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SmileInn Over the River, Riverfront on the Shenandoah River

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,370 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, Loft, 1.5 Bathroom Log Cabin on the Shenandoah River in Luray

SmileInn Over the River is the perfect and relaxing getaway located along the Shenandoah River. The cabin is located in Luray Virginia, in the heart of the gorgeous Shenandoah Valley. The cozy cabin sits on 3 acres of property along the river with almost 400 feet of river frontage. There is a huge field along the river for families, friends and especially kids to run around and play.

All the amenities of home are provided such as Wi-Fi, DIRECTV, DVD player and phone service with nationwide long distance included. There are also river tubes and a canoe provided for your enjoyment on the river. A fire pit is down by the river with a picnic table and a hammock. Dogs are also welcome and there is a fenced dog run off the rear deck.

The cabin has two bedrooms, a loft and one and a half bathrooms. The full bathroom on the first floor is divided into two half baths (toilet and sink/ tub and shower) to provide better shared usage. The first floor bedroom has one queen bed, the second floor bedroom has two double beds and a half bath. The loft has a full size futon. There is a whirlpool tub in the first floor bath as well as a washer/dryer. Outside there is a large covered front porch and a rear screened porch and deck outside the porch with a nice view overlooking the river.

All linens and towels are provided. There is a propane gas grill on the deck with a full spare tank provided. The kitchen is fully supplied with dishes, pots and pans, coffeemaker, crockpot, microwave and blender. Paper towels and toilet paper are also supplied. Two dog crates are available for use on the screened porch.

The yard below the cabin along the river is perfect if you are planning an event or family gathering. There is also an access road that runs between the cabin and the river that is accessible by car should someone be unable to walk down the hill from the cabin to the river. Camping on the lot for an additional charge may be permitted for additional guests with prior approval. Outdoor games such as corn hole, horse shoes, and other yard games are provided. Inside the cabin there are library books, board games and puzzles, and a large movie selection for the DVD player.

The drive into town and the nearest grocery store are about 30 minutes so you may want to stock up on food and preplan your meals to avoid unnecessary trips to the store. The historic town of Luray, Luray Caverns, Lake Arrowhead and Jellystone Park are about a half hour drive. Shenandoah National Park including the entrance to Skyline Drive, Wisteria Vineyard, Massanutten Resort, and New Market Battlefield are about an hour drive. The cabin is located at the base of Massanutten Mountain and borders the George Washington National Forest. There are hiking trails nearby which include the Habron Gap Trail and Indian Grave Ridge Trail. There are many more trails located in Shenandoah National Park.

More details

Suitability:

• Minimum age limit for renters

• Children welcome

• Pets welcome with advance permission

• Nonsmoking only

More Details

Owner
Jeff and Kristin Gaulard
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

About Jeff and Kristin Gaulard

We were married in 2011 at Sharp Rock Vineyard with Old Rag Mountain in the background which is where we became engaged. Jeff had moved to Luray several years before that after many years of searching for the right place. I moved to Luray just before we married in 2011. Jeff had spent many years hiking and sightseeing in Shenandoah National Park, he had known he wanted to live in the Shenandoah Valley someday. Having lived in Maryland and Northern Virginia most of my life, I fell in love with the area after

Jeff and Kristin Gaulard purchased this cabin in 2014

What makes this cabin unique

One thing that is nice about this property is that it is located beyond the route for drop off and pick up for all the river outfitters for tubes and kayaks. During the season there are buses constantly driving all up and down the road past most of the rentals on the river. SmileInn Over the River is beyond their route so you have the peace and quiet all day long!

Amenities

Luray Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1370 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 1st floor bathroom is divided into 2 half baths.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 2nd floor bath
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

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SmileInn Over the River, Riverfront on the Shenandoah River
average rating of 4.885246 based on 61 reviews
5

Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier with this cozy cabin! The privacy was wonderful, everything was very clean and in excellent condition. We are already planning when we can come back :)

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed this riverfront cabin home -- clean, comfortable beds and well-stocked house. The backyard was large and next to the Shenandoah River. We kayaked (downstream, to the left toward railroad bridge) where the river was deep and easy current, hiked nearby thanks to Kristin's and Jeff's recommendations and enjoyed dinners at the picnic table by the fire outside. A great way to end our trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Enjoyed every minute----

  • 5 of 5

directions were easy,the cottage was perfect- we headed to the deck as soon as we unloaded the car- and spent a lot of time outdoors--the lower yard, hammock and fire ring were well used and the grill--we only ventured out 1 day to Caverns--the Smile Inn was too enjoyable to wander. Our dog Mojo loved the deck and screened porch--the crate that was provided was good for us-he sleeps in one at home.We would recommend the cottage for those seeking solitude and reconnecting with the great outdoors---hope to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, well kept property and cabin.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was clean, well equipped with everything you need for cooking, baking or grilling. The living room, dining area and bedrooms were comfortable and nicely done. The screened in deck had a table and chairs and overhead fans and was where we ate most of our meals. Beyond that the outside deck had a large gas grill, table and chairs and a really pretty view of the back yard, woods and river. Down at the river is the best hammock I ever have seen. Enjoyed it, and I don't normally like hammocks. We made use of the large fire pit by the river several evenings and appreciate the large stockpile of fire wood stacked there. Enjoyed swimming with our dog in the river and using the canoe and floats that were under the cabin.

The cabin also has a really nice fenced in area for your four legged friends.

We really had a relaxing and fun week and would definitely come back. Bob K. Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home and location!!! We will definitely go back!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great vacation for my family and our dogs! The house has everything that you need from towels, extra blankets and the kitchen is fully equipped! We got to meet Jeff when he was nice enough to bring some cucumbers from his garden! We will definitely be coming back in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at the cabin with our two year old and our dog Charlie! He loved playing in the river and our daughter loved splashing around and going fishing for the first time! We loved the relaxation! Thank you Jeff and Kristin for sharing your wonderful cabin with us! Medicine for the soul!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Luray Caverns Airport
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Caverns Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
33 Miles
Shenandoah Speedway
Nearest Restaurant
17 Miles
Mimslyn Inn
Nearest Ski
44 Miles
Massanutten Resort
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Lake Arrowhead
Car: recommended

Located in Luray outside of town in the gorgeous Shenandoah Valley. Luray Caverns, Shenandoah National Park/ Skyline Drive, Massanutten Resort, Mimslyn Inn, and Wisteria Vineyard are all located within and hour from the cabin.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.3%

Additional guest rate of $20.00 applies to over 4 adults. If you add 6 to the number of guests when inquiring and 2 of them are children, please message us with that information so we can adjust the quote prior to you requesting to book. Once you request a booking we are unable to edit the quote but we can adjust it for an inquiry. The cancellation fee is to cover expenses incurred through HomeAway for processing payments.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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