LOST RIVER CABIN - NESTLED ON 5 ACRES WITH SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN VIEWS

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Dave Schacht

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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LOST RIVER CABIN - NESTLED ON 5 ACRES WITH SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN VIEWS

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2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4-5

You will absolutely love exploring Lost River, West Virginia. Nestled between the gorgeous and expansive George Washington National Forest, the Lost River State Park, and miles upon miles of country roads and beautiful farm valleys, the Lost River area attracts visitors who love hiking, biking, horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, skiing (Bryce Resort), antiquing, and getting back to nature. This is the perfect weekend escape from Washington, DC (2 hours), Baltimore, MD (3 hours), Richmond, VA (3 1/2 hours) or Philadelphia (5 hours).

Escape to the inviting West Virginia mountains!: 'Lost River Cabin' has been our personal escape from hectic city life. You will absolutely disconnect, unwind and breath deeply in this mountain top retreat. Spend the weekend reconnecting...solo, with a partner, with a friend(s), with nature - this is the perfect spot for a quick weekend getaway or a week with the family.

For the food lovers...: The kitchen is very well-equipped. Calphalon and Le Creuset pots & pans, spices, basic ingredients included (flour, sugar, baking powder, etc.) so you can spend your day cooking up a storm. For those winter nights, treat yourself or your family to a full Raclette; perfect open deck for grilling, enjoying a bottle of wine (or two!).

For the adventurous at heart...: Lost River boasts an array of outdoor activities, from exceptional hiking in the George Washington National Forest, to cycling the winding country roads - you can definitely work up a sweat or take in nature at your own pace. Hiking, horseback riding, canoeing - pick your pleasure and enjoy the scenic mountains of West Virginia!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Dave Schacht

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We bought Lost River Cabin a few years ago as an escape from the stresses of city living in Washington D.C. What we did not realize is how much at home we would feel in the gorgeous West Virginia mountains. Time spent hiking, cooking up a storm on a Saturday, long dinners that blend into star-gazing evenings on the deck - time seems to stand still up in the mountains and provided us with a better sense of place, relaxation and wonderful memories with friends and family.

My partner and I recently moved out West for work, and so have decided to open up our home to guests looking for the same escape! Whether you are in for an adventurous weekend filled with hikes, horseback riding and exploring the State parks, or in need of R&R with a good book, a cozy fire, and a lazy hammock afternoon, I hope you enjoy finding what you are looking for in Lost River, West Virginia. - Dave & David

Dave Schacht purchased this cabin in 2007

We bought this cabin in Lost River for a few reasons:

* proximity to Washington D.C. - an easy 2-2 1/2 hour drive; first half is an easy straight shot on 66W, then a gorgeous drive up into the mountains off 55W.

* proximity to and views of George Washington National Forest and Lost River State Forest - an incredible resource filled with hiking trails galore

* rural mountain settings - we specifically did not want to go to a highly-touristed area like Berkley Springs. There is nothing like the stars at night here with no "light pollution" and just the sound of nature.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

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Lost River Cabin - nestled on 5 acres with spectacular mountain views
average rating of 4.9607844 based on 51 reviews
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Lost River West Virginia
Oakton, VA
5

Unforgettable getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
The quiet and cozy Lost River Cabin was the perfect setting to rest, recuperate, and reconnect with my husband.

The cabin is outfitted with everything you could possibly need, and truly felt like a home away from home.

Fun adventures included hiking at Lost River State Park, a visit to Smokehole Taverns, and dinner at the Guest House where we were treated like a King and Queen.

We would recommend this cabin to anyone needing a break from it all. We can't wait to go back!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you had a relaxing time up at our home in Lost River. Great to hear that you were able to get out for the wonderful hiking, fun adventures like the Smokehole Taverns, and get to know the wonderful restaurant at the Guest House! Best regards, David - Property Owner
Helpful votes: 12/12
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Lost River Cabin - nestled on 5 acres with spectacular mountain views
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Lost River West Virginia
5

We loved everything about the cabin.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
The views were amazing. Though it was cold out it was just still so nice. Felt very welcoming and relaxed. Though I won't be returning next year with my hubby. I hope to take my kids.
Owner's Response: Lauri, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our Lost River Cabin. We love it up there when it is cold outside, sitting by the fire and enjoying the view. You are welcome to return any time. All best, David and Dave
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Lost River Cabin - nestled on 5 acres with spectacular mountain views
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Lost River West Virginia
5

Ideal Snowy Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Our stay at the Lost River Cabin was exactly the snowy weekend getaway we were hoping for as a pre-Christmas vacation for two. The cabin is beautifully decorated and completely outfitted for comfort and convenience. While off the beaten path, the cabin was an ideal location for us to meet coming from Charlottesville, VA, and Germantown, MD.

Waking up in the loft to snow covering the valley was the perfect morning view. We made the most of the den with the wood fireplace and the outdoor charcoal grill and enjoyed taking a hike along the ridge in the snow.

Dave and David have created a lovely retreat in eastern West Virginia, and, in addition to sharing their cabin, they have taken extra care in providing good linens, a fully equipped kitchen, and recommendations for enjoying all the area has to offer. They even made sure plows kept the roads clear up on the ridge given the snowy weather!

The Lost River Cabin is a great way to enjoy natural views, cozy surroundings, and each other.
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Lost River Cabin - nestled on 5 acres with spectacular mountain views
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Lost River West Virginia
5

A wonderful location for our Honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Our visit was great! We arrived late on our first day, so we weren't able to fully enjoy the gorgeous views. The next morning, however, we couldn't stop looking out the windows!

My husband and I enjoyed being in the cabin for our honeymoon, and we keep wishing we were back there again! Everything in the cabin was great - there were enough pots, pans and dishes for everything we wanted to cook or bake. There were lots of herbs, spices and staple items in the kitchen - next time we won't have to bring all the herbs we brought with us! Our only complaint is that all of the knives are serrated - so if you're a foodie, bring your 10" chef's knife.

We loved exploring the area - we met a couple and their son, who were renting a house down the road and saw them again, later in the week, at the Lost River Brewing company. The area has a wonderful small town feel to it, and we felt right at home. We enjoyed a late lunch at the Lost River General Store one afternoon, and the owners even treated us to free scoops of ice cream since we were on our honeymoon.

Being October, it was a little chilly for some things, but we enjoyed staying warm and cozy in the cabin on the coldest days. We did venture out to Lost River State Park one afternoon for a trail ride at the stables on Park property. My husband had never been on a long trail ride and we both want to go for another ride soon.

The night skies were not to be rivaled! We could see so many stars and constellations. We could even see the Milky Way. We're used to so much light pollution at night, that we don't get to see many stars most nights.

We spent some afternoons reading on the lovely deck, and our dog wanted to be out there most days to catch some rays during his many naps.

We will definitely be planning another visit sometime soon! Can't wait to return!

-Jessica & Jon (& our Retired Racing Greyhound, Sisu)
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Lost River Cabin - nestled on 5 acres with spectacular mountain views
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Lost River West Virginia
5

Clean, quiet, great location.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
The house was clean and had everything required for a comfortable stay. The views off the deck are spectacular. Travel time from Bowie, MD was a little over 3 hours. Will be returning to use the deck for astronomy work.
Owner's Response: Jim - we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our Lost River Cabin. We also love the stars at night on the deck as one of our favorite things to do is to watch for the (many) shooting stars. All best, Dave + David
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Nearest Airport
107 Miles
IAD / Washington Dulles
Nearest Ski
22.3 Miles
Bryce Resort, VA
Car: necessary

You will absolutely love exploring Lost River, West Virginia from this 2 bedroom getaway atop 5 acres with exquisite mountain views. Nestled between the gorgeous and expansive George Washington National Forest, the Lost River State Park, and miles upon miles of country roads and beautiful farm valleys, the Lost River area attracts visitors who love hiking, biking, horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, skiing (Bryce Resort), antiquing, and getting back to nature. 'Lost River Cabin' is the perfect weekend escape from Washington, DC (2 hours), Baltimore, MD (3 hours), Richmond, VA (3 1/2 hours) or Philadelphia (5 hours).

The Lost River Cabin is a perfect retreat for couples, families or friends who want to get away and relax in the West Virginia Mountains. Featuring updated decor, new stainless steel appliances, and warm touches from the owners who use this as their personal retreat, the cabin is an inviting and meditative escape.

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Availability & Rates

Lost River Cabin Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25.00 + Tax
Cleaning $75.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100.00
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes DEPOSIT: $100 ~ 2 NIGHTS, $200 ~ 3+ NIGHTS
WEEKLY - $700 Rate ONLY for Sun-Sun or Fri-Fri STAYS.
MID-WEEK - $500 for SUN through FRI (5 nights), ALL other mid-week stays require 3 nights minimum and $150/night.
HOLIDAY - Special Holiday Rental Rates: $200/night for 3 night min. Please inquire for each Holiday (Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's)

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lost River Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twin day bed
  • * Luxury down comforters with duvets * 400 thread count linens * Rustic log furniture bedroom sets * New carpet * Private balcony
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf Clubs
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • water tubing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • hunting
Notes:
* Telephone - long distance not provided, please bring prepaid calling card or use credit card service; * Cell coverage is available for AT&T customers at this time; * Owner is gourmet chef, kitchen stocked with pots, pans, basics (flour, salt, sugar, spices, etc.) and has new stainless steel appliances * Grocery store is ~40 minutes away, so best to either bring your own groceries, or inquire about 'grocery service'

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