The listing was accurate regarding the location, layout, and amenities. The property was clean, well maintained, and just all around comfortable. Something that really stood out was the screened front porch. We were able to eat outside with a full view of the trees and not worry about bugs. The stairs to the loft are more narrow than we expected and tricky to navigate,especially if you need to get a suitcase/bag up. The wi-fi and TV both worked well. The hot tub was clean and fit my husband and I perfectly. It would fit 4 average-sized adults comfortably. One night, my husband and I saw this long line of "clouds" and realized we could actually see the milky way from the hot tub...no light pollution there and it was really neat!
There were more deer than we anticipated, and while driving on the narrow roads, we had to be extra cautious. The kids loved seeing them though. We didn't eat out at any of the restaurants during our week stay, but we went to Kerr's store for groceries once. It was very well stocked for such a small location and had everything we needed.
As far as activities go, one day we drove about 45 min to the Trough General Store in Romney to rent a canoe. The people there were very friendly and helpful, and the views were great--a lot of wildlife along the route and we were lucky enough to see a train go over a bridge we went under. The kids were in awe. We also went to our first WV winery (West Whitehill), which was better than we expected. We tried dry, semi-dry, sweet and fruity, and all tasted pretty good. It was on par with most of the Loudoun County vineyards we've been to. We also went to Lost Creek Brewery about 10 min from the chalet. My husband thought they were good...only four beers were available to taste, though. And finally, the fishing. We took our kids, ages 10 and 5, fishing at Warden Lake almost everyday. Over the course of a week, they probably caught about 20 Bluegill (we put all of them back) and they were very happy with that.
Immediately upon check-in, there was a binder on the table which was very comprehensive; filled with local information, hiking trails in the area, local restaurants, etc. After the stay, Tom and Gail returned our security deposit to us very quickly, within 1 business day actually, and overall we had a great family vacation. Thank you, Tom and Gail! Hopefully we'll be able to make it back soon.