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Secluded Mountain Home! Spectacular Views! Hot Tub! Only 100 miles from DC!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + 3 Baths, Sleeps 6 comfortably

Situated in the heart of the historic Shenandoah Valley, Deer Haven offers easy access to unparalleled views of the valley on twenty secluded acres backing up to the National Forest.

Deer Haven is only 100 miles to Washington, DC, thirty minutes to Shenandoah National Park, Bryce and Massanutten Ski resorts, and the spectacular Luray Caverns, and just minutes away from numerous Civil War battlefields, wineries, the Shenandoah River, and National Forest hiking trails.

The home has a fully-stocked, eat-in kitchen, three baths, and large decks with a grill, fire-pit, and hot tub for relaxing. Two bedrooms are on the second floor - the master bedroom boasts a wall of windows overlooking the Shenandoah Valley and River. The private third bedroom suite is on the ground floor with its own bathroom, sitting room, wet bar, and great views. The living area contains a fire place, comfortable seating, and plenty of games, movies, and books to snuggle up with.

The towns of Edinburg and Woodstock offer great shopping, dining, antiques, coffee shops and art galleries.

If you are looking for a convenient getaway that offers privacy, endless views and tranquility, Deer Haven is the place for you.


We do occasionally get snow in the area. The road up to the cabin is steep. We will do our best to have the road plowed in the event it does snow however, if the road has packed snow or ice, it will be very difficult to manage without four-wheel or all-wheel drive.

We will work with guests in the event of inclement weather to see that they can reach and enjoy the cabin. That said, guests should monitor the weather and plan on taking a four wheel or all wheel drive vehicle during the winter months in the event there is snow or ice. If the road is impassible by four-wheel vehicle, we will honor a partial or full refund depending on the circumstances.

Keywords: House, chalet, mountain home, getaway, secluded, cabin, views, mountain house, lodge, DC, private, vacation, wild life

More Details

John Favazzo
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About John Favazzo

Friends John, Matt, and Mark traveled the world together before realizing the beautiful Shenandoah Valley was in their back yard. The thought of enjoying a cup of coffee or reading a book on Deer Haven's porches overlooking the valley was too inviting to resist. They decided to purchase Deer Haven together as a convenient weekend getaway from the grind of the city. Now they are opening their home to visitors to share the delightful views and tranquility of Deer Haven.

John Favazzo purchased this house in 2011

Why John Favazzo chose Edinburg

The owners chose the Edinburgh area primarily because of its charm, natural beauty and easy access to Washington, DC (just 100 miles). Only 20 miles from Bryce and 30 miles from Massanutten, Luray, and Front Royal, Deer Haven is truly centrally located in the valley just a few miles off of interstate 81.

What makes this house unique

Outside we have large decks with beautiful views, grill, fire-pit, hot tub, and rocking chairs. Local hiking is endless. Public river access is an easy 10-minutes away. Great swimming, tubing, canoeing, and kayaking options within 20-30 minutes of the home on the South Fork of the river.

Inside the comfortable, spacious, chalet style home is a fully-stocked, eat-in kitchen, fireplace, and all of the amenities of home.

Cleaning fee and linen set up included in nightly rate.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear John,

Thank you for the opportunity to spend three wonderful days at Deer Haven last weekend, Oct 15-17. The property, the scenery and the weather were all a perfect combination for our first-time exploration of the Shenandoah Valley. The fall colors were spectacular and the view from Deer Haven was even more impressive than the VRBO description suggested. The 'scenic drive' on 675 to Luray was enjoyed multiple times.

The house was clean, well-kept, well-supplied and very user-friendly. Everything as advertised.

One comment on our selection of Deer Haven --- we wanted a 'pet free' property and found few such in the area. Please know that we (and probably many others) appreciated that aspect of Deer Haven too.

A great time at a great location!!!

Thank you

Bob & L
Oct 2011
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Edinburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - first floor
    Bathroom 1 - second floor
  • 3 full baths, one on each level of the home.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Ground floor bedroom suite with private bath + living space
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2nd floor master with wall of windows overlooking valley.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Quiet, restful 2nd floor bedroom with views of the forest.
  • Master bedroom (facing valley) and second bedroom (facing forest), both with queen size beds, located on 2nd floor with full bath. Third bedroom, with queen size bed, is suite with private bath, living room, wet bar, and beautiful views of valley.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Bocci court, horse shoes


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Secluded Mountain Home! Spectacular Views! Hot Tub! Only 100 miles from DC!
average rating of 4.931818 based on 89 reviews

Beautiful, comfortable, lots of kitchen tools, lovely view, best hot tub we have ever visited!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, comfortable, lots of kitchen tools, lovely view, best hot tub we have ever visited!Appreciated how responsive hosts were as well! And the beds are comfortable too! I have a bad back and slept like a baby. Overall a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Reston, VA

Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights in this very remote house and enjoyed the stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Yorktown, VA

Simply beautiful and awesome

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The seclusion was fantastic. Hot tub right on time. Very clean. We plan to rent again next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house is a gem!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed for a night. This place is magical and we will definitely be back! The pictures do not do justice for the great house with amazing views!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Richmond , Virginia

A great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this well equipped home. It was very clean and beds were comfortable. If you want a secluded spot with a beautiful view, this is the place. Bring matches for the fireplace but most anything else will be there already.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Adamstown, MD

Spectacular Getaway at Deer Haven

  • 5 of 5

The property pictures show exactly what you'll find inside and outside the house. The Owners were personable and extremely helpful, responding to emails/texts promptly. I was extremely impressed with how organized everything was, especially the welcome packet.

Everything was clean, well maintained, in working order, and very welcoming. All linens, pillows, hot tub towels, patio furniture cushions, etc. were like new.  The furniture and decor were comfortable and complimentary, as well as like new.

There's plenty of room, inside and outside, a home away from home. We'll definitely be staying here again, and I highly recommend Deer Haven as a spectacular, getaway destination! You won't be disappointed!

~ Tricia M Manns

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
87 Miles
Dulles International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Main Street Pub
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Massanutten Resort
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 81
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Main Street eateries
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Bryce Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Shenandoah River
Car: necessary

Bryce and Massanutten golf/ski resorts only 20 and 30 miles away, four quality wineries within 10-20 minute drives, Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park over the ridge only 30 minutes away, Shenandoah Caverns nearby, Luray Caverns 30 minutes away, Shenandoah River water access just a few minutes down the road.

The village of Edinburg has a number of quality establishments including a few good, non-chain restaurants, a nice coffee shop , antique stores, a great bakery, and even miniature golfing!

The town of Woodstock, 10 minutes north of Edinburg has all of the above plus a movie theatre, art galleries, sports/entertainment center, hospital, and larger chain stores such as Food Lion, Lowes, Wal-Mart, and a bunch of chain restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 7.3%

100% refund for cancellations 14+ days prior to arrival.
50% refund for cancellations 7-13 days prior to arrival.
No refund within 7 days of arrival.

Linen set-up and cleaning fee included in rental.
7.3% for County and VA taxes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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