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Interior Designers Retreat!

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Snowshoe Condo Rental Photos and Description

Beautifully designed for your relaxation-two bedroom-two bathrooms



If you would like to have it all..this unit is for you. The finest skiing in the southeast ... Snowshoe, West Virginia ... average snow fall exceeds all other southeast locations annually.

Our unit, named 'Believe in Magic,' has been completely renovated to provide all possible comforts. Completely redesigned too, the main room features a large kitchen designed for an intimate dinner for two or a large crowd. Stainless steel appliances, full sized washer and dryer... the only private ones in the building! Hand-painted wet bar, recessed lights, custom pendent lights allow for an intimate environment, or fun for a family. The living room features a huge sectional that seats six with a chaise, oriental rugs, thick crown molding, custom drapes and pillows ... beautiful lamps and original art work make this room a 'Wow.' A library with videos and tons of great family games are included in an entertainment center.

Master bedroom boasts custom king four poster bed with, down comforters and pillows, six drawer dresser, custom bedding, drapes and beautiful art ... special touches such as heatable scented neck wrap, lotions and bath products. Private master bath with custom tile floor, new vanity and tilt mirror, wide shower head ... all the amenities you would expect.

Guest bedroom features custom red queen bed & night stand ... unique cubbie unit with bins for lots of storage of equipment and clothes. A built-in unit with TVs for a quite movie space. great art complete the room. ... all bedding provided ... down comforters, pillows, extra blankets and pillows. Two roll out mattreses add two additional sleep spots!

Hall bath is completely renovated with tile floor, custom vanity with granite top, custom lighting, and huge mirror. Wet bar in the hall has bronze sink and faucet, mirror with wine glass storage, wine bucket and all the essentials.

Some things that continue to set this unit apart from all others and provide you with an enjoyable stay are ... kitchen is fully equipped with the basics in the pantry ... things that you need and always forget ... spices, flour, sugar, oatmeal, ketchup, etc ... plenty of paper towels, baggies, storage containers, new dishes, pots and pans, espresso maker, pizza pan, blender, crook pot ... not just what is required but those things that make life easier!!

Walk or take the elevator down one flight ... a short two minute walk to the new soaring eagle high speed quad lift, restaurants, and ski shops.

The building has four new (2016) large hot tubs and a large game room. Walk or take the shuttle to the village where numerous additional restaurants and shops are available ... including a Starbucks Coffee and indoor/outdoor heated pool!!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Phyllis Burke Russell
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2016
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About Phyllis Burke Russell

MY SON & I IN THAILAND THIS YEAR. We have lived in China for the past three years and just returned back to the USA in September.

What we enjoy most about our trips to our home in Snowshoe is the ability to relax and find time to be a family!!

Why Phyllis Burke Russell chose West Virginia

Our unit 'Believe in Magic' is located in a newly renovated building. The advantages this complex has was a big factor in the decision to purchase in Snowcrest. Not only has the building been painted and carpted inside and out but the management keeps the building spotless.

The hot tubs are huge and clean and never busy.

The ability to park easily right outside the main doors is a huge plus. The elevators are always quick to appear as the building is not over crowded.

Real wood burning fireplaces make it feel like a winter retreat should with a crackling fire.

What makes this condo unique

My profession and passion is interior design. As Director of Design for a large furniture manufacture I have renovated and completely redecorated the unit to feel comfortable, cozy but beautiful.

If you do not ski but are coming with those who do, you will find your home away from home perfect for staying home and relaxing by the fireplace!


based on 10 traveler reviews

Interior Designers Retreat!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Believe in Magic Makes You Feel at Home

  • 5 of 5

I agree wholeheartedly with the prior reviews -- this condo is very inviting and exceptionally well-equipped for a family. We were a party of 6 including 9 and 13 year old who particularly loved the big fluffy towels and comfortable sheets and quilts. Kids do have to be willing to sleep on the inflatable beds (very comfortable) that were provided. We played with the games left for our use and enjoyed the DVD collection. The big couch is a hit because everyone can lounge together. Everyone walked easily to the Soaring Eagle Express lift and from there skied the entire mountain. As a non-skier, I appreciated that the shuttle bus stopped right outside the door so I could meet my husband for a Valentine's Day lunch in the village. The owner is very gracious; her recommendations for renting equipment and buying lift tickets were very helpful. I recommend speaking with the owner just to understand all of the thoughtful conveniences that she's stocked in the condo. Definitely a delightful renting experience for us. Highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Winter Break 2015

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and Phyliss had excellent communication with me throughout the entire process as this was my first time using Home Away! It felt like home! Thanks again:)

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Winter Wonderland Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed this condo in early March 2014. We had such a great time! The condo is well decorated, and it is stocked with the small things that make it feel like home. The owner is very gracious to her guests, and accomodates any reasonable needs.

This is one of the nicest units in Snowcrest. The owner is an interior designer, and it shows throughout the unit. Snowcrest is located near the Soaring Eagle lift (about a 5-10 minute walk, but you can catch the shuttle if you don't feel like walking). There is a black diamond slope at the Soaring Eagle lift, but there is also a long green trail that will

take you down to the Village area, including those slopes. If you plan your slopes right, you can just take the lifts back to Soaring Eagle at the end of your ski day without needing the shuttle! The shuttle will also take you to Silver Creek, which has night skiing and snow tubing. I prefer Snowcrest because it is located further from the Village, which means I don't have to hear all of the noise at night. This unit far exceeded any needs or expectations we had! Thank you for letting us use your beautiful place for our retreat!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC

Relaxed but luxurious

  • 5 of 5

Arriving in Snowshoe for our first visit we were not sure what to expect from the accommodation to the skiing. We were thrilled to open the door into our beautiful condo and find it even better then the rare is that!

Everything was just as advertised and better.

The extras provided by the owner such as basic condiments & spices, hot cocoa, popcorn, etc. made it much easier to cook, as I always forget the things you take for granted when you are home.

The home is equipped with lots of towels, even special ones for the hot tub, an over supply of paper towels, t/p, soaps etc. She even has extra packages of tooth brushes, band-aids, sun screen in the bath rooms which came in handy when one of our kids forgot his toothbrush!

We have had previous experiences where we felt like the homes were not as clean as they should be, this condo was immaculate. Our only complain might be that we had to haul wood up from the wood shed our first night and it would have been nice to have some in the condo when we arrived, but obviously a small thing.

Getting to the slopes could not be easier and most days we opted to just walk down the hill to the Soaring Eagle high speed quad lift area. The other days we jumped on the shuttle which picked us up right from the front doors and we arrived in the village in minutes.

Our kids liked the big game room as it gave them a place to hang out away from us. (We loved it too!) The home even has a big selection of DVD's which allowed us to have family movie night without having to run to the rental store.

Getting in and out of the condo was easy with a keyless code as was the unloading and loading go the car. The parking is everywhere on all side of the building so we were able to park close to the elevator and fill a rolling cart and bring everything upstairs easily.

We have already emailed the owner with our dates for next year when we plan to stay longer to enjoy the mountain. My family and I highly recommend this condo to anyone looking for a little extra on their ski trip to Snowshoe.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

LOVED staying at Believe in Magic. The space was quaint and very beautifully decorated. Phyllis, the owner, kept essential kitchen supplies that I used daily to cook meals in the condo - no need to overspend at mountain eateries! The condo is also conveniently located RIGHT by the Soaring Eagle lift. Just had to walk outside, and I was already on the slopes! I'd recommend staying here to anyone looking for a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Knoxville, TN

Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

This condo has all the perks. Great bedding, towels, sheets, etc. The location was perfect too. Not too far to the slopes, yet away from it all. It was nice to have the small things available and not having to pack or pick them up such as mustard, mayo, ketchup, paper towels, toilet paper, etc. The owner, Phyllis was a pleasure to work with. Can't wait to return next year! The Cregger Family

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Snowshoe Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 24 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early Season weekday
Nov 25 2016 - Dec 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
Ski Season I
Dec 8 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Peak Ski I
Jan 5 2017 - Jan 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend
Jan 12 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak season II
Jan 17 2017 - Feb 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Valentines Weekend
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Presidents Weekend
Feb 16 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season III
Feb 21 2017 - Mar 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Season
Mar 13 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring, Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Rates stated are an average and holidays rates will apply. Email for a quote request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Snowshoe Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both Bath rooms fully renovated.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) Custom four poster bed with quality mattress, Queen size Beds (1) Quality mattress, Two blow up mattress and a temperpedic roll out.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming

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