River Woods Retreat - Rustic Luxury in the Shenandoah Valley(89 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Welcome to River Woods Retreat, a rustic yet luxurious 3-bedroom log cabin rental nestled above Virginia’s historic Shenandoah River on Massanutten Mountain.
River Woods is very private, well-appointed and fully-equipped to provide upscale mountain lodging for your romantic getaway or your adventurous family vacation.
Just 90 minutes from Washington, DC, River Woods is conveniently located between the towns of Front Royal and Luray, putting you within easy reach of the Shenandoah Valley’s most popular attractions.
Keywords: Mountain Cabin, Shenandoah River, log cabin, private
Member since: 2010
- 1900 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Winery Tours
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Ice Maker
Pool / Spa
- Jetted Tub
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Housekeeping Fee $110
- Tax Rate 7.3%
Standard Rate of $279 plus tax per night for up to three nights.
For stays of 4 and 5 nights, rate is $264.00 per night plus tax.
For stays of 6 nights or more, $250.00 per night plus tax.
Housekeeping fee of $100.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Vineyards & Winery Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing/Fishing on the Shenandoah River, Shenandoah National Park & Sky Line Drive, Hiking and Ziplining at Shenandoah State Park, Hiking in the George Washington National Forest, Fruit & Berry Picking, Antiquing
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: River Woods Retreat is owned and managed by Tom and Theresa Gordy who reside in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC. Tom runs a non-profit organization that supports non-pay compensation benefits for service members. He serves in the U.S. Navy Reserve and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2009-2010). Theresa is a homemaker and full-time mom.
Why the Owner Chose Bentonville, VA, USA:
Like most log cabins, River Woods was a realization of childhood dreams. After all, who hasn't at one time in their life wanted to live in a log cabin? The dream, long slumbering underneath years of stress and "priorities", came alive in October 2004 when we first drove across the Shenandoah River to view the hardwood and pine-covered 5.88 acres that is now home to River Woods. Driving up to the property was like in the 1988 movie Funny Farm, starring Chevy Chase - deer, turkeys, and pileated woodpeckers appearing as if cued by some hidden director. Fall leaves were in full display of color, and no noise could be heard except for the rustling of drying leaves driven by cool gentle breezes. However, this was no choreographed production, only nature greeting its soon-to-be new neighbors. That day, that moment, began a four-year journey of planning, designing and building - making a dream come true.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
In Nature, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "In the woods, we return to reason and faith." And that has become the mission of River Woods - to help people find the quietness in which to reflect on the things that matter most in life. Since its completion in the summer of 2008, River Woods has become a place to relax and reflect upon God's wonderful creation. It has served as a romantic getaway for many couples as well as the base camp for adventure vacations of hiking, canoeing and tubing, mountain biking, horseback riding and marathon running. It has become a second home for families who need an escape from the rat race of our nation's capital. It has served as a place for rest and recuperation for war-weary service members visiting their families while on leave from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. And it has been a place of solace for families grieving the loss of a loved one. Music groups and writers have used River Woods and the beautiful natural surroundings as a place of inspiration for their songs, prose and poetry. River Woods has served to reunite geopraphically-dispersed high school and college friends and as a place of celebration for engagements, weddings and birthdays. As owners of River Woods, we have greatly enjoyed knowing that our second home has brought joy to so many and look forward to hearing from future guests on what River Woods has meant to them.
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Welcome to River Woods Retreat!
Great Room with wood-burning fireplace, HD TV, DirecTV, and DVD/BluRay player
Open dining room with seating for six.
Master Bath with jacuzzi tub, gas fireplace, his-n-her sinks, and walk-in shower
Back upstairs bedroom with queen bed
Full upstairs bathroom
Deck with convertible picnic table
Fall is a beautiful time of year at River Woods.
Winter at River Woods
Just a 2.5 mile hike from River Woods gets you to the top of Massanutten Mtn.
Summers are for the Shenandoah - kayak, canoe, tube, swim and fish on the river.
Stick House for the kiddos.
Welcome to River Woods Retreat!
Fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances
Master bedroom with king bed, gas fireplace and satellite TV
Front Upstairs Bedroom with queen bed
Loft with futon
River Woods has 3 outdoor living spaces including our deck, patio and firepit.
Whether inside or out, River Woods offers you beautiful views.
Winter at River Woods
River Woods is close to numerous hiking trails.
Redbuds along the Shenandoah. Spring is a great time to visit.
Outdoor firepit for making s'mores and roasting hot dogs
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Saturday, April 29, 2017
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