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Riverfront Luxury in the Woods -- Loads of Light

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Sunroom, Porch and Gameroom, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10 in Beds)

Vacation at this gorgeous property offered by All Get Out Vacation Rentals!

The property has exclusive river beach access to the Shavers fork river and is engulfed in trees, on one side adjacent to 30+ acres of privately-owned undeveloped and open fields, 100 yards from two other cabins on the other side, and situated just 0.1 mile down the road from the one-million acre Monongahela National Forest.

Granite countertops; marble, tile, and wood floors; hot tub; spacious decks; master suite with Jacuzzi; 2nd bath with Jacuzzi; laundry; open kitchen and modern appliances; screened porch with gas grill (under roof cover); fine furnishings throughout.

Great set-up for telecommuting if you can only manage a working vacation. Wireless satellite internet (with download limits), speakerphone, computer desk, and office chair in the very private sunroom.

The house features a stone fireplace, teak floors, vaulted ceilings, natural wood-plank paneling, wireless internet, 3 televisions with DVD players, and a 6 person hot tub. The gameroom includes a 32' flatscreen TV, Wii entertainment system (games available), assorted board games, Hot Wheels track, toddler puzzles, cards, and 100's of other toys and games. The gameroom has a card table and chairs, dart board, and water toys for the river. There are 30+ classic DVDs for various ages available for viewing.

There are beds to sleep 10 plus (1) twin pullout and (1) futon: Main-level MBR – Queen; Sunroom attached to MBR – Twin Pull-out (ideal for child); Sleeping Loft – Full; Downstairs Bedroom #1 – Queen; Downstairs Bedroom #2 - Full / Twin bunk-bed plus Twin trundle; Game room - Full futon.

For a cozy winter, fall or early spring visit, the house has a forced-air gas furnace, supplemental baseboard heat in downstairs bedrooms, and a wood-burning fireplace in the living room (a moderate amount of firewood is provided).

In winter months, be prepared for snowy road conditions by driving a 4WD or suitable vehicle. The cabin is remote, so its narrow mountain road can be concerning to those not experienced. The gravel road is not suitable for motorcycles.

Pet friendly -- dogs only please, and no more than two dogs per reservation.

Owners provide a starter quantity of paper products, bathroom soap, and laundry/dish detergent. Personal toiletries are to be provided by Guests.

Cleaning fee covers laundry, dusting, vacuuming, mopping, bathroom/kitchen sanitizing, and garbage removal. Guests are expected to otherwise leave the house in the condition they found it.

We want to ensure that this property is the right fit for you! This is our vacation home that we are sharing – we are not a resort with a maintenance, concierge, and cleaning staff – and our prices reflect that limitation. That said we have put together as many resources as possible to help you plan your trip and enjoy your stay as if it were your own vacation home. We also have tried to stock the house so that you would not want for much upon your arrival.

If you are looking for a remote mountain getaway and are willing to roll with what comes from a country vacation, you will be hard pressed to find a more beautiful spot! Here are some things you should know...

In winter months, be prepared for snowy and/or icy road conditions by driving a 4WD or suitable vehicle. Note that we are now requiring 4WD for winter rental. Having chains for your car in the trunk is another good option. It's advisable whenever driving in wintry conditions in the mountains of WV as the roads are often hazardous. At times the snow can be deep and it takes 24-48 hours before it is plowed, therefore you should be prepared to be flexible about travel.

The cabin is remote, so even in clear weather its narrow mountain gravel road can be concerning to those not experienced. Depending on whether the road crew has done repairs recently there may be potholes. In most cases you can drive around them, but there may be a few on the way that you’ll just need to slowly drive through. There are also no guardrails on the road, but it has several turnouts to allow cars to pass. The gravel is not suitable for street motorcycles.

Because the house is surrounded by forests and the river there is plenty of nature to enjoy, but also to endure. Mice will occasionally come inside, and although we set out-of-sight humane traps to keep them from settling in, there is a possibility that you will see them during your stay depending on whether they've found a food source recently (it could be from a prior guest -- not your own doing.) We do, however, check to make sure that the kitchen implements are sanitary at the beginning of your stay.

The bug situation is that we are at a high enough elevation to not have a mosquito problem, but there will be gnats in the field, and moths at night wanting to get into the house. There will also be plenty of dead bugs that wedge themselves between the screens and the windows, and cobwebs sprouting up here and there.

If these aspects of nature are acceptable to you, then you will find a beautiful place of nature in which to relax and enjoy your vacation!

Key Terms of Rental:

• This is a NON-SMOKING rental with steep penalties for violations

• Rental payment balance must be made 60 days before arrival

• Minimum durations apply -- see rate structure for details

• Sat-to-Sat rental between mid-June and mid-August (see VRBO #360447 for summer weekend rental).

• Minimum primary guest age 25, or 21 for married or domestic partners.

• All reservations are subject to availability; terms can change without notice until deposit is paid.

Damage deposit is $250 and is fully refundable within two weeks if rental agreement terms are met.

Keywords: Augusta Festival, Forest Festival, cabin, river, woods, Canaan, Showshoe, Timberline, Durbin and Greenbrier scenic railroad train, Polar Express, fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking, camping, Appalachian Mountains, Davis and Elkins College, D&E, Elkins, WV

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Larisa

Carl and Larisa got married and moved to Elkins, WV in 2000. Larisa moved from DC, and Carl moved from VA. Each had prior roots in WV and longed to return. They now live in Elkins just 20 minutes from the 'All Get Out' riverside vacation rental.

Why Larisa chose West Virginia

The location is ideal -- just far enough out to be immersed in the natural surroundings, but only 25 minutes from a full-service grocery store, movie theater, Davis and Elkins College, Randolph County Community Arts Center, antique shopping, and a YMCA. It is an hour from highly-rated golf or skiing. Spring and summer bring wonderful fishing, swimming, floating, and boating in the river; winter is great for cross-country skiing on the property or nearby, and alpine skiing is less than an hour's drive. Fall's foliage is not to be missed as the house is engulfed in trees and adjacent to the 1 million acre Monogahela National Forest, wonderful for hiking right out your door. Don't miss nearby Elkins to dine at a variety of restaurants, enjoy free exhibits at the Community Arts Center, and ride the scenic trains on the Durbin and Greenbrier Railroad. Davis and Elkins College is just 20 minutes away where you can enjoy live music and Appalachian arts at the internationally renowned 5-week long Augusta Festival. The Forest Festival every fall is a big draw, with carnival rides and almost two weeks of activities.

What makes this house unique

The property that this house sits on has been in Larisa's family since 1967. In 1995 Larisa decided to start construction on the property. She designed the house from the ground up and expressed her love of wood, light, warmth, and airiness into the architecture. The windows, decks, sunroom, and porch are situated for maximum enjoyment of the surrounding views of mountains, river, woods, and fields. The ventable skylights in the living room and loft provide sunlight and the lovely sound of rainfall. You can hear the river flow many nights when the windows are open.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time - it is so peaceful there and your house is beautiful. I don't know what I would have done on Thanksgiving without your fabulous kitchen.
Nov 2010
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Elkins House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Warm marble and European style fixtures
    Master Bathroom - toilet , jetted tub , Skylight and picture window view of trees
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 double
    Gameroom - Space for cots or Pack 'n Play (advance arrangement)
    Main Floor Master - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sunroom with twin pullout is attached to this room
    Downstairs Bunk Room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Full/twin bunk bed w/ twin trundle
    Downstairs bedroom - 1 queen , View of the river, and next to the bunk room.
  • Pack-n-play available upon request
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Flat grassy beach with excellent chest-high (or better) swimming hole. Outdoor brazier (firepit) with a modest amount of wood provided


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

Riverfront Luxury in the Woods -- Loads of Light
average rating of 4.7884617 based on 53 reviews

Wonderful Time Away

  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely amazing! Larisa was very quick to respond and even accommodated a last minute family addition. Everything was provided for and there was nothing more we could have needed. We had 5 adults, 3 children (ages 6 and 3) and two good size dogs at this place. There was plenty of space for all and we did not feel crowded. It was very clean, well kept, enough entertainment for all ages and lots of great outdoor space away from everyone. The kitchen was huge and with tons of counter and preparation space. The kids loved the bunk beds, toys, games, Rock Band and everything else provided. The hot tub was amazing, especially since it had snowed. Having plenty of linens, towels and a washing machine and dryer provided made packing so much easier. There is no cable TV, but there was a wide variety of DVDs for movie time. However, there were enough activities to do here, that spending time in front of the television was minimal. We came here from the bustle of D.C. to experience the Polar Express. Having the opportunity to rent this remarkable place actually ended up being the highlight of the entire trip. We cannot wait to come back. It was an adventure to find the house initially, but well worth it. We were very fortunate to come across this mountain retreat and will recommend it to any others that are looking for a place to stay in Elkins.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roomy and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

We had 9 adults wanting to enjoy a getaway with friends to hit the slopes and relax. This property had the room, the coziness, and everything we needed to enjoy a wintry weekend in the backwoods of West Virginia. There were plenty of dishes, pots, and pans for our cooking needs. Fresh sheets, pillow cases, and a bedspread were provided for each bed; only wish we had brought a couple of extra blankets. Plenty of towels were provided. The master bath has large jetted tub, but no shower (there is a hand spray though); the other two bathrooms had showers. The out-door hot tub was great! The dining room provided a large table with chairs, but the space was a bit tight with nine people. The living was cozy with enough room for all of us, and a really nice fire place. Only 45 minutes from Canaan Valley Ski Resort, this place was very enjoyable for our weekend getaway.

p.s. The property owner gave very clear instructions, and everything was found as expected.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback! Just FYI for your next visit, besides the quilt for each bed, we provide a duvet for each queen bed either in a storage ottoman or in the closet of the room. We also stock the hallway armoire with a few extra blankets in the bottom drawer. The dining room table has 2 leaves in the front hall closet that extends to comfortably seat 10, and there are 10 chairs. I'll be sure to add both of those items to our house reference book so guests don't have to search or do without!
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Great weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was lovely and we all had a wonderful time. Larisa was fantastic to work with and responsive to emails. The location was exactly what we wanted and we all agreed that we've never seen a better stocked kitchen for cooking! All in all, the weekend was relaxing and fun.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home away from home in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

This was the best house we have rented. It had everything we needed and more even robes which came in so handy for the hot tub. We cooked every meal and had every pan, pot, utensil we needed. The beds were comfy and the kids loved the basement Kid's room with the bunk beds, toys and wonderful assortment of books. It is a private area right on the river but far enough that I didn't have to worry about the kids getting too close. There is a walking trail right down the road. We had a wonderful time and hope to return this summer! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice weekend "unplugged"

  • 4 of 5

Very nice & secluded. Enjoyed our weeken "unplugged". House is well stocked with cooking utensils, books, & movies. House was very clean & owner responsive. It is a long drive down a narrow gravel road so it beautiful in the fall.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a wonderful time. The cabin quickly became our home while we were there.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was worth every penny. Everybody felt at home immediately and able to relax even my four legged baby who couldn't get enough of the river. The cabin was immaculate, organized, and had everything needed for a family retreat. We are planning our next visit!!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
72 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Durbin and Greenbrier Railroad
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Corridor H
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
The Forks Restaurant
Car: necessary

Berry picking on property may be available from late July into August, Go-Kart Track, Scenic Railroad Rides, Farmers Market, Arts Center.

Fishing guide service referral available.


Rates & Availability

Elkins House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 24 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
May 26 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Early Fall
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Late Fall
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Early Winter
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Christmas & New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
(Optional) Hot Tub $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Infants under 12 months no charge.

Minimum stay for holiday weekends are at least 3 nights.

$25 fee will be charged back to guest for returned checks

Per person fees for the stay will be capped at $250 -- ask for adjustment to quote

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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