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SLOPESIDE-Built in 2014, Private, Luxury Chalet w/ Mtn views, Backs to Slopes

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

5 bedroom, 4.5 Bath, Sleeps 14

Please note: During the non-ski months (typically Apr- Nov) SLOPESIDE is operated as THE SCRAP NEST, a scrapbooking and crafting retreat.

Slopeside was custom built for us in 2014. It sleeps 14 in 5 bedrooms (10 beds), with 4 ½ baths and over 3,000 sq. ft. of mountain style luxury. Nestled amongst the trees on one of the highest lots at Massanutten, Slopeside provides an amazing degree of privacy despite backing to the ski slopes (less than a 5 minute (1/4 mile) walk). Includes private off street parking for 5 cars.

You enter the home through the “Mountain Room” which provides a comfortable place to sit and remove your jackets, ski boots and to store outdoor gear. From the Mountain Room, you will enter into the Great Room with its 20’ high wooden cathedral ceiling, exposed beams and hand-scraped hickory floor. The seating area has a large stone fireplace with a remote activated gas fireplace. Settle into one of the new leather couches and load a DVD to watch your favorite movie on the 46” HDTV. We have over 220 channels on cable plus hi-speed Wi-Fi. Games, books and movies are also available.

The dining area features a custom built 12’ long farmhouse table made from century-old reclaimed white oak. The table seats 14 comfortably, enabling everyone to enjoy meals together. The spacious kitchen features an open-beamed wood ceiling, rustic hickory cabinets and granite countertops with a tile backsplash. Well lit and fully equipped, the kitchen has ample cookware and utensils to support a large family. The all-new appliances include a smooth top range, side by side refrigerator, Keurig machine, blender and other small appliances. Two of the five bedrooms, “Aspen” and “Vail”, are located on the main level, both with beamed wooden ceilings and furnished with Queen and Twin wrought iron beds. A full bath (connecting to the Vail bedroom) and a powder room are located on this level.

Above the kitchen is the loft, which provides a perfect spot to relax in the comfortable recliner and read a favorite book from the well-stocked bookcase. The “Alta” room is the romantic cathedral ceilinged master suite tucked away on this upper level. Alta contains a Queen sized four poster bed, a wrought iron twin day bed, ceiling fan, 40” HDTV, DVD player and another recliner. Alta’s en-suite bath has a claw foot Victorian tub, a separate shower, a granite double sink vanity and oil rubbed bronze fixtures.

The lower level contains a large wood ceilinged recreation room with a large sectional couch, foosball table, 60” HDTV, X-box 360, and Wii. Along the wall is a granite wet bar with a beverage fridge and a Keurig machine. Two bedrooms and two baths (one full, one 3/4) are also located on this level. The “Stowe” bedroom has twin beds while the “Whistler” bedroom has a wrought iron Queen bed, a wrought iron twin bed and its own private full bath. A laundry room with a full-size washer and dryer and a utility sink complete this level.

Enjoy the privacy provided by the extensive open space on both sides and the rear of the home as the exterior has multiple decks with a large gas grill, picnic table, porch swing and seating. No smoking or pets allowed anywhere on the property. Family Rentals only with the primary renter being at least 30 years old. No groups. No parties, receptions, meetings or similar events. Late Check-Out is negotiable. Linens and towels are provided. A basic 'starter package' of soap, detergent and paper products is provided.

