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Joyful Passage
Joyful PassageComfortable Living RoomLiving Room with 32 inch HDTVLiving Room ~ Dining RoomDining Room ~ KitchenFully Equipped KitchenDeck with Seating for 10Master Bedroom with Full Private BathMaster bedroom with TV, DVDBedroom 2 with Twin BedsBedroom 3 with Queen bedSpacious Family Room with Queen Sleeper SofaFamily Room with TV,VHS,DVD,WII System with GamesFam Rm w/Fireplace, Books, Games. Full BathroomCasio OrganGlass Chess Set on Game TableHopkins Park at MassanuttenSmall Fishing PondView from the OverlookSunrise on the MountainStonewall Terrace Outdoor PoolSki Slopes at NightSummer TubingIndoor ~ Outdoor Water Park
“ Excellent ”
16 Reviews
461 Passage Ln, Massanutten, VA 22840



Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps 10
Per night $175 - $250
Per week $675 - $1,225
Type: Home
Description of the Massanutten vacation home rental

Remember what living life STRESS-FREE really means.

Joyful Passage is a very INVITING and COMFORTABLE home in a QUIET location near the end of a cul-de-sac with green space all around. CURL UP with a good book on the chaise in the living room. Have morning coffee on the back deck. DAYDREAM on the porch swing out front. SIT BY THE FIREPLACE and choose from the many board games, puzzles, books and videos for ALL AGES in the family room. Challange your family to a game of WII bowling! We also offer FREE WIFI!!


Home description:
LARGE, SPACIOUS LIVING ROOM with sectional sofa , chaise and 32" flat screen HD cable TV. The DINING ROOM and LARGE WELL-EQUIPPED KITCHEN are off the living room. French doors lead out to the BACK DECK where you will find a dining table and chairs along with A GAS GRILL.
A CARD TABLE and 4 CHAIRS are stored in the closet for game night or extra seating during meals.
The MASTER BEDROOM has a QUEEN BED, cable TV with DVD player, and a FULL BATHROOM with a hair dryer attached to the wall. A SECOND FULL BATHROOM is in the hallway. BEDROOM TWO has two TWIN BEDS. BEDROOM THREE has a QUEEN BED.
Downstairs is a LARGE FAMILY ROOM with a QUEEN SLEEPER SOFA and LOVESEAT, a gas log FIREPLACE , CABLE TV, with DVD and VCR, WII game console and games, a Thomas the Train set with wooden tracks and buildings, car track with race cars, a beautiful glass chess set on a game table, CASIO electric keyboard, shelves full of books, board games , dvds and videos for all ages.
A QUEEN SIZE AIR MATTRESS and electric pump are tucked in a closet.
A THIRD FULL BATHROOM and a LAUNDRY ROOM with an IRON & IRONING BOARD are also downstairs. In the driveway, there is a BASKETBALL NET.

Michelle Angelucci

Area Information
Area Information: In Massanutten Resort: Skiing, Snowboarding, Snow Tubing, Ice Skating, Swimming, Arboretum, Playgrounds, Go-Kart Track, Summer Tubing, Tennis, Golf, Miniature Golf, Fishing, Hiking, Biking, Zip Line, Horseback Riding, Water Park, Large Arcade Room, Skate Park, Dining. ALL A 5 MINUTE DRIVE FROM JOYFUL PASSAGE!

Outside Massanutten Resort: Antiquing, Museums,Battlefields, Shenandoah River, Swimming, Fishing, Hunting, Canoeing, Kayaking, White water Rafting, Scenic Train Rides, Skyline Drive, Wineries, Natural Bridge, Art and Pottery Galleries, Dining, Historic Downtowns, Caverns, Shopping, Colleges & Universities, Churches, Mosque and Synagogue


Charlottesville, Harper's Ferry, Lexington, Richmond, Roanoke, Staunton, and Washington D.C. are all within a 1-3 hour drive.


