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Secluded/Cozy Cottage, Wooded Subdivision, near Luray Caverns & Shenandoah River

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2-Bdrm,1-full Bath,full Kitchen,Hot Tub,Fireplace,Screened Porch,SunDeck,FirePit

-'Cardinal Cottage' is a cozy, lovely retreat located in a quiet, secluded, wooded area in the foothills of the north/ central section of the beautiful, rolling Massanutten Mountains, in the Luray Valley portion of the northern/central Shenandoah Valley.

-The 2-bedroom, 1-full bath, single-level, multi-season, fully-furnished cottage is located on 10+ wooded acres, accessed from a paved state road, by an all-season (well-graded, gravel) entrance road into a premier subdivision (SD), about 5 miles west of the town of Luray, VA. (Our SD's entrance road previously served as a logging and fire service access road up into the George Washington (GW) National Forest.)

-Cardinal Cottage is within 1/2 mile of a free, public river access/ boat landing/ launching ramp (with plenty of free parking) on the Shenandoah River (the South Fork, at a relatively wide and deep section), & is adjacent to the GW Nat. Forest (which is our Subdivision's back boundary/ property line, with informal hiking access). Nearby is a Forest Service/ fire service access road (with free access, but is unfortunately closed to the public during the snow season)up into the GW National Forest, with a number of well-marked/ blazed hiking, mountain biking & off-road vehicle trails, 2 great overlooks down onto & across the Shenandoah Valley, picnic areas, and plenty of free parking.

-We are close to: the world-famous Luray Caverns (approx. 4 miles); to an access/ entrance station of the Shenandoah National Park (approx. 10 miles) & the Skyline Drive (connecting to the Blue Ridge Parkway) & the Appalachian Trail; and only about 15 miles from the beautiful, new “Andy” Guest Virginia State Park (with their wooded hiking/ biking trails, and tree-top ziplines) w/ miles of Shen. River access.

-Cardinal Cottage is Non-Smoking (please) within the cottage (ashtrays are provided on the front deck & on the back, screened porch).

-Amenities include: an all-season outdoor hot tub (new ! , seats 4, located close to, & directly behind the cottage); a screened back porch with picnic table & chairs; an open, front sun deck with picnic table, chairs & reclining lounge chairs; a full kitchen (with a full-size refrigerator w/ top freezer, a 4-burner stove and large oven, a toaster, microwave and toaster ovens, 2 coffee makers, ...) & a dining area; a gas-log fireplace in the Living Room; electric baseboard heat (with thermostats in each room); window A/C units (4); satellite TV (w/ many music channels); free, secure wireless internet access; phone (free local calls, & your cell phone will probably work, most do); AM/ FM stereo radio, DVD, Blu-Ray, VCR, audio-CD players; 2 charcoal grills with 'grill'n' & 'smores tools; & a small fire pit (w/ dry firewood available). Also, a clock radio & 2 alarm clocks (if you really need them while you're on vacation.)

-We generally have many "visiting" birds (including song birds, hawks, owls), deer, fox & other forest "critters", and many other shy wildlife,

-Many scenic/ Indian/ native, historic & Civil War sites are nearby.

-Cardinal Cottage is an eco- & family-friendly/ energy efficient/ "green" building, w/ a level/ grassy side yard (for relaxing, tanning, outdoor games, dog walking, ...).

-Hiking access (informal) up into the GW National Forest. is close by. Many other hiking trails are also available nearby.

-Small pets are permitted (with permission, & for which a small charge is made).

-'Luray Caverns Packages' (which includes admission to the Caverns & most of their other attractions) are available, as well as discounts at some other local attractions, and with some local merchants.

-A REFUNDABLE loss/ damage/ security deposit is requested (if the optional VRBO-offered Property Damage Protection (PDP) plan is declined).

-The Bedroom setup: BdRm #1 w/ Queen bed + 1 twin bed; BdRm #2 w/ Double/ Full bed + 1 twin bed. Also, a Queen sleeper sofa-bed is in the Living rm. 1 full bath.

