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Misty River Retreat on the Shenandoah River

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,701 sq ft
Property type cabin


About the property

Amazing River, Mountain Views; 150 feet to George Washington National Forest

Misty sleeps up to six with 3 bedrooms (queen)

Optional Annex cabin sleeps up to 4 more (queen bedroom, bathroom living room, kitchen, flat screen TV)

*Just to be clear, the rate for Misty is $290/night for up to four people and the 5th person is an extra $39/person/night and the 6th person is an extra $39/person/night. If you have more than 6 persons then you have to pay for at least 8 people and thus you get a 2nd House! Misty River Retreat Annex House which is 20 yards away from Misty River Retreat! We allow up to 10 people if you list 10 people and thus pay for 10 people.

The Misty Retreat House has three bedrooms and 1 living room, including 52" flat screen TV. Three beds. This house has three queens bed. Full kitchen. Hot tub on river front screened porch with fireplace. Optional add on to accommodate more guests: The Misty Annex House has it's own Kitchen and One bedroom with a queen bed. Watch the video of the Misty Annex House

Full bathroom with a cedar line shower stall. *** One must rent the Misty River House in order to be eligible to rent the Annex. Canoe included, Sleeper sofa in the living room. Maximum of 2 dogs per booking including both houses. It's $20/dog/night. VRBO/homeaway do not have a per night dog fee but rather a simple one time dog fee. So if you have more than one dog or stay more than one night, we would ask you to make an additional payment thru vrbo/homeaway or thru our pay pal to pay up for the additional dog fees, thank you.

fireplace near the outside fire pit at edge of the river!

Romantic Hideaway or Family and Friends Retreat

Hot tub on river front screened porch with fireplace

3 bedrooms (Misty House), 1 and a half baths, living room

Outside fire pit at edge of the river! The annex has additional bedroom and Kitchen and bathroom and living room with pull out couch.

Misty River is a 3-bedroom rustic river retreat available year-round with hot tub, DSL Wireless Internet access and a 47-inch wall-mounted flat screen TV.


Located on a bend of the Shenandoah River bend with magnificent views up and down river, the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and Massanutten Mountain in the George Washington National Forest behind. Misty River Retreat on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River is located at the base of the Massanutten Mountain with the famous Habron Gap Trail entrance a short hike away, going to the mountain top views of the Shenandoah Valley and Fort Valley to the west.

Thornton Gap entrance to the Skyline Drive through the Shenandoah National Park is a beautiful 12 mile drive along the river.

Misty River Retreat is 30 yards from the South Fork of the Shenandoah River and a 1/4 mile or less from a state managed free boat launch! Note: only canoes, kayaks and rafts can handle the river and its many series of small rapids. Power boats can launch above the dam upriver about 10 miles with free parking.

'Best Small mouth bass fishing in America'. Additional private property fishing available at local ponds and stocked lake, too! 'Best single track technical switch back mountain biking in the Northern American Continent.' Great hiking too.

About the cabin and its amenities:

• 3 bedrooms with queen size beds

• Linens & towels included on 3 beds or 5 beds if you get annex.

• non-smoking cabin

• check in after 3 PM; check out 11 AM or by special arrangement when possible glass-walled master

• Master bedroom(fourth bedroom) has private half bath and deck

• walk in shower in central bathroom

• Canoe

• Outdoor deck, charcoal grill , fire pit just off river!

• 2 fireplaces with wood provided(living room; screened riverfront hot tub) additional fire wood can be ordered

• Direct TV Satellite TV, major networks

• DVD/ CD players (bring movies/music)

• Local phone service with USA long distance

• DSL Wireless Internet

• Central heat & air conditioning

• Microwave, dishwasher, fully furnished kitchen

• Clothes Washer

More Details

The Country Place Inc.
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2018

About The Country Place Inc.

Our family invites you to escape to the historic Shenandoah River and its Valley. Stay directly on the river and adjacent to the George Washington National Forest with us.

All our properties are on their own separate private land with river access - and within a mile of our home and office. Enjoy privacy and peace of mind knowing we are just a phone call away.

We have always enjoyed life along the river in the national forest and built The Country Place for you to share. Escape, relax, play, swim, tube, canoe the Shenandoah River, hike our adjacent Massanutten Mountain to its ridge with views east to the Blue Ridge Mountains/ Shenandoah National Park, our treasured and historic Shenandoah Valley as well as look west to Fort Valley and West Virginia.

The Country Place Cabins and Camp is our family built and operated business established in 1985. With friends and neighbors sharing excellent skills and talents, we strive to provide memorable get-away experiences for your family, friends, or co-workers. Listening to your wishes/goals, we can advise you in planning time here.

Ben, our son, is the city/countryman directing our current amenities, marketing, and future for The Country Place. Gail is a lifelong educator/ a local college professor and entrepreneur. Donald is a talented local artist who built many unique homes and so much more from nature's gifts and his sawmill. All of us work so that our guests can create special moments to remember with plans to come back again.

Why The Country Place Inc. chose Luray

From the front door at Misty River Retreat, throw a baseball into George Washington National Forest; then turn around and toss a Frisbee with your non-dominant hand into the South Fork of the Shenandoah River!

Then step inside the screened porch and climb into the four-person hot tub after lighting the porch fireplace for romantic ambiance. The outdoor charcoal grill can be firing up for later shish-kebab roasting!

What makes this cabin unique

This glass-walled master bedroom (queen bed) has private half-bath.

Misty River Retreat sits along the outer elbow of the Shenandoah River so the 2-mile view up and downriver is astonishing.

Have a group wanting more space? The optional Misty River Retreat Annex is a new one bedroom cabin (queen bed; private access to bathroom) on the same property. We built it in 2017 to accommodate the many requests for up to 10 guests at our original Retreat. It too has a small complete furnished kitchen with new gas range, bathroom with cedar stall shower, and living room with flat screen wall mounted TV, sofa bed (full size), towels/ linens included. Both cabins are rented to only one guest at a time.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi there, we had a great time at the misty river retreat, the house was clean and well stocked with everything we needed. The view was great and we really lucked out with the weather too. The only thing we did not get a chance to do was go canoeing, I just wish we had more time there. We would love to come back some day and enjoy it again. Heather
Jun 2015
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Luray, Virginia

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2701 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , There is a sink as well.
    Bathroom 3 in the Annex - toilet , shower , sink, hair dryer
    Bathroom 2 in Misty River Retreat - toilet , There is a sink as well. Hair dryer
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 in the Annex - 1 queen , Living room in the Annex has a full size sleep sofa
  • •MISTY HAS 3 BEDROOMS with one full bathroom and one-half bathroom in the year-round cabin. The cabin was renovated in 2015 with new tile and shower, a new washer in 2017. We installed a new central air system in late 2015 as well! Linens are provided complimentarily. Guests can also additionally rent THE ANNEX if more than 6 guests for Misty. The (all new in 2017) 750 square foot Annex has a large living room with a wall mounted flat screen TV/Direct TV, one BEDROOM (queen bed), a full bath and furnished kitchen with gas range; central Air and heat. And unique bird houses galore – so come in the spring for sure.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Misty River Retreat on the Shenandoah River
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Great Relaxing Long Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This is my third time at this cabin and there is a reason I return. For me it's the location on the river, a hot tub on the deck, and a wood-burning fireplace. A great place to kick back and forget the rest of the world, even if for a short time. The owners are very nice and closely available for any questions or requests. I'm already planing another stay. Cheers.

  • Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best place we've stayed on the Shenandoah!!!

  • 5 of 5

Misty River is a cabin with character. Can't beat this location and the views. Excellent canoeing, hiking, and just relaxing!!

  • Submitted: 7-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place

  • 4 of 5

Great place. Nice follow up from owners.

  • Submitted: 26-Jun-2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
89 Miles
Dulles International Airport
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Speak Easy, Cirque 31, Mimslyn Inn, Luray
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Luray Caverns Golf Course
Nearest Train
102 Miles
Union Station, Washington D.C.
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Luray and surrounding area have several.
Nearest Ski
41 Miles
Massanutten Ski Four Season Resort
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Shenandoah River
Car: necessary

All guests receive our recommendations for activities, restaurants, hiking, and area map.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Luray, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$51 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$76.54
Pet Fee C$58.38 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$389.19

June 15th thru Labor day on all holidays and weekends (possibly during the week too depending on availability there will be a minimum of payment for up to 8 people to stay at Misty River Retreat. Thus one has to book Misty River Retreat House and the Misty Annex House in order to rent the property this summer!!! There is a 2 night minimum. However if there is only a 1 night availability on a weekend or between 2 other bookings, we will entertain the idea of a one night booking. The 1st night is $290. The 2nd night is $290. To open up the fourth bedroom and pull out sofa bed & 3rd bathroom and 2nd Kitchen is an extra fee of $150/night good for up to four additional people for a total of 10 People can stay at Misty River Retreat with the Misty Annex Building! The Annex building will be available to rent after you secure the Misty River Retreat house. We will have to set up a 2nd payment for that at $150.00 per night plus 10.3% taxes. Call 540-743-4007 for a quick quote! For 10 people for 2 nights with the annex building is $1103.00 total including the taxes. The fee for 10 people with the annex and the house for 7 nights is $2862.80. For 10 people for 7 nights for the house and the annex is $3,259.88 total including the taxes. The only way to rent the annex is if you rent the Misty Retreat House also. Maximum numbers of dogs allowed at any one time is 2 dogs. We do charge $20/dog/night plus the 10.3% taxes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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