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

Bedrooms 7
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Ryan or Barbara
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

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 Massanutten

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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Massanutten House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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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Ski Slope view, Spacious home, backs to National Forest, foosball, games, WIFI
average rating of 3.9230769 based on 125 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: October 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was definitely not worth the price

  • 1 of 5

The house was dirty, lot of leaves and dust in the basement. The basement bathroom was damp and shabby. There was not enough utensils in the kitchen and the existing ones were almost unusable. The whole ambiance had a dusty, rusty and run down look. Pool stick was already broken, yet the owner deducted from our security deposit. The basement sliding door could not be locked causing safety hazard to our kids.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Detail Review

  • 2 of 5

Bad Points:

1) We were provided with internet password but password was not working. We contacted property manager and he responded but he was unable to fix the problem. We were without internet for whole vacation for 2 days.

2) We were told 18 people can sleep but that is not true. When asked for sofa bed property manager was not aware which sofa is having sofa bed he told us find it out on our own.

3) Couches were bad in shape.

4) No air matresses although property manager confirms that he has but when we reach there he said there are no air matresses.

5) Pool table is bad in shape. Sticks were broken.

6) TV and satellite cable are not working.

7) Gas grill was not clean

8) Remotes does not have batteries.

9) Things are not at placed.

10) King size bed was really bad with matrese really in poor shape.

11) Property manager confirms us that he will provide toilet rolls but when it got finished we have to buy on our own.

Good Points:

1) Spacious Home

2) Linens were good

3) Kitchen was good.

4) Location is good.

Summary: Overall maintenance wise it was not at all good. property was ok to live in. Location is good.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It really was a Merry Christmas!

  • 4 of 5

We had no trouble finding the home and it was clean, well stocked with kitchen supplies and towels. The space was great and everyone had enough space in their bedrooms. We had four bedrooms upstairs and three in the basement. The review never showed the exterior of the house and, as I suspected (since we were in the mountains) their was stairs to the front door. We had two people with us who have trouble with lots of stairs, but because of the many bedrooms on the main floor, they only needed to use them to come and go, so it worked out well. The kitchen was great to work in and several cooks could work together without a problem. We had lots of space for games and eating. The location was good and we had enough places to park.

The property manager was very nice to deal with. We had to call him with a few questions and he was vey helpful.

We would consider renting this house again. One note though, if you are looking for an updated modern house, this one is not for you. It is well loved, but very functional. We were really comfortable in it because we did not have to be so worried about touching stuff. It was very homey.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to review your stay at our home. We are glad that you enjoyed your time. We agree that the size and bedroom layout is perfect for large groups, as this is one of the largest homes at Massanutten.
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Mount Laurel

Very Good for large groups

  • 4 of 5

We were a large group and it rained all through our stay so we had to stay in most of the time and this house is pretty comfortable for such large group with enough space for entertainment, all handy kitchen stuff, enough bedrooms & bathrooms, hot water and nice showers :) Only issue I faced is the gas stove flame for whatever reason is extremely low on all burners, taking forever to cook something. Gas grill was under covered porch so you can actually use it even if it rains but the day we went we saw two possums eating off the grill so we weren't keen on cleaning it and using it (meshed door to porch broken). That aside, very friendly owner who gave us a free extra day and the local contact person also very helpful and patience with all our questions. My security deposit was refunded by end of same month. The views were spectacular and its a very pleasant sight seeing deer grazing around the house, like I said we spent lot of time in the house :)

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for providing a review of your stay at our home. We are glad that you enjoyed the home and all it has to offer, including the local wildlife!
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Not worth the cost.

  • 1 of 5

This property was listed at one price, but actually cost more. A security deposit was required and it took me over 40 days to get it back after many phone calls to the rental manager and filing a complaint. The property listed a hot tub as an enmity, but there was no hot tub. (When I asked the rental manager about the hot tub, he said that he had told the owner to take the hot tub off the list of amenities, but he had not done it.) The property was also in need of repairs and updating. The handle on the freezer door was broken, a shelf in the pantry had two brackets missing and there was no icemaker or ice cube trays-- therefore no ice. One of our group also found a hair on her sheets indicating that the sheets may not have been changed. It was overall not a very good experience and we would not recommend anyone renting this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. We strive to make every rental a positive experience and regret that in this case we appear to have fallen short. I believe our listing is clear that there is no hot tub at the home, but that the hot tub is accessible in the summer through the MPOA pool access and in the winter through the Water Park. We do return all security deposits monthly and so they may be returned in as few as a couple days or sometimes up to four weeks. It is unusual that you would not have received a refund for 40 days and that our records show it was returned within three weeks. I apologize for any delay and hope that did not diminish your experience with the home. We have a new freezer door handle and ice cube trays.
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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




Additional information about rental rates

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