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Massanutten Resort 'Nut House' - Hot Tub, Pool, Grill! Over 100 Positive Reviews

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
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, Virginia, 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 an 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 wifi, 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 cars, playgrounds, outdoor pool, summer concerts, skateboard park, skiing, year-round tubing hill, ice skating, and more!

We are committed to providing a level of service and guest experience that is superior to any other. 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 at Massanutten Rental Homes
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Jo at Massanutten Rental Homes

Meet your hosts Mike and Jo Pumphrey! We met at James Madison University, just a few miles from Massanutten, and fell in love with the Valley. Jo is a hospitality professional and managing our three homes on the mountain is now her full-time job. Now our son and daughter are at JMU, so we are here monthly, continuing to make this home the grooviest pad on the mtn!

Jo at Massanutten Rental Homes purchased this house in 2005

Why Jo at Massanutten Rental Homes chose McGaheysville

The Nut is the 'nicest, newest, small home' in the Resort. As almost 200 collective positive reviews can attest, we are committed to your vacation. We custom-built The Nut House and have had a blast decorating it with authentic mid-century modern pieces coupled with comfortable new furnishings.

What makes this house unique

We get it. We know how important your vacation is to you. No matter which of our 3 homes you choose, all of them have one thing in common: we are passionate about them! Add to that our unwavering commitment to providing outstanding customer service for an amazing and memorable stay!


McGaheysville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
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
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • Beds are all made up, waiting for you, with fresh and cozy covers!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
Zipline, 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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Massanutten Resort 'Nut House' - Hot Tub, Pool, Grill! Over 100 Positive Reviews
average rating of 4.975 based on 120 reviews

A wonderful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

The Nut House was the perfect choice for our ski weekend. The house has plenty of room for six adults. We really loved the hot tub after a long day of skiing. The kitchen comes fully stocked and equipped....just bring your food. The house is very convenient to the ski area. We discovered that Massanutten has so much to offer as alternative entertainment for non-skiers...water park, petting zoo, etc. We will definitely be back in touch for next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great anniversary get away

  • 5 of 5

What a great home! Loved the furnishings and being nestled in a canopy of trees and of course the hot tub so relaxing. Restaurants very close and great food, hiking was wonderful. Will definitely go again, thanks so much!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent house, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We have never visited Massanutten before. This house is a short distance from Harrisonburg, Elkton and Skyline Drive. This was the cleanest and most homey rental we have ever stayed in. Essentials such as, toilet paper and paper towels were already supplied as well as bath towels and linens. The kitchen was fully equipped to prepare a meal but we appreciated the easy going and relaxed atmosphere in the local restaurants after a day hiking. The house had ample room for all 5 of us to relax either in our own spaces or together to play games. We would certainly recommend this as a home base for Skyline Drive.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and setting

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely house in a beautiful area. Very relaxing, just show up and enjoy. We were a group of six (2 adults and 4 teens). We appreciated the fully stocked kitchen, excellent collection of family games (we recommend Taboo with teens), hot tub, and gorgeous views out of the large windows. The teens certainly appreciated the good quality of the wifi. We went for a couple of great hikes right nearby based on Jo's recommendations and they worked out very well. Highly recommend The Nut House!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect venue - lovely home, tastefully decorated

  • 5 of 5

Jo is a great host. Her house is an excellent place to enjoy a weekend with family or friends. We could not have chosen a more perfect venue. The home is lovely -- it is tastefully decorated and stocked with everything needed for a comfortable stay. We look forward to staying at this home again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.