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Historic Old Cabin on Private Dead End Road Walk to Nat'l Forest Trails & Rivers

Katie and Steven Robert Jones

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Katie and Steven Robert Jones

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2015
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Historic Old Cabin on Private Dead End Road Walk to Nat'l Forest Trails & Rivers

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

Harrisonburg Cabin Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom (Queen Size) 1 Full Bathroom with 1 Queen size sofa bed

Kids Stay Free!!!

Please read the entire description (we've had guests not read this description and have incorrect expectations... we have the faults listed (no place is perfect)... but you have to read this the description to know what they are):

Dry River Cabin is rustic, cozy and comfortable real cabin that was built in the World War II era. This cabin is probably a good fit for those who are really wanting to stay in an older rustic cabin. This is not new construction, but then again new construction does not usually have this much character or history.

The cabin was originally built as a Summer getaway in the mountains. It is a very cute cabin, the second to last cabin on a dead end private road that is almost at the top of the mountain. The road can be rough at times (after heavy rains or snow), but we've had guests with every kind of car (including very nice luxury cars) make it up to the cabin without any trouble. We drive up every day in a little Volvo with no ground clearance easily... in snow you may need 4 wheel drive (we do own a full size backhoe which is used to clear the roads and we promise we can always drive you up if it snows in our 4 wheel drive if you'd prefer. This is our cabin with the best views of the mountains when the leaves are gone and also the most secluded.

We (Katie & Steven) live here on the mountain and are available almost always should you need anything. Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything at all we can do to make your stay more enjoyable while you are here. We are not just saying that... we mean it. If there is ever a problem please let us know so we can do our best to make it right.

The cabin has one bedroom with a queen size bed and then there is a pull out queen size bed in the living room (the living room furniture is on the list to be replaced soon, as money permits, so just be aware of that). The bedroom has an old stone fireplace and there is fireplace insert (with glass) so the fire can be seen. There is also central heat should you need it as well. The cabin has a knotty pine in the interior, and a screened in porch with a great view of the mountain out front when there are no leaves on the trees. In the Summer the cabin feels even that much more secluded due to all the foliage.

The cabin has an older (not updated) full bath with claw foot tub, and a full kitchen with all the essentials: refrigerator, microwave, stove, oven and coffee maker and utensil and cookware. The kitchen and bathroom are not updated, but they fit with the theme of the cabin. There is central heat for the Winter and a window unit A/C in the living room that can be used in the Summer months if needed.

All linens and comforters are washed after every guest. The cabin has access to fishing and trails for hiking or mountain biking. It is about 10 miles from Harrisonburg and Bridgewater, so you're only minutes away from shopping and dinning as well.

Beloved pets are welcome, but we do require a Pet Fee. Multiple pets are welcome so those with more than one pet are welcome to stay. There is also a Property Damage Insurance of at least $49.

Rates will vary during peak and holiday seasons.

Dry River Cabin is a great place to see the stars. On clear nights, you can see thousands of stars overhead. It is a beautiful sight. Also during the spring and summer months, you can see humming birds everywhere. We place feeders off the front porch of the cabin and have personally seen upwards of 20 birds feeding on them at one time. The humming birds should be arriving in April. You don't want to miss them.

Check in time is 4:00 pm or after and checkout is 11 am.

This is a real cabin in the mountains built long ago. Therefore it will not feel like new construction (since it isn't new construction), but then again, that is what gives the cabin its charm because it is unique and older. The cabin is on the top of the mountain bordering the George Washington National Forest. The forest contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is a real cabin, there may things you should expect to find in an older real cabin such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs and occasional stink bugs during certain times of the year.

Pets are welcome at all of our properties. If you or someone in your group is allergic to pets or anything else (detergent, air fresheners, etc), please let us know in advance so we can discuss this prior to your booking and then also prior to your arrival. We will do our best to accommodate any special requests.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Katie and Steven Robert Jones (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2015

About Katie and Steven Robert Jones

We believe service is what sets us apart in the vacation rental industry. Katie & I personally own every cabin that we manage. We check-in all of our guests personally (sometimes even as late as 2 or 3 in the morning). When you arrive, the lights will be on and you will be welcomed and shown around the cabin, unlike most other rentals where you access a lock box and walk into a dark cold house. If it is Winter time and you let us know in advance that you want a fire, we'll even have a real wood burning fire going for you. We are always available. We live right here on the mountain and we really mean it when we say that we are always available. If you need us at 4 am or have a problem, please do not ever hesitate to let us know. This is all we do 24/7 and we want all of our guests to have an amazing stay. We would be honored if you would allow us the opportunity to serve you.

We came to Virginia from Texas so I (Steven) could finish my college degree, but got into the vacation rental business by accident. :) We have three daughters under the age of 5. We have 8 rescue dogs, 2 rescue cats, 2 ponies, 8 goats & about 50 chickens.

Katie and Steven Robert Jones purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Katie and Steven Robert Jones chose Harrisonburg

We bought this cabin because it was the just up the road from our house, and we decided it would be a nice property to own. We love to spend the night up there when the cabin isn't rented out.

