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View of Lake House from trail

View of Lake House from trail Beautiful Lake Laura with winter sunset Lake House great room/living room with fireplace dining room and deck/lake thru windows Lake House great room in afternoon sun Trail around Lake Laura, winter walk My son enjoying a float on the lake. Boys enjoying diving platforms on Lake Laura

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bryce Resort house description

If you're looking for a place to have a fun family vacation or a peaceful, romantic getaway an easy 2 hour drive from Washington DC, this is it. It's also an ideal writer's retreat.

My beautiful lake house features a wall of picture windows looking out at the lake and mountains beyond. You can enjoy a cozy evening in front of a gorgeous stone fireplace in the great room, or a family dinner at the big wood table in the dining room. Peaceful and secluded, the house also boasts a large deck with loads of lounging chairs so that you can relax and enjoy the view, or watch the kids play on the little beach below the house. There's also a private deck off one of the bedrooms where you can read a book or enjoy a morning coffee.

The lake house is not like most rental properties -- it is my home. As such, it features a very well stocked kitchen for those who like to cook; loads of books and videos (I'm a wildlife filmmaker so if you like movies or books about animals, I've got them), and lots of toys for kids. All I ask is that you treat it like your own home and leave it as you found it.

The lake is pure bliss -- in the summer months it's warm and clean for swimming; my family kayak allows you to access the lake's hidden corners and to meet the local beavers. And, there's a hiking trail around the lake that makes for a lovely walk. If you're lucky you'll see deer in the late afternoons, or a bald eagle swooping over the lake.

Please note that my neighbors on either side of my property share 'my' little beach in front of my house, keep their boats there (for their use, not yours -- I have one, family kayak that is for YOUR use) and they appreciate larger groups respecting their privacy and their need to have some private time on the beach. This is very important to me since they are not just my neighbors but my dear friends. Bryce resort operates a large beach resort next door to 'my' beach. When you rent my house you get a pass that gives you free access to this facility for 6 people which is open for swimming etc. from Memorial Day to Labor Day. If you have more than 6 people, you can pay a small daily rate to use this facility -- it has diving platforms,canoes and paddle boats for rent, a protected, sandy 'toddler beach,' and a snack bar and lots of lawn furniture. Occasionally a local resident will use my beach to fish.

If you're looking for fun activities, Bryce Resort offers many, a short walk to some, or 5 minutes drive to others -- golf, mini-golf, swimming and paddle boats, as well as a climbing wall,tubing and bungee jumping facility in the summer ; skiing and tubing in the winter. The resort has full restaurant and bar, too, which is a fun place to watch sporting events with the family. Nearby towns feature antiquing, wonderful restaurants, and a movie theater. The area is famous for civil war sites, caverns, and mountain hiking... and of course there's the beautiful Shenandoah valley which is spectacular any time of the year.

To see lots of photos of my home and the area, please check out my flickr site. I am '1birdy' on flickr.

Keywords: Lake House

Property Type

  • House
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            The house offers many toys, games, puzzles and DVDs/videos for kids from toddlers to teens. There are also booster seats, kids placemats, and other baby gear. Lots of kids lifejackets and swim toys. However, please note that if you have toddlers, you should bring two baby gates to protect them from interior staircase that is steep. Lake gets precipitously deep and extra care must be taken with children near or in lake. Bryce Resort beach has special area for toddlers with sand and a fence to keep them safe from the deep waters....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years minimum age rental. Regardless of your age, this is NOT a 'party' house. I rent to families looking for a child-friendly, dog-friendly vacation, or couples wanting a peaceful getaway....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            additional fees required for pets -- additional $275 damage deposit per pet (fully refundable after visit if no damage from your pet) plus non-refundable $35 additional cleaning fee per pet....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Absolutely no smoking allowed ANYWHERE on my property....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Bedroom 4

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (2) 2 queens in private bedrooms; 3 queen futons that have internal springs and are very comfortable. Down quilts for all queen beds., Baby Cribs (1) Home has a porta-crib in bedroom closet, along with other baby gear such as high chair and backpack carrier. All baby gear is for use at your own risk., Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) 3 of the above noted 5 queen beds are futon beds. All futon beds are easy to lay flat and the futon mattresses have internal springs and are very comfortable. All have mattress pads and down comforters., Bunk Beds (2) 2 sets of bunk beds in a large room that can be divided into two separate spaces. Despite the number of beds, we have a maximum occupancy of 8....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Bathroom 2

