2 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bath, Sleeps 4
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.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Owner chose Rileyville
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!
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
What a great cottage. The owner treats you like family. We highly recommend.
No complaints here!
Very nice (though small) property. Amazing views and could spend all day in the rocking chair on the screened-in porch
Spotless beautiful property.
This is a perfect property for a couple. Every detail is well thought out and the property is meticulously kept.
I am so very glad that you chose the cottage your the kind of people that is a pleasure to have stay here!
My Very Best,
Such a charming cottage in a serene setting!
The host could not have been more accommodating! So warm and friendly!
Such care and thoughtfulness for the perfect guest experience!
A wonderful getaway
My fiancee and I, and our pup, were able to get a much needed pre-wedding vacation. The house is the perfect size, a close drive to Luray and the North end of Skyline Drive if you like good hiking trails.
Shar was very welcoming, the house had a very warm feel. Nothing beat waking up, making a cup of coffee and sitting on the porch watching the size rise with a beautiful view of the river and mountains. We both thank you for allowing us to stay, Pearl says thanks too!
Hi Guys & Pearl,
You were such a delight to have staying here & pearl was the perfect lady! I hope you come back soon, I am hoping that by fall I will have a spa in (some people call it a hot tub), anyway it will be Great for winter, so hope you can make it!!
Have a wonderful Summer,
Enjoyable and relaxing
Awesome view and clean cottage! Thanks Shar!
It was my pleasure having you stay with me, hope you come back soon!
Take Care & have a wonderful Summer!!
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 Knot.com. 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!