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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!

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

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Overview

McGaheysville 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 84 traveler reviews

DRAKE LODGE - A Luxurious 'Family Home' with 24/7 Views!
average rating of 4.9880953 based on 86 reviews
Mechanicsville, Virginia
5

Wonderful family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Drake Lodge because we needed to house 10-12 people for a wedding. One of our criteria was that it had to have a minimum of steps because of our elderly mother. Everything she needed was on the main floor. It was the perfect place. Every morning we watched a beautiful sunrise on the deck while having coffee. On several occasions we saw deer in the backyard. The house was very clean and well stocked especially the kitchen. The basement was a popular gathering place in the evening, chatting and playing bumper pool. If we come back to the Harrisonburg area again we will definitely stay at the Drake Lodge.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great family weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at Drake Lodge for a family birthday celebration. The house was great with plenty of room for our 3 families. We found the house to be in very good condition and as advertised. We enjoyed the upper deck with the beautiful mountain views. Tthere quite a few activities to keep the children entertained in the Massanutten area. We all enjoyed tubing on the river and also fishing and the adventure park for kids. The kitchen was well equipped and we found everything we needed. This is a great place for a family get away!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Great Family Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Spent 3 nights for my 70th birthday celebration. Our family of 10 (3 generations) had a wonderful time.

The resort offers something for everyone.

Drake Lodge has everything needed for a relaxing time. The view off the "happy hour" deck is beautiful.

The kitchen is well equipped, with ample silverware and dishes. We had no problem locating everything we needed. There are extra spices, and 2 types of coffee makers. Drake Lodge was clean and ready when we arrived. There is plenty of space for three families. A common area downstairs has bumper pool and a TV.

Very nice!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Lancaster, PA
5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days in Massanutten at Drake Lodge with 3 generations of family ranging in age from 20 to 78. The house was very nice and easily accommodated the 9 of us and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Very clean with all the amenities you need to cook meals and eat together. Our stay was 6 days and enjoyable. Very nice house!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Frederick, MD
5

Girl's Weekend Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfection! It has a nice open floor plan, great kitchen table for family & group breakfasts and dinners. We always plan a trip out to Massanutten yearly and our group enjoyed everything. We are a group of women, so finding the kitchen with full amenities- pots, pans, plates, coffee cups, cutting board, knives, etc. made our food preparations a breeze.

There were ample bedrooms and bathrooms, The basement had large bunk beds with dressers, a table, mirrors, and even a radio/CD player- which for me was great so I could hear the weekend news. An enclosed patio there also let us enjoy outdoors while the rain passed. The area is beautiful, things were clean and in order and you can feel comfortable making this home your choice for family or friends. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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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
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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:
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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 .... 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
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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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)

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