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Riverfront Luxury in the Woods -- Loads of Light, Main Level Master Bedroom

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq ft
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.

Note that the loft sleeping area is accessed by a stairs without any railing. This area is not well suited for small children and any minors using this area should be supervised by an adult.

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).

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

• Refundable deposit will hold the reservation when booked greater than 60 days before arrival at which time the rental payment balance is due

• 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, free wifi

More Details

Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

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 Elkins

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
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • 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


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average rating of 4.7313433 based on 68 reviews

Gorgeous Place

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from an awesome long weekend to Elkins. The house was so beautiful, exactly as portrayed on the website. The kitchen had everything and more than was needed. What a gorgeous home and vista! Loved the short walk to the river, we saw deer and bear skat! Great hot tub. The owners really thought of everything. Loved being unplugged and NO television. We watched DVD's and just enjoyed the nature.

We had a tiny issue with the sheets for the queen beds which were taken care of by management very quickly! (thank you)

The house is very remote, but the directions are excellent. We decided ahead of time that dinners would be at the house so we wouldn't have to navigate the road in the dark.

We took the Tygart Flyer on Friday and reserved a parlor car. SO worth the extra money folks! Saturday we milled around Elkins and then decided to drive up to see Buckhannon. It was just beautiful.

Thank you so much Larissa for sharing your home with us. We enjoyed it so very much and couldn't recommend it more! You will NOT be disappointed with your decision to rent here!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend! Wonderful home - clean, well-stocked, and charming. Excellent communication by owner, who went over and beyond to ensure we had an enjoyable stay. (One tip: Don't leave your shoes outside, or the neighbor's dog may run off with one. That's how my husband lost a slipper. Ha!)

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot on the river. Girls weekend was a huge hit!

  • 4 of 5

Lots of rules lead me to believe guests are not always gracious! Please revise the directions to begin odometer count from the last turn... I didn't see gravel. snow on ground..and that was not a fork in the road. I ended up on the road you don't want to be on and has to turn around at night on ice :(

Also we ran into town for seasoned fire wood...the logs were green that were left for us.

Had a great time with my friends!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a great time! I will update the directions per your suggestion right away. I had an emergency half truckload of seasoned wood delivered right before your arrival after my manager noticed that the wood that had been delivered last week was green. I'm sorry it wasn't more obvious which was the "good wood". I'll reimburse you for the wood you had to buy. I urge any guest to call me with any issues, as I can often get them taken care of pronto.
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Good house, good stay!

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed ourselves... The kitchen/cooking was good, enough room for a smaller house.... The large center counter works well for a lot of food. Living room looked bigger in the picture, but was big enough and cozy. Jacuzzi was great the 1st night... 2nd night we had issues setting it but finally got it working.... 3rd night we could not get it to work, but we survived...

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a good stay, Philip. As you mentioned to me on the phone you had slipped in the hot tub and caused large waves of water to drench the circuit board (about 1/3 of the water left the tub that caused an inch thick of ice to form on the surrounding pad). I am having the board replaced at significant expense to get ready for the next guest, but did not charge back to you because accidents happen. This is a very nice relatively new hot tub that we keep in excellent condition for our guests.
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  • 5 of 5

Property is just as seen in pictures. The place was quiet and perfect for relaxing. House was comfortable and had everything we needed. I would recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing time with family

  • 5 of 5

This cabin in the woods is a great place to take your loved ones. We had wonderful weather so the children were able to go outside and run down to the river. We played games that we hadn't played in along time, watched movies and laughed a lot. You cannot get cell phone service and there is limited internet which was wonderful for our family member to decompress and just enjoy each other. The house is spacious and Larisa has provided for all our needs.

We took 2 of our granddaughters on the Polar Express and also enjoyed the activities they offered during the day. Because the weather was so wonderful, the whole family played at City Park. It brought back wonderful memories for me as I grew up in Elkins but haven't been back in over 30 years.

The cabin/house is 4 miles on a gravel road so it does take a little time to travel in to town. Make sure you bring your food that you will need. You just can't run to the store! ;) Larisa has provided all cooking equipment. She also has provided linens so you really just need to bring your food!

Come prepared to relax and live in a different world.

The only items I would recommended that need to be in the house is a vacuum cleaner and mop. I like to clean up messes when they happen! :) Other than that, Larisa has thought of everything.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
(Optional) Hot Tub $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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