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Find out why this property is Almost Heaven

Bedrooms 1
Space 640 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Pvt. bath, king bdrm, kitchen, living rm, sat TV, free WIFI, wheelchair accs.

Relax in a fully furnished apartment, with private, wheel chair accessible entrance. Sleeps two on a king bed with private bath. The living room offers a couch and loveseat with full service TV (HBO, ESPN, CNN/Fox news), internet and free WIFI. The kitchen is perfect for dining, equipped with microwave, toaster oven, induction hot plate and full size refrigerator with ice maker. Soak in the mountain views from your private porch swing overlooking 24 acres of pasture. Immerse your self in Civil War history, explore surrounding National Forest, enjoy scenic drives, sample local wineries and breweries, and feast at nearby vibrant restaurants. Learn self sustaining farming at world renowned Polyface Farms.

William Woodland
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About William Woodland

Retired after 37 years with the US Forest Service, moving coast to coast twice, stationed in rural Smokey Mountains, NW Pennsylvania and WV, with urban assignments outside Los

Angeles, DC and Milwaukee. Married 45+ years, my wife and I enjoy kayaking, gardening, fishing and the surrounding Shenandoah Valley culture and history.

William Woodland purchased this house in 2010

Why William Woodland chose Swoope

Private retreat serving as a base to explore Shenandoah Valley culture and history. Quiet pastoral setting surrounded by mountains providing dark sky star watching. Enjoy spectacular sunsets and the sounds of nature. Catch lightning bugs in June, Autumn colors in the Fall, crisp winters and spring wildflowers.

What makes this house unique

Refresh, restore and rejuvenate in a natural setting with expansive views and country living.


Swoope House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Private bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • full granite topped vanity, grab bars on toilet side and in tub/shower, separate linen closet with hangers, mirror and lighted makeup mirror, clean towels and linens, guest soaps and ammenities.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • king bed with full closet and hangers, dresser and chest of drawers, night stands with lamps and alarm clock, mirror
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
Wheel chair accessible. Polyface Farm 6 mi to South.


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Find out why this property is Almost Heaven
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Great get-a-way!

  • 5 of 5

Stunning view of the mountains is icing on the cake! It's a large apartment that is part of the house but I really appreciated the total privacy with your own parking, walkway and entrance in the back. I've stayed at places before where it was its own apartment within a home but you had to go through the person's house to get to it which I didn't particularly care for. This was clean with stylish and comfortable furnishings and had anything you would get from a hotel. Owners were home if you needed them but you hardly knew they were there and I had a quiet, safe place (as a single woman this was also a plus) to relax but remained close to all the local attractions, wineries, Town of Staunton, etc. I was there in October and my view of the trees from the living room was spectacular. Great get-a-way. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Shenandoah Valley SHO
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Queen City
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Gypsy Hill Park
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
42 Miles
Massanutten Resort
Car: necessary

Surrounded by Allegheny and Blue Ridge mountains in the upper Shenandoah Valley, enjoy spectacular sunsets and dark sky star watching in a pastoral setting. The Queen City of Staunton VA is 8 mi. East, home to a vibrant arts and music scene, a sizzling reputation for local food and dining and a cool array of independent shops and galleries clustered along the historic Main Street. After you've had your fill of outdoor adventure and scenic drives enjoy a fun-filled night of theater at the American Shakespeare Center, step back in time at the Frontier Culture Museum, or explore the legacy of Woodrow Wilson at his presidential library and museum. Hiking, mountain biking, fishing and wildlife viewing abound in the surrounding George Washington National Forest. Afton Mtn. to the East is the gateway to Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway. More than 25 wineries, breweries and distilleries lay within 30 miles of Almost Heaven. Walk and explore surrounding Civil War battle sites.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.

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