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Lovely Rock Home in Shenandoah County. Four Fenced Acres, Beautiful Views

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Two bedrooms, bathroom, and great room giving full views of Allegheny Mountains.

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Last updated: 12/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Mount Jackson house description

Enjoy a COUNTRY VACATION in our secluded, natural stone home on four acres of fenced fields and White Pine forests with spectacular mountain views. Located in the Pleasant View area of Shenandoah County, the home is on a gentle rise and set back off of a charming, easy-access hard surfaced country road. The property is securely fenced and gated.

We offer you a chance to enjoy a simple, country vacation and to be a part of the Shenandoah Valley lifestyle. Church groups still boil apple butter, there are welcoming lawn parties, suppers and seasonal celebrations, and neighbors raise livestock and crops for a living.

A rock chimney and fireplace woodstove centers the Great Room where you may enjoy indoor activities while having full views of yards, decks and mountains through floor to ceiling windows. Rocking recliners, comfy furniture and plush beds grace the home. The rock home is filled with amenities and meticulously cleaned and prepared for your visit.

We have stocked the kitchen and bathrooms with every amenity we can imagine you may need. We want your arrival to be easy and we make sure you have everything you need for a good night's rest and a good start the next morning as you discover the home, the property and the Shenandoah Valley.

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 quality queen beds. The fold out queen sofa bed allows one bedroom to be converted to a private, relaxing den or reading room, with a desk containing writing material, and offers wondrous mountain views.

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 double hammock and picnic table are beneath the towering oaks. There is a family-sized gas grill for you to enjoy outdoor cooking.

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 bridge and several 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. There are extra pages for you to take along. 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. Enjoy the mornings and evenings as you watch the sunrise and sunset over the lovely mountains. Feel free to use the rocks and firewood to build an outdoor campfire, or gather nuts from the two walnut and chestnut trees, harvest morel mushrooms and asparagus (all in their season).

Minimum stay of three nights: Thanksgiving, Christmas, 4th of July, and all major holiday weekends.

Check-in: Any time after 3 p.m.
Check-out: By 11 a.m.
Based upon availability, early and/or late check-out can be arranged. Sunday checkout time can be anytime before 5 p.m.
Free days added to your stay if you are iced/snowed in and cannot leave as planned.

Once your payment is received, we will reserve the home for you and forward complete directions, door key locations and gate combination. We will also give you some exclusive trip tips to help make your vacation more enjoyable.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Concierge

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Primary renter: Age 24....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Property is completely fenced and gated, many outdoor and indoor toys, balls, puzzles and games provided....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Outdoor smoking permitted....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Please do not ask. We cater to those who may suffer from allergies. Our carpets and plush furniture do not lend the home friendly to pets....moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Queen size sleeper sofa...moreless

              • Master bedroom with full bath. Two bedrooms share a full bath. Twin sleeper sofa in great room. Fold down twin bed and several air mattresses available. All quality linens, pillows, quilts, blankets, throws provided. Pillows and mattresses sealed for your protection....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Body washes, soaps, and many personal items, first aid and some medicines, mouthwash, etc. The hall bathroom has an astounding view of the mountains. Quality towels and washcloths....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • All paper goods and soaps provided, Most personal items provided in case you forget, Picnic table, family-friendly indoor/outdoor games, puzzles, books, movies, pure deep well water! Seasonal and Christmas decorations provided! Walks around the property and along the country road provide a variety of terrain and spectacular views. Walk to the top of the corn field for a truly 'pleasant view.' Bring your binoculars to watch wild turkeys, deer, Canada geese, small mammals and hundreds of song birds. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Large library of reference material, local histories, fiction, children's books and periodicals. A basket of maps and brochures for trip planning....moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player:

                    International DVD player and plenty of family oriented DVD's....moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    Collection of classical/big band/country music/moutain music CD's and cassette tapes....moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    Many local stations available....moreless

                  • Television:

                    HD flat screen TV. Antenna allows clear transmission of local and Washington/Maryland stations....moreless

                  • Toys:

