STUNNING MOUNTAIN VIEWS IN PRISTINE, SERENE, NATURAL SETTING. LUXURIOUS COMFORT

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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STUNNING MOUNTAIN VIEWS IN PRISTINE, SERENE, NATURAL SETTING. LUXURIOUS COMFORT

Etlan / Old Rag Mountain House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, plus guest cottage, 4 full baths. Compound sleeps up to 12

Step from your car and take a breath of cool mountain air. Hard to believe you’re 28 miles from Charlottesville, eighty-nine miles from Washington. The edge of the wild, this land borders Shenandoah National Forest, the most populous black bear country on the East Coast, with stunning views of the Blue Ridge mountains and the tiny, picturesque community of Graves Mill in the valley below. If you prefer hiking mountain trails, fishing a trout stream or sipping a drink on the wide two-story porch, this is the spot. Wintering in? Let it snow. The whole-house generator automatically keeps things cozy in the event of power outage. Add a steam sauna, two-person Jacuzzi with a view, Rumford fireplace in the Great Room and winter becomes a dreamer's paradise. Springtime brings Mountain Laurel and eagles. Summer offers cool relief from the flatlands. Then comes Autumn, a season you have to truly see to believe.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Smoking: Smoke-free home.

Noise Control: In keeping with the peaceful tranquility of the region, no ATVs or motorcycles permitted on property.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

John or Joan Twombly

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Speaks english
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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Stunning mountain views in pristine, serene, natural setting. Luxurious comfort
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
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Stunning mountain views in pristine, serene, natural setting. Luxurious comfort
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Etlan / Old Rag Mountain Shenandoah Valley
Ashburn, VA
5

Beautiful, Relaxing, Excellent Value!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
Recently, my wife and I and three other couples stayed at this beautiful home! The place was incredibly breathtaking with the mountain views. The interior was very clean and was very well built. I met the owner and he was very courteous, helpful and polite. He actually designed the place himself, and he did a wonderful job!

People in our group especially liked the fireplace, the rain shower, the sauna, and the amazing rooms (especially the master bedroom and the cottage adjacent to the house). You know you're staying at a great place when you and your friends start talking about returning the following year. We loved the place and recommend it to anybody looking for a relaxing getaway, whether it's with your family or a group of friends.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Our goal is to make each guest's stay as relaxing and carefree as possible by providing all the amenities and comforts of home. We want to provide an environment that invites repeat visitors for years to come.
Helpful votes: 21/21
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Stunning mountain views in pristine, serene, natural setting. Luxurious comfort
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Etlan / Old Rag Mountain Shenandoah Valley
5

Fun House

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We had a wonderful family Thanksgiving at the house. The house was well equipped for children to adults from the game room to the sauna. We enjoyed sitting by the fire every night and the children enjoyed making fairy houses around the property with sticks and stones. We had a great time at Early Mountain Vineyards with the carriage rides and Christmas show. Lovely four days.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Stunning mountain views in pristine, serene, natural setting. Luxurious comfort
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Etlan / Old Rag Mountain Shenandoah Valley
Madison, Wisconsin
5

Great House, Great Views, Great Owners, Great Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Our week in the mountains exceeded all expectations. The pictures of the house and property on the website are beautiful, but they can not capture how truly perfect this place is.

The 11 of us (6 adults and 5 kids -- a pair of brothers, their wives, their parents, and their children) spent a week here and it could not have been better. While we were lucky to have perfect weather (70's and sunny in August), there was no luck about the house itself. There is intention in every detail, and it is full of many comforts and features. From basics like comfortable bedding (they aren't in every vacation house), to special touches, like the steam shower and tasteful furniture. The kids spent hours in the yard, playing in the rec room, and playing with games we brought and the many board games provided by the owners. You're in the mountains, so the property slopes considerably, but there is yard space for yard games.

While we would have been happy not leaving the house, every day we took an adventure, including Luray Caverns, Monticello, and day hikes in the Shenandoah. The kitchen has everything you need and the Food Lion in Madison (about 15 minutes away) is bigger than we expected. We also enjoyed Yoder's Country Market, a country store with goats and chickens in the yards the kids could feed. I also had to take a trip to DC for work one day, and it was just a couple hours away.

