River Haven
On the beautiful Shenandoah River



The Perfect Getaway

River Haven is situated on the northwestern portion of a 200 acre farm named Rivercrest that dates back to an original land grant from the King of England. The original deed granted hundreds of acres to the Moyer/Taylor family who were also distant relatives of our 12th President of the United States, Zachary Taylor. While the Taylors amassed most of their holdings through many local business dealings of the 1800’s, the fertile soil and incredible waterfront beauty of Rivercrest always interested the last heir Everet to farm and cultivate the rich soil and produce abundant crops. In the 1960’s, Mr.Taylor sold roughly an acre of riverfront property to a local businessman and soon after River Haven was born. The previous owners of River Haven upgraded and maintained the waterfront retreat and decided to share its peace, quiet, and solitude with the rest of those looking for a retreat away from the stresses of modern day life. And, to this day, these qualities make River Haven such a unique and incredible property and it invites you to feel like a part of the infamous Shenandoah River like no other can offer.

As the owners of Rivercrest and now River Haven we are pleased that the two are once again joined together and we are anxious to add our touches to River Haven and for our guest to experience the stress and tension leaving as you make your way down past the historic farm that we and Mr. Taylor love and cherish and find your peace, solitude, and enjoyment in all that River Haven has to offer.


Leave your stress behind and immerse yourself in unparalleled relaxation at River Haven
on the banks of the beautiful Shenandoah.
What our guest have to say.....

Review #7269493 "Perfect weekend getaway!" 

Like the rest of our trip to the Shenandoah Valley, our stay at the River Haven was filled with pleasant surprises and a desire to return -- soon! There were lots of small touches that we immediately noticed upon checking in, such as the freshly cleaned interior, fresh linens, and ample supply of information that made us feel like it was truly our home for a few days. The river made the perfect wake-up scenery and a very pleasant way to retreat from our day-to-day city hustle. There is a two bed loft that our under-10 year old boys thought was the greatest, and I sense that twenty years from now they will still be telling stories of the "cabin with the loft." We enjoyed exploring the nearby small towns of Shenandoah and Elkton. For our younger kids, we really liked the WigWam village playground, and we hiked the portage path to the base of the river dam, which is about 400m downriver of the cabin. We enjoyed Hanks BBQ which was close to Massanutten. We drove about a half hour south and found the Grand Caverns, which was a far better show cavern than the touristy-trappy Luray Caverns. We decided to take a small detour and check out the CrossKeys Winery which had a great Merlot. There was no shortage of new experiences! I want to thank the owners and property managers. We had a small issue with the cabin that we wanted to bring to their attention and we received literally immediate feedback and follow up to ensure that we were happy. We would recommend this place to any family looking for some time away from the everyday and we're already looking on our calendar to see when we can repeat the trip again. The pictures are very representative of the property.



This review can be seen on VRBO.com enter property #300749

The very name River Haven hints to its warm and cozy place on the river with spectacular views year round.  Life at the cabin is very low key, just the place to relax and take it easy while having the full features of a home at your fingertips.


                          
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