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Ryan or Barbara

Member since: 2004
Call Manager
Speaks: english, dutch

Ski Slope view, Spacious home, backs to National Forest, foosball, games, WIFI

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Shenandoah Valley House Rental Photos and Description

House, 7 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 18)

Reserve your family ski vacation now in the mountains. The snow has been great with all of the cold weather and the fresh snowfall.

Reserve your time now at The Retreat at Massanutten, an upgraded seven bedroom, three bath home, with over 3,300 square feet of living space. Tastefully decorated, The Retreat provides ample room for the family to gather, with an open kitchen and a large kitchen table upstairs, and a separate family room with full-size stand-up Nintendo video arcade with 11 different games, foosball, dart board, board games, kids games and toys, bookcase stocked with novels and books to read, two (65 and 55 inch) HDTV large screen television, and couch and loveseat downstairs. There is also plenty of parking with a two-car garage and additional room for up to six cars in the driveway.

The Retreat at Massanutten is nestled in the rolling hills of the Shenandoah Valley, an area rich in Virginia history and easily accessible by Interstate I-81 or I-64. Guests may ski, fish, canoe, tube, bike, hike, hunt, or just relax and unwind to the soothing murmur of the Shenandoah River and cool mountain breezes. Other popular pastimes within easy driving distance include Civil War battlefields and museums, national parks, caverns, wineries, golf, tennis, horse back riding, and the many specialty and antique shops. Located within the Massanutten Four Seasons Resort, and with great views of the ski mountain from the front deck, The Retreat is a rewarding base for those who come to enjoy the many pleasures of Virginia's Valley of the Shenandoah.

The Retreat backs to the National Forest, with hiking paths and hunting within easy walking distance, and great views of the Massanutten Mountain and the Shenandoah Valley.

The seven bedrooms and three bathrooms are configured as follows: Master bedroom: Upstairs with king bed, attached master bathroom (sleeps two); Bedroom two: Upstairs with queen bed (sleeps two); Bedroom three: Upstairs with two twin bunk beds (sleeps four); Bedroom four: upstairs with twin bed (sleeps one); Bedroom five: Downstairs with queen bed (sleeps two); Bedroom six: Downstairs with queen bed (sleeps two); Bedroom seven: Downstairs with queen bed (sleeps two); dual recliner couch in the basement and full and queen air mattresses available for additional sleeping arrangements (sleeps three). Port-a-crib available. Total sleeping capacity is 18, with additional space available.

Upstairs also includes a separate bathroom, laundry facilities, a large open kitchen and family room (perfect for family gatherings), and an enclosed sunroom with porch and gas barbecue grill. Downstairs also has a separate bathroom, family room with 55 inch large-screen flat panel mounted HDTV color television, walk-out basement, and a two-car garage. In all cases, please be respectful of the full-time residents that live at Massanutten Resort.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ryan or Barbara (Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
Call Manager
Speaks: english, dutch

About Ryan or Barbara

We are a family of nine, with seven young kids age 15 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. 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. We now live in Idaho but return often to The Retreat and Massanutten as one of our favorite vacation destinations. 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 and rented to more than 700 families. We hope you will enjoy The Retreat at Massanutten as much as our family and our guests have.

What makes this house unique

During the summer, we purchase the 'pool pass' that allows our guests to use the private outdoor pool. This is much more private and avoids the hustle and bustle of the crowded indoor pools.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful stay at your Masanutten/Shennandoah property. All of us enjoyed the couple nights. We will come back again.
Aug 2013
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based on 32 traveler reviews

Ski Slope view, Spacious home, backs to National Forest, foosball, games, WIFI
average rating of 4.21875 based on 118 reviews
Herndon, VA, USA

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at the Retreat for a weekend in October. 12 adults had plenty of room to spread out. Guys loved the game room. Nicely stocked kitchen and very clean overall. Owner was very helpful in suggesting local restaurants/sites as well and very responsive in answering any questions. A little wear and tear around the edges, but overall great place and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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35 2
Silver Spring MD

Great for Families!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this home for a celebration of my daughter’s 40th birthday so including myself and my husband, children and grandchildren we had a total of 18 people. A full house!

The bedroom with the King size bed had the most privacy with its own adjoining bathroom so we gave that to my daughter and her husband. The kitchen/great room was great for family gathering and the kids enjoyed the foosball as well as having a separate level. Actually, I think my adult sons enjoyed the foosball the most!

The house does show signs of use such as closet doors not quite closing and kitchen cabinet doors misaligned but these are minor and really don’t impact your stay. We found the home to be clean and the beds comfortable enough and plenty of pillows and blankets. There were plenty of DVD players throughout the bedrooms but there wasn’t one for the large TV in the great room. Not sure if that was a temporary situation or not but just as a heads up for the next tenant.

The kitchen was fairly well stocked. I had brought my hand mixer to use and found I didn’t have to unpack it as there was one in the cupboard. There were plenty of plates/glasses and mugs and utensils. I would agree with one of the other reviews that more dishtowels would be a nice addition.

We used the outside grill and that worked fine. We tried to use the upstairs fireplace but were unsuccessful. We didn’t call about that as it wasn’t important enough late at night but you might want to check it out first if you’re planning on using it.

