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Stunning mountain views in pristine, serene, natural setting. Luxurious comfort.

Madison, VA, USA
  • House3800 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps11
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

4 bedrooms, plus guest cottage, 4 full baths. Compound sleeps up to 11

Step from your car and take a breath of cool mountain air. Hard to believe you’re 28 miles from Charlottesville, eighty-nine miles from Washington. The edge of the wild, this land borders Shenandoah National Forest, the most populous black bear country on the East Coast, with stunning views of the Blue Ridge mountains and the tiny, picturesque community of Graves Mill in the valley below. If you prefer hiking mountain trails, fishing a trout stream or sipping a drink on the wide two-story porch, this is the spot. Wintering in? Let it snow. The whole-house generator automatically keeps things cozy in the event of power outage. Add a steam sauna, two-person Jacuzzi with a view, Rumford fireplace in the Great Room and winter becomes a dreamer's paradise. Springtime brings Mountain Laurel and eagles. Summer offers cool relief from the flatlands. Then comes Autumn, a season you have to truly see to believe.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Smoking: Smoke-free home.

Noise Control: In keeping with the peaceful tranquility of the region, no ATVs or motorcycles permitted on property.


John Twombly

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 2nd floor master, gas log fireplace, porch with view
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, 2nd floor double bed
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Queen bedroom on 3rd floor
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, 1 child bed, Two twin bed plus trundle on 3rd floor
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen, Queen bed in cottage
      • Cribs (portable)
        2 baby crib, Two Graco Pack n Play cribs
      • The two bedrooms on level 3 share a full bath. The two bedrooms on level 2 (entry level) share one full bath. The cottage has a full bath. The home sleeps 10 in beds comfortably depending on group composition (couples versus singles, mix of children versus adults, etc.). There are auxiliary beds, but contact owners to ensure your group will be comfortable. If cribs are applicable, the group size could easily be more than 10.


      • 4 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Level 1 (living area) has two person steam sauna.
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, On level 2, jacuzzi tub, separate shower with rain shower.
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, Full bath on level 3.
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Guest cottage
      • The second floor master bath has a spectacular mountain view from the two person Jacuzzi tub. Steam Shower/Sauna is next to fitness room with treadmill and weight bench.

      Location Type

        • Mountain
          Situated on mountain slope overlooking scenic valley.
        • Mountain View
          Unspoiled, magnificent nature views in every direction.
        • Rural
          Set on 15 acres of woodland adjacent to Shenandoah National Park.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Great room with large stone fireplace, open floor plan.
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Fireplace
                      One wood burning and two gas log fireplaces.
                    • Firewood
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Weight bench and weights, treadnill.
                    • Garage
                      Two car garage with remote door operation.
                    • Gas Fireplace
                      In the main house queen bedrooms on levels 2 and 3.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central forced air, two zones.
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                      Beds are made with fresh linen for arrival. Kitchen and bath linens are provided.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Two zone central air and heating.
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      Private onsite, no RVs, boats or trailers.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Private drive parking, limited to fewer than five vehicles.
                    • Security System
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Telephone
                      Landline with free domestic long distance calling.
                    • Telescope
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath towels/mats for indoor use only. Guest provides beach towels and outside blankets, etc.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Laundry detergent provided
                    • Water Cooler
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Free WiFi
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      In Great Room. Firewood is provided by owners.
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Ice Maker
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Grinder
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Cuisinart 12 cup coffee maker. Filters supplied. Keurig mini also available.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Fully stocked cookware for stove top, roasting & baking.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Full array of dishes, utensils. Place settings for 12+
                        • Dishwasher
                          All dishwasher supplies provided.
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Blender
                        • Kitchen
                          Full kitchen with chef-style amenities and appliances.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Stove has large oven and smaller oven/warmer.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Dried spices, dish towels, paper towels, dish washer detergent, cleaning supplies, trash bags.
                        • Refrigerator
                          KitchenAid french door freezer on bottom, icemaker, filtered ice water.
                        • Stove
                          GE 'Cafe' Profile gas range, Two ovens. 5 burners
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster
                          Four slot toaster provided.