-Bed linens (sheets & pillowcases) & towels can be provided (by arrangement) at moderate cost (otherwise, please bring what you need + extra towels for use at the hot tub). A clothesline for drying is located on the screened porch. Blankets are provided.

-Shopping/ restaurants/ deli/ bakery/ food/ beverage/ pharmacy/ drug stores/ library/ post office/ movie theater/ coin laundry/ banks/ 24-hr access $$-machines/ used book store/ wine & beer "tours & tasting"/ ... are located in/ around Luray, & in 2 shopping centers close to town (one of which has a large, 24-hr WalMart (w/ food & pharmacy departments), & a Food Lion (chain food store, with beer & wine sales), & an ABC state liquor/ package store). Also a large CVS Drug Store is close by, as are hardware, auto supply stores, & gas stations.

-Plenty of parking is available in the private, off-road driveway adjacent to the Cottage. The Cottage is set back from the SD entrance road, and is partially screened from the road by trees (as is the new hot tub (with 2 Tiki torches) behind the Cottage). -A large, flat, grassy side yard exists (ideal for outdoor games), which is also partially screened/ surrounded by trees.

-While we do not claim to meet ADA guidelines, we are aware of them, and feel that Cardinal is "ADA-friendly". We have hosted some guests with physical limitations/ disabilities (and a number of wonderful senior citizens, most of whom are not disabled), and a few brave, young, military recovering/ rehabilitating 'wounded warriors'. (We are retired military!) Please feel free to contact us (preferably by phone (301) 524-5143) to discuss your needs; we will do our best to try to accommodate, and will answer your questions honestly. Cheers!

More Details

Zory R. Glaser
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Zory R. Glaser

-Retired member of the U.S. Navy (enlisted (aviation electronics technician) & commissioned (medical field)), & the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service; served in, widely traveled &/or visited many exciting locations around the world.

-Former federal government biomedical scientist/ engineer (@ NIH, NIOSH, FDA, USP).

-Presently (semi-retired): educator, medical research scientist/ engineer, infection control practitioner, & medical device consultant. Teach at Johns Hopkins Univ.

-Have adult children (of which I'm proud); 'Grandpa' to many.

-Grew up in a small town in SE Pennsylvania. Happy childhood (mostly)! Great parents & sibling.

-Educated in Philadelphia, NYC, Baltimore & the DC area.

-Gradually moved south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

-Resided for many years in the Bethesda/ Rockville/ Laurel/ Columbia, MD areas.

-Desired to escape the urban "rat race"; became a "weekender" in the Luray, VA area in approx . 1979.

-Built a (2-BR, + den, 2-Bath, w/ cathedral-ceiling living room) log home w/ full basement (from a kit!) & a separate 2-car garage (w/ workshop) nearby to Cardinal Cottage. Plan to retire there (soon?).

-Active outdoors in all seasons; many hobbies (but few real skills); e.g., downhill & cross-country skiing, sailing, photography (macro, high-speed & time-lapse), scuba diving/ wreck diving & recovery, & underwater photography, "ham" radio (emergency operations, DX, contesting/ community service/ community activity support), shell collecting, woodworking/ lathe turning, amateur astronomy, ....

-A recovering (at times) "chocoholic".

-Learning (slowly) to relax (& smell the roses).

Non-political, and (presently) too short, I'm told, for my age and weight. ;-)

Zory R. Glaser purchased this cottage in 1990

Why Zory R. Glaser chose Shenandoah Valley

-Purchased 'Cardinal Cottage' as an unfinished/ shell cabin, in '88 (after camping on, and then developing (as noted earlier) a near-by property), with the intent to bring my late mother-in-law "out into the country" (she loved visiting, and wanted to "get out of the city").

-Expanded and finished-off/ decorated/ landscaped the shell cabin. Prior to mom relocating, she had an accident (& underwent multi-surgeries) from which she (unfortunately) didn't recover. Placed the finished/ furnished cabin/ cottage on the rental market, and had a number of interesting long-term tenants (including a writer/ novelist, the editor of the local newspaper, a landscape artist/ painter (and his girlfriends!), a National Park ranger, a local school teacher couple, ...).

