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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

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

Overview

Overview

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!!

Keywords: Lodge

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Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Advertiser since 2003
Call Owner
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Speaks english

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

Why HomeAway

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Magnificent Log Home,60 Private Acres--Stunning Mountain Views
average rating of 4.75 based on 21 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
5

What an exceptional experience, Cathi

  • 5 of 5
Wow!! What a wonderful weekend! Our daughter got married this weekend. We live out of state & were referred to this site. While we rented the house for the weekend, we also had the rehearsal dinner on Saturday. Our Bridal party, Grooms family extended members were taken aback by the whole experience! The lodge, the spacious rooms, more than enough seating for dinner and the decks with more stars than you could imagine. When you say a full kitchen, you are true to form.
My Husband leaving everything to me & was so happy with the outcome! From the views, the beautiful mornings & the hot tub as we were gathering our clothes, kitchen items, dishes and what-nots! (He really did most of that, so when he mentioned Hot Tub, I told him to take as long as he wanted!)
We bought solar lights and placed them on either side of the drive, which not only aided people up the drive, from the deck it made a regal impression for all.
My extended family were so impressed & said we should make it a yearly reunion spot!
Thank you so much! While the wedding was breathtaking, heart melting and unbelievably memorable, the stay at your lodge added so much. Our Daughter & new Son sent us a message that read: from minute one, our new life was magical!
Thank you a hundred times! If you want somewhere that offers every measure of the Shennandoah experience with warmth and comforts, come on down!
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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

awesome, relaxing, and beautiful

  • 5 of 5
Have to admit after reading the disgruntled review from the person with food on the utensils and bugs we were a little apprehensive, but after staying there for a weekend I have come to the conclusion that Ms disgruntled would find something wrong with a five star Hotel. This get away is exactly that, a beautiful country home with a million dollar view. Has all of the amenities that one has at home and we experienced no bugs, tv worked everything was perfect. Very clean, will definitely come back and I recommend it everyone.
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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: 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.
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
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: 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.

Map

Map

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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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $500 Per night

Etlan / Old Rag Mountain Lodge Rental Rates

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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
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
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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