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Magnificent Log Home,60 Private Acres--Stunning Mountain Views SUN DANCER

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,400 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lodge, 6 Bedrooms + Loft, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 16)

We now have internet and WIFI. Elegant, country escape overlooking the Shenandoah Valley in the Blue Ridge Mts. of VA, just off 231, one of America's ten most outstanding scenic byways(Great for biking). Our 60 private acres backs up to the Shenandoah National Park & Old Rag Mt., which offers many scenic hiking trials and activities plus we have our own private hiking trials on our property. After hiking, build a fire in the outside fire pit & enjoy the quiet serenity of the country. You will receive 4 free wine tastings at a nearby winery upon arrival.

View the wildlife or the spectacular star-studded sky. Watch the moon rise or take a drive on Skyline Drive. We have a stocked pond for catch & release & there's trout fishing at Graves Mt. Lodge. Pop some popcorn in our theater sized electric popper & watch your favorite movie on our 65" HDTV screen.

There's a 52'HDTV upstairs. Take along your choice drink from the downstairs bar & play a game of shuffleboard on our 9' table or go up to cocktail hill to enjoy the sunset. Don't forget the nibbles to put on the picnic table or inside the pergola. Visit the many wineries, Luray caverns, historic Monticello & Montpelier, UVA in Charlottsville, civil war sites, golf, horseback ride, antique shops, art galleries. Ski at Massanutten, 1 hour away, or enjoy their go carts, golf, bowling, or huge water park. Try fishing in our catch & release pond.

A massage therapist will come to the lodge for your spa needs. There are many organic farms and farmer's markets nearby. Pasture fed beef can be found at Rider's Backfield farm just around the corner. There are many scheduled events, festivals, & activities through out the year. There are world class (Inn of Little Washington) to down home restaurants within 1-25 miles. The lodge is ideal for family gatherings, corporate retreats, reunions, birthdays, girls/guys weekends & theme weekends: cooking, painting, photography, birding nature & much more.

For more pictures and info go to sdancerlodgedotcom


So come & enjoy. You won't want to leave. MEMORIES ARE MADE HERE!!

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

The weather was fine,

We read the whole guestbook

We drank lots of wine.

We're reading departure

And eating some chips

Pete knows construction

He's giving us tips.

We like how the sky stretches out on all sides

The sun comes out sometimes

And sometimes it hides.

We like all the cacti

Antlers and masks

We even lliked doing

The clean up crew tasks.

But, Sun Dancer, baby,

We've gotta depart

But we leave behind

A piece of our......

I'm not sure how to end this.
Feb 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Etlan

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , sink
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower , We have an outdoor shower in the back. Follow the brick walk
  • Half bath in hallway at bottom of loft staircase.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4), Bunk Beds (4) 2 twin & 2 queen built in beds
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • conservatory
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wooden decking
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
9' Shuffle Board, Chess Table, Darts, Games and Puzzles, 2 Large, flat, Screen TVs with HD, theater style popcorn popper, corner wet bar, internet, wifi, laundry room, screened in porch, 70' outside balcony deck w/gorgeous view of valley below & watch the wild turkeys, the grazing deer, or the magnificent sunrise! Enchanting playhouse for a child's imagination & for a parent's delight. Catch & release pond, marked trials on property. Great hill for sledding in winter.


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Magnificent Log Home,60 Private Acres--Stunning Mountain Views SUN DANCER
average rating of 4.84 based on 30 reviews

Amazing rustic getaway with modern finishes!

  • 5 of 5

Well-built home in the mountain foothills, lots to see and do in the area. Recommended for locals and travelers alike.

  • Review Submitted: 09/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed our Lodge! We hope to see you again the future!
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Takoma Park, MD

Even better than the photos!

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I celebrated a wonderful long weekend with 10 friends at Sundancer. It was AMAZING! There's a whole game room and bar downstairs that aren't in the pictures. The bedrooms all have wonderful decorative touches. The living room is cozy and the large coffee table is perfect for board games! Kitchen was well stocked and we loved the large dining room table. Beautiful, open place to gather. Would highly recommend to a large family or group of friends looking to get away.

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, Spacious place, perfect for group

  • 5 of 5

One of the best house I ever lived, we are a big group, 13 adults, spacious place, 12 people dining table, top condition kitchen, more important, game room and large TV. Perfect place for group trip!

  • Review Submitted: 19/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin, incredible location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed for a long weekend along with my sister and her husband. Between our two families, we had seven children. To say we had a lovely time together is an understatement. The cabin is gorgeous, beautifully appointed, and more than accommodated our large party. The view from the home is amazing, and we enjoyed our sunsets together on the deck, which overlooks a beautiful mountain vista. We had plenty of space for our children and yet there were plenty of spaces for cozier gatherings.

We made meals together and found everything we needed within the kitchen to make great home cooked meals. There's a nearby corner store that has basic necessities - and it even has a friendly cat outside that my sister and I loved petting before we grabbed our 'odds and ends'. The bedrooms are comfortable and beautifully decorated.

Downstairs, there are a variety of games (fusball, shuffleboard) that truthfully kept the adults as well entertained as the kids! And there's a great playhouse outside for the kids to frequent.

The cabin is perfectly remote and the accommodations are luxurious. You'll have everything you need for a wonderful stay at your fingertips. We frequented Old Rag and Skyline Drive, both of which are easy to get to from the cabin. My only wish is that we had a longer stay!

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Location!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 14 stayed at Sundancer Lodge for a long September weekend and had a wonderful time!

  • Review Submitted: 13/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect gathering spot

  • 5 of 5

The Sun Dancer property was exactly as pictured, spacious and well stocked, from kitchen items to toys & movies. It was an ideal location for our family gathering and included multiple activity options.

The surroundings were relaxing, full of wildlife, including widespread natural habitat for many birds, plus the view was amazing. Our family enjoyed hiking, fishing in the pond and exploring the surroundings. We enjoyed sitting around the fire pit each night, relaxing and enjoying our time together. We will keep this location in mind for future gatherings

The owners were very accommodating and responded to questions in a timely manner.

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful home!

  • Review Submitted: 01/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you back in the future. Regards, Geri
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Car: necessary

If you want to visit a nearby city, Charlottesville, Flint Hill, Washington & Culpeper are close with many restaurants, movies, live theater, concerts & shops plus there are many other smaller 'country towns' which offer an inside peak of 'real' country life. Visit some of the many wineries, golf, horseback ride, historic sites & battlefields, Luray Caverns, Historic Monticello & Montpelier, antique shops, art galleries, University of VA in Charlottesville. Ski at Massanutten, 1 hour away, or enjoy their golf, go carts, bowling, or huge indoor/outdoor water park. A massage therapist will come to the lodge for your spa needs. There are many scheduled events, festivals, & activities throughout the year. There are world class (Inn of Little Washington) to down home restaurants within 5-25 miles. The lodge is ideal for family gatherings, corporate retreats, reunions, birthdays, girls/guys weekends & theme weekends: cooking, painting, photography, birding, book clubs, biking, hiking, relaxing, nature & much more

Other Activities: wineries, canoeing, cheese factories, historic sites & battlefields, caverns, wildlife viewing, shopping, Monticello & Montpelier, auctions, etc


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday lodge in Etlan

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$541.8

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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