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Cottage on Craig Creek - Waterfront Retreat

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedroom ( Sleeping Porch), 2 Baths plus exterior shower, water/mt. view

Enjoy swimming, tubing, canoeing and fishing on pristine Craig Creek. Perfect setting for a romantic getaway or family vacation. Glassed-in sleeping / eating porch overlooks clear water and private forest with hiking trails and access to National Forest.

Gated access.

Bountiful wildlife, wildflowers and panoramic views.

Firepit is ready for smores, hotdogs, hamburgers and steaks. Firewood is provided.

Master bedroom with a Queen and Twin has full bath. Sleeping porch consists of Queen, Twin and Full Sofa Bed. Open Kitchen and Living room with access to half bathroom.

Inner tubes provided.

Canoe and kayaks provided.

Bring your own mountain bikes, fishing poles, horses.

Fully furnished kitchen, satellite tv with dvd.

Landline telephone and WiFi Internet provided, but no cell phone service.

'Creek shoes' are a necessity due to rocky creekbed.

***Weekly Rental Only for Summer 2016***

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More Details

Mitch and Bobbie Bowman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Mitch and Bobbie Bowman

Retired educators who enjoying hiking, birdwatching, tubing, canoeing and wildflowers.

Mitch and Bobbie Bowman purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Mitch and Bobbie Bowman chose Shenandoah Valley

Owners enjoy hiking on private trails, National Forest (Roaring Run, Hoop Hole Trail), floating the creek in inner tubes, canoes,kayaks and biking on nearby rail trails.

What makes this cabin unique

Adjacent to 150 acres of private woodlands (across the creek) and surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us use your beautiful cabin. We had an absolutely lovely time!
Mar 2011
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Eagle Rock Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 2
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
You will find yourself in an unmatched natural setting where you can walk the grounds, watch the creek and enjoy the peace and beauty.


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Cottage on Craig Creek - Waterfront Retreat
average rating of 4.984127 based on 64 reviews

Charming Cottage with so many thoughtful details

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took our three boys 7,9, and 11 to the cottage in early August. The cottage itself had so many helpful details to make the most of our time there. We played in the creek, took the kayaks and inner tubes to find good spots for finding crayfish and rocks for skipping, had s'mores by the fire and did the Roaring Run Furnace hike. Our boys enjoyed sleeping on the porch and loved playing board games supplied by the owners during a rainstorm. The owners were very conscientious - calling to ensure that we had all we needed while we were there. We will definitely try to make another trip to this beautiful property. The cottage was very clean and well maintained. No complaints from us at all!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for supplying Cottage on Craig details that will assist other families. Come back soon and often. Thanks again.
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Great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Great three day stay to the end our vacation to Virginia. Bobbie and Mitch were the best! They provided all the information needed for our stay. No noise at all and I think the best sleep I have had in a very long time. Thanks again for allowing us to visit this special place on the creek!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so glad that your visit was what you needed at the end of your VA travels. Come again soon to Cottage on Craig!
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Relaxing, serene, in touch with nature!

  • 5 of 5

What a great time my wife had at Cottage on the Craig. Our dog Hazel learned to swim in the creek and she loved the canoe rides. The kayaks and canoes come with the cottage and it is a great amenity to have so close! We were greeted by Mitch and Bobbie upon arrival and they were the nicest; showing us around and even left us with chocolate chip cookies. We did the closest trails: Hoop Hole ( a hard hike but very worth it-do the lower trip to save your legs) Roaring Run was a favorite with 5 bridges and so many waterfalls. Stay away from the Craig Creek Trail at the Craig Creek Rec Center it was over grown and not tended too. We also did the Finwick Mines which was more like it should of been in Florida not Virginia. The cabin has everything you need for a resting and relaxing vacation. Things are far away so make sure you bring everything you want and desire to the cottage. We can't thank you enough for opening your cabin and giving us a vacation to remember.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to give such a thorough review of Cottage on Craig and the surroundings. We also love Roaring Run the best! We enjoyed meeting both of you and Hazel, your sweet dog. Come again soon!
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Fantastic getaway! Peaceful, gorgeous, and fun!

  • 5 of 5

Great time was had by all (couple in our forties and our beagle)... Freshly baked cookies from the owners who also left s'mores supplies in the cabin that had everything! Hiking, grilling, canoeing, relaxing - it was simply wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please come again soon! We appreciate wonderful guests like you!
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The perfect disconnect to reconnect!

  • 5 of 5

Mitch and Bobbie have a wonderful little hideaway, literally! Thanks for sharing your home with us. We are already trying to plan when we can come back. There's no cell phone service (outside of wifi) and for someone who is glued to her phone and email due to work it was nice to be hands and mind free. We never turned the tv on once big change for my hubby and our almost 20 yr old was connected with us instead of passing thru. We enjoyed meals together chatting, talks and s'mores around the fire every night, laughs navigating the canoe (I fell in for a nice cool down) and just being us again. Everything you need is here from outdoor activities & board games, to all the amenities of home with a few extra "camping" type perks. If you want to completely disconnect to reconnect to you family, relax and not feel rushed in a normal day rat race. Come stay at the Cottage on Craig Creek, you won't be disappointed! The hubby says the only bad thing was although we saw bear scat he never got to see Yogi and he had great hopes of doing so. Maybe next visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You three were perfect guests and we are anxiously awaiting your next visit. Thanks for sharing about your visit.
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Perfect river hideaway

  • 5 of 5

What a great trip. We went as 2 families of 4 with kids 5-8yr. The kids had a blast playing in the river, canoeing, exploring the trails, fishing, making smores and hanging at the fire pit, and having "the biggest and best" nerf gun battle. So much outdoor space!! The mommy's had a blast working a puzzle on the screen porch, while the daddy's loved fishing and trail running on the near by Loop Hole Trail. We also got in a great hike at Roaring Run (a perfect hike for kids and dogs). Everything was provided for us in the cabin-- We had a fully stocked kitchen and we had no need for anything more. The cabin was clean and well kept, and Bobbie and Mitch were both very gracious... and the homemade cookies were PHENOMENAL. We actually set up tents and camped, in the yard to satisfy the kids wishes... though some managed to retreat inside. It was a great weekend!!! Thank you so much for sharing your cabin with us!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great stay at Cottage on Craig. We certainly want you to come back very soon!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.