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Woodpecker Cabin next to National Forest/hiking

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2 bedroom, 1 loft, 1 bath cabin, nestled in the charming mountain village of Rawley Springs, a short walk to George Washington National Forest and miles of hiking trails. Surrounded by woodlands, the cabin is perfect for those seeking a respite in nature and a tranquil retreat from which to explore the Shenandoah Valley. The interior, setup for 2-5, is stylish and comfortable. Fully equipped kitchen. Great play/sleeping loft for kids, Hi-speed internet/Netflix. Picnic table, firepit and grill.

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1 張 1.5 米寬雙人床
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1 張 1.4 米寬雙人床、1張 1 米寬單人床

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ENJOYING RAWLEY SPRINGS
HISTORY: In the mid 1800's Rawley Springs was a destination resort with three large hotels, a bandstand, and even an outdoor bowling ally. People took the train from New York, Baltimore and Washington to "take the waters" as a medicinal from the many springs which are high in minerals. The hotels burned down (twice) and later, beginning in the 1920's, locals from Harrisonburg began building the cabins and cottages you see in the village today, many of which have been in the same families for generations. Some of the cabins are full-time residences and others are retreats for town-folk in Harrisonburg who appreciate the natural beauty and restorative powers of being surrounded by trees, streams and mountains.
Feel free to wander around the charming neighborhood of cottages and cabins, (taking care not to trespass onto other's property). In the spring everything is blooming and green, summer is 10 degrees cooler due to our higher elevation on Shenandoah Mountain, and in the fall the leaves come into full color. Winter has its own charms when you will want to stay warm and read a book or take a brisk hike.
GETTING TO GEORGE WASHINGTON NATIONAL FOREST, TRAILS AND STREAM ACCESS: The stream flows directly out of George Washington National forest and through the village. To access the hiking trails and the stream you must take a short walk or drive to the entrance of George Washington National Forest (Don't go onto neighbor's property to access the stream).
TO DRIVE: Take Gum Run Trail back out to Rawley Springs rd. You want to turn right onto Rawley Springs Rd, but you can't because it's a hairpin turn. So, go left and at the bottom of the hill you will see a place to turn around. Go back the other direction on Rawley Springs Rd up the hill. There will be a small stone springhouse on your left and a row of mailboxes in front of you. Follow the paved road to your right along the stream until you come to a bridge on your right with a sign that reads 'Highlands of Rawley Springs." Don't go over the bridge, just go straight on the gravel road until you reach the end in about 200 yards. You can park here. This is the entrance to the forest- There are no official signs.

TO WALK TO GW NATIONAL FOREST: If you go past the barn and chicken coop on the far (West) side of the property you will see an opening in the fence and a footpath just beyond that leads up to the paved lane to your left (Rawley Springs Rd). You can also access this footpath by walking down the driveway, and going left onto Gum Run Trail - the path is on your left not far from the driveway). At the top of the path turn right on the paved lane (Rawley Springs Rd) and follow the stream (upstream) for a few hundred yards until you come to a small bridge with a sign that says "Highlands of Rawley Springs." You are free to go to the center of the bridge to get a view, but don't go up into that neighborhood - a troll lives under that bridge and there's nothing of interest to see up there anyway. Just keep going straight onto the gravel road for another couple of hundred yards, passing a garage with a loft above (our other AIRBNB) our house (the one with the curved roof, green trim and brown cedar shakes on the front) and one more house. The road dead ends in a cul-de-sac. This is entrance to the forest, and from here you have access to millions of acres of National Forest land (It's a National forest - it belongs to you) and some pretty amazing trails (see below). You won't find signs, or much other evidence of the Forest Service in the form of development of the area - it's pretty much unknown and left alone - and we like it that way. The stream is right at the trail head. The stream might be a trickling brook if it has been dry, or a raging river if there has been a big storm. Most often it is somewhere in between, but be careful – the rocks are always slippery. If you are a fly-fisher, the stream is home to native brook trout. Bring a picnic, enter the forest, and relax in the healing embrace of nature.

