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Katie and Steven Robert Jones

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Historic Old Cabin on Private Dead End Road Walk to Nat'l Forest Trails & Rivers

76 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Overview

Shenandoah Valley Cabin Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom (Queen Size) 1 Full Bathroom with 1 Queen size sofa bed

Please read the entire description (we've had guests not read this description and have incorrect expectations... we have the faults listed (no place is perfect)... but you have to read this the description to know what they are):

Dry River Cabin is rustic, cozy and comfortable real cabin that was built in the World War II era. Again, this is a real cabin. There is one bedroom with a queen size bed and a pullout couch in the living room. This cabin sleeps 4. The maximum occupancy is 6 that we will allow to stay there. This cabin is probably a good fit for those who are really wanting to stay in an older rustic cabin. This is not new construction, but then again new construction does not usually have this much character or history.

The cabin was originally built as a Summer getaway in the mountains. It is a very cute cabin, the second to last cabin on a dead end private road that is almost at the top of the mountain. The road can be rough at times (after heavy rains or snow), but we've had guests with every kind of car (including very nice luxury cars) make it up to the cabin without any trouble. We drive up every day in a little Volvo with no ground clearance easily... in snow you may need 4 wheel drive (we do own a full size backhoe which is used to clear the roads and we promise we can always drive you up if it snows in our 4 wheel drive if you'd prefer. This is our cabin with the best views of the mountains when the leaves are gone and also the most secluded.

We (Katie & Steven) are available almost always should you need anything. Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything at all we can do to make your stay more enjoyable while you are here. We are not just saying that... we mean it. If there is ever a problem please let us know so we can do our best to make it right.

The cabin has one bedroom with a queen size bed and then there is a pull out queen size bed in the living room (the living room furniture is on the list to be replaced soon, as money permits, so just be aware of that). The bedroom has an old stone fireplace and there is fireplace insert (with glass) so the fire can be seen. There is also central heat should you need it as well. The cabin has a knotty pine in the interior, and a screened in porch with a great view of the mountain out front when there are no leaves on the trees. In the Summer the cabin feels even that much more secluded due to all the foliage.

The cabin has an older (not updated) full bath with claw foot tub, and a full kitchen with all the essentials: refrigerator, microwave, stove, oven and coffee maker and utensil and cookware. The kitchen and bathroom are not updated, but they fit with the theme of the cabin. There is central heat for the Winter and a window unit A/C in the living room that can be used in the Summer months if needed.

All linens and comforters are washed after every guest. The cabin has access to fishing and trails for hiking or mountain biking. It is about 10 miles from Harrisonburg and Bridgewater, so you're only minutes away from shopping and dinning as well.

Beloved pets are welcome, but we do require a Pet Fee per pet. Multiple pets are welcome so those with more than one pet are welcome to stay. There is also a Property Damage Insurance of at least $49.

Rates will vary during peak and holiday seasons.

Dry River Cabin is a great place to see the stars. On clear nights, you can see thousands of stars overhead. It is a beautiful sight. Also during the spring and summer months, you can see humming birds everywhere. We place feeders off the front porch of the cabin and have personally seen upwards of 20 birds feeding on them at one time. The humming birds should be arriving in April. You don't want to miss them.

Check in time is 4:00 pm until 10 pm and checkout is 11 am. Early check-ins, before 4, or Late check-ins, after 10 pm, and late check-outs, after 11 am, require a $20 per hour fee. Please ask in advance about late check-ins.

This is a real cabin in the mountains built long ago. Therefore it will not feel like new construction (since it isn't new construction), but then again, that is what gives the cabin its charm because it is unique and older. The cabin is on the top of the mountain bordering the George Washington National Forest. The forest contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is a real cabin, there are things you should expect to find in an older real cabin such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, critters, ants, insects, and stink bug during certain times of the year. Sheets, toilet paper and towels are provided. Paper towels are not.

Pets are welcome at all of our properties. If you or someone in your group is allergic to pets or anything else (detergent, air fresheners, etc), please let us know in advance so we can discuss this prior to your booking and then also prior to your arrival. We will do our best to accommodate any special requests.

Guests are required to sign a rental agreement upon arrival and a photo ID. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance.

Failure to show up/check in or contact owner before midnight of day of arrival will result in cancellation. Host reserves the right to rebook property if guest does NOT contact owner.

