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Jim and Lisa Franceschini

Member since: 2013
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Speaks english, french

The Barred Owl Lodge: New Construction, Couple's Specials, Amenities Plus!

30 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Stanley holiday cabin

2 BD/2BA (sleeps 4-6), so private & peaceful with every amenity you need!

Brand new custom-built cabin, constructed by a local builder, completed in May 2014!

Whether you choose to bring your loved one, your family, or just your book, you will enjoy the peace and privacy of this beautiful 2 BD/2 BA mountain lodge. You may never leave the house with its peaceful and relaxing views: seasonal mountain, pastoral, and wooded views are all offered from this home. You will also enjoy relaxing on the wraparound deck, sleeping and napping in the bedrooms with luxurious linens, cooking and socializing in the fully equipped gourmet kitchen, lounging in front of the large screen tv and natural stone fireplace, soaking in the outdoor hot tub, and spending time outdoors making s'mores at the fire pit & cooking on the gas grill. If you can’t resist staying connected to the outside world, there is WiFi, DirecTV with Pandora, and BluRay player.

If you do venture out, much awaits you outside the door. Downtown Luray is minutes away with its unique gift and antique stores, cozy coffee and bakery shops, fine and casual dining, live theatre, biking and walking trails, historical buildings, and much more. Luray Caverns, maze, and museums may keep you busy all day. Shenandoah National Park with its acclaimed Skyline Drive will surely tempt you with miles of biking, hiking, picnicking, or just driving and enjoying the gorgeous mountain views at every turn in the road. You can also choose from 18 Hole Golf in Luray and nearby New Market, winery tours, Civil War sites, canoeing/kayaking/tubing on the Shenandoah River, or skiing and snow tubing at nearby Massanutten Resort. Don’t forget the hunting, fishing, and outdoor ATV riding and wonderful Lake Arrowhead with its swimming, boating, grilling, and walking trails.

Adventure and natural beauty abound in the area during all four seasons!

Details about the Barred Owl Lodge...

All natural pine interior and real wood exterior make this cabin an escape to the extraordinary. A wrap around porch offers two entry points as well as an abundance of space to sit and enjoy the sights and sounds of the valley, mountains, and woods around you. Inside, you'll find a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and every kitchen tool you'll need for cooking. The kitchen island provides seating and food preparation space. The Great Room offers a gorgeous natural stone fireplace, large flat screen tv with DirecTV, Pandora radio, and BluRay player. The master bedroom offers a queen bed with Egyptian cotton linens, a full bathroom with oversized tub/shower, and a generous full closet. Across the hall, another bedroom offers a queen bed with Egyptian cotton linens and another generous sized closet. If you need more sleeping space, look for the LL Bean foldaway beds and linens in the bedroom closets. A spacious, full bathroom in the hallway serves the second bedroom as well as the main living areas. Also in the hallway is the laundry closet, offering full size washer and dryer and ironing board/iron. There are plenty of games, books, and magazines to enjoy throughout the home. Help yourself!

The hot tub is located on the wrap around deck, tucked privately away and under the cover of the porch roof. The hot tub offers multi-colored LED lighting and plug in and speakers for your MP3 or Ipod music. Enjoy long leisurely soaks in the hot tub or have a seat in the chairs on the porch and take in the mountain views.

In the back/side yard, built to be easily accessible from the kitchen door, is the grill and firepit patio. Enjoy a long evening outside cooking over the propane Weber grill and then cooking s'mores over the firepit. The backyard offers a wonderful large, flat space for some outdoor recreation.

The home has high speed WiFi with excellent connections. There is an iPod docking station available for guests' use.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jim and Lisa Franceschini (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

About Jim and Lisa Franceschini

We have been mountain lovers since we married 25 years ago and are realizing our dream of building and renting mountain cabins in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Last year we met a gifted and extraordinarily talented builder who has built three cabins for us. The Barred Owl Lodge is the 2nd of these cabins and we feel truly blessed to call it ours and are excited to be able to share it with others!

Jim and Lisa Franceschini purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Jim and Lisa Franceschini chose Shenandoah Valley

This property is nestled half way up Roundhead Mountain, offering both wooded privacy and seasonal mountain views. It satisfies the vacationer looking for a wooded retreat as well as the vacationer looking for views of and access to all that the Shenandoah Valley offers.

What makes this cabin unique

This property is nestled half way up Roundhead Mountain, offering both wooded privacy and seasonal mountain views. It satisfies the vacationer looking for a wooded retreat as well as the vacationer looking for views of and access to all that the Shenandoah Valley offers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your cabin was lovely. We are entering a new chapter with our blended family. The "kids" are now young adults and it was really nice being able to meet up with my husbands 2 kids who live in Roanoke, Va and have all 3 kids together, spending time and making really great memories. Your home was warm, inviting and filled with everything necessary for a great mini vacation. Thanks for the wonderful experience. At some point in the future, we will be back : )
Jul 2014
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Reviews

4.9
based on 30 traveller reviews

The Barred Owl Lodge: New Construction, Couple's Specials, Amenities Plus!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 32 reviews
5

Great experience

  • 5 of 5

Cabin is conveniently located just outside Stanley, Va close to Luray. We had a great weekend at the cabin exploring several hikes in the Shenandoah National Park as well as visiting the Luray Caverns.

