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River Woods Retreat - Rustic Luxury in the Shenandoah Valley

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

More Details

Owner
Tom & Theresa Gordy
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Tom & Theresa Gordy

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.

Tom & Theresa Gordy purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Tom & Theresa Gordy chose Shenandoah Valley

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We're home again, after a great few days. You really have created something very special out there. Everything was clean and in perfect order. Thanks again. All the arrangements worked great, and a few peaceful days in the woods were just what I needed.
Aug 2010
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Amenities

Bentonville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder Room - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 king , fireplace, satellite tv & dvd player, jacuzzi tub
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master Suite includes king bed, gas fireplace, satellite tv & dvd player. Two upstairs bedrooms each has queen bed. Loft has full-size futon.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9784946 based on 94 reviews
5

Most relaxing and memorable vaca ever!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this place. Catered to our every need and was most comfortable. We will definitely be back! This hidden gem is definitely a keeper!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Gorgeous and clean!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at River Woods! We loved the fireplace, the updated kitchen and bathroom, the deck, and the kids appreciated the toys and games! We will most definitely stay here again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful beautiful cabin!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, we truly enjoyed our stay at your beautiful cabin during our honeymoon!!! We highly recommend this cabin property if your looking for a relaxing nice retreat!!! :)

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, peaceful property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time at River Woods - though it was rainy outside, we took advantage of the kitchen to cook up some meals, enjoyed watching movies near the fireplace, and as it dried up we explored the outdoors and took a walk down to the river. We did have an opportunity to venture out to Front Royal and Luray and visited a couple breweries.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. The place had everything we needed and the process was so easy. The house was amazing, well kept, beautiful, and priced right.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, Spacious and Secluded

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a beautiful and pristine property!!! My friends and I absolutely love the location as it's a bit secluded...very quiet. The firepist was most enjoyable. We had an absolutely amazing experience and will certainly return.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Dulles International Airport
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Jackson's Chase Golf Club
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Manassas, VA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
U.S. 340
Nearest Restaurant
14 Miles
Joe's Steakhouse
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Massanutten

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110
Damage Insurance $59

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.