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Secluded Mountain Home! Spectacular Views! Hot Tub! Only 100 miles from DC!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + 3 Baths, Sleeps 8

Situated in the heart of the historic Shenandoah Valley, Deer Haven offers easy access to unparalleled views of the valley on twenty secluded acres backing up to the National Forest.

Deer Haven is only 100 miles to Washington, DC, thirty minutes to Shenandoah National Park, Bryce and Massanutten Ski resorts, and the spectacular Luray Caverns, and just minutes away from numerous Civil War battlefields, wineries, the Shenandoah River, and National Forest hiking trails.

The home has a fully-stocked, eat-in kitchen, three baths, and large decks with a grill, fire-pit, and hot tub for relaxing. Two bedrooms are on the second floor - the master bedroom boasts a wall of windows overlooking the Shenandoah Valley and River. The private third bedroom suite is on the ground floor with its own bathroom, sitting room, wet bar, and great views. The living area contains a fire place, comfortable seating, and plenty of games, movies, and books to snuggle up with.

The towns of Edinburg and Woodstock offer great shopping, dining, antiques, coffee shops and art galleries.

If you are looking for a convenient getaway that offers privacy, endless views and tranquility, Deer Haven is the place for you.


We do occasionally get snow in the area. The road up to the cabin is steep. We will do our best to have the road plowed in the event it does snow however, if the road has packed snow or ice, it will be very difficult to manage without four-wheel or all-wheel drive.

We will work with guests in the event of inclement weather to see that they can reach and enjoy the cabin. That said, guests should monitor the weather and plan on taking a four wheel or all wheel drive vehicle during the winter months in the event there is snow or ice. If the road is impassible by four-wheel vehicle, we will honor a partial or full refund depending on the circumstances.

Keywords: House, chalet, mountain home, getaway, secluded, cabin, views, mountain house, lodge, DC, private, vacation, wild life

More Details

John Favazzo
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

About John Favazzo

Friends John, Matt, and Mark traveled the world together before realizing the beautiful Shenandoah Valley was in their back yard. The thought of enjoying a cup of coffee or reading a book on Deer Haven's porches overlooking the valley was too inviting to resist. They decided to purchase Deer Haven together as a convenient weekend getaway from the grind of the city. Now they are opening their home to visitors to share the delightful views and tranquility of Deer Haven.

John Favazzo purchased this house in 2011

Why John Favazzo chose Virginia

The owners chose the Edinburgh area primarily because of its charm, natural beauty and easy access to Washington, DC (just 100 miles). Only 20 miles from Bryce and 30 miles from Massanutten, Luray, and Front Royal, Deer Haven is truly centrally located in the valley.

What makes this house unique

Outside we have large decks with beautiful views, grill, fire-pit, hot tub, and rocking chairs. Local hiking is endless. Public river access is an easy 10-minutes away. Great swimming, tubing, canoeing, and kayaking options within 20-30 minutes of the home on the South Fork of the river.

Inside the comfortable, spacious, chalet style home is a fully-stocked, eat-in kitchen, fireplace, piano for your pleasure, and all of the amenities of home.

Cleaning fee and linen set up included in rental fee.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear John,

Thank you for the opportunity to spend three wonderful days at Deer Haven last weekend, Oct 15-17. The property, the scenery and the weather were all a perfect combination for our first-time exploration of the Shenandoah Valley. The fall colors were spectacular and the view from Deer Haven was even more impressive than the VRBO description suggested. The 'scenic drive' on 675 to Luray was enjoyed multiple times.

The house was clean, well-kept, well-supplied and very user-friendly. Everything as advertised.

One comment on our selection of Deer Haven --- we wanted a 'pet free' property and found few such in the area. Please know that we (and probably many others) appreciated that aspect of Deer Haven too.

A great time at a great location!!!

