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Midwk SPECIALS Spectacular Shenandoah River/Mtn Views -Walking Dist to Shen Rive

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Suites/private Deck Entrance-2 Full Baths, Mtn./river views

1947 Rock Tavern Retreat - Originally owned and operated as a Tavern-(Massanutten Mountain Stone gathered and hand laid in 1947 by A T Kibler ), remodeled into Two Bedroom Suites-2 Full Baths (master has jucuzzi tub) with private deck entrance offering a spectacular view of the Shenandoah River/ Blue Ridge Mountains. 2nd bedroom deck side offers a view of Kennedy's Peak (the highest point on the Massanutten Mountain - Kennedy's Peak trail head is just minutes away offering a beautiful moderate hike- 2 1/2 hr hike)...Living Room offers real enjoyment with theatre style leather recliners & large screen TV with home theatre sound..Spacious wrap around private deck with charcoal grill and Stainless steel gas grill. Laguna Bay Spa hot tub for 6 with lounger seat - adjustable waterfall along with led color lights for total romance & relaxation located on deck in the back of the cabin- watch the deer and turkey graze while unwinding! Outdoor firepit / picnic table. Infared modular fireplace and electric fireplace style stove add to each of the bedrooms to entice your romantic side ' Virginia is for Lovers!' Enjoy an evening stroll with a scenic Shenandoah River view along roadside or take your canine friend along a grassy trail. Walking distance to our #1 Rock Tavern River Kamp where you may take your lawn chairs and enjoy the deck for sunbathing, you have access to to the Shenandoah river for swimming, and fishing ...just check with us for a site to use with firepit / charcoal grill & picnic table. Kayaks, canoes & tubes are available (fees may apply). HIKING TRAILS galore in the G W National Forest just minutes from cabin. Mountain biking, horse back riding just 12 minutes away and 20 min to Tasker's Gap (ride your ATV all day in G.W.National Forest permit required). River Hill Distillery is just 5 min. Luray Caverns Golf Course within 10 min, Luray Caverns, Valley Museum, Rope Climbing, and Garden Maze all within 7 min. Skyline Drive entrance within 20 min, Massanutten Boat landing within 10 min (bring your own ski boat, jet ski or Outfitters offer rentals.) Be our personal guest canoeing, kayaking, and tubing which is walking distance to our #1 Rock Tavern River Kamp- waterfront, in addition outfitters just minutes down the road... we are absolutely close to it all...Relax in Virginia!!!

Annette Cates
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Annette Cates

I own the 1850's Massanutten Springs (log cabin) -restored it and now is a weekend rental... I got started in this business because I was taking care of my mother and needed additional help - although mom (Charlotte Good Kibler) passed away before completion she would be proud I know. As a single mother I just want to provide for my daughter and her future, which is why I decided to purchase the Rock Tavern property when the opportunity presented itself - my late father Aaron P Kibler would be proud to see the Rock Tavern back in the family - Uncle Abe was his brother. I believe 'Horses can Soothe your Soul' - if you visit Massanutten Springs website under horse tales - you will see a few of ours! If you have never ridden, take a trail ride- you will love it, if you have your own horses- you already know...RIDE OFTEN! With portable fencing we can be horse friendly at both properties. Best Regards, Annette K. Cates

Annette Cates purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Annette Cates chose Shenandoah Valley

I am now the proud owner of the 1947 Rock Tavern Retreat as my late Uncle Abe and late Aunt Lizzie owned, built and tended bar in the original stone tavern for years. ATK & 1947 is still in the stone walls and I am grateful to have the opportunity to get this property back in the family and we ( my daughter Jade and I) look forward to sharing with our guests the awesome history of the Rock Tavern.

What makes this cabin unique

The 1947 Rock Tavern Retreat offers plenty of space for reconnecting with friends and family, a couples retreat indeed. The master bedroom suite offers an infared modular fireplace along with jacuzzi in master bath, has a private deck entrance and a fabulous view of the beautiful Shenandoah River. The theatre style leather recliners forces you to relax! The original stone shows thru in several rooms and just accents this cabin like no is quite unique!


Luray Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , stone wall accents
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master Bathrm offers a jucuzzi garden tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • MasterBedroom Suite - 1 queen , view of Shenandoah river
    2nd Bedroom Suite - 1 queen , view of Shenandoah river
  • Convertible bed ( 7 inch thick- Queen Futon - in Living Room sleeps 2) Both Bedroom Suites offers Full baths and private deck entrances
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
walking distance from the cabin is a private entrance thru #1Rock Tavern River Kamp to the beautiful Shenandoah River,.fish, swim and inquire about our canoes, kayaks or tubes for our guests - shuttle available to Bixler Ferry Landing and float right to the private deck at our Kamp Shenandoah River outfitters is within 10 min of our cabin as well....

