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Ed & Meshiel Shorter

Member since: 2004
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Speaks english, Filipino

The Ultimate Mountain Retreat

Bedrooms 8
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of the Elkton vacation lodge rental

Lodge, 8 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 4 Baths, Sleeps 24 people comfortably

Hensley Hollow Lodge is an authentic 8 bedroom log home, built on 21 acres of secluded mountainside land that border the Shenandoah National Forest. This beautiful property is conveniently located 5 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Elkton VA, and the South Shenandoah River and 20 miles from Massanutten Ski Resort and 4 Season Indoor Water Park, and 25 miles from Luray Caverns. This incredible log lodge is nestled along the slope of a mountain, overlooking Hensley Hollow and the Blue Ridge Parkway with incredible unobstructed views. Enjoy the rustic natural solitude & park-like environment. The property also includes a one bedroom owner’s or guest cottage, an 1800 sq. ft. barn and 3 new out buildings.

This 4921 sq. ft. lodge has 4 bathrooms and 8 locked bedrooms and can sleep 24 in beds. Additional sleeping arrangements may be possible for a few other guests with prior approval. There are 2 master suite bedrooms with private bathrooms, semi-private patios and jetted Jacuzzi tubs & showers. The lodge has 900 sq. ft. of decks & patios, including a semi private patio for each of 4 of the bedroom suites. The kitchen is exceptionally appointed and has counter eating space for 8 as well as an adjacent dining table for 11 and an additional dining table for 4 in the game room, 6 on patios and 18 on outside picnic tables.

Activities in the area include sightseeing, hiking and camping along the Shenandoah Parkway and trail (10 minute drive), Snow tubing skiing, go cart racing, golf, swimming and horseback riding at the Massaunutten Four Season Ski Resort & indoor water park, wineries, antiquing, sightseeing (20 minute drive), tubing, kayaking, canoeing, picnicking, and fishing on the South Shenandoah River (10 minute drive). Explore the Luray Caverns (30 minute drive).

We furnish all linens, cleaning supplies, paper products, unlimited firewood, Propane gas, spice rack & some condiments as well as unlimited long distance service. Our beds are made with our linens prior to your arrival. Our maintenance and cleaning team are available if needed.

ENTERTAINMENT INCLUDED: This lodge includes (5) Direct TV receivers, 9 TVs (4 flat screen) with video & DVD players, 3000 video/DVDs library & stereo, PS2 & Nintendo w 50 games. The lodge has a 600 sq. ft. game room with gas stove, 1 arcade machine, 1 Large Air Hockey Table, 1 high quality Foosball Table (in the loft) and a very nice 8' slate bed pool table, several board games, an outdoor fire pit, and a dog kennel/house.

Keywords: Luxury Log Home

More Details
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Ed & Meshiel Shorter (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks english, Filipino


Nearest Airport
106.69 Miles
Washington Dulles
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Massanutten Ski Resort & Indoor Water Park
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 33 & Mill Lane Road
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Massanutten Ski Resort & Indoor Water Park
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Car: necessary

Hensley Hollow Lodge is a secluded 21 acre mountainside resort and is conveniently located 5 miles from Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway, which offers Virginia’s best hiking, camping and sightseeing. The Massanutten Four Seasons Ski Resort is only 20 miles away, and offers snow sports, inside pools, golf, spa with massage and a 100,000 sq. ft. inside Water Park. Massanutten River Adventures provides river trips, artificial wall rock climbing and tours to Washington, D.C. and local vineyards as well the Charleston Races and Casino. The Town of Elkton is 10 minutes away and also offers a large assortment of antique shopping, thrift shops and yard sales. The South Shenandoah River is 5 miles away and has free public boat ramps, restrooms, and picnic tables every few miles. It is excellent for picnicking, bass fishing, canoeing, tubing and kayaking. These picnic pavilions may be reserved through the town website. We provide river tubes, a 16 foot canoe, and kayaks. We have an outdoor fire pit with unlimited firewood.

Hensley Hollow Cemetery: The Hensley family cemetery (1790-1870) is located just at the bottom of our property. (The Hensley’s is the original settlers of the hollow. Benjamin Hensley Sr. and his family lived and died and were buried beside one another.)

Dining: The owners recommend Hank’s Smokehouse on Route 33 West for Cajun and El Paso on the town of Elkton for Mexican

Skiing / Snowboarding / tubing: You can be on the slopes in 20 minutes; 14 trails open till 10 p.m. Tubing is also great family fun, but has to be booked one day ahead. If your little ones have never skied before, consider the Slope-sliders program at Massanutten; you can sign up by phone the day before. They have a staff that caters to getting kids outfitted properly and coached in the basics. It covers most of the day, including lunch. They also have similar snowboard classes. Parents generally have a much better time, when their kids 10 are enrolled in Slope sliders.

Horseback Riding: Woodstone Meadows (540) 289-6152 (20 minutes) and Keezelnutten Farm (540) 269-2227

Hiking: The lodge is 10 minutes from popular Skyline Drive and Appalachian Trail access points. You can actually see the lodge from the Hensley Hollow Overlook. There are a great number and variety of hiking trails just a few miles away.

Caverns: Luray Caverns, a 35 minute drive, is a U.S. Natural Landmark, the largest and most popular in the east.

Other caverns/landmarks:

888-430-CAVE; Natural Chimneys: 888-430-CAMP

Dinosaur Land: A Kid’s Favorite (60 mins.) Large-scale Action Water Park – Summer – Massanutten Resort (20 mins.)

Public swimming: Shenandoah River and Campground on Rt. 33 (10 mins.)

Roller skating: Elkton on Rt. 33 (15 mins.) Cinemaplex: Harrisonburg (40 mins.)

Bowling: Harrisonburg (40 mins.)

Family River Activities / Canoes / Tubes / Fishing: The Shenandoah River has multiple public access points, several of which are right in Elkton. If you have two vehicles, it’s a nice “float” downriver to the 2nd access lot. There are local facilities to rent canoes & tubes as needed. The best local fishing spot seems to be accessible right from the Rt. 33 overpass bridge in Elkton (we see cars frequently parked there and have seen them fishing (and catching) bass, while we have floated downstream.

Antiques: There are several in downtown Elkton, and antique “malls” on both sides of Route 33 between Elkton and Harrisonburg (10 - 40 minutes). There are also signs along Route 33 for local flea markets.

Shenandoah Heritage Farmers Market: Old-fashioned Shenandoah Valley Home-made goods (50 minutes, Fine Department Stores: Harrisonburg (40 minutes)

Even Finer Department Stores: Charlottesville (45 minutes) in Harrisonburg, & well worth the trip!) (540) 433-3929. Also see Dayton Farmers Market

Primitive Folk Art: Route 33, next to Log Cabin Barbecue (10 min.)



Apple picking (Sept – Oct)

Wineries:/ There are 5 + in the Shenandoah Valley area


Rockingham County Fairgrounds (lasts one week in August) (50 min)

James Madison University Sports & Events (50 min)

Historical Interests

Civil War Reenactment (usually the first weekend in October) (20 min)

Monticello: (50 mins) Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Homestead

Washington D.C.: (2 Hours) Museums, National Zoo & the Smithsonian Institute


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Elkton, Virginia

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$80
Refundable Damage Deposit C$401

Holiday Rates: add 20% to daily or weekend rate or 10% to weekly rate
Christmas and New Year: Add $500 instead of holiday rate
JMU Graduation: Add $300
Daytime guests for events and occasions: $10/person
Pet Fee: $60/weekend or $120/week
Kids under 2 years old stays free.

All taxes and fees, reasonable cleaning, unlimited long distance in the U.S.A., cleaning and paper products (top), propane gas (for the grill and gas heaters) and firewood, are included in the rental cost.

Bookings will be confirmed and guaranteed after receiving ½ of the rental amount and the signed rental lease. The second half plus the refundable security deposit ($300 for 15 guests and below and $500 for over 15 guests) is due in 3 weeks prior to occupancy. We accept checks, money order, credit card payments (Visa and MasterCard) and PayPal.

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Elkton, Virginia

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4921 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Lower Ground Floor Hallway Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , lower ground floor hallway
    Lower Ground Floor Master Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Main Floor Master Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , main floor master bedroom
    Main Floor Hallway Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , main floor hallway
  • Four (4) full baths
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Main Floor North West Bedroom - 1 double
    Main Floor West Bedroom - 1 queen , w/ private patio
    Main floor East Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , with jacuzzi bath & shower, private deck & bistro table
    Lower Ground Floor East Master Bedroom Suite - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , with jacuzzi bath & shower,private patio & bistro table
    Lower Ground Floor West Bedroom - 1 queen , with private patio & double swing
    Lower Ground Floor North West Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , twin over full trundel bed
    Loft East - 4 twin/ single , with TV and DVD/VHS player
    Loft West - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , with TV and DVD/VHS player
    Loft Central Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , loft open area
    Game Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , lower ground floor game area
  • California King Bed (1), Queen Size Beds (4), Full Size Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (7). We have (2) porta cribs on site, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (1) and a Twin over Full trundle bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
2 Cozy decorative, open flame Gas Stoves, Central Heat and AC, 7 Ceiling Fans, 9 TVs, VCR & DVD players, 3000 Video/DVDS, boardgames, PS2 & Nintendo w 25 games, (2) Refrigerators with Water Dispenser and Ice Maker, Coffee Grinder and Maker, Blender, 24 item spice rack, Cookware, Table and Bar Seating, Gourmet Gas Grill, Outdoor Dining Furniture, 2 Indoor Jetted Garden Tubs, 8' pool table,1 Foosball Table, 1 Large Air Hockey Table,Horse Shoes, Tough Dudes arcade game, Game Closet, Outdoor fire pit, campfire & patio chairs & firewood, Dog kennel & dog house, kayak, and inner tubes. This is a Non-Smoking Home. One 17' Grumman canoe, (1) 3 person ocean kayak, (1) 2 person ocean kayak, (1) one person ocean kayak, a few inner tubes and other floatation devices.