Mountain Cabin Rental Company Continues to Expand in Virginia’s Cabin Capital

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Page County, Virginia’s Cabin Capital and home to Luray, VA has become known as one of the best family vacation getaways offering some of the best mountain cabin rentals in the state, but one company’s growth stands out.

Absolute Perfect Escape Cabin #1

Absolute Perfect Escape Cabin #1

"Misty and I believe that a vacation getaway should be an experience that doesn’t sacrifice quality” said Howan. "We selected the 25 acre property because of its stunning views and decided to build only the best in comfort and amenities."

Luray, VA in Page County offers a great family getaway either for a full week of outdoor recreation or for long weekends. Luray is centrally located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, and many of the most popular Shenandoah Valley activities and attractions, if not right in Page County, are within a comfortable, scenic drive. There are golf courses, ski resorts, wineries, museums, restaurants, quaint shops and a number of natural attractions such as the Shenandoah River, Blue Ridge Mountains and several nationally famous caverns. Add the Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive and George Washington National Forest and Page County becomes the perfect family vacation getaway in Virginia. Page County is located less than 2 hours from Washington DC, Northern Virginia, the Baltimore, MD metro area and the Richmond, VA metro area. Its location is convenient to international airports and only a short, scenic car drive for families throughout the region seeking a popular family retreat. In March, 2009, Page County was officially proclaimed as the Cabin Capital of Virginia and now welcomes year-round guests from all over the region and the world. Although, there are numerous vacation rentals to choose from, few match the comfort, convenience or growth of the mountain cabin rentals owned by Howan Properties, LLC.

In Spring of 2006, Randy and Misty Howan opened the first of four cabins at Absolute Perfect Escape log cabins in Luray, Va. At the time they knew that Page County was home to a growing number of cabin rental companies, but they realized something was missing. “Everyone that Misty and I knew that were opening a vacation rental seemed to have something in common,” said Howan. “Nobody was talking about accommodating larger groups, only cabins that slept limited guests.” It was at this time that they decided to do something bold and different. The four log cabin lodges they built over the next 4 years were designed to accommodate much larger groups, and they are genuine log homes, not a fabricated imitation. In fact, the largest cabin, #1 at Absolute Perfect Escape is a million dollar property with every amenity one could need for a luxury family vacation to the mountains.

“We've housed corporate retreats, embassy diplomatic parties, weddings, family reunions; you name it and we've hosted it,” said Howan. All of the log cabin lodges are secluded with stunning panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley. They are four of the area’s largest log cabins located on a single 25-acre site. Each cabin is within comfortable walking distance to the others, but they are in a wooded environment so each log cabin also offers privacy and seclusion. They all have decks with hot tubs and grills. There are swing sets for the kids and outdoor fire pits with benches. The inside of the log cabins is not what one would expect from a mountain cabin. Absolute Perfect Escape equals luxury. There are many bedrooms; most with private baths, individual game rooms in each of the four lodges, fully equipped kitchens, hardwood floors, granite countertops, impressive stone fireplaces, cathedral ceilings, 42” flat screen TVs and so many extras, it’s impossible to name them all.

“Misty and I believe that a vacation getaway should be an experience that doesn’t sacrifice quality,” said Howan. “We selected the 25-acre property because of its stunning views and decided to build only the best in comfort and amenities. Our log cabin lodges are some of, if not the largest in the area. We’ve specialized in larger groups for the past 6 years and are thrilled at the demand for our mountain cabins.”

Howan Property, LLC also recently added seven additional log cabins on another property called Hawksbill Retreat, a 44-acre property located at the foot of the Shenandoah National Park, still in Page County and near all area attractions. The property was formerly known as Jordan Hollow Inn and is an excellent getaway for families or couples seeking a romantic getaway. The property now has three one-bedroom log cabins, designed specifically for couples and three one-bedroom cabins that sleep 4 guests for families that are more budget conscious. There is also a three-bedroom cabin that can sleep up to 8 guests. All seven cabins are fully equipped with full kitchens, laundry facilities, outdoor seating areas, fire pits, grills and a private hot tub. Their next project (under construction) is a 10-bedroom, 5-bath cabin with an anticipated opening date of July 4th, 2013.

To learn more about Page County, VA or all of the Howan Properties, LLC cabins at Absolute Perfect Escape or Hawksbill Retreat, visit the website

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