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100 Fort Liscomb Rd, Luray, VA 22835-2658
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We have 2 campgrounds on 36 acres adjacent to the South Fork Shenandoah River and George Washington National Forest. We also have Captain's Lodge on a Separate 15 acres plot of land that has 800' of private property. Captain's Lodge is a 7 bedroom, 3 living room plus game room and Jacuzzi room and laundry room. 3 rest rooms. Great place for a wedding down in the 7 acre field by the river. Central Air, wifi, landline phone, full kitchen and dining room, dish satellite tv, 3 fire places(1 of them is gas)... plus, plus, plus. We also have Misty River retreat on a 3rd property. Misty is a 3 bedroom house that has many of the amenities listed above that are at Captain's Lodge, wifi, dish satellite tv, central air, large hot tub on the porch etc... Misty River Retreat Cottage is 30 meters from the South Fork Shenandoah River. Misty is 50 meters from George Washington National Forrest. Misty is 1/4 mile from the beginning of "Old Habron Gap Trail" which you can google. The trail goes through George Washington National Park up to the top of Massanutten Mountain where you can see from on of the peaks a 360 degree view of both Shenandoah Valley's. All of these properties are within 2 miles of each other. We have had people rent all of it when they had a huge wedding a Kamara farms and needed everything to house their group. We are less than 25 minutes from Thorton Gap Shenandoah National Park entrance! We offer concierge services and get the concierge's cell number when you book a vacation that you can txt email or call 24/7/365. Get your own Country Place at The Country Place Inc. Lodging and Camping on the Shenandoah River!
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Justin W wrote a review Aug 2019
Chincoteague Island, Virginia5 contributions3 helpful votes
A cozy, yet expansive cabin along the Shenandoah River called "The Captain's Lodge" is a great way for large groups to get away to the mountains and enjoy nature. The lodge is filled with rugged, rustic furnishings inside and great gathering spots located both inside and out. Snake your way down the winding stairs to the bank of the Shenandoah and there is ample space for camping and wading into the cool, clear water of the river (bring water shoes!), along with two picnic tables. Bit by bit, make your way up the 75 steps (I counted them) to the lodge and enjoy a fully furnished kitchen with two fridges and freezers to make yourself a snack. My group stayed at the end of July and although the mountain air kept the outside comfortable, the cold AC at night was very refreshing. Brother and sister, mom and dad, aunt and uncle, this place makes a great getaway for a family reunion. Just be warned, there is no cell reception and the wireless internet is so slow as to be nearly unusable. But with friends and family at your side and so much beautiful nature to get up close and personal with, the Captain's Lodge makes a great place to forget about far away troubles.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from Road26705913956, Owner at The Country Place
Responded 31 Jan 2020
We are so glad you enjoyed our private 15 acre riverfront Captain's Lodge on the Rapids. Your family is exactly the guests our family enjoys providing our lodge, cabins and camp for. We offer different locations - all on the Shenandoah River to accomodate different sized groups. Keeping all devices off unless in use helps to improve the DSL service provided with our local/long distance land line. But it is not what most schools and larger popuated areas enjoy. We keep encouraging local leaders in their efforts to bring better Internet access to our beautiful rural mountain/valley/river county of 24,000 residents total. Hope you will be back this year again. Ben, Gail and Donald
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Southcmfrt wrote a review Jun 2019
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The primitive camping are was the worst I have ever experienced. The sites had tree debri all over. Trees had been cut and logs and limbs were just left where cut. Poison ivy growing on the trees. There is no grass at the river front campsite as pictured on the company’s website. The port-a-johns stunk to high heaven and were out of toilet paper at one point. The bath house was in very poor condition and was not clean. I expected much more for paying $21 per night per person not to mention a one time charge of $20 for each pet. There was 9 of us in our party. The management put all of us in one site. After complaining that we needed more than one site the management agreed to give us the adjacent site to use as well. When we came back from dinner we found that management rented the adjacent site. We wound up sharing one campfire ring among both parties for a total of 13 people. The best part about our trip was the nice people we met and shared the campsite with.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from Road26705913956, Owner at The Country Place
Responded 1 Feb 2020
Like you, so many of our campers have made new friends during their stay. Many people who have been our guests are now our friends. Nature has a mind of its own and our camp has seldom flooded during our 35 camp seasons. It is common to have floods in winter and is nature's way of renewing itself. We wish you told us the problems described here so we could have made your stay better. Your first impression followed flooding of the Shenandoah River and a terrific wind storm the night before that took down several 80 year-old trees. After the flood, river sand covered the grass and the ground firepits. Fallen trees were cut to open roads and camping area that morning. Logs were cut into stools, smaller limbs into firewood, and up to 16-foot logs moved to the forest side. These were later moved by heavy equipment to our saw mill. Our campsites are differently sized to accommodate individual needs. When your campsite was enlarged at request, you needed to set it up. We would not rent it again; more likely other campers thought they could use it on their own. We are happy to address issues on site and live on the property to do that. We explained this unusual weather impacted situation to campers choosing the river. Our base camp on the hill side was not as affected by the storm and never by flooding. To prevent future site encroachment, we installed all new site signs that label camping group name and number. We always look for ways to improve our guests’ experience. Thank you.
