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

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

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Last updated: 08/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Harrisonburg cabin description

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Dry River Cabin is rustic, cozy and comfortable real cabin that was built in the World War II era. It 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. We drive up every day in a little Volvo with no ground clearance easily... snowy or rainy days may need higher clearance or 4 wheel drive. This is our cabin with the best views of the mountains when the leaves are gone.

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. 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 bedroom has an old stone fireplace and there is fireplace insert (with glass) so the fire can be seen. The cabin has a knotty pine in the interior, and a screened in porch with a great view of the mountain on the 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 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 of $49 to $89. There is also a Property Damage Protection Fee of up to $49 - $89 (depending on length of stay)

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 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 sin't), 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.

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Kids are always welcome...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Events Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

          • 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

          • Television:

            Flat Screen TV in bedroom ...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Xfinity Cable...moreless

          • Books:

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

          • Games:

            Some board games. ...moreless

          • Video Library:

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

          • Books For Adults
          • Games For Kids
          • DVD Player

          Theme

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

          Attractions

          • Arboretum
          • Autumn Foliage
          • Caves
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Forests
          • Library
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Pond
          • Recreation Center
          • Water Parks
          • Live Theater
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins
          • Winery Tours
          • Festivals
          • Coin Laundry

          Leisure Activities

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

          local services and businesses

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

          Location Type

          • Mountain
          • Rural
          • Mountain View

          sports and adventure activities

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

          catering options

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Dining

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 4 people

              forms of payment

                  • Accept Credit Card

                  General

                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Linens Provided:

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

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Parking
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Wireless Internet:

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

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Internet:

                    High Speed Wifi...moreless

                  • Wood Stove:

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

                  • Living Room:

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

                  • Telephone:

                    Free Local and Long Distance. ...moreless

                  • Air Conditioning:

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

                  • Heating:

                    Central Heat and Wood Burning Fireplace...moreless

                  • Fireplace:

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

                  • Mobile Phone:

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

                  Kitchen

                  • Kitchen:

                    Includes stove and coffee maker as well...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    dinnerware also included...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Grill
                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Full size with full sized freezer...moreless

                  • Freezer
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave

                  Outside

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Charcoal. Charcoal not provided. ...moreless

                  • Porch / Veranda:

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

                  • Deck / Patio:

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

                  • Barbecue
                  • Patio
                  • Screen Porch / Veranda

                  Payment Type

                  • Visa
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  August 2014
                  Aug 1 - Aug 28, 2014
                  1 night min stay
                  $72 $149
                  Fri, Sat

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

                  Labor Day Weekend 2014
                  Aug 29 - Aug 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $199

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

                  September 2014
                  Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                  1 night min stay
                  $72 $149
                  Fri, Sat, Sun

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

                  October 2014
                  Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $89 $179
                  Fri, Sat, Sun

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

                  November 2014
                  Nov 1 - Nov 25, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $74 $145
                  Fri, Sat, Sun

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                  Thanksgiving 2014
                  Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $149

                  Rates are based on 3 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                  December 2014
                  Nov 30 - Dec 18, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $67 $135
                  Fri, Sat, Sun

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

                  December Holiday 2014
                  Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $139

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest

                  January 2015
                  Jan 4 - Jan 31, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $49 $145
                  Fri, Sat, Sun

                  Rates are based on 2 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
                  $78 $165
                  Fri, Sat, Sun

                  Rates are based on 2 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 2 guests; add $14 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
                  $229

                  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
                  $109 $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
                  $125 $195
                  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 $209
                  Fri, Sat, Sun

                  Rates are based on 2 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

                  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.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 08/20/2014
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                  Location

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

                  Car: Necessary

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  About: We moved to Virginia from Texas so I could finish my college degree. We have three daughters, one is 4, one is 18 months the other was born in June 2014. They all love to go for walks and play at the cabins. We are down to 8 dogs now, and we have 3 cats, 2 ponies, 7 goats and a lone rabbit. Our pets love to be in the car as well as explore all of the trails here in Rawley Springs.

                  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 Fall Snow on the mountain. Rear view of the cabin.

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

                  • Bedroom with queen size bed.

                    Bedroom with queen size bed.

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

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

                  • View of living room from kitchen

                    View of living room from kitchen

                  • 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.

                    Rear view of cabin in Fall.

                  • 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.

                  • Front of Cabin in Autumn with Screen Porch.

                    Front of Cabin in Autumn with Screen Porch.

                  • Queen size bed with wood burning fireplace in bedroom.

                    Queen size bed with wood burning fireplace in bedroom.

                  • Dining Room Area

                    Dining Room Area

                  • 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 of mountains from cabin .

                    View of mountains from cabin .

                  • 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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                  Date last modified - Monday, July 28, 2014

                  $49 - $250 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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