4 bedrooms, 4 bunkrooms, 5 bathrooms
Emily & Paul @ Shenandoah Rentals
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
An ideal family reunion and wedding venue in one!
My husband and I were looking for a unique venue to host a weekend-long wedding celebration on a reasonable budget and found it in the Westcott house. We honestly booked this place because it was the only one available and large enough to accommodate a ceremony and reception, but when we went to tour the place in person, we realized it was SO much nicer than the pictures let on. Friday and Saturday, we had some close friends and family stay with us at the house, and on Sunday we had our wedding and reception. There was more than enough space for cooking and eating (though we did bring in some rental chairs and tables for the larger group Sunday), and the 2 kitchens ended up being a huge bonus. The owners and management company alike were so kind to us and as flexible as they could be when several boxes of stuff ended up getting left behind, and we felt the event and late check out fees were more than fair. The house itself is GORGEOUS, and the grounds are so, so beautiful. It did get pretty hot in the great room on Sunday, but it was still worth it. If you're considering any retreat or reunion, this is the place to go. I wouldn't have done my wedding any other way. :)
Very unusual to find this many beds in a rental house which was great for our large group. The layout of the house is great with bunk rooms on one side of the lower level, a bunch of communal bathrooms in the center and then a large entertainment room on the other end of the house. The upstairs is a large open kitchen / dining / lounging area with master bedrooms on one end. Lots of open and covered porch space to lounge in and the yard is nice and level as well for activities. The house was clean and well stocked with everything we needed for the weekend. We spent a day on the river care of Shenandoah River Outfitters which was very conveniently just up the road from this house. Highly recommend this house if you've got a large group of people looking to stay comfortably and have room to relax.
Family Retreat and Staycation
The landscape, amenities and floor plan certainly exceeded our desires for accommodating the multiple families within our large group. It was the perfect staycation-vacation and home away from home feel. This venue was extremely spacious and equipped with everything we needed to enjoy ourselves indoors and / or outdoors. The kids absolutely loved roasting Marsh Mellows at the campfire and non-stop playing at the playground. While the men enjoyed the grilling area and corn toss game and the inside gaming tables. The women found the two separate kitchens a complete joy, bonding around baking and cooking as we prepared each family feast. The younger adults enjoyed the hot tub, pool and ping pong. The outdoors rock barrier provided the perfect back-drop for a family photo. It was a great weekend!
The house is well-suited for large parties of people, having plenty of room for all to enjoy.
We very much enjoyed spending time at the Wescott house. The booking agents quickly responded to all questions making check in and check out easy. The home was very clean and had plenty of space for all to enjoy. We feel the only negative was the refrigerator that was missing all the door shelves making it difficult to organize the food. We would return in the future if the opportunity would arise.
Thanks for letting us know, Tim- We are replacing those shelves next week! Hope to see you guys again soon! :)
The place was great and very clean! Plenty of room for our large family gathering!
The house was everything we hoped for, the only downside that I can think of is that the grill is way too far from the house, making it difficult if not impossible to use! The house was very clean though, and the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed for cooking for a large crowd! I would definitely rent it again!
We love this house! Great for a large group!
We absolutely love staying at the Westcott House - this was our third annual stay! It has everything you need for a large group: more than enough beds but they are spread out over a lot of rooms so everyone can have their own room if your group isn't too big; HUGE kitchen upstairs with a second full kitchen downstairs, and LOTS of full bathrooms so you don't feel like you are sharing even if you are. We especially like the house layout with the bedrooms being on the opposite side of the common areas so that people can sleep in peace while others might be up later. We also love the hot tub, fire pit and ping pong table - they always get put to good use! And it even has a nursery with a crib and changing table if needed for little ones! And finally, the property management is super accommodating and helpful - the booking process and check-in is super easy!
Our only issues (and they are minor) is that the heat in the Master Bedroom upstairs has been temperamental in the past (this visit the temperature outside wasn't as low as in the past so it was fine) and there was a lack of tupperware/foil/bags for food storage this year, which is usually there in the past so we were scrambling a bit for food storage after our first meal. Also, there is no trash disposal on the property so you have to take it to dumpsters a few miles down the road at the end of the visit which is a minor annoyance. None of these are deal-breakers - it's a great place to stay!