HENSLEY HOLLOW LODGE
From $300 / night
- 9 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- Sleeps 22
Description from the owner
Hensley Hollow Lodge is an authentic log mountain lodge, built in January 2005 on 23 acres of secluded mountain property that border the Shenandoah National Forest and now offers a one bedroom guest cottage. This beautiful 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. This Lodge has 8 locked bedrooms and can sleep 22 in beds. There are 4 bathrooms, 2 of which have jetted Jacuzzi tubs & showers. It is 4921 sq. ft. of luxury living area with 900 sq. ft. of decks & patios, including a patio fo...Read more
HENSLEY HOLLOW LODGE
Additional Location Information
A million dollar view of The Blue Ridge Parkway or Skyline Drive and the Hensley Hollow.Sometimes,the clouds are below you.Lots of cows and goats in the hollow below.A few deer roam free, and sometimes you just might spot a bear.
The lodge is 5 miles from Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway, which offers Virginia’s best hiking, camping and sight seeing. The Massanutten Four Seasons Ski Resort is only 20 miles away, and offers snow sports, inside pools, golf, spa with massage and an 100,000 sq ft inside the 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 also offers a large assortment of antique shopping, thrift shops and yard sales.The Shenandoah River is 5 miles away and has free public boat ramps every few miles. It is excellent for picnicking, bass fishing, canoeing, tubing and kayaking. We provide river tubes and kayak, we too have an outdoor fire pit and campfire and we furnish unlimited firewood.
Hensley Hollow Cemetery: The Hensley family cemetery (1790-1870) 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.)
Popular general Virginia tourism Web Sites: www.virginiaattractions.com, www.shenandoa.org, www.chooseyourvirginia.com
Dining: The owners recommend Hank’s Smokehouse on Route 33
West, and El Paso on the town of Elkton
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 Slopesliders. www.massresort.com
Horseback Riding: Woodstone Meadows(540) 289-6152 (20 minutes) and Keezlenutten 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. Happy Trails!
Caverns: Luray Caverns, a 35 minute drive, is a U.S. Natural Landmark, the largest and most popular in the east. There is a fun garden maze next door, and a good zoo close by. www.LurayCaverns.com
Other caverns/landmarks: www.endlesscaverns.com; www.shenandoacaverns.com
888-430-CAVE; Natural Chimneys: 888-430-CAMP
Kids: Dinosaur Land: A Kid’s Favorite www.dinosaurland.com (60 minutes)
Large-scale Action Water Park - Summer, 2005 – Massanutten Resort (20 minutes)
Public swimming: Shenandoah River and Campground on Rt. 33 (10 minutes)
Roller skating: Elkton on Rt. 33 (15 minutes)
Cinemaplex: Harrisonburg (40 minutes)
Bowling: Harrisonburg (40 minutes)
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.
Shopping: 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 http://www.daytonfarmersmarket.com/
Primitive Folk Art: Route 33, next to Log Cabin Barbecue (10 min.)
Artisans: See http://www.blueridgepottery.com/, http://www.artisanscenterofvirginia.com/, http://www.carouselstainedclassandgifts.com/
Apple picking (Sept – Oct)
Wineries: http://www.virginiawines.org;/ There are 5 + in the Shenandoah Valley area
Golf: http://www.massresort.com/, www.lbjlimited.com/golf/index.htm, http://www.lakeviewgolf,net/, http://www.heritageoaksgolf.com/
Rockingham County Fairgrounds (lasts one week in August) (50 min)
James Madison University Sports & Events (50 min)
Civil War Reenactment (usually the first weekend in October) (20 min)
Monticello: (50 minutes) Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Homestead
Washington D.C.: (2 Hours) Museums, National Zoo & The Smithsonian Institute
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Last updated on August 20, 2014
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- Damage deposit | $500
- Fees for additional guests may apply.
Additional notes from the owner
The rates posted are based on 6 guests. For groups over 6 guests, we charge additional $25 per person for each night of stay.
Holiday Rates: add 20% to daily or weekend rate or 10% to weekly rate
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.
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Alarm Clock
- A/C or climate control
- Washing Machine
- Central heating
- Ceiling Fans
- Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- Mountain Views
- Stove or Oven
- Paper Towels Provided
- DVD Player
- Stereo or CD player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Balcony or terrace
- Boat available
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - yes
- 4921 square feet