Thank you

Bob & L
Oct 2011
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Edinburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - first floor
    Bathroom 1 - second floor
  • 3 full baths, one on each level of the home.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Ground floor bedroom suite with private bath + living space
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2nd floor master with wall of windows overlooking valley.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Quiet, restful 2nd floor bedroom with views of the forest.
  • Master bedroom (facing valley) and second bedroom (facing forest), both with queen size beds, located on 2nd floor with full bath. Third bedroom, with queen size bed, is suite with private bath, living room, wet bar, and beautiful views of valley. There is one twin air mattress and a couch for kids to sleep on if needed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Bocci court, horse shoes


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Secluded Mountain Home! Spectacular Views! Hot Tub! Only 100 miles from DC!
average rating of 4.92 based on 76 reviews

Needs some attention

  • 3 of 5

Hot tub was nice. Great views

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house in the hills

  • 5 of 5

We had a super time at Deerhaven. The house was spotless, spacious and well equipped with everything we needed including board games and DVDs. The views over the valley were wonderful, and we loved spending evenings in the hot tub. It felt secluded and away from it all, yet was easy to get to. The owner was very responsive and got back to us quickly on everything. We'd recommend to anyone and hope to come back some day!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Wonderful, relaxing stay with a stunning view!

  • 5 of 5

Deer Haven was exactly what we were hoping for. A group of friends and I rented this house for a New Years Eve stay, and it was perfect! Tons of space, very comfortable, a very-well equipped kitchen, lots of board games, a roaring fireplace, relaxing hot tub, and lovely trails right outside the front door. The deck off of the living room was our favorite part! The property is also very secluded and private, so we felt like we had our own little piece of the world all to ourselves. John, the owner, is also great! He is both accommodating and very quick to respond. Thanks for such an amazing stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Place!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my fiancé 30th birthday with a getaway weekend. We had a wonderful time at Deer Haven. Great views and lots of hiking near by. We enjoyed the fire pit and hot tub every night. Overall great experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we needed

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in October 2016 for an extended weekend (5 total people), and Deer Haven was perfect for a quiet, low-maintenance getaway. The house inventory had everything advertised and the space was clean and functional. Everyone enjoyed their sleeping space and the views were great (especially the daily morning deer foraging around the bocce ball court). We used the hot tub, indoor and outdoor fire spots, and all of the kitchen appliances and had no complaints. It was very easy to get to National Forest hikes close by (we did Duncan Knob and Woodstock Tower), and the Walmart was close enough for convenient shopping.

Unfortunately, we didn't try any of the restaurants in town, because it was too easy to relax in the cabin after dark and not want to go out again. The road is a bit tricky but we made it up without any problems in a Corolla and an Accord -- you'd definitely want 4WD in the snow. The host provides a comprehensive welcome packet with great directions (Bing Maps has the right roads, but Google Maps will lead you astray).

Bottom Line: This house was exactly what we needed, and offers a perfect level of seclusion within a very reasonable driving distance of the DC area. Just when I-81 starts putting you to sleep, you're there! We'll be back...

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Fantastic. Secluded, spacious home with great amenities.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with one other couple in October 2016. The place is fantastic. The master bedroom views are stunning, the ground floor suite is lovely too. John has pretty much everything you could possibly want for a weekend. Hot tub on the deck was delightful, great for late afternoon relaxing and star-gazing at night. We had a fire in the outdoor fire pit, grilled on the barbeque, played bocce on the bocce ball court on the grounds (!), had another fire in the living room fire place. Our friend gave us a fantastic little concert on the professional-grade electric piano. The house is at the very end of a long gravel road, and sits on several acres all by itself, so there are no neighbors, you feel totally out in the wilderness except you have all the comforts of home. Definitely you need a 4WD car in the winter though.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
87 Miles
Dulles International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Main Street Pub
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Massanutten Resort
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 81
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Main Street eateries
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Bryce Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Shenandoah River
Car: necessary

Bryce and Massanutten golf/ski resorts only 20 and 30 miles away, four quality wineries within 10-20 minute drives, Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park over the ridge only 30 minutes away, Shenandoah Caverns nearby, Luray Caverns 30 minutes away, Shenandoah River water access just a few minutes down the road.

The village of Edinburg has a number of quality establishments including a few good, non-chain restaurants, a nice coffee shop , antique stores, a great bakery, and even miniature golfing!

The town of Woodstock, 10 minutes north of Edinburg has all of the above plus a movie theatre, art galleries, sports/entertainment center, hospital, and larger chain stores such as Food Lion, Lowes, Wal-Mart, and a bunch of chain restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Edinburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Veteran's Day
Nov 10 2017 - Nov 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
July 4th weekend
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.3%

100% refund for cancellations 30+ days prior to arrival.
75% refund between 8 and 30 days prior to arrival.
No refund within 7 days of arrival.

Linen set-up and cleaning fee included in rental.
7.3% for County and VA taxes.

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.
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