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SLOPESIDE-Built in 2014, Private, Luxury Chalet w/ Mtn views, Backs to Slopes

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

5 bedroom, 4.5 Bath, Sleeps 14

Please note: During the non-ski months (typically Apr- Nov) SLOPESIDE is operated as THE SCRAP NEST, a scrapbooking and crafting retreat.

Slopeside was custom built for us in 2014. It sleeps 14 in 5 bedrooms (10 beds), with 4 ½ baths and over 3,000 sq. ft. of mountain style luxury. Nestled amongst the trees on one of the highest lots at Massanutten, Slopeside provides an amazing degree of privacy despite backing to the ski slopes (less than a 5 minute (1/4 mile) walk). Includes private off street parking for 5 cars.

You enter the home through the “Mountain Room” which provides a comfortable place to sit and remove your jackets, ski boots and to store outdoor gear. From the Mountain Room, you will enter into the Great Room with its 20’ high wooden cathedral ceiling, exposed beams and hand-scraped hickory floor. The seating area has a large stone fireplace with a remote activated gas fireplace. Settle into one of the new leather couches and load a DVD to watch your favorite movie on the 46” HDTV. We have over 220 channels on cable plus hi-speed Wi-Fi. Games, books and movies are also available.

The dining area features a custom built 12’ long farmhouse table made from century-old reclaimed white oak. The table seats 14 comfortably, enabling everyone to enjoy meals together. The spacious kitchen features an open-beamed wood ceiling, rustic hickory cabinets and granite countertops with a tile backsplash. Well lit and fully equipped, the kitchen has ample cookware and utensils to support a large family. The all-new appliances include a smooth top range, side by side refrigerator, Keurig machine, blender and other small appliances. Two of the five bedrooms, “Aspen” and “Vail”, are located on the main level, both with beamed wooden ceilings and furnished with Queen and Twin wrought iron beds. A full bath (connecting to the Vail bedroom) and a powder room are located on this level.

Above the kitchen is the loft, which provides a perfect spot to relax in the comfortable recliner and read a favorite book from the well-stocked bookcase. The “Alta” room is the romantic cathedral ceilinged master suite tucked away on this upper level. Alta contains a Queen sized four poster bed, a wrought iron twin day bed, ceiling fan, 40” HDTV, DVD player and another recliner. Alta’s en-suite bath has a claw foot Victorian tub, a separate shower, a granite double sink vanity and oil rubbed bronze fixtures.

The lower level contains a large wood ceilinged recreation room with a large sectional couch, foosball table, 60” HDTV, X-box 360, and Wii. Along the wall is a granite wet bar with a beverage fridge and a Keurig machine. Two bedrooms and two baths (one full, one 3/4) are also located on this level. The “Stowe” bedroom has twin beds while the “Whistler” bedroom has a wrought iron Queen bed, a wrought iron twin bed and its own private full bath. A laundry room with a full-size washer and dryer and a utility sink complete this level.

Enjoy the privacy provided by the extensive open space on both sides and the rear of the home as the exterior has multiple decks with a large gas grill, picnic table, porch swing and seating. No smoking or pets allowed anywhere on the property. Family Rentals only with the primary renter being at least 30 years old. No groups. No parties, receptions, meetings or similar events. Late Check-Out is negotiable. Linens and towels are provided. A basic 'starter package' of soap, detergent and paper products is provided.