Cabin is outfitted with everything you need to have a fabulous family weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

If you are thinking of staying here please do!!

  • 5 of 5

Its absolutely beautiful and amazing!! The house has everything you need and I mean everything you need! The house was emasculate and so well taken care of. Definitely will be going back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was amazing. Beautiful inside with everything you need. Secluded enough for a romantic getaway but close enough to town to find things to do. We spent our nights relaxing away in the hot tub enjoying the stars and peaceful sounds of the woods. We will be back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is extremely well taken care of and very clean. The kitchen is very well stocked. Owners are very responsive and helpful. Will visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best weekend getaway !!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the Barred Owl cabin. We love the location and the cabin is beautiful and well kept. We are already planning for next year.

Thank you Jim and Lisa!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Barred Owl. The property is quiet enough for a getaway but still close to civilization. The cabin is spacious and very clean and everything is brand new. The beds were super comfy and the hot tub was very relaxing. The owners are really sweet and gracious. The only thing I would change about my stay would be...to stay longer than a weekend! :)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Dulles International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Luray
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Luray
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 81
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Stanley
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
Massanutten
Car: necessary

There are a million things to do in the Shenandoah Valley area!! Luray Caverns (10 minutes from the home) and Shenandoah National Park/Skyline Drive (15 minutes) are 'must do' items. The Park offers gorgeous drives, overlooks, hiking, biking, and ranger-led activities.

Luray (10 minutes) offers the Hawksbill Greenway (fantastic walking/biking along a rushing creek), plenty of shopping and dining, mini golf, 18 hole golf courses, zip lines, horseback riding, and more. Lake Arrowhead (10 minutes) offers fishing, boating, BBQ facilities, and swimming/relaxing at the beach area. Hawksbill Recreation Area (5 minutes) offers an outdoor pool and BBQ area. Spectacular canoeing/kayaking/tubing along the Shenandoah River (up to Class 2 Rapids) is available on your own or through several area Outfitters. Wineries (closest is 2 miles away from the cabin), antique shopping, shooting ranges, jet skiing, off-roading, outdoor concerts and festivals, and even a zoo are all within half an hour or less. Want to drive a little further? Presidential homes, Civil War sites, and Harrisonburg and Charlottesville are all 30-60 minutes away. Of course, if all you want is to stay at the cabin and relax with good food, a good book, and beautiful scenery, downtown Stanley (2 miles) offers a grocery store and a couple great restaurants.

The Visitor's Center in Luray is an excellent source of additional area information.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Stanley, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
28 Nov 2016 - 12 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$302
A$1,613
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Winter
13 Dec 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$262
A$1,337
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
19 Dec 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$302
A$1,613
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
22 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$370
A$2,379
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Winter Rate
5 Jan 2017 - 13 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$262
A$1,337
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
MLK Holiday
14 Jan 2017 - 19 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$370
A$2,379
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Winter
20 Jan 2017 - 11 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$262
A$1,337
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Valentine's Day
12 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$370
A$2,379
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
President's Day
17 Feb 2017 - 21 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$370
A$2,379
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Rate
22 Feb 2017 - 12 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$302
A$1,613
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter Holiday
13 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$370
A$2,379
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Standard
18 Apr 2017 - 24 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$329
A$2,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
25 May 2017 - 30 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$370
A$2,379
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Standard
31 May 2017 - 28 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$329
A$2,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Independence Day
29 Jun 2017 - 10 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$370
A$2,379
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Standard
11 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$329
A$2,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$370
A$2,379
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Standard
6 Sep 2017 - 4 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$329
A$2,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Columbus Day
5 Oct 2017 - 10 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$370
A$2,379
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Standard
11 Oct 2017 - 8 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$329
A$2,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
9 Nov 2017 - 13 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$370
A$2,379
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Standard
14 Nov 2017 - 20 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$329
A$2,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
21 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$370
A$2,379
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
28 Nov 2017 - 10 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$302
A$1,613
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Winter
11 Dec 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$262
A$1,337
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$370
A$2,379
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$329
A$2,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$336
Tax Rate 10.3%

MID WINTER and WINTER SPECIAL! STAY 2 NIGHTS, ADDITIONAL NIGHTS ARE 50% OFF (UP TO 2 ADDT'AL NIGHTS)
MID WINTER and WINTER COUPLE'S SPECIALS AS LOW AS $195/NIGHT
RATES ARE FOR 4 GUESTS. $15/GUEST/NIGHT ADD'TAL.
10.3% TAX NOT INCLUDED IN ABOVE RATES.
3-4 NIGHT MINIMUM ON HOLIDAY WEEKENDS. PLEASE INQUIRE.
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: 4 RECOMMENDED, 6 MAXIMUM. PLEASE INQUIRE.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Stanley, Virginia

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 2 LL Bean rollaway beds also available.
  • Master BD has a queen bed with Egyptian Cotton linens, a large walk-in closet, and attached full bathroom. The 2nd bedroom also has a queen bed with Egyptian Cotton linens and another very large closet. For extra sleeping space, there are two twin LL Bean foldaway beds with linens located in the BD closet (200 lb limit).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
This home offers a fantastic combination of seasonal mountain views and wooded privacy that make it a truly unique property. It is new construction (finished May 2014) and impeccably maintained for our guests. We hope to see you soon!