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Walk to White Oak Canyon Trail in Shenandoah National Park

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

White Oak Canyon Cottage is a cozy cottage nestled in a beautiful valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains near the Robinson River and Cedar Run. It is located adjacent to the Shenandoah National Park and is literally steps from the White Oak Canyon Hiking Trail and Cedar Run Hiking Trail lower trailheads. These trails offer some of the best waterfall hiking trails in the Shenandoah National Park. White Oak Canyon Cottage is also located about .8 miles to the Old Rag Mountain hiking trail parking lot.

This area abounds with nature and wildlife including Virginia White Tailed deer, black bears, gray squirrels, mountain trout, and many birds. White Oak Canyon Cottage is perfect for a family retreat with nature, a quiet romantic getaway, or a weekend of hiking in the Shenandoah National Park.

We're located just off Virginia's Route 231, one of America's ten most outstanding scenic byways, perfect for biking. Enjoy the hiking, wildlife, fishing for trout in a nearby stocked pond, wineries, antique shops, Luray Caverns, Monticello - Thomas Jefferson's home, Montpelier - James Madison's home, or just sit back and enjoy the scenery. And don't forget your camera!

Other Activities: Heritage Day, Blue Grass Festival, Apple Harvest Festival.

More Details

Bill Wills
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin around the Syria around the Robertson

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Do not feed the black bears or deer. Please be cautious around rock piles, brush, and wood piles as there could be rattle snakes in these areas.
  • Please leave garbage in the trash containers or on the front porch. Animals will get into it if left outside.
  • Do not start a fire in the fire pit if it is windy or dry.
Location Type:
  • mountain ...
  • river ...
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Our bathroom includes a combination tub/shower and is provided with hair dryer, soap, shampoo, and toilet paper.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - Bunk beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ski
Mountain View: The cottage is surrounded by the Blue Ridge mountains offering you spectacular views. Only a two minute walk takes you to the trailhead of the White Oak Canyon Hiking Trail and Cedar Run Hiking trail. There is plenty of space for RV parking. Full Kitchen: Equipped with refrigerator, stove, microwave, and dishwasher. Cooking utensils provided. In addition, the kitchen is provided with coffee pot, tea kettle, toaster, and baking dishes. A Weber charcoal grill is provided for your convenience. Kid Friendly: There is plenty of room to run and play! Also a few books, games, and puzzles are available for kids' fun.


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Walk to White Oak Canyon Trail in Shenandoah National Park
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 24 reviews

Great Location! Very accommodating people!

  • 5 of 5

if you want to be VERY close to some of the best hikes in Shenandoah National Park, this is a great place. We were able to stroll down the road in our flip flops to cool off in the stream. But be warned: because this cottage is just steps away from a popular trail and swimming hole, there will be lots of traffic around on the weekends (We were there in August). The amount of people trying to park nearby took us by surprise. The evenings are very peaceful though.

The cottage isn't fancy, but it had what we needed. The owner Bill was extremely accommodating--if something was wrong he was more than happy to make it right. Also the neighbor Scott was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. He gave us the impression that we could knock on his door if we needed anything.

Overall this was a very nice place to stay. My family had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!!!

  • 4 of 5

Was happy with the location. White Oak Canyon trail head was just a two minute walk. We also had bears in the backyard every morning....

However there was 4 of us and we only had 2 towels 2 washclothes and 2 hand towels and the phone (landline) did not work the whole stay. This is a problem because there is absolutely no cell service and closest town is 15 miles. The matresses were clean but need replaced on bunkbed. We enjoyed our stay and hopefully Bill can get all these things fixed. He was really helpful but he doesn't live close. Needs to update some things and hire better cleaning service. Bathtub was dirty and floors unmoped. Also yard was unmowed and growing tall. We would rent again because of location. Beautiful scenery.....

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. The guests informed us that us the phone was not working. I immediately called the phone company, but unfortunately the first appointment available for a technician to come out to troubleshoot was four days. Our phone is provided for local and emergency purposes only. Also, we have hired a new cleaning service.
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Really close to hiking trails, but just ok

  • 3 of 5

Let me say on the positive side; it was as advertised. It was close to the white oak trailhead, which was an amazing hike. It was remote and quiet, and a mama bear and her two cubs loved to eat from the apple tree in the back yard, which my family and I loved watching. Bill even let us check in early, was great at communicating, and it was well-stocked. On the down side, the window air conditioner tried its best, but isn’t strong enough to really keep the place cool; some fans might help. The top bunk was missing, so one of our kids slept on the couch, which was under the air conditioner, so he didn’t really mind. The main bedroom’s mattress really does sag quite considerably. And as the previous reviewer stated, while it seems like it gets surface cleaned, I don’t think its been cleaned well in awhile. There is visible grime, hair and dead bugs in corners, behind faucets, doors and windows. My biggest problem is it had some bugs, and not just the kind that fly in while the door is open. I hesitated leaving this review, but in the end decided I would have appreciated a heads up.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. Our accommodations are small; however the window air conditioner can't keep up on the hotter days. Also, we expect our accommodations to be very clean and have hired a new cleaning service.
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Good for being outdoors.

  • 3 of 5

If you are going to be hiking the trails and just need the basics, then this is your place. The next door neighbors charge $10 to park in their lawn for the hikers. So it's good for that. The A/C will not cool the place on a hot day, and being big soccer fans...we wanted to catch some games on TV while there. "World Cup". Every 4 years. No TV/ Dish as advertised. We did get to see some bears in the the back yard tho...very cool.The person who takes care of the place lives on the property. But we never met him.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do have Dish TV as advertised! The guest notified me there was no TV/Dish service and we tried troubleshooting remotely without success. I called DishTV and a technician installed a NEW receiver within a few days (which was the earliest an appointment was available for our remote location). Unfortunately this was completed a couple of days after the guests had checked out. I understand our guests' concern with watching the World Cup; however we addressed the broken receiver as quickly as possible. And of course, we have FREE parking at our accommodations!
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Located near White Oak canyon Trail and Cedar Falls. An easy walk to both of those.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We were there the first week of May. We really liked the location. It is just a few yards from the White Oak trail and then there's another trail further up the road. Weather was perfect. There is no cell phone service which did not bother us at all. But it is a long way (30-45 min.) from towns, grocery stores, etc. Bring bug spray!!!!!! The gnats are big and hungry and they will constantly swarm you if you don't use bug spray. We had such a great time hiking and sightseeing that we are going back next year, just in a different location. Virginia is a beautiful state with lots to offer. The only concerns we had as far as the cottage is concerned: the bed sags in the middle, the toilet moves, and the AC unit is too small to cool the whole cabin in a reasonable time; it took several hours before the bedroom was cooled where we could sleep comfortably. We learned to leave it on while we were out in order to get it cooled down enough. And it was clean but needs a spring cleaning (under and behind the furniture). We enjoyed our stay though.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
84 Miles
Washington Dulles International Airport
Car: necessary

Washington, DC: 2 hrs. / Charlottesville: 45 min.

Other Activities: Wildlife Viewing, DuCard Winery, Skyline Drive, Luray Caverns, Monticello - Thomas Jefferson's home, Montpelier - James Madison's Home.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin around the Syria,

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £113.96

Tax ID number: 208486850

The cottage address and important information including where to access the key will be sent upon payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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