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Real log home. #1 in Reviews. 45 Acres, Fishing Pond, call us (800) 816-1255

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


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 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

Brenda or Fred
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 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.


Hico Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
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 ...
  • 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
Fish & Release Pond


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Real log home. #1 in Reviews. 45 Acres, Fishing Pond, call us (800) 816-1255
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews

Perfect cabin!!

  • 5 of 5

Some friends and i stayed in the Chestnut cabin over the New Year. The cabin was absolutely beautiful and the pictures on the internet did not even do it any justice. It was clean, well maintained and cozy! We loved the hot tub feature and the comfortable beds. We cant wait to go back in the spring/summer to check out the surrounding area. Brenda (the owner) was very informative and very sweet to talk to. I would recommend this cabin for families or just a group of friends trying to get away. Great place!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having guests enjoy the Chestnut with friends and/or family is the goal of this lodging owner, then having the guests let you know that you are providing the experience that they were seeking makes all of the work worthwhile. The Chestnut is an 1800 square foot house with all of the comforts of home plus many extra features. Wi Fi, XM radio, smart television with Netflix, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fireplace with wood provided, 21/2 baths, luxury linens, towels are all provided so that guests do not have to bring much except their food and clothing to the cabin. The cabin location in the New River Gorge region is within 12 miles of most activities in the area but with the hiking paths, great views and lovely cabin just staying on the 70 acre farm provides a great get away from daily life.
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Everything we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing visit here. First time I've got together with my sister for Christmas in over a decade. Plenty of room for all of us and "well stocked kitchen" was exactly that. In fact, I added some things to my Christmas list that you had in the cupboards! Thank you so very much for having us. We hope to be back again.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Chestnut's central West Virginia location is perfect for families from surrounding states to meet. The cabin is fully equipped with everything that guests need for a relaxed, comfortable visit. The wood burning fireplace is ready to light, the cabin is warm, the hot tub is sparkling clean, the hiking paths are mowed and ready for adventure. Having guests like Tammy's family getting together to enjoy the holiday season is a great pleasure for this lodging property owner!
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Amazing Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Amazing area, amazing cabin, amazing owners. The owners made sure to go above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. The cabin exceeded our expectations. Would definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ben, his brother and their friend were perfect guests not only charming young men but also left the cabin as clean and neat as it was when they arrived. The cabin has everything that guests need for the visit. It has Wi Fi, smart television with Netflix, XM radio with speakers inside and on the screened hot tub porch where the tub is drained, cleaned and refilled for each guest visit. The Chestnut has 21/2 baths, three bedrooms, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fully equipped kitchen, fireplace and fire pit with firewood provided. Linens, towels, paper products, garbage bags, all that guests need except charcoal for the grill. The cabin is within 12 miles of whitewater rafting, zip lining, rock climbing, Summersville Lake, state and national parks, hiking trails and several excellent restauratns.
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Stay Here!

  • 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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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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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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Shoulder
Apr 3 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Summer High Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
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
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
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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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