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Mountaintop Cabin With Stunning Panoramic Views near Luray

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3- Bedroom, 2- Bathroom House With Mountain Views, Hot Tub, and Wi-Fi Sleeps 10

**We just updated the kitchen with new appliances; a brand new glass top electric stove&oven and a brand new refrigerator with a built in ice maker. Also we just installed a brand new hot tub and a new outdoor BBQ gas grill, we hope you will enjoy your time at Point of View Lodge!**

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains directly adjacent to Shenandoah National Park near Luray Virginia, Point of View Mountain Lodge is a privately owned vacation home that is available for short-term rentals. Ideal for a romantic getaway, a family outing, or a group adventure, this beautifully restored alpine home accommodates up to ten adults. The large property is private and quiet, yet very accessible—and less than two hours from downtown Washington DC!


Perched atop a ridge crest at a 2700-foot elevation, the Lodge offers a spectacular panoramic vista of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Range. It is within walking distance of the Appalachian Trail, Skyline Drive, several waterfalls, a pond, and the Big Meadows Recreation Area, which features a nature center, a historical stone lodge and tavern, and the Meadow itself. In addition to hiking, the nearby towns of Stanley and Luray offer caving, river rafting, fly fishing, Bluegrass music, wineries, horseback riding, duckpins, and antique stores.


Pet-friendly, child-safe, and wheelchair accessible, the large mountaintop house has something for everyone: the charm of a country cabin, all the comfort and conveniences of home, and the luxuries of a resort. Amenities include a hot tub, pool table/Ping-Pong, fireplace and free Internet, Wi-Fi, and streaming video, and the grounds have a play set, garden paths, fruit trees, berry bushes, and diverse wildlife, but it is the scenery and uninterrupted alpine views that make it a truly special place.



· Located in Page County, Virginia, 15 miles south of Luray

· 2700-foot elevation in the Blue Ridge Mountains

· Less than two hours’ drive from downtown Washington DC

· Immediately off of state-plowed, paved road, and easily accessible year-round

· Quite, private location is directly adjacent to Shenandoah National Park


Accommodations and conveniences

· Master bedroom sleeps two adults (queen bed)

· Second bedroom sleeps two adults (queen bed)

· Third bedroom sleeps four adults (two full-length bunk beds)

· Main room sleeps two adults (double/full futon)

· Two full bathrooms

· Full kitchen with oven range, microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher

· Kitchen also equipped with coffeemaker and other small appliances

· Dishes, cookware and utensils provided

· Large dining table and drop leaf table seat ten

· Large gas barbeque grill

· Well-mannered dogs allowed

· Wheelchair accessible


Recreation, entertainment, and amenities

· Main room and master bedroom are both equipped with HDTV, Blu-Ray and complementary streaming audio/video

· Home theater and audio system

· Complementary Wi-Fi with high-speed Internet service in all rooms

· Complementary local telephone service (in case your cellular signal is unreliable)

· Slate-top billiards table/Ping-Pong table (please note that game room is accessed by an exterior staircase)

· Plenty of books, games, and toys for all ages

· Access to fishing pond within development

· Seven-person hot tub

· Large covered deck with panoramic mountain views

· Hammock and porch swings

· Children's play set with swings and slide

· Gas fireplace (available for use during winter months only)

· Fire ring/pit

· Independently controlled heating and air conditioning in each bedroom


Scenery and views

· Spectacular panoramic mountain view—over 30 miles on clear days

· Enjoy the view from the great room, large covered deck or covered porch

· Enjoy an unimpeded view of the dark night sky from the hot tub

· Abundant wildlife (e.g. rabbit, deer, bear, hummingbird, hawk, goldfinch)

· Peach, pear, plumb and apple trees, blackberries and grapes


Destinations within hiking distance:

· Shenandoah National Park

· Big Meadows Recreation Area

· Skyline Drive

· Appalachian Trail

· Blackrock Summit

· Rapidan Camp

· Dark Hollow Falls

· Rose River Falls

· Lewis Falls

· Naked Creek Falls

· Lake Meadows


Local attractions and events within 20 miles

· Swimming at Lake Arrowhead Beach and Stanley Public Pool

· Antique shops, movie theatre, playhouse, art gallery, farmer's market and duckpin bowling in downtown Luray

· Luray Caverns, featuring: Car Museum, Museum of Shenandoah Culture, Garden Maze, Car & Carriage Museum, Gem Sluice, Toy Town Junction, and Rope Adventure Park

· Luray Zoo

· Luray Singing Tower Carillion

· Canoeing, rafting, kayaking and fly fishing on the Shenandoah River

· Horseback riding at Jordan Hollow or Skyland

· Food Lion and Walmart

· Skiing at Massanutten Ski Resort and Water Park (30 miles) and Bryce Four-Season Resort (40 miles)

More Details

Carl and Poy Hallinan
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, Thai
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Carl and Poy Hallinan

We used to live in the greater Washington DC area, and really enjoyed our mountain home and the surrounding areas. We recently moved down to Florida to be closer to the family but we are fortunate to have a great friend who helps taking care of our property so we are able to share this wonderful property with our quests. We hope you will enjoy staying at our mountain retreat as much as we did.

Carl and Poy Hallinan purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Carl and Poy Hallinan chose Stanley

We spent so many weekends in Shenandoah National Park that we decided to buy a home there. Now that we have a family, we don't get up there as often. We decided it should not go to waste, and that we should share it with others.

What makes this cabin unique

We never tired of the views--we have hundreds of sunset photos, the fall colors are brilliant, and the snowscapes are magical!

Guestbook comments from the owner


I just wanted to thank you for letting us use your amazing cabin last week. We have spent most of our vacations camping in a pop-up camper, which is fun but a bit crowded for four adults. Due to my recent surgery, we decided to try to find a less stressful way to spend our vacation this summer. I'm afraid you may have spoiled my family and they'll expect this kind of luxury in the future!

I don't know who did the photography on your web sites, but it is amazing. I had narrowed down my search to three possibilities, but chose yours on the basis of your pictures, not only for the amazing views but for the thoroughness of being able to see every room--I like to see what I'm getting into and when the other web sites didn't show us the bedrooms or the bath rooms, I was drawn to your place.

Of course no pictures could do justice to the amazing beauty of your location. To rise every morning to those ever changing mountain views, to watch the clouds flowing over the hills, to expect a different sunset every night, and to be able to walk out and watch the clear starry skies at night, was truly a special treat. You feel like you are the only people on that mountainside, yet you have every possible luxury available.

And of course you have given so much attention to stocking your place with every imaginable thing someone might want to enjoy their stay, games, entertainment and books. I especially enjoyed the bird and star guides (I've never seen so many humming birds in one place). I think we got to enjoy almost everything, from the hot tub to the pool table to the barbeque.

I want to give a special mention to Rich. He was so helpful to us, ready to fetch fresh supplies, fill us in on local color, and even bringing us fresh baked zucchini bread. He is a great asset to the whole experience.

So thanks again. I understand this is the first year you have been renting. We hope it is not the last. I don't know if our plans will bring us your way again, although with a daughter living in DC that just might happen, but if they do, we certainly would love to spend another week in your amazing lodge.

Aug 2014
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Stanley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 7:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 1: in the bedroom, full bath and shower Bathroom 2: Half size bath tub, shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
  • Bedroom 1: queen bed with in-suit bathroom Bedroom 2: queen bed Bedroom 3: 2 twin bunk beds Living room: full-size (double) sleeper futon Please note that bedrooms have clothes hooks and drawer space, but do not have closets
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Mountaintop Cabin With Stunning Panoramic Views near Luray
average rating of 4.568182 based on 92 reviews

Amazing Location and Views!!