                    Large selection of puzzles, toys, board and card games, outdoor games. A collection of retro toys, dolls, wood puzzles, trains and stuffed animals, children's activities books....moreless

                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Beautiful views of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains. Can be seen equally well from all rooms inside and from all sides of the home outside....moreless

                  • Rural:

                    Among working farms but only three miles to Interstate 81. A nature conserve of 21 acres adjoins the property. On a rural but hard surfaced country road....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Tubing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Various tablecloths and placemats, quality cloth napkins, glasses, dishes and utensils. If you wish, we also provide disposable place settings, cups and napkins. ...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Heat Pump provides air conditioning and heat...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Dryer sheets provided. Can also use lines in the utility room or hang on outdoor clothes line for fresh, country air smell....moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    Fireplace wood stove. Close doors for heating only. Place screen in opening for a lovely fireplace....moreless

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Free long distance calling cards available to you upon request....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Heat pump...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    300+ thread count Egyptian Cotton Sheets. All pillows and mattresses are covered against allergins and dust mites for your protection. Quality bed, bath and kitchen linens for your use....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Quality, comfortable furniture for hours of visiting, reading, enjoying the views and wildlife, watching TV or listening to music. Floor to ceiling windows surround you so you feel as though outside....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Ample parking around the large circle driveway to south of home....moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    Room to park your RV's and trailers....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Good cell phone reception. Local phone service may be initiated at nominal guest's expense, which can include dialup computer service. Also, may use smart phone hot spot for computer. Good reception...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Tide detergent, spot treatments, fabric softener provided. Iron and ironing board....moreless

                  • Wood Stove:

                    Grandpa Fisher fireplace wood stove. Can heat entire home. Cured Hardwood firewood provided free. Stove converts to a screened fireplace. Can use wood stove to cook or heat water....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Large and small coffee pots, filters, bean grinder provided. We also provide the coffee for you....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Equipped with family sized crockpot, electric wok, mixers, hand blender, two coffee makers and grinder, ice cream maker, casserole dishes, cooking pans and skillets....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    All cookware, dishes, utensils, glassware (including wine glasses), coffee/tea cups and saucers and much more....moreless

                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave:

                    Large for full meals and family dishes....moreless

                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Includes up-to-date canned and packaged food and soup, spices, sugars, tea, cocoa, and much more. Concierge Services: Can offer fresh food upon request at a small extra cost....moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    New ceramic top stove....moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    (2) Decks on north, south and east sides of home. Complete with rocking and deck chairs, recliner lounges, retro-glider and tables. Double hammock beneath tall oak trees....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Four acres of lawn and pine forest. Beautiful landscaping with flowering gardens. You may use the rocks on the driveway wall to make a small fire pit in a proper place; firewood provided....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    New family-sized gas grill with one burner for side pans. Filled gas tank provided. All utensils, wire brush, apron and mitt on hand. We ask that you clean the grill after use....moreless

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter
                  Jan 5 - Apr 4, 2016
                  2 night min stay
                  $170 $180
                  Fri, Sat
                  $750 $1,800

                  Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $180 $190
                  Fri, Sat
                  $800 $1,800

                  Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Set Up and Cleaning Fee $55
                  • Tax Rate 2%

                  Notes:

                  We highly recommend that you have 4-wheel drive or chains for a winter visit. If snow/ice disrupts your plans, we will rebook for another time of your choice - no extra charge. We can let you know latest road conditions

                  Minimum stay of three nights during holiday weekends, Thanksgiving, Christmas and 4th of July.

                  Maximum stay of two months. No long term rentals.

                  Babies two and under free.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 12/10/2014
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                  Location

                  65 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Dulles International
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Shenvalee in New Market
                  68 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  The auto train from Sanford, FL to Lorton, VA
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Interstate 81
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Denny's
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Bryce Mountain

                  Car: Necessary

                  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, numerous Bazaars, Festivals, Carnivals and Country Suppers. Pamphlets, reviews and directions are found in the home for your use.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1978

                  About the owner: Doug and I live on Merritt Island in Florida. We have retired from the Kennedy Space Center after 30 years of working with the Space Shuttle (also retired).