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
May 24 2016 Sep 15 2016 $175 $175 $925 - 2 Nights
Sep 16 2016 Sep 30 2016 $175 $175 $750 - 2 Nights
Oct 01 2016 Nov 26 2016 $175 $175 $850 - 2 Nights
Nov 27 2016 Nov 30 2016 $200 $200 $1,225 - 3 Nights
Dec 01 2016 Dec 19 2016 $175 $175 $675 - 2 Nights
Dec 20 2016 Jan 01 2017 $200 $200 $1,225 - 3 Nights
Jan 02 2017 Feb 28 2017 $175 $175 $850 - 2 Nights
Mar 01 2017 May 01 2017 $175 $175 $750 - 2 Nights
May 02 2017 May 05 2017 $250 $250 - - 3 Nights
May 06 2017 May 23 2017 $175 $175 $675 - 2 Nights
Jul 04 2017 Jul 05 2017 - - $1,225 - 1 Week
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Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Payment Options: Discover, Mastercard, PayPal, Visa
Other Fees: $85.00 cleaning fee. $300 security deposit


Reviews for this vacation home rental in Massanutten, Virginia

catherine smith

catherine smith

Sterling, VA

great place for families

February 26, 2013

This was a really nice home and the pictures do not do it justice. Very roomy and clean. The beds smelled fresh, the bathrooms were clean. The downstairs had an unexpected surprise of a train set and a race car set, along with board games and Wii games. The kitchen was nicely organized so you knew where everything was, and lots of storage space for your goods brought from home. I think the only possible complaint would be that the dishware looked dusty so we prewashed what we used. The owner was very nice in her emails and gave us suggestions for wineries (we ended up going to Shenandoah Vineyards on the way back home. Very nice place and if we do another two family vacation, we will be coming back. I will recommend this house to anyone going to Massenutten! Thanks!

Theresa Jones Warren

Theresa Jones Warren

Portsmouth, VA

Joyful Passage is fabulous

February 23, 2013

What were the dates of your stay? 2/7/2013 - 2/11/2013 Did you enjoy your stay at Joyful Passage? absolutely What did you like best about the house? I liked the feeling of home. The house is welcoming from the moment you walk in. I also enjoyed the key less entry, no one had the keep up with a key. How was the cleanliness of the house? The house was clean and well organized Is there anything that would have made your stay better?? A hot tub would have been awesome to soak in after getting banged up on the slopes :) What was your favorite part of the mountain? I loved it when I woke to a beautiful snow covered morning after our first night there. I absolutely enjoyed seeing the slopes lit up at night. Would you stay at Joyful Passage again?? We are coming back again and are already getting our dates together.

Ashley Morris

Ashley Morris

virginia beach, virginia

Awesome time!

October 30, 2012

The house is beautiful and met all of my party's needs. The living room was very spacious as are the kitchen and the bedrooms. Don't miss out on this fantastic house--I will be back.

Charles Pagnard

Charles Pagnard

Centerville, Ohio USA

Great location for a family gathering.

August 13, 2012

We really enjoyed staying in this property. Plenty of room with the finished lower level where the kids stayed and thought it was great having their own area. The couch in the living room needs replaced but everything else was fine. There were things to do with the pool, cars to drive, bungy jumping and caverns to visit. We would do it again. It was so relaxing! The house was also well furnished with games.

Owner's reply:

Thanks Charles! Glad you had a great time :-) Couch is on list of things to do, but so far this year we have replaced the a/c unit, all the beds, the family room furniture and the master bathroom floor . As soon as we can, we will replace it, though. Hope you return soon :-)

Kimberlee Goins

Kimberlee Goins

Mechanicsville, VA USA

Tranquility at it's finest!

