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  • Pool
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Popular Location
    Hawksbill Greenway
    6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Jordan Hollow Stables
    8 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Dukes of Hazzard Museum
    10 min drive
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    Weyers Cave, VA (SHD-Shenandoah Valley Regional)
    48 min drive

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  • Wow-such A Delight!! Best Describes Your Experience at The Miller House

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Stanley

In a rural location, Wow-such A Delight!! Best Describes Your Experience at The Miller House is in a walkable area with good shopping. Wisteria Farm and Vineyard and Caverns Country Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Luray Caverns and New Market Community Park. Jordan Hollow Stables and Luray Zoo - A Rescue Zoo are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the farm house's location for the sightseeing.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Hawksbill Greenway - 6 min drive
  • Jordan Hollow Stables - 8 min drive
  • Wisteria Farm and Vineyard - 9 min drive
  • Dukes of Hazzard Museum - 10 min drive
  • Endless Caverns - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) - 120 min drive

About this property

Wow-such A Delight!! Best Describes Your Experience at The Miller House

Historic farm stay in Stanley
You will be wowed when you open the French Doors and step inside. A lovely new modern farm house kitchen is the first room that will put a smile on your face. You will think you are on an episode of Fixer Upper. The delight continues as you move from room to room and the best part is we have turned this once abandoned home to one of the best experiences you will have. We are now in our 4th year with Home Away and continue to get repeat guests. Not only are you getting a lovely, clean home to enjoy but the surrounding buildings and the cows next door provide you a farm like experience along with the friendly quiet neighborhood and awesome views. You may find that are rates are a bit more than the average vacation rental in the area but you will not be disappointed when you see every detail of your needs and then some are provided. Here is the story- this recently updated and remodeled farmhouse was once the home of my high school science teacher. I grew up just over the Shenandoah River from this home and a few years ago my husband and I had the opportunity to purchase it and rescue it from many years of abandonment and neglect. I’ts a home in which everything that has been done has been done with love, family and pride. It is not just a vacation home but part of history- some known-some unknown. It’s a home we want to share with those that get it. From the creaky floors to the metal roof that can talk to you on a windy night. This is a place that is an experience. It’s where my husband stripped the floors until his knees where damaged for life. A home that has the same comforting mountain views I grew up with. I couldn’t wait to leave -experience this vast world we live in-but here I am after many great experiences back where I started. We want to share it-not just any house-but The Miller House in honor of a family that also put in the blood, sweat and tears! From the moment you arrive in the driveway the 360 degree views of the Blue Ridge will bring a peacefulness to your soul. Depending on the time of day of your arrival its possible the neighbors cows may be lounging around near the house (fenced in of course) with a curious welcoming stare. The house dates back to 1913 with the possibility of the the eastern side of the home dating back to the late 1800's. We have tried to keep the characteristic of the home in place so that you don't feel you are in just another remodeled old house. Keep in mind that it is an old house we decided to keep the old leaded glass windows and the original front door. There are no screens in the windows but we have added air conditioning and central heat so please be respectful and keep front door closed and the windows closed as well. We did away with 3 small rooms on the first level and added a large modern kitchen and living area. The bar that seats 5 was made of reclaimed wood from the property except the new butcher block top. There is also farm table with seating for 4. Since we also make this our home from time to time it is well equipped with everything you need for preparing meals. The appliances are new and the range is gas. The sink is from the 1940's and it does feature a garbage disposal and there is a new dishwasher. The wine frig is available if you need it. The living area has a sofa and 4 side chairs as well as a bench to pull up if needed. We have high speed internt. We have many games to enjoy as a family. There is a DVD player and movies there as well. The cell phone signal is excellent. The wood on the walls surrounding the gas fireplace are from the attic floor of the house as well as the wood on the wrapped beams. Also on the first floor is a formal dinning room. Please feel free to dine there-especially if you are hosting a Thanksgiving or Christmas or Easter dinner. The fireplace in the dining room is not usable at this time but was supposedly built in the late 1800's and it was built first then the 2 room house was built around it. You will find a new bathroom at the end of the hallway. It features a tile shower and a stone floor. Up the stairway which we have been in the process of stripping many layers of paint off of, you will find 3 bedrooms and a sunny hallway -great place to enjoy the views as well . The first bedroom on the right has a queen bed, wardrobe, bedside tables and a desk or makeup table. There is a bench at the end of the bed for suitcases and a luggage rack in the room. Down the hallway is a second bedroom that features a queen 4 post bed and an antique double bed from the late 1800's with a matching dresser also from the late 1800’s . There is a custom farm table and a small closet ( typical of homes built in the early 1900’s) . Also 2 luggage racks. The third bedroom features an antique double sized iron bed from the 1930's and a new queen iron bed. Side tables and a chest and a narrow closet. There are childrens books in this room. The back staircase is behind this room but we ask that it not be used unless in an emergency. In the upstairs bath you will find a custom sink cabinet make from reclaimed wood we found in the barn. In this bathroom features the original small sink and cast iron tub that were originally in the house. Also barn doors made from wood found in the barn separate the tub and toilet area from the sink. There are 2 porches so take your pick. In the mornings the front porch is the place to be so that you are out of the morning sun. In the evening the screened porch offers a cooling breeze from the ceiling fans and a place to enjoy a book, and the fireflies in the field at night. Steps away you will find an outdoor space which features a table that seats 6 and a fire pit with 6 chairs. We provide firewood and kindling. As well as a new gas grill. Extra gas tank is located in Smokehouse. Star gazing is spectacular on a clear night as we have no street lights and the sound of the coyotes in the distance is so cool!! The greatest surprise is the "Smokehouse Bar". Yes this used to be the smoke house where hams were hung to smoke. It was falling down when we purchased it and decided it would be a cool place to hang out. This property was once part of the surrounding farmland that you see on both sides. The Miller family had a dairy operation, raised cattle and chickens and had a large vegetable garden on the property. In the winter back in the early 1900's they even cut ice from the nearby pond and stored it in the ice house to keep their perishables cold. The icehouse is now a great place to chill beside a gas firepit in case its a rainy day or you don't want to hasle with building a wood fire. There is a workshop, and a potting shed, on the property. Please feel free to check out and hang out if you like. We also just added a sunset viewing area on the western facing side of the workshop. The barn is not available to guests and any buildings that are locked are not as well. Presently my daughter has things stored from her business in the lower part of the barn and in the milk house so please respect these spaces. The Shenandoah River is less than a mile away and there you will find a public boat landing. We have inner tubes available for $5 each. Luray Caverns is 15 mins away and the entrance to the Skyline Drive off of 211 east is 50 mins away. Wisteria winery and farm are located about 6 miles from the house outside Stanley. It's a funky little winery with chickens and sheep roaming around and music on certain weekends as well as wine tasting. The town of Luray offers dining experiences and shopping. New Market is across the western mountain range and features the Civil War Battlefield and many antique shops and wineries scattered throughout the small towns. Also Massanutten Resort is about 35 mins away with winter activities and year round pool resort. Charlottesville Virginia is an hour away. Harrisonburg Virginia and James Madison University is a 45 min drive. Washington DC is about a 2 hr drive so is certainly an option for a day trip. Massanutten resort is 30 mins away and features golf, a water park and in season snowmobiling and skiing. Riverbend Ranch which provides horse back riding is right next door. Riverbend Road is a community of farms and families most of which are families related to each other and who have lived here for many many years. The traffic is minimal so its a great place to take a walk or go riding bicycles. Nights are quiet except for the sounds of the nightlife and there are no street lights so you can truly enjoy the stars. The Miller House is now happy to be alive again and we hope your family and friends have the opportunity to experience what its like to live in the country. Once your reservation is made we will be able to share phone contact and provide you with the house door code as well as house rules and information needed to make your home away a pleasant experience. Our family live across the street and help us manage the property they are always willing to help if you have any concerns, challenges or questions. We ask that you respect it. Turn off lights when you leave. Make sure the front door is locked unless you are enjoying the front porch. We get alot of wind on this hill and the door blows open easily when not latched. Take off your shoes before entering???? and follow checkout instructions. Thanks so much for taking the time to read our story. Guests say they wish they had more time there- so hopefully you will too. Randy and Dawn
Air-conditioned accommodations at Wow-such A Delight!! Best Describes Your Experience at The Miller House offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations offer separate living rooms and include desks. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

