We have stayed many times over the past several years and love it every time we stay. It is our vacation home away from home! Absolutely Awesome!
Shenandoah Stars is exactly as advertised - a perfectly maintained large rental house with beautiful views alongside a gorgeous river. In the winter the entire area was empty, providing us with the peace and quiet we desperately needed. We took in the heavenly surroundings, soaked in the hot tub, built cozy fires in the fireplace, played board games as a family, and got away from the craziness of our normal lives for one blessed weekend.
My husband and I have rented a cabin in Luray for many years now. This is the first time we rented the same cabin two years in a row. We have three dogs, so finding a pet friendly place on the river with a hot tub (our standard rental requirements) is not always that easy. Shanendoah Stars was perfect to meet our mini holiday vacation needs and host a small group of friends for thanksgiving. We spent the day and evening around the campfire and watching the river and Mountain View’s. The place is clean, quiet And peaceful. We suspect we will be back again (well, unless we find our own little slice of heaven to own) ☺️
The House was clean and well stocked with everything you need. The proximity to the river and the view was awesome!!!
Great place to stay. Clean and comfy. Love being right on the river. Only downfall would be 1 bathroom, but the wife wanted to take the shower back home with us. Conoes on site is a plus. We would definitely return to stay. Thanks, had a great and enjoyable stay.
The rental company was wonderful to work with; kept me well-informed through the whole process, and responded very quickly when we were unsure whether the hot tub had been treated (it had-but they came to inspect it anyway). The location is wonderful and suits 8-9 people perfectly well. The two canoes were easily accessible and easy to get in the water. Note, however, that the river is quite shallow here, which is fine, but be prepared to push off of some rocks in a few places along the river as you paddle. Now, we had everything we needed, but future renter beware, this is a fairly rustic set up. The a/c worked great, the kitchen was well-equipped with basics, BUT the beds were well-worn and not terrifically comfortable (ok, so it's not a hotel...) and we had some visitors. Mice chewed through our bag of bread left out on the counter (and the rolls of spare toilet paper in the bathroom) and we had some baby frogs (or toads?) hop through the kitchen late one night. Not a deal-breaker for us; just a heads up that you are looking at a well-equipped cabin in the mountains, not a luxurious rental. The property was wonderful. We spent most of our time on the screened porch, where we could see the kids play on the river bank. The backyard is well shaded and has a great fire pit area and picnic table. The hot tub on the screened porch is nice, but treated with bromine instead of chlorine, which has a different smell than we were used to. Again, totally fine, just different. We'd definitely go again. So nice to have the amenities (e.g., porch, canoes, etc.) and the rental company was so pleasant to work with.
- Cabin was right on the river, amazing view, sounds, and fresh air
- Clean and well-stocked, great amenities
- We got rained out so we didn't get to use the canoes or bikes, but did enjoy wood burning fireplace and really fast internet/tv inside.
- All transactions/communications were quick and easy, security deposit was returned next day.
- there are stinkbugs...roaming around the house. I'm used to the ones that mind there own business near the windows, but these guys go exploring around the house and show up when you least expect them. It is the country though.
- washer and dryer are a little inconvenient because of the door is in the way making transferring form washer to dryer a pain. Although, they worked fine.
- Neighbors are too close for us. One group was riding ATVs in the back yard and so we couldn't really enjoy the quiet of the river on Saturday.
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