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Bob Drake

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

DRAKE LODGE - A Luxurious 'Family Home' with 24/7 Views!

79 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Shenandoah Valley House Rental Photos and Description

Large 'home', built 2003, 3000 sf, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, sleeps 14

Breathtaking 24/7 views all year long! WiFi · Cable TV, Bumper Pool Table, Poker Table, Fireplace with Stone Hearth, Gas Grill, Books, Movies & Family Board Games, CD Players and much more.

Relax with your favorite book as you sit beside a warming fire in the stone fireplace. Host a family casino night in the family/entertainment room. Take the time to watch a movie together on one of the big flat-screen TVs. Be sure to get up early in the morning to revel in the sunrise from the back decks or screened-in porch. Relax on the deck and you won't have to wait long to see chipmunks, deer or do a little bird watching. Grilling chefs can cook out on the new gas grill!

The DRAKE LODGE was built in 2003 and has over 3000 square feet of space that starts with three (3) bedrooms, two (2) full baths, living rm, dining rm & kitchen on the main level.

Two (2) bedrooms, two (2) full baths and large family room downstairs.

A deck on each level and views of the Massanutten mountain, the valley beyond and the Blue Ridge Mountain beyond that!

This home is close to many other vacation homes and is most suitable for family vacations and reunions!

Home Layout: Entry level: dining room with fireplace, well-stocked kitchen and living room with fantastic views! Living room has a big flat-screen cable TV, DVD & videotape players and WIFI. Step onto the back deck and gasp at the awesome views!

Master bedroom #1 has mountain views and a door to the back deck, king bed, flat screen cable TV, a full bathroom with tub/shower.

Master bedroom #2 also has views of the mountains and a door to the back deck, queen bed, and a full bathroom with tub/shower.

Bedroom 3 has a double bed, cable TV with videotape player.

Downstairs: Family/entertainment room with a queen futon, a big flat-screen cable TV, DVD & videotape player, poker game table and a bumper pool table. Step out into the covered screened porch with decks on either side.

Bedroom #4 has views of the mountains, cable TV, a queen bed and full bathroom with tub/shower.

Bedroom #5 has two (2) pyramid bunk beds (twin over double) and a twin bunk bed, cable TV, stereo and a full bathroom with a tub/shower.

MILITARY DISCOUNT: A 10% military discount, on the nightly rental fee, is offered when you reserve this home. Thank you, for your service!

The small print:

1) Holidays and weekly rentals are not included.

2) The reservation must be in the name of the person whose name is on the military ID.

3) A copy of your unexpired U.S. military ID card must be submitted with your signed rental contract to get this discount.

3) Military IDs received after payment has been made will not be honored for the discount.

4) This discount is given to active duty, reservists and retired military persons.

Keywords: house, home, lodge, cabin, retreat, ski, snow, view, wifi, mountain, massanutten, blue ridge

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Bob Drake (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Drake’s,



What a lovely oasis this home has been for us this past week!!



We assembled three families from Texas, Nebraska and Northern Virginia and had a lovely time sitting around the dining room table laughing about the fun we had that day and recalling lost memories from childhood. This was the best family reunion ever! This home made it feel like an “On Golden Pond” moment!



I could feel the love and kindness all around me in all of the small touches you’ve added and the stunning views.



Thank you and God Bless you.
Aug 2011
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Reviews

5
based on 79 traveler reviews

DRAKE LODGE - A Luxurious 'Family Home' with 24/7 Views!
average rating of 4.987342 based on 81 reviews
5

JMU 2016 Graduation

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and cozy just as if I was at my own home. It was clean and had all the amenities a family needs for a perfect vacation or weekend getaway. It was a perfect spot to stay for JMU graduation with all of the family in one house. I wish we could have stayed longer and really enjoyed the peace and quiet of this beautiful home. I look forward to going back and being able to stay longer.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Out of state friends gathering

