A mountain retreat, solitude for singles, a romantic getaway for couples...

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1 bedroom, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, DVD player, books
TV, DVD player, books
TV, DVD player, books

Overview of A mountain retreat, solitude for singles, a romantic getaway for couples...

Entire home

A mountain retreat, solitude for singles, a romantic getaway for couples...

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Mountain view
Chester Gap, VA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationChester Gap Cellars5 min drive
  • Popular LocationFront Royal Entrance Shenandoah National Park15 min drive
  • Popular LocationDickey Ridge Visitor Center23 min drive
  • AirportWinchester, VA (WGO-Winchester Regional)38 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
500 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo

About this property

Entire place

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

A mountain retreat, solitude for singles, a romantic getaway for couples...

Adults-only cottage in Chester Gap
Carson Mountain Cottage is a cozy, self-catering, vacation rental for individuals and couples. Set on a full, wooded acre in the community of Chester Gap, the 500 square foot studio cottage includes a full kitchen, hand painted sinks, a claw foot bathtub and heated ceramic tile floors. There is a full bed, WiFi, television with basic cable, DVD player, and a pellet stove. The cottage is less than a five minute walk from the Appalachian Trail and Shenandoah National Park.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and hair dryers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Carson Mountain Cottage, LLC



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car recommended


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Paper towels
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Hair dryer


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

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 500 sq ft (46 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 12:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

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


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

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
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, 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

A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Mountain Retreat Solitude Singles Romantic Getaway Couples..

About this area

Chester Gap

This cottage is located in Chester Gap. Belle Boyd Cottage and Bing Crosby Stadium are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Shenandoah National Park and Front Royal Entrance Shenandoah National Park. Rafting and fishing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking and mountain climbing nearby.

What's nearby

  • Chester Gap Cellars - 5 min drive
  • Front Royal Entrance Shenandoah National Park - 15 min drive
  • Skyline Caverns - 15 min drive
  • Dickey Ridge Visitor Center - 23 min drive
  • Glen Manor Vineyards - 30 min drive


  • Castiglia's - 11 min drive
  • Mom's Country Kitchen - 12 min drive
  • Thunwa Thai - 12 min drive
  • PaveMint Spokin' Taphouse - 12 min drive
  • L Dee's Pancake House - 13 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is A mountain retreat, solitude for singles, a romantic getaway for couples... pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at A mountain retreat, solitude for singles, a romantic getaway for couples...?

Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.

What time is check-out at A mountain retreat, solitude for singles, a romantic getaway for couples...?

Check-out is at 12:00 PM.

Where is A mountain retreat, solitude for singles, a romantic getaway for couples... located?

Situated in Chester Gap, this cottage is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Chester Gap Cellars and within 9 mi (15 km) of Shenandoah National Park and Front Royal Visitor's Center. Blue Ridge Arts Council and Gallery and Warren Rifles Confederate Museum are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 117 out of 139 reviews
5 - Excellent 84%
Rating 4 - Good. 20 out of 139 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 139 reviews
3 - Okay 1%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 139 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 139 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Amber F.
Beautiful Cabin in a Picturesque Location
My partner and I really loved our stay at the cabin for a quick weekend getaway. It was easy to find and close to grocery shops and some really nice vineyards. The owners made some really nice touches for visitors to the area (the book with takeout menus and information about the local sights was greatly appreciated). It’s a small cabin, so I don’t recommend it for any groups bigger than 4. It is perfect for a couples getaway though. We will definitely be back!
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Gladys K.
Super cute cabin. Spacious and clean.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Inzie B.
Wonderful Little Cottage
The property was picturesque! Very clean and tastefully decorated. We really enjoyed our stay.
Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Kristin B.
A perfect week
We found this cabin last summer and we were thrilled to be able to stay again this year. We added an additional day to our stay, and I'm so glad we did. The cabin is perfect for anyone who wants a quiet place to hide away, while not being far from good food! This year we explored Front Royal restaurants, and the book of recommendations in the cabin was very helpful. We highly recommend trying PaveMint while you stay. The BBQ is incredible, and the atmosphere is fun. Griffin Tavern and Copper Fox Distillery are nearby and worth the drive.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Timothy B.
Not Just a Cabin - Location a Plus
Chose the cabin because of location near trails. Cabin was nicer than we expected. Shower is a bit strange, but we would consider staying there longer next time (just there 2 nights).
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Rachel A.
Great re-set space!
The bath and the laundry saved my life after a hectic weekend with family! Loved staying here and driving the backroads as well!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness
This was our second time there because the first time was amazing but this year was very disappointing the cleanliness of the cabin was terrible very dusty lots of spider webs in corners on fans unlike last year we will not return I feel taken advantage of for the money we paid it should have been perfect but it wasn't I work very hard for my money & when I pay a lot of money to stay in a place I expect it to be perfect just like anybody else would I guess the owners just want to collect money & put nothing back in to the property & clean the place also the full size mattress is old & lumpy could barely sleep very uncomfortable we will never return my advice to anyone thinking of staying there look for something else & save some money
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Amy S.
Perfect property, needs cleaning
My daughter and I enjoyed our Spring Break long weekend getaway to this property. It’s cute, has ample cooking supplies, and great to have access to the trails just 2 minutes walk down the street. The ugh - the two foot diameter spider webs in the bathroom, fans caked with dust, kitchen cabinet doors, microwave, fridge, and pull out bed uncleaned! Major yuck! Although not a deal breaker, but surprising, the driveway and path to the door were unshoveled. 4-6 inches drifted on the path and porch. There was a shovel so I got to work and enjoyed the pretty view. The place is cute and has 5 star potential. It is close to neighbors which is likely more noticeable during the winter when the leaves are gone. Note to owner - we would like compensation for the lack of cleanliness.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Karyn H.
This is a lovely cabin in a quiet neighborhood. Close enough to Front Royal to run into town to shop. We enjoyed hiking that didn't require us to drive into the park. It was a great location. The bed was a bit too soft for our preference but that's just our opinion. The cabin is excellent. Heated tile floor in the bathroom. I think this cabin could be enjoyed ANY season of the year!
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

4/5 Good

Todd R.
Nice Littler Getaway
Nice property. Loved the heated bathroom floor. Felt good on a cold morning. I can tell a lot of care was taken. Looks like new windows, newly tiled bathroom and kitchen. They have everything you need. Just bring your meals. Awesome location. Really close to Skyline Drive.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022