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SPECIALS: Winter Glamping -WATERFRONT on the Shenandoah River!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 18 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property


ALL SEASON GLAMPING / CAMPING: Whether Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer : AN ABSOLUTE BEAUTIFUL TIME OF YEAR TO BE OUTDOORS WITH THE COMFORTS OF THE INDOORS! Bring your walking stick and enjoy the abundant hiking trails (Kennedy's Peak) in the G W National Forest within minutes of our Kamp...Horse Back Riding within 12 minutes of Kamp or just kick back and relax in this gorgeous setting abreast the South Fork of the Shenandoah River.

Introducing, 'Glamping in the round', truly an experience of a lifetime! While enjoying all that Mother Earth has to offer you still have the basic comforts of in a stylish, beautifully custom - designed Yurt. Tent camping also available year round. Bathouse is heated. A great place for Family gatherings. Groups are Welcome! Just 7 min away visit the Famous Luray Caverns (open 365 days a year) / tour thru the unique Car & Carriage Museum along with their newest Valley Museum -- Hike the waterfalls ( Dark Hollow and White Oak Falls ) in the Shenandoah National park - entrance only 20 min ---after a great day of hiking enjoy your meal by propane gas grill / have your favorite stew hot and ready in the crock pot/ have Anthony's Pizza deliver or enjoy dining out within 10 min...... Winter, Spring , Summer & Fall activities ...Enjoy Festivals all year in the Shenandoah valley. Weather permitting go tubing, kayaking, canoeing and create lasting memories of a lifetime!

#1Rock Tavern River Kamp offers Hot Showers, Clean, Well Maintained Comfort Station - just footsteps away from all accommodations / sites. Groups Packages available.

Be our personal guest -tube, kayak or canoe the beautiful Shenandoah River...fees apply - complimentary shuttle with advance reservation.

Cherokee Rose -YURT- Sleeps 2 to 4 ppl priced $110.00 plus tax per night. Features fridge, toaster, coffee pot, waffle iron, ceiling fan, pedestal fan, Infared Fireplace/Stove Heater with 2 settings. BBQ Propane grill, firepit/charcoal grill.

The Hummingbird - YURT Sleeps 2 to 4 ppl $110.00 plus tax per night. Features AC, fridge, toaster, coffee pot, waffle iron, crock pot, microwave, ceiling fan, Infared Fireplace/Stove Heater with 2 settings. BBQ Pedestal charcoal grill, firepit /charcoal grill.

The Painted Horse - YURT Sleeps 4 to 6 ppl $135.00 plus tax per night. Features AC, DVD player with Tv, crock pot, blender, fridge, toaster, coffee pot, waffle iron, microwave, ceiling fan, Infared Cabinet Heater with 3 settings. BBQ Propane grill, firepit /charcoal grill.

• 2 NIGHT MIN STAY Friday & Saturday nights - 3 NIGHT MIN STAY ON HOLIDAYS/ HOLIDAY WEEKENDS from Memorial day thru Labor day ...1 night rental is accepted during the winter. Extra Holiday Charge may apply / Deposit required for Yurts. Tax 10.03% is added

Notes for #1 Rock Tavern River Kamp Yurt Dwellers!

o Bring your own linens- sleeping bags when you vacation in The Cherokee Rose Yurt, The Hummingbird Yurt, or The Painted Horse Yurt.

o We offer tubing, rafts, canoes, kayaks -fees apply - advance reservation required. If you opt to bring your own tube, raft, canoe or kayak etc., you are welcome to do so. THERE IS A RIVER ACCESS FEE to enter the river or exit the river at the kamp - - to be determined according to what you wish to bring and where you wish to access river. .

o I discourage bringing your pets due to the layout of property and the damage they could cause in a yurt. If you must bring pets, then pets must be pre- approved and not be left unattended inside yurts and pet fees will apply.

Fishing License is required. Either Virginia State License or you may purchase a 5 day permit at Super Walmart 10 min.

Close to Everything!

Please Note: I only use this calendar when all 3 yurts are booked--- so please visit my website direct/ email or call for availability in yurts and tent sites....

If you like the Great Outdoors then you truly need to experience a "Vacation in the Round" you deserve it!

More Details

Annette Cates
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Annette Cates

My roots run deep here in Page County as I come from the Peter Ruffner Family... I feel blessed to have been raised here in Page County and I wish to share the blessing by sharing our place so all can create memories with their families that will last a lifetime.

Annette Cates purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Annette Cates chose Luray

Along with the Rock Tavern Cabin - #1 Rock Tavern River Kamp was part of same property that my Uncle Abe and Aunt Lizzie owned - they operated a tavern and rented campsites for years. I am grateful to get this property back in the family. When I was a young girl - I would fish from this riverbank with my Mom and Dad along with Uncle Abe - we would go dipping and have the best time - I have fond childhood memories here.

What makes this cabin unique

Our Kamp is of unique character with 12 sites ( 4 of which have yurts for rental). If you have always wanted to go camping but do not want to sleep on the ground....this is for you! Staying in a yurt is quite the experience - one cannot explain - must experience it for yourself- There is just something about 'Vacationing in the Round' words just cannot express.


