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Romantic Mt. Get-away~ 'Sunset cabin' has spectacular Mountain & Sunset views!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

*Attention~Cabin has a max. limit of four! Winter~ 4 wheel drive or snow chains please!

Precious, cottage-style cabin is perfect for those who are looking to getaway from the city stresses. "Sunset cabin" offers an amazing tranquil, mountain setting.

Once you check-in to this cabin you may not want to leave!

Unwind on the front porch with a glass of clean spring mt. water and take in the fresh mt. air.

This might be what your soul needs to get rejuvenated after a hectic work week.

'Sunset cabin' has one of the best views of the beautiful Appalachian mountain range around! It is positioned for you to capture some of the most spectacular sunset and sunrises in between the mountains!

The extra large hot tub makes this cabin great for honeymooners or those who want to celebrate anniversaries.

The cabin also has an outdoor fire pit and a charcoal grill for your enjoyment.

Stepping inside the cabin you will enjoy a large wood burning Stone fireplace. We provide the firewood for you to enjoy a cozy evening by the fire.

"Sunset cabin" has one private bedroom with an extra comfy Queen size bed for a peaceful night sleep; in addition to a loft with two double beds.

The kitchen is fully equipped. Perfect for a small family to enjoy meals at the four top table. In addition to the basic dishes, pots and pans etc. we provide a crock pot, griddle, blender, electric hand mixer, microwave, coffee bean grinder and of course a coffee pot!

Naturally, there is plenty to do for the out door enthusiast!

Hiking, golfing, hunting, stream fishing, mt. biking, rock climbing, skiing, horseback riding, nature viewing, star gazing etc...

But you don't have to do may just want to relax and enjoy all that nature provides around this special cozy cabin!

Keywords: Rustic but refined, cottage-style Cabin for those lovers of West Virginia's gorgeous mountain ranges, sunsets, and star gazers!

Great for honeymooners and anniversary celebrations!

"Sunset Cabin" has a wonderful Hot tub, dish satellite, free- long distance phone service & internet~

Close to golfing, skiing, hiking, fishing,hunting, horseback riding and out door activities.

Winter guests please have 4-wheel drive or snow chains...thank you!

More Details

Dan and Barbara Turnage
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Dan and Barbara Turnage

I am retired Custom home builder from Chesapeake Va. but more importantly a lover of mountains and an out door enthusiast!

My wife and I decided the mountains of West Virginia because of our love for nature!

We moved here in 2008 and have been enjoying it ever since!

I spent over 30 plus years building custom dream homes for my clients in the Tidewater area of Va.

We are now at the season in our life where we want to experience our dreams come to pass. Our dream is to simply enjoy the beautiful mountains of WV and share it with as many people as we can!

We spend our time sharing our love for God's creation with family, friends and guests here in the Canaan valley area of WV!

We like to ski (both down hill and x-country), hike, bike, Kayak and go hunting. However; we also just love to relax and take in the amazing sunsets between the mountains in addition to stargaze!

On our many hikes to waterfalls and streams our beagle, Bluebell, comes along too. She even treads through the snow along side us in the winter when we go x-country skiing or snow shoeing!

Our days are filled entertaining family and friends who have taken time off from their busy lives to visit.

We cherish the time we are able spend with them by showing off wild, wonderful WV!

Why Dan and Barbara Turnage chose West Virginia

We chose to have a cozy cabin here because of the amazing views of the mountains and tranquil setting.

"Sunset Cabin" is positioned so you can enjoy both the sunrise and the sunset!

The location is also close to two ski resorts; Canaan Valley and Timberline. Additionally, it is close to Canaan Valley State park and Blackwater falls state park. These parks offer great hiking trails.

Additionally the area offers mountain biking, horseback riding, golfing, rock climbing, or hunting!

However; "Sunset Cabin" is also a perfect place to experience the sounds of nature in a quiet and relaxing atmosphere.

"Sunset Cabin" is where deep breaths of fresh mountain air are taken in and where many have received the answers to the "why's" and "purpose" of their lives:)..always answering back with praise and gratitude!

"Sunset Cabin" is a vacation spot to truly relax in order to be refreshed before heading back to work.

We believe watching the sunset and star gazing rejuvenates the soul by giving us strength, peace and balance for the road ahead.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin boasts of its views of the mountains and a peaceful setting.

Most of the activities such as skiing both downhill and x-country are approx. 7-10 miles away.

Horseback riding and hiking trails close as well.

We encourage people to relax around the real wood burning fireplace inside the cabin or outside by the campfire.

Star gazing is prime here in this part of WV! This is due to the fact it has been claimed to be one of the "darkest spots" on the east coast!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We certainly appreciate the comments left by our guests and would like to add that we have had in the past people on motorcycles visit us and had no problems, however the road is dirt and gravel and there is one hairpin turn, we like to call it, at the top of "Cherry Ridge".

We are not bikers but would also like to caution people with bikes of the nature of our roads.

This beautiful couple did have difficulty, and we apologized for their experience on our road and offered them a free night stay if they chose to come back.

Last night however we had eight bikers arrive at a large cabin here in "Cherry Ridge". We asked them this morning how the road was with bikes. They said "You have to be careful but it was fine." So with that being said please travel here on bikes at your own risk.

Four wheel drive is not necessary in the summer:)
Jul 2013
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Dryfork Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • single sink vanity, toilet and a tub/shower combination.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Winter guest ~4 wheel drive vehicle or have snow chains


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Romantic Mt. Get-away~ 'Sunset cabin' has spectacular Mountain & Sunset views!
average rating of 4.986111 based on 77 reviews

The Perfect Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Sunset cabin for our 16th Wedding Anniversary 9/15 - 9/17/17. We truly couldn't of asked for more than this cabin had to offer! We absolutely LOVED it and have already decided it will be where we spend our future anniversaries to come! Barbara and Dan are the nicest people and they have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable! We loved sitting by the fire pit each night and then relaxing in the huge hot tub, underneath the stars. We also loved waking up and having our coffee on the front porch while taking in the gorgeous scenery. We were so sad to leave and cannot wait to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Sunset Cabin" has a purpose! It is to provide a place for people to celebrate anniversaries and a place for romantic get always! We love hearing it is providing just that....every soul needs time to getaway from the noises and stresses of life from time to time:) We look forward to having couples return!!
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Ohio/ West Virginia

Fantastic property and owners to match......really...!!

  • 5 of 5

So....this is one of those places you want others to enjoy but secretly you hope not too many people discover it....and that would be really selfish......Soooooooooo......!!

This was an amazing stay for my wife and I and Barb and Dan could not possibly have been more gracious in every way. Everything we hoped for and MUCH MORE...!!

If you go you WILL be glad you did.....All the best to Dan and Barb....we feel like we made new friends as an added bonus to our wonderful stay. Not only did we stay in their lovely cabin but we also prayed with them.....what a wonderfully refreshing experience.......!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This beautiful couple came last minute due to the horrific hurricane which caused much devestation to most of Florida! We were so happy to be able to pray together for those in Florida to be safe...a blessing to have such amazing, good, positive, people to share our cabin with😊
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  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to disconnect from the world and enjoy mother nature...this is the cabin for you. Every morning you will be awaken by the beautiful sunrise and will enjoy a nice glass of wine during sun sets. The cabin is perfection and so cozy. Every day my husband and I would choose a hike out of 100 of trails that are available in this area and come back to the cabin to soak our body in the hot tub that over looks the mountains and valley. The owners Dan and Barbara were amazing host and are always available to assist you with any request that you may have. We are looking forward to making another trip back to this cabin next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful comments on our cabin and the area! We love to hear that couples like these enjoy the trails our area offers and the hot tub! We would highly recommend bald knob trail and spruce knob trails:)
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Alexandria, VA

This is one of the most serene, peaceful and gorgeous places I have ever stayed at.

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do this property justice. Waking up in a comfortable bed, warm and happy and being able to see forest is a large change from the urban sprawl I am used to. Every morning my girlfriend and I would sip our coffee on the porch overlooking the valley and towards the mountains. It is a stunning view that is hard to tear your eyes away from. The location is beyond amazing, and the cabin itself is just fantastic. The Turnage's are the most polite and generous hosts one could ask for, Dan brought us freshly laid eggs the day of our arrival, and gave us solid recommendations for food, as well as letting us know where the nearest things to do were. But the area is amazing, Blackwater Falls has short but gorgeous trails that lead to overlooks of the falls. Davis is a quaint little town, and you'll travel through it frequently.

But to sum it all up, coming here was easily one of the best vacations I have ever had on the continental United States, and I will 100% be coming back.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful guests! We appreciate couples who are able to enjoy the cabin and the beautiful WV mountains. We love it when the fresh mountain air and nature revives the soul for the journey ahead!
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Beautiful place with perfect hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at sunset cabin as part of our honeymoon. The mountain views from the porch are beautiful. The cabin was clean with a well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds. Excellent location close to the dolly sods wilderness area. The cabin is in a private community and feels fairly secluded.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Virginia's Best!

  • 5 of 5

Barb & Dan

We never stay at they same home away twice but your place is an exception. We will be back for a third time and more! Everything about our stay was perfect. From your beautiful cabin and its amenities to the stunning sights and surroundings made it a trip to remember. Seeing a black bear and a albino deer near the cabin made it even more memorable. You guys are some of the nicest people we have ever met!

Thank again and hope to see you soon

John & Sharon

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Some of the reasons why we believe people love our cabin, "Sunset Cabin", and the area is because of the atmosphere. It is a time for "lovers of the soul (your mind, will, and emotions) to prosper.... We believe our cabin and the mountains of WV provide the setting for that to take place. We thank our guests so much for coming and experiencing a place where many truly unwind and distress.
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Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Canaan Valley Lodge
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Canaan Valley
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Canaan Valley Lodge
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Whitegrass x-country, Canaan Valley, Timberline
Car: necessary

In the winter we require our guests to have either 4 wheel drive or snow chains for their vehicles...thank you!

Google maps coordinates pinpoints "Sunset Cabin"

38 57'51.8' N 79 27"15.0"W


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cancellation policy: If we can rebook your scheduled dates, we will issue full refund on card. All others will be on a case by case basis. No refunds for bad weather, or if hot tub is down.
Please Note* We have had 100% success with our hot tub thus far with all our guests, however we do not guarantee. In the event an issue would occur we certainly will do all we can to get it up and running!
Very important~ You must have 4 wheel drive or at least snow chains in the winter to get here!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund