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Fabulous Views, Centrally-located chalet-cottage w/ hot tub, wood stove, grill

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

-4 BR, 2 full BA, sleeps up to 10

This cottage-chalet home is a unique, charming getaway. You are not likely to find a similar one for rent in Canaan Valley with the combination of view, amenities, and easy location to everything. Our mountain retreat is centrally located to area attractions. Just 5 minutes south to Timberline and Canaan Valley State Park, or eight minutes north to the quaint town of Davis and Blackwater Falls State Park. Special Features of include:

1. Great views of Canaan Valley from cottage-cabin's great room, deck and hot tub area.

2. Home is uniquely decorated with comfortable country and rustic furniture handmade by local artisans.

3. Upgraded kitchen appliances.

4. Upgraded hot tub.

5. Large charcoal grill.

6. Near two quaint towns Davis (8 minutes drive) and Thomas (15 minutes drive).

7. The cabin abuts the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge and is in the middle of the Valley.

Leaf peeping!

Hike, bike, swim or kayak your Heart Out!: Most guests say, ''it's even better than the pictures!' Great to just get away and relax, have fun with all sorts of out-door adventures in warm and cold weather. Ski in winter, hike, bike and kayak in warm weather. Horseback riding minutes away, world-class rock climbing about 1/2 hour away. Many, many local activities. Located in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains.

Great Family Summer Vacation in Canaan Valley or Cozy Romantic Getaway in West Virginia. Excellent spot to explore various day-hikes and mountain bike.

Nearby Davis West Virginia was voted by Men's Health as one of the coolest little mountain towns in the country.

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Davis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Downstairs - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms are basic, but nice, and clean.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Mountain-theme - 1 queen
    White-theme - 1 queen
    Quilt-theme - 1 queen
    Bunk-twin room - 3 twin/ single , There is one twin bed and a bunk bed in this room.
  • Each bedroom has a 'theme:' mountain room, white room, country charm and twin-bunk/animals-states. Two bedrooms upstairs, off the Great Room, and two (including room with one twin and one bunk bed) below, off the rec-room. Plus, folks can use their own air mattresses or sleeping bags in the rec room. So, all in all, nine people can sleep in the bedrooms, plus three people/kids could sleep in the carpeted rec-room downstairs, if you bring sleeping bags or air mattresses.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Place has a hot tub with natural cedar surround. Sit in tub, turn on jets and festival lights in tub. Take in view of Canaan Valley and mountains.Property also has heavy duty, very large charcoal grill.Please put 'skier's view' into yahoo or google search engine, and you will find property's website with more info.Note that wireless internet access is available, but sporadic, like all wireless access in the Valley.


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Fabulous Views, Centrally-located chalet-cottage w/ hot tub, wood stove, grill
average rating of 4.352941 based on 18 reviews

The property was absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this cabin to anyone on VRBO. My fiance and I had a great time celebrating her 30th birthday with friends and family!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Owner responded quickly with questions before our arrival.

Property was clean with comfy beds and other than a little smaller than we expected, it was great. It was so cold when we were there we didn't do much exploring, but enjoyed the view. Toasty warm inside and having temp control in each room was nice.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay Lisa and thank for taking the time to write a review! Most folks tell us they consider the house cozy enough for one family, but big enough for two small families.
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Beautiful and great value!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Skier's View! The view from the deck and hot tub is gorgeous! The house is airy, comfortable, and just what we wanted for vacation. There are two state parks within 10 miles, and the Blackwater SP has incredible mountain views - highly recommend! The other state park has a lovely golf course. Thank you, Colleen! We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and hope to see you again, Marilyn!
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Beautiful home with awesome views. Love the rustic character of the home. Very spacious.

  • 5 of 5

Worked out great.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a nice review. Hope to see you again. If you book again, remind me you are a repeat renter. Take care.
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Loved a lot but needs some cleaning

  • 3 of 5

Loved the cabin view, the area, the cabin itself and the décor. The owners were wonderful to deal with as well. My only caution would be the cleanliness of the home. We found it needs a deep cleaning and should then be maintained regularly. When we arrived some of the bunk beds were undone (we also found dirty sheets under the bed), dirty wash was in the machine waiting to be done & clean wash in the dryer waiting to be attended to , dirty coffee filter was in the pot and the floors were dirty (all kinds of stuff stuck to our socks, ugh!!). If these issues would ruin your stay then you should know of same. I really liked the house, hope they will be able to police the cleaning more successfully as I would love to return one day.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were extremely sorry that the renters entered the home in this manner, and I think they would agree that we handled the situation fairly upon learning the home was not property cleaned for their arrival. We do not clean the property ourselves but coordinate this through a management company and housekeeping staff, and there was an unfortunate lack of communication which lead to the house not being cleaned before these renters arrived. We spoke to both the management company and the housekeeping staff, and expect that there will be no more missed cleanings. Be assured that we are aware of the importance of a clean home upon your arrival.
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A Great Place for Family of 10

  • 5 of 5

We were happy we chose this place for a family vacation. 6 adults and 4 children ages 6 to 13. It was large enough to hold all of us and we didn't feel cramped. All the necessities were there and even though most of the time we were out going horseback riding, going thru Seneca Caves, zip lining, petting farms, shopping and of course hiking. We always had a comfortable place to come back to. Played some board games with the kids and card games with the adults. We stocked the fridge and had most of our meals at the cottage. Saved some money that way so we could spend it doing the fun things. We weren't expecting neighbors to be so close by, and hopefully we weren't too noisy for them. But it was fun and would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review!
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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, All non-english inquiries by EMAIL only
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

What makes this house unique

Fabulous views, central location to Valley fun.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great vacation. Your cottage was clean and nicely decorated, with all the basics in the kitchen. The view is great, and we cooked on the grill a lot. We especially had fun hiking Dolly Sods and using the hot tub in the evening after wards, and the kids enjoyed the mountain biking in Canaan Valley. Nice to have the pool nearby there, too. I'd highly recommend your place for a family vacation, and for affordability. With the four bedrooms and rec room, you can definitely fit two families that aren't too big. We'll be coming back!
Aug 2009
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Sirianni's Cafe
White Grass Touring Center
Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Blackwater Falls
Timberline Four Seasons Resort
The Purple Fiddle Coffeehouse and Mountain Market
Nearest Golf
1.2 Miles
Canaan Valley State Park - five minutes
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Timberline and Canaan Valley - five minutes
Car: necessary

Canaan Valley is a unique ecosystem. It's like a piece of Vermont was plunked down into West Virginia. Excellent hiking and leaf peeping. It's the highest elevation valley of its size, east of Denver. There are a great variety of birds all-year round in the Valley, and a great variety of unique flora and fauna. The Canaan Valley Wildlife Refuge is habitat to over 150 bird species, a major flyover in Spring and Fall. The night sky has little light pollution. Popular attractions include Blackwater Falls State Park, the historic towns of Davis and Thomas featuring Mountainmade with its fine arts & crafts , the Purple Fiddle with its unique American roots-new grass -country music scene. Also nearby: Dolly Sods, Monaghahela National Forest, Cathedral State Park (old growth forest), Spruce Knob, and world-class rock climbing at Seneca Rocks.

Other Activities: canoeing, kayaking, live-music listening, snow sports in winter

Golf: Canaan State Park, five minutes away, has a wonderful course. There is always lots of wildlife nearby, including deer near the green.

Ski: Downhill skiing only 5 minutes away at Timberline and Canaan Valley Resort. Canaan Valley Resort also has fun tubing for the kiddies. White Grass, with its great cafe and friendly Chipper (you have to ask), as well as Blackwater Falls, for Nordic skiing, are about 10 minutes away.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Housekeeping $80
Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $59
Hot Tub Maintenance $50
Tax Rate 12.0%

Hot tub use, and cleaning included. No cats allowed.
Winter holidays: $1,500 for three nights; $1,850 six nights; $1,600 NYE
Summer holidays and Thanksgiving: $800 three nights

Repeat guests: ask if discounts available for time of year/length of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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