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Private riverfront on 2 acres; enjoy the warmth of a fireplace.

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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

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 Rileyville

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Amanda, thank you for keeping this home so clean and tidy. I know how much work it takes to maintain a home, especially rental property. Your attention to detail and quality of maintenance are greatly appreciated. I hope that we weren't too much of a mess to clean-up after. 😄 We all tried to treat the homes as we do (if not better) than our own homes. Brenda definitely hit the jackpot when she found you. Thank you again.
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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; enjoy the warmth of a fireplace.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 82 reviews

Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

This property is beautiful. Very peaceful surroundings, well equipped, and very well maintained and cared for! The owner is very attentive and thoughtful! We would absolutely return.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review. Such a beautiful setting; it's hard to not enjoy your time there. We take great pride in keeping the home up to date, clean, and tidy. Thanks for staying at Peaceful River and hope you can return. Green...Serene.
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Lovely quiet spot

  • 4 of 5

Very clean and inviting. Owners super helpful and go the extra mile in every way! For example, they offered to come help us dig out when we had an unexpected snowfall! And they happened to be close to where I live and dropped off my phone charger that I left behind at the house! Really very kind.

Notes: The home is kept at 55 degrees and takes a bit to warm up, so be prepared with layers of clothing. Also, the hot tub is not attached to the house and is half way between the house and the river. This was at first disappointing (it was snowing!), but turned out it's enclosed in a screened-in porch and was plenty warm. The hot tub is WONDERFUL and having it right by the river is gorgeous. Was not able to connect to WiFi at all, but it was a blessing, since we came here to relax and get away from it all.

I would definitely return and recommend. The place is very well kept with lots of details that show the generosity of the owners.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am assuming I received a 4 star because of the setting on the thermostat. I have changed this procedure and now all the homes are set at 65 for the winter months. Of course, the guests can decrease or increase the temperature to their comfort level. I am glad my husband could drop off the iPhone charger. Normally, I drop it in the mail and there is a minimum convenience fee associated with that process. I am pleased you enjoyed the hot tub. As far as it's location, there are no surprises. Everything is listed in the amenities, the guest book, and in the welcome letter. The hot tub is farther away from the home so guests can enjoy the river while soaking in the tub. We do intend to put in a walkway in the Spring. It will be a big deal since the distance between the home is around 100 feet. Thanks for staying at Peaceful River.
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Wonderful trip

  • 5 of 5

Extremely clean, peaceful and relaxing, Brenda and her family were amazing to work with and very accommodating even with our last minute family emergency. My fiancé and I cannot wait to come back! I highly recommend giving them a call.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such a wonderful guest. You did leave it in a better condition. This is my goal as well when I stay away from home. I am so glad your fiancé did not have to clean anything...that is awesome and the highest compliment to my wonderful and caring housekeeper, Amanda. Thanks for giving me feedback AND the opportunity to fix anything amiss. Operating three homes is challenging but when guests communicate like you did, it makes it better for the guest, future guests, and the owners--me. Thanks again and we hope you can return. Peaceful River, one of three properties of Peaceful Properties...Green...Serene.
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Wonderful place to visit!

  • 4 of 5

We visited Peaceful River cabin a few weeks ago for the first time and loved it! The property was beautiful, the home was meticulously kept and extremely clean. The kitchen has just about everything you could possibly need, which was a big bonus since we like to cook. The beds were very comfortable--no one complained of stiff backs in the morning. Our only complaint (and why I didn't give it a full 5 stars) is that the internet is extremely slow. We could not get cell service at the house (we have verizon and at&t), so my husband needed to send emails for work related issues, instead of texting or calling. However, the internet was so slow that even doing that was a huge challenge. If the internet could be upgraded to highspeed that would make this place a 5 star place to visit, hands down.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First of all thank you for your positive comments about the comfort and cleanliness of the home. That is very important to me. Now, let's address the WiFi speed of the blazing 8 mps!! Guess what? This is the fastest speed and THE BEST that is offered out here by our provider-- in the country--away from the city. However, in town you can get 10 mps--Wow! Not much better. I state the speed very clearly in my welcome letter. Here is the exact wording: "The WiFi speed is 8 mps. It will be slower especially if the kids or adults are streaming or downloading." As far as the cellular service, I also state this very clearly in the welcome letter. "Cellular service other than Sprint will be very intermittent. You can use the house phone free of charge for local and long distance calling." So, I agree I would give a 4 star to this property IF the owner had any other option. I don't. If I did, I would because I want to offer the best amenities I can within reason. Most guests staying are glad they have no cellular service or WiFi. However, I clearly understand your concerns. Thanks for staying. Peaceful River with 8 mps WiFi is Green...Serene.
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  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing and has everything you could need. Brenda is an awesome host and really made us feel welcome with the homemade pecan pie and fresh baked bread. Will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review, the way you took care of the home, and the graciousness of your family. I am very glad you enjoyed the homemade pie for your Thanksgiving family time. Making pies for our guests at Thanksgiving has been a custom for the last several years. We hope you can return to enjoy the property and area again. Peaceful River is one of three homes of Peaceful Properties. Green...Serene.
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Great location and all the amenities that you could need!

  • 5 of 5

The location and property were ideal. Loved being so close to the river and enjoyed using the hot tub and fire pit in the evenings. Took advantage of hiking nearby, fishing from shore and kayaking. Kids loved the bumper pool as well! The house was meticulously maintained and had everything you could think of to make the stay enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review and choosing Peaceful River for your family get away. It was a pleasure hosting your family. I certainly hope you can return to enjoy the area again. Peaceful River...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

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning $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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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