March 19, 2012

Quaint, serene, cozy, wonderful house set in the woods and yet near civilization...I love to cook so we spent most of our time indoors enjoying the entire place - especially the cozy fireplace! If we had to find anything wrong with it, I guess it'd have to be the den's tv's speakers need to be replaced or the tv replaced as there was interference making it kind of difficult to enjoy watching tv by the fireplace in the den. Other than that, I really couldn't find anything wrong with it - definitely worth the money and hope to come back again soon!

Owner's reply:

Thanks I did not know that about the TV. Definitely will check that out! So glad you had fun and hope you come see us again :-)

Betty Joyner

Betty Joyner

Ahoskie, NC USA

Nice weekend

January 27, 2012

The accommendation was great. There was plenty of room for everyone. Nice playroom/family room,great living room, kitchen, dining room. The bedrooms were comfortable even the bunk beds. I like the three bathrooms, however the bathtub in the upstairs hall was very luggish on draining and evidently had been like that for a while with the black marks on the tub. We ended up just showering in the other two. It stated in the contract to allow 30 days for the deposit to be reimburse which I feel is way too long, especially if other renters come in right behing you. Suggest the turn around on the refund be a lot sooner(within 5 days). All in all a very enjoyable experience for all of us.

Owner's reply:

Didn't know about drain or black marks. Will check on that immediately! I will change contract since I actually refund in 10 days.If there is any damage, you actually need some time to get prices for repairs. Cleaning crew checks house immediately after departure and reports back same day so there is no chance to get blamed for someone elses mistakes :-) Thank you for review. I am so glad you had a nice time and we hope you come back soon :-) Thanks for informing me of drain problem! Thats the only way we can make things right!

Jane Dunn

Jane Dunn

Buckingham, VA USA

Good Week!

August 18, 2011

We enjoyed our week at Massanutten in Joyful Passage. The electricity went off one day and we had to go out for lunch, but it came back in a couple of hours. We had all the essentials we needed. Nine of us were a little crowded with sleeping arrangements, but managed ok. We would rent this again for a short time. The location was great, and the driveway being on street level was good (didn't realize we were getting that good perk until we saw the extreme "up's" and "down's" of many of the other driveways. This was a blessing as we had several senior adults and one disabled younger person with us. Thanks for making it available for a reasonable rent.

Elizabeth Fisher

Elizabeth Fisher

Jackson, MI USA

Beautiful, restful vacation in an awesome setting!

August 16, 2011

The home was very clean, accomodating and comfortable. It was pretty much everything the owners said it would be. We loved the area and completely made ourselves at home. It suited our family of seven perfectly! Thank you f/ letting us stay there!

Greta Galloway

Greta Galloway

Monroe, VA

Graduation Weekend!

May 10, 2011

What a great place to celebrate our daughter's graduaton from JMU! The house was clean and had a well equipped kitchen. We felt right at home. Enough space for our extended family, too!

Loren Ayer

Loren Ayer

Portland, ME USA

Great House in a Great Location!

March 30, 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed a Joyful Passage for a weekend getaway!

Lucy Kirchhoff

Lucy Kirchhoff


Missing Joyful Passage!!

October 29, 2010

We were sorry to see our 4 day vacation end. Our 86 yr Dad and The Kids weekend was wonderful. Joyful Passage was a big part of our vacations success. It was one of the nicest places that we have ever rented. It most certainly was the cleanest and fresh smelling rental ever!! It had all the comforts of home, beautifully decorated, comfortable, lots of extras right down to the filled candy jars for guests. We are thinking of coming back again in the spring. It is very convenient yet tucked into the woods that we shared with the deer. We were very impressed!!

