|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
You can't buy serenity--but you can rent it.
NOW BOOKING SUMMER VACATIONS IN WEST VIRGINIA'S BEAUTIFUL RIVER VALLEYS! --WEEKLY, SATURDAY TO SATURDAY-- (AFTER LABOR DAY, IONA IS AVAILABLE FOR 2-3 NIGHT WEEKEND GETAWAYS, TOO.)
Summer is prime vacation time for an active, fun-filled family vacation week in beautiful Summers County, West Virginia, just outside the hospitable town of Hinton.
Iona Cabin is located on Big Creek, just half a mile from the Greenbrier River and some of the best small-mouth bass fishing in the East, and three miles from the confluence of the Greenbrier with the New River. Bluestone Lake, the New River Gorge National River, and several state parks and wildlife management areas make this one of West Virginia's most scenic locations.
With Iona Cabin rental, you get exclusive use of the entire 11 acre, secluded property, accessed by a private, graveled driveway from Big Creek Road. It is entirely wooded, and the beautiful, cascading Big Creek tumbles right through it, with your private walking trail alongside the stream. Just below the cabin itself, you have your own natural 'swimming hole.'
Iona Cabin is a two-bedroom log cabin retreat, with two adjoining decks. It has a great room with cathedral ceiling, fully-equipped kitchen, master bedroom, and shower-bath on the first floor. Upstairs, the loft contains a second bedroom and a half-bath. There is an outdoor shower below the deck.
Iona Cabin is a quiet, get-away retreat. You’ll find your anxiety level plummeting as you enter the long, private driveway, and you'll want to spend days on end just luxuriating in the peace and serenity of this beautiful and tranquil, natural setting of almost eleven acres, clad in hardwood, hemlock, and native rhododendron. If inner harmony is your goal, Iona Cabin is your destination.
Iona Cabin is also a great home base for an active, outdoor vacation. Whether you like fishing or hunting; skiing on water or snow; river 'tubing,' white-water rafting, kayaking, or canoeing; hiking or mountain biking; golfing; horse-back riding; or sight-seeing, Iona Cabin is right in the center of a wealth of recreational opportunities--that is, if you can tear yourself away from your own private swimming hole on the babbling Big Creek.
Nearby Hinton is an authentic West Virginia, Appalachian town, quaint and charming, filled with friendly and hospitable people. As yet unspoiled by big city ways and influences, Hinton is blessed with natural beauty, access to rivers, lakes, and mountains, proximity to state and national parks and forests, and easy accessibility from urban centers in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina, making it an ideal base for get-away excursions whether for quiet retreat or active, outdoor fun.
NOW WITH WIRELESS INTERNET SERVICE!!
WE OFFER CENTRAL HEATING/AIR CONDITIONING, DISH TOP 200 SATELLITE TV, HUGHES SATELLITE (WIRELESS) INTERNET. WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM TO HELP REMOVE MINERAL SMELL, TASTE, STAIN (PLUS BOTTLED SPRING WATER FOR DRINKING).
We suggest, though, that the somewhat rough terrain surrounding this property may make it difficult for elderly or infirm persons and perhaps unsuitable for small children--unless both have adequate assistance and supervision.
Keywords: Cabin, getaway retreat, romantic hideaway, private cottage, secluded home, ski, fishing, outdoors, nature, wildlife, creek
Donald and Linda Vinson live in Huntington, WV. Donald is Canon for Mission and Transitions, Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia, and Linda is Chair for Human Services for MountWest Community and Technical College. They have two grown sons (one married), and Iona Cabin offers a much-needed refuge.
Donald purchased this cabin in 2006
The Hinton area has everything for outdoor recreation and enjoyment of nature, but it is yet undiscovered by large commercial interests. We're able to have 10+ acres of our own here, whereas in other places, we'd be jammed onto a tiny lot. No traffic, no crowds, no pressures. The only teeming masses we see are wildlife!
Blessed solitude, quiet reflection on the creekside watching the butterfly traffic. Fishing, hiking, cycling, swimming, tubing, all close at hand.
