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Log Cabin with a spectacular view of the Shenandoah River and the Massanutten Mo

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Enjoy a spectacular view of the Shenandoah River and Valley from the covered stone front porch. This quaint authentic log cabin allows for the peaceful tranquility of the mountains or a home base for a variety of activities both local and nearby. A spacious family room with queen size fold out sleeper sofa and television with DVD player, two bedrooms each with a double bed, and one full bath make this cabin a perfect getaway for up to six guests. There is a fully equipped kitchen including microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, and dishwasher. The cabin has both central heating and air conditioning for multi-season rental opportunities. An outdoor stone grill and picnic table are located on a patio in back of the cabin. A short pathway leads to stone steps taking you to the river’s edge for swimming, fishing or just dipping your toes. Our property does not have direct boat access, but there is a public boat landing less than 2 miles away.

Your home away from home – The perfect retreat!

• Minimum two night stay and three night requirement for following holiday weekends: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years

• Week rentals can not be Saturday to Saturday

• Check-in: Anytime after 3 pm Check-out – By 11 am

Based upon availability, early and/or late check out can be arranged.

• Firewood provided from Sept 1 to April 1

• Pets friendly-additional deposit may be required: $10.00/pet/night max of $ 30/pet/stay.

• Unless previously confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice

* Please note, outside camping is not allowed without written approval from the property manager

* Maximum number of overnight guests on the property is 6 people due to county health department regulations.

Cliffside cabin is located on a gated private gravel driveway which is 7 miles from Front Royal, VA. The cabin is three miles from the Shenandoah State Park and five miles from the northern entrance of the Skyline Drive of the Shenandoah National Park. Many of our guests enjoy local hiking, fishing, canoeing, and mountain biking and wine tasting at one of the thirty wineries within 30 miles of the cabin.

More Details

Owner
John McLarin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

Why John McLarin chose Shenandoah Valley

Location, location, Location- Our cabin is the perfect home base for all your outdoor activities and adventures in the Shenandoah Valley. Our log cabin is secluded and built on a 100 foot cliff above the Shenandoah River with 35 acres of privacy. The Shenandoah River State Park and the Skyline Drive northern entrance are both only a ten minutes drive. The newly built Canopy Tours zip line was just open in the summer of 2014 which takes over 3 hour to complete. If you’re more interested in water activities; swimming, fishing or boating is all just a walk or 10 minute ride. There are three boating companies in the area which offer numerous options for floating down the river. Did someone say wine tasting? There are over 30 wineries within 30 minutes of our cabin with new ones opening every year. We hope you will choose our home base for a memorable getaway. The river can be accessed by walking, but does not have river access for launching boats due to the path to the river.

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Dullas Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Front Royal
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Front Royal
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Alexandria Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 66 & 81
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Front Royal
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Massanutten Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Virginia Beach
Car: necessary

Front Royal Area:

Front Royal, Warren County and the surrounding area are rich in history and natural beauty and offer many unique and varied year round recreational and leisure activities sure to satisfy our visitors. It is also known as the Canoe Capital of Virginia. thanks in part to the 39 miles of scenic waterways better known as the North and South forks of the Shenandoah River that meet just west of the town of Front Royal, and the main river that continues toward Clarke County, northward. The North and South forks of the river meet at Riverton, west of Front Royal, where it heads north to Clarke County, and ultimately, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, where it meets the Potomac River. In Warren County the river offers calm waters for a leisurely canoe ride and rapids ideal for kayaking. Boating, rafting and tubing also are popular.

The areas provides numerous opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors by canoeing, tubing, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, zip lining, wine tasting, golf or visiting of the two wonderful National or State parks whose entrance are only 6 miles from our cabin.

Skyline Drive / Shenandoah National Park:

Skyline Drive and the Shenandoah National Park bring more visitors to Warren County than any other attraction. The park and drive extend 105 miles over mountain tops from Afton in the south to Front Royal in the north, and parallel a 95-mile portion of the Appalachian Trail. The park draws more than 2 million visitors a year; about 500,000 of them enter at the Front Royal entrance on US 340, about a quarter-mile south of the town.

The 195,000-acre park combines protected mountain land with trails and beautiful views. The park's trails, varying from short walks to 12-hour hikes, intersect with waterfalls, streams, old home sites and scenic vistas. Wildflowers, more than 205 species of birds, white-tailed deer and black bear abound.

Admission to the park is $10 per car and $5 for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists. An annual park pass is available for $20.

Shenandoah River State Park

This park is on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River and has more than 1,600 acres along 5.2 miles of shoreline. The park opened in June 1999. In addition to meandering river frontage, the park offers scenic views of Massanutten Mountain to the west and Shenandoah National Park to the east. A large riverside picnic area, picnic shelters, trails, river access and a car-top boat launch make this a popular destination for families, anglers and canoeists. Ten riverfront tent campsites, a campground with water and electric sites, cabins, camping cabins and a group campground are available. With more than 24 miles of trails and a new zipline, the park has plenty of options for hiking, biking, horseback riding and adventure.

