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Etlan A-frame With Front View Of Old Rag Mountain.

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 7 with some creativity.

This 2010 construction A-Frame is ideal for a couple or small family who want to enjoy Old Rag Mountain, Shenandoah National Park, Ducard Vineyard, White Oak Canyon Falls, locally famous Little Country Store BBQ, Graves Mountain Lodge, Virginia farm country and other local attractions or have otherwise need to visit this area.

Right now the patio project in the corner yard is finished except for the planned Pergola which will require some more engineering. So this patio includes a hot tub and fire pit.

We re-did the upstairs half bath to include a shower with beautiful natural rock and subway tile.

The view of Old Rag from the front porch rivals any view east of West Texas, guaranteed.

The upstairs is one open area with a full size sleep sofa (for 2) and a King that can be separated into 2 twins. A full size sleep sofa is also upstairs and 3 more sleep sofas are downstairs. One is full, one accommodates an adult or 2 kids and the other sleeps one. Most of our guests are a couple or small family, but we have had groups of 6-7 max who have to be a bit creative on how they set up. *Please treat our home as you would treat your own.

Please plan to put your pets in a pet carrier. Old Rag Mountain is not a pet friendly hike due to the rock scramble. Plan to walk your animals on a leash for their safety.

We have high speed WIFI, DishNetwork satellite TV, propane furnace, central air, washer/dryer, well stocked kitchen namely pots/pans, dishes etc. Plan well like on a camping trip for your food supplies as the nearest supermarket is 13 miles away. (Etlan Store has basics & best BBQ.) We have a gas BBQ grill, and land line phone as there is *no cell service in the general area.*

The property is on a 1.2 acre lot attached to the small village of Etlan. The eastern foot of Old Rag is just over a mile across the meadow. Ducard and Sharp Rock vineyards are 3 miles, Graves Lodge 5 miles, White Oak Falls trail is 8 miles and Luray Caverns is 35 minutes.

We first listed in Feb 2016, and we have been pleasantly encouraged to have very steady bookings with increasing popularity.

The 2 night minimum is only to satisfy county zoning...Also, please ignore the crass 'pay now' messages that appear from VRBO until you are ready to book.

Hiking season is ‘all year’; especially fall, so come on down to Etlan and you are welcome!

More Details

Albert Yowell
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Albert Yowell

My ancestry settled here 250 years ago and the A-Frame sits across the road catty-whompas from the extended family farm.

I fly private jets all over the beautiful USA, so it's always nice to come home to the peaceful view of Old Rag Mountain.

Albert Yowell purchased this chalet in 2015

Why Albert Yowell chose Etlan

For access to the heart of Shenanadoah park, namely Old Rag, White Oak Falls, Graves Lodge, Virginia farm scenery, and local vineyards, the Etlan A-Frame is central.

What makes this chalet unique

The unique physiognomy of the Old Rag skyline is best viewed from right here in Etlan and the small knoll of the Etlan A-Frame.


Etlan Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , VERY tiny bathroom. Shower added.
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Frontload LG Washer is in this BR. Dryer in green shed.
  • Tub/Shower Note: 2 bath robes in upstairs closet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Large upstairs loft area has a king bed that can also be converted into two twin beds if requested (otherwise it will be a King upon arrival). There is a sofa in the upstairs loft area that also converts to a queen sleeper, this area is not private from the King bed. There are 3 sleep sofas in the downstairs living area. One converts to a full size sleeper, great for one adult, teens, or two younger kids but maybe not so great for two adults. :) the other pulls out to a double. And a 'Love seat' can pull out to sleep one. We keep 3 air mattresses (&120v pump). We will have the main bed made up, but we want you to pull out sheets & pillows as needed for the (4) sleep sofas. ALSO***, if white items stored under the sleep sofas are used, we want you to leave them out so we know what needs laundering.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
We have 3 air mattresses. A double & 2 singles . There is a 120v air pump. These are in the green shed. If you are planning to use these, bring a blanket or sleeping bag. In good weather, it's fun to sleep outside on the upper deck! Food: The Etlan store has basics & they make sandwiches, burgers, pizza & sometimes great BBQ. Graves Lodge does a great Sunday buffet. If you plan on cooking, plan well. The nearest supermarket is Food Lion in Madison....13 miles. A list of restaurants in in the A-Frame enninfo binder. And there's Yelp...


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Etlan A-frame With Front View Of Old Rag Mountain.
average rating of 4.922078 based on 77 reviews
Richmond, Virginia

Great location for hiking

  • 5 of 5

Etlan A Frame was in a perfect location for hiking the trails from Old Rag and White Oak Canyon. Less than a 10 minute drive in either direction. It was very clean, well stocked and had everything we needed. Just had to bring our food. The hot tub was a plus, and the views were amazing. Albert and Patty stopped by and were super friendly. We were so impressed with the property that we will be making it our yearly hiking spot.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing long weekend away from home. The house was beautiful with a great view. We would defincime back for another stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We plan to stay again

  • 5 of 5

Not much more that I can add from other reviews. We loved our weekend at the A-frame. Albert is very nice and the house is great.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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So good we are already planning a return!

  • 5 of 5

The minute we pulled up to the Etlan-A-Frame we knew we made the right choice! It was better than expected... Immaculate, comfortable, and perfectly situated with panoramic views of the mountain range! We fell in love with everything about this rental that we felt heartbroken as we drove away. Cannot wait to come back very soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Great place, very peaceful. Beautiful home

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Beautiful property with premiere views and hiking in the area.

  • 5 of 5

Overall excellent experience, no complaints as we had everything we needed. It was a very relaxing and fun get away. Very quiet and close to nature. Will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Headmaster Pub
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Metres
Rt 231
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Thornton River Grill
Car: necessary

Old Rag Mountain; Shenandoah National Park is hardly a mile away.

Graves lodge has a weekend Bluegrass festival every June plus the Annual Apple Festivals in October draws a huge crowd.

There are a number of wineries in the area including Early Mountain, Prince Michelle, with Ducard and Sharp Rock within 3 miles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $30 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.03%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.