-Recognizing (in approx. '97) a need for short-term rentals in the Luray area, we began to focus on the multi-season, short-term/ vacation rental visitors to the area.

-Many of our guests are "returnees", adult children of former guests, and/or "referrals" from former guests.

-We welcome young families, seniors & retirees, members of the military, and have also hosted some (very deserving & very appreciative) recovering/ rehabilitating military "wounded warriors".

What makes this cottage unique

We initially used the Luray property for camping, canoeing & enjoying water sports, horse riding, "communing" with nature, relaxing, hiking, nature photography, amateur astronomy, cross-country skiing, sightseeing, and as a base for day (and longer)-trips throughout the Shenandoah Valley.

-It was a wonderful way to interact with (and keep together) my active, maturing children (especially as a single parent), and some of their friends.

-After "roughing it" for about 3 seasons, we began to construct a log home (as noted earlier) and a separate garage/ workshop on the property (with which we had, by that time, fallen in love). A few years later we purchased a near-by shell cabin (which, upon finishing, became "Cardinal Cottage") as described above. We love the quiet beauty and the "closeness to nature", and the beautiful, relaxed, scenic Shenandoah Valley area in all seasons, and enjoy showing family and friends around the area.


Luray Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , natural light and overlooks the hot tub
  • Large sink set into vanity (cabinet w/ drawers & doors), w/ lighted mirror/ medicine cabinet mounted on wall above sink. Full size tub/ shower w/ curtain & liner. Ceiling light fixture. Night-light. Natural light enters through a window (w/ shade & curtains) in the bathroom, which overlooks the outdoor hot tub, which is situated a floor below, down on the ground, outside, behind the cottage. Wall-mounted electric heater w/ fan & thermostat. Closet (w/ louver doors) contains the LP gas-fueled water heater. Another closet (locked) contains the water softener and the rest of the water treatment equipment. Door lock on the bathroom door.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , double and twin bed in same room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , queen and twin in same bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen-size sleeper sofa bed located in living room.
  • Queen & 1 twin bed, or Double/Full & 1 twin bed located in bedroom. Each bedroom has closet(s), & windows (w/ shades & drapes) on 2 walls. Sleeper sofa bed (queen size) located in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Arts (visual/ gallery & performing), crafts, golf, antiques, pottery, library, historic/ Civil War & native sites in the area. Civil War reenactments. Bicycle rental, canoe/ kayak/ tube/ raft/ paddle boat rental, horse riding, carriage rides, ziplines, water slide, climbing wall, mini golf, sightseeing, farmers market, County Fair, volleyball, movie theatre, bowling, fireworks, ... available in the area, as is hot air ballooning, flight-seeing, fishing guides, ... Short-term fishing & hunting licenses available. Restaurants, BBQ, winery & distillery (legal !) tours & tasting. Trap & skeet shooting. Archery. Downhill Skiing (2 locations, each about 20 miles), & cross country ski. Auto racing/ stock car (seasonal, 3/8 mile oval, paved, banked track) & motorcycle racing nearby. Bicycle races. Local Triathalon (swim, bicycle, foot race), mud race, flea market, used book store, summer free outdoor concerts, play performances, coin laundry, banks, 24-hr $$ machines available, ...


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Secluded/Cozy Cottage, Wooded Subdivision, near Luray Caverns & Shenandoah River
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
Mt Upton, NY

Great week!.