property manager

Dawn Pence

Speaks English

Property amenities

Internet

Available in some public areas: Internet access

Parking and transportation

Parking available

Things to do

Swimming pool

Family friendly

Children's books
DVD player
Kitchen
Microwave
Refrigerator
Separate dining area
Separate living room

Languages spoken

English

Outdoors

Garden

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Books
Games
Smoke-free property
Stereo
Video library

Room amenities

Bedroom

Air conditioning
Heating
Linens

Bathroom

2 bathrooms
Bathtub or shower
Hair dryer
Towels

Entertainment

DVD player
TV

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Cookware/dishes/utensils
Dining room
Dishwasher
Kitchen
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Toaster

Outdoor space

Balcony or patio

More

Desk
Dryer
Fireplace
Iron/ironing board
Separate living room

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

Check-out

Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Property payment types

Mastercard
Visa

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Parties and events are allowed on site. 

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A car is required for transportation to and from this property.

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5/5 Excellent

    Even more beautiful than the pictures!

    Owners have thought of everything you may need! Relaxing vacation with fantastic views of mountains. Neighbor cow farm adds to the experience! We can not wait to return!

    5/5 Excellent

      Beautiful Shenandoah Getaway

      This is an old farmhouse restored in a beautiful setting. The kitchen has everything you need. We came with another couple and there was a choice of beds. Remember this is an old farmhouse and the bathrooms are not inside the bedrooms but they have been redone and very nice. If you have trouble climbing stairs all the bedrooms are upstairs, but for us that was no problem. Everything was clean and comfortable and the decor fit in with the farmhouse scene. Great fire pit area outside. Just a short drive from two entrances to Skyline Drive, just a few minutes from Luray, New Market and Stanley. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets. I would definitely recommend this house. Dawn was just a text away if we needed anything. Come and enjoy. M from North Carolina

      5/5 Excellent

        Incredible getaway in the Shenandoah Valley

        This is the MOST wonderful place to stay. The beautiful photos don't even do it justice. The house has everything you need and the grounds are incredible. We stayed there with our two children (5 and 1) and a couple with another 1-year-old. The children played outside under the crabapple tree and enjoyed the many board games. We cooked meals in the wonderful kitchen and enjoyed the tomato that Dawn left us. We went tubing on the nearby river, hiked on the Storybook trail, and explored Luray caverns. Highly recommended. We will be back.

        5/5 Excellent

          The Miller House is awesome.

          We had the best time during our family time at the farmhouse. The property is beautiful. The kids loved checking out all the unique buildings. The cows were quite friendly. All the amenities were so thoughtful, especially the wine. This is a very awesome place to stay and everyone wants to go back again. Dawn was very helpful with all our questions. We definitely would so longer next time just to enjoy the house and everything that goes with it. Thanks so much! Kathy and family

          1/5

            Wonderful Stay!

            Miller House is a lovely, comfortable and beautifully decorated home with lots of interesting and fun places to spend time. My family felt that our time at Miller House was the highlight of our visit to the Shenandoah Valley ... and that’s really saying something! Dawn was so informative and helpful.

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