based on 98 reviews
William P (Washington DC)
Beyond Expecations

As impressive as the photographs and property description on VRBO proved to be, our arrival immediately confirmed we had made a great choice. The property has many unmentioned upscale amenities, Check-in was seamless and Stephen and Mary were responsive with any questions and eager to ensure our stay was special. The outdoor space is spectacular and the kids spent several periods of rain frolicking on the wrap around screened in porch and swimming in the small pool. Though the property is located in a somewhat isolated and secluded private neighborhood, we found plenty to do and see and made several trips to Winchester which was only a forty minute drive! All in all we could not recommend more highly!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 8/2022

Val and Pete (Near DC)
A truly special place

My husband and I brought our teenager here over spring break to reconnect with nature but still avoid crowds during covid. The details in this cabin were so special and really made us feel pampered even though we didn't speak to anyone else the whole trip. The kitchen was great and everything worked perfectly the whole time. I used the Neospresso machine for coffee the whole trip (brought a frother and enjoyed lattes every day, it was so easy), the gas stove was great and there was also a handy little toaster oven. We made s'mores by the firepit outside on two separate nights, finding firewood was fun and the owners made a cheerful path to the firepit with overhead lights. I woke up early one morning and caught the sunrise on one of the daybeds on the wraparound porch -- it was lovely and peaceful, I will remember this for a long time. My daughter and I booked a docent through the nature preserve and hiked up the ice mountain trail -- I am not super fit but I made it and the view from the top was gorgeous, and the docent was extremely knowledgeable and had lots of great stories. My daughter really enjoyed exploring the river bank, watching movies as a family, trying out the dartboard, just vegging out on the couch, and of course the smores. She loved her room and the bathroom, which were so elegantly laid out. She would really love to come back sometime in the future with a friend or two. She thought the little bunk beds in the basement were very cozy and staked them out during the day even though she had her own room upstairs. We were here for 5 nights and would like to come back for a full week sometime maybe over the summer -- we never even managed to play pool or break out some of the outdoor games like croquet that the owner has made available on the porch. I loved having a steam bath available in the master and all of the cozy touches that the owners included in this cabin -- multiple fireplaces, all of the luxurious blankets and pillows, being able to play our music through bluetooth through the cabin, the beautiful artwork and light fixtures. This was just a really special place to stay and regroup from some of life's pressures, we are so glad we found it, and are already trying to figure out when we can return. Thank you so much to the owners Stephen and Mary for their fast responses to all of our questions and for designing such a beautiful place in the middle of the woods and sharing it with us! PS: The cabin is extremely well stocked! The number of items on hand in the kitchen was very unusual. We brought a sharp knife with us and I was glad for that; next time we will also bring measuring cups though you can get by without (there was a 1/2 cup and 1/2 teaspoon and a large multi-cup glass container). We did not need to bring baking soda and powder and garlic salt, or aluminum foil or plastic wrap. The built-in wall concierge in the kitchen was also extremely helpful -- any time we had a question about the property, like how to work one of the fireplaces or the house bluetooth for music, we could just click through the menu and have an answer in a few minutes. So helpful!

Family with older children  |  stayed in 4/2022

Kathleen C (Arlington VA)
Great Stay!

We enjoyed our stay at this property. Home is beautiful and well equipped. My kids loved the basement with pool table, darts and theater screen. Hope to go back in the summer!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 3/2022

Chris (Washington DC)
Beautiful Home!

Beautiful home! Wonderful hosts! Great communication. Definitely coming back for another visit!!

Group  |  stayed in 12/2021

Vince (Arlington VA)
What an amazing house!!

What an amazing house!! Truly equipped to allow you to enjoy and incredible stay. The location, view, wrap around porch, indoor/outdoor fire places with season fired wood, hot tub, grill, river walk, comfy beds, large dinning table; I could go on and on and on. We had a lovely stay and recommend Stephen and Mary's place to everyone!

Young couple  |  stayed in 12/2021

Selina (Washington DC)

Very beautiful house!!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 12/2021

Mark (Alexandria VA)
Beautiful and cozy cabin!

Beautiful and cozy cabin! Six adults and a dog stayed here comfortably over the near year. Fireplace was great, kitchen is huge and well-stocked, the basement is a great place to cozy up and watching a movie, and the hot tub is wonderful. I think we could have fit even more, but it was definitely comfortable for 6 people. If the weather was warmer we would have spent even more time on the huge deck in the back, which has a great fire table and pool, and the beautiful wrap-around porch, which has a great table for meals, another fireplace, and some games and activities.

Group  |  stayed in 12/2021

Daniel G (Baltimore)
Amazing house and property

Wonderful house with tons of activities for everybody. The proximity to the river and great ice mountain hiking trail was stellar. Highly recommended! The owners go above and beyond to be extremely accommodating and were very responsive! The interior of the house is simply amazing as depicted in the pictures and we spent most of our time on the wrap around screened in porch.

Family with older children  |  stayed in 10/2021

Sheryl H (Washington DC)

Beautiful home! Wonderfully furnished and stocked. Had a fantastic time relaxing and having fun.

Mature couple  |  stayed in 10/2021

Ji (Washington DC)
Every penny worthy!

Every penny worthy! You will be surrounds by great nature and house is well equipped with tons of things to do. Whole family enjoyed stay. Amazing nature and great outdoor space! Definitely will come back during the summer as well.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 10/2021

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