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5.0 / 5Exceptional
34 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Rappahannock Cellars
    7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Virginia Wine Country Tours
    9 min drive
  • Restaurant
    10 min drive
  • Restaurant
    11 min drive
  • Airport
    Winchester, VA (WGO-Winchester Regional)
    37 min drive

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    About this area

    Front Royal

    This vacation home is located in Front Royal. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Front Royal Entrance Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Caverns, while Front Royal Visitor's Center and Blue Ridge Arts Council and Gallery are cultural highlights. Our guests love the property's location for the sightseeing.

    Visit our Front Royal travel guide
    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Rappahannock Cellars - 7 min drive
    • Virginia Wine Country Tours - 9 min drive
    • Desert Rose Ranch & Winery - 10 min drive
    • Dickey Ridge Visitor Center - 22 min drive
    • Dickey Ridge Trail - 23 min drive

    Getting around

    • Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) - 92 min drive


    • Castiglia's - 10 min drive
    • KFC - 11 min drive
    • Villa Giuseppe Italian Restaurant - 11 min drive
    • Front Royal Diner - 11 min drive
    • Burger King - 11 min drive

    About this property

    The Nest in Chester Gap

    Historic vacation home in Front Royal with spa tub
    Nestled next to Shenandoah National Park and less than a mile from the Appalachian Trail, The Nest offers a true escape... breathtaking views along with an architecturally charming retreat. Enjoy smores at the fire pit... find a waterfall... overlook the mountains in your shower... grill out on the expansive deck... languish in the hot tub... just relax and enjoy the view! My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, families (with kids), and furry friends (pets on a case-by-case basis). Do you like to visit wineries with your dog(s)?... check out https://www.corkhounds.com/ to see local wineries that welcome your furry friends. Search for Chester Gap, VA. As a an added bonus, we are excited to offer our guests access to a local personal chef who will come to the home during your stay and prepare a lovely, locally curated dinner for two. Dates are subject to availability. Please check out Holistic Home Cookin' and view Chef Aubree's menus at www.holistichomecookin.com/services/romantic-dinner-for-two/
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers.
    Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a spa tub.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

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

    Property manager

    property manager

    Julie Coonce

    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    Spa tub


    Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking

    Family friendly



    Coffee/tea maker


    2 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided


    3 bathrooms
    Bathtub or shower
    Towels provided

    Living spaces

    Dining room


    TV with cable/satellite service
    DVD player
    Video library

    Outdoor areas



    Washing machine and dryer


    Air conditioning


    Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences


    Location highlights

    In the mountains

    Things to do

    Hiking/biking trails nearby
    Mountain biking nearby
    Ecotours nearby
    Cave exploring nearby


    Sleeps 6
    Unit size: 1800 sq ft (167 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

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


    • Pets allowed
    • Restrictions apply
    • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.

    Property payment types


    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.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

    Property is also known as

    • Nest Chester Gap House
    • The Nest In Chester Gap
    • The Nest in Chester Gap Front Royal
    • The Nest in Chester Gap Private vacation home Front Royal
    • The Nest in Chester Gap Private vacation home
    • The Nest in Chester Gap Front Royal
    • The Nest in Chester Gap Private vacation home
    • The Nest in Chester Gap Private vacation home Front Royal

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    5/5 Excellent

      Views galore

      The Nest at Chester Gap is a place where post and beam architecture meets modern day conveniences. The owner has done a magnificent job blending the two. Beautifully decorated with modern day appliances and furniture. The views are amazing with the sunrise gently waking you each morning. Short hike to Shenandoah National Park trails (Appalachian Trail) was an added bonus. It’s great to see that this place and local businesses are pet friendly! Owner was very accommodating with extremely quick response times. Would highly recommend staying at the Nest - it’s worth it!

      5/5 Excellent

        A lovely stay in the country.

        This was my second time staying at The Nest. The house is lovely and clean, and the view is specular. The host is attentive and helpful.

        5/5 Excellent

          Fantasy mountain house

          Perfect! As beautiful as it looks here, if not more!

          5/5 Excellent

            Perfect Secret Spot for a Weekend Getaway

            The Nest feels like a spot out of a storybook - with all trappings of a home featured in architectural digest. It's no more than 20 minutes away from anything you could want to to in Shenandoah, but all the while feels like you have the view of the mountain all to yourself. There were hundred of butterflies and beautiful sunrises. Couldn't have picked a more perfect escape for my family.

            5/5 Excellent

              What a gem!

              The Nest is one of those rare finds... you know it’s going to be lovely based on photos and previous reviews but the reality is even better. The thought gone into the design and materials used, the fabulous breathtaking position over the valley, the abundant chairs inside and out to enjoy the views, have coffee and wine and relax, the thoughtful welcome treats, the bears wandering by shyly from a respectful distance .... lots of terrific experiences. We genuinely could not find fault! Superb stay and we wished it was longer.

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