Living room
Cozy Cabin King Size BedNat'l Forest Rivers&Trails
Hosted by Katie & Steven Robert
Katie & Steven Robert is the host.
8 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath
8 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

This listing is for the whole house. This is NOT a shared space. You get the whole house to yourself. Cliffside Cabin is a cute rustic cabin set in the mountains of Virginia. This is a real cabin built almost 75 years ago. The cabin sits on land bordering the national forest walking distance to trails and the stream two rivers. By clicking on pet, child, or infant you are saying you are bringing them. But, the website doesn't charge for them at booking. Payment is still required.

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Please Read The Entire Description & See All Photos Prior To Booking:

This listing is for the whole house. This is NOT a shared space. You get the whole house to yourself. Please note rates start low for select week nights (last minute only), but weekends are always much higher. This listing is for the whole house. This is NOT a shared space. You get the whole house to yourself. At booking please provide a non-Airbnb email address so the Paperwork can be sent in advance.

Weekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3-night reservations.

Cliffside Cabin is a cute rustic cabin set in the mountains of Virginia. This is a real cabin built almost 75 years ago... so it will have a real cabin feel. This is not new construction. It was originally built as a Summer cabin only.

We bought this cabin in December 2012. The front of the cabin is not as cute as we would like it to be yet (we don't like the red painted wood), but we will be making improvements here to it as we are able (since it is booked during almost all the weekdays which doesn't allow us to make any improvements). We believe the inside of the cabin is super cute already though and the setting is certainly beautiful with lots of hiking trails, biking, fishing and outdoor adventures to be had nearby.

Cliffside Cabin also has a nice size deck as well as a screen porch (which will be completely redone as soon as we can afford it. The screen is rather old and dirty currently). Please note that there is another cabin on each side of this cabin, and one has been vacant for many years.

There is a king size bed in the bedroom (studio style). The floor plan is open (loft/studio style), but there is a curtain that can be closed in the bedroom for privacy if multiple people are staying. There is also a cute loft (low ceiling) with sleeping for older kids, teenagers or the fun loving adult that has three full size futon mattresses. There is a ladder going up into the loft which is probably most suitable for kids over 4 years old. This property can sleep 8 in the bed and mattresses if shared and ten if sleep on couch. The maximum occupancy is the number of people we will allow to stay not the amount that can sleep in beds (there is only the one king size bed and then the 3 full size mattresses on the floor in the loft).

Cliffside Cabin is a great place to see the stars. On clear nights, you can see thousands of stars overhead. It is a beautiful sight. Also during the spring and summer months, you can see humming birds everywhere. We place feeders off the front porch of the house and have personally seen upwards of 20 birds at one time at our cabins here in Rawley Springs.
Checking is 4:00 pm and checkout is 11 am. We can do later check-ins if need be if it is arranged in advance with prior approval.

This is a real cabin in the mountains built long ago. Therefore it will not feel like new construction (since it isn't new construction), but then again, that is what gives the cabin its charm because it is unique and older. The cottage borders the George Washington National Forest. The forest contains all sorts of wildlife and deer can even be seen at times walking through the yard. Because this is a real cabin in the forest, there are things you should expect to find outside and possibly inside of a real cabin such as spider webs, ladybugs, critters, flies, insects or stink bugs during certain times of the year (we clean them for every guest when they are present but they can reappear quickly). If you or someone in your group is allergic to pets or anything else (detergent, air fresheners, etc), please let us know in advance so we can discuss this prior to your booking and then also prior to your arrival. We do not use any scented products but we cannot be responsible for what other guests right before your stay may have used. Different cabins and different houses have different scents. Those with fireplaces will have the scent of a wood burning fire. Those with wood will have the scent of wood. We cannot be responsible for determining what you will or will not be sensitive to though. This is truly impossible to determine ahead of time. And yes, this is in here because people complained about the smell of a fireplace in a cabin with a fireplace and the smell of cedar in a cabin with cedar walls. Each cabin and house will have its own unique scent.

Pets are welcome at all of our properties with the paid pet fee(s). If you or someone in your group is allergic to pets or allergic to anything else (detergent, air fresheners, etc), please let us know in advance so we can discuss this prior to your booking and then also prior to your arrival.

This cabin has a floor model a/c in the living room (once it gets hot outside or upon request). There is also a ceiling fan and central heat which allows the fan to be run and circulate air throughout the cabin nicely.

Cliffside Cabin has a nice size deck as well as a screened in porch with a charcoal grill (charcoal not provided). You can see the mountains somewhat from the porch and deck from late fall until spring arrives and the leaves hide them. Indoor and/or outdoor firewood is available for purchase for a fee and must be purchased on site.


Check-in is 4:00 pm and checkout is 11 am.

The guest booking the property is required to sign a rental contract & provide a copy of valid drivers license or passport either prior to or upon arrival.. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid.

We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. It always the guests' responsibility to understand where this property is located and the listing clearly states where the property. We are not responsible for guests' booking a property in an area that they didn't mean to book in or in a location that they didn't intend to book. We are also not responsible to determine how far the property is from any other location or area (including not responsible for drive time or distances to and from where the guests will be traveling). Guests acknowledge that they understand and accept where the property is located prior to booking. Please note that I (Steven) personally took every photo for every single one of our listings. Many of our properties are within walking distance of each other so the photos for one cabin will still apply to other cabins too since this is the view and scenery you'll find while hiking the roads and trails nearby. Other photos are of the local Shenandoah Valley scenery and these are the scenes you can expect to find while driving around the Shenandoah Valley. This property is on a cistern. If something is left running; sink, toilet, shower; you can deplete your entire water supply.
Heaters must be left on in winter months to avoid frozen pipes. Failure to leave heaters on will result in guest paying for damages.

