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BRAND NEW BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN LODGE: Views, Pool Table, PS-4, Outdoor Fireplace

Bedrooms 4
Space 309 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Just built 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, spacious home w/ 2 stone fireplaces & views

*** The Aviary was just completed in December 2014 -- book now to secure your vacation stay at the newest luxury rental home in Massanutten! ***

Enter this brand new, luxury home from the lower level deck into the spacious rec room with full-size pool table, a couch area with large screen, smart TV, a PS-4 game system, and a wet bar. This room was built for fun, and you'll find a closet stacked with board games for hours of entertainment.

On one side of the rec room is a large bunk room kids will love, featuring two sets of bunkbeds (4 beds total, 2 fulls and 2 twins). On the other side of the rec room is another large bedroom with 2 queen beds. A full bathroom off the rec room is shared by both bedrooms. A reading 'cave' for kids is tucked under the stairwell.

Head upstairs to the main room in the lodge, featuring a floor to ceiling stone fireplace (gas), 24' vaulted, gorgeous tongue and groove ceilings and beams, tons of sky high windows, and a kitchen with granite countertops, copper sink, and all new appliances, cookware, and dinnerware.

While the chef cooks, keep him company on the leather stools at the granite island, or lounge on the comfy sofas in front of the fire, then sit down all together as a big group at the huge farmhouse style dining table.

On either side of the main room of the lodge are two master bedrooms, each with vaulted ceilings, king beds and full baths. One features matching tongue and groove ceilings as in the main room, plus a huge all-tile master shower. The other full bath features a bath/shower combo.

Off the living room and off of each master bedroom, you'll find a large second floor deck with great views of the mountains, a sleeping bed, and a seating area inside a screened in porch with a huge stone fireplace (gas). Sit outside at night with the fireplace and enjoy the sounds of the mountain!

Off the kitchen, in the backyard, you'll find a covered patio with a large gas grill, and a wooded hill that kids will love to explore.

The house backs to a national forest, so there's nothing behind it but trees, deer, and adventures in the making.

This home is located inside the Massanutten Resort and very close to many of the activities and amenities -- you can be at most activities within 3 minutes by car.

We provide linens/pillows for all beds. When you arrive you will find they are all made up for you, ready to go, unlike many rental homes in the resort. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to cook and serve meals -- just bring your food.

We also provide a pack-n-play and a high-chair in the house for those with babies (bring your own linens for the pack-n-play).

In the summer, we provide a Guest Pass so that our visitors can use the private Owners' Swimming Pool in the resort - just up the road.

Non-Smoking, No Pets Property: This is a non-smoking property. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property (outside or inside). And although we understand that many pet lovers travel with their furry friends, this home does not allow pets.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017

About Monica

The owners are natives of Texas and California, but have lived in Virginia long enough to fall in love with its mountains and wanted a second home to enjoy and share with friends and family.

Monica purchased this house in 2014

Why Monica chose Shenandoah Valley

The owners love this lot, because it is so private at the end of a cul-de-sac. It has great views of the mountain in the front, and backs to a national forest.

What makes this house unique

The owners selected this floor plan for the home because of its beautiful main room with high, beamed ceilings, the fact that all 4 bedrooms are totally private from each other, and the great living, rec, and outdoor spaces that it provides for families and friends to gather, relax, and have fun.


Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Massanutten resort (house is in resort)
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Massanutten resort (house is in resort)
Nearest Train
47 Miles
Charlottesville Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Massanutten resort (house is in resort)
Nearest Ski
1.5 Miles
Massanutten resort (house is in resort)
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Massanutten resort has golfing, mini-golf, go carts, hiking, tubing, snowboarding, waterpark, ziplines, horseback riding, bumper cars, rope courses for kids, and much more! Nearby indoor waterpark and spa.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 309 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - upper level - toilet , shower enclosure , Master bath w/ large, luxury tiled shower
    Bathroom 2 - upper level - toilet , bath with shower , Bath for second master, shared w/ living area on main floor
    Bathroom 3 - lower level - toilet , bath with shower , Shared bath for bunkroom, room with 2 queen beds & rec room
  • 3 bathrooms with granite vanities Guests must bring bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, as well as beach/pool/water park towels, if needed.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - upper level - 1 extra lg. double bed , Vaulted tongue-in-groove ceiling
    Bedroom 2 - upper level - 1 extra lg. double bed , Vaulted ceiling
    Bedroom 3 - lower level - 2 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - lower level - 2 double bed , 2 single bed , Two sets of bunkbeds with full size bottoms and twins on top
  • 4 bedrooms total: 2 masters with king beds, 1 room with 2 queen beds, and 1 room with 2 sets of bunkbeds (2 fulls on bottom and 2 twins on top). All beds have luxury linens included for your use, with beds made up for you in advance of your stay.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Less than 5 minutes to almost any resort activity. Only a mile from the Fareways Restaurant/lounge, one of the golf courses, and only a little further to swimming (at Stonewall Terrace outdoor pool- summer), ski lodge, go-carts, mini-golf, tubing, zip lines, adventure park, ropes course, bumper cars, and tennis. The waterpark is about 7 minutes away. The Massanutten Resort is very close to Skyline Drive, Luray Caverns, vineyards, Lavender Farm, Harrisonburg (James Madison University) and lots of other hiking, touring and shopping opportunities. Charlottesville, Harper's Ferry, Lexington, Richmond, Roanoke, Staunton, and Washington D.C. are all within a 1-3 hour drive. So much to do, one visit just won't be enough!


