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Spectacular Shenandoah River/Mtn Views -Walking Dist to Shen Rive

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Suites/private Deck Entrance-2 Full Baths, Mtn./river views

1947 Rock Tavern Retreat - Originally owned and operated as a Tavern-(Massanutten Mountain Stone gathered and hand laid in 1947 by A T Kibler ), remodeled into Two Bedroom Suites-2 Full Baths (master has jucuzzi tub) with private deck entrance offering a spectacular view of the Shenandoah River/ Blue Ridge Mountains. 2nd bedroom deck side offers a view of Kennedy's Peak (the highest point on the Massanutten Mountain - Kennedy's Peak trail head is just minutes away offering a beautiful moderate hike- 2 1/2 hr hike)...Living Room offers real enjoyment with theatre style leather recliners & large screen 55" TV with home theatre sound..Spacious wrap around private deck with charcoal grill and Stainless steel gas grill. Laguna Bay Spa hot tub for 6 with lounger seat - adjustable waterfall along with led color lights for total romance & relaxation located on deck in the back of the cabin- watch the deer and turkey graze while unwinding! Outdoor firepit / picnic table. Infared modular fireplace and electric fireplace style stove add to each of the bedrooms to entice your romantic side ' Virginia is for Lovers!' Enjoy an evening stroll with a scenic Shenandoah River view along roadside or take your canine friend along a grassy trail. Walking distance to our #1 Rock Tavern River Kamp where you may take your lawn chairs and enjoy the deck for sunbathing, you have access to to the Shenandoah river for swimming, and fishing ...just check with us for a site to use with firepit / charcoal grill & picnic table. Kayaks, canoes & tubes are available (fees apply). HIKING TRAILS galore in the G W National Forest just minutes from cabin. Mountain biking, horse back riding just 12 minutes away and 20 min to Tasker's Gap (ride your ATV all day in G.W.National Forest permit required). River Hill Distillery is just 5 min. Luray Caverns Golf Course within 10 min, Luray Caverns, Valley Museum, Rope Climbing, and Garden Maze all within 7 min. Skyline Drive entrance within 20 min, Massanutten Boat landing within 10 min (bring your own ski boat, jet ski or Outfitters offer rentals.) Be our personal guest canoeing, kayaking, and tubing which is walking distance to our #1 Rock Tavern River Kamp- waterfront, in addition outfitters just minutes down the road... we are absolutely close to it all...Relax in Virginia!!!

Annette Cates
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Annette Cates

I own the 1850's Massanutten Springs (log cabin) -restored it and now is a weekend rental... I got started in this business because I was taking care of my mother and needed additional help - although mom (Charlotte Good Kibler) passed away before completion she would be proud I know. As a single mother I just want to provide for my daughter and her future, which is why I decided to purchase the Rock Tavern property when the opportunity presented itself - my late father Aaron P Kibler would be proud to see the Rock Tavern back in the family - Uncle Abe was his brother. I believe 'Horses can Soothe your Soul' - if you visit Massanutten Springs website under horse tales - you will see a few of ours! If you have never ridden, take a trail ride- you will love it, if you have your own horses- you already know...RIDE OFTEN! With portable fencing we can be horse friendly at both properties. Best Regards, Annette K. Cates

Annette Cates purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Annette Cates chose Luray

I am now the proud owner of the 1947 Rock Tavern Retreat as my late Uncle Abe and late Aunt Lizzie owned, built and tended bar in the original stone tavern for years. ATK & 1947 is still in the stone walls and I am grateful to have the opportunity to get this property back in the family and we ( my daughter Jade and I) look forward to sharing with our guests the awesome history of the Rock Tavern.

What makes this cabin unique

The 1947 Rock Tavern Retreat offers plenty of space for reconnecting with friends and family, a couples retreat indeed. The master bedroom suite offers a King Bed, an infared modular fireplace along with jacuzzi in master bath, has a private deck entrance and a fabulous view of the beautiful Shenandoah River. The theatre style leather recliners forces you to relax! The original stone shows thru in several rooms and just accents this cabin like no is quite unique!


Luray Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , stone wall accents
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master Bathroom offers a jucuzzi garden tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2nd Bedroom Suite - 1 queen , view of Shenandoah river
    MasterBedroom Suite - 1 king , view of Shenandoah river
  • Convertible bed ( Futon - in Living Room sleeps 2) Both Bedroom Suites offers Full baths and private deck entrances
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
walking distance from the cabin is a private entrance thru #1Rock Tavern River Kamp to the beautiful Shenandoah River,.fish, swim and inquire about our canoes, kayaks or tubes for our guests - shuttle available to Bixler Ferry Landing and float right to the private deck at our Kamp Shenandoah River outfitters is within 10 min of our cabin as well....


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average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful cabin and scenery!

  • 5 of 5

We felt at home as soon as we arrived!! The cabin was so cozy and comfortable... we didn’t want to leave! We enjoyed Kennedy’s peak and the Skyline Drive where we enjoyed some snow! Such an amazing getaway! Thank you, Annette!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Annette
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Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New park

Wonderful, warm and charming

  • 5 of 5

Would have liked to stay longer. Beautiful cabin with everything you needed. Had a great time walking with the dogs in the pine woods. Hot tub was a big hit. Great history in cabin and we had fun looking for the initials.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay with us! Do come visit us again! Annette
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Great location, comfortable cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this quaint, cozy cabin. Highly recommend if you're looking for a relaxing weekend off the grid. Great hiking spots nearby too. Close to downtown Luray, grocery stores, and restaraunts. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to share with others your experience. So glad you enjoyed our cabin. Annette
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Great weekend away

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful weekend away here. Close enough to Luray to explore the area but far enough to relax away from everything. Really enjoyed the amenities and closeness to the river.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

Very nice. River access down and across busy road, but could drive over. River was very rocky. House and amenities excellent. Loved the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our cabin. Annette
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Luray Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Uncle Buck's Downtown Luray
Nearest Ferry
0.05 Miles
Bixler Ferry Public Boat Landing
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Luray caverns Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
US 211
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Rancho Diego
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Massanutten Ski Resort / Bryce Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Lake Arrowhead
Car: necessary

Bixler's Ferry Public Boat Landing is less than half mile away - you can put tubes in there (or fish from bridge) and float to private deck at #1 Rock Tavern River Kamp... (river access fee applies) / tube rentals available.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $30
Tax Rate 10.03%

Must add 10.03% Tax -Security Deposit required
$25.00 extra per person over 4 ppl
2 night min, 3 night min Holidays - linens 25.00 per set
Ask about Seasonal Specials

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.