  • 5 of 5

A group of 8 adults with 2 toddlers stayed at the Drake lodge for a weekend get together. The place was super clean and neat with an amazing view from the full length back porch. It was great to have such attention to detail for everything, instructions for check in, driving directions, what was to be expected as far as housekeeping, items available in the house, etc. The house was big enough to accommodate 4 couples with 2 little kids without feeling crammed for living space. 5 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms. The 1 bedroom downstairs with bunk beds will be great for older kids. Nice, large dining table to enjoy large group meals. It would have been nice though to have 8 chairs at the dining table vs 6 and having to move some of the lower upholstered chairs for everyone to sit together, but that's not a huge deal as there was still seating. If you're traveling with small kiddos that need quiet space to sleep, you need to think about that. The couples with toddlers slept in the rooms downstairs, trying to be away from the noise of the living room, but we didnt realize the sound from the hardwoods upstairs. Something to consider before deciding who would be sleeping in which room. Its also nice to have the option of the upstairs living room or the downstairs atea with tv, seating, pool table, etc. Just a matter of preference really.

Also, Bob was very helpful in providing recommendations for restaurants too, as we have never been to the area before. I would definitely recommend this rental again and will likely be planning another group gathering here. It'll be a great place to continue going to, even as families expand!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Drake is the place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Best house in Massanutten. Well equipped with top of the line appliances, entertainment systems, and furniture throughout the house. Plenty of room for 2-3 families and location can't be beat. Great views from living room and off the back deck. We can't wait for our next visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love Drake Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd trip to Drake Lodge was delightful. Clean, spacious, convenient. The kids enjoyed playing bumper pool, sleeping in the bunks, and exploring the grounds in front of Drake lodge, down to the stream. We also enjoyed using the grill for steaks, and having a good fire, music, and wine to accompany the dinner after a day on the slopes. Appreciate your usual responsiveness and care! Look forward to the next time!!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Storm Jonas 2016

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been coming here for years...we have lost count! Each time, we fall more and more in love with the area. We tried to beat the winter storm on Friday but were not able to get up to the Drake Lodge for safety reasons when we arrived. The owners were very sweet and accommodating the entire time and we were finally able to get to the house on Sunday. What an adventure! We spent most of the week on the slopes with plenty of snow thanks to the record snow fall. And when we weren't snowboarding, we were relaxing and keeping cozy at home. We look forward to returning next year for another winter wonderland.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Gathering at Drake Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly delightful in every way!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
On mountain
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
On mountain
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt 33 (1 mile); I-81 (10 miles)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
On mountain
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
On mountain
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Massanutten House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$360
$2,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125

PLEASE INQUIRE owner ("Send Email" link to bob@drakelodge.com or call 919-880-6322) for more comprehensive property description and most accurate rate quotes ..... BEFORE BOOKING OR MAKING AN ON-LINE PAYMENT.

Small Group discount: 10% off nightly rate for groups of four (4) or fewer persons

Security Deposit CHECK (to be mailed directly to owner) = $300; this check will not be cashed, and returned, unless there are damages and/or agreement violations.

Memorial Day through Labor Day ... three (3) night minimum

Holidays and holiday rates:

Nightly: $390 Weekly: $2,450

Three (3) night minimum

Martin Luther King Day
Presidents' Day
Easter week
James Madison Graduation
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day & Fall Festival
Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve through New Years Day


PLEASE INQUIRE owner ("Send Email" link to bob@drakelodge.com or call 919-880-6322) for more comprehensive property description and most accurate rate quotes ..... BEFORE BOOKING OR MAKING AN ON-LINE PAYMENT.

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Amenities

Shenandoah Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1) plus full bathroom; Queen size Beds (2) plus full bathrooms (2); Double Beds (1); Bunk Beds (3) 2 pyramid bunk beds (double lower and single top); 1 standard bunk bed plus full bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf Clubs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
This Massanutten Vacation Home is ready for your visit with the following items: ,Central air & heat ,Bed linens for all beds ,Toaster or toaster oven ,Coffee makers and filters ,Cookware, bakeware and dinnerware ,Washing machine & dryer ,Microwave oven ,Cable TVs ,Dishwasher ,Books & Family Board Games ,Hair dryers (4)

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