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Kelly McGrory

Member since: 2014
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A Rustic-Chic Cabin Hideaway at the Doorstep of the Shenandoah National Park

46 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Stanardsville holiday cabin

Cabin is perched in the mountainside with views of the Shenandoah National Park

Welcome to Romance Ridge! Just 5 miles from the Skyline Drive and the Shenandoah National Park, Romance Ridge is equipped with all you need for your getaway. Privately nestled in the mountain side with view of the Shenandoah National Park. Featuring an open floor plan with king-sized bed, full bath, and fully equipped kitchen. Simply bring your bag and gourmet ingredients. Fresh, luxury linens are included in your stay. Enjoy the hot tub and wood-burning fireplace while you relax and unwind for the week or the weekend. Wireless internet access and Direct TV included. Also included are an iron, hair dryer, charcoal grill (bring charcoal), and outdoor picnic table on lower deck. Please make yourself at home!

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kelly McGrory (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Kelly McGrory

We are Kelly, William and Trex. We live in Southeast Pennsylvania where we work as a speech therapist, tech support manager, and faithful pooch. We love the outdoors, and have a great appreciation for nature. We love to share the peace, tranquility, and romance of our cabin in the Shenandoah area. We hope you enjoy it and make happy memories for yourselves. Happy Trails, Kelly and William (and Trex too!)

Kelly McGrory purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Kelly McGrory chose Central Virginia

We chose to purchase this property, with hopes that we would relocate to the Charlottesville, VA area for its outdoor lifestyle. Our jobs keep us in Pennsylvania, but we enjoy 6-7 trips to Romance Ridge per year to take in the beauty and serenity of the mountains and hike the trails in the Shenandoah National Park.

What makes this cabin unique

Romance Ridge is located at the doorstep of the Shenandoah National Park, and is equidistant between University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and James Madison University in Harrisonburg. With two ski resorts close by at Masannutten and Wintergreen, it's not easy to choose! There are numerous, breweries and vineyards in the area, along with antique shoppes, wildlife management areas, and country roads to explore and take in the undeveloped scenery. The Shenandoah Valley is rich with history, from Civil War trails to James Madison's Monticello, James Monroe's Ash Lawn, and James Madison's Montpelier. No matter your destination, we are sure you will enjoy the peace, solitude, and serenity of the cabin itself. Enjoy your stay!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at Romance Ridge was perfect! We made the trip to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and could not have asked for better. It was a perfect, relaxing weekend. Thank you!
Dec 2014
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Reviews

4.8
based on 46 traveller reviews

A Rustic-Chic Cabin Hideaway at the Doorstep of the Shenandoah National Park
average rating of 4.847826 based on 50 reviews
New Holland, PA.
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Private & Cute

  • 4 of 5

We loved this little rustic cabin in the mountains of Virginia! It was very clean and well kept, and we thoroughly enjoyed relaxing there, for the last few days of our honeymoon! Our only wish was that the kitchen was either a little more equipped with cooking pots & pans/knives, ect...or that there would be something more said about what was available in the kitchen for making meals. But we really loved it! The spa was great! Thank you so much, you were wonderful to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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ROMANCE RIDGE - THE NAME SAYS IT ALL!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for a better location & cabin to enjoy our anniversary! Cabin was just the right size (king size bed) Fully equipped Kitchen, deck with hot tub, rocking chairs, dinette for outside dining. Fireplace was great! Kelly was great to work with and made sure our stay was memorable. Convenient to Shenandoah National Park/Skyline Drive & Charlottesville. We selected this cabin because it was pet friendly and our Lab "Roxy" thoroughly enjoyed her stay also~

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, cozy cabin!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Romance Ridge cabin. Kelly was very friendly and helpful. The cabin was exactly what we needed to relax and enjoy the beauty of the mountains. It is very close to Skyline Drive so there are plenty of places to hike. We appreciated the very clean cabin and linens. Thanks so much Kelly!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Cabin with Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on our Honeymoon at Romance Ridge. The cabin is well equipped and clean. The views from the porch were great and it was in good proximity to Early Mountain Vineyards and to many beautiful hikes. We particularly enjoyed the hike at Old Rag Mountain. Overall a great trip!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice, well maintained, sweet cabin.

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful cabin on beautiful land! Very rustic road to get in. Fire pit and grill, lovely view of the forest. Loved it's a one room cabin! The linens are cared for and there's dishwashing soap and all right there.

AC works well, especially for the disgusting August heat!!! Water tastes great, and wifi was good.

Owner is helpful and available.

It was fully stocked, though the nonstick pans are terribly scratched though the pots are in good condition. The jacuzzi never changed temperature though we tried to adjust it following the detailed instructions...may have been user error. The king size bed sinks in a ton so that it's a bit uncomfortable.

