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

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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:
September 20, 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.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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:
  • 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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The perfect house for our family gathering

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as pictured and more. Having two living spaces was perfect for our 3 generation gathering. The active little boys loved the downstairs bunkroom and play area while the adults loved being able to gather around the large dining room table. The kitchen was well equipped and it was great to have the 4 bathrooms. The view from the mountaintop was spectacular. We took the lifts up and then had a lovely walk back down. All of us enjoyed Luray Cavern and Monticello with its special tour for families with children. The indoor section of the waterpark was especially appreciated when we had a day too rainy to hike. The house is made for families.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Drake Lodge - A winner

  • 5 of 5

Drake Lodge fit the bill perfectly for an extended family of 12, including 6 kids, enjoying a week of reunion. The home is well-maintained and carefully overseen by an owner who communicates very effectively. The area is lovely and there is lots to do: historical sites, caves, a water park (expensive), zip lines, etc. This is a great place for a getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Fun and Relaxing Girls Weekend in Massanutten!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Drake Lodge for a fun girls weekend and absolutely loved it! The house is beautiful and very spacious with amazing views! The layout of the house is perfect, especially the large and open living room/dining room area. We loved being out on the deck with a glass of wine just enjoying the view of the mountains. During our visit we took advantage of the many activities Massanutten has to offer. We had so much fun doing the canopy tour and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for some adventure. We also enjoyed a dinner out at Massanutten's newest restaurant, Campfire which serves good food for a good price. Finally, we ventured off the mountain to one of the local wineries, Cross Keys, which we highly recommend for anyone looking to enjoy a glass of wine with amazing scenery. Overall we had a wonderful weekend and hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Family Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Drake Lodge for a long family weekend and the home is beautiful! It was comfortable, spacious, well equipped and has spectacular views of the mountains! We golfed, went to the water park, went to the local lavender farm, went hiking and relaxed on the beautiful deck! Fantastic place to watch the 4th of July fireworks!

We highly recommend The Drake Lodge and will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable house with a great view

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Drake Lodge with our children and grandchildren. This was our first vacation with the entire family. Our children arrived before us and immediately sent text messages about how nice it was. Not long after we arrived we were greeted by a rainbow, a promising start to our trip. The house was very comfortable with plenty of room for the 10 of us. The grandchildren loved the bunk room so much our grandson wants a bunk bed now. The house was equipped with everything we needed for our stay and the view of the resort area and mountains was great. There is plenty to do within a short drive. The favorites of the grandchildren were the water park and Luray caverns. Overall it was a fun vacation and lived up to our expectations.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful stay at the Drake Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the Lodge for an extended week -end to attend a nephew's wedding. We enjoyed a beautiful view of the area from the spacious back deck. And appreciated the super clean, updated and spacious home. The kitchen is a cooks dream!! All neatly organized and modern. Loved having access to the fresh herbs for cooking- all for the price of watering them. The runners in our family loved the challenge of the resort hills, and the grandchildren loved the access to the beautiful pool area. All of this and more made our Drake Resort stay a great success for our family! We value family time as the best time so thank you for adding to our joys with a lovely place to stay. Indiana Guests

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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