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Relax and Enjoy in this Beautiful Mountain House -

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, sleeps up to 12

Welcome to Quiet Haven, a beautiful, large, 4 bedroom, 3 bath mountain home located adjacent to the Coolfont Resort, in Berkeley Springs, WV!! This home includes a kitchen, spacious family room, 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Enjoy the covered porch and the beautiful view it offers. In the summer, enjoy fishing, hiking, tennis, an outdoor pool and lake swimming on the mountainside. Currently the Coolfont Resort is under renovation/expansion and all of the resort amenities are unavailable until further notice. Children welcome.

Craig & Kim Garten
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Craig & Kim Garten

We are long-time residents of Northern Virginia. We enjoy traveling, family and friends.

Craig & Kim Garten purchased this house in 2004

Why Craig & Kim Garten chose Berkeley Springs

We love the outdoors and the peace and tranquility it offers. Our house allows our family and friends to enjoy the beauty of the Coolfant Mountainside and the quaint town of Berkeley Springs each and every time we visit.

What makes this house unique

Our house is a quiet place to get away from the fast pace that life creates. We love unwinding and enjoying the natural beauty and nature in our Mountainside community!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your home is a beautiful "quiet haven" indeed! We can't wait to come back. Lovely furnishings and cozy atmosphere.
May 2004
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Fairview House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 queen , Private Bath
    Bedroom #2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Shared Bathroom
    Bedroom #3 - 1 king , Shared Bathroom
    Bedroom #4 - 1 double , Private Bath
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
1 king, 1 queens, 2full, 2 twins, sleep sofa in family room area. DVD players and TVs with cable/satellite in upstairs bedrooms as well as basement area and family room.


Good! 3.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Relax and Enjoy in this Beautiful Mountain House -
average rating of 3.75 based on 9 reviews
Brewerton, NY

Beautiful Place in the Woods for a Get Together

  • 5 of 5

We recently (Nov 09') spent a weekend at "Quiet Haven" with all of our extended family - nine of us. What a great setup for just getting together to just hang out. Great fireplace with couches to relax in and carry on the fire side chats. Plenty of room for game playing, guitar playing and sleeping. Towels and Linens are provided - that was a nice benefit. The weather was nice so we played some tennis and basketball as well as hiked up through the woods. Lastly, the owners were a pleasure to work with - very nice folks. I highly recommend the place for a family get-together as we had or for multiple couples looking for a nice get away destination.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Artful Girls Weekend

  • 4 of 5

A diverse group of 6 women decided to create our own art retreat. One of the girls found this place and it fit the bill. We all had room to work on individual projects without crowding. The kitchen was well equipped and open so that we could stay engaged with everyone at the same time. I enjoyed my coffee in the mornings from the back, covered deck and could see exactly why this place is called "Quiet Haven". Woods all around. We were there during the heat wave and the a/c worked like a charm. Everyone had a comfy place to sleep. My bed was very comfy. Enough bathrooms so that no one had to wait for each other. A pool down the road is available to renters and it was lovely. Stone deck and jacuzzi. So nice to swim in the woods during a heat wave. Although the decor was cliche' and dated, the place is charming and rustic. I would gladly return.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Weekend Away

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Quiet Haven. We were getting together with family from all over and Berkeley Springs was a perfect middle spot for us all. The little town was charming with enough to check out for an afternoon. We did spend quite a bit of time at Cacapon State Park which was very nice. The house itself was perfect for our group. There were plenty of bedrooms, plenty of space for us to spread out but feel together. The house was super homey. We really enjoyed how 'in the woods' it felt and that we were by ourselves even though there were other homes around. Kim was super great to work with and I appreciated all the clear communication that we had.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

Great House Set Up and Cozy

  • 4 of 5

We were lucky to find this place last minute as so many other rentals were booked months in advance for the Apple Butter Fest. The house was perfect for our large family, rooms were great size and the fireplace with firewood included just added to the wonderful rustic décor. Our room in the basement was perfect for our kids; but very musty so keep the humidifier on the whole time. Once the kids were in bed, the adults were able to enjoy the living room playing games and warming up by the fire. The kitchen was fine, bathrooms fine and although a little outdated the place was clean and you really can not beat the rental price. Thanks for a great stay hope to rent again.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay in our warm and cozy mountain getaway. Unfortunately, the house had not had renters for a couple weeks and the humidifier was shut off. The cleaning service should have turned it on prior to your arrival so as to eliminate any musty odors. Sorry about that! Hope you'll rent from us again if your travels bring you to Berkeley Springs, WV!
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Annapolis, MD

