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Secluded Cottage on 10 Acres. Close to Shen. Natl. Park and Luray Caverns

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Quiet Location, Mountain Views, Great For Biking or Hiking.

Old Mine Cottage is outfitted with quite a few amenities that will make your stay very enjoyable! A 5 person hot tub is always a hit with younger and older guests alike, and for a perfectly relaxing experience, the outdoor fire pit is a great place to unwind after a day of sightseeing, golfing, or however you choose to spend your time in Luray! The kitchen is beautifully designed and comes complete with every appliance needed, including a dishwasher. There is a washer and dryer on site as well for those who wish to use them. Every few hours the train comes through, and the property is just the right distance from the tracks for it to be charming. There is a brand new TV in the living room, with a DirecTV package, and a DVD player. The inside of the cottage has a very rustic feel to it. Everything is completely new, but was carefully crafted to feel very comfortable and unique. The property sits at a convenient location to get to, with only a 10 minute drive to nearly everything you could need to do.

Gerald Dovel
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
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Gerald Dovel

We have lived in Luray, VA our entire lives, and have always loved it here. My wife and I both hold public positions; her with page county schools and myself with the page county health department. 20 years ago after our home was paid for I bought our first monthly rental property on High Street in downtown Luray. It was a big investment, and lots of long nights after work were spent there to bring it into the condition I wanted, but it turned out great. A lot has changed since then, and 1 monthly rental property has turned into 26. Two years ago we decided to expand our horizons and move into more than just monthly rentals, which ultimately led to Old Mine Cottage. It took a two year process to get to today, but the result is a gorgeous property that is ready to be utilized. As we continue to grow in the business world we invite you to come and stay with us. Let us know how we did. We think you will be impressed.

Gerald Dovel purchased this cottage in 2012

What makes this cottage unique

This property offers a unique location in a quiet, rural area of our county. It is only two and one half miles from the main highway. Yet it is set on miles of paved country roads with very little traffic. Perfect location for biking enthusiasts.


Luray Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Large custom built tile shower shower with seat. Beautiful claw foot tub for soaking.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • water tubing


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Secluded Cottage on 10 Acres. Close to Shen. Natl. Park and Luray Caverns
average rating of 4.840909 based on 44 reviews

Great place secluded everything provided

  • 5 of 5

Great place to spend quite time. Owner was very good and responsive. Hot tub was great.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Nice house close to Luray

  • 5 of 5

Pleasantly surprised with the house - it actually seemed nicer than the pictures. 3 bedrooms, although there were only 2 of us. The kitchen was well stocked and everything was in good

shape. Plenty of yard for our dog and close to hiking and the town.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a weekend at the end of October. Both the land and the house were beautiful and cozy, and the owner was polite and helpful. Was perfect for 2 people, but would be a great place for larger groups as well.

Can't wait to come back in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Fantastic, secluded property only minutes from Shenandoah National Park!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and surrounding acreage provided a relaxing home for the weekend as we explored Shenandoah National Park. We especially enjoyed the huge yard and hot tub! We hope to stay here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Trenton, New Jersey

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Old Mine Cottage. Everything we said in our first review 'Wonderful, Relaxing Getaway' was true this time, too. The cottage is secluded and peaceful, with lots to do within a short distance. Old Mine Cottage is a great place to relax and restore.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Annandale, VA

Wonderful, relaxing place!

  • 5 of 5

This September was our second stay at this cabin in Luray. We love the outdoor setting - the fire pit, the quiet environment, the dark night that allows you to see the stars and the Milky Way. We live close - 90 minuted drive away - and plan to return every year.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Dulles International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Speakeasy at the Mimslyn Inn
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Caverns Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Brookside Restaurant
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Massanutten Resort
Nearest Beach
225 Miles
Virginia Beach
Car: necessary

Old Mine Cottage is less than three miles from the main highway, (US-211) yet it is a world away from the norm. If you want a quiet setting with beautiful views, Old Mine Cottage will more than meet your needs. We are located close to the downtown area of Luray, with its' quaint shopping, restaurants, and the iconic 'Pink' movie theater. We are within 10 miles of a wide variety of activities, such as Yogi Bear's Jellystone park, which provides mini-golf, an arcade for kids, and a water slide. The Caverns Country club is a very short drive up US-211 and provides a beautiful and competitive challenge for golfers of all skill levels. The Luray Caverns are a 5 mile drive away and are a world famous, must see attraction. If you like to bike you will find miles of paved country roads with very little traffic. If you like to hike there are miles of trails close by. If doing nothing sounds good you will be more than happy at the cottage as well! You can relax on the decks, enjoy the hot tub, the fire pit, the ten acres of property or the cottage itself. We bought the property in 2012 and have carefully returned it to the time period of its construction. It has been a labor of love and we believe that you will love it too. We welcome you to come and experience it.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 10.3%

For holiday weekends there is a 3 night minimum. A full refund will be issued if reservation is cancelled 30 days in advance, minus a 30 dollar processing fee. If cancelled less than 30 days in advance, half of the total booking amount will be refunded. Refunds for inclement weather will only be issued in exceptional circumstances, and will be issued at our discretion. Pets 25$ extra per night. Check-in 4:00 pm, Check-out 11:00 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.