Exceptional, Post & Beam, 4BR 3BA Luxurious Lodge with Loft
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great place overall
Overall we really enjoyed our time here. Gorgeous property, great kitchen, and comfortable living room. Fairly easy to access the activities in the region, and close enough to what Sperryville has to offer. The place was extremely easy to access and the host was responsive.
There were quite a few electrical issues in the house -- lamps didn't turn on, and the air hockey table didn't work.
We had 8 adults and it would have been tricky to fit more.
Updating the house rules etc would probably minimize additional questions, since there were a few that have changed to better benefit guests.
Thank you Janine! We are so happy to hear that you all had a great time. I appreciate the feedback regarding the electrical issues - we are checking on that immediately. As for the updated rules, I have since printed and replaced as many copies as I can to ensure we are providing all guests with the updated information! Take care and we hope to see you back soon!
Great house in gorgeous area
My party of 9 was looking for comfort, seclusion, and beautiful views. This gem only a short drive from the DC area gave us all of the above, and I cannot overstate how pleased we were with the property. Be warned - it's a bit of a drive to reliable cell service, so if you are attached to your phone, this might not be the spot for you. We all wanted to unplug, so it was ideal for us. I look forward to returning, and strongly recommend for anyone considering the area.
Great hiking, breweries and wineries nearby as well!
Thank you for your kind words! Please come back again! It is so hard to unwind in this digital age so we value the ability to unplug. That said, a calling card allows you to call out of the lodge as needed and some cell service gets text messages. Happy to work with our renters!!
Disconnect to Reconnect
Spirit Dancer is a large three level property that is great for groups and entertaining. The property is set at the edge of some great woods on one side and open farm land on the other.
Overall, the property has everything you need. The indoor spaces accommodate large groups for dining or hanging out in the common areas. There are plenty of beds scattered throughout and plenty of bathrooms. The deck outside is perfect for stargazing at night. It is relatively quiet at the property.
A disclaimer: Cell signal for both ATT and Verizon cut out about 20 mins before arriving to the property. There is not Wifi at Spirit Dancer. Have directions or the map preloaded before signal drops. If you are leaving at night or early morning, plan your route home. There is a landline phone at the property for emergencies. For those concerned about the lack of modern connectivity to social media and non-stop news coverage, isn't disconnecting from the screen and reconnecting with nature the point? Embrace it, enjoy it.
We were very happy with our stay and would love to come back again. Thank you to our excellent hosts.
wonderful place but unable to access internet, wifi, and mobile service
This is such a nice house located in a very beautiful location. The difficulty is the access of internet, wifi, and mobile service which caused us a trouble looking for places to go. Last day of our trip, it was raining. We expected to use sauna, but it was not ready to use. Also, dvd player and video cassette player were not ready to use. We figured out by ourselves. Porch was dusty, covered with leaves.
Our group Had a retreat which was made even better by the beauty and atmosphere of this amazing home.
Thank you so much! We loved having your group and we will look forward to having you all again.
Beautiful area, bit of difficulty without WiFi
Overall this house was absolutely lovely and Darden was super responsive and helpful. The only real issue was that there was no phone service in the area (and the landline at the property did not work). It would have been nice to have head a heads up about how dead the area was, with directions to important places (the hospital, gas station, the vineyard that the coupon was for). Luckily the neighboring property had guests who let us get their WiFi password, so we were able to stand in their driveway to get directions to places. We also couldn’t get the hot tub to work, though not entirely sure if that was user error or not. Overall, we had an amazing time getting off the grid, but just had minor snafus getting help with locating places.
Wineries, Golf , Hiking and Rock Climbing, Caverns, Biking, State Parks and Shenandoah National park, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Restaurants, Sightseeing, Rafting, Canoeing the Shenandoah River, Antiquing, Historic sites & Civil war battlefields, Cheese factories, geocaching & paintball, Charlottesville, Monticello, many scheduled Festivals and Fair, Dutch Market with playground and petting zoo.
In Lodge, there is a large game room with dart board, air hockey table, fusball and many games & puzzles.
Ski: Massanutten Ski Area 45 min. away.
We are located 90 minutes from DC and 35 minutes from Charlottesville.