We ate nearly all our meals in the house, taking advantage of the kitchen (and all its appliances and cooking supplies), charcoal grills, and firepit (I can't guarantee you s'mores will be as good as ours!).

The owners, too, were a delight. It is clear that they love their house and they want their guests to enjoy their stay. We felt like guests -- not tenants or customers.

The only people I would not recommend this place to are people who have difficulty walking up and down stairs. But it was perfect for our little family reunion. And it would also be perfect for up to three unrelated couples and kids because of the layout, which has two master bedrooms on different floors and a cottage in a detached structure (where my parents slept).

In sum, rent this place! Once upon a time I lived in DC and if this house had existed then, I expect we would have spent a week or two here every year.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Stunning mountain views in pristine, serene, natural setting. Luxurious comfort
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Etlan / Old Rag Mountain Shenandoah Valley
annandale, va
5

The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
this is a beautiful property. we joined 3 other couples for a weekend away and could not have picked a better place. gorgeous 'great room', well stocked kitchen, plenty of bathrooms and the extra cottage space was very nice. immaculate home. the drive to the house is lovely and it is on a mountain-very secluded and tucked away from the world. would highly recommend.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Stunning mountain views in pristine, serene, natural setting. Luxurious comfort
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Etlan / Old Rag Mountain Shenandoah Valley
Washington, DC
5

Excellent vacation home!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Overall this was a fantastic property. The location offered just the right amount of seclusion and the views were great. The house was well furnished. If you like to cook, then this is the house for you. The kitchen had everything that you could imagine. It wasn't far from Madison (make sure to check out Yoder's Country Store). Also the Early Mountain Winery down the road was excellent.

We can't wait to go back again next year!
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Charlottesville, VA
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Bavarian Chef
Car: necessary

The property is located about a mile from Graves Mill, VA and is just off of Bluff Mountain Road, bordering on the Shenanndoah National Park. The area is lovely and unspoiled, very scenic, with easy and close access to the Rapidan and Conway Rivers as well as Graves Mill hiking trail.

Other Activities: Antiquing, music festivals, seasonal festivals, historic sites, mountain trail hiking, trout fishing, swimming, rafting, canoeing.

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Availability & Rates

Etlan / Old Rag Mountain House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Cleaning / linen set up $175.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.3%
Notes Owners honor the rate agreed to at time of booking. Holiday rates apply for Thanksgiving and Christmas; contact owners. Rates and rental arrangement apply to the entire compound, both the house and the cottage. Payments are fully refunded if cancellation is made at least 60 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Etlan / Old Rag Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Telescope
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest cottage
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Level 1 (living area) has two person steam sauna.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Full bath on level 3.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , On level 2, jacuzzi tub, separate shower with rain shower.
  • The second floor master bath has a spectacular mountain view from the two person Jacuzzi tub. Steam Shower/Sauna is next to fitness room with treadmill and weight bench.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2nd floor master, gas log fireplace, porch with view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2nd floor double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen bedroom on 3rd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Two twin bed plus trundle on 3rd floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Queen bed in cottage
    Cribs (portable) - 2 baby crib , Two Graco Pack n Play cribs
  • The two bedrooms on level 3 share a full bath. The two bedrooms on level 2 (entry level) share one full bath. The cottage has a full bath. The home sleeps 10 in beds comfortably depending on group composition (couples versus singles, mix of children versus adults, etc.). There are auxiliary beds, but contact owners to ensure your group will be comfortable. If cribs are applicable, the group size could easily be more than 10.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • pond
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • cycling
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
The two-story porch stretches the length of the main house and offers a stunning panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Forest, which the adjoins the property. Great room has wood-burning Rumford fireplace. Whole house generator, blown-in insulation and top-of-the-line Anderson windows provide dependable maximum comfort and warmth even in heavy winter storms. Steam sauna on first floor near small exercise room with treadmill and free-weight bench. Rain shower, and two person heated Jacuzzi in second floor master bath. Cozy media room with high definition satellite TV. and WiFi. Four-wheel drive vehicles recommended in Winter. Designer kitchen for serious chefs. Local personal chef services available (ask owner). Massage services available (ask owner).
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