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Valley Vista Cabin - Blue Ridge Mtn Retreat with Shenandoah Valley view & hottub

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,135 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Secluded Mountain Retreat Overlooking Shenandoah River Valley W/ Large Hot Tub

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath House in the woods w/ 2 Large Decks (sleeps 6: 2 Queens, 2 Singles) Dogs OK

(If Valley Vista is already booked for your desired dates and a 2 bedroom would suit your needs, please see our other cabin - Rainbow View, listing 431810.)

Relax in the hot tub as you gaze out over the Shenandoah River glistening in the sunset, the Massanutten Range and the Alleghenies across the Valley. The most idyllic view on aptly named High Top Rd!

Get away to an alternate reality of stress-free country living.

(And at an elevation of 1,414 feet it’s always 10-15 degrees cooler than the city!)

Welcome to Valley Vista Cabin, less than an hour from the DC beltway in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with magnificent views overlooking the Shenandoah Valley! Enjoy remote solitude above the little village of Linden, just 9 miles from the historic town of Front Royal, the northern gateway to Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park.

In the rural Mountain View Section of Shenandoah Farms subdivision, which was planned back in the ’70’s as a vacation community, on a secluded arm of Blue Mountain, now surrounded on three sides by the 1200 acre Blue Ridge Reserve conservation wilderness. And the eastern slope of Blue Mountain is the 4,000 acre G Richard Thompson Wildlife Management Area.


                                        Warren County Conditional Use Permit 2016-06-07

                                        Member: Shenandoah Lodging & Tourism Alliance

There are 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a fully equipped kitchen (including icemaker, coffee maker & grinder, microwave, etc.), a washer/dryer, and woodstove*. Linens, towels and soap are providedǂ. All you need to bring is your food , clothes and personal toiletries.

On the 2 large decks with tables and chairs, are both gas and charcoal grills. (Charcoal is not supplied, but is usually left behind by previous guests.) In the yard, enjoy the 36 jet hot tub, fire cauldron, fire pit, and chimenea (wood supplied).

Convenient to local wineries, caverns, Shenandoah River and Shenandoah National Park/Skyline Drive.

We are a hands-on operation, living nearby, so your experience here will feel a bit more personal than at a typical vacation rental. We enjoy providing our guests with a special experience and hope that you'll appreciate the idyllic setting and all the little extras offered.

Self check-in time: anytime after 4 PM / Check-out time: anytime before 11 AM


The last 1.5 mile of road is gravel. Check our website for a video.

We welcome well behaved dogs. There is a $30 pet fee. If the pet fee is not prepaid at booking, it will be deducted from your security deposit refund. Be advised that there is a county-wide leash law.

We welcome well behaved children.

No special safety considerations have been implemented for small children.

You should note as well that the environment is not particularly conducive to small children's enjoyment. There's no lawned yard to play in, the terrain is very steep and rocky, and the woods has poison ivy and snakes. Inside and on the deck we have not addressed any child safety issues as we have no experience in that regard and it's not been our focus clientele. There is no community playground, and the youngest kids in the neighborhood are of junior high age. The community lakes have no beaches, lifeguards, or restrooms. The closest playground is about 12 miles from the cabin in Front Royal .

Motorcycles are welcome, but even though neighbors on the road have them, every guest who has brought one has complained about the road, so just be advised.

In winter 4WD or AWD may be required. The County is diligent in plowing, but roads can remain icy long after a storm. VRBO offers trip insurance. Enterprise in Front Royal has RAV4s for $70/day. In the event the road is impassible even for 4WD, rescheduling is allowed for available dates of equal value. (We live on the same road so we can keep you advised of current conditions.)

ATVs, discharging firearms, outdoor fires before 4 PM, and disturbing noise after 10 PM are prohibited by various ordinances and covenants.

* The woodstove is an efficient auxiliary heat source for heating the common areas, however continual use will prevent the furnace from activating and thus the bedrooms will become colder.

ǂThere is no extra charge for the number of guests (max 6), but we supply the cabin for your visit based on the number you tell us will be coming.

We do offer a 10% discount to active duty military and retirees. Please advise us prior to booking so we can send you an adjusted quote.

Please access and like our Facebook page - Valley Vista Cabin - as that is where we post info about local restaurants specials, events, info about Shenandoah Park and any discounts we are offering on the cabin.

