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""Walden"" Deluxe Riverfront Cabin on 54 Acres w/Hot Tub *FREE Third Night Midweek"""

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Deluxe 1 Bedroom Cabin with Hot Tub and Shenandoah Riverfront

”It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.” Henry David Thoreau

Welcome to Walden! A place that combines the beauty of the natural world with the warmth of a modern cabin. Located on 54 acres along the historic Shenandoah River, Walden offers one of the most spectacular retreats in the valley.

Completed in 2013, Walden is a deluxe one bedroom cabin that is timeless. Nature prevails through every window with the sweeping views of the land that surrounds you. From the moment you arrive the feeling is captivating. Walden offers a spacious living room with natural wood cathedral ceilings, a gas log fireplace, flat screen (satelite) TV, DVD, High Speed Wireless Internet, Stereo and a queen sleep sofa. The kitchen is fully equipped and for dining you have the option of eating inside, or just a step away, you can dine outside on an 8x12 screen porch. The bedroom has a queen bed, ceiling fan and 14 foot cathedral ceilings. Walk through the patio door on to the front porch and settle into a warm, relaxing hot tub.

A gradual walk through the field will take you to the river where you can relax under the shade of the sycamore trees, dip your feet into the Shenandoah or have a relaxing evening around a fire. (The riverfront is solely for the use of our guests at Walden and Sundance, {VRBO#385043} Although Walden and Sundance share the riverfront, the two cabins are completely private from one anther.)

Walden is a place where you can understand what Thoreau meant when he wrote, “Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself the influences of each”

If we do not have your dates available in the Chalet, take a look at our other properties.

The Chalet VRB0# 119270

Sundance VRB0# 385043

The Cabin VRBO# 263770

Solitude VRBO# 706922

More Details

Derek Goebel
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Derek Goebel

I designed Walden to conform with its environment and bring the outside world into the cabin. This cabin, along with Sundance (VRBO 385043) are both designed and built by Woodside Cabins.

Derek Goebel purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Derek Goebel chose Rileyville

Walden is a brand new cabin that was just finished in February 2013. This deluxe one bedroom cabin offers all the modern amenities set in a unique private setting on the Shenandoah River.

What makes this cabin unique

Walden is located on the historic Shenandoah River bordering 54 acres of beautiful open land. Wildlife abounds on the property. A mowed path takes you to the river where you will find a firepit, chairs and easy access to the water. Wade into the Shenandoah and cast a line for some of the best small mouth bass fishing on the east coast.


Rileyville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Smoking is NOT allowed inside the cabin. If you do smoke outside, please discard of your cigarette butts in a proper trash receptacle.
  • Pets must be crated if left unattended in the cabin. Pets are not allowed on any of the furniture. Pet hair must be vacuumed when you check out.
  • As we do not charge an additional cleaning fee, we ask that you leave the cabin as you found it.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Custom tile shower with rain style shower head
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • There is a queen bed in the bedroom and a full sleep sofa in the living room. We provide Blankets and Pillows only. We can provide Linens (Sheets and Towels) for a fee of $50 however, we welcome you to bring your own.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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"Walden" Deluxe Riverfront Cabin on 54 Acres w/Hot Tub near Luray, VA
average rating of 4.935484 based on 62 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Walden was the perfect weekend getaway for me and my wife! It was quiet, homey, and just a minute’s walk from the Shenandoah River. The only thing that could have made it better would have been for the weather to cooperate, so that we could have used one of the fire pits!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlingoon, VA

Perfect off the grid vacation for us and the dogs!

  • 5 of 5

The wife and I were looking for a nice, quite location where we could go to disconnect and let our two frenchies loose their minds running around... mission accomplished! Derek’s wonderful cabin looks over two huge fields, both of which lead to the riverfront. Dedicated fire pits and comfy chairs to relax in while you take it all in. We are already looking forward to the next visit. Pro Tip: Make sure you bring a lighter to start fires in said fire pits (we don’t smoke and had to make a run).

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing cabin retreat.

  • 5 of 5

We loved Walden. Very relaxing, off the beaten path. But still close enough to Shenandoah Park and nearby Luray and Front Royal that we had everything we needed. We can’t wait to come stay again at this beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very well kept and super comfy! The perfect getaway for me, my husband, and our dog

  • 5 of 5

Awesome! Would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

We LOVED staying here

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of Walden do not do it justice. The place is simply wonderful, not to mention it's location. There wasn't a singe thing about Walden that we didn't like. We agreed that we now plan to stay here several times per year when we need to get out of the city!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this quiet, serene setting. The cabin was clean, with everything we needed for a long weekend. The homemade cookies sitting on the table were a really nice touch. Derek was super-responsive to the one minor issue we had and his solution worked immediately. The mattress was comfortable and the couch was very cozy, perfect for two people. The hot tub worked great, and the shower had good water pressure. We really enjoyed the fire-pit down by the river, as well as the easy-to-use fireplace in the living room. The cell service isn't great in the area, but the cabin's wifi worked perfectly. We highly recommend Walden to others and would definitely come back for another stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Washington Dulles International
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Luray Caverns Country Club
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Interstate 66
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Massanutten Ski Resort

Walden is located 7 miles north of Luray. We are convenient to local attractions such as Civil War Battlefields, Luray Caverns, Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, Antiquing, Canoeing and Tubing on the Shenandoah River, Shenandoah River State Park, Horseback Riding and more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50


Linens provided upon request for a fee of $50.

3 Night minimum on all holiday weekends (excluding Thanksgiving)
4 Night minimum for Thanksgiving

Cancellation Policy
- Full refund of deposit (Less a $40 cancellation fee if cancelled more than 60 days prior to your stay)
- No refund of your deposit if cancelled within 30 days.
- Cancellations made within 14 days of your arrival will be liable for full amount.
- No refunds due to inclement weather

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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