|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||960 square feet|
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Description from the owner
A Bittersweet Retreat is located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. This cozy cottage has wonderful views of the mountains and the Shenandoah River. A Bittersweet Retreat is the perfect getaway for a couple, or couple's retreat! This is the perfect getaway for a relaxing weekend, or activity filled week, as we are located close to everything that Page County's Shenandoah Valley has to offer, from the World Famous Luray Caverns to the Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive! Our 2 bedroom cottage offers amenities for 4 comfortably, and offers a kitchen with all the essentials, and a large bathroom that features a jacuzzi tub for 2! Enjoy t...Read more
A Bittersweet Retreat
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
The Cottage is located on a Private Gravel Road that runs along the Shenandoah River. Area is located on Owners Private Property, with plenty of privacy. There is private parking and plenty of trees. Also plenty of mowed grass for pets to run and play. There is River access just across the road. The cottage is about 1 mile off Route 340.
A Bittersweet Retreat is located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley and is close to all it has to offer. The Luray Caverns, Petting Zoo, Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, New Market Battlefield, Luray's award winning Greenway with miles of walking trails with lots of ducks to feed! The River also provides lots of adventure from canoeing, swimming and even a lazy float on a tube! Lake arrowhead is also nearby offering paddle boats, fishing and a swimming beach. Golf at the Shenvalee and Luray Caverns Country Club. Local Wineries are available within a short drive and there is great Dining and Antiqueing near by!
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$110 - $130||$125 - $155||$700 - $800||$0||2 nights|
|Aug. 24 2012 - Oct. 31 2012
|Jan. 23 2013 - Mar. 1 2013
|All Other Dates||$130||$130||$800||-||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Pet Fee - $25 - Fee - Pet Fee Per Pet, per Night. Dogs under 50 lbs.
- Over 2 Guest - $25 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Rates are double occupancy. All aditional Guest pay fee per person, per night.
Additional notes from owner
13% Local and State Lodging Taxes are added to Rate
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 21, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Sweet Impromptu Getaway
First off, there was nothing bitter about this cottage. :) Only thing I would've hoped for is weather being warmer so we could've taken advantage of the nice, spacious porch and spend more time outside by the fire pit. Everything from decorations to amenities and the host (she is so awesome!), everything was top-notch. It felt like every conceivable space was well utilized to make anyone's stay at this cottage an awesome experience. There's wifi, cable tv, good size flat screen tv, jacuzzi, porch that's enclosed in netting, comfortable beds, fire pit, grill, and kitchen that has pretty much everything you need to cook up a nice meal.
This cottage is ideal for two to four people. It's close to a river, where I think you can fish and there's a big livewell at the cottage. I can picture myself catching some good size fish, keeping them in the livewell, cooking them up on the grill, and scarf them down by the fire. I will definitely come back here when it gets warmer.
Happily situated and cozy retreat!
When traveling with our furry, four-legged "child", it's often challenging to find clean, comfortable accommodations...we found that and more at Bittersweet Retreat. Shar was a delightful hostess...genuinely interested in her guests comfort. Along with the standard items, the kitchen was stocked with lots of little thoughtful extras like tea bags and maple syrup. As cozy as the cottage was, we spent most of our day on the ample screened porch...the porch was obviously designed to make the most of the beautiful view of the river. Thank you, Shar, for a lovely retreat!
Response from Shar Mayne - 08/19/2012
The pleasure was mine as well, I wish all my guest were as nice & thoughtful as you are, & I appreciated how well you took care of the cottage . Your baby was no trouble at all! I hope you All come back to see me soon!
The Perfect Home away from Home
My husband and I spent 3 nights at this lovely cottage that sits surrounded by beautiful scenery. It was truly a wonderful home away from home. Beautifully decorated and very well cared for, it's perfect for a couple needing some R&R.; I can't wait to go back but In the meantime I will miss our evening walks under the starry sky.
Great way to start the new year!!!
My wife and I gave this trip to ourselves as a Christmas present. It was a great get away and a perfect way to start the New Year. We love the Shenandoah Valley and the river. The accomadations were very,very clean and neat. The design of the cabin was great. The view of the mountains and river were post card perfect. Shar, the owner, makes you feel welcome and wanted, more like a guest than a renter. Also it is pet friendly. We plan on returning again in the near future.
Everything was perfect!
From the minute we walked in the door and met Shar at our checkin to the day we left was absoultely wonderful. My husband and I ordered the Gourmet Breakfast our first morning there and was blown away at how wonderful this 3 course breakfast was. Shar really treated us like family. We have never stayed anywhere that had such great hospitality. The cabin is beautiful, clean and in a great location near everything we wanted to do. We couldn't have asked for a better Honeymoon getaway. It was everything we hoped it would be and we look forward to coming back real soon! Thanks Shar!
A relaxing retreat with all the amenities!
We loved visiting the Bittersweet Retreat for the weekend and wished we could have stayed longer! The cottage was beautifully built and decorated. It was immaculately cleaned and maintained. The screened in porch was definitely my favorite place that I have been this summer! Shar was an excellent hostess; everything that we needed was provided and she even grew fresh herbs out front of the cottage that we used to cook with the whole weekend.
Response from Shar Mayne - 08/17/2011
Thank You for such a nice response & having you here was my treat as well, you took such nice care of the cottage, as if it was your own. I hope to see you again & enjoy the river & mountains as much as I do! Once again it was a pleasure having you here.
I've stayed at many vacation rentals by owner, and this was without a doubt the most beautiful, well maintained and relaxing rental that I've found. It's the perfect secret hiding place to unwind and reflect or to use a base camp for exploring the local area and wineries. I will definitely return again and tell friends.
Debbie (and Greg)
Upper Marlboro, MD
Shar is a wonderful hostess with attention to detail. The cabin is relaxing from the time you walk in the front door. The breeze on the screened in porch is so so soothing. My husband enjoyed sitting on the porch feeling the breeze, listening and watching the Shenandoah go by...while I caught up on reading and tv cooking shows. Shar knows the area very well and was able to recommend activities for when we actually dragged ourselves away from this sweet retreat.