“Alta” - Upper Level Master Suite with 1 x Queen and 1 x Twin Daybed (en-suite 5 pc bath)

“Aspen” - Main Level with 1 x Queen and 1 x Twin

“Vail” - Main Level with 1 x Queen and 1 x Twin

“Stowe” – Lower level with 2 x Twin

“Whistler” – Lower level with 1 x Queen and 1 x Twin (full private bath)

-2 x Keurig’s -5 burner gas grill -gas fireplace

-full size washer/dryer -dishwasher -microwave

-large rec room -25 cu ft. fridge w/icemaker

-wet bar -coffee maker -beverage fridge

-3 x LED HDTVs -hi-speed Wi-Fi -X Box 360

-Wii -3 x DVD players - gas fireplace

-air hockey table -foosball -leather couches

-recliners -picnic table -granite counters

-wood ceilings - decks -off street parking

-ski storage -loft -porch swing

-cathedral ceilings -hardwood floors -14 person dining table

-wood ceilings -exposed beams -linens provided

-decks -iron/ironing board -towels provided - Claw foot tub

-separate shower -no smoking -no pets

Rental Procedures:

We rent to families/family groups, no youth groups, fraternities etc. The Principal Renter must be age 30 or over, no smoking, no pets. We try to be flexible with early check in and late check outs but it depends upon the rental schedule and our cleaners' workload (also, our cleaners do not work on Sundays). Please send a rental inquiry that includes a phone number and a short description of your party. This information is required as there are numerous scammers using VRBO and we need to confirm that your inquiry is legitimate. We will respond promptly to all serious inquiries and we welcome your questions about the home and/or Massanutten.

More Details

Michelle and Todd Parker
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 March, 2017

Why Michelle and Todd Parker chose Shenandoah Valley

We had always dreamed of owning a ski house in the Rockies, but after settling in Northern Virginia, we came to realize how impractical that would be. A couple of years ago, when our kids began skiing, we discovered Massanutten. Only a little over two hours from the DC Beltway it was very easy to get to and there was so much for the kids to do, that we decided it would be a great spot for a weekend home. We couldn't find any existing homes for sale that fit our vision of a ski house (and that had a big open room for her scrapbooking events). So we bought a lot, found a great builder and designed the home ourselves. Quite a few people questioned how anyone could build a home 'there'. But, a little over a year later after some extensive engineering, pouring a 16 foot high foundation wall and working from some very tall scaffolding, 'Slopeside' was completed. We hope you enjoy the home and Massanutten as much as we do.

What makes this chalet unique

Despite backing to the slopes, the home is very private with open space to the rear and both sides. Neighbors are definitely not a problem at Slopeside. We designed the home to be rustic, but not rough. All the important things in the home are new (leather furniture, mattresses, TV's, appliances, cookware etc.) with a few antiques thrown in for character. Its great to be able to walk to or from the slopes in 5 minutes. No parking hassles at the lodge or waiting for everyone in your group in order to drive home. The lifts run until 10:00 or 11:00 PM so if someone wants to enjoy the après-ski activities at the lodge, they can just ride chair #4 home. Likewise in the summer, you can walk down the ski slope to watch the fireworks or attend one of the concerts or festivals. The home is a perfect jumping off point for hiking or mountain biking, as the Massanutten Peak trail begins only 100 yards up the road.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in McGaheysville in Rockingham County

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Upper Level - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Clawfoot tub, seperate shower, twin vanity, private toilet
    Main Level Powder Room - Toilet
    Main Level Full Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Connects to Vail bedroom
    Lower Level Full - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Private full bath off 'Whistler' room
    Lower Level 3/4 Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Alta- Master Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Wood ceiling and floor. En-Suite 5 piece bath on upper level
    Aspen - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Wood ceilings, Main Level
    Vail - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Wood ceilings, Main level with connecting full bath
    Stowe - 2 Single Bed , Wood ceilings, Lower Level
    Whistler - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Wood ceilings, Lower Level with Full, private bath
  • 5 bedrooms each with 2 beds (10 beds total). Linens and towels provided
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • recreation centre
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • water tubing
Massanutten has the largest vertical drop of any ski area in Virginia, Maryland or Pennsylvania. Plus one of the largest indoor waterparks on the East Coast, 2 golf courses, horseback riding, zip lines, go-carts, mini golf, petting zoo etc. Enjoy tubing, fishing, rafting, canoeing and kayaking on the nearby Shenandoah River. Wineries and several caverns are just a short drive away. Explore Civil War battlefields or visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites at Monticello and the University of Virginia just an hour away.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

SLOPESIDE-Built in 2014, Private, Luxury Chalet w/ Mtn views, Backs to Slopes
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Prefect Timing

  • 5 of 5

This is a third year renting a cabin. We went with Slopeside this year to change things up and it was great. The dining room table was amazing. Perfect location for snowboarding. The kids loved the air hockey table and my wife and I both loved the kitchen. The view from the back deck was excellent. Looking forward to booking this cabin again !

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Slopeside Feb 2017

  • 5 of 5

This is the nicest place we've rented in Massanutten and the views are spectacular! Slept all the adults and kids comfortably. There was plenty of entertainment (movies, game system, air hockey, foosball) for the kids, as well. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great family trip. The home is beautiful and was perfect for our three generations.

  • 5 of 5

After renting several homes over the years for our annual family ski trip, we can honestly say this was the cleanest, best designed, prettiest, and most relaxing home we have visited. The owners, Todd and Michelle, were very prompt and answered all our questions. Mr. Dearing, their home manager, was very responsive.

The home is beautifully decorated and the floor plan was ideal for our three children, their spouses, and six grandchildren. We especially loved the dining table which seated all 14 of us comfortably and allowed for multiple large board games simultaneously.

The Mountain Room is a wonderful design and an added benefit for all ages. The kitchen is open to the great room and is very well stocked with a complete set of cookware, bakeware, and small appliances for preparing meals for a large group.

Having attached bathrooms for three bedrooms and another complete bath for a fourth bedroom is ideal for us.

Thank you for sharing your home with us. We would love to come back.

Mike & Martha

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular Mountain Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular time away with family. Slopeside home was a dream. Beautifully decorated and appointed. Loved the bear touches throughout. Although we didn't ski we enjoyed Luray Caverns, tubing, hiking, and lots of great games around the gigantic gorgeous dining room table. Pictures don't do it justice. Kitchen large and open. Rooms spacious and inviting. Cozy fireplace and flat screens in almost every room. Would definitely rent again! Thank you for making our Christmas so memorable!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home to enjoy with friends and family of all ages

  • 5 of 5

We were in Harrisonburg for our daughters graduation from JMU and decided instead of getting separate hotel rooms, we would rent Slopeside and make a weekend of it. It exceeded all of our expectations!

The owners were very responsive thru the entire process. The kitchen had plenty of nice dishes and plates, new items, not leftover secondhand things. Each of the bedrooms was decorated nicely and had comfortable bedding. The college aged kids enjoyed the basement game room as well. The view from the back porch of the ski slopes was lovely.

We would love to rent Slopeside again when we have an opportunity!

Thank you for sharing your lovely mountain home with us.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holiday weekend with 6 kids

  • 5 of 5

Just left today after a long weekend of skiing and family fun. The kids had so much fun in the game area, they turned the downstairs into their get away. The slopes where very close, the kids walked every day. We drove. Plenty of room for everyone to have space. The kitchen area was nice and open and was our favorite spot to hang out nightly.

Owner was easily available and communicated with a fast response. Can't wait to go back again next season and stay at this beautiful home with a beautiful view.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Shenandoah Valley Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Massanutten Mountain Course
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Interstate 81
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
0.2 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in McGaheysville, 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
22 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Years
28 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
MLK Weekend
12 Jan 2018 - 16 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Presidents' Day Weekend
16 Feb 2018 - 20 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £318
Cleaning Fee £99 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.3%

4 Night Minimum over Christmas and New Years'. 3 Night Minimum on other Holidays (MLK Day, Presidents' Day, Fairfax County Student Holidays JMU Graduation, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day). Check - In Time is 4:00PM Check Out Time is 10:00AM. Late check out is available depending upon rental schedule. Sorry, we generally can't accept check-ins on Sundays due to our cleaners' schedule. We can usually accept a reservation for check-in on the same day as another guest checks out, but please contact us before booking.

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.
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