Lynn Barnard

Lynn Barnard

Freeland, MD

A lovely home away from home

September 10, 2010

We were a group of two adults, two teens and an 8 year old and this house was PERFECT! Well equipped with all kitchen essentials, entertainment options, clean linens, and little extras to make the stay more pleasant. Plenty of room to spread out and then come together for meals, games, tv watching, etc. We used the home as our base of operations for trips to Massanutten Water Park, JMU, Luray Caverns and swimming/hiking time. We will definitely be back to this lovely home!

roseann hood

roseann hood

jenkintown pa

stress-breaker '09

May 13, 2009

this home is very well equipped with everything a person needs to chill-out. from the front porch swing to the beautiful and nicely decorated interior to the relaxing deck off the kitchen, i was in my element.there is much to do in the area. from hiking,to horseback riding,to wine tasting ,to name a few. grocery stores and nice restaurants are close by . everything is very accessible. this home is very comfortable to stay in.i would definitely rent this home again.

Janet Grzybowski

Janet Grzybowski

Feasterville,Pa USA

mountain getaway

May 8, 2009

The whole family enjoyed our mountain getaway.The house was very clean and well maintained.We especilly enjoyed the huge family room with the fireplace and tons of games for the kids.The mountain offers something for everyone.We will come back again next year.

Bettiann Waldner

Bettiann Waldner

North Wales, PA


May 3, 2009

Property was very clean and comfortable with ample room for everyone to move around. We especially liked the deck off the kitchen to enjoy a morning cup of coffee and listen to to the woodland birds calling. The porch swing was a hit too.

Kyle Easton

Kyle Easton

Baltimore, Md


February 26, 2008

The property offered peace and quiet. It was a very scenic drive thru the resort to get to the property. The house was welcoming and had ample space to spread out, it was hard to pick which comfortable couch to hang out on. It was not very far from the slopes, waterpark, or resort. I would stay at this propery again!!! Thanks for the getaway!!!!!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Did you enjoy your stay at Joyful Passage? Yes!

What did you like best about the house? Comfortable and roomy

How was the cleanliness of the house? Excellent

Is there anything that would have made your stay better?? No

What was your favorite part of the mountain? The views!

Would you stay at Joyful Passage again?? Absolutely
Mira S. 9-24-10/9-27/10

Did you enjoy your stay at Joyful Passage?
We really enjoyed ourselves.

What did you like best about the house?
The house was clean and comfortable. Having 2 teenaged boys, we were happy to have the flat screen tv, cable and wifi!

How was the cleanliness of the house?
The house was very clean.

Is there anything that would have made your stay better??
Nothing comes to mind

What was your favorite part of the mountain?
We didn't have much time to really take advantage of all of the amenties. We enjoyed the peace and quiet, mini golf, go carts and Fareway restaurant.

Would you stay at Joyful Passage again??
We were already talking about returning next year before we left the house
Deb B 10-01-10/ 10-03-10

Appreciated the binder and all of the loose pamphlets, which gave us some ideas for things to do. I wish we would have had more time to do more exploring. It would have been great to visit the spa at the resort and to visit one if the wineries in the area. We ended up ordering from one of the pizza places you had a menu for on Saturday night and it was SO Dominos and Papa John's any day!

Thanks again so much for your hospitality! Definitely hope to stay again!

Nicole B. 10-15-10/10-17-10

Did you enjoy your stay at Joyful Passage?
Yes, very much so.

What did you like best about the house?
House was a nice setting, clean, homey, pretty neighborhood, deer, peaceful, nice neighbor. Love the den. Roomy too!!! porch swing.

How was the cleanliness of the house?
Clean, like I like it.
Is there anything that would have made your stay better??
Outside porch lights, (front & patio) robe hooks on the bathroom doors.

What was your favorite part of the mountain?
Location, beautiful farmland, caverns, skyline dr. darling Catholic church in Elktown

Would you stay at Joyful Passage again??
Yes!!! Next time with my husband, children and grand children, sooo much to do!!!!!
Rose 10-22/10-25-10

Your cabin was great! It was very comfortable and clean. The directions for the electronics were so helpful. You have made it a welcoming and nurturing place.
Joyce B. 11-5/11-8-10

Did you enjoy your stay at Joyful Passage? Very much

What did you like best about the house? Layout worked perfect for us. Really clean and lots of information about the area available.

