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Secluded, wildlife and comforts of home.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3-4 bedroom cabin with modern features near train trestle and all season stream.

Comfortable and cozy cabin with king bed, high-quality queen futon, two twin beds upstairs in conditioned attic space. Ideal for couples or family with older children over 8 years of age. Huge yard with over 15 acres of land. Separate screened in hot tub area with ample seating and beautiful views. Modern features include Bosch dishwasher, wifi, HDTV, free local and long distance calls, porch with rockers, stainless appliances.

****************************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 23, 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 2002

Why Brenda K. Ellison chose Shenandoah Valley

This is by far our favorite setting of our three Peaceful Properties homes. It is all about country living--getting away from the busy city, experiencing the sounds of nature, and relaxing.

What makes this cabin unique

If one could fall in love with an inanimate object, it would be this property. In 2003 we moved from Virginia to San Antonio, TX, where my husband and I were transferred in the Army. On weekends back to this area, we would drive around exploring the area. On one of those weekends, we saw a home for sale sign. As we traveled down the gravel road before the creek, we saw this quaint older cabin on over 3 acres of land. My husband traveled back the next weekend, toured, the home, and purchased it that weekend plus the surrounding acres. It has beautiful wood floors, the architecture of an historic cabin, and the comforts of a modern home. Everything in the home conveyed as well as the little cabin out back, which has not yet been finished. The only sounds you hear while sitting on the front porch are birds, livestock (a few), and trains. You can actually see the engineer in the train as it passes over the trestle 100 yards behind the home.


Nearest Airport
74 Miles
Dulles Airport
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Car: necessary


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 contact Owner upon arrival.
  • To avoid forfeit of $50 deposit, please follow the check-out instructions and ensure your guests follow them also.
  • Use plastic drinking glasses provided in hot tub area.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Updated bath with country style
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Log bed sanded and stained by the owner's husband
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Located in the adjacent room next to the main bedroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Newly purchased and extremely comfortable in upstairs space.
  • This home upgrade is in transition. We recently replaced one of the twins with a queen upstairs. There is no photo of this area yet. (11/2015)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
If you want to getaway to a secluded and quiet area, this is your best choice. There are trains which pass near the property. If you don't like train noises, this is not the place for you. However, they are not as loud as you may think. If you like train noises and like waving to the engineers, then don't pass this up. There is no other property like this around.


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average rating of 4.8297873 based on 47 reviews
Springfield, Virginia

An Absolutely Awesome, Peaceful Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Brenda & Mike for sharing your beautiful cabin at Green Valley Junction. We've rented a dozen plus VRBO rentals and yours is our new favorite. Your cabin came with unexpected extras (linens, towel, kleenex, hand & dish soap, firewood, etc) that other VRBOs just don't provide. It was a perfect place to relax; a large, scenic property. We spent mornings hiking on Skyline Drive and afternoons cycling Paige County back roads. We found the trains passing at night soothing. We'll be back! Thanks again...

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The owners went the extra mile—water and s’mores fixings in the fridge, nicely prepared firewood for the fire pit—even treats for our pup! The property is secluded and we enjoyed walking around. Even went up the hill to walk the pup around the community center grounds. The train is close (and loud) so if that might bother you stay away. We didn’t mind it a bit. Clean place and comfortable stay. Close to all the things we wanted—the town of Luray and the caverns and hiking the trails in the Shenandoah National Park. Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to Green Valley Junction and it was just as good as the first two times. We love the space it provides for our two dogs to run (even though they don't venture far) and the cabin is just right for relaxing in the evening with drinks on the porch or watching a movie on the big screen. We will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your return stays. It was awesome to run into you at Baby Moons and enjoy the dogs and sliders. We now have a brick sidewalk leading from the back door to the hot tub area. Once we get some time we will put up the pingpong table on the new vinyl floor on the porch. So, we are making good progress on our favorite property. Thanks again for your choice to return to Green Valley Junction. I am pleased to see that Jackson and Cheyenne are enjoying themselves in the humongous yard. Green Valley Junction is one of three unique homes of Peaceful Properties...Green...Serene.
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Beautiful country cabin

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a long weekend for our 10th anniversary at this perfect cabin in the woods. It had everything we needed but cell service, but who needs that when there is WiFi and a house phone anyway. You will enjoy the peace and quiet of this property. Thank you Brenda & Mike for the extra touches.

Tina & Pat

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Tina and Pat, for your wonderful review and your decision to celebrate your 10th at Green Valley Junction. Yep, no cell service unless you have Sprint and then it's spotty in this green valley. Never fear, there is Wifi and free local and long distance calling. So your loved ones can still get a hold of you and vice versa. Thanks for staying and being a fantastic guest. Hope you can return. Peaceful Properties...Green...Serene.
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Cabin retreat

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at the cabin. Enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm glad you had a relaxing time. We have made many improvements since your stay. The outside frames of the windows are new and our carpenter is putting in two new Andersen windows in the kitchen.
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Edgewater Md

Tranquil little piece of heaven !

  • 5 of 5

Brenda, the owner, was very helpful. We had to call her and she was at a important family event and picked up the phone ! Thank you so much ! The cabin was very nice and clean. If you want to make your meals, the kitchen is accommodating. We enjoyed looking out at the property on the front porch while sipping coffee in the mornings. A little bunny paid us a few visits too ! We'll written instructions throughout the cabin, very helpful. The mountains in Luray are spectacular to see ! We visited the Hawksbill park and very much enjoyed the walk along the stream. The hot tub looked great but didn't have a chance to experience it, hopefully next time ! Thanks again Brenda for the last minute booking and the baked goods and snores !

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing your stay at Green Valley Junction. I appreciate the positive feedback and always open to improvements wherever we can. We know we have some modifications and upgrades. We are waiting to sell our home in Northern VA so we can move ahead. The front porch is definitely one of the highlights along with the dual fans which circulate the air for improved comfort on the porch. Thanks again and we hope you can return. Green...Serene.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

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

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

Ages 55+ = 10%

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

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.