Please make sure you read the whole listing and see all the photos. :) I have had incredibly detailed information and photos in this description since we first listed this cottage for rent... please read the whole description... nothing is left out... so those who have left 4 stars regarding accurancy simply did not read the listing. You will not find another listing anywhere that is more honest than this listing. :)
This cottage borders the George Washington National Forest and is ideal for walking to hiking trails, trout fishing and other activities in the national forest. There are two streams/rivers that meet about a 5 minute walk from the cottage. This cottage is located within walking distance of all of our other cabins here in Rawley Springs. The other properties on the road this cottage is located on are not fixed up yet they all need some work (some more than others). The cabin right door to this cottage is in very bad shape (cosmetically). We own it and plan to remodel it as soon as we can. There is another cabin on the other side of this cottage that has full time residents living there.
The cottage has 2 bedrooms (master bedroom has a queen bed and the other is a full size) and 1 bathroom (sink, shower, and toilet). The cottage has a stone exterior and wooden steps leading to the back door (which is you enter the house currently). The kitchen has a stove, toaster, microwave and refrigerator. The cottage has been newly painted, but has not been remodeled or updated yet. The kitchen and bathroom, while fully functional are very out of date. The kitchen was probably last updated in the late 1970's. The stove and the sink are not placed in the most convenient places either (right in front of one another). The bathroom which has not been updated at all, has an older stand-up shower, small sink and toilet.
The cottage does have original hardwood floors and nice old real plaster walls. We've just updated the ceiling fans (one in each room) and the lighting as well.
The neighbors do have two dogs that bark sometimes, but barking is the only issue with them (other than shoe stealing). The one neighbor (a very nice older man) does shoot with his small rifle in the back yard at a target on occasion. We just want all of our guests here to know what to expect before they arrive. The photos actually make the cottage look nicer than it is in my opinion.... that is why we've chosen to write such a detailed description on here.
It is still a nice place (quiet most of the time) to get away and enjoy the woods and the national forest. Harrisonburg is a short 12 minute drive from the cottage.
Pets are welcome at all of our properties. There is a pet fee of up to $59 if you are bringing pets with you. 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.
Very easy and accommodating hosts, the cabin was perfect for us, as we were in need of a spot to relax at after a long day of hiking and fishing.
Very good place! Steven and Katie are really incredible hosts. We were arriving late at 2am and they had arranged everything and turned on the heat. And the cabin was really cute and warm. We loved it so much!
Even though we didn't arrive until close to 9:00 p.m. on the Friday night before Christmas, Steven and Katie were there to greet us and help us drive the car up an icy hill to the Stone Ridge Cottage. Once inside the cottage, they continued to run around to provide us with all the necessities to build a proper fire. We arrived to a warm, light, and inviting cottage, all the heaters and lights had been turned on. Their goal was truly to make our weekend the best. This started before we arrived, with their emailing us to give us extra directions or ask us about our needs. Steven gave us hints re: hiking trails and in the end, they even offered us a discounted third night, had we been able to stay. They are truly lovely hosts with great stories and the desire to make you feel at home. I would definitely stay here again and recommend this cottage for a good get-away for hiking or otherwise.
This place was definitely a highlight to my short getaway for a long weekend! The cottage is spacious and, while it is obviously not a 5-star hotel (remember, cottage!), and the whole point of their ad is to warn "picky" people, it is fully equipped with everything you might need in the kitchen, a nice warm shower, very comfortable beds and electric heaters for all parts of the cottage. Technology-dependent people will not be disappointed by the internet wifi and cable TV available, and there is also a telephone for those without a cell phone signal. Although, mind you, staying away of excessive technology was one of the points of going there in the first place for me. Katie could not have been more helpful, right from the start with spot-on directions to the cottage and to places for groceries, until the end of our stay. We had the trail in their private property all to ourselves, but location was close enough for us to explore the Luray Caverns on our way to the cottage and some trails in Shenandoah National Park during our stay and on the way back, if you don't mind driving a little. Some things you won't find in your average hotel: the friendliest dog ever from the neighbor, freshly picked eggs from their own chickens (made my day when I cooked the best scrambled eggs in the morning) and the most beautiful night sky ever, just turn off the porch light and it is there for your delight! The living room has a very comfortable recliner, and they should be installing a fireplace any time soon which will make it even more difficult to leave the premises haha. It is worth noticing it is not the place for people with mobility issues, you have to climb stairs to get to the entrance to the cottage, I honestly think they are overconscious about the fact that the kitchen and façade have not been renovated yet, and no one should be discouraged to stay here for this. I myself would not bother changing the façade, it adds character to it. On one hand, it is good to know they are planning to renovate it; on the other hand, it is going to be very difficult to book it after it is renovated, because then it will be just perfect. Totally worth it!
Steven and his family were very accommodating of our last minute booking driving through towards the Shenandoahs - and went out their way to make our stay nice, including helping us find the place in the dark. They have done a really great job on the cabin which is right in the woods - we 'upgraded' to the bigger cabin, which had a big fireplace, large living room, toasty heated rooms, hot powerful shower and very modern kitchen equipment - everything you'd need for a stay. Would be perfect for a family or group or friends for holidays or summer too. We were only there for one night but could have stayed longer!
We came down to take part in a Charity Gran Fondo in Harrisonburg. As hosts, Steve & Katie are second to none. They point out, the pictures may be nicer than the cabin but it doesn't matter. The location so near the National Forest is incredible. We hiked for miles into the National Forest. Due to the private entrance (marked as private property, but they own it), we had the trails to ourselves. Their small menagerie of goats, chickens and miniature horses were an added bonus. I look forward to returning.
Cute, rustic cabin. Low on frills, but comfortable. Owners were nice enough to let our three dogs stay with us. Whole forest right outside your door.
We had a WONDERFUL stay at this property. The cottage was clean and Steven and Katie were very forthcoming about the updates that will be coming to the cottage. We had everything we needed and I can't even begin to express how helpful Steven and Katie are. The bed is incredibly comfortable and it was just what we were looking for - nice and private (neighbors on each side, but very nice and quiet). Beautiful scenery and even the neighborhood dogs are great. :) We plan to stay at the properties owned by them as we will be needing places to stay in the area frequently, look forward to another stay!
Great lil get-a-way tucked away in the VA mountains! We enjoyed getting some much needed R & R; as well as, meeting all the kind and friendly locals in town. We highly recommend the Bluestone Vineyard in nearby Bridgewater, VA, as well as, the local diner called 'The Little Grill Collective' and for a romantic dinner try the 'The Local Chop House' both located in quaint Harrisonburg, VA.
Although, the stone cottage was not fully renovated during our stay, the owners were extremely forthcoming, accommodating and super friendly...we have seen all of their other fabulous properties and just know it will be up to par very soon!!!
This house was a little hard to find but the owners were there waiting to guide us in. We were the first occupants and the place was nice. I know they're planning on doing much more to make it comfortable and they're definitely on their way with the super soft beds and cozy sheets. The house is sandwiched between two other properties but we didn't see the neighbors. The mountain air smelled great and it was the perfect place to rest after a long trip.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.