Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Tom & Theresa Gordy
About Tom & Theresa Gordy
River Woods Retreat is owned and managed by Tom and Theresa Gordy who reside in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC. Tom runs a non-profit organization that supports non-pay compensation benefits for service members. He serves in the U.S. Navy Reserve and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2009-2010). Theresa is a homemaker and full-time mom.
Tom & Theresa Gordy purchased this Cabin in 2008
Why Tom & Theresa Gordy chose Bentonville
Like most log cabins, River Woods was a realization of childhood dreams. After all, who hasn't at one time in their life wanted to live in a log cabin? The dream, long slumbering underneath years of stress and "priorities", came alive in October 2004 when we first drove across the Shenandoah River to view the hardwood and pine-covered 5.88 acres that is now home to River Woods. Driving up to the property was like in the 1988 movie Funny Farm, starring Chevy Chase - deer, turkeys, and pileated woodpeckers appearing as if cued by some hidden director. Fall leaves were in full display of color, and no noise could be heard except for the rustling of drying leaves driven by cool gentle breezes. However, this was no choreographed production, only nature greeting its soon-to-be new neighbors. That day, that moment, began a four-year journey of planning, designing and building - making a dream come true.
What makes this Cabin unique
In Nature, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "In the woods, we return to reason and faith." And that has become the mission of River Woods - to help people find the quietness in which to reflect on the things that matter most in life. Since its completion in the summer of 2008, River Woods has become a place to relax and reflect upon God's wonderful creation. It has served as a romantic getaway for many couples as well as the base camp for adventure vacations of hiking, canoeing and tubing, mountain biking, horseback riding and marathon running. It has become a second home for families who need an escape from the rat race of our nation's capital. It has served as a place for rest and recuperation for war-weary service members visiting their families while on leave from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. And it has been a place of solace for families grieving the loss of a loved one. Music groups and writers have used River Woods and the beautiful natural surroundings as a place of inspiration for their songs, prose and poetry. River Woods has served to reunite geopraphically-dispersed high school and college friends and as a place of celebration for engagements, weddings and birthdays. As owners of River Woods, we have greatly enjoyed knowing that our second home has brought joy to so many and look forward to hearing from future guests on what River Woods has meant to them.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
I really enjoyed my stay. We planned a girls weekend and everyone could not have been happier. The inside is spacious and inviting. The porch was great to sit out on first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee. We are already talking about planning another trip next year. Thank you for sharing your beautiful property.
Beautiful cabin with serene, peaceful surroundings
Great cabin! Really very nicely appointed & equipped. Great place to relax after a fun filled family reunion of togetherness
We were very impressed with the cabin altogether. It was spacious, clean, and had everything we needed, including baby accessories; that, above all, was appreciated! The beds were comfortable, the enclosed deck was perfect for letting our toddlers roam free outside. The seclusion was perfect. We spent a lot of time relaxing on the deck, enjoying the fresh, mountain air! We are already recommending this cabin to friends and family.
Very nice stay couldn’t have asked for anything! Very comfy x
The perfect retreat
We had an excellent long weekend at this property. The home is very well kept, everything is in great condition. The layout is perfect for a family getaway!
Exceptional amenities, beautiful property very well maintained and perfect location. A great place for a.romantic getaway, or summer retreat with the kids. Books, movies, games and a firepit make this an amazing place for a family.
Close to parks, rivers, fishing and hiking. The cabin makes quiet evenings even better with fireplaces and jacuzzi tub!
Thank you to the owners for sharing this gem in the forest.
Vineyards & Winery Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing/Fishing on the Shenandoah River, Shenandoah National Park & Sky Line Drive, Hiking and Ziplining at Shenandoah State Park, Hiking in the George Washington National Forest, Fruit & Berry Picking, Antiquing