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River Star - A Beauty Nestled In The Mountains- Shavers Fork Cheat River

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Riverfront Cabin setting, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

ADDITIONAL PHOTO'S on facebook- Search River Star Vacation Rental. (see link to our Facebook page at the bottom of this listing)

Three Bedroom, 2 1/2 Baths, Two Dining Area, Two Living Rooms, Fireplace, Two large Decks with Hot Tub Overlooking The River, Jacuzzi Tub, Laundry, Charcoal Grill, Fire Pit, and River Beach.

The house is very comfortable and clean. It is newly furnished and stocked with many extras for enjoying the great outdoors. Fishing poles, frisbee, horse shoe pit, football, and wiffle ball/bats.

The home sleeps 9 people comfortably. Bedroom 1- Queen,

vaulted ceilings, river view. Bedroom 2- Full, antique furniture.

Bedroom 2- Full/Twin Bunk Beds and a Daybed with a Trundle &

Toddler Bed.

We have several family members who are allergic to cats and dogs, so no pets allowed, sorry.

No smoking permitted in the home.

Keywords: Cheat River, Augusta, Forest, Festival, River Cabin, Shavers Fork Cabin, Appalachian Mountains, Davis and Elkins College, Canaan Valley, Railroad, Waterfront, The Polar Express, Durbin and Greenbriar Railroad, The Tygart Flyer, The American Mountain Theatre

More Details

Patti Reckart
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2017

About Patti Reckart

Our family fell in love with The Shaver's Fork of The Cheat River. We live close by in Elkins, WV and love to get away to fish, float and relax at the river. I am originally from New York and my husband is a native West Virginian. We have two beautiful children.

Patti Reckart purchased this house in 2010

Why Patti Reckart chose West Virginia

River Star is a great location. It has one of the best locations to access the river. It is a gradual access (I call it my river beach) into a great swimming hole. The river has riffles above and below our swimming hole. The property also has a beautiful trickling creek that runs through the property. Kids love to play here as well as in the river. The property boasts three lots, with a lot of room to play yard games or pop a tent.


Elkins House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Antique Furniture
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , 1 child bed , A kid friendly room, but converts to an adult room easily.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , River View with skylight
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

River Star - A Beauty Nestled In The Mountains- Shavers Fork Cheat River
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews
Cumming, GA

Great family rental

  • 4 of 5

The home had absolutely everything that we needed and wanted for our stay. The river view was beautiful and we enjoyed the indoor and outdoor fireplaces. Hot tub was great and you could tell some renovations had been done inside the property to modernize it. Our only problem was there was no heat when we first arrived and it took about 8 hours before it was comfortable. However, we did call Patti for help and she was very nice and helpful. Overall, great stay and we would recommend this property. Would love to return in the summer for some tubing!!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ken, I am glad you enjoyed your stay. I am very sorry about the heat situation on arrival. We normally keep it around 65 and it takes a few minutes to warm up, but I spoke to the cleaning staff and they had it very low because the weather was warmer earlier in the week. If I would have known I would have warmed it up for you. Thanks for letting me know. We hope you return soon.
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Beautiful, clean

  • 4 of 5

Other reviews of praise are accurate. Wifi is great.

Difficult to find after dark. Cold water problems addressed promptly. Bed in master bedroom is extremely squeaky---- even if you just breathe in deeply. I would roll over and the squeak would wake me. No kissy kissy time without others knowing what you are doing.

Just like an outdoor cabin, bring everything except bedding, small pans and plates, eating utensils, fire logs. Toys and games are provided. I wish I had brought food, big pots, fire kindling, bath soap, etc.

Next time, I would call ahead to arrange outdoor hunting, fishing ideas with Middle Mountain Archery, and I would research best places to eat and see as there is no map or recommendations in the house. Be prepared to take advantage of the river with river shoes in summer, boots in winter. Again, you might want to figure out river navigation questions before your visit. Visit Wheeler's gun shop and Marlea's quality fashions.

This might be the type of place that gets better every visit as you figure out what there is to do and how to do it. I would like to try it again, but for the price, I would definitely want a non-squeak bed.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for letting me know about the bed. I haven't stayed there myself in a long time and nobody has mentioned it. I agree, that would be very annoying. I am going to fix the problem immediately.
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

The house and setting were just right for our after Christmas family gathering. Comfortable, well equipped kitchen and wood burning fireplace for chilly nights. We hope to stay here again. Summer would be awesome with close access to river swimming.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house with fun activites included

  • 5 of 5

We did a motorcycle ride with 6 guys in the end of August. Initially this house was overlooked because we didnt think there was a garage but after emailing Patti and getting a prompt response telling us there was a garage we booked this house. In the past we have stayed at hotels and other cabin/houses but there was nothing more to do there then sleep and relax. At this house which sits right next to the river there was fishing (we caught a total of 4 fish in about 1 hour of fishing) also ladder ball and corn hole boards & bags. This gave us something to look forward to when we got back to the house other than relaxing. This house sits on a quiet road with only a few neighbors and is about 5 minutes from Elkins which had groceries/fuel/restaurants. This is the 4th year we have done this ride down into WV and because of this house it was the best so far. I would say bring bug spray being right next to the river but even without it they weren't that bad. We will definitely be going back if available.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you guys enjoyed River Star. I hope you ride back soon.
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  • 4 of 5

We had a relaxing time at River Star. There are a lot of things to do in that area near Elkins, WVA so we were able to do small day trips and return for a relaxing cup of coffee and s'mores by the fire pit. Our daughter kayaked and it was nice for her to just walk out on to the back yard and right in the Shavers Fork. We had dinner at CJ Maggie's down town. Prices were very reasonable, selection was great, and the portions were huge. Service and atmosphere was very relaxing. The home was clean and well-maintained, amenities all accurate and Patti was eager to help and easy to work with. We enjoyed our stay at River Star. Prayers to the folks in West Virginia struggling with flooding. It is very much a caring state who really look after each other.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Location

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 families stay at River Star for a long weekend. The house was very well kept and the view could not have been more amazing! There is nothing better than morning coffee on the river! The kids had a tremendous time at the river, roasting hotdogs and marshmallows, and just being kids in the great outdoors! We would definitely recommend a stay here for anyone looking to visit the area and wanting the peace and the serenity of the river nearby. Close enough to Seneca and Spruce Knob for day hiking trips too!

Thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you return soon.
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Latitude: 38.91423 Longitude: -79.750526

Bowden, WV 26254


Rates & Availability

Elkins House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are based on 6 person occupancy. If you would like different dates from above events, custom rate packages are available upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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