Shenandoah Dog-Friendly Rentals

Chateau Frankie

Chateau Frankie is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath log cabin with a fenced dog yard, located in Bentonville, Virginia close to Shenandoah State River Park, Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, Luray Caverns, and LOTS of dog-friendly adventures!

Gracie’s Place

Gracie’s Place is 1920’s Sears Roebuck house right in the heart of downtown Woodstock (founded in 1752) with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, gourmet kitchen, and fenced back patio. Walking distance to a bakery, brewery, restaurants, museums, shops, and much too close to the ice cream store. It’s an easy drive to the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, Seven Bends State Park, wineries, battlefields, caverns, lots of hiking, plus several other adorable small towns.

Our Philosophy

We created Shenandoah Dog Friendly Rentals to be the kind of short-term rental homes that we wished existed when we began traveling to the Shenandoah Valley with our dogs. Sometimes we could find places that allowed dogs, for an extra fee and with lots of restrictions. But what we wished we could find is a place that didn’t just tolerate our dogs, but welcomed them. We love to take our dogs with us when we travel – it’s more fun for us and for them, plus it’s less expensive and stressful than leaving them at home or in a boarding facility.

We dreamed of creating the perfect rental home that was not just dog-friendly, but dog-welcoming! Chateau Frankie was the first place we lovingly restored and creatively curated just for people traveling with their dogs. It’s located on six quiet wooded acres. It sits midway between Luray and Front Royal in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s great for people who are craving quiet and the escape from our busy, busy worlds. It is only a few miles from the southern fork of the Shenanadoah River and there is a back country entrance to Shenandoah National Park at the end of the street. The log cabin has two bedroom, two bathrooms, a covered porch, large deck, and finished lower level with special spaces just for the dogs.

Gracie’s Place is our second dog-friendly rental. It is a different experience but also very special. It’s a 1920’s Sears Roebuck house located in downtown Woodstock, just a few miles from the north fork of the Shenandoah River. As the crow flies, it’s only 10 miles from Chateau Frankie, but with the Massanutten Mountains between them, it takes 45 minutes to drive from one to the other. Gracie’s Place is larger than Chateau Frankie with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, dining room, and gourmet kitchen. It is within a block of a bakery, brewery, restaurants, and shops, and even has an ice cream store just beyond the backyard fence. You can sit on the front porch swing and listen to the church bells ring or the bugle sound from the local military academy.

We like to say that Chateau Frankie is for the country mice and Gracie’s Place is for the city mice, but they both have their own charms and we hope you’ll spend time on both sides of the mountains.

Both of our dog-friendly rentals can be rented directly from us. We have intentionally avoided using the larger short-term rental services to avoid the added fees (for renters and for us), and also because we like ‘dog-people’ and enjoy interacting directly with our renters, many of whom come back again and again.

Click on the tabs above and learn even more about what makes Chateau Frankie and Gracie’s Place so special. Below you can find a rental inquiry form, information about who we are, and a few more links about dog rescue, something near and dear to my heart (although we welcome ALL kinds of dogs!). If you don’t find the answers to your questions there, please feel free to email us at

Tell your dog we said hi,

Cara & Nick


We had the best time at this cabin with our dogs. They loved every minute of it and we loved how dog friendly everything was. The cabin was very clean and all the dog decor was a nice touch to the place! The only thing that would have made this trip better would have been to book a longer stay!!

– Angie Sue