27 SECLUDED RIVERFRONT ACRES OF SERENE MOUNTAIN VIEWS

Larisa

Speaks english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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27 SECLUDED RIVERFRONT ACRES OF SERENE MOUNTAIN VIEWS

Elkins House Rental Photos and Description

Secluded House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Enjoy your own private beach with no other houses in sight. Open meadows, trees, river and stream -- this secluded yet accessible cabin has it all. Warm and welcoming three bedroom, 2 full baths, sleeping porch, open kitchen with modern appliances, hot tub, gas grill, outdoor fire-pit, and fine furnishings throughout.

Listen to the sound of the babbling brook within 50 feet of the house while lounging in the sunroom or relaxing in the outdoor hot tub. In addition, the property has 27 acres of private beach access to the Shavers fork river. The house is engulfed in a narrow band of trees and surrounded by meadows and glades for walks (bring long pants and socks to explore). It is also situated just 1/4 mile upstream from the one-million acre Monongahela National Forest.

The house features natural wood-plank paneling and a well appointed kitchen, wireless internet, 2 televisions with satellite TV and DVD players, and a stereo/home theater system. The kitchen is open to the dining area, perfect for social cooking. The sunroom has seating for dining or board games with a full view of the stream so you can enjoy the outdoors even in inclement weather. Enjoy year-round the six-person hot tub on the back deck overlooking the stream.

This cozy ground-level home sleeps 8 in beds and 10 including the living room pull-out and sun porch (the latter in warm months or for the polar bears in your group). There is a MBR w/ Queen; BR #2 w/ Queen, BR #3 w/ two sets of Twin bunks, Livingroom w/ Queen pull-out sofa, and (unheated) Sun Porch w/ a queen futon

For fall or early spring visits, the house features electric heat and a wood-stove (a modest amount of firewood is provided).

In winter months, be prepared for snowy road conditions by driving a 4WD or suitable vehicle. The cabin is remote, so its narrow mountain road can be concerning to those not experienced. The gravel road is not suitable for motorcycles.

Please be aware of the close proximity of the stream to decide if the risk is too great for your toddlers or other children who might leave the house unsupervised. Our other VRBO listing #317752 has a larger land buffer between the house and the moving water.

The river is about a 5 minute walk across the property from the house. There is no vehicular traffic allowed off the driveway.

Pet friendly -- dogs only please, and no more than two dogs per reservation unless owner exception is offered.

Owners provide a nominal quantity of paper products, bathroom soap, and laundry/dish detergent. Personal toiletries are to be provided by Guests.

We want to ensure that this property is the right fit for you! This is our vacation home that we are sharing – we are not a resort with a maintenance, concierge, and cleaning staff – and our prices reflect that limitation. That said we have put together as many resources as possible to help you plan your trip and enjoy your stay as if it were your own vacation home. We also have tried to stock the house so that you wouldn’t want for much, and a professional housecleaner prepares for your stay.

If you are looking for a remote mountain getaway and are willing to roll with what comes from a country vacation, you will be hard pressed to find a more beautiful spot!

The road to the house is gravel, and depending on whether the road crew has repaired the road recently there may be potholes. In most cases you can drive around them, but there may be one or two on the way that you’ll just need to slowly drive through. There are also no guardrails on the road, but it has several turnouts to allow cars to pass.

Because the house is surrounded by forests, the creek, and the river, there is plenty of nature to enjoy but also to endure. Mice will occasionally come inside, and although we set hidden traps to keep them from settling in, there is a possibility that you will see them during your stay depending on whether they've found a food source recently (it could be from a prior guest -- not your own doing.) We do, however, check to make sure that the kitchen implements are sanitary at the beginning of your stay.

The bug situation is that we are at a high enough elevation to not have a mosquito problem, but there will be gnats in the field, and moths at night wanting to get into the house. There will also be plenty of dead bugs that wedge themselves between the screens and the windows, and cobwebs sprouting up here and there.

If these aspects of nature are acceptable to you, then you will find a beautiful place of nature in which to relax and enjoy your vacation!

Provisions:

• This is a NON-SMOKING rental with steep penalties for violations

• Receipt of 50% of total cost is required to hold your reservation

• Final 50% payment and damage deposit are due no later than 30 days before check-in.

• Cancelations: Greater than 60 days before stay full refund.

• Minimum durations apply -- see rate structure for details

• All reservations are subject to availability; terms can change without notice until deposit is paid.

Damage deposit is $250 and is fully refundable within two weeks if rental agreement terms are met.

Keywords: Augusta Festival, Forest Festival, cabin, river, woods, Canaan, Showshoe, Durbin Greenbrier scenic railroad train, Polar Express, fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking, camping, Appalachian Mountains, Davis and Elkins College, D&E, Elkins, WV

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Larisa (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
Speaks english

About Larisa

Carl and Larisa got married and moved to Elkins, WV in 2000. Larisa moved from DC, and Carl moved from VA. Each had prior roots in WV and longed to return. They now live in Elkins just 20 minutes from the 'All Get Out' riverside vacation rentals.

