|Space||3,000 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Reserve your time now for your fall family getaway in one of the largest homes at Massanutten.
Relax in luxury in the mountains with some of the best views of Massanutten Mountain and the ski hills available. From the kitchen to the front deck, enjoy unsurpassed views. The View is a six bedroom, four bathroom home, with three huge King Master Suite bedrooms and baths, and over 3,000 square feet of living space. With two separate great rooms and new furnishings throughout with comfort in mind, including sectional couch and loveseat, The View provides plenty of room for family gathering. The upstairs great room flows with an open kitchen and large 10-person kitchen table with separate bar seating for three and additional indoor family seating. There is a second great room downstairs as well. There is also plenty of parking with a garage and additional room for cars in the driveway.
Located within the Massanutten Four Seasons Resort, The View is a rewarding base for those who come to enjoy the many pleasures of Virginia's Valley of the Shenandoah. The View 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 rolling hills of the Shenandoah Valley are 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.
The six bedrooms and four bathrooms are configured as follows: Master King Suite: Upstairs with King bed, attached double-sink master bathroom, and double-door entry to front deck balcony (sleeps two); Master King Suite two: Upstairs with King bed, and attached double-sink master bathroom (sleeps two); Bunk Room attached to King Master Suite with twin bunkbeds (sleeps two); Master King Suite four: Downstairs with King bed, attached double-sink master bathroom (sleeps two); Queen Bedroom five: Downstairs with queen bed (sleeps two); Queen Bedroom six: Downstairs with queen bed (sleeps two); Sofa sleeper: Upstairs in the living room is a queen sleeper part of a spacious sectional (sleeps two); Sofa sleeper: Downstairs in the recreation room is a queen sleeper (sleeps two). Port-a-crib available. Total sleeping capacity is 16, with additional space available.
Upstairs also includes a large open kitchen and great room (perfect for family gatherings), a foyer with access to the front deck balcony, and a back deck with gas barbeque grill. Downstairs also has a separate bathroom, great room with large screen color television, DVD and VHS, walk-out basement with front lower level deck, laundry facilities and a garage.
The View, as well as Massanutten Four Seasons Resort, caters to families. There really is no better resort on the East Coast with as many activities at such a great value. In all cases, please be respectful of the full-time residents that live at Massanutten Resort. Open fires are not permitted within Masssanutten Resort.
We are a family of nine, with seven children age 18 and under.
Ryan or Barbara purchased this house in 2007
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 home 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 still vacation often at Massanutten Resort as it remains one of the family's favorite vacation spots. 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 two additional Massanutten homes to our inventory, including The View at Massanutten, and rented to more than 630 families. We hope you will enjoy The View at Massanutten as much as our other guests have.
The View at Massanutten is one of the best homes that we own at Massanutten Resort. Aptly named, The View provides some of the best views of the ski hills on the mountain. The View is the perfect home to accommodate family gatherings, both large and small. As with our other homes, The View is exceptionally well appointed and because of its new construction, is in pristine condition. The View is stocked with activities, such as foosball, movies, an arcade game, kids toys, and books. The View is also uniquely situated at the top of the mountain, right in the middle of all of the activities. It backs up to the George Washington National Forest and is perfect for enjoying your getaway vacation.
The exterior pictures do not do this home much justice. It is simply gorgeous and it was too much house for us. We take a family trip together every year and vowed not to repeat any sites. My family seems perfectly willing to break that vow. LOL.
We had a good time at this home. It was big. And it had great views. We hope to return again.
We really enjoyed this home for our ski trip to Massanutten. It had plenty of room for the two families and kids who were with us. The views are great. It was fun for the kids to see the snow groomers and snow makers at night on the mountain. The furniture didn't exactly match the photos posted online but it looked like some of the furniture had been updated. The beds were plenty comfortable and we enjoyed having multiple king beds to use. The kitchen and great room was perfect to cook dinner and hang out after a day of skiing. And the kids hiked a bit in the trees behind the home, which was fun for them. It looked like the resort had a lot to do if we stayed longer. Maybe we will come back in the summer for a longer stay. We recommend the home.
As a renter of this monstrosity I hesitated to review the rental until we received our deposit. That refund was given to us on Jan. 10th, quite conveniently after Christmas even though we rented the house around Thanksgiving. At one point I decided not to even write a review because it seemed that many guests had already touched on the "special" features of this home, but when the owner gave me a one star rating today as a guest...well you know the old saying about letting sleeping dogs lie. I would like to give a lengthy review of each room and its pitfall, but there are not enough characters allowed for that kind of review. All I can say is that in my 56 years of existence on this planet I have not stayed in a filthier house. It is run down, neglected, drains in the bathtubs are clogged and spew up mold and hair, there are mouse pellets in the kitchen cupboards, mouse pellets in the utensil container, layers of scum built up on the kitchen appliances and around the kitchen sink, ceiling is dripping with cob webs, clusters of insects hiding in corners, carpets filled with hair and chip crumbs, dents and holes in the walls, downstairs "great room" is a foyer, couches had to be covered due to so many disgusting stains, old moldy food under the couches, sheets and towels had to be washed before use (bedding had bodily fluids and towels stunk), sixth bedroom is part of another bedroom and the doors to close that section off STILL don't work, chairs in the kitchen are broken and/or tied together with string, stools at the counter are heavily stained, spindles on the upper outside deck are loose, bedroom windows without window coverings or shades, stove top was heavily stained and dirty, window sills and moldings are covered with dirt and dust. We called the property manager as requested by the owner, and the two times that we discussed the problems with the house he responded like an automated message. Really could have cared less. He sent over a housekeeper late at night on our first day of arrival, but at that point the house was filled with people and luggage so we told her to not bother as it would require us to move everything out, plus a cleaning on that massive of a scale would take days. We did take plenty of pictures as evidence of the home's neglect. By the time we left, the house was much cleaner than when it was given to us. I see nothing but excuses here from the owner, and expect to see them again. Renters beware.
We will not be going back. It is a big house but the furniture is very run down and broken. 2 of the 8 dining room chairs had rope tied around the legs to hold them together. Also, 2 of the showers would not turn on. I am not a plumber but it appeared the diverter's were broken. We made the best of our stay but overall we were let down with the overall condition of the home.
My stay here was very pleasant. There was enough room for me and my 9 guest. The views were amazing. We were able to see the snow slopes from the deck. Lastly, the location of the house was perfect. One issue I notice was the house needed some maintenance repairs, such as the sliding door in the bunk-beds room and some of the furniture being broken. Other than a few patience repairs it was a nice place .
After much discussion, we have decided to leave an honest review of this rental house. Unfortunately, the owner has communicated to us that he will not be refunding our security deposit because of our review and he threatened to sue us as well. Despite these threats, we felt that it was important that others are aware our experience. When we arrived at the house, we were surprised to learn that the "6th bedroom" in the house is actually a sliding door that divides one of the rooms into two areas. On one side of the divider are two sets of bunk beds with a king set on the other side. Because we had multiple couples and children, this created some challenges with our room planning.Plus, the doors were broken, so the divided room concept didn’t work. We just want others to know for their planning purposes.
Some of the previous reviews note various cleanliness issues, and we found that this was true for us. The place was dirty when we arrived. On the first night, we saw a mouse run across the kitchen floor and noticed mouse droppings (small black mouse pellets) in many places throughout the house, including bedroom, kitchen and living room floors, in and on the sofa, and in bathrooms. Additionally, some mouse droppings were found on cooking utensils, dishware, pots, and pans. We would leave during the day and come back to new mouse pellets on the kitchen counter and kitchen table. We have young kids and planned to have most meals in the house so this was troubling. We also found that towels were limited, and the ones available did not appear to be clean, as they smelled like they had not been washed. The place did not appear to have been maintained, including the patio furniture which was in disrepair. There were multiple light bulbs out, and some of the cookware was not usable because of its condition (broken or damaged). We found holes in walls as well.
We attempted to communicate these problems to the owner after the weekend. He offered to pay us $250 to avoid leaving a review, which we thoughtfully declined. We felt that it was important to communicate our experience, despite his offer. When we communicated this to him, he became irate and threatened to sue us for slander. We are a thoughtful, professional, and responsible group, and felt that it was important not to be intimidated by this owner. We will return next year to the area, but not this rental
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Online Payment Fee||$40 + Tax|
|Cleaning Fee||$100 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
The Massanutten Water Park is a very impressive, 4 acre water park, with about 42,000 sq. ft. of indoor water park area in Phase One open year round, and 88,000 sq. ft. of outdoor water park area open in the summertime. There are numerous slides inside the park, along with a lazy river and many other water activities. The outside area has a racing slide, a wave pool and several other water amenities. The complex also houses a food court, lockers and showers, a 'state of the art' video arcade, and a full service restaurant. The park is the finest such facility on the East Coast, at a cost of over $30 million dollars. The View is stocked with a full line of brochures providing information on numerous additional area activities, including snow tubing and canoing