Lovely Rock Home in Shenandoah County. Four Acres, Beautiful Views
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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Enjoy a COUNTRY VACATION in our secluded, natural stone home on four acres of fields, forests and spectacular mountain views. Located in the Pleasant View area of Shenandoah County, the home is on a gentle rise and well off a charming, easy-access country road. The property is securely fenced and gated.
A rock chimney and fireplace woodstove centers the Great Room where you may pursue indoor activities while having full views of yards, decks and mountains through floor to ceiling windows. Rocking recliners, comfy furniture and charming antiques grace the home. The home is filled with amenities and meticulously cleaned.
Comfortable decks on three sides of the home provide opportunities for hours of outdoor relaxation. Views of mountains, fields and nature can give you perfect peace. Old time rockers, retro metal chairs and glider, lounge chairs, and tables grace the many decks. A hammock and picnic table are beneath the towering oaks.
The cozy bedrooms provide a comfortable retreat for quiet moments. The master bedroom has its own bathroom and walk-in closet and French doors open onto the deck for coffee and sunrise viewing. All of the bedrooms offer plush queen beds. The fold out queen sofa bed allows one bedroom to be converted to a private, relaxing den or reading room with wonderous mountain views.
For the adventurous, there are numerous walks, bike rides and country drives from the house. Discover historic Civil War battlefields and era homes from as early as the 1700's, iron furnaces, a covered and swinging bridges across creeks and the Shenandoah River. We have a basket of pamphlets detailing all the places you may want to visit. Our guest book features many trip ideas and detailed route directions. We will be delighted to answer questions at any time before or during your visit.
If you choose to stay home, there are lots of indoor and outdoor games and activities. Wonderful wildlife will visit you daily, showing off their unique personalities. Chipmunks race about for food, a fox squirrel checks here and there, a large variety of songbirds visit feeders and birdbath. Look for the beautiful indigo bunting. Wild rabbits frolic while deer and turkey can be seen along the fences and in the cornfield behind the house. And, yes, bears and coyotes roam about but the field fence keeps them off the property. Enjoy the morning and evening as you watch the sunrise and sunset over the lovely mountains.
Keywords: Vacation Home
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
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- Outdoor Grill
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- Away From It All
Location & View
- Fly Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Medical Services
- Water Tubing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Hunting Big Game
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hunting Small Game
- Mountain Climbing
- Winery Tours
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Easy access to George Washington National Forest, Skyline Drive, Blue Ridge Parkway, Two 18-hole Golf, Bowling, Roller skating, Badmitton/croquet/volleyball/soccer on property, Three underground Caverns, Two ski slopes, Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, Vineyards, Excellent Restaurants, Many country Churches, Farmer's Markets, Visit numerous Bazaars, Festivals, Carnivals and Suppers. Pamphlets, reviews and directions are found in the home for your use....moreless
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Fantastic and Relaxing WeekendGuest comment entered by owner
Fantastic and Relaxing Weekend
What a fantastic and relaxing weekend we had! Our 2 1/2 year old loved running in the yard and woods and finding flowers and caterpillars. Toby had great suggestions on food options and we ran into him at Seven Bends for breakfast! Perfect location to relax. Thank you so much! P.S. Our son loves your whale puzzle in the big window!
- Guest Jon, Alison, Avery and Cassidy; Springfield, VA
- Date of stay 05/25/13
- Review Submitted 06/04/13
Really a good and relaxed weekend!Guest comment entered by owner
Really a good and relaxed weekend!
Thanks a lot for allowing us to stay in your house! It was really a good and relaxed weekend! We went horseback riding, to Luray Caverns and did hiking in the area around the house and I should tell you that I like it more than hiking in the woods. :-) I hope we can come again soon. (by e-mail)
- Guest Elna & Alex, N. Potomac, Maryland
- Date of stay 09/03/12
- Review Submitted 09/07/12
What a fantastic place to come to relax!Guest comment entered by owner
What a fantastic place to come to relax!
We really enjoyed our stay. Everything imaginable was at our fingertips. Joe's Steakhouse was fantastic. Would recommend your home to anyone. Thanks again,
- Guest Nancy S., Sylvia K., Diane G., Barbara W.
