Frequently Asked Questions

RENTING

1. How do I know if the selected property is previously rented on the date needed?

Our web site has a calendar for each property that shows available dates. (see Rentals/Rates & Availability tab for more detail)

2. How do I reserve a rental property?

To rent a property contact us through our web site SDancerLodge.com our email EtlanRentals@gmail.com or by phone 703-476-1671 and discuss your desired dates. (see Rentals/Rental Process tab for more detail and easy access)

3. When is my requested rental confirmed?

Your reservation will be officially reserved when payment for the selected date is received.

4. Who do I send the rental payment to?

Geri Slack

11082 Thrush Ridge Road

Reston, VA 20191

5. How do I get access to the rental property?

Each property has an electronic lock and a lock box on the main entrance. Upon completion of the rental process, the combination will be forwarded.

6. Check-In/Check-Out times?

Check-in is at 12:00 noon and check-out is at 3:00 pm unless other arrangements are made.

DISTANCES

7. How far apart are The Lodges?

Each lodge is separate and private being isolated by a ridge line and not visible one to another. However, the lodges are easily accessible within short road walking distances.

Sun Dancer to Spirit Dancer -- 200 yards

Sun Dancer to Star Dancer – 200 yards

Spirit Dancer to Star Dancer – 400 yards.

8. How close is Old Rag Mountain?

Old Rag Mountain backs against our property and can be ascended either from the National Park entrance and parking lot or via bushwhacking from the West edge of The Lodges property. (see Area Activities/Hiking tab for more detail)

9. Nearest winery?

The nearest winery is Ducard Vineyards at just 4 miles. The second closest winery is Sharp Rock Winery at 4.1 miles. (see Home/Local Favorites tab for more detail)

10. Nearest grocery store?

The Little Country Store is located just 2 miles from The Lodges at Etlan. It has basic items like cheese, ice cream, limited can goods, sandwiches, beer, soda and chips. For more substantial items you must travel to the Food Lion which is 12 miles South in the city of Madison. Most guests bring their food when they arrive.

COMMUNICATIONS

11. Hard-line Phone?

Local phone calls are free, but it will be necessary to bring along a calling card if long distance calls are necessary.

12. Cell Phone Access?

Cell phone coverage is very spotty and is highly dependent upon your carrier. AT&T seems to work sometimes, followed by Verizon. Sprint seems not to be currently functional.

13. Internet Access?

Free Internet is available at the library in Madison. This internet service works even after hours from the parking lot.

PETS & FIREARMS

14. Are firearms allowed on the property?

Due to the legal liability associated with firearms and with livestock and neighbors in proximity, we do not allow the use of firearms on the property.

15. Are pets allowed?

We acknowledge that many pets are well behaved, but we have had several pet instances and our grandchildren are severely allergic. Therefore we do not allow pets.