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Mountain Retreat in Charming Forest Cabin

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Lost River Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5 with sofa bed

The Wild and Wonderful mountains of West Virginia are the perfect vacation getaway for this property. Only two hours drive from Washington D.C., (3 hours Baltimore, 3 1/2 hours Richmond, 5 hours Philadelphia) this private cabin is secluded in the woods and offers you the pristine beauty of the Shenandoah Mountains. Near the George Washington National Forest and Lost River State Park, there are a wide range of recreational activities: swimming, horseback riding, hiking, antiquing, fishing, canoeing, archery, as well as fine dining or simple, country eating. During the winter months, skiing is convenient. Lots to choose from or just relax and enjoy a sweet cabin in the woods.

Adventures Abound: From Washingtonian Magazine May 2006 - : 'The Lost River Valley of West Virginia has been found.' 'Tucked between two mountain ridges, the valley, a couple of hours from Washington, is drawing more weekenders. The lure is rugged woodland scenery, tumbling mountain streams, and outdoor fun - hiking, fishing, biking, canoeing, swimming, rafting, climbing, horseback riding.' You'll have your choice of the Lost River State Park, where the Hidden Trails Stables is located for horseback riding, archery, outdoor pool, tennis and a restaurant. Also nearby is the Trout Pond Recreation Area at the George Washington National Forest, with fishing, a gentle lake with a beach for swimming, lovely light walking or more serious hiking.

Serenity: The moment you enter our cabin retreat, you'll be struck by the scent of fresh pine. The cabin is inlaid from floor to ceiling with fresh pine wood and the sweet, woodsy, smell will be with you throughout your stay. It is an authentic country cabin which has been modernized, by bumping out a bay window and building a sun room, so there's lots of light to be had and includes all of the modern amenities, with A/C. You'll have both the rural mountain feel and all of the conveniences from home. Perfect for a romantic getaway or kids will love our back yard where they can knock around a soccer ball. This is a back to nature locale for a couple or a family with children.

Local Restaurants and Shops: While we are a getaway, there are still local businesses to visit during your time in Lost River. The Guest House at Lost River has fine dining with a 40 seat restaurant and bar operating on weekends throughout the year. Lost River General Store offers crafts, lunch and ice cream for tourists on the shopping prowl. Lost River Grill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the year, as well as an evening bar with Karaoke on weekends. South End Grocery will offer any of your other household needs.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Gordon Cohen
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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based on 22 traveler reviews

Mountain Retreat in Charming Forest Cabin
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews

Awesome Cabin!!! You will NOT regret renting it!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I chose this cabin for last minute getaway! Making the reservation was easy as pie and Gordon, the owner, is very kind and responsive. The cabin itself is extremely cute – it looks much better in person than the pictures suggest!! We loved the cabin so much we barely left!! The couch is extremely comfortable and once you sit on it, you don’t want to get up! There is a fireplace in the den which when lit just added to the cabin feel! I appreciated the attention to detail in regards to the cabin’s decorations!! There are board games, puzzles and lots of DVD’s! The cabin has internet and we brought our laptop which we connected to the TV and we were able to stream Netflix with no problem! I was also very happy that there was a charcoal grill on site! We spent a lot of time outside enjoying the fresh air and grilling! My dogs enjoyed exploring the land around the cabin as well! I would without a doubt recommend this cabin to anyone and everyone, and in fact I have already recommended it to friends and co-workers!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a sweet review! I couldn't hear of a better recommendation than knowing that you've told your friends and co workers to call. Thank you so much. Gordon
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Washington, DC

Great Cabin! Wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

I was looking to get away and relax for a few days and enjoy total peace and quiet. The cabin and Lost River, WV were perfect. The cabin is awesome and contains everything that was needed to help relax and enjoy time away from home. The cabin is located in a mountain development but is very private and isolated and easy to drive. It's very close to all the main sites. It rained a few days, but we were very comfortable and relaxed with just chilling in the cabin. My dog enjoyed playing in the yard and I was happy and comfortable to allow him to run around and play off leash. In addition, we enjoyed a wonderful time at the Lost River State Park, which is very close. I strongly recommend spending time at this cabin and I look forward to us renting again!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really appreciate your review. You are correct that the cabin feels secluded and dogs can easily run off leash in the large yard behind my place. It sounds like your stay was just as you wanted, relaxing and enjoyable. Thanks again for your business and I welcome you to return in the future. Sincerely, Gordon
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Wonderful jewel in the woods

  • 5 of 5

I had been back from this cabin for a few weeks now, but it hasn't been off my mind. This cabin offered such a pleasant feeling that is sure to last for a while. I had a great time of relaxation, reading, studying, and just purely being. The cabin is very clean and located in a peaceful and quiet surrounding. The access to the cabin is very easy yet once you are there, it feels worlds away. I have all the good memories of this sweet place that lives up to its name. I would definitely go back soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay at my cabin. Thanks for the feedback. Gordon
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Wonderful weekend getaway

  • 3 of 5

My wife and I just came back from long weekend and spent 4 nights at Cabin Sweet Cabin. With an interior draped in wood you certainly get the feel of being in a lovely rustic cabin. The cabin is located up a gravel road, very quiet and secluded but still close enough to the highway so you can get to where you want to go fairly easy.

A couple tips:

1) If you are planning on cooking it might not hurt to stop at a supermarket before coming to Lost River. We hit all of the convenience stores/gas stations within 20-30min drive of the property, they are only good for the basics. The only meats we could find were hot dogs and pepperoni, not much breakfast foods either so we ended up taking a 45min ride to a supermarket and stocked up

2) Restaurants in town were very good and close (check out the Guest House! super close and delicious!).

3) At time of writing this review the house has a TV, but not hooked up to cable/satellite. So bring movies! The homeowner has provided many excellent movie choices

The reason I couldn't give this property 5 stars after checking in and getting ready for bed, we lifted the comforter to find the sheets containing many long, black hairs. Neither my wife nor I have black hair (or long hair for that matter). It wasn't just a couple hairs, but several dozen scattered along the sheets. There was also a very distinct smell from the sheets. The rest of the cabin was very clean so I'm sure this was just an honest mistake by the cleaning crew. But nevertheless it wasn't the best way to set the "mood" on day 1.

Other than that one hiccup a great time was had. Lost River is certainly a good place to visit to get out of the "city life" for a few days and enjoy a more simple, peaceful life.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria, Virginia

Beautiful and peaceful Fall getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is very cozy and comfortable. It's very clean and has everything you need for a great vacation. The woods and mountains surrounding the cabin are very peaceful and a great place for morning walks with the dog. The hiking trails at Lost River State Park, just down the road, are well marked and provide beautiful vistas of the surrounding mountains and beautiful foliage. This is a great escape in a great area and reserving it was fast and easy.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 Stars Cabin Getaway :)

  • 5 of 5

Cabin Sweet Cabin was a very relaxing place! I went with my mother and two sisters to have a girl getaway and we surely enjoyed ourselves. The mountains and green trees surround the cabin which made us all in awe to witness such beauty!! The cabin is very well kept and very clean. We loved the sunroom in which we relaxed and read books. We took advantage of the outdoor grill and table. There are so many different outdoor activities to participate in. Our favorites were the lake and horseback ridding. I would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jame E., I'm so happy to hear that you and the girls had a great weekend here. Thanks for sending me your positive feedback. Gordon
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Lost River Grill
Nearest Train
120 Miles
Union Station, Washington DC
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Guesthouse or Lost River Grill
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Bryce Mountain or Canaan Valley
Car: necessary

Other Activities: white water rafting, canoeing


Rates & Availability

Lost River Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

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There is $75 cleaning fee per rental.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Lost River Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon in Sun Room
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
We have another cabin which sleeps 5 and adjoins our property which is also available to rent. Perfect for larger groups or family reunions. We have a flat screen TV with a DVD player. There is no cable or satellite television. So bring your DVD's. There is also an iHome port for iPods or iPhones. Cell phone reception is nonexistent in Lost River, but our land line works.

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