HIKING IN G.W. NATIONAL FOREST
THE RIGHT BANK TRAIL: As mentioned above, the end of the gravel road is the beginning of GW National forest. Go straight past the end of the cul-de-sac and you are at the trail head and the first stream crossing (trail is marked on the other side by 2 yellow rectangles painted on trees in irregular intervals). There is a beautiful little wading pool just steps down from the lane, and miles and miles of trails begin just across the stream. If the stream is up, you might have to get your feet wet if the stepping stones across are covered with water. There are three stream crossings on this trail within the first quarter mile or so, after which it follows the right bank for miles as you gain elevation. (NOTE: At the second stream crossing you can follow the right bank over the bluff to avoid the second and third stream crossings). Just over the first stream crossing and to the left is a beautiful little picnic spot on the rocks across from a steep rock wall. A really great hang-out spot. (If the stream is too high, or you don’t want to get your feet wet, see the description for “Juliette’s Tower” to access the slightly more difficult but equally beautiful trail that is on the opposite bank of the stream, and which requires some initial steep trail climbing, but no stream crossings). As mentioned, the trail into the forest is occasionally marked on the trees by two yellow squares or diamonds, and pretty much follows the stream. You can’t get lost if you remember that the stream flows towards home – it will bring you back to the cul-de-sac. The trail presents some really lovely and intimate views. After the third stream crossing the trail is a bit rocky for a hundred yards or so, then evens out. After this rocky bit, the path diverges from the stream for a stretch - look for a small cairn of stones and one oblong stone on the left side of the trail pointing toward the stream. The oblong stone points to a large, flat boulder just above a lovely pool into which rush a few small rapids. Gorgeous, secluded and peaceful. Sit on the boulder over the pool and become a fully realized being. Farther up the trail is a beautiful long view of the stream, and also a section with a beautiful tall rock face on the other side. It’s easy to lose your sense of time as you delight in all this beauty: Remember to be back before dark! Of course, animals live in this huge forest, including black bears, and it’s conceivable, though very rare, that you might see one– as well as other forest creatures. They really want to avoid you and it’s very unlikely that you will end up in the belly of a wild animal. Remember, you don't have to run faster than a bear, you just have to run faster than whoever you're with :) We have never heard of anyone being attacked by a bear around here, so don't be afraid to go hiking.

MORE HIKING
JULIET'S TOWER AND THE LEFT BANK TRAIL: Also at the end of the cul-de-sac, to your left, will be a path that goes up the side of the very steep hill (use the tree roots as steps). Climb past the first large granite boulders and outcroppings, and about 150’ above the road you can hunt around to find the path that runs to your right. This path leads to a long, tall, granite wall (not just a bunch of boulders) and on to “Juliet’s Tower” (see photo in binder). The wall is, perhaps, 150 feet long and 20 feet high and the path runs along its base, so if you don’t know if you’ve found it, you haven’t. There are great hang-out/picnic spots up here. You have to be a good rock climber to get up on the tower itself, which is a granite outcropping/spire about 20’ high, but the path along the rock wall is pretty cool too with a nice view. Well worth the effort.
The Left Bank: If you are following this path because the stream is too high to cross and want to hike in the mountains along the left bank of the stream, continue on the narrow footpath past Juliette’s tower and down the side of the hill. This path is less traveled and narrower, but manageable. At the base of the hill you will cross over a little tributary brook (about 4 feet wide) and continue on the path as it opens up and becomes wider. Follow the left bank of the stream along the path and In a few hundred yards you will come to a campfire pit and the path leads to a stream crossing (and over to the yellow rectangle trail described above). However, look to the left from the firepit and you will see a path that continues to follow the left bank of the stream. There are occasional red markings on the rocks on this trail. Follow the left bank trail, picking your way through a pathless area of boulders (across from which is the meditation rock and pool mentioned in the “yellow rectangles” trail on the other side of the stream - this one has a great spot as well on the a boulder overlooking the magical pool and there is a fallen tree between them if you want to cross the stream). You will soon come to a new stream/tributary that comes in from the left (and is about 20’ across). Follow the left bank of this new stream until you come to another firepit, across from which is a really magical spot with small waterfalls and rapids with a little island in the middle. This is the best spot on this stream, so charming and very rarely visited. A perfect place to have lunch and lounge by, or in, in the water. Just a short way past this point the trail dead-ends.

