We only have this cabin priced so low for a very short time... we are trying to get more reviews on Airbnb... so we have cut our rates in half on this site only... just to get enough reviews to show up higher in the airbnb searches... take advantage of staying in this amazing cabin now at these very low rates. :)
Dry River Cabin is cozy and comfortable. It is a rustic vacation rental cabin in the heart of historic Rawley Springs. The cabin is designed with knotty pine in the interior, and a screened in porch with a great view of the mountain on the exterior. The cabin has one bedroom with a queen size bed and a new fireplace insert (we provide the firewood too for $20), full bath with claw foot tub, and a full kitchen with all the essentials: refrigerator, microwave, stove, and coffee maker and utensil and cookware. It also has a pull out queen sofa couch. All linens and comforters are washed after every guest. The cabin has access to fishing and trails for hiking or mountain biking. It is about 9 miles from Harrisonburg and Bridgewater, so you're only minutes away from shopping and dinning as well.
Visit our (website hidden) page for more photos... and follow along as we continually make improvements and updates to the cabin. All photos are actual pictures that Steven has taken on our walks around the mountain. :)
We wash ALL linens after every single guest!
Checkin: 4:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Beloved pets are welcome but we do require a $49 Pet Fee because of the extra cleaning that is completed after every guest with pets stays at the cabin. There is also a $49 Property Damage Protection Fee.
Rates will vary during peak and holiday seasons.
Dry River Cabin is a great place to see the stars. On clear nights, you can see thousands of stars overhead. It is a beautiful sight.
Also during the spring and summer months, you can see humming birds everywhere. We place feeders off the front porch of the cabin and have personally seen upwards of 20 birds feeding on them at one time. You don't want to miss them.
Pets are welcome at all of our properties. 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.
It is a great little retreat:
biking, camping, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, creeks, shopping, dining, trout, fly fishing, quad, backpacking, quiet, lodge, hunting, deer, bear, turkey, deer lease, camp, dirt bike, rainbow trout, fish, hunt, cottage, 4 wheeler, four wheeler, ATV, homecoming, parent's weekend, fall, autumn, leaves, resort, hotel, JMU, EMU, BC, James Madison University, Eastern Mennonite University, Bridgewater College, football, cross country, soccer, field hockey, hike, forest, nature, trails, trail, AT, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah Mountains.
Keywords: Mountain Cabin, Retreat, Cottage, Cabin, Lodge
Our stay at the cabin was wonderful! We enjoyed sipping coffee on the covered porch, and a nice fire outside. We walked our dog to a swimming hole a few minutes away before dinner. The cabin and location are perfect. We felt like we were worlds away, although we were only minutes from Downtown Harrisonburg. The cabin was clean and cozy and the hosts were very friendly. We will be back!!
My boyfriend and I had a great weekend at the Dry River Cabin. It had everything we needed---a cozy bedroom with a fireplace, relaxing sitting areas indoors and out, and natural surroundings. My favorite was the sitting area on the porch. We were able to walk around the neighborhood to the nearby stream with ease and also visit with Steven and Katie's ponies, goats, and chickens. The cabin is warmly heated and the amenities all work well (cable, internet, shower water, oven, etc.) but definitely has a cabin, rustic aspect to it so don't expect a "like-new" feel. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quiet, comfortable, low-frills retreat in nature. We visited in the midst of Polar Vortex which meant the steep unpaved roads leading up to the cabin were a bit of a challenge for our old city car---but I understand the roads will be paved sometime soon. Katie was also incredibly helpful in ensuring we didn't have trouble in some overnight snow while we were there by picking us up in her car and driving us to the bottom of the hill. Both Katie and Steven were very helpful in planning leading up to our visit and in accommodating any of our needs once we were settled. Great hosts.
Steven and Katie were incredibly nice and helpful, and it's a beautiful area!
Absolutely perfect cabin getaway! Steven and his family were so sweet, friendly and very hospitable. They even had the fireplace roaring before we arrived. I booked this cabin for my engagement weekend and it couldn't have been more fitting. Fireplace in a cozy bedroom, full kitchen that we used to make all our meals and an awesome front porch. Steven gave us some directions to a beautiful hike that ended at an old firetower overlooking a 360 degree landscape. Again, this cabin was a perfect romantic getaway and I have already recommended it to some family and friends. My new fiancé, Chelsea and I had a really hard time leaving, but knowing that we will definitely be booking again, helped us on the drive home.
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Dry River Cabin is a darling rustic cabin where we stayed 3 days on our East Coast vacation. The cabin itself is cozy and well-kept and has a sufficient kitchen for cooking, though if you're cooking for more than two, you might want to bring a larger frying pan with you. Our favorite thing about the cabin was the screened porch where we ate breakfast every morning. The cabin and the property on which it sits are delightful, but there's definitely a residential--though rural-- feel to the location, with other cabins/houses situated nearby. Also, if you're looking for good hiking that is right out your door, you won't find it here. There is a trail nearby, but it was difficult to find and ends fairly quickly at a stream that is challenging to cross. Some streets/driveways in the area post "no trespassing" signs that left us feeling a bit unwelcome. In contrast, Katie, our host, was very welcoming and even brought us some eggs from their chickens. She was also easy to communicate with and very responsive to texts and emails. We would recommend the cabin to those looking for an escape from the city.
We enjoyed our stay at the rustic Dry River cabin last week for our first visit to the Shenandoah Valley. The cabin and surrounding properties is in a remote area about 20 min from Harrisonburg. Initially, I had some issues booking - we were told because of confusion w/pricing on AirBnB. Steven resolved with us so we could book. During our visit, we never met Steven or his wife but were able to communicate prior to check-in via phone. The house was sufficiently clean, sort of like staying with a friend but not clean like a hotel. We decided not to bring our dog at the last minute but the house is good for pets. All the mentioned amenities were available which we appreciated. One item to mention is the driveway to the house is quite steep, currently washed out and muddy/rocky. If we didn't drive our Subaru, we wouldn't have been able to reach the house in our other car.
If you stay here, take a look at the history books in the living room on the area. Very interesting to read about the old Rawley Springs resort.
Steven and his wife were great hosts. There was a double booking in the cabin we had originally booked (dry river), and so he upgraded us to a nicer cabin just a few feet away on Lover's Leap. The cabin was clean and comfortable. If we are ever in the area again, we will definitely be back!
Our stay at the Dry River Cabin was just what we "city folk" were needing. The cabin was charming, clean, and so peaceful. Our cabin host was waiting at the cabin upon our arrival and had already lit a beautiful and cozy fire in the fireplace for us. We were also delightfully surprised to receive a dozen freshly laid eggs from their chicken coop. We celebrated by having a country breakfast for dinner. In addition, when we had trouble getting the fire started the next night, our host drove back up to the cabin and helped us. This was very impressive and much appreciated.
The cabin was beautiful, comfortable, charming, cozy. The views from the front porch were a tonic; I couldn't have asked for a nicer spot. I don't think we could have asked for more of anything, honestly; the cabin had everything tangible you'd want, and smelled so nice of nice sweet wood. Our host's friend was very helpful in guiding us up a steep snow-melt hill (the price for those views) and pointing things out and we enjoyed fresh eggs and a fire. We drove a short distance to hike up the High Knob Fire Tower for more good views, and the yellow blazed trail along the ridge there was gorgeous (though steep) and runs right by the cabin. I look forward to seeing this place in other seasons. Thanks much!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.