About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 7 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 18)
Great fall and winter rates now available! Our rates for winter are now at early bird special rates.
Spacious House just waiting to welcome you! Sitting on a rushing creek inside the kettle, 'Creekside Retreat' has seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, and spectacular open common areas for you to enjoy. Open your windows and enjoy the sound of babbling water from the seasonal creek that runs through the property. There is even a spotlight to enjoy the creek in the evening with plenty of outdoor seating. In the early morning or at dusk, sit out and enjoy the deer as they eat among the woods behind and beside our house.
There is a wrap around decking area as well for you to enjoy the outdoors. Ample parking available in flat driveway. You are just around the corner from golf, skiing, and fishing. There is also a spectacular overlook point from the mountaintop with a great hiking trail.
Inside is a perfect place for friends and family to gather. The entry level is divided into two family suites. One queen bedroom and one full bedroom joined by a bathroom connect to a family room. Off the other side of the family room is a full bedroom and bedroom with two twin beds. There is also another bathroom on that level. Walk up the stairs and be prepared to be awed.
The incredible open great room is the perfect place for the whole group to gather. Sitting/TV area, dining area, game table, and kitchen are all in one big room with vaulted ceiling and lots of light. The master suite on that level is huge with a private bathroom. Also on this level are two more rooms with bunkbeds (sleep four each) and another bathroom. This layout is fantastic for being able to be together when you want to and being able to have you own space as well.
UPDATE : 7/11/17 - Several guests have asked about more recent reviews. Sadly we have had many guests try to leave reviews for us this past year. The only thing we can think of is we were hold outs and did not upgrade to the new system (that charges additional fees to guests and owners) until we had to this past May. Guests that reserved through us instead of the site were unable to leave a review. Since we have had questions if the last review was valid, here is more info. The mattresses were all fine but the master bed frame was wobbly and squeaky. That has been resolved with a new sleigh bed in that room. There was a spot on the table that was sticky so it was sanded down and refinished. There were two nails sticking out on the deck and they were hammered back in. Private club memberships and homeowners discounts do not apply to guests (whether friends visiting or rentals) with the exception of use at the outdoor homeowners pool. Unfortunately that isn't our rule but the private clubs. Since our home has just now passed the 10 year mark in age, we have done a home inspection for our next set of renovations and improvements. After seeing that we have stained the decks and sealed them and done some minor work around the house. All ready for you to come and enjoy!
Please Note: Pictures of upgrades are up. So far, the great rooms have new flooring and new paint and new murals. There is now internet, upgraded cable TV. Murals are up and our newest addition - NEW CARPET Winter 2013/14! Please treat it kindly. Bunk bed rooms and bathrooms have a fresh coat of paint on them winter 2015! PS2 is being replace by PS3 summer 2017. Come and enjoy our beautiful home.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 13, 2018
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Good for large families with children.
House had good floor plan and flow. Lots of room for the 10 adults and 7 children in our group. Good location for ski slopes, tubing and indoor water park.
However, the house is older and needs a really, really good cleaning. Lots of light bulbs missing. Only one TV would work, owner was responsive and gave us instruction for family room TV. . Furniture worn and dressers need repair.
This review is disappointing to me as it was not at all what was shared with us. In fact, they said they were excited to leave us a nice review. Of course this was before we had to deduct from the security deposit for them leaving really disgusting trash unbagged for the cleaning lady. She was not kind to our manager and also not to us about the TV, and it was because she pushed a button to change the input. That was fixed for her immediately the same day as check in. As for the rest, this is the first we are hearing of it and will ask the manager about it. UPDATE: I contacted the on site manager/cleaner and she said when this lady left she thanked her for a wonderful house and weekend and had no complaints.
Fantastic rental! Perfect setup for our group!
Great rental - owner was very easy to work with making the overall rental experience simple and seamless! Everyone in our large group agreed that the house was perfect for our needs - great layout with plenty of bedroom options and bathrooms for all.
We are so glad you enjoyed our home and we welcome you back anytime! Thanks for taking such nice care of it!
Perfect weekend getaway
We had a wonderful stay at Creekside Retreat! Our group comprised 9 dads and our daughters as part of a Indian Princess reunion. The house was fully updated and slept everyone comfortably to help make our weekend stay a memorable one! It has a great location on the mountain and the creek made for a picturesque setting. We enjoyed a hike in the nearby Shenandoah National Park and our daughters took advantage of the fabulous water park. Jami, the owner, and her staff were wonderful and very accommodating throughout the entire process. On the day of arrival, we were met at the property and given the key code to the house and a full walk-through, eliminating the need to go to a rental office. My daughter left her eyeglasses behind, and the friendly cleaning staff was able to find them and ship them back to me the next day! I would recommend Creekside Retreat to anyone and will be staying there again in the future!
We are so happy you had a great time out there and welcome your group back anytime! It was fun to bring back my childhood memories of Indian Princesses too!
nice location, good layout...needs some updates
The location is great, right inside the grounds, nice house, neat that the creek runs under the driveway. We hiked up the mountain from the house, very beautiful. Overall a nice house with a good layout for large family gatherings. Some things that need fixing:
- the mattresses are worn out, they need replacement, everyone agreed, this was the biggest downside.
- the kitchen table is sticky, we scrubbed and scrubbed but it is still sticky, almost like someone had covered it in syrup..
- the deck looked unsafe, it was falling apart, had nails sticking out, I wouldn't let my kids out there.
- this house doesn't have membership, so no pool, no discounted slopes etc.
If the house was better maintained I would give it 5 stars, but in its current state it is 2.5 stars.
Joel, I am so disappointed and curious about your review. I am disappointed that this is the first I am hearing of any of these things from you. I am curious as it was written a couple of months after your stay and all of our other guests this spring staying on both sides of your time there had no complaints at all, actually loved the house, and a couple are already planning their return for next year. I would have thought if there were issues that serious I would have heard about it. You wrote to me over a month after your stay accusing us of not sending back your security deposit. You didn't believe it was sent until I sent you the bank information. Then you suddenly found the check. During all of those messages, not once did you mention any items you listed here. I would have thought if things involved the health and safety of visitors and you thought they needed to be addressed you would have let us know. Again, I find this odd. We will definitely have our property manager go and investigate these things. If there is indeed some things that need to be maintained and repaired, we will get them taken care of as we want our home to be an amazing place for families to go out and enjoy. FYI, memberships are for homeowners only. The only facility our guests can enjoy is the outdoor pool.
Except for a small hiccup at the start, our family reunion for the week was amazing. 9 adults and 8 children had plenty of room and the setting in the trees was gorgeous. Everyone slept well (including the 8month old) and the kitchen had ample cooking and eating utensils. Hoping to do this again in a couple of years! Thanks Jami!
Laura, somehow I missed getting a response in when you stayed! I am so glad your family enjoyed our home! We love it when family groups can go and enjoy it like we do!
We loved this house! Jami was very helpful throughout the whole process and answered all of my questions. The house was very spacious and had lots of rooms so people could relax when needed or join in on the family activities. We would definitely stay here again.
It is great to hear how much you enjoyed our home! Thank you! We welcome you back anytime.
Wildlife Viewing (in the backyard!), Snow Tubing, Grass Tubing, Family Fun Park, Canoeing, Nice Playgrounds, Newly Opened Indoor Waterpark with Outdoor Section/Wave Pool Now Open
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