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Recent Etlan reviews

  • Perfect cottage for family hiking trip - Old Rag Mountain

    "Our family rented the Tucker'd Out cottage for two nights and found it to be cozy and comfortable with all the amenities we could ask for! The property itself is fabulous - with breathtaking views of Old Rag Mountain and lots of land to explore. We particularly liked the location - very close to the parking lot for Old Rag and not far from White Oak Canyon. The kitchen - which does not have a full oven - was perfect for our needs. We prepared all our meals each day and were surprised to find everything we needed and a few extras we didn't expect - like napkins, salt and pepper, olive oil, zip lock bags and aluminum foil. We certainly appreciated the well-stocked kitchen! We used the charcoal grill one night, which was wonderful. And we enjoyed sitting on the front porch in the rocking chairs. The upstairs living area and bedroom were perfect for the kids! The couches up there are comfy and there is plenty of room for them to sleep. You could comfortably sleep six or more in the house - but with only one bathroom and one dining area, I would not advise more than six. We were surprised when we read the guest book and learned the property has been rented out for several years - You would think it's brand new with the way it is maintained. Everything was in great condition - nothing in need of repair or even looking worn. The linens were fresh and clean, the furniture was in great shape and the whole cottage looked well taken care of. The owners were great to work with - giving me directions and answering questions in advance. Thanks to Peggy's direction, we stopped at Food Lion on Rt 29 on the way to the cottage from Charlottesville for groceries. We have two teenagers and a tween - so a few days without internet or satellite was just what we needed to connect as a family without distractions. We played games and poker (we brought our own but they actually had poker chips and cards) and watched a DVD (there are tons of them at the house!). We wanted to use the corn hole boards and ladder toss but we didn't have time. We would have liked having internet to check the weather and use Google Maps but we managed just fine without that luxury. Thank you for a wonderful spring break. We would love to come back again!"
    Guest: theresa c. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: April 1, 2016
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  • 2 nights wasn't enough!!

    "Our stay at Maggie's Cottage was GREAT! There is so much to do on the property and within a short distance, we wished we could have stayed a few more days to explore. The cottage itself was perfect - clean, updated, bright, comfortable, and relaxing. The surrounding acres were beautiful and perfect for outdoor activities. We enjoyed paddling around the pond in the boat and everyone caught at least one fish! The location is perfect for a short drive to the Old Rag parking lot. We also really loved exploring the town of Sperryville. So many unique shops, restaurants, and even a cool brewery and distillery. This place really is a gem and we are thankful to have had the opportunity to stay!"
    Guest: Kimberly H. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 20, 2016
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  • Connecting the Dots

    "Today we traveled to Etlan, Virginia where we spent the weekend at Sun Dancer. The property where Spirit Dancer, Sun Dancer and Star Dancer Lodges are located borders on the Shenandoah National Park. This weekend we had no cell phone or Internet connections. These days, we are all used to instant connection via mobile phone or computer. It is technology that makes this possible but when technology is unavailable, we are forced to connect in ways that rely only on face-to-face time where spaces are filled with hugs, discussions and actually doing things together. At night I went outside, listened to the silence above, and saw more stars than I could count. Looking up, I felt a connection to these distant bright balls of gas that inspired people long ago to create pictures and stories by connecting the dots in the sky. Other humans far away also look up at these distant points of light and, like me, are awed. In a way, during our lifetime, we are all our own stars secured to the earth by gravity and given the task of connecting the dots, the spaces among ourselves. My father once asked my husband about his philosophy of afterlife. My husband told him he believes we are made of stardust and that when we die, we become part of the universe. "The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.” ~ Carol Sagan What a gift we had this past weekend--millions of points of light."
    Guest: Bonnie Date of Stay: December 2015 Review Submitted: December 8, 2015
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  • Totally exceeded expectations

    "My college friends and I stayed here for five days on our annual "boy's retreat" and we were absolutely amazed at the level of appointment and what is provided. It's really more like a resort. The house is much bigger in person and it's completely modern. Really every comfort you can think of is provided, from a spare USB phone charger to charcoal to tables and canopies to robes for the sauna. You don't have to bring anything but the food you want to eat and your personal toiletries. The grounds are beautifully kept with well marked trails, babbling creeks and rolling hills. The owner is super responsive and very easy to work with. Makes you realize there are still good folks in the world who can take a person at their word. Really just a great experience all around. We'll be booking our next stay at this location very soon."
    Guest: Daniel S. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 6, 2016
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