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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 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!

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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.
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"A" perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with our 11 yo son and small dog so we could take on Old Rag. We had a bit of a health issue with my husband's salivary gland getting swollen so we didn't risk the long hike and instead did a shorter hike along the stream with our dog. The A frame is supremely outfitted, comfortable, convenient, and welcoming. We loved the 'neighbors', Chumlee and the 9 cows who lined up to let us feed them. Everything was very clean and the hosts have a great little booklet that provides TONS of extra info, history, and options in the area. We can't wait to return and try Old Rag next time.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for a weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

There are so many things to love about this space. The location is incredible - it’s 10 minutes from old rag parking and the view from nearly every room is beautiful. The patio and hot tub area is nestled into the hillside so there’s plenty of privacy for looking out at the sunset or stargazing from the dinner table or tub.

On the inside it’s cozy, clean and very well maintained. The hosts keep it well stocked with amenities like coffee, soaps, clean towels and robes.

Lastly, the hosts are kind, considerate and gracious people. We felt great about every interaction from top to bottom. It’s exactly the kind of place you hope to rent on a site like this.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fredericksburg, VA

Perfect winter getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been searching for 3 years for the “perfect” place for our annual winter getaway and we have finally found it! We loved everything about the house (we had all of the comforts of home), the wonderful patio and the surrounding scenery. Thank you so much for offering this beautiful cabin and I so look forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Better than in Picture

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay! Whether there to enjoy surrounding parks and vineyards, or to simply have a great place to relax this home is a fantastic choice. The interior is very well kept and decorated. The owners were friendly and very good at communicating with us. We loved the hot tub, the firepit, the views from every window and the little country store just a 2-minute stroll from our front door. We hiked White Oak Canyon which was beautiful and our dog had a blast there. We are hoping to return later this year as it's such a lovely home and area.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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myrtle beach, sc

Fantastic getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful chalet and piece of property for a getaway from all things stressful. Very tastefully and stylishly decorated, close to hiking and vineyards, and so QUIET! Hard to beat the jacuzzi and fire pit on the back porch. Can't wait to come back when it's warmer!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

a lovely getaway from DC

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the first weekend of December, thinking we would build a cozy fire in the fire pit and be surrounded by snow - but instead, the weather was sunny and mild! We went to a few vineyards (loved DuCard) and ate at some of the restaurants that the owner, Albert, recommended. There's a great guide in the house telling you all about what to do in the area. The house is incredible, and the view is beyond beautiful. The hot tub was the cherry on top of everything! I'd recommend it to pretty much anyone looking for a luxurious but affordable getaway. We hope to come back in 2018!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albert Yowell
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 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.


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.