How was the cleanliness of the house? Perfect

Is there anything that would have made your stay better?? Nope. Had a great time.

What was your favorite part of the mountain? Quiet. Peaceful. The younger ones enjoyed skiing and snowboarding.

Would you stay at Joyful Passage again?? Yes definently
Pam H 12-23/12-27-10

Did you enjoy your stay at Joyful Passage?
Very much!

What did you like best about the house?
Lots of "hang out" room, close to everything we wanted to do, quiet road.

How was the cleanliness of the house?

Is there anything that would have made your stay better??
I was surprised at the lack of "paper products" - low on TP, tissues, paper towels, and only 2 trash bags.

What was your favorite part of the mountain?
Everything! Probably the water park, though, since even the youngest of us were able to go to that.

Would you stay at Joyful Passage again??

Definitely!!!! And we particularly appreciated the owners responsiveness whenever we expressed a need!!
Dawn C 12-27/1-2-11

We had a very good time and the house was great! We will definitely contact you again next time we visit Massanutten.
Ann C 1-6/1-8-11

The birthday party was fun! We really enjoyed your place and it worked great for our group of sisters! She was totally surprised and we had a ball playing Encore and then another sister brought Just Dance II which we played on the Wii. We have wonderful memories of our weekend get-away and will never forget our 70 year mother dancing to "Monster Mash." Thanks for a lovely, affordable weekend!
Laurie F 1-21/1-23-11

Our family spent a three day weekend in JoyfulPassage and loved it. The home is very clean and well appointed. Our kids loved the basement with board games, toys and Wii. The kitchen had all the utensils and cookware we needed. The layout is great because the bedrooms are separated from the main den and there is a full bath for those staying downstairs. The house is very well located being approximately half-way between the ski resort and the water park and the neighborhood is quiet with very little traffic. The owners were great to work with, communicated well and were very concerned that we had what we needed and enjoyed our stay. Will definitely be renting JoyfulPassage again
Eric B 1-27-11/1-20-11

Did you enjoy your stay at Joyful Passage?
What did you like best about the house?
Cleanness, Fast internet, cable, pretty house
How was the cleanliness of the house?
Is there anything that would have made your stay better??
I don't like air beds, so sleeper sofa would do it.
What was your favorite part of the mountain?
ski slopes
Would you stay at Joyful Passage again??
Huso D 12/17-12/19, 2010

Joyful Passage is indeed a joy to stay in! We go to Massanutten 2x a year and we finally stumbled across the best the mountain has to offer in Joyful Passage. This is someones home away from home and all the little details made it like our home away from home too!
The location is perfect ~ on a very quiet residential street where the homes are occupied year round. Close to the water park, and only a few miles drive to the top of the mountain where the ski areas and other recreation areas are.
Clean and comfy beds and linens, fluffy towels, a fully equipped kitchen that you can actually cook in~ it has everything! Full sized refrigerator works great. The kids had their own bathroom and they loved the bunk beds! The house smelled clean and fresh and the bathrooms and kitchen passed my cleanliness test! The house is immaculate, freshly painted, and very nicely furnished for maximum comfort. The little touches are everywhere, from menus of local restaurants and directions to grocery stores to special lighting at the front door lock so you can see when you come home in the evening. The basketball hoop is good for shooting hoops but not for a full game, since it stands on gravel. The WII system rocks but bring your own favorite games , since there is not a huge game library. The family room is roomy and has an abundance of games and puzzles..not so many toys, so bring your own favorites.
We stayed here for almost a week this Fall and the experience was fabulous. The owners are very, very nice and very hands-on managing their property. We had a toilet leaking issue, called the on-call maintenance man, and he came right out and on a Sunday, folks!!
At Joyful Passage, youll fall into peaceful relaxation and dread going back to your daily grind. I highly, highly recommend this property for one of the most peaceful, relaxing, easy going vacations around!

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