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SmileInn Over the River, Riverfront on the Shenandoah River

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, Loft, 1.5 Bathroom Log Cabin on the Shenandoah River in Luray

SmileInn Over the River is the perfect and relaxing getaway located along the Shenandoah River. The cabin is located in Luray Virginia, in the heart of the gorgeous Shenandoah Valley. The cozy cabin sits on 3 acres of property along the river with almost 400 feet of river frontage. There is a huge field along the river for families, friends and especially kids to run around and play.

All the amenities of home are provided such as Wi-Fi, DIRECTV, DVD player and phone service with nationwide long distance included. There are also river tubes and a canoe provided for your enjoyment on the river. A fire pit is down by the river with a picnic table and a hammock. Dogs are also welcome and there is a fenced dog run off the rear deck.

The cabin has two bedrooms, a loft and one and a half bathrooms. The full bathroom on the first floor is divided into two half baths (toilet and sink/ tub and shower) to provide better shared usage. The first floor bedroom has one queen bed, the second floor bedroom has two double beds and a half bath. The loft has a full size futon. There is a whirlpool tub in the first floor bath as well as a washer/dryer. Outside there is a large covered front porch and a rear screened porch and deck outside the porch with a nice view overlooking the river.

All linens and towels are provided. There is a propane gas grill on the deck with a full spare tank provided. The kitchen is fully supplied with dishes, pots and pans, coffeemaker, crockpot, microwave and blender. Paper towels and toilet paper are also supplied. Two dog crates are available for use on the screened porch.

The yard below the cabin along the river is perfect if you are planning an event or family gathering. There is also an access road that runs between the cabin and the river that is accessible by car should someone be unable to walk down the hill from the cabin to the river. Camping on the lot for an additional charge may be permitted for additional guests with prior approval. Outdoor games such as corn hole, horse shoes, and other yard games are provided. Inside the cabin there is a library books, board games and puzzles, and a large movie selection for the DVD player.

The drive into town and the nearest grocery store are about a 30 minutes so you may want to stock up on food and preplan your meals to avoid unnecessary trips to the store. The historic town of Luray, Luray Caverns, Lake Arrowhead and Jellystone Park are about a half hour drive. Shenandoah National Park including the entrance to Skyline Drive, Wisteria Vineyard, Massanutten Resort, and New Market Battlefield are about an hour drive. The cabin is located at the base of Massanutten Mountain and borders the George Washington National Forest. There are hiking trails nearby which include the Habron Gap Trail and Indian Grave Ridge Trail. There are many more trails located in Shenandoah National Park.

More details

Suitability:

• Minimum age limit for renters

• Children welcome

• Pets welcome with advance permission

• Nonsmoking only

More Details

Owner
Jeff and Kristin Gaulard
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2017

About Jeff and Kristin Gaulard

We were married in 2011 at Sharp Rock Vineyard with Old Rag Mountain in the background which is where we became engaged. Jeff had moved to Luray several years before that after many years of searching for the right place. I moved to Luray just before we married in 2011. Jeff had spent many years hiking and sightseeing in Shenandoah National Park, he had known he wanted to live in the Shenandoah Valley someday. Having lived in Maryland and Northern Virginia most of my life, I fell in love with the area after

Jeff and Kristin Gaulard purchased this cabin in 2014

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Luray in Page County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1370 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , 1st floor bathroom is divided into 2 half baths.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , 2nd floor bath
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(44 traveller reviews)

SmileInn Over the River, Riverfront on the Shenandoah River
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 44 reviews
5

Cute cabin with a beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

We just spent the weekend at SmileInn. It is a nice little cabin with all the necessary amenities. The view of the river from the back deck is gorgeous. We took our two small dogs and they enjoyed taking walks down to the river and along the gravel road. We will definitely be staying again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Tranquil. Peaceful. Thoughtfully appointed.