Preventative Maintenance is not their priority

  • 1 of 5

This home was appealing because the price is lower than most that are rented through other local Berkeley Springs agencies, and we have been on a tight budget. But after five summers of renting here, we will not be back. Whether it is the refrigerator, the washing machine, the air conditioning, the sliding doors, the screen doors, the door locks, the window blinds, etc. it is always something that does not work. Whether it is a covered porch covered in year's of bird droppings (that after three years, I finally spent two hours scrubbing so that my kids could play there without my worrying about disease), a front porch piled with rotting garbage, everything over eye level covered in dust, air filters that are so filthy that even the HVAC technician was appalled, etc. there is always something else that the cleaning crew did not attend to.

This year, the AC did not work upon our arrival. It was my guess (from the fact that the heat was set for "emergency heat") that the compressor has not worked for many months. It took two calls, two texts, an e-mail and six hours to get through to the owner. Then it took 48 more hours to the owner to send a service company to fix it. That company provides 24/7 emergency service, but the owner selected not to even have them come out and investigate.

After our trip I requested partial refund equal to one day's weekend rental fee (we were without AC for two days and six hours). The owners responded as follows:

"It's unfortunate that the air conditioning unit wasn't working when you arrived and we do apologize for the inconvenience."

They did not even address my request, but rather argued with me that the two hours I spent supervising and assisting the AC guy was not necessary. If it were me, I would be thrilled to have a renter take the time to be help the repair man. In this case, their response was:

"The company we called to make the repair is a reputable company and was quite capable of making the repair without supervision or assistance."

If they were so capable, then why make my family suffer in the heat and the humidity for 48 hours rather than have them come right out to fix what turned out to be a wire that had shorted out (due to a stupidly performed repair the last time by a different "capable" company).

Its your money, its your vacation. If you want the best price in town, then this is the house for you. If you want stress-free enjoyment and attentive owners, I'd look elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review was submitted by Lou Carloni who has been a guest at Quiet Haven for 5 years. Last year Mr. Carloni was there during an area power outage (of which we obviously have no control over) and we refunded over $300 for the inconvenience. Unfortunately this year upon Mr. Carlonis arrival, the air conditioning was not in working order; although it was working just 2 weeks prior during a previous guest stay. The calls from Mr. Carloni were placed on a Saturday afternoon when we did not have access to our phone since we were in the middle of a wedding. Once we made contact with Mr. Carloni I contacted a service company who could not be on site until Sunday afternoon and recommended they come on Monday due to the availability of repair parts if needed. The service company arrived on Monday and was able to repair the unit and get in back in working order. We do pride ourselves on the beauty of our home and we have created a comfortable environment for our guests. As you will see with our other reviews, many people, over 100 rentals, have enjoyed their stay with us. Quiet Haven is not only a rental retreat but a place where our family can go to relax and enjoy the beautiful mountains of West Virginia.
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Annapolis, MD

Fantastic home, wonderful community, great access

  • 5 of 5

We have already booked our vacation for the third summer in a row at this home. The owners are very easy to work with; the home is comfortable and well equipped; the community has a wonderful pool, baby pool, hot tub, tot lot, and tennis courts; the location is 10 minutes from downtown (churches, restaurants, parks, springs, galleries, spas, etc.), and 20 minutes from Cacapon State Resort (where there is a lake with a beach and paddle boats). So much to do, such a reasonable price; What a great value! We come back every summer.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Cacapon State Park
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Ambre House
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Car: necessary

Relax in our mountain home in a bubble of serenity between two mountain ridges. This home is nestled on the mountainside of the Coolfont Resort. Currently, the well-renowned Coolfont Resort is under renovation/expansion and the resort amenities are unavailable until further notice. However, the town of Berkeley Springs, WV, just a few minutes down the road, offers spa facilities, restaurants, shopping, and a quaint movie theatre. Come enjoy, relax, and rejuvenate in a peaceful mountainside home.


Rates & Availability

Fairview House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Weekends: $400 for a two night stay $150 for each additional night stay $1200 for a weekly stay (7
$400 for a two night stay
$150 for each additional night stay
$1200 for a weekly stay (7 nights)
$15 per person additional after 8 occupants
$400 for a two night stay
$150 for each additional night stay
$1200 for a weekly stay (7 nights)
$15 per person additional after 8 occupants

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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