Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

A Buck's Peak - Shenandoah Mountain Hide-away in Luray, Virginia

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,900 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 4 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)

The best log cabin in Jewell Hollow, Luray Virginia and yes it is ADA compliant! Located near the peak of the Shenandoah Mountains/Skyline Drive, “A Buck’s Peak” is a quiet hide-away that accommodates peace and tranquility to help you and your family relax and “re-charge” the batteries. Four master bedrooms – 3 king beds and 1 queen, “A Buck’s Peak” sleeps 10 (with built in bunk beds) and brags the best views on the mountain. One jet-soaking tub in the upstairs master bedroom and the queen bedroom has an ADA compliant bathroom and shower. Both basement bedrooms have full baths! Hot tub (8-person, 120 jets), 55-inch Sony television with DIRECTV, stainless steel appliances, DVD with DVD library, screened-in porch, jet bathtubs upstairs, and a game room complete with a shuffleboard table, dart board and a Sony Play Station 1 (with games) are just some of the amenities that will ensure you and your family enjoy your stay. We have a super large fire-pit and wood is not provided. Additionally, we have two grills; one charcoal and one propane gas. Basic grilling utensils are there. We do not guarantee that the propane tank will be full - check the tank before grilling; please bring your own charcoal). Kitchen has granite counter-tops and stainless steel appliances and is fully stocked with all the pots, pans and plates to cook your meal and enjoy it! Sure, you can do your laundry at the cabin - full washer and dryer units are located next to the game rooms. Wi-fi/internet is NOT available; some guests use a cellular device with personally-owned hotspot - dependent on your cellular carrier. Verizon seems to be best. Pets are certainly welcome and we have a fenced in pet run for exercise. Please do not leave your pet in the pen if you leave the area; pets are confined to that space and other wildlife are interested. Additionally, if you leave your pet alone in the cabin, you must put the pet in a crate; crates are not provided i.e. you must bring your own. Pet fee is $40 for one pet, $80 for two pets or more. First 40 yards of drive is concrete - after the first 40 yards, the drive turns into gravel to take you up the mountain to this quiet hide-away. Four-wheel-drive highly recommended between October and April; front wheel drive the rest of the year is recommended. If you read about poor road conditions in the reviews, we have rectified that with the new concrete drive. Wounded Warriors should ask about a special discount. Discounts are offered to either military (retired, active, Reservists) or teachers – ask for your discount up front to figure pricing AND BEFORE BOOKING WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD; please do not expect more than one discount - either military or educator (both are equal). Also, please do not request discount after paying on line - ask before booking - tell me up front you are military or an educator; thanks. Have a wonderful stay and please leave feedback at VRBO Listing #438245 to help us make “A Buck’s Peak” the best Luray cabin. Please visit us on FB too by searching A BUCKS PEAK. Book today.

Carl S. Ey
Member since: 2012
Speaks german
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

About Carl S. Ey

'A Buck's Peak' is owned by a military family. However, they lease the property to a limited liability company to run all rental business. Your host for your stay at 'A Buck's Peak' is Ey Man Enterprises, LLC. Thank you for choosing 'A Buck's Peak.' We look forward to your review after you stay! Please review the cabin after your stay at VRBO Listing #438245. Friend us on Facebook by searching for "A Buck's Peak."

Carl S. Ey purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Carl S. Ey chose Luray

A Buck's Peak resides in the Cabin Capital of Virginia. It is a large log cabin in the middle of nowhere but close enough to enjoy the fun stuff like Luray Caverns, Lake Arrowhead (3 miles away), canoeing and rafting on the Shenandoah River, zip-lining, wine-tasting, hiking (yes, you can hike right outside the cabin up to Skyline Drive), antiquing, all types of biking, great restaurants and nature enjoyment. This cabin will take your breath away with all of the accommodations from a super hot tub to a fully equipped kitchen to a large screen t.v. and incredible game room.

What makes this cabin unique

This is one of a VERY few ADA compliant log cabins in the Virginia's Cabin Capital, Luray, Virginia! Additionally, you can tell people you stayed in 'the holler!' A Buck's Peak is located in what Luray citizens refer to as Jewell Hollow or 'the holler.' We offer either a military discount or an educator discount (not both). Please tell me up front that you are an educator or an active/retired/reservist/former military member. This cabin is quiet and private - all of your distractions are removed; no internet option, cell service is practically non-existent as you are enjoying the middle of nature!


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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • mobile phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , Regular tub with shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower , Regular tub with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Stand up shower and jetted tub too!
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , This is a ADA compliant - full wheelchair access!
  • 4 Bathrooms: 1 1 bathroom is an ADA Accessible i.e. it accommodates a wheelchair rolling into the shower with the shower hand supports etc. 2 bathrooms are your traditional full tub with a shower. The Master Bath has a separate standup shower and a jet tub for soaking.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , This BR is ADA compliant with flat screen TV!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Full king with flat screen TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Full King - large BR with mounted television!
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Full King - large bedroom with television
    Bunk Area - 1 set of bunks are in the basement bw the 2 king BRs
  • King size beds (3) Three bedrooms have king beds. All of these bedrooms have full bathrooms attached to them. Linens are provided but you make your own bed. Linens include sheets, pillow cases, towels and wash cloths - recommend you bring your own beach towels for the hot tub. Queen size Beds - (1) One bedroom is a queen bed - this is also the ADA accessible bedroom. This bedroom has a ADA accessible bathroom attached to it. Bunk Beds (1) They are built right into the wall and are full size!
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
The game room has a Sony Play Station 1, a dart board and a shuffle board table. There is no internet connectivity & no WIFI. Charcoal is not provided. Propane tanks are on the grill but if they run out, guest must refill locally; check the tank when you arrive. Firewood not guaranteed. You may bring your own firewood, buy locally or gather from around the cabin. Refunds will not be issued if propane or firewood runs out. HOT TUB: 1. You must shower before entering the hot tub. 2. No drinks around hot tub. Tub is checked/serviced after each visit. If the tub has a bottle cap, is cloudy or glassware/plastic ware is in the tub, you will be charged for a water change/tub cleaning. The kitchen has a full set of plates, glasses (some wine glasses), cooking utensils, eating utensils, a coffee pot, pots and pans. However, if are making a special meal that requires a special utensil, dish or pot, bring it. Early check in/late check out is $40 if available. NO WI-FI


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(136 traveller reviews)

87% Complete
8% Complete
0% Complete
1% Complete
1% Complete
A Buck's Peak - Shenandoah Mountain Hide-away in Luray, Virginia
average rating of 4.7941175 based on 136 reviews

Amazing cabin, amazing views, perfect for adults and kids

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at A Bucks Peak was so wonderful and memorable. We had a group that included adults and children of all ages and everyone had an amazing time. It was a great home away from home to "unplug". Everyone enjoyed the views, the spaciousness of the cabin, the movies and games available. The kids never got bored. We were able to have family meals each night and smores by the fire. We were even able to bring our family pet along and he looooved the convenient dog run. The local property manger and owner were very kind and helpful! I had no problems reaching them throughout the rental process. Our family would like to make this cabin a part of our regular getaways!!! You will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 28/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the super review. My wife and I are very proud of our cabins and the staff up there is super. Please remember, repeat clients get a 5% discount - remind me of it when you book again and please come again!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

A beautiful home within 6 miles of Shenandoah National Park- Thornton Entrance

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family (5 adults, 3 kids) included hikers, an ardent cyclist, and a 6, 4 & 2-year-old. Quick access to the park made hitting a trail or cycling Skyline Drive for a portion of the day easy, and kept the kids' schedule realistic. The house gave us the space we needed to be together or spread out. Cooking and sharing favorite meals in a beautiful well-equipped kitchen was easy. We also enjoyed the gas grill and fire pit.

The mountains, forest and stars are spectacular from the huge front porch; whether you are enjoying the rocking chairs or hot tub! The main floor high ceilings, windows and glass doors allow you to enjoy the view from the kitchen, dining, living space and bedrooms. The lower level has two bedrooms with en suites, and built in bunks in the family room that the grands enjoyed.

Pete the local contact person is friendly and very helpful, especially with access after heavy rains. The housekeeper had everything clean and ready for our arrival.

We really enjoyed our time a Buck's Peak.

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Alexandria, VA

Wonderful family retreat

  • 4 of 5

Buck's Peak was a hit! There were 8 of us.. ages ranging from 4 to 74, and everyone had a great time. Unfortunately, the weather was not great so there were certain things we couldn't do such as enjoy sitting out on the deck with morning coffee. However, we made up for it in the hot tub which was just the right temperature (quite hot) upon our arrival. There was plenty of room for everyone so we could spread out which was a treat. Most everyone tried their luck with the dart game,... harder than one expects.

We did manage to find time for having s'mores around the outdoor fire pit... perfect on a chilly night. One day we headed for the water park at Massanutten.. a family favorite. We packed up and headed out for the trails; cold temperatures and high winds cut our hike a little short, but it was an adventure nonetheless.

Yes, the final driveway is really steep and narrow.. so glad we didn't venture out at night.

A great family retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 03/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great off-the-main-road spot for a weekend in the mountains.

  • 4 of 5

A great rental for our needs, sorry we couldn't stay longer. We definitely recommend the house and will be back with family soon -- grossly better than staying at a hotel. We were bummed that the hot tub was out of order, but it was nice of Pete the local contact to drive an hour to come try to fix it for us -- thanks so much for trying!! They instead offered us use of the one next door (no guests there this weekend) which was nice of them to give us an alternative but we didn't venture over in the cold. Our crew had a great time with the darts and shuffleboard in the basement, we were never bored even after dark or when it was too cold to be on the mountain. Well equipped kitchen. Thanks for hosting, we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 09/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful cabin, amazing view

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at a Buck's Peak. We had more than enough room for ourselves and our four children; the layout is smartly imagined and the finishings are lovely.

The view from the deck is incredible - we enjoyed an unparalleled view of a full moon and enjoyed star gazing. During the day, the view of the mountains is truly gorgeous. Our children were fully occupied hiking around the woods that surround the cabin. And we enjoyed using the firepit for smores and marshmallows.

While you may never want to leave the cabin, we found its location conveniently located to both Luray and to Skyline Drive. Lots to do for children or for adults! Also, should you need, the cabin is nicely handicap accessible. We have a son with mild cerebral palsy and enjoyed not having to worry about him having difficulty traversing stairs into the cabin and loved the easy-to-access shower on the main level.

We would highly recommend the cabin and look forward to a return trip.

  • Review Submitted: 01/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Baltimore, MD


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin! Very spacious

  • Review Submitted: 28/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Dulles Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Uncle Buck's
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Caverns Country Club and Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 211 or Highway 81
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Thornton River Grill
Car: necessary

Right in the heart of the Shenandoah Mountain, A Buck's Peak is less than five miles off of the Skyline Drive. Biking, antiquing, wine tasting, zip-lining, Yogi Bear Park, Luray Caverns, whiskey tours, ATVing and the coolest movie theater on the East Coast are just a few of the attractions. Recommend you partake in Wine Tasting at both Gadino Cellars (Washington, VA) and Chester Gap cellars in Rhappahanock. Enjoy the antique shops in Washington, Virginia as well as Luray, Virginia. The Luray Movie Theater is a refurbished mansion that shows first-run movies. Finally, you can simply enjoy the 120 jet, 8-person hot tub on the log cabin's huge deck!



Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Luray, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
29 May 2018 - 16 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
Independence Day
2 Jul 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
4 Sep 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
Columbus Day
5 Oct 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Leaves 1
12 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Leaves 2
19 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
21 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Holiday Prep
21 Dec 2018 - 23 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
24 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
28 Dec 2018 - 30 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
31 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$470.36
Cleaning AU$100.79 + Tax
Pet Fee AU$53.76

Please remember, your deposit is a separate charge outside of the rental balance. Please do not subtract your deposit amount when sending final payment.
Final payment is due within 30 days before arrival; if payment is not received within 30 days of arrival, cabin is subject to be rented to another party.
Credit card charges apply if you book using the on-line booking system or if you use PAYPAL. Those charges will be deducted from your deposit return. Ey Man Enterprises, LLC accepts personal checks for all payments. However, I recommend paying your $250 deposit via PAYPAL because it is expedient. Upon deposit receipt, your dates are held for you; we will not hold dates without a deposit. I strongly suggest that you pay your rental fee with a check to save on the credit card fees. Rental payment must be received before you arrive.
Lastly, we have a strict refund/cancellation policy:
1. Pending the client following the check-in instructions, your $250 deposit will be returned within 14 days of your departure (minus any credit card transaction fees).
2. After receiving your deposit, the dates are blocked. Once a deposit is received, it will not be refunded should you cancel.
3. Should the client cancel within 21 days prior to arrival date, your rental payment will not be refunded. Ey Man Enterprises, LLC may offer another stay at no cost but Ey Man Enterprises, LLC is not compelled to do that.
4. Should the client cancel between 22-30 days of arrival, 1/2 of their rental payment will be refunded.
5. Should a client arrive and decide not to complete their stay, no monies will be refunded except the deposit pending adherence to the check in/out instructions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Contact Owner