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8 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Lost River Cabin Rental Photos and Description

4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 master bedrooms, laundry, new screened porch.

The new separate guest room features a queen bed, bath with tub & shower and laundry facility.The cabin is freshly painted inside and out. The newly remodeled granite kitchen and bar are fully equipped for cooking and entertaining. The dining room with its new pine floor and views in 3 directions is a wonderful spot for meals and games.

The enormous decks feature a hot tub overlooking the valley below and are focal points of the house. The tub is open from September 1st to May 1st. The master suite with its king-sized bed and private bath has

direct access to the hot tub deck. Its separation from the other bedrooms make it a fine retreat. The just-finished porch, screened on 3 sides, adds a huge living space.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jane G. Moser
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016

About Jane G. Moser

My husband, Bert, is a practicing lawyer and I am a former children's bookstore owner and general bookstore manager and author events business owner. Native Texans, we live in Houston, but have been drawn to the mountains each summer.

Jane G. Moser purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Jane G. Moser chose Lost River

We found Lost River when looking for a family vacation spot with easy proximity to Washington, DC and our grandchildren. We rented houses for 3 years running and realized that from the mountains to the parks to the people, it was our kind of place. For years we had vacationed in the Rockies, but came to love these older, greener, friendlier mountains. Since we cannot always be here, we want to share our special place with others who will appreciate it as we do.

What makes this cabin unique

We looked at newer, bigger houses…houses newly painted, with water wells and modern kitchens. But, when we saw the view from here, we knew it should be ours!

We realized that we could dig a well, redo a kitchen, add a pine floor and paint the walls, even add a bedroom and bath, but, nowhere else could we have such a view!


based on 8 traveler reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Leesburg, VA

Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Secluded hideaway with the views you see in the pictures. The pictures don't do the views Justice. They are not kidding when they say they have everything for cooking with some extras in the cabinets and fridge (spices etc). Very clean well water. Loved the hot tub and the wood burning stove! Bring all the food you will require, the stores/supermarkets aren't close. The assent is steep, recommend AWD or 4x4. The Wind chime on the deck added to the relaxation while laying out on the deck, loved them! WILL RENT AGAIN!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Brain Dead with a View!!!

  • 5 of 5

The intent of this trip was to do nothing and that is what we succeeded to do. Countless hours were spent on the deck (huge), staring out over the river valley and into the adjacent hills. The view was wide enough that you could watch the weather coming in so there was no surprise when the rain came. Depending on how many in your group you will want to bring extra chairs. There is also a wonderful screened in porch that has the same view, less bugs (some times they were out bad but most of the time not).

Now Google Maps on my iPhone got us there even after the phone said NO SERVICE. But the printed directions you get work fine. It is a dirt road (good condition) up a hill. I only have a 2WD car and made it no problems. In the off seasons though I'd recommend 4WD. No cell service (Verizon) at all. The place does have good WiFi so if you absolutely need to communicate with the outside world, get an APP that lets you text or call via the internet and you'll be set. The closest we got reception was about 1/2 hour either north or south.

The accommodations were good. There are only 2 things I'd report that we were not satisfied with. The hot tub is "off line" for July and August. Now the listing says that but we really felt it was cool enough to use at night and wish we could have. And the fire ring/pit area could have used a good grass cut/trim job prior. But there was plenty of wood for use to use (recommend carrying some to the pit and covering when you arrive so it is dry when you are ready).

Everything else worked great. Slept well (love the pillows!), kitchen worked well. Plenty of space to hang out either in the living room, dining area or the large deck (the deck is the selling point for us!). We are planning a return trip hopefully in the fall or even winter (need to try out the hot tub and fireplace).

Next time I'm bringing the hang glider!!! Oh, go over to the Lost River park and do the hike to the top of the mountain. It takes about 1-1/2 hours to reach the top but the view is worth it!

God Bless!!!

Jim, Val & Friends

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The views do not disappoint! Great place and experience!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for a weekend with 6 other friends and everything worked out perfectly! The house was clean, well kept, and comfortable. We loved being able to enjoy the gorgeous views on the two decks outside! Great experience and I'm now inspired to get away to the mountains more often!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

House is in great condition with all the things that you need. Beautiful location on mountains. And owner of the house is very generous. Must visit one time.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Washington, District of Columbia


  • 5 of 5

Perfect weekend get-a-way with a small group of friends during Columbus Day Weekend, 2015. The location of the home is perfect and has stunning views day and night!

At the house, we enjoyed the large gas grill and dining in the screened in porch while the sunsets on the valley. We stargazed constellations and the milky way while soaking in the hot tub. Played board games and watched late night moves around the fire place. And my favorite, morning coffee outside on the deck before cooking a hearty breakfast in the fully stocked kitchen.

During the day, we enjoyed our time hiking/walking around Lost River State Park. Cranny Crow's Peak was a beautiful easy hike from the horse stables. The next day we visited the local fall festival. We recommend a snack and drinks at TK's lounge at the Lost River Grill and the Lost River Brew Co. For shopping, you have to visit the Lost River Trading Post and the General Store.

I highly recommend renting this place! The photos on VRBO site do not do justice! We thought the home looked SO MUCH bigger AND BETTER in person with plenty of breathing room and amenities. I also loved speaking with the owner before our visit - she was very helpful and kind. We're so happy to have found this place!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this over-the-top review! It's a great pleasure to share this special place with people who care for it as we do. We'd welcome you back anytime!
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Relaxing family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We knew we were in a good place when our children instantly proclaimed this cabin "comfy cozy!" We had a very relaxing 4 night stay; the accommodations were well cared for and nicely styled. Loved taking nature walks in the area, exploring the state park, and getting a massage. Jane was great to work with and made things very easy. She even shipped back my slippers, which I mistakenly left!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Guest House
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Guest House
Car: necessary

Our cabin is located in a highly sought after, well-maintained subdivision on a ridge high above the Lost River Valley. We are minutes away from the George Washington National Forest, the Trout Pond Recreation area and Lost River State Park. These spots provide actiivites such as horseback riding, children's play grounds, a mountain beach, and a swimming pool. Cycling and hiking are popular sports. Weekend yoga classes are held at the Yoga Barn. Restaurant options, though limited, range from gourmet dining at the Guesthouse to lunches at the General Store and everyday service at the Lost River Grill. Nearby towns provide additional options for eating out. Day trips to Luray Caverns, Seneca Rocks, Smokey Hole Caverns

are popular diversions.


Rates & Availability

Lost River Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Surcharge of $35 per person per night for over 4 guests. Weekly rentals are reduced to $1,900.
Holiday rates are 3 day minimum and $325 per night for Memorial Day, July Fourth, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, MLK Day, Presidents Day, Easter. 4 day minimum for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years

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Lost River Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , located in separate queen guest room
  • Master bath w/ seated shower Tub/shower combinations in 2 other baths
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Queen bed in a separate guest room w/ full bath & laundry
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , connected to full bath and hot tub deck
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 2 single twin beds in bunk bed formation
  • master w/ full bath & king bed 2nd br w/ queen pencil post bed 3rd br w/ bunk beds separate queen guest room & bath detached from house queen sofa bed in living room
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

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