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#1 in reviews, manager on site-call directly-800-816-1255 70 Acres, Fishing Pond

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Real Log Home, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8), Private, Mgr on site

Arguably the nicest log home rental opportunity in the New River Gorge area. There is unique privacy for guests as the cabin is on 45 acres located just off the intersection of Rt. 19 and Rt. 60. There are outstanding views from the hiking paths with a mountain top site for year-round sunset watching and star gazing. Plenty of challenging mountain biking opportunities. Enjoy seasonal opportunities including berry picking, sleigh riding and wildlife watching. Inside the cabin has a huge stone fireplace with firewood provided and an outdoor fire pit (and picnic table). XM radio, premium cable with Netflix, 4 new flat screen televisions, wireless internet, cell phone coverage, dishwasher, washer/dryer for the comfort of guests gives you modern comforts in a country setting. There is a catch and release stocked pond with no fishing license required on the property (seasonal as Lilli pads are predominate in the summer). Well stocked kitchen.

This is a nicely decorated true log home-not one piece of drywall. The kitchen is well equipped for all your cooking and grilling needs. Large lower master suite with new king size memory foam mattress and private bath. There is an additional ½ bath off the vaulted living room, dining area and kitchen (with eat-in counter). Upstairs there are two bedrooms-one queen bed and one full and a loft with a futon. There is a nice sized bathroom upstairs as well. Out front there is a 48’ long porch with Adirondack chairs and a swing. Off the living room is a large screen enclosed patio with a large hot tub/Jacuzzi with outdoor speakers to enjoy the XM radio. There is also a table to enjoy meals outside.

In the event that the Chestnut is not available give us a call as other lodging options are available on the 70 acre property.

You are approximately 5 minutes from the New River Gorge Bridge, the visitor’s center and the access road down to the New River (Fayette Station). Multiple rafting companies as close as 5 miles.There is a “Foodland” grocery store within two miles for your convenience. You are 15 minutes from Summersville Lake, 15 minutes to Hawks Nest State Park and 50 minutes from Winterplace Ski Resort.

Fred and Brenda are onsite to provide check-in information and to assist and provide information to help you enjoy your stay. The guest book is filled with wonderful reviews and a great source for recreation and dining ideas. Two very frequently mentioned compliments are the cleanliness of the house and Fred and Brenda’s hospitality.

(800) 816-1255

Keywords: log cabin, fully equipped, private, stone fireplace, hiking paths, outstanding views, easy to access property.

More Details

Owner
Brenda or Fred
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Brenda or Fred

We purchased this lovely farm after I (Brenda) pointed it out to my husband Fred on a drive one day and told him I would love to have a place like that someday. Well my wish came true!!! We once ran a very proserporus B&B here and even had many celebrities visit, but as Fred says 'we stopped because we got Jimmy Dean disease' from cooking so much sausage. We now offer our detatched guest cottage, the 'Evergreen', a second newer log home and one attached, but separate entrance guestroom to the main house. We will let you do the cooking. We pride ourselves in offering a unique experience, high cleanliness, great service and a 'non-commercialized' enviroment. We are on site at all times.

Brenda or Fred purchased this cabin in 1987

Why Brenda or Fred chose West Virginia

It is located in the whitewater tourist area of Fayette county noted for outdoor recreation, is near the New River and Gauley River National Parks, the New River Gorge Bridge, Hawks Nest and Babcock State Parks, the best rock climbing area in the eastern United Stated, near the Hatfield-McCoy ATV trail, Summersville Lake and is located on the historic Midland Trail Scenic Highway. The property was a civil war encampment know as Dogwood Gap, the driveway is part of the James River and Kanawha Turnpike.

What makes this cabin unique

The outstanding views from the hiking paths, privacy for guests as the cabin is on 45 acres located just off the intersection of Rt. 19 and Rt. 60, the cabin has a huge stone fireplace with firewood provided. The cabin has XM radio, premium cable televisions, wireless internet, telephone, dishwasher, washer/dryer for the comfort of guests. There is a fish and release stocked pond, no license needed on the property.

