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Large home with space/fun activities for all ages

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Welcome to Elk Lane - a large two story Colonial with five bedrooms and a killer basement rec room for kids of all ages. We are situated on a quiet street with lovely wooded back yard. Our home is furnished with leather couches, large screen HDTV's/ surround sound and a fully stocked kitchen ready for your family get togethers. One King and two (2) queens - one (1) on first floor, two (2) sets of bunk beds and two (2) twin beds provide sleeping for 12 . We have two (2) sets of washers and dryers for your convenience and ease. One set is in the garage that has been converted in to a mudroom for unloading wet gear after snow sports or Waterpark fun.

The first floor has one (1) bedroom, powder room, living room with gas fireplace, TV/DVD, Den and large kitchen with island seating for three (3). The master bedroom, bunk bed room and two (2) additional bedrooms are located on the second floor. The master bedroom has it's own private bathroom Both the master and queen bedroom on the second floor have flat screen HDTV's.

As you venture to the basement, you will see a 60' wide flat screen HDTV, DVD/ Surround Sound, air hockey/pool table game assembly, wet bar with refrigerator, glasses and mixing tools, electronic dart board, foos ball table a separate 'PS3 Game Room' and a Ms. PacMan Arcade Console. This game has been updated to include sixty (60) of the alltime classic games from the eighties.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner


First of all, thank you for having us as guest in your home. We had a great time. My family has been coming to Massanutten for about ten years. We have rented houses and have used timeshares in the past. Now we can say we have found our winter and summer getaway home.

This was special. Immediately after speaking with Brian, the Owner, I could tell he was proud of his home. Brian worked with me in getting his home ready a week earlier than intended for guests. Once we arrived, it was confirmed why he should be. The pictures do not do justice. Let me be clear, I use "home" and "guest" fittingly. This is how we felt while staying there for the weekend, like guests. His home is so inviting. At one time, truly feeling like guests in his home, we expected him to come on in and sit at the table with us. By the way, there were hospitality refreshments upon my arrival ... very classy. The bedrooms, family room, kitchen and basement were enjoyed by all. In closing, I must confirm that there were no issues. The payment process, door code retrieval, easy to follow instructions for (appliances, fireplace, stereo, TV's etc .) and the deposit was returned in 3 weeks. What a way to have and finish a getaway. No issues. We are looking forward to our next getaway at Brian's Home!!! Thanks again.
Feb 2013
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McGaheysville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Resort ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , First floor powder room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor shared hallway bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Basement bathroom
  • We provide 1 roll of toilet paper per bathroom. We provide hand soap to be left at house for other guests.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 4 child bed , Two (2) sets of bunk beds - sleeps four
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , TV in room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , First Floor Queen
  • We have a Portable crib and a Pack and Play. We have 2 baby safety gates.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Play Pool, Air Hockey, Foosball, Arcade Video Games, PS3 in our tropical basement rec room.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Large home with space/fun activities for all ages
average rating of 4.902439 based on 42 reviews

Well kept house with nice spacious main floor, comfortable bedrooms, and fun basement!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great visit! This is the best-conditioned rental we've rented in 10 years of coming to Massanutten. Everything worked as advertised. The house is in the lower part of the resort and easily accessible.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! It makes me so happy to read your review. I know you did not have to take time out to write this and we really appreciate it. You have spent a lot of your life coming to Massanutten so your words mean a lot. It is a beautiful area and a very short drive to interesting and fun parts of Virginia. We love it! Thank you for staying with us and thank you again for your review. Shannon M.
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I really were impressed with this property. it was beautiful inside and there was plenty of games to keep the kids busy. We hardly saw them, they were downstairs playing in the gameroom moat of the time. We would all highly recommend this house for a family get away and would love to stay again!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate this review! I am so happy that you enjoyed the house and all it had to offer. I love hearing that the kids had fun in the playroom. It is a much more relaxing time when children are occupied:) Thank you again, Shannon M.
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this home this past weekend, along with my husband, young daughter, and 2 other couples with little girls (ages 3-5). Everything about the weekend exceeded our expectations and was, truly, fantastic.

--the home was clean and perfectly appointed. We were able to find everything we needed during our three night stay.

-Beds were plentiful and comfortable

-the basement was AMAZING, and some of us especially geeked out on the old arcade game console!

