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“Happily situated and cozy retreat!”
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River and Mountain View from the screened in porch!
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River and Mountain View from the screened in porch!
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River and Mountain View from the screened in porch!
Screened In Porch
Jacuzzi Tub for 2
Bathroom with Jacuzzi Tub, Standing Shower and Sink.
Comfortable Tastefully Decorated Living room and Breakfast Area
Tv, and Stereo!
Loft Bedroom with Queen Size Bed, Great views from window looking at river and mountains!
Front View of Cottage
Living room and Spiral Staircase to Loft Bedroom. Sliding glass doors to Screened in Porch.
1st floor bedroom with Full Size Bed
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Rileyville, Virginia

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Excellent - based on 21 reviews
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Leannkbl
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Happily situated and cozy retreat!”
Reviewed August 2, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
1
person found this review helpful

When traveling with our furry, four-legged "child", it's often challenging to find clean, comfortable accommodations...we found that and more at Bittersweet Retreat. Shar was a delightful hostess...genuinely interested in her guests comfort. Along with the standard items, the kitchen was stocked with lots of little thoughtful extras like tea bags and maple syrup. As cozy as the cottage was, we spent most of our day on the ample screened porch...the porch was obviously designed to make the most of the beautiful view of the river. Thank you, Shar, for a lovely retreat!

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Liked best: The view from the screened porch
Liked least: Window A/C units loud when trying to sleep
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
Aug 1, 2012
Hi LeAnn,
The pleasure was mine as well, I wish all my guest were as nice & thoughtful as you are, & I appreciated how well you took care of the cottage . Your baby was no trouble at all! I hope you All come back to see me soon!
Very Sincerely,
Shar Mayne
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DRoman
New York
Level 6 Contributor
230 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“The Perfect Home Away from Home”
Reviewed January 4, 2012 for a stay in December 2011
1
person found this review helpful

My husband and I spent 3 nights at this lovely cottage that sits surrounded by beautiful scenery. It was truly a wonderful home away from home. Beautifully decorated and very well cared for, it's perfect for a couple needing some R&R. I can't wait to go back but In the meantime I will miss our evening walks under the starry sky.

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Liked best: The location and the owner's hospitality
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers People with pets
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jackie h
Kinston, North Carolina
1 review
“Great way to start the NEW YEAR!!!”
Reviewed January 2, 2012 for a stay in January 2012

My wife and I gave this trip to ourselves as a Christmas present. It was a great get away and a perfect way to start the New Year. We love the Shenandoah Valley and the river. The accomadations were very,very clean and neat. The design of the cabin was great. The view of the mountains and river were post card perfect. Shar, the owner, makes you feel welcome and wanted, more like a guest than a renter. Also it is pet friendly. We plan on returning again in the near future.

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Liked best: cleanliness, pet friendly, location.
Liked least: leaving
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Va
Reviewed August 11, 2011 for a stay in August 2011

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Traveling group: Spouse / significant other
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jmorgan12...
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
“A relaxing retreat with all the amenities!”
Reviewed August 8, 2011 for a stay in August 2011

We loved visiting the Bittersweet Retreat for the weekend and wished we could have stayed longer! The cottage was beautifully built and decorated. It was immaculately cleaned and maintained. The screened in porch was definitely my favorite place that I have been this summer! Shar was an excellent hostess; everything that we needed was provided and she even grew fresh herbs out front of the cottage that we used to cook with the whole weekend.

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Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Tourists Luxury-minded travelers
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Management Response
Aug 7, 2011
Thank You for such a nice response & having you here was my treat as well, you took such nice care of the cottage, as if it was your own. I hope to see you again & enjoy the river & mountains as much as I do! Once again it was a pleasure having you here.
Sincerely,
Shar
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VA
Reviewed June 20, 2011 for a stay in February 2011

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Your age range 35-44
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MD
Reviewed June 18, 2011 for a stay in April 2011

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Your age range 35-44
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