3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Karen T. Michael
About Karen T. Michael
I am a native from the Shenandoah Valley and currently live in Harrisonburg. I recently retired from 20 years working as an office manager in the dental field. Most folks I talk with say once you retire, you are much busier than you were before and this has proven to be true. My biggest passion is Missions. I love traveling to other countries to help others. I've visited Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and in recent years I have made many trips to Guatemala and Nicaragua to work in the orphanages and surrounding villages. When I am not traveling, I love to shop in antique stores, work in my gardens and spend time with family and friends. My newest adventure is opening up an Air B&B in my childhood home of Grottoes and I am excited for you to come, relax, and unwind.
Karen T. Michael purchased this House in 2017
Why Karen T. Michael chose Grottoes
My home place is located in a small town with a quiet neighborhood. It is within 15 to 20 minutes from the Shenandoah National Park/Skyline Drive, Cross keys Vineyards, Rocky's Antique Mall, Grand Caverns, The Lavender Farm, and James Madison University. My favorite local restaurant just minutes from the house is Wood Fired Oven. They have a great Steak and Cheese sub and the Pizza is awesome.
What makes this House unique
There are some beautiful old trees located at my old home place and in the summer you can sit in the shade of the old oak tree or sit on the back patio and grille your favorite burger or steak. Grottoes has a beautiful town park just minutes down the road with a walking trail by the river. In addition, my home place is within minutes of Grand Caverns. The cave has been open continually since 1806. During the Civil War and the “Valley Campaign” the cave was visited by both Confederate and Union soldiers. The park at Grand Caverns is filled with scenic trails for hiking, running, and biking. There are also picnic shelters, a pool, a miniature golf course, beautiful areas for fishing; and a fitness trail, featuring exercise stations with instructions at each stop. The peaceful setting at the park makes for an extra special experience here in the Shenandoah Valley!
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
JMU Family Weekend
Perfect for family weekend at JMU. We will definitely check here for future trips!
Thank you Angela. I would love to have you and your family stay again while in the area.
Property was wonderful. Very cozy. The design of the whole house was awesome. Owner was very responsive and accommodating when we found out we were going to be late. Would love to book again sometime
Thank you William for your kind words. I hope to you see you all again in the future.
Perfect place to stay!
Karen is a wonderful hostess giving you a warm welcome. The house is located on a beautiful lot and has everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Perfect place to stay to visit Bridgewater or Harrisonburg. Looking forward to staying again soon. Thanks Karen: )
Thank you Sheryl. I look forward to having you all stay again in the near future.
Home away from home
This was a great experience from the pricing to the location to the home feeling you receive walking in. Enjoyed sitting on the peaceful front porch relaxing.
Thank you Melanie! It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. Please come back and visit again when you are in the area.
One of the BEST Home Aways ever!
This is one of the best Home Aways we have ever stayed. From the time of inquiry until we checked out of the home, Karen was a pleasure to work with. The home is absolutely spotless and has everything you need to make you feel welcome. The kitchen is fully equipped to make all of your meals. It is quite honestly one of the best Home Away experiences we have ever had. We will be back!! Thank you, Karen, for everything!!
Thank you Pam for your kind words. It truly was a pleasure to host you and your family. I look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Karen Michael was outstanding went out of way to make welcomed.
Very clean and comfortable
Thank you Doug, it was a joy to have you and your wife stay. Please come back soon.
My Home Place is located within 15 minutes of the Shenandoah National Park where you can hike for the day and then come back and relax and unwind for the evening. In addition, you can tour Grand Caverns which is just a few minutes from the house. There is also a pool, picnic area, and hiking located right there at the caverns. A very safe and beautiful community to get away for a long weekend from the busyness of life.