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35 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Hico Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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 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 miles 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Brenda or Fred
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2016
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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.


based on 35 traveler reviews

#1 in VRBO area Reviews. Nov-Mar Special Sun or Thu night Free with/WE Booking.
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented this cabin in August to go white water rafting. This was our first time to West Virginia and we couldn't have had a better experience. The owners are amazing and provide us with a worry free vacation that exceeded our expectations. The cabin is spacious and has everything you need. Our favorite part was the full front porch that provided hours of relaxation. The property is located on a huge property of land that has trails that lead to amazing views! When we go back to West Virginia this will be the place that we will stay. In fact we will plan our vacation time around the availability of this cabin.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic, private, and fairly priced. Made for a wonderful weekend with friends.

  • 5 of 5

30 y.o. male from here from northern wv. Friends and I rented this cabin with hopes of a comfortable and private setting to come back to after partaking in the area's many thrills. We were impressed by the accomodatings available considering the reasonable price (granted, we were there Tu-Th night).

Accommodations include: a wrap around deck with a large screened in section that had a 3-4 person hot tub ready for use, very comfortable beds, some of wich had tempurpedic mattresses, xm radio, receiver, indoor-outdoor speakers, 3 bathrooms, washer, dryer, cable in every room, etc... And everything was clean. Very clean.

Aside from the many comforts provided in the house we discovered well kept trails that led us to the top of the hill for stargazing and amateur astronomy, as well as a beautiful shaded pond filled with Lillie's and frogs. Outside of the screened in porch was a gravel patio with a fire place on the outside corner and plenty of dry firewood on the other end. Out door lights allowed us to play corn hole (wv horseshoes for the uninitiated) well into the night.

Last bullet point... Privacy. Brenda, the owner, lives right down the road, but I didn't see her until I called before leaving. We spent a night or two up til 1-2 am playing music, drinking beer, and playing corn hole; not once was this an issue. Brenda appeared to appreciate the privacy as much as we did, she does live nearby after all. She was pleasant to talk to and informed us that we had probably gone overboard on cleaning. Her only request was to remove the trash.

My one and only concern was that tap water could get far too hot. I informed Brenda, and she appeared unaware yet investigative about the situation which I appreciated.

Over all, I had an amazing time near the gorge and Chestnut was the perfect sanctuary for me and my fellow adventurers. I plan on bringing family during autumn or winter. The area is beautiful and the house makes for a perfect wv woodland vacation spot. There are trails I still want to walk on the property and they would be gorgeous during fall and winter. Its a special place. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Chestnut cabin has all of the conveniences of home with everything ready for your visit. Now that fall is arriving the fireplace will be ready to light when guests arrive, dry firewood stacked by the fireplace and more on the covered porch. Jack's comments are very descriptive of what to expect in the cabin and he appreciates the beautiful park like setting for the cabin. The area is dark at night which makes a perfect place to see the Milky Way and if you are fortunate shooting stars. Privacy dictates that we do not have a sign for the rentals as protecting your visit is important to us, to the guests who come here for adventure and to be away from regular life duties. Fred and I do live on the property so we treasure privacy for us as well as guests, but we are here if needed for any reason by our guests. The cabin is on a section of the property where guests never disturb anyone if they wish to socialize into the night, but it is within 12 miles of most of the activities available in the area. We have great guests who enjoy the cabin, the property and often become regular guests and friends.
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Portsmouth, VA

We loved this cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Brenda was very informative and responsive during the booking process. Upon arrival we found the cabin was clean and well maintained. We were very appreciative that the cabin was stocked with all the basics. The screened in porch with hot tub was a favorite. We were given complete privacy during our stay and plan to return for our next rafting trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Chestnut is always ready for arriving guests, fresh flowers on the table, music playing on the screened porch, their name on the door, we are ready to answer questions, give directions or recommendations. Privacy for our guests is paramount for their visit as they are here to relax, visit with family, friends and to experience outdoor adventures. We appreciate our guest reviews so that first time guests know what to expect when they visit the Chestnut.
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Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