THE UPPER WESTWARD PATH. Farther up the hill from Juliet’s Tower, there is a wide trail that leads West into the forest. Once you strike this trail it is pretty clear and easy to hike. To get there you take the path up the steep hill that goes to Juliet's Tower, but rather than follow the granite wall to your right, you keep climbing up the hill (no real path and a somewhat brush impeded climb). In about 100 yards you will strike the trail that runs perpendicular to the hillside - you can't miss it. Turn right and you can hike approximately West on the wide clear trail for miles and miles. You should mark your entry point to the path with something so that when you return you know when to go back down the hill to the Cul-de-Sac. However, if you were to turn left on the trail, it would lead you back down to the village (crossing a little bit of private property), so if you miss your marker indicating the way back down to the cul-de-sac, just keep going on the path and it will take you back to the gravel roads in Upper Rawley Springs (Cliffside Trail). So, you can always come back around the longer way just by continuing on the path.

LOWER RAWLEY: Lower Rawley is where you are staying at the Woodpecker cabin. If you prefer strolling to hiking, take a walk through the pleasant village, "population 24, more or less." You can go back out Gum Run Trail, take a right at hairpin turn onto Rawley Springs Rd and go up the hill to the little stone spring house. As mentioned, in the 1800’s Rawley Springs was a retreat renowned for its “healing waters” (see photos in the hard binder). Fires twice destroyed the main hotels that were built – and as you walk around you can still see the stone foundations of the hotels just above the row of mailboxes next to the small stone springhouse. The bandstand was just behind the stone springhouse and you can see the stone remnants of the the outdoor bowling ally just below the road where the ground goes steeply down. Follow Rawley Springs road until you see the green roof of Woodpecker cabin and take a right on the path that leads directly back down to the cabin.


High Knob Fire Tower Trail: For another great hike with fantastic long mountain views, look up "High Knob Fire Tower" at the top of Shenandoah Mountain. It's a beautiful 15-20 minute drive through the forest and up the mountain to get there. The 1.5 mile hike to the tower is not too difficult, and the 360 degree view from the tower itself is spectacular.

房東:Omi

加入時間:2017年9月
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Swadee ka! This is the Thai way of greeting guests and friends when you meet them. I am pleased to share with you this place in magical Rawley Springs, where I live with my American husband. I am a JMU grad in nursing and have lived in this country for 10 years. Moving from a frenetic city like Bangkok to this environment, filled with the overflowing spirit of nature, is a delight to me. I often travel back to Thailand to visit friends and family, but have loved traveling in this country, and seeing many of its special places, which gave me the idea to do AIRBNB myself. My wish? - To live in harmony and compassion with people and the planet. I welcome persons from any race, religion or country to enjoy this special place. Omi.
Swadee ka! This is the Thai way of greeting guests and friends when you meet them. I am pleased to share with you this place in magical Rawley Springs, where I live with my America…
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We invite our guests to access the cabin on their own. At the time of booking we will send you the code for the door keypad. We will likely not meet you during your stay, but we are usually available if you need us. I (Omi) work as a surgical nurse, so I might not be able to get back to you immediately, but I will as soon as I am able. You are our guest, and so the signs that say "Owners and Guests Only" on the road into the area mean that you are most welcome. Please respect the rights of others in the Rawley Springs area by not trespassing onto their property and you will find that Rawley Springs folks are as friendly as you will ever meet.
We invite our guests to access the cabin on their own. At the time of booking we will send you the code for the door keypad. We will likely not meet you during your stay, but we ar…
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