Romantic Shenandoah river front log cabin

Shenandoah River near Luray VaRelax in this six person hottubKitchenette32" flat screenQueen size bedroomexplore 34 acre island,wade ,swim fishprivate concrete boat launchromantic fireplace in the bedroomkayak or canoe right to your cabin!
“ Excellent ”
35 Reviews
782 Gander's Dr, Luray, VA 22835


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 6
Type: Cabin
Per night: $150 - $175
Per week: $850
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Luray vacation cabin rental
Brand new log cabin-right next to the Shenandoah river.These cabins sit on 7.5 private river front acres.Isolated yet close to Shenandoah National Park-Shenandoah River outfitters-Luray Caverns Country Club-Airport and Caverns.Only 30 minutes from Massannutten Resort with indoor water park.;and ski area.
Area Information
Our cabins are nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. Only an hour and 45 minutes form Northern Virginia. We are the perfect spot for your vacation get-away!
Enjoy a cozy log cabin in the best location in the Shenandoah Valley!

Right on the banks of the Shenandoah River!

Or explore Luray and the surrounding area--so much to do!

Within 5 minutes from the cabins:

The quaint Town of Luray with antiquing, interesting shops,
art galleries and a variety of restaurants & coffee shops
Luray Caverns and the Luray Valley Museum
Luray Caverns golf course & airport and the Luray Zoo
Luray's Greenway for walking, biking

Within 15 to 35 miles of the cabins:

Shenandoah River Outfitters for canoes, tubes, rafts
George Washington National Forest for hiking
Shenandoah National Park for hiking, history
Fort Valley Stables for horseback riding
Vineyards--Wisteria in Stanley and others close by
New Market Battlefield for civil war history
Bryce Ski Resort & Massanutten Ski Resort, water park, golf
Tasker Gap OHV trails

Stay on the property and enjoy the 7.5 acre meadow and explore the 34 acre island (that's where the small mouth bass hang out!)

While on the property you will have access:

to our 1000 ft river front
private boat launch area & a canoe (bring your lifejackets)
private stocked trout pond (bring your tackle)
volley ball net & horse shoes
picnic table and charcoal grill by the bonfire pit
6-person Hot Tub!!

Plan to relax in the hot tub and star gaze
Rock on your deck listening to the sounds of the rippling River Watch all the geese, blue heron, osprey, owls & bald eagles glide by.Rent both cabins for a secluded retreat with your friends and family!or just one cabin for the relaxing get-away from the city stress!

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2013 Dec 31 2014 $150 $175 $850 - -
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 10.3
Deposits: 1/2 due upon booking.Total due 2 weeks prior.
Payment Options: Mastercard, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: linens ..if needed.Pet charge $/pet per night


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Mountains)
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • Pet Friendly
  • View (Water)
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Kitchenette
  • Porch
  • Waterfront
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Charcoal Grill
  • DVD Player
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Activities

  • Canoeing
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (5 miles)
  • Park
    (10 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (5 miles)
  • Pool
    (10 miles)
  • Hunting
  • Zoo
    (3 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (7 miles)
  • Bowling
    (25 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Movie Theater
    (4 miles)
  • Hiking
    (10 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (25 miles)
  • Volleyball Court
  • Playground
    (4 miles)

Reviews for this vacation cabin rental in Luray, Virginia

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Cindy Brookes

Philadelphia USA

Cabin on Shenandoah

Amazing Cabin right on the water. Beautiful! The hot tub was awesome. Very clean and private.

lisa gander

Owner's reply:

Thank you Cindy ,we are very pleased to know how much people enjoy our little slice of heaven!
I hope you can come back and visit again.
Lisa and David

Alaina Bigas

Philadelphia, PA

Great stay

My husband & I had stayed in the Goose for 5 nights & were very impressed. The cabin was clean & located in a location convenient to Shenandoah, Luray Caverns, Wisteria Farm & Vineyards & food shopping. Sitting on the deck of the cabin or in the hot tub was peaceful & relaxing. We were very happy with our stay & hope to return again.

lisa gander

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your kind review.
We try to make your stay as nice as possible,being honest about our amenities and keeping the cabin clean.
We always appreciate positive feed back.
Thanks so much and we hope to see you again!
Lisa and David Gander

Don Shortt

Berlin md USA

Great place

Wonderful place very clean the fishing was great will be back again

lisa gander

Owner's reply:

Thank you!
We appreciate the fact that people enjoy themselves at our property.
That makes us very happy,
Lisa and David

shannon mills

rappahannock va

very nice

We will dey be back.

