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Historic Old Cabin on Private Dead End Road Walk to Nat'l Forest Trails & Rivers

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Late October Snow on the mountain. Rear view of the cabin.

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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Please read the entire description (we've had guests not read this description and have incorrect expectations... we have the faults listed (no place is perfect)... but you have to read this the description to know what they are):

Dry River Cabin is rustic, cozy and comfortable real cabin that was built in the World War II era. Again, this is a real cabin. There is one bedroom with a queen size bed and a pullout couch in the living room. This cabin sleeps 4. The maximum occupancy is 6 that we will allow to stay there. This cabin is probably a good fit for those who are really wanting to stay in an older rustic cabin. This is not new construction, but then again new construction does not usually have this much character or history.

The cabin was originally built as a Summer getaway in the mountains. It is a very cute cabin, the second to last cabin on a dead end private road that is almost at the top of the mountain. The road can be rough at times (after heavy rains or snow), but we've had guests with every kind of car (including very nice luxury cars) make it up to the cabin without any trouble. We drive up every day in a little Volvo with no ground clearance easily... in snow you may need 4 wheel drive (we do own a full size backhoe which is used to clear the roads and we promise we can always drive you up if it snows in our 4 wheel drive if you'd prefer. This is our cabin with the best views of the mountains when the leaves are gone and also the most secluded.

We (Katie & Steven) are available almost always should you need anything. Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything at all we can do to make your stay more enjoyable while you are here. We are not just saying that... we mean it. If there is ever a problem please let us know so we can do our best to make it right.

The cabin has one bedroom with a queen size bed and then there is a pull out queen size bed in the living room (the living room furniture is on the list to be replaced soon, as money permits, so just be aware of that). The bedroom has an old stone fireplace and there is fireplace insert (with glass) so the fire can be seen. There is also central heat should you need it as well. The cabin has a knotty pine in the interior, and a screened in porch with a great view of the mountain out front when there are no leaves on the trees. In the Summer the cabin feels even that much more secluded due to all the foliage.

The cabin has an older (not updated) full bath with claw foot tub, and a full kitchen with all the essentials: refrigerator, microwave, stove, oven and coffee maker and utensil and cookware. The kitchen and bathroom are not updated, but they fit with the theme of the cabin. There is central heat for the Winter and a window unit A/C in the living room that can be used in the Summer months if needed.

All linens and comforters are washed after every guest. The cabin has access to fishing and trails for hiking or mountain biking. It is about 10 miles from Harrisonburg and Bridgewater, so you're only minutes away from shopping and dinning as well.

Beloved pets are welcome, but we do require a Pet Fee per pet. Multiple pets are welcome so those with more than one pet are welcome to stay. There is also a Property Damage Insurance of at least $49.

Rates will vary during peak and holiday seasons.

Dry River Cabin is a great place to see the stars. On clear nights, you can see thousands of stars overhead. It is a beautiful sight. Also during the spring and summer months, you can see humming birds everywhere. We place feeders off the front porch of the cabin and have personally seen upwards of 20 birds feeding on them at one time. The humming birds should be arriving in April. You don't want to miss them.

Check in time is 4:00 pm until 10 pm and checkout is 11 am. Early check-ins, before 4, or Late check-ins, after 10 pm, and late check-outs, after 11 am, require a $20 per hour fee. Please ask in advance about late check-ins.

This is a real cabin in the mountains built long ago. Therefore it will not feel like new construction (since it isn't new construction), but then again, that is what gives the cabin its charm because it is unique and older. The cabin is on the top of the mountain bordering the George Washington National Forest. The forest contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is a real cabin, there are things you should expect to find in an older real cabin such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, critters, ants, insects, and stink bug during certain times of the year. Sheets, toilet paper and towels are provided. Paper towels are not.

Pets are welcome at all of our properties. If you or someone in your group is allergic to pets or anything else (detergent, air fresheners, etc), please let us know in advance so we can discuss this prior to your booking and then also prior to your arrival. We will do our best to accommodate any special requests.

Guests are required to sign a rental agreement upon arrival and a photo ID. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance.

Failure to show up/check in or contact owner before midnight of day of arrival will result in cancellation. Host reserves the right to rebook property if guest does NOT contact owner.

All pet fee(s), early/late check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    You must be at least 21 to rent to cabin...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    There is a $49 or more charge for pets...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • One queen size bed in the bedroom.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Clawfoot Tub...moreless

  • Full Bathroom.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There are about 25 books at the cabin, some of which are on the local area and local history. ...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Xfinity Cable...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat Screen TV in bedroom ...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Window unit a/c in the living room. ...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace:

    There is a wood burning fireplace insert....moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating:

    Central Heat and Wood Burning Fireplace...moreless

  • Internet:

    High Speed Wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Towel and sheets are provided for daily and weekly guest. You are welcome to bring your own if you prefer....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living has a couch and love seat. ...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    Verizon Service works great. Sprint usually works too. At&t usually doesn't work well. ...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Free Local and Long Distance. ...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed, wireless internet access is available at no extra charge....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Wood for wood stove/fireplace insert upon request for charge...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    dinnerware also included...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Includes stove and coffee maker as well...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Full size with full sized freezer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened in porch in front, patio out back...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal. Charcoal not provided. ...moreless

