Located minutes from I81. Park at the house and hike 100 yards down the hill to the secluded River Perch 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
Located minutes from I81. Park at the house and hike 100 yards down the hill to the secluded River Perch 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 added a small heater for your warmth and comfort. For Covid-19, we take every precaution wiping hard surfaces with bleach while washing all soft materials between every visit. Meeting you is important to us, but we do it from a distance. Be safe!
“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul” ― John Muir
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Many rural roads as well as mountain trails
Very private deep water fishing
100's of miles of trails in the George Washington National Forest minutes away.
Kayaks and Canoes are available for use at your own risk and if the host is available to assist entry and exit of river..
Deep water river access
Just sitting in cottage, the wildlife will come to you
Natural features you'll find at Cottage on the Seven Bends in Virginia.
The cottage is in the middle of the forest... the noises of tree frogs, crickets, honking geese, etc. will lull you to sleep.
Short hill to access the cottage, large mountain to view
River, stream, or creek
We are on the first of the Seven Bends.
Swim at your own risk... the water is deep, experienced swimmers only!
Places to see near Cabin on the Seven Bends
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Easy & beautiful off-the-grid camp
This was my second time visiting Steve's Cottage on the Seven Bends. It's really the perfect location to disconnect and go "off the grid", while still having some of the necessities like a clean bathroom and running water from a rain barrel reservoir. Steve has really thought of every little convenience for spirited glamping- free firewood, a dish washing station, outdoor shower, composting toilet, sleeping loft with sheets and pillows, and plenty of room to spread out. The views of the sunset from the river dock are exceptional, as is the wildlife you can encounter on the river (I saw packs of geese, turtles, herrings, fish...) There is a bit of a hike from the top of the property where you park down to the cabin, so pack accordingly or plan on making several trips up and down the hill. I like to bring a small camp stove and cast-iron skillet for cooking, as well as a large jug of potable water (the water from the rain barrel is fine for washing dishes and showering, but not drinkable.) There is an ice chest available in the cabin for storing food, so I just grabbed a couple bags of ice from the Sheetz nearby in town. I also did all my food shopping at the Food Lion nearby before arriving. A little rain isn't an issue either, as Steve set up a large tarp over the firepit area of the deck. Looking forward to returning, AGAIN!...
You won’t want to leave!
Steve’s place is perfect! Great view, comfy cabin, canoeing, thoughtfully built and stocked. Two decks to sit on, cook on, have a fire, and enjoy the peaceful setting. It rained one of our two days there and the cabin was cool and dry. Very relaxing all around! Steve is super responsive and helpful.
Exceptional all-around space!
We stayed at Steve’s cottage for 2 nights for our anniversary and they were incredible. Steve recommended some great hikes and cafes nearby and shared stories with us about the area and the river. We especially loved the easy access to the canoe and river and seeing sunset over the river. It rained one night while we were there, but Steve was ready for it and came down with a tarp to make sure we were good and the front deck was covered. He even brought dry firewood so we were able to enjoy a fire, s’mores and a bottle of wine. We’ll definitely be back!
We had a great time at Steve’s cabin! Went with my husband and our 8 year old son. Spent most of our days out on the river enjoying the canoe, kayaks and paddle board. We were the only ones out on the river and felt like we had the whole river to ourselves. So peaceful and relaxing. The bed in the loft is actually pretty comfortable. It is a bit of a hike down to the cabin, but totally worth it!