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Forest Edge Overlook - Borders Nat'l Forest - Last Cabin on Private Dead End Rd.

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Dining room & kitchen. Old fashioned dutch front door opens in middle.

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Nice 3 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Cabin Overlooking Shenandoah Valley

Please Read The Entire Description:

This is now our most popular cabin. The cabin has been updated inside and it is nice. We have posted some initial indoor photos, but we hope to have some better photos coming soon. We have this priced lower than we normally would until we work on the outside because there are some improvements that we still want to make during this time period. Because it is always booked, we've not done much of anything to the outside of the cabin since we bought it. This is a good problem to have, but I want everything perfect on the outside and we aren't quite there yet... but be soon hopefully.

Forest Edge Overlook, sits at the end of a private dead end road that directly borders the George Washington National Forest. The cabin has 3 bedrooms, one bathroom and a loft (with low ceilings) with several 6 mattresses in it (two twin, 3 full and one queen). The bathroom has a garden size soaker tub/shower with real river rock walls hand picked from our land on the river below. The kitchen has all new wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances and a real river rock back splash. The counter tops were custom made out of hickory and fit with the decor perfectly. The front door is even dutch style, which opens up from both the top and the bottom. This place has character!!! You will not find this with any new construction property! This being said, it is not new construction and is an old cabin and therefore it will have quirks and such, but isn't that why you wanted to come stay at a cabin in the first place? :)

The large 80+ year old stone fireplace is amazing and is the centerpiece of the living room and extends all the way up through the roof. There is currently a wood stove in the fireplace and there is a glass door so that you can see the fire. The ceiling in the loft is not very high, but most adults should be able to fit. The loft is not recommended for kids under 4 years of age simply because you have to climb a ladder to access it.

Outside there is a nice size deck from which you can see into the valley below when there are no leaves. During the Summer months the leaves hide the cabin from the rest of the world below. We are currently (in between guests) working on updating/remodeling the decks.

The cabin does have a wood stove and an outdoor fire pit. Firewood may be purchased upon arrival (please do not bring your own firewood whereas it can spread the Emerald Ash Borer).

Next to the cabin is an old cobbler shop which we hope to remodel someday (it currently has rather unattractive old asphalt red shingle siding) as a honeymoon suite or getaway of its own. We have not done any landscaping to the outside of the cabin and the grounds are rustic... the two garages also need to be cosmetically remodeled two and we hope to get to that sooner than later. We are also planning on adding more parking and removing an old stone wall to make room for more vehicles... there is currently enough room for 4 vehicles.

We do allow for one night stays, but there is two night minimum for weekend stays (either Friday and Saturday night or Saturday & Sunday nights). Pets are welcome, but we do require a Pet Fee of $65 per pet. Forest Edge Overlook is a great place to see the stars. On clear nights, you can see thousands of stars overhead. It is a beautiful sight. Also during the spring and summer months, you can see humming birds everywhere. We place feeders off the front porch of the house and have personally seen upwards of 20 birds feeding on them at one time.

Check in time is 4:00 pm until 10 pm and checkout is 11 am. Early checkins, before 4, or Late checkins, after 10 pm, and late checkouts, after 11 am, require a $20 per hour fee. Please ask in advance about late checkins.

No smoking in the cabin. No beer pong or Hookahs. Noise must kept to a minimum and quiet hours are 9 pm to 9 am.
Guests are required to sign a rental agreement upon arrival and a photo ID. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance.

The house can fit 16 people. However, at least some would need to be children. Remember, there is only 1 bathroom.

We believe service is what sets us apart in the vacation rental industry. Katie & I personally own every cabin that we manage. We check-in all of our guests personally. We are always available. We really mean it when we say that we are always available. If you need us at 4 am or have a problem, please do not ever hesitate to let us know. This is all we do 24/7 and we want all of our guests to have an amazing stay. If something is wrong, we really want to know. We would be honored if you would allow us the opportunity to serve you.

Pets are welcome at all of our properties. If you or someone in your group is allergic to pets or anything else (detergent, air fresheners, etc), please let us know in advance so we can discuss this prior to your booking and then also prior to your arrival.

Because this is a real cabin, there are things you should expect to find in an older real cabin such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, insects, tiny critters & stink bug(s) during certain times of the year.

All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid.
Failure to show up/check in or contact owner before midnight of day of arrival will result in cancellation. Host reserves the right to rebook property if guest does NOT contact owner.

Illegal drugs will not permitted on our properties under any circumstances. Smoking is not permitted inside any house or cabin or on any screen porch. There will be a $750 charge for any smoking in either of these areas. Illegal drugs being used anywhere on the property will result in a $750 charge. Kegs and hookahs are not permitted anywhere on property under any circumstances. There will be a $500 charge should either of these items (kegs or hookahs) be found on the property (this includes outside areas too). If smoking (inside or on screen porches), illegal drugs (meaning what is illegal in Virginia), keg(s), hookah(s) or fireworks (there is a $500 fine for having fireworks or for shooting firearms at a property) are found on the property the guest will be asked to leave and there will be no refund whatsoever for any portion of the stay (including any future days/nights). Guests failing to check-out by 11 am agree to pay $50 an hour for a late check-out beginning at 11:01 am. If the guest is still there at 12:00 noon then then the charge is another $50 and so on with each additional hour the guest overstays their reservation. Late check-outs require prior written permission and applicable late check-out fees to be paid.

Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 16
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 21 years old or have excellent grades on your report card/GPA. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are always welcome (multiple pets are welcome as well). There is a pet fee. Please let us know if you are allergic to pets. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • The master bedroom has a king size bed. Then the second and third bedrooms each have queen size beds. The loft has 1 queen, 3 full and 2 single mattresses in it. :) It is recommended for kids at least 4 years old and adults 30 or younger. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Garden Size Tub with River Rock Walls...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Books on local history and local area....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat Screen TV in Living Room....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Great views of the mountains when the leaves are gone. In the winter you can see all the way to the Blue Ridge Mountains 35 miles to the east. ...moreless

  • Rural
  • Water View:

    In the Winter when there are no leaves on the trees, you can see way down the mountain to the river from certain spots of the property....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining room table seats 4. We'd love to add a larger table but the dining area is very small....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Floor Model A/C Unit in living room....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Available upon request, not at property...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood Burning Fireplace Insert in Fireplace. (Fire wood provided upon purchase)....moreless

  • Heating:

    Electric heaters and fireplace with wood stove (if you choose to use wood stove, firewood must be purchased on site if using wood stove). The cabin can be heated nicely without using the wood stove....moreless

  • Internet:

    Free High Speed Wifi Access...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Free parking for up to 4 cars....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Available upon request, not at property...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Wood Burning Fireplace Insert in Fireplace. (Fire wood provided upon purchase)....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fridge, Stove, Double Oven, Dishwasher, Microwave, toaster and coffee maker....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Over the range full size microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    Double Oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, Salt, Pepper, and some condiments may be in fridge....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    4 Drawer Stainless Steel Fridge...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric Stove Top...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal Grill (guests provide their own charcoal)...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April 2017
Mar 31 - May 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$85 $199
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

JMU Graduation 2017
May 3 - May 6, 2017
3 night min stay
$299

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

Early May 2017
May 7 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$109 $249
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$299

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

June 2017
May 29 - Jun 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$99 $249
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

July Holiday/Festival 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 8, 2017
3 night min stay
$300

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

Mid-Late July 2017
Jul 9 - Jul 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$149 $299
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

August
Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$149 $279
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day Weekend 2017
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$300

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

September 2017
Sep 4 - Sep 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$99 $279
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

October 2017
Sep 29 - Oct 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$159 $300
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

November 2017
Oct 30 - Nov 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$95 $299
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 21 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
$299

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$65 $249
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Property Damage Insuranc $60 + tax
  • Pet Fee $61 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5.3%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Union Station Restaurant and Bar
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Heritage Oaks Golf Course
36 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Staunton, Virginia
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S. 33
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Union Station Restaurant and Bar
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Massanutten Resort
235 Miles
Nearest Beach
Virginia Beach, VA

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: We have four daughters. One who is 6 another who is 3 and then the third daughter turned 2 in June. And newest arrival, our 4th daughter was born in October 2015. :) We moved here from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. We started by renting out that first cabin in June of 2011, we now both do this full time while raising our girls. This is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 53+ months without a single day off. Neither of us had ever heard the term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" and now we live it everyday. This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something on Christmas or any other holiday we're always available to help. With that in mind, please know though that we're not a big company and we have no outside investors... we are just a husband and wife (with 4 young kids) trying our best to create great vacation memories for our guests. We personally own every property that we rent out. Our cabins are not perfect, but they do have character, history & warmth. We believe that we are far more honest than any of the competition when it comes to our properties listings. You will find full descriptions of each property that list the good and the bad (our properties are not perfect, but that is only because we do not yet have the finances to make them perfect... they will all get there though as funds permit). Our properties are always improving though since we put every last dime back into the business to keep improving things. If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection, then this may not be a good fit. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses.