Also, no refund will be given for mechanical, water-well or cistern, weather, Electric, appliances, cable, internet or similar issues or other circumstances. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's agent is not held responsible for any noise due to water work, road work, cable work, phone work, any utility work, or any other noise or vision pollution at our properties, other properties adjacent to owner properties, or other properties near owner properties

Guests are required to pickup after their pets. Pets are not permitted on any beds or furniture. All pets are required to have current rabies vacinations displayed on their collars per county and state law. Pets must remain under immediate control of their owners at all times. Guests must not permit any pet to bark or disturb any neighbor or guest at an adjacent property. Pets must be on their leashes while on walks on the roads or off the property at which they are staying. Guests are responsible to wash their own dishes, silverware, pots and pans and run the dishwasher (if the property has one). Because of this all of these items will only be as clean as the last guests left them. There is no possible way for us to check every single thing in the kitchen between every guest. Imagine trying to check every single thing in your kitchen cabinets, while washing all linens, towels and comforters and cleaning the whole house all within 5 hours (the time between check-out and check-in). Linens may still be in the washer or dryer at check-in. We wash all linens, towels and comforters after each reservation and therefore all wash may not be done by the time you arrive for check-in. Also, while all linens, towels and comforters will be washed, we cannot guarantee perfection. We have high end washers and dryers at most properties, but even after being washed and dried it may still be possible to find hair on the linens (this is why pets are not permitted on beds or furniture). Properties are deep cleaned, but not for every reservation. If you look, you will be able to find things that are not perfect, but we cannot deep clean a property between every guests' stay (we only have 5 hours between check-in and check-out to clean the whole house and wash all linens).

This Short Term Rental Agreement is made by and between: Steven Robert Jones/Katie Pitre Jones
(“Homeowner”) and _______________________ (“Guest”) effective upon accepting the conditions,
terms and agreements agreed to upon initially submitting either the deposit or the full payment amount
at the time of booking. For good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency of which is acknowledged,
the parties hereby agree as follows: 1. Property: The property is located at:
11709 Cliffside Trail
Hinton, VA 22831
The property is furnished and includes: refrigerator, microwave, stove/oven combo, coffee maker,
toaster, silverware, dinning utensils, plates, cups, bedding, and towels.
2. Rental Party: The rental party shall consist of Guest and the following persons:
Name:________________________, Address:__________________
Name:_________________________Address:__________________
Name:________________________, Address___________________
Name:________________________, Address:__________________
Name:_________________________Address:__________________
Name:________________________, Address___________________
Name:________________________, Address:__________________
Name:_________________________Address:__________________
3. Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 8 non-related persons or 10
related persons with at least 4 being children. An additional charge of up to $35 per person per night
for guests in addition to 2 may be applied to the cost of the stay. If extra guests are found to have
spent the night without prior approval, the lease will be subject to termination immediately and no
refund shall be given.
4. Term of the Lease: The lease begins at __4:00 p.m. On _______________________, 201 __ (the
“Arrival Date”) and ends at 11 a.m. On ________________________________201 ___(the “Departure
Date”).
5. Minimum Stay: This property requires a either a one to 4 night stay depending upon the season.
Longer minimum stays may be required during holiday periods and weekends. If a guests ends up
staying for less than 1 day, the guest will still be charged for the entire length of time that they
reserved the property. There are no refunds, discounts or credits for late arrivals or for early
departure.
6. Rental Rules: Guest agrees to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this rental agreement at all
times and shall cause all members of the rental party and anyone else “Guest(s)” permits on the
property to abide by the following rules at all times while at the property. It is the “Guest(s)” legal
responsibility to inform anyone that they allow to access the property of all terms, conditions and
rules regarding all/any use of the property, including use of ingress and egress to the property.
7. Access: Guest shall allow “Homeowner” or any other authorized agent of the Homeowner to access
to the property for purposes of repair and inspection for any reason at any time. Homeowner and/or
their agent shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner. Homeowner has right to access
barn yard, driveways, unfinished basements, garages, and storage units without informing renter.8.
Rental Rate and Fees:
Payment is required according to the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Reservation Manager payment schedule. Last minute
reservations are accepted but full payment is due at the time of booking. (exceptions may be made
for same day bookings. Full payment is always due though access to the property shall be given. If the
premises appear dirty or damaged upon Arrival, Guest shall inform Homeowner immediately (within
15 minutes) of arrival.
9. Cancellation Policy:
Our cancellation policy is: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will
be refunded as follows:
50% if canceled 90 days prior to arrival
25% if canceled 60 days prior to arrival
0% if canceled 45 days prior to arrival
(No refund or credit for stay shall be given due to early departure or for failure to show up and/or
checkin)
No refunds for JMU Events or Holiday Bookings (No refund or credit for stay shall be given due to early
departure or for failure to show up and/or check-in by 12 am on the arrival date). The property will be
locked upon your arrival. The owners will meet you at the property to let you in whenever possible, so
YOU must contact owners in advance to let them know when you are arriving (4 pm or later check in.) If
no contact is made in advance by email and/or no call by midnight the day of arrival, then the
reservation will be duly cancelled. Failure to contact owners to set up check-in time prior to arrival date
or failure to show up before midnight the day of arrival without contacting owner constitutes a
cancellation. Homeowners reserve the right to re-book the property for the dates guest reserved the
property for if no contact has been made or if guest fails to show up by midnight the day of arrival.
(Guest are permitted to arrive after mid night but must confirm the time in writing with owner prior to
the arrival.)
10. Insurance: We encourage all renters to purchase traveler insurance. (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)/(SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) offers
insurance for as little as $39 at the time of booking. You hereby acknowledge that this option has
been presented to you before booking.
11. Payment: Payments must be made via the Reservation Manager payment request email or the
by using the Book It Now option. Credit cards and checks are both acceptable. Checks may not be
used for reservation that are less than 10 days away from the time of booking. Credit Card must be
paid through the payment request email, Book It Now option or we can process payments for you by
phone. For reservations more than 20 days away we may accept checks via the mail. Please make
checks out to Katie Pitre Jones or Steven Robert Jones
Rental Rules:
1. Smoking is NOT allowed inside the cabin or on the front or back porches. Any smoking items
must be extinguished and then disposed of properly. No remnants of smoking shall be left at cabin or
anywhere on the grounds or surrounding areas. Any evidence of smoking in cabin or improperly
disposing of cigarettes or cigars shall be cause for immediate termination of this rental agreement.
2. People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may stay overnight in the property
with the prior approval of the owners. Any other person in, on, near the property or any adjacent
property is the sole responsibility of Guest. Guest shall not cause or allow unreasonable loud noise or
activity that might disturb the comforts of other persons renting or living in the area. Homeowner or
Homeowner's Authorized Agent shall notify any Guest of any excessive noise. Noise shall be kept to a
minimum at all times. Special care shall be taken to be very quiet during quiet hours. Failure to respect
either quiet hours (9 p.m. To 9 a.m.) or to adhere to Homeowner's/Homeowner's Authorized Agent's
request to lower the noise volume shall be cause for termination of the rental agreement.
3. All of the properties are privately owned; and the owners are not responsible for any accidents,
injuries or illness that occurs while on any premises, facilities or on roads, trails or any property
whatsoever. Homeowners/Homeowners Agent(s) are not responsible for any loss or damage of any kind
to/of personal belongings, vehicles or valuables of the guest or any member of their party. By accepting
this rental agreement it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising
from any use of the premises by themselves or by others in their party. Party shall be defined as any
person(s) who stays overnight, visits, or accesses the property in any manner, whether such person is
invited by the Guest or not. 4. Guest agrees to keep the property and all furnishings in good order (same
as are when they arrived). Any damage or issue with the property must be immediately reported to the
Homeowner upon Guests arrival.
5. Only use appliances for their intended uses.
6. PETS are permitted only with prior approval. A pet fee of up to $89 may applied to cost of stay.
Failure to disclose or obtain prior permission to bring pets may result in immediate termination of
the rental agreement. This includes not disclosing the correct number of pets and/or the type of pet
prior to arrival.
7. Parking: PARKING PASSES – Parking passes are located inside the unit. Renters must display parking
pass in the car at all times. Failure to display may result in towing of vehicle at renter's expense.
Leave the parking passes inside the unit upon departure. Parking is limited to 3 vehicle(s). Vehicles
are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on any road is not permitted. Any illegally
parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the
vehicle owner.
8. Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in
the property for nightly or weekend rentals only, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate.
Sorry; we do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the cabin under any circumstances.
9. Fireplace: The fireplace is a woodstove. If you are unfamiliar with how to start a fire in it please
contact owner for instructions. Woodstove door must remain closed at times except when loading
wood into the stove. Please don't put anything in the fireplace other than wood or newspaper to
start the fire. Due to the risk of spreading the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle which kills trees, we do not
allow any firewood to be brought to the properties for either indoor or outdoor fires. Firewood can
be purchased at the cabin or prior to arrival. No wood other than wood bought from owners is
allowed in fireplace. Only certain, properly seasoned, hard wood is to be used in the fireplaces, so
