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

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

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

Owner
Bob Drake
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2017

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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Amenities

McGaheysville 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)

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(96 traveler reviews)

DRAKE LODGE - A Luxurious 'Family Home' with 24/7 Views!
average rating of 4.9895835 based on 98 reviews
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Weekend away

  • 5 of 5

This house was one of the best equipped rental homes that I have been to in quite awhile. The kitchen has everything needed to prepare meals and is labeled for easy cleanup. Having five kids in the house, wifi is a must and we had no issues. The views are fantastic and location to everything was quick and easy. The owner was easy to work with. Thank you for a great, enjoyable long weekend.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fay Family

  • 5 of 5

Had an excellent time the place was wonderful great holiday weekend The house was the best

had everything you could want, was warm, family friendly home. The activities were great.

The kids had the best time ever. Hope to be back there again for another Holiday Weekend.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Drake Lodge -- a gem - Joan W for extended family

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family came together for Christmas from across the country. The directions given by Bob for arrival were excellent as was the information about activities available throughout the area. The attention to details contained in the notebooks, the guidance given about the kitchen placement of items is a superb idea -- for both the renters and the owners! The kitchen is one of the best equipped we have found.

The thoughtfulness of having Christmas decorations was much appreciated. it was also wonderful to have the basics -- such as TP and spices !!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holiday Mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Drake Lodge. We have rented many houses for various vacations, and this was by far the nicest one we have stayed at! From the owner, Bob's helpful instructions, to the cleanliness, to the incredible views! The kids were overjoyed at their bedroom and downstairs area, and the adults loved having the upstairs living room. The dining room table was nice and large and part of the living space. You can't beat the views from the deck and living room windows. The kitchen was equipped with everything that we needed. We had a question about the wifi, and we texted Bob, and he promptly came back with an answer and helped us solve the problem

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Randy & Jenell

  • 5 of 5

Drake Lodge was very nice, very clean and had everything we needed for our large family. The views were great, the kitchen was well stocked and the Christmas tree was a nice touch. My only complaint, if you can call it that, is the clothes dryer took a long time to dry our clothes. Overall, very nice and very clean.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful House! Wonderful Owners!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at the house. We had multiple generations with us and the house was extremely accommodating to all of our needs. The multiple main floor master bedrooms were perfect for us as my Mom is 79 and doesn't do stairs and everyone and everything she needed was on the main floor. The owner's thought of everything - the house is very well equipped with everything you could want! They provided all the information you could ever need about the house, the resort and the area. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and had everything we needed. Overall we were just thrilled with our stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

McGaheysville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$360
$2,250
 

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 .... holidays excluded

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 & JMU Homecoming
Thanksgiving
Christmas week through New Years holiday

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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