|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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.
We are a family of nine, with seven young kids age 15 and younger.
Ryan or Barbara purchased this house in 2004
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.
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.
We had a wonderful stay at your Masanutten/Shennandoah property. All of us enjoyed the couple nights. We will come back again.
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.
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.
The Retreat house was definitely in a great location, not too far up the mountain. Plenty of room, however I give the house only three stars because we had a few issues. Unfortunately, one of the showers began leaking and dripped through the ceiling into the garage so we tried not to use that bathroom. Other little things such as board loose on steps leading up to house, screen torn on back porch and a few other petty things i am sure the owner is working on fixing. We wish there was lighting over the dinner table, and couldn't find the remote for the main TV to turn on CC for my dad. The kitchen lacked platters and large bowls for feeding a group of 14. The dishwasher seemed to be malfunctioning and didn't release the detergent. BedRooms lacked ceiling fans which does help move the air around when its warm and humid. Extra den downstairs was great for the teens to hangout, the arcade games as advertised were not there, instead there was a pool table set up on sawhorses. Pillows should be replaced on some of the beds and the decor could use a little spiffing up. (table lamp on a stool in one room). One benefit of this house was that they offered the linens, bath towels and the sheets already on the beds which is nice not to have to pack all of these items. All in all our family had a great time as we do when all of us are together, we were just a little disappointed with the upkeep of the house compared to some places we have stayed in the area.
We spent a week with our 3 daughters and their families ( 15 people). Our first impressions were not good since some of the rooms seemed dirty and not up to par. We discussed this issue with the owner and he assured us he will address this issue and offered to send a cleaning crew which we decided not to do. The place is wonderful - large living room - dining room combination where we could all gather. The large TV screen in living room was also great since it was during the summer olympics. There was plenty to do from hiking the trails, horseback riding, golf, go cart, putt-putt, bungie jumping, swimming pool and a great water park very close by. There was plenty of sleeping for all 15. The Master bedroom was nice an large with it's own bathroom. We loved the area and the beauty of the mountains. We spoke to the owner about our concerns with upkeep and he said he would address them
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.
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.
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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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Online Payment||$50 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Cleaning||$100 + Tax|
$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.