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Charming Tranquil Mountain Retreat Nestled in Wine Country

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,450 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Sweetspire Cottage will charm you by it's original heart pine floors, stone fireplace and 18 foot tall window view into the wooded surroundings. It stands atop Blue Mountain central to the best the area has to offer. Such offerings include: Appalachian Trail (10-minute walks from the front door), Mt. Biking (See GR Thompson State Wild Life Management) , Road Biking, Sky Line Drive,Caverns, Wineries (Closest winery is 2 miles away. And at least 20 in a 20-mile radius), Deer Lake passes as part of our community, Shenandoah National Park, Shenandoah River, canoeing (Front Royal is the Canoe Capital of VA, tubing, fishing (fly fishing in Sayreville), Charles Town Casino less then an hour away,Skiing and Snow tubing within an hour, Antiquing, Washington, DC and N.VA museums, Battlefields, Local farm markets and pick your own fruit, Hunting – GR Thompson is 5 min. walk and is open hunting (GR Thompson is 4000 acres).

This home away from your home has everything you need. Just bring food and clothes. You will enjoy: The fully appointed kitchen, washer and dryer, dining room for 6, master suite first bedroom with queen, second bedroom with built-in double bed, Open loft third bedroom with queen size bed, 2 full bathrooms, Living room with winter views, flat screen smart TV, large wood FP (you supply wood), large deck, gas grill, fire pit, lower stone patio, hot tub, wooded privacy, books galore, high speed internet, dog friendly. Come to sit, stay and relax!

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018


Front Royal Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master Bedroom has a queen size bed with memory foam topper. Second bedroom has a built-in double bed. Upstairs loft has a queen size bed.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming Tranquil Mountain Retreat Nestled in Wine Country
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
Phoenix az

Great home

  • 5 of 5

House was great for my family. It was a nice surprise to see the snow on the ground too. I especially loved the huge wood fireplace.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place! Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Great retreat from the city! The local wineries were fun. Relaxing, cozy place!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nothing better than hearing our space is a welcome retreat from the city, especially at such a busy time of year! The closest winery is only a mile from our front door with a breathtaking view of the mountains!
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Lovely place-

  • 4 of 5

We had a relaxing time. There are neighbors closer than expected, but overall very private.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased Sweetspire provides rest and relaxation for our guests!
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The place was charming and beautiful. It had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

The house is very cute. Three bedrooms including a loft. What the photos don't show is that there is a large window in the living room which lets in lots of light, making the place bright and welcoming. This looks out into a thick forest giving the impression that you're truly out in the wilderness, detached from civilization. This was exactly what we were looking for in a weekend escape from the city. We visited with our dog who also enjoyed the house and exploring the forested surroundings.

In addition, the kitchen was well stocked with pans, plates, spices, cooking oil, and even some food. We cooked every night. We also loved using the hot tub and spending time on the deck. There were board games, books, and an X-Box (although we had difficulty getting many of the games to play, but that's a very minor complaint). All in all we loved the place and will definitely be coming back.

One minor note, the VRBO listing did not include a mention of the cleaning fee, security deposit, and dog fee. They were all reasonable and fairly standard, but we were surprised when the quote included them after the website didn't. Certainly the cost was reasonable for such a nice property.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Relaxing Getaway Spot

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I enjoyed a very relaxing getaway weekend last week, and really enjoyed Lani and Garth's home. Pictures don't do it justice- it was definitely spacious enough for the 6 of us, and the window in the back gave the perfect view of the trees. The kitchen had all the pots and utensils we needed to make all our meals, and we enjoyed the back deck and the hot tub. Everything was very clean when we arrived.

We spent our Saturday afternoon at the Fox Meadow winery, just a few miles down the road. They were very knowledgable and friendly, and the wine was delicious.

We're already talking about when we can take our next trip to the Sweetspire Cottage!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the view of the trees as much as we do: ) We look forward to hosting you again!
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Wonderful tranquil retreat

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable home nestled in the woods. Even with 5 people, it was very comfortable and had everything we need. Watching meteor showers from the hot tub was a huge highlight! The owner was incredibly responsive to all of our needs pre-trip and during the trip. The nearby roads are your country dirt roads - a bit of care needed during the winter months, but the owners made that very clear during the rental process so it wasn't a surprise. We would definitely stay there again and recommend it for a get-away!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a joy to host you! We look forward to your next trip!
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
Cleaning Fee $110
Tax Rate 5.0%

Three night Holiday Weekend rates are $775.00 plus cleaning fee and dog fee if applicable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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