lisa gander

Owner's reply:

Thank you,
We love all of our repeat folks,We look forward to seeing you soon,

Joseph and Marlene Ridgell


Honey Moon Get Away

We got to spend 3 days in the cabin Nov.17 thru 19 for a short honey moon and we had a wonderful time walking and hiking the property. Plenty of stuff to do in the area. Also the hot tub what time glazing at the stairs do I have to say any more. We have started talking about renting both cabins next summer for a week and bring the kids. Again thank you for opening up your cabin for people to enjoy.

lisa gander

Owner's reply:

I love hearing what a great time our renters have had. Your review makes the cabin business a very satisfying line of work.
We are so happy that you will return and bring more friends and family.We love our little piece of paradise and glad that we can share.
Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you in the future,
Lisa and David Gander

Robin Bowyer

12 Cobalt Lane, Gallagher, WV 25083


Cabin was great, very convenient to places we visited. Had a wonderful time.

lisa gander

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your review,we really appreciate the positive feed back.
Thank you,
Lisa and David Gander

Patti Webb

Baltimore, MD

Great Cabin!

We had a wonderful time at this cozy cabin with our family of four. The kids loved hanging out and sleeping in the loft. The cabin is on a beautiful property right on the river, with a nice flat yard where the kids can play. We enjoyed the Skyline Drive, hiking, Luray Caverns, and the Massanutten Water Park during the various days of our stay, and then relaxing in the hot tub followed by the camp fire with smores in the evening. We had a wonderful time!

Beverly L. Webster

Alexandria, VA

Peace and Quiet

Oh my gosh! Where do I start? Right back there if I could!! What a lovely cabin, clean, comfortable, what more could you ask? We decided to take a mini vacation as I am going to have surgery next Tuesday and we wanted to get away and relax for a few days. We brought our Golden, Gracie and she loved the cabin, too. I know I am going all over the map telling you about the Goose Cabin, but it was so peaceful and quiet there. The clean air and the quiet sounds of night. So relaxing. Enjoy!

lisa gander

Owner's reply:

Thank You Beverly,
I hope all goes well with your surgery,
We appreciate the positive feed back.My husband David and myself pride ourselves on the cleanliness of the cabins,mother nature takes care of the rest.Please come back for another visit in the summer,when you can enjoy the water!
Lisa Gander

Stephanie Lee

Fredericksburg, VA

Beautiful weekend retreat!

My friends and I rented both the Goose and Gander cabins and had an absolute blast! The view was gorgeous, the cabins were cozy, and the hot tubs were just what we needed for a fun filled weekend. I would highly recommend these for your next weekend getaway!

lisa gander

Owner's reply:

Thank you Stephanie,we love your positive feed back,this is how the business pays us back!
Come back and see us,
Lisa and David Gander.

Liz Riordan

Hampton Falls, NH

Loved it!!!

Wonderful place!!! Great outdoor deck, very cozy inside, extremely pleasant people, close to everything. We could bring our 2 labrador retrievers who loved to splash in the river. A great place to stay!! Highly recommend it!!

Rebecca Lippman


Charming Cabin, Gorgeous Location

My son and I spent two nights in the Goose cabin over his spring break and had a marvelous time. The location was just perfect -- easy to get to, yet off the beaten path. The site itself is gorgeous and very private, and cabin is just adorable. There were only two drawbacks, one of them no fault of the owners. The application of fertilizer at a farm across the river brought a powerful -- and powerfully unpleasant -- smell that lingered for about 15 hours until the wind shifted, but I suppose that's the price you pay for being in the country. The only other less than perfect feature of the trip was the dust in the cabin, which was otherwise spotlessly clean. The dust was primarily on the walls of the cabin (which are, admittedly, not easy to clean), on higher shelves (such as the one over the bed), on the ceiling fans and in the loft. We will definitely visit again, but not without our Swiffer!

lisa gander

Owner's reply:

I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Goose cabin.Yes, you never know about the scents in the valley.There are lots of farms in our area that make the river very enjoyable and remote however we refer to it as :"you know it is, spring in the country"! In addressing the dust I am sorry,we just did a cleaning overall,scrubbing walls,fans etc,but we are in a very high pollen area and maybe we need to hit it again.

Deborah Hudgins Walton

Urbanna, VA

Great Anniversary Getaway

My husband and I wanted a getaway to celebrate our 16th anniversary. We chose the perfect place! The Gander was just as described. We enjoyed the river, fire pit, and the hot tub. We were lucky enough to have perfect weather too.

Tracey Ohara

South Mills, NC USA

Great back to basics family retreat!!

