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Rustic, Historic Creek Side Vacation Home in Va Mountains

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Gooney Lodge in early sprin


Last updated: 09/04/2014

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Front Royal house description

Gooney Lodge is located in the Browntown Valley below Shenandoah National Park. The earliest portion of the house was built in the 1700's. Gooney has been written about in several books and articles, including John Weaver's 'As I Live and Breathe'. Current owners have owned the property since 1959. Located on the banks of Gooney Creek, the main house boasts balconies overlooking vaulted ceilings in living and dining rooms with double fireplace, claw foot tubs (one with shower) in the two bathrooms, an eclectic mix of antique furnishings, including a pump organ and antique victorola and a 100 foot front porch with glider and ceiling fans facing the creek. The kitchen has the original stone walls. Swing for children, books, board games, hammock and rocking chairs on the porch. No TV. WiFi, Radio/CD player, phone for local calls. Fishing in creek and nearby Shenandoah River. Hiking, swimming, canoeing, caving, Civil War battlefields, wineries all proximate. NEW for 2014: vaulted ceiling in kitchen with view of mountain; new patios and walkways! See our website below for more info.

Keywords: cottage, cabin, vacation home, historic home


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Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • 100 foot front porch with ceiling fans directly off the creek; fishing from yard; board and yard games; swing...moreless


              • Books
              • CD Player
              • Games


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


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                Shenandoah Park and Buck Mountain...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Gooney creek runs directly in front of home...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hunting
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Water Tubing


              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 10 people


              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                kitchen linens only; additional linen/towel service available for fee...moreless

              • Living Room:

                with vaulted ceilings...moreless

              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Telephone
              • Wood Fireplace


              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden:

                big lawn, horseshoes and badminton available; swing...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill


              Write a review 4.5
              from 17 traveler reviews
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              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $325 $325
              Fri, Sat

              Changeover Day: Friday

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
              • Tax Rate 7%


              We also offer linen/towel service for renters @ $10 per member of the party.

              50% at time of booking to hold reservation

              50% plus damage deposit due 30 days prior to arrival

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              30 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Winchester (regional), Dulles International
              10 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              several local golf courses
              5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant

              Car: Necessary

              Wineries, Civil War sites, Caverns, Shenandoah National Park, regional theater, Washington DC


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1958

              About the owner: We are the third generation of our family to own Gooney and have had this treasure for 54 years now; the prior owners owned it for 42 years!

              Why the Owner Chose Front Royal:
              Gooney Lodge is a gracious old girl, accomodating to all ages. She is for those who crave family togetherness, rocking chairs on the porch, looking at the stars at night, watching the hummingbirds, fishing in the creek, playing board games in the evening, and a slower pace of life, actually talking to one another not drowned in TV and electronics. Gooney provides a true get-away, and quiet time, without feeling isolated; there are plenty of activities within a short distance, and all the modern amenities of Starbucks,shopping, etc.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              proximity to many attractions in the Shenandoah Valley as well as Northern VA and DC

              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Links to more information:



              • Gooney Lodge in early sprin

                Gooney Lodge in early sprin

              • Gooney Creek

                Gooney Creek

              • Dining Room

                Dining Room

              • View from Buck Mountain Roa

                View from Buck Mountain Roa

              • Barn and guest cottage

                Barn and guest cottage

              • Living Room

                Living Room

              • upstairs bedroom with balcony over living room

                upstairs bedroom with balcony over living room

              • Gooney Creek in the fall

                Gooney Creek in the fall

              VRBO #363466

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              This listing was first published here in 2007.

              Date last modified - Sunday, January 25, 2015

              $325 per night (USD)
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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              Member since: 2007
              Speaks: english
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              • Calendar last updated: 09/04/2014
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              Rustic, Historic Creek Side Vacation Home in Va Mountains

              Front Royal #363466

              5 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 10

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