Larisa purchased this house in 2001

Why Larisa chose Elkins

The location is ideal -- just far enough out to be immersed in the natural surroundings, but only 25 minutes from a full-service grocery store, movie theater, Davis and Elkins College, Randolph County Community Arts Center, antique shopping, and a YMCA. It is an hour from highly-rated golf or skiing. Spring and summer bring wonderful fishing, swimming, floating, and boating in the river; winter is great for cross-country skiing on the property or nearby, and alpine skiing is less than an hour's drive. Fall's foliage is not to be missed as the house is engulfed in trees and adjacent to the 1 million acre Monogahela National Forest, wonderful for hiking right out your door. Don't miss nearby Elkins to dine at a variety of restaurants, enjoy free exhibits at the Community Arts Center, and ride the scenic trains on the Durbin and Greenbrier Railroad. Davis and Elkins College is just 20 minutes away where you can enjoy live music and Appalachian arts at the internationally renowned 5-week long Augusta Festival. The Forest Festival every fall is a big draw, with carnival rides and almost two weeks of activities.

What makes this house unique

In 2001 Carl and Larisa were fortunate to have the opportunity to buy this lovely acreage on the banks of the Shavers Fork River from a family friend, just next door to the cabin they've owned since 1995 (VRBO #317752). Since that time they have made several improvements, while keeping the original character that the builder, a mill owner, had created in handmade wormy chestnut kitchen cabinets, exceptional stonework, and plank poplar paneling throughout. You can easily hear the creek flowing behind the house as the summer night breezes keep you cool.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 23 traveler reviews

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27 Secluded Riverfront Acres of Serene Mountain Views
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Elkins West Virginia
Stillwater, New Jersey
5

A True Vacation Away from it All!

  • 5 of 5
We had never been to West Virginia before and didn't really know what to expect. First of all on a holiday weekend (Labor Day), the ride was beautiful and if you don't want to sit in traffic, this is the place to go! When we arrived, we loved it immediately. Our dogs loved running the property and being free to roam, swim and go on walks with us off-leash. They also loved the sleeping porch with the windows at their eye level. We thought about going places and seeing other things but enjoyed walking the property, hanging in the yard, the hot tub and just relaxing so much that we stayed put all week. Thanks for providing such a great house with everything you need right there! A peaceful, quiet and relaxing vacation. Just the way it's supposed to be. Get your food and drink supplies for the week and you are good to go. And thanks to Larisa for being so helpful! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Elkins West Virginia
4

Peace and quiet

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I have been spending our anniversary in Elkins for the last several years. I think we have finally found the perfect place. It's quiet, you have a place to fish and swim and not see another person. If you want to get away from the noise of town this is the place. We saw deer each day, along w 25 turkeys and we caught several different types of fish. We plan to return.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Elkins West Virginia
MANTUA, ohio
5

Family from Ohio

  • 5 of 5
We stayed 4 nights from Aug 21st to the 25th and had an amazing time. Loved the property, the house and the owner was very nice and helpful from day 1 of planning our trip. We went hiking, fishing, swimming..all within minutes of the house. The kids loved the toys, dvds, hammock, dvds, and making smores at the firepit! Thank you so much for sharing your house with us, we had a great time and hope to make it back someday. I will definately be refering you to others looking for a nice trip to WV! :) Ph, and thanks for letting us bring our doggy with us, she loved being there with us and exploring the property. She doesnt get to do that much here in Ohio on our 2 acres. LOL :)
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Elkins West Virginia
Boston
5

Great family getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Great spot for a low key, outdoorsy family getaway. We had everyone from my 94 yr old grandmother to my 2 & 3 year old nephews and all had a great time. Easy to get into town and a fully functional kitchen was perfect for big family meals. Great all around spot for a quiet and comfortable mountain getaway!
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
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Elkins West Virginia
Nanjemoy Md
5

great location

  • 5 of 5
My sisters and I had a great time. The house was nice. We were worried about no a/c but no problem. The river was low, but we still enjoyed the fresh water. The town of Elkins was nice and very convenient. Overall the vacation was great and, if in area again, would not hesitate to rent this house again. Thank you JoAnne
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elkins West Virginia
Lovingston, Va
5

Spring vacation

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for a relaxing vacation this is the place. This house has everything you are looking for in relaxation! Everything is there for you to enjoy! I highly recommend this property. Will rent again in the future!
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
CKB
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Durbin and Greenbrier Scenic Railroad
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Rt 33
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Elkins
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Canaan Valley, Timberline, Snowshoe
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Elks Club
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
The Forks
Car: necessary

Go-Kart Track, Scenic Railroad Rides, Farmers Market, Arts Center

Fishing guide service referral available.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Elkins House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$875
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 21 2014
2 night minimum stay
$110
From
$135
Fri,Sat,Sun
$770
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 23 2014
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$125
Fri,Sat,Sun
$700
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 24 2014 - Jan 1 2015
4 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 2 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$875
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,050
$3,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
May 22 2015 - Aug 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,225
$4,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
(Optional) Hot Tub $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Infants under 12 months no charge. Minimum stay for holiday weekends are at least 3 nights. Thanksgiving minimum stay is 4 nights.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Elkins House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Garage ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Hall Bath - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large stall shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom #2 - 1 queen
    Bunk room - 2 bunk bed , 2 sets of sturdy twin bunk beds
    Sleeping Porch - 1 queen , In warmer months only (unless you like it cold!)
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Cots and/or Pack n Play available upon advance request
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • water tubing
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • snowboarding
  • golf
  • skiing
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • fishing
Notes:
Outdoor brazier (firepit) Local trail hiking guide book provided Maximum 8 adults; additional children allowed with owner approval
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