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Romantic...Private...Honeymoon...Anniversary...or just because..
..is a 2 bedroom Custom Built Log home with Cathedral Ceilings and a Two-Person Whirlpool Tub....Hot tub on Expanded Deck!.... Marvelously secluded, Hemlock Hollow is nestled in a High Mountain Hollow next to a Babbling Brook..... The Cabin is located just outside the Shenandoah National Park near Big Meadows.
...Watch the sunset from the covered porch...... Relax on deck to catch the sparkling night sky after grilling dinner.... Maybe you'd rather just sit around the campfire....
...There's plenty to do with hiking to Big Meadows or fishing in the nearby private pond. All the activities of Luray and the Shenandoah Valley are just 20 minute drive away....
Hemlock Hollow is... Americans with Disabilities Act, ( or ADA) Compliant. There are 29 Cleverly built-in ADA features. ....The ADA features work well with Families with young Children, 0-5 and toddlers.....
Keywords: Hemlock Hollow is a custom built Log Cottage that is ADA compliant. ADA features are built in as not to notice. Cabins is secluded with a gas fire place and two person whirlpool tub!
I am a Class A contractor in Virginia. I have personally designed and built each building to take advantage of the unique features of the site and the natural beauty of the area....
Nature watching is a big part of our properties...All types of Wild Birds Native to the Eastern Forrest have been seen and are often visitors to our Properties. Red Cockated Woodpeckers, Owls, hawks, song birds, have been seen withing the last year. Warblers, and many Song Birds will delight you when they pass through in the Spring and Fall Migrations.
Star Gazing is exceptional from the Deck on a clear night. ...being in the Hot Tub on a clear night is simply an amazing experience.
We hope you enjoy our cabin as much as we do!
I take pride in providing a unique vacation opportunity and sharing it with those who want to experience the beauties that Nature of the area provides.
Misty Henderson, Property Manager purchased this cabin in 2002
I have always loved the Outdoors and Eastern woods. Our Cabins help you to Enjoy the woods without the Crowds!..Each of our Cabins is secluded.
Enjoy an evening by the Camp fire Using FREE downed wood (wood lying around or downed by nature) Supplies of downed wood are almost always available with a little looking. )
to enhance the experience......
The nature and enjoyment of the woods without the crowds that are too often at the national parks.
We hope you love it as much as we do!
Hemlock Hollow is ADA compliant. We especially thank our Veterans for the service they have given to our country and Have military discounts.
If you are a wounded vet you have a place where you can more easily get out and enjoy the Nature of the eastern woods....Thank you for your service!!
If you need an ADA building... We welcome you!...Wounded Warriors, and Members of our Armed services... We thank you for your service!!! and Offer a 10% discount!We strive to give every person the unique opportunity to enjoy the Eastern Forrest that might otherwise not be logistically doable with people of limited mobility...
Enjoy special times and Relax!
Upon arrival we found the cabin to be cozy and well appointed. ....thanks for the lovely local and restful weekend! See you next fall!
Very remote and off the "grid". The directions were spot on and make sure you print the guided roads directions.
Great for enjoying the great out doors, hiking photography with the Skyline Drive and the National Park near by. The cabin could use a tech refresh. We enjoyed the down time with our dogs!
Small town of Luray was friendly with some great places to eat.
The cabin was perfect for a 2 night get away.
The location of this place is beautiful, especially since we were fortunate to come here while the leaves were still in full color. Had everything we wanted, a hot tub, fire pit, and slightly off the beaten path. We had a splendid time, making the most of the great weather and serenity this place offered.
However, there were a few problems. 1) The confirmation email sent me to the wrong cabin. We rounded the development thinking we were lost, but in reality we were just didn't think that it was the right place because there were already people there. Luckily, the people staying at that cabin were nice and let us use their land phone to contact Misty, because there's no cell service. She informed me that I should have double checked the booking, that there were communication issues, etc. If I get a confirmation email, with instructions on how to get to an unknown place, to an address I don't know, I am not going to assume it's the wrong address! Why was this not monitored?!