  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Screen porch on the front of cabin. ...moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
August 2016
Aug 24 - Sep 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$70 $149
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day Weekend 2016
Sep 2 - Sep 4, 2016
3 night min stay
$200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

September 2016
Sep 5 - Sep 29, 2016
2 night min stay
$70 $149
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

October 2016
Sep 30 - Oct 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$89 $199
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

November 2016
Oct 31 - Nov 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$52 $109
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 - Nov 26, 2016
3 night min stay
$160

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

Early December
Nov 28 - Dec 21, 2016
2 night min stay
$45 $95
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

Christmas / NYE
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$150

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$49 $49
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Property Damage Insuranc $60 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5.3%

Notes:

We do allow for a one night stay Sunday through Thursday nights. There is a two night minimum over weekends. Meaning your stay can be for either Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights. Rates change daily according to availability.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Harrisonburg Union Station Restaurant & Bar
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Harrisonburg
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Staunton, Virginia
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 33
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Harrisonburg Union Station Restaurant & Bar
18 Miles
Nearest Ski
Massunutten Resort

Car: Necessary

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2011

About: We believe service is what sets us apart in the vacation rental industry. Katie & I personally own every cabin that we manage. We check-in all of our guests personally (sometimes even as late as 2 or 3 in the morning with prior approval). When you arrive, the lights will be on and you will be welcomed and shown around the cabin, unlike most other rentals where you access a lock box and walk into a dark cold house. This is all we do 24/7 and we want all of our guests to have an amazing stay. We would be honored if you would allow us the opportunity to serve you. We came to Virginia from Texas so I (Steven) could finish my college degree, but got into the vacation rental business by accident. :) We have three daughters under the age of 5. We have 8 rescue dogs, 2 rescue cats, 2 ponies, 8 goats & about 50 chickens.

Why Hinton, VA, USA:
We bought this cabin because it was the just up the road from our house, and we decided it would be a nice property to own. We love to spend the night up there when the cabin isn't rented out.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
This is our most remote cabin, on the end of a private dead end road with direct access to the George Washington National Forest.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Late October Snow on the mountain. Rear view of the cabin.

    Late October Snow on the mountain. Rear view of the cabin.

  • Bedroom with queen bed, flat screen TV, wifi & wood burning fireplace insert.

    Bedroom with queen bed, flat screen TV, wifi & wood burning fireplace insert.

  • Full kitchen with Stove/Oven, Fridge, Microwave, Coffee Maker & Toaster.

    Full kitchen with Stove/Oven, Fridge, Microwave, Coffee Maker & Toaster.

  • Living room seats 4-5 & other couch is a pull out.

    Living room seats 4-5 & other couch is a pull out.

  • Full kitchen with stove/oven, fridge, microwave, toaster & coffee maker.

    Full kitchen with stove/oven, fridge, microwave, toaster & coffee maker.

  • View of living room from kitchen looking out onto the screen porch.

    View of living room from kitchen looking out onto the screen porch.

  • Screen porch with table that seats two.

    Screen porch with table that seats two.

  • Gum Run, Native Trout stream walking distance from the cabin. Great for fishing.

    Gum Run, Native Trout stream walking distance from the cabin. Great for fishing.

  • Gum Run, a native Trout stream down the hill walking distance from cabin.

    Gum Run, a native Trout stream down the hill walking distance from cabin.

  • View from cabin of a storm rolling in over the mountains.

    View from cabin of a storm rolling in over the mountains.

  • Gum Run, a native Trout stream walking distance from cabin.

    Gum Run, a native Trout stream walking distance from cabin.

  • Sunrise on road to the cabin on a hazy Winter morning.

    Sunrise on road to the cabin on a hazy Winter morning.

  • Front of Cabin in Autumn with Screen Porch.

    Front of Cabin in Autumn with Screen Porch.

  • Queen size bed with wood burning fireplace insert in bedroom.

    Queen size bed with wood burning fireplace insert in bedroom.

  • Dining area seats 4 at table.

    Dining area seats 4 at table.

  • Pull out couch in living room right by the front door.

    Pull out couch in living room right by the front door.

  • Full kitchen with oven, stove, fridge, toaster, coffee maker & blender.

    Full kitchen with oven, stove, fridge, toaster, coffee maker & blender.

  • Bathroom with clawfoot tub / shower.

    Bathroom with clawfoot tub / shower.

  • High Knob fire tower. A 15 minute drive from cabin. Offers 360 view of the valley.

    High Knob fire tower. A 15 minute drive from cabin. Offers 360 view of the valley.

  • Mountain view from cabin in Fall. This is the view from the cabin fire pit.

    Mountain view from cabin in Fall. This is the view from the cabin fire pit.

  • Rear view of cabin in fall with picnic table and charcoal grill.

    Rear view of cabin in fall with picnic table and charcoal grill.

  • Gum Run in Spring. One of the best Trout streams in Virginia. Near Hiking Trails

    Gum Run in Spring. One of the best Trout streams in Virginia. Near Hiking Trails

  • Dry River, just down the hill from the cabin. Stocked and Native Trout Stream.

    Dry River, just down the hill from the cabin. Stocked and Native Trout Stream.

  • High Knob Fire Tower view from Shenandoah Mountain. 15 minute drive from cabin.

    High Knob Fire Tower view from Shenandoah Mountain. 15 minute drive from cabin.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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