The Perfect Place to Get Together With Friends

  • 5 of 5

I just returned home after my second year staying at the Chestnut cabin with 2 other couples for the weekend. We are 3 best friends - we've known each other more than 50 years - and our wives. I honestly can't imagine a more ideal, fully equipped, comfortable place to spend a weekend (or even a week) with friends or family. In preparing for the trip, Brenda was ALWAYS fast to respond to emails, answer questions, give helpful tips, directions, etc. Anything you ask, she responds within hours with friendly answers. Upon arrival, everything is clean, welcoming and inviting. Our weekend consisted of relaxing, cooking up some great meals, rafting on the Lower New River and relaxing some more. The kitchen is truly fully equipped and that's coming from somone considered by my friends to be a kitchen snob. Ok - I did bring my waffle iron - but EVERYTHING else we needed for a variety of meals was right there in the kitchen. Even the XM radio was tuned to the music we all listen to! I call that magical. The location is close to rafting and is ideal in every imaginable way. I'm sure we'll be staying with Brenda again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Returning guests like Ron, Bitty and friends are the inspiration to provide the best possible lodging experience for those coming to explore the beautiful New River Gorge area. Having a clean, comfortable, fully equipped cabin with music playing when you enter, flowers on the dining table, is the best way to honor those who choose to book the Chestnut for their adventure vacation. The property is much like living in a private but conveniently located park in the middle of all the adventures available in the New River/Gauley River area. Our guests become our friends as many of them become regular visitors who embrace all that is available on the farm as well as the natural beauty of the area. How fortunate for Fred and myself that we have been given the opportunity to serve our guest in the manner that they expect when they choose the Chestnut for their visit.
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Midlothian, VA

Very Enjoyable Stay

  • 5 of 5

Family really enjoyed our stay. Home was very clean and comfortable. The location was excellent, convenient to all local sights and activities. Property sat on nice hiking trails. Brenda and Fred were very helpful and nice.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dave and family for having chosen the Chestnut for your New River Gorge area visit. Having families enjoy their stay makes all of the work to keep the cabin and property nice worth doing. The cabin has all that is needed for the stay so that it is not necessary to pack much more than your clothes. The beds are freshly made with the pillowcases ironed and welcoming flowers on the dining table. Both the covered front porch and the screened side porch have beautiful views of fields, trees and woods. The hiking trails add different views of the area with the possibility of seeing wild turkey, a doe with her fawn, lots of rabbits and squirrels. The cabin located is in the middle of all of the major activities in the area, just six miles North of the New River Gorge. Meeting families like Dave's is the best part of having lodging properties, we have so many friends that we have met through having met these wonderful guests.
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Charleston, WV

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Oh wow! We arrived late Sunday and left on Tuesday. The cabin had everything we could ask for - complete kitchen cookware, luxurious bedding, hot tub, indoor and outdoor eating space. Very peaceful and serene. We visited the very convenient New River Gorge Bridge and downtown Fayetteville. Fred, Brenda and Casey are wonderful to work with and very accommodating. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Chestnut was designed to accommodate visitors to best enhance their visit to the New River Gorge area. There are three spacious bedrooms, great room with a smart television that includes Netflix, 21/2 baths, washer/dryer, dishwasher, with all that you need provided except charcoal for the grill and laundry detergent. For your visit, the hot tub has been completely cleaned and refilled with fresh sparkling water. Building a fire in the fire pit or fireplace is easy with the firewood located nearby. Eating on the screened porch or on the picnic table allows you to enjoy the beautiful park like setting surrounding the cabin. The convenient location just six miles from the New River Gorge Bridge, within 12 miles of several state and national parks, rafting, mountain biking. ziplining, mountain climbing, Summersville Lake and the restaurants of Fayetteville makes driving minimal while you are in the area. Having a fun, relaxing visit to the area is the best reason to visit the Chestnut in Hico, WV.
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Beckley, WV
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Bridge Haven
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt. 60
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Hico Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Shoulder Season
Aug 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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 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.

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We welcome your calls to learn more about our cabin. (800) 816-1255

Deposit is by credit card, personal check, debit card or cash, all major cards accepted. Deposit is 50% of total rental rate with balance and tax due three weeks prior to arrival.

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Hico Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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
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