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Scott or Lynn

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

Private, 6 flat open acres at the peak of the ridge, next to Snowshoe Resort

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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5 Bedroom, 4 baths

5 Bedrooms including 3 Master Bedrooms/Suites each with private full bath. One ridge over from Snowshoe Resort. House sleeps 10-12. 2 loft bedrooms share full bath. Short drive to Snowshoe skiing or golf course. 4 wheel drive is required in the winter. Pool table, ping pong, private hot tub with awesome views, 5.1 surround sound with DVD/CD/VHS library. Karaoke, Satellite TV, Gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, double oven, island stove. Dining area seats up to 10. Family radios reach Snowshoe mountain to keep in touch with skiers. Stone fireplaces: gas inside, wood outside. Aspen log beds with plush mattresses covered by luxurious comforters. Rustic Locust tree hand and deck rails both inside and out create a cabin appeal while retaining the comforts of home.

Shoot clay pigeons at Silver Creek. Ride the train at Cass for pleasure or take the dinner ride to Whittaker station. Fly Fish the Elk River headwaters. This fall, visit for the changing leaves throughout the forest after the 1st frost. In the winter, cook s'mores on the covered deck & fireplace.(firewood provided).

Come enjoy spectacular sunsets from the Top of the Ridge after a day of recreation or skiing at or around Snowshoe, WV

Pool table, Hot tub, Jacuzzi tub in master bath, Ping Pong table, satellite TV(2), 5.1 surround sound, karaoke, upright piano, 5.1 Surround sound, gourmet kitchen, double oven, granite counter tops, wet bar, 2 refrigerators, microwave, trash compactor, ice maker, washer/dryer, trash compactor, gas grill, crib.

18 hole award winning Gary Player golf course. Season 05/01 to 10/31. Par 72, rated #1 Public access course in West Virginia in 2004 by Golf Magazine.

o World class Fly Fishing on the Elk River. Guided Tours or on your own. The Elk River headwaters are at the base of the ridge.

o Swimming holes on the Elk River or Greenbrier. Email us for details.

o Skiing/snowboarding at Snowshoe Mtn. Mountain bike down the trails w/ lift rides back up.

o Paint ball right outside in the forest or use our maze in the 3 acres of 3-5 foot tall grass/trees. (bring all your gear & CO2. Refills in Marlinton 25 min. away)

o Train rides at Cass, especially the mystery dinner ride. 18 hole Golf at Raven's. Caves, bike trails, open fields, hiking, mountain boarding, kayaking, canoeing and fishing.

And don't forget just relaxing away from it all.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Scott or Lynn (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

About Scott or Lynn

Lynn and I live in Northern Virginia and are raising 4 beautiful children. I work in the telecommunications industry and Lynn is a teacher at the local school. We love outdoor activities in the mountains and when not in the mountains we head to the beaches.

Scott or Lynn purchased this house in 2004

Why Scott or Lynn chose West Virginia

Lynn and I purchased the cabin in 2004 looking for a place to bring our kids to ski, bike and get away from the busy day to day world. With the wonderful views, the privacy of the ridge top and the open space of the fields, we have had and still have the best experience when we go to the cabin. We haven't been able to find anything like it in the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just wanted to say thank you. We had an amazing time. Your house was wonderful as always. We look forward to renting from you next year.
Jan 2014
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Private, 6 flat open acres at the peak of the ridge, next to Snowshoe Resort
average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews
Glenville, WV

Ideal for so many reasons

  • 5 of 5

We originally desired to have a small outdoor wedding at this location in the fall which would have been perfect! However we ended having to move the wedding up and staying closer to home so we decided to have our honeymoon at the cabin. We did invite a number of guests to stay with us for the first night and everyone just thought the cabin was perfect. A few guests had stayed at other cabins in the area but said this property was by far, the best they had seen yet. Everything you need is pretty much provided, except food... but they do have tons of seasonings! We pretty much wanted for nothing. I would only recommend that travelers bring a cooler to stop for food along the way because it is not a quick trip to town. Everyone in town is quite friendly by the way.

There are so many activities at the property that you always have something to do from indoor board games, ping pong/pool, horseshoes, hot tub, tether ball, tv, etc. Around the area we hiked, and fished but there is also over 500,000 acres for pubic hunting nearby. Wished we could have been here in the fall - so we may just have to come back with our hunting crew! There are many sights to catch nearby as well which made for nice day trips.

We were also very fortunate to be able to catch a meteor shower during our stay which was so delightful because there is almost no light pollution which made for an amazing viewing.

Highly recommended. Hope to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

I've never been in a rental where everything was included - so many games, logs for the fire, propane for the grill, even a battery charger and tire pump - just in case. Great stereo and TV. Lots of room and things to do for a large gathering.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Always a great time

  • 5 of 5

We went with a group of friends for the second year. Best weekend of the summer! The house has everything we needed, from bocce ball to a pancake griddle. Already planning next year, this time we need more time! Thanks to Scott for making everything easy!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wayne, WV

Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Top of the Ridge Cabin lives up to all its promises and then some. We’ve rented many cabins over the years and this was the best. Not just slapped together to make money. The cabin is extremely well maintained with all fully functioning appliances and a small Laundromat in the basement with 2 washers and 2 dryers. It’s stocked with enough cookware and dishes to serve an army. The beds were very comfortable and the bathroom towels were better than I have at home. I was touched that there were even pet bowls for food and water. We brought 3 ATVs and found endless riding on logging trails past the cabin. There’s a large library of movies and games and in the dresser in the dining room you’ll find books on anything an adult or child could want to read about. There’s even a piano that was remarkably in tune with only one sticking B key. In the garage there’s a ton of games for outside in addition to the game room downstairs. If you venture out be sure to visit Bear Town and Cranberry Glades walking trails. We also enjoyed tubing down the river. In the evenings though the best thing was lounging in the hot tub and then topping it off with a fire on the deck.

If you’re looking to get a little off the grid and possibly see the mama bear and 3 cubs we saw yet stay in the lap of luxury this is the place for you. Beautiful cabin, owner that responds within ½ hour if you have questions and views that are breathtaking. Thank you Scott. It was well worth the money and I highly recommend Top of the Ridge Cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast on vacation last week at Top of the Ridge Cabin. Scott & Lynn were SO helpful and they are correct when they say in the listing that all you need is your food, drinks and clothing. They have thought of everything and that made our Family Reunion Vacation even that much better. I could not have asked for a better set up and the views are over the top beautiful. The kids also had a great time playing in the treehouse and running around the corn maze! We will be back! Thank you again for EVERYTHING!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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An Exciting Adventure

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (11 people in all) stayed on Top of the Ridge when the West Virginia storms hit on June 23, 2016. We had arrived on the 20th and it was an adventure from the start. First off, when the owners say remote, they mean remote. The property is about 2 miles up on a mountain road. The view is spectacular and worth the trek! The home has all the amenities from the outdoor fireplace (my favorite) to the hot tub, fire pit, ping-pong/pool table and the list goes on. We visited the Cass Railroad which is nearby and enjoyed it very much. Snowshoe Resort is also very close.

Unfortunately, on the 23rd around 5 am we experienced the mother of all storms at the top of the ridge. It knocked out the power, uprooted many trees, and barricaded the one and only road to the bottom of the mountain. Considering the force of the storm, the cabin hung on because as the day progressed the rain continued to fall and fall and fall. Fortunately, the Johnson's have a land line phone installed in the home which allowed us to call them and the Fire Department for updates on the flash floods that had developed below us. Despite the loss of power and running water we realized later that being on high ground kept us safer. The roads below us were washed out, a huge sink hole developed at The Ski Barn at the base of the mountain and sadly there was loss of life in the area. We found a fully charged battery for jumping cars in the garage that allowed us to run 2 lamps all night. The gas stove, propane grill and outdoor fireplace allowed us to prepare meals and our vacation became an adventure we will never forget.

Although we pray to God that nobody else will ever have to experience what we did on vacation, we thank God that we had Scott Johnson looking out for us when it did. He kept in touch with power outage updates and offered us the use of any supplies we could find in the house to keep us safe and comfortable. You will not find a better homeowner to deal with. We highly recommend this beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Charleston, WV
Car: necessary

The house sits on a ridge next to Snowshoe Resort. A community road winds its way to the Top of the Ridge cabin taking you high above the main roads. This is a very private location with an open field and plenty of space to enjoy the outdoors. If you see anyone during your stay at the Top of the Ridge that would be unusual.

The Top of the Ridge Cabin is ideally suited for those vacationers that want privacy after a day of skiing or other activity at Snowshoe, or for those groups that half want to ski and half want to snuggle beside the fire.


Rates & Availability

Slatyfork Farm House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Weekly
Jun 11 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Pre Ski-Season
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
Ski Season December
Dec 15 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year's
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Ski Season January
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend
Jan 11 2017 - Jan 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Ski Season Janu to Feb
Jan 18 2017 - Feb 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
President's Day Weekend
Feb 15 2017 - Feb 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Ski Season End of February
Feb 22 2017 - Mar 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Post Season
Mar 2 2017 - Apr 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Slatyfork Farm House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master BR 1 Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Master BR 2 Bath - toilet , shower
    Master BR 3 Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Loft Bath - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Unfinished Back Room - 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Trundle & Single
    Master BR 1 (1st Floor) - 1 queen , Satellite TV, flat screen and Netflix
    Master BR 2 (1st Floor) - 1 queen , Satellite TV, flat screen and Netflix
    Master BR 3 (Basement) - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , No TV
    Loft BR 1 - 2 twin/ single , Satellite TV, flat screen and Netflix
    Loft BR 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Bed, TV/VCR combo, no satellite
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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