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5 BR Mountain Cabin WIF Best Resort Value for Ten Years

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

The Overlook at Massanutten is just around the corner from the Massanutten Ski Lodge, and one of the few homes within walking distance to the slopes. Walking or driving, you can be on the slopes in no time. As one of the closest homes to the ski slopes, you can return for hot chocolate mid-day and place your skis and boots in the screened porch. It is perfect for a family winter ski trip or to enjoy the Four Seasons Resort and Shenandoah Valley area any time of year.

Step onto one of the two balconies to overlook the Massanutten Valley through the trees that separate the house from the ski slopes. The Overlook is a spacious 5 bedroom home with open vaulted ceilings. Upstairs is a full kitchen, fireplace, screened porch, great room with family and dining area with seating for 10, master bedroom with a queen bed, bathroom, and utility room. Additional sleeping arrangements upstairs include a queen-sized sofa couch and a full-sized roll-away bed. All beds are new pillowtops.

A balcony walkway off the family room leads around the house through the screened porch onto a rear balcony, where a barbeque grill awaits evening cookouts. The family and dining rooms boast a vaulted ceiling and numerous large windows provide light and views. Two sliding doors lead outside to the balcony for more beautiful views.

Downstairs are a full bathroom and four bedrooms with: (1) a queen bed; (2) two twin beds; (3) twin bunk beds; and (4) a sleeper queen sofa. The fourth bedroom, which has a private door, can double as a downstairs family room with games and television. The washer and dryer are also located downstairs. The walkout basement leads to the second balcony, providing a great area overlook.

The Overlook is centrally located to numerous year-round amenities, including the outdoor pool, miniature golf course, ski lift chair-ride, go-cart racetrack, Mountain Greens championship golf course, and Fareways Restaurant and Lounge. Use of the pools and hot tubs currently requires a guest pass that may be purchased when accompanied by an owner, which we can arrange. Other amenities, including the new Waterpark and horseback riding at Woodstone Meadows and much more, are also available at the Massanutten Resort.

There is plenty of parking, with four parking spots in the driveway and two off-street parking spots as well. In all cases, please be respectful of the full-time residents who live in Massanutten Four Seasons Resort.

More Details

Property Manager
Ryan or Barbara
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 4, 2017

About Ryan or Barbara

We are a family of nine, with seven kids age 16 and younger.

Ryan or Barbara purchased this house in 2004

Why Ryan or Barbara chose Shenandoah Valley

While on a weekend ski trip over President’s Day 2004, we fell in love with Massanutten Resort and purchased our first second home, The Retreat at Massanutten. Just a few months later we purchased The Overlook at Massanutten. We have now vacationed at Massanutten for more than ten years and used the resort for many years to get away from the hustle and bustle of Northern Virginia and Washington, DC, for winter skiing and summer outdoor fun. Now we live in Idaho but still return to Massanutten regularly as a favorite vacation spot. No other resort near Washington, DC offers as wide a variety of activities as Massanutten, and at such a great value for the family to get away together. Since 2004, we have added three additional Massanutten homes to our inventory, including The Overlook at Massanutten, and rented to more than 630 families. We hope you will enjoy The Overlook at Massanutten as much as our other guests have.

What makes this house unique

In the summer, we purchase the 'pool pass' that allows our guests to use the owners' outdoor pool. This is a great pool with some privacy that really avoids the mass crowds that can attend some of the other indoor pools.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This was a wonderful place for our extended family. It sleeps 14 but keep in mind that includes two queen size sleepers. Kitchen needs a toaster that works. Great gathering space in living/dining area. We all enjoyed our stay. Thank you.
Dec 2007
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McGaheysville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The indoor and outdoor pools and the hot tubs are available through LeClub or through MPOA outdoor pools during the summer. These require guest to be accompanied by a homeowner, and require an additional $5 per person guest charge.


Good! 3.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

5 BR Mountain Cabin WIF Best Resort Value for Ten Years
average rating of 3.9310346 based on 66 reviews
United States

Fine Estabishment

  • 5 of 5

First time to the Massanutten area and we happened to pick the perfect home/location. Awesome place with two decks not just one. Deer running free around the property (but are protected). Fishing is close by in North and South Rivers that form the Shenandoah. Super Great Room for telling the days fishing tales.

Note to future users bring your own paper products.(our bad).

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review of our home. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and the home. We hope that you will return again.
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The house badly needs updating. The most pressing need is cooking pots and pans.

  • 2 of 5

Although the house interior is basically adequate there were many neglected features. Rusty and worn out pots and pans, insufficient forks and spoons, an oven lacking temperature reading, an entry door mat that is worn and sponges rain, rusty grill, lack of a garbage can, broken slated blinds on most windows and towels that are torn, frayed and stained were unacceptable. The 20 year old TV's did not disturb me as much as to convey a cheap skate message to guests.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gladys, Virginia

Great location !

  • 4 of 5

What a great weekend with Grandkids! House perfect location to enjoy all amenities offered at beautiful resort. Great home for teenagers...they can walk everywhere except water park. Our yellow lab "Molly" enjoyed the abundant wildlife in back yard as well as being lazy on the back deck.

Thank you for sharing your home with us....another great memory made!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC

You almost get what you pay for.

  • 3 of 5

The house overall is decent, no wow moments when we arrived.

The things that held it back in my mind are :

-the lack of silverware

-only 2 pods for the dishwasher

-only 2 trash bags

-only 2 rolls of TP in each bathroom

-lack of bedding

-***we had small children with us 2+/- and the deck pickets are wayyyyyy to far apart !!!! Kids could not be on the Deck******

- the water pressure in the downstairs BR was that of a trickle

- the walls between the BR's are thin !

No the good stuff

-plenty of parking

-alot of outdoor space for bigger kids to play

-plenty of room for a good size group


-well stocked cups and pots pans

We would not stay there again with a group of families. If it was just a group of guys for a golf weekend it would be fine.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Good value for the money, low end everything, nothing updated, but I guess for the price...OK

  • 3 of 5

This is a big house close to everything and is dirt cheap. Good for a lot of people on a budget. It was very warm for a ski weekend so widows were opened..... several don't work and can't be closed due to broken mechanisms. Dishes and such a hodgepodge. The "fireplace" is a joke, electric, not even fake flames, just a light in it! Also, is it so hard to drop a few bucks for a TV from after the year 1980? Common, a 50inch flatscreen high def costs $200 today! Again, if you want to put a lot of people in for a really low price... this is fine.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location. Bathrooms clean. Kitchen dirty. Limited kitchen supplies. No hair dryer.

  • 3 of 5

Wish they had a deep cleaning before we arrived. Windows very dirty. Cobwebs. Needed bigger and better tv to watch super bowl but at least we could watch it.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review your stay at our home. We strive to make every stay as enjoyable as possible. We actually do have a large screen TV in the great room of this home but will look to update the TV to a more modern model. We have a 24/7 onsite manager who managers this home and can accommodate any cleaning issues during your stay. We apologize for any cob webs. Our cleaning crew does clean the home between each rental and is attentive to these details. If there needs to be a fresh clean because the home was vacant for a couple weeks, please let our manager know and he will gladly address those issues. We hope to see you again.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Shenandoah Airport Municipal; Dulles International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Fareways is onsite
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mountain Greens and Woodstone Meadoews are onsite
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Fareways and several others onsite
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Massanutten Resort is onsite
Car: necessary

2 hour drive from Washington, DC; 15 miles from Harrisonburg

Other Activities: The largest indoor-outdoor waterpark on the East coast, plus over 100 activities through the resort, ranging from go-karts to miniature golf

Golf: Massanutten Four Seasons Resort boasts two 18-hole golf courses: Mountain Greens, a championship golf course, and Woodstone Meadows, an executive course. Newly redesigned, these courses offer a variety of golfing options with exceptional mountain views. Weather permitting, the golf courses are open year round so you can often ski and golf in the same day.

Ski: The Overlook is just around the corner from the ski slopes. Massanutten has 14 slopes and five ski lifts that accommodates a range of skiing abilities. There are particularly good children's lessons available through the resort. And there is a large ski tubing park near the ski hill for additional winter fun.


Rates & Availability

McGaheysville House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Online Payment $30 + Tax
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 7.0%

$225 - $250 per night/ $1,400 - $1,500 per week
* Holidays 20% additional (including JMU graduation)
* 50% rental rate due at booking, with remainder due one month prior to check-in
* $200 refundable security deposit (returned within 30 days)
* Primary renter must be 25 years old; parking in driveway or in designated off-street parking spots
* Payment methods are check, money order, cashiers check

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