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Midwk SPECIALS Spectacular Shenandoah River/Mtn Views -Walking Dist to Shen Rive
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Excellent cabin comforts all the way.

  • 5 of 5

Seeing the cabin at dusk, I wasn't sure what to expect. We were utterly amazed at how lovely this cabin is on the inside. Both bedrooms were master in size and comfort, so there was no arguing where each couple was going to rest their heads. The kitchen was fully equipped and the living room was so comfortable, we almost wanted to spend our weekend inside! You can see the sunrise over the river outside the front door, and the property is beautiful. The weather was very windy but we were still able to enjoy a fire in the pit.. We will have to plan another weekend so we can relax in the spacious hot tub!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes do come visit with us in the summer- the Shenandoah River is absolutely beautiful in kayaks or tubes. Lot's of hiking trails nearby in G W National Forest and fish from river bank at #1 Rock Tavern River Kamp ( walking distance from cabin). Annette
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Very comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

Spent a weekend here with family and friends. Very close to attractions in Luray and hiking on Skyline Dr. Feels like you are in the middle of nowhere but you can still get pizza delivered:) We enjoyed the hot tub on the deck under the stars and if it had been warmer weather would have enjoyed grilling and hanging out on the deck. The kitchen is well equipped and the beds very comfortable. Would not hesitate to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Yes do visit us again in warmer weather. Annette
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Beautiful view, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have asked for a better mini getaway. The cabin is absolutely beautiful inside and out. It is very clean and has all the necessities you need for a perfect vacation. Annette is super sweet and only a phone call away if you have any questions during your stay. I highly recommend this cabin to everyone. I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at our cabin. Thank you. Although we aren't perfect we do strive for perfection- so glad you found all to be in order- my housekeeping gal will be happy to hear this. Do come visit us again! Annette
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Beautiful Cabin with great views!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cabin during a road trip for our 25th wedding anniversary. We had a great time. The recommended restaurants and scenic drives were great. The bedrooms were very spacious and a nice extra touch with the fireplace. Our daughter was engaged during our trip on a tour of the Luray Caverns. This will be a great memory for our anniversary and our daughters engagement.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb Cabin, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 5 nights and wished it could have been much longer.

The cabin is very well appointed and is very clean. The bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms are very spacious. The wrap around deck is also very good and we would have made much more use of it had we stayed at a warmer time of year.

Annette is very very good to deal with. She answered my queries straight away and gave us a full list of things to do in the area.

It is easy to get into Luray to eat, but with such a nice cabin, we chose not to. Walmart is only about 10 mins drive away .

There is so much to do in this area we could happily have stayed for the whole of our vacation and would love to return

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spending a few days at Rock Tavern

  • 5 of 5

I researched the cabin in Luray & I had a feeling we made a good choice because the owner made the rental process so darn easy. How right I husband & I brought our Golden Retriever with us when we spent a few days at Rock Tavern Retreat in early Sep. We noticed right away how clean & cozy the cabin/deck were - we felt so comfortable. We absolutely loved the wrap-around deck & the 10 acres to walk every morning, noon & night...beautiful.

What a nice way to spend 3 days in the mountains of Luray. The cabin was so peaceful but we wished it was further away from the road. That would be the only reason that would prevent us from renting it again next year.

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  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience. Annette
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Luray Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Uncle Buck's Downtown Luray
Nearest Ferry
0.05 Miles
Bixler Ferry Public Boat Landing
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Luray caverns Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
US 211
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Rancho Diego
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Massanutten Ski Resort / Bryce Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Lake Arrowhead
Car: necessary

Bixler's Ferry Public Boat Landing is less than half mile away - you can put tubes in there (or fish from bridge) and float to private deck at #1 Rock Tavern River Kamp... (river access fee applies) / tube rentals available.


Rates & Availability

Luray Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Shoulder Season
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
May 1 2017 - May 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
May 23 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
October -Peak
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter Rates
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15
Tax Rate 10.03%

Must add 10.03% Tax -Security Deposit required
$25.00 extra per person over 4 ppl
$15.00 per pet per night
2 night min, 3 night min Holidays - linens 25.00 per set
Ask about Seasonal Specials

half down when book then balance due 14 days prior to check in

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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