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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

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Overview


Details
Property
cabin
People
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cabin in Luray - SmileInn Over The River

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.

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Suitability:

• Minimum age limit for renters

• Children welcome

• Pets welcome with advance permission

• Nonsmoking only

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Jeff and Kristin Gaulard
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
22 November, 2016

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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(39 traveller reviews)

SmileInn Over the River, Riverfront on the Shenandoah River
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 39 reviews
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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5

Beautiful, secluded cabin

  • 5 of 5

The owners truly care about their cabin and how it's presented to their guest. The necessary items were plentiful and there are lots of things to keep you entertained while staying.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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A Little Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at SmileInn. The leaves were just beginning to turn and the cottage is located on a property with a bird's eye view of some of the treetops from the deck and porch! Our dogs turned into puppies again when we took them down to the river's edge behind the house and loved frolicking by the water and exploring. The cabin is perfect; from the peaceful and private location, to the way no small detail was overlooked in decorating and supplying the cabin with everything you would need for a relaxing getaway. The cabin is cozy, warm and welcoming and we're already discussing a return trip. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy you and your dogs enjoyed your stay. We want all our guests to feel at home and not have to worry about supplying all the little things when they go on vacation. We welcome thoughts or suggestions of anything we can do or supply, all the way down to kitchen spices, to make your stay at Smile Inn better.
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Feels more and more like a second home

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming to this cabin for well over 6 years, and the new owners have added so many nice touches to make what was a great cabin fantastic. From the upgrades in the kitchen, to the clearing behind the deck giving you a direct view of the river, everything has been thought out and taken into consideration. The water filter added to the new Frigidaire means far less dragging bottles of water to the cabin, and the bedding is great. Love, love, love this place, and will definitely be coming back again and again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! It is nice to hear from someone who has been coming to this cabin prior to our purchase of the property. We have so many ideas and improvements we want to complete of both the cabin and the property. It is nice to hear from a guest who has visited the cabin prior to us adding our touch. We hope we are going in the right direction. We welcome any thoughts or suggestions at anytime. We look forward to your future visits for many years to come!
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Smile Inn

  • 5 of 5

The Smile Inn was extremely welcoming, clean and beautifully decorated. Our stay was even more wonderful than we had anticipated. The owners have thought of everything.......all the amenities of home. We are already planning our next stay at the Smile Inn.

Tae and Guy Mitchell

Colonial Heights, VA

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Relaxing Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Don't wash your car before you go. The lengthy drive down the dirt road can stir up a lot of dust. But, once you are there, you will have everything you need, provided you remembered all of your food. The stainless kitchen was amply equipped for all cooking and the gas grill on the deck was clean. A vacuum cleaner was out on the deck to catch the many stink bugs that got in, but a quick cleaning twice a day took care of them. They did not get in the house.

The back porch, deck and front porch were all restful places to unwind and enjoy the woods, river and animals. The bedrooms were comfortable and the linens were fresh and clean. We did take the canoe out for a short ride right from the shore.

My daughter, her husband and their two year old child joined us from the DC area and they enjoyed the relaxation that the SmileInn provided. So did we.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We apologize for the stink bugs! Unfortunately it is an issue in this area everywhere! They get worse two times a year and one is in the fall when the temperatures start dropping. The long gravel road and dust is the price we pay for having the cabin in a nice, secluded area. The one bonus about our cabin is it is past the drop off and pick up area the buses use for all the river outfitters tubing and canoeing trips.
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Luray, 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
 
December - New Years
1 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£325
for 2 nights
From
£162
From
£197
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
January-February
2 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£307
for 2 nights
From
£154
From
£197
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
March-April
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£351
for 2 nights
From
£175
From
£197
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
£351
for 2 nights
From
£175
From
£219
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
£592
for 3 nights
From
£197
From
£241
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
£351
for 2 nights
From
£175
From
£219
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
£325
for 2 nights
From
£162
From
£197
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£351
for 2 nights
From
£175
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £80
Pet Fee £16
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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Luray in Virginia

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1370 sq. ft.
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 ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
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

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