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Claudio Meira

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish

Peaceful, Kid/Pet-Friendly, Private Luxury Chalet with Wifi

Bedrooms 2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Berkeley Springs Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

Did you know? You can book online, get breakdown of costs, view more photos and get more information about the cabin and Berkeley Springs by going to our newly redesigned website. The link to our new website can be clicked by scrolling down to 'Redesigned website For Jack Russell's Ridge Cabin (Book Online)'

Free Benefits for our guests

* We don't charge a booking fee

* We offer free early check in as early as 10 a.m. and late check out as late as 8 p.m if it's available. We will try our hardest to get you in as early as possible for check in and have as late as possible for your check out so you can enjoy the cabin.

* We provide guests with a 26 page Berkeley Springs information guide - this is an 'insider's guide' to where to shop, favorite restaurants and what to order, places to avoid, and “not to be missed” events and activities.

* Great Weekly Discount of $800 per week (normally $1090 per week)

* 10% discount for returning guests

Update: We have upgraded the main living room tv to a 50 LED HD with Roku that streams both Netflix and Hulu Plus. All TVs in the cabin have ROKU boxes with Netflix and Hulu Plus.

Jack Russell's Ridge, the sister property to the popular Retriever's Retreat, is located three miles from downtown Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Berkeley Springs is an historic spa and art-filled town nestled in the West Virginia mountains. Famous for being the country's first spa, it was frequented by George Washington.

This vacation home is a bright and airy two-story chalet. The wrap-around deck opens to a fenced in yard--perfect for pets! The large back yard has a fire-ring and outdoor games and provides ample space for guests and pets to enjoy the beauty of the West Virginia foothills. Relax by the charming koi pond to the sounds of crickets, frogs, and birds. Prepare a gourmet meal using our new stainless steel appliances, and after a long day of hiking, biking, and rafting, curl up on the sofa to experience 5.1 surround sound and high-definition t.v.

During your stay at Jack Russell's Ridge, there are activities to please everyone in your group. For those who want to relax and pamper themselves, enjoy dining, antiquing, shopping, and soaking in the warm mineral waters. There are five full-service spas providing a variety of services such as massages, manicures, pedicures, wraps, acupuncture, reflexology, and reiki. At the Berkeley Springs State Park Spa you can take a soak in a Roman bath and have a half-hour massage for just $40 (Mon-Thurs), $45 (Fri-Sun).

Explore antique shops, craft stores, Berkeley Castle, and try the local coffee shops and restaurants. Saturdays and Sundays check out the Museum of the Berkeley Springs (11 am-4 pm).

While in Berkeley Springs, take in a movie at the Star Theater, a nostalgic movie theater where 50 cents will rent one of the velvet sofas, or take advantage of programs set up by the Morgan Art Council which range from free concerts in Berkeley Springs State Park every Saturday afternoon in July and August to an active Ice House Theater Project and exhibit gallery. The Ice House also offers concerts, art classes and youth theater.

If you prefer to spend your vacation outdoors, Jack Russell's Ridge is close to the 6,000 acre Cacapon State Park where you can enjoy basketball, tennis, miles of hiking trails, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing (winter), rowing/paddle boating, swimming, fishing, and golfing on the course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Be sure to hike or drive to the scenic overview.

Other nearby activities include canoeing and kayaking on the Great Cacapon and Potomac Rivers and biking and hiking on the C&O Canal.

The cabin is close to:

- Ski resorts such as White Tail

- Civil War battlefields such as Gettysburg and Antietam

- Historic Harper's Ferry

- Outlet shopping at Hagerstown

- Charles Town Races and Slots.

We also recommend that your group take a drive to the Berkeley Springs Panorama Overlook which is rated by National Geographic as one of the five best overlooks in the Eastern United States. It's stunning. Enjoy the Berkeley Springs Farmers' Market every Sunday morning from the end of April to October.