What makes this cabin unique

This is our most remote cabin, on the end of a private dead end road with direct access to the George Washington National Forest.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 69 traveler reviews

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Historic Old Cabin on Private Dead End Road Walk to Nat'l Forest Trails & Rivers
average rating of 4.768116 based on 69 reviews
5

Loved this place.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this little cabin and we will definitely be telling all of our friends. Owners were great and it was nice and secluded. Loved it.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect Mountain Cabin Experience

  • 5 of 5

This was a great cabin. Loved reading on the screen porch and watching the birds. Generally enjoyed the quiet time here. The dogs loved the woods right outside the back door and sitting on the porch too. Thanks again. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful Experience, Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

If anything the description under sells this cabin. While it is rustic and old wood they have maintained it well and keep it clean. Our entire stay I saw one dead stinkbug and one tiny spider. The cabin smells great! I was worried about that since it is so old, but it has a nice wooden smell without any dank mustiness. The property manager Andrew was very pleasant and informative. Pretty much gave us the tour, some activity ideas, and his number then left us alone. Dishes, linens, even basic spices were all provided, heat worked well. The mountain is a quick drive from town were there is dining and groceries. I cant praise our experience enough, would definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect Authentic Cabin and Great Customer Service

  • 5 of 5

I am a little belated in writing this. But, was reminded as I just reserved another of their properties for a girls weekend. This 1 BR cabin was the best find and I almost hate to write a review because I want to keep it for myself! Alas, Steven and Katie are too nice and I don't want guests to overlook this gem for lack of reviews.

I rented this for a weekend of hiking and relaxing with my dog and I can't say enough about it. Katie and Steven were perfect hosts, as they greeted me soon after I arrived and showed me around. There wasn't one thing that I would change about the place. They talked about plans to install granite and stainless steel in the kitchen and I just hope they don't. I go to the woods to get away from granite and stainless! The kitchen is clean, tidy, and has exactly what you would need. I wanted a cabin with beautiful wood floors and paneling (not the icky 70s paneling... beautifully authentic natural wood walls) and that's what I got! The bed was so comfortable and the bedroom was very nicely/simply decorated. With this cabin you get a little chic and comfort without losing the rustic feel of being in the woods. My dog (and I, of course) loved the screened porch and the swing outside. I never had to get in my car, as there is plenty of hiking right out the front and back doors.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Tennessee
5

Loved this cabin. Great views and loads of character.

  • 5 of 5

Loved this cabin. We wanted to stay in a real cabin. I liked that the listing honestly explained that the cabin wasn't perfect, but then again what old cabin is. And isn't the fact that a cabin has character the reason to go stay in a cabin in the first place? It was like walking back in time, but with nice modern touches such as central heat, cable tv and wifi. The surrounding area was beautiful and there were some really nice hikes close by. Loved watching the sun set on the next mountain range over. Katie and Steven were right there to get us anything we needed during our stay too. Would surely come back.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great Views of the Mountains and Star Filled Sky

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was just what I hoped it would be like. Not too small and not too big. Cozy, comfortable and quaint. The one thing that really stood out to me was the night sky. I didn't realize that there were that many stars in the sky. The cabin offers amazing views and no light pollution to view the night time sky. The view of the mountains was beautiful and majestic. The claw foot tub in the bathroom was a nice touch. The stone fireplace in the bedroom was cozy the perfect place to unwind at night or on a cold day. Kitchen was stocked all the staples needed and Katie & Steven were insistent that I let them know if I needed anything at all. They live right down the mountain so are they're always available which nice. The bed was great and the screen porch was a great place to spend down time. Would love to stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Harrisonburg Union Station Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Harrisonburg
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Staunton, Virginia
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 33
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Harrisonburg Union Station Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Massunutten Resort
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $49 Per night

Harrisonburg Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid May 2015
May 3 2015 - May 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$59
From
$89
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$75
From
$149
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4 Week 2015
Jun 29 2015 - Jul 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$99
From
$179
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer 2015
Jul 6 2015 - Aug 27 2015
2 night minimum stay
$99
From
$175
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day 2015
Aug 28 2015 - Aug 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$229
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$89
From
$165
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2015
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$109
From
$249
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
November 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
$72
From
$149
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
December 2015
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 17 2015
2 night minimum stay
$89
From
$145
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
January 2016
Jan 3 2016 - Jan 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$49
From
$135
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
February 2015
Feb 1 2016 - Feb 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$65
From
$149
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
March 2016
Mar 1 2016 - Mar 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$99
From
$165
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
April 2016
Apr 1 2016 - May 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
$109
From
$175
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
JMU Graduation 2016
May 4 2016 - May 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$249
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$49
From
$49
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $49.00 + Tax
Property Damage Insuranc $59.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.3%
Notes Kids under 16 stay free. When using the book it now option simply do not enter the number of kids staying (so that they won't be charged). We do allow for a one night stay Sunday through Thursday nights. There is a two night minimum over weekends. Meaning your stay can be for either Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights. Rates change daily according to availability.

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Amenities

Harrisonburg Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Clawfoot Tub
  • Full Bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • One queen size bed in the bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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