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Luxe Lodge with Inspiring Views - Please ask about August discounts

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Ideal for 2-3 couples + kids - MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY 8 ADULTS (9 PEOPLE TOTAL)

A 2-minute drive from Timberline Ski Resort, Rock'n'Laurel is situated on a 5 acre lot backing to the scenic and private 400-acre conservancy within the gated community of Old Timberline. Enjoy panoramic views of alpine lakes, the mountains of Dolly Sods Wilderness and the Timberline Ski Mountain. Post and beam masterpiece with extensive custom woodwork and masonry. Ideal for 3 couples and children, this property offers an interior life so rich you may never want to go out. The house is equipped with a home theater, whole-house audio, in-floor radiant heating, lighting controls, hot tub and more. The exterior and lower level floor together were constructed of over 200 tons of local stone. The main level of the house has wide plank walnut flooring. The kitchen is outfitted with Viking, Subzero, chiseled edge granite counters and cabinets of reclaimed Douglas fir barn wood. Furnishings are all custom designer or antique from the American West.

More photos at our Facebook Page named Rock'n'Laurel

Booking Guide: Step One: Please (!) read the terms here prior to submitting an inquiry.

Step Two: Submit an inquiry or booking request via this site. We will respond promptly. I am glad to answer any questions regarding the property. We do not permit over-occupying the property.

Step Three: Upon accepting a booking request we will send the Rental Agreement reflecting the same terms as are published here on the site, along with a HomeAway Payments invoice for the reservation deposit per the quoted terms.

Step Four: Pay the reservation deposit invoice via HomeAway Payments and return the signed agreement via email, and the property is booked.

Step Five: as the date approaches we will ensure that drivers and vehicles are registered and arrange for property access!

High speed internet Wifi and jacks throughout.

Furnishings: The house was furnished in Santa Fe and Jackson Hole. Upholstered furniture is down stuffed and custom from makers such as Pearson, Theodore Alexander, Ralph Lauren. Master #2 features panels from an old southwestern church in the headboard and nightstands. Master #1 has hand carved and painted furniture with reliefs of basket weave and poppy blooms. In the sunroom you will find a huge antique cabinet from a nunnery kitchen in the Basque region of Spain. The dining table was custom made by Southwest Spanish Craftsmen of Santa Fe with hand carved in alder wood and adzed surfaces. The dining chairs are of rain forest woods from Peru with stretched leather panels fastened by tacks made of hammered Peruvian coins. Mattresses are all premium Sterns & Foster. There are several significant bronzes and original paintings for your enjoyment.

Whole-house audio: we will orient one party to its operation. There are 14 sets of Boston Acoustics audiophile speakers throughout the interior and exterior. The central system allows music via CD or your MP3/streaming music device of choice.

The home theater is a 64' Pioneer Elite rear projection system with Dolby 6.1 surround, reference quality Boston Acoustic speakers, Klipsch subwoofer. Play DVD's or streaming video - no cable TV.

There is a RokuTV in Master #1, with 5-speaker surround for music or streaming TV.

There is a stereo in Master #2 for connecting your mobile device, with two in-wall speakers.

The outdoor deck, screened porch, and large stone patio have a total of 3 pairs of speakers with separate controls outside.

More Details

Pete Johnson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

About Pete Johnson

I run a small software company called Apollo Matrix in DC and raise 3 kids with my wife. I am a design hack who appreciates good design in things natural and man-made. And I enjoy pretty much all mountain sports.

Pete Johnson purchased this house in 2001

Why Pete Johnson chose West Virginia

Canaan Valley is a pristine alpine setting with exciting weather, wildlife, mountain streams, conifers, rocky landscapes, a clear sky and all the mountain sports I love. Canaan reminds me of the West. And with a new highway to Davis WV, it's only 3 hours from DC . I'll estimate that 25% of our guests in 2016 were repeat guests and that percentage is growing.

What makes this house unique

This is one of the most valuable lots in Timberline for good reason. And according to more than a few, the coolest house in the Valley... Large indoor common spaces with epic views of mountains, lakes, meadow and wildlife. This is Canaan Valley experienced to the fullest. Great family hiking right from the back door -- much of it within view of the house. From the house you have a 180 degree view of safe terrain for the kids to play out back. Skiing, Dolly Sods Wilderness, fishing, canoeing and much more within minutes.


