Mountain Retreat w/ Resort Amenities! Now Pet Friendly! The Otter Den at Massanutten

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Mountain Retreat w/ Resort Amenities! Now Pet Friendly! The Otter Den at Massanutten

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
McGaheysville, VA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSwift Run Gap Entrance Shenandoah19 min drive
  • Popular LocationJames Madison University19 min drive
  • Popular LocationCross Keys Vineyards21 min drive
  • AirportWeyers Cave, VA (SHD-Shenandoah Valley Regional)30 min drive

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About this area


Located in McGaheysville, this vacation home is in the mountains. Port Republic Museum and Larkin Arts are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Masanutten Ski Resort and White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Vineyard. Traveling with kids? Consider Massanutten Water Park and A Dream Come True Playground. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including winery tours, golfing, and skiing.

What's nearby

  • Massanutten Water Park - 5 min drive
  • Masanutten Ski Resort - 8 min drive
  • Swift Run Gap Entrance Shenandoah - 19 min drive
  • James Madison University - 19 min drive
  • Cross Keys Vineyards - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Weyers Cave, VA (SHD-Shenandoah Valley Regional) - 30 min drive


  • Log Cabin Barbecue — 5 min drive
  • Jack Brown's Single Wide — 5 min drive
  • Hank's Grille & Bar — 6 min drive
  • Romano's Itailian Bistro (Now closed, Moved location) — 7 min drive
  • Thunderbird Cafe — 7 min drive

About this property

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You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Mountain Retreat w/ Resort Amenities! Now Pet Friendly! The Otter Den at Massanutten

Family-friendly vacation home in McGaheysville with water park
Welcome to The Otter Den at Massanutten

In search of a peaceful getaway in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley? Look no further than The Otter Den at Massanutten Resort! This four-bedroom, two-bathroom home sleeps a total of 10 people and includes one king bed, two queen beds, and one twin over full bunk bed.

This cozy mountain home will be the perfect backdrop for unforgettable memories with friends and family. Cook a hearty breakfast in the fully-equipped country-style kitchen, take part in a bit of competitive fun with pool, cards, and board games in the game room, or enjoy a quiet cup of coffee while observing the local wildlife from the comfort of the screened porch. The vaulted ceilings and large windows of the main level provide tons of natural light and views of the wooded area surrounding the home.

The Otter Den will feel like a secluded mountain getaway, but is located on-site at Massanutten Resort which features exciting attractions like the Indoor/Outdoor WaterPark, Family Adventure Park, two golf courses, hiking trails, and more. The Otter Den also includes free access to resort pools and recreation centers. Once you are finished enjoying all that the resort has to offer, we suggest a trip to nearby local communities for some of the Shenandoah Valley's best outdoor recreation, dining, and entertainment options.

Check-In begins at 4pm. Your keyless entry code will begin granting access at this time.
Check-Out is 10am

*The Otter Den is a pet-friendly home. Dogs only please. Additional fees apply.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.
Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a water park.

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing


  • Shared/communal pool


  • Internet access


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • Pool or billiards table
  • Arcade/game room

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill


  • Washing machine


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • In the mountains

Things to do

  • Water park
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Golf nearby


  • Sleeps 10
  • Unit size: 2705 sq ft (251 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 24


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 6 out of 8 reviews
5 - Excellent 75%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 8 reviews
4 - Good 13%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 8 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 8 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 8 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Had such a great stay! Place is absolutely wonderful! Clean, great amenities, cute decor !! Definitely recommend and plan to stay again!!! Thanks for allowing us to rent!!
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
There were 4 adults and a toddler, and we had more than enough room for us with space for my grandson to play. space for my grandson. It's close to a cul de sac so there isn't much traffic and the few neighbors we saw were friendly. I called once for assistance with a heater and within 10 minutes a rep with Massanutten was at my door. Cons - this was my first time renting a house so I wasn't sure what would be there and what I needed to bring but that was my learning curve. The furniture upstairs was usable, but could use updating.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

My birthday trip
We really enjoyed the property. It was very close to everything we wanted to do. The only down side is that the tv’s are all roku with PINs. We were unable to watch the NFL game. But we played pool instead. 😊

3/5 Okay

Great location more attention to detail needed
The location and actual house was great. Reaching out to the host was easy and they were very responsive. There were two issues that we had. The smaller issue is the pool table. When we got there we noticed that there were no pool balls. We reached out to the host and a full set of pool balls were sent to the house which was great. Once we had the pool balls we realized that the reason there were no balls to begin with was that the table is broken and all the balls are stuck inside the table. The bigger issue we had and that was not satisfactorily resolved was the roaches in and around the kitchen. We reached out to the host about this and they sent a crew to heat the kitchen. That only made the problem worse. It scared the roaches to the rest of the house. There is a lot to do in the area and most of the time we spent out of the house so we didn't have to deal with the roaches. But every day when getting ready for bed etc we were killing roaches. I truly hope that they are able to fully solve the roach problem. If the roaches go away it would be a perfect vacation house.

5/5 Excellent

great space, great location, minor gripes
Very clean, very comfortable with plenty of room, good spaces for a relaxed family vacation. We didn't end up using the resort activities much (they were a little too crowded for our covid comfort level), but we loved the location, proximity to both "in town" stuff and Shenandoah Nat'l Park. Minor gripes: - kitchen was good and the grill worked great, but overall cooking utensils were lacking. Ex: only small pans/pots, no good mixing bowls, limited baking pans. If you will be cooking frequently for more than a couple of people, you may need to bring your own cooking gear. - pool table was not our major reason, but was a contributing factor in our pick, but pool balls were nowhere in the house, and when I inquired (via VRBO app), got a response that they would "put in a work order" on the 2nd day we were there, but no follow-up the rest of the trip (6 more days). This was not a huge problem, as we had plenty to do, but it made the pool table pointless. I would hope that more important issues would have been resolved faster. We had no other issues with the property during the stay. Overall, just should note that the property is managed by the resort management company, so definitely had a different feel than when I have booked VRBO properties managed by individuals. That said, the property was a really lovely space and very clean and well maintained, and we enjoyed our stay a lot.