guest may not bring their own wood. We spend a lot of money to make sure we have the proper
wood to use. If you are found using wood other than that from owner, you will be charged for using
fireplace and may be asked to leave. If any damage is done due to improper wood, guest will pay for
all damages. Burning Laws in Brief § (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Regulating the burning of woods, brush, etc.;
penalties.
No burning until after 4:00 p.m. February 15 through April 30 of each year, if the fire is in or within
300 feet of woodland, brushland or field containing dry grass or other flammable material.
Fire shall not be left unattended if within 150 feet of woodland, brushland or fields containing dry
grass. No new fires set or fuel added after midnight. Law applies to campfires, warming fires, brush
piles, leaves, household trash, stumps, fields of broomstraw and brush or anything capable of
spreading fire. The law provides for a penalty of up to $500, plus payment of court costs and fire
suppression costs if the fire escapes.
10. Water and Septic: The cabin is on a cistern and septic systems. The water from the cistern is
completely usable. Although, it may have an orange tint to it. It may also smell like iron. The septic
system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH
anything other than toilet paper. Please DO NOT flush any wipe or moist towelette of any kind even
if it says flushable. No feminine products should be flushed at any time. If it is found that feminine
products or other improper material have been flushed and clog the septic system, you will be
charged damages of the cost of repair.
11. Guest represents that he/she is more than 21 years old and that this entire agreement has been
reviewed.
12. LEFT ITEMS: A $25.00 fee, plus shipping cost, applies to any Lost and Found items that are requested
to be returned to Guests. Items found and not claimed within 30 days will be disposed of at the
owner's discretion.
13. Storms: In the event that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order during a Winter Storm
Warning for central western Rockingham County, Virginia, or a mandatory evacuation during a
Hurricane Warning for western Rockingham County, Virginia, we will refund: Any unused portion of
rent from a guest currently registered; Any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to
arrive, and wants to shorten the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning or Winter Storm
Warning is lifted; and any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to
arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" or "Winter Storm Warning" period where a mandatory
evacuation has been ordered.
14. Mountain roads are curvy and steep. Gravel drives are rough at times; we highly recommend 4 wheel drive and/or chains during in case of snow. VDOT actually plows everything but the last several hundred yards to the cabin. The cabin is almost always accessible by car, but if you do not have 4WD or chains, we have a 4WD and would be happy to drive you to the cabin on the rare occasion when there is too much snow for you to make it. Guests are more than welcome to park on other property owned by the Homeowners if they are not able to access the cabin in their vehicle.
Sorry there are no refunds due to road conditions or any other weather conditions other than what is stated above. We do not refund due to power outages.
15. Emergencies: If there is an emergency, the renter will first contact the local authorities via 911 using
the property phone not a cell phone. Then contact the owners. If there is a non-emergency issue,
contact owners directly as soon as issue occurs. There is a phone provided at the property for your
use if your cell phone doesn't work. Use property phone for all emergency calls to 911.
16. ZERO TOLERANCE: Guest and the members of his/her party shall not use or permit to be brought
onto the property any illegal controlled substances, firearms, or items hazardous to persons or
property.
Hunters are more than welcome at the property. Hunting is permitted in the national forest only.
Hunting guest are allowed to take firearms to the property and across the property to access national
forest land. (National Forest land begins where either yellow forest signs are posted and/or red rings are
marked around trees. Please ask owner for directions to national forest. Once you cross that boundary,
you are on national forest land.) Firearms are not permitted to be discharged on property other than
national forest land or within 300 yards of Homeowners property even if Guest or members of their
party are on national forest land. Hunting with firearms must follow the guidelines of national forest
rules and regulations. If unlawful or illegal use of firearms, illegal substances, or hazardous items is
found, it will result in termination of rental agreement.
Guest agrees to: Leave the premises in the same order as found; to return keys to OWNER/AGENT on
departure and not to exceed the maximum number of people, cars, pets or other limits as agreed to
herein. Water and lights must be turned off at departure. If more than the pre-approved number of
people are found to occupy the premises, or excessive cleanup is required additional charges for linens
and maid service will be levied against the GUEST. Such determination will be made at the sole
discretion of the Homeowner/Homeowner's Authorized Agent. Guest agrees to the reasonable costs of
collection, including attorney fees, if necessary to collect money in the event of damage to the property.
Visitors of the GUEST will be the responsibility of the Guest and must follow all the same rules as the
Guest.
Also, no refund will be given for issues with weather, water… cistern, city or well, mechanics, appliances,
heater, air conditioner, cable, internet or other such items or other such circumstances. If electricity
goes out, air conditioner or heater breaks or runs incorrectly, well or cistern runs dry, appliances breaks,
etc. owners will get item(s) fixed as soon as possible but no refund will be given for these instances in
any case. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's
agent is not held responsible for any noise or traffic due to water work, road work, cable work, phone
work, any utility work, or any other noise or vision pollution at our properties, other properties adjacent
to owner properties, or other properties near owner properties. Guest acknowledges that he/she
and/or their party needs to use water very sparingly to not deplete well/cistern resources. No refund
shall be given if well/cistern is depleted or runs dry due to overuse.
Consumption of raw or under-cooked eggs should be avoided, especially by young children, elderly
persons, and persons with weakened immune systems or debilitating illness.
We reserve the right to remodel, makes changes, alterations, improvements, redecorate and rearrange
the cabin at any time. The cabin may not appear exactly like it does in the photos when you arrive for
check-in due to these possible changes.
This is a real cabin in the woods. There may be critters, bug, insects, spiders, ants, snakes, ladybugs,
stink bugs, or animals in or around the cabin. We do our best to ensure the cabins are free of these
things, but we can not guarantee it. Please let us know if critters are found in the cabin. Owners are
not held liable for any injury due to the animals.
Renters agree that they are feeding or petting farm animals at their own risk. Animals are not to be
ridden on.
By my signature below (or by checking the box at the time of payment and electronically accepting this
agreement), I hereby agree to all of the payments, terms and conditions of this rental agreement.
I agree that all rental monies are non-refundable per cancellation policy above. I have read my rights to
purchase travel insurance.
The parties agree to the terms of this Short Term Rental Agreement, as evidenced by the signatures set
forth below (or by electronically accepting this agreement.)
Not responsible for errors on the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) or Airbnb listing. The contract is the sole
representation of the cabin and all information regarding how the cabin is described.
I have read the entire contract carefully and agree to the terms.
Please Provide Copy of Driver's License
Please also provide Make, Model, and License Plate Number of vehicle
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Renter(s)/Guest(s):
__________________________________________ Date:
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Illegal drugs will not permitted on our properties under any circumstances. Smoking is not permitted inside any house or cabin or on any screen porch. There will be a $750 charge for any smoking in either of these areas. Illegal rugs being used anywhere on the property will result in a $750 charge. Kegs and hookahs are not permitted anywhere on property under any circumstances. There will be a $500 charge should either of these items (kegs or hookahs) be found on the property (this includes outside areas too). If smoking (inside or on screen porches), illegal drugs (meaning what is illegal in Virginia), keg(s), hookah(s) or fireworks (there is a $500 fine for having fireworks at a property) are found on the property the guest will be asked to leave and there will be no refund whatsoever for any portion of the stay (including any future days/nights). Guests failing to check-out by 11 am agree to pay $50 an hour for a late check-out beginning at 11:01 am. If the guest is still there at 12:00 noon then then the charge is another $50 and so on with each additional hour the guest overstays their reservation. Late check-outs require prior written permission and applicable late check-out fees to be paid.

