Just spent a lovely Winter long weekend at Massanutten Springs Cabin – a wonderful escape from city living. The cabin is lovely – the historic 1850’s part is the bedrooms and a very well designed addition off the back and side include the great room (kitchen and living area) and bathrooms and utility room. They did a wonderful job combining the old and new so you can appreciate the historic part but enjoy the modern comforts of the addition.
Large modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and lots of counter space for prep. Big living area with 3 sofas/futons to laze around on. We were just 2 people and a dog, so not sure how the space would work with a big group but it looks like it’s well designed for a bunch of people. Was luxurious for 2 – the huge 4 person sofa is perfect for two people taking an afternoon nap after a nice hike! The stars at night from the hot tub on the back patio are glorious.
Easy access to hiking trails in George Washington forest and Shenandoah Valley – the owner recommended Kennedy Peak trail was great 4 mile round trip with amazing views from the peak and only about 15 min drive from cabin.
Some hopefully useful things to know if you’re considering renting:
- Bed set up: Master bedroom on ground floor has a double bed. Upstairs bedroom has a double bed and futon (note this bedroom is accessed by a spiral staircase and there’s no door on this bedroom; there’s also no bathroom on the upper level – which might be an issue for some people) Additional futon and pull out sofa in the living area on ground floor. If you had 10 people it would be cozy, but it’s set up so you could sleep this many.
- Bathrooms: Large master bath with large double shower and separate soaking tub is off the master bedroom. Another full bath with shower stall is off the living area. Again with 10 people, you’d need to be friendly.
- There’s no kitchen table or dining room table. There’s a L-shaped nice bar set up around the open kitchen with a whole bunch of bar stools for eating at the counter. There are also 2 outside picnic tables for warmer months. Again, worked fine for 2 of us, but if you were trying to feed a large group just know what to expect.
- Fireplace is in the master bedroom. There’s also an outside fire pit. But no fireplace in the main living area.
- Accessibility – Surprised to see the cabin was designed to be accessible – there is a ramp to the main door from the drive way. Grab bars in both the bathrooms. Master bedroom is on ground floor so only the upstairs bedroom requires stairs to access.
- Main room has a stone or slate hard floor. Very practical for country living and the mud and stuff that get tracked in. Worth listening to owner’s suggestion and packing slippers in cold months.
- Pets: Our dog was in heaven at the cabin. There’s nice trails right out back that go up by a small fishing pond and then further up the hill. There are 2 beautiful St Bernard’s in the house part way to the pond that bark a lot when you pass with a dog (bring a leash on walks for this short section – the St Bernard’s are in an electric fenced area.) In mid winter, the trails were muddy so boots are suggested. Also bring a dog bed or something warm for your four legged friends – as noted above floors of the cabin can be cold.
- The cabin is right on a road and cars can come through pretty fast – though not a highly traveled road. But beware with dogs or kids outside. Also if you’re expecting to be in the middle of the woods and see and hear nothing, that’s not the case.
- There is a public boat ramp to the Shenandoah River a short walk up the road. Not very interesting in February, but looks like it would be great river access in warmer months.
- There’s a Food Lion on Rt 211 on way into Luray from cabin (and conveniently a loyalty card left in the basket at the cabin – a nice touch). All the basics for a grocery store, but don’t expect a huge selection. Beer and wine sold at the grocery store or an ABC store in the same plaza. We stumbled on a local produce stand and had fresh spinach in February and locally made pasta– yum.
- Ordered from a local pizza and pasta place first night recommended by the owner and they delivered to the cabin (country living, with city convenience!)
- Got decent (1-2 bars) coverage on Verizon i-phones and ATT i-pad at the cabin (and amazing Verizion coverage at top of Kenney Peak!) Got no coverage at all at cabin or in downtown Luray on T-Mobile blackberry. Owners’ check-in notes include some local wife spots.
Thank you Annette!
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11 févr. 2013
So happy you had a good stay...I got tickled you must have a King Bed at home that makes our Queen beds look small...LOL
Also I will take this time to enlighten future guests as to sleep up to 10 is perfect for 4 to 6 adults and 4 children, or Grandma/Grandpa, Mom and Dad / children. Although I have had 10 individuals come and be very comfy as well using sleeping bags and blow up mattresses...so it is all in preference. When you visit again- check out Rainbow Hill for a huge selection of beer and wines, along with all sorts of shops within a shop! This local business is also listed on my website along with on the magnet on the fridge. We hope to get WIFI in the future at our cabin - although in the country - plus Gathering Grounds is the perfect place to take your laptop and enjoy a cup of coffee as well. So glad you enjoyed the Kennedy's Peak Trail - awesome views!
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