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James B wrote a review Jun 2019
Goodland, Kansas28 contributions7 helpful votes
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Fantastic place to unplug from the world and spend time with your family. There is WiFi, but it's weak, however this is not an issue because if you're looking for a high tech vacation you shouldn't be looking for a rustic cabin on the river. The cabin is well appointed, comfortable with books, games, and all of the essentials. The view is perfect. The cabin is centered on a been between two rapids on the river with can water between. This is a perfect spot for stargazing, grilling out, fishing, kayaking, and swimming. The master bedroom has floor to ceiling windows so you can see the hundreds of fireflies light up the trees. Leave your laptop at home and bond with your family in nature.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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tryan1016 wrote a review Jul 2018
Powhatan, Virginia1 contribution
Great view, great location. Comfortable. Kitchen and baths solid. A few considerations for others who have rented a significant (20+) resort rentals: 1. The sulfur odor of the water is significant and persistent. Unless you live elsewhere in VA and are accustomed to that condition, use bottled water to make your coffee and hold your nose when brushing your teeth. 2. There is no native wi-fi. It is in the house next door. When there were folks next door, access was impossible. We get that one doesn’t go to the mountains to stay connected, but when you have a child who has a college class assignment to complete online, understanding from the owners that there was WiFi and expecting it yet not receiving it was disappointing. He had to drive into Luray to find WiFi. This convenience is pretty much an expectation and installing a repeater or extender could help. 3. The “river” and “handicapped” access is misleading. In the former, one must walk about a tenth of a mile with any river gear in hand to access the river, despite it being in view from the property balcony. There is no handicapped access, at all. The front step is a slab of concrete with no ramp. Seems a simple set of concrete steps down the hill from the property to the river would be a good investment. 4. The bottom level of the property is inaccessible from the upper level, again requiring outside egress. Hauling dishes of burgers and dogs and condiments up and down outdoor stairs (which were picturesque, mind you) because the grill is downstairs is a minor inconvenience, but there is no mention of it in the property literature. 5. When one is on vacation, sleep is a vital necessity so one is ready to jump up and seize the day. The beds are made of stiff, cheap mattresses that provide no comfort. My wife and I tossed and turned every night trying to get comfortable and eventually we took turns sleeping on the couch for relief. 6. The thermostat made no sense. We looked for instructions and finally figured out how to temporarily override the 81F temp that seemed to be the target setting. If we missed the instructions we apologize. 7. Finally, the signs all over the house reminding at every turn about the negative implications of not checking out on time, how the cleaning people get stressed, etc. Simply state the expectation and quit apologizing or seeking sympathy. It was pedantic. With a few improvements, you have a world-class property. We reviewed the comments book in the living room and found comments about those who thought the nearby cowherd were bears, there were flies and ants and bats and bug bites, etc and found no value in them. You are in the mountains and in the country - expect these things and embrace them. Our thought is to place your property anywhere else in the world and think if our suggestions make sense. Thank you for your hospitality.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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mcniff007 wrote a review Oct 2017
Fairfax, Virginia2 contributions
My husband and I stayed for our 28th wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful time. The home was spacious and beautiful. Very comfortable and every need was met. The owners were extremely accommodating. Can't wait to come back and rent the larger homes for our whole family!
