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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Rileyville, Virginia

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Rochelle...
Alexandria, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Breathtaking”
Reviewed 3 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

WOW is how I will start this review. This place was a hidden gem. I wanted to go somewhere quiet to relax and celebrate my birthday with my husband and this was the place! Secluded, Quiet, and Relaxing. The cabin was very spacious, very clean and well stocked with things we needed for our week long stay. Waking up each morning to the beautiful sunrise and the birds singing in the trees along side of the house was amazing. Drinking coffee each morning from the hot tub and relaxing in it in the evening what more can you ask for. The cabin was very modernized and it was great having a laundry facility in the cabin. We visited Luray Caverns which was about a 15 min drive, we also went into town (Luray) and shopped at the local grocer. We also drove through the Shenandoah Mountains which was only about another 30 minutes away. We also enjoyed reading the journal on the table of all the people who had visited in the past (and the find the dollar game was fun - I found $3). We took our cat Gus who loved the screened in porch, but didn't like seeing the family of deer so close to the front porch (he hid under the bed for a whole day). I'm so glad that my husband and I found this place and we look forward to bringing our grandkids back next year. It's well worth the price!

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Liked best: The Hot Tub
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children Large groups
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Fenwick Island, DE
Reviewed 4 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

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FoodieFan...
Pasadena, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Deluxe Cabin with Luxury bath and Shenandoah River Access”
Reviewed 14 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

My husband and I enjoyed the last half of our vacation at this almost new cabin. It was super spacious with lots of natural light. The bathroom had a huge walk in shower and the kitchen was large for a cabin and was equipped with upscale appliances including a dishwasher. The jetted hot tub was nicely located on the front deck and was comfortable and well designed. The queen bed was extremely comfortable. The cabin is sparsely furnished and could have used a table for our laptop, and some chairs, but the existing furnishings and lined draperies were of good quality. My husband enjoyed the field and woods view, and walking the large property, but I would have preferred a river view. One can access the river by driving through the field but it is a good distance to the water, where they have nice outdoor seating. We enjoyed kayaking on the Shenandoah and saw many tubers and canoeists on the flat water. Distance to Luray was easy, about 15 minutes and a 25 minute ride got us to Front Royal for major groceries. The cabin is fairly isolated and no houses are in view, but there were good gravel roads to access it. It was a very nice cabin and we would recommend it to a couple or small family.

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Cynthia S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
98 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“So great we keep coming back”
Reviewed 24 June 2015 for a stay in November 2014

Since it is so easy to get to from DC, we have stayed at Walden four times now, and will probably continue doing two one-week stays each year. The cabin is beautiful and very well built and maintained. We have stayed in the midst of freezing winters and scalding summers and the cabin is always a comfortable temperature. The gas fireplace and hot tub are great in the winter and walking access to the river is great to cool off in the summer. I would love it if there were a hammock somewhere for reading, but the chairs down by the river are fine if not super cozy (maybe we will bring cushions on our next visit).

We bring our dog for a "get away from the city" vacation and she adores the opportunity to run around the fields off leash. We have periodically seen horses and deer on the property, and have met some of the neighbors and their dogs. The cabin is pretty secluded - this is a getaway location and not a life of the party location, which is exactly what we want.

The kitchen is pretty fully stocked and there is a grocery store in Luray. The washer and dryer are handy especially since you use your towels in the river, the hot tub, etc. In the summer, there is a hose on the side of the house so you can clean off the dog before going back inside.

In case you have to work on vacation, the wifi connection is great although phone service is hit or miss. And I love that we just grab the key when we get there and don't have to go through any formal check in or check out process.

The pillows are a little weak, so throw yours in the car and bring it with you if you are a picky sleeper. We even have to use a noise machine because it is SO QUIET at night!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
98 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

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