About the property
- Cabin1060 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Get AWAY from it ALL! Secluded cabin, 2br+1ba, easy access from NoVA, DC, MD...
MAY SPECIAL $240 weekend rate!!!!! [fri+sat]
.*** Enjoy the quiet and tranquility of Cardinal Cabin Retreat! ***
This log cabin is located on a secluded, wooded, 3+ acre lot amid the face of the Massanutten Mountains, yet the river and conveniences of the Town of Luray are just minutes away! The 2-bedroom, 1- bath cabin comes furnished with the basics. Guests furnish their own towels and linens.
Pack your knitting, books, bikes, podcasts and hobbies, this cabin boasts no wifi or cable connections. (you can catch up with free internet if need be at the local MacDonalds or your cell provider plan)
~ We pride our cabin on being a great break from technology, clean and sustainable, with a "leave no trace" attitude. ~
Well maintained gravel road and community. This cabin is quaint and rustic. You'll find yourself spending most of your time on the large screened in porch for morning coffee, relaxing, and nature gazing throughout fall, spring, & summer then nestled up to the wood burning stove in cooler months! The wrap around deck is perfect for year-round nighttime star gazing. Airplane and traffic noise, never to rare.
Enjoy a walk along our gravel road, -- UP the mountain to an informal entrance on the George Washington National Forest, or --DOWN to the Shenandoah River fishing pier.
The Shenandoah River is apprx 3/4 mile away (free public river access with boat launching ramp also a bit farther at Bixlers Ferry) to wade, float, fish and play. Near to the George Washington National Forest and the Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive, Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Appalachian Trail) for hiking, biking or scenic drives. Nearby Luray Caverns, Luray Bell Tower, and the Town of Luray are a must see. Don't forget to stop in at the world famous 'Cooters' just down the mountain for ice cream and a piece of Americana. Step back in time at the Page Valley cinema!
Cardinal Cabin is Non-Smoking within the building. Moderate smoking is permitted outside; please do not dispose of cigarette butts on the landscape, forests or toilet.
We keep rates low and things simple at Cardinal Cabin Retreat:
- Guests must furnish their own towels and linens. (or for an alternative you can buy linens/sleepingbags, etc. at the Luray Walmart for just about the same cost that we would charge to supply these) Pillows (king and standard), comforters and blankets are furnished. (guests also furnish their own seasonal firewood)
- Guests MUST bag and remove their own refuse generated from their stay (e.g. modern trash service is not furnished in the community. Luray dump is nearby-closed on Sundays); trash burning in the wood stove is strictly prohibited.
- The cabin does not have a dishwasher--guests are asked to be considerate and wash their own dishes.
- Septic guidelines should be adhered to.
- Well behaved pets are permitted and invited (furry friends love it here); permission and additional fee required for pet guests.
- A fifth guest may be added if under 10 years of age.
- Property fee of $2.50 goes toward the National Park Service Forest Management and Firewise program
Amenities include: screened back porch; covered front porch and wrap around deck; new kitchen area in 2017; furnished kitchen- dishes, flatware, pots/pans, utensils, refrigerator, stove, toaster, microwave, coffee maker; separate dining area; baseboard heat (each room individually controlled); wood burning stove; window A/C unit; ceiling fans and fans. For sleeping there is 1 king size bed, 1 full size bed, and 1 futon.
**Parks & recreation: Shenandoah National Park (Old Rag), Shenandoah River State Park, Appalachian Trail, Lake Arrowhead , George Washington National Forest
**River access: Public entrances for fishing/boating located along Egypt Bend Road (turn left at the bears coming out of Massanutten Forest) approx ¼ mile down on your right and further down at Bixlers Ferry. Another public entrance is located off the bridge on US 340.
**Skiing: Massanutten Ski Resort and Bryce Four Seasons Resort
**Towns: Shopping, antiquing and dining in Luray, Sperryville, New Market...
** Leisure & interest: Luray Caverns, Luray Bell Towers (see schedule for performances), Shenandoah Caverns, Hawksbill Greenway--for bicycling and walking to the town of Luray—(park at the junction of 211/340).
Come on in and enjoy the simple joys of peace and quiet!!
Cardinal Cabin is fully licensed by both the Commonwealth of Virginia and County of Page.
Discounts available with valid ID:
Fire/Police/Military/Veteran/Veterinarian/Nursing/Clergy & Teachers
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About GAYLYNN ABRAM
We moved to the NoVA area in 1996 when Mike obtained a position at Mobil Oil and then later at Versar, Inc. Gaylynn worked as a Transportation Planner for both the County of Fairfax and VDOT. Loving the outdoors, and peacefulness, Gaylynn saw the vision of Cardinal Cabin as our family retreat. Many family weekends were spent recreating and relaxing with our young children and friends!
GAYLYNN ABRAM purchased this Cabin in 2008
Why GAYLYNN ABRAM chose Luray
Having the opportunity for hiking the Shenandoahs--it's dense cover and blue hue gently etched on your mind. And lazy days on the river or sitting in the screen porch rejuvenated the soul. Fall colors were not to be missed! This Cabin had the perfect location for both hiking and river fun, as well as quiet and cozy to enjoy in all seasons.
What makes this Cabin unique
We loved the property not only for its' mountain and river benefits but the fact that it was only 90 minutes from Northern Virginia and easily within reach for weekend retreating. The over-size screened in porch beckoned lazy afternoons and evenings; the wood burning stove cozy winters... The Town of Luray is truly something special. Folks are amazing, friendly, laid back, and helpful. The Town is fun to explore: Hawksbill a lovely, leisurely walk or bike ride into Town. We love Lurays' hometown May celebrations and 4th of July fireworks!!
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great weekend retreat!
Fantastic place to get away for a few days. Quiet, secluded, comfortable- just what I was looking for.
Clean , nicely stocked cabin private yet close to things to do
Great place to stay to hike and enjoy the mountains !
What a wonderful relaxing weekend! Can’t wait to come back and enjoy again.!
The cabin is perfect for a quiet , relaxing stay.From the moment you pull up till the second you don’t want to leave it is perfect. The screen porch is heaven! We can’t wait to come again. Sandy and Melissa
We had a nice stay at cardinal cabin. It was clean and spacious and quiet. We would live to visit again in the future!
Thanks for choosing our cabin. so glad you were able to enjoy your stay and the surrounding area!
Great place to stay!
This is a great place to stay. We loved the large screened-in porch and the location is perfect--secluded but with easy access to Luray and Shenandoah.
So glad that you were able to experience our little slice of heaven.You were great guests and hope you will come back again sometime!
A True Shanandoah Experience
This cabin is a place to relax and disconnect from the world. There is no TV or internet but enjoyed watching the VHS movies, especially Saturday Night Live oldies. Comfortable king size bed, clean kitchen and bath and great enclosed porch. Short ride for groceries to Food Lion and pizza shop . Explored the area with beautiful scenery. Loved the tranquility.
So glad to have you and that you enjoyed your stay!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.