More Details

Steve & Chris
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Steve & Chris

We've lived on this little mountain for 30 years. Chris is a native Northern Virginian who grew up spending a LOT of time in Shenandoah National Park. We both have backgrounds in various tourist oriented industries and we enjoy showcasing this area for folks.

Steve & Chris purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Steve & Chris chose Linden

Because it's in an idyllic setting and has an awesome view.

What makes this cabin unique

It's a hybrid area - a very rural little neighborhood surrounded by wilderness - so we share the environment with abundant wildlife.


Linden Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1135 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , upper level bath for Bedrooms 1 & 2
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , lower level private bath for Master bedroom
  • upper level bath is a 6 jet jacuzzi. lower level bath has picture window view of valley.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , with private bath and private deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , shared bath across the hall
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , shared bath down the hall
  • all new beds as of August 2016
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Onsite massage available.


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Valley Vista Cabin - Blue Ridge Mtn Retreat with Shenandoah Valley view & hottub
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Perfectly planned accommodations

Comfortable, no detail forgotten

View is beautiful and home is cozy

We are planning to return,

Perfect for me to get away to reboot

Hatss offf and thank you

Carmen Carter-Howell

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house and experience

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing. It was my parents first time using a service like home away and they loved it. Chris and Steve went way above expectations and even got my parents a bottle of wine for they’re anniversary. My dad (not an easy guy to impress) said that they were top notch guys. If you’re thinking of booking this place stop thinking and just do it. The view is just fantastic. In the summer the sun sets in the valley that you over look. The house is just great. I would suggest at least a SUV to get down the road though. Kinda bumpy coming it but totally worth it.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved hosting your family and am glad your parents enjoyed their Anniversary and that the whole family had fun. Thanks for leaving the cabin in great shape and come visit again
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Williamsburg, VA

Property exceeded our expectations and was excellent in every respect!

  • 5 of 5

We were four adults and a toddler! The layout lent itself well to this configuration and provided space and privacy as needed! The welcoming attention to details was more than we expected. The kitchen was full with cooking utensils and all the extras needed to cook away from home. We totally enjoyed our stay and hope to return again sometime!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests! We enjoyed hosting you and your family and hope that the wedding you were here to attend was wonderful despite the heat. You left the cabin in great shape which we very much appreciate. Please come back.
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Great house and owner responsiveness

  • 5 of 5

This cabin exceeded my high expectations. It was very clean, well stocked and had great views. The cabin had a great layout. It is best suited for a couple or maybe a couple with one child. The hot tub was great. The location was very quiet yet I was only around 20 minutes to Front Royal. When I had a couple of questions, the owners were quickly responsive. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view and very thoughtful hosts

  • 5 of 5

This cabin and the hosts were wonderful! The view from the balcony was phenomenal, lounging in the hot tub was super relaxing, and the cabin itself had a great set up. The hosts were attentive to every detail and made us feel very welcome. I would definitely book this cabin again!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting you and hope you had a great Bachelorette party weekend. We wish you the best in your upcoming marriage and hope to be your hosts again in the future. Thank you!
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Somerville, MA

Quiet woodsy get away with the family

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is simple, but well appointmented. Little notes sprinkled around explain everything, including the neighborhood deer that visits. Unfortunately, we didn't meet Scooter. The owners are organized and responsive. A great base camp for exploring the Shenandoah valley.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, these cabins were built in the early 70s as weekend getaways for DC area folks. We have added on, replaced/renovated almost everything but want to maintain the experience of being in the mountains. Hopefully, next time you will meet Scooter.
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
IAD Washington Dulles, DCA Washington National
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Front Royal Country Club
Nearest Train
69 Miles
Amtrak Alexandria Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rte 66
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
The Apple House
Nearest Ski
64 Miles
Car: necessary

Great base of operations for visiting wineries, caverns, historic sites, sightseeing through Shenandoah Valley and Shenandoah National Park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Refundable Damage Deposit $50

Rates are a flat fee per stay with no per guest charge, but the cabin may only be prepared & supplied for the number of guests you advise us are coming. The County stipulated occupancy limit is 6.
Rates are subject to change until Reservation is confirmed. If you don't advise of pets and prepay and we see signs that you had a pet, the pet fee will be deducted from the refund of the security deposit.
(If Valley Vista is already booked for your desired dates, or if you want a 2BR, please see the listing for our other cabin - Rainbow View, listing #431810)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.