About the property
- Lodge4000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Lodge, 7 Bedrooms + Den, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-22)
The Cranberry Mountain Lodge is a tranquil, isolated retreat for outdoor enthusiasts in the mountains of West Virginia. Rent the Cranberry Mountain Lodge and get an entire Lodge and Mountain to yourself!
The Cranberry Mountain Lodge is one of the most unique lodging experiences in the U.S. Located at 4,000 feet elevation on top of Cranberry Mountain, the lodge adjoins nearly one million acres of national forest. The views off the deck are spectacular, exceeding 40 miles. You can hike, bike or cross country ski right out the front door to a vast trail system. The lodge is very spacious and isolated, with the nearest neighbor being 2.5 miles away. When you rent the lodge, you rent the entire seven-bedroom facility, so you get the privacy you deserve. Rates are based on the number of guests and length of stay.
The Cranberry Mountain Lodge is a bird-watcher's and nature-lover's paradise.
Road Warning: Last 3 miles to the Lodge: steep, narrow, gravel road, with no guardrail.
Actual Location: 1692 John Wymer Road, Hillsboro, WV. Do not use Google Maps to get to the Lodge, you will be misled.
Winter Warning: You must have 4WD/AWD in winter months. Otherwise, you will get stuck, due to ice in the Parking area, Switchbacks on the mountain, etc... Chains plus 4WD/AWD is the only combination to assure access with icy conditions.
Added in the Spring of 2017, DSL-Internet.
Pay On-Line Only. Do not attempt to mail payments.
Keywords: House, Cottage, Lodge, Cabin, Chalet, Mountain View, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Remote, Isolated, Private, Trail Access, Cross Country Skiing, Trout Pond, Fishing, ATV Riding, Pocahontas County Property
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About John Grindley
I am a 4th generation West Virginian that wanted to build a remote Lodge near the National Forest.
Why John Grindley chose Hillsboro
We love the 'cool' temperatures of the mountains. We wanted property with no neighbors. We found it. Nearest neighbor 2 miles away. We began building in 1990, 4 years later we opened. Over the years we have made several improvements; more solar panels, hydro electric , trout pond, etc.. Love the WV mountains and you will too.
What makes this Lodge unique
Entirely Off the Grid; Solar, Hydro and Wind Power the Lodge. Adjacent to a vast National Forest & Trail System. Amazing stars at night. No bugs. Really. Sit on the deck without getting 'eaten alive' as visitors to other vacation destinations will tell you. Very unique lodging experience.
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Local Services & Businesses
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Our family of five spent six days in the house during a very cold winter week. The house and location are fantastic. The pictures do not do it justice. The owner was extremely helpful in providing guidance and suggestions by phone. We are looking forward to another visit.
Amazing Unique Place!!!
Family was there August 2015 and returned September 2017. Whether you want to hang out on the deck and do nothing or be more adventurous and explore the National Forest and Greenbrier Trail, this place is perfect for a vacation with family and friends.
Peaceful, remote and phenomenally managed
My group has stayed at the lodge 3 times now and we will keep coming back for years. This is a very special property adjoining the National Forest. If you like nature, solitude, tranquility and views this is the place for you.
Great get away home for large groups!
My family takes a vacation every summer, and we have anywhere from 8-14 people that we need accommodations for. The Cranberry Mountain Lodge provided us with a wonderful space and had absolutely BREATHTAKING views. John was very helpful to our family, and was able to answer any questions we had. There is a humidifier that has been added in the basement, so any worries about musty rooms can be taken away. The Kitchen/Living area were huge and left us with plenty of room during the times we were in there. Multiple fire pits were available, along with firewood. We were able to see some wildlife on the trek up the mountain to the lodge which was amazing. The only downfall is the long drive up the mountain, but you would not be able to get a view like this house has without it! (just make sure to have a 4 wheel drive vehicle!) My family definitely loved our stay at the Cranberry Mountain Lodge!!
Fantastic escape for a guys weekend
I organized a group of 11 guys to adventure to this oasis in the woods for a bachelor party and weekend of outdoor adventures. Nothing disappointed at all, and the accommodations, views, surrounding nature, and tranquility were absolutely perfect. This house truly has everything you need. Two fridges, tons of kitchen amenities, lots of dry wood, directions for every necessary power element, and the most stunning views of the West Virginia mountains we have ever seen.
The drive up in the summer isn't too bad, we had low clearance cars that made it just fine. It rained all day our second day but we made the best of it and still hiked the trails behind the house. Rooms are plentiful and water pressure for showers is quite nice considering you are off the grid.
All around 5-star experience. Would absolutely return again and can only imagine winter is even more fun. Don't miss this unique home!
The property was everything promised. I brought a group of 9 friends for Labor Day weekend. John was incredibly helpful, and I couldn't ask for much more from an owner. The kitchen was impeccably stocked and there was plenty of seating and dining/living room. The view was out of this world, the photos don't quite do it justice. Highly recommended, and I hope to return soon!
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