Charming home within minutes of Mass Resort and Blue Ridge Parkway
Brian and Sara Wilfong
About Brian and Sara Wilfong
My husband and I graduated from JMU in Harrisonburg and live locally in the area. We have three young boys who enjoy playing sports, being outdoors, and fishing. We enjoy traveling and experiencing new places.
Brian and Sara Wilfong purchased this House in 2017
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great weekend getaway!
We had a great time on our trip. The house had plenty of room for our large group and the location right on the river can't be beat. We spent our days playing in the water and the evening relaxing by the fire pit. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful house with us - we will definitely think about returning again!
Charming riverside home
We were a party of eleven, 6 adults and 5 kids- mostly teenagers down from NY to connect up with family in VA and friends staying at the Massanutten resort . On first approach I was afraid the house would prove to be too small since it looks that way perched on the riverbank but looks can be very deceiving. Inside it was roomy with two living room lounge areas, dining bar , generous sized kitchen and well equipped laundry room. Two bedrooms up in the eaves and three down in the walkout area provided more than enough sleeping and the beds were all very comfortable and decorated in a cozy, farmhouse style. Bathrooms on each level but no shower in the uppermost, just a tub tucked under the eaves , cute but a little impractical . In general the ceilings were a bit of a problem for our group. We are average to tall to very tall( one 6'6" who often has issues) but no insurmountable problems- he ducked through doorways and I banged my head if I went upstairs on the left side. The bunk room was the one problem room. Beds for 4 but no closet and no drawers. Even a few hooks would keep messy kids from dropping everything on the floor.Not a problem for the kids, just me.
But the main purpose, fishing and loafing on the river was more than well met. Great firepit, great screened in porch , hot tub clean and hot. we loved it all.Bike riding through the country was so relaxing. Just up the road live 4 donkeys , one kids favorite, otters splashing into the river. What is not to love?
Our landlords were helpful and super responsive with the few minor problems that arose and we thank them for sharing their quaint little home with us ( nifty cabinetry in the mainroom!)
Thanks so much Stephanie! We are glad you enjoyed our home as much as we do!! We hope you can find a time to return!
Wonderful girls weekend getaway!
This home was perfect for our mama’s weekend away. The view of the Shenandoah River was amazing, which could be enjoyed while around the fire pit, in the hot tub, or enjoying your coffee on the enclosed porch. The rooms were spacious and fit us (11 people) perfectly. We had plumbing issues and the owners immediately sent out a handy man to fix the issue. Would highly recommend.
Great location, lacking heat
The house had a great location right on the river and close to hiking in Shenandoah National park. The biggest drawback was that there was not functioning heat in the two upstairs bedrooms--there was a gap between the window AC unit in one room which made it very cold and we could not find any extra blankets. It might be better in warmer months, but I would not recommend it when the weather is still cold without repairs or a space heater.
Rooms were nice, beds were comfortable, and our group enjoyed smores around the fire pit and the hot tub. The kitchen had plenty of plates and cups, but was missing a large stock pot and baking sheet to cook for a large group (thankfully we had brought our own). The layout worked well for several couples and a few kids.
Besides the heating issue, it sounds like you all enjoyed your stay overall. We were unaware of any heating issue in the 2 upstairs bedrooms. We have dropped off portable space heaters at this home before (we tend to keep a few at all of our properties, just in case) and if you all were in need of any additional ones, all you had to do was ask. We are always willing to make our guests' stay as comfortable as possible! If our guest are ever in need of anything, we will do everything in our power to be more accommodating. We have personally drove to our vacation rentals before to drop off additional items to our guest, if they inform us that they are missing or are in need something. We would've loved the opportunity to make your stay as enjoyable as possible but if we aren't informed of any issues, there isn't much we can do. Thanks for mentioning the need of large pot and baking sheet. We are always open to suggestions and have since purchased those items to add to our fully stocked kitchen. We hope you all do plan a return trip soon!
Beautiful house inside and out with great River views
This scenery is very beautiful with the river in the back of the property, and the huse itself is quite charming. It is beautifully decorated and well-stocked for hot summer days or cold winter nights.
The home is on a quiet property and a family of ducks made a daily visit from the river to the front and back lawns which our children loved. The kitchen was well-stocked and the bedrooms were very cozy and clean.
Our stay was during the winter and was actually in the middle of a very severe ice storm, which knocked out power from the entire area. The electric company took a few days to restore power to the area and the whole vacation would have been terrible had it not been for the attentive owners and their support staff.
The owners personally drove from their residence at least an hour away to check on us and make sure we had everything that we needed to stay warm and enjoy the house.
They brought a generator which provided power for heating and electric. They provided all of the additional supplies that we needed. Their resourcefulness and attention to our needs was above and beyond.
The house itself is a beautiful place and perfect for family or group gatherings. Our stay could have been pretty bad due to the severe weather issues, but the property owners helped to make sure that our family enjoyed the occasion. We will hopefully be going back again soon to make more memories.
Relaxing get away retreat
If your looking to relax on the river with your family, this is the house for you! Quaint home, newly updated with great amnenities. Many kayaks, canoes & tubes to float on the river. We took our personal chairs to sit by the river, although there were some at the house. Kitchen is fully stocked with cookwear! No need to go out for dinner but good restaurants are nearby. Our only disappointment was the seating in the living room, there could be more. A large sectional would be perfect but it
would not deter us from renting this house again. We hiked in the morning & relaxed in the river to cool off We will be back!
Thank you for the great review and the recommendations. Since then, we have purchased a new sectional for the living room. It has been a great additive. We love suggestions from guest and do take them seriously. You all were great to host and we hope you are planning a return trip at a future date.