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Rocky Bar Retreat - 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Located On Shenandoah River

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Renovated Farm House On The Shenandoah River. Sleeps 8

We are located on 16 private acres in Elkton, Va. We have lovingly restored and furnished a farm house originally built in 1905. It is nestled in between the Blue Ridge mountains and the Shenandoah river. Sleeps up to eight comfortably. There are 3 bedrooms, a family room with a reclining couch, Kitchen, 2 full bathrooms, and a utility room with washer and dryer. Enjoy grilling on the back deck after you and yours spend a day on the river fishing, tubing, canoeing, swimming or just relaxing. You can follow the path down to the Shenandoah River for fishing, swimming, and tubing! Your private riverfront hangout spot is over 800 feet long! We have two fire pits (one by the river and one beside the back deck) for a night of S'mores. You can even pitch a tent and sleep along the river!

We are conveniently located just 10 minutes from Massanutten and 20 minutes from JMU ! The Shenandoah National Forest is close by as well. Our location is perfect for enjoying numerous outdoor activities, shopping, dining, or cruising around to check out VA wineries.

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Chrisi Duman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Chrisi Duman

This home renovation has been a joint effort for two brothers and their wives who have been in Virginia their entire lives. We had been shopping for a property like this for about six years altogether and finally found what we think is the perfect getaway spot so that we could explore the joys of sharing riverfront property in the mountains with our children and create memories that will last a lifetime. We are avid outdoorsmen and enjoy every minute we have in our mountain retreat. Every time we spend time here we don't want to leave, our kids just love it! We are not real estate moguls, just two families that love the mountains and plan to keep this property and pass it down to our children. We will continue to make improvements to the property as we go so that those of you that choose to stay here more than once will see something new each time you visit!

Chrisi Duman purchased this farmhouse in 2012

Why Chrisi Duman chose Elkton

There are few opportunities to enjoy the river and rent a home all in one! You can launch a canoe right behind the house and float down to the public ramp conveniently located about a mile down the river. If you are feeling a bit more ambitious there are lengthier float trips that can be planned as well. The views are breathtaking and the fun never ends. From the kitchen window all you see is a beautiful cattle field with an unobstructed view of the mountains in the background. Get up in the morning and enjoy your coffee by the river or from the front porch while gazing upon the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains! We know that our home is the perfect place to have your next getaway. This is a place where you can kick back and truly relax in total privacy.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The beautiful Shenandoah river gives renters benefits not found on most properties! For us the two main benefits to having this property are 16 acres of privacy and 800 feet of river access with space to be able to camp and have a good time. There really are no neighbors so crank your tunes down by the river and have fun. Bring your fishing pole and hiking shoes and enjoy the outdoor life right in your own backyard!


Elkton Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms fully renovated with pedestal sinks, tiled showers, and slate flooring.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , also has trundle under daybed- sleeps 4 total
  • Original wood flooring in 2 bedrooms and carpet in the third. Master has a beautiful view of the mountains.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
There is 300 yards of river frontage! Feel free to bring camping tents. Massanutten is 5 minutes away, visit their website to check out all they offer (snow sports, waterpark, tubing, horseback riding etc).


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Rocky Bar Retreat - 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Located On Shenandoah River
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews

Great house by the river!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house for a mountain getaway. Clean, nicely furnished with all the amenities one should need. Owner was easy to contact. Outside property was awesome. Close to many fun things to do. We will be going back!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manassas, va

Well equipped, beautiful home super close to Massanutten!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Rocky Bar! Owners are great and respond really quickly to questions. We had an issue with the WiFi and they took care of it right away! House has everything you need and very comfortable beds! Next time we’re in the area we’ll definitely book again!!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful trip to the Rocky Bar Retreat. We caught fish is the quiet river every morning and evening. In between, we were able to explore the many sights a short drive away. The house had everything we needed and more. My only suggestion would be to have some sort of notification that it is not recommended to eat the fish from the river. We found out after taking a float trip down the river from a coffee shop owner that we shouldn't eat the fish. This was good, because we were planning a fish fry that evening. I would recommend these accommodations to anyone who enjoys solitude in the outdoors. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, great location. Lots of stuff to do and easy to relax.

  • 5 of 5

First time renting a house so not much to compare it to but we had a great time and were able to find everything we needed. House was well stocked (loved all the movies) and decorated very nicely.

Kitchen was cute and had all the necessary tools, pots and pans though we grilled out for the most part.

Canoes and tubes in the shed were well enjoyed.

I had the property pictured in my mind as house RIGHT on the water- it's a quick little walk down a beautiful, trimmed path so almost worked out better than I had pictured. The property is also mostly wooded- about 2-3 acres or so as a front yard for games and such then the quick walk down to the river.

Massanutten waterpark was a lot of fun and pretty close.

Some other reviews mention the train which is really close out the front yard but we did not hear it at all at night and it was never a bother.

Neighbors down the way were friendly and waved as they went past.

Overall we had a great time, the place was clean, outdoors were great, movie selection was awesome, Galaga/ Pacman was loved, house was clean and neat and we were sad to leave.

Thanks for a great week!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful owner, beautiful property

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

A perfect little farmhouse for relaxing and/or fun.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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James Madison University
Families can visit students, enjoy football games, sports, graduations, and campus life!
CrossKeys Vineyards
Beautiful countryside! Enjoy wine tasting and delicious lunch!
White Oak Lavender Farm
Kids will enjoy their petting zoo-We love the blueberry lavender ice cream!! You will leave ...
Hank's Smokehouse Southern Grillery
Great Bar B Que and Ribs!
Stonefire Kitchen -- CLOSED
Jack Brown's Beer & burger Joint
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Shenandoah International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
3.6 Miles
Thunderbird Cafe
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Massanutten Four Seasons Resort


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $300

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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