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          • I renovated the downstairs bathroom in 2011 with new fixtures. It's lovely! The upstairs full and half baths are original but still clean, neat and fully operational....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Large, rustic wood table sits in front of sliding glass doors onto deck. It has 2 leaves. Can seat 8 comfortably, 10 if necessary; outdoor picnic table just off the main deck area beside grill...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Beautiful pots and dishes and baking pans provided. Also have waffle maker, blender, cuisine art food processor, mixer, coffee grinder and coffee press as well as Mr. Coffee machine....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            plates and silverware for 8 people (with a few extras); lots of glasses, wine glasses, and serving dishes; turkey platter...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Mr. Coffee, but also have coffee grinder and coffee press...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Toaster
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker

          Amenities

          • Towels Provided:

            bath towels & bath mats provided; towels for 8 guests max.; NOTE: WE DO NOT PROVIDE TOWELS IF YOU BRING A PET....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Linens included in the rates for up to 8 people only; NOTE: WE DO NOT PROVIDE LINENS IF YOU BRING A PET...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Plus there are fans in each of the bedrooms,a ceiling fan in the great room and one in the kitchen....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            just enough room for 3 cars only to park off the street; MUCH PREFER IF YOU KEEP CARS TO 2 MAXIMUM...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Lovely great room with stone fireplace, looks out picture windows to lake, mountains....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            lovely stone fireplace and wood pile gratis....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • family kayak, paddles and life jackets (for use at own risk), baby items -- portacrib, high chair, booster seats, (each for use at own risk). ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                I have a huge collection of DVDs and VHS tapes. These include popular films for kids and adults, as well as a unique library of Emmy award-winning documentaries and TV programs....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (2) One TV with cable, VCR and DVD players in great room; a second smaller TV with cable, DVD and VCR in 'playroom'....moreless

              • Television:

                one TV upstairs in room with bunk beds that has a DVD and VCR only....moreless

              • Books:

                Lots of books, especially on natural history & wildlife....moreless

              • Games:

                Small collection games from pre-school age to adult....moreless

              • Toys:

                Lots of toys for kids from toddler to adult....moreless

              • VCR
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                telephone allows incoming calls, including answering machine, and free local calls; you need a calling card to make calls outside of immediate area of Bryce Resort. NOTE: cell phones do not work in the house, or anywhere in the immediate area around Lake Laura. But you need drive only a few minutes into Basye to use a cell phone....moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                Highest speed internet available in house, including wifi....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                WiFi works all over the house and on the decks outside....moreless

              • Internet:

                highspeed wireless internet in house...moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    There is an outdoor pool you can access using the 'pool & resort beach' pass that comes with my house during summer. Pool and lake resort beach are open from Memorial Day through Labor Day each year. Pass allows 6 guests to access for free. Others cost $5/person. In winter there is an indoor pool near Bryce Resort that you can pay to use. Has a hot tub too!...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    'Family' size kayak comfortably accommodates two adults, and one small child in between, in a pinch. Use at own risk. Life jackets in shed. Boat must be properly stowed and locked after use....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    I have a sloping 'lawn.' But better yet, I have a trail at the base of my house that goes around the lake. Wonderful. And easy access to the lake itself from just 30 feet below my house....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    You can pay to use Bryce Resort golf course. It's a lovely 18 hole course; there's also a driving range and pitching/ putting range; resort has pro shop, carts, lounge/bar, dining room. ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Large gas grill for renters use. YOU MUST CLEAN IT IF YOU USE IT....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    (2) Large deck off living room/ dining room, overlooking lake....moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Upper deck is off of one of the private bedrooms upstairs....moreless

                  Location & View

                  • Lakefront:

                    My property extends down toward lake. Little beach is short walk down hill from house. NOTE: This beach is shared with neighbors; large groups must please respect neighbors right to have shared and some private time on our 'beach'. Public can use my beach -- but if you park your folding chairs down there you can claim the space for yourself during visit. Kayak kept here -- please note that my kayak is green and covered with tarp; other boats kept on this little beach are NOT for your use -- they are my neighbors boats. Also, I am right next door to Bryce Resort's beach area where you can rent canoes, paddle boats, dive from dock or floating platforms, lounge on grass, and use snack bar. I strongly encourage large groups, and groups with children to use this option...moreless

                  • Resort:

                    Bryce Resort is a Four Season resort featuring Lake Laura in summer, a beautiful 18 hole golf course, a ski resort that also has summer activities -- zip line, tubing, climbing wall. Bar & Restaurant....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    At my house, you are in the midst of the Shenandoah mountains. You can see the range that forms border between Virginia and West Virginia from the house....moreless

                  • Lake View:

                    Lovely view of Lake Laura at Bryce Resort...moreless

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Sledding
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Antiquing
                      • Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Golf
                      • Swimming
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Ruins
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Live Theater
                      • Library
                      • Churches
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Playground
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Boating
                      • Restaurants
                      • Zoo
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Bird Watching

                      Other Activities

                          • Airstrip at resort for private plane access; Championship 18 hole golf course, driving Range with pitching and putting area 5 min drive; Bryce operates zip line, climbing wall, summer tubing, and bungee jumping in summer; Famous caverns to visit in area;...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Wonderful scape from the DC area

                            Wonderful scape from the DC area

                            • Guest Javier (Washington DC)
                            • Date of stay 03/16/13
                            • Review Submitted 04/22/13
                            I have been going regularly to this lake house for many years and I would definitely recommended for a getaway from the stress of the city. The house is really cozy, built in wood, with everything that you might need in order to feel comfortable (yes, it also has wi/fi, but you will not need it). The lake is a wonderful place for swimming, kayaking, bird watching, exploring, barbequeing or just laying around doing nothing but relaxing. From the deck you will have a wonderful view of the water, all surrounded by trees...it's too good to be just a couple hours from DC. As a plus, the sky and golf resort is less than 10 minutes by car, if you like those activities. It has also been a great pleasure to deal with Kathy, the owner, always enthusiastic about letting all her guests having a great time. She has also connected us with local farms around in order to get fresh eggs, meat and vegetables. A great place for a great adventure in spring, summer, fall or winter!!

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                          • Great house, great weekend.

                            Great house, great weekend.

                            • Guest r.v (DC)
                            • Date of stay 01/18/13
                            • Review Submitted 01/23/13
                            Our stay was perfect. We were a group of 8 (4 adults and 4 kids 3-6)...We all enjoyed the house which has everything you need to stay in or explore the surroundings. Great spot by the lake, 5 minutes from Bryce ski resort, and canoeing during sunset...The kids had a blast sharing the bunk beds and playing with the 100 games and toys..A great weekend. Thanks to Kathryn and Trish.

                            Recommended for: Families with young children.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Super Weekend

                            Super Weekend

                            • Guest Explorer (USA)
                            • Date of stay 06/07/12
                            • Review Submitted 06/20/12
                            Highly recommended! – we thoroughly enjoyed our too-brief stay and hope to return again. Great place for the traditional quiet lake get-away, but there’s much more in the general area that we didn’t have time to investigate. The house is fully equipped with everything that we needed and we were surprised at the many innovative extras provided for kids of all ages. The owner is responsive, accommodative, very easy to deal with, and has clearly put a great deal of thought and effort into providing a location that you’ll enjoy. Her pride in her home shows. The Lake House will be best enjoyed by active groups of 6-8 who enjoy outdoor activities; those who are unable to negotiate steps or rough terrain may find the two-level house and the lake area to be challenging, however. If you’re first-time visitors as we were, allow more time than you think you need as there’s a lot to see and do in the Shenandoah Valley and in the neighboring George Washington National Forest.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.

                            Manager response: I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay and are looking to come back again. It is true what you write about all the things to do in the Shenandoah Valley. And there's no question that my home, the Bryce Resort and the Shenandoah Valley are truly meant to be enjoyed during all four seasons. I'm hoping more people will take advantage of the fall and spring months because if you're looking for a quiet get away, there's nothing like my home and the Bryce area.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • wow — love this place! amidst nature & artistically comfy + cozy

                            wow — love this place! amidst nature & artistically comfy + cozy

                            • Guest signy (Ashburn VA)
                            • Date of stay 12/28/11
                            • Review Submitted 01/03/12
                            We thoroughly loved our winter stay here. Huge windows onto the winter view of lake -- pure serenity. Children (and mom + dad) enjoyed waking to watch birds & squirrels feeding from the many feeders just feet from the windows & the sparkling lake backdrop ... amazing. The closest I've ever stayed to & with nature w/o getting dirty. Not deluxe — though this was more than we were expecting from a casual lake home & just our speed — we like outdoorsy, rustic, artistic, natural things. We were pleasantly surprised with nice high ceilings on the top bedroom level and oh — that fireplace is the best. Tastefully decorated & fully appointed (loved the porcelain dishware & we didn't even need to bring coffee grinder). Especially liked the simple, meaningful little artisan touches throughout. Kids ages 6 & 7 were thrilled with the double bunk bed room. This special place is a perfect spot for kids of any age to play, romp & explore nature. Even skied & snow tubed at Bryce despite warm weather -- they crank out the manmade snow & we had a blast.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Manager response: Thank you for such a lovely review. It is gratifying when people like yourselves appreciate all the effort I put into my home. I think it is a special place and so I just love it when other people do too! I'm so happy you had a great time at the Lake House. Thanks again. Also loved what you wrote in my guest book. I hope you'll come back again soon.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Great Lake House

