River House Near Harpers Ferry!
Mountain Mama Vacation Homes
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A brand new hot tub, stunning hilltop views, the sound of rushing rapids below, access to a secluded beach on the Shenandoah--this place has it all! On 3+ acres of private woodland set high on a hill overlooking the river, this large river house can accommodate many guests and is just 15-20 min from tons of attractions: whitewater rafting, historic Harpers Ferry, Virginia wine country, the Charles Town races, and more.
Please read the directions before arrival--if you don't you will get lost!
NO PETS: No exceptions, sorry. Please don't ask whether we can allow your perfectly house-trained, hypoallergenic labradoodle to join because we can't :-)
GARAGE: The garage is not available to guests and will be locked during your stay.
WIFI/INTERNET: Unfortunately, because the house is so rural we can't offer reliable or fast internet. On the bright side, cellular reception (at least for Verizon) is really quite good at the house as there is a cell tower very close by. I typically get download speeds of 45 Mbps on my Verizon cell phone and use that as a hot spot to stream high definition movies over the TV in the basement with no lag problems at all. If you have a decent cell phone data plan you shouldn't have any trouble streaming on that.
STEEP/GRAVEL ROAD: The last half mile is accessed by way of a single lane gravel road. Please drive slowly so as not to damage your car and out of respect for the neighbors. Deer will often be seen in the road when it's dark. The gravel road is relatively flat until the end. The last 100 yards of the road will have you making a hairpin turn to drive up a steep paved road to the top of a hill. When it rains or snows, going up or down this hill will be very difficult to do without four wheel drive, snow tires, and/or chains. Please be prepared!
BUGS: This is a river house in the woods--that means there are lots of bugs, especially in the summertime. Even if you are careful some of those bugs will find their way into the house. The best way to minimize the number of bugs inside is to keep doors and windows closed at all times. Please also carefully clean up the kitchen every night and securely package up all food.
SNOW-INS: During the winter, four wheel drive, snow tires/chains, and a car with good clearance are HIGHLY recommended in the event of a snow storm or heavy rain, as there is a good chance that a significant snow storm could restrict access in and out of the house. You need to use good judgement as to whether to cancel a trip before it begins or leave the house early (full refunds will be issued for every day the house is not used due to snow-related cancellations).
WOOD STOVE: You are encouraged to use the wood stove as long as you do so carefully! Always keep the stove door securely shut unless you are actively putting logs inside the stove. The stove can get very hot, so be sure to keep small children away whenever a fire is burning. We do not guarantee there will be wood or fire starter there, so please plan to bring your own.
SMOKING: Smoking is never allowed inside the house. You may smoke outside as long as you clean up after yourself. You may not litter cigarette butts on the deck, in the yard, or anywhere else--butts must go in the trash after they have cooled off.
SHEETS: At the end of your stay you will be asked to strip the sheets off the beds that were used and leave the sheets on top of the beds.
NO LANDSCAPING: This is a house in the woods and we intentionally keep it "wild". Twice a guest has complained that the "yard" is overgrown with "weeds," but that is the wrong way to think about the place--it does not have a manicured yard with a suburban-style lawn. It does, however, have lots of privacy, unbeatable views of the mountains and the Shenandoah River, and acres upon acres of wild woodlands steps from the front door. Leave the city/suburbs behind and get some real fresh air!
WAIVER OF LIABILITY FOR USE OF HOT TUB: By using the hot tub you agree to follow all house rules associated with it and you release the owner of the property from all liability relating to injuries that may occur while using the hot tub, regardless of whether injuries are caused by negligence.