Pipestem Cabin Rental Photos and Description
2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Loft, Sleeps 6
You can't buy serenity--but you can rent it!
SUMMER VACATION WEEKS ARE VIRTUALLY GONE-- BUT AFTER LABOR DAY, IONA OFFERS 2-3 NIGHT FALL GETAWAYS! BOOK NOW FOR GLORIOUS APPALACHIAN AUTUMN ESCAPE.
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.''
Worry Free Zone!: Iona Cabin is a two-bedroom log cabin hideaway, 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.
Wild IS Wonderful in West Virginia!: 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.
Rustic Does Not Have To Mean Primitive! Enjoy blessed quiet and tranquility, yet stay connected to home and work through smart phone and laptop, via wireless internet. Iona is a great setting for completing a project, or for having quality time with someone you love.
The satellite WiFi means you never have to feel cut-off, even when you are enjoying the splendid isolation of the West Virginia woodlands. Your smart phone will bring in your email, also.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
About Donald Vinson
Donald is Canon for Mission and Transitions in the Episcopal Diocese of WV. Linda is Chair of Humanities at Mountwest Community and Technical College. We have two adult sons.
Donald Vinson purchased this cabin in 2006
Why Donald Vinson chose Pipestem
This was a beautiful property, in an area yet undiscovered by east-coast tourism. We have space, privacy, quiet, and great natural beauty only 3 hours from our home.
What makes this cabin unique
The acreage, the natural landscape, the creek to play in, and the lack of close neighbors make for a very peaceful setting.
Guestbook comments from the owner
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.