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Winters in the Shenandoah!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Barbecue


About the property

3 Bdrm, 3 Full Baths, 3 levels, and Large Family Room, sleeps 8.

No better place than The Sticks for your family or couples' retreat. Two bedrooms on main floor (one queen, one full bed).Upstairs is a third bedroom (queen) and private bath.Large rec room on lower level has a queen pullout bed for extra space.View the sunset over North Mountain from either deck, or the stars in our telescope w/ no city lights. 'The Sticks' provides roomy comfort for two families. Large dining room table and well-appointed kitchen and linens. Shenandoah Valley offers peace and quiet, fresh air and endless views. Historic points of interest include nearby Skyline Drive, Orkney Springs, bike trails, and various caving adventures.. There's so much to do. Or, do nothing at all. It's up to you when you're at 'The Sticks'. We now offer WiFi and Showtime on TV.

Views: The views from the two wrap-around decks are fabulous. The decks are situated in a way to provide stunning sunsets with the North Mountain as the backdrop. Feel free to use the telescope (3 inch Bushnell Newtonian) to view the stars against the black background of space. Or gain a close-up of North Mountain. Scenic drives are fun along the country roads within the Valley. Check all the Winter offers available at BryceResort.com. Wonderful picture perfect views of the Snow and winter scenes from either balcony.

Surroundings: The home is situated on the mountain side with enough land (double lot) ,that the neighbors are barely visible. It's a short haul to Bryce Resort and a short walk to Lake Laura where hiking and mountain biking trails abound.

More Details

Diann Onsted
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017

About Diann Onsted

The Onsted's have owned this Chalet since 2006, long enough to have become familiar with this unique family-oriented setting. The views and fresh air are so refreshing and invigorating to the soul.

Diann Onsted purchased this chalet in 2006

Why Diann Onsted chose Virginia

The mountain views and the convenience of its size (2100 ft) , and bathrooms on each floor. The privacy provided by the unique setting and double sized lot give you a very peaceful site.

What makes this chalet unique

Privacy is provided by a wooded double lot. And Quiet provided by the unique setting and quiet streets. But the biggest plus is the great views of sunset on Old North Mountain!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for allowing us to stay at The Sticks this past weekend for my Birthday. We enjoyed it very much and took care of it as if it were our own place.
Feb 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Basye-Bryce Mountain in Plains

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is a full bathroom on each floor for convenience. The Master Bedroom's bath offers a jetted tub for one, a shower, and an overlook to the two story wall of windows facing the mountain, as well as the activity in the great room. The Master bedroom has an open view from the loft into the Living Room providing a spacious atmosphere to the bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Family Room - 1 Double Bed , It's a pullout sofa bed
  • The upstairs Master bedroom offers a jetted bathtub for one person. Separate room temperature control and ceiling fan on the first and second floors. The smaller bedroom on the main floor is comfortable and close to the bathroom The basment recreation area can be used as another bedroom with it's pull out hide-a-bed and private bathroom with shower. It is a spacious area with sliding doors to the lower deck, and TV.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
Great Casual Place for Families and Friends. Beautiful views as you relax on the deck and watch the sunset. Plenty of entertainment for the kids. Great time of year in the Shenandoah! See the stars on our telescope!! Phone service does not include long distance. Bring your cell or better yet, a charge card for long distance service.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

Winters in the Shenandoah!
average rating of 4.3 based on 34 reviews
Richmond, VA

Long weekend in June

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at The Sticks for a long weekend at the end of June. We rented it at the "last minute" and the owners were very responsive in handling our request. The directions provided were excellent, and we found the home with no problem. Having never been to the area, we enjoyed the location central (a couple minutes drive to both, it's walkable to the Lake but not with the kids, it was too hilly for them) to the summer amenities of Lake Laura and the Bryce resort where we tried the paddle boats, golf, and grass tubing. Resort was pretty much empty, very easy to get a tee time, and patake in the summer offerings. The house was very comfortable and homey, great selection of books and magazines. Beds were comfy, bathrooms were clean. The telescope was amazing. The kids really enjoyed the ping pong and bumper pool, great for a rainy afternoon. Kitchen was pretty well stocked with utensils, dishes, etc. Very nice place for the price. We may return for the ski season!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Woodbridge, VA

Boys Trip

  • 5 of 5

My two sons and I staying at the chalet over the weekend for a "Guys Trip". The house was very accommodating and each of us had a bedroom to ourselves. The kitchen was ample and had most of the necessary appliances (I love to cook) to make our own meals. And it was nice to have a wood stove in the living room. The location was perfect for a getaway, nestled in the woods, but close enough to the golf course, convenience store and gas station. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house, great location.

  • 5 of 5

The house was great, and the location was too. Thank you for the great memories made.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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we love it

  • 5 of 5

its a great place we all love it we enjoy our stay there with my family n friends easy to find owner is very nice she make sure we are ok. i definitely recommend this to everyone n will surely comeback.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice for the price!!!

  • 4 of 5

This rental was nice for the price we paid for a little couples wknd getaway. We all enjoyed our stay and would probably stay here again. Thank you!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Awesome get away!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our stay at The Sticks. The house is fully equipped with all of the essentials and ample space for my family of 7. Kids really enjoyed the bumper pool table, ping pong and exploring in the woods. The location of The Sticks is perfect! Close enough to Bryce Resort for skiing and tubing, yet nestled in private wooded scenery. Booking was very easy and the owners were very helpful with the check in/out process. We definitely want to come back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time at The Sticks! We hope you come again. The Onsteds
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Bryce Resort
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bryce Resort
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bryce Country Club
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Hwy 81at 279
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Resturant at Bryce Resort
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Bryce Mountain
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Laura, Basye
Car: necessary

Enjoy the comfort and privacy of a Family Chalet with 3 levels of living. Over 2100 square feet, fully furnished. Bryce Resort (a five minute drive), offers a climbing wall, bike path, and winter ski and snowboard sports. View the sunset from either deck without all those City Lights, , or see the stars in our telescope, in the clear mountain air. Showtime on Tv as well. Explore the nearby caverns including Luray or Shenandoah, less than an hour away. Children are welcome here. No smoking inside.

Other Activities: View the skies from our telescope!! No city lights. We are Family-Friendly and casual! Come and Stay with us.

Golf: CHECK THESE RATES FOR THE BEAUTY OF A MOUNTAIN COURSE!! Enjoy 18 holes Golf on this unique mountain-view course, which wanders through the Shenandoah Valley. Golf amenities are just a five to ten minute drive away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Basye-Bryce Mountain, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring and Summer
2 Apr 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £38.65
Refundable Damage Deposit £77.3

Fully refundable 100 security deposit. ***Regular Rates: Minimum Stay is $350.00. We require a 3 night minimum stay during holidays. Active Military 10%off. (Thank All of You in the Service of the US!!) *** Extra nites only $100.00 Housekeeping is $50.
Our Rates include Tax. Lovely mt. setting. Energy Efficient Wood stove for cool evenings, and a telescope!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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