges, and our tradition of heading to one of your cabins each year for a holiday weekend escape with friends is something we are all looking forward to for years to come! Thank you, Geri, for allowing us to stay a few extra hours on Sunday...we had such a wonderful time and can't wait to return next year!
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magnificent Log Home,60 Private Acres--Stunning Mountain Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p231813vb
(703) 476-1671 (Virginia, USA)
Etlan / Old Rag Mountain Shenandoah Valley
5

Brandes Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
My husband's family traveled from MA, OH, VA, GA and FL to spend our annual summer vacation together. This house was amazing! The pictures really don't do it justice. Everyone had wonderful accommodations- beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms. The front deck was a favorite spot because of the amazing view, which we never got tired of! The back screened-in porch was also a relaxing spot to read/chat. The kitchen was very well supplied with everything that you could need to cook for 16 people. We did many of the area hikes, which were great (especially the one with the waterfalls)! We also toured several of the wineries and the distillery. The kids took advantage of the waterpark about an hour away. We also made a day of going to Luray Caverns, which was also really cool. If you are looking for a vacation away from busy schedules and technology, this is definitely the house to rent. We were blessed to have uninterrupted time with family. Hope we are lucky enough to go back again some day!
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Car: necessary

If you want to visit a nearby city, Charlottesville, Flint Hill, Washington & Culpeper are close with many restaurants, movies, live theater, concerts & shops plus there are many other smaller 'country towns' which offer an inside peak of 'real' country life. Visit some of the many wineries, golf, horseback ride, historic sites & battlefields, Luray Caverns, Historic Monticello & Montpelier, antique shops, art galleries, University of VA in Charlottesville. Ski at Massanutten, 1 hour away, or enjoy their golf, go carts, bowling, or huge indoor/outdoor water park. A massage therapist will come to the lodge for your spa needs. There are many scheduled events, festivals, & activities throughout the year. There are world class (Inn of Little Washington) to down home restaurants within 5-25 miles. The lodge is ideal for family gatherings, corporate retreats, reunions, birthdays, girls/guys weekends & theme weekends: cooking, painting, photography, birding, book clubs, biking, hiking, relaxing, nature & much more

Other Activities: wineries, canoeing, cheese factories, historic sites & battlefields, caverns, wildlife viewing, shopping, Monticello & Montpelier, auctions, etc

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Availability & Rates

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Etlan / Old Rag Mountain Lodge Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$500
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$3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 10.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

Etlan / Old Rag Mountain Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Backpack
  • Iron & Board
  • Free Local Calls
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Catering Available
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • Half bath in hallway at bottom of loft staircase.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4), Bunk Beds (4) 2 twin & 2 queen built in beds
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • Singles
  • Groups
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • festivals
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • photography
  • outlet shopping
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski privileges optional
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • rock climbing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • mountaineering
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • snowboarding
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • hiking
Notes:
9' Shuffle Board, Chess Table, Darts, Games and Puzzles, 2 Large, flat, Screen TVs with HD, theater style popcorn popper, corner wet bar, laundry room, hot tub, screened in porch, 70' outside balcony deck w/gorgeous view of valley below & watch the wild turkeys, the grazing deer, or the magnificent sunrise! Encanting playhouse for a child's imagination & for a parent's delight. Catch & release pond, marked trials on property. Great hill for sledding in winter.
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