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Owner Tom & Gail Rutherford

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Quiet, comfortable, well equipped chalet in the midst of nature

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


West Virginia Chalet Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, well equipped kitchen, outdoor decks, sleeps 6

The Hillside Chalet is a 1,000 sq. ft. building, and is perched on a private 5.5 acre wooded parcel. The location is well off the beaten path. Wildlife frequently seen include deer and an occasional black bear. The chalet has 3 bedrooms, 2 with queen size beds (Master & Loft) & 1 downstairs with 2 twin beds. It has 1 full bath downstairs and 1 full bath in loft. Central air-conditioning & heating and a gas stove are provided for your comfort. The chalet offers a full laundry for your convenience, a well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, local telephone service, high speed Internet, (WIFI), TV & DVD. The Chalet has 2 decks partially screened and 1 off the loft. Outside amenities include small hot tub, charcoal grill (charcoal & lighter not provided) and fire pit. Surrounding areas, including the George Washington National Forrest & the Lost River State Park, provide exceptional opportunities for hiking, biking, canoeing, hunting, fishing.

Fishing on Warden Lake: Trout Stocking Schedule (West Virginia Dept of Natural Resources) Stocked in early March.

February: One Stocking

March-May: One stocking every two weeks

Other fish in lake: largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, northern pike, others

Boating: Electric Motors only

More details at

visit WVDNR website ( for more information and Online fishing licenses


More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Owner Tom & Gail Rutherford (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Tom and Gail,

Our vacation was everything we hoped for. The chalet was very clean, comfortable and relaxing. We really enjoyed the hot tub. We had alot of deer as our daily visitors. We went on day trips to Smokehole Caverns, Seneca Rocks and Lost River State Park. The scenery along Rte.55 was really great. When we return to the area we would definately stay at the chalet again. Thank you for everything.

Patty and Mark

Thank you Patty and Mark. We are glad you had a great time. If it is ok with

you, we would like to use this email as a review in homeaway. Tom and Gail
Jul 2012
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based on 39 traveler reviews

Quiet, comfortable, well equipped chalet in the midst of nature
average rating of 4.948718 based on 42 reviews

THANKSGIVING in Wardensville

  • 5 of 5

We spent the week of Thanksgiving 2015 in Tom and Gail.s chalet and it was wonderful. The cabin comes with all the bells and whistles and the weather was perfect. Our grandson spent alot of time fishing trout at Rock Cliff lake about 15 miles away and our daughter and husband enjoyed many hiking excursions at Lost River state park. Our little Pug loved running after the black bunnies and squirrels around the chalet. A great place to stay and get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your holiday at our chalet. Hope your grandson caught some fish, that always tops off a nice vacation. Hope to hear from you again. Tom & Gail Rutherford
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Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great getaway weekend here for our anniversary! It is the perfect distance away "from it all", but not so far away from a good restaurant or a day adventure. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! You can relax in the hot tub and watch the stars (virtually no light pollution). Pet friendly! Plenty of wildlife, though we missed out on seeing black bears. If you go in the fall, there is beautiful foliage. Plenty of peace and quiet!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the beautiful review. We are so glad that you had a great time and the fall is always so colorful! Mother nature knows just what to do, doesn't she? Thank you again, hope to hear back from you. Tom & Gail
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God Bless West Virginia!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and our two kids (ages 3 and 1) had a great time in this chalet. It was exaclty as advertised and very, very clean! This chalet and its surroundings really gave us a great feeling of West Virginia. When driving the winding rural roads to the cabin, we encountered deer on multiple occasions. Sitting outside we could sometimes hear the gun shots from hunters echoing from the mountains. We loved that sound, because being from a European country where the outdoors is either non-existent or overcrowded and hunting is pretty much banned, this gave us the feeling of being in the land of the free! The most wonderful things were the stars during clear nights. Absolutely amazing! We made some nice trips to Seneca Rocks (nice 3 mile hike) and Blackwater Falls State Park. But just sitting outside on the porch is wonderful enough! We loved this cabin and we love West Virginia! God Bless America!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are glad you loved the country and you couldn't get anymore country then West Virginia. We are also glad to hear that you had a great time and we hope to have you back to our chalet again when you come over to America in the future. God Bless. And thank you so much for choosing our chalet. Tom & Gail
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Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

My 2 kids and I had the nicest weekend at your cabin. It was clean, quiet, cozy and just what was promised! It was just the right size for the 3 of us. The bottle of wine was really sweet of you, thank you for leaving it. I would recommend going to the market before heading to the cabin, as it's a little farther than expected. There were books, games, and cards for the evening. We visited Smoke Hole Caverns, about an hour away. We stopped into the Trading Post to look around as well. I know I appreciated the basket of pamphlets of things to do in the area, as well as the binder you left. We absolutely plan to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, that is what we like to hear from our guests. We hope to hear from you again. Thank you. Tom & Gail
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Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Tom and Gail's chalet was perfect for our weekend getaway. There were four adults in our group. We hadn't planned to arrive after dark, but the provided directions were good and our GPS also found it. The place was well-equipped and well-maintained. We didn't do much cooking during our stay but enjoyed morning coffee on the screened porch. We went to the "Bluegrass in the Barn" monthly concert at the nearby Capon Crossing Farm on Saturday and enjoyed hamburgers from their Farm Market. We were lucky to have two clear and moonless nights for watching the meteor showers and star gazing from the hot tub. We had a great time and highly recommend this place to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We give everyone directions just in case they either don't have a GPS or like our GPS, it leaves up short. Of course we don't need it anymore, but we like to test them out. Anyways, thank you and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and the hot tub. Tom & Gail
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Amazing, quiet, perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a "get away from it all" vaca for my husband and I and another couple. The chalet was PERFECT!! Clean, modern, no noise and Tom and Gail were extremely helpful in making arrangements. If you want privacy, calm and relaxation this is THE place! The beds were comfy, hot tub was magic and we had no problems with the satellite, internet, anything! We will definitely be back but will bring our boys and in laws and spend some time at the lake!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We really want our guests to feel the way you did when you left, to feel good about your experience. Hope to hear from you again. Tom & Gail
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Car: necessary

The chalet is located in scenic southern Hardy County, WV, near the George Washington National Forest and the Lost River State Park. A short walk takes you to the Warden Lake Nature Preserve and the beautiful 44 acre lake. It's an ideal area to enjoy hiking, biking, hunting, canoeing, fishing, skiing or just relaxing amidst nature's beauty. The proximity of the cities of Baltimore, Washington and Richmond (around a 3 hour drive) makes this location an ideal weekend retreat!


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Wardensville Chalet Rental Rates

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Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 6.0%
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West Virginia Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 is located downstairs and bathroom 2 is located in loft area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedrooms 1 & 2 are located downstairs, bdrm 3 is upstairs.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Internet service is high-speed DSL. Outdoor furniture in screened-in porch area includes small dining table with 4 chairs and a small end table with 2 chairs.

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