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.
- Cottage900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bob, David & Tammy
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 15, 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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My husband, myself and our 2 labs really enjoyed our stay! The house was very clean, well kept and comfortable. Pictures don’t do it justice! Walking the property was the perfect activity when the dogs neeeded to get out for a bit (in between our trips to state parks!) and they really enjoyed splashing in the stream. There is a large porch, but we didn’t sit outside much bc it was extremely hot while we were there, but I imagine an evening outside to sit would be glorious! If we were to visit again, we would surely stay here!
My family and I loved staying here. It was such a pretty view from the cabin, I could have sat out there all day. Be prepared to drive down gravel roads as it is kind of in the middle of no where and you won’t have any cell phone service for about 10 min out from the cabin, but they have an amazing WiFi that works all around the property!
The dogs had a blast running up and down the hill and playing in the creek on the property. You’ll see lots of wildlife so be careful at nighttime!
It was such an amazing trip and they had everything we needed. Most definitely would stay there again!!
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!
I offer massage therapy in the upper level of the Farmers Market which is only a couple hundred feet from the Cottage. Contract Tammy at 304 897 8207 to schedule an appointment. A hour is $70.00 and 1.5 hours is $100.00. It is a Great Way to relax during your stay.
The Farmers Market is open each Saturday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. We offer Black Dog Coffee and Home Made Baked Goods, Local Honey, Muffins, Scones, Cookies, Pies, Art, Candles, Lotions, Soaps, Dog Treats and Much Much More.
Rates & Availability
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Anyone bringing a pet will be charged a $20.00 pet fee.