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BRAND NEW BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN LODGE: Views, Pool Table, PS-4, Outdoor Fireplace
average rating of 4.837209 based on 43 reviews

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This property is a 5 star vacation place from all perspectives! We were 7 adults and 2 kids and everyone enjoyed it! Great kitchen, comfortable beds, well sized bedrooms and very nice bathrooms. Great room is a place to relax playing games, pool or just hanging around.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay at the Aviary

  • 5 of 5

The property was very nice and close to all the activities.The kitchen was well stocked, the bedrooms were very spacious and the great room allowed everyone to gather without being cramped. The only suggestion would be to to allow use of the fireplace in Sept instead of waiting till Oct. With the temp in the mid 40s overnight, it would have been nice to use the screen porch with the fireplace.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, there, so glad you enjoyed the home! We agree the fireplaces should be in service year round and we allow guests to use them any time they wish, so we apologize if there was any confusion over their operation. The outdoor screened in porch is wonderful year round and something our guests really enjoy. Thanks again for visiting!
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Great for a large family. Very kid friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time had by all........

  • 5 of 5

Our group had 3 couples who stayed at the Aviary for a week to do some motorcycle riding and local sightseeing. The home is beautiful and well equipped with all the essentials we needed for the week. It was nice to be able to sit at the large dining table and talk with everyone at the end of a day. My wife also loved curling up on the large outdoor swing on the deck and reading at the end of the day.

The neighbors are very friendly and so is the wildlife that roams the area. The deer share the outdoors with everyone and don't seem to mind people around. The resort is well kept and the food in the resort area is great. We had a great time and I'm sure if you stay here your experience will be the same!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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One awesome house

  • 5 of 5

Loved this house.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An exquisite retreat

  • 5 of 5

Though we live only an hour away, I had not visited Massanutten in many years. When my grandchildren visited us from NY during their spring break, I looked for activities for them and recalled hearing great things about the indoor water park. Once on the mountain, I was impressed with the improvements and additions.

Having lost our son unexpectedly shortly after the new year, we decided that it might be good to do something different for our family summer holiday. Having driven about the resort the day we came to the water park, I checked on line and found The Aviary. There were 8 of us total for the week, including 4 kids ages 10-14; I cannot imagine a more perfect house for our purposes. The floor plan allowed for plenty of gathering space as well as for solitude if preferred--the deck and porch are marvelous! The openness of the main level was great, so that even when preparing meals, there was never a sense of being isolated.

The Aviary is well equipped--from the kitchen, to the game closet. Every detail seems to have been anticipated and the house was immaculate upon our arrival. The Aviary is located within the resort so that any activity was never more than a few minutes drive. The kids had a blast with all of the offerings of Massanutten, from the zip lines, to horseback riding to tubing down the Shenandoah River.

I spent most of my time at the house, never tiring of the magnificent views and peacefulness of the wooded surroundings. The Aviary was good for my soul. I look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in McGaheysville, Virginia

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Leaf Season
29 Sep 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
23 Oct 2017 - 20 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
21 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall - Possible Ski
27 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas-New Years Holiday
21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
Ski Season
3 Jan 2018 - 11 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
Martin Luther King Holiday
12 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
Ski Season
16 Jan 2018 - 12 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
Valentine-Presidents Holiday
13 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
Ski Season (weather dependent)
20 Feb 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
19 Mar 2018 - 28 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
Easter Holiday
29 Mar 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
3 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
JMU 2018
1 May 2018 - 7 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
Spring Season
8 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Holiday
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer Season
29 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
July 4th Holiday
1 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee A$159.91
Refundable Damage Deposit A$415.77

Rates are subject to change until reservation is accepted.

We encourage Guest to acquire Travel Insurance to protect his/her investment in the event that he/she must cancel for an unexpected emergency or other reason.

Many resort activities are weather-depending, and are not guaranteed (i.e. skiing is not possible unless the weather provides cold enough temperatures to produce snow)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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