The Shenandoah Church House


Farm stay hosted by Iz & Johnny

6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 6 beds, 2 baths
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This historic church, established in 1872, is nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Forest and just a 15 minute drive from the famed Skyline Drive. Situated in the forest in an idyllic setting next to a babbling brook, The Church House is the ultimate nature retreat – only a short 90 minute drive from Washington DC.

The space
Featuring a large central area for gathering family and friends, a large farmhouse dining table, and a fully stocked kitchen, The Church House is primed for gathering and entertaining while also serving as a quiet retreat for two. With century old original details, such as a 12 foot by 12 foot hand painted mural by a traveling pastor that depicts Jesus with a flock of sheep in the Shenandoah Valley and serves as the concave backdrop for the original alter. This and much more makes this property a once in a lifetime experience waiting to be had. Nestle up next to a fire in the wood stove and soak in the surrounding forest views. Downstairs, where the original Sunday School once was, is a master queen bedroom and master bath. Upstairs you’ll find an open air loft with a king size bed, as well as two XL twins with the option of twin trundles underneath. This loft is an airy, 800 square feet, with views of the outside forest, a nook for reading, meditating, or enjoying your morning coffee. Traveling with little ones? The loft also has a fully stocked toy chest, bath toys, and an optional port-a-crib should you need it. Part of the loft is a large bathroom featuring an extra-large jacuzzi bath, walk-in shower, as well as his and her sinks. Take a bath while enjoying the sound of the creek rushing by and the views of the forest outside.

Ready to venture outside? The church house experience continues as you walk into the fully-designed backyard. Waiting for you is a professional quality grill, hot tub that can accommodate 7 people, and a fire pit set on local river stones and situated right alongside the creek. The church house is located on one of the most popular loops for local bikers and runners – gooney manor loop – take one of the two provided bikes and explore the rolling hills, local farms, and stunning views bordering the Shenandoah National Park.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony

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5.0 out of 5 stars from 82 reviews


Where you’ll be

Bentonville, Virginia, United States

If you’d like to pack some sight-seeing into your forest retreat, we’ve got you covered. Just a 5 minute drive away is a gorgeous Shenandoah winery, and it’s only 20 minutes to the town of Front Royal, whose Main Street provides lots of wonderful options for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. If you’re looking to get outdoors – the church house is just 15 minutes from the entrance to the Shenandoah National Park which is full of hikes, view points, and features one of the most beautiful drives on the East coast. Also 20 minutes from the church house you’ll find the famous Shenandoah River, with local outfitters renting tubes, canoes, and kayaks for river adventures.

Whether you’re looking to spend the weekend nestled inside relaxing or adventuring in the Shenandoah surroundings, the church house is designed to provide the ultimate getaway experience to leave you refreshed and inspired.

Hosted by Iz & Johnny

Joined in December 2013
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During your stay

In addition to being able to reach out directly to us, you can also get in touch with our neighbors across the creek who know everything about the place.

Iz & Johnny is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
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No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Carbon monoxide alarm
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