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Eugene

Member since: 2010
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Great Mountain Getaway on the Shenandoah River! on the Shenandoah River, Waterfr

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cabin in Shenandoah Valley - River Haven

2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath (Sleeps 6-8)

River Haven Cottage is nestled on the beautiful Shenandoah River with a spectacular year round view. The very name River Haven hints to its warm and cozy place on the river. Life at the cabin is very low key, just the place to relax and take it easy while having the full features of a home at your finger tips. Explore the river or the nearby national parks, all at your own pace. River Haven has something to offer for all who visit.

River Haven is the perfect place to relax. Enjoy a local hike or sit back on our large deck and enjoy the river. River Haven offers all the comforts of home with the advantages of being located by the Shenandoah River. Bring a pole and lures and enjoy our abundant small mouth bass or take the canoe and tour the river.

River Haven is situated on the northwestern portion of a 200 acre farm named Rivercrest that dates back to an original land grant from the King of England. The original deed granted hundreds of acres to the Moyer/Taylor family who were also distant relatives of our 12th President of the United States , Zachary Taylor. While the Taylors amassed most of their holdings through many local business dealings of the 1800’s, the fertile soil and incredible waterfront beauty of Rivercrest always interested the last heir Everet to farm and cultivate the rich soil and produce abundant crops. In the 1960’s, Mr. Taylor sold roughly an acre of riverfront property to a local businessman and soon after River Haven was born. The previous owners of River Haven upgraded and maintained the waterfront retreat and decided to share its peace, quiet, and solitude with the rest of those looking for a retreat away from the stresses of modern day life. And, to this day, these qualities make River Haven such a unique and incredible property and it invites you to feel like a part of the infamous Shenandoah River like no other can offer. As the owners of Rivercrest and now River Haven we are pleased that the two are once again joined together and we are anxious to add our touches to River Haven and for our guest to experience the stress and tension leaving as you make your way down past the historic farm that we and Mr. Taylor love and cherish and find your peace, solitude, and enjoyment in all that River Haven has to offer.

The Unique Benefits of this Cabin: Explore the river or the nearby national parks, all at your own pace. River Haven has something to offer for all who visit. River Haven is the perfect place to relax. Enjoy a local hike or sit back on our large deck and enjoy the river. River Haven offers all the comforts of home with the advantages of being located by the Shenandoah River. Bring a pole and lures and enjoy our abundant small mouth bass or take the canoe and tour the river.

PLEASE NOTE: The VRBO and/or Home Away App contains our directions to the property, check in instructions and other essential information. We ask that you download and use it. IF you are not comfortable using the application we ask that you contact us 7 days before your stay to confirm the directions and other essential check in information.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Eugene (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Eugene

River Haven is owned by Paul and Linda, mother and son. It is their sincere pleasure to offer River Haven to you as your home away from home. Your Cabin Concierge is Kim. Paul, Linda and Kim are life long residents of the Elkton and Shenandoah area and share a love for the Valley and for River Haven.

Eugene purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Eugene chose Shenandoah Valley

River Haven is situated on the northwestern portion of a 200 acre farm named Rivercrest that dates back to an original land grant from the King of England. The original deed granted hundreds of acres to the Moyer/Taylor family who were also distant relatives of our 12th President of the United States , Zachary Taylor. While the Taylors amassed most of their holdings through many local business dealings of the 1800’s, the fertile soil and incredible waterfront beauty of Rivercrest always interested the last heir Everet to farm and cultivate the rich soil and produce abundant crops. In the 1960’s, Mr. Taylor sold roughly an acre of riverfront property to a local businessman and soon after River Haven was born. The previous owners of River Haven upgraded and maintained the waterfront retreat and decided to share its peace, quiet, and solitude with the rest of those looking for a retreat away from the stresses of modern day life. And, to this day, these qualities make River Haven such a unique and incredible property and it invites you to feel like a part of the infamous Shenandoah River like no other can offer. As the owners of Rivercrest and now River Haven we are pleased that the two are once again joined together and we are anxious to add our touches to River Haven and for our guest to experience the stress and tension leaving as you make your way down past the historic farm that we and Mr. Taylor love and cherish and find your peace, solitude, and enjoyment in all that River Haven has to offer.

What makes this cabin unique

A true sense of relief touches you as you rest on the deck and look over the river. Your mind wonders as to who traveled the water ways long before automobiles and you are swept back to a much simpler time.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I had a great time; I was really impressed with the cabin. My daughters and my wife had a splendid time. Something I would consider is the timing to check out. I think it should be 12:00 o’clock due to Saturday night you do a lot and in the morning there is not enough time. I really thank you for the opportunity to share the cabin with us and trust me we are going to come back and fish again and maybe bring someone to help me row the canoe, because my wife wouldn’t get in because the girls were afraid of the canoe in the water. Thanks for everything.
Mar 2012
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Reviews

4.4
based on 44 holidaymaker reviews

Great Mountain Getaway on the Shenandoah River! on the Shenandoah River, Waterfr
average rating of 4.431818 based on 60 reviews
5

Beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Husband and I first stayed here for our anniversary in August. We enjoyed it so much that we returned for Spring Break with the kids. Our two boys slept in the loft while our daughter slept in the second bedroom downstairs. The kids loved the loft. We don't usually watch TV at home, so I brought movies from the library and we had "family movie night" each night. It was relaxing and we lucked out with nice weather. Very nice cabin with a beautiful view.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Heaven with charm

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was wonderful. The charm and beauty of it was exquisite.

