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Spectacular Cottage Overlooking the Shenandoah River and Blue Ridge Mountains

66 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Front Royal Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Three Bedrooms, 2 Full baths, 1 Half Bath. Sleeps 10. 3 covered porches + deck

Stunningly Designed Cottage on a private corner of a historic 100 acre farm. Situated on a scenic bluff overlooking the legendary Shenandoah River and Blue Ridge Mountains this 'cottage' has a stone fireplace and wood beamed ceilings through the main floor. In addition to three covered porches (including one with a Hot Tub) there is a 34' second floor deck overlooking the river. At river level there is a multi-level deck and 30' floating dock right on the water. Perfect for boating fishing, swimming or just enjoying the sun and water. Less than one hour from the Washington Beltway and Dulles Airport. There are numerous restaurants, shops, golf courses, wineries, National Parks (Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, George Washington National Forest), hiking trails (Appalachian Trail), battlefields etc are literally ten to twenty minutes away. Then, of course- best of all, your own piece the Shenandoah River!

Please Note: Location Map shows gate location and not the house. The Private Driveway is a quarter mile long!

To quote a renter from Texas... ' We have been from Maine to New Mexico and this is the best we property have ever stayed in!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Property Manager
Frank O'Reilly and Sean O'Reilly
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Frank O'Reilly and Sean O'Reilly

My wife Angelique and I bought this historic property from a family that had owned it for 155 years! This once in a lifetime chance (several lifetimes actually) was simply too much to miss. With such a spectacular riverfront location, our goal was to create the most memorable vacation retreat in the Shenandoah Valley. After years of planning and design for a river cottage, to compliment the existing renovated farmhouse (a ten minute walk away through the woods and rolling fields), the results are yours to enjoy. One of our sons Sean took over online reservations in 2012 but dad Frank is still the 'boots on the ground' and will be on the other end of the phone if you call. Our family never tires of it and it is our joy to share it with you.

Frank O'Reilly and Sean O'Reilly purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Frank O'Reilly and Sean O'Reilly chose Shenandoah Valley

After 30 years of living on the Shenandoah River, enjoying it's beauty and recreational possibilities, we were still awestruck by the sheer magnitude and combination of nature's bounty possessed by this farm...thousands of feet of River Front, sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, acres of rolling hills and woods, sunrises, sunsets...the list goes on and on.

What makes this cottage unique

'Peacefulness without loneliness' is an old Irish expression that captures the private wooded riverside retreat yet convenience of so many attractions, shops and restaurants nearby to the River Overlook Cottage at Rolling River Farm.


based on 66 traveler reviews

Spectacular Cottage Overlooking the Shenandoah River and Blue Ridge Mountains
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 66 reviews

Beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect retreat from the city that we'd been craving. Just 90 min from DC, but it feels like you're a world away. Both the house and the views are even better than the pictures! It was quiet with beautiful views from nearly every window and seat. We really enjoyed our two nights here along with our 2 young children and we hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. The view, the house, etc. Only problem was finding the place. Otherwise I would recommend to anyone who wants a quite vacation. We will probably rent the house again at another time.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

Incredibly beautiful views from every room in this lovely house. Everything we could possibly need was here, and we were close to Shenandoah National Park for hiking as well as right on the river for kayaking. Great vacation, we are already making plans to stay here next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Amazing Weekend Getaway in the mountains

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful property with all of the modern conveniences you need for a relaxing, comfortable stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Great house and property. After 2 disappointing VRBOs this year we found the house that truly matched the photos. Ultimately you want to know if we would book again and YES! Already working on 2017.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Serene and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this property the weekend of Aug 20th 2016. The house is private, beautiful and well equipped. The view from the house and porch was fantastic. Connecting with nature was effortless and rewarding. We enjoyed our stay and treasured the time we had to spend with each other. The only somewhat disappointing thing was that the river is rather a still body of water and not what we expected (a river of flowing clear and clean water). The drive had some spooky parts and the walk from the house to the river is a workout (not easy for the elderly). The location was a plus as our drive from northern Virginia was short and pleasant.

We will recommend this house to others and will consider staying there again in the future. We are considering a weekend in early spring, hoping that water/river may be more enjoyable.

Thank you Frank and Sean for a lovely house and your generosity.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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TGI Friday's
Soul Mountain Cafe
Walmart Supercenter
Los Potrillos
The Lucky Star Lounge -- CLOSED
"A well liked local hangout with live music on many nights"
Knotty Pine Restaurant
"If you want a real FroRo tradition then this place is great for meeting everyone from bikers..."
Front Royal Golf Club
Daily Grind Unwind
"not here anymore"
Daily Grind
"If you want coffee downtown and want to see people and be seen then forget Starbucks and get..."
Shadows Grill
Jalisco Mexican Restaurant
"Be sure to get the Thursday Lunch Special and don't forget the Margaritas!"
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Front Royal Canoe Company
Downriver Canoe Company
Bowling Green Country Club
"Play the North or Old Course enjoying beautiful mountain views and it won't cost you much."
"Nice place for an special evening out."
Mikado Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar
Dunkin' Donuts
"Need we say more..."
Jacksons Chase Golf Club
Rappahannock Cellars
"Beautiful little winery well worth an afternoon. Does events too."
Chester Gap Cellars
Linden Vineyards
Fox Meadow Winery
the Wine Shop at J's Gourmet
Naked Mountain Winery & Vineyards
Barrel Oak Winery
Glen Manor Vineyards
Chateau Obrien At North Point
Three Fox Vineyards
Philip Carter Winery of Virginia
Luray Caverns
Shenandoah Valley Golf Club
Skyline Drive
Appalachian Trail: Stony Man Mountain & Marys Rock
Rolling River Farm
"Exquisite Riverfront Farm with beautiful old restored farmhouse on over one hundred acres. "
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
TGIF, Houlihans, Applebees
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Shenandoah, Bowling Green, Blue Ridge Shadows
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Cracker Barrel, Japanese, Chinese, Pizza
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Bryce Resort
Car: necessary

MAP SHOWS GATE LOCATION AND NOT COTTAGE SITE. River, Mountains, Blue Ridge, Skyline Drive, Shenandoah, Appalachian Trail, wine, wineries,hiking, Winchester, Front Royal, Middletown, water-skiing, tubing, boating, fishing, hunting, sightseeing, Washington d.c., golf, walking, biking, skiing, antiques, civil war, pontoon rental, kayaking, canoeing, rafting. weddings, national parks, forests.


Rates & Availability

Front Royal Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 5 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Early Winter 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Years 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 21 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Tax Rate 7.0%

For monthly rates please contact the manager.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Pet Fee $20 per pet/per night

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Front Royal Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , huge pedastal tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Master Bath has a beautiful 7' granite top. Upstairs bath has a 6'6' Wrought Iron pedestal tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 1 king , Full Bath and Walk in Closet
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Both upstairs Bedrooms multiple windows overlooking the river and huge sky-lights above the beds. Beautiful Lithographs from Ireland in the east bedroom. All rooms have river and mountain views!
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Fantastic and private multi-level deck right on the river with gangplank and floating dock for your boat or a rental boat. Use of all outdoor equipment and amenities are subject to weather restrictions (ie: floating sections of dock may be removed by owner when there is a risk of flooding).

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