Little Mountain Retreat is a custom log home completed in 2008 and located 'just a few miles from everything'.
Enjoy the solitude and relax by the fireplace in this 3 bedroom/2 bath log home. Grill steaks on the backporch or gather by the fire pit in the back yard and roast hotdogs and marshmellows. Pocahontas County is 'nature's mountain playground' and outdoor activities abound. Nearby the Greenbrier River offers canoeing, kayaking, swimming, and fishing while the Greenbrier River Trail is designated for biking, hiking, horseback riding and XC skiing. Watoga State Park also borders the Greenbrier river.
The surrounding National Forest and state lands offer excellent hunting, fishing and camping.
This cabin is adorable and has all the comforts of home. Very comfortable and easily accessed. We arriived to over a foot of snow but the roads were clear and travel was not a problem. It is near the road but still feels remote without the difficult travel for a remote spot. We loved it and are thinking about visiting again next Fall.
My extended family (4 adults, 2 children, 2 dogs) just spent a long Thanksgiving weekend at the cabin. It was terrific! I am the pickiest person I know about cleanliness, and this cabin was close to immaculate. I really appreciate the time and effort spent on cleaning - I felt so comfortable and at home using everything because it appeared to have been cleaned really well. Next, there were so many extras that just made the stay a pleasure: bubble bath for the soaking tub, garbage bags, a portable hammock for the yard, sleds that unfortunately we couldn't use (not enough snow), firewood, and more. The owners/managers obviously thought through what people would need and might not know or remember to bring, and there it was. Also, the cabin itself is really well made - unbelievably warm and well insulated, designed beautifully, nice appliances and cute details like the bear climbing the pole, and map of WV on the fireplace and the river rock soap dishes in the shower; a real "upsdcale rustic" experience. The location was terrific but we needed more time; we only made it to the waterfalls but they were well worth the drive from Atlanta - spectacular, and beautiful woods with patches on snow everywhere. All in all, a terrific place to stay and minimal driving distance to tons of outdoor activities.
A few issues that didn't affect our enjoyment but should be mentioned in a complete review: lots of dead flies on the windowsills (no big deal, this is nature). Not really enough comfortable seating for 6 people in the living room. Also, the cabin in on a sort-of main road. We were there in the offseason and saw maybe one car per hour, but it might bother someone who wants to feel completely isolated.
Thanks to the owners/managers for providing this super place to stay in a BEAUTIFUL, special part of the USA. West Virginia really is almost heaven.
We had an amazing vacation to probably the most beautiful area of West Virginia! We found the cabin fully furnished, immaculately clean, beautifully decorated, and in a wonderful location! It was spacious,well equipped, cozy, and accessible to many wonderful parks, water falls, historical towns, plenty of breathtaking rides in the country, and our little dog loved the big yard to run around in. The owner gave excellent directions, and he was helpful in filling us in on where to buy grocries, and available
if we should need him.
My husband and I stayed in this beautiful cabin for a week. Clean and cozy!!! Location great!!! Private, yet not far from stores and activities. We rode our motorcycle in different directions, wow, wild and wonderful West Virginia!!! Hope to come back next year!!!
Our group of three adults and three children were very happy with this cabin. The cabin itself is charming, spacious, immaculate and is better equipped (right down to batteries) than my own home! Many of the items we brought such as paper products, were not necessary, as the cabin has everything you could think of. Honestly, it looks brand new inside and I've never stayed at a cleaner, better equipped place on vacation. We could not get the dishwasher to work for some reason. Also, the hot/cold water is inconsistent. You can get into the shower/tub and the water will go from warm to cold. A minor inconvenience for us though.
The nearest, best grocery store is about ten minutes away in Marlington. There are two in town. I thought the one right down from the B.P. station had a much better selection (not the one across the bridge). Getting to the cabin involves a lot of winding roads and gas stations are very sparse the last thirty miles to the cabin, so plan ahead!
The cabin is isolated in the sense that there is no shopping nearby. However, as far as the local attractions, it is in an ideal location. We thoroughly enjoyed the falls in the national park, scenic drive, bear park, Watoga State Park and Droop Mountain Battle Field. This area of West Virginia is very beautiful! In the evenings, we enjoyed grilling out on the back porch, sitting around the camp fire and listening/watching the sheep and cows on the hillside across the street.
The communication booking the cabin was very smooth and the directions to the cabin were accurate.
I certainly would recommend this cabin to anyone wanting to experience the beauty of the mountains in West Virginia for a few days!
My family of nature lovers had a wonderful stay at the Little Mountain Retreat! The cabin is both beautiful and clean!
It's location is perfect for seeing the sights of Pocahontas County and has all the comforts of home. My kids especially loved the huge yard and fire pit out back. The owner was also very helpful with directions.
We couldn't have asked for a better experience. I HIGHLY recommend this cabin!
3-5 miles from: Monongahela National Forest, Watoga State Park, Greenbrier river and trail, Cranberry Glades Botanical Area, Cranberry Wilderness Area, Cranberry River, Highlands Scenic Highway and Pearl Buck Birthplace. 35 miles to Snowshoe Ski Resort, Greenbrier Resort, and Historic Lewisburg, WV