Amenities

Hico Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The master bedroom has a private full bath with tub and shower, there is a half bath with washer/dryer located just off the great room for use by all guests, upstairs is another full bath with tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Fish & Release Pond

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews
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5

Fantastic stay at The Chestnut!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for 3 nights and loved it. Between the nicely decorated and fully stocked cabin, the lovely front porch, the hot tub, the piped in XM music, the fire pit, the grass area in front of the cabin to play games, the privacy and seclusion despite being close to the highway and all Gorge activities, as well as the 60 acres of beautiful land on the property to explore (wild meadows, abundant wildlife), we were all very impressed and fully enjoyed our stay at The Chestnut. Brenda was very welcoming and available if needed. We look forward to our next visit! Thank you so much for an enjoyable get-away for our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at The Chestnut cabin in Hico, WV. The cabin was very roomy with plenty of space for all of us to spread out. There are two bedrooms, one full bathroom, and a loft with a futon upstairs and one bedroom with in suite full bathroom and a half bathroom downstairs. The cabin was very clean and had plenty of towels, bath cloths , and extra covers. The kitchen had everything we could possibly need. We loved the porch swing and the Adirondack chairs on the front porch. Very relaxing to sit in those chairs! The screened in porch has a hot tub, table, and chairs. There is a fire pit with a stack of wood in the back yard ready for you to make smores. The owner had fresh flowers on the table and music playing when we arrived, and we felt very welcome. We really enjoyed seeing deer on the property several times a day! There are small hills with walking trails we did a couple of times. This cabin is close to any activities you would want to do in the Hico, Lansing, and Fayetteville area. The owners Brenda and Fred are super nice and quick to respond to any questions. We would love to stay at this cabin longer next time!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Again,I must say that we have the best guests, leaving the cabin very nice, enjoying the property and all of the activities in the New River Gorge area. To make the visit extra nice, we provide all that a guest needs so that packing only need cover clothing and personal items. Piggly Wiggly grocery store is about a mile away so even shopping for food can be quick and efficient. The most prevalent comment is that the location of the cabin is excellent with most activities and the great restaurants in Fayetteville within just a few miles from the cabin. The farm offers an abundance of wildflowers plus the ones that I grow so that all of our guests have fresh flowers on the table when they arrive. The farm wildlife is an added extra, with the grounds having no chemicals added since 1987 the animals love to live here too. The deer are giving a show with their new fawns running and playing in the fields. Thanks to guests like Jill, we are having a great season here in the Hico, Fayetteville, New River Gorge area.
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5

Amazing! Relaxing! Hands down the best visit ever!

  • 5 of 5

Brenda was wonderful to work with! The house was the best stocked house I have rented in the past 10 years! We will definitely make a return visit and stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The best guests seem to find the Chestnut Cabin, it is a pleasure to provide all that they need for a visit so that they enjoy the cabin and the activities located nearby. The cabin is stocked with everything needed for the visit except charcoal for the grill and laundry detergent. Our guests are here to relax, find adventure and spend time with family and friends, they do not have to worry about stocking the cabin it is ready for the visit. The cabin location with most activities nearby, the grounds with hiking paths, great views and privacy help make the Chestnut a special place to visit.
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5

Awesome property and cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time, plenty of activities close by. Perfect getaway for a weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Chestnut has a location that is difficult to beat in the New River Gorge area, it is within 12 miles of most activities in the area. There are state and national parks, Summersville Lake, the New River Gorge Bridge, Adventures on the Gorge just designated by Newsweek as the number two resort in the United States offering lots of recreational options and relaxation for guests and located just four miles South of the cabin. The cabin has everything needed to cook, Fayetteville just eight miles South has several outstanding restaurants with menus online. Just staying on the property and enjoying the cabin is all that you need for a relaxing visit or nearby adventure waits if that is inviting for you. We have many returning guests as well as new visitors, we appreciate them all.
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Amazing cabin

  • 5 of 5

We rented the cabin for a Mother's Day weekend get away and we will definitely be renting again. The owners were so friendly and even left a welcome note which made the stay a little more special. This cabin has everything that is needed and VERY clean. They supply lots of pillows, blankets, & towels. We have stayed at a lot of cabins and we have always needed to bring things for the kitchen well not this kitchen, everything is there that you would ever need. We Loved being able to walk to the pond and fish both days! Added bonus the surround sound radio! This cabin is 5 star we loved our stay!!!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Chestnut is fully equipped for all that a traveler needs without having to bring anything but clothes and food. The cabin and hot tub are totally cleaned after each guest visit so that when you arrive enjoying the cabin, property and area are all that you need to experience. XM radio with speakers inside and on the screened hot tub porch provides a variety of music to please our guests. The cabin is located on 45 acres with great views and lots of privacy but is near all of the activities available in the area.
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Mt husband and I were in great need of a relaxing get away. This property was perfect. It was quiet and the scenery was beautiful. It is close enough to rafting, hiking and rock climbers for those who wish to participate in those activities. We enjoyed the hot tub and the fireplace. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Chestnut is a true log home with all that you need for a visit provided so that you can relax, enjoy the cabin and the area. XM radio with speakers inside and on the screened porch provides your taste in music while you soak in the hot tub that has sparkling clean water just for you. The Chestnut is in a great location near the intersection of Rt. 60 and Rt. 19, allowing quick access to most activities in the area. The cabin is just 14 miles North of the Bechtel Boy Scout Compound in Mt. Hope, WV.
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Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Beckley, WV
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Bridge Haven
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt. 60
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Fayetteville
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Winterplace Ghent WV

Dogwood cabins are located within 12 miles of most activities in the New River Gorge recreation area. The New River Gorge Bridge, home of the October Bridge Day event when people come from all over the world to BASE jump legally from the Bridge, is only 6 miles from the cabins. Hawks Nest State Park is 6 miles west of the cabins and has a tram from the lodge to the New River where an exciting jet boat ride will take you under the New River Gorge Bridge so that you can see for yourself the amazing structure of the bridge. In the area near Hawks Nest State Park be sure to visit the Mystery Hole for a unique look at local humor and illusion. Babcock State Park is 12 miles east of the cabins and offers a working grist mill, fishing lake with paddle boat rentals, horseback riding and easy to difficult hiking trails.

Summersville Lake is located 12 miles north of the cabins off of Rt. 19, the lake offers pontoon rentals, rock climbing and a swimming beach. Just a few miles farther on Rt 129 a visit to Carnifax Ferry State Park offers picnic areas, horseshoe pits and an outstanding viewing platform that looks down on the Gauley River Whitewater's most difficult rapids.

The town of Fayetteville, six miles south on Rt. 19, offers locally owned restaurants, an antique mall, a rock climbing store,a mountain biking shop as well as a local live theater. There are several whitewater rafting companies nearby, canopy and ziplining tours available.

There is a fascinating opportunity in Beckley, about 24 miles south on Rt. 19, to go into a once viable underground mining tour, there is also a children's interactive museum on the grounds with actual miner's homes, both workers and the superintendent's homes.

The new Boy Scout Adventure Park is just 15 miles from the cabins south on Rt. 60 at the Glen Jean exit.

The cabin property's driveway is part of the historic James River and Kanawha Turnpike. The hiking paths have outstanding 360 degree views of the area.

There are many more outstanding and exciting adventures in this beautiful mountain area, I am amazed everyday that I live in such a naturally beautiful area.

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Rates & Availability

Hico Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer High Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$320
From
$420
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Shoulder
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$280
From
$420
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Holiday Season
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
$320
From
$420
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Shoulder Season
Mar 30 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
$280
From
$420
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
SUmmer High 2018
May 25 2018 - Sep 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
$320
From
$420
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$180
From
$240
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

All Holiday reservations are priced as Summer High Season.

If you have only 2 guests and desire to stay on a peak or shoulder weekend, please call for rate. (800) 816-1255

Peak Season Weekdays are $240 + $30 per extra person up to 8. VRBO site does not accommodate this pricing model. The $420 is a default. However, if you have 8 guests the rate would be $420. Please call for clarification (800) 816-1255.

Weekend rates are $420 for up to 8 guests. Spring and Fall Shoulder Season Weekend rate is $420 for up to 8 guests. Weekdays are $240 + $30 per extra person over 4 up to 8.

Off Season Weekend rate is $240 for up to 2 guests + $30 per extra person up to 8. Weekdays are $240 for up to 2 guests + $30 per extra person up to 8.

Cancellation Policy-50% of deposit up to 3 weeks in advance. Within 3 weeks, 100% of deposit. Cancellation Fees may be used for future stays upon management's discretion.

Thanks for considering our Cabin!!! Be sure to read our reviews.
We welcome your calls to learn more about our cabin. (800) 816-1255

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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