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 55" 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 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!!!
- Cabin1400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 Bedroom Suites/private Deck Entrance-2 Full Baths, Mtn./river views
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 18, 2018
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 Luray
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 a King Bed, 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 other...it is quite unique!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Much needed escape
We absolutely loved it here. The house was CLEAN, fresh linens and towels. Hot tub was amazing. Back patio area was nice to sit and have coffee in the morning at and look for deer. We will be back for sure!
Thank you for a wonderful review and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay!
Do come visit us again!
Just as pictured!
Thank you Annette for sharing your place with us. It was the perfect spot for our family to gather and Rock Tavern was just as pictured. Thanks for accommodating us with our water fun on the Shenandoah River and your hiking suggestions. The ONLY drawback: the futon was not the most comfortable for an adult to sleep on for two nights.
Thank you for taking time to let others know how your stay was. I will note the not so comfy futon for adults and add another thick mattress futon in time.
So glad you enjoyed the float down the river...
Do come again!
Very clean and cozy home in a great location. I would stay here again!
We had a great time at this cabin! The house had everthing we could need. I liked the fact that both bedrooms had private bathrooms and each bedroom had private access to the deck. We had easy access to the river across the street ( it does have some traffic and no side walks) we also enjoyed kayaking down the river. If you do have animals they will need to be on a leash outside since the yard was not fenced in but the back yard had a large covered patio for them to enjoy. We would definitely stay here again!
Thank you for taking time to share with others your experience.
Do come again and so glad you enjoyed kayaking the Shenandoah River from our
Very nice out of the way cabin but close enough to town.
Thank you for your review!
Beautiful cabin and scenery!
We felt at home as soon as we arrived!! The cabin was so cozy and comfortable... we didn’t want to leave! We enjoyed Kennedy’s peak and the Skyline Drive where we enjoyed some snow! Such an amazing getaway! Thank you, Annette!
So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay!
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.
Additional information about rental rates
Must add 10.03% Tax -Security Deposit required $25.00 extra per person over 4 ppl PET FEES $15.00 per pet per night (PET FEE MAYBE ADJUSTED DEPENDING ON NUMBER OF PETS PER NIGHT AND THE AMOUNT OF NIGHTS) 2 night min, 3 night min Holidays - linens 25.00 per set BOOK DIRECT & SAVE.... Ask about Seasonal Specials