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Member since: 2011
Speaks English

Quiet, Romantic Getaway in the Shenandoah Valley

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Rileyville - A Bittersweet Retreat

2 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bath, Sleeps 4

A Bittersweet Retreat is located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. This cozy cottage has wonderful views of the mountains and the Shenandoah River. A Bittersweet Retreat is the perfect getaway for a couple, or couple's retreat! This is the perfect getaway for a relaxing weekend, or activity filled week, as we are located close to everything that Page County's Shenandoah Valley has to offer, from the World Famous Luray Caverns to the Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive! Nightly and Weekly Rates available. Our 2 bedroom cottage offers amenities for 4 comfortably, and offers a kitchen with all the essentials, and a large bathroom that features a jacuzzi tub for 2! Every detail to make your stay enjoyable, comfortable, and unforgettable has been made!

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks English

About The Owner

I retired from the Government then opened a Victorian Bed & Breakfast that I ran for 20 years. I then decided I needed something on one floor so I bought a chicken house & converted it into an Italian Villa, that took about 5 years to finish. I like working in the yard & garden so that was the next project that I went after.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2012

Why The Owner chose Shenandoah Valley

I then decided I liked to have people around so I had a cottage built on the other piece of property I have. I wanted to be able to have the people get in touch with me if they needed something, but not too close to bother them. Then the patio went in so they would be able to have a fire & a charcoal grill, people like to get back to charcoal once in a while even though they have gas grills at home. The fire pit lets them toast marshmallows & make s'mores.

The cottage is well appointed with all the new electronics & WIFI with top of the line linens, pots, pans, & everything else you might need including a food processor.

What makes this cottage unique

From the upstairs loft bedroom you can look out over the Shenandoah River & the mountains which can also be seen from the screened porch & NO BUGS! Four legged babies like it to along with the owners because they can look out & see everything that is going on & still be safe. There is a large yard for them to play in if they are voiced commanded, otherwise you need a leash to walk on the road or over to the river.

The surroundings of the cottage is peaceful, quiet, secluded, private, & serene, a place where you can relax & get back to nature if you want or just chill out on the porch & watch the deer in the morning & late afternoon.

A place where you can totally relax!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)
Quiet, Romantic Getaway in the Shenandoah Valley
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
5

Wonderful cozy home in great location.

  • 5 of 5

My 6-year old daughter and I only stayed here for 3 short nights, but it was a great time. The house was the perfect size for us. The location is great, just a 10-15 minute drive down to the main town in Luray where there is a variety of shops, grocery store, movie theater, greenway, etc. The house is on a secluded street and it was wonderful to sit with my daughter out on the deck building legos with view the river out the screened windows. The yard was also plenty large and flat enough for us to run around and play out there. House was clean and we'd definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Romantic escape

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful cottage was a perfect getaway for our 22nd anniversary. We enjoyed our stay immensely. Even in winter, the mountains are beautiful. One caveat: no cell service at the cottage, but that did not bother us in the least. Luray is beautiful. We enjoyed the Hawksbill Greenway. Gathering Grounds coffee shop was excellent and Shenandoah Moon gift shop is my new favorite store.

The beds were comfortable, the décor calming and the tub was a blessing. We are thinking of returning next year. Shar was a wonderful hostess.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Relaxing weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful relaxing weekend at the Bittersweet Retreat. The place is adorable and very well kept. All the amenities you need along with many supplies are right there. The view of the fall mountain color and the river were spectacular! My husband loved the sound of the river. Shar was so sweet, loved the cookies and the recommendations. Thank you for a wonderful weekend. We will definitely tell others about your place and hope to get back real soon.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys, Thank you for such a nice review you are the kind of people I love to share the cottage with & Thank you for taking such good care of it for me, I really appreciated it. Hope to see you again soon, have a Super rest of the season. My Very Best To You Both! Shar
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5

Amazing View and Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights at the Bittersweet Retreat. The view was amazing. We viewed the mountains from the breakfast nook every morning. Shar is very pleasant and accommodating. You can tell she truly takes pride in providing service and a top-notch facility. All amenities provided met our every need including the jacuzzi tub, full service kitchen, AC, fire pit with firewood, outdoor grill, comfortable bedding, wifi, cable, and more more more! Definitely plan to return when we visit the valley again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys! Thank you for the wonderful review I really appreciate it & you are too kind, but I am so glad you liked it here hope you come see me again soon! My Very Best To You! Have a Great Summer!! Shar
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5

One of the Finest in the Shenandoah Region

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent five days here and absolutely loved every minute. The cottage is lovely, comfortable, and well maintained. I set up an office to get work done in the spare bedroom but took time each day to float in the river (just across the street), and hike the trail in nearby Luray or the AT. The owner, Shar, is the most gracious host we have ever met, and we travel a lot! She greeted us, made us feel very much and home, and then made dessert for us on two evenings. Home cooking at its finest.

I could write more, but it's all good. If you rent this cottage and meet Shar, you've hit the jackpot!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys, It was truly My Pleasure to have had you stay here & get to meet you both, I don't think I could ask for finer people to stay here. You were probably the most Gracious people I have had the pleasure to meet. I hope to see you again enjoy the Summer (Fall is really nice here also)! My Very Best To You Both, Shar
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June

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a long week end in the cottage, we met our son there...who works in DC.. We all enjoyed our stay there very much! Everything was neat and clean and well equipped. The owner is fabulously hospitable and helpful without being intrusive. Shar went above and beyond in providing us just the right info about the area. We loved the fire pit and the view of the river and mountains from the screened porch was great. We'd go back, for sure.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review, all of you were a delight to have staying here, & I really appreciate how well you took care of the cottage. I look forward to seeing you again sometime. My Very Best To All Of You! Shar
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Dulles Airport
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Speakeasy at the Mimslyn
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Luray Country Club
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
US 340 & Hgwy 211
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Artisian Grill
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Massenutten Resort
Car: necessary

A Bittersweet Retreat is located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Nestled between the Blue Ridge and Massenutten Mountains, the cottage is across the road from the Shenandoah River. Just 9 Miles from the world famous Luray Caverns and minutes from the Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park. Enjoy local activities including River Sports like Rafting, Tubing and Canoeing. Nearby Walking trails and great Hiking! Local Shopping and Antiques, Wineries, Resturants and More! Luray was named the #2 Most Beautiful Wedding Destination in the United States by Discovery Channel's TLC and the Knot.com. Local Festivals, Art and Music happen almost weekly throughout the Spring to the Fall. Enjoy Lake Arrowhead with a Swimming Beach and Fishing. Enjoy a walk on Luray's Greenway along the Hawksbill Creek. So much to enjoy and do while you stay. For Civil War and History Buffs, New Market Battlefield and Museum is only 15 minutes away.

Other Activities: Lots of River Activities! Drive on the Skyline Drive!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Rileyville, 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
 
Labor Day Holiday
2 Sep 2016 - 6 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
£326
for 2 nights
From
£163
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
23 Nov 2016 - 28 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
£326
for 2 nights
From
£163
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£255
for 2 nights
From
£128
From
£145
Fri,Sat
£762
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £19 + Tax
Tax Rate 16.0%

Pets are accepted at $25 per pet/ per night + tax

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Rileyville in Virginia

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Jacuzzi for 2!
  • All newly renovated Bathroom with Jacuzzi Tub for 2! Large walk-in shower. All Towels and Paper goods provided!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    First Floor Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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