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A Rustic-Chic Cabin Hideaway at the Doorstep of the Shenandoah National Park

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin is perched in the mountainside with views of the Shenandoah National Park

Welcome to Romance Ridge! Just 5 miles from the Skyline Drive and the Shenandoah National Park, Romance Ridge is equipped with all you need for your getaway. Privately nestled in the mountain side with view of the Shenandoah National Park. Featuring an open floor plan with king-sized bed, full bath, and fully equipped kitchen. Simply bring your bag and gourmet ingredients. Fresh, luxury linens are included in your stay. Enjoy the hot tub and wood-burning fireplace while you relax and unwind for the week or the weekend. Wireless internet access and Direct TV included. Also included are an iron, hair dryer, charcoal grill (bring charcoal), and outdoor picnic table on lower deck. Please make yourself at home!

Kelly McGrory
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Kelly McGrory

We are Kelly, William and Trex. We live in Southeast Pennsylvania where we work as a speech therapist, tech support manager, and faithful pooch. We love the outdoors, and have a great appreciation for nature. We love to share the peace, tranquility, and romance of our cabin in the Shenandoah area. We hope you enjoy it and make happy memories for yourselves. Happy Trails, Kelly and William (and Trex too!)

Kelly McGrory purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Kelly McGrory chose Central Virginia

We chose to purchase this property, with hopes that we would relocate to the Charlottesville, VA area for its outdoor lifestyle. Our jobs keep us in Pennsylvania, but we enjoy 6-7 trips to Romance Ridge per year to take in the beauty and serenity of the mountains and hike the trails in the Shenandoah National Park.

What makes this cabin unique

Romance Ridge is located at the doorstep of the Shenandoah National Park, and is equidistant between University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and James Madison University in Harrisonburg. With two ski resorts close by at Masannutten and Wintergreen, it's not easy to choose! There are numerous, breweries and vineyards in the area, along with antique shoppes, wildlife management areas, and country roads to explore and take in the undeveloped scenery. The Shenandoah Valley is rich with history, from Civil War trails to James Madison's Monticello, James Monroe's Ash Lawn, and James Madison's Montpelier. No matter your destination, we are sure you will enjoy the peace, solitude, and serenity of the cabin itself. Enjoy your stay!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at Romance Ridge was perfect! We made the trip to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and could not have asked for better. It was a perfect, relaxing weekend. Thank you!
Dec 2014
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Stanardsville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No smoking in cabin, nor on decks. If you must smoke, please dispose of trash in can; do not toss on the property. Please respect the natural beauty.
  • No children in cabin or on property at any time, unless permission has been established in writing.
  • Pets must not be left unattended in the cabin / decks, or on the property under any circumstances. Must be crated or travel with you.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full bath with fresh, luxury linens included in your stay
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • One bedroom, newly appointed mattress April 2016, fresh linens
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • tennis
Hiking and the Shenandoah National Park / Skyline Drive are within 5 miles of the cabin. Romance Ridge is also within scenic driving distance to Monticello, Montpellier, Ash Lawn, University of Virginia, and James Madison University. View of Saddleback Mountain from the deck, located in the Shenandoah National Park. Your dog is welcome to join you on your getaway at Romance Ridge!


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A Rustic-Chic Cabin Hideaway at the Doorstep of the Shenandoah National Park
average rating of 4.9 based on 74 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Loved the property! loved every minute of our time spent there! The view when you first look out in the morning is amazing, like you are staying in a treehouse! Just can't say enough about how wonderful the entire trip was.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, private and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect cabin for a getaway for two! My husband and I stayed here for a couple of days to celebrate our anniversary. Kelly was great, we were welcomed with a Happy Anniversary note on the board when we arrived. The cabin is beautiful and close to many VA wineries as well as Shenandoah National Park.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was remote and quiet. Also a 10 minute drive to Shenandoah National Park entrance

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was perfect for our 3 day escape. With our dog. Hiking in Shenandoah National Park is amazing and then back to the cabin to cook on the grill and hot the hot tub. Relaxing mornings on the deck with a cup of coffee. It was truly amazing and will certainly be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greenville NC

Great little cabin away from it all. Well appointed and cozy! Perfect for 2 people!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed our 4 days there immensely. Very relaxing get away! Quiet solitude yet close enough to venture out for fun stuff-we hiked, went to a wonderful winery, and drove over to Charlottesville for dinner one night. Beautiful area. It was also great to have our Samoyed with us-very pet friendly cabin!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lots of wild life. We saw 3 bears ( a momma bear and her cub, and another black bear 😄)

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous cabin!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodstock, GA

Pets Welcome!! Woohoo!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time at Romance Ridge. Its was peaceful (except for the occasional black cow mooing, which we loved) and relaxing. Loved everything about this cabin! It was clean, easy to find, and only 5 miles from Shenandoah Swift Run Gap entrance and without a doubt charming and perfect for a couple and their pets! We loved having breakfast and dinner on the deck and spending our mornings on the upper deck just chatting. We even saw a doe and her fawn one morning. It's just a short distance to the grocery store in Stanardsville that had great local fresh produce and the employees were very friendly and helpful. There is a hot tub and fire circle but we didn't use but they are there if you want them. Wish we lived closer so we could take advantage of the cabin more often. You will be very pleased if you rent this cabin. Thank you to Kelly and her family for sharing their cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 33
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Standard
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Car: necessary

Attractions include: Shenandoah National Park, The Skyline Drive, The Blueridge Parkway, University of Virginia in Charlottesville, James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, James Madison's Montpellier, James Monroe's Ash Lawn, Massanutten Ski Resort, Wintergreen Ski Resort, Rapidan Wildlife Management Area, George Washington National Forest, Appalachian Trail, wineries, vineyards, breweries, cideries, Civil War Trail / History, fall foilage


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 10.3%

Turkey Ridge Road is a state maintained dirt road. While not necessary to drive an all-wheel vehicle, it may be easier in inclement winter weather. There are black bear who inhabit this area of Virginia. Please do not leave food or trash outside the cabin, as this will attract various pests from the woods. While black bears are an exciting siting, we do not wish to create a pest environment.

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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