A Sweet Mountain Retreat

Brand new, beautiful cabin at the gateway to the Shenandoah National Park. Designed as a couple's mountain retreat, the cabin is located on the Thorton River and just steps away from a trailhead into the Park. No need to drive to hike from the quiet wooded hollow. Fly-fish and watch wildlife. Sip an espresso while relaxing in cozy rockers. Enjoy an evening campfire. Or just listen to the river as you swing in the comfy hammock.

Just minutes away to Skyline Drive and Luray Caverns. The extraordinary Castleton Festival Concert Series, and The Theater in Little Washington are just down the road along with horseback riding, vineyards with wine tastings, orchards, seasonal farmers markets, art galleries and antique shops.

Local restaurants provide home-cooking to gourmet, including the 5-star Inn at Little Washington. As you enter the hollow, stop at Roy's for fresh apples, peaches, glass-bottled milk and other  locally grown foods.

Only 70 miles from D.C. beltway.

King and queen beds, sleeps four. Screened-in porch. Meditation & yoga loft. Glass-front woodstove. JennAir stove with grill and griddle. Fire-pit. Movies, books and board games. Maps and area information. Guest linens provided.

Rates: Week $1200; Daily $200; Weekend special, rent 2 nights & get 3rd free.