About the property
- Lodge4921 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Lodge, 8 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 4 Baths, Sleeps 24 people comfortably
Hensley Hollow Lodge is an authentic 8 bedroom log home, built on 21 acres of secluded mountainside land that border the Shenandoah National Forest. This beautiful property is conveniently located 5 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Elkton VA, and the South Shenandoah River and 20 miles from Massanutten Ski Resort and 4 Season Indoor Water Park, and 25 miles from Luray Caverns. This incredible log lodge is nestled along the slope of a mountain, overlooking Hensley Hollow and the Blue Ridge Parkway with incredible unobstructed views. Enjoy the rustic natural solitude & park-like environment. The property also includes a one bedroom owner’s or guest cottage, an 1800 sq. ft. barn and 3 new out buildings.
This 4921 sq. ft. lodge has 4 bathrooms and 8 locked bedrooms and can sleep 24 in beds. Additional sleeping arrangements may be possible for a few other guests with prior approval. There are 2 master suite bedrooms with private bathrooms, semi-private patios and jetted Jacuzzi tubs & showers. The lodge has 900 sq. ft. of decks & patios, including a semi private patio for each of 4 of the bedroom suites. The kitchen is exceptionally appointed and has counter eating space for 8 as well as an adjacent dining table for 11 and an additional dining table for 4 in the game room, 6 on patios and 18 on outside picnic tables.
Activities in the area include sightseeing, hiking and camping along the Shenandoah Parkway and trail (10 minute drive), Snow tubing skiing, go cart racing, golf, swimming and horseback riding at the Massaunutten Four Season Ski Resort & indoor water park, wineries, antiquing, sightseeing (20 minute drive), tubing, kayaking, canoeing, picnicking, and fishing on the South Shenandoah River (10 minute drive). Explore the Luray Caverns (30 minute drive).
We furnish all linens, cleaning supplies, paper products, unlimited firewood, Propane gas, spice rack & some condiments as well as unlimited long distance service. Our beds are made with our linens prior to your arrival. Our maintenance and cleaning team are available if needed.
ENTERTAINMENT INCLUDED: This lodge includes (5) Direct TV receivers, 9 TVs (4 flat screen) with video & DVD players, 3000 video/DVDs library & stereo, PS2 & Nintendo w 50 games. The lodge has a 600 sq. ft. game room with gas stove, 1 arcade machine, 1 Large Air Hockey Table, 1 high quality Foosball Table (in the loft) and a very nice 8' slate bed pool table, several board games, an outdoor fire pit, and a dog kennel/house.
Keywords: Luxury Log Home
Ed & Meshiel Shorter
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- English, Filipino
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Ed & Meshiel Shorter
I'm a retired senior nuclear planning specialist who loves to escape to the outdoors and experience nature. I love the Outer Banks but recently they were excessively crowded and frequently have bad weather and rip tides. So I decided to build a beautiful vacation home in the Shenandoah Mountain.
Ed & Meshiel Shorter purchased this Lodge in 2004
Why Ed & Meshiel Shorter chose Elkton
We sought to build a vacation/rental home larger than any other, on a large piece of property away from others. This 21 acres of secluded land borders the National forest and faces the Massanutten Mountains. We placed our lodge type home on the most eminent part of the property and named it Hensley Hollow Lodge after the first settlers in this Hollow. The Hensley settlers rest in the cemetery next to our driveway. The cost and maintenance of a log home far exceed other homes, but we wanted to catch the log lodge experience.
What makes this Lodge unique
Nestled on the side of the mountains overlooking the Shenandoah Valley, our Mountain Lodge offers incredible unobstructed views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Hensley Hollow. Guests will love the beauty of nature, watch clouds form in the Hollow below, and see deer grazing in the yard and an occasional sighting of turkey and bear. The Hensley Hollow Lodge offers nearly 5,000 sq ft of luxury living area with 4 mountain-view walkout bedroom suites, (each with private decks), 1.5 kitchens, and a spiral staircase to the 1,300 sq ft loft area. Our 23 acre secluded location offers rustic solitude in a park like environment. Relax where you cannot hear another vehicle or person while you listen to the cows, goats, crows whip-o-will, owls and other animals. And the lodge is minutes away from traditional seasonal activities, the Shenandoah River, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Massanutten Four Seasons Ski Resort, Luray Caverns, antique stores, shopping malls and many fine restaurants and wineries. This home has something for everyone, especially suited for family reunions and retreats, with plenty of parking space on our property.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We will be back.
One suggestion, please add roof over outside jacuzzi!
Great option for a group trip
Enjoyed our hiking trip to Shenandoah National Park very much. Staying at the Hensley Hollow Lodge enabled us to be in a central location near hiking, horseback riding and kayaking. In the evening, we enjoyed the large kitchen and dining room, pool table and hot tub. Views from the home are beautiful. The drive up to the lodge can take a little practice, but the road is flanked by jaw dropping scenery in the spring. Thank you for your hospitality.
Better Than Advertised!
The lodge was just perfect! Lots of spaces for personal retreat, privacy all around. The lodge was clean and ready to go equipped with everything you could possibly want. Hot tub was amazing, lots of wood for the fire pit, every kitchen gadget you could possibly need. The view was spectacular... loved watching the resident cow "Otis" munch his way through our front yard every day. The Shorters were very nice and helped us get all the TVs working after the recent storm. Great owners who really cared about making sure we were comfortable. Thanks for your hospitality. If you are looking for a beautiful home base to relax and experience all the great things to do and see in the area, this is the place!!