- Date of stay 08/12/12
- Review Submitted 08/27/12
Had a Great Time!Guest comment entered by owner
Had a Great Time!
Thanks! Great Place!
- Guest Venkatesh Family (From our Guest Book)
- Date of stay 07/07/12
- Review Submitted 08/27/12
Dear Judy and DougGuest comment entered by owner
Dear Judy and Doug
Thank you so much for allowing us into your lovely home. We have enjoyed our stay with you as we become re-aquainted with family in this area. We can see that you have taken a lot of care and thought to provide for your guests and we greatly appreciate all the consideration that shows in your home. This guest book is just one of the considerations we appreciate. We love your home and found it so welcoming. We have thoroughly enjoyed your lovely home and thank you for sharing. God Bless! (From our in-home guest and guide book)
- Guest L. Warren, J. Lamma and J. Holcomb
- Date of stay 10/05/11
- Review Submitted 12/15/11
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Judy, we loved the house! My Uncle was totally impressed and he loved it. He said he might come back in the fall because he really liked the rest and relaxation. My two aunts and uncle had never rented a vacation home before and never thought to do it. Thank you for sharing your house with us. (By e-mail)
- Guest Liz from Tiffin, Ohio
- Date of stay 08/05/11
- Review Submitted 08/12/11
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Judy: We had a great time. The house was wonderful. It was very comfortable and everything we needed was provided. The main attraction was the mountains. I LOVE mountains. They are beautiful.
- Guest Jim and Peggy, Milford, Ohio
- Date of stay 06/06/11
- Review Submitted 07/10/11
We had a wonderful stay at this well furnished, spotlessly clean home for JMU Graduation weekend. We were at JMU in 15 minutes graduation morning after a good night's sleep & a wonderful day of sitting outside admiring the view & beauty of this property. Thanks so much for sharing your home.
- Guest Cathy
- Date of stay 05/07/10
- Review Submitted 03/05/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, age 55+.
Owner response: We are so glad, Cathy, that you and your family had such a nice stay. The pictures you took of the property and your family remain in our picture file and are viewed often. The black capped chickadee must have become your friend to let you get such a closeup shot. We hope you can come again for a visit. Fondly, Judy and Doug
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We wanted to send you this note to tell you about our week in the Shenandoah Valley. It was absolutely the most restful and relaxing vacation we have ever had. Your home was so comfy and cozy. It was a wonderful blessing to wake up each morning and sit out on the deck to watch the sun rise over the mountains. In the evenings we watched as the sun set over the mountains to the west. We had a great week. We went to the Shenandoah Caverns, their gift shop and the displays of yesteryear store fronts. We toured the building that houses retired Rose parade and Inaugural parade floats. The Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge parkway were breathtaking. Wow!! We visited Gore's slaughter house and bought a country ham and can't wait to try it. We would definitely recomment a trip to Dayton Farmer's Market where we bought a few Christmas gifts. On Saturday we had the pleasure of meeting both of you. What a wonderful way to end our vacation stay. Because of e-mailing back and forth from the time we agreed to rent your house, we've felt as though you were friends. You both definitely have the gift of hospitality. Your home reflects that you try to fulfill everyone's needs while they are visiting. Your home and your e-mails also were witness to your faith in God. It made us feel so comfortable knowing we were renting from Christians. Again, thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your home. God's Blessings Be Upon You Both. Jerry and Jane, York Springs, PA
- Guest Jerry and Jane
- Date of stay 10/11/10
- Review Submitted 11/03/10
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Thank you so much for opening your home to our family. Our daughter married a local boy and had her wedding in Mount Jackson. You know how hectic getting ready for a wedding can be....This was the perfect place for our family to come and relax, decompress, regroup and trudge on... My five year old granddaughter wanted to know who's house this was. I told her it was Doug and Judy Cooley's house. She wanted to know if you were a Grandma; I told her yes. So, your house is now known in our family as Grandma's house. My granddaughter would get tired from all the preparation for the wedding and say, "I just want to go to Grandma Cooley's house." We hope we can come for a visit in the fall of the year. It is nice to kinow we have such a warm, comfy home to come to when we visit our new extended family. Thank you. (From our guest book)
- Guest Bob and Dana, California
- Date of stay 09/01/10
- Review Submitted 09/07/10
Two NIGHTS (minimum): $200 night for 1-4 guests. $25 night each additional guest. Three NIGHTS: $175 night for 1-4 guests. $25 night each additional guest. WEEKLY: $975 for 1-4 guests. $50/week each additional guest. Full MONTH: $2250/1-4 guests. $100/month each additional guest MAXIMUM of SIX guests please. Ages 2 and under free. $200 refundable security deposit and 2% county tax for stays under 30 days. One half of rent will reserve. Balance due three weeks prior to visit. No cleaning fee if left relatively clean.
