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Donovan Goebert

Member since: 2015
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Spacious Log House At Bryce Resort on Blue Ridge Mountains

14 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Basye-Bryce Mountain holiday cabin

Spectacular Mountain Log Home, Exceptional Views, On A 4-Season Resort In VA

Authentic log home is secluded, but not isolated on the 4-season Bryce Resort mountain. Nearly 5,000 sq feet, 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 levels, 1 car garage, full basement, and well-equipped gym accessed through the garage or lower level deck.

Main level features formal dining room, sun room, breakfast room, sitting room, kitchen, and great room with cathedral ceiling, exposed beams, switch-operated gas fireplace, a flat screen TV with Dish Satellite TV and Roku for access to your Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. account(s), and free wifi. Or unplug and enjoy the stunning mountain views and wildlife through dozens of windows along the back of the house, or an enclosed upper level deck with gas grill and table/ seating. Main Level also includes 2 Queen bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms including 1 with separate dressing room, and access to the loft queen bedroom with wooded walls and ceiling.

Upper Level is a private space for the MBR with King bed, bathroom, washer/dryer, balcony, cathedral ceiling, exposed beams, and floor space for 2 people.

Basement features a full bar, pool table, 2 sitting areas, 2 flat screen TVs, laundry room, a full bathroom, 1 Queen bedroom with floor space for 1 person, and 1 twin bunk room with floor space for 1 person, and a walk-out to the lower deck that includes a hot tub and table/ seating, and a backyard walkway to Knight Dr. for a walk to Lake Laura, playground, tennis court, post office, and community store with gas station.

The garage provides the perfect space for storing snow sport equipment, bikes, or a vehicle, and the horseshoe driveway can accommodate 5 carefully parked vehicles, and up to 2 on the road between the ends of the driveway.

It's a great setting for entertaining up to 17 people. Table linens and charger place settings in seasonal colors are available for the dining table for 8, the great room table for 4, and the breakfast room table for 6-8. A portable bar with a wine rack underneath, which includes a complementary bottle of Log House wine, makes a great upper level bar. Ask us for a list of the small appliances and serving/ hosting supplies available.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Donovan Goebert (Owner)
Member since: 2015
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Speaks english

About Donovan Goebert

The Log House is a family treasure dedicated to 5 stepbrothers, Christopher, Scolaighe, Donovan, Daniel, and Dominic by their parents Chris and Maria to experience for their lifetimes.

Lots were purchased in 2005 on the Lake side (opposite the golf course side) of the Resort and the original Log House was completed in 2007. It hosted hundreds of guests for vacations, reunions, retreats, holiday gatherings, anniversaries, a 100th birthday, two marriage proposals and many other beautiful moments for the following 5 years.

In 2012, it was converted into a full-time residence to escape the rat race of northern VA and provide a smaller and more personal school experience in the Shenandoah Valley for the boys, especially the youngest who continues to make autism feel like a special bonus more than a disability. Another wing was added to include a large master suite, an office, a 3 car garage, and a professional grade gym. A new sun room and breakfast room were added to the original Log House, as well as a sitting room "bridge" to connect the new wing. Outside, a detached log workshop was built and the driveway was upgraded to a U-shape and a beautiful stone stairway and wall from the road to the house was constructed.

In the winter of 2012, Scolaighe chose to marry his beautiful wife Masha at The Log House, nearly twice its original size, The winter wedding ceremony took place on the center stairway witnessed by nearly 100 guests from across the country and the world. It was a magical christening of The Log House with the types of moments it was always meant to inspire.

In 2015 when 2 of the youngest brothers finished high school and began college and the Army National Guard, The Log House 2.0 was converted to a vacation rental home for hundreds more guests to enjoy.

Thank you so much to the family, friends, and returning guests who continue to make The Log House a special, unique, and timeless setting for some of life's most memorable moments.

Donovan Goebert purchased this cabin in 2005

What makes this cabin unique

The Log House is the only genuine log cabin that is available to rent to large families on the resort and is even displayed on the Bryce Resort webpage within the lodging section! It's breathtaking, but comfortable. Spacious enough for large families, but cozy enough for intimate gatherings, including the brothers' annual family reunions since 2007 and the family's first wedding. Many guests have returned year after year for their own family traditions, and we are confident that The Log House 2.0 will be a huge success. We hope to see YOU at The Log House for your next vacation!

Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveller reviews

Spacious Log House At Bryce Resort on Blue Ridge Mountains
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
5

Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

The house far surpassed our expectations. We were a group of friends celebrating - there was so much space, two massive decks out the back with the hot tub, all awesome.

This place definitely has the wow factor - especially as we were mostly not Americans, and were keen for the classic American log house in the forest experience!