“Alta” - Upper Level Master Suite with 1 x Queen and 1 x Twin Daybed (en-suite 5 pc bath)

“Aspen” - Main Level with 1 x Queen and 1 x Twin

“Vail” - Main Level with 1 x Queen and 1 x Twin

“Stowe” – Lower level with 2 x Twin

“Whistler” – Lower level with 1 x Queen and 1 x Twin (full private bath)

-2 x Keurig’s -5 burner gas grill -gas fireplace

-full size washer/dryer -dishwasher -microwave

-large rec room -25 cu ft. fridge w/icemaker

-wet bar -coffee maker -beverage fridge

-3 x LED HDTVs -hi-speed Wi-Fi -X Box 360

-Wii -3 x DVD players - gas fireplace

-air hockey table -foosball -leather couches

-recliners -picnic table -granite counters

-wood ceilings - decks -off street parking

-ski storage -loft -porch swing

-cathedral ceilings -hardwood floors -14 person dining table

-wood ceilings -exposed beams -linens provided

-decks -iron/ironing board -towels provided - Claw foot tub

-separate shower -no smoking -no pets

Rental Procedures:

We rent to families/family groups, no youth groups, fraternities etc. The Principal Renter must be age 30 or over, no smoking, no pets. We try to be flexible with early check in and late check outs but it depends upon the rental schedule and our cleaners' workload (also, our cleaners do not work on Sundays). Please send a rental inquiry that includes a phone number and a short description of your party. This information is required as there are numerous scammers using VRBO and we need to confirm that your inquiry is legitimate. We will respond promptly to all serious inquiries and we welcome your questions about the home and/or Massanutten.

More Details

Michelle and Todd Parker
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

Why Michelle and Todd Parker chose Shenandoah Valley

We had always dreamed of owning a ski house in the Rockies, but after settling in Northern Virginia, we came to realize how impractical that would be. A couple of years ago, when our kids began skiing, we discovered Massanutten. Only a little over two hours from the DC Beltway it was very easy to get to and there was so much for the kids to do, that we decided it would be a great spot for a weekend home. We couldn't find any existing homes for sale that fit our vision of a ski house (and that had a big open room for her scrapbooking events). So we bought a lot, found a great builder and designed the home ourselves. Quite a few people questioned how anyone could build a home 'there'. But, a little over a year later after some extensive engineering, pouring a 16 foot high foundation wall and working from some very tall scaffolding, 'Slopeside' was completed. We hope you enjoy the home and Massanutten as much as we do.

What makes this chalet unique

Despite backing to the slopes, the home is very private with open space to the rear and both sides. Neighbors are definitely not a problem at Slopeside. We designed the home to be rustic, but not rough. All the important things in the home are new (leather furniture, mattresses, TV's, appliances, cookware etc.) with a few antiques thrown in for character. Its great to be able to walk to or from the slopes in 5 minutes. No parking hassles at the lodge or waiting for everyone in your group in order to drive home. The lifts run until 10:00 or 11:00 PM so if someone wants to enjoy the après-ski activities at the lodge, they can just ride chair #4 home. Likewise in the summer, you can walk down the ski slope to watch the fireworks or attend one of the concerts or festivals. The home is a perfect jumping off point for hiking or mountain biking, as the Massanutten Peak trail begins only 100 yards up the road.


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SLOPESIDE-Built in 2014, Private, Luxury Chalet w/ Mtn views, Backs to Slopes
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Spectacular Mountain Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular time away with family. Slopeside home was a dream. Beautifully decorated and appointed. Loved the bear touches throughout. Although we didn't ski we enjoyed Luray Caverns, tubing, hiking, and lots of great games around the gigantic gorgeous dining room table. Pictures don't do it justice. Kitchen large and open. Rooms spacious and inviting. Cozy fireplace and flat screens in almost every room. Would definitely rent again! Thank you for making our Christmas so memorable!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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waxhaw nc

Wonderful home to enjoy with friends and family of all ages

  • 5 of 5

We were in Harrisonburg for our daughters graduation from JMU and decided instead of getting separate hotel rooms, we would rent Slopeside and make a weekend of it. It exceeded all of our expectations!

The owners were very responsive thru the entire process. The kitchen had plenty of nice dishes and plates, new items, not leftover secondhand things. Each of the bedrooms was decorated nicely and had comfortable bedding. The college aged kids enjoyed the basement game room as well. The view from the back porch of the ski slopes was lovely.

We would love to rent Slopeside again when we have an opportunity!

