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Misty River Retreat on the Shenandoah River

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Misty River Retreat is 30 yards from the Shenandoah River & has central HVAC air


Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Pictures Say It All. Amazing river view and 50 meters from GWNF

For 10 people with Misty House and Annex for 2 nights is $1103.00 including the 10.3% taxes. For 8 people for the Misty House & the Annex is $2867.80 for one week including the taxes...... this house has three bedrooms and 1living rooms, including 52" flat screen TV. Three beds. This house has three queens bed. Full kitchen. Hot tub on river front screened porch with fireplace. Optional add on to accommodate more guests: The Annex which is an additional $150/night plus what vrbo quotes has it's own Kitchen and One bedroom with a queen bed. Full bathroom with a cedar line shower stall. *** One must rent the Misty River House in order to be eligible to rent the Annex. Canoe included Sleeper sofa in the living room.
fireplace near the outside fire pit at edge of the river!

Romantic Hideaway or Family and Friends Retreat
Hot tub on river front screened porch with fireplace
3 bedrooms (Misty House), 1 and a half baths, living room
Outside fire pit at edge of the river! The annex has additional bedroom and Kitchen and bathroom and living room with pull out couch.

Misty River is a 3-bedroom rustic river retreat available year-round with hot tub, DSL Wireless Internet access and a 47-inch wall-mounted flat screen TV.
Located on a bend of the Shenandoah River bend with magnificent views up and down river, the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and Massanutten Mountain in the George Washington National Forest behind. Misty River Retreat on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River is located at the base of the Massanutten Mountain with the famous Habron Gap Trail entrance a short hike away, going to the mountain top views of the Shenandoah Valley and Fort Valley to the west.
Thornton Gap entrance to the Skyline Drive through the Shenandoah National Park is a beautiful 12 mile drive along the river.
Misty River Retreat is 30 yards from the South Fork of the Shenandoah River and a 1/4 mile or less from a state managed free boat launch! Note: only canoes, kayaks and rafts can handle the river and its many series of small rapids. Power boats can launch above the dam upriver about 10 miles with free parking.
'Best Small mouth bass fishing in America'. Additional private property fishing available at local ponds and stocked lake, too! 'Best single track technical switch back mountain biking in the Northern American Continent.' Great hiking too.
About the cabin and its amenities:
• 3 bedrooms with queen size beds
• Linens & towels included on 3 beds or 5 beds if you get annex.
• non-smoking cabin
• check in after 3 PM; check out 11 AM or by special arrangement when possible glass-walled master
• Master bedroom has private half bath and deck
• walk in shower in central bathroom
• Canoe
• Outdoor deck, charcoal grill , fire pit just off river!
• “Garage” game room: table tennis, card table, extra refrigerator, canoe, adult life jackets, fishing poles, two adult beach cruiser bicycles.
• 2 wood burning fireplaces (one on screened river front porch with hot tub) with firewood
• Dish Satellite TV with premium movie and sports channels, major networks - YES, sports fans!
• DVD/ CD players (bring your own movies/music)
• local phone service, unlimited USA long distance, FREE Wireless Internet
• air conditioning/ electric heat
• microwave, dishwasher, fully furnished kitchen
• Washer and dryer installed this spring 2015
Special pricing for Holiday and High season rates will apply
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We do allow pets for an extra fee. $15/pet/night plus taxes....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Misty is a one floor house. There are no steps on the property. The annex is also just 1 floor with no steps....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 king


  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen


  • MISTY HAS 3 BEDROOMS. IF YOU PAY EXTRA MONEY THEN WE WILL OPEN UP THE ANNEX THAT HAS 2 EXTRA BEDROOMS AND AN EXTRA BATH AND AN EXTRA KITCHENETTE. There is one full bathroom and one half bathroom in the house.. The main bathroom just got new tile and shower door Spring 2015. We also added a brand new washer to the property Spring 2015. We installed a new central air system in spring 2015 as well! Linens are provided complimentarily on all 5 beds....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • We provide linens and towels complimentary on all 5 queen beds!


