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Hensley Hollow Lodge is an authentic 8 bedroom log home, built on 21 acres of secluded mountainside land that border the Shenandoah National Forest. This beautiful property is conveniently located 5 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Elkton VA, and the South Shenandoah River and 20 miles from Massanutten Ski Resort and 4 Season Indoor Water Park, and 25 miles from Luray Caverns. This incredible log lodge is nestled along the slope of a mountain, overlooking Hensley Hollow and the Blue Ridge Parkway with incredible unobstructed views. Enjoy the rustic natural solitude & park-like environment. The property also includes a one bedroom owner’s or guest cottage, an 1800 sq. ft. barn and 3 new out buildings.
This 4921 sq. ft. lodge has 4 bathrooms and 8 locked bedrooms and can sleep 24 in beds. Additional sleeping arrangements may be possible for a few other guests with prior approval. There are 2 master suite bedrooms with private bathrooms, semi-private patios and jetted Jacuzzi tubs & showers. The lodge has 900 sq. ft. of decks & patios, including a semi private patio for each of 4 of the bedroom suites. The kitchen is exceptionally appointed and has counter eating space for 8 as well as an adjacent dining table for 11 and an additional dining table for 4 in the game room, 6 on patios and 18 on outside picnic tables.
Activities in the area include sightseeing, hiking and camping along the Shenandoah Parkway and trail (10 minute drive), Snow tubing skiing, go cart racing, golf, swimming and horseback riding at the Massaunutten Four Season Ski Resort & indoor water park, wineries, antiquing, sightseeing (20 minute drive), tubing, kayaking, canoeing, picnicking, and fishing on the South Shenandoah River (10 minute drive). Explore the Luray Caverns (30 minute drive).
We furnish all linens, cleaning supplies, paper products, unlimited firewood, Propane gas, spice rack & some condiments as well as unlimited long distance service. Our beds are made with our linens prior to your arrival. Our maintenance and cleaning team are available if needed.
ENTERTAINMENT INCLUDED: This lodge includes (5) Direct TV receivers, 9 TVs (4 flat screen) with video & DVD players, 3000 video/DVDs library & stereo, PS2 & Nintendo w 50 games. The lodge has a 600 sq. ft. game room with gas stove, 1 arcade machine, 1 Large Air Hockey Table, 1 high quality Foosball Table (in the loft) and a very nice 8' slate bed pool table, several board games, an outdoor fire pit, and a dog kennel/house.
Keywords: Luxury Log Home
Only 30 minutes from Massanutten 5 star ski resort with skiing, snow boarding, tubing and the largest indoor water park on the East coast. Public swimming pool and campground within 5 minutes....moreless
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2015 Summer Rate
Jun 6 - Aug 29, 2015
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Holiday Rates: add 20% to daily or weekend rate or 10% to weekly rate
Pet Fee: $60/weekend or $120/week
Kids under 2 years old stays free.
All taxes and fees, reasonable cleaning, unlimited long distance in the U.S.A., cleaning and paper products (top), propane gas (for the grill and gas heaters) and firewood, are included in the rental cost.
Bookings will be confirmed and guaranteed after receiving ½ of the rental amount and the signed rental lease. The second half plus the refundable security deposit ($300 for 15 guests and below and $500 for over 15 guests) is due in 3 weeks prior to occupancy. We accept checks, money order, credit card payments (Visa and MasterCard) and PayPal.
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Hensley Hollow Lodge is a secluded 21 acre mountainside resort and is conveniently located 5 miles from Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway, which offers Virginia’s best hiking, camping and sightseeing. The Massanutten Four Seasons Ski Resort is only 20 miles away, and offers snow sports, inside pools, golf, spa with massage and a 100,000 sq. ft. inside Water Park. Massanutten River Adventures provides river trips, artificial wall rock climbing and tours to Washington, D.C. and local vineyards as well the Charleston Races and Casino. The Town of Elkton is 10 minutes away and also offers a large assortment of antique shopping, thrift shops and yard sales. The South Shenandoah River is 5 miles away and has free public boat ramps, restrooms, and picnic tables every few miles. It is excellent for picnicking, bass fishing, canoeing, tubing and kayaking. These picnic pavilions may be reserved through the town website. We provide river tubes, a 16 foot canoe, and kayaks. We have an outdoor fire pit with unlimited firewood.
Area Interests: Virginia tourism Web Sites: www.virginiaattractions.com, www.shenandoa.org, www.chooseyourvirginia.com
Hensley Hollow Cemetery: The Hensley family cemetery (1790-1870) is located just at the bottom of our property. (The Hensley’s is the original settlers of the hollow. Benjamin Hensley Sr. and his family lived and died and were buried beside one another.)
Dining: The owners recommend Hank’s Smokehouse on Route 33 West for Cajun and El Paso on the town of Elkton for Mexican
Skiing / Snowboarding / tubing: You can be on the slopes in 20 minutes; 14 trails open till 10 p.m. Tubing is also great family fun, but has to be booked one day ahead. If your little ones have never skied before, consider the Slope-sliders program at Massanutten; you can sign up by phone the day before. They have a staff that caters to getting kids outfitted properly and coached in the basics. It covers most of the day, including lunch. They also have similar snowboard classes. Parents generally have a much better time, when their kids 10 are enrolled in Slope sliders. www.massresort.com
Horseback Riding: Woodstone Meadows (540) 289-6152 (20 minutes) and Keezelnutten Farm (540) 269-2227
Hiking: The lodge is 10 minutes from popular Skyline Drive and Appalachian Trail access points. You can actually see the lodge from the Hensley Hollow Overlook. There are a great number and variety of hiking trails just a few miles away.
