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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 65 m²
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8 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, local Vineyards, 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. There will be evidence of recent excavation & re-seeding up thru July or so.

We re-did the tiny upstairs half bath to include a shower, but I can't get the tile guy to come back. Meanwhile, it's still a usable 'half bath'.

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 who have to be a bit creative on how they set up.

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.) We have a gas BBQ grill, and land line phone as there is no cell service in the general area. One bathroom is listed, but there is also a half bath upstairs.

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.

This is a new listing as of Feb 2016, and we have been pleasantly encouraged to have very steady bookings.

The 2 night minimum is only to satisfy county zoning; otherwise, I don't care...Also, please ignore the crass 'pay now' messages that appear from VRBO until you are ready to book.

Hiking season is in full swing so come on down to Etlan and you are welcome!

More Details

Owner
Albert Yowell
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

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 Virginia

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.

Amenities

Etlan Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , VERY tiny bathroom. Shower added by March 30, 2017
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , LG Washer is in this BR. The frontload LG has dryer also.
  • Tub/Shower Note: 2 bath robes in upstairs closet
Bedrooms:
  • 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 2 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. We keep 2 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 (3) 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
We have 2 air mattresses. A double & a single. There is a 120v air pump. These are in the upstairs bathroom shelf. 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Etlan A-frame With Front View Of Old Rag Mountain.
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 44 reviews
5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Amazing home, amazing views. Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had an amazing stay at the A-frame. I downloaded the area on Google Maps and had no issues with the GPS on my cellphone getting us to the property - I highly recommend doing this for most of the area, especially the national park as there is little to no service there. The view is absolutely fantastic, and the A-frame is adorable. It had everything we needed for our stay, plus a friendly cat. Everyone we ran into in the area had great suggestions for things to do and places to eat. We did lots of hiking in the national park, visited Luray caverns, the natural bridge, and Monticello. There is so much to do and see. We spent a week and I felt like we barely scratched the surface. I cannot wait to return. The A-frame was the perfect base camp for all of our adventures.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful & Great Amenities

  • 5 of 5

The house was gorgeous, clean, and had great amenities. We loved relaxing in the hot tub watching the sunset over Old Rag in the evenings. One issue: the Wi-Fi was broken during our stay thus, along with no cell reception, we were totally disconnected from the world, which was actually rather refreshing. Driving 10 miles north to Sperryville to the corner store can get you on the store's open Wi-Fi network.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property and home were well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quiet getaway - great views

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for myself, my wife, our 9 month old, and dog. Views were outstanding and the trails are incredible. The wineries are close by. The little country store right down the road has anything you might need. The weather was perfect for hiking in the morning and watching sunsets over old rag with a bottle of wine. Chumlee came to hang out every night. Hosts were very accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed. Our goal for the weekend was quiet and simple. Mission accomplished. Can't wait to come back in the fall!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

The Etlan A-Frame is in a stunning location in the valley east of Old Rag Mountain. The views are absolutely breathtaking! It is in a remote location, which is what we wanted, so be prepared to bring groceries. We did bring our groceries, but forgot coffee. Ugh. Luckily, the Yowells provided plenty of coffee, creamers and sweeteners. Plus, there is a little store in Etlan to pick up some needed items.

The A-Frame can comfortably sleep six, but could probably accomodate eight. The beautiful decks are spacious and comfortable. The house was clean and well appointed for our stay. Although we came to the area for work purposes, it ended up being a wonderful vacation and felt like our home away from home. If we are ever in the area again, we will absolutely stay at the A-Frame again. We have already suggested to family and friends in the DC area that if they want a lovely weekend gettaway, they should stay at the Etlan A-Frame. Thank you, Albert and Patti!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Charlottesville
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Headmaster Pub
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Sperryville
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.

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Rates & Availability

Etlan Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 15 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$195
Fri,Sat,Sun
$900
$2,900
 
 
Spring
Apr 6 2018 - Jun 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat,Sun
$900
$2,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$165
Fri,Sat,Sun
$800
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $30 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
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.
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