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Valley Vista Cabin - Blue Ridge Mtn Retreat with Shenandoah Valley view & hottub

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,135 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Secluded Mountain Retreat Overlooking Shenandoah River Valley W/ Large Hot Tub

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath House in the woods w/ 2 Large Decks (sleeps 6: 2 Queens, 2 Singles) Dogs OK

(If Valley Vista is already booked for your desired dates and a 2 bedroom would suit your needs, please see our other cabin - Rainbow View, listing 431810.)

Relax in the hot tub as you gaze out over the Shenandoah River glistening in the sunset, the Massanutten Range and the Alleghenies across the Valley. The most idyllic view on aptly named High Top Rd!

Get away to an alternate reality of stress-free country living.

(And at an elevation of 1,414 feet it’s always 10-15 degrees cooler than the city!)

Welcome to Valley Vista Cabin, less than an hour from the DC beltway in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with magnificent views overlooking the Shenandoah Valley! Enjoy remote solitude above the little village of Linden, just 9 miles from the historic town of Front Royal, the northern gateway to Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park.

In the rural Mountain View Section of Shenandoah Farms subdivision, which was planned back in the ’70’s as a vacation community, on a secluded arm of Blue Mountain, now surrounded on three sides by the 1200 acre Blue Ridge Reserve conservation wilderness. And the eastern slope of Blue Mountain is the 4,000 acre G Richard Thompson Wildlife Management Area.


                                        Warren County Conditional Use Permit 2016-06-07

                                        Member: Shenandoah Lodging & Tourism Alliance

There are 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a fully equipped kitchen (including icemaker, coffee maker & grinder, microwave, etc.), a washer/dryer, and woodstove*. Linens, towels and soap are providedǂ. All you need to bring is your food , clothes and personal toiletries.

On the 2 large decks with tables and chairs, are both gas and charcoal grills. (Charcoal is not supplied, but is usually left behind by previous guests.) In the yard, enjoy the 36 jet hot tub, fire cauldron, fire pit, and chimenea (wood supplied).

Convenient to local wineries, caverns, Shenandoah River and Shenandoah National Park/Skyline Drive.

We are a hands-on operation, living nearby, so your experience here will feel a bit more personal than at a typical vacation rental. We enjoy providing our guests with a special experience and hope that you'll appreciate the idyllic setting and all the little extras offered.

Self check-in time: anytime after 4 PM / Check-out time: anytime before 11 AM


The last 1.5 mile of road is gravel. Check our website for a video.

We welcome well behaved dogs. There is a $30 pet fee. If the pet fee is not prepaid at booking, it will be deducted from your security deposit refund. Be advised that there is a county-wide leash law.

We welcome well behaved children.

No special safety considerations have been implemented for small children.

You should note as well that the environment is not particularly conducive to small children's enjoyment. There's no lawned yard to play in, the terrain is very steep and rocky, and the woods has poison ivy and snakes. Inside and on the deck we have not addressed any child safety issues as we have no experience in that regard and it's not been our focus clientele. There is no community playground, and the youngest kids in the neighborhood are of junior high age. The community lakes have no beaches, lifeguards, or restrooms. The closest playground is about 12 miles from the cabin in Front Royal .

Motorcycles are welcome, but even though neighbors on the road have them, every guest who has brought one has complained about the road, so just be advised.

In winter 4WD or AWD may be required. The County is diligent in plowing, but roads can remain icy long after a storm. VRBO offers trip insurance. Enterprise in Front Royal has RAV4s for $70/day. In the event the road is impassible even for 4WD, rescheduling is allowed for available dates of equal value. (We live on the same road so we can keep you advised of current conditions.)

ATVs, discharging firearms, outdoor fires before 4 PM, and disturbing noise after 10 PM are prohibited by various ordinances and covenants.

* The woodstove is an efficient auxiliary heat source for heating the common areas, however continual use will prevent the furnace from activating and thus the bedrooms will become colder.

ǂThere is no extra charge for the number of guests (max 6), but we supply the cabin for your visit based on the number you tell us will be coming.

We do offer a 10% discount to active duty military and retirees. Please advise us prior to booking so we can send you an adjusted quote.

Please access and like our Facebook page - Valley Vista Cabin - as that is where we post info about local restaurants specials, events, info about Shenandoah Park and any discounts we are offering on the cabin.