Our family had a wonderful time here and will definitely do it again. It was so peaceful and relaxing. The cabin could have used a good dusting and the shower is very small, but overall it was very nice. It was stocked better than I expected, it even had dishwashing soap, trash bags, and toilet paper. We were close to everything like Luray Caverns, Shenandoah River Outfitters, Walmart, and restaurants/fast food. No WIFI but that made for a better vacation because it got the family outside to explore. Our family, including two boys ages 11 and 15, loved exploring the river and the island. My youngest visited with the horses on the island every single day. This is a great place to put down the electronics and get back to what is important in life.......spending quality family time together!!

Jenna Harklerode

Virginia Beach, VA USA


The only problem we had was driving stick up the mountains :-) Very Private and friendly!

Michael Biskach

Annapolis, MD

Well stocked and a great time

The cabin was located on a relaxing stream (great soundtrack as you stand on your deck) with an abundant amount of extras. No oven, and we had to bring bed linens but there were dishes, a fridge, microwave, DirecTV, and a great hot tub! Also there were all kinds of dishes, pots, pans, cooking utensils, etc. Get food from the local Walmart Supercenter 2 minutes down the road and you're set. Sleeps 2 great with a comfy queen and the loft and futon could comfortably sleep 4 more but its in the same room (great for kids, maybe not full grown adults). We were only 5 min away from Luray Caverns and ~30 min from Skyline Drive, great location! Large open field with horseshoes, fire pit, and charcoal bbq. I could imagine this being a great place to go when its warmer. Regardless of season, its a great place for a romantic getaway. When you move in, you enter in the combination on the lockbox outside the door, no need to deal with other people on your romantic weekend. I am highly recommending to stay here to all my friends. I certainly did not want to leave after a couple nights.

James Kreider

Fairfax, VA USA


We very highly recommend the Gander Island Cabins. It was a short drive from the Northern VA area, yet provided us a very peaceful environment. We were able to take 2 dogs with us and had plenty of room to let them run. The cabin was beautiful and overlooked the water. We were concerned about not having an oven, but found it didn't matter. Plan food accordingly. Just a mile or so down the street is a grocery store, gas station, and other small strip of stores. It is a great location and very, very peaceful. Overall, this was a great experience, and we will definitely be back.

John Darren

Chicago, Illinois.

What a pleasurable stay at river cottage.

I’m John Darren living in Chicago Illinois and an ardent traveler. I and my wife Athena planned for our first wedding anniversary at the “River Cottage Cabins” of Woodruff Inns in the Luray, VA. It was a superb vacation spot and we both enjoyed every moment. The cabins were beautifully decorated, cozy and clean with fresh air coming through all the night. There were complete range of kitchen appliances from stove-top burner to coffee maker and more. Almost everything desired this was available. The arrangement was admirable and it made us feel at home. The cabin’s bathroom was decent one with a hot-tub. The out-door activities were also awesome like we both did fishing, horse-back riding and canoeing and all found perfect. The over-all ambiance was peaceful, serene with the management maintaining the cabin with complete responsibility.

Latchezar Hristov

Silver Spring, MD

Very relaxing, river is best at this time

We spent the 4th of July holiday in the cabin, it was great mini-vacation. Took the canoe to the river, cooked outside, chat around the camp fire – fantastic. For the 4th we went to Luray where the fireworks were great. Very kids friendly – large property so they can run around and still be seen from the cabin. Will do it again. Thanks Lisa and Dave

Renee Small

Nokesville, VA

Relaxing adventure

The cabin we stayed in was so cute, it was nicely decorated, and clean. It had everything we needed except an oven (make sure you know this when planning meals.) The location was great, beautiful country setting in Luray. The rocking chairs on the deck were a nice touch and we enjoyed them while listening to the river and the birds. The hot tub was so relaxing and we loved the view of the stars from it. The only improvement would be the comfort of the beds, it was a little difficult to sleep. Overall a definite do again and we can't wait!

Mike, Stephanie, and Gabriela

Richmond, VA USA

Quaint and Comfy

We decided to go to the valley last minute, and came across this place. We were looking for something animal friendly with some amenities close by. Choosing Ganders Cabin was a great choice. Our dog got to run free, we enjoyed evenings in the hot tub with champagne under the stars, and cooking smores in the fire pit. The river view was beautiful and we enjoyed the design of the cabin. I got a chance to meet the co-owner and he could not of been nicer. Overall a great getaway from the city.

