2-Bdrm,1-full Bath,full Kitchen,Hot Tub,Fireplace,Screened Porch,SunDeck,FirePit
Zory R. Glaser
- english, The 'lady of the house' is fluent in Spanish.
About Zory R. Glaser
-Retired member of the U.S. Navy (enlisted (aviation electronics technician) & commissioned (medical field)), & the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service; served in, widely traveled &/or visited many exciting locations around the world. -Former federal government biomedical scientist/ engineer (@ NIH, NIOSH, FDA, USP). -Presently (semi-retired): educator, medical research scientist/ engineer, infection control practitioner, & medical device consultant. Teach at Johns Hopkins Univ. -Have adult children (of which I'm proud); 'Grandpa' to many. -Grew up in a small town in SE Pennsylvania. Happy childhood (mostly)! Great parents & sibling. -Educated in Philadelphia, NYC, Baltimore & the DC area. -Gradually moved south of the Mason-Dixon Line. -Resided for many years in the Bethesda/ Rockville/ Laurel/ Columbia, MD areas. -Desired to escape the urban "rat race"; became a "weekender" in the Luray, VA area in approx . 1979. -Built a (2-BR, + den, 2-Bath, w/ cathedral-ceiling living room) log home w/ full basement (from a kit!) & a separate 2-car garage (w/ workshop) nearby to Cardinal Cottage. Plan to retire there (soon?). -Active outdoors in all seasons; many hobbies (but few real skills); e.g., downhill & cross-country skiing, sailing, photography (macro, high-speed & time-lapse), scuba diving/ wreck diving & recovery, & underwater photography, "ham" radio (emergency operations, DX, contesting/ community service/ community activity support), shell collecting, woodworking/ lathe turning, amateur astronomy, .... -A recovering (at times) "chocoholic". -Learning (slowly) to relax (& smell the roses). Non-political, and (presently) too short, I'm told, for my age and weight. ;-)
Zory R. Glaser purchased this Cottage in 1990
Why Zory R. Glaser chose Luray
-Purchased 'Cardinal Cottage' as an unfinished/ shell cabin, in '87 (after camping on, and then developing (as noted earlier) a near-by property), with the intent to bring my late mother-in-law "out into the country" (she loved visiting, and wanted to "get out of the city"). -Expanded and finished-off/ decorated/ landscaped the original shell cabin. Prior to mom relocating, she had an accident (& underwent multi-surgeries) from which she (unfortunately) didn't recover. Placed the finished/ furnished cabin/ cottage on the rental market, and had a number of interesting long-term tenants (including a writer/ novelist, the editor of the local newspaper, a landscape artist/ painter (and his girlfriends!), a National Park ranger, a local school teacher couple, ...). -Recognizing (in approx. '97) a need for short-term rentals in the Luray area, we began to focus on the multi-season, short-term/ vacation rental visitors to the area. -Many of our guests are "returnees", adult children of former guests, and/or "referrals" from former guests. -We welcome young families, seniors & retirees, members of the military, and have also hosted some (very deserving & very appreciative) recovering/ rehabilitating military "wounded warriors".
What makes this Cottage unique
We initially (1980) used the Luray property for camping, canoeing & enjoying the local water sports, horse riding, "communing" with nature, relaxing, hiking, nature photography, amateur astronomy, cross-country skiing, sightseeing, and as a base for day (and longer) -trips throughout the Shenandoah Valley. -It was a wonderful way to interact with (and keep together) my active, growing, maturing children (especially as a single parent), and some of their friends. -After "roughing it" for about 3 seasons, we began to construct a log home (as noted earlier) and a separate 2-car garage/ workshop on the property (with which we had, by that time, fallen in love). A few years later we purchased a near-by shell cabin (which, upon finishing, became "Cardinal Cottage") as described above. We love the quiet beauty and the "closeness to nature", and the beautiful, relaxed, scenic Shenandoah Valley area in all seasons, and enjoy showing family and friends around the area.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Perfect Weekend Getaway
The cabin was perfect for a quick getayay. It's in a great location for many activities. Zory was a great host.
Home was private, very clean, really enjoyed the stay. Zory was awesome to work with. Hope to go back some day.
Relaxing family weekend at the Cardinal Cottage!
Comfortable stay. Check-in and check-out processes were smooth, thanks to one of the most comprehensive communications from Zory, the owner. Hot tub was fun! I wish the kitchen appliances were a bit cleaner or upgraded. But overall, a great relaxing weekend in Cabin in the woods!
Loved our trip!
We loved our trip to Luray and staying in the cottage. We brought our furbaby and he really enjoyed the expansive property! We loved spending time on the screen porch and in the wonderful hot tub. Bed was comfortable and the cottage had everything we needed. Zory was very responsive to questions. We would absolutely stay here again. :-)
Cardinal Cottage is the perfect weekend getaway!
