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Caretaker Cottage at Burnshire Dam

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Elaine & Michael

Caretaker Cottage at Burnshire Dam

4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
Great location
90% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean
13 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

A tranquil refuge from modern stress. The sounds of the Shenandoah River, mountain views both east and west, and wide vistas of open fields farmed for generations, take one back to a simpler time. Perfect for exploring this historic area.


Air Conditioning
Indoor Fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

House Rules

Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


207 Reviews

Kenny User Profile
July 2018
This is a really quaint property on the outskirts of Woodstock. Elaine and Michael are the perfect hosts and rest for local knowledge of places to go and see. It’s a great place to get away from it all with lots of local walks to explore. The house is spacious with three bedrooms…
Andrew User Profile
August 2017
Lovely rural location, but only a few minutes' drive into Woodstock. An absolutely charming cottage: spacious and well equipped, with lots of homely knicknacks (yet which didn't crowd or get in the way). Elaine was charming to meet and obviously delighted in sharing such a specia…
Lorna User Profile
July 2016
A wonderful welcome as well as a personal tour from Elaine. Excellent facilities, great location, beautiful spacious well kept house and a particularly lovely cat 'Crazy' in the garden to keep our son entertained. Michael and Elaine allowed us to fish off their pier for the whole…
Will User Profile
April 2015
Elaine and Michael were fantastic and their house is lovely. We had a few days of hiking in the forests in the day and cards and wine in front of the fire and record player at night. Elaine and Michael made us feel immediately welcome and helped us out with anything we needed, …
Elaine & Michael User Profile
Response from Elaine & Michael:
Thanks, Will. It was a pleasure having you. I regret that my first and rather more detailed review did not appear - Airbnb only published the second one, which I kept brief as I did not want to repeat myself. Darn! So glad you enjoyed your trip!
April 2015
Matthew User Profile
October 2018
Fantastic. Cozy, thoughtful, clean, relaxing, beautiful... exactly what we needed on our wedding anniversary trip.
Rita User Profile
October 2018
The Caretaker's Cottage is a wonderful place to stay with lovely vintage decor, well maintained, and it has all the amenities you could possibly need. The house was extremely clean, beds very comfortable, and the kitchen was very well stocked. Elaine's talent for decorating is…
Christopher User Profile
October 2018
Wonderful house.

Hosted by Elaine & Michael

Woodstock, Virginia, United StatesJoined in January 2015
Elaine & Michael User Profile
225 Reviews
Elaine & Michael is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Elaine - vintage diva, decorative painter, food enthusiast, beginning birder; Michael - musician and composer, retired educator, and personal development coach. We are both thrilled to meet new people. We love gardening, hiking, birding, canoeing, flea marketing and antiquing -…
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