COME PLAY AT THE RIVER!
Designed as a retreat for personal rest and relaxation, River House WV offers a unique escape from the tumult of everyday life--and endless opportunities to unwind and have fun!
Just a 90-minute drive from the Baltimore/Washington DC areas, River House WV is an original 1925 Arts & Crafts bungalow set above a spectacular bend of the sparkling Cacapon River! Just 5 miles from the center of downtown Berkeley Springs in the small town of Great Cacapon (closer than many lodgings located IN Berkeley Springs!) Many members of our 'Family of Guests' regard River House WV as a second home (ask about our repeat customer program!)
January through March is a quiet time--perfect for relaxing by the river, but there's also plenty to do! Hike, bike, kayak or canoe, or check the local events calendar below!
April is 'Get Outdoors Month' here in Morgan County--And Springtime is the best time to 'Wild Walk' at River House WV with our naturalist as the mountain trees and flowers awaken! Start a morning with a dose of Appalachian plantlore and some edibles from the garden before you head to the hammock or river deck with a good book...
Summer weather beckons our guests down to the very private river area for swimming, tubing, kayaking and fabulous fishing! The beautiful Cacapon River--just below our yard--is chock-full of large and small-mouth bass, catfish and bluegills.
All Summer long--Come float our 'Tube Loop'!
Our solitary location on the riverbend allows our guests a unique opportunity--Guests can put in the river at River House WV, float to a public access area and a short walk overland, then put in again at another public access and float back to the house! Just in time to pick peaches or concord grapes...
In Autumn the peak colors envelope River House WV as apple butter is made in the Berkeley Springs town square and local artists open their studios to the public for amazing pre-holiday shopping! At the same time the apples and pears start to drop from the trees in our yard...
In Winter, many folks come to share the complete peace and quiet that reside here in our mountain valley, and the simple pleasures afforded by our bungalow. (Although, groups of friends or music circles around the backyard firepit are as common as s'mores lately, so the woodpeckers are more curious than ever!)
Available year-round at River House WV: On-site 'Wlld Walks' (free to guests) and simple-living classes (with pre-arrangment). We leave a free sample bottle of local raw honey from the Farmer's Market and a current issue of the local newspaper to welcome all guests, as well as a basket full of samples and special offers from shops and restaurants in Berkeley Springs. At River House WV, along with a local phone book, maps and updated Studio Tour Guide, guests find our Sourcebooks which list local services and providers, from current events to all the local restaurant menus!
Some guests don't leave River House WV while they're here. Others split their time at the house and river with the local parks, waterways and wildlife management areas that abound here. Many folks visit the charming, historic small art town of Berkeley Springs, the Country's First Spa, with its wonderful restaurants, shops, spas and galleries! The Overlook at Propsect Peak--from which you can see the mountains of 3 states--lay in between, so the 5 miles between River House WV and Berkeley Springs are breathtaking! As some friends in Berkeley Springs say, we're 'right over the big mountain!'
Whenever you need to getaway, River House WV presents the stage--you choose the activities!
Base rate: $150.00/night Double occupancy
(1 or 2 guests)
Each additional guest (after first two): $30/guest/night
Pets: $30.00 (one-time) cleaning fee + $10/pet/night
All rates quoted are plus state and local taxes.
MORGAN COUNTY 2012
JANUARY 14-16 (Sat-Mon) Martin Luther King Day
28 (Sat) Spa Feast, Morgan County Ice House Gallery
FEBRUARY 23-26 (Th-Sun) International Water Tasting
MARCH All month--Youth Art Month
16-18 (Fri-Sun) George Washington's Bathtub Celebration
17 (Sat) St. Patrick's Day
APRIL GETTING OUTSIDE MONTH!
20-22 (Fri-Sun) Uniquely West Virginia
MAY QUILT MONTH
Quilt show at the Ice House/Quilt Yard Squares around town
13 (Sun) Mother's Day
25-27 Memorial Day Weekend/BS Spring Studio Tour
JUNE 1-3 (Fri-Sun) 'Hey, Girlfriends!' Weekend--
Discount at River House WV for groups of three or more!
JULY 4 (Wed)
7 (Sat) Summer Concerts in the Park begin (5:30 pm)
Mid -month Firemen's Carnival
AUGUST Concerts in the Park (Saturdays 5:30 pm)
3-5 (Fri-Sun) Morgan County Fair
SEPTEMBER 21-23 (Fri-Sun) Berkeley Springs Birding Festival
OCTOBER FALL FOLIAGE--Peak Autumn colors
surround River House WV!!
6-7 (Sat-Sun) Columbus Day Weekend/
Apple Butter Festival
NOVEMBER 10-11 (Sat-Sun) Festival of Light, MC Ice House
2 (Sun) Yule Tea at Berkeley Castle
Keywords: Vacation rental, riverfront, woods, Sears Craftsman, bungalow, cottage, cabin, country, mountain home, river, clean, secluded, pet-friendly, spacious
An artist by trade/naturalist by design, I maintain my artglass studio in a converted garage adjacent to River House WV--which has become a favorite gathering spot for some of my regular guests!
My husband is a general contractor (who loves to hunt and fish!), and as we share an affinity for homes of this period, he enjoys taking care of and making improvements to River House WV...Our home-away-from-home above the river!
We're both active in our community--Currently serving on several boards, maintaining active membership in local organizations such as The Morgan County Association of Food and Farms (MCAFF), Travel Berkeley Springs (TBS) and the Morgan Arts Council (MAC)and as well as organizing/participating in numerous local events (including the Berkeley Springs Fall Studio Tour, annual road clean-ups and exhibit curating at the local artists coop, The Ice House Gallery). Among other things, such involvement helps keep us current with all that's happening in our busy and upbeat area!
We live here, love where we live, and have always played in this river! Friends had owned the home, and were selling it in order to move to another area. We love River House WV and its location--close to our own home, so we're on hand if you need us--on the Cacapon River, at the very edge of a very small town, so near to Berkeley Springs. We purchased River House WV as OUR vacation home and art studio, and to share!
We really enjoy introducing people (or welcoming them back!) to our rich and beautiful area, with its natural abundance and warm and supportive local community. Our guests are FABULOUS! Sharing our river home has given us the opportunity to meet some truly wonderful folks!
The peace and quiet of the Cacapon River are unrivaled, and the beautiful riverside property at River House WV is one of the most secluded and private spots there is--Truly a nature lover's paradise!
It's not uncommon to see not only birds of every color and description, including bald and golden eagles and numerous variety of hawks, songbirds and water bird like kingfishers and herons-both blue and green--but guests have reported seeing deer, foxes, minks, muskrats, river otters, possums and an occasional raccoon or even bobcat. (Last year, one of our regular guests regaled us with tales of a delightful afternoon spent floating the loop with our resident beaver!)
On-site: Tubing (from and back to the private river access!), croquet, board games, extensive reading library (books/magazines), backyard fire-pit/circle, 'Wild Walks' with a local naturalist to identify Appalachian flora/fauna(free to guests), and classes, limited spa services and local area art studio tours (with pre-arrangement).
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