|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Head for the mountains in scenic Bentonville, VA and relax at Absolute Perfect Retreat. Use this unique home as your base for enjoying the many local activities, or just arrive at this home and use it as your personal getaway. The inviting wrap around porch is perfect for kicking back and enjoying the mountain scenery and wildlife or a good book. The porch swing outback is fun for the kids, or a cozy place to snuggle with a loved one. A stone BBQ and outdoor fireplace is located just off the rear screen porch where your entertaining and cooking all come together. The home is large enough to accomodate a large family or two, yet the Master Bedroom suite is also perfect for that romantic getaway. Located on a quiet country road between the villages of Bentonville and Browntown, VA this is the perfect place to unwind.
You'll want to visit local winery Glen Manor Vineyard, Down River Canoe Company, Skyline Caverns, Luray Caverns, Shenandoah National Park and the Shenandoah River while you're here! Also nearby is Virginia Canopy Tours (Zip Line) Sample the local flavors and enjoy country living at it's best!
Amenities include 3 large bedrooms each with queen beds, a loft with twin beds and a full size futon. There is also a toddler bed and a roll-away bed in one of the upstairs bedrooms. Two fireplaces, Big Screen Satellite TV, DVD, VCR, and stereo. Wrap around porch, screened porch, porch swing. Fully equipped large kitchen, porch dining, indoor dining and large living room. Three and a 1/2 baths, including a Master bathroom suite that is very romantic with a walk-in shower for two with body sprays, whirlpool tub, heated towel bar, private toilet and marble vanity.
You will enjoy the personal touches in the home such as the carved bear heads on the cedar posts in the livng room and the Virginia Wildlife Mural in the loft.
If you're looking for a great place in the country with gorgeous mountain views, this is it!
If you're looking a nice place to stay, unwind from your busy life, and relax, this is a great place to do it. The house is off the main road, yet close enough to Luray and Front Royal to make it an easy trip for whatever you're looking for. The Shenandoah River is only 2 miles from the house with Down River Canoe Company and other outfitters nearby. There are 6 golf courses within 30 minutes and nearby Vineyards include; Glen Manor Vineyards, Linden Vineyards, Chester Gap Cellars, Rappahannock Cellars, Desert Rose Winery and more!
Located about 70 miles west of Washington, DC, you can get here in about an hour and fifteen minutes from D.C. provided you don't get stuck in DC traffic. You won't find any traffic jams out here! So come on out to the mountains and enjoy country life for a bit.
We own Buracker Construction LLC a Custom Home Builder in the Shenandoah Valley and decided to make this home a vacation rental. We thought offering this home as a vacation rental is a great way to share our favorite place.
Martha Buracker purchased this house in 2006
We live and work in this area and think it's the best place to be. I grew up in the Washington area and moved here as a teenager. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.
The wrap around porch with Cracker Barrel rockers, lends itself to relaxing times with friends. Get out of the rat race and unwind. The house is far enough away from Luray and Front Royal to make you feel your are getting away, yet close enough to all the fun things this area has to offer.
Several buddies and I decided we needed to plan a group adventure away from the city (Baltimore/DC) and we luckily found the "Absolute Perfect Retreat" in Shenandoah. From our first impression driving in late on Thursday night with the house lit up on the hill to each morning waking up with a cup'o Joe & nature outside it..was..SPLENDID!
Our hikes and adventures in the valley were great all on their own, but having this house as a home base was both a foundation and icing on the cake. It's spacious, perfectly situated in the northern portion of Luray Valley a short drive from the river, and has all the amenities you could wish for. The wrap-around porch is probably the best I've ever seen. We played cornhole out there, relaxed in hammocks, and enjoyed meals with ample room to spare. The kitchen was a vacation chef's dream to cook in due to it's size, the island with a great gas range, and plenty of counter space. The rooms were comfy and definitely larger than I expected. Our group of 9 was very comfortable and we felt like we could've brought twice the number of people (though realistically with beds that would've been a stretch). Although we didn't get around to using the fireplace outside it & s'mores are definitely on the to-do list next time we travel here.
The one item that was a bit odd was the sulfur smelling water. Martha mentioned the system must've been down, however our group was all from DC & Baltimore so after getting used to the slight smell it didn't detract from the amazing experience.
Martha was also extremely helpful and accommodating. She gave us GREAT advice on local trails and a swimming hole we must've hit at least 3 times at the end of a long day. And she remained flexible during last minute changes to the size of our group.
Thanks very much for the stay and we hope to make it out there again!
Great cabin. The rooms were all very large. Each bedroom has a private full bath; the master bathroom has a giant shower with multiple showerheads. All the fixtures and appliances were new. The loft area was huge with 2 twin beds, a sofa, and tons of space. My sons chose to sleep there rather than in one of the bedrooms because of the view of grazing cows. Unfinished basement has a ping-pong table. We loved this place and highly recommend it.
For us the Lodge is like a home away from home, yet still a wonderful vacation. It has everything one could want in a vacation home, spacious, nicely furnished rooms; plenty of indoor and outdoor space for parties; gourmet kitchen; and the most inviting porch with rocking chairs for reading or just enjoying the views. The owners are very accommodating, going out of their way to make sure we are comfortable and know what local activities are available. This is definitely the place for many future vacations for us.
This vacation home was and the setting were perfect for a week getaway from the city! The overall quality and layout were stunning, the huge wrap around porches always allow for a wonderful sunrise and sunset. The views are as the leaves were in full effect couldn't have been better. The home and surroundings allow for a great time with the skyline drive, wineries & river right down the road. If you want to getaway from the chaos and relax, i highly recommend this vacation getaway for a week or even a short weekend! Not to mention the home was clean, neat and had all the amenities! My family and I will certainly be making a 2nd trip when time allows!
The house itself is gorgeous and ample. Its views of the mountains are breathtaking. Truly, there is nothing like sipping your morning coffee as you watch a low fog that descended into the mountains before you burn off as the sun rises and the cows gently moo. The furniture is comfortable and the rooms are ample. The tone of the place, all its organic and raw natural elements: stone hearth, wood floors, stone countertops, metallic fixtures ... it's all there. There simply is no bad view from that wraparound deck.
The **only** think I would count against it is the well water; with near constant use when I was on a 16-day retreat there, the sulfur scent and taste manifested but the water was healthy and potable. When we cooked with it or heated it for our tea, you couldn't taste it at all. Your silver and gold jewelry will turn, but they will be restored when you polish them.
Overall, the sulfur water notwithstanding, I would return here again and again. It's just an hour or so from DC - what's not to love about that?!
Our time at the cabin was good. The views were perfect. We loved the fire pit and gazing at the stars. The wrap around deck was also enjoyable. The property manager was accommodating and helpful to us. There were times however where we wished we were at our own home. The windows do not have blinds to block the sunlight which means the sun woke us up at sunrise. Also, there were no bathmats so our little guy had some slippery accidents getting out of the tub. The beds were in poor shape. This cabin is missing that special touch. No bed skirts, mix matched bedding, no functioning dresser, furniture that was falling apart, holes and scratches on the walls... all things that provide that little special touch. The fridge needed a deep clean as it had food from the previous visitors, dead bugs, and mold growing inside of it. The grill is very small, not adequate for the size of the home. The grill was also a grease caked-on mess of goo. The unfinished basement was not safe for our little guy to play in- even though blocks and toys are provided. Lastly, the water in the home smelled horribly of sulfur. So, the shower looked nice but when it is used it feels like you are showering amongst the nastiest fart ever. Overall, an "average" weekend away.
Enjoy the scenic Shenandoah Valley and Shenandoah National Park while staying at our house. There is lots to do in the area, such as tubing or canoeing on the Shenandoah River. If you like to hike, there are some great paths nearby that go into the Shenandoah National Park. There are 6 golf courses within a 1/2 hour. A great area to go antiquing, country auctions, dining in Front Royal or Luray, civil war battlefield sites and reenactments, or horseback riding. Also in the area are Skyline Caverns and Luray Caverns. Two ski resorts within 1 hour. (Bryce and Massanutten Resort). Finally, just a couple miles from the house is a great Winery (Glen Manor Vineyards) and many more wineries within about 1/2 hour. You can easily fill a week by sightseeing and don't forget to tour the scenic back roads. At the end of each day, kick back in the rocking chairs on the porch and enjoy the sunset mountain views and wildlife!
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Pet Fee||$20 + Tax|
From $225 - $275/nt U.S. Dollars
Low Season $225 per night;
Mid Season $250 per night;
Peak Season and Holidays $275 per night;
Seven nights/Six days based on two adults.......$1,825 per week;
Two night minimum based on two adults;
Rates depend on number of guests,and pets;
Ask about Off Season Specials and Mid-Week Specials!;
Dates Available: Available year round
A deposit of 50% is due at the time of reservation and the balance is due 14 days prior to arrival. I take MasterCard and Visa.