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Jim and Lisa Franceschini

Member since: 2013
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Speaks english, french

The White Pine Loft: New Construction, Perfect for Couples! Winter Specials!

30 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Stanley holiday cabin

Gorgeous White Pine Interior, Lofted Bedroom, So Romantic!

The White Pine Loft was completed in June 2014. Offering luxurious surroundings, privacy, and the highest quality in construction and finishings, this property promises to leave you refreshed!

This cabin serves our guests in two different ways.

For our guests looking for a romantic getaway, this lofted cabin is ideal. It is beautifully crafted with all pine interior, soaring cathedral ceiling with a wall of windows, a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a cozy living room with fireplace and large screen tv, and a kitchen island as well as dining table for enjoying romantic dinners (or relaxing late breakfasts!) Outside you will find a very spacious outdoor deck with a luxurious hot tub, Weber gas grill and outdoor table/chairs, a covered front porch with additional seating, and a fire pit for enjoying a roaring fire under the stars. The hot tub offers a relaxing oasis with stunning night sky views after a long day of enjoying the The Shenandoah Valley.

For our larger groups that rent our other cabins, this cabin serves as a perfect socializing and overflow space. Guests can wander back to their cabins to sleep or relax and those that wish to socialize a bit longer can continue to do so at this cabin. There are paths through the woods that easily bring our guests from cabin to cabin, easily walked by children or elderly.

As found in our other properties, this home offers Egyptian cotton linens, luxury bath linens, and a fully equipped kitchen. You may stay indoors all day! If you can’t resist staying connected to the outside world, there is WiFi, DirecTV with Pandora, and two BluRay players.

If you do venture out, much awaits you outside the door. Downtown Luray is minutes away with its unique gift and antique stores, cozy coffee and bakery shops, fine and casual dining, live theatre, biking and walking trails, historical buildings, and much more. Luray Caverns, maze, and museums may keep you busy all day. Shenandoah National Park with its acclaimed Skyline Drive will surely tempt you with miles of biking, hiking, picnicking, or just driving and enjoying the gorgeous mountain views at every turn in the road. You can also choose from 18 Hole Golf in Luray and nearby New Market, winery tours, Civil War sites, canoeing/kayaking/tubing on the Shenandoah River, or skiing and snow tubing at nearby Massanutten Resort. Don’t forget the hunting, fishing, and outdoor ATV riding and wonderful Lake Arrowhead with its swimming, boating, grilling, and walking trails. Adventure and natural beauty abound in the area during all four seasons!

Details about the White Pine Loft...

A large wrap-around porch with plenty of cozy chairs as well as dining table and chairs to enjoy the sights and sounds of the valley and mountains around you. A hot tub offers a relaxing setting under the night sky. Inside, you'll find a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and every kitchen tool you'll need for cooking. The living room offers a gorgeous natural stone fireplace, large flatscreen tv w/DirecTV, Pandora radio, and BluRay player. Upstairs in the romantic loft is the bedroom. Here you will find an amazingly comfortable queen bed with Egyptian cotton linens as well as two LL Bean rollaways (in case the kids came along!)

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jim and Lisa Franceschini (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

About Jim and Lisa Franceschini

We have been mountain lovers since we married 25 years ago and are realizing our dream of building and renting mountain cabins in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Last year we met a gifted and extraordinarily talented builder who has built three cabins for us. The White Pine Loft is the most recent one completed and we feel truly blessed to call it ours and are excited to be able to share it with others!

Jim and Lisa Franceschini purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Jim and Lisa Franceschini chose Shenandoah Valley

This property is nestled half way up Roundhead Mountain, offering both wooded privacy and seasonal mountain views. It satisfies the vacationer looking for a wooded retreat as well as the vacationer looking for views of and access to all that the Shenandoah Valley offers.

What makes this cabin unique

This cabin is incredibly special, romantic, and different with its cathedral ceiling, white pine interior, and lofted bedroom. The property is nestled half way up Roundhead Mountain, offering both wooded privacy and seasonal mountain views.

Reviews

4.9
based on 30 traveller reviews

The White Pine Loft: New Construction, Perfect for Couples! Winter Specials!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews
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Great property!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay! Lisa was wonderful to work with and the loft had everything we could have wanted. Great location, close to Shenandoah and downtown Luray. It was perfect for a weekend get-away for me and my husband. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Simply Enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a long weekend for our 1st Wedding Anniversary. And we had a wonderful time. The cabin is just the right size for 2 people. It's far enough away for peace and quite yet close enough to town and attractions. A few minutes to the grocery store and a small trip to Skyline Drive where we climbed to Stony Man Summit. And another very small drive to the Luray Caverns which has a spectacular tour where we learned the difference between stalagmites and stalactites. The cabin was very clean and very well equipped. It was great exploring the local geography during the day and coming back to this cozy cabin to lay under the stars in the hot tub. The surrounding scenery is breathe taking. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We were very impressed! Clean! Comfortable! Relaxing! If we get the chance, we'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the White Loft Cabin. Everything was as it was explained in the review and pictures. It was Very Clean and well-maintained. Owners provided all information needed. We appreciate the notes left around the house answering any questions we might have. We will, and have already, recommended this cabin to family & friends. During our stay we enjoyed two restaurants: Dans Steakhouse and The Speakeasy (located in Mimslyn Inn). Both were very good. During the day we drove some of Skyline Drive and did 3 hikes (Stoney Man, Little Stone Man, Bear Fence) and visited Big Meadow lodge for some famous blackberry ice cream!

The main driveway is gravel and a bit steep.

Overall - we had a fantastic time!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive review and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and took full advantage of that there is to do in the beautiful area around us. Regarding your comment about the driveway - while our guests have never had a problem getting up and down the driveway and you don't need 4WD or any such thing to get to the cabin, it is a bit steep and the rains that come through the mountains can make the gravel lane a little uneven at times. I'm happy to report that we had a large portion of the lane (the steep part) paved this week and it's smooth as glass. Yay! Looking forward to hosting you again, and thank you for your business. Jim and Lisa
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The loft is large and lovely. The porch was our favorite part!

  • 5 of 5

We got married in Luray and the boys got ready here and we spent our wedding night here. The space was large and light-filled. Jim and Lisa thought of everything to make our stay perfect and relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Getaway Cabin!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the cabin for a few days to celebrate his birthday, and we were extremely pleased with our stay. The cabin was absolutely beautiful and we enjoyed the coziness of it, we felt right at home....without the children :-) It was just what we needed and we hope to visit again in the near future. Thanks Lisa & Jim for sharing such an amazing cabin with us!!!

Michelle

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage in a wonderful area. Very convenient to SNP! The cottage was immaculate with all we needed to relax!

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Dulles International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Luray1
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Caverns Country Club
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 81
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several in downtown Stanley
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
Massanutten Resort
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lake Arrowhead

There are a million things to do in the Shenandoah Valley area!! Luray Caverns (10 minutes from the home) and Shenandoah National Park/Skyline Drive (15 minutes) are 'must do' items. The Park offers gorgeous drives, overlooks, hiking, biking, and ranger-led activities.

Luray (10 minutes) offers the Hawksbill Greenway (fantastic walking/biking along a rushing creek), plenty of shopping and dining, mini golf, 18 hole golf courses, zip lines, horseback riding, and more. Lake Arrowhead (10 minutes) offers fishing, boating, BBQ facilities, and swimming/relaxing at the beach area. Hawksbill Recreation Area (5 minutes) offers an outdoor pool and BBQ area. Spectacular canoeing/kayaking/tubing along the Shenandoah River (up to Class 2 Rapids) is available on your own or through several area Outfitters. Wineries (closest is two miles from the cabin), antique shopping, shooting ranges, jet skiing, off-roading, outdoor concerts and festivals, and even a zoo are all within half an hour or less. Want to drive a little further? Presidential homes, Civil War sites, and Harrisonburg and Charlottesville are all 30-60 minutes away. Of course, if all you want is to stay at the cabin and relax with good food, a good book, and beautiful scenery, downtown Stanley (2 miles) offers a grocery store and a couple great restaurants.

The Visitor's Center in Luray is an excellent source of additional area information.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Stanley, Virginia

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
28 Nov 2016 - 12 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$248
A$1,208
 
 
Mid Winter
13 Dec 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$248
A$1,208
 
 
Winter
19 Dec 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$248
A$1,208
 
 
Christmas/New Years
22 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$269
A$1,745
 
 
Mid Winter
5 Jan 2017 - 11 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$248
A$1,208
 
 
MLK Holiday
12 Jan 2017 - 16 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$269
A$1,745
 
 
Mid Winter
17 Jan 2017 - 8 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$248
A$1,208
 
 
Valentine's Day
9 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$269
A$1,745
 
 
President's Day
17 Feb 2017 - 21 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$269
A$1,745
 
 
Winter Rate
22 Feb 2017 - 12 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$248
A$1,208
 
 
Easter Holiday
13 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$269
A$1,745
 
 
Standard
18 Apr 2017 - 24 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$262
A$1,725
 
 
Memorial Day
25 May 2017 - 30 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$269
A$1,745
 
 
Standard
31 May 2017 - 28 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$262
A$1,725
 
 
Independence Day
29 Jun 2017 - 10 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$269
A$1,745
 
 
Standard
11 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$262
A$1,725
 
 
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$269
A$1,745
 
 
Standard
6 Sep 2017 - 4 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$262
A$1,725
 
 
Columbus Day
5 Oct 2017 - 10 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$269
A$1,745
 
 
Standard
11 Oct 2017 - 8 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$262
A$1,725
 
 
Veterans Day
9 Nov 2017 - 13 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$269
A$1,745
 
 
Standard
14 Nov 2017 - 20 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$262
A$1,725
 
 
Thanksgiving
21 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$269
A$1,745
 
 
Winter
28 Nov 2017 - 10 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$248
A$1,208
 
 
Mid Winter
11 Dec 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$248
A$1,208
 
 
Holiday
21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$269
A$1,745
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$262
A$1,725
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$336
Tax Rate 10.3%

WINTER and MID WINTER SPECIAL! STAY 2 NIGHTS, ADDITIONAL NIGHTS ARE 50% OFF (UP TO 2 ADDT'AL NIGHTS)
RATES ARE FOR 2 GUESTS. $15/GUEST/NIGHT ADDT'AL.
10.3% TAX NOT INCLUDED IN ABOVE RATES.
3-4 NIGHT MINIMUM ON HOLIDAY WEEKENDS. PLEASE INQUIRE.
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: 2 REC, LARGER GROUPS CASE-BY-CASE.
DEPOSITS REFUNDABLE IF RESERVATION IS CANCELLED 30 DAYS OR MORE IN ADVANCE OF ARRIVAL.

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 Stanley, Virginia

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 976 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Spacious full bathroom with tub for soaking!
  • Bathroom offers same white pine walls and custom cabinetry found in the rest of the home. Linens provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 2 sofa bed/futon , Bedroom has queen bed with 2 LL Bean foldaways if needed.
  • The bedroom is a spacious yet cozy lofted bedroom with a queen bed with luxury (Egyptian Cotton) linens and two additional LL Bean foldaway beds if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
This home offers a fantastic combination of seasonal mountain views and wooded privacy that make it a truly unique property. It is incredibly romantic and perfect for a couple's getaway or wedding night retreat. It is new construction (finished June 2014) and impeccably maintained for our guests. We hope to see you soon!