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THANKSGIVING: Bring your Turkey. Get 4 nights in the Mountains- cost of 3 nights

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Basye-Bryce Mountain Chalet Rental Photos and Description

3 Bdrm, 3 Full Baths, 3 levels, and Large Family Room, sleeps 8-10

No better place than The Sticks for your family or couples' retreat. Two bedrooms on main floor (one queen, one full bed).Upstairs is a third bedroom (queen) and private bath.Large rec room on lower level has a queen pullout bed for extra space.View the sunset over North Mountain from either deck, or the stars in our telescope w/ no city lights. 'The Sticks' provides roomy comfort for two families. Large dining room table and well-appointed kitchen and linens. Shenandoah Valley offers peace and quiet, fresh air and endless views. Historic points of interest include nearby Skyline Drive, Orkney Springs, bike trails, and various caving adventures.. There's so much to do. Or, do nothing at all. It's up to you when you're at 'The Sticks'. We now offer WiFi and Showtime on TV.

Views: The views from the two wrap-around decks are fabulous. The decks are situated in a way to provide stunning sunsets with the North Mountain as the backdrop. Feel free to use the telescope (3 inch Bushnell Newtonian) to view the stars against the black background of space. Or gain a close-up of North Mountain. Scenic drives are fun along the country roads within the Valley. The Fall offers wonderful picture perfect views of the fall colors from either balcony.

Surroundings: The home is situated on the mountain side with enough land (double lot) ,that the neighbors are barely visible. It's a short haul to Bryce Resort and a short walk to Lake Laura where hiking and mountain biking trails abound.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Diann Onsted
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Diann Onsted

The Onsted's have owned this Chalet since 2006, long enough to have become familiar with this unique family-oriented setting. The views and fresh air are so refreshing and invigorating to the soul.

Diann Onsted purchased this chalet in 2006

Why Diann Onsted chose Virginia

The mountain views and the convenience of its size (2100 ft) , and bathrooms on each floor. The privacy provided by the unique setting and double sized lot give you a very peaceful site.

What makes this chalet unique

Privacy is provided by a wooded double lot. And Quiet provided by the unique setting and quiet streets. But the biggest plus is the great views of sunset on Old North Mountain!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came from Boston, Virginia, Maryland , and DC to enjoy a weekend of yoga ,dancing, ping pong, singing , kayaking, tanning lakeside, hiking, and "Titantic". Beer flowed, the grill was fired-up, and thank you for letting us rent your place.
Jul 2012
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THANKSGIVING: Bring your Turkey. Get 4 nights in the Mountains- cost of 3 nights
average rating of 4.25 based on 30 reviews
Richmond, VA

Long weekend in June

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at The Sticks for a long weekend at the end of June. We rented it at the "last minute" and the owners were very responsive in handling our request. The directions provided were excellent, and we found the home with no problem. Having never been to the area, we enjoyed the location central (a couple minutes drive to both, it's walkable to the Lake but not with the kids, it was too hilly for them) to the summer amenities of Lake Laura and the Bryce resort where we tried the paddle boats, golf, and grass tubing. Resort was pretty much empty, very easy to get a tee time, and patake in the summer offerings. The house was very comfortable and homey, great selection of books and magazines. Beds were comfy, bathrooms were clean. The telescope was amazing. The kids really enjoyed the ping pong and bumper pool, great for a rainy afternoon. Kitchen was pretty well stocked with utensils, dishes, etc. Very nice place for the price. We may return for the ski season!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
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we love it

  • 5 of 5

its a great place we all love it we enjoy our stay there with my family n friends easy to find owner is very nice she make sure we are ok. i definitely recommend this to everyone n will surely comeback.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice for the price!!!