Caverns: Luray Caverns, a 35 minute drive, is a U.S. Natural Landmark, the largest and most popular in the east. www.LurayCaverns.com
Other caverns/landmarks: www.endlesscaverns.com; www.shenandoacaverns.com
888-430-CAVE; Natural Chimneys: 888-430-CAMP
Dinosaur Land: A Kid’s Favorite www.dinosaurland.com (60 mins.) Large-scale Action Water Park – Summer – Massanutten Resort (20 mins.)
Public swimming: Shenandoah River and Campground on Rt. 33 (10 mins.)
Roller skating: Elkton on Rt. 33 (15 mins.) Cinemaplex: Harrisonburg (40 mins.)
Bowling: Harrisonburg (40 mins.)
Family River Activities / Canoes / Tubes / Fishing: The Shenandoah River has multiple public access points, several of which are right in Elkton. If you have two vehicles, it’s a nice “float” downriver to the 2nd access lot. There are local facilities to rent canoes & tubes as needed. The best local fishing spot seems to be accessible right from the Rt. 33 overpass bridge in Elkton (we see cars frequently parked there and have seen them fishing (and catching) bass, while we have floated downstream.
Antiques: There are several in downtown Elkton, and antique “malls” on both sides of Route 33 between Elkton and Harrisonburg (10 - 40 minutes). There are also signs along Route 33 for local flea markets.
Shenandoah Heritage Farmers Market: Old-fashioned Shenandoah Valley Home-made goods (50 minutes, Fine Department Stores: Harrisonburg (40 minutes)
Even Finer Department Stores: Charlottesville (45 minutes) in Harrisonburg, & well worth the trip!) (540) 433-3929. Also see Dayton Farmers Market http://www.daytonfarmersmarket.com/
Primitive Folk Art: Route 33, next to Log Cabin Barbecue (10 min.)
Artisans: See http://www.blueridgepottery.com/, http://www.artisanscenterofvirginia.com/, http://www.carouselstainedclassandgifts.com/
Apple picking (Sept – Oct)
Wineries: http://www.virginiawines.org;/ There are 5 + in the Shenandoah Valley area
Golf: http://www.massresort.com/, www.lbjlimited.com/golf/index.htm, http://www.lakeviewgolf,net/, http://www.heritageoaksgolf.com/
Rockingham County Fairgrounds (lasts one week in August) (50 min)
James Madison University Sports & Events (50 min)
Civil War Reenactment (usually the first weekend in October) (20 min)
Monticello: (50 mins) Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Homestead
Washington D.C.: (2 Hours) Museums, National Zoo & the Smithsonian Institute
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: I'm a senior nuclear planning specialist who loves to escape to the outdoors and experience nature. I love the Outer Banks but recently they were excessively crowded and frequently have bad weather and rip tides. So I decided to build a beautiful vacation home in the Shenandoah Mountain.
Why the Owner Chose Elkton:
We sought to build a vacation/rental home larger than any other, on a large piece of property away from others. This 21 acres of secluded land borders the National forest and faces the Massanutten Mountains. We placed our lodge type home on the most eminent part of the property and named it Hensley Hollow Lodge after the first settlers in this Hollow. The Hensley settlers rest in the cemetery next to our driveway. The cost and maintenance of a log home far exceed other homes, but we wanted to catch the log lodge experience.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Nestled on the side of the mountains overlooking the Shenandoah Valley, our Mountain Lodge offers incredible unobstructed views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Hensley Hollow. Guests will love the beauty of nature, watch clouds form in the Hollow below, and see deer grazing in the yard and an occasional sighting of turkey and bear. The Hensley Hollow Lodge offers nearly 5,000 sq ft of luxury living area with 4 mountain-view walkout bedroom suites, (each with private decks), 1.5 kitchens, and a spiral staircase to the 1,300 sq ft loft area. Our 23 acre secluded location offers rustic solitude in a park like environment. Relax where you cannot hear another vehicle or person while you listen to the cows, goats, crows whip-o-will, owls and other animals. And the lodge is minutes away from traditional seasonal activities, the Shenandoah River, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Massanutten Four Seasons Ski Resort, Luray Caverns, antique stores, shopping malls and many fine restaurants and wineries. This home has something for everyone, especially suited for family reunions and retreats, with plenty of parking space on our property.
Winter, spring, summer & fall @ the Hensley Hollow Lodge
games and movies
Second floor west wing bedroom with patio and scenic view
This second floor master suite has private jacuzzi bath & patio with great view
Lower ground west wing bedroom with double swing and scenic view
The view of the lodge from the Hensley Hollow Overlook.
Bear eating walnut acorns below our driveway.
A view of the rich plush living room, kitchen,stairway to loft & to bottom floor
Well stocked kitchen, is open to the living room and seats 6 at the bar
The loft is divided into 3 areas which are connected with 6 twin beds & a futon
Central living room with 60 inch flat screen tv and south facing windows
Lower ground east bedroom suite with jacuzzi bath and scenic patio with bistro table
Hensley Hollow Overlook
Deers grazing on the side of the road.
South Facing patio doors accessing (4) bedroom suites & Hensley Hollow
A photo from the kitchen bar showing dining area & hall to west wing bedrooms
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8 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
(757) 294-0401 (Virginia, USA)
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