*Lake Chateau Luray* Lake-view! Hot Tub! Firepit. Game Room. King bed.
Size –2 Bedrooms • 1 Bathroom 1 Bath • Sleeps 3-4
Welcome to Lake Chateau
Escape the city's hustle and bustle and enjoy the lake view from the double decks. Four lounges on our upper deck that are perfect for sunbathing or stargazing, and a dining set with an umbrella to accommodate your outdoor lunch/dinner with a view. On the lower deck, we have a hot tub for your soaking, and a lounge area to kick back or play cornhole. We also have a fire pit with 6 Adirondack chairs, a park-style grill, and a picnic table in the front yard for you to enjoy (please bring your own firewood and charcoals).
Inside the house, we have two bedrooms—one with a king-size bed, and the other with two twin-size beds. These two bedrooms accommodate 4 adults very comfortably. We have a full bathroom with a tub. We have a full-sized kitchen with a dining area. In the living room, you may stream your favorite shows or movies on the smart Roku TV (with your own subscription log-in) while enjoying the warmth from the fireplace with a remote click. The house has a central air system, a stacked washer and dryer, a microwave, a range oven, a dishwasher, and a refrigerator. We offer a Keurig coffee maker with both dripping and K-cup choices as well as a French press.
In the basement, we have a game room with a shuffleboard, a foosball, a cocktail arcade game console with 412 games, Tic-Tac-Toe, and a cornhole in a bag. We also have chess, monopoly, Jenga, and Uno on the middle shelf of the coffee table in the living room (main floor). You will never be bored staying in our cabin even if your outdoor activities get spoiled by adverse weather conditions.
• Shenandoah River Outfitters: rafting, canoeing, kayaking, tubing -- 2-min drive (0.6 miles) (open: May through October)
• Luray Caverns: the largest cavern on the East Coast -- 18-min drive (10.7 miles)
• Historic Downtown Luray: dining and shopping -- 16-min drive (9.8-miles)
• Shenandoah National Park Thornton Gap Entrance -- 27-min drive (18.9 miles)
• Massanutten Resort: water park, golf, and skiing -- 47-min drive (35.1 miles)
• Wisteria Farm and Vineyard: a rustic winery and vineyard for wine-lovers to visit -- 25-min drive (16.7 miles)
• Bear Mountain Ziplines: offers zip-lining and wall climbing for anyone ages 5+ who is at least 36″ tall and 40 pounds -- 21-min drive (13.7 miles)
ROAD CONDITIONS—We are located on a dirt/gravel road 600 feet from the paved road. AWD/4WD and high-clearance vehicles are strongly recommended (it is required during and after a snowfall to ensure your safety). There are some bumpy sections in the first 200 feet, please drive very slowly (under 5 mph) to avoid damaging your vehicles.
WATER—We are on a community well system. Although we already installed a water softener and a water filtration system, the water quality still varies from day to day. The water may be yellowish, especially after rain. Hence, we recommend you bring drinking water up to the cabin. A Walmart Supercenter near the town center (a 15-minute drive from the cabin) is a good spot to stock up on what you may need before driving up to the mountain.
INTERNET—We use Starlink satellites for our Internet connections. Although it is reasonably fast, the speeds cannot compare to cable or fiber broadband speeds. Please be patient if you experience slow-down or buffering.
HOT TUB—Clear water is a scarce commodity in this area. We need to truck in clear water because the well water has discoloration issues. To reduce excessive use of chemicals, please make sure you shower before entering the tub. Keep the hot tub covered and running while not in use. You may adjust the temperature (control panel at the end of the cover lift). When you enter the hot tub, please flip half of the cover (from the deck center towards the back door) and rock the cover lift backward towards the back door. After your use, please lower the lift, and cover the tub with the lid so leaves and debris won’t get into the tub. An additional $150 will be charged for full drainage and refill of the spring water if food or drink is present in the tub. When you check out, please set it no lower than 95 degrees. The water may reflect some yellow/green hues because of the iron in the water as well as pollens getting in from the air. But please rest assured that we service and balance the water during each turn. If we drain and refill the water in the hot tub on the day you check in, you may have to wait until the next morning to enjoy it because the water may not reach the desired temperature on the same day.