Luray Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 18 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shared Bath house - toilet , shower , Very clean /well maintained Mens's and Ladies' - w/handsoaps
  • Comfort Station just footsteps from yurts / sites ---Men's and Ladies' rooms with hot water / showers. 3 toilets, 3 sinks & 2 shower stalls each. Hand soaps, toilet tissue & paper towels provided.
  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • open floor plans Painted Horse Yurt accommodates up to 6, Hummingbird and Cherokee Rose accommodates up to 4
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Painted Horse Yurt will sleep up to 6 Hummingbird Yurt will sleep up to 4 - located right on the river Cherokee Rose Yurt will sleep up to 4 - located right on river bank - ask about 'Romance in the Round' Pkgs.... Be our personal guests: canoes, kayaks, tubes for rent - call for pricing. Great Fun!!! Shenandoah River Outfitters is just 10 min. Tent sites - most have electric and all have water access.


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average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Definitely go back again

  • 5 of 5

Nice getaway,...smaller campground but well kept.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than expected and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Property was nice. It was right off the highway so a bit noisy at times from cars but easy to drown out. Our yurt was steps away from the river and the breeze from that and the soothing noise made it very comfortable. The Cherokee Rose Yurt was better than expected. Nice big beds! Annette was wonderful. She accommodated our needs and helped us figure out a longer canoe route. She also provided us with transportation back to the site after our canoe trip. We were able to rent her canoes and that was extremely convenient! She also recommended a great pizza place. We went to the restaurant but they would have delivered. Everything was in working order. No complaints. Great little vacation! We would go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to share your experience with others. Annette
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Lovely place for a stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the Hummingbird Yurt despite the fact that it rained all weekend. The yurt is well-kept, as is the rest of the property, and had everything we needed for a great stay (it was cold and the space heater did an awesome job!). This is a fun, affordable way to escape the city for a few days for someone like me who hates camping. Thanks Annette!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome! Thank you. Annette
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  • 3 of 5

even with 3rd night free, price was too high for what was available. Could have had a nice hotel room with all the amenities. Had a good time, but with having to go to a bathhouse I would think the price should be about $50 a night. Yes, scenic, yes, close to lots of good hiking - just too expensive.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for voicing your opinion on our prices however, I must take this time to point out that this is Glamping versus camping / motel room. While with a motel room you can get all the amenities= Reality is you get the 3 B's = Bed, Bible and the Bill (sorta speak) with our river kamp you get soooo much more than that= First and foremost you are located on the the Shenandoah River , you can look right out every yurt window to watch the river flow by, many hiking trails in the G W National Forest ( less than 10 min) just 7 min from Luray Caverns, horseback riding within 12 min of kamp , even Anthony's Pizza will deliver, the yurts offer a unique cozy experience which is Glamping ( the crock pots in yurts make it nice to have dinner ready to eat when you return from hiking) The Hummingbird, Cherokee Rose or Painted Horse yurt offer "motel" amenities of small fridge, microwave, coffee pots, toaster, and waffle iron, propane gas grill with propane provided. in addition, within footsteps of all yurts is a nice, clean and well maintained bathouse. We have been open since 2013 and the majority of our guests honestly feel the value is here as I get many repeat guests. I am glad to hear you had a good time and enjoyed the scenic Shenandoah River. Just a foot note for future guests reading this ...We are also 20 min from entrance to Shenandoah National Park. We are open year round - with fall /winter Specials. Luray Caverns is open year round 365 days a year and they now have the Valley Museum- perfect on a rainy day. Yurts are heated as well as our bathouse! Annette Cates (owner)
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Great place! Impressive location, clean & friendly

  • 5 of 5

Great place right on the river - clean, friendly! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience! Annette
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Honeymoon and 1st anniversary

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time last year when we stayed for our honeymoon that we decided to go back and do it again for our anniversary! We stayed in the Hummingbird Yurt and loved the cozy feel and decorations. The veiw of the river is breathtaking. Bathhouse was 50 yards from the Yurt and always clean. Annette and her crew are awesome, and we look forward to many years camping in the round!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always glad to hear when guests enjoy their stay ---it is quite a compliment when our guests return!.. Thank you
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Luray Caverns Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Uncle Buck's
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Inskeep's Landing
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Luray Caverns Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Mimslyn Inn
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Massanutten Ski Lodge
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lake Arrowhead's Sandy Beach area
Car: not necessary

Rock Tavern River Kamp is close to it all....Luray Caverns, Luray Caverns Museum, Shenandoah National Park- Skyline Drive, Bear Mountain Zip Lines, New Market Skydiving, Shenandoah River Outfitters, Appalachian Adventures, Jordan Hollow Riding Stables, Luray Caverns Golf Course, Luray Caverns Garden Maze, Luray Caverns Rope Course, Lake Arrowhead, Story Book Trail, G W National Forest - Kennedy's Peak Hiking Trail, fishing in the Shenandoah River- Tubing, kayaking, canoeing the Shenandoah on available on-site and at Shenandoah River Outfitters (less than 10 min away).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10

Painted Horse is $135.00n plus tax -sleeps up to 6
Hummingbird is $110.00n plus tax - sleeps up to 4
Cherokee Rose is $110.00n plus tax - sleeps up to 4
2 night min stay - Holidays 3night min stay
Extra charge on Holiday may apply
Pets must be pre-approved -pet fee
Tent sites = 45.00n plus tax - 1 or 2 tents per site max 4 ppl
Groups Welcome

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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