I usually don't gush in reviews, but I'm a little short on superlatives to describe what a lovely place this is. I literally gasped as it came into view for the first time from the hill above.
It's clear that the owners love this land and love caring for it, and put a lot of effort into making sure their guests are happy. They've improved and updated the house and surrounding property from some of the earlier comments, and Kathleen was very understanding and helpful when an unusual severe weather threat and the low bridge threatened a conflict with our inflexible schedule.
We found the house itself clean, well-equipped, and spacious. Every window has a beautiful view, but you'll want to get outside to really appreciate it all.
There's plenty to do nearby (see description and other comments), but some days we just enjoyed walking around the farm and enjoying the river rather than planning a day trip.
The Shenandoah is the obvious attraction to this place, but you've also got a mountain in your backyard here, and a path in front of the house will take you about halfway up it, for some great views of the valley. If you're adventurous you can pick your way to the top yourself, as my teen and I did on a roughly 3-hour round-trip hike from the house. Wear your hiking shoes and mark your path if you go, because you'll be scrambling over boulders near the top. But once you get there, there's an easy, clear path along the ridge top if you want to extend your hike.
We're so glad we found this place and were sorry we had to leave it so soon. It's clear that it provides a new kind of beauty every season, so we're eager to return and experience it again.
This place was awesome. The house was so cozy and comfortable. Everything you could possibly need was provided. There was games, movies , dart board , hot tub and a sauna. The lake was beautiful and peaceful and the people were friendly. We enjoyed fishing during the day and soaking in the hot tub each evening. The beds were comfy and the house was decorated with old antique items. Loved everything about this place and would definitely recommend this place to anyone. Paula was very informative and kept in touch to see how things were going. Appreciated the flowers and cupcakes that were left for us, it was very sweet. Hopefully we can return again soon. Thanks 😊