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DRAKE LODGE - A Luxurious 'Family Home' with 24/7 Views!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Large 'home', built 2003, 3000 sf, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, sleeps 14

Breathtaking 24/7 views all year long! WiFi · Cable TV, Bumper Pool Table, Poker Table, Fireplace with Stone Hearth, Gas Grill, Books, Movies & Family Board Games, CD Players and much more.

Relax with your favorite book as you sit beside a warming fire in the stone fireplace. Host a family casino night in the family/entertainment room. Take the time to watch a movie together on one of the big flat-screen TVs. Be sure to get up early in the morning to revel in the sunrise from the back decks or screened-in porch. Relax on the deck and you won't have to wait long to see chipmunks, deer or do a little bird watching. Grilling chefs can cook out on the new gas grill!

The DRAKE LODGE was built in 2003 and has over 3000 square feet of space that starts with three (3) bedrooms, two (2) full baths, living rm, dining rm & kitchen on the main level.

Two (2) bedrooms, two (2) full baths and large family room downstairs.

A deck on each level and views of the Massanutten mountain, the valley beyond and the Blue Ridge Mountain beyond that!

This home is close to many other vacation homes and is most suitable for family vacations and reunions!

Home Layout: Entry level: dining room with fireplace, well-stocked kitchen and living room with fantastic views! Living room has a big flat-screen cable TV, DVD & videotape players and WIFI. Step onto the back deck and gasp at the awesome views!

Master bedroom #1 has mountain views and a door to the back deck, king bed, flat screen cable TV, a full bathroom with tub/shower.

Master bedroom #2 also has views of the mountains and a door to the back deck, queen bed, and a full bathroom with tub/shower.

Bedroom 3 has a double bed, cable TV with videotape player.

Downstairs: Family/entertainment room with a queen futon, a big flat-screen cable TV, DVD & videotape player, poker game table and a bumper pool table. Step out into the covered screened porch with decks on either side.

Bedroom #4 has views of the mountains, cable TV, a queen bed and full bathroom with tub/shower.

Bedroom #5 has two (2) pyramid bunk beds (twin over double) and a twin bunk bed, cable TV, stereo and a full bathroom with a tub/shower.

MILITARY DISCOUNT: A 10% military discount, on the nightly rental fee, is offered when you reserve this home. Thank you, for your service!

The small print:

1) Holidays and weekly rentals are not included.

2) The reservation must be in the name of the person whose name is on the military ID.

3) A copy of your unexpired U.S. military ID card must be submitted with your signed rental contract to get this discount.

3) Military IDs received after payment has been made will not be honored for the discount.

4) This discount is given to active duty, reservists and retired military persons.

Keywords: house, home, lodge, cabin, retreat, ski, snow, view, wifi, mountain, massanutten, blue ridge

More Details

Bob Drake
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Drake’s,

What a lovely oasis this home has been for us this past week!!

We assembled three families from Texas, Nebraska and Northern Virginia and had a lovely time sitting around the dining room table laughing about the fun we had that day and recalling lost memories from childhood. This was the best family reunion ever! This home made it feel like an “On Golden Pond” moment!

I could feel the love and kindness all around me in all of the small touches you’ve added and the stunning views.

Thank you and God Bless you.
Aug 2011
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McGaheysville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1) plus full bathroom; Queen size Beds (2) plus full bathrooms (2); Double Beds (1); Bunk Beds (3) 2 pyramid bunk beds (double lower and single top); 1 standard bunk bed plus full bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf Clubs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This Massanutten Vacation Home is ready for your visit with the following items: ,Central air & heat ,Bed linens for all beds ,Toaster or toaster oven ,Coffee makers and filters ,Cookware, bakeware and dinnerware ,Washing machine & dryer ,Microwave oven ,Cable TVs ,Dishwasher ,Books & Family Board Games ,Hair dryers (4)


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average rating of 4.97479 based on 121 reviews

Relaxing Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Our stay felt like home. Everything you would need is available. Bob was very responsive and informative about activities weather and made excellent recommendations.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 families with young kids and we all had a great time! Kids loved the bunk beds!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Drake lodge 5 star hands down

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for four friends and their kids to come together and have a relaxing, fun, and memorable vacation. The home is spacious and slept the 12 of us very comfortably. Wonderfully located hillside with beautiful views of ski resort!!!! 5star

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient location, spacious, very well equipped, tastefully decor/updates, responsive owner!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Drake Lodge for a friend reunion ski weekend with 3 families, and it was terrific. The location is wonderful- in the resort, so just a few minute drive to drop off skiers, and a nice view of the lower slopes. The house itself was spacious, recently painted, tastefully decorated, and had nice updates including new (quartz?) kitchen counters/lighting and new sectional sofa. This was possibly the best equipped rental we have ever stayed in- the kitchen has EVERYTHING you could want, and there are tons of games and movies. The bunk room downstairs was awesome - our kids made it their retreat. The only thing renters might want to be aware of (mentioned in other reviews) is that all the bathrooms are accessed through bedrooms, so there is no communal half bath - we all just used our own bathrooms, so it was not an issue for our group. One last bit of praise - we had a small, easily fixed plumbing issue during our stay, and Bob responded to our request within minutes and had someone at the house within an hour. Overall a great stay - I would highly recommend and would definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

The Drake Lodge was a wonderful place to spend time with our family. Two grandparents from PA, sister from VA with two students currently at JMU who were able to join us, and sister from NC with her husband and two teen boys. Great accommodations, clean and spacious. Everything we needed or could ever want for our family Christmas. A fun time was has by all! Glad we found this place.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lodge

  • 5 of 5

We visited with our kids and 5 grandkids. This was our Christmas weekend and we had a great time. Beautiful lodge. Thanks Bob Drake

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
On mountain
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
On mountain
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt 33 (1 mile); I-81 (10 miles)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
On mountain
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
On mountain
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125

PLEASE INQUIRE owner ("Send Email" link to or call 919-880-6322) for more comprehensive property description and most accurate rate quotes ..... BEFORE BOOKING OR MAKING AN ON-LINE PAYMENT.

Small Group discount: 10% off nightly rate for groups of four (4) or fewer persons

Security Deposit CHECK (to be mailed directly to owner) = $300; this check will not be cashed, and returned, unless there are damages and/or agreement violations.

Memorial Day through Labor Day ... three (3) night minimum


Nightly: $390 Weekly: $2,450

Three (3) night minimum

Martin Luther King Day
Presidents' Day
Easter week
James Madison Graduation
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day, Fall Festival & JMU Homecoming
Veteran's Day
Christmas week through New Years holiday

PLEASE INQUIRE owner ("Send Email" link to or call 919-880-6322) for more comprehensive property description and most accurate rate quotes ..... BEFORE BOOKING OR MAKING AN ON-LINE PAYMENT.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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