Riverfront, pet friendly ! Log cabin with 2 bedrooms and loft!

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2 bedrooms, free WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop
Smart TV, fireplace, DVD player, books

Overview of Riverfront, pet friendly ! Log cabin with 2 bedrooms and loft!

Entire cabin

Riverfront, pet friendly ! Log cabin with 2 bedrooms and loft!

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire cabin

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
Luray, VA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationShenandoah River State Park49 min drive
  • Popular LocationElkwallow Picnic Area58 min drive
  • Popular LocationWoodstock Tower Observation Site58 min drive
  • AirportWinchester, VA (WGO-Winchester Regional)92 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
1200 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 double beds
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
    No shower or bathtub

About this property

Entire place

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

Riverfront, pet friendly ! Log cabin with 2 bedrooms and loft!

Riverfront cabin with kitchen and balcony
Smile Inn Over the River is a cozy, relaxing cabin where you can really get away from all the stress of daily living! Enjoy with your family and friends while grilling on the back deck overlooking the Shenandoah river! Roast marshmallows at the fire pit next in the evening next to the river. Smile as your heart warms watching your kids and dogs running, playing, having the time of their life on the huge wide open field along the river! Luray Caverns, Skyline Drive, New Market Battlefield, and wineries are all a short drive away! Make memories to take home and keep forever!

We are a very pet friendly cabin because pest are an important part of your family and should be on vacation with you, we take our dogs on vacation with us, why not you? There is an enclosed dog run right next to the deck for those times that you do not want them running free. ($30 pet fee)

There are no hidden fees in our price, everything included. There are no fees for linens, firewood, cleaning, or charges for extra people. We supply all paper products, and the kitchen is stocked for your gourmet cooking. We try to supply all the staples and spices that you may need in preparing meals.

Smile Inn sits on 3 acres, bordered by woods and fields on 3 sides, and boasts 400 feet or river frontage in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. The cabin sits near the end of a gravel road in an area we call cabin alley. The nice thing about the location is it is beyond traffic, noise (except for geese), and dust of vehicles travelling on the road. The road you travel is a country road through forest and along the river, 7.5 miles on the gravel road, and is about 17.5 miles from downtown Luray. It takes 30 minutes to travel to town so get your food before you travel to the cabin, but you are in easy reach of enjoying everything Luray (dining and movies) and the Shenandoah Valley has to offer....or just remain at the cabin and relax in the hammock near the river.

The cabin sleeps 6 comfortably, with 2 bedrooms and a loft. The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed, upstairs bedrooms has 2 double beds and a half bath, and the loft outside the upstairs bedroom has a futon. The downstairs bathroom is divided into 2 separate rooms next to each other, one includes the toilet and vanity, the other a walk in shower and whirlpool bath. (user friendly) The kitchen has updated appliances and includes a microwave, toaster, blender, and combo coffeemaker. The dining area seats 6, and leads out to the screened in porch with another table to dine. There is an open deck beside the screened in porch that also has a table and a gas grill. The living room has a sofa with 2 reclining sides, a separate recliner situated around the gas fireplace. The front porch has a swing and other seating.

Down by the river we have a fire pit and firewood, a picnic table and a hammock. There is a set of stairs down the hill to make access to the lower field easier. There is a canoe and other flotation devices that you may use, but they are use at your own risk.

All the amenities of home are provided including cable TV, WiFi, a DVD player, and phone service.

The area below the cabin that borders the river is perfect if you are planning a small event or family gathering. There is plenty of room to set up tents if you or your kids want to have the full camping experience beside the river. There is an access road that runs along the bottom of the hill below the cabin. To get on that road, travel beyond the cabin 1/4 mile and turn right at the gate, stay on the right hand road until you reach the bottom field. You can use this to bring supplies to the bottom field if you wish.

Again, the drive to town is about 30 minutes on a country road, so make sure you stock up on groceries before you travel to the cabin.

