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Time for Fishing and Canoeing on the River!! Book our Available Spring Dates!

Bedrooms 2
Space 960 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bath, Sleeps 4

A Bittersweet Retreat is located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. This cozy cottage has wonderful views of the mountains and the Shenandoah River. A Bittersweet Retreat is the perfect getaway for a couple, or couple's retreat! This is the perfect getaway for a relaxing weekend, or activity filled week, as we are located close to everything that Page County's Shenandoah Valley has to offer, from the World Famous Luray Caverns to the Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive! Nightly and Weekly Rates available. Our 2 bedroom cottage offers amenities for 4 comfortably, and offers a kitchen with all the essentials, and a large bathroom that features a jacuzzi tub for 2! Every detail to make your stay enjoyable, comfortable, and unforgettable has been made!

There is $25 per pet, per night fee, so Instant Booking prices are subject to change.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2017

About The Owner

I retired from the Government then opened a Victorian Bed & Breakfast that I ran for 20 years. I then decided I needed something on one floor so I bought a chicken house & converted it into an Italian Villa, that took about 5 years to finish. I like working in the yard & garden so that was the next project that I went after.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2012

Why The Owner chose Shenandoah Valley

I then decided I liked to have people around so I had a cottage built on the other piece of property I have. I wanted to be able to have the people get in touch with me if they needed something, but not too close to bother them. Then the patio went in so they would be able to have a fire & a charcoal grill, people like to get back to charcoal once in a while even though they have gas grills at home. The fire pit lets them toast marshmallows & make s'mores.

The cottage is well appointed with all the new electronics & WIFI with top of the line linens, pots, pans, & everything else you might need including a food processor.

What makes this cottage unique

From the upstairs loft bedroom you can look out over the Shenandoah River & the mountains which can also be seen from the screened porch & NO BUGS! Four legged babies like it to along with the owners because they can look out & see everything that is going on & still be safe. There is a large yard for them to play in if they are voiced commanded, otherwise you need a leash to walk on the road or over to the river.

The surroundings of the cottage is peaceful, quiet, secluded, private, & serene, a place where you can relax & get back to nature if you want or just chill out on the porch & watch the deer in the morning & late afternoon.

A place where you can totally relax!


Rileyville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Water View ...
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi for 2!
  • All newly renovated Bathroom with Jacuzzi Tub for 2! Large walk-in shower. All Towels and Paper goods provided!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 queen
    First Floor Bedroom - 1 double
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Time for Fishing and Canoeing on the River!! Book our Available Spring Dates!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews
Arlington, VA

Couldn't Be Better!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is amazing! The location is right near the river and couldn't be better. Shar was so awesome and has the cabin stocked with everything you need. It was very clean and perfect for a weekend getaway for my fiance and I. It was a short drive into Luray where there are many attractions and fun places to explore. We are definitely planning on making another trip back soon and we'll certainly look to book this cabin again!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Martin, Thank you so much for such a nice review, you are the kind of people I like to have staying here. You were very friendly & gracious to me & left the cottage is amazing shape, just wanted to Thank You both for your kindness. I really do hope you come back soon! Shar
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Cozy, comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Good location with a great fenced porch overlooking the river and a view of the mountains, only 15 minutes from Luray. It was a welcome respite at the end of each day.

We had some cell reception for the Sprint network, but hardly any for T-Mobile.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I didn't have the pleasure of meeting you but my grandson thought you were both Great people & Carla said you took very good care of the cottage. It was my first vacation in 7-9 years, but I hope you were well taken care of, & I hope you come see me again soon. This time I'll be here to welcome you! Sincerely, Shar Mayne
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This cute cottage was perfect for a quick getaway! It had everything we needed and we were able to bring both of our dogs. It was quiet, peaceful, and just across the road from the river.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The place was amazing as well as the owner Shar!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a weekend getaway that didn't break the bank and this was perfect! The house was great n Shar was amazing n so hospitablel from the homebaked cookies to the homemade pickles. We are looking forward to coming back and telling others to check this place out!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelli & Brad were amazing people & guests they took such good care of the cottage that I almost couldn't tell they had even been there. More renters should have these kind of guest, I hope to see them again & look forward to seeing them. In one word they were a "Delight" Shar Mayne
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Cute & Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Great little cottage! We had a wonderful stay. Shar was a gracious host.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: AnnMarie & her son were a delight to have & took very good care of the cottage, I hope they come back again sometime.
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Lovely Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were in need of a relaxing long weekend! We could not have found a better spot! Shar has worked to make sure that her renters have everything they need. There is a stocked kitchen, beautiful large bathroom, loft bedroom that looks out to the river, screened in porch, rocking chairs, a grill, fire pit area, dining table that overlooks the river, plenty of parking, flat screen TV, DVD player... She offered to bring over a large dog bed for our pup, so we wouldn't have to drag one from home. Shar gave recommendations for restaurants and a butcher the night we cooked out... she was right about everything!!! She is quite the baker! The first day we got oatmeal raisin cookies and the second day we got red velvet cake- YUM!! The thing was, we didn;t feel like renters by the time we left. We felt like family! You won't find a warmer, friendlier person, so there is no sense in looking further. This is the cottage you want!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were such a delight to have stay here & I am hoping you will come back again. Thank you for taking such good care of the cottage I really appreciate it. You seemed more like friends then customers, & I am glad you enjoyed the fire pit. More people that rent should have people like you. Very Sincerely, Shar
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Dulles Airport
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Speakeasy at the Mimslyn
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Luray Country Club
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
US 340 & Hgwy 211
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Artisian Grill
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Massenutten Resort
Car: necessary

A Bittersweet Retreat is located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Nestled between the Blue Ridge and Massenutten Mountains, the cottage is across the road from the Shenandoah River. Just 9 Miles from the world famous Luray Caverns and minutes from the Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park. Enjoy local activities including River Sports like Rafting, Tubing and Canoeing. Nearby Walking trails and great Hiking! Local Shopping and Antiques, Wineries, Resturants and More! Luray was named the #2 Most Beautiful Wedding Destination in the United States by Discovery Channel's TLC and the Local Festivals, Art and Music happen almost weekly throughout the Spring to the Fall. Enjoy Lake Arrowhead with a Swimming Beach and Fishing. Enjoy a walk on Luray's Greenway along the Hawksbill Creek. So much to enjoy and do while you stay. For Civil War and History Buffs, New Market Battlefield and Museum is only 15 minutes away.

Other Activities: Lots of River Activities! Drive on the Skyline Drive!


Rates & Availability

Rileyville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 16.0%

Pets are accepted at $25 per pet/ per night + tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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