                  Why the Owner Chose Mount Jackson:
                  This lovely rock home on four acres was our personal home for three years before we came to work at Kennedy Space Center. 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 regularly 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 and Civil War soldiers. 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:
                  Relaxing 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 many 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 new friends can be met. 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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                  Photos

                  • Two bedrooms, bathroom, and great room giving full views of Allegheny Mountains.

                    Two bedrooms, bathroom, and great room giving full views of Allegheny Mountains.

                  • Front deck with fabulous views.  Utility building with extra chairs & games.

                    Front deck with fabulous views. Utility building with extra chairs & games.

                  • Visit the local wineries and bring your treasures to enjoy on the amazing decks.

                    Visit the local wineries and bring your treasures to enjoy on the amazing decks.

                  • Feel like you are outside in the great room. On a clear day you can see 50 miles

                    Feel like you are outside in the great room. On a clear day you can see 50 miles

                  • Front yard. Explore the yards, field and pine forests of the secluded four acres.

                    Front yard. Explore the yards, field and pine forests of the secluded four acres.

                  • A great dining area.  Gather to eat, play games, cards, puzzles, dominoes.

                    A great dining area. Gather to eat, play games, cards, puzzles, dominoes.

                  • Under the weeping willow looking at some of the many flowers around the house.

                    Under the weeping willow looking at some of the many flowers around the house.

                  • A bathroom with a lovely view.  All the essentials, and more are on hand for you

                    A bathroom with a lovely view. All the essentials, and more are on hand for you

                  • Master bathroom sink area.  Items are provided that you may have forgotten.

                    Master bathroom sink area. Items are provided that you may have forgotten.

                  • Relax on the back deck in U-shaped home with yards, farmland and mountain views.

                    Relax on the back deck in U-shaped home with yards, farmland and mountain views.

                  • Making your vacation easier with all modern appliances. Tide Detergent supplied.

                    Making your vacation easier with all modern appliances. Tide Detergent supplied.

                  • Winter offers open, expanded views.  Look for deer and turkey in the cornfield.

                    Winter offers open, expanded views. Look for deer and turkey in the cornfield.

                  • Front views of the lovely Shenandoah Valley and Great North Mountain.

                    Front views of the lovely Shenandoah Valley and Great North Mountain.

                  • Cozy winter vacations.  Ski resorts nearby - or sled from the house.

                    Cozy winter vacations. Ski resorts nearby - or sled from the house.

                  • A spectacular view from every seat in the great room gives an 'outdoor' feeling.

                    A spectacular view from every seat in the great room gives an 'outdoor' feeling.

                  • Part of the great room with flat screen TV, DVD player, stereo and retro toys.

                    Part of the great room with flat screen TV, DVD player, stereo and retro toys.

                  • Modern kitchen with all the amenities: coffee, tea, spices, food items and more.

                    Modern kitchen with all the amenities: coffee, tea, spices, food items and more.

                  • Fisher wood stove with fire screen insert.  Cured firewood provided.
So warming.

                    Fisher wood stove with fire screen insert. Cured firewood provided. So warming.

                  • A cozy bedroom with a queen bed, stunning views and quiet, peaceful nights.

                    A cozy bedroom with a queen bed, stunning views and quiet, peaceful nights.

                  • Master Bedroom with queen bed.  Watch the stars in peace.  French doors to deck.

                    Master Bedroom with queen bed. Watch the stars in peace. French doors to deck.

                  • Garden in the deck, a lovely retreat for you and the birds; Feeders available.

                    Garden in the deck, a lovely retreat for you and the birds; Feeders available.

                  • Morning mist over the cornfield.  A cup of coffee makes a perfect start!

                    Morning mist over the cornfield. A cup of coffee makes a perfect start!

                  • Canada geese and babies, safe in our white pine forest.  Lots of fun wildlife.

                    Canada geese and babies, safe in our white pine forest. Lots of fun wildlife.

                  • Meems Bottom, Massanutten Mountain. Picture taken by Judy at the covered bridge.

                    Meems Bottom, Massanutten Mountain. Picture taken by Judy at the covered bridge.

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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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