The guest booking the property is required to sign a rental contract & provide a copy of valid drivers license or passport either prior to or upon arrival. For this reason, the person who makes the reservation has to be the there at the time of check-in, unless the contract is signed and arrangements are made for someone else to check-in in advance.
Firewood is not permitted to be removed from the property when you check-out. It is also not permissible to gather firewood from the woods at the property. Either of these will result in a $50 charge. All bed linens and towels are washed after every single guest. This does not mean that every single hair, piece of lint, etc will come off in the wash. We wish that washing machines got every last thing off the linens, but that is not always the case. Also, detergent, well water and the linens themselves may bleed causing stains. (Well water may also stain toilet, tub, and sink.) If there is a problem with the linens just let us know, and we'll do our best to get you new ones as soon as possible. We give you our promise that everything is washed after every single guest, but that doesn't mean that washing machines and dryers are perfect at removing every last thing from the linens and towels. If there is an issue with the cleanliness of the property just let us know and we will send someone to fix it within a reasonable amount of time. We truly want everything perfect, but please know that nothing is perfect and no cleaner cleans perfectly. Likewise, the floors are swept and mopped after every single guest. Sometimes we sweep the floors 3 or 4 times and still find things on them. We again, promise that they are swept after every guest, but that doesn't mean that they will be perfect. If you search you will surely be able to find something wrong. There will be no refunds for these issues, but rather we will work to fix anything that needs to be fixed within a reasonable time. Again, this is a real cabin, and while there is heat, that does not mean that the cabin will be as warm as your house on very cold days/nights. Likewise, it may not be as cool as your house is in the summertime as well, although the A/C unit does very well in our opinion. We are just stating what should be obvious... that a real cabin is not going to be the same as your house. But then again, isn't that why you booked a real cabin in the forest... because it is unique and different. :)
HEATERS MUST BE LEFT ON IN WINTER MONTHS TO AVOID FROZEN PIPES. Failure to follow will result in guest paying for damages.
Guests agree to all of the terms of this entire listing and there will be no refunds whatsoever (including unused days/nights), if any of these terms are not followed and the guest chooses to either cancel, not check-in, leave early or is asked to leave the property due to violating these terms.

Guest access

The cabin offers direct access to the national forest. All linens, blankets, towels, full kitchen (minus dishwasher) and kitchen items (minus food) are provided. The cabin also has full cable TV, flat screen TV and free high speed wifi. There is also a land line phone with free local and long distance calling (to the U.S. only).

Interaction with guests

We'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any site). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage.

We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts.

We have four daughters and another baby on the way. Our oldest is 6, we have another who is 3, one who is 2 and our newest arrival, our 4th daughter is now one. We always wait to find out if we're having a boy or a girl. :) We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we started by renting out that first cabin in June of 2011 and we now both do this full time while raising our girls. This is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 5+ years without a single day off. The term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" is how I would describe our lives (it is 2:43 am when I writing this). This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something (even on Christmas or any other holiday) we (or our staff) is almost always available to help, but keep in mind that there are only two of us right now that respond to all emails and phone calls. We do have some cleaners and another employee who helps check-in guests though. And please be kind... we never get a day off (and we mean never) and the demands of what we do is nearly overwhelming. We'd also like to make sure that our guests know that Katie & I both run Fire/Rescue as volunteers in our "spare time" so there may be times when we are unavailable due to being on an emergency call. As soon as we are done with whatever emergency call we're on, we'll be happy to assist you though.

