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Spectacular Spirit Dancer Lodge:Large,Rustic,Luxurious on 60 private acres!

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Exceptional, Post & Beam, 4BR 3BA Luxurious Lodge with Loft, Decorated in So

Call or email owner for a discounted rate. Thank you .Large, rustic, & luxurious are words seldom used together, but that's Spirit Dancer Lodge, a luxurious, energizing, rejuvenating, and ROMANTIC get-away far removed from the stresses of city life. We're on 60 private acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Shenandoah Valley. We offer 4000 square feet of living space with queen beds in two of the four, spacious bedrooms with a soaking tub and shower in the master bedroom and two twins in the other bedroom on the main floor. A large, closed-in loft area has four twin beds. All rooms have large windows to let the outside in.

The great room has a huge stone fireplace, dining room and kitchen, all open together and has floor to ceiling windows with prowl front and Brazilian cherry hardwood floors. There's carpet in the other rooms. Our hot tub, at the end of our extensive deck, is perfect for star gazing or wildlife watching. Downstairs, you'll find our sauna room (5 person) with queen-size futon, 18 foot stone bar, game room, exercise room and 62 inch TV.

There is a den with a trundle, daybed and a futon.. The interior house is specially designed in southwest decor (Home Beautiful).

We're located in Etlan, VA, just off Virginia's Route 231, one of America's ten most outstanding scenic byways (Great for biking!). We back up to Shenandoah National Park & Old Rag Mountain, which offer numerous scenic hiking trials, & we have our own private hiking trails on the property. We have a stocked pond for 'catch & release' only, however, there's recreational trout fishing nearby on the Rose, Hughes and Rapidan Rivers. Visit many, outstanding wineries, cheese factories, historic sites, civil war battlefields, Luray caverns, historic Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Antique shop, bike, hike or just sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery and numerous wildlife. Bird watching is also popular.

We also have a smokehouse which is great for all kinds of food. Our dining room table seats 16 comfortably and makes for memorable, candlelight celebrations.

Specially designed lighting throughout the house makes it very romantic. A massage therapy center will come to the lodge for your spa massage. We also have a picnic table atop cocktail hill where you can sip your favorite beverage while viewing the breathtaking, panoramic view of the valley below. It's Wonderful!!

The Lodge is ideal for family gatherings, corporate retreats, reunions, birthdays, girls/guys weekends & theme weekends: i.e. cooking, yoga, painting, photography, nature, birding, & much more. Planning coordinator is available upon request.

There are many scheduled events, festivals, and activities throughout the year. There are world class to down-home restaurants within 10-30 miles (Most notable, Inn of Little Washington). So come and relax. You won't want to leave.

Memories are made here!

BR B Amenities: ,huge stone fireplace, phone, air conditioning, 62' TV plus three standard size TV's, VCR, DVD, large video library, clock radios in each bedroom, stereo, CD, dvd player, tape player, full-gourmet kitchen, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, gourmet cooking utensils provided, linens provided,iron & ironing board, washer, dryer, private hot tub, sauna, 18' bar, gas BBQ grill, , smokehouse, den with daybed and futon, game room with air hockey, mountaintop gazebo & outside fireplace. NO SMOKING, NO PETS.

More Details

Geri Slack
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Rained the entire weekend at Spirit Dancer but our family had the very best weekend in years! Great fun in a spectacular house. Watched deer feeding and a mother black bear and her two yearling cubs in the meadow directly below the cabin. We will be back and it should be even better with a little sun.
Apr 2011
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Etlan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    den sleeps 3 - 3 sleep sofa /futon
  • Air Hockey
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 15 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Spirit Dancer Lodge:Large,Rustic,Luxurious on 60 private acres!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 42 reviews
Washington, DC

Fantastic Birthday Party

  • 5 of 5

The only reason I'm hesitant to give Spirit Dancer a great review is because I don't want anyone else to know how fantastic this place is. I went in mid November with a group of friends for my birthday party, and we were all blown away by the facilities and surroundings. The lodge is a home -- it shows in the quality of the furnishings and decorations, and the kitchen is impressively equipped. Sliding into the outdoor hot tub after a morning hike up White Oak Canyon is a pleasure not to be missed. Arrangements with Geri were smooth and trouble free. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, inviting cabin to get off the grid!