-the downstairs tv has a pretty impressive surround-sound system.

-The house is quiet and peaceful. We saw deer in the backyard woods, and enjoyed sitting in the rocking chairs in the front yard too.

-The location is wonderful. We enjoyed some of the resort activities, like the outdoor park and the waterpark, and each was just a 5-minute drive away.

We will most definitely be returning, and plan to tell all our DC-area friends about this gem of a vacation home. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to to write this very kind review. We are really glad that you enjoyed the house and some of the many experiences to be had at Massanutten. In the last few years as our children have passed the age of 5 they have been able to participate in all the "older kid activities" on the mountain. Hiking in Shenandoah National Park get's better and better as the kids get older! Thank you again, Shannon M.
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Wonderful Property!

  • 5 of 5

Maybe the best rental we've ever had (and we've had a few)! House was absolutely beautiful. Decorating (chairs, rugs, paint colors, kitchen, etc) was well above one what normally sees in a rental property. We were there with our extended family - kids and spouses, 5 grandkids. All were accommodated very well. Loved the kitchen, eating area, LR open feel. The LR was our tv room, a small sitting room became the reading room and the basement was a fantastic game room. All bedrooms were quite nice, particularly the Master. Decks on the front and back got good use. All in all, a wonderful time in a beautiful home. Will definitely stay again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 families-great space!

  • 5 of 5

Great property for our 3 families! Plenty of space and lots to do!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this wonderful house! It was very clean and a very easy check out procedure! The house is very well equipped with linens, blankets, etc. The kitchen is great for large groups. The ski school at Massanutten was wonderful for all our kids. There is great hiking nearby also. We would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Massanutten Mountain
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Route 81 -
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Massanutten Mountain
Nearest Ski
1.5 Miles
Massanutten Mountain
Nearest Beach
180 Miles
Va Beach
Car: recommended

Welcome to Elk Lane. This large 5 bedroom home is brand new on the rental market. It is newly renovated with plenty of space to unwind with friends and family. Complete with a new gas fireplace and private wooded views as well as the backdrop of the mountains in Fall and Winter.

There is plenty of space to gather around the large farm table and relax in the comfort of the fire-lit living room with flat screen T.V. Take advantage of the extra room in the first floor den for playing board games or just reading a book. Daylight fills the open floor plan throughout the year. The kitchen was recently updated with new stainless steel appliances, refinished cabinets and tile work. For the cooks in the family you will find all the comforts of home from a gas stove and oven to a fully equipped kitchen for entertaining.

The real fun on Elk Lane is found in the basement! The Tropical themed playland is furnished with a 60' wide plasma HDTV with DVD/BR, Surround Sound. Bring your ipods, DVD's, CD's and enjoy the TV or music as you play air hockey or shoot pool on our two-in-one game table. Or go back in time and take your turn at Ms.Pac Man! An original arcade game console with updated display and hardware providing a choice of over 60 games to play. It has all of the greats from the early days: Donkey Kong, Galaga and many more. The basement is also furnished with a wet bar, electronic dart board, foosball table and for the video gamers in the family - a PS3 console/ HDTV station. Play your games you bring from home or with your on-line buddies. This basement rec room has it all.

In Winter enjoy an afternoon or evening skiing, snowboarding or even tubing down the slopes. On a mild winter day the Zip-line and Canopy tours offer adventure for all ages. Even the Putt-Putt course offers beautiful views and fun in cooler temperatures.

You can also warm up and feel like you are in the tropics at the massive Indoor Waterpark. Travel 10 minutes down the road and take the kids to the Harrisonburg Children's Musuem and check out JMU's beautiful arboretum.

In the warmer months you can hike the great trails within Massanutten Resort or travel minutes down the road to the historic Shenandoah National Park which contains over 100 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Along with the beautiful vistas on Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Mountains the park has over 500 miles of hiking trails.

Our home offers many amenities for vacationing families of all ages and we hope you will vist with us soon. Whether you stay for a long weekend or have an extended stay we know you will want to return.

We hope your memories of this beautiful area and all it has o offer are as wonderful as our family's are.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $300

note: JMU Spring Graduation Weekend price includes refundable deposit of $ 300.00, insurance premium and website processing fees. Contact Owner for any clarifications need.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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