Esther Gutierrez

Stuttgart, Germany

Very nice stay

Everything was quite good. The owners, Lisa, she helped us on everything we needed. The house, the view, the hot tub, everything was quite good.


Fredericksburg, VA

Beautiful view & really nice cabin!

I took my fiance here for a suprise as his birthday present. I was a little nervous renting a log cabin without seeing it first, but it was just perfect! I wanted something relatively secluded with rustic charm, but with all the ammenities of modern society--and this cabin fit the bill perfectly! The view of the river 30 feet away with the mountains as a backdrop was breathtaking, and the cabin was very cute with plenty of space, a hot tub, and satellite tv. I will definately be back to stay here again. It was also only minutes away from the caverns we wanted to see & a few nice places to eat. All in all, I would recommend this cabin to any who want a nice stay in Luray.

Gloria White

Baltimore, Md.

Great place to bond with someone you love

This was a surprise stay for my husband's birthday, I wanted to select a place that we could both get an opportunity to enjoy each other. The place was serene, with the sounds of the river and the soothing fireplace in the bedroom.. I have already begun to tell family and friends about this place. I would love for them to get the enjoyment my husband and got, especially in the hot tub with the fresh wind blowing across our face. I could go about this place, it is a must see for your self.

Chris Therkildsen

Baltimore, Maryland

Amazing-Relaxing Weekend

My fiancé and I were looking for a nice, quiet setting to leave our busy city life behind for two days...we were lucky to find "The Gander" cabin! The setting was serial, the cabin was spotless and sipping champagne in the hot tub, while the largest snowflakes we have ever seen came down around us, was the highlight of our weekend. My fiancé and I will be back. Lisa and her husband, the owners of the cabin, were also a joy to work with and the most polite people we have ever run across. THANK YOU FOR THE AMAZING-RELAXING WEEKEND. Sincerely, Stressed Out City-Dwellers

Adam Potter

Arlington, VA USA

Fall Hot Spot!

This cabin was everything I expected and lived up to the claims of every other review that was posted, romantic, clean, cozy, amazing, ideal getaway etc. The one thing I can add is the outdoor lighting was perfect for grilling in the dark and it was great to have control to turn it off for a romantic evening spent by the firepit! I have already recommended it to half a dozen friends and I definately plan on returning!!!


Virginia Beach, Va

Ideal getaway

This cabin was amazing!!! So quiet and romantic...the perfect getaway from busy everyday life. The cabin was very very clean and cozy. Loved the hot tub and fire pit outside. Definitely would recommend and we will be back again!!


fairfax, va


the cabin was just great! very clean and it was exactly how i expected. i loved the fact that the hot tub was already running so all we had to do was step in :)it's a great place to relax and spend time with whoever you would want to go with :) we also truly appreciate Lisa's customer service as we had to rent the cabin at the very last minute!!! my husband and I are definitely coming back soon! :)

Joy Turkal


Nice getaway

Very clean, new cabin. Gorgeous view of the river. Loved the hot tub and fire pit at night. While it is secluded and quiet, just be aware there are 2 cabins right next to eachother on the property, so you may have a neighbor within close proximity. Would still recommend this property for a getaway!


Washington DC


Very nice and clean cabin. Great location.. I would recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a peaceful, getaway.

Felicity Luebke

McLean, VA

Thanksgiving Getaway

I stayed at the cabin with my two teenage children and our dog. The cabin was the perfect size for the 4 of us! Everything was very clean and charming. Loved it!

Lonnie Pryor

Finksburg, MD USA

After roughing it

This place was perfect for a couple or 4 people tops. I enjoyed my stay there after being out in the woods backpacking part of the weekend. The hot tub was perfect. It's an area that if you have a group of people in the cabin next to you, it makes for a great outing area for cook outs and roasting marshmellows in the fire pit. I would recommend this place to other people. I know I'll be back again

Eric Prentice

Annapolis, MD USA

Very Nice

Our stay in Luray was very pleasant. Very nice area. The cabin was a wonderful weekend getaway and had all the necessary amenities. Cabin was also very well taken care of. I would definitely go there again.


fairfax, va

very relaxing

this is a great place to enjoy a relaxing weekend away the cabin is very cozy and warm. I enjoyed my stay emensly


Santa Ana, California USA


I live in a large city in California and wanted to give my grandkids a chance to see the mountains and river. The cabins were great and the view of the river from the deck was spectacular!!! We never missed a sunset! Thanks Gander Island Cabins for giving me and my grandkids a wonderful time!


Sturgis, Ms


These cabins are the perfect escape from city life but only a small distance from any thing you would ever need! I LOVED MY STAY!

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