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Light Filled Mountain Retreat In Shenandoah

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Enjoy uninterrupted quiet in our light-filled mountain top cabin. Just minutes from Bryce Four Season Resort, Lake Laura, Hiking, Wineries and Breweries Or just relax at the cabin in a stunning natural setting with views of the George Washington National Forest.

This is our vacation home, and is fully equipped as such. Don’t worry about bringing a thing for cooking, we offer a fully stocked kitchen. We also have a gas grill, and a table and chairs on the deck so you won’t ever miss a sunset. If you are looking for some indoor entertainment, we have a number of DVDs, books and games for you to enjoy. Fresh linens and bath towels are provided and if you forgot your hairdryer, we have one of those too. The space is cleaned by a cleaning service after each stay. Please respect our home; treat it as your own, and leave it as you found it – clean, organized and free of damage. This space is not appropriate for children under 12, and parties are never allowed.

Situated on top of a ridge, our home remains comfortable during the summer with cool breezes passing through home. There are ceiling fans in each of the bedrooms and one in the living room. Please note our home does not have air conditioning. We do not provide internet access or Cable TV.

More Details

John & Parker McCarthy
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018


Broadway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming


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Light Filled Mountain Retreat In Shenandoah
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews

Peaceful weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

First, in response to the previous poster, who must have stayed right before us, we saw NO evidence of the insect activity mentioned. The place was incredibly clean, so the comments are puzzling. This is, after all, a cabin in the woods, and yes you do see some insect activity, but hardly an infestation. We also wonder whether they contacted the owner about it, because we found John to be very responsive. In our experience, it's always better to contact the owner directly about an issue than to call them out in a public review.

This was by far one of the nicer and cleaner cabins we've rented (two couples) and we definitely will plan to stay again. The views from the deck were beautiful and peaceful. We loved watching the fog in the valley in the mornings. The cabin was well-equipped and comfortable. Thank you, John and Parker, for making your home available to us.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I'll Go With A Realty Company Next Time

  • 2 of 5

Unlike the realty companies in the past that I've booked with who inspect the properties before I arrived, its clear no one did this. The place had a serious termite or ant problem with half the stove covered in shavings from their activity. In a realty rental, I could have called them and switched out to another rental unit..but no such luck with VRBO, its caveat emptor. Never again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Morning, We're sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay. We wish you had reached out to us directly with any issues and we would have worked with you to resolve them. In response to your comment - we do not have a termite or ant issue. The debris on the stove is related to a water leak from the skylight above the stove. Around the time of your stay we had some major rains that contributed to a crack in the ceiling that allowed particles from the roof to fall on the stove. As soon as we learned of the issue, we scheduled a roofing company to replace the skylight and repair the roof. We take great care of our home and hope that everyone's stay is a pleasant one. If a guest does not report an issue to us, we can only assume they are enjoying their stay and that there are no issues. We apologize again that you were not satisfied with your stay. Best regards, John & Parker
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Beautiful home with gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a long weekend trip and loved it. It is a beautiful, rustic but modern place, with a gorgeous view of the mountain ridges. We also loved the fully equipped kitchen which allowed us to cook several meals together. The cabin is very comfortable as well, and when we were not outdoors, we entertained ourselves with watching the many dvds (there is no wifi or cable as the posting had described). There are some nice hiking nearby, and we also tried paddleboarding at Lake Laura which was fun! John and Parker were also very timely in responding to our questions. The only downside, which we basically accepted as a part of being in the mountains like this, is that it is a drive (20-30min) away from grocery stores and or restaurants but we were well aware of that. Overall a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, bright and airy home with scenic view

  • 4 of 5

House was very nice, clean, attractive and good for two people since only 1 bathroom. Nice deck, part of which is screened. TV was a bit of challenge to figure out, and after determining that we found there were only 2-3 channels available. Wanted to grill something for dinner, but found the grill had been left uncovered and there was quite a bit of corrosion, as well as what appeared to be a faulty ignition. No A/C, but fortunately there are ceiling fans in both bedrooms and in dining area which did help to cool things down comfortably. It would be very desirable to have cable or satellite TV instead of just a couple local channels, and directions written out as to how to use electronics. Working grill would have been nice as well. Home is located 30 mins. from Mt. Jackson and Google maps (and probably Mapquest as well) leads you off I-81 and eventually to a road that is very narrow, not quite paved, and has the potential for washout in severe rain. There is a very sensible and desirable alternative to the use of this road which we learned after we arrived. Might be helpful to alert your guests that are coming off of I-81 the best way to get to the house.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cabin in a great location!

  • 4 of 5

Cabin was beautifully furnished and great that linens were supplied. Was surprised that bath towels did not include washcloths. Also missed having a microwave. Back area is a work in progress with old fence wires buried under leaves that are a tripping hazard. Overall a great place to relax and enjoy nearby Bryce Resort and Lake Laura.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: James, thank you so much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at our cabin. Based on your feedback, you'll be happy to know, we now provide washcloths and a microwave. The woods at the back of the house are still a work in progress after the previous owner. We hope to open that area up to guests in the near future. We hope you will keep us in mind for future stays in the Shenandoah. Best wishes, John & Parker
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Nearest Barpub
6.5 Miles
Bryce Four Seasons Resort
Nearest Golf
6.5 Miles
Bryce Four Seasons Resort
Nearest Restaurant
6.5 Miles
Bryce Four Seasons Resort
Nearest Ski
6.5 Miles
Bryce Four Seasons Resort
Car: necessary

Things to do nearby:

Lake Laura - 10 min drive - Swimming, Canoe& Kayak Rentals. There is a beautiful hiking route around the perimeter of the lake.

Hiking: Our favorite hike is Big Schloss. Its about 4.4 miles with amazing 360 views of the valley from the rock outcrop at the top.


There are many vineyards close by. If you google vineyards in the area, you will find a lot to choose from. Cave Ridge is one of the oldest and periodically has out door music on the weekends. Muse is a newer vineyard, but if you are really into wine, this is one of the best.

Breweries & Cidery:

Community Store:

The closest gas station and community store is located 7 minutes from the cabin at 1502 Orkney Grade, Basye, VA 22810


There are not a lot of restaurants in the immediate area, but the Copper Kettle Bar and Restaurant at Bryce Resort offers a full menu and is a great place to eat. If its a nice day, ask for one of the tables outside at the base of the ski slopes and watch the mountain bikers barreling down the slopes and over jumps.

Skiing & Snowboarding:


Bryce Resort's 18 hole championship course is one of the Shenandoah Valley's premier destinations for golf.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.