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Duke's Den, A Storybook Mountain Getaway.

Bedrooms 4
Space 250 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4BR, 3 Bath, Sleeps 10 Comfortably. Top Of The Mountain Views.i

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Beautifully renovated mountain home with hardwood floors and new granite fixtures on the main floor. 2 wide-screen TVs; one on the main floor and one in the game-room on the lower level. Large wood-burning stone fireplace in the great room on the main floor with open floor plan that includes dining area and granite bar which opens up to galley kitchen. Large wrap around deck is accessed through french doors off great room. Master bedroom with king bed on main floor with full bath. Two bedrooms on second floor with queen beds in each. Large full bath on second floor. Large bedroom with 2 double beds in lower level off game room. Full bath on lower level. Game room features pool table. Large screened in porch has 5-person hot-tub. Walk to the ski slopes, outdoor swimming pool, mini-golf, go-karts, zip lines and more. Less than 5 minutes to two golf courses and less than 10 minutes to the Water Park. Convenient to all Massanutten amenities and activities plus nearby winery tours, river rafting, caverns, hiking and much more.

Laurie & Randy Thompson
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About Laurie & Randy Thompson

My wife and I are residents of Virginia Beach where we have raised 3 children. I grew up in the Valley and attended JMU so this mountain home gives us the perfect opportunity to 'come home.' That's why we decided on the name, 'Duke's Den.' All the school flags in the gameroom represent the schools our children have attended (and some still attending) but you'll notice that JMU dominates the decor.

Laurie & Randy Thompson purchased this house in 2011

Why Laurie & Randy Thompson chose McGaheysville

My wife discovered this home for sale during a JMU Homecoming a few years ago. At the time, our son was attending and playing football for nearby Bridgewater College. This seemed like an ideal place for us to realize a long-held dream to find property in the area. We used it as a home base for his home games and now enjoy coming up to attend JMU games. I wish we had 'before' pictures to share, but picture a lot of orange shag carpet and dark paneling. The renovation was about a 4 month process but we think the results were worth it.

What makes this house unique

The location near the top of the mountain is unbeatable. The open floor plan is very conducive for friends and families to congregate at the large granite counter/bar that opens to the great room and stone fireplace. Great amenities at the property and very convenient to 4 seasons of area activities.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in McGaheysville, Virginia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Full bath on all each floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double bed
  • Master bedroom on main floor with king bed. Two bedrooms upstairs, both with queen beds. One bedroom on the lower level with two double beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Bed linens are furnished by owner but bath towels are not and should be provided by guest.


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(39 traveller reviews)

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Duke's Den, A Storybook Mountain Getaway.
average rating of 4.4102564 based on 39 reviews

Convenient location, beautiful and cozy home!

  • 5 of 5

EXTREMELY IMPRESSED with the home, upkeep, location to resort, and hot tub. All rooms were in great condition. No negatives whatsoever. Directions upon arrival and for departure were clear and concise. The owners were available anytime we needed to call. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone and will stay here again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 18/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our son's December graduation at JMU and rented Duke's Den for our family to stay in for the weekend. It was absolutely wonderful and was the perfect house. We would not change a thing! We highly recommend this house for any JMU parents or anyone looking for a great getaway spot!

Lisa & Bob Venner

Virginia Beach, VA

  • Review Submitted: 17/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family reunion at Duke's Den

  • 4 of 5

You all really thought of everything! We cooked all our meals there and planned for most everything but forgot our Pizza, it was right there. Thanks so much for helping us spend family time together in this fun place. We loved taking the babies out early to see the deer in the mornings. Nice time of year to be in Western Virginia.

  • Review Submitted: 08/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient, clean and comfortable!!!

  • 5 of 5

My two adult sons and I loved our yearly golf trip while staying at Duke's Den! Convenient to the course, beautiful setting, comfortable, clean and just right for our needs! Would definitely come back!!! Thanks!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 13/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

This house has a great location to both Harrisonburg and Shenandoah National park with only about a 20-30min drive to each. The house itself has awesome space, 2 decks, 4 different good sized rooms and a great open kitchen and living room. The main deck has a charcoal grill and great space to sit out on. The lower level deck is screened in and has a 4 person hot tub which was awesome. Our only complaints were that the lower level porch screen and plexi glass have several large openings so bugs could get in and a large critter potentially could. Additionally, there was some dust and dirt on the floors when we got there, nothing too bad, but we definitely noticed it. Also the first night we killed several bugs in the bedrooms. The house could use some upgrades and TLC, but overall our family had a great time on vacation and you can't beat the convenient location!

  • Review Submitted: 31/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great comfortable house!!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house. We loved it. Old appliances but they worked!!! Close to everything. We thought it was great. Glad we picked it!!!

  • Review Submitted: 30/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$95.57
Damage Deposit AU$331.32

Bed linens are furnished. Bath towels are not furnished so guests should bring their own.
Check in is 3 PM the day of arrival and check-out is 10:30 AM the day of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.