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Cozy Modern Cabin - The Squirrel's Nest

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Centrally located within 30 minutes to Charlottesville, Harrisonburg and Madison, VA. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, fully equipped kitchen, linens are changed between guests, multiple outdoor spaces. Not recommended for small children. Dogs must be pre-approved, $100.00 pet fee. Please bring their food & water bowls and do not allow on furniture. Please walk your dog away from the cabin to allow them to use the restroom.

2 Night Minimum Stay. 50% non-fundable deposit required at time of booking.

SPECIAL MID WEEK PRICING - 3 NIGHTS, TUES-THURS. 2 People - $450 - not valid for Thanksgiving. Additional guests will increase the rate.

On-Site Couples Massage provided by Healing Hands Therapeutic Massage. Please contact Dovonna Bevington, CMT @ (434) 409-1748 to schedule your appointment. Massage fees are additional and paid direct to Dovonna. 24 hour cancelation policy required.

****12/4/15 Note - due to improper usage and potential fire hazard the gas logs have been removed. Numerous guest burnt newspaper, paper towels and other paper products with the logs. Sorry for the removal but the potential risks are too severe.

More Details

Linda Shifflett
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a tremendous time at the Squirrel's Nest for our 20th Anniversary get away. It was, only the 2nd weekend in 6.5 years we've had away from the kids, and the Nest made it worthwhile. Enjoyed hiking along Skyline Drive and one of the greatest meals EVER at Bavarian Chef. Thanks so much for the great memories, hot tub, and hospitality. See you next summer - the Nest is our favorite local get away! WOW
Jun 2015
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Stanardsville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - Loft bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - Swinging bed - see photo / located on ground floor(basement)
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
Check in 4:00 p.m. / Check-out 11:00 a.m.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

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Cozy Modern Cabin - The Squirrel's Nest
average rating of 4.6216216 based on 181 reviews

Didn't get to stay, couldn't even get out of car because of dogs and couldn't secure our property

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We received a message about 15 minutes before we arrived stating that the keys are not there and would not be sent until next day, which meant that we couldn't go anywhere because we would have to leave the house unlocked and not able to secure our belongings, plus when we pulled up in the driveway there were 3 dogs that came around us and we could even get out of the car and one of those dogs jumped on my new car! Asked for a refund and owner said no that the neighbors would put dogs in basement for 3 days!! Really dogs not going back out for 3 days! Owner even said that they have had problems with these dogs before! This is not a remote location and leaving house unlocked and neighborhood dogs invading our vacation not good! So beware unless you are willing to share your hot tub adventures or time on the porch be ready to share with the neighbors pets!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The place is so nice! It was very clean as well (thank you). We really enjoyed having the run of the property, including the hot tub and fire pit(S). It is so relaxing and quiet and only about a half hour away from Charlottesville where there is plenty to do. Linda was always available for anything we needed and we definitely will be back to stay again! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable Cozy Cabin!

  • 4 of 5

My boyfriend and I are long distance and we really wanted a get away where we could just be together without any distractions. The cabin was really well set up and decorated, there are tons of small details that really create a cozy cabin feel. We loved how open it was with all of the windows and sunroof, always surrounded by the trees and the stars at night. There are tons of movies and some games already stocked. We ended up renting one from a Walmart nearby as well so that’s always an option! The kitchen was great although it was missing some cookie pans and the frier pans were pretty small, but Linda was very responsive and told us she’s bring over anything we needed. We had an overall great weekend- the hot tub was a great plus and the neighbors dog came to visit us too!

The only things I would say that kept me from giving it 5 stars was the shower gets cold pretty fast and the DVD player could be updated (there were a lot of times the dvd would pause a lot), but we could have brought a computer with the movies downloaded.

Thanks for the wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing little cabin tucked away with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

The Squirrel's nest was absolutely great. The property is beautiful and maintained very well. The cabin is clean and cozy and perfect for a weekend getaway. We particularly enjoyed using the hot tub at night. I definitely plan to return to this cabin again for another great stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hidden Treasure!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful mountain vacation home. It's perfect for 2 to 4 people. Very clean, cozy and delightfully decorated with a modern yet rustic theme. This private cabin is reasonably located near local shops, restaurants and wineries.

The property host(s) were very friendly and promptly replied to any questions we had.

Overall, it was a terrific experience and we look forward to returning again in the future!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the Squirrel's Nest for 2 nights and absolutely loved it. Very cozy and secluded, yet close to all the attractions surrounding Shenandoah. Highly recommemded and looking forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Feed your soul, relax your mind, rejuvenate your body, and feast your eyes on nature’s glory. Reawaken your senses and rediscover the beauty of life.

The Squirrel’s Nest is a serene cabin that offers the seclusion you desire yet convenient to local attractions, including some of Virginia’s best wineries. A short drive will take you to Massanutten Resort which offers both a water park and skiiing. Also, Shenandoah National Park offers great hiking and if you just want to see the scenery Skyline Drive is the perfect option.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 5.0%

$200 per night/2 adults $300 per night/3-4 adults
No more than 4 guests allowed.
Not recommended for small children. Children will be consider additional guests and the above rate will apply.
2 night minimum
$100.00 Additional Pet Fee
Mid-Week Special- 2 adults, 3 nights - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday $450
Any more than 2 mid-week guests will incur an additional charge.
Extended stay discounts - Call to discuss
Check-in: 4:00 p.m. Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
50% Non-Refundable deposit required at time of reservation

50% Non-Refundable deposit required at time of reservation. Nicole will explain the payment terms.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund