Winter scene on the deck at dusk. Mountains in the distance. Real stone river rock  walls in the shower. These rocks came right out of the river from our property below. (candles not included).
Historic Mtn Cabin in Nat'l Forest-Rivers & Trails
Historic Mtn Cabin in Nat'l Forest-Rivers & Trails
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16 gjester
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This listing is for the whole house. This is NOT a shared space. You get the whole house to yourself. Weekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 night reservations. By clicking on pet or infant you are saying you are bringing them. But, the website doesn't charge for them at booking. Payment is still required.

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Please read the entire description & listing and view all of the photos prior to booking: This listing is for the whole house. This is NOT a shared space. You get the whole house to yourself. At booking please provide a non-Airbnb email address so the paperwork can be sent in advance.

This is a real historic cabin built originally as a remote summer getaway cabin. Therefore it will have an old cabin feel, especially on the exterior. The interior is much more updated and has a much newer feel, yet retains the original character of the cabin. This is a 3 bedroom 1 bathroom cabin that sits on a ridge overlooking the Shenandoah Valley to the east. The cabin has an amazing stone shower/tub with river rocks hand picked from the river down the mountain.

The master bedroom contains a king size bed. Then the other two bedrooms each have queen size beds. The bedrooms are not huge by any means, but they are certainly more than adequate. The third bedroom features the exposed stone from the real stone fireplace which gives it an extra touch of character. There are also three small cabinets that were originally built into the walls of the 3rd bedroom which are still functional today.

The loft has two twins size mattresses and 3 full size mattresses and one queen. The ceiling in the loft is not very high, but most adults should be able to fit. The loft is not recommended for kids under 4 years of age.

The original real stone fireplace extends the entire height of the cabin and it is completely exposed (firewood available for a fee for the wood stove or outdoor fire pit). The kitchen has custom real hickory wood counter tops and the back splash is also real river rock from the rivers down the hill.

The nice size deck offers nice views when the leaves are gone and a nice view of the mountains and Harrisonburg to the east. In spring and summer with the leaves on the trees the deck is a place of privacy seclusion. The cabin sits on a private dead end road which we own and is relatively secluded. In winter you can see two other cabins, but they just about disappear when the leaves reappear on the trees. We plan on doing a decent amount of work to remodel the deck in the coming months whenever the cabin is not booked (which is rare).

The cabin is rustic, yet updated, cozy and comfortable. It is a real cabin that was built in the World War II era. This cabin is probably a good fit for those who are really wanting to stay in an older rustic cabin that has been nicely updated. This is not new construction, but then again new construction does not usually have this much character or history. It is a very cute cabin, and it is the last cabin on a dead end private road that is at the top of the mountain. The road can be rough at times (after heavy rains or snow), but we've had guests with every kind of car (including very nice luxury cars) make it up to the cabin without any trouble. We drive up every day in a little Volvo with no ground clearance easily... in snow you may need 4 wheel drive (we do own a full size backhoe which is used to clear the roads and we promise we can always drive you up if it snows in our 4 wheel drive if you'd prefer. This is our cabin with the best views of the mountains when the leaves are gone and also the most secluded.

There is a wood stove for heat or several small heaters. We have had guests stay when the temperature has gone as low as negative 6 degrees and guests have been plenty warm. There a/c is a floor model unit placed in the living room or dining room area once it gets hot outside (usually late June).

There is another building next to the cabin that was a cobbler shop 50+ years ago. We have not renovated this or the garage on the property as of yet so they look older. We have also not updated the outside (grounds and yard) as of yet either. We'd like to, but the cabin has been so booked that we have not been able to do anything at this point.

Weekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 night reservations.

Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything at all we can do to make your stay more enjoyable while you are here. We are not just saying that... we mean it. If there is ever a problem please let us know so we can do our best to make it right. The guest booking the property is required to sign a rental contract & provide a copy of valid drivers license or passport prior to arrival. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. Pets are always welcome but do require a $65 pet fee(s) for each pet.
We check our properties between guest for fleas, bedbugs, and any other "lug bugs" that might have been left by a guest or their furry friends. A fine of at least $1000 will be charged to guest if these bugs are found at/in a property or on the grounds of the property during or after a guest has stayed. Plus the cost of any reservation that has to be moved or cancelled due to having to rid the property of these bugs or any other cost involved in removing these bugs from the property will be charged to the guest who brought them.
Grass, leaves and weedeating are not done for every reservation. They are done as needed as much as possible but never more than once a week. If your stay comes right before a cutting, the grass may be high or leaves not blown.
Owners are not responsible to mail or hold on to left items.
There is a $35 charge for mentioning in a review something negative about the stay/pre, during or post, booking or listing that is disclosed/described/mentioned in our listing. There is a $35 for leaving in a review any issue or suggestion that the guest never made us aware of or mentioned to us, in the message thread within 30 minutes of finding a problem, or something that could have been fixed during their stay or needs to be fixed after their stay. There is a $25 charge for not completing the Docu-Sign prior to the day of arrival. There is a $50 Charge for making a false claim during or after a stay and also a $50 charge for damaging something and then claiming it was like that when guest arrived (in addition to the cost to repair or replace whatever was damaged).

There is a $20 a day charge for not completing Docu-Sign after the 24 hours has passed since Docu-Sign was sent (not responsible for guests giving us an incorrect email address or for guests not receiving the Docu-Sign. It is the guests responsibility to let us know if they have not received it).

This is a real cabin in the mountains built long ago. Therefore it will not feel like new construction (since it isn't new construction), but then again, that is what gives the cabin its charm because it is unique and older. The cabin is in the mountains and borders the George Washington National Forest. The national forest contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is a real cabin, there are things you should expect to find on occasion in an older real cabin such as spider webs (we clean them for every guest but they do reappear quickly), ladybugs, tiny critters and stink bugs during certain times of the year.

We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. It always the guests' responsibility to understand where this property is located and the listing clearly states where the property. We are not responsible for guests' booking a property in an area that they didn't mean to book in or in a location that they didn't intend to book. We are also not responsible to determine how far the property is from any other location or area (including not responsible for drive time or distances to and from where the guests will be traveling). Guests acknowledge that they understand and accept where the property is located prior to booking. Please note that I (Steven) personally took every photo for every single one of our listings. Many of our properties are within walking distance of each other so the photos for one cabin will still apply to other cabins too since this is the view and scenery you'll find while hiking the roads and trails nearby. Other photos are of the local Shenandoah Valley scenery and these are the scenes you can expect to find while driving around the Shenandoah Valley. If you or someone in your group is allergic to pets or anything else (detergent, air fresheners, etc), please let us know in advance so we can discuss this prior to your booking and then also prior to your arrival. We do not use any scented products but we cannot be responsible for what other guests right before your stay may have used. Different cabins and different houses have different scents. Those with fireplaces will have the scent of a wood burning fire. Those with wood will have the scent of wood. We cannot be responsible for determining what you will or will not be sensitive to though. This is truly impossible to determine ahead of time. And yes, this is in here because people complained about the smell of a fireplace in a cabin with a fireplace and the smell of cedar in a cabin with cedar walls. Each cabin and house will have its own unique scent. This property is on a cistern. If something is left running; sink, toilet, shower; you can deplete your entire water supply.
Heat/Heaters must be left on in winter months to avoid frozen pipes. Failure to leave heaters on will result in guest paying for damages.
The guest booking the property is required to sign a rental contract & provide a copy of valid drivers license or passport prior to arrival. The agreement states you will be responsible for damages done and that you will follow all rules. No parties, no hookahs, no under aged drinking, quiet hours after 9 om or before 9 am. We do not refund for problems with A/C/heater(s), electrical or water issues, bad weather, neighborhood work being done including roads or noise, etc.

Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise due to water work, road work, cable work, phone work, any utility work, or any other noise or vision pollution at our properties, other properties adjacent to owner properties, or other properties near owner properties

Guests are required to pickup after their pets. Pets are not permitted on any beds or furniture. All pets are required to have current rabies vaccinations displayed on their collars per county and state law. Pets must remain under immediate control of their owners at all times. Guests must not permit any pet to bark or disturb any neighbor or guest at an adjacent property. Pets must be on their leashes while on walks on the roads or off the property at which they are staying. Guests are responsible to wash their own dishes, silverware, pots and pans and run the dishwasher (if the property has one). Because of this all of these items will only be as clean as the last guests left them. There is no possible way for us to check every single thing in the kitchen between every guest. Imagine trying to check every single thing in your kitchen cabinets, while washing all linens, towels and comforters and cleaning the whole house all within 5 hours (the time between check-out and check-in). Linens may still be in the washer or dryer at check-in. We wash all linens, towels and comforters after each reservation and therefore all wash may not be done by the time you arrive for check-in. Also, while all linens, towels and comforters will be washed, we cannot guarantee perfection. We have high end washers and dryers at most properties (there is currently no washer or dryer for guest use at this cabin), but even after being washed and dried it may still be possible to find hair on the linens (this is why pets are not permitted on beds or furniture). Properties are deep cleaned, but not for every reservation. If you look, you will be able to find things that are not perfect, but we cannot deep clean a property between every guests' stay (we only have 5 hours between check-in and check-out to clean the whole house and wash all linens). If for any reason the cabin loses power (which has only happened a few times in the past half of a dozen years) there will be no refunds since the cabin can be heated with the wood stove and water can be drawn from the creek to make the toilets work. At times you may may smell or see iron and sulfur in the water. The water may appear orange or brown.

The guest booking the property is required to sign a rental contract & provide a copy of valid drivers license or passport either prior to or upon arrival. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. There will be a fee of $35 for changing the check-in person from the person who made the booking to an alternative guest unless approval is given prior to the booking. Guests failing to provide their valid/working email address to us via the message thread within 24 hours of booking, where the rental agreement can be emailed, will result in a $35 charge. The rental agreement must returned/completed via Docu-sign within 24 hours or less of the guest having received it or there will be another $35 charge. For same day reservations, guests shall have 2 hours to send their email address (without a $35 charge) and one hour to return the rental agreement via Docu-sign (or another $35 charge be assessed). There will be a charge of $30 an hour for guests arriving more than 30 minutes later than the arrival time that they give us on the day of arrival. Arrival times must be sent in the message thread. Reservations may be cancelled with no refund whatsoever if these policies are not followed. Likewise, the there will be a $30 charge for failing to send us notice when they are 30 minutes from arriving at the property. The only exception to this policy will be guests traveling to our Virginia properties via U.S. Route 33 through West Virginia(and guests are required to let us know us know at least 12 hours in advance if they plan to travel via U.S. Route 33 to arrive at our property). Reservations may be cancelled with no refund whatsoever if these policies regarding check-in time, arrival time, email addresses and the rental agreement are not followed. These policies are due to us having to over and over again wait hours and hours for guests who will be late and do not have the courtesy to let us know that their travel plans have changed, which keeps us waiting for them through meal times and it also effects our ability to know where we need to be to get our other guests who have been respectful with their arrival times checked-in on time. We do not want our polite and respectful guests to have to wait or be inconvenienced any longer by our impolite guests.

Illegal drugs will not permitted on our properties under any circumstances. Smoking is not permitted inside any house or cabin or on any screen porch. There will be a $750 charge for any smoking in either of these areas. Drugs being used anywhere on the property will result in a $750 charge. Kegs and hookahs are not permitted anywhere on property under any circumstances. There will be a $500 charge should either of these items (kegs or hookahs) be found on the property (this includes outside areas too). If smoking (inside or on screen porches), illegal drugs (meaning what is illegal in Virginia), keg(s), hookah(s) or fireworks (there is a $250 fine for having fireworks at a property) are found on the property the guest will be asked to leave and there will be no refund whatsoever for any portion of the stay (including any future days/nights). Guests failing to check-out by 11 am agree to pay $50 an hour for a late check-out beginning at 11:01 am. If the guest is still there at 12:00 noon then then the charge is another $50 and so on with each additional hour the guest overstays their reservation. Late check-outs require prior written permission and applicable late check-out fees to be paid.

The cleaning fee is non refundable no matter when a cancellation is made.

Firewood is not permitted to be removed from the property when you check-out. It is also not permissible to gather firewood from the woods at the property. Either of these will result in a $50 charge. All bed linens and towels are washed after every single guest. This does not mean that every single hair, piece of lint, etc will come off in the wash. We wish that washing machines got every last thing off the linens, but that is not always the case. Also, detergent, well water and the linens themselves may bleed causing stains. (Well water may also stain toilet, tub, and sink.) If there is a problem with the linens just let us know, and we'll do our best to get you new ones as soon as possible. We give you our promise that everything is washed after every single guest, but that doesn't mean that washing machines and dryers are perfect at removing every last thing from the linens and towels. If there is an issue with the cleanliness of the property just let us know and we will send someone to fix it within a reasonable amount of time. We truly want everything perfect, but please know that nothing is perfect and no cleaner cleans perfectly. Likewise, the floors are swept and mopped after every single guest. Sometimes we sweep the floors 3 or 4 times and still find things on them. We again, promise that they are swept after every guest, but that doesn't mean that they will be perfect. If you search you will surely be able to find something wrong. There will be no refunds for these issues, but rather we will work to fix anything that needs to be fixed within a reasonable time. Again, this is a real cabin, and while there is heat, that does not mean that the cabin will be as warm as your house on very cold days/nights. Likewise, it may not be as cool as your house is in the summertime as well, although the A/C unit does very well in our opinion. We are just stating what should be obvious... that a real cabin is not going to be the same as your house. But then again, isn't that why you booked a real cabin in the forest... because it is unique and different. :)
HEATERS MUST BE LEFT ON IN WINTER MONTHS TO AVOID FROZEN PIPES. Failure to follow will result in guest paying for damages.
Guest are not permitted in basements, storage closets, attics, sheds, garages, or the like. Guest are not permitted to move furniture including, but not limited to, couches, beds, tables, coffee tables, end tables, etc.
Guests agree to all of the terms of this entire listing and there will be no refunds whatsoever (including unused days/nights), if any of these terms are not followed and the guest chooses to either cancel, not check-in, leave early or is asked to leave the property due to violating these terms.
Long Term Guest, staying more than three weeks, will be required to pay utilities.
Late check in or checkout fees, early check-in fees, pet fees and infant fees are not included in reservation request or pre-approvals that we accept. Those fees will still need to be paid.

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The cabin offers direct access to the George Washington National Forest. All linens, blankets, towels, full kitchen and kitchen items (minus food) are provided. The cabin also has full cable tv, and a flat screen tv in the living room, and free high speed wifi. No check-ins or checkouts on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day.

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We'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any site). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage.

We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts.

We have four daughters and another baby on the way. Our oldest is 6, we have another who is 3, one who is 2 and our newest arrival, our 4th daughter is now one. We always wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. :) We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we started by renting out that first cabin in June of 2011 and we now both do this full time while raising our girls. This is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 5+ years without a single day off. The term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" is how I would describe our lives (it is 2:43 am when I writing this). This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something (even on Christmas or any other holiday) we (or our staff) is almost always available to help, but keep in mind that there are only two of us right now that respond to all emails and phone calls. We do have some cleaners and another employee who helps check-in guests though. And please be kind... we never get a day off (and we mean never) and the demands of what we do is nearly overwhelming. We'd also like to make sure that our guests know that Katie & I both run Fire/Rescue as volunteers in our "spare time" so there may be times when we are unavailable due to being on an emergency call. As soon as we are done with whatever emergency call we're on, we'll be happy to assist you though.

When you rent one of our properties, know that your money is going to toward future renovations and improvements. Also, if you plan on cancelling at some point before your stay, please think twice before booking one of our properties. We count on the rental income to pay or mortgages and all of the other bills associated with the properties, which are extensive. Our goal this year is to hire a full time business manager to help us out. :) Also, please note that Airbnb's messaging system does not always work... and even if it is working, there are just two of us... two... answering every message and inquiry and responding to guests. We're not always on the computer and some of our properties and the areas we travel through to get to them, are in areas where some of our cell phones don't work, so we are not always available due to technological reasons and even when we are available... there are just two of us right now...

Again, with that in mind, please know though that we're not a big company and we have no outside investors yet... Meaning, things are not going to be perfect (although we sincerely hope to get everything perfect in the future). We personally own every property that we rent out. Again our cabins, cottages and houses are not perfect, but they do have character, history & warmth. And we've listed them with lots of details and descriptions about what to expect. Our listings are accurate. Your staying with us helps us further the restore all of our properties to their original condition (with appropriate modern updates that are appropriate in keeping with the history of the property). We believe that we are far more honest than any of the competition when it comes to our properties' listings. You will find full descriptions of each property that list the good and the bad (again, our properties are not perfect, but that is only because we do not yet have the finances to make them perfect... they will all get there though as funds permit). Our properties are always improving though since we put every last dime back into the business to keep improving things. We say all of this, because quite a few of our past guests seem to have the impression that we're "loaded"!

If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best.

We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed.

Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile.

Katie & I personally own every cabin that we manage. We check-in all of our guests personally (sometimes even as late as 1 or 2 with prior approval). There is a fee of $20 an hour for check-ins after 10 pm and $10-20 an hour for early check-ins or late checkouts. We really mean it when we say that we are always available. If you need us at 4 am or have a problem, please do not ever hesitate to let us know. This is all we do 24/7 and we want all of our guests to have an amazing stay. We would be honored if you would allow us the opportunity to serve you.


Managing our properties is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 5+ years without a single day off. Neither of us had ever heard the term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" and now we live it everyday. This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something (even on Christmas or any other holiday) we're always available to help, but keep in mind that there are only two of us right now. And please be kind... we never get a day off and the demands of what we do is nearly overwhelming. We'd also like to make sure that our guests know that we both run Fire/Rescue as volunteers in our "spare time" so there may be times when we are unavailable due to being on an emergency call. As soon as we are done with whatever emergency call we're on, we'll be happy to assist you though.
Late check-ins, after 10 pm, without prior approval through the message thread come with a fee of $30 an hour.
A running toilet can drain the cistern in a matter of hours. This can cause hundreds of dollars worth of damage. We need to know right away if the toilet runs.
There is a $35 charge for mentioning in a review something negative about the stay/pre, during or post, booking or listing that is disclosed/described/mentioned in our listing. There is a $35 for leaving in a review any issue or suggestion that the guest never made us aware of or mentioned to us, in the message thread within 30 minutes of finding a problem, or something that could have been fixed during their stay or needs to be fixed after their stay. There is a $25 charge for not completing the Docu-Sign prior to the day of arrival. There is a $50 Charge for making a false claim during or after a stay and also a $50 charge for damaging something and then claiming it was like that when guest arrived (in addition to the cost to repair or replace whatever was damaged).
There is a fee of $35 to switch reservation dates, if we agree to the request, plus the price of the difference. Prices will not be reduced for shortened stays or less expensive dates. Cancelled booking, no matter when cancelled, do no receive a refund for the cleaning fee.
Guest who decline a legitimate payment request either through an Alteration or a Resolution Center payment request will incur a fee of $25 to resend the request. The Reservation can be cancelled without any refund if the request is declined at least one time. Host is under no obligation to resend request once declined. Host is also not under any obligation to resend the rental agreement once declined. (The reservation will be cancelled without any refund.)

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Weekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 night reservations. We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well.
Pre-approvals do not include pet, infant, or late check-in fees.
We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. Kids are counted in the amount of people no matter the age. The charge is per person not per adult.

By clicking on the pet(s) tab at the time of booking, you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet(s) at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee(s) in order to bring a pet(s). Please, no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, etc. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. All extra fees are the cash or check prices. Airbnb charges extra fees to pay these charges using their site and this is not something we can control. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned. Guests are not permitted to trespass on any land that we do not own or any other property owners land to access the rivers or the national forest. Guests are staying at our cabins are not permitted to access/go to "Blue Hole" (a local swimming hole), whereas the only way to access that site is by trespassing on other property owners land. We own numerous places to access the rivers and the national forest and must stay on our land or on national forest land at all times. Failure to adhere to these rules will result in termination of the rental agreement.
Short Term Rental Agreement:
This SHORT TERM Rental Agreement is made by and between: (“Homeowner”) and __________________ (“Guest”) effective upon accepting the conditions, terms and agreements agreed to upon initially submitting either the deposit or the full payment amount at the time of booking. For good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency of which is acknowledged, the parties hereby agree as follows:
1. Property: The property is located at:


2. This short term rental is furnished and includes: refrigerator and stove/oven combo.
Rental Party: The rental party shall consist of Guest and the following persons:
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Name:_________________________Address:_____________________

3. Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to __4___ non-related persons or
__4___ related persons. An additional charge of up to $35 per person per night for guests in addition to 2 may be applied to the cost of the stay. This property is NOT allowed to be considered as a permanent residence by any guest. The property is a short term rental property. If extra guests are found to have spent the night without prior approval by owner, the rental agreement/reservation/stay will be subject to termination immediately and no refund shall be given. Subletting this property or the attempt to sublet this property is cause for immediate termination of the rental agreement/reservation with no refund.Check-in is 4 pm to 10 pm. Late check-ins and checkouts with prior approval, before booking, are $20 an hour. $30 an hour without prior approval and possible cancellation of the reservation.
4. Term of the short term rental agreement: The agreement begins on _______________,(the
“Arrival Date”) and ends on __________________(the “Departure Date”).
5. Minimum Stay: This property requires a minimum 1 to 4 night stay depending upon the season. Longer minimum stays may be required during holiday periods and weekends. If a guest ends up staying for less than 1 day, the guest will still be charged for the entire length of time that they reserved the property. There are no refunds, discounts or credits for late arrivals or for early departure for any reason.
6. Rental Rules: Guest agrees to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this SHORT TERM rental agreement at all times and shall cause all members of the rental party and anyone else “Guest(s)” permits on the property to abide by the following rules at all times while at the property. It is the “Guest(s)” legal responsibility to inform anyone that they allow to access the property of all terms, conditions and rules regarding all/any use of the property, including use of ingress and egress to the property. This is a SHORT TERM rental agreement and is not subject to the process of eviction through the court system by Code (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) D. By signing the guest is stating that they understand this and that a sheriff’s deputy, police officer, or other law officer has the authority to escort them from the property and/or grounds without court proceedings.
7. Access: Guest shall allow “Homeowner” or any other authorized agent of the Homeowner to access to the property for purposes of repair and inspection at any time. Homeowner and/or their agent shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner. Homeowner has right to access barn yard, driveways, unfinished basements, garages, storage units, etc. without informing renter.
8. Rental Rate and Fees: Payment is required according to the payment schedule above. Full payment is always due for access to the property to be given. If the premises appear dirty or damaged upon Arrival, Guest shall inform Homeowner immediately (within 15 minutes) of arrival.
9. Cancellation Policy: Our cancellation policy is: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will be refunded as follows: 0% if canceled or failure to show up for any reason. No refunds for JMU Events or Holiday Bookings (No refund or credit for stay shall be given due to early departure or for failure to show up and/or check-in). The property will be locked upon your arrival. The owners or owner’s agent will meet you at the property to let you in unless other arrangements have been made in advance, so YOU must contact owners in advance to let them know when you are arriving (4 pm to 10 pm.) If no contact is made in advance by email and/or no call by midnight the day of arrival, then the reservation will be duly cancelled. Failure to contact owners to set up check-in time prior to arrival date or failure to show up before midnight the day of arrival without contacting owner constitutes a cancellation. Homeowners reserve the right to re-book the cabin for the dates guest reserved the cabin for if no contact has been made or if guest fails to show up by midnight the day of arrival. (Guest are permitted to arrive after mid night but must confirm the time in writing with owner PRIOR to the arrival.)
10. Insurance: We encourage all renters to purchase traveler insurance and cancellation insurance. You hereby acknowledge that this option has been presented to you before booking.
11. Payment:. Checks may not be used for reservation that are less than 10 days away from the time of booking. Late payments result in immediate termination of stay/reservation/rental agreement.
For reservations more than 20 days away we may accept checks via the mail. Please make checks out to owners.
Rental Rules:
1. Smoking is NOT allowed inside the property or any enclosed areas (screened or glass). Any smoking items must be extinguished and then disposed of properly. No remnants of smoking shall be left at cabin or anywhere on the grounds or surrounding areas. Any evidence of smoking in cabin or improperly disposing of cigarettes, cigars or any other tobacco products shall be cause for immediate termination of this rental agreement/stay/reservation.
2. People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may stay overnight in the property with the prior written approval of the owners. Any other person in, on, near the property or any adjacent property is the sole responsibility of Guest. Guest shall not cause or allow unreasonable loud noise or activity that might disturb the comforts of other persons renting or living in the area. Persons found to be staying other than those in this agreement will occur a charge of $35 per person for known number of nights person stayed and immediate termination of rental agreement will occur.
Noise shall be kept to a minimum at all times. Special care shall be taken to be very quiet during quiet hours. Failure to respect either quiet hours (9 p.m. To 9 a.m.) or to adhere to Homeowner's/Homeowner's Authorized Agent's request to lower the noise volume shall be cause for immediate termination of the rental agreement/stay/reservation.
3. All of the properties are privately owned; and the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on any premises, facilities or on roads, trails or any property whatsoever. Homeowners/Homeowners Agent(s) are not responsible for any loss or damage of any kind to/of personal belongings, vehicles or valuables of the guest or any member of their party. By accepting this short term rental agreement it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from any use of the premises by themselves or by others in their party. Party shall be defined as any person(s) who stays overnight, visits, or accesses the property in any manner, whether such person is invited by the Guest or not.
4. Guest agrees to keep the property and all furnishings in good order (same as are when they arrived). Any damage or issue with the property must be immediately reported to the Homeowner upon Guests arrival or within 15 minutes of arrival. If guest is found to have damage property during inspection guest will be charged for item and possible termination of reservation/stay/rental agreement.
5. Only use appliances for their intended uses. Improper use may lead to termination of stay/reservation/rental agreement and payment to repair or replace item will be responsibility of guest.
6. PETS are permitted only with prior approval. A pet fee of up to $89, per pet, may applied to cost of stay. Failure to disclose or obtain prior permission to bring pets may result in immediate termination of the rental agreement. This includes not disclosing the correct number of pets and/or the type of pet prior to arrival. Damage and/or injury due to pets will be paid by guest. If pets are to be proven violent or cause injury, immediate termination of short rental agreement/reservation will occur.
7. Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the property for nightly or weekend rentals only, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. Sorry we do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the property under any circumstances. An inspection of the property and grounds will be done weekly.
9. Fireplace/Firepit: Outdoor fire: Burning Laws in Brief § (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Regulating the burning of woods, brush, etc.; penalties. No burning until after 4:00 p.m. February 15 through April 30 of each year, if the fire is in or within 300 feet of woodland, brushland or field containing dry grass or other flammable material. Fire shall not be left unattended if within 150 feet of woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass. No new fires set or fuel added after midnight. Law applies to campfires, warming fires, brush piles, leaves, household trash, stumps, fields of broomstraw and brush or anything capable of spreading fire. The law provides for a penalty of up to $500, plus payment of court costs and fire suppression costs if the fire escapes. Firewood must be purchased from owners. If using firepit without owner consent, a fine will be charge up to $500 and immediate termination of reservation/rental agreement may occur.
10. Water and Septic/City: The property is on city water, well, or cistern. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper down the toilet. Please DO NOT flush any wipe or moist towelette of any kind even if it says flushable. No feminine products should be flushed down the toilet at any time. If it is found that feminine products or other improper material have been flushed down the toilet and clog the septic system, Guest will be charged damages of the cost of repair or replace. The well water may smell like sulfur/iron at times. There may be an orange/brown color to the water due to iron and/or sulfur.
11. Guest represents that he/she is more than 21 years old and that this entire agreement has been reviewed.
12. LEFT ITEMS: A $25.00 fee, plus shipping cost, applies to any Lost and Found items that are requested to be returned to Guests. Items found and not claimed within 15 days will be disposed of at the owner's discretion. Owners are under no obligation to return left items. Guest are NOT permitted to get mail at any mailbox at any of owner’s properties. Guest must get their mail sent to a PO Box or location other than the short term rental properties. Property address shall not now or ever be used to establish permanent residency. This is a short term rental and not subject to residency establishment.
14. Do not park on the grass, across the street from the house, or in the street. Guest is only allowed to park in designated areas.
15. Emergencies: If there is an emergency, the renter will first contact the local authorities via 911. Then contact the owners. If there is a non-emergency issue, contact owners directly as soon as issue occurs.
16. ZERO TOLERANCE: Guest and the members of his/her party shall not use or permit to be brought onto the property any illegal controlled substances, firearms, or items hazardous to persons or property. If unlawful or illegal use of firearms, illegal substances, or hazardous items is found, it will result in immediate termination of the reservation/rental agreement. Guest are not permitted to intoxicated by any substance in the property or on the property grounds. If guest or any person in guest’s party is found to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs or alcohol in any way, immediate termination of the reservation/stay/rental agreement will occur. Any filing, attorney, and/or court fees accrued for any reason will be paid by guest.
17. Guest agrees to: Leave the premises in the same order as found; to return keys to OWNER/AGENT on departure either in person or in lockbox and not to exceed the maximum number of people, cars, pets or other limits as agreed to herein. Water and lights must be turned off at departure. Guest must leave heaters on in the winter time. If heaters are not left on and damage to pipes or other water related items, guest will be responsible for payment to fix these items. If more than the pre-approved number of people are found to occupy the premises, or excessive cleanup is required additional charges for extra persons, linens and maid service will be levied against the GUEST. Such determination will be made at the sole discretion of the Homeowner/Homeowner's Authorized Agent. Guest agrees to the reasonable costs of collection, including attorney fees, if necessary to collect money in the event of damage to the property or violation to the rental agreement. Visitors of the GUEST will be the responsibility of the Guest and must follow all the same rules as the Guest.
18. Also, no refund will be given for immediate terminate of rental agreement/reservation or issues with weather, mechanics, appliances, road conditions, heater, air conditioner, water, cable, internet or other such items or other circumstances. Owners will try to fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise or mess due to water work, road work, cable work, phone work, any utility work, or any other noise or vision pollution at our properties, other properties adjacent to owner properties, or other properties near owner properties. Consumption of raw or undercooked eggs should be avoided, especially by young children, elderly persons, and persons with weakened immune systems or debilitating illness.
19. We reserve the right to remodel, makes changes, alterations, improvements, redecorate and rearrange the property at any time. The property may not appear exactly like it does in the photos when you arrive for check-in due to these possible changes. This is a real house. There may be critters, snakes, insects, bugs, spiders, or animals in or around the house. We do our best to ensure the properties are free of these things, but we cannot guarantee it. Please let us know if critters are found in or around the property.
20. Owners are not held liable for any injury due to the farm animals. Renters agree that they are feeding or petting animals at their own risk. Farm animals are not to be ridden on.
By my signature below (or by checking the box at the time of payment and electronically accepting this agreement), I hereby agree to ALL of the payments, terms and conditions of this SHORT TERM rental agreement. I agree that ALL rental monies are non-refundable per the cancellation policy above and due on the dates listed above. Any fees (court, filing, attorney, etc.) accrued to collect monetary rental payment will be levied against the GUEST.
I have read my rights to purchase travel and cancellation insurance.
I, the guest, agree to the terms of this SHORT TERM Rental Agreement, as evidenced by the signature(s) set forth below (or by electronically accepting this agreement). Any filing, attorney, and/or court fees accrued for any reason will be paid by guest.
Any termination of the rental agreement results in immediate vacating of the property and no refund will be given. Owners reserve the right to move guest to a different property with same as amounts of bedrooms for remodeling needs.
Disclaimer: Not responsible for errors on the website listings. The contract is the sole representation of the property and all information regarding how the property is described.
Please read the entire contract carefully.
Required: Provide Copy of each person’s Driver's License now. Failure to provide government issued photo id (driver’s license or the like) will result in immediate termination of rental agreement/reservation without refund. Failure to sign the rental agreement before the day of arrival will result in termination of the reservation with no refund. Also, provide Make, Model, and License Plate Number of vehicle now.
Vehicle:___________________________________________________
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Renter(s)/Guest(s):
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Guests agree that they have read the entire listing in its entirety and viewed all of the photos prior to booking.