  • 4 of 5

Perfect for 4 people and a pup. Amazing view and secluded with very limited traffic. Great 2 day stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Cozy cabin, great location, a few disappointments

  • 4 of 5

Let me start by saying this cabin is in a perfect location, has great views, and great amenities . The view of the starts at night is incredible. Chad saw a shooting start. The fire pit is amazing, fireplace is so nice, great size kitchen and table for our group of 6 people. However... there are a few things the group felt needed updating or improvement. The hot tub has great potential, but the chemicals are so strong they turned our bathing suits different colors and made everyone's skin irritated (itchy and dry). Lots of stink bugs, I didn't mind really because they don't bother me but they did gross out a few others in our group because they would land on the pillows and are in every room. It does say they don't have sheets, but they really should. Lastly, I tried to reach out to the property owner multiple times via text and email regarding early check in, however, never received a response. We had a fun time, just could use some improvements.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Great location/views, numerous issues

  • 3 of 5

Great views, isolated location, big yard. Slept 10 of us okay. 8 would be a more comfortable capacity since it is not that big. The deck was nice and spacious.

The dishwasher did not work for us. It would not turn on, even after checking the breakers in the basement. The propane tank was nearly empty and was also frozen shut. We were never able to get the valve opened. So not being able to use the dishwasher and the grill was a big negative. Also, the fridge is in poor condition and requires some work to get it closed each time.

No linens were provided. There were maybe 6-8 fleece blankets and 4-6 bath towels, that was it. Linens should absolutely be provided for the beds.

The hot tub says 7 capacity in the listing, but the spa rules sheet stated capacity of 6. Most of us got rashes from being in the hot tub the first night and did not get back in the rest of the weekend. The spa rules sheet mentioned putting a shock packet in after each use, but we did not find any. The chemistry of the water could be way off.

The basement/game room was a nice separate area, but the pool table/ping pong table are in very poor condition, essentially unplayable. They are very old and beat up and should be replaced. One of the heaters in the basement would not work as well.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay despite the houses shortfalls. If they above issues were fixed, we would give it 5 stars. We would most likely look elsewhere next time.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyable, full amenities, great view

  • 4 of 5

Great place to get away

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cozy cabin with amazing views

  • 4 of 5

Stayed at the cabin with a total of 10 guests. The cabin was overall in good shape and was as described. We enjoyed the fireplace and the porch as our two main hang zones. There was plenty of warmth from the fire, baseboard heaters, and electric wall heaters.

We all agreed that ten people is definitely the max capacity of this cabin, and that it really comfortably would fit three couples, or two families with kids. The bunk room is a little small for 4 adults to occupy. The kitchen was decently furnished with plenty of silverware, plates, cups/glasses, and spices. There was not, however, a large skillet or frying pan, so make sure you bring one if you are cooking meals for a crowd. The appliances in the kitchen left something to be desired, as the fridge door is misaligned and will accidentally remain ajar unless you lift it into place. The dishwasher was similarly in disrepair, as it was very difficult to close the door in order to get it running. Also, the driveway is at an extremely tight angle off the road, so use caution when turning into it. Three of our cars bottomed out trying to enter the driveway on the first try, and one of us got stuck with the front of the car going over the edge of the very steep driveway bank, but we were luckily able to push it out safely. I recommend initially passing the driveway and turning around in the large gravel area just below the driveway on the subdivision road so you can approach the driveway with a more direct angle. I also recommend you do not put the address into your GPS, as Google Maps sent two of our friends to the wrong place in the subdivision, but instead just search "Point of View Lodge" on Google Maps or Waze, which took the rest of us directly to the house. We did not experience many stink bugs like others have complained, just one or two here and there like every other normal house in the mid-Atlantic. Overall, a very nice stay at a cozy cabin with amazing views!!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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It was perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

It was amazing. We come up every year stay at different cabins but this was one of the best will be coming back. The lodge was perfect as was the veiw. Need to get some pool balls for the pool table can't play pool with only 7 balls only complaint. A dart board would be nice addition to game room

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
54.2 Miles
Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Big Meadows Lodge
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Caverns Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Hawksbill Diner
Nearest Ski
29 Miles
Massenutten Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Lake Arrowhead
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $150

Includes four sets of complementary bath towels. Bed linens can be provided for an additional charge. An excess cleaning charge of $50 per rental if excess cleaning is required.

Weekend rental requires 2 consecutive nights with Friday checked-in. Long holiday weekend requires 3 consecutive nights rental.

Please review the Rental Agreement prior to booking for additional information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.