  • 5 of 5

Zory Glaser was so pleasant and easy to deal with . He welcomed our two little dogs without any issue, assisted us with getting tickets to the Luray Caverns and it's museums, information on surrounding attractions, places to eat and the local community. He even had a bottle of wine chilling in the refrigerator on our arrival. Cardinal Cabin was just what we were looking for. Cardinal Cottage has a very welcoming feeling as you enter. The cottage was very clean. It is cozy and yet was room enough for us to invite friends over for dinner during our stay. Being March the nights were still chilly. However, we didn't need to use the electric heat as the gas fireplace kept the cabin warm and comfortable while adding a romantic touch. The cottage has two bedrooms although we only needed one. The bed was very comfortable and there was plenty of extra pillows. (we like more then one for sleeping). The hot tub was awesome wonderful ending to a day spent at the Civil War Museum and battlefields in New Market. And if you are a Dukes of Hazard fan, Cooters is less then 5 minutes from Cardinal Cottage!

We would recommend Cardinal Cottage to anyone looking for a comfortable relaxing place to stay that feels like home, has room for others to visit (if you know anyone in the area),is close to area attractions, has privacy, surrounded by nature.

We would love to stay here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! What a nice review. I'm humbled. Guests were a very friendly semi-retired couple (and their two 4-legged "children"/ pet dogs) who traveled a great distance to get to the area, and who have long-time friends living in Page County, close to Luray, with whom they planned to visit. I had spoken to the guests by phone and exchanged a few E-mails prior to their arrival, so I learned that they wanted to visit some area Civil War sites, and the Luray Caverns and their associated museums, wanted to sight-see in the area, wanted to visit a vineyard, and were planning to "eat out" a few times during their 1-week stay. As a result, I left them info on the area's restaurants and historical/ Civil War sites, got them admission vouchers for the Caverns, left the local newspaper (and the food market sale ads) so they could see the activities and events going on in the area, and left a County road map. Glad they got to visit with their local friends. We are delighted that they enjoyed their stay, the hot tub, the gas-log fireplace, and our other acommodations, and are planning to return. We welcome them (and their dogs) back!
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Very nice cabin and property

  • 4 of 5

Well taken care of, stocked and supplied. Only 10 minutes from shopping but in a very quiet subdivision.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the kind words from recent guests at Cardinal Cottage. During (and following) their stay, they indicated that they did some hiking, much relaxing at Cardinal, a bit of touring and sightseeing around the area, and appreciated the great Spring weather (in February!) and consequently the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. They also indicated that they had an opportunity to engage (with our permission) in some serious target practice in/on the wooded property which we own across the road from Cardinal. We are glad they enjoyed their visit to the area, and their stay at Cardinal, and we welcome them back.
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Great welcoming cabin!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this place out for 3 days/2 nights and was very happy with our stay. The owner was very responsive during the rental process and even allowed us to bring our dog. You can tell he really takes care of his place and ensures that you enjoy your stay. He also had a bottle of wine waiting for us upon arrival. The cabin is spacious and very clean. There is an outdoor grill to use, bring your own charcoal, a small out door fire pit and nice hot tub. Would recommend and rent again!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to receive the great review from a nice couple who were recent guests, and who appreciated (and took time to comment on) the effort, time and extra care we provide to try to ensure that our guests enjoy their stay at Cardinal Cottage. We welcome them back! Glad that they enjoyed the hot tub, use of the charcoal grills, and the fire pit, as well as the opportunity to hike and tour the local area, and of course to visit the Caverns, the National Forest, and the Skyline Drive.
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Loved this cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here during Christmas. The dogs absolutely loved it. Very quite and cozy. Very convenient to hiking trails and luray caverns. We will definitely return for another getaway. Thank you so much for the great hospitality.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Christmas leave" planned in the Luray area by a nice young military couple currently stationed in the Norfolk area, with 2 beloved 4-legged "children"/ pet dogs. Inquired about local hiking and off-road trails, the nearby scenic "overlooks" of the Shenandoah Valley, and the public access to the Shenandoah River. They also inquired about the local wildlife. Their stay at Cardinal Cottage included a visit to the world-famous Luray Caverns and many of the attractions on the Caverns grounds. Glad they enjoyed their visit to the area, their stay at Cardinal, use of the hot tub and the fireplace, and plan to return. We welcome them back.
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Great little cabin in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay with our fur kids! Everything in the cabin is as described. We were even welcomed with a bottle of chilled wine. The large yard was perfect for fetch or kids to run around. Zory was great to work with and the river is a very short ride by bike or car down the street. Very quiet and beautiful place. We plan to come back in the near future. Thanks again Zory!