Friendly people, welcoming mountains and a sense of place mark Berkeley Springs, West Virginia as a vacation getaway for all seasons and tastes.

We also have other great rentals on VRBO

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We now offer the following damage and travel insurance to our guests for a very minimal cost.

- Accidental Rental Damage Insurance $1500 Coverage

ARDI is an insurance plan that provides coverage for accidental damages to your vacation rental property during your stay, in place of a security deposit. ARDI covers unintentional damage to your vacation rental property during your stay, up to $1,500. Renters commonly use ARDI to cover things like carpet spills, furniture tears, broken lamps and more. With ARDI, you no longer have to worry about putting up a security deposit or how much will be returned when you get home.

- All Seasons Travel Plan

Don't let cancellations, interruptions, or delays ruin your vacation - purchase All Seasons Travel Insurance now. This insurance covers unforeseen circumstances such as weather, illness, injury or death. Coverage includes flight costs, vacation rental payments, lost baggage and much, much more.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Claudio Meira (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Claudio Meira

We are in our 40's married and live in the D.C area. We love for you to be guests at this cabin called Jack Russell's Ridge.

Claudio Meira purchased this chalet in 2008

Why Claudio Meira chose West Virginia

On our first visit to Berkeley Springs, we were drawn to the character and charm that the town offers, and we soon found ourselves in the office of a local realtor ready to make an offer on a cabin near Cacapon State Park. The cabin had “good bones” but had been neglected by the previous owners. We spent the next year renovating “Retriever’s Retreat” and making it into our haven from our hectic schedules and pace of life in DC. Soon thereafter, Claudio found another home in need of some TLC, and we quickly began work on “Jack Russell’s Ridge.” As pet lovers, we are pleased to be able to share our pet-friendly homes with your family, and we hope that your time in Berkeley Springs offers you a chance to enjoy the company of family and good friends.

What makes this chalet unique

This vacation home is a bright and airy two-story chalet. The wrap-around deck opens to a fenced in yard–perfect for pets! The large back yard has a fire-ring and hammock and provides ample space for guests and pets to enjoy the beauty of the West Virginia foothills.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My partner and I had a restful, relaxing, “do-want-we-want” 3 days with our 2 fur kids. Everything was great. Especially being able to open the door & allowing the girls to explore. They loved it! Our only issue was the downstairs bed- too high to be comfortable. That said – thanks for offering such a wonderful place!

P.S. Nice big TV but couldn’t find closed captions which we need.
Apr 2014
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Peaceful, Kid/Pet-Friendly, Private Luxury Chalet with Wifi
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 83 reviews
Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania

Great House

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for more The house is all one level and decorated beautifully. The weather didn'tcooperate but we enjoyed watching movies and crafting. Want to return when the weather is more co-operative It must be beautiful in the fall

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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harrisburg, pa. usa

WOW what a weekend

  • 5 of 5

Claudio, Thank you very much for the fabulous weekend we had at Jack Russell , your chalet was beautiful,clean and well supplied even down to the towel warmer. The well supplied kitchen was a blessing to prepare our home cooked meals ( how did you know i use keurig cups) While it was freezing out side with a snow storm it was very comfortable in side. My wife, myself and another couple that was with us all commented on the great night of sleep we had ( no noise, no disturbing lights, just a comfortable bed and sweet dreams). We are looking forward to staying at Jack Russell again in the near future when the weather is warmer so we can experience the frog pond and fire ring. Again thank you for the memories as we celebrated Kim's 50th birthday

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vienna, VA

Comfortable and luxurious

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two young kids stayed at Jack Russell's Ridge in June of 2014. I would definitely recommend this property. It was quiet yet accessible and it had all the amenities you could ask for. It was kid friendly and comfortable yet had the feeling of luxury. The kids really enjoyed the frog pond and exploring the grounds and my husband and I really enjoyed the full kitchen, grill, and deck. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore MD

Perfect Escape!

  • 5 of 5

Last summer I spent a wonderful and relaxing weekend at Jack Russell's Ridge. It was the perfect escape from the City. Less than a 2 hour drive from Baltimore--we were ready to relax in our beautiful getaway in no time!

The house was so much better than I could've imagined. Everything was state of the art--the kitchen, the furniture, appliances, tv and even a towel warmer in the bathroom. It was like staying in a luxury resort--but having a fish pond and secluded backyard to enjoy. The house was spotlessly clean and very comfortable.

We brought our 1 year old chocolate lab, who especially loved the back yard. We enjoyed the hammock in the afternoon, grilled out at night on the deck, and then roasted marshmallows in the fire pit. It was perfect.

During the day--we took a short drive to the state park to hike and enjoy the scenery. We stopped in town for some delicious ice cream before heading back for another relaxing evening at the fire pit.

I've been visiting Berkeley Springs for years--and this was my favorite lodging option yet. In fact, we liked it so much we just booked a weekend in April to return!

_-Heather, Baltimore MD

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, PA


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 4 nights and it was wonderful. We had such a great time. It was clean, well furnished and had so much to offer. Every detail was accurate on the web page. We will go back. We loved every single thing about our stay. Our 2 small dogs loved the place as well. This is a great place to stay and the owners are great with questions. Thank you for letting us visit your home.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We aim to provide guests with a clean, tranquil, and modern getaway home, and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. Based on feedback from previous guests, we have over the last few months added Roku boxes on all TVs (which stream the latest 10,000 movies and TV shows via Netflix and Hulu Plus), added Playstation 3/games, installed a new pellet stove, upgraded the main TV to a 50 inch LED HDTV with 120 Dish HD network channels, and upgraded the upstairs bedroom TV to a 37 inch LED HDTV. Should you return to Berkeley Springs, we hope that you will choose to stay with us again.
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Amazing getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Jack Russell's Ridge over the weekend and had an amazing time. The property is beautiful and just the right mix of secluded and accessible. Claudio and Lisa have thought of so many little details--the entertainment setup, the fire pit, the two grills, one charcoal and one propane, games, a towel warmer, and on and on. The novel approach to check-in/arrival also make it feel that much more like a really personal escape, rather than just house-sitting, as some vacation rentals can feel like.

Really cannot recommend this place highly enough. We can't wait to go back, and to check out their other property.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Championship golf course by Robert Trent Sr
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rt 70
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Restaurants downtown Berkeley Springs
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
White Tail Resort
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Cacapon Lake Beach
Car: necessary

Jack Russell's Ridge is located in Berkeley Springs. Berkeley Springs is an historic spa and art-filled town nestled in the West Virginia mountains only 90 minutes from the Washington/Baltimore metro area. It boasts warm mineral springs, world class dining, dozens of unique shops, five full-service spas and more than 100 lodging choices from elegant B&B's and historic inns to cabins and resorts. Golf, hiking and swimming share the schedule with year 'round festivals, live music and theater.


Rates & Availability

Berkeley Springs Chalet Rental Rates

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High Season Rates
Apr 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 10.0%

Sunday is charge as a weekday rate not weekend rate

We do not charge for a cleaning fee

Just $25 per pet free for your entire stay with us

We offer early and late check out when available.

50% deposit of entire rental rate

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.
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Berkeley Springs Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
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  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
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  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
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  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
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  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has a Tub/Shower combination. Hair dryer is also available. There is also a towel heater.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both queen beds is very plush and comfortable. It's also on a log bed. We also have an AERO queen bed on request for the third bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
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  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
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  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
50 inch High Defintion LED Television, Dish Network with XM Radio, 5.1 Phillips surround sound including iPod player, CD/DVD players, Plush Queen beds, Log style table, Stainless steel appliances, Extensive Boardgames and latest DVD movies, BBQ grill, fire pit, linens and towels provided, 3 miles to Downtown Berkeley Springs and more. View full amenities, testionials and more can be seen at our website

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