Would definitely stay here again!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The log cabin is a beautiful, well-maintained home. The owner was prompt with his communication and easy to get a hold of. Great experience!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great group getaway

  • 4 of 5

Bryce resort offers many summer activities including lake, community pool and golf. Great for a family getaway. The house is tucked away in the woods although not completely isolated. Very spacious and lots of activities. Only reason for not giving 5 stars were there were some small maintenance details (missing pool balls and remotes, grill not cleaned) that were overlooked but did not detract from our overall experience.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing Mountain Home

  • 5 of 5

The description of The Log House is more than accurate - beautiful views, comfortable space and lots of room for guests. We loved our stay - all family members. We had several rainy days and were able to stay busy with the recreation offered in the house - pool table, movies, small nooks for reading. Highly recommend for a large group gathering.

House is stocked with everything you could need.

There are many options for hikes, water access and cavern visits within an hour of the house. Shenandoah National Park is an hour away, and the drive is amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Memorable Family Time!!!

  • 5 of 5

First, the owners were very responsive and considerate of our needs. Chris and Donovan were very considerate of our needs and were flexible to meet our requests and answered our questions!

The Log House has everything we hope for: it was spacious, entertaining and has an atmosphere for peace and quiet when you need it. The Master's BR is separate and isolated so we had time to just relax there. The kitchen has everything you need to cook a nice meal. We love to have home cook dinner so we used the kitchen a lot! The hot tub was a hit and Lake Laura is only few minutes away. Tennis Courts at Bryce Resort was well used and the weather was perfect! At night we had family games and movie night and we hang out downstairs!

Luray Cavern was a hit and Massanutten waterpark was a good trip for the kids. We had few good walks to Lake Laura and around the area. Overall, there is enough to do to exercise and explore the area.

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful Log Home. We had quality time just being together and your home was a great place to hang out and bond together. We are so grateful to find a big enough house to enjoy!

We highly recommend this home for families who are looking for a time to enjoy each other and the nature around it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first family vacation with my husband's brothers, mother & nieces/nephews. We had a fabulous time with so much room for everyone! We spent one day ziplining at the resort, tubing another & exploring Luray Caverns. Just wish restaurants and grocery was a little closer!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Dulles (IAD)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bryce Resort
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bryce Resort
Nearest Train
63 Miles
Amtrak in Staunton, VA
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bryce Resort
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Bryce Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Laura at Bryce Resort
Car: necessary

The Log House is located on Bryce Resort near Mt. Jackson, VA off I-81, approximately 1 hour south of I-66 and 1.5 hours north of I-64. See the Bryce Resort website at www.bryceresort.com for year round activities, including fishing, canoeing kayaking, small motor boating, and a beach at Lake Laura, snow skiing, snow tubing, golfing, professional mountain biking trails, rock climbing, mini golf, bungee trampoline, zip lines, plus nearby hiking trails in the Shenandoah Valley, part of the Appalachian Trail, within driving distance are local caverns, including the famous Luray Caverns, the Rt. 11 Potato Chip factory, museum of parade floats, restaurants, small town festivals, antiques, shopping, water tubing, farmer's markets, and much more.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Basye-Bryce Mountain, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
A$537
 
 
New Years 2017
30 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$1,073
 
 
Memorial Day
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$537
 
 
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$537
A$3,220
 
 
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$537
 
 
Columbus Day
6 Oct 2017 - 9 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$537
 
 
Veterans Day
10 Nov 2017 - 13 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$537
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$537
 
 
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$537
 
 
New Years 2018
29 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$1,073
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$517
A$3,086
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$201
Property Damage Protection A$79

Cancellation Policy:
Full refund if cancellation 60 or more days prior to check-in.
50% rental refund if cancellation is between 31 days and 60 days prior to check-in.
Damage deposit fully refundable in the event of cancellation for any reason regardless of cancellation date.

Other Possible Fees:
$100 fine for not bagging all trash.
Up to $500 fine will be collected for evidence of indoor pets.
Up to $500 fine for evidence of indoor smoking or butts outside.

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Basye-Bryce Mountain

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Dressing Room Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , 2 sinks, drawers/cabinets, door to standup shower/ toilet
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , Off great room, between front and rear BRs, 1 sink, cabinet
    Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Lower living area near bunkroom, 1 sink, lots of storage
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Standup shower, 2 sinks, washer/dryer, drawers/ cabinets
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Front Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Closet, end table, small cabinet, view of front/ driveway
    Rear Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Closet, end table, view of upper deck/ mountains
    Loft - 1 large double bed , Open closet, shelves, separate A/C, wood walls/ peak ceiling
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Full bath, wash/dry, walk-in closet, balcony, floor sleeps 2
    Bunkroom - 2 single bed , Doors to lower BR, bunk bed, table, closet, floor sleeps 2
    Lower Level Bedroom - 1 large double bed , French doors to bunkroom, dresser, wardrobe, closet
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting