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Quiet, Romantic Getaway in the Shenandoah Valley

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Shenandoah Valley Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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!

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 24 traveler reviews

Quiet, Romantic Getaway in the Shenandoah Valley
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
Catonsville, MD

Romantic escape

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful cottage was a perfect getaway for our 22nd anniversary. We enjoyed our stay immensely. Even in winter, the mountains are beautiful. One caveat: no cell service at the cottage, but that did not bother us in the least. Luray is beautiful. We enjoyed the Hawksbill Greenway. Gathering Grounds coffee shop was excellent and Shenandoah Moon gift shop is my new favorite store.

The beds were comfortable, the décor calming and the tub was a blessing. We are thinking of returning next year. Shar was a wonderful hostess.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful relaxing weekend at the Bittersweet Retreat. The place is adorable and very well kept. All the amenities you need along with many supplies are right there. The view of the fall mountain color and the river were spectacular! My husband loved the sound of the river. Shar was so sweet, loved the cookies and the recommendations. Thank you for a wonderful weekend. We will definitely tell others about your place and hope to get back real soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys, Thank you for such a nice review you are the kind of people I love to share the cottage with & Thank you for taking such good care of it for me, I really appreciated it. Hope to see you again soon, have a Super rest of the season. My Very Best To You Both! Shar
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Amazing View and Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights at the Bittersweet Retreat. The view was amazing. We viewed the mountains from the breakfast nook every morning. Shar is very pleasant and accommodating. You can tell she truly takes pride in providing service and a top-notch facility. All amenities provided met our every need including the jacuzzi tub, full service kitchen, AC, fire pit with firewood, outdoor grill, comfortable bedding, wifi, cable, and more more more! Definitely plan to return when we visit the valley again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys! Thank you for the wonderful review I really appreciate it & you are too kind, but I am so glad you liked it here hope you come see me again soon! My Very Best To You! Have a Great Summer!! Shar
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One of the Finest in the Shenandoah Region

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent five days here and absolutely loved every minute. The cottage is lovely, comfortable, and well maintained. I set up an office to get work done in the spare bedroom but took time each day to float in the river (just across the street), and hike the trail in nearby Luray or the AT. The owner, Shar, is the most gracious host we have ever met, and we travel a lot! She greeted us, made us feel very much and home, and then made dessert for us on two evenings. Home cooking at its finest.

I could write more, but it's all good. If you rent this cottage and meet Shar, you've hit the jackpot!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys, It was truly My Pleasure to have had you stay here & get to meet you both, I don't think I could ask for finer people to stay here. You were probably the most Gracious people I have had the pleasure to meet. I hope to see you again enjoy the Summer (Fall is really nice here also)! My Very Best To You Both, Shar
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a long week end in the cottage, we met our son there...who works in DC.. We all enjoyed our stay there very much! Everything was neat and clean and well equipped. The owner is fabulously hospitable and helpful without being intrusive. Shar went above and beyond in providing us just the right info about the area. We loved the fire pit and the view of the river and mountains from the screened porch was great. We'd go back, for sure.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review, all of you were a delight to have staying here, & I really appreciate how well you took care of the cottage. I look forward to seeing you again sometime. My Very Best To All Of You! Shar
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  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to get away for a holiday weekend. I have rented in the area many times and this was without question the cleanest and nicest home we have visited- and a delightful hostess to boot.

Perfect for us -two friends and their pups. Walks were wonderful and easy since this home faces the river- the music of the rapids and was on a level area-not easy to find in the mountains! The home had everything you need and would be a real treat for longer visits when the screen porch can be used to its fullest.

We will be back to this great property again.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 Mountain, the cottage is right beside the Shenandoah River. Just 8 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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day
May 27 2016 - May 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Fourth Of July Holiday
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
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

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 16.0%

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

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Shenandoah Valley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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