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AMAZING MOUNTAIN TOP RETREAT

Kent H Baake

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Kent H Baake

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
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AMAZING MOUNTAIN TOP RETREAT

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Franklin House Rental Photos and Description

4 BR, 2.5 BA, sleeps 18

Amazing, magical, very private. Located on 43 acres in Pendleton County, WV (2.5 hrs from DC) on the very top of South Fork Mountain at about 3,100 feet of elevation. This is an intimate mountain top getaway with amazing views and amenities. The house is an awesome log cabin, with huge windows overlooking the Shenandoah Mountains. It includes an indoor 40' lap pool, 8' by 8' Jacuzzi, 20' by 25' great room, leading to an extensive deck with incredible views of tthe mountains, a tower, and a zip wire! Enjoy hiking or biking, watch the sun. The house sleeps 18 people in beds, has a large great room ideal for group activities and meetings. The following is the breakdown of bedding arrangements: Upstairs bedroom #1: queen bed and futon, #2: king size bed, downstairs bedroom #1 4: single bunk beds, #2: 4 single bunk beds, downstairs living area 2 futons, plenty floor space throughout the house. A full kitchen is provided. Hiking and mtn. biking trails out the door, excelent road biking.

The property has hiking and mountain biking trails, easy access to road biking, rock climbing, caving, fishing, hunting, and borders a beautiful new golf course. The facility is located 2.5 hours from Washington, DC in Deer Run (in Pendelton County), West Virginia, 45 minutes west of Harrisonburg, VA. Access is not an issue during spring, summer and fall; a four wheel drive is necessary to access the facility during the winter.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Kent H Baake (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful time. It was so nice to get away and relax. And what a beautiful place to do it. One morning, I woke up, looked out the door and it looked like we were sleeping on clouds there was so much fog. Our boys really enjoyed the pool, the zip line and hiking in the area and going to caverns.
Aug 2010
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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

3.7
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Amazing Mountain Top Retreat
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 4 reviews
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Amazing Mountain Top Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p246207
+1 -703 906-7388
Franklin West Virginia
1

Beautiful Country - But Stay Away!

  • 1 of 5
The location is beautiful but there are plenty of rentals in the area that will give you a much more enjoyable stay.
The property is described as rustic and it definitely is in need of many repairs. Be sure to buy the insurance - if anything fails while you are on-site the owner will blame and charge you.
My little 5'1" niece had a shower handle fall off when she went to turn off the shower. Two of the guests work as builders, they spoke with the caretaker when he came to investigate. It was clear to everyone the handle had not been installed properly. Caretaker even told us there was nothing we could have done to prevent the handle coming off, apologized several times, and told us to put a note together and request a refund on a portion of our rent since we now had no hot water.
Well, no refund and the owner is now charging us for the repair and it looks like we are going to have to resolve the matter in the Alexandria, VA small claims court.

Renter Beware!
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Amazing Mountain Top Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p246207
+1 -703 906-7388
Franklin West Virginia
5

Unforgettable Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5
This was my second weekend at Kent and Paula's beautiful cabin, and I'm already looking forward to another visit. The cabin sits atop a secluded hill with panoramic views of the surrounding mountain landscape. We took full advantage of the open knoll, hiking trails, pool and Jacuzzi, zip line, and huge deck and stayed put the whole weekend. A few things to note: 1) There is no cell service, but there is a land line phone. 2) You must bring your own drinking water. 3) At the end of your stay, you have to carry out any trash or recycling. 4) Finally, for us, the drive from DC took about 3.5 hours (rather than 2.5), but it's well worth it!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Amazing Mountain Top Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p246207
+1 -703 906-7388
Franklin West Virginia
Washington, DC
5

Great retreat space!

  • 5 of 5
This incredible mountain home is a great get-away from busy urban life. Our non-profit organization has been using this home as a retreat space for four years, and we can't get enough. There is plenty of space for our entire staff (15 total people) to sleep comfortably, and it is perfectly located for a true retreat where we can relax and get our work done. There are many hiking trails as well as the fun amenities onsite like the zipline, hot tub and pool. I would recommend this space for any large family reunion or small company/business retreat any day. We are using the space in June this year again, and can't wait to relax and breath the fresh mountain air! Enjoy!
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

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Other Activities: Wildlife Viewing, Snowboarding

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Rates & Availability

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Amenities

Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , downstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , downstairs
  • Additional 2 futons in leaving area. Plenty of floor space.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
40 acres, hiking trails out the door, tower with incredible views of the Appalachians, zip wire.

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