                            Great Lake House

                            • Guest Mick (Vienna, VA)
                            • Date of stay 04/16/11
                            • Review Submitted 04/26/11
                            We stayed at the great lake house for a week during Spring Break. The house has everything you need and you do not need to bring anything. We relaxed vary much by just staying in the house, sitting on the deck, walking around the lake, kayaking, etc. Kathy allowed us to take our small dog and that made our trip exceptional. My daughter does not want to leave the dog when we have a vacation. A small shop at the gas station nearby has a little bit of everything you need. You can also drive to Food Lion (only 20 minutes) to get anything you want. We would like to go back there in summer. If you compare this house with other houses, pick this one!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                          • Summer Vacation

                            Summer Vacation

                            • Guest Virginia Family (Yorktown, Va)
                            • Date of stay 07/16/10
                            • Review Submitted 08/08/10
                            This house has lots of character and is located in a beautiful area with lots to do.The house was well equipped with outdoor stuff and we especially enjoyed the kayak! The kitchen was well stocked with everything you could need. Overall we had a nice time but there are a few things that would have been helpful to know. The first is this is a small house and large groups will find themselves on top of each other. We took a large family for a week and found the house much too small! As listed, 8 would be the absolute max for a comfortable visit. The major problem we had was the AC is not adequate to cool the house, especially upstairs! We bought box fans from Wal-Mart after the first night. Unfortunately, the house does not have fans and I highly recommend you bring your own. Another unpleasant surprise was that the lake access is public.......this was not made clear at all. Since the area is microscopic if you have to share with 'unpleasant' neighbors or locals (which we did!) you are can be in for an unpleasant experience. Luckily, most of the time we enjoyed fishing and swimming on the little beach area. Just understand that you may have to share. You should also know that there is NO cell phone signal at all and you have no long distance service from the house. Since several in our party needed to keep in touch this presented a major inconvenience. Wi-Fi is available but you are truly off the cell phone grid when you leave the main road leading to the house. We found lots of things to do in the area - fishing, swimming, tubing on the river, visiting local caverns, zip lining, golf, hiking. I would not hesitate to recommend this house to a small or medium group, but go in cool weather or bring fans and be prepared to live cell phone free while you are there!

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 8/10

                          • Wonderfull

                            Wonderfull

                            • Guest Maui2002 (MD)
                            • Date of stay 05/28/10
                            • Review Submitted 06/13/10
                            There is a trail that is steps from the house, that made it easy to move the family in to some exercise, then the swimming a few steps further, just beautiful. We were there Memorial Day but the lake was very peaceful, no motor boats are allowed.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                            • Guest Nancy Roberts (Detroit, Michigan)
                            • Date of stay 07/09/09
                            • Review Submitted 07/09/09
                            This is a beautiful, well-appointed home with plenty of space and lots of lovely art, a great video collection and a fabulous location. One can just walk out the door take a nature hike around the lake ... totally relaxing. I appreciated all the pots and pans and cooking necessities, as well as the modern outdoor grill. 100% recommended.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Memorial Day Weekend
                          May 24 - May 27
                          3 night min stay
                          $300 $300
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          4th July week
                          May 28 - Jul 5, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,480

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          SUMMER WEEKS
                          Jul 6 - Aug 29, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,350

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Labor Day Weekend
                          Aug 30 - Sep 2, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $345 $300
                          Fri, Sat, Sun

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Thanksgiving 2014
                          Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $300
                          Christmas
                          Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $360
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $325 $325
                          Fri, Sat

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Pet Fee $35
                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                          • Tax Rate 11%

                          Notes:

                          Please note on all the above rates -- base rate is the minimum nights charged at higher rate, plus each additional night above the minimum of 2or 3 nights, charged at $150.00/night. The VRBO format doesn't allow this to be explained clearly. Please call if you need clarification on our rates!