  • 4 of 5

This rental was nice for the price we paid for a little couples wknd getaway. We all enjoyed our stay and would probably stay here again. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Awesome get away!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our stay at The Sticks. The house is fully equipped with all of the essentials and ample space for my family of 7. Kids really enjoyed the bumper pool table, ping pong and exploring in the woods. The location of The Sticks is perfect! Close enough to Bryce Resort for skiing and tubing, yet nestled in private wooded scenery. Booking was very easy and the owners were very helpful with the check in/out process. We definitely want to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time at The Sticks! We hope you come again. The Onsteds
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Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and four friends really enjoyed the Sticks. It's close to the main Bryce Resort area, nestled in the woods, and the road nearby is great for hiking. The house was cozy, warm and had lots of space. We really liked the bumper pool and ping pong in the basement. I would love to come back sometime!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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The view was beautiful!!!

  • 4 of 5

My plan was to start having Christmas away and this was the 1st annual vacation. I want to say that the house was exactly how it looks in the pictures. I love the fact that it was very spacious and has a bathroom on every level. It was a very cozy cabin house. Now, it could use a little upgrading such as the TV and the fact that there is no TV in the rooms. We relied on our tablets and phones a lot. The weather was not working on our side so we could not do the winter activities which left us with the use of technology. Of course it did not take away from the experience of staying at the "Sticks" we still made the best of our time there. We enjoyed the ping pong table a lot. We could not figure out how to play the other game/pool although we read the directions twice. Also, we arrived at night, that was not a good idea. PLEASE ARRIVE IN THE DAYTIME. It is pitch black in those mountains. It was a little difficult to pull up in the drive way. I do not have a truck but after several attempts we finally made it.

I would definitely stay here again!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Saleemah. I just had a chance to see your review. I always encourage people to come in the daylight, but it is difficult in the winter. Part of the charm of a mountain getaway of course, is to be away from city lights. So happy you enjoyed it. the Onsteds
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Bryce Resort
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bryce Resort
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bryce Country Club
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Hwy 81at 279
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Resturant at Bryce Resort
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Bryce Mountain
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Laura, Basye
Car: necessary

Enjoy the comfort and privacy of a Family Chalet with 3 levels of living. Over 2100 square feet, fully furnished. Bryce Resort (a five minute drive), offers a climbing wall, bike path, and winter ski and snowboard sports. View the sunset from either deck without all those City Lights, , or see the stars in our telescope, in the clear mountain air. Showtime on Tv as well. Explore the nearby caverns including Luray or Shenandoah, less than an hour away. Children are welcome here. No smoking inside.

Other Activities: View the skies from our telescope!! No city lights. We are Family-Friendly and casual! Come and Stay with us.

Golf: CHECK THESE RATES FOR THE BEAUTY OF A MOUNTAIN COURSE!! Enjoy 18 holes Golf on this unique mountain-view course, which wanders through the Shenandoah Valley. Golf amenities are just a five to ten minute drive away.


Rates & Availability

Basye-Bryce Mountain Chalet Rental Rates

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Sep 3 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $100

Fully refundable 100 security deposit. ***Regular Rates: Minimum Stay is $350.00. We require a 3 night minimum stay during holidays. Active Military 10%off. (Thank All of You in the Service of the US!!) *** Extra nites only $100.00 Housekeeping is $50.
Our Rates include Tax. Lovely mt. setting. Energy Efficient Wood stove for cool evenings, and a telescope!

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Basye-Bryce Mountain Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • There is a full bathroom on each floor for convenience. The Master Bedroom's bath offers a jetted tub for one, a shower, and an overlook to the two story wall of windows facing the mountain, as well as the activity in the great room. The Master bedroom has an open view from the loft into the Living Room providing a spacious atmosphere to the bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Family Room - 1 double , It's a pullout sofa bed
  • The upstairs Master bedroom offers a jetted bathtub for one person. Separate room temperature control and ceiling fan on the first and second floors. The smaller bedroom on the main floor is comfortable and close to the bathroom The basment recreation area can be used as another bedroom with it's pull out hide-a-bed and private bathroom with shower. It is a spacious area with sliding doors to the lower deck, and TV.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Great Casual Place for Families and Friends. Beautiful views as you relax on the deck and watch the sunset. Plenty of entertainment for the kids. Great time of year in the Shenandoah! See the stars on our telescope!! Phone service does not include long distance. Bring your cell or better yet, a charge card for long distance service.

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