Lauren and Travis Free

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that our recent guests & their children & pets enjoyed their stay @ Cardinal Cottage, & was to their liking (& as advertised). Glad that the wine was chilled by the time they arrived, & that the hot tub was heated to the desired temperature (I had cleaned, disinfected & refilled the tub early in the morning of their arrival). It was a pleasure working with them (by phone) & answering their questions, prior to their arrival. Glad that they had an opportunity to sightsee & travel around the area, & to enjoy the local sights & sounds. They visited the nearby boat landing/ public access to the Shenandoah River, one of the scenic Valley overlooks, & the world-famous Luray Caverns. We welcome them & their children & pets back, perhaps in another one of our great seasons in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.
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Nice little cabin with great accomodations

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very nice and quaint in a very quiet subdivision. The hot tub was definitely a highlight of the cabin. Slightly off from the cabin and very clean. The rooms were all clean and the kitchen acceptably stocked. Definitely a great lil escape and would definitely comeback for another visit. My only complaint would be is presence of hand soap, we knew the need for towels, sheets, etc. but not having soap was a bit of a surprise especially as we intended to cook and clean up after ourselves. The owners left us a bottle of wine which was a very nice gesture. Very close to Luray Caverns and Old Rag.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad that our guests enjoyed their recent stay at Cardinal Cottage, and that they were pleased with the accommodations, including the outdoor hot tub and the available full kitchen, and also that they enjoyed the complimentary bottle of wine we left for their relaxation. During their stay they visited the world-famous Luray Caverns, and also hiked on Old Rag mountain. However, we are sorry that they apparently missed the note in the 'List of Suggestions' (which we provide by E-mail, prior to the arrival of the guest), that, among the items they might want to bring if they are planning to use the kitchen, are "dish washing liquid or detergent", and among the personal items they might consider bringing are "their favorite face and body soap and/or shower scrub". We appreciate their bringing the issue to our attention, and will try to highlight that for future guests. Of course, we welcome the return visit of these guests. (Fortunately, we have had a number of guests return for a second (and even a third) visit).
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Dulles International (also Luray's small Airport)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Outlanders (& others in/around the town of Luray)
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Luray Caverns Course (& 3 others in the area)
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Interstate I-81 access@NewMarket VA, via U.S. 211
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Many in/around the Luray area, casual to fancy
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Bryce (also Massanutten Resort & Wintergreen)
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lake Arrowhead
Car: necessary