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Date of stay: September 2017
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blair14 wrote a review Aug 2017
Linwood, New Jersey30 contributions6 helpful votes
We reserved the Misty River Retreat and Annex with high hopes of family fun and we were not disappointed! Our family of 5, which includes kids ages 4, 6 and 19, all had an absolute blast! One day we explored the Luray Caverns to 260' underground, another day we hiked up Stony Man Trail to the 4000' summit; the views during both excursions were breathtaking. When we were at Misty River we were always in the river, some days from dawn to dusk! We brought 2 kayaks and had loads of fun with them on the river as well as the canoe that was provided. The river was shallow and slow enough that we could walk all the way out and play and swim to our hearts content! Our 6 year old was able to kayak on his own and paddle up stream a ways with no worries. My husband and our 19 year old daughter took the canoe out at 6am our first morning and caught an amazing sunrise over the mountains. Our last night my husband caught perch from his kayak until the sun went down. The kids casted their lines from the shore and canoe any chance they got. Our Aunt and Uncle (who are in their 60s and 70s)along with their dog, stayed in the Annex. They didn't explore with us but explored the nearby towns, restaurants and Skyline Dr. during the day and thoroughly enjoyed themselves as well. Many places had outside seating and provided snacks and water for their dog while they enjoyed lunch. They had a great time relaxing on the shore of the river and taking in the serenity of the river and the view. As for the house itself - the kitchen is fully stocked and all linens are provided, you just bring your food and drinks. There's even ice in the ice trays ready for you! The house is supplied by well water so there's a little bit of odor when you first turn on the faucets. Not a big deal when coupled with the awesome experiences. The Annex is newer and adorable, fully stocked as well with dishes and linens. The hot tub was a hit too, even in the middle of summer. The owner was easily accessible from the reservation process to check in. Someone even stopped by at lunchtime one day to see if we needed anything. The house itself isn't fancy, but if you're looking for the perfect place for Shenandoah River and Mountains family fun, this is your spot! Campfires and s'mores were the perfect endings to our perfect days!
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Response from Road26705913956, Owner at The Country Place
Responded 31 Jan 2020
Thanks for writing and staying with us! Your next visit and hike should be right in the George Washington National Forest next to our cabins. It is about a one block equivalent walk. The Habon Gap Trail takes you to the top of the mountain with views of the Blue Ridge and the Shenandoah National Park, the Shenandoah River weaving its way north and - looking west -- is our Fort Valley, the Appalacians and West Virginia. Hope to see you again this year. Gail and Ben
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John K wrote a review Jul 2017
Livonia, Michigan3 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed at Base Camp with our 15 Boy Scouts and 12 adults from Troop 499 in Redford, MI. There was plenty of space, the facilities were great, and the hosts (Don, Gail, and Ben) were very friendly and a accommodating. We appreciated the kitchen, eating area, 5 bathrooms and 3 showers. Thank you!
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 31 Jan 2020
Thanks for coming! We love hosting Scouts and schools as well as families and adult groups. Gail and Ben
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BMorrell wrote a review Jul 2017
Charlotte, North Carolina155 contributions59 helpful votes
I have stayed at The Captains lodge for the past 7 years in a row. We have a large group and the house is perfect. The owners have made many improvements and are a pleasant to work with. The river is perfect for lounging and small fishing, the bigger ones are further down stream. The house has everything you need to cook and grill, and there are really good food options in town. Thanks Gail for hosting us again this year!!
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Road26705913956, Owner at The Country Place
Responded 31 Jan 2020
Bernie, thanks to you and your great friends for visiting year after year. This one coming will be your tenth! We look for making improvements every year at the Captain's Lodge on the Rapids and all of our cabins. The staircase to the river, new washers and dryer, flat screen TVS, and outside seating are all recent additions. See you again this summer! Gail, Donald and Ben
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wickesworks1 wrote a review May 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1 contribution
We stayed in the beautifully renovated Eagle's Nest House. The space and accommodations are perfect with large shared areas and a deck overlooking the river. The kitchen is very well appointed allowing easy meal preparation. .
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Mishelle W wrote a review Nov 2016
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My husband and I stayed 2 nights in April 2016 for our anniversary and it was the most perfect getaway ever. Arriving at the cabin was like coming home, we felt welcome right away. We loved that the Jacuzzi was hot and ready to go as soon as we got there, we dropped our luggage and jumped right in to relax from our travels. The cabin is cozy and we were delighted to find everything we needed in the kitchen to prepare meals. We will definitely be coming back. Misty River Retreat has become our special place.
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Date of stay: April 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Country Place
Which popular attractions are close to The Country Place?
Nearby attractions include Hawksbill Greenway (6.1 km), Elkwallow Picnic Area (5.6 km), and Dean Cemetery (5.6 km).
Are there any historical sites close to The Country Place?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shenandoah Valley Cultural Heritage Museum at The Edinburg Mill (13.9 km) and Shenandoah County Courthouse (15.2 km).