Davis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No fire arms on the property, whether in luggage, vehicles or outside.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Hydronic Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master 1 Ensuite Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bath
    Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall Bath with separately enclosed shower and toilet room
    Entry Area Bath - toilet , shower , Foyer Bath
    Master 2 Ensuite Bath - toilet , shower , Master #2 with ensuite bath with rain shower
  • Bathrooms are all built with high end Italian plumbing fixtures, stone counters, custom wood vanities, and hand painted and natural stone tile.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Hall Bedroom - 1 queen , Hall Bedroom
    Bunkroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Room
    Master 2 - Lower Level - 1 king , Master suite #2 on walkout basement level
    Master 1 - Main floor - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Master on main level, Roku TV with 5- channel surround
  • Master #1 is on the main level and has its own en suite bathroom with a large soaking tub and separate shower. Master #2 is on the walkout basement level and has en suite bath with a ceiling shower. Bedrooms 3 and 4 are served by the hall bath, which has a tub/shower. All bedrooms are finished in high end custom natural stone and wood surfaces. Mattresses are Sterns & Foster.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
Catering, housekeeping, on-site massage subject to availability and must be organized in advance with owner.


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Luxe Lodge with Inspiring Views - Please ask about August discounts
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Best time ever!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and our family had the best time ever! Everything was well equipped and beautifully furnished and we felt like we were at home! We are so glad that we chose this house for our family vacation! You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing: even BETTER in person!

  • 5 of 5

If you are trying to decide on a house: pick this one! The house is gorgeous, beautifully and artfully decorated, and it was built to enjoy the scenery. Kayaks were a hit with the kids, and there is also access to community canoes on a small lake accessible by a hike or short drive. The property is just minutes from hikes, horseback riding and ski slopes. The owners seem like folks you'd love to go out to dinner with, and it feels like they took the time to make the home feel welcoming. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic views - True Canaan Valley

  • 5 of 5

I have been coming to Canaan Valley for many years and this house is at the top of my list! The views are fantastic as well as the house. The kitchen is well stocked! The sound system is great. The interior of the house is beautifully decorated with comfy furniture. The bedrooms are spacious as well as the bathrooms.

There are trails right outside of the house so you do not even have to drive. Kayaks are provided and you can walk straight down to the water. The views really reflect the true environment of Canaan Valley! We did see one of the eagles flying above the water. When we were kayaking we saw otters. There is a beaver dam across the water and plenty of deer to watch. It was great sitting on the patio and watching the wildlife.

If we had any questions or concerns Pete was great about getting back to us with answers.

Peaceful and relaxing!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was all we could have asked for.

  • 5 of 5

The stay and facility was all we could have wanted. Only glitch was the Timberline Community that coated the access road with a tar-like substance that stunk like garbage and made a mess of the car. I would much have preferred the dust covering to this substance that does not come off in a car wash. Dust will wash off.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David, thanks for pointing out the road issue in Timberline. I inquired and found that the HoA had been applying Soy Oil to the gravel roads the past few weeks. It is used to compact the gravel and minimize dust. I asked about staining and was told that hot soapy water should remove the oil stains. The HoA office manager said they have now started advising visitors as they enter the subdivision to drive slower than usual in order to minimize. Sorry this occurred during your visit.
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Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely gorgeous. If you're going to stay in West Virginia, this is the place you want to stay at. Great for a peaceful retreat, but not too secluded. Nearby there are a variety of things to do/see such as Blackwater falls, various trails, and great restaurants. Smoke Hole caverns, Seneca Rocks, and much more isn't too far away either if you're looking for a day out and a nice car ride. Pete is extremely helpful and nice as well. My standards for cabin rentals have been greatly raised! Again do not hesitate to rent this beautiful cabin, it is worth every won't regret it.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home was so beautiful. It is not an ordinary mountain cabin. The attention to detail is amazing. We loved this home. We enjoyed Kayaking on the little lake behind the home. My kids also loved the hammock. They was a bald eagle in a tree behind the home that we watch throughout our visit. I think this would be a perfect home to stay in during the winter if you ski. Also, the owner was great and mailed us clothing that was left at the property.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
155 Miles
Greater Pittsburgh International Airport
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Timberline Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Golf: Nearby Canaan Valley State Park.

Ski: Timberline Ski area is about 1 mile from the property, just outside the gated entrance to Old Timberline. Canaan Valley Ski area is another 5 minutes down WV32. White Grass Ski Touring Center is about 10 minutes down WV32. Yours is an ideal location for being out of the main stream but within minutes of all three ski areas. Ski them all!




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.0%

5% surcharge for Federal Holidays. No extra fees.

Max occupancy of 8 adults only; or 6 adults plus children up to 9 people total (excluding infants under 1 year). Discounts further limit occupancy to renter's stated max occupancy. We are serious about max occupancy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund