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Historic Old Cabin Next to George Washington Nat'l Forest Sits Above Two Rivers

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Late October Snow on the mountain. Rear view of the cabin.

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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Harrisonburg cabin description

Kids Stay Free!!!

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. 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) live here on the mountain and 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. 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 or after and checkout is 11 am.

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 may 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 and occasional stink bugs during certain times of the year.

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.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            You must be at least 21 to rent to cabin...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            There is a $49 or more charge for pets...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • One queen size bed in the bedroom.

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Clawfoot Tub...moreless

          • Full Bathroom.

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            There are about 25 books at the cabin, some of which are on the local area and local history. ...moreless

          • Books For Adults
          • DVD Player
          • Television:

            Flat Screen TV in bedroom ...moreless

          • Video Library:

            There anywhere from half a dozen to a dozen DVD's at the cabin. ...moreless

          Theme

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

          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

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Horseshoes
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Mountain
          • Mountain View
          • Rural

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Hunting Big Game
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Ice Skating
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Mountaineering
          • Rock Climbing
          • Roller Blading
          • Skiing
          • Snowboarding
          • Snowmobiling
          • Spelunking
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Tubing

          Dining

          • Dining Room
          • Seating for 4 people

          General

          • Activities Guide
          • Air Conditioning:

            Window unit a/c in the living room. ...moreless

          • Alarm Clock
          • Fireplace:

            There is a wood burning fireplace insert....moreless

          • Free Long Distance
          • Heating:

            Central Heat and Wood Burning Fireplace...moreless

          • Internet:

            High Speed Wifi...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided:

            Towel and sheets are provided for daily and weekly guest. You are welcome to bring your own if you prefer....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Living has a couch and love seat. ...moreless

          • Local Activities Guide
          • Local Maps
          • Local Restaurant Guide
          • Mobile Phone:

            Verizon Service works great. Sprint usually works too. At&t usually doesn't work well. ...moreless

          • Paper Towels
          • Parking
          • Parking Off Street
          • Sofa Bed
          • Telephone:

            Free Local and Long Distance. ...moreless

          • Toilet Paper
          • Towels Provided
          • Wireless Internet:

            High speed, wireless internet access is available at no extra charge....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Wood for wood stove/fireplace insert upon request for charge...moreless

          Kitchen

          • 4 Ring Stove
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils:

            dinnerware also included...moreless

          • Freezer
          • Grill
          • Kitchen:

            Includes stove and coffee maker as well...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Refrigerator:

            Full size with full sized freezer...moreless

          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Barbecue
          • Deck / Patio:

            Screened in porch in front, patio out back...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            Charcoal. Charcoal not provided. ...moreless

          • Patio
          • Porch / Veranda:

            Screen porch on the front of cabin. ...moreless

          • Screen Porch / Veranda

          Payment Type

          • Discover
          • Mastercard
          • Visa

          Forms Of Payment

              • Accept Credit Card
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              December Early Holiday
              Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2014
              1 night min stay
              $72

              Rates are based on 3 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

              December Holiday 2014
              Dec 26 - Jan 3, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $139

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

              January 2015
              Jan 4 - Jan 31, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $45 $129
              Fri, Sat, Sun

              Rates are based on 3 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest

              February 2015
              Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $70 $149
              Fri, Sat, Sun

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

              March 2015
              Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $72 $159
              Fri, Sat, Sun

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

              April 2015
              Apr 1 - May 5, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $77 $159
              Fri, Sat, Sun

              Rates are based on 3 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

              JMU Graduation 2015
              May 6 - May 12, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $250

              Rates are based on 3 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

              Mid May 2015
              May 13 - May 21, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $84 $165
              Fri, Sat, Sun

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

              Memorial Day 2015
              May 22 - May 24, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $225

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

              Early Summer 2015
              May 25 - Jun 28, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $105 $165
              Fri, Sat, Sun

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

              July 4 Week 2015
              Jun 29 - Jul 5, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $199 $209
              Fri, Sat, Sun

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

              Late Summer 2015
              Jul 6 - Aug 27, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $109 $189
              Fri, Sat, Sun

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

              Labor Day 2015
              Aug 28 - Aug 30, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $229

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

              September 2015
              Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $99 $165
              Fri, Sat, Sun

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

              October 2015
              Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $120 $289
              Fri, Sat, Sun

              Rates are based on 3 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

              November 2015
              Nov 1 - Nov 24, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $89 $149
              Fri, Sat, Sun

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

              December 2015
              Dec 1 - Dec 17, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $89 $159
              Fri, Sat, Sun

              Rates are based on 3 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

              Christmas 2015
              Dec 18 - Jan 2, 2016
              3 night min stay
              $175

