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.
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.
Loved the location and view but was not very clean
We as a family rented the Spirit Dancer and it’s sister lodge the Sun Dancer for a few days and nights after Christmas. We really enjoyed the setting and the houses and views!! Also the owners and Darden were very easy to work with! However the Spirit Dancer was definitely the older lodge and not as well stocked with kitchen needs and also not even 2 star clean! Also not enough bath linens for occupancy of 12. We really wanted to love these lodges so we could recommend to friends etc but now don’t really feel that we can do that. We are sorry!
Beautiful home and location
This home is perfect for a quiet getaway, even more perfect if you plan to hike Old Rag! The home is gorgeous and comfortable. The property is so very peaceful!
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We sure are happy you enjoyed the Lodge and hope to see you again soon!
Gorgeous cabin close to Old Rag hike
My 8 friends and I loved our weekend at the Spirit Dancer cabin. The cabin itself was spacious and offered great amenities. My friends and made great use of the outdoor deck with hot tub, indoor fireplace, large kitchen and dining area, and big TV. The cabin also includes a sauna and outdoor chiminea-type fireplace that we didn't get a chance to use.
The cabin is very close to the Old Rag and White Oak Canyon trail heads. Both are great hikes!
FYI - the cabin doesn't have WIFI and most of us did not have cell service, but the cabin has a phone for incoming calls and a method for making emergency outgoing calls. I personally loved the opportunity to disconnect.
Thank you for coming - we were excited to have you and we do hope you consider us in the future. I appreciate you mentioning the Wifi - in this day and age, disconnecting is so unusual, but we have found that once one does, its exactly what renters needed. We will have wifi at some point....though enjoying the time without for now. We are happy you felt the same! Best, Darden
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.