Thanks for taking the time to give us that great review. It was our pleasure to serve and meet you. We have now settled in to our new home in Massanutten and will be more closely involved with our two rentals.
Ed & Meshiel
The house was great! Most items you would need when you arrive and for your stay are provided (toilet paper, kitchen soap, kitchen towels, etc.). The only essential thing we needed to purchase was bathroom hand soap. Loads of games, puzzles, video games to keep everyone entertained. We stayed at the end of the month, so the WiFi was a little slow but that actually helped us unplug and visit! The owners were wonderful to work with!
VERY NICE HOME!
Enjoyed the stay thoroughly..the kids had so much fun..would love to come back again..
Just as described!
Great property, beautiful views, just as described.
Starting each day in the hot tub overlooking the mountains was amazing! The house is large and comfortably held our group. The directions to the property were perfect, the house was stocked with everything that was promised (towels, TP, paper towels, etc.) and our group had a great time. We didn't even need to leave, but one day we visited local wineries - all which were close and easy to get to. Some in our group had phone service, some didn't, but that wasn't a problem at all. Ed + Meshiel did stop by and say hi when we arrived and made sure we had everything we needed.
Hensley Hollow Lodge is a secluded 21 acre mountainside resort and is conveniently located 5 miles from Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway, which offers Virginia’s best hiking, camping and sightseeing. The Massanutten Four Seasons Ski Resort is only 20 miles away, and offers snow sports, inside pools, golf, spa with massage and a 100,000 sq. ft. inside Water Park. Massanutten River Adventures provides river trips, artificial wall rock climbing and tours to Washington, D.C. and local vineyards as well the Charleston Races and Casino. The Town of Elkton is 10 minutes away and also offers a large assortment of antique shopping, thrift shops and yard sales. The South Shenandoah River is 5 miles away and has free public boat ramps, restrooms, and picnic tables every few miles. It is excellent for picnicking, bass fishing, canoeing, tubing and kayaking. These picnic pavilions may be reserved through the town website. We provide river tubes, a 16 foot canoe, and kayaks. We have an outdoor fire pit with unlimited firewood. Hensley Hollow Cemetery: The Hensley family cemetery (1790-1870) is located just at the bottom of our property. (The Hensley’s is the original settlers of the hollow. Benjamin Hensley Sr. and his family lived and died and were buried beside one another.) Dining: The owners recommend Hank’s Smokehouse on Route 33 West for Cajun and El Paso on the town of Elkton for Mexican Skiing / Snowboarding / tubing: You can be on the slopes in 20 minutes; 14 trails open till 10 p.m. Tubing is also great family fun, but has to be booked one day ahead. If your little ones have never skied before, consider the Slope-sliders program at Massanutten; you can sign up by phone the day before. They have a staff that caters to getting kids outfitted properly and coached in the basics. It covers most of the day, including lunch. They also have similar snowboard classes. Parents generally have a much better time, when their kids 10 are enrolled in Slope sliders. Horseback Riding: Woodstone Meadows (540) 289-6152 (20 minutes) and Keezelnutten Farm (540) 269-2227 Hiking: The lodge is 10 minutes from popular Skyline Drive and Appalachian Trail access points. You can actually see the lodge from the Hensley Hollow Overlook. There are a great number and variety of hiking trails just a few miles away. Caverns: Luray Caverns, a 35 minute drive, is a U.S. Natural Landmark, the largest and most popular in the east. Other caverns/landmarks: 888-430-CAVE; Natural Chimneys: 888-430-CAMP Dinosaur Land: A Kid’s Favorite (60 mins.) Large-scale Action Water Park – Summer – Massanutten Resort (20 mins.) Public swimming: Shenandoah River and Campground on Rt. 33 (10 mins.) Roller skating: Elkton on Rt. 33 (15 mins.) Cinemaplex: Harrisonburg (40 mins.) Bowling: Harrisonburg (40 mins.) Family River Activities / Canoes / Tubes / Fishing: The Shenandoah River has multiple public access points, several of which are right in Elkton. If you have two vehicles, it’s a nice “float” downriver to the 2nd access lot. There are local facilities to rent canoes & tubes as needed. The best local fishing spot seems to be accessible right from the Rt. 33 overpass bridge in Elkton (we see cars frequently parked there and have seen them fishing (and catching) bass, while we have floated downstream. Antiques: There are several in downtown Elkton, and antique “malls” on both sides of Route 33 between Elkton and Harrisonburg (10 - 40 minutes). There are also signs along Route 33 for local flea markets. Shenandoah Heritage Farmers Market: Old-fashioned Shenandoah Valley Home-made goods (50 minutes, Fine Department Stores: Harrisonburg (40 minutes) Even Finer Department Stores: Charlottesville (45 minutes) in Harrisonburg, & well worth the trip!) (540) 433-3929. Also see Dayton Farmers Market Primitive Folk Art: Route 33, next to Log Cabin Barbecue (10 min.) Artisans: Seasonal: Apple picking (Sept – Oct) Wineries:/ There are 5 + in the Shenandoah Valley area Golf: Rockingham County Fairgrounds (lasts one week in August) (50 min) James Madison University Sports & Events (50 min) Historical Interests Civil War Reenactment (usually the first weekend in October) (20 min) Monticello: (50 mins) Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Homestead Washington D.C.: (2 Hours) Museums, National Zoo & the Smithsonian Institute
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Daytime guests for events and occasions: $10/person Pet Fee: $60/weekend or $120/week Kids under 2 years old stays free. All taxes and fees, reasonable cleaning, unlimited long distance in the U.S.A., cleaning and paper products (top), propane gas (for the grill and gas heaters) and firewood, are included in the rental cost.