|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Fly fish the fabulous Elk River and its back fork then come back to your stunning mountain cabin to crystal clean air and the best-tasting spring water on earth, and mountain-top views set within a gorgeous hardwood forest on 18 acres with no fencing. Lumber companies conveniently left a great 1 mile gravel road from the main highway 15 and the surrounding virgin forest creates utter privacy.
Summer sightings include deer and fawns, squirrels, birds and fields of butterflies. When our children were young they'd roof-watch the wildlife that didn't come into the clearing, and the on-site blueberries in summer and apples in the fall ensure bear and cub sightings nearby.
Only 45 minutes to Snow Shoe for high life, or about the same from Elkins. Wander the West Virginia-priced (inexpensive) antique shops with terrific finds, or find some weekend mountain music at the many heritage weekends, where relations near and far visit for a town family reunion.
Remind yourself and the kids how life was ''back when.''
The cabin (called a ''camp'' in the mountains) was lovingly hand-crafted from 26 kinds of timber by a master carpenter. There is central air, radiant heating if you'd rather, a grill and smoker, unlimited hard line calls, a new television with satellite, a washer/dryer/microwave, games, and plenty of books for reading during your stay.
We bought the house in 1980 and the five kids love it, but as they started having families on thier own and moved away we decided to rent the house out in 2008. I have a hotel management background so we have really enjoyed getting to know guests on a better basis than a one-night stay, especially the people who come year after year and the guest comments ... we made the right decision to share the family experience.
Donna purchased this house in 1984
great fly fishing
We have rituals -- food is cheap, time stretches, the porch is huge and the television doesn't get turned on. We play Country & Western music, get up early for fly fishing or hunting, then just sit lazily and talk or play board games ... the pace is part of the fun.
It was absolutely what we were looking for! We were looking for some place to literally get away from it all and we found it here. Very secluded, peaceful, and beautiful. We would definitely stay again! The cabin was easy to find, clean, inviting, a wonderful home away from home. The owners were very nice and easy to work with and supplied us with ample information on arriving and things in the area. It was nice to sit back and relax for a few days. The views were amazing and the hiking adventures we took were great. We have three children who also enjoyed every minute of it especially the hiking and climbing on rocks. They had fun finding old railroad stakes, snails, frogs, butterflies, deer, and even a snake. We absolutely loved it and would recommend this place to anyone.
Found on the internet and did not know what to expect. The cabin looked like the photos and the description was accurate. Very nice quiet place to get away. Above and beyond our expectations. Very clean. View was excellent. We would visit again.
This is a truly special cabin in beautiful, quiet woods.
The property: My girlfriend and I hiked along the brook that runs through the private acres, tossed a football on the large front lawn and sat out in the sunshine and looked at the huge view of rolling mountains in the distance. There is a lot of unspoiled, serene land to enjoy. It was difficult to leave.
The cabin: A well maintained, surprisingly large and comfortable house, filled with interesting books and hunting trophies. We made good use of it's full service kitchen, that complemented the outdoor barbecue. The upstairs bedroom which sits atop a spiral staircase arrayed around a chunky log was especially cozy and almost had the feeling of a treehouse. The composting toilet was something we had some trepidation about before being surprised that it is not at all malodorous (though lack of flushing might take getting used to for some folks). Lastly, Donna was a pleasure to deal with. Extremely accommodating, available and so very nice. What a privilege it was to stay in their beautiful home in the West Virginia woods.
While checking the calendar to be sure Donna had me dated correctly for our 2014 trout excursion (like she would ever not be on top of every detail) I realized I had not reviewed our 2013 trip. Where do I begin? There were 65 degree days, rain, cold rain and snow all in the month of May. You have to love Spring weather in WV. There was the first days mess of fish that was turned into a fine trout stew, the deer walking through the property daily, the sun rises and sets, the fog dancing over the distant mountains and the front porch where most of our time was spent. I have told many close friends of this cabin found on Point Mt knowing they would enjoy it as much as we do. I have stayed at numerous VRBO sites but have never been treated with the hospitality offed by Donna. If you have a taste for WV as it should be experienced, try this cabin......
We arrived just before sunset and easily found this wonderful cabin, owners directions were easy to follow, the gravel road to the cabin is in good condition, 2 wheel drive is fine, however suggest vehicle with high clearance, we quickly unpacked and relaxed on the front porch enjoying the view over the mountains, then night fall came and the twinkling stars lit the sky, the milky way was totally visible, the hoot owls kept us company, the next day we hiked the trails around the cabin, each day brought a beautiful change in the fall colors, the next day we took a drive to Summersvile to view the Lake and Dam , Summersville is a very nice area to visit, on our last day we drove to Cranberry Mountain National Forest, the views of the fall foliage was dramatic, we hiked the trails and visited the Hill Creek Falls. we also got to see a Black Bear, we then drove into Marlington for dinner at Dorie's, then continued back to Point Mountain, where we saw wild turkeys and many deer near the cabin. Our short vacation was a memory to treasure and would highly recommend to everyone.
The cabin is clean and comfortable, my wife, myself, our dog and a close friend enjoyed our stay, cabin is roomy and well stocked with cookware, utensils, plates, glassware. and other necessities.
Our stay was very relaxing, and if you want to just get away from it all and enjoy quiet time with friends or family, this is the place for you. Sitting on the porch, watching the sun rise and set, seeing wildlife, watching birds. We grilled all of our meals, I even grilled a pie I made with blueberries from the bushes near the cabin. The walk down to the river by the logging road is a breeze going down, but make sure you have plenty of water for the return trip up the mountain! The Custard Stand was great, especially the flavored soft serve ice cream. Day trips to Summersville and Ripley were great, and there are lots of places along the Elk River to stop and swim or just dip your toes in the water. Even the dog had fun, he got to chase a deer for the first time in his life. We visited the Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park (near Summersville), the site of a Civil War battle. We took a short along the Patterson Trail. Go on a weekend or holiday, the office/museum is closed on weekdays. You pass a lake with swimming and camping on the way, so you could make a day of swimming, picnic, a hike and visiting the battlefield. Cell phone service is sketchy at best, so be prepared for that! It's nice to just sit and play games, listen to the radio, and just hang out. The composting toilet is pretty neat, once you get used to not reaching for the flusher. The cabin is well-supplied with linens, blankets, towels, pots, pans, dishes, silverware, even lots of spices. All you need is food!
3-6 Webster County Fair
6 Big Circle Waltzes and Polkas, Helvetia
18-21 Treasure Mountain Festival, Pendleton County
27-28 Heritage Weekend, Hardy County
27 – Oct 5 Mountain State Forest Festival at Davis and Elkins College
4 Big Circle Waltzes and Polkas, Helvetia
4 Big Circle Dances, Pendleton County
4-5 Apple Harvest Festival, Burlington
11 Big Circle Dances, Randolph County
11 Bergoo Cookoff
12 Triumphant Quartet (Gospel), Elkins
18 GandyDancer (traditional WV music)
1 Rhonda Vincent & The Rage (bluegrass), Elkins
1 four square dancing, Pocohontas County
1 Big Circle Dances, Pendleton County
1 Big Circle Waltzes and Polkas, Helvetia
22 Four Couple Squares, Braxton County
2, 8, 9 Potomac Eagle Rail Excursions, Romney
3-7. 10-14, 17-22 Christmas Spectacular, Elkins
6 Big Circle Dances, Pendleton County
6 Big Circle Waltzes and Polkas, Helvetia
13 Morgantown dancing
28-30 Christmas Spectacular, Elkins
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$50 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|major holiday||$100 + Tax|
|$10pp/nt >4 guests||$40 + Tax|
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