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Dan and Barbara Turnage

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

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

45 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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 for those who are looking for a getaway place that offers a quiet and tranquil 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' offers one of the best views of the beautiful Appalachian mountain range around! It is positioned for you to capture some of the most spectacular sunsets and sunrises ever!

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.

The 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. We have in addition to the basic dishes pots and pans etc. 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 etc... But you don't have to do may just want to relax and enjoy all that nature provides.

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!

Cabin has wonderful Hot tub, dish satellite, free- long distance phone service & high speed 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dan and Barbara Turnage (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Dan and Barbara Turnage

I am retired Custom home builder from Chesapeake Va. but more importantly a lover of the 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 enjoying 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 Mountains of WV!

We love to go skiing, hiking, biking, Kayaking and hunting. However; we also just love to relax and take in the amazing sunsets between the mountains or 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. It is positioned so you can enjoy the sunrise and the sunset!

We also chose this location because it is close to two ski resorts, Canaan Valley State park, lots of hiking trails, mountain biking, horseback riding, golfing, rock climbing, and hunting!

The real beauty here is that you are surrounded by nature. Relax and breath in the fresh mountain air!

This is a vacation spot where you really can relax and get refreshed before heading back to work.

The sunsets 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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based on 45 traveler reviews

Romantic Mt. Get-away~ 'Sunset cabin' has spectacular Mountain & Sunset views!
average rating of 4.977778 based on 50 reviews
Greenville, SC

Gorgeous views!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin has everything you need and feels like home with a beautiful view of the mountains and night sky. I've never seen so many stars! The hospitality is wonderful. The master bed is very comfortable, the hot tub on the deck has a beautiful view. Great hiking in the area, just such a relaxing place. I would definitely come back to this cabin and highly recommend this as a rental if you are looking for a quiet, peaceful place to visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always trying to improve or cabin, so when our guests come back it will be even better...we have recently upgraded the master bedroom mattress, and within the last six months put a new table, stove, and refrigerator. We are always looking for our guests to give us suggestions because it is very important to us that our guests have the best experience in the mountains of WV they can:)
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a few days in this cabin celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. The place was remarkable, from the breathtaking sunsets to the deer walking across the lawn to sitting under the stars in the hot tub. The cabin was great, I brought items that I thought that I needed but they were already in the cabin. We were close enough to drive to Dolly sods, Canaan valley and Blackwater falls. We will definitely bring our family back. It is truly a sight that everyone needs to see in there lifetime, this is truly Gods country!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so grateful for couples that are able to get away and enjoy the mountains of WV! It truly is God's beauty we want people to take in and enjoy. Having couples take the time to celebrate special occasions and get refreshed for the journey ahead is our goal. Thank you so much for the comments! You were a blessing to have!
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Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

3rd time back to this mountain, so this place has special meaning for me. The views are amazing, no mosquitos, no allergies, cool breezes, beautiful skies and star gazing, making campfires outside, lighting bugs lighting up the trees, so quiet and peaceful! You feel like you're entering a different world as soon as you drive around the bend. And the sunsets are absolutely breathtaking. Seriously! Awesome hot tub, and cooking meals was a cinch. I just like sipping my coffee on the deck or the porch.

Oh! And there are 2 outside dining tables so you can view either the sunset or sunrise or the moon rise when it is full!!!!

We happened to be there for the full moon it was amazing!

VERY clean! There wasn't even any dust outside!

Have to go back, so much more to do!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We could not agree more with our guests comments! That is why we moved here. Well actually, we originally moved here for the "snow activities" in winter but stayed because of the awesome summers and gorgeous falls!! We are so happy our guests love it here too! We look forward to having them back again:)
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  • 5 of 5

Sunset cabin is excellent, great for honeymoons, anniversaries and small families. We had our children with us and they had a blast. Thank you Dan, for taking the time to show our twins around the mountain, they got to see a black bear, many deer with their babies and a bald eagle. This is a vacation they will forever cherish! The cabin has everything you need for rest and relaxation and is spotless. Dan and Barbara are great people and will make you stay unforgettable. We hope to be back soon! Thank you Dan and Barbara for sharing your little slice of Heaven with us!!! May God Bless You!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was the most precious little family ever!! We will always remember their little faces and the conversations we had with the boys over the black bear! It is such an amazing thing to watch children see things for the first time, such a special memory! We love having families who truly appreciate wildlife and the outdoors!
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Romantic Honeymoon!! We will definitely be back

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent our honeymoon at the cabin and it was everything and more than we expected, it was perfect. The views from the cabin were spectacular!! Dan and Barbara were very helpful and kind people, they helped in making our adventurous Honeymoon a weekend we will never forget. We hiked many trails, including Dolly Sods and also climbed the via ferrata at Nrocks Outdoor adventures. We HIGHLY recommend the Sunset Cabin and we look forward to our next visit. Thank You Dan & Barbara for everything and see you soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome cabin with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Best cabin we've ever rented so far! The sunsets were truly amazing, as was the stars gazing up from the hot tub every night! Dan and Barbara were the nicest people you could meet & made us feel at home. We could live in this cabin as a permanent residence, it's that just that nice, perfect size, & perfectly decorated. We totally look forward to staying here again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased when we see that our sweet cabin has blessed people so much! Thank you for the kind review, we totally enjoy it when we hear people enjoy the hot tub while star gazing!
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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!


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2 night minimum stay

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Tax Rate 12.0%

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!

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Dryfork Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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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