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River Woods Retreat - Rustic Luxury in the Shenandoah Valley

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Bentonville Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to River Woods Retreat, a rustic yet luxurious 3-bedroom log cabin rental nestled above Virginia’s historic Shenandoah River on Massanutten Mountain.

River Woods is very private, well-appointed and fully-equipped to provide upscale mountain lodging for your romantic getaway or your adventurous family vacation.

Just 90 minutes from Washington, DC, River Woods is conveniently located between the towns of Front Royal and Luray, putting you within easy reach of the Shenandoah Valley’s most popular attractions.

Keywords: Mountain Cabin, Shenandoah River, log cabin, private

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Tom & Theresa Gordy
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2016

About Tom & Theresa Gordy

River Woods Retreat is owned and managed by Tom and Theresa Gordy who reside in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC. Tom runs a non-profit organization that supports non-pay compensation benefits for service members. He serves in the U.S. Navy Reserve and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2009-2010). Theresa is a homemaker and full-time mom.

Tom & Theresa Gordy purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Tom & Theresa Gordy chose Virginia

Like most log cabins, River Woods was a realization of childhood dreams. After all, who hasn't at one time in their life wanted to live in a log cabin?

The dream, long slumbering underneath years of stress and "priorities", came alive in October 2004 when we first drove across the Shenandoah River to view the hardwood and pine-covered 5.88 acres that is now home to River Woods. Driving up to the property was like in the 1988 movie Funny Farm, starring Chevy Chase - deer, turkeys, and pileated woodpeckers appearing as if cued by some hidden director. Fall leaves were in full display of color, and no noise could be heard except for the rustling of drying leaves driven by cool gentle breezes. However, this was no choreographed production, only nature greeting its soon-to-be new neighbors. That day, that moment, began a four-year journey of planning, designing and building - making a dream come true.

What makes this cabin unique

In Nature, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "In the woods, we return to reason and faith." And that has become the mission of River Woods - to help people find the quietness in which to reflect on the things that matter most in life.

Since its completion in the summer of 2008, River Woods has become a place to relax and reflect upon God's wonderful creation. It has served as a romantic getaway for many couples as well as the base camp for adventure vacations of hiking, canoeing and tubing, mountain biking, horseback riding and marathon running. It has become a second home for families who need an escape from the rat race of our nation's capital.

It has served as a place for rest and recuperation for war-weary service members visiting their families while on leave from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. And it has been a place of solace for families grieving the loss of a loved one.

Music groups and writers have used River Woods and the beautiful natural surroundings as a place of inspiration for their songs, prose and poetry.

River Woods has served to reunite geopraphically-dispersed high school and college friends and as a place of celebration for engagements, weddings and birthdays.

As owners of River Woods, we have greatly enjoyed knowing that our second home has brought joy to so many and look forward to hearing from future guests on what River Woods has meant to them.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We're home again, after a great few days. You really have created something very special out there. Everything was clean and in perfect order. Thanks again. All the arrangements worked great, and a few peaceful days in the woods were just what I needed.
Aug 2010
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Reviews

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River Woods Retreat - Rustic Luxury in the Shenandoah Valley
average rating of 4.9875 based on 81 reviews
5

Wonderful cabin in the woods!!

  • 5 of 5

River Woods cabin was the perfect place for our family to enjoy our Shenandoah adventure. The owner was extremely helpful and quick to respond to our questions. The cabin was very clean and comfortable. The location was perfect! We hiked at the national park, the state park, and the mountain that is accessible from the cabin. We also enjoyed walking down to the river. We would highly recommend this cabin and hope to return one day!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a beautiful cabin in the woods you found it. Spacious 3 bedroom with a loft and huge deck. The cabin is in wonderful condition and very clean. We used the outdoor grill on the deck for some great dinners and we hung out by the fireplace one night. It has a beautiful rustic decor. The owners are extremely organized with framed signs explaining how to use several things. They use "home advisor" and the check in and check out process is easy and extremely informative. The Luray Caverns are only 27 minutes away. We hired a driver and visited several wineries about 35 minutes away. There are several only minutes apart. We would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Impressive

  • 5 of 5

Love the cabin... it was amazing... quiet, just the way we like it... it was far away from other properties that it felt like we were truly alone... especially when we are from the NYC. just a few things to point out, and this in no way affects our ratings on the place, just preference...

Even though there is electronic communications and voice mails etc... we would still love to hear a human voice...

The wifi is horrible, but hey we are in the woods and we were suppose to be vacation, but just FYI for people that need it..

Other then those two items... we were perfectly happy with the place... the owners were accommodating with our early arrival... we would definitely come back.. but next time we would bring ALOT of bug spray... cause those suckers were really hungry...

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Awesome cabin

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cabin home. We spent a week exploring Shenandoah National Park. We liked the location as it allowed us to visit the northern and middle entrance areas of the park. Front Royal was a nice town to have nearby as well. Usually we do not cook so much while on vacation but the kitchen and grill were set up so well that we were able to cook with ease. The cabin is in a very nice setting.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Arlington
5

Best Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at the River Woods House and we can't wait to do it again! The house was spacious and the amenities were great. We made dinner both nights we were there and had so much fun spending time together. We also got to enjoy the outdoors and the fire pit was great for making smores and hanging out. I highly recommend this place if you are looking for a nice family destination. Also, it is close to Luray and Shenandoah State Park so we got to do some sightseeing while there. Thanks again Tom and Theresa for letting us stay at your property!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4: 2 adults + 2 teens, loved this retreat. Its a very nice cabin. We are from the west coast that this cabin was in the style of Sun Valley, ID. We went on a hike, and like the warning foretold we came across a bear. It sure made the hike exciting for us. We sang songs all the way down the mountain after that, so it added to our overall experience.

The rooms are large, beds are comfy and the master suite is really great with a fireplace wall in between the bedroom and bath.

Wish we could've stayed longer. I'd certainly recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Map

Downriver Canoe Company
Appalachian Trail: Hogback Overlook to Jenkins Gap
Luray Caverns
Shenandoah River State Park
Hartland Orchards
Skyline Caverns
Skyline Drive
Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Dulles International Airport
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Jackson's Chase Golf Club
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Manassas, VA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
U.S. 340
Nearest Restaurant
14 Miles
Joe's Steakhouse
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Massanutten

Vineyards & Winery Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing/Fishing on the Shenandoah River, Shenandoah National Park & Sky Line Drive, Hiking and Ziplining at Shenandoah State Park, Hiking in the George Washington National Forest, Fruit & Berry Picking, Antiquing

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Rates & Availability

Bentonville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2016-2017
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$249
$1,650
$5,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$279
$1,750
$5,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Housekeeping Fee $100
Tax Rate 7.3%

Standard Rate of $279 plus tax per night for up to three nights.
For stays of 4 and 5 nights, rate is $264.00 per night plus tax.
For stays of 6 nights or more, $250.00 per night plus tax.
Housekeeping fee of $100.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bentonville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder Room - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 king , fireplace, satellite tv & dvd player, jacuzzi tub
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master Suite includes king bed, gas fireplace, satellite tv & dvd player. Two upstairs bedrooms each has queen bed. Loft has full-size futon.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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