Why the Owner Chose Hinton, VA, USA:
This cabin bordered all of our other cabins, so buying it just made sense.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
This cabin has direct access to several hiking trails that go back into the George Washington National Forest and is our most secluded cabin. This is our most secluded cabin and has the best views, especially in the winter when there are no leaves on the trees.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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Photos

  • Dining room & kitchen. Old fashioned dutch front door opens in middle.

    Dining room & kitchen. Old fashioned dutch front door opens in middle.

  • Living room with real river rock fireplace and wood burning stove.

    Living room with real river rock fireplace and wood burning stove.

  • King size in master bedroom.

    King size in master bedroom.

  • Living room with couch and a love seat facing flat screen tv and wood stove.

    Living room with couch and a love seat facing flat screen tv and wood stove.

  • Cute third bedroom with queen size bed.

    Cute third bedroom with queen size bed.

  • Fall sunset on the mountains.

    Fall sunset on the mountains.

  • Sunset View. High Knob Fire Tower. 15 minute drive away & then 1.5 mile hike.

    Sunset View. High Knob Fire Tower. 15 minute drive away & then 1.5 mile hike.

  • Cabin from door in winter from deck. Mountains visible in background.

    Cabin from door in winter from deck. Mountains visible in background.

  • High Knob Fire Tower View. 15 minute drive then 1.5 mile to top. 360 degree view

    High Knob Fire Tower View. 15 minute drive then 1.5 mile to top. 360 degree view

  • View from Shenandoah Mtn. 15 minute drive to the top of the mountain.

    View from Shenandoah Mtn. 15 minute drive to the top of the mountain.

  • Gum Run, a Native Trout Stream 8-10 minute walk from the cabin. Great Trout Spot

    Gum Run, a Native Trout Stream 8-10 minute walk from the cabin. Great Trout Spot

  • Fall scene on the river. Just down the hill from the cabin. 7-9 minute walk.

    Fall scene on the river. Just down the hill from the cabin. 7-9 minute walk.

  • Living room with real stone fireplace and wood burning stove.

    Living room with real stone fireplace and wood burning stove.

  • Living room looking toward dining room & kitchen.

    Living room looking toward dining room & kitchen.

  • Soaker tub / shower with real river rock walls that my wife & I hand picked.

    Soaker tub / shower with real river rock walls that my wife & I hand picked.

  • Living room with wood stove in the fireplace & seating for 5.

    Living room with wood stove in the fireplace & seating for 5.

  • Winter scene at Forest Edge Overlook wtih cozy & warm fire burning inside.

    Winter scene at Forest Edge Overlook wtih cozy & warm fire burning inside.

  • High Knob Fire Tower a 15 minute drive then 1.5 mile hike offers 360 degree view

    High Knob Fire Tower a 15 minute drive then 1.5 mile hike offers 360 degree view

  • Full kitchen with river rock back splash, double oven, dishwasher, large fridge.

    Full kitchen with river rock back splash, double oven, dishwasher, large fridge.

  • High Knob Fire Tower View. 15 minute drive then 1.5 mile to top. 360 degree view

    High Knob Fire Tower View. 15 minute drive then 1.5 mile to top. 360 degree view

  • George Washington's Profile. This is just a short walk from the cabin.

    George Washington's Profile. This is just a short walk from the cabin.

  • Summer river scene on the mountain. This is a 7-10 minute walk from the cabin.

    Summer river scene on the mountain. This is a 7-10 minute walk from the cabin.

  • Summer river scene just down the hill from the cabin. 8-10 minute walk.

    Summer river scene just down the hill from the cabin. 8-10 minute walk.

  • Fall on the mountain. Gum Run, a native Trout stream. 7-9 minute walk from cabin

    Fall on the mountain. Gum Run, a native Trout stream. 7-9 minute walk from cabin

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, May 01, 2017

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