Frequently Asked Questions
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- Do I have to bring my own bedding/sleeping bags/pillows?
No, bedding is provided for all beds in our cabins, including clean sheets, blankets,
comforters, and pillows. Exception: If you plan on using the Pack-and-Play crib,
you will want to bring baby blankets suitable for your baby's age and size.
- What cooking/eating utensils will I need?
Our cabins are provided with all ordinary cooking equipment, including pans, cutlery,
dishware, and grilling tools. Unless you have a specific and unusual requirement,
you should not need to bring anything to cook with.
- Do you provide gas for the grill?
Yes, propane canisters are located near the grill, and a backup/spare canister is
located nearby in case the first one goes empty mid-stay. In the unlikely event
you should need a third canister, you can call the contact numbers in the cabin
and one will be brought out for you. There is no additional charge for this amenity.
- Do you provide charcoal for the grill or campfire pit?
No, our cabins are all provisioned with large gas grills, and we prefer that guests
use those instead as they are safer and easier to clean. However, some of our cabins
may have charcoal grills in addition to the gas grill, but you would need to bring
charcoal and/or lighter fluid with you. These items are not stocked.
- Do you provide wood for the fireplace or campfire pit?
Yes, a large stack of wood is stocked at all of our cabins, usually located by one
of the sheds. If the stack runs low before we get a chance to replenish it, you
can call the contact numbers in the cabin and more wood will be delivered. There
is no additional charge for this amenity.
- Where can I fish, and what licenses do I need?
Virginia state law allows fishing without a license from private property with the
permission of the property owner; the booking instruction/confirmation email that
you receive constitutes this permission. So you can fish from the property's riverbank
without a license. If you want to wade out into the river or fish from a canoe,
though, you'll need a state fishing license which can be purchased from the Luray
Walmart. You will have to provide your own fishing equipment.
- What are the river conditions?
The river depth ranges from 3-7 feet in most places, and can be more or less depending
on season (recent rain, etc). Generally, the river will be canoeable and safe for
swimming -- unless a large rainstorm has just occurred.
- Will my cellphone work in your cabin?
Probably not, unless it is a modern smartphone that can use WiFi – all our cabins
offer free high-speed Internet and WiFi. Each cabin has a private telephone landline
with unlimited national long-distance.
- Do I have to clean up after myself?
We do not expect you to do your own laundry; you didn't go on vacation to clean
house, after all! However, we may assess an extra cleaning charge if the cabin is
left in an unusually filthy state, e.g. mud tracked all over the carpets, big piles
of dirty caked-on dishes, etc. If you're reasonably decent, there won't be a problem.
- Will I be hit with charges for consumables or minor damages?
We expect a certain amount of wear and tear, as well as consumption of products.
We expect you to use the toilet paper, dishwasher detergent, etc., and there'll
be no charge. We also understand that light bulbs blow, plates break, and there
may be the occasional scratch on the wall. We charge only for unreasonable damage
or missing items that can't be considered normal usage – lost towels, torn sheets,
mud-ruined comforters, a hole bashed in the wall, that sort of significant and unusual
- Is horseback riding available?
There are several places to go horseback riding in the Luray area, as well as in
the nearby Shenandoah National Park. Information is provided in each cabin, and
more up-to-date listings can be found via Google.
- Can I hold my wedding/family reunion/big party at one of your cabins?
Yes, with a couple of caveats. If you'll be setting up chairs, tables, etc. outside
on the lawn, there is a $100 event fee per day you'll be doing this, in addition
to the standard nightly rental charges. There will be no per-person charges, except
for people who are spending the night according to the standard per-extra-person
fees. Bear in mind the number of restrooms available at each cabin – you don't really
want 100 people at a venue where there's only one toilet.
- Can some of my party camp out on the lawn in a tent?
Yes, for $10/adult and $5/child over 4 total children. We know tenters don't create
laundry, but they do use the other utilities and can cause repairs to be needed
to the lawn.
- What do I do for food?
You will need to provide your own food if you want to cook; the Walmart in Luray
has a large grocery section. There are also several restaurants of all types in
the Luray area, as well as local pizza delivery to the cabins; information is provided
at each cabin.
- Can I check in early/check out later?
Possibly, depending on when the next guest will be arriving, but you need to specifically
ask and receive an answer beforehand.
- Can I bring my pet?
Yes, you may bring your pet. There is an additional cost per pet that you see under the Rates section of each cabin's main page.
The extra-guest charges are for guests staying overnight. You do not have to pay
to have people visit for the day as long as they go away at night.
- Is there an extra charge to use the hot tub?
No, the hot tub and all other amenities are included at no additional charge.
- Do your cabins allow smoking?
Smoking is strictly forbidden inside all of our cabins. However, you are perfectly free
to smoke in the beautiful great outdoors surrounding each cabin. Please use good sense
and courtesy regarding your ashes, butts, or other potentially hazardous materials.
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