About the property
- Cottage900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
This Swiss Styled Cottage is perched at the top of a beautiful 10 acre property that overlooks the surrounding mountains and valley below. Located just 2 hours from Northern Virginia (DC) and 3 hours from Baltimore, MD this magical piece of heaven is perfect for those who love to paddle, hike, bike, horseback ride, fish, ski, antique or just lay back and decompress with a good book. Located in the Mill Gap area of Lost River, West Virginia, this property has expansive views, walkable land, 2 streams and 3 small bridges. Across the one stream is another meadow with a two storied bank barn. Our 'Lost River Swiss Cottage' is central to all that is happening in the Lost River Valley. One mile up Mill Gap is The Guesthouse at Lost River with its restaurant, bar and massage therapy. One mile down Mill Gap is the small hamlet of Lost River where you can visit the local museum, Craft Cooperative, Lost River General Store and Café or practice yoga at The Yoga Barn. Bike, Hike, or Paddle! The George Washington National Forest is minutes away, Rock Cliff Lake with its sandy beaches or The Lost River State Park with its beautiful pool, hiking trails, and stables await your visit. Come to Lost River !!! Our cottage has 2 bedrooms; one king and one queen. Our newly appointed interior is cozy and fresh with approximately 900 square feet of country living.
Bob, David & Tammy
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- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Bob, David & Tammy
Bob Dillard came to Lost River over 35 years ago to help with the development of the Lost River Valley/Mill Gap area consisting of 2400 acres. Quickly realizing that he had fallen in love with the area, he built a log home from which he managed the Tuscarora Land Co office, as well as the old Green Valley Farms Dude ranch adjacent to his property. Later he developed his log home into The Guesthouse at Lost River. From this property Bob ran several other businesses throughout the years but concentrated mainly on real estate. He has built over three hundred cabins and homes and, with his partner David and business partner Tammy, developed three subdivisions in the Lost River Valley. Although the Guesthouse at Lost River has changed hands, Bob still maintains a Real Estate office in the Lost River Subdivision. David Mickow came to the Lost River Valley, first as a guest at The Guesthouse at Lost River. Within six months David had been bitten by the bug and moved permanently to Lost River, becoming a partner in the Guesthouse and quickly started working in real estate as well as the development of properties in the LRV. David is the expert in design, color and balance. He is the “go to” guy when you cannot deal with furniture placement or get hung up hanging up all that art work! He is the Broker for Guesthouse Realty and has extensive knowledge of LRV real estate and, very important, the provenance of these properties. Tammy Stanley is truly a Hardy County gem and from the LRV. Born at the local clinic and from a farming family that dates back centuries. She is the glue that binds this Troika. She has worked alongside Bob since 1980 and David for almost 19 years! Tammy has been involved in Bob’s ventures from the get go, having singlehandedly run most of the Guesthouse business as well as maintaining her own Personal Touch Massage Therapy. She has run this business from the Guesthouse for over 20 years. We look forward to our Lost River Guests
Bob, David & Tammy purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Bob, David & Tammy chose Lost River
Location is stellar. Easy access from property via footbridge to Mill Gap for biking or running as well as direct access to gravel interior road for mountain biking or hiking Hommon Mountain adjacent to the Chalet. Only property in area with two converging streams that create a soothing background when relaxing on the deck. Easy 15 minute walk to the Lost River General Store. Only ten minute walk to a private fishing pond and hiking access to the George Washington National Forest. Less than two miles up Mill Gap towards Rock Cliff Lake is the Wolf Gap cut which is a 12 mile gravel road that is a gem for bikers who want peace, quiet and nearly non existent traffic. If you want to spend the day in the Lost River State Park, 20 minutes away, there is a beautiful pool in a spectacular wooded setting with changing rooms and an adjacent game room for all to enjoy. Hidden Trail Stables provides an excellent and fun way to see some of the incredible views of the Lost River Valley from the back of a very well behaved horse! If you would rather hike up 'Cranny Crow' or any of the other beautiful mountain trails at the State Park, there are maps and markers as well as Park Rangers to assist. This property is within 35 minutes of a launching area for tubing or canoeing the South Branch. Located near The Guesthouse Lost River, there is the advantage of taking advantage of their 'open pool' days and poolside bar and 'Happy Hour'.
What makes this Cottage unique
As I write about our property, and listen to the weather, I am reminded that even at 1700 ft. and located in the mountains, it still can get warm in the heat of the summer. Our property is unique in that it has central HVAC and a wonderful cool spring fed stream to put your in. Also, we offer a king bed room as well as a queen bed room for your sleeping comfort.
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Quiet, charming, clean. Overall excellent.
We had a great weekend stay here! It was quiet and clean. Spacious for two people. Lots of hiking nearby for anyone interested. Highly recommend for your getaway!
Can't wait to stay here again!
Cozy yet very spacious, and an incredible view down the hill of the gorgeous valley!
WEve been twice and love the location. Got to meet Tammy, David and Bob this time around, and they are very nice and accommodating. We will definitely return.
Great house and location. Would be happy to come back soon!
Perfect weekend getaway!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Lost River. The house was very clean, comfortable and well maintained. It was refreshingly quiet and a relaxing escape for a long weekend! We visited the Saturday market that's right down the hill from the house and we also walked around Trout Pond.
Peaceful scenic cabin surrounded by rolling hills
Loved this cabin! The property is open and surrounded by rolling hills. Pets were allowed which was a huge plus and our dogs loved running up and down the hills. The interior of the cabin was perfect for our needs. Everything was in working order and they even had wifi and Apple TV! The only con to this rental was the amount of ladybugs that were inside the cabin. It may have been a 'time of year' thing, but we weren't able to get them out of the cabin no matter how hard we tried. They were coming back in through the windows and cracks...I've never seen so many ladybugs in one place! But overall, amazing stay!!! Would definitely recommend.
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I am happy you had a nice weekend. I do apologize for the lady bugs. They visit for just a few days twice a year. Late Spring and Late Fall. They appear out of nowhere and they are here for a few days and then they are gone. It is rather overwhelming when they arrive. Mother Nature has total control over when they arrive and when they leave. Thanks for visiting and we hope you will return as they are now totally gone (lol).
Rates & Availability
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Anyone bringing a pet will be charged a $20.00 pet fee.