|Space||2,000 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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 &
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
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
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
Latitude: 38.91423 Longitude: -79.750526
Bowden, WV 26254
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
Rates are based on 6 person occupancy. If you would like different dates from above events, custom rate packages are available upon request.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.