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Secluded, Modern, Spacious Mountain Retreat With Beautiful Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Full Baths, 2.5 Levels, Sleeps 8, Fabulous Outdoor Living Space

The King Mountain House is a contemporary, spacious and light filled home on 2.5 levels with beautiful views. The sleeping loft has a queen sized bed, full bath, walk-in closet and sitting area. The main level includes a large living/dining area, a sunroom for extra dining, a fully equipped kitchen, a private bedroom with a queen size bed and full bath. The living area includes a queen sized pull out sleeper sofa. The lower level has a large living/library area, a private bedroom with an attached sunroom for sitting or extra sleeping, a full bath, sauna and a laundry room. The lower level opens onto a large outdoor living space that includes a heavy timber pergola, stone patio, megalithic stone fire pit and serving table. It can comfortably accommodate 8-10 people for sitting and dining. The outdoor living is truly an out of time space with beautiful views of the Piedmont. It has an unattached 3 car garage.

The King Mountain House is located on Horseshoe Hollow Farm which is a 375 acre farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It abuts the Shenandoah National Park and is surrounded by protected lands in easement which allows for a secluded and quiet environment. Hunting is available when in season.

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Jane Cappello
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 29, 2017

About Mary Jane Cappello

My husband, Chris, started as an organic beef farmer. When he retired from that, he started breeding Belgian draft horses and working the farm for hay and timber. He then started a sawmill, excavation and alternative construction business that exists presently. Chris is active in local government and is on the Boards of many local organizations. I am a retired special needs school teacher who presently works on the farm, volunteers in the community and manages the vacation rental property.

Mary Jane Cappello purchased this house in 1973

Why Mary Jane Cappello chose Virginia

The location of King Mountain House at the back of Horseshoe Hollow Farm offers a very serene, secluded and quiet retreat. However, it is close enough to all of Rappahannock County's villages when activity is desired. The house's design offers an open, spacious bright and comfortable getaway with all modern conveniences. It is equally suitable for couples and/or small groups.

What makes this house unique

The King Mountain House's design makes it a suitable and comfortable getaway for 2-8 It is also a perfect property for small specialty groups such as yogis, equestrians, school/family reunions and hunters.


Flint Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Loft bedroom bath also has double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main floor bathroom is also wheel chair accessible
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower level bathroom also has a sauna
  • Loft bath includes tub/shower, double sinks, toilet and bidet. Main floor bath has shower, toilet and sink. Lower left bath has shower, sink and sauna.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 double , 3 sleep sofa /futon , 3 private bedrooms, 3 sleeping sofas
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen size sleeper sofa on the main floor in the living area
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double futon sofa on lower level in sunroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double futon sofa on the lower level in living area
  • One open loft bedroom suite with full bath, main floor private bedroom and full bath that is wheel chair accessible, lower level private bedroom and full bath.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
All guests must sign a standard rental agreement before accessing the house. A copy of the rental agreement will be provided in advance upon request.


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Beautiful and exceptionally well equipped house

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this house! It was filled with beautiful art and books, with lovely sitting areas and rooms to relax in and enjoy the views. The kitchen was exceptionally well equipped and everything was nicely organized. Many thanks to the owners!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Fantastic outdoor space

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a weekend away with friends at the King Mountain House. Mary Jane was accommodating with our late arrival, and we received some good recommendations for hiking when her husband came by with the rental agreement the next morning. (Little Devil's staircase is a good hike - but note that the first half is a serious climb!)

The outdoor space is what really shines at King Mountain House - sitting around for dinner under the pergola with a gorgeous view is hard to beat. The fire was also also pre-set for us, which was a nice touch.

The kitchen has all the tools and pans you need to cook some delicious meals. The wireless, on the other hand, was not the most consistent (nor fast) connection, so I wouldn't rely on it for much streaming or if you needed to work. As noted elsewhere, only Sprint cell phones get coverage in the area.