                          Fully refundable damage deposit for house, and additional pet damage deposit if bringing pet. Call Four Seasons Rentals for details on damage deposit policy, or check at http://www.brycerentals.com/DamageDeposits.php


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                          Last updated: 04/01/2014
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Bryce Resort Airstrip at 3 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: Hwy 81 at 15 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: Lake beach 30 yards from deck at Bryce Resort
                          • Nearest Barpub: Bryce Resort or 263 Diner at 2 Miles
                          • Nearest Ski: Bryce Resort at 3 Miles
                          • Nearest Golf: Bryce Resort at 3 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: 263 Diner at 2 Miles
                           

                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 2003

                          About: I am an independent wildlife filmmaker with about 20 years experience making films for National Geographic Television, the National Geographic Channels, Animal Planet, PBS, and other networks around the world. My career in wildlife filmmaking got started while working for National Geographic Television, first out of Los Angeles, and then in the DC headquarters. I was there for 15 years and left a couple of years ago to make my own films. I work as an Executive Producer, Producer, Director and Writer. I have won two, National Emmy awards and many other awards for my productions. I have a specialty in African wildlife films, but have worked on wildlife films all over the world. Currently, I am in post-production on a feature documentary called 'DOEVILLE' which tells the story of a local farmer who lives only 5 min. from the Lake House. I always encourage my guests to visit Gail's lovely organic farm for eggs and organic vegetables. The LAKE HOUSE, my home out at Bryce Resort in the Shendandoah Mountains, is my special retreat. It is full of treasures from my travels, and many special memories from visits times spent here with family and friends. I have two young boys, ages 12 and 15 years, and they love spending time here with me. I hope to give them the Lake House someday for them to enjoy with their families. Some of my fondest memories of the Lake House are of times when I've ventured out on the lake in my kayak very early in the morning to find the beavers. A family lives on the lake and in summer when their kits are learning about the world, the adults have introduced them to me in the kayak. I also love being on the lake at twilight. Just before the sun dips below the mountains, swallows perform aerial acrobatics catching insects over the still surface. Then in an instant, when the sun goes below the mountains, they are replaced by bats. It is magic to experience. I hope you'll enjoy visiting my beautiful lake house as much as I do.

                          Why Bryce Resort:
                          Bryce Resort is a little known secret hideaway just two hours from DC. This is truly a 4-season getaway. It's an obvious winner for hiking, swimming, boating & golf activities in the summer and skiing, snowboarding and tubing in winter, but few people realize how special it is in spring and fall too! Some of the best vacations I've had at the Lake House have been during spring -- when the lake is bursting with wildlife activity, and in fall, when the leaves are gorgeous. The valley is absolutely lovely, and the lake is pure bliss. My home offers access to year round recreation opportunities including swimming, golf, boating and skiing, tubing etc.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          My boys and I always seem to enjoy a different experience while out at the lake house -- there are so many things to do in the Bryce Resort and Shenandoah area. During the summer, we always enjoy swimming, kayaking and hiking around the lake. I love taking my boys to the driving range at Bryce Resort, or golfing on the award-winning 18 hole course. In spring, fall and winter, we can still kayak unless the lake is frozen over -- which doesn't always happen each year -- and can hike and explore the nearby mountains any time of year. When temps are low enough, Bryce Resort makes snow. Both my boys have learned to ski at Bryce Resort's lovely little mountain. We love going to Shrinemont, either for a hike, or for the Shenandoah music festival that runs during summer weekends. We also enjoy the Edinburgh area. I love going to 'Sal's Bistro' for Italian food, or to the little British tea room in the town of Edinburgh. One of my favorite experiences with the boys, or with guests, is to visit Gail Rose's organic farm near Basye. The kids love to feed the wonderful heritage breed chickens, or to collect eggs, while I pick my own organic vegetables & fruit. Gail raises an awesome collection of heirloom tomatoes. (you can see photos of kids at the farm on my flickr site, please ask for the link.) When I go out to the Lake House with my girlfriends, we usually go antiquing in the local towns, or to some of the local wineries. And we always enjoy cooking in my wonderful kitchen, and a glass of wine on the deck at sunset. Pure bliss.


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                          Photos

                          • View of Lake House from trail

                            View of Lake House from trail

                          • Lake House great room/living room with fireplace

                            Lake House great room/living room with fireplace

                          • Lake House great room in afternoon sun

                            Lake House great room in afternoon sun

                          • My son enjoying a float on the lake.

                            My son enjoying a float on the lake.

                          • Beautiful Lake Laura with winter sunset

                            Beautiful Lake Laura with winter sunset

                          • dining room and deck/lake thru windows

                            dining room and deck/lake thru windows

                          • Trail around Lake Laura, winter walk

                            Trail around Lake Laura, winter walk

                          • Boys enjoying diving platforms on Lake Laura

                            Boys enjoying diving platforms on Lake Laura

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                          Date last modified - Friday, December 06, 2013

                          $193 - $360 per night (USD)
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                          4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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                          Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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                          (703) 216-1746 (Virginia, USA)

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                          Three services to protect your trip:

                          Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                          Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                          Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


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