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Retreat for Large families and groups - Sleeps 20+ / Perfect for the Holidays:)

Bedrooms 8
Separate WCs1
Space 5,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

8 Bedroom, 6 Baths, Scenic Surroundings, Mountain Views, Family Reunion Ready!

The Alcove at Luray is a beautiful retreat for large families, and groups. The large home is on 6 acres of land, has 4 fire pits, 2 grills, and lots of open land. The home also features a large wrap around deck. The firepit in the backyard where you can enjoy nature, the magnificent mountain views, (which can also be seen "up the hill" but close to the main rd. Enjoy the sunrise and family time / game night on the front screened porch.

Our location is convenient to groups visiting local attractions such as Luray Caverns, Shenandoah National Park, Shenandoah Valley river, skiing resorts, old town Luray, etc.. These are just a few of the many places to visit locally and are only minutes away from the home. You Will Enjoy the Home Privately Along With All Amenities.

The home is equipped with a Chef's Kitchen, 2nd kitchenette, two dining rooms (table for 6 each), 2 huge living rooms (with seating for 12 to 24 in each), screened porch, wrap around deck. The house has a total of eight bedrooms (11 queen/full beds, 1 King, and 3 sleeper sofa’s in total), 2 are master bedrooms and 6 are bedrooms with Jack and Jill bathrooms, a total of 5 1/2 bath rooms. Family rooms include large screen TV’s with cable channels, and 3 of 8 bedrooms have cable and flat screen TV’s. Along with the abundance of seating in the spacious family rooms, there are plenty of board games, card games, and other family fun diversions. The outdoors and the 6 acres of land surround the property is very beautiful. Three fire pits on the property, each with their own view and atmosphere. One- located up the hill, stunning views of the mountains and sunrise (close to the highway) One- under the shade of trees of fruits, and the main fire pit is in the back yard by the deck, the grill, and pond, this fire pit has mountain views and a view of our backyard neighbors farm of live cattle (amazing). We have 4 foldable outdoor tables for our guest to set up picnic anywhere on the property.

Our home set up and layout is uniquely decorative. The 5,500 sqft home is all one level and extends all the way back, so the front appears to be a small family modest home. You get both a warm cozy homey feel and a bed and breakfast feel the whole family can enjoy. The Alcove is the perfect place to spend your vacation, with its relaxing and picturesque atmosphere.

The Alcove at Luray is Family Owned and Managed. We Are Local and Just a Phone Call Away. We handle all of our bookings-no property manager and we like to talk to guests before they make their reservations, in case you have any questions. Give us a call. Our goal is to offer our guests a home away from home that warmly accommodates small to large families and groups. We look forward to hearing from you!

If the dates you are looking for are not available, feel free to contact us about planning a future stay and securing a great deal!

We Are Conveniently Close to Popular Tourist Attraction Luray Caverns, Down Town Luray/ Shopping and Dining Areas, Shenandoah National Parks, and Plenty of Excursions, Both Outdoor and Indoor. Duke of Hazzard’s (Cooter’s Place) is less than a mile on the same road, more information in photo above.

Check out our website and The Alcove at Luray on Facebook for more pictures!

More Details

Jane Gharfeh
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Jane Gharfeh

The Alcove at Luray is Located in the Heart of Luray, Va. We Offer Many Amenities, With the Potential to Offer So Much More, Given the Land, and Serene Environment. the Sky is the Limit at This Property, and Tourist Attractions Near by Are a Must.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Great facility. I was there with 12 friends for a wedding. We found the place to meet our needs perfectly. Jane met us on site and gave us a very thorough briefing and made herself available 24/7 via messaging and texting. I would definitely stay at Jane's again.”
May 2016
  • 1 of 4


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , Desk, Dresser Chests, night stands, Large Closet
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Desk, dresser chest, nights stands, Large Closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed , Master Bedroom, Dresser Chest,
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , Desk, Dresser Chest, Night stands, patio door,
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 Desks, Table, Dresser chest, large closet, patio
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Double Bed , Desk, Night stands, dresser chest, patio, closet
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Desk, Dresser chest, patio, closet, night stands
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Large Double Bed , Night stand, Patio,
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Retreat for Large families and groups - Sleeps 20+ / Perfect for the Holidays:)
average rating of 4.595238 based on 46 reviews

Huge house! Perfect for big group of people.

  • 5 of 5

Old, but nice place. We are 7 families, 14 adults and 9 kids. There was a plenty of space for us. Wonderful porch.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting you and your family! We look forward to hosting you again soon and offering you extra home features we anticipate on adding, i.e. game room, gym, outdoor activities. Hope to see you soon :)
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Great house for a crowd, but not in the winter

  • 4 of 5

The facility was a great find, if we wanted a place to stay during the summer. There is room for 24 adults, there is lots of outdoor space for bonfires and it's all on one floor. Family members that want privacy can sleep in one end of the house, while others can stay up all night in the living room at the other end of the house. Luray caverns were about 5 miles away and the south end of Skyline Drive was maybe 10 miles from the house.

Our only major gripe was the heating set up. I think the house was equipped with multiple heat pumps. which are great for areas with temps in the 30s for one or 2 nights in the winter. We had low temps of 9 degrees F and highs of maybe 18 degrees F the weekend we stayed there. The heat pumps could not keep up for a few rooms in the house and those rooms were uncomfortably cold the entire weekend.

Our family really liked the house and the property, except for the heating system. We would stay there again if we wanted to have a family reunion in Luray.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, serviceable and clean.

  • 4 of 5

Jane was very responsive when we had house issues. Wish there was a dining spot where all could dine together. We moved tables to the large screen porch for this purpose. The kitchen is workable but because of the very deep sinks and no dishwasher we chose to use paper dining ware for the most part. Lovely setting.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Reunion Fun!

  • 4 of 5

We held a family reunion at The Alcove and came together from CT, MO, AL and GA. The Alcove was a great accommodation for us with its 8 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. Loved the large screened porch for evening visits and having cable tv's to stay informed and entertain the kids when needed. Close to shopping and area attractions. AC was wonderful. Missed having laundry facilities available, could have used more refrigerator space with so many little ones with dietary needs, and kitchen prep space is lacking. Regret water isn't potable, but the smaller drink coolers were an excellent addition. We enjoyed our stay and the facility; while it is older and better suited to adults, it was a great location for us.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christie Z. Troop 1204

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay. Clean and spacious. All the amenities needed are right on property. Close to the park, lake and caverns. Perfect for our Girl Scout troop of 13

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for a large group!!

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious home with a large yard to enjoy as well. Wonderful for a large group of people!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
59 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Speakeasy
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Caverns Country Golf Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Old Town Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Uncle Bucks / Lots of fast food / & MORE
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Bryce Resort or Massanutten
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Lake Arrowhead Beach
Car: recommended

The Alcove home is conveniently located to local supermarkets and close to Shenandoah National Park, and Luray caverns. Please note that the home it's self is set back off of a main drag. the land around is wooded and provides secluded feel while being conveniently close to everything the Shenandoah / Luray area has to offer.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Luray, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £75.15
Refundable Damage Deposit £189.78
Cleaning & Linen Fee £113.87

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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