All in all, a lovely weekend!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, Serene, Spacious, Quiet Mountain Villa

  • 5 of 5

We spent our 2017 Labor Day Weekend here, and it couldn't have gone any better. I live in Newark, DE, which is a small town, but still there is something about the seclusion and being cut-off from everything else that is really nice. This is where you come to unplug.

The hosts/owners were very welcoming and hospitable. Mary is always available if you need anything, and her husband (his name escapes me) was there to greet us when we arrived.

The house is amazing, includes a fireplace, an outdoor fire pit, a steam/sauna, a sun room to read a book or just relax, a landline phone. Everything else is in the pictures. If you can spare 2-3 days, I definitely recommend that you visit King Mountain House.

The only thing missing was a good internet connection. The house does have WiFi but the speeds are poor, especially when there are 7-8 people using it. But to be quite honest, I preferred it this way because it let's you explore other things rather than staying hooked to your device during the entirety of your stay.

Perfect getaway for families and couples.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wish i owned this home

  • 5 of 5

This exceeded expectations. We had a group of adults with 3 small children ages 1 to 3 - Safe. The house has all you need in terms of kitchen, patio's/decks, BBQ area, and living space. Each of the 3 floors is a nearly self contained bedroom/bathroom/living area. Great private spaces. Plenty of hot water and modern clean baths. Location is secluded but you are close to Front Royal/DC. 1.5 mile sloped driveway is great for runners. The outside fire pit worked great and came stocked/set up for a quick fire. What a place for a fall weekend. Rainy days with a book near one of the two fire places would be very cool - especially after a sauna!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, view and property.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even Better than it Looks in the Homeaway Ad

  • 5 of 5

We had hoped to get away to Southern France and had to "settle" for the Shenandoah foothills. Little did we know that the house we rented--because of its style, space, view and amenities--would make us feel like we were on a far-away vacation only 90 minutes by car from home. Everything about our 5 days was perfect. There is great hiking and walking in the area as well as wineries, restaurants and antique shops for those so inclined. But the house really topped it all. Each couple had their own level for sleeping and there were multiple living areas--indoors and out-- for relaxing. The kitchen was more than fully equipped. And the views were just spectacular. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Dulles International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Flint Hill, Virginia
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Sperryville, Virginia
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Culpeper, Virginia
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 211 - Lee Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Flint Hill, Washington, Sperryville Virginia
Car: necessary

The King Mountain House is located 3-5 miles from rural villages that are noted for their restaurants, cafes, vineyards and antique shops. It is 15 miles from the Shenandoah National Park's Skyline Drive. The Skyline Drive has hiking and horseback riding trails, scenic visits for car touring and restaurants. It is 20-30 minutes from canoeing, kayaking and tubing in the beautiful Shenandoah River. The King Mountain House is in the middle of Rappahannock's fox hunting country. The Old Dominion and Rappahannock Hunts welcome visitors to participate in hill topping and spectating. Horses and tack can be rented locally for trail rides with/without a guide. There are many surrounding wineries that host regular wine tasting events. Rappahannock County's rural nature is inviting to cyclists and hikers. More serious hikers may be interested in Old Rag Mountain which is approximately 20 miles from the King Mountain House. There is a recreation park and playground 3 miles from King Mountain House that caters to family gatherings and children. There is a basketball & tennis court, playground, skateboard park, a pavilion, picnic tables and outdoor grills. A stocked fly fishing stream is 5 miles from the King Mountain House.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.5%

Rental Agreement must be signed upon arrival. SPECIAL RATES: MON. thru THURS. (except if a holiday-see below)is $200/night for 6 +$50/person/night over 6. Children 3 years of age and over are charged as guests. HOLIDAYS: (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve & Day, Thanksgiving, July 4th are $300/night for 6 +$50/person/night over 6.

CHECK IN: 4:00PM CHECK OUT: 11:00AM CALL MARY JANE (540) 675-3409 for more information on pricing.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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