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Modern, Cool, Hip - Hot Tub, Grill - Luxury Living!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Stylish and hip, The Nut House is located in the heart of Massanutten Resort, yet surrounded by trees and mountains offering privacy and serenity.

Offering a main level great room with floor to ceiling windows, gourmet kitchen, dining area, TV nook, and deck overlooking woods with babbling creek. The three bedrooms (linens and bath towels incl) offer the following configuration: main-level, king-bedded master (1 K) and two upstairs bedrooms (1Q and 2T).

The upper deck has seating for 6 and a Weber grill (propane provided). The lower deck features a huge outdoor hot tub. With views of the slopes, it's a perfect way to end a day of skiing and tubing!

Our home is very warm and inviting, with comfortable furnishings offering a classic retro mid-century modern decor. We have had a great time traveling to estate sales for authentic and whimsical pieces that continue to delight our guests. But we have not forgotten modern conveniences...wireless internet, cable flat screen TV, dishwasher, washer/dryer, air conditioning, DVD player, iHome, etc.

The kitchen boasts anything a chef could need - offering both Keurig and drip coffee makers, toaster oven, blender, ice maker, microwave, and Henckel knives. And we make it easy: house includes all the “under the kitchen sink” necessities so you do not have to pack all the boring stuff. So we keep stocked for our guests: dish soap, scrubbies/sponges, brillo pads, dishwasher detergent, dish towels, paper towels, napkins, trash bags, cleaning spray, coffee filters, tin foil, saran wrap, ziplocs, spices, cooking spray, salt/pepper, toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, and laundry detergent.

We provide linens/pillows for all beds. When you arrive you will find they are all made up for you, ready to go, unlike many rental homes in the resort. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to cook and serve meals -- just bring your food.

For summer rentals, we have purchased the Pool Guest Pass for the homeowners' outdoor pool. Not all homes offer this, so be sure to ask if this is an amenity you plan to use. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day.

One final benefit of renting from us is our 10-page "House Info Sheet." It details everything about the house, resort, restaurants, shopping, wineries, emergency information, and even where to buy the cheapest gas! Whether you have been to Massanutten or not, you will find all sorts of insider information on how to get the most out of your vacation!

Ideally located in the resort, inside the guard gates less than 5 minutes from on-site resort amenities: zipline, indoor/outdoor waterpark (biggest on the East Coast!), terrific hiking, golf courses, driving range, horseback riding, mini golf, Euro bungee house, racecars, bumper cards, playgrounds, outdoor pool, summer concerts, skateboard park, skiing, year-round tubing hill, ice skating, and more!

We have over 100 positive traveler reviews! Please read them - folks love the attention to detail and excellent customer service we provide our guests. We have set this up to be our vacation home as well as a vacation rental. We do not rely on a management company with lots of homes, instead choosing to manage it ourselves and visiting monthly (lucky us - JMU alumni with 2 kids currently enrolled!) to make sure things remain fresh and in top-notch condition. We strive to make this the best vacation house you have ever stayed in! Come enjoy our little slice of paradise at The Nut!!

Need a larger house? Check out our other VRBO listings:

-The Tree House, VRBO #489584

-The Ski Haus, VRBO #659419

More Details

Jo Pumphrey
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Jo Pumphrey

My husband and I met at JMU, and fell in love with the Valley. We built our home in 2005 and have had a blast decorating it as our second home. We really enjoy sharing it with fellow travelers and helping to make family memories. Now our son and daughter are both at JMU, so we are here monthly, continuing to make this home the grooviest pad on the mtn!

Jo Pumphrey purchased this house in 2005

Why Jo Pumphrey chose Virginia

One final benefit of renting from us is our 10-page "House Info Sheet." It details everything about the house, resort, restaurants, shopping, wineries, emergency information, and even where to buy the cheapest gas! Whether you have been to Massanutten or not, you will find all sorts of insider information on how to get the most out of your vacation!

What makes this house unique

The Nut is the 'nicest, newest, small home' in the Resort. Offering unique furnishings, hot tub, and all the comforts of home, you will not find a nicer place for your family and friends!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(115 traveler reviews)

Modern, Cool, Hip - Hot Tub, Grill - Luxury Living!
average rating of 4.973913 based on 115 reviews

Thankful to host a wonderful Thanksgiving at the Nut House!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect spot for a family Thanksgiving! The Nut house is nicely furnished and decorated with a retro vibe and the floor to ceiling windows make for a nice and relaxing atmosphere among the trees. We spent time hiking the Massanutten Ridgeline Trail and shopping in the nearby boutique craft/artist shops...all great recommendations from Jo! We also spent hours playing board games and cards. Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were fabulous to work with and the place is well kept, pristine, and is well nestled into mountain woods. Scandinavian furniture and designs inside, a well accessorized kitchen, and a very comfortable and cozy hot tub made for a perfect getaway!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful week at The Treehouse

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week staying at the Tree House!!! The house was very comfortable for a house full of adults and so very well stocked. Jo was fantastic to work with and we had the best time hanging out with family and enjoying things on the Massanutten property. The owners make it very easy to go on vacation by providing so many of the things that take up so much room - paper towels, linens, toilet paper, etc. The round table was a hit for playing games. We had fun grass tubing, golfing, and tubing down the Shenandoah River!! Hope we get to enjoy the Tree House again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this property. It is comfortable, beautiful, and unique. Impeccably maintained, and very guest-friendly, from the high-end linens to the well-stocked kitchen, clear wifi instructions, and binder full of information. We would stay in this home again--or in any other property owned by this family--in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Get Away with Ease

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late at night, and everything was all set for us. We got in with ease. Beds were made. Towels were hung. The hot tub was even warm. Everything was at our fingertips. The kitchen is fully equipped, and even labeled so that you can easily return everything to its place. The house is designed with modern chic and intention. Even the colors match the natural beauty of the area. We could all, there were 6 of us- 3 couples, sit together in the living room, or divide amongst ourselves on the porch, the hot tub, by the tv, in our bedrooms.. The furniture is comfy for lounging and there are tons of games to entertain you late into the night. When we woke up the first morning, the beauty of our surroundings came to life. The huge windows make it feel like you are outside, amongst the trees. The nearby mountains are gorgeous, too. I definitely recommend taking a hike!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Nut House

  • 5 of 5

Great home-due to the rainy weather, my family and I stayed inside more than usual, so we were really able to actually enjoy the home more than on previous trips we've taken. The Nut House was very clean and has a comfortable layout with numerous windows. Great for watching the deer roaming around outside. The owner was great to work with and provided a wealth of information from first entry into resort area to restaurant recommendations.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Massanutten House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 27-29
Jan 27 2017 - Jan 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Feb 9-12
Feb 9 2017 - Feb 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 16-20
Feb 16 2017 - Feb 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Feb 23-26
Feb 23 2017 - Feb 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection Plan $49 + Tax
Cleaning $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Peak weekends may require a 3 or 4 night minimum. This includes ski season, summer, fall, holidays, and special events.
The rate calculator may not be as flexible as we are - pls call with questions on your specific dates.

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Massanutten House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs - Full -
    Main Level - Full -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • All new bedding! Marimekko comforters from Crate and Barrel, 600# cotton sheets, Ralph Lauren pillows. Fresh!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
Water Park Indoor/Outdoor Year Round), Mini Golf, Racecars, Community Pool (summer) and Year-Round Tubing Hill...all 2-5 minutes from house.

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