It was semi isolated, right on the river, and quiet. We took their canoe to the other side of the river to feed the ducks, which was also quiet. Roasted marshmallows in the fire pit, grilled, went horseback riding, hiking and absorbed all of the beauty. My nieces turned the loft into their fairy land with gigles every night. A part of me wants to leave an awful review to deter others from staying, as the time slots fill quickly.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

River Haven was absolutely fantastic. Deck is huge and has great views. Kitchen has everything you could possibly need. Great location only about 10 minutes from Massanutten Resort. There was a large snowstorm before we came and the owners had the driveway and path cleared in time before our stay. Can't wait to come again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WE AIM TO PLEASE. Hope you will return.
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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it hope you will return!
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4

Very clean and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

I wanted a getaway to relax. It was everything I had hoped for. Love the river views. Very quite. Cozy. Would deff come back

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed the place! hope you will return again.
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2

well maintained, clean, pleasant, well-stocked, quiet

  • 2 of 5

did not have the type of furniture and furnishings which provided comfortable dining table or couch seating. Dining chairs nice looking AND uncomfortable on which to sit.

Lights for reading in bed not adequate.

Main entrance is directly into and thru small bathroom !

Sliding door looking out over river is very sticky and difficult to open.

Difficult to get your bags in and out of cabin. It's a big hassel to drive down a short steep hill with an eroding corner of a road with a steep drop off - - in order to drive your car beside the cabin to unload and then load your suitcases. The eroding corner of this driveway really needs to be fixed.

Couldn't recommend it with above cited conditions. While it's a nice location, there are just too many unsatisfactory aspects noted above - - most of which could be remedied with some additional investment and alterations.

There are two small groceries about 5 minutes away, but they're not particularly well-stocked with higher quality food stuffs. Bigger town with more adequate grocery is further away.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback, we care very much about what our guest's opinions. It's our goal to make our property the best it can be and everyone's stay enjoyable. As we make our improvement list for our staff those suggestions will be addressed. Kindly, River Haven Manger
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Shenandoah Valley Regional, Weyers Cave, VA
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Jack Browns Single Wide
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Massanutten Ski Resort, McGaheysville, VA
Nearest Train
114 Miles
Washington Union Train Station, Washington, DC
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 340,, Shenandoah, VA
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mamma Mia, North Side Country Diner
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Massanutten Ski Resort, McGaheysville, VA
Nearest Beach
220 Miles
Virginia Beach, VA
Car: necessary

The very name River Haven hints to its warm and cozy place on the river with spectacular views year round. Life at the cabin is very low key, just the place to relax and take it easy while having the full features of a home at your fingertips.

Other Activities: River Haven offers easy access to abundant recreational opportunities from canoeing, tubing and kayaking rentals nearby, numerous golf courses, tennis, miniature golf, horseback riding, go carts, hiking, antiquing, museums, wineries, dining, historic Towns, battlefields, Skyline Drive, Luray Caverns and so much more.

Golf: Golfers in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia have a wide variety of courses on which to test their skills. These golf courses are located in some of the most scenic surroundings in Virginia with breath taking views of the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains and the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.

Heritage Oaks Golf Course, Spotswood Country Club, Lakeview Golf Course, Massanutten Resort, Packsaddle Ridge, Shenvalee

Ski: Massanutten is one of the Mid-Atlantic's premier snow resorts with over 3 million skiers and snowboarders having experienced the joy of sliding on their snow. Massanutten boasts 1,110 feet of vertical - the most in Virginia, Maryland, or Pennsylvania. If you ski, snowboard, snow tube or want to learn how, Massanutten is the place to be!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Elkton, Shenandoah Valley

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2016 Peak Season
1 Apr 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
£327
for 2 nights
From
£130
From
£176
Fri,Sat
£918
 
 
2017 Peak Season
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£449
for 2 nights
From
£191
£990
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£248
for 2 nights
From
£90
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £7
Processing & Pet £68
Tax Rate 5.3%

Rates are always subject to change. For the most up to date rates and specials visit our website at: www.shenandoahcabins.com * For pet owners add an additional $20 for 2 pets, $30 for 3 to the standard $69 processing and pet fee.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Shenandoah Valley in Virginia

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • river ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Loft - 2 Single Bed , ladder accessed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Futon *The Loft bed area is not tall enough for an adult to stand upright in and is accessed by a vertical ladder that you will have to climb. When considering occupancy always remember the Futon in the living room folds down to sleep two adults comfortably if the ladder is an issue for your guest.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Canoe
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
River Haven has two bedrooms with queen size beds, a loft with two twin beds and a queen sleep sofa in the great room. The large great room has a stone fireplace with electric logs for those chilly fall and winter evenings. Also there is cable TV, board games, a gas grill and a fully furnished kitchen with dishwasher and microwave. The 1000+ square feet of deck overlooks the river plus there is a private boat dock that guest can fish off of.

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