Very nice cabin, a bit overpriced compared to others I've rented. It's supposedly a new bed, so perhaps if you're smaller (my husband is a musclely 250lb) it won't sink down so much.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Naomi, Thank you for the lovely compliments on our cabin! Our priority is that the cabin is clean and that you have all you need for a relaxing stay, so I am glad you are happy with the experience. We appreciate your feedback regarding the pans; I have since ordered replacements. While I appreciate your feedback regarding the temperature on the hot tub, I wish you had phoned me so that I could have walked you through moving the setting to standard mode so that the temperature is responsive. And yes, the mattress is new, replaced in April 2016. It is a pillow top, so it does have some give. Guests usually compliment on its comfort (myself included!). Our rate is more than competitively priced for any comparable accommodation in the Shenandoah area. We rely on the local market to help us gauge our setting. I too have seen accommodations priced both less and more expensive in various areas. Thank you again for taking the time to share your feedback. We wish you all the best in your new marriage – congratulations! - Kelly
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Great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This was a surprise trip for my boyfriend and we both loved it. I really like how isolated the cabin is from civilization. It's a great place to go to get away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hema, I am so glad you and your boyfriend enjoyed your time at Romance Ridge! What a nice way to celebrate your boyfriend's birthday - away from it all in the peaceful Shenandoah Valley. We hope you will come back and celebrate many more - you are welcome back any time! Kelly
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Map

Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 33
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Standard
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Massanutten
Car: necessary

Attractions include: Shenandoah National Park, The Skyline Drive, The Blueridge Parkway, University of Virginia in Charlottesville, James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, James Madison's Montpellier, James Monroe's Ash Lawn, Massanutten Ski Resort, Wintergreen Ski Resort, Rapidan Wildlife Management Area, George Washington National Forest, Appalachian Trail, wineries, vineyards, breweries, cideries, Civil War Trail / History, fall foilage

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Stanardsville, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
weekend
2 Dec 2016 - 4 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
weekend
9 Dec 2016 - 11 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
weekend
16 Dec 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
holiday
23 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
holiday
30 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
sesonal
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
holiday
13 Jan 2017 - 16 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
20 Jan 2017 - 23 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
27 Jan 2017 - 30 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
3 Feb 2017 - 6 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
holiday
10 Feb 2017 - 13 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
holiday
17 Feb 2017 - 20 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
24 Feb 2017 - 27 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
3 Mar 2017 - 6 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
10 Mar 2017 - 13 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
17 Mar 2017 - 20 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
24 Mar 2017 - 27 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
31 Mar 2017 - 3 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
7 Apr 2017 - 10 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
holiday
14 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
21 Apr 2017 - 24 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
28 Apr 2017 - 1 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
5 May 2017 - 8 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
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12 May 2017 - 15 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
19 May 2017 - 22 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
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26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
2 Jun 2017 - 5 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
9 Jun 2017 - 12 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
holiday
16 Jun 2017 - 19 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
23 Jun 2017 - 26 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
holiday
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
7 Jul 2017 - 10 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
14 Jul 2017 - 17 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
21 Jul 2017 - 24 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
28 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
4 Aug 2017 - 7 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
11 Aug 2017 - 14 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
18 Aug 2017 - 21 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
25 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
holiday
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
8 Sep 2017 - 11 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
15 Sep 2017 - 18 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
22 Sep 2017 - 25 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
29 Sep 2017 - 2 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
6 Oct 2017 - 9 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$242
 
 
seasonal
13 Oct 2017 - 16 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$242
 
 
seasonal
20 Oct 2017 - 23 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$242
 
 
seasonal
27 Oct 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$242
 
 
seasonal
3 Nov 2017 - 6 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
10 Nov 2017 - 13 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
17 Nov 2017 - 20 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
seasonal
24 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$235
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$235
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$67
Refundable Damage Deposit A$134
Tax Rate 10.3%

Turkey Ridge Road is a state maintained dirt road. While not necessary to drive an all-wheel vehicle, it may be easier in inclement winter weather. There are black bear who inhabit this area of Virginia. Please do not leave food or trash outside the cabin, as this will attract various pests from the woods. While black bears are an exciting siting, we do not wish to create a pest environment.

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 Stanardsville, Virginia

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Full bath with fresh, luxury linens included in your stay
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • One bedroom, newly appointed mattress April 2016, fresh linens
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • tennis
Notes:
Hiking and the Shenandoah National Park / Skyline Drive are within 5 miles of the cabin. Romance Ridge is also within scenic driving distance to Monticello, Montpellier, Ash Lawn, University of Virginia, and James Madison University. View of Saddleback Mountain from the deck, located in the Shenandoah National Park. Your dog is welcome to join you on your getaway at Romance Ridge!