Whether seeking a romantic retreat or a family adventure the ultimate in privacy is yours in this historic Shenandoah River cottage where nature and history combine forces to create a perfect setting for a delightful journey. Sharing the river-bluff grounds with the 1852 Swartz House, the two bedroom, two bath antique & traditionally furnished cottage features a living room with a wood burning stove, full kitchen, separate sun room, screened porch and terrace. Maintain a vigorous schedule or pass some idle hours of leisure in a country cottage that stands in a quiet garden setting. Where a slower pace is the norm and breakfast is ready when you are. Remember how good you feel and promise yourself to return again and again.
5 on January 27, 2014
We have stayed here twice in one year and found each visit an absolute delight. The cottage is well furnished and both times we enjoyed a relaxing evening by the fire. Our breakfasts were different all four times and prepared with a true love of providing her guest a fantastic start to their day. Virginia is a gifted inn keeper and she will do all to make your stay a very memorable one.
5 on October 01, 2013
we have been coming here for many years, Virginia becomes like family very quickly and treats you like such. Everything about this place is relaxing from the quietness of the river to the singing of the birds and the sounds of the forest that surround you, everything you need is already there, the only thing missing is you, treat yourself to great breakfast and a nice little town to explore. We fell in love with this place the first time we were there, you will too.
5 on September 09, 2013
From start to finish, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Jacob Swartz House! Virginia greeted us when we arrived with welcoming cheer. The cottage is all your and it is stocked with anything you might need. Milk, cream, condiments, spices, tea, coffee, etc. in the kitchen, and soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer, curling iron, insect repellant, after-sunburn cream, otc meds, etc. in the bathroom. Upon arrival we found a chocolate cake waiting for us in the kitchen! Virginia also prepared a dessert for us on the second evening we were there! Weather permitting, you can have breakfast outside on the patio and watch the birds at the feeders. Virginia prepares the breakfast in courses and brings it from her house to the cottage. Simply delicious!!! She caters to your needs, whatever they are. We spent lots of time in the screened room off the bedroom that looks down over the river. You can walk the grounds and look at the plantings or climb down to the river for a closer look. BTW: another reviewer mentioned the constant noise from Rt. 81. It's not Rt 81 that creates the noise; it's the flowing river, which is not very loud. You are out in the country and it's peaceful and serene. JSH is an excellent value with a five star rating from me!
5 on August 18, 2013
The Cobbler's cottage was delightful, so peaceful sitting in sun room overlooking the Shenendoach River. Hostess made us feel so welcome and so attentive to dietary needs - yummy goodies and breakfasts
4.4 on January 10, 2013
Superb simplicity. Beautiful setting,once you get past the maintenance shop, unique interface with nature's beauty and accommodating Innkeeper. Will definitely return this Spring.
Shenandoah River, Caverns, Civil War Battlefields, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country
Washington DC, DC (IAD-Dulles) 85 miles
US-28 to I-66 West to I-81 South New Market exit #264
Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Skyline Drive, Blue Ridge Mountains, Caverns, Natural Bridge, Civil-War Battlefields/Museums, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Historic Inn
BBQ grill , terrace fireplace, bedoom all season electric fireplace, wood stove in living room
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, tubing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts
2 Cats , 1 Dog
flower gardening & cooking
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Stuffed French Toast
French bread stuffed with cream cheese pineapple and pecans served with apricot topping or maple syrup.