Thank you for sharing your lovely mountain home with us.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holiday weekend with 6 kids

  • 5 of 5

Just left today after a long weekend of skiing and family fun. The kids had so much fun in the game area, they turned the downstairs into their get away. The slopes where very close, the kids walked every day. We drove. Plenty of room for everyone to have space. The kitchen area was nice and open and was our favorite spot to hang out nightly.

Owner was easily available and communicated with a fast response. Can't wait to go back again next season and stay at this beautiful home with a beautiful view.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home; comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

Slopeslide feels like a newly built, modern home and has everything you need for a great stay in the mountains. It was clean, comfortable and had beautiful views of the ski slopes. It's by the far the best place we've rented at Massanutten. The living and dining space was more than adequate for our large group and the recreation room area was a wonderful space for the kids to sprawl out and have fun. There were plenty of rooms, beds and baths for everyone in our group. The owners are very responsive and easy to work with. They were even able to accommodate us at the last minute for an additional night at the beginning of our stay. Thanks for allowing us to enjoy your lovely home for the weekend. We had a fantastic time!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Managua, Nicaragua

Relaxing and Luxurious Family Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 11 rented SLOPESIDE for a couple of days this past new years . We were so happy with the house, it was very comfortable and spacious , all of the furniture and beds were in great condition, the bed linens and towels were great as well, and check-in and check-out was very easy. Our family loves to cook so we really enjoyed the well equipped kitchen, great appliances and large table. The kids enjoyed their play time with the foosball, air hockey, wii and other games that were in the game room, the adults also enjoyed that there was a separate area for the kids. The house was neat and well maintained. The views from the balcony were beautiful both day and night, and there is plenty to do on the mountain. Since we did not get snow, we found many things to do in the resort and around, we went to see the Caverns in Shenandoah, we also visited a vineyard close to that area, the kids rode go-karts, bungee jumped and went ice skating right there in the resort. I highly recommend it. Great property and great service.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for a bike trip and everything was perfect. The house is very spacious, well equipped and we enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Shenandoah Valley Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Massanutten Mountain Course
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Interstate 81
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
0.2 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

McGaheysville Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Ski Season
Jan 17 2017 - Feb 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fairfax County School Holiday
Feb 2 2017 - Feb 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Ski Season
Feb 7 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Presidents' Day Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Ski Season
Feb 21 2017 - Mar 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 5.3%

4 Night Minimum over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years'. 3 Night Minimum on other Holidays (MLK Day, Presidents' Day, Fairfax County Student Holidays JMU Graduation, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day). Check - In Time is 4:00PM Check Out Time is 10:00AM. Late check out is available depending upon rental schedule.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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McGaheysville Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
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  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
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  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
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  • Microwave ...
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  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upper Level - toilet , tub , shower , Clawfoot tub, seperate shower, twin vanity, private toilet
    Main Level Powder Room - toilet
    Main Level Full Bath - toilet , shower , Connects to Vail bedroom
    Lower Level Full - toilet , shower , Private full bath off 'Whistler' room
    Lower Level 3/4 Bath - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Alta- Master Suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Wood ceiling and floor. En-Suite 5 piece bath on upper level
    Aspen - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Wood ceilings, Main Level
    Vail - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Wood ceilings, Main level with connecting full bath
    Stowe - 2 twin/ single , Wood ceilings, Lower Level
    Whistler - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Wood ceilings, Lower Level with Full, private bath
  • 5 bedrooms each with 2 beds (10 beds total). Linens and towels provided
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
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  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • water tubing
Massanutten has the largest vertical drop of any ski area in Virginia, Maryland or Pennsylvania. Plus one of the largest indoor waterparks on the East Coast, 2 golf courses, horseback riding, zip lines, go-carts, mini golf, petting zoo etc. Enjoy tubing, fishing, rafting, canoeing and kayaking on the nearby Shenandoah River. Wineries and several caverns are just a short drive away. Explore Civil War battlefields or visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites at Monticello and the University of Virginia just an hour away.

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