an absolutely stunning lodge and surrounding area. The views are incredible and the accommodation is very spacious and very well laid out. There is plenty to do in the area, we most enjoyed the Sky Line drive and the floating down the river in a tube.
Beautiful home. Wide open floor plan. Only concern was the driveway which is gravel and pitted with pot holes.
We booked the house for our extended family to stay in for our son's wedding in Luray. Although the house is large, I felt the layout is not appropriate for grandparents, parents, uncle/aunt, and siblings who I explained would be staying to the owner before booking. (The title states 3 bedrooms/3 baths but the description explains only 2 beds/2.5 baths - my mistake for trusting the title, as the owner pointed out to me when I asked for suggestions on nearby houses to rent in addition to this one). The 3rd bedroom is a loft area with three beds. There was no way my husband, three adult children, and an infant could be comfortable in bunk, bed, and queen beds located in the loft area. I love my family but also our privacy! I ended up renting an additional house to allow our adult couples to each have a private bedroom.
The driveway is a bit steep and shows signs or natural erosion, not caused by other guests. I have a Jeep and did spin my tires twice trying to get to the house. I noticed I was not the first person to note this since management answered one reviewer with "which we realize most people used to suburban/city driving wouldn't know to consider." Really?
The house is very pretty, clean, with large rooms, plenty of towels, and a pretty well equipped kitchen although I admit we did not cook at the house. The beds were extremely uncomfortable and creaked with every movement. I could actually here the bed upstairs while in the bed downstairs.
There were no screens on the windows which prevented us from opening the windows to enjoy the fresh air. There were also at least two notices posted to the walls stating not to leave the windows open due to "stink bugs" and "aggressive" species of lady bugs.
In addition to the above mentioned notice, there were at least 10 other notices on 8.5x11" white paper with typing IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. For example, our deposit would be lost for "excessive partying" or any use of "hair dye" in the sink. We were very offended by these numerous signs and did not appreciate the threat of the "loss of security deposit" via several signs. Just did not feel very welcome in this house.
The WiFi was extremely slow so we used the data on our phones. I did have to step outside to make calls and some texts did not go through via my data but I understand being in the country since we live in another rural area of Virginia.