All pet fee(s), early/late check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Katie and Steven Robert Jones (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Katie and Steven Robert Jones

We believe service is what sets us apart in the vacation rental industry. Katie & I personally own every cabin that we manage. We check-in all of our guests personally (sometimes even as late as 2 or 3 in the morning with prior approval). When you arrive, the lights will be on and you will be welcomed and shown around the cabin, unlike most other rentals where you access a lock box and walk into a dark cold house. This is all we do 24/7 and we want all of our guests to have an amazing stay. We would be honored if you would allow us the opportunity to serve you.

We came to Virginia from Texas so I (Steven) could finish my college degree, but got into the vacation rental business by accident. :) We have three daughters under the age of 5. We have 8 rescue dogs, 2 rescue cats, 2 ponies, 8 goats & about 50 chickens.

Katie and Steven Robert Jones purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Katie and Steven Robert Jones chose Shenandoah Valley

We bought this cabin because it was the just up the road from our house, and we decided it would be a nice property to own. We love to spend the night up there when the cabin isn't rented out.

What makes this cabin unique

This is our most remote cabin, on the end of a private dead end road with direct access to the George Washington National Forest.

Reviews

4.8
based on 76 traveler reviews

Historic Old Cabin on Private Dead End Road Walk to Nat'l Forest Trails & Rivers
average rating of 4.75 based on 76 reviews
5

Excellent Little Cabin - Like Walking Back in Time

  • 5 of 5

This place was great. Just a cute little cabin that sits atop a mountain. The views were excellent. The cabin was very quaint. Perfect a couple to relax and find some solitude. Stocked kitchen. Claw foot tub. And nice access to lots of hiking trails. Pet friendly was an added bonus. Friendly and responsive owners. Lots to do in the area. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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3

Mismatched price, water issues

  • 3 of 5

A nice cabin, but far from unique, overly 'rustic,' or secluded. Additionally, there was next to no water pressure during our stay, which prevented us from being able to shower or effectively wash dishes, etc. Katie promised a credit as compensation before we left, but I have not heard back despite repeated attempts to email. Nice folks and a nice cabin, but if you want a rustic experience, I'd recommend a cabin with a price and location more in line with what you're looking for.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Best Cabin Experience Yet!

  • 5 of 5

When it comes to "getting away from it all" there is no better place than this cabin! A friend and I took a random trip and wanted to leave all the stresses of work behind. When we arrived, we were in disbelief. What an amazing place. Its unique structure allows for cabin goers to not have to deal with the same cookie cutter nonsense. The design and layout is so unique and it truly has a rustic feel with modern amenities. The owners are amazing people and were extremely accommodating. If you are looking for a cabin with 3 flat screen televisions, and room service, well you are a confused human being...but if you want a view that goes on for miles, a cabin with personality, and an experience of a lifetime I highly recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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5

AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is absolutely beautiful and the views are spectacular. You can watch the sunrise from the bedroom window. And there is a huge porch and backyard with a fire pit. I only stayed for one night but I would strongly recommend this cabin to everyone. Thank you Katie and Steven for letting us stay there!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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4

Perfect Cabin in the Woods

  • 4 of 5

The description of the cabin and property was accurate. It met my daughter and my expectations. The kitchen had everything we needed. We even baked brownies during our stay. We loved the screened porch. We had rain while we were there so we didn't do a lot of local hiking but did go down to the stream and it was magnificent. We loved White Oak Lavender Farm and The Arboretum at James Madison University. The property owner took care of what we needed and she was very pleasant. We would come again and recommend it to someone looking for that type of experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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4

Quaint little cabin

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I very much enjoyed staying at this cabin getaway. It's only 15min away from downtown Harrisonburg, yet we felt far away from city life while staying up on the mountain.

Feedback for owners:

- change the shower curtain–its about 8" too long and stained by mildew

- several places on the ceiling leaked during the rainstorm

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Harrisonburg Union Station Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Harrisonburg
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Staunton, Virginia
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 33
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Harrisonburg Union Station Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Massunutten Resort
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Harrisonburg Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer 2016
Jul 11 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$94
From
$149
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Weekend 2016
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2016
Sep 5 2016 - Sep 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$75
From
$149
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2016
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$89
From
$229
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
November 2016
Oct 31 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$52
From
$109
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$160
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
Early December
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$45
From
$99
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas / NYE
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$160
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$49
From
$49
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Insuranc $60 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.3%

We do allow for a one night stay Sunday through Thursday nights. There is a two night minimum over weekends. Meaning your stay can be for either Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights. Rates change daily according to availability.

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Amenities

Shenandoah Valley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Clawfoot Tub
  • Full Bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • One queen size bed in the bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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