Admission to the park is $4 per car for week days and $5 weekends. .

Virginia Canopy Tours

During the canopy tour, participants will enjoy stunning views of the Massanutten Mountains and the gorgeous hardwood forest of the Shenandoah Valley. Guests will learn the rich history of the Shenandoah Valley, native plant species, and the wild inhabitants who make the woods their home.

Participants will soar through the Shenandoah hardwood forest at speeds which can exceed 40 miles per hour and at heights reaching 90 feet above the forest floor - all while attached to two steel cables. The canopy tour finale is an adrenaline pumping 1,035’ zip down the face of the ridge to our rappel.

Allow approximately three hours for our canopy tour, which consists of: ground school, UTV trail ride, 8 zip lines, 1 sky bridge, 1 air stair bridge, 2 nature walks and a rappel.

All participants receive individual safety and braking training and are accompanied by two certified eco-trained guides. Participants are attached to our cables by lanyards whenever above the forest floor. All safety equipment is handled by our guides 100% of the time. Virginia Canopy Tours™ reserves the right to exclude anyone from participation.

Shenandoah River Activities:

There are three boating companies in the area which offer numerous options for floating down the river. The South Fork of the Shenandoah River is one of the nation's best for smallmouth and largemouth bass, rockbass, redbreast sunfish, bluegill, muskellunge and channel catfish. The North Fork, meanwhile, offers anglers smallmouth bass and redbreast sunfish, and the mainstream offers all species except muskellunge.

State residents age 16 and over are required to obtain a fishing license before fishing on inland waters. Nonresidents over age 12 need a license. All persons needing a license also need to purchase a National Forest stamp when fishing in waters within the boundary of the Washington and Jefferson National Forest, except on the North and South forks of the Shenandoah River. Licenses are sold at authorized agents located throughout the county, but not at the county clerk's office.

Amenities

Front Royal Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom with shower and tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , There is a sleeper sofa in the family room
  • Front bedroom has queen size bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Please note, outside camping is NOT allowed on the property. In addition, the maximum number of overnight guests on the property is 6 people. We do NOT allow parties with outside guests on the property without written permission from the property manager.

Reviews

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Log Cabin with a spectacular view of the Shenandoah River and the Massanutten Mo
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5

The Best Views, The Best Experience with The Owner and Very Relaxing Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

This was a returning vacation back to this relaxing Cabin! The experience with John was also great, the place was always clean and very inviting. The location of the Cabin has one of the best views to enjoy the sunrise and sunsets over looking the river! The Cabin has a great yard for the entire Family to enjoy for games, grilling or enjoying an evening fire. There is even a little trail that takes you down to the river to fish! It will be a place I will continue to return to and will always wish I had to call my own!

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Cindy

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cindy, Thanks for writing a review and coming back again. We are so glad you has a wonderful time.
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5

Best river and mountain view!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Cliffside Cabin annually for about 18 years. The view of the river and mountains from the front porch never fail to put me in a state of total relaxation. And the renovated accommodations make this cabin feel like a home away from home. A year would not seem complete without our mountain getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Shirley, Thanks for sharing your experience and we look forward to your next visit.
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5

Great property with am awesome view!

  • 5 of 5

This log cabin is the perfect mix of rustic with all the necessary modern amenities. My family and I stayed here for the second time in August 2017 and we look forward to coming back again! Relaxing on the porch overlooking the Shenandoah River or sitting by the fire making Smores is both refreshing and rewarding. Its location is great for visiting Shenandoah National Park and enjoying the Shenandoah Valley!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Alex Thanks for coming back again this year. Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we are happy to hear you guys have another good stay.
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5

peaceful and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view, comfortable cabin, close to Shendoaha. The owner was available for questions. I can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words and for staying at our property. We hope you will return again soon.
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Great location and charming cabin!

  • 4 of 5

The location of this cabin can't be beat! Sunsets over the Shenandoah River are best enjoyed from the spacious deck. Accommodations are comfortable, though we all found the mattresses a bit too firm, which is the only reason this is not a five star review. Overall a great place to get away for the weekend.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks taking the time to write a review and we appreciate your feedback. in the past we had softer mattresses and we received more complainants about being too soft. We hope you will return again soon.
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5

Amazing Location! River and Mountain Views

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cliffside cabin! It sits on a cliff above the river, and the porch has excellent views. The cabin itself is very cabiny - logs, logs, and more logs. It's just what I was hoping to find. The setting is very relaxing, and it feels more remote than the short distance from Front Royal would imply. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
Damage Deposit $100

• If the cabin is left in the condition in which it was found, this deposit will be refunded to you.
• If the cabin requires additional cleaning (i.e. dishes, laundry, trash removal, or the key are not returned on your departure day), a $50.00 charge will be deducted from the refund of your deposit.
• The storm doors are locked which requires a locksmith service call for $75.00
Please note, outside camping is NOT allowed on the property. In addition, the maximum number of overnight guests on the property is 6 people. We do NOT allow parties with outside guests on the property without written permission from the property manager.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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