1 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 7 with some creativity.
About Albert Yowell
My ancestry settled here 250 years ago and the A-Frame sits across the road catty-whompas from the extended family farm. I fly private jets all over the beautiful USA, so it's always nice to come home to the peaceful view of Old Rag Mountain.
Albert Yowell purchased this House in 2015
Why Albert Yowell chose Etlan
For access to the heart of Shenanadoah park, namely Old Rag, White Oak Falls, Graves Lodge, Virginia farm scenery, and local vineyards, the Etlan A-Frame is central.
What makes this House unique
The unique physiognomy of the Old Rag skyline is best viewed from right here in Etlan and the small knoll of the Etlan A-Frame.
NO SMOKING indoors
NO SMOKING INDOORS! BYOB and food. The Etlan store has very basic items plus made to order sandwiches, burgers, breakfast sandwiches, and pizza on weekends. The nearest chain food market is 13 miles south, or Sperryville market 11 miles north. Housebroken cats & dogs are ok. If you have a BIG dog, or multiple pets we need to talk. No snakes please. Firearms welcome. No shooting on the property, however, there are nearby places where you can. You can show early & leave late so long as it doesn't conflict with other scheduled guests...we will let you know in advance if there are preceding or follow on guests. The county has the place zoned 'single family residence'; however be sure to let us know how many of your 'family' will be coming. We have a couple air mattresses if additional members of your 'family' have sleeping bags. The upstairs sleep sofa is suitable for a couple and you will wake up to a gorgeous view of Old Rag in the morning sun. Or you may elect to use the double twins as a king bed, or keep them separate for 2 singles. We need to know prior to your arrival for proper set up. The upstairs beds are in separate segments of the open area. We have a pack n play, (crib). The nearest & only neighbor is about 60 yards away, so respect accordingly please. The short driveway is fairly steep, so keep your speed up or use 4WD if you have it. Use discretion if there is snow or ice. The phone will make local or toll free calls. You will have to text outside parties through the wifi to have them ring the number here: 540-923-4324. (No cell signal) Please leave the house locked & undamaged; we do the cleaning & above all.....ENJOY!!!
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Thank you for the view. Ammenities could be more informative to state of there are plates, utensils, cook ware, etc to help with packing.
Excellent place to enjoy Old Rag and Shenandoah
The property was exactly as described. We enjoyed the hot tub, fire pit, and mountain views. Home was clean and comfortable. I can't think of anything that was lacking. Perfect location to hike Old Rag or drive through SNP. Highly recommend! We'll be back!
We loved the property. Perfect view, great house, bonfire, hot tub, all we needed to have a great time. Everything is thought through to make a stay more comfortable, we were really impressed.
Peaceful, unique, convenient
I’m a repeat renter here, with good reason. First, I love the unique spaces an A-Frame provides. Brilliant natural light. All the amenities you need. What keeps me coming back is the million dollar views of old rag and the easy process. Hot tub and fire pit are just icing on the cake!
Thank you for your kind review and hope to have you stay again. Best view of Old Rag mountain for sure!
This property is everything it says it is and much more.... clean, cozy, and oh so relaxing. Hiking in Shenandoah all day and to come home to that view and outdoor fire pit was wonderful!!! Did I mention morning coffee and that view?
Thank you so much for sharing your home. We will definitely be back.
Be sure and stop by Sperryville Trading Cafe and Market for breakfast or lunch, even if by chance you don’t go to the park.
Thank you for your kind review and glad that you enjoyed your stay. Trading Post Cafe is one of our favorites also.
The best VRBO we have ever stayed in! WOW!
We have rented about 15 VRBO properties and this A-Frame was by far the best one yet! The house was SPOTLESS (cleaner than non-pet friendly rentals in my opinion), beautifully decorated, excellent quality bedding and towels, pet covers were even provided on the furniture, bathrobes provided, great management and communication, easy check in and out, amazing view and exactly as described. The property was peaceful and serene, we were able to watch the monarch butterflies migrate outside while relaxing on the porch, enjoy the stars while sitting in the hot tub and hear nothing but a few cows mooing every day! During our stay we went into the town of Sperrysville each day (about 15 minutes north). Highly recommend the focaccia sandwiches at Rappahannock Pizza Kitchen (pet friendly outside), Breakfast/lunch/coffee at Off The Grid (pet friendly in back), Lunch/Dinner/Drinks at Headmasters Pub (pet friendly on deck) and also the Corner Market which is connected to the Pizza Kitchen (we stopped for some drinks & steaks to grill out one night) but they do have amazing baked goods along with a great wine selection as well. Luray Caverns is a must! (also was pet friendly but dogs have to be off the ground) This property was exactly what we needed to relax and unwind before returning to the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives and we hope to return with our Frenchie Leo again soon! Thank you so much for the hospitality and adorable card! We appreciate you sharing your home with us!
Old Rag Mountain; Shenandoah National Park is hardly a mile away.
Graves lodge has a weekend Bluegrass festival every June plus the Annual Apple Festivals in October draws a huge crowd.
There are a number of wineries in the area including Early Mountain, Prince Michelle, with Ducard and Sharp Rock within 3 miles.