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Private riverfront on 2 acres; kayaks provided; fish from the bank

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Three bedroom, family friendly, located on 2 acres on riverfront.

Perched on 2 acres of riverfront property with over 200 feet of private shoreline on river rapids, Peaceful River has everything you need for a relaxing vacation. Comfortable king, queen, and twin beds and furnishings, a large and well-stocked kitchen, a large screened-in porch, and a separate riverside hot tub area are yours to enjoy. Wildlife is abundant, with many migrating birds and an occasional eagle over flight. Let the quiet and calming sounds of the river as it flows over its ledges bring peace to your soul.

****************************NOTE: This is not a party house or a flat rate rental. Only guests on the contract or cleared through owner are permitted on the property at any time. This includes daily visits which are $10/person/day or overnight stays at $30/guest/day.*******************************************

More Details

Brenda K. Ellison
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Brenda K. Ellison

Hello, my name is Brenda and my husband’s name is Mike. Welcome to Peaceful Properties--Your choice for a green and serene stay. My husband and I are retired Army officers serving for 24 and 30 years respectively. We both love this area and plan to make it our permanent home in the near future. There is no other place in the area that has the benefits of viewing both mountain ranges; the Massanutten on the west and the Shenandoah on the east with the South Fork of the beautiful and peaceful Shenandoah River running between these green mountains. An awesome sight when you see eagles or osprey flying high, deer and turkeys running through the woods, and an occasional bear to remind you that you are in Page County and the Luray area. We hope you enjoy your stay at Peaceful Properties. It is a magnificently beautiful area especially on a clear night with the stars you cannot see nearer the cities.

Brenda K. Ellison purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Brenda K. Ellison chose Shenandoah Valley

We take great pride in maintaining our home. It is clean and has everything you would need for your getaway vacation. Kitchen is well- stocked, linens provided, hot tub, wifi, and HD TV amenities.

What makes this cabin unique

Military discounts (Active, Reserve, Retired, and Family Members with ID card) and 55+ enjoy a 10% discount.

15% discount extended to return guests with Owner approval. Please contact Owner for details.


Rileyville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please use house phone to check-in with Owner upon arrival.
  • To avoid loss of $50 deposit, please follow the check-out instructions and ensure your guests follow them also.
  • Please bag all recycling and trash together and place in Bear-i-cuda downstairs.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beautiful upstairs country bathroom updated in February 2015
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beautiful downstairs country bathroom updated in Feb 2015
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds perfect for families
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , private entrance to outside; HD TV, electric fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Direct access to screen porch overlooks river; dual closets.
  • Comfortable beds with soft linens and blankets.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Private riverfront on 2 acres; kayaks provided; fish from the bank
average rating of 4.942029 based on 69 reviews

Truly Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better home to stay in for our long weekend in the mountains! The home was beautiful and so well maintained, we especially loved the spa for those chilly nights! We were able to use our cooking skills in the beautiful kitchen as well as the campfire, we took the kayaks out for an awesome day on the river and were even able to catch Sunday Football! We will definitely be returning to Peaceful River! We can't thank Brenda and Mike enough for opening their home to us and leaving some breakfast breads and s'mores!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It Was Nice to Return

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Peaceful River and, as always, it was a wonderful experience not only for myself, but also for the friends and family who joined us.

The house was comfortable, clean and well-taken care of. And the surrounding mountains and river afforded plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures.

We are already planning for our next visit. Can't wait!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful River

  • 5 of 5

Thankyou Brenda and Mike for all your hospitality. Peaceful river is everything it said it was. My sister and I needed a break from our busy jobs in new jersey. It was so nice sitting by the river with nature all around us . We had everything we needed . A complete kitchen with everything even snacks!! The hot tub was relaxing. The beds super comfortable. It was so nice to meet Mike. This was our second time .The first was at Brown bear retreat which was equally nice. Everything is clean and inviting. Thankyou again Brenda. We hope to return next year. Mary and Linda

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of your stay at Peaceful River. I got the name of my business from staying at this property after we purchase it in 2000. It was so peaceful sleeping upstairs with the sliding door open off the screened porch and hear the water run over the ledges and rocks. Although right now if we don't get some rain, we won't be hearing anything. :( I am glad you met Mike, my better half. We truly enjoy what we do and guests like yourselves make our job not a job but an avocation. Peaceful River, one of three unique homes of Peaceful Properties...Green...Serene.
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"Peaceful River" is an understatement

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing. I booked a three-day getaway with my husband, niece, and our two dogs. This was exactly what we were looking for. Beautiful home, and the pride of ownership shows in all of the details throughout. The house was fully equipped with absolutely everything that we needed, and then some. There were even dog bowls and treats there when we arrived! We spent most of our time in the river. It was the perfect trip to recharge at the end of the summer. Thanks so much for opening your home to us, and allowing us to bring our dogs.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and I sincerely apologize for not having the S'mores kit there for you. I have sent you something in the mail which I hope you can enjoy. It's my way of repairing the oversight. You were awesome guests and hope you can return. I pride myself on being responsive and available, so please do not hesitate to contact me on anything during your stay. That means for all future guests as well. Peaceful Properties...Green...Serene.
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Property was excellent right on river

  • 5 of 5

Great location between Luray and Front Royal. Tubing, swimming, kayaking, fishing, caverns, winery tours and return to large hot tub before dinner. Best swimming & tubing on Dock Street Luray reservoir also has boat access, Tubing & kayaking is best further north towards Front Royal, info for trips and other tours are available in unit. Beautiful area with rolling farm lands and 360 mountain views. I will have to move here.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for review of your stay at Peaceful River. I am thrilled your family enjoyed thier stay and were able to experience the beauty of Page County and the Shenendoah River. Thanks for staying. Peaceful River of Peaceful Properties...Green...Serene.
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Amazing home and property!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time at peaceful river! Brenda goes above and beyond and making sure everything is suited for a relaxing stay. The property and home are immaculately kept up and my family would highly recommend them for your vacation. It was a week that we will never forget!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review and taking the time to respond. Hats off to our wonderful and amazing housekeeper, Amanda, who cares for our homes as we would. Thanks so much for recognizing the hard work which goes into keeping our home in top shape. Thanks for being such a great guest and hope you can return to the Valley. Thanks again. Peaceful Properties...Green...Serene.
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Nearest Airport
74 Miles
Dulles Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 340
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Uncle Buck's
Car: necessary

Near Luray Caverns, Shenandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, South Fork of the Shenandoah River.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $50
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.3%

Two children (17 and under) free with family. No additional discount applied. Additional children and/or adults are $30.00/person/night.

Military discount (Active, Reserve, Retired, and their immediate families with military services ID) = 10%

Ages 55+ = 10%

(Discounts do not apply over holiday periods and cannot be combined.)

Pets: upon owner approval. Maximum two canines; no puppies. See pet addendum under owner's contract. $75.00 + $25.00 for additional canine pet

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.

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