No smoking in the cabin. No beer pong or Hookahs. Noise must kept to a minimum and quiet hours are 9 pm to 9 am.
Please email the owners your expected time of arrival. If time changes, please notify owners by email if prior to date or by text day of arrival.
Heaters must be left on in winter months. Early or late check-ins may be approved after 10 pm with prior approval and fee of $20 an hour. Without approval (Prior to booking the costs is $30 an hour).


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Elliott Brukerprofil
oktober 2017
Great place, host was very helpful and accommodating. Beautiful view and property.

Ryan Brukerprofil
oktober 2017
Cabin is a great getaway. Having to pay for firewood feels a little ridiculous, and the anthology of a description and rental agreement was a bit much. But, other than that had a great experience!

Taryn Brukerprofil
september 2017
The cabin was lovely! Beautifully renovated with a rustic feels. My boyfriend & I truly felt isolated in the best possible way. It was just what we were looking for. Thanks Katie & Steven!

Sean Brukerprofil
september 2017
The cabin was absolutely beautiful. Katie and Steven were very responsive and kind. Would definitely recommend this for anyone looking for a quiet getaway.

Tanyette Brukerprofil
september 2017
This place is a hidden gem! Absolutely loved my stay there. It is a beautiful cabin with quiet peacefulness of nature outside your door. It has so many features that give it such charm and coziness. It was all that I hoped for and more. I cannot wait to go back in the winter months.

Dori Brukerprofil
august 2017
This is a very charming cabin that has been updated in the kitchen and bath. I loved the wood paneling and the original stone fireplace. The area is lovely and we had some super hikes. Sitting on the deck listening to the birds while having coffee was very enjoyable. We had two middle school age children in the loft and it was difficult for them to get in and out, the loft ceiling is very low so I would only utilize that space for smaller children (but who are old enough to be safe in that space). The deck area is also not safe in certain areas if you have children (without lower railings) and there are loose stones throughout the area. We had a great time using the fire pit, but note that its on a pretty steep hill so again not children friendly. I found the check in process complicated. There is a separate contract required that I didn't receive until I was already traveling which made it difficult to fill out since I didn't have all the information available and I was trying to fill it in on my iPhone. And the hosts' assistant wanted copies of everyone's drivers' license which meant he came back in the middle of our dinner (but the property description just requires the drivers license of the guest who is paying).

Kenneth Brukerprofil
august 2017
Great cozy spot, clean, quiet and everything you want to have being in the George Washington National Forest. Communication was great with the owners. Great hiking trails close by with awesome views. Thank you for having us and I'm sure we'll be coming back! Jake.

Linville, Virginia, USARegistrerte seg oktober 2012
Katie & Steven Robert Brukerprofil

We'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any other site for that matter). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage.

We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts.

We have now have 5 daughters. Our oldest is 7, we have another who is 4, one who turns 3 in 2017, another who turns 2 in 2017 and then a new baby born in 2017. We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we started by renting out that first cabin in June of 2011 and we now both do this full time while raising our girls. This is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 6+ years without a single day off. The term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" is how I would describe our lives (it is 2:43 am when I writing this). This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something (even on Christmas or any other holiday) we (or our staff) is almost always available to help, but keep in mind that there are only two of us right now that respond to all emails and phone calls. We do have some cleaners and two employees who helps check-in guests though. And please be kind... we never get a day off (and we mean never) and the demands of what we do is nearly overwhelming. We'd also like to make sure that our guests know that Katie & I both run Fire/Rescue as volunteers in our "spare time" so there may be times when we are unavailable due to being on an emergency call. As soon as we are done with whatever emergency call we're on, we'll be happy to assist you though.

When you rent one of our properties, know that your money is going to toward future renovations and improvements. Also, if you plan on cancelling at some point before your stay, please think twice before booking one of our properties. We count on the rental income to pay or mortgages and all of the other bills associated with the properties, which are extensive. Our goal this year is to hire a full time business manager to help us out. :) Also, please note that Airbnb's messaging system does not always work... and even if it is working, there are just two of us... two... answering every message and inquiry and responding to guests. We're not always on the computer and some of our properties and the areas we travel through to get to them, are in areas where some of our cell phones don't work, so we are not always available due to technological reasons and even when we are available... there are just two of us right now...

Again, with that in mind, please know though that we're not a big company and we have no outside investors yet... Meaning, things are not going to be perfect (although we sincerely hope to get everything perfect in the future). We personally own every property that we rent out. Again our cabins, cottages and houses are not perfect, but they do have character, history & warmth. And we've listed them with lots of details and descriptions about what to expect. Our listings are accurate. Your staying with us helps us further the restore all of our properties to their original condition (with appropriate modern updates that are appropriate in keeping with the history of the property). We believe that we are far more honest than any of the competition when it comes to our properties' listings. You will find full descriptions of each property that list the good and the bad (again, our properties are not perfect, but that is only because we do not yet have the finances to make them perfect... they will all get there though as funds permit). Our properties are always improving though since we put every last dime back into the business to keep improving things. We say all of this, because quite a few of our past guests seem to have the impression that we're "loaded"!

If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best.

We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed.

Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile.

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