When you rent one of our properties, know that your money is going to toward future renovations and improvements. Also, if you plan on cancelling at some point before your stay, please think twice before booking one of our properties. We count on the rental income to pay or mortgages and all of the other bills associated with the properties, which are extensive. Our goal this year is to hire a full time business manager to help us out. :) Also, please note that Airbnb's messaging system does not always work... and even if it is working, there are just two of us... two... answering every message and inquiry and responding to guests. We're not always on the computer and some of our properties and the areas we travel through to get to them, are in areas where some of our cell phones don't work, so we are not always available due to technological reasons and even when we are available... there are just two of us right now...

Again, with that in mind, please know though that we're not a big company and we have no outside investors yet... Meaning, things are not going to be perfect (although we sincerely hope to get everything perfect in the future). We personally own every property that we rent out. Again our cabins, cottages and houses are not perfect, but they do have character, history & warmth. And we've listed them with lots of details and descriptions about what to expect. Our listings are accurate. Your staying with us helps us further the restore all of our properties to their original condition (with appropriate modern updates that are appropriate in keeping with the history of the property). We believe that we are far more honest than any of the competition when it comes to our properties' listings. You will find full descriptions of each property that list the good and the bad (again, our properties are not perfect, but that is only because we do not yet have the finances to make them perfect... they will all get there though as funds permit). Our properties are always improving though since we put every last dime back into the business to keep improving things. We say all of this, because quite a few of our past guests seem to have the impression that we're "loaded"!

If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best.

We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed.

Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile.

There is a fee of $20 an hour after 10 pm. Late check-ins must be approved in advance. When you arrive, the lights will be on and you will be welcomed and shown around the cabin, unlike most other rentals where you access a lock box and walk into a dark cold house. If it is winter time and you let us know in advance that you want a fire, we'll even have a real wood burning fire going for you (firewood provided for a fee). We are always available. We really mean it when we say that we are always available. If you need us at 4 am or have a problem, please do not ever hesitate to let us know. This is all we do 24/7 and we want all of our guests to have an amazing stay. We would be honored if you would allow us the opportunity to serve you. Please ask about contract if you are unable to view it. Person who booked is required to sign contract on arrival so must be there to check-in.

Managing our properties is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 5+ years without a single day off. Neither of us had ever heard the term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" and now we live it everyday. This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something (even on Christmas or any other holiday) we're always available to help, but keep in mind that there are only two of us right now. And please be kind... we never get a day off and the demands of what we do is nearly overwhelming. We'd also like to make sure that our guests know that we both run Fire/Rescue as volunteers in our "spare time" so there may be times when we are unavailable due to being on an emergency call. As soon as we are done with whatever emergency call we're on, we'll be happy to assist you though.
Late check-ins, after 10 pm, without prior approval in writing on the message thread come with a fee of $30 an hour.

Other things to note

Weekends (Friday & Saturday nights or Saturday & Sunday nights) require a 2 night stay unless there is only one night available for the weekend you would like to book. All Holiday and JMU special event weekends require a 3 night reservations.
By clicking on the pet(s) tab at the time of booking, you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet(s) at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee(s) in order to bring a pet(s). Please, no pets on the furniture...beds, couches, blankets, towels or linens, etc. No smoking in the cabin or on the deck. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. All extra fees are the cash or check prices. Airbnb charges extra fees to pay these charges using their site and this is not something we can control. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned.

Kids are counted in the amount of people no matter their age. Each person is charged for not each adult. By clicking on pet(s), you are saying that you are bringing a pet. However, there is no charge added for a pet at that time. You will still need to pay the pet fee in order to bring a pet. All pet fee(s), early check-in or late check-out, firewood or extra person fees are not refundable once paid. Checks are welcome but there is a $5 charge to use a check due to past problems we've had with accepting checks. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 returned check charge as well as any other applicable attorney fees or court costs required to collect the payment along with the original amount of the check that was returned.
We have different rates for each of our properties and our rates change multiple times a month and there are different rates for each week of the month as well. We do not take reservations more than 90 days out on Airbnb without prior approval... so using the instant book option on Airbnb for reservation dates more than 90 days away may result in a cancellation since Airbnb's software has been continually been deleting our rates and changing them to the standard nightly rate (which is always lower than what our actual rates are). If your dates are more than 90 days away please contact us to make sure the rates are correct. Guests are not permitted to trespass on any land that we do not own or any other property owners land to access the rivers or the national forest. Guests are staying at our cabins are not permitted to access/go to "Blue Hole" (a local swimming hole), whereas the only way to access that site is by trespassing on other property owners land. We own numerous places to access the rivers and the national forest and must stay on our land or on national forest land at all times. Failure to adhere to these rules will result in termination of the rental agreement.

This Short Term Rental Agreement is made by and between: Steven Robert Jones/Katie Pitre Jones
(“Homeowner”) and _______________________ (“Guest”) effective upon accepting the conditions,
terms and agreements agreed to upon initially submitting either the deposit or the full payment amount
at the time of booking. For good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency of which is acknowledged,
the parties hereby agree as follows: 1. Property:

The property is furnished and includes: refrigerator, microwave, stove/oven combo, coffee maker,
toaster, silverware, dinning utensils, plates, cups, bedding, and towels.
2. Rental Party: The rental party shall consist of Guest and the following persons:
Name:________________________, Address:__________________
Name:_________________________Address:__________________
Name:________________________, Address___________________
Name:________________________, Address:__________________
Name:_________________________Address:__________________
Name:________________________, Address___________________
Name:________________________, Address:__________________
Name:_________________________Address:__________________
3. Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 8 non-related persons or 10
related persons with at least 4 being children. An additional charge of up to $35 per person per night
for guests in addition to 2 may be applied to the cost of the stay. If extra guests are found to have
spent the night without prior approval, the lease will be subject to termination immediately and no
refund shall be given.
4. Term of the Lease: The lease begins at __4:00 p.m. On _______________________, 201 __ (the
“Arrival Date”) and ends at 11 a.m. On ________________________________201 ___(the “Departure
Date”).
5. Minimum Stay: This property requires a either a one to 4 night stay depending upon the season.
Longer minimum stays may be required during holiday periods and weekends. If a guests ends up
staying for less than 1 day, the guest will still be charged for the entire length of time that they
reserved the property. There are no refunds, discounts or credits for late arrivals or for early
departure.
6. Rental Rules: Guest agrees to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this rental agreement at all
times and shall cause all members of the rental party and anyone else “Guest(s)” permits on the
property to abide by the following rules at all times while at the property. It is the “Guest(s)” legal
responsibility to inform anyone that they allow to access the property of all terms, conditions and
rules regarding all/any use of the property, including use of ingress and egress to the property.
7. Access: Guest shall allow “Homeowner” or any other authorized agent of the Homeowner to access
to the property for purposes of repair and inspection for any reason at any time. Homeowner and/or
their agent shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner. Homeowner has right to access
barn yard, driveways, unfinished basements, garages, and storage units without informing renter.8.
Rental Rate and Fees:
Payment is required according to the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Reservation Manager payment schedule. Last minute
reservations are accepted but full payment is due at the time of booking. (exceptions may be made
for same day bookings. Full payment is always due though access to the property shall be given. If the
premises appear dirty or damaged upon Arrival, Guest shall inform Homeowner immediately (within
15 minutes) of arrival.
9. Cancellation Policy:
Our cancellation policy is: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation the deposit/payment for stay will
be refunded as follows:
50% if canceled 90 days prior to arrival
25% if canceled 60 days prior to arrival
0% if canceled 45 days prior to arrival
(No refund or credit for stay shall be given due to early departure or for failure to show up and/or
checkin)
No refunds for JMU Events or Holiday Bookings (No refund or credit for stay shall be given due to early
departure or for failure to show up and/or check-in by 12 am on the arrival date). The property will be
locked upon your arrival. The owners will meet you at the property to let you in whenever possible, so
YOU must contact owners in advance to let them know when you are arriving (4 pm or later check in.) If
no contact is made in advance by email and/or no call by midnight the day of arrival, then the
reservation will be duly cancelled. Failure to contact owners to set up check-in time prior to arrival date
or failure to show up before midnight the day of arrival without contacting owner constitutes a
cancellation. Homeowners reserve the right to re-book the property for the dates guest reserved the
property for if no contact has been made or if guest fails to show up by midnight the day of arrival.
(Guest are permitted to arrive after mid night but must confirm the time in writing with owner prior to
the arrival.)
10. Insurance: We encourage all renters to purchase traveler insurance. (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)/(SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) offers
insurance for as little as $39 at the time of booking. You hereby acknowledge that this option has
been presented to you before booking.
11. Payment: Payments must be made via the Reservation Manager payment request email or the
by using the Book It Now option. Credit cards and checks are both acceptable. Checks may not be
used for reservation that are less than 10 days away from the time of booking. Credit Card must be
paid through the payment request email, Book It Now option or we can process payments for you by
phone. For reservations more than 20 days away we may accept checks via the mail. Please make
checks out to Katie Pitre Jones or Steven Robert Jones
Rental Rules:
1. Smoking is NOT allowed inside the cabin or on the front or back porches. Any smoking items
must be extinguished and then disposed of properly. No remnants of smoking shall be left at cabin or
anywhere on the grounds or surrounding areas. Any evidence of smoking in cabin or improperly
disposing of cigarettes or cigars shall be cause for immediate termination of this rental agreement.
2. People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may stay overnight in the property
with the prior approval of the owners. Any other person in, on, near the property or any adjacent
property is the sole responsibility of Guest. Guest shall not cause or allow unreasonable loud noise or
activity that might disturb the comforts of other persons renting or living in the area. Homeowner or
Homeowner's Authorized Agent shall notify any Guest of any excessive noise. Noise shall be kept to a
minimum at all times. Special care shall be taken to be very quiet during quiet hours. Failure to respect
either quiet hours (9 p.m. To 9 a.m.) or to adhere to Homeowner's/Homeowner's Authorized Agent's
request to lower the noise volume shall be cause for termination of the rental agreement.
3. All of the properties are privately owned; and the owners are not responsible for any accidents,
injuries or illness that occurs while on any premises, facilities or on roads, trails or any property
whatsoever. Homeowners/Homeowners Agent(s) are not responsible for any loss or damage of any kind
to/of personal belongings, vehicles or valuables of the guest or any member of their party. By accepting
this rental agreement it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising
from any use of the premises by themselves or by others in their party. Party shall be defined as any
person(s) who stays overnight, visits, or accesses the property in any manner, whether such person is
invited by the Guest or not. 4. Guest agrees to keep the property and all furnishings in good order (same
as are when they arrived). Any damage or issue with the property must be immediately reported to the
Homeowner upon Guests arrival.
5. Only use appliances for their intended uses.
6. PETS are permitted only with prior approval. A pet fee of up to $89 may applied to cost of stay.
Failure to disclose or obtain prior permission to bring pets may result in immediate termination of
the rental agreement. This includes not disclosing the correct number of pets and/or the type of pet
prior to arrival.
7. Parking: PARKING PASSES – Parking passes are located inside the unit. Renters must display parking
pass in the car at all times. Failure to display may result in towing of vehicle at renter's expense.
Leave the parking passes inside the unit upon departure. Parking is limited to 3 vehicle(s). Vehicles
are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on any road is not permitted. Any illegally
parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the
vehicle owner.
8. Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in
the property for nightly or weekend rentals only, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate.
Sorry; we do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the cabin under any circumstances.
9. Fireplace: The fireplace is a woodstove. If you are unfamiliar with how to start a fire in it please
contact owner for instructions. Woodstove door must remain closed at times except when loading
wood into the stove. Please don't put anything in the fireplace other than wood or newspaper to
start the fire. Due to the risk of spreading the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle which kills trees, we do not
allow any firewood to be brought to the properties for either indoor or outdoor fires. Firewood can
be purchased at the cabin or prior to arrival. No wood other than wood bought from owners is
allowed in fireplace. Only certain, properly seasoned, hard wood is to be used in the fireplaces, so
guest may not bring their own wood. We spend a lot of money to make sure we have the proper
wood to use. If you are found using wood other than that from owner, you will be charged for using
fireplace and may be asked to leave. If any damage is done due to improper wood, guest will pay for
all damages. Burning Laws in Brief § (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Regulating the burning of woods, brush, etc.;
penalties.
No burning until after 4:00 p.m. February 15 through April 30 of each year, if the fire is in or within
300 feet of woodland, brushland or field containing dry grass or other flammable material.
Fire shall not be left unattended if within 150 feet of woodland, brushland or fields containing dry
grass. No new fires set or fuel added after midnight. Law applies to campfires, warming fires, brush
piles, leaves, household trash, stumps, fields of broomstraw and brush or anything capable of
spreading fire. The law provides for a penalty of up to $500, plus payment of court costs and fire
suppression costs if the fire escapes.
10. Water and Septic: The cabin is on a cistern and septic systems. The water from the cistern is
completely usable. Although, it may have an orange tint to it. It may also smell like iron. The septic
system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH
anything other than toilet paper. Please DO NOT flush any wipe or moist towelette of any kind even
if it says flushable. No feminine products should be flushed at any time. If it is found that feminine
products or other improper material have been flushed and clog the septic system, you will be
charged damages of the cost of repair.
11. Guest represents that he/she is more than 21 years old and that this entire agreement has been
reviewed.
12. LEFT ITEMS: A $25.00 fee, plus shipping cost, applies to any Lost and Found items that are requested
to be returned to Guests. Items found and not claimed within 30 days will be disposed of at the
owner's discretion.
13. Storms: In the event that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order during a Winter Storm
Warning for central western Rockingham County, Virginia, or a mandatory evacuation during a
Hurricane Warning for western Rockingham County, Virginia, we will refund: Any unused portion of
rent from a guest currently registered; Any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to
arrive, and wants to shorten the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning or Winter Storm
Warning is lifted; and any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to
arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" or "Winter Storm Warning" period where a mandatory
evacuation has been ordered.
14. Mountain roads are curvy and steep. Gravel drives are rough at times; we highly recommend 4
wheel drive and/or chains during in case of snow. VDOT actually plows everything but the last
several hundred yards to the cabin. The cabin is almost always accessible by car, but if you do not
have 4WD or chains, we have a 4WD and would be happy to drive you to the cabin on the rare
occasion when there is too much snow for you to make it. Guests are more than welcome to park on
other property owned by the Homeowners if they are not able to access the cabin in their vehicle.
Sorry there are no refunds due to road conditions or any other weather conditions other than what
is stated above. We do not refund due to power outages.
15. Emergencies: If there is an emergency, the renter will first contact the local authorities via 911 using
the property phone not a cell phone. Then contact the owners. If there is a non-emergency issue,
contact owners directly as soon as issue occurs. There is a phone provided at the property for your
use if your cell phone doesn't work. Use property phone for all emergency calls to 911.
16. ZERO TOLERANCE: Guest and the members of his/her party shall not use or permit to be brought
onto the property any illegal controlled substances, firearms, or items hazardous to persons or
property.
Hunters are more than welcome at the property. Hunting is permitted in the national forest only.
Hunting guest are allowed to take firearms to the property and across the property to access national
forest land. (National Forest land begins where either yellow forest signs are posted and/or red rings are
marked around trees. Please ask owner for directions to national forest. Once you cross that boundary,
you are on national forest land.) Firearms are not permitted to be discharged on property other than
national forest land or within 300 yards of Homeowners property even if Guest or members of their
party are on national forest land. Hunting with firearms must follow the guidelines of national forest
rules and regulations. If unlawful or illegal use of firearms, illegal substances, or hazardous items is
found, it will result in termination of rental agreement.
Guest agrees to: Leave the premises in the same order as found; to return keys to OWNER/AGENT on
departure and not to exceed the maximum number of people, cars, pets or other limits as agreed to
herein. Water and lights must be turned off at departure. If more than the pre-approved number of
people are found to occupy the premises, or excessive cleanup is required additional charges for linens
and maid service will be levied against the GUEST. Such determination will be made at the sole
discretion of the Homeowner/Homeowner's Authorized Agent. Guest agrees to the reasonable costs of
collection, including attorney fees, if necessary to collect money in the event of damage to the property.
Visitors of the GUEST will be the responsibility of the Guest and must follow all the same rules as the
Guest.
Also, no refund will be given for issues with weather, water… cistern, city or well, mechanics, appliances,
heater, air conditioner, cable, internet or other such items or other such circumstances. If electricity
goes out, air conditioner or heater breaks or runs incorrectly, well or cistern runs dry, appliances breaks,
etc. owners will get item(s) fixed as soon as possible but no refund will be given for these instances in
any case. Owners will fix or resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time. Owners or owner's
agent is not held responsible for any noise or traffic due to water work, road work, cable work, phone
work, any utility work, or any other noise or vision pollution at our properties, other properties adjacent
to owner properties, or other properties near owner properties. Guest acknowledges that he/she
and/or their party needs to use water very sparingly to not deplete well/cistern resources. No refund
shall be given if well/cistern is depleted or runs dry due to overuse.
Consumption of raw or undercooked eggs should be avoided, especially by young children, elderly
persons, and persons with weakened immune systems or debilitating illness.
We reserve the right to remodel, makes changes, alterations, improvements, redecorate and rearrange
the cabin at any time. The cabin may not appear exactly like it does in the photos when you arrive for
check-in due to these possible changes.
This is a real cabin in the woods. There may be critters, bug, insects, spiders, ants, snakes, ladybugs,
stink bugs, or animals in or around the cabin. We do our best to ensure the cabins are free of these
things, but we can not guarantee it. Please let us know if critters are found in the cabin. Owners are
not held liable for any injury due to the animals.
Renters agree that they are feeding or petting farm animals at their own risk. Animals are not to be
ridden on.
By my signature below (or by checking the box at the time of payment and electronically accepting this
agreement), I hereby agree to all of the payments, terms and conditions of this rental agreement.
I agree that all rental monies are non-refundable per cancellation policy above. I have read my rights to
purchase travel insurance.
The parties agree to the terms of this Short Term Rental Agreement, as evidenced by the signatures set
forth below (or by electronically accepting this agreement.)
Not responsible for errors on the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) or Airbnb listing. The contract is the sole
representation of the cabin and all information regarding how the cabin is described.
I have read the entire contract carefully and agree to the terms.
Please Provide Copy of Driver's License, Passport, or Government issued ID.
Please also provide Make, Model, and License Plate Number of vehicle
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Renter(s)/Guest(s):
__________________________________________ Date:
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Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
TV
Essentials