              Rates are based on 3 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

              January 2016
              Jan 3 - Jan 31, 2016
              2 night min stay
              $49 $135
              Fri, Sat, Sun

              Rates are based on 3 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

              February 2015
              Feb 1 - Feb 29, 2016
              2 night min stay
              $65 $149
              Fri, Sat, Sun

              Rates are based on 3 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

              March 2016
              Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2016
              2 night min stay
              $99 $165
              Fri, Sat, Sun

              Rates are based on 3 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

              April 2016
              Apr 1 - May 3, 2016
              2 night min stay
              $109 $175
              Fri, Sat, Sun

              Rates are based on 3 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

              JMU Graduation 2016
              May 4 - May 11, 2016
              3 night min stay
              $265

              Rates are based on 3 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              1 night min stay
              $49 $49
              Fri, Sat

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Property Damage Insuranc $59 + tax
              • Pet Fee $49 + tax
              • Tax Rate 10.3%

              Notes:

              Kids under 16 stay free. When using the book it now option simply do not enter the number of kids staying (so that they won't be charged). 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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              Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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              Last updated: 12/20/2014
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              Location

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

              Car: Necessary

               

              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2011

              About: 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). 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. If it is Winter time and you let us know in advance that you want a fire, we'll even have a real wood burning fire going for you. We are always available. We live right here on the mountain and we really mean it when we say that we are always available. If you need us at 4 am or have a problem, please do not ever hesitate to let us know. 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.

              Why Harrisonburg:
              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.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              This is our most remote cabin, on the end of a private dead end road with direct access to the George Washington National Forest.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Late October Snow on the mountain. Rear view of the cabin.

                Late October Snow on the mountain. Rear view of the cabin.

              • Bedroom with queen bed, flat screen TV, wifi & wood burning fireplace insert.

                Bedroom with queen bed, flat screen TV, wifi & wood burning fireplace insert.

              • Full kitchen with Stove/Oven, Fridge, Microwave, Coffee Maker & Toaster.

                Full kitchen with Stove/Oven, Fridge, Microwave, Coffee Maker & Toaster.

              • Living room seats 4-5 & other couch is a pull out.

                Living room seats 4-5 & other couch is a pull out.

              • Full kitchen with stove/oven, fridge, microwave, toaster & coffee maker.

                Full kitchen with stove/oven, fridge, microwave, toaster & coffee maker.

              • View of living room from kitchen looking out onto the screen porch.

                View of living room from kitchen looking out onto the screen porch.

              • Screen porch with table that seats two.

                Screen porch with table that seats two.

              • Mountain view from cabin in Fall. This is the view from the cabin fire pit.

                Mountain view from cabin in Fall. This is the view from the cabin fire pit.

              • Rear view of cabin in fall with picnic table and charcoal grill.

                Rear view of cabin in fall with picnic table and charcoal grill.

              • Gum Run in Spring. One of the best Trout streams in Virginia. Near Hiking Trails

                Gum Run in Spring. One of the best Trout streams in Virginia. Near Hiking Trails

              • Dry River, just down the hill from the cabin. Stocked and Native Trout Stream.

                Dry River, just down the hill from the cabin. Stocked and Native Trout Stream.

              • High Knob Fire Tower view from Shenandoah Mountain. 15 minute drive from cabin.

                High Knob Fire Tower view from Shenandoah Mountain. 15 minute drive from cabin.

              • Front of Cabin in Autumn with Screen Porch.

                Front of Cabin in Autumn with Screen Porch.

              • Queen size bed with wood burning fireplace insert in bedroom.

                Queen size bed with wood burning fireplace insert in bedroom.

              • Dining area seats 4 at table.

                Dining area seats 4 at table.

              • Pull out couch in living room right by the front door.

                Pull out couch in living room right by the front door.

              • Full kitchen with oven, stove, fridge, toaster, coffee maker & blender.

                Full kitchen with oven, stove, fridge, toaster, coffee maker & blender.

              • Bathroom with clawfoot tub / shower.

                Bathroom with clawfoot tub / shower.

              • Gum Run, Native Trout stream walking distance from the cabin. Great for fishing.

                Gum Run, Native Trout stream walking distance from the cabin. Great for fishing.

              • Gum Run, a native Trout stream down the hill walking distance from cabin.

                Gum Run, a native Trout stream down the hill walking distance from cabin.

              • View from cabin of a storm rolling in over the mountains.

                View from cabin of a storm rolling in over the mountains.

              • Gum Run, a native Trout stream walking distance from cabin.

                Gum Run, a native Trout stream walking distance from cabin.

              • Sunrise on road to the cabin on a hazy Winter morning.

                Sunrise on road to the cabin on a hazy Winter morning.

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

              $45 - $289 per night (USD)
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              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 5

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              Speaks: english
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