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Dining room table seats 8-10. Kitchen island seats 4.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Games
                                  Wide variety of board games for all ages.
                                • Audio Tape Player
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  Two DVD players, one is Blu-Ray
                                • Foosball
                                • Game Room
                                  Ping Pong, Foozball, Chess/Checkers board/table
                                • Books
                                  Wide variety of books for all ages and interests.
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Music Library
                                  Large assortment - oldies, classics, seasonal tapes & CDs.
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Direct TV
                                • Television
                                  50 inch HD flat screen TV in Media Room. 32 in flat screen in master bedroom.
                                • Video Library
                                  Wide selectionof DVDs for all ages


                                    • Balcony
                                      interior catwalk, two exterior balconies.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Double-decker porches, screened porch, plenty of seating.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Guests may reserve with local outfitters. Ask owner for information on great Shenandoah River day trip.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Outside fire pit with seating.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Charcoal grill and utensils provided. Guest supplies charcoal and lighter fluid.
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      Two large porches facing view of valley. One screen porch on cottage.
                                    • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • Low Allergen Environment
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Jacuzzi
                                            • Sauna
                                              Two person steam sauna.
                                            • Spa Whirlpool
                                            • Steam Shower
                                            • jetted tub
                                              Two person Jacuzzi.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Chauffeur
                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • caves
                                                    • churches
                                                    • forests
                                                    • library
                                                    • pond
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • waterfalls
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • sledding
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • spelunking
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • whitewater rafting


                                                                    • The two-story porch stretches the length of the main house and offers a stunning panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Forest, which the adjoins the property. Great room has wood-burning Rumford fireplace. Whole house generator, blown-in insulation and top-of-the-line Anderson windows provide dependable maximum comfort and warmth even in heavy winter storms. Steam sauna on first floor near small exercise room with treadmill and free-weight bench. Rain shower, and two person heated Jacuzzi in second floor master bath. Cozy media room with high definition satellite TV. and WiFi. Four-wheel drive vehicles recommended in Winter. Designer kitchen for serious chefs. Local personal chef services available (ask owner). Massage services available (ask owner).

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                      91 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Beautiful and cozy home!

                                                                      We loved staying here, very comfortable and the owner was gracious and hospitable. View was amazing and it was so quiet and secluded. The pictures don't do it justice, the house is updated and in excellent condition and it was the perfect weekend getaway. Thank you so much for a lovely place to stay!

                                                                      Fantastic Home for a Large Group

                                                                      Cindy C.Harrisburg, USA

                                                                      Our group of 10 stayed here during a long weekend in February. The living room and kitchen layout, furniture, construction materials, and decks were all top notch. The views of the valley were magical, and we saw a flock of wild turkeys in the yard several times. We hiked the Staunton River Trail to Bear Church Rock, which is 7.3 miles roundtrip and located inside Shenandoah National Park. The trailhead is less than 10 minutes away by car. Travel time to other major trails is at least 45 minutes from the home. The owner was super nice and very accommodating. In fact, he went the "extra mile" to make everything just right for us!

                                                                      Beautiful home with a view!

                                                                      Justin P.

                                                                      Had a great time! Property was beautiful and the house was even better in person. There were four couples staying there and all of us agreed the place worked out perfectly for a relaxing weekend away.

                                                                      Great place to unplug and spend time with the family

                                                                      amanda d.

                                                                      We selected this house for its central location for my family to gather to celebrate Christmas together. The house didn't disappoint. There was room for the younger kids to spread out and play while the adults could gather around the dining room table and play card games. The house was immaculate and the owner was very accommodating to our needs

                                                                      Christmas Gathering

                                                                      Scott S.

                                                                      My family came from all over the world (furthest from Japan) and we rented this beautiful home for the Christmas holiday. We knew it was going to be a nice property, but it was truly fantastic. Amazing house, great views, very secluded, but close enough to Madison and Charlottesville. John the owner was a pleasure to work with and extremely responsive to any issues.

                                                                      Beautiful mountain retreat

                                                                      Courtney T.

                                                                      We loved this beautiful home with its spectacular views. The house has all of the modern conveniences including WiFi, which is a must, as there is no cell service there. The owner was great to work with also!


                                                                      Madison, VA, USA

                                                                      The property is located about a mile from Graves Mill, VA and is just off of Bluff Mountain Road, bordering on the Shenanndoah National Park. The area is lovely and unspoiled, very scenic, with easy and close access to the Rapidan and Conway Rivers as well as Graves Mill hiking trail. Other Activities: Antiquing, music festivals, seasonal festivals, historic sites, mountain trail hiking, trout fishing, swimming, rafting, canoeing.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                      Owners honor the rate agreed to at time of booking. Holiday rates apply for Thanksgiving and Christmas; contact owners. Rates and rental arrangement apply to the entire compound, both the house and the cottage. Payments are fully refunded if cancellation is made at least 60 days prior to arrival.

                                                                      91 Reviews
                                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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