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SmileInn Over the River, Riverfront on the Shenandoah River

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 127 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, Loft, 1.5 Bathroom Log Cabin on the Shenandoah River in Luray

SmileInn Over the River is the perfect and relaxing getaway located along the Shenandoah River. The cabin is located in Luray Virginia, in the heart of the gorgeous Shenandoah Valley. The cozy cabin sits on 3 acres of property along the river with almost 400 feet of river frontage. There is a huge field along the river for families, friends and especially kids to run around and play.

All the amenities of home are provided such as Wi-Fi, DIRECTV, DVD player and phone service with nationwide long distance included. There are also river tubes and a canoe provided for your enjoyment on the river. A fire pit is down by the river with a picnic table and a hammock. Dogs are also welcome and there is a fenced dog run off the rear deck.

The cabin has two bedrooms, a loft and one and a half bathrooms. The full bathroom on the first floor is divided into two half baths (toilet and sink/ tub and shower) to provide better shared usage. The first floor bedroom has one queen bed, the second floor bedroom has two double beds and a half bath. The loft has a full size futon. There is a whirlpool tub in the first floor bath as well as a washer/dryer. Outside there is a large covered front porch and a rear screened porch and deck outside the porch with a nice view overlooking the river.

All linens and towels are provided. There is a propane gas grill on the deck with a full spare tank provided. The kitchen is fully supplied with dishes, pots and pans, coffeemaker, crockpot, microwave and blender. Paper towels and toilet paper are also supplied. Two dog crates are available for use on the screened porch.

The yard below the cabin along the river is perfect if you are planning an event or family gathering. There is also an access road that runs between the cabin and the river that is accessible by car should someone be unable to walk down the hill from the cabin to the river. Camping on the lot for an additional charge may be permitted for additional guests with prior approval. Outdoor games such as corn hole, horse shoes, and other yard games are provided. Inside the cabin there are library books, board games and puzzles, and a large movie selection for the DVD player.

The drive into town and the nearest grocery store are about 30 minutes so you may want to stock up on food and preplan your meals to avoid unnecessary trips to the store. The historic town of Luray, Luray Caverns, Lake Arrowhead and Jellystone Park are about a half hour drive. Shenandoah National Park including the entrance to Skyline Drive, Wisteria Vineyard, Massanutten Resort, and New Market Battlefield are about an hour drive. The cabin is located at the base of Massanutten Mountain and borders the George Washington National Forest. There are hiking trails nearby which include the Habron Gap Trail and Indian Grave Ridge Trail. There are many more trails located in Shenandoah National Park.

More details

Suitability:

• Minimum age limit for renters

• Children welcome

• Pets welcome with advance permission

• Nonsmoking only

More Details

Owner
Jeff and Kristin Gaulard
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Jeff and Kristin Gaulard

We were married in 2011 at Sharp Rock Vineyard with Old Rag Mountain in the background which is where we became engaged. Jeff had moved to Luray several years before that after many years of searching for the right place. I moved to Luray just before we married in 2011. Jeff had spent many years hiking and sightseeing in Shenandoah National Park, he had known he wanted to live in the Shenandoah Valley someday. Having lived in Maryland and Northern Virginia most of my life, I fell in love with the area after

Jeff and Kristin Gaulard purchased this cabin in 2014

What makes this cabin unique

One thing that is nice about this property is that it is located beyond the route for drop off and pick up for all the river outfitters for tubes and kayaks. During the season there are buses constantly driving all up and down the road past most of the rentals on the river. SmileInn Over the River is beyond their route so you have the peace and quiet all day long!

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 127 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , 1st floor bathroom is divided into 2 half baths.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 2nd floor bath
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveller reviews)

SmileInn Over the River, Riverfront on the Shenandoah River
average rating of 4.8541665 based on 48 reviews
5

Perfection over the River

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with our 2 dogs spent 3 nights at SmileInn over the river 3rd thru 6th of June 2017. We have spent many a trip to the valley staying in cabin after cabin. I can honestly say this was the closes to perfection we have even enjoyed. Jeff and Kristin Gaulard have not over looked anything in setting up this cabin. The cabin was spotless the amenities were perfect from the coffee creamers to the dog run everything was perfect. The view from the deck was lovely the grounds exquisite .

Communication was spotty but that was solely my fault Jeff and Kristen bent over backwards to met my requests.

As I write this my wife is reviewing her scheduled to see if we can return this Fall for a long weekend. Once again Jeff and Kristin Thank you for sharing your lovely cabin.

Harry, Janet, Kimber & Trooper

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

cozy,clean and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is just the place to do nothing or as much as you want.

The grounds are beautiful and well kept.

You do need to take the advice of Kristen and Jeff and bring as much food ,etc.,since it is a good haul into town .

The cabin is very well stocked with essentials and very clean.

We got a kick out of reading the guest book and peoples notes about seeing all the wildlife,

especially the deer.

The only ones we saw were the day we left but when we arrived home , there were 5 in our backyard feasting on our plants !!

This was the first time we used home away and the owners helped guide us through the process,answered all our questions in a timely manor and helped make it a enjoyable experience.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Real Gem

  • 5 of 5

Smile Inn over The River put a smile on our faces the entire time we were there. It rained 3 of the 4 days we were there, but the cabin is so well appointed that we had plenty to keep us entertained. We met friends from NY and the four of us and their dog had a fantastic time.

Only one critique, I would have preferred to have had a robe hook on the back of the powder room doors. Other than that, exceptional stay.

Columbia, NC 5/20 thru 5/24

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Off the beaten path and loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful scenery and very quiet. Interior walls are a little dusty and need cleaned but overall we enjoyed it very much

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cute cabin with a beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

We just spent the weekend at SmileInn. It is a nice little cabin with all the necessary amenities. The view of the river from the back deck is gorgeous. We took our two small dogs and they enjoyed taking walks down to the river and along the gravel road. We will definitely be staying again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Tranquil. Peaceful. Thoughtfully appointed.

  • 5 of 5

Enchanted with this clean, cozy and comfortable cabin in the woods. Sunrise views from the deck, afternoon walks along the water, twilight together on the porch swing and the relaxing peace of quiet evenings made for a magical getaway. The owners graciously anticipated our every need; we barely made use of all that was available for us - giving us the perfect reason to return!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Luray Caverns Airport
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Caverns Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
33 Miles
Shenandoah Speedway
Nearest Restaurant
17 Miles
Mimslyn Inn
Nearest Ski
44 Miles
Massanutten Resort
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Lake Arrowhead
Car: recommended

Located in Luray outside of town in the gorgeous Shenandoah Valley. Luray Caverns, Shenandoah National Park/ Skyline Drive, Massanutten Resort, Mimslyn Inn, and Wisteria Vineyard are all located within and hour from the cabin.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Luray, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May-June
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$268
From
A$334
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
July-Labor Day
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$301
From
A$368
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
September-November
5 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$268
From
A$334
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
December-New Years
1 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$247
From
A$301
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$268
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$133.78
Pet Fee A$26.76 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.3%

Additional guest rate of $20.00 applies to over 4 adults. If you add 6 to the number of guests when inquiring and 2 of them are children, please message us with that information so we can adjust the quote prior to you requesting to book. Once you request a booking we are unable to edit the quote but we can adjust it for an inquiry. The cancellation fee is to cover expenses incurred through HomeAway for processing payments.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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