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Cozy Modern Cabin - The Squirrel's Nest

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Linda Shifflett
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

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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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.

Amenities

Stanardsville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - Loft bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - Swinging bed - see photo / located on ground floor(basement)
  • Queen size Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
Notes:
Check in 4:00 p.m. / Check-out 11:00 a.m.

Reviews

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Cozy Modern Cabin - The Squirrel's Nest
average rating of 4.709677 based on 175 reviews
5

Perfect Anniversary Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I absolutely loved our stay at Squirrel's Nest. We figured out it's namesake quite quickly as we were often mesmerized by the squirrels eating out of the bird feeder and playing with one another on the balcony. The place was secluded, cozy, and modern yet rustic. I loved the modern appliances coupled with homey decor. The bathroom was my favorite. The decorations and modern conveniences were beyond what we expected. The sunroof above the bed made for a beautiful nightlight from the moon and stars. The balcony/porch was the perfect place to sip coffee in the morning and watch the critters run around. The hot tub was an amenity we loved taking advantage of. Linda and her sister Kathy communicated wonderfully and took care of any concerns we had. This was the exact anniversary I was hoping for. No one bothered us, we had everything we needed and therefore never had to leave the cabin. It was perfect! We would definitely recommend Squirrel's Nest to our friends as I'm already hoping we will be able to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beyond delighted to read your review, many many thanks for taking the time to do so.
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5

Simply a hidden gem, very beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My husband surprised me with a mid week break to the most adorable, unique and extremely relaxing cabin. The level of cleanliness really surprised me especially since the cabin is in the woods. The amenities made me feel like we were in a high end hotel suite. With the fresh cleaned linens and rain on the roof I had the best nights sleep that I've had in years.....so very much needed! My husband had planned day trips to the Charlottesville downtown mall and a few wineries but we found ourselves content with staying in and only ventured to Early Mountain Vineyard once. Purchased a few bottles of wine and spent time reconnecting. So very much loved everything about the Squirrels Nest.....and did I say the beds were freshly made?? Wow, no need to take your own linens! I'm hoping we can stay longer in the fall.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review just made my day, I am thrilled you had such a wonderful time at the cabin. I truly appreciate your comments and thank you again for taking time to post a review. Looking forward to your return.
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Neat and cozy but just needs a little work and cleaning.

  • 3 of 5

Loved the look and feel of the place. Nice to find a modern cabin way off the beaten path. Loved the layout of the grounds. Perfect for entertaining a group. The few complaints were that the cabin and grounds needed a good tidying up. Lots of debris in the yard and mice droppings in the kitchen along with dead mouse stuck in the trap. Also a big ant problem! They were all over the kitchen, so keep things sealed tight. The place has some age on it too, so be careful walking around. 1st night there walking on the deck, my wife's boot heel went through a rotten deck board and she almost fell. Hopefully it's been fixed. Overall, we still enjoyed our stay and the owners were easy, nice people to work with. It just needs some polishing up.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh no, this is definitely not the review I like to receive. I try my best to keep nature's critters and pests at bay however with all the recent rain I assume they are searching for a dry home. Another issue, is no matter how much I seal off crevices some guests prefer to leave the doors open for fresh air thus allowing complete open entry into the cabin. Again, I do my best to avoid these type of situations but sometimes they do happen especially since the cabin sits in the middle of the woods. My number is posted at the cabin, on the website and provided prior to guests staying, this is so that all guests have direct access to me. I do ask guests to call with any maintenance issues (such as the deck board and any other concern) and I will either personally come out or have someone sent to repair the issue depending on the urgency of the need. I do wish to remind future guests that it is a cabin, sitting in the woods on a hilly lot and heeled footwear may not be the most suitable for the terrain. I thank you for visiting the cabin and for the feedback.
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5

We didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

We needed a weekend away from being mom and dad, and some friends found this cabin for us. It was just lovely! Relaxing and peaceful - we spent some time in town and had some great food, and we were able to chill out and reconnect. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome!! So glad the cabin gave you the rest and relaxation that you needed and many thanks for taking the time to post a review, I truly appreciate you doing so.
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5

Most Relaxing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided to take a small break from our every day routine. We came to the cabin in hopes to relax and everything was perfect! The cabin and all amenities went above and beyond our expectations! The hot tub was amazing and it was the most serene setting in the woods. We had Dovonna Bevington come with a colleague to give us a couple's massage, absolutely incredible and would highly recommend them as well! Overall, the best experience and we hope to be back soon :) Thank you Linda!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a positive review. I am always very delighted to know my guests truly enjoyed themselves during their stay. I love the cabin and am so happy to know others do as well. Hope to have you return.
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5

Lots of nice unique touches

  • 5 of 5

This was my hubby and I's 2nd visit to squirrels nest. We stayed for valentines day.We have stayed in many cabins but my hubby LOVES this one...why? Laying in the large hot tub with light snow flakes falling on our heads was simply amazing. Made toasted cinnabuns using the firepit off the balcony.. looking up at the snow falling from the bedroom skylights.. beautiful and relaxing.

So many unique little things added since the last visit. .flashing star lights in the bedroom/bathroom. Little squirrels spying on you from the loft. Lol.And they are pet friendly.. Definitely will return. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for submitting your review and for being returning guests. I hope to have you return for a 3rd, 4th, 5th.........and many more stays!! It's always such a plesure hearing positive feedback such as yours. Thank you again for taking the time to post.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Pet Fee $100

$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