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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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 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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5

Excellent experience

  • 5 of 5

Visited Drake Lodge with several friends in tow to attend Homecoming at JMU. It was great to have a "home away from home" for the weekend. Very nice to all be together when we were home instead of in separate hotel rooms. The house is beautiful, clean and well-maintained. Also, has a wonderful view. The kitchen is very well appointed with any kind of appliance (big & small) that anyone would ever need. There are also some staple items available, which is nice when traveling. Bob was very helpful and easy to work with from beginning to end.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oh So Satisfied

  • 5 of 5

I rented this cabin with a group of friends, and we absolutely loved it. It's extremely spacious, and the layout is perfect for coming together as a group or catching some alone time. And don't get me started on those views.

Bob was easy to work with, and I would recommend his home to anyone looking to get away.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent property! Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

This is a great mountain property with wonderful views of the valley. Our extended family of 14 stayed here for two days over a weekend. The house is a great size and we were able to spread out in both of the family living areas. The bedrooms are very nice and good sized. The room with the three bunk beds was huge and perfect for the "kids" that came with us (21 yo - 8 yo). Everything is very well kept up in both the interior and on the exterior. The house feels very updated. Our family enjoyed the large selection of games the owners keep on hand. We certainly recommend this property and look forward to staying again.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall - great house!

  • 4 of 5

We rented this house for JMU Family weekend and had no problems traveling back and forth from JMU (@20 mins). We had beautiful mountain views at sunrise & sunset from the deck. House is spacious, very clean, and came as advertised. Owner is very responsive and ensures you have a good stay. The only 'complaint' we have is that we had 5 couples stay at the house and the bedroom and bathroom situation is not ideal for this. Each bathroom is located within a bedroom which means adults are walking into bedrooms to get to the bathroom (not good for middle of the night trips). The layout is perfect for multiple families with kids. The bunk room is huge and can hold at least 6 -- plus there is a separate living area downstairs where kids can hang out with TV, games, etc. Overall, we all really loved our stay at the Drake Lodge and would recommend it to anyone wanting to visit the area or has students at JMU and want to make it a little mini-vacation -- and avoid the Harrisonburg hotels.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: August 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 $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
Veteran's Day
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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