'Luray Caverns' (world-famous, largest caverns east of the Mississippi River) and their 'Luray Valley History Museum', the 'Antique Car & Carriage Museum', the 'Rope Adventure Park', the Carillon, & the 'Garden Maze' (all located on the Caverns grounds, and close to their golf course)); Also, additional caverns (3) are available to visit in the area; the small Luray airport, with flight instruction & scenic flight tours; enjoy the Shenandoah River; canoe/ kayak/ raft/ tube/ jet ski/ life vest rental; horse riding & hay wagon rides close by; short-term hunting & fishing licenses are available; Also, gun, ammo, camo, gear, bait & tackle shops; 'Skyline Drive'; hiking on the 'Appalachian Trail'; the 'George Washington National Forest' (informal hiking access from our subdivision's back property line); scenic overlooks of the Valley; the '"Andy" Guest Virginia State Park'; visit quaint relaxed towns & villages; antique shops; camping grounds; auto racing at a paved oval track, motocross, "off-roading"; ATVs, arts, crafts, pottery, dance, art gallery, ziplines, climbing wall, water park, skate park, performing & visual arts; many good restaurants (wide variety of styles & cuisines, from take-out, sit-down-casual, to many 'stars' dress-up), BBQ, vineyards, winery and (legal !) distillery tours & tasting; a bakery, great ice cream, Italian flavored ice cones, & frozen custard, swim & boat at Lake Arrowhead (with its sandy beach, picnic grounds & shelters, paddle boats), swim/ boat in the Shenandoah River with nearby free public boat launch areas; public/ community pools & recreation facilities, picnic grounds; hiking; scenic & wildlife viewing; photography; a small local zoo with many interesting animals; an active (and talented, almost-semi-pro) baseball league with lighted playing fields; tennis, volleyball, a covered bridge nearby; kite flying; motorcycle, motocross & bicycle racing; archery; skeet & trap shooting available in the area; county fairs; food, craft & heritage festivals; parades & fireworks; Indian/ Native Peoples & Civil War historical sites; local museums; historic properties (including 'Calendine", and a 1-room schoolhouse), Autumn leaf "color-change" viewing; winter activities; wildflowers; bird watching; garden club; an active amateur/ "ham" radio club; a model railroading club & museum; library; movie theater (with 1st- run movies); used book store; farm markets, cannery, visits to local farms, barnyard animals, bison, llama, beekeeping, commercial chicken & turkey raising, sheep shearing, needlepoint & wool shop, orchards, harvest activities, 'pick-your-own' opportunities; ... ; Hospital (brand new!) & healthcare facilities; Senior center; active VFW & American Legion posts; Veterans Memorial; Court house; County Government Center (very new!); antique tractors/ farm equip., steam engines, log/ wood cutting/ planing mill; flea market; many churches & religious facilities, the 'Mauck Meeting House' (dating from about 1770 ! ); county historical society and their local restored Calendine museum, and other close-by sites, a restored 1-room schoolhouse (moved from another part of the County, where it was used until about 50 yrs ago); modern volunteer fire departments (and some of their beautiful, restored antique equipment), and well-trained, well-equipped, very effective emergency medical/ rescue squads; ... During the Summer, there are free, open-air musical performances/ concerts (the 'Evenings on Main St.' Music Series) at Ruffner Plaza (located in the center of Luray), and the Luray Performing Arts Center (PAL). Also, local performing stage groups. The annual County Fair, local heritage festival, street festivals, holiday parades & 4th of July fireworks. Holiday decorations. Other nearby attractions/ events/ tours include: the Hawksbill Greenway, the Virginia Artisans Trail, the Blue Ridge Whisky & Wine Loop, Bluegrass Festivals, ...


Rates & Availability

Luray Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $125
Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.3%

* Two (2) night minimum stay. (* Three (3) night minimum stay for "Holiday Weekends".) * Additional nights may be discounted (depending on the season).
* Pet Fee: $10/pet/day (discounted for longer stays); limited usually to 2 well-behaved pets. Additional (refundable) loss/ damage security deposit may be requested when guest brings pet(s).
* Discounts: 10% for members of the military & their family members (w/ appropriate ID); * 10% for guests age 55+. (Please note that the owner/ operator is retired military, and became age 55 many years ago.)
* We welcome and try to accommodate guests with limited mobility, those disabled, or otherwise challenged/ handicapped. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your needs. We will do our best to answer your questions respectfully and honestly. While we do not claim to be "ADA Compliant", we believe that we are at least "ADA aware".
* Recovering/ rehabilitating military "wounded warriors" are always welcome, and special arrangements are available. (We have hosted many members of the military, have had them as returning guests, and always appreciate the referrals they provide among their teammates, coworkers, family, friends and associates.)
* Mid-week/ Weekday Special: stay 4 nights for the price of 3 (excluding holidays and special/ peak season, discounts excluded). * Mid-week "nights" may be discounted (depending on season).
* Discounts are available to Returning-guests (of which we have many).
* Referrals are always welcome, and will get you entered into an annual drawing for a free, 2-night, mid-week stay, at a date of your choice. (Please inform us of the name of your referred party, and ask them to mention your name when they contact/ reserve with us. They will find a complimentary bottle of wine cooling upon their arrival.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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