|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Welcome to River Woods Retreat, a rustic yet luxurious 3-bedroom log cabin rental nestled above Virginia’s historic Shenandoah River on Massanutten Mountain.
River Woods is very private, well-appointed and fully-equipped to provide upscale mountain lodging for your romantic getaway or your adventurous family vacation.
Just 90 minutes from Washington, DC, River Woods is conveniently located between the towns of Front Royal and Luray, putting you within easy reach of the Shenandoah Valley’s most popular attractions.
Keywords: Mountain Cabin, Shenandoah River, log cabin, private
River Woods Retreat is owned and managed by Tom and Theresa Gordy who reside in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC. Tom runs a non-profit organization that supports non-pay compensation benefits for service members. He serves in the U.S. Navy Reserve and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2009-2010). Theresa is a homemaker and full-time mom.
Tom & Theresa Gordy purchased this cabin in 2008
Like most log cabins, River Woods was a realization of childhood dreams. After all, who hasn't at one time in their life wanted to live in a log cabin?
The dream, long slumbering underneath years of stress and "priorities", came alive in October 2004 when we first drove across the Shenandoah River to view the hardwood and pine-covered 5.88 acres that is now home to River Woods. Driving up to the property was like in the 1988 movie Funny Farm, starring Chevy Chase - deer, turkeys, and pileated woodpeckers appearing as if cued by some hidden director. Fall leaves were in full display of color, and no noise could be heard except for the rustling of drying leaves driven by cool gentle breezes. However, this was no choreographed production, only nature greeting its soon-to-be new neighbors. That day, that moment, began a four-year journey of planning, designing and building - making a dream come true.
In Nature, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "In the woods, we return to reason and faith." And that has become the mission of River Woods - to help people find the quietness in which to reflect on the things that matter most in life.
Since its completion in the summer of 2008, River Woods has become a place to relax and reflect upon God's wonderful creation. It has served as a romantic getaway for many couples as well as the base camp for adventure vacations of hiking, canoeing and tubing, mountain biking, horseback riding and marathon running. It has become a second home for families who need an escape from the rat race of our nation's capital.
It has served as a place for rest and recuperation for war-weary service members visiting their families while on leave from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. And it has been a place of solace for families grieving the loss of a loved one.
Music groups and writers have used River Woods and the beautiful natural surroundings as a place of inspiration for their songs, prose and poetry.
River Woods has served to reunite geopraphically-dispersed high school and college friends and as a place of celebration for engagements, weddings and birthdays.
As owners of River Woods, we have greatly enjoyed knowing that our second home has brought joy to so many and look forward to hearing from future guests on what River Woods has meant to them.
We're home again, after a great few days. You really have created something very special out there. Everything was clean and in perfect order. Thanks again. All the arrangements worked great, and a few peaceful days in the woods were just what I needed.
We had a really great time at this beautiful cabin! We stayed there comfortably with two other couples to celebrate my husband's birthday. The only complaints:
We were told to bring food/spices/oils but the kitchen was kind of bare in terms of basic little things. It would have been nice to have aluminum foil, plastic wrap, Tupperware, more cutting boards (only one crappy one). You don't want to have to buy that stuff for a weekend.
The dishwasher soap obviously gets refilled but it looked like it was ten years old and the dishes never came out clean.
The living room area doesn't really provide comfortable seating for 6 adults.
But those are nit picky things and really just recommendations for the owners! We loved it and everyone was blown away with the remote location vibe and the stunning cabin!
My husband and I stayed here for a romantic weekend and it was absolutely perfect! The cabin is beautiful and very clean! I have rented a cabin before in the area that turned out to be dirty and very outdated so I was a little worried but this cabin exceeded my expectations! It has everything you could possibly need in the kitchen! The master bedroom and bathroom is amazing! I loved the heated floors and jacuzzi tub and double sided fireplace! The pictures really don't do this property justice! It is also only about 10 minutes away from restaurants and stores and skyline caverns but still very secluded! The owner was great and very helpful with questions I had. I can't wait to go back!
First off I would just like to say that the pictures you view online are nothing in comparison to the natural beauty of this cabin and it's surroundings!! It's the perfect amount of seclusion. My friends and I had the most fantastic time during our stay. We plan on many more getaways to this cabin in the future :). I would like to thank Mr & Mrs Gordy for sharing their beautiful home.
David, Trista, Mike, Trenda, Patriceo & Leisha
This place was exactly what my girlfriend and I were looking for. I nice log cabin in the woods away from it all. It felt rustic and cozy while having great, modern amenities. Fantastic view and great kitchen.
Our family of 5 had such a nice time at River Woods. Our toddlers loved the outdoor swing and the kids' fort on the property. My husband and I were able to relax by the fire pit while our girls ran around the yard. The house is beautifully done, clean, and well stocked with everything we needed to cook, relax and enjoy. We hope to return in the Spring and Summer!
River Woods Retreat surpassed all our expectations. My greatest pleasure was experienced through the excited chorus of oohs and aahs I heard when my family entered into the cabin on that first day. The duration of our stay could easily be described as a wonderful series of "ooh and ahh" moments and I can't come up with enough superlatives to do justice to the overall experience. Suffice it to say, River Woods Retreat was the perfect place to ring in the new year with family and I hope to one day return for another stay! Thank you for your willingness to share your beautiful, very well maintained, inviting, and accommodating property with us...it was perfect!
Vineyards & Winery Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing/Fishing on the Shenandoah River, Shenandoah National Park & Sky Line Drive, Hiking and Ziplining at Shenandoah State Park, Hiking in the George Washington National Forest, Fruit & Berry Picking, Antiquing
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Standard Rate of $249 plus tax per night for up to three nights.
For stays of 4 and 5 nights, rate is $238.00 per night plus tax.
For stays of 6 nights or more, $227.00 per night plus tax.
Housekeeping fee of $100.