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Stonewall Crossing: Historic Property on the Shenandoah River

Bedrooms 4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Luray Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Enjoy natural beauty at this historic retreat on the banks of the Shenandoah River. Built in 1739, Stonewall Crossing sits on 25 beautiful acres with nearly a quarter mile of riverfront views, a meadow, a quarry, and views of the Massanutten mountain ridge.

Stonewall Crossing is a unique, welcoming respite in the countryside that sits on the banks of this historic river. The original two-story log cabin has been beautifully renovated. The lower level serves as the Great Room, complete with a bluestone fireplace built from rock quarried on the property. In all, the house features four large bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom. The décor of each bedroom draws inspiration from the original structures of the pioneering families and Shenandoah Valley farmers who have lived here over the past three centuries.

Stonewall Crossing also features luxurious, modern amenities. A fully appointed, chef’s-quality kitchen with granite countertops opens to the dining room--perfect for cooking, entertaining, and gathering to enjoy special meals. Off the dining room and surrounding the house is a two-story deck overlooking the river and perfect for socializing, watching the sunset, stargazing, or relaxing with a good book.

Stonewall Crossing is located in the Shenandoah Valley nestled between the Shenandoah National Forest and the George Washington National Forest. Stonewall Crossing’s deck provides a stunning view of Strickler Knob, considered one of the top hikes in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Keywords: River front homestead, Retreat

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Sara Capella
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016
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About Sara Capella

Stonewall Crossing is the vacation home for three-generations of a family that has endeavored to preserve and enhance the natural beauty of this homestead. We live and work in the area, and we frequently ‘runaway’ to Stonewall Crossing. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we have.

Sara Capella purchased this estate in 2004

Why Sara Capella chose Shenandoah Valley

Only 90 miles (a 2-hour drive) from the Washington DC area gives you enough proximity for a weekend escape, but sufficient distance to provide a respite from city life.

What makes this estate unique

We enjoy swimming and kayaking in the river, the proximity to excellent hiking trails, the beautiful mountain views and the peacefulness of country life. We also love to cook and entertain and the property is perfect for that.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a perfect location for our girls get-away and birthday celebration. We absolutely appreciate all the attention to details and upgraded features. The kitchen is fully stocked and we staged two amazing meals.
Aug 2012
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Stonewall Crossing: Historic Property on the Shenandoah River
average rating of 4.851852 based on 38 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The house and property were gorgeous! This was a perfect setting for our family gathering. Thank you very much!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, VA

Great Weekend Away

  • 4 of 5

The house was ABSOLUTELY lovely. Plenty of room for everyone and it was meticulously decorated. Each room felt very special and well thought out. We were able to use the kayaks on the river, which was great. The river is very close to the house. SIDE NOTE that I do not think is mentioned in the post - there is a road that runs right next to the house. You can not see it in the photos, but you have to cross it to get to the river. I was a little disappointed, b/c I assumed the property had nothing else near it. Other than that though, the view is wonderful, especially at the fire pit area. I would definitely rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Setting for a Special Gathering

  • 5 of 5

I have been to many rental properties all over the USA and the Stonewall Crossing is on my top 5. First, the communication & responsiveness of the owner, Sara is very reassuring. All my questions were addressed promptly. The house was quite spacious, comfortable, very clean & tastefully decorated. The house is well designed blending old & modern with a lot of character & history. The bedrooms & bathrooms were ample and the linens were sufficient, crisp & clean. Having the five bathrooms is very practical for a group of 12. The kitchen and dining area have ample spaces for a group to prepare a meal or do an activity. The great room is another big room for a nice cozy gathering with the fireplace. Every person or child can definitely find something to do in this setting. The outdoors on this property offers a wide range of choices. The river is on one side and the outdoor fireplace offers a unique setting for many outdoor activities or simply just to take in the beauty of nature. We were 12 adults who stayed here and everyone single one enjoyed this house. I celebrated my birthday here and a few other friends joined for dinner and we still had lots of room. Even if the weather is not good, there is a covered porch that lets you enjoy the view.

The supplies and amenities provided were sufficient, i.e. table cloths, kitchenware, plates, cutlery, etc. Big plus is that Walmart is 5 mins away for your convenience.

I highly recommend this awesome place for your family gatherings. There are endless possibilities of what you can do around the property and nearby attractions.

Thank you for having this place rented and making it feel like a real home. It is a very special home with lots of love and care.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than advertised

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with 3 other couple for 3 days. The view and accommodations allowed us to have a terrific time. We found the history of the house interesting, while the modern finishing comforting. We will make this a yearly trip with our friends and book with our kids for a get away.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

This property hit the bulls eye for our recent reunion of 10 adults from all over the eastern part of the US. The location was central, providing a beautiful drive through the mountains for several of us. Grocery store was just 3 miles away... a godsend when you just need an ingredient or two.The house was the perfect combination of rustic and comfortable, with nice leather furniture and exposed-timber walls, and all of the modern amenities: FIVE great bathrooms, more than adequate A/C, a large kitchen with two sinks, plenty of dishes and silverware (some to use, while some are in the dishwasher, e.g.), and all of the important kitchen tools one would need (blender, food processor, etc.). There was even a hand-held lemon juicer, which was exactly what we needed at one point! The thick old walls and expansive bedroom orientation provided lots of quiet and privacy for sleeping (with the obvious exception of the bunk room).The wifi worked well and we appreciated that there were not TV screens at every turn. There were outdoor porches seemingly everywhere -- some with ceiling fans -- that provided space for hanging out comfortably on hot days as well as star gazing at night. The grounds are gorgeous... especially the river area. Price was quite reasonable, and the owner flexible and wonderful to deal with. She even offered to mail to us an ipod shuffle that someone left behind. Can't say enough positive about this gem of a place.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My Dream Home!

  • 5 of 5

Our large group of eight adults and eight children absolutely loved Stonewall Crossing. It is a beautiful, historic home that has been carefully updated. The kitchen and bathrooms were very clean and updated with the latest appliances and fixtures. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, plus an additional full bathroom on the main floor. The kitchen and eating area were spacious enough for our large group to congregate, prep meals, and eat together. We enjoyed the covered porch with ceiling fans during the hot afternoons and the patio with large fireplace for smores every night. The kids loved playing ball in the large yard and splashing in the river. We used the kayaks to explore the river and took a tubing excursion with Shenandoah River Outfitters about 20 minutes away. The beds were very comfortable, the linens plentiful, and the kitchen had all the dishes, pots & pans, and tools that we needed. Walmart and Food Lion are just minutes away and downtown Luray has charming restaurants for meals out. This is an ideal vacation home. We are hoping to return very soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Dulles International Airport
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 81
Car: necessary

Board games and croquet set. Eight kayaks available for guest use on the Shenandoah River.

Rates & Availability

Luray Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas & New Year's Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
MLK Jr. Holiday
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
President's Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Waiver No Refund $50
Tax Rate 10.3%

Rates are subject to change without notice.

Contact owner for Event Rates. We can accommodate a variety of functions from cozy birthday celebrations for 10 guests or lavish formal outdoor weddings for up to 150 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Luray Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
An outdoor patio with a stone fireplace is located next to the house. The patio is perfect for star gazing while enjoying a fire. A fire pit is located on the bank of the River.

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