This is a one-of-a-kind, energy-efficient, simple yet luxurious home that offers a solitary and comfortable experience in a beautiful setting, the Shenandoah Mountains. Featured in the book THE FAMILY CABIN by Dale Mulfinger.
The house has a great room, two conventional bedrooms (master with king bed and kids' room with bunk beds and crib), a den that converts to a semi-private bedroom (queen or two twins), two bathrooms (one with a soaking tub and one with double shower), and a gourmet kitchen.
The house is filled with books, games, toys, movies, a Steinway piano—everything you'd want for a fun and relaxing getaway. We designed it with a toddler in mind, and it's very safe for kids. There's a secret playhouse with a play kitchen and art supplies. We've got air conditioning, a laundry room, and speedy internet.
**THERE ARE NO SHADES ON THE WINDOWS** We provide eye masks. Privacy is not an issue, and it's pitch black at night. But if you have a baby who needs total darkness to nap, this isn't the house for you.
Outside on our four acres there's a pool (open Memorial Day to Labor Day), large deck and screen porch, grill, fire pit (s'mores!), archery equipment, lawn games, sand table, wild berries, occasional deer sightings, and invigorating walks (if you don't mind hills).
The rolling green hills make the Shenandoah Valley one of the most beautiful areas in the mid-Atlantic. Five minutes away is a farm market with playground, BBQ, bakery, and ice cream; 15 minutes away is Strasburg, with antique stores and casual restaurants; 30 minutes away are Winchester, Front Royal, and the famous Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. In the summer there's semi-pro baseball, drive-in movies, and river activities a short drive away. In the fall, the leaves are amazing, and the pick-your-own farms and markets are great fun. Spring is a great time to hike (including on the Appalachian Trail nearby), shop for antiques, and visit Civil War historical sites and caverns. Wineries have sprouted up all around.
We are 90 minutes from D.C. and 2 hours from Baltimore. Nearest major airports are Dulles (75 miles), Reagan National (90 miles), and BWI (125 miles). The house has an uphill gravel driveway that is accessible with any vehicle, but you may prefer four-wheel drive.
When you head home, you will need to toss your trash at the dump, an easy stop right on the way to the highway.
Guests will have to sign a standard rental agreement. Check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out time is 12 p.m., but there may be some flexibility—just ask ahead of time.
**SIX-GUEST LIMIT AND NO PETS: NO EXCEPTIONS. INFANTS COUNT**
The $60 pool cleaning fee will be refunded upon booking for guests who book outside of pool season.