More Details

Steve & Chris
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Steve & Chris

We've lived on this little mountain for 30 years. Chris is a native Northern Virginian who grew up spending a LOT of time in Shenandoah National Park. We both have backgrounds in various tourist oriented industries and we enjoy showcasing this area for folks.

Steve & Chris purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Steve & Chris chose Linden

Because it's in an idyllic setting and has an awesome view.

What makes this cabin unique

It's a hybrid area - a very rural little neighborhood surrounded by wilderness - so we share the environment with abundant wildlife.


Linden Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1135 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , upper level bath for Bedrooms 1 & 2
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , lower level private bath for Master bedroom
  • upper level bath is a 6 jet jacuzzi. lower level bath has picture window view of valley.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , with private bath and private deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , shared bath across the hall
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , shared bath down the hall
  • all new beds as of August 2016
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Onsite massage available.


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Valley Vista Cabin - Blue Ridge Mtn Retreat with Shenandoah Valley view & hottub
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
Somerville, MA

Quiet woodsy get away with the family

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is simple, but well appointmented. Little notes sprinkled around explain everything, including the neighborhood deer that visits. Unfortunately, we didn't meet Scooter. The owners are organized and responsive. A great base camp for exploring the Shenandoah valley.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great experience

  • 4 of 5

The location is great and we were very comfortable staying there. Easy to see that a lot of effort went into making sure we had a comfortable stay. We did experience some small critter crawling around the attic at night and of the beds had hair on the sheets when the cover was pulled back. Overall a great time spent at the cabin.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls' N.U.T.S Weekend!!!

  • 5 of 5

OMG... What a magical weekend! My girlfriends and I met up at Valley Vista Cabin on Friday afternoon and we fell in love! Chris and Steve have thought of everything... literally everything. From the bottle of Fox Meadow wine waiting for us upon arrival, to the fuzzy pink robes to wear out to the spa, to the s'more makings and popcorn... they've thought of it all. The cabin is welcoming and so comfortable and the salt-water Jacuzzi is fabulous. Friday evening the skies cleared to show off the view of lights in the Valley and those sparkling above us. Steve and Chris are lovely hosts... the Best! Our one disappoint was not getting to meet Scooter, the Neighborhood Deer, but we will definitely plan another sojourn at Valley Vista Cabin and hopefully during that stay, we will get to meet this fun-loving deer.

Thanks again Chris and Steve!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests - extra special ones at that. You ladies were wonderful and left the cabin in super shape. We are glad you got to see the amazing view and discovered all the perks we provide to make a stay special. We can’t wait for your group to come back or for any of you to return with family and friends.
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  • 5 of 5

this was very needed and everyone loved the cabin!

probably the best cabin we’ve been to.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests and for leaving the cabin in such great shape. We look forward to your next visit.
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A Wonderful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the cabin was excellent. It was clean and well kept, and the views (and the hot tub) were amazing. Chris and Steve were a special highlight; very welcoming and friendly, never minding me pestering them with endless questions leading up to our stay. I highly recommend staying here if you want a relaxing getaway, and I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much enjoyed hosting this group. They had a lot of fun and were very respectful of the cabin and property. Great communication. Thank you!
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Loved the property. The view was spectacular.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. The house was clean, very beautiful landscape around the property. Chris was very nice and helpful. Scooter was an amazing deer. Wanted to take him home. Thanks Chris and Steve for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed hosting you and Scooter was very glad to meet you. Isn't he amazing? Thanks for being respectful of the house and property and you certainly had fun exploring the area. Please come back - we look forward to it.
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
IAD Washington Dulles, DCA Washington National
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Front Royal Country Club
Nearest Train
69 Miles
Amtrak Alexandria Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rte 66
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
The Apple House
Nearest Ski
64 Miles
Car: necessary

Great base of operations for visiting wineries, caverns, historic sites, sightseeing through Shenandoah Valley and Shenandoah National Park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Damage Deposit $50

Rates are a flat fee per stay with no per guest charge, but the cabin may only be prepared & supplied for the number of guests you advise us are coming. The County stipulated occupancy limit is 6.
Rates are subject to change until Reservation is confirmed. If you don't advise of pets and prepay and we see signs that you had a pet, the pet fee will be deducted from the refund of the security deposit.
(If Valley Vista is already booked for your desired dates, or if you want a 2BR, please see the listing for our other cabin - Rainbow View, listing #431810)

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.