  • 5 of 5

Enchanted with this clean, cozy and comfortable cabin in the woods. Sunrise views from the deck, afternoon walks along the water, twilight together on the porch swing and the relaxing peace of quiet evenings made for a magical getaway. The owners graciously anticipated our every need; we barely made use of all that was available for us - giving us the perfect reason to return!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Extremely comfortable house with gorgeous outdoor space & river view

  • 5 of 5

This house is a perfect, peaceful retreat. It has every amenity as well as a lovely, secluded deck, well kept backyard and fantastic view of the Shenandoah River. It's also close to a number of great hikes and other outdoor activities. We loved it and thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend there.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Blissful Christmas on the River - With a Very Special Surprise!!

  • 5 of 5

We decided to break tradition for Christmas and just go away, the two of us (with Cooper the dog of course). We have always camped in Luray on the River but of course wanted something special for Christmas. We are THRILLED we choose SmileInn!!! Kristen was great to work with and it was a seamless process with the reservation, contract, payment and the deposit refund! What a fabulous cabin and property! Inside it's charming, comfortable, and cozy!!! Has all of the amenities you could ask for! I actually forgot and didn't think about bringing a couple of items needed for cooking but I found them in the cabinets in the kitchen and then some! The property out back was awesome! We can totally see bringing more of the family in the spring or summer. The back lot is huge, nicely cleared and the river access is easy! It wasn't frigid so Cooper was able to get several swims in and Mark was able to check out some great potential fishing holes for next time we come back. Christmas morning brought a magical surprise when Mark proposed!! This will forever hold a very special place in our hearts and we will be back as often as possible! We highly recommend this cabin! Thank you for such a lovely place to spend our special holiday!! Happy New Year!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations on your engagement! We are so happy you had such a good time! It warms our hearts to hear of such wonderful memories being made at SmileInn Over the River! Our goal is to make everyone feel at home and relaxed. We try to think of and remember all the little details so guests don't have to worry about bringing everything they may possibly need from home. We hope to see you come back again! Good luck with your wedding plans!
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Adorable cabin perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time during our stay at the Smile Inn with our 2 boys age 2 and 4 and our pup named Kyna! It was the perfect size and exactly what we were looking for on this trip! The boys did not want to leave on our last day and asked if we could stay there "always" :-) we would love to visit again during the summer so we could make more use of the great location right on the river! Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Total tranquility

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you open the front door you feel the peace and comfort of the cozy cabin. We arrived after nightfall so we really couldn't see all it's glory until the sun can up the next morning. A peak out the kitchen window while preparing the coffee was breathtaking. Just down the hill was a huge field of grass to the edge of the river. Smile inn has all the needed comforts of home. We gave English bulldogs and the cabin has amenities you would want when vacationing with your fur baby but wouldn't expect! The gated run was perfect, the deck, the screened porch, there were even 2 dog kennels (aka crates) on the porch if you needed to leave them alone. The hammock by the river was perfect! This cabin truly lives up to its name, Smile Inn will leave you smiling!!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Luray, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
March-April
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£353
for 2 nights
From
£177
From
£199
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
May-June
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£353
for 2 nights
From
£177
From
£221
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
July-Labor Day
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£596
for 3 nights
From
£199
From
£243
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
September-November
5 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£353
for 2 nights
From
£177
From
£221
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
December-New Years
1 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£327
for 2 nights
From
£163
From
£199
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£353
for 2 nights
From
£177
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £80
Pet Fee £16 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.3%

Additional guest rate of $20.00 applies to over 4 adults. If you add 6 to the number of guests when inquiring and 2 of them are children, please message us with that information so we can adjust the quote prior to you requesting to book. Once you request a booking we are unable to edit the quote but we can adjust it for an inquiry. The cancellation fee is to cover expenses incurred through HomeAway for processing payments.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Location

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Luray Caverns Airport
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Caverns Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
33 Miles
Shenandoah Speedway
Nearest Restaurant
17 Miles
Mimslyn Inn
Nearest Ski
44 Miles
Massanutten Resort
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Lake Arrowhead
Car: recommended

Located in Luray outside of town in the gorgeous Shenandoah Valley. Luray Caverns, Shenandoah National Park/ Skyline Drive, Massanutten Resort, Mimslyn Inn, and Wisteria Vineyard are all located within and hour from the cabin.

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