2) Dead bugs everywhere. A simple sweep over would have corrected this problem, yet it was just left there for us to find. Pleasant. We ended up cleaning it because it was piling up entirely too much for our comfort.
3) They do not provide you with towels. There was no where on the description of the listing or the confirmation email that stated that they do not provide that, therefore we were out of towels. All calls to Misty went unanswered.
Good news, the hot tub was clean and in working order. It maintained a comfortable temperature and there were beautiful stars to look at while sitting in there. There was a great little area for our dog to roam around without getting lost. The overhang on the deck came in handy when it started raining while we were barbecuing. Overall, we made the best of what we had. While we loved the location, the service was simply not there and the issues we ran into were huge headaches that could have easily been corrected, but was ignored. For the price of this place, I would have expected much more.
The cabin was nice and clean. The beds however, made the stay less than pleasant. We tried both beds and found them to be of poor quality or just worn out. For the cost of the unit, bedding should of been of high quality. We did not find much in the movie or game collection that was stated, but didn't matter since we spent most of the time away. The map in the cabin showing the location of the lake will send you on a search that for us turned out "not found". If the weather had been nicer this would be another source of irritation. Again, for cost, there should also be a shower available.
We rented this cabin for the weekend. The reviews noted that the property manager had been unresponsive to complaints in the past but the manager had responded to the reviews, claiming that all of the problems had been fixed or were the fault of the renters. In particular, the cabin was promoted specifically as having an outdoor hot tub perfect for relaxing that prior renters had problems with.
I contacted the p.m. before renting and specifically asked whether the hot tub was fixed. The p.m. responded that it had and would be checked and cleaned before our arrival, so I booked the cabin.
When we arrived we were surprised to discover that hot tub water could not reach above a tepid 87 degrees even after 24 hours of running the heater. The water was not cooling off (the outside temps were very cold) but instead the water coming out of the heater was itself no hotter than 87 degrees. It had clearly not been fixed and, just as bad, was dirty. A brown scum floated on the water's surface. We could not use the tub which had been the primary reason for renting this particular cabin.
The rest of the weekend was consistent. The heating register in the bathroom didn't work; making that a frigid experience. The kitchen was poorly equipped and some utensils, such as the bottle opener, were broken. A telephone repair man stopped in unannounced and interrupted us in order to fix the phone ... except that the phone wasn't broken. Also, we had no notice from the p.m. he was coming.
There were other minor things but the bottom line is that all we wanted was a relaxing weekend to unwind and it was ruined.
Overall we had a lovely week staying at the cabin. It's a nice secluded place with some nice views and a short walk to a lake. It's not too far from town and from the national park. The cabin itself is simple but nice. The kitchen is adequately stocked with utensils and such, the porch and firepit are both great, and the whole place is attractive (though rustic) and roomy.
Some things to note on the less positive side:
We had a hard time getting the hot tub up to a decent temperature--I think we were only able to really use it half the time (with temps in the 50's, so not too cold out).
The walls aren't really finished--they could use some sort of trim at the ceiling and where they meet the exterior walls. It's not a big deal, but I wouldn't count on any sound privacy.
The description says they have a spice rack and provide paper towels, but we were out of paper towels in about a day and the spice rack contained two pepper grinders, both of which were nearly empty. That being said, we never called anybody about it. They may have taken care of it, but we just supplemented with our own.
Lastly, renters should know that there's no shower. The description doesn't say there is, so I can't hold it against them. But it's one of those things I just assume places have, like a toilet or sink. I'm not a fan of jacuzzi tubs anyway, but having it as the only way to get clean was great.
Again though, overall a great place to stay--we really enjoyed our time here.
Local Wineries are located a short drive down the Mountain! Horse Back Riding Close to the Winery!
Hikes into the Shenandoah National Park are easy to get to. Hiking of varying lengths form a couple of miles to all day hikes are doable. Water fall Hikes are also available to Dark Hollow and Lewes Falls.
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