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A Rustic-Chic Cabin Hideaway at the Doorstep of the Shenandoah National Park

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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 October - March 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!

Kelly McGrory
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

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 Stanardsville

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! Luray Caverns is an easy day trip. 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Stanardsville, Virginia

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No smoking in cabin, nor on decks. If you must smoke, please dispose of trash in can; do not toss on the property. Please respect the natural beauty.
  • No children in cabin or on property at any time, unless permission has been established in writing.
  • Must get permission. Pets must not be left unattended in the cabin/decks, or on property under any circumstances. Must be crated or travel with you.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Full bath with fresh, luxury linens included in your stay
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • One bedroom, newly appointed mattress April 2016, fresh linens
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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
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!


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A Rustic-Chic Cabin Hideaway at the Doorstep of the Shenandoah National Park
average rating of 4.909091 based on 81 reviews
Midlothian VA

Perfect Romantic Getaway for Two!

  • 5 of 5

We can’t wait to come back. The pictures don’t do this cabin justice. It truly is perfect for a romantic getaway with a wood burning fireplace you can enjoy from the kitchen table, couch or bed. And the bed... wow. Crazy comfy mattress. From the personalized welcome note when we walked in the door, to the new fluffy towels and comfy sheets and pillows, to the piles and piles of firewood, a hot tub with gorgeous views, a nice kitchen and bath, and trees surrounding the cabin, Romance Ridge was exactly what we wanted. It was very private and had everything we needed right there. Little touches, like the matching robes, magazines and a notebook of information about things to do it the area just bumped it to a higher score from us. There are things like hooks throughout the cabin where you need them, sharp knives for cooking, lots of throw blankets to snuggle under and rockers on the back porch. This cabin is, for us, the perfect romantic getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 12/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: MIchelle, thank you for sharing your experience at Romance Ridge! It is our goal to ensure the guest is experience is just as you have described! You are most welcome to return to the cabin any time. We do hope you can make it for a visit again in the future!
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Relaxing and refreshing.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are both teachers near DC who were looking for a way to relax and unwind during our spring break, and this little cabin was perfect for that. For those who want to get out and hike some mountain trails, others seemed to have done that and love it. We never even bothered. This cabin was perfect for staying in and taking it easy. The back porch has some lovely little rocking chairs, a table for morning breakfast, and a hot tub. Inside is an open floor plan with wifi, direct TV, and a fireplace. We read, played games, cooked, and enjoyed the view of the mountain. We also loved that we could bring our dogs. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 27/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harrisonburg, VA

Cozy secluded escape

  • 5 of 5

What could be better than a cabin in the woods? This comfortable, well supplied getaway spot is the perfect place to slow down and rest. Hot tub under a cold, starry sky followed by the warmth of a cracking fire in the fireplace is a wonderful combo for winter relaxation. The weather was snowy so I brought food to prepare for a few days. The kitchen had everything I needed. Kelly was very helpful answering any questions I had including potential road conditions for my safety. This is a mountain road as is expected, warranting 4WD when snowing for parts that are steep or curvy. Bring kindling, newspaper and a lighter to make fires either inside or out with wood provided. Bring your canine to cuddle with, too!

  • Review Submitted: 24/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved the cabin!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was perfect! Comfortable king bed, wood fireplace, hot tub, beautiful location.

  • Review Submitted: 26/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend on the doorstep of SNP

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property at an amazing location!

We spend a lot of time camping, but decided to spend a weekend with some added amenities and the property was perfect!

If you stay here and go to SNP, wake up and go so you can get back early and enjoy the afternoon on the porch, it's a magical time.

The Monday after our visit we feel refreshed and recharged, that is rare after a mountain trip in my experience.

Kelly (owner) was very imformative and welcoming

I would recommend this property if you are looking to really relax in the woods :)

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy & Comfortable Mountain Get a Way

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at Romance Ridge! The cabin was clean, cozy, comfortable and secluded. Located near a Skyland Drive entrance. The hot tub was a plus after walking trails at skyland drive during the day. The extra thick pillow top on the bed was a little too soft for our liking, but we managed ok for a few nights.

Would definitely recommend staying here, and coming back ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 20/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 33
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Standard
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$66.09
Damage Deposit AU$132.17

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 cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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