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- Nearest Airport: Dulles International at 65 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Interstate 81 at 3 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Bryce Mountain at 10 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Shenvalee in New Market at 7 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Denny's at 3 Miles
Year Purchased: 1978
About the owner: Doug and I live on Merritt Island, Florida. We have retired from the Kennedy Space Center after 30 years. Because of the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley and the location of our lovely rock home, we chose to keep it when we moved to Florida in 1983. It is such a joy for us to share the home with visitors from around the world. Doug and I enjoy visiting the home to get it ready for our guests and to keep in touch with friends and family.
Why the Owner Chose Mount Jackson:
This rock home was our personal home for three years before we came to work at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. We loved the house and location so much that we chose to keep it and share it with others. Doug and I laid all of the uncut mountain, valley and river stones found in the house and deck wall. Mount Jackson is a wonderful little town, situated just above the Shenandoah River, close to the Massanutten Mountain and along the Old Valley Pike. There are several good restaurants, a chain grocery store, gas stations and antique stores. Walking around town is a pleasurable passtime. My (Judy's) Grandparents owned the old stagecoach inn on the southern end of town. It's still there and President Andrew Jackson stayed in an upstairs room during his travels through the Valley. The town was named for him. We love to stroll through the 1700's churchyard in the center of town and look for the graves of American Revolutionary soldiers. Yep, they are there and close to the Valley Pike. Stonewall Jackson's camp was on Rude's Hill about a mile south of the town. He named the hill for Mr. Rude who owned the large 1700's house still standing at the foot of the hill.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Resting on the wonderful decks and enjoying the spectacular views and local wildlife. Touring the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley. Playing in the Shenandoah River and the creeks that lace the Valley. Dozing by the wood stove on cool evenings. Walking and biking the many country roads. Driving from the Massanutten Mountain to the West Virginia border on Great North Mountain and traversing all of the scenic country roads in between. Attending good benefit country suppers and festivals where we make many new friends. Watching the sunrises and sunsets, seeing the moon come up over the Massanutten Mountain, viewing millions of stars that are bright in the fresh country air. Listening to bull frogs and spring peepers in the neighbor's pond. It's so quiet we can hear the grass grow.
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Front view of Shenandoah Valley vacation home in late Spring.
Seating area of the Great Room with surround views.
Front of rock home with flowers in bloom
Full moon over the Massanutten Mountain as seen from the back deck
Sunrise over the Massanutten mountain and cornfield seen from back deck.
One of the cozy bedrooms with mountain views.
Cozy nights with country fresh air and mountain views.
Part of the front yard in early Spring. Lots of room to romp and play.
50 acre cornfield behind the home. You are welcome to explore here.
Back of home shown from circle driveway. Entrance to utility room and kitchen.
Great room and wood stove at end of hall, bedroom right, back deck left.
Front in full bloom with bedroom and bathroom in background.
Your view of Valley and Appalachian Mountains.
Front of Shenandoah Valley vacation home.
Full windows in the Great Room.
Comfortable relaxation and amazing views in the great room.
Rock chimney and wood stove in great room
Fall in the Shenandoah Valley. Picture taken from part of the circle drive.
Cozy nooks to watch nature and relax. Deck on south end.
View of south end of home and deck, from the circle driveway
Part of front and south side deck off of the great room with magnificent views.
Backyard view of u-shaped home with secluded deck looking at the Massanutten Mtn
Corner of home with Buck Hill in the background.
Christmas 2012 at the Virginia vacation home.
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