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100 Year Old Real Cabin Borders Nat'l Forest Walk to the Trails

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 4 nights

Description

Hinton Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Real Cabin. 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 1 Pullout couch in living room

Please read the entire description for this cabin. This is a 100 year old cabin and is rustic and quaint, but it is not perfect. This is a real 100 year old cabin that borders the national forest, not new construction. We like this cabin because staying here is like walking back in time to a different era. You can stay at one of the many new construction vacation rentals in the Shenandoah Valley, but Bear Ridge Cabin has history and character. This is one thing that sets Bear Ridge Cabin apart. If you read the description you will know what to expect. We also believe that service is another thing that sets us apart in the vacation rental industry. Katie & I personally own every cabin that we manage. We check-in all of our guests personally (sometimes even as late as 2 in the morning with prior approval and fee). When you arrive, the lights will be on and you will be welcomed and shown around the cabin. This is all we do 24/7 and we want all of our guests to have an amazing stay. We would be honored if you allow us the opportunity to serve you.

Bear Ridge Cabin is a 100 year old real cabin that sits on a ridge above Rawley Springs. There is direct access to the George Washington National Forest within a couple of minutes right out the door of the cabin and we own all of the land between the cabin and the national forest. There are two rivers (one is small enough that you might call it a stream) that are about a 5-10 minute walk from the cabin. They both contain native Trout and one of them is stocked with Trout as well. Dry River (it never actually dries up) is one of the best Trout fishing rivers on the east coast.

There are several trails that are within walking distance of the national forest where hiking and mountain biking are allowed. One goes up into the mountains and the other is mostly level and follows the river for about 45 minutes and then heads up into the mountains.

There are also numerous hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and ATV trails within driving distance of the cabin.

The cabin has two bedrooms. The both ave queen sized beds. The bedrooms are not very large, but they are quaint and cozy. There is a queen couch bed inside and one outside on the screen porch. The cabin sleeps 6 inside in beds/couch bed if shared and 8 if using regular couches. the maximum occupancy is the amount of people we allow to stay not the amount that can sleep in beds. The nice sized living room with the original real stone, wood burning fireplace is a great place to gather with friends or sit and read when the weather turns colder. There is one bathroom with an older (1990's era) sit down shower. The kitchen has all newer stainless steel appliances, including a gas stove top. There is also a deck with a grill, charcoal. Guests are welcome to use it, The screen porch is nice sized and has two older couches and a chair as well as a table with seating for 5.

There is a queen size pull out couch in the living room and then another one one the screen porch. The pull out couch on the screen porch is older and not very comfortable, but it is an amazing place to sleep when the weather suits.

In the warmer months there is a floor model A/C unit that will cool down the cabin nicely. In the Winter there are several smaller heaters throughout the cabin that are able to keep the cabin warm enough even when the temperature drops below zero. We've had guests stay when it was -6 degrees and still be warm. There is also a wood burning fireplace, wood for a fee, can really warm up the cabin on cold days. The cabin windows are custom and made of real wood and they are very old and therefore there are no screens for them. We would also like to replace the three screen doors soon as well whereas they are older.

Pets are welcome but we do require a pet fee when pets stay at the cabin.

On clear nights, you can see thousands of stars overhead. It is a beautiful sight. Also during the spring and summer months, you can see humming birds everywhere. We place feeders off the front porch of the house and have personally seen upwards of 20 birds feeding on them at one time in the area. Because this is a real cabin, there are things you should expect to find on occasion in an older real cabin such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, tiny critters and the occasional stink bug during certain times of the year. Sheets, toilet paper and towels are provided. Paper towels are not.

Check in time is 4:00 pm until 10 pm and checkout is 11 am. Early check-ins, before 4, or Late check-ins, after 10 pm, and late check-outs, after 11 am, require a $20 per hour fee. Please ask in advance about late check-ins.

No smoking in the cabin. No beer pong or Hookahs. Noise must kept to a minimum and quiet hours are 9 pm to 9 am.

Guests are required to sign a rental agreement upon arrival and a photo ID. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance.

Pets are welcome at all of our properties. If you or someone in your group is allergic to pets or anything else (detergent, air fresheners, etc), please let us know in advance so we can discuss this prior to your booking and then also prior to your arrival.

All pet fee(s), early/late check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid.

Failure to show up/check in or contact owner before midnight of day of arrival will result in cancellation. Host reserves the right to rebook property if guest does NOT contact owner.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Katie and Steven Robert Jones
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2016
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About Katie and Steven Robert Jones

We came to Virginia from Texas so I (Steven) could finish my college degree, but got into the vacation rental business by accident. :) We have 4 daughters under the age of 5. We have 6rescue dogs, 2 rescue cats, 2 ponies, 8 goats & about 50 chickens.

We believe service is what sets us apart in the vacation rental industry. Katie & I personally own every cabin that we manage. We check-in all of our guests personally (sometimes even as late as 2 or 3 in the morning with prior approval). When you arrive, the lights will be on and you will be welcomed and shown around the cabin, unlike most other rentals where you access a lock box and walk into a dark cold house. This is all we do 24/7 and we want all of our guests to have an amazing stay. We would be honored if you would allow us the opportunity to serve you.

Katie and Steven Robert Jones purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Katie and Steven Robert Jones chose Shenandoah Valley

This cabin was very close to our cabins and also came with 8 acres of land that bordered the George Washington National Forest so it was a perfect fit with our other cabins.

What makes this cabin unique

This cabin feels very private and even has a natural spring fed pond on it complete with lots of tadpoles in Spring. Whippoorwills are very common in the Spring to early Summer months as are Hummingbirds. Also, there are 3 hiking trails within walking distance of the cabin and numerous others within a very short drive of the cabin.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

100 Year Old Real Cabin Borders Nat'l Forest Walk to the Trails
average rating of 4.7843137 based on 51 reviews
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Just as described. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would not choose again

  • 3 of 5

The cabin was as described. Although it is advertised to sleep 6, there is additional cost per person, which I didn't quite understand--typically the cost covers up to the amount the accommodation sleeps. Also, there were no bed linens provided for the additional people for the first night--but they were delivered when it was brought to the owners attention. There is a fireplace in the cabin and a fire-pit, but we were told we could not use the fireplace because it was too early in the season and were required to pay for wood if we wanted to use the outdoor fire pit. There were several outlets that did not work in the cabin. Although there is a lockbox on the property, we had to wait to enter until a representative met us, which was a little inconvenient. In general, I would say the property was overpriced for what you get, especially when you pay additional for people and use of the fireplace/fire pit.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

The cabin was very nice

  • 4 of 5

So our overall stay when talking about the cabin was great. The cabin was cute (fire pit could use a little updating). The only reason I'm not giving this five stars is because not once did we ever truly talk to the owner. When we got there we had to resign the contract with the "cleaning guy" who was there. Also we tried reaching Katie but could never truly get through to her until the next day via text. Toaster did not work but the cabin was very cute. There was also a couple of times that random people drove right up to our cabin at night to pick up wood which was a little weird to me because you never knew the person was that was there. Other than never meeting the owner during check in like we thought or not be easily reachable...the cabin was nice.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing experience! The cabin was clean and quaint. We will definitely be booking again. Would love to see it in the winter.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Serene, private, clean. Great value!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this little getaway cabin! Our goal for our family vacation was to get the kids into nature and just - breathe - for a little while. There was plenty of hiking, fishing and swimming nearby to fill our time. The kids (teens) really enjoyed all that the cabin and the area had to offer. Grand Caverns Nat'l Park is only 30 minutes away so we stopped there on the way out to visit the caverns. Lots to do!

The cabin was clean with plenty of extra linens. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes/pots/pans etc - for all of our cooking needs. An issue (not the fault of the owner) arose and was dealt with promptly and the problem was solved to our satisfaction and then some. Thank you Katie and Stephen for a wonderful respite from the daily mayhem! We will be back soon!

Carla, Ed and the kiddos

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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3

Very nice, little cabin, with the most privacy out of the group(exept for firewood runs).

  • 3 of 5

The property was fairly easy to find but I had to contact the owner atleast 4 to 6 times over a two week period to try and get the address and check in information and didn't get a response untill the day before we were supposed to check in which is very frustrating for planning.

Upon arrival there was a 20 minute wait to be let in to our cabin(They personally greet you and show you the cabin/property) but the lady was very sweet and genuinely apologetic. The cabin was clean ( laundry was still in the dryer however) and very quiet.

It was a nice getaway for the value...I ended staying a extra day past my reservation.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Union Station Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Heritage Oaks Golf Course
Nearest Train
39 Miles
Staunton, Virginia
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
U.S. 33
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Union Station Restaurant
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Massanutten Resort
Nearest Beach
250 Miles
Virginia Beach
Car: necessary

This cabin is within walking distance of 3 hiking trails that go up into the George Washington National Forest.

Rates & Availability

Hinton Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
December
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
$62
From
$109
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$199
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
JMU Graduation
May 4 2017 - May 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$299
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$49
From
$149
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Insuranc $60 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.3%

We do allow for a one night stay Sunday through Thursday nights. There is a two night minimum over weekends though. Meaning your stay can be for either Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Hinton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with sink, shower, and toilet. There is also a washer and dryer in the bathroom which guests are welcome to use.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedrooms are not huge but are cozy.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We believe that service is what sets us apart in the vacation rental industry. Katie & I personally own every cabin that we manage. We check-in all of our guests personally (sometimes even as late as 2 or 3 in the morning). When you arrive, the lights will be on and you will be welcomed and shown around the cabin, unlike most other rentals where you access a lock box and walk into a dark cold house. We are always available. We live right here on the mountain and we really mean it when we say that we are always available. If you need us at 4 am or have a problem, please do not ever hesitate to let us know. This is all we do 24/7 and we want all of our guests to have an amazing stay. We would be honored if you allow us the opportunity to serve you.

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