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Cabin on the Seven Bends

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· Woodstock, Virginia
2 acres
1 site
1 Lodging
Our dream was to own a log cabin on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. Sixteen years ago we accomplished that dream, giving us access to a Shenandoah Valley treasure, and yes, we are on the first of the Seven Bends. Although we live in the main log cabin, we are happy to share our tiny living screened cabin over looking the river with many activities available to you. Although we are only minutes from I81, the setting is very private, in the woods behind our home. Park at the main cabin and hike 200 feet down the hill to the secluded River Cabin overlooking the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. You'll have river access for fishing, swimming and paddling (kayaks and canoes provided), or you can just sit on the dock and watch the sunset. Retreat back into the screened cottage for a quiet restful evening or relax on the deck by a fire. We are a Glamping site... like a hotel stay in the woods. Close by are 100's of miles of hiking trails and the charming town of Woodstock offering free concerts, some of Virginia's finest wineries, the Brewhouse and other great local restaurants... come explore and adore. There is also an auxiliary deck in the trees for pitching your own tent or sleeping under the stars for additional campers. During cooler months, we have enclosed the sleeping/changing areas and provide a small heater for some limited warmth. “And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul” ― John Muir
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Woodstock, Virginia, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Steve S.Joined in April 2018
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341 ratings · 243 reviews
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Windsor S.recommends
January 6, 2023
Cabin on the Seven Bends
Love love love
This place is wonderful! I can’t wait to go back. Absolutely loved it. Nicest compost toilet I have ever used!
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Susan C.recommends
December 5, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
retreat on the river
my daughter and i spent 2 chilly but wonderful days in this seven bends cabin in late November for my birthday. we took out the canoe, built a fire, went hiking nearby, cooked our meals, got mexican nearby one night, read books, slept late, and enjoyed the critter and bird watching. steve was great to communicate and chat with. i hope to be back to kayak next summer!
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Laura Allison H.recommends
November 27, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
This cabin is so beautiful, and has just the amenities you need to be comfortable (fire ring, vault toilet, lofted sleeping area). There are many great hikes close by, and we had a wonderful time relaxing around the fire after long days of hiking. The host, Steve, was very welcoming and informative.
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Brian W.recommends
November 21, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
Absolutely great location, host, and cabin. We spent the whole day on the water, canoeing upriver. Had a blast.
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Haley H.recommends
November 10, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
We loved our stay! The cabin is great & has everything. We went for a late night walk & the stars were beyond beautiful!
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Stephanie C.recommends
October 30, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
This place is an absolute dream. It’s cozy and private. No electricity let’s you favor the sunsets/sunrise and bonfire. Very close to hiking, trails, and even grocery stores. Definitely pack good sleeping bags if you’re staying this late in the season!
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Ben A.recommends
October 25, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
Amazing stay on the Shenandoah!
Cabin on the Seven Bends was an amazing, relaxing, and beautiful place to stay. Steve was such a friendly and gracious host, providing us with an air mattress (allowing us to sleep 4 all together in the lofted bed area) and giving us recommendations for hikes and sightseeing in the area. With the kayaks he provided and the beautiful surroundings though there’s no reason you couldn’t spend at least a full weekend enjoying his amazing property and cabin! The cabin is very secluded and quiet at night, but also only a 5 minute drive to town for food/supplies. We will be visiting again ASAP
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Joshua Y.recommends
October 16, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
Spent our elopement weekend here
Inside the cabin was comfortable—hammocks were provided and we found the simple loft mattress to be quite comfortable. We had a very nice time taking the kayaks out on the water, and spent the afternoon enjoying the water view while reading. We took advantage of the firewood provided as well. Steve was nice & brought down some hot chocolate chip cookies for us to enjoy. We spotted deer, bald eagles, a kingfisher and red tailed hawks. It feels very private and isolated down at the cabin which we enjoyed.
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Nancy C.recommends
October 12, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
Everything was exactly as described. The setting was private and beautiful. We didn’t get a chance to use the kayaks but that’s a nice perk. The cabin was rustic but had some nice extras such as games, books & strategically place battery powered lights.
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Georgia B.recommends
October 11, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
Had more amenities then I thought!
I totally loved staying there for a night!! It had more supplies then we thought which was great. It had a wonderful view and many amenities.
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Amy L.recommends
October 10, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
So peaceful! Perfect simple set up- it was a chilly night but the loft retained more heat than I’d imagined. Steve was a great host- hope to return !
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Nina C.recommends
October 3, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
Love the cabin on the seven bends!
We had a really special quiet weekend at Steve's little cabin. Even thought it was drizzling the whole time, it was very cozy and restful. The place is an amazingly constructed cabin and very attractive with paint details and cute lights and some books and games. It's down a steep hill from Steve's main cabin, right above the river, so it's very quiet and plenty of privacy. Steve pointed us down the steps and even set up a tarp on the deck area so we could make a fire. The guest book has lots of recommendations for hikes and things to do in town. Thank you Steve!!!!
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Gregory S.recommends
September 26, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
Thank you, was beautiful special spot!
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Rebekah B.recommends
September 24, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
The cabin was clean and beautiful. The river was so fun. We enjoyed our time!
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Tricia C.recommends
September 20, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
Wonderful get away!
The cabin was right on the river :) it was a really relaxing trip 😌 certainly plan to go again next year
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Carolyn D.recommends
September 11, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
MUST Stay!
One of the most incredible stays!! Steve was so incredibly gracious and went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed to have an amazing weekend while giving us our space on his beautiful property! The cabin was so nice and well kept. The property was stunning. We spent a full day on site enjoying the nature, taking the kayaks out, and relaxing in hammocks. A MUST stay!
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Marina K.recommends
September 7, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
This was a wonderful experience for my two kids, age 6 and 11, and I. I was pretty bummed that the forecast called for heavy rain for the two nights we’d be there but Steve recommended we not trust it and he was right. It still rained (and poured) intermittently but the sky opened up for a beautiful sunny day the next day. The kayaks and paddle board for use were a special treat. My kids and I spent most of our time on the river, my 6 year old was even able to paddle one kayak of his own as they are smaller and the river is pretty calm. The lodging itself is very cozy and well kept. We stayed plenty dry when we chose too and managed to get a fire going long enough for s’mores. It’s not too far from town either so a quick Sheetz run was easy but it feels very far from civilization and we had the river to ourselves. We saw turkeys, lots of turtles and even glimpsed an otter. Had we chose to fish I’m sure it would have been great. Next time, as I’m sure we’ll return.
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Brendan P.recommends
September 5, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
Private off-the-grid getaway!
I keep coming back here- everything is just right for a private off-the-grid camp experience. Read and sunbathe on the river dock while observing the local wildlife with fish, turtles and birds. Cook dinner over an open flame. Sleep on a comfortable mattress in a tree-house-style loft. Close enough to civilization to grab groceries and supplies in town, but isolated enough that you won't hear any of the real world once you've settled in. Steve is an excellent host and every year I return he's added some new feature to the cabin or campsite (this year he added windows in the lofted sleeping area facing the river for a nice view and added airflow at night.) I love to cook outdoors and find myself trying new things over the fire and my small camper stove each time I return. Highly recommend!
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Daisuke U.recommends
August 23, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
Amazing, just perfect.
Just really an amazing place. So peaceful, so remote yet very convenient to stores, eateries wineries etc. Wake up, go for kayaking, take a cold shower, then find yourself in a nice winery for the afternoon, come back to evening quiet bliss. Steve was super kind and and the place really shows he cares about his cabin and the whole setup.
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Ellie G.recommends
August 21, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
Wonderful visit! We had 5 and we’re able to easily fit 4 in the cabin, plus 1 in a tent outside (but could have fit 5 inside if needed). The water was perfect for swimming in and exploring in the kayaks. We appreciated that the loft bed had pillows and linens and blankets already! We hope to come back soon!
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Kaitlin D.recommends
August 15, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
Really beautiful cabin with access to trails and the river. It rained the entire time so we didn’t take any of the boats out but it’s a wonderful place to spend time on the river. Very peaceful with plenty of nature sounds and feels private. Would go back any day !
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Jacob P.recommends
August 14, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
perfect
private and quite, convenient and close to everything. we did a little hiking, fishing, kayaking, lounging and eating. thanks
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Sophie B.recommends
August 7, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
Very special place and perfect for a Getaway. We spent hours in the river in kayaks and swimming, and enjoyed bbqs on the deck dodging some exciting storms! We will definitely come back, thank you.
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Stacy C.recommends
July 31, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
So so quiet, so peaceful. Whether in the screened in cabin, on the deck (or auxiliary deck), on the dock or the water, it was so very quiet and tranquil.
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Kelsey @Kayabella W.recommends
July 24, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
Shenandoah River Oasis
We will always keep coming back to see Steve and Gael! This is one of our favorite hipcamps. The hosts are so generous and kind (not to mention great bakers) and have the perfect site on the river. The access to the water, canoes, wineries and hiking make it the perfect getaway. Thank you again for the best weekend and welcoming our guests!
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Kevin B.recommends
July 17, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
Steve’s Cabin on the Seven Bends was a perfect getaway! It feels like summer camp as a kid again. We enjoyed hiking nearby, canoeing, fishing from the dock, hammock naps, and quiet cozy nights. It was clean and well maintained. The composting toilet and rain shower made the three night stay even better. Thanks Steve, for a great trip!
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Pratik J.recommends
July 15, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
It's a great location on the river! The cabin has all the basic amenities you need and more, while the loft part is very comfortable. Steve was quick to respond to any queries we had at all very quickly during our stay.
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Hannah S.recommends
July 12, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
Relaxing and unique place to stay
We had a fantastic time staying at the cabin. We made some unforgettable memories and greatly appreciate Steve's hospitality. The town is not far, so it's easy to get any extra supplies you may have forgotten. It was quite rainy during our trip - we enjoyed the relaxing sound of rain falling on the tin roof, but we plan on returning so we can enjoy some of the other amenities at the cabin and in the area with hopefully better weather!
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Julia D.recommends
July 11, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
Steve's place was the perfect place to stay the night in nature! We loved listening to the birds in the morning and using the canoe for a little paddle.
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Cindy C.recommends
July 4, 2022
Cabin on the Seven Bends
Great river cabin in the trees!
The cabin is everything we expected and wanted for a simple weekend getaway. We were greeted by the very friendly and gracious host. He walked us down the well maintained switchback trail to a VERY cool screened in cabin with a roomy loft sleeping area. The two outside decks overlook the river and dock below. We took advantage of the kayaks and did a lengthy paddle on the very calm reservoir. The evening was the best sitting by the fire pit making our dinner. We will certainly be back, and recommend to all of our friends.
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