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    HBO and all that on Dish Sattelite ...moreless

  • Television:

    46" flat screen hd TV...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • 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
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Misty River Retreat is about 12 miles from the Town of Luray. There are some nice attractions, restaurants and antique shopping in Luray plus a bunch of bike races, triatholons and live entertainmuen...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    There are views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Massanutten Mountain...moreless

  • Rural:

    It doesn't get more rural than this. Stand in front of the door at Misty and throw a baseball and hit George Washington National Forest. Then turn around and throw a Frisbee and hit the River!...moreless

  • Water View:

    On a beautiful property on the South Fork Shenandoah River(bigger than North Fork). The house has stunning views looking up and down the river from the deck! Easy access into the river for swimming ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The house is less than 30 meters from the river! The South Fork Shenandoah River. Great Fishing. The Shenandoah River is once again the "best small mouth bass fishing in Northern America! Trout too...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    We have a dining room table that can seat 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air, new hvac system installed Spring 2015...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    2 fireplaces plus fire pit by river. One fire place in the living room and one in on the deck by the hot tub. We supply 2 wheel barrows of split hard wood as a courtesy....moreless

  • Garage:

    Garage has been renevated to be an extra 2 bedrooms and kitchenette and bathroom if you pay additional money to open that up....moreless

  • Heating:

    new central air hvac system installed Spring 2015...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi dsl. The best internet connection for this rural area....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    3 beds of fresh linens provided for each stay, complimentary. 5 beds of linens complimentary you pay extra money to rent the annex....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room has a very nice big fire place which we provide good seasoned pretty split hard wood for. The living room also has a lot of books and board games, puzzles etc... ( 2nd living room in ...moreless

  • Parking:

    room for 5 cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free long distance calling in America....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    3 to four towels provided in each bedroom. In the summer months we recommend guests bring extra towels for the river, hot tub etc.. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new washer spring 2015...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We have dishes, silverware, coffee cups, glasses and wine glasses for up to 10 people....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    We provide the dish washing detergent....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with new stove as of September 2015. The kitchen has microwave and bender and toaster oven and 99% of the utensils pots, pans, etc... that you would need....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:


  • Stove:

    Brand new stove September 2014 electric. Electric range top....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    The outdoor patio has views up and down the river. With a permanent charcoal grill just off the front of the wooden deck....moreless

  • Golf:

    15 minute drive from Luray Caverns Golf course....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    one canoe with paddles and life jackets. 16 foot. We ask people to not portage the canoe on a vehicle....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is 3 tables outside. One on the deck and then cast iron set with chairs in the yard as well as a wooden picknic table....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Big hot tub that seats four people...moreless



from 2 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,700 $5,999

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $30 + tax
  • Annex Building $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.3%


There is a 2 night minimum. However if there is only a 1 night availability on a weekend or between 2 other bookings, we will entertain the idea of a one night booking. The 1st night is $290. The 2nd night is $290. The 3rd night and there after is only $235/night. To open up the fourth bedroom and pull out sofa bed is an extra fee of $150/night good for up to four additional people Call 540-743-4007 for a quick quote! For 10 people for 2 nights with the annex building is $1103.00 total including the taxes. The fee for 10 people with the annex and the house for 7 nights is $2862.80. For 10 people for 7 nights for the house and the annex is $3,259.88 total including the taxes. The only way to rent the annex is if you rent the Misty Retreat House also.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Dulles Air Port
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Speak Easy, Mimslyn Inn
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Luray Golf Course
102 Miles
Nearest Train
Union Station, Washington D.C.
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
41 Miles
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Nearest Beach
Virginia Beach

Car: Necessary

"You can stand at the front door at Misty River Retreat and throw a baseball and hit George Washington National Forrest, then turn around and toss a Frisbee with your non-dominant hand and hit The South Fork Shenandoah River(which flows North). Misty River Retreat just got a new shower and tile in bathroom #1, a new central air system and a new washer and dryer machine(all this added in March 2015).