The property is beautiful. The house is clean and comfortable. Everything you need is available. The hot tub is so relaxing! We loved being able to bring our dog- plenty of room for her to play in the yard! Zory is quick to communicate and very helpful- thank you for everything! This was our second time visiting, and won’t be the last!
The best time!
The place was clean and cozy... We stayed for a weekend while visiting the caverns and Shenandoah.. the hot tub was perfect after all the hiking we did. The place was clean, very clean, bug free (lol) and super comfortable. The owner of the rental was incredibly helpful answered all our questions and left plenty of instructions and tips and information. Would definitely stay at this place again !
We are delighted to learn that our guests enjoyed their stay at Cardinal Cottage, and appreciated our hospitality, and the information we provide about activities, attractions and events taking place in and around the Luray area while they are in town. Glad they got to relax in the hot tub, under the stars. They also thanked us for providing info on the local shopping, hiking and nearby fishing spots, and restaurants in the area, and indicated their plans to return to Cardinal in another one of our great seasons. We welcome them back!
'Luray Caverns' (world-famous, largest caverns east of the Mississippi River) and their 'Luray Valley History Museum', the 'Antique Car & Carriage Museum', the 'Rope Adventure Park', the Carillon, & the 'Garden Maze' (all located on the Caverns grounds, and close to their golf course)); Also, 3 additional caverns are available to visit in the area; the small Luray airport, with flight instruction & scenic flight tours; enjoy the Shenandoah River; fish/ canoe/ kayak/ raft/ tube/"run" the rapids/ jet ski/ life vest rental; horseback (& mule) riding & hay wagon rides close by; short-term hunting & fishing licenses are available; Also, gun, ammo, camo, gear, bait & tackle shops; 'Skyline Drive'; hiking on the 'Appalachian Trail'; the 'George Washington National Forest' (informal hiking access from our subdivision's back property line); scenic overlooks of the Valley; the '"Andy" Guest Shenandoah River State Park'; visit quaint relaxed towns & villages; antique shops; camping grounds; auto & motorcycle racing at a paved oval track, motocross, "off-roading"; ATVs, arts, crafts, pottery, "Artisan Trail", dance, art gallery, ziplines, climbing wall, water park, skate park, performing & visual arts; many good restaurants (wide variety of styles & cuisines, from take-out, sit-down-casual, to many 'stars' dress-up), BBQ, vineyards, brewery, winery and (legal !) distillery tours & tasting; a bakery, great ice cream, Italian flavored ice cones, & frozen custard, swim & boat at Lake Arrowhead (with its sandy beach, picnic grounds & shelters, paddle boats), swim/ boat in the Shenandoah River with nearby free public boat launch areas; public/ community pools & recreation facilities, picnic grounds; hiking; scenic & wildlife viewing; photography; a small local zoo with many interesting animals; an active (and talented, almost-semi-pro) baseball league with lighted playing fields; tennis, volleyball, a covered bridge nearby; kite flying; motorcycle, motocross & bicycle racing; archery; skeet & trap shooting available in the area; Local airport, sightseeing, flight lessons; county fairs; food, craft & heritage festivals; parades & fireworks; Indian/ Native Peoples & Civil War historical sites; local museums; historic properties (including 'Calendine", and an authentic 1-room schoolhouse), Autumn leaf "color-change" viewing; winter activities; wildflowers; bird watching; garden club; an active amateur/ "ham" radio club; a model railroading club & museum; library; movie theater (with 1st- run movies); used book store; farm markets, cannery, visits to local farms, barnyard animals, bison, llama, beekeeping, commercial chicken & turkey raising, sheep shearing, needlepoint & wool shop, orchards, harvest activities, 'pick-your-own' opportunities; ... ; Hospital (brand new!) & healthcare facilities; Senior center; active VFW & American Legion posts; Veterans Memorial; Court house; County Government Center (very new!); antique tractors/ farm equip., steam engines, log/ wood cutting/ planing mill; flea market; many churches & religious facilities, the 'Mauck Meeting House' (dating from about 1770 ! ); county historical society and their local restored Calendine museum, and other close-by sites, a restored 1-room schoolhouse (moved from another part of the County, where it was used until about 50 yrs ago); modern volunteer fire departments (and some of their beautiful, restored antique equipment), and well-trained, well-equipped, very effective emergency medical/ rescue squads; ... During the Summer, there are free, open-air musical performances/ concerts (the 'Evenings on Main St.' Music Series) at Ruffner Plaza (located in the center of Luray), and the Luray Performing Arts Center (PAL). Also, local performing stage groups. The annual County Fair, local heritage festival, street festivals, holiday parades & 4th of July fireworks. Veterans Day events, Holiday decorations. Other nearby attractions/ events/ tours include: the Hawksbill Greenway, the Virginia "Artisans Trail", the Blue Ridge Whisky & Wine Loop, Bluegrass Festivals, "Cooters in Luray", ...