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Laurie & Randy Thompson

Member since: 2014
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Duke's Den, A Storybook Mountain Getaway.

24 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Massanutten holiday house

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.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Laurie & Randy Thompson (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english

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 Shenandoah Valley

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.

Reviews

4.5
based on 24 traveller reviews

Duke's Den, A Storybook Mountain Getaway.
average rating of 4.5 based on 24 reviews
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

I would tell all my family and friends i so enjoyed myself and so did my family. Again thank you so much for the use of your house. Beautiful

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun Family Weekend

  • 3 of 5

Location was great. Enjoyed many resort amenities. Property could use a little TLC - pool table in poor condition, some towel racks too loose for us to be comfortable using. Parking was tight for 3 vehicles but house had plenty of room for 3 families. Overall an enjoyable weekend with family in a beautiful mountain resort.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you stay and your feedback. They truly are appreciated. We are addressing any loose towed racks this week and have secured a new pool table for replacement. We're planning on bringing it up the weekend of September 30th. Thank you, Randy & Laurie
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Very nice accomodations to spend a relaxing time with family

  • 4 of 5

This get-away was the first time in several years that we could arrange a time for our sons and their families to spend time together, with us, for a couple of days. Duke's Den appropriately provided that opportunity, at an affordable price. The open dining/living room area is large enough for family to eat, talk, and relax together. We spent time on the middle deck, playing games, reading, and watching wildlife. I actually saw a family of deer, grazing, quite close to the house. The pool and foosball tables were a hit with everyone who played. There were plenty of activities to participate in, around the area...We were at the pool alot!

There were a few things, about the home, that I wish might have been different...I did miss the presence of a potato peeler, as neither I nor my daughters-in-law have ever used a knife to peel. However, we adapted well and the potatoes turned out great. Other unexpected issues did not significantly affect our enjoyment of being together. In fact, we want to come here again and make a family get-together a yearly tradition. Next time, we want to stay for a full week!

Thank you for opening your property to us. We look forward to spending time there again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay at the Nut!! No problems............

  • 4 of 5

During our brief 2 day stay, the accomodations were just what we were looking for. Nothing real fancy, just a great mountain getaway. I would recommend Dukes' Den to anyone!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We were very pleased with the house.

  • 4 of 5

Thanks for a great stay at Massanutten. The house was great in a lovely setting. Our grandchildren were pleased to have their own floor! We hiked the trail to White Oak Canyon Falls and then went to Luray on the way home. Next time we will take advantage of the fun activities at Massanutten.

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  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Weekend getaway house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time enjoying the area while staying at the Duke's Den! We loved the bedroom layout, it was like everyone had their own space and wasn't stepping on each other. The kitchen was a little tight at times and since its the main entrance was a bit congested. Wifi would've been great but the other amenities kept us busy. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Massanutten, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
6 Sep 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$382
A$2,274
A$8,855
 
 
Holiday
23 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$436
A$2,911
 
 
Winter
2 Jan 2017 - 4 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$382
A$2,093
A$8,372
 
 
MLK weekend
20 Jan 2017 - 22 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$1,308
Flat fee
 
 
President's Day Weekend
10 Feb 2017 - 12 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$1,308
Flat fee
 
 
Spring
5 Mar 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$322
A$1,811
A$7,245
 
 
JMU Graduation
5 May 2017 - 7 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$1,308
Flat fee
 
 
Memorial Day
26 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$1,147
Flat fee
 
 
Summer
16 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$315
A$1,811
A$7,245
 
 
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$1,147
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$382
A$2,093
A$7,245
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee A$101
Refundable Damage Deposit A$349

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 canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Notes:
Bed linens are furnished by owner but bath towels are not and should be provided by guest.