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The Spring House at Thistle Hollow

Entire guesthouse hosted by Ilse
4 guests2 bedrooms1 bed1 bath
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Beautifully renovated spring house on the grounds of the 1800s Peter Breneman House.

Soak up peace and quiet in one of the most beautiful corners of the Shenandoah Valley. Enjoy starry skies, sunrises, and birdwatching from your private porch.

9 minutes from Eastern Mennonite University, 13 minutes from James Madison University, and 45 minutes from the entrance to Shenandoah National Park.

The space
The spring house is a "tiny house". The interior is just 20' x 20', open floor plan, with a loft that's half that size. The main floor has a bed, kitchenette, living room, and bathroom with a sliding door. In the loft (accessible by a ladder) is a full-size futon mattress on the floor.

The cottage is built over a spring that has been providing the water for the Breneman house for 150 years. The spring flows beneath the springhouse, through a room once used for refrigeration, and on to form the neighboring pond.


Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Luggage dropoff allowed
Pack ’n Play/travel crib
Children’s books and toys

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4.99 out of 5 stars from 345 reviews



Linville, Virginia, United States

We live on a very quiet country lane. A farmer comes twice a day to care for the cows in the neighboring pasture, and a few neighbors drive by, but otherwise it's extremely quiet.

It's a beautiful tree-lined lane for a walk, and if you take the lane over the hill and to the left, you can see the Breneman-Turner mill, a historic grist mill, one of the few to survive the Civil War in the Valley. It's a one-mile walk there and back. If you turn right instead of left, you can enjoy the sight of goats, horses, and other farm animals in the neighbor's field. Peter does lots of cycling in the area and can share his favorite routes.

Hosted by Ilse

Joined in October 2015
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Scientist, editor, data person. I've lived around the world but now making my home in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley
  • Peter
During your stay
I live in the main house, across the yard, and I work from home, so I'm easily available if you have any questions or need recommendations in the area.
Ilse is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: Français, Português, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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