Prices
Extra people £14 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £23
Weekly Discount: 11%
Weekend Price £101 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
3 double beds

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

No: parties, Hookahs, Under aged drinking, illegal drugs, smoking inside or on porches


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

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Andrew User Profile
July 2017
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John User Profile
June 2017
I would not recommend this to anyone. It wasn't a nice stay. Be prepared to get rushed in signing 8 pages or paper contracts and have the check in person who you don't know take a picture of you ID card on her personal cell phone and your car and tag number too. DO YOUR RESEARCH ON THIS PLACE.

Dylan User Profile
May 2017
Wonderful, cozy cabin in a beautiful location! Also: big comfy bed, screened porch, a deck, and equipped kitchen!

Cara User Profile
March 2017
This cabin is super cute and cozy! It was stocked with almost everything we needed for a relaxing weekend in the mountains and was a reasonable distance from Harrisonburg or George Washington National Forest. The mattresses in the loft were thin and uncomfortable - the guests in those did not sleep well, and the blankets weren't the warmest. We also felt a little frustrated having to pay for firewood, when we weren't allowed to bring outside firewood. Otherwise, its a beautiful simple cabin in a fun location.

Elizabeth User Profile
November 2016
Katie is was helpful to us Southerners. My husband and I were celebrating our first anniversary and wanted to stay somewhere special. We found this location last minute and decided to book from pictures. The experience wasn't exactly what we hoped but we still enjoyed our time in the area. If you want to make a fire it has to be with their wood, and it is expensive so be prepared for that.

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Katie & Steven Robert User Profile

We'd ask that you really read this profile, preferably before you book... we believe it will help our guests better understand who we are and set proper expectations for your stay as well. We challenge you to find more honest listings on this site (or any other site for that matter). We list the faults of our properties and have extremely detailed listings (and we ask that our guests would take a few minutes to read them). When you rent one of our properties, you get the whole house (not a shared or private room). Again, we never rent out shared spaces, you get the whole house, cabin, inn or cottage.

We are not a big company. In fact, we're not a company yet. We are just a husband and wife who are trying our best to create great places for people to vacation or staying while traveling through the area. We do have a couple of cleaners now and someone who helps with check-ins, but we are in the process of hiring a reservations person, a cleaning supervisor and someone to live on site in Virginia and do maintenance for the Virginia properties. When you stay at one of our properties, know that we (Katie & I) are not even at the point of drawing a salary yet and you will be partnering with us to restore these properties. We put every last cent right back into our properties and live much more modestly than anyone else we know. Because of this, please don't book one of our properties if you intend to cancel or if you cannot stay for some reason. We count on the money from the bookings to pay our bills and mortgages and we just cannot afford to offer refunds or alter reservations once they've been made. This is our livelihood and not extra spending money like it is for most Airbnb hosts.

We have now have 5 daughters. Our oldest is 7, we have another who is 4, one who turns 3 in 2017, another who turns 2 in 2017 and then a new baby born in 2017. We came to Virginia from Texas for me (Steven) to finish my college degree and Katie was a middle school teacher until 2013. We fell into the vacation rental business accidentally when we bought the cabin next to our house to keep it from falling into disarray and had to figure out how to make the mortgage payment on it. So we started by renting out that first cabin in June of 2011 and we now both do this full time while raising our girls. This is far harder than anything either of us has ever done and we are now at 6+ years without a single day off. The term, "the innkeeper never sleeps" is how I would describe our lives (it is 2:43 am when I writing this). This is all we do every single day of the year. If you need something (even on Christmas or any other holiday) we (or our staff) is almost always available to help, but keep in mind that there are only two of us right now that respond to all emails and phone calls. We do have some cleaners and two employees who helps check-in guests though. And please be kind... we never get a day off (and we mean never) and the demands of what we do is nearly overwhelming. We'd also like to make sure that our guests know that Katie & I both run Fire/Rescue as volunteers in our "spare time" so there may be times when we are unavailable due to being on an emergency call. As soon as we are done with whatever emergency call we're on, we'll be happy to assist you though.

When you rent one of our properties, know that your money is going to toward future renovations and improvements. Also, if you plan on cancelling at some point before your stay, please think twice before booking one of our properties. We count on the rental income to pay or mortgages and all of the other bills associated with the properties, which are extensive. Our goal this year is to hire a full time business manager to help us out. :) Also, please note that Airbnb's messaging system does not always work... and even if it is working, there are just two of us... two... answering every message and inquiry and responding to guests. We're not always on the computer and some of our properties and the areas we travel through to get to them, are in areas where some of our cell phones don't work, so we are not always available due to technological reasons and even when we are available... there are just two of us right now...

Again, with that in mind, please know though that we're not a big company and we have no outside investors yet... Meaning, things are not going to be perfect (although we sincerely hope to get everything perfect in the future). We personally own every property that we rent out. Again our cabins, cottages and houses are not perfect, but they do have character, history & warmth. And we've listed them with lots of details and descriptions about what to expect. Our listings are accurate. Your staying with us helps us further the restore all of our properties to their original condition (with appropriate modern updates that are appropriate in keeping with the history of the property). We believe that we are far more honest than any of the competition when it comes to our properties' listings. You will find full descriptions of each property that list the good and the bad (again, our properties are not perfect, but that is only because we do not yet have the finances to make them perfect... they will all get there though as funds permit). Our properties are always improving though since we put every last dime back into the business to keep improving things. We say all of this, because quite a few of our past guests seem to have the impression that we're "loaded"!

If you are looking to stay someplace that is unique then you'll love it here. If you are looking for perfection or prone to finding things to complain about, then this may not be a good fit for you. Our cabins, cottages and houses are real cabins, cottages and older houses. In many cases our properties are historic and require a lot of thought about how to make improvements, while maintaining the historical characteristics. There are lots of improvements we would like to make if money wasn't an issue, but the character of most of our places is difficult to find elsewhere. Katie says I'll never be satisfied and keep wanting to make improvements to our rentals (and she is most likely correct). :) As I said above, none of our properties are perfect, but we believe our service is second to none (but please keep in mind that there are only two of us). All we really ask is of our guests is that you be kind and understand that we are only two people and we promise we're doing our best.

We believe in treating others as you want to be treated. And in most cases, if you cannot say anything nice, it is better to say nothing at all. Extend grace generously. That being said, we're not going to back down if we believe we are right and we'll call it as we see it. Again, we have all of our listings described in far more detail than any other Airbnb listings we've ever read. We will be super hospitable and respond to all requests that are "reasonable", but that doesn't mean that we will allow ourselves to be pushed around or taken advantage of though either. Our listings are honest and extremely detailed.

Also, we cannot fix problems that we do not know exist, so please let us know if there is something we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. And please do this before you check-out. Leaving comments in a review about something we could have fixed while you were staying is extremely frustrating and disappointing and will most likely result in us leaving a negative review in response. Be fair and give us the opportunity to fix whatever is wrong. But please make sure that you read the listing before complaining. We have cleaners who are available most days during normal business hours to assist you if something isn't right if we aren't available. Again, if there is something we can do something to make your stay more enjoyable.... please let us know. :) But we ask that you be polite in asking... making demands is not the way to go about it... be nice to us and we'll gladly be nice in return. It's sad that we even have to put all of this in here and it only a small portion of guests who have unreasonable expectations, but we felt the need to include this in our profile.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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