|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
NEW FOR 2016!!! SWEETWATER JUST GOT SWEETER!!!!!
NEWLY RENOVATED COTTAGE WITH A SECOND BEDROOM, EXPANDED DINING/SLEEPING AREA AND . . . . .
A HUGE 12’X40’ SCREENED IN PORCH OVER LOOKING THE RIVER!!!!
Relax and enjoy a cozy vacation with your family, friends and pets on the Shenandoah River.
Sweetwater Vacation Properties newly renovated cottage on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River (Mile 12) north of Luray, VA. Area offers excellent hunting as well as ultra-lite and fly-fishing for Small Mouth Bass, Brim, Red Eye Bass as well as baiting for old standbys like catfish and carp. There are numerous hiking and riding trails throughout the area and over 26 miles of good canoeing water with public access. If you are into plants and trees, there are a wide variety of both in the area. I also recommend a good book and a pair of binoculars for bird watching (Baltimore Orioles are nesting along the river in spring and early summer) or curl up by the campfire or in the hammock with that favorite novel you have been meaning to read. This is definitely Virginia Outdoors at it's finest!
Sweetwater Cottage, #5 Lorelei Lane, Luray, VA, is newly renovated and is situated on 3 secluded acres along the Shenandoah River). The Cottage has a fully equipped kitchen with gas stove and oven, dishes, silverware, pots and pans, coffee maker, microwave, waffle maker, and a full bath with tub/shower combination. It now has two bedrooms, living room, dining area picnic tables, large fire pit, gas grill, and a NEW 12’x40’ screened-in porch with a spectacular river view. Sleeping arrangements in the cottage includes two queen size beds and one double futon bed in the living room and one double futon bed in the dining extension. There is DSL Internet and NETFLIX, TV/DVD player as well as a CD stereo player available. You will need to bring, your own linen, sleeping bags, towels, pillow with cases, food and beverages.
Keywords: Cottage, cabin, secluded,, Shenandoah River, Luray, Virginia, fishing, Small Mouth Bass, Brim,, hiking, canoeing, Kayaking, tubing, River Front, Cabin, remote, floating, campfire, star watching, bird watching, National Forest, Horse Trails, tubing,
Married in Washburn, WI, in 1974 and traveled to many different places while in the Army settling in Remington, VA (2004) with Bear (half lab and golden) and Daisy (Pound Puppy)! Jan is a highly successful domestic engineer and mother of Tim and Casey. John retired from the Army in 1995 and is still serving at PEO Soldier, Ft. Belvoir, VA. Jan and John enjoy fishing in both fresh and saltwater, being with our kids, and being of service to our Lord and Savior.
Jan Dertzbaugh purchased this cottage in 1995
Sweetwater was love at first sight! We originally purchased it as a private retreat, but found that being able to show others the Virginia Outdoors and what a relaxing time was all about was extremely gratifying and decided to start sharing it with others . Life here moves at the speed of the river - very slowly! The river at Sweetwater washes away all the stresses associated with life in and around the National Capital region and rejuvenates the mind, body and soul as only the peace and solitude of the outdoors can.
Love sitting out along the river bank on a cool spring morning listening to the songs of the Baltimore Orioles or the owls hooting on a warm summer night while sleeping on the screened in porch. The peace and tranquility of floating down the river on a warm summers day while laying on an air mattress with my face submerged under water with mask and snorkel watching the river bottom and all the associated critters pass by. Or the joy of a “gourmet” smore cooked to perfection over a campfire while playing 4, 5, 6, and 12 stringed instruments and singing (or howling) with friends and family is one of life's greatest pleasures. Being rewarded with a nice bass as a result of a not so perfect cast. Finally, marveling at all of the wonders that surround you at Sweetwater and appreciating the beauty of God's creativity!
Our family of 5 stayed at Sweetwater in the month of July and it was everything we hoped for and more! Prior to arriving our communication with Jan excellent (within a day) and pleasant. The cottage was clean, beds and futons comfortable for sleeping, kitchen well supplied and the views from house and screened porch were beautiful! After kayaking 12 miles of the river, we decided Sweetwater had the best location on the river. We could see layers of mountains in both directions when standing on the edge of the river and floating in it. We enjoyed relaxing in the hammocks, floating in the tubes and cooking in the fire pit. We also enjoyed a drive on the Skyline Drive and rode the zip lines at the Shenandoah St. Park about 40 minutes away. The Sweetwater grounds were quiet and peaceful - perfect for relaxing and getting away from the city!
We have been coming to Sweetwater for 5 years now and it gets better every time! The new renovations are spectacular and they've made an already fabulous place even more fabulous! The new screen porch is the perfect addition and provides a great outdoor dining and relaxing area in all weather. We just LOVE it!! We are blessed to know Jan and John for many years and they are the most generous and the kindest people you will ever have the pleasure of dealing with. They will go above and beyond to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. You will enjoy a peaceful stay with the most amazing views, great fishing, beautiful clear water and no city noise! We just can't recommend it highly enough. Thank you John and Jan!!!
My family and I are getting ready to book our third summer vacation at Sweetwater! I cannot tell you enough how much my family and I look forward to this every year. The cottage is incredible and it is the perfect place to just relax and unwind. It is also great for all ages (one of my children is a teenage boy and he LOVES it there!). Whether it is enjoying the fresh air while fishing, sitting and talking around the fire, lounging on the hammock or drifting down the river on inner tubes: this place has it all. The owners are absolutely fantastic and ensure that our trip is always a memorable one. Will continue to stay at Sweetwater as long as we live in Virginia!
My husband, our 2 cats and I spent such an amazing relaxing time at the Cottage, it has everything anyone can need to have fun or just to relax.. Jan was splendid everytime we talked, quick answer (the same day I requested they contacted me), easy way to get to the place, it was super clean we loved that. Definitely we look forward to come back!
My friends and I rented the cottage for the first time last summer and loved it so much we decided to make it a yearly trip! We had a great time floating out front and making the float a day trip down river. We were also able to bring our dog and she loved it even more than we did!
This place is definitely a home away from home. Every summer I look forward to coming to this cottage with friends so that we can relax, tube, fish, camp, grill out, and spend time away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is truly one of the highlights of the summer. This cottage is so comfortable and the grounds are beautiful. I would 100% without a doubt recommend this place to anyone and everyone.
Property has river access to 26 miles of canoeing water starting at Bixler's Bridge with access points all along Page Valley Road for canoeing and kayaking. The cottage is located on mile 12 of the river. Cottage rental includes the use of 2 canoes with paddles, PFDs, and anchors. Excellent fishing for Bass, Bluegill, catfish and carp. Please consult Virginia State Regulations. Trails throughout the area for hiking and horseback riding. George Washington Forest open to hunting in accordance with Virginia State Regulations.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Pet Fee||$10 + Tax|
|nightly pet fee||$10 + Tax|
Three Night Minimum June 15th to September 21st and all Federal Holidays. $20 Trash disposal fee unless you dispose of your own trash. Trash can be deposited in the dumpsters at the Outfitters at the top of the hill. Check in after 3PM/Checkout before 11 AM unless previously coordinated with the owner. Pets are limited to two with prior coordination with the owner. Please read and sign contract and return with two checks: one for payment and one for Security Deposit. Reservation is not valid until a signed contract and fees are received by the owner. Security Deposit will be held until rental is cleared by owner and will be shredded if facilities are cleared by owner. Payment by Paypal is also acceptable for a slight fee.
Reservation is not valid until a signed contract and fees are received by the owner. Personal checks or Paypal (additional fee) is acceptable. Payment by personal checking will consist of one check for the rental amount and one check for the security deposit. The security deposit will be shredded upon successful inspection by owner. Paypal security deposit will be returned via Paypal or check.