The historic town of Luray, Luray Caverns, Lake Arrowhead, and Jellystone Park are located about the same 30 minute drive. Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive are about a 45 minute drive, Wisteria Vineyard and New Market Battlefield will take about an hour of travel. The cabin is located at the base of Massanutten Mountain and borders the George Washington National Forest. There are many hiking trails nearby including the Habron Gap, and Indian Grave Ridge trail. There are multiple trails located along the Massanutten and the Shenandoah National Park.

More details: Suitability

-Minimum age for renters
-Children Welcome
-Pets are welcome, just let us know
-Non smoking home
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cabin offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions come with cable channels.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Andy Caviness



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Car required


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Blender
  • Paper towels


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Soap
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Living room


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • On the waterfront
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Water sports equipment
  • Kayak on site
  • Hunting nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1200 sq ft (111 sq m)

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100% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 20


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

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


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Note from host: Please let us know the number of dogs

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
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
Parties and events are allowed on site
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property

About this area


Located in Luray, this cabin is on the waterfront. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Shenandoah River and Luray Caverns, while Car and Carriage Caravan Museum and Warehouse Art Gallery are cultural highlights. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Shenandoah River State Park - 49 min drive
  • Elkwallow Picnic Area - 58 min drive
  • Woodstock Tower Observation Site - 58 min drive
  • Glen Manor Vineyards - 60 min drive
  • Secret Passage Ranch - 61 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Riverfront, pet friendly ! Log cabin with 2 bedrooms and loft! pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at Riverfront, pet friendly ! Log cabin with 2 bedrooms and loft!?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Riverfront, pet friendly ! Log cabin with 2 bedrooms and loft!?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Riverfront, pet friendly ! Log cabin with 2 bedrooms and loft! located?

This family-friendly Luray cabin is located on the waterfront, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Shenandoah River, and within 20 mi (32 km) of The Garden Maze at Luray Caverns and Luray Caverns. Caverns Country Club and Car and Carriage Caravan Museum are also within 20 mi (32 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 167 out of 183 reviews
5 - Excellent 91%
Rating 4 - Good. 14 out of 183 reviews
4 - Good 8%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 183 reviews
3 - Okay 1%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 183 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 183 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Smilin Over the River
Great property for enjoying the Shenandoah River. It is especially well set up for bringing your dogs. Good place for them to be in secure fencing and still be with their peeps. Nice cabin with all you need for a short vacation on the river. Sitting on the deck in the evening after a day on the river is just wonderful.
Stayed 5 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

robin g., Alleghany county Virginia
Best choice
This property is great. The cabin is very clean and beautiful. The fishing is spectacular. Andy is great to work with. Makes renting this cabin easy.
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Bonnie M.
Lovely rental in an amazing location
We enjoyed this property and all it had to offer. Grilling on the deck and enjoying the view was a highlight! So much to do in the area that it was hard to decide!
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Charles H.
Always Great
My wife and I just completed our 3rd stay at the cabin. As always everything exceeded our expectations. The railing on the stairs down to the river and the improved fire pit were nice. We plan to go back again next year.
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Dick P.
Great house and location
We had a great stay here. I've come to Luray for the past 12 years and this is the best spot on the river. House had everything we needed including canoe and kayaks (current was not too strong so we could paddle from the house). The owner was great with communications. Had an issue with the hot water heater and he responded to my message in less than 5 minutes and had someone out to fix it the next day. Highly recommend this place.
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Judith G.
Great secluded getaway
We loved our stay. The house is very remote and perfect for decompressing. The hill and steps to the water is formidable fortunately we had a vehicle that could manage the access road.
Stayed 6 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Angel S.
Beautiful River View
Cabin in a secluded area of the river with little traffic passing by. Beautiful views of the river. Nice dog run for convenience.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

James R.
Great River Cabin
Great location, very quiet and private. Cabin has everything you need. Host was very responsive.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Summer C.
Family Trip
Lots of time on the river! Great family time!
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Josie W.
We LOVE Smile Inn
This is the second time we've stayed at Smile Inn. We absolutely love it there. The cabin has everything you need. It is dog friendly. It's relaxing and the view is simply gorgeous. The owner is very responsive and it is apparent that he works hard to ensure that the renter has a great vacation experience. We plan to book again soon.
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2022