Mr. Vinson, I wanted to take a minute to thank you for letting my boys and me use your cabin last week - we had an excellent time. The property is beautiful, the creek is amazing and the cabin is so well stocked that it feels like home from day 1. My boys are 4 and 7 years old, so they spent most of their time exploring the property and throwing rocks in the fast moving water of the creek - all of my time was spent making sure they didn't fall in! It was a nice bonding experience for all of us, a "boys trip" we kept calling it (my wife ended up not being able to join us due to work, but my brother Jeff came down for a few days in the early part of the week). My youngest's adventurous spirit really showed during the trip - without a word, he would put on his jacket, backpack full of books and just walk out the door and start hiking up the old/former driveway path to the left of the existing driveway. He would plop down on a rock and start 'reading' his books in the middle of the woods. I was able to watch him from the deck of the cabin, making sure he was ok but letting him have his solo adventure. We went to the local state parks and had them all to ourselves with beautiful mid-70's weather most days. We saw and heard all kinds of wildlife including deer, turkey, owls, frogs, salamanders, crayfish and countless bats and birds.
Thank you very much for providing a safe and serene retreat for us to spend time - we appreciate it.
The most relaxing vacation my family has had in years. We enjoyed the seclusion and rustic feel of this cabin. We had seen so many variety of birds, also a few deer walking across the road. The mornings were spent listening to the creek and sitting on the deck enjoying the fresh air. I could only imagine how beautiful the fall would be with all the leaves changing color. The only thing we needed was a few groceries and a blow dryer. I guess the previous guess must have taken, so the new pink blow dryer is my cabin contribution. All said and done my family will definitely return again.
I have never returned from a vacation feeling so rested and relaxed as this one. Despite this being a working vacation, using the provided wi-fi I was able to study and do research surrounded by the smell of pines and the sound of running water from the stream below. I had planned many short day trips but simply found myself much too comfortable and relaxed to bother. I suffered no inconvenience by simply staying put and enjoying the property. The only sound that seemed to remind one of a world going on elsewhere was an occasional train whistle in the far distance. Refreshing, that.
Everything I needed to make my stay comfortable was provided. I even found a couple good books to read. Our first two nights were very cool so a fire was both a welcome and cozy way to relax.
There were tons of things to do all within a short distance, but I'd driven thirteen plus hours to get to this peaceful retreat. Once I'd arrived I found all I needed to find was right there at Iona.
My husband, myself and our dog just returned from an anniversary weekend getaway at Iona. Our only complaint was that the weekend went by too quickly! We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Iona regardless of the persistent rain that stuck around for our entire stay. The cabin is equipped with everything you need and the wifi and satellite (even though I'm typically an electronics-free at the cabin kind of gal) proved very useful as we listened to the rain outside. The cabin was clean and everything was in great working order. The creek was just beautiful and the seclusion allowed for many sights and sounds of the wildlife variety. If you're not the outdoorsy type this is not the place for you. We shared the living room with a 4-inch American Giant Millipede and several hornets that met their demise - all to be expected when staying amongst nature.
Overall, I give this property 5 stars and fully intend to return to Iona and share the experience with friends and family.
We stayed recently and really enjoyed the wilderness with a friend and our dog. The cabin has a really nice spot on the creek, and the 2 decks and secluded lot allow you to enjoy it all peacefully. The cabin had everything we needed and we were able to cook several great meals and enjoy the woods. The area around the cabin and Hinton is quite beautiful too, a nice place to visit. Maybe we will try some rafting next time. Recommended for anyone seeking a few relaxing days with mother nature.
We loved this cozy cabin and all its ammenities, especially the fully stocked kitchen. We made many meals and enjoyed board games by the fire with friends who live in Hinton. Mostly, we enjoyed the seclusion of the property. The creek was flowing full speed and the roar of the water kept me on the deck in frigid temperatures. It snowed and the creek iced over and melted later that same day. Gorgeous! We plan to bring the kids back in seasonal weather to enjoy the swimming hole and the sights and activities of the area. Loved the small rivertown atmosphere in Hinton. We will definitely be back. Thank you for such a wonderful vacation!
This was our second time booking at Iona and we just loved it still. Everything was clean, organized and cozy. There have been quite a few upgrades from last year, some necessary and some not necessary but definitely made the little cabin in the woods more "modern" I guess I could say. We are looking forward to booking again in the future.
The Greenbrier, New, and Bluestone Rivers converge, with Bluestone Dam forming a great fishing and recreational lake. With 2 State Parks, a Wildlife Management Area, and a National River, this is one of WV's premier outdoor recreation areas.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Notes||$250 first 2 nights; additional nights, $100 each. Two night minimum; summer, 1 week minimum, changeover Saturday.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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