  • 5 of 5

This is my second visit to the Spirit Dancer - I attended once before for a friend's birthday and decided to make a return to celebrate my 30th birthday! WHAT A TREAT!

This cabin is absolutely beautiful. The main living room has beautiful views of the surrounding area and a light dusting of snow will make it a winter wonderland. This was the PERFECT get-off-the-grid retreat for my friends and I. Plenty of sleeping space, plenty of on-property activities (games, air hockey, sauna, hot tub). The property was clean and maintained well and Geri stayed in constant contact with me from the pre-booking, leading up to the my reservation and after my visit (I tend to over-communicate with these things and she always was good about getting back to me in a timely manner).

While the snow kind of kept us stranded to the cabin, we had prepared well to spend the few days hanging out on the property!

Thanks again! Super fun way to spend a birthday with friends and get away from technology and all of life's demands! :)

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome family stay at the Spirit Dancer Lodge!

  • 5 of 5

We came with 9 adults and 2 young children for a wedding weekend/family reunion and there was more than enough room for all of us! We were pleasantly surprised at the spacious rooms and den areas. Besides having a plethora of places to sleep, we really enjoyed spreading out together in the giant living room/kitchen area and the downstairs bar & fully-stocked game room (bean bag toss, air hockey, checkers, chess, to name a few). Also they don't picture it on vrbo, but the house has a great sauna and hot tub which are so nice to have when it's cold outside. Geri (the owner) was very helpful about directions, local activities, check-in/check-out procedures, etc. One note: the neighborhood is remote - there is no wifi or cell service at the cabin itself, but there is at the nearby town store which is a 5 min drive. There are also plenty of low-key things to do (hikes, wineries, antiquing, golfing) within 10-20 min driving. If the goal is to get away together, I would highly recommend this luxury cabin for families or retreats!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Time!

  • 5 of 5

What an unforgettable weekend! To begin, it was extremely easy and convenient to communicate with Geri and figure out all the arrangements for this cabin. The pictures depict the house very well, but the house is even more amazing than the pictures! There is so much to see, the home decor is intriguing and there is so much space! The house is fully equipped with everything you could need for a weekend getaway. The deck is huge and spacious and the hot tube is a perfect touch. The basement, huge, and includes a hockey table, huge TV to just sit back and relax. The kitchen is so fun to cook in and has all the necessary tools you can think of needing. I cannot say enough good things about this place. I went with a few of my friends for my birthday and it was honestly one that I will never forget! Thank you Geri for supplying such a good energy, spectacular place for us to stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Beautiful place at a great price!

  • 5 of 5

An amazing lodge with tons of space. Plenty of room to spread out and relax, hang out with friends and family, or retreat to one of the many beautiful bedrooms, deck, hot tub, etc., to read a book, or just "veg out" and do nothing at all. Not far from DC but yet you feel like you're a million miles from the traffic and congestion. Very nice wineries nearby, as well.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Getaway at Sundancer Lodge

  • 5 of 5

What a relaxing and beautiful place for a weekend getaway! My family and I enjoyed the wineries nearby and cooking gourmet meals in the wonderful kitchen. Not too far from where we live but seemed like we were in a different world. Great escape from the big city!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Pig and Steak or the Schoolhouse in Sperryville
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Rt. 231
Car: necessary

Other Activities:many wineries

Golf: BR B Activities: /B BR Hiking, Rock Climbing, Luray Caverns, Biking, Golf, Fitness Center, Horseshoes, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, game room, Restaurants, Sightseeing, Rafting, Canoeing the Shenandoah River, Wineries, Antiquing, Historic sites & Civil war battlefields, Caverns, Cheese factories, geocaching & paintball, University of VA & Atlantic Coast Conference Sports, Monticello and Many scheduled festivals, events, & activities. Go hot air ballooning at the orange airport or see a livestock auction, large game room with dart board, air hockey table, & many games & puzzles. Many activities available in the park.

Ski:Massanutten Ski Area 45 min. away., 90 minutes away from DC & 35 minutes from Charlottesville .


Rates & Availability

Etlan House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.3%

$250 a day for a day added onto a weekend rental
10.3% state & local tax
Laundry service of linens and towels is $150
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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