*When you book a reservation at Misty you get the cell phone number of the Company's Host and Concierge thus having access to call, txt, email at anytime prior or during your stay to answer questions, make recommendations or special requests! Misty River Retreat is right on the Shenandoah River with beautiful views. The price VRBO quotes is for four people or less. High Speed Wifi DSL internet. Free Long Distance calling anywhere in the U.S. Flat screen tv 50 inch. Dish Satellite TV. DSL copper wire Wifi thru the phone lines. 2 restrooms, 3bdrm, full kitchen, pots pans, dishes, glasses(99% of every utensil you need in the Full Kitchen). 2 fire places. Nice hot tub on screened in deck. Barbecue Charcoal Grill. Stunning views. Property is across road from George Washington National Park, less than 25 min from Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive. Property is less than 1/4 mile from local trail "Old habron Gap Trail" that is a great hike that goes to the top of Massanutten Mountain with 360 degree views of both Shenandoah Valley's if you hike up to one of the peaks(on George Washington National Forest). Misty River Retreat is Pet Friendly. There is a garage that has a ping pong table and extra fire wood in it. We just upgraded the garage door with a huge window to let in more natural light(Oct 2015 upgrade). Some of the best hiking and technical switch back trail mountain biking in America is less than 1/4 mile from the house. The property has a new central air system great for year round temperature control(just added in Spring 2015). Additional activities nearby, canoeing(we provide one canoe you can take out directly infront of the house), fishing, antique shopping, horse back riding, zip lines, Luray Caverns tour, Restaurants, having a bonfire down by the river! Let us know if you need extra fire wood! You can stand outside the front door at Misty River Retreat... and throw a baseball, and hit George Washington National Forest... then turn around and throw a Frisbee with the left hand and hit the South Fork Shenandoah River!(south fork is bigger than north fork but still a class 1 river the majority of the year). The property is also near Captain's Lodge(which we own that sleeps up to 23 people, Great Wedding Venue!). Misty is less than a mile from a Local Trail. This trail that leads to the top of Massanutten Mountain which is in the Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge Mountains, near Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Forest. We offer concierge services to our guest if they have any special requests for referrals of other businesses or questions about the House, Property is adjacent George Washington National Forest. The Town of Luray is less than 12 miles away. Local Wineries, Horse Back Riding, Hiking, Shenandoah Canoe Outfitters right up the road)(which happens to be adjacent property to our Coutry Place Campgrounds(2), Luray Caverns, Water Park, Zip Lines, Good Restaurants, Scenic Drives over Mountains in every direction, Fishing at 2 private properties, and one State Lake Nearby that is stocked with fish plus local ponds on George Washington National Forrest. Misty has a 46 inch flat screen tv and we have Dish Satellite TV service. We just made a lot of improvements to to the property this year including a new upgraded bathroom in the big bathroom. We also have a half bathroom off of the master bedroom. We are offering specials in this off season 2015/2016. Rent 2 nights on a non holiday weekend and receive the 3rd night for free. Or rent 3 nights on a non-holiday weekend and receive the fourth night for free.


Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Luray, VA, USA:
You can stand at the front door at Misty River Retreat and throw a base ball and hit George Washington National Park; turn around and toss a Frisbee with your non dominant hand and hit The South Fork Shenandoah River! Or you can step inside the screen door and jump in the four person hot tub with roof over and screened in porch while having an exterior fireplace fire on the deck with shishkobobs roasting!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house sits along the outer elbow of the Shenandoah River so the vista up and down the river is very accessible without having to walk down to the river bank and twisting your neck to see up and down the river. Misty house has 3 bedrooms. But if you rent the annex also for an additional fee... then you get 2 more beds, 1 more bath and a kitchenette for a total of four bedrooms and a bed in the 2nd livingroom

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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  • Misty River Retreat is 30 yards from the Shenandoah River & has central HVAC air

    Misty River Retreat is 30 yards from the Shenandoah River & has central HVAC air

  • view from local trail "Old Habron Gap Trail" 1/4 mile from Misty River Retreat!

    view from local trail "Old Habron Gap Trail" 1/4 mile from Misty River Retreat!

  • adjacent Shenandoah South Fork River & adjacent George Washsington National Park

    adjacent Shenandoah South Fork River & adjacent George Washsington National Park

  • 2nd bedroom, has new 2016 clothes washing machine in the closet!

    2nd bedroom, has new 2016 clothes washing machine in the closet!

  • Bedroom number 3.  All bedrooms complementary have linens and towels for guests!

    Bedroom number 3. All bedrooms complementary have linens and towels for guests!

  • Best small mouth bass fishing in America!  Trout, blue gill, perch, cat fish +

    Best small mouth bass fishing in America! Trout, blue gill, perch, cat fish +

  • Misty River Retreat Driveway

    Misty River Retreat Driveway

  • horse stables within 25 min

    horse stables within 25 min

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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