Things we did run out of and that I would bring next time: extra toilet paper, paper towels and trash bags. I would also bring some baggies/foil/plastic wrap.

My deposit was returned quickly. Overall I would say the house does show signs of use but, with 7 bedrooms and a wonderful great room, has plenty of space, is in reasonably good condition, and has a kitchen with enough cooking and eating utensils for a large group. We also appreciated the house notebook with instructions and local information. All phone calls and emails were answered promptly by the owner or the manager.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad for your positive assessment of the home. We try hard to keep this 7 bedroom home kept up nicely so that large family groups can enjoy the home. We agree that the home is roomy and the kitchen great for gathering and cooking. In light of these comments, we have realigned the closet doors and cabinets so that they close totally flush. The DVD players do get moved around amongst the rooms, since each of the rooms has a separate TV. We have moved one of the DVD players back to the main open room. We try to keep the home stocked with supplies, including cooking basics. We provide two rolls of toilet paper per bathroom and initial cleaning supplies. That is normally good for the weekend and longer, depending on how many are staying in the home. If you don't bring additional supplies along, there is a store right there at the resort to get whatever you may need.
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Space large enough for 13 comfortably to reunite our family

  • 3 of 5

Spread out rooms for everyone. Private for the one who likes her space. The house needs some maintenance. Kitchen lacking important items (dish towels, kitchen mitts, enough dishwasher soap, spices) seem small, but were big when they were needed. Should provide more toilet paper (for the price being paid). Some chairs broken.

Great location to gather the family for Christmas.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your feedback on the home. We have addressed a couple of the loose chairs at the home and other minor maintenance issues that you mention. We do have a property manager available onsite to take care of any issues that may arise. We provide two rolls of toilet paper per bathroom and there is more normally available in the main house closet. There is also a store at the resort to purchase additional incidental items if your group needs them.
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Poor mainteinance and cleaning

  • 2 of 5

The cleanliness and maintenance of the house was bad: one kitchen stove didn't work, one cabinet was broken, the video game did not work and the grill was dirty and was not working, dead roaches in the lighting fixtures. The maintenance number was useless.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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3 1

A Great Time!

  • 5 of 5

I along with 17 other young women stayed at this rental for a retreat. This rental was so perfect for the occasion. There is SO much space & it's easy to be very comfortable in there. One of the great things at the rental was the HUGE TV in the living room. It was perfect for watching group films. There was just enough sitting space for everyone. In addition, the kitchen is fully stocked. Coming in, we weren't sure what the kitchen would have so we had brought our own pots/pans/spoons/griddles... We actually did not even need to bring all of that. The kitchen had all the appliances needed. Departure was easy- just follow the contract and do a few things like start a load of laundry and take the garbage out. The on site manager was great. We needed something fixed and he came right over, minded his business, & fixed what we needed. I would definitely recommend this property to future vacationers.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments about the home. We are glad that you enjoyed your vacation and the home. And we hope that you will return.
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5 3
Herndon, Virginia

Large home in the mountains with good amenities

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the home this past weekend and had a wonderful time. We love October in the Shenandoah Valley and this weekend was particularly good weather and a great time to be in the mountains. The home itself is plenty large and had more than enough room for our entire family. The home is also well stocked with lots of little things, like spices in the kitchen and the like. That was nice to be able to rely on some of the items that were already in the home, even though we did bring plenty of our own items for cooking. And the owner stopped by to check on our rental. He was great to work with. We had no problems and a great weekend. Can't ask for more.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. We hope to see you again.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Shenandoah Regional Airport; Dules International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Fareways and others onsite
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mountain Greens and Woodstone Meadows onsite
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I-81 and R-33
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Fareways and others onsite
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Nassanutten Resort onsite
Car: necessary

2 hours from Washington, DC; 15 miles from Harrisonburg, VA

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, snowboarding, snow mobiling, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, horseshoes, shuffleboard, onsite move theater and 100 other activities offered through the resort

Golf: There are two separate golf courses at Massanutten. The Retreat at Massanutten overlooks Mountain Greens, the 18-hole Championship Golf Course. There is also an 18-hole Executive Course. And there are numerous local golf courses to keep you busy for any vacation. If you are so inclined, you can even golf and ski during the same day.

Ski: Massanutten Four Seasons Ski Resort offers the greatest number of ski slopes for any ski resort in Virginia. There are five ski lifts aned 14 ski runs for skiers of all abilities. Best of all, the kids will never get lost and you may have a fun ski vacation for the entire family. There is also a spacious snow tubing park closeby so no one in the family will lack for winter activities


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Massanutten House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Online Payment $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

$350 - $495 per night or $2,600 - $2,900 per week
$350 - $495 per night or $2,400 - $2,900 per week.
Holidays 20% additional (including JMU graduation) and 3-night minimum;
50% of 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;
Payment methods are check or paypal (with fee)

Cancelation policy: full refund if cancelation is more than 60 days prior to checkin and 50 percent refund for refunds more than 30 days prior to checkin. There are no refunds for cancelations within 30 days of checkin.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Shenandoah Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • 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 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
  • 1 King, 4 Queen, 1 twin, 2 bunks, 2 convertibles, 1 crib.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • 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 hot tub and pools are available for use through the LeClub facility or MPOA outdoor pools in the summer and arrangement can be made to get access with homeowner for an additional $5 guest fee.

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