FIRE PIT & GRILL--We have a fire pit and a park-style grill in the front year. Please bring your own charcoal and firewood if you plan on using the grill and the fire pit. For fire safety, please do NOT leave any open fire unattended. After each use, please extinguish the fire using the water hose in front of the house and clean up after your use. During the wintertime, please DETACH the water hose from the spigot after use to prevent freeze damage.
PET POLICY—Only dogs are considered. No other animals are allowed without the host's prior approval. Up to two dogs (under 50 pounds) that are vaccinated and ticks & flea-free are allowed and are subject to a pet fee of $60. Dogs are not allowed on any furniture or in the hot tub. Do not leave your dogs alone on the property. Please let us know if your dogs are traveling with you in advance. To prevent incidents, we will prepare a sofa cover for you to use. We may charge for any extra cleaning, pest control, and/or damages caused by your dogs. Any unauthorized pet(s) found in or about the Rental Property will be grounds for expedited eviction and forfeiture of all monies paid. Guests are responsible for any cleaning charges, pest control costs, and damages caused by their unauthorized pets.
TROUT LAKE—We are right next to a private Trout Lake owned by our next-door neighbor. Because the lake is privately owned, unfortunately, our guests cannot access the lake. The lake view, however, is priceless in our humble opinion!
PARKING—We have a designated parking lot that can fit two cars back-to-back (first car pulls up close to the lower end).
GARBAGES—Please keep all your trash inside. Do not leave any food outside that may attract the wildlife. You might spot some animal activities (including black bears) in this area. For any excess trash you need to dispose of before checking out, please bring it to the dumpster at the back of Shenandoah River Outfitters.
VIDEO SURVEILLANCE--There are three exterior cameras (two flood light cameras at the front side of the cabin and one doorbell camera at the front door) monitoring and recording all exterior entries, exits, and movements at the front side of the property for security purposes. They are on 24/7, but only record video and audio when there are movements (motion detected and activated around the clock-24/7). Videos may be stored for 1-365 days for security or house-rule breach review. There is no other surveillance inside or at the back side of the cabin.
SECURITY DEPOSIT--We require a $300 security deposit hold on the credit card to cover damages caused by the guests. The deposit hold is automatically released three days after the guests check out if no damages are identified during the stay.
SMOKE-FREE PROPERTY--Guests are prohibited from smoking cigarettes, e-cigarettes, marijuana, or using any illicit drugs at the premises (including both inside the cabin and on the ground). Any violation will result in a $1,000 fine and immediate termination of your stay with no refund.
NO PARTY RULE--We do not allow guests to use the cabin for any type of party. Quiet time is between 9 PM and 9 AM. Noise complaints reported by neighbors are the grounds for immediate termination of your stay with no refund.
CLEANING FEE--The cleaning fee only includes the basic cleaning of the house. Please make every effort to leave the house as you found it (plus normal wear and tear). We will charge you an additional cleaning fee for any of the following:
• Stained towels, bedsheets, bed and duvet covers, walls, furniture, or other items
• Garbage pickup (garbage that is outside the trash can or trash bag)
• Liquid or food spills
• Used pots, pans, kitchenware, utensils, and kitchen supplies not loaded in the dishwasher
• Any additional cleaning or treatment that delays the normal turnover of the house
About the Owner
We are working professionals in the DC area. We love escaping the city hectics and spending time in Shenandoah Valley. So much so, we decide to buy a cabin here. We want to create a relaxing space for people like us to enjoy it. We are looking forward to creating a 5-star experience for you and your family and friends!
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