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The Cottages offers accommodations in Etlan, 24 miles from James Madison's Montpelier and 26 miles from Pinnacles Viewpoint. This property offers access to a patio, free private parking, and free Wifi. Outdoor dining is also possible at the vacation home. The air-conditioned vacation home also offers a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with an oven, a seating area, washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. Additional in-room amenities include wine or champagne. Guests at The Cottages will be able to enjoy activities in and around Etlan, like hiking. A baby safety gate is also available at the accommodation, while guests can also relax in the garden. Brandy Station Battlefield Park is 28 miles from The Cottages. The nearest airport is Charlottesville Albemarle Airport, 27 miles from the vacation home.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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Accommodation Type
Number of guests
1 king bed
1 queen bed
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Guest reviews


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  • Jessalyn
    United States of America United States of America
    It feels like home! We love the woods and the cottage has personal touches to it that we absolutely enjoy!
  • M
    United States of America United States of America
    We had plenty of space in the cabin. The hosts were lovely and personable. Everything was extremely clean.
  • Gina
    United States of America United States of America
    Private, secluded, quiet, peaceful, cozy cabin feel, great location and in close proximity to Old Rag trailhead. Owners were very sweet and helpful!

Hosted by Mike and Cheryl Johnson

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Mike and Cheryl Johnson
Welcome to the Cottages in the Shenandoah. We are located at the gateway to Skyline Drive and the Shenandoah. Old Rag (a favorite hike) is within 15 minutes of the Cottage. Enjoy a simple breakfast at the Cottage. Wildlife is abundant and rest and relaxation are our primary goals. Let us make your next get away a true respite from reality.
Mike and Cheryl Johnson have traveled a bit in their lifetime. They love to hear about your experiences and learn more about all the great places there are to visit. We are varied in our interests but mostly just want to learn more about you and all the fun things you have done in your life.
Here are answers to some common questions about the property. The property is located within a 20-minute drive to the Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are lots of hiking trails with Old Rag being the nearby favorite. If history is your thing, we are within a 30-minute drive to Monticello (Thomas Jefferson's home ) and Montpelier (James Madison's home). There is plenty of hiking, fishing, rock climbing, and rafting in the area if you are an outdoor enthusiast. Local wineries and breweries offer a nice respite with lots of tasty treats for your pallet. For the shopping enthusiast, there are several antique shops with loads of items with an old-time flair. There are youth and children activities at Massanutten and Luray Caverns. Both are roughly one hour from the cottage. Come join us and take a break from reality!
Languages spoken: English,Spanish

Area info

Amenities of The Cottages
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5

Most popular amenities
  • Free Wifi
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is needed).
    Wifi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
    • Dining table
    • Coffee machine
    • Cleaning products
    • Toaster
    • Stovetop
    • Oven
    • Dryer
    • Kitchenware
    • Kitchen
    • Washing machine
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Linens
    • Wardrobe or closet
    • Toilet paper
    • Towels
    • Private Bathroom
    • Toilet
    • Free toiletries
    • Shower
    Living Area
    • Dining area
    • Sofa
    • Fireplace
    • Sitting area
    Media & Technology
    • Streaming service (like Netflix)
    • iPad
    • Flat-screen TV
    • TV
    Room Amenities
    • Drying rack for clothing
    • Clothes rack
    • Private entrance
    • Fan
    • Ironing facilities
    • Iron
    Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
    • Picnic area
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Patio
    • Garden
    Food & Drink
    • Tea/Coffee maker
    • Horseback riding
      Additional chargeOff-site
    • Hiking
    • Canoeing
      Additional chargeOff-site
    • Fishing
      Additional chargeOff-site
    Building Characteristics
    • Detached
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    • Private check-in/out
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Baby safety gates
    • Board games/Puzzles
    • Baby safety gates
    • Board games/puzzles
    • Pet bowls
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Heating
    • Family rooms
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Carbon monoxide detector
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Spanish

    House rules

    The Cottages takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 3:00 PM

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

    You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


    Until 12:00 PM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Crib by request

    Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    1 crib available on request.

    All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18

    Payments by takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed

    Quiet hours

    Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


    Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

    The fine print
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    Due to current COVID-19 still in effect, property only offers grab and go breakfast for free, limited options at the Bar and Bistro, no room service is available.

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    Please inform The Cottages of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

    Quiet hours are between 22:00:00 and 07:00:00.

    Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

    FAQs about The Cottages

    • Check-in at The Cottages is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

    • The Cottages has the following number of bedrooms:

      • 1 bedroom

      For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

    • The Cottages can accommodate this group size:

      • 4 guests

      For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

    • The prices at The Cottages may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Yes, The Cottages is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • The Cottages offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Hiking
      • Fishing
      • Canoeing
      • Horseback riding

    • The Cottages is 3.1 miles from the center of Etlan. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.