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Sam Austell

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish

Beautiful Mountain View, Secluded Romantic, Family Friendly WiFi

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Great Cacapon Cabin Rental Photos and Description

A Little Place in WV has everything you need for a quiet getaway stay. Beautifully sited on a secluded 5 acre wooded lot the hilltop location offers a graceful view across gently rolling hills to Cacapon Mountain in the near distance. Fog often divides the peaks and valleys in the early morning. Sun, moon, and stars rise to greet you, warming your morning or silvering your night. This cabin is a great place for a romantic getaway or an intimate weekend with your family. Secluded and completely surrounded by woods the site provides privacy in an open outdoor setting. Small groups of friends will enjoy the chance to hangout and visit in a beautiful setting--quiet, secluded and peaceful. The deck and one balcony look east to Cacapon Mountain with rolling hills between. A second balcony looks straight into the trees. The two bedroom cabin sleeps six comfortably. Recently renovated, the charming mix of colors, furnishings and natural light provide a warm cozy atmosphere. A gas fireplace will take the chill off an autumn evening and add an intimate feel to the living room. There are three TVs and DVD players, satellite TV, and a library of DVDs to keep you entertained. The cabin has free WiFi to keep you connected. The kitchen is fully equipped with stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave, pots and pans, dishes and glasses. There is a washer and dryer in the basement. You can enjoy your meals inside or on the deck with views across the valley. The master bedroom suite has a queen size bed and sitting area. There are two balconies with wonderful cross breezes. The cabin has central air but you probably won't need it. The second bedroom has a double bunk bed. There is a futon in the basement den. Plenty of sheets and towels are available.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sam Austell (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Sam Austell

I am in my mid-60s. I love walking outdoors and in recent years I have hiked in the Anapurna region in Nepal, been to Machu Pichu in Peru and most recently traveled the Colorado River for 21 days by rubber raft through the Grand Canyon. I own a small business in Baltimore and love visiting A Little Place in WV.

Sam Austell purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Sam Austell chose West Virginia

Several years ago my wife and I accidentally passed through Berkeley Springs. We had lunch at Tari's, looked around and decided to come back. We made several weekend trips staying in cabins in the area. We got lucky and found our cabin one very dreary but enchanting day in November. It was well built and had a wonderful view. But it was a mess. Nothing that a little bit of destruction and then construction couldn't take care of. I love a project. I hope you will enjoy the serenity and beauty of A Little Place in WV.


based on 24 traveler reviews

Beautiful Mountain View, Secluded Romantic, Family Friendly WiFi
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Most beautiful, relaxing, incredible getaway EVER

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to take my boyfriend somewhere secluded, private, and in nature for his Birthday. Well this place went above and beyond!!! We were ready to move in! When we got there we were in awe by the view from the deck and sat out there for an hour before even going in. The view is to die for! We saw ample amounts of deer during our stay and enjoyed the fact that you cannot hear anything but nature! Completely private. The second you walk inside you immediately realize how clean the place is! It is spotless! There is a beautiful view from the kitchen and living room as well through sliding glass doors. The whole upstairs is the master bedroom where right beside the very comfy bed is another gorgeous view! What a beautiful thing to wake up to in the morning. We NEVER got tired of the view! We enjoyed watching the movies that they had there and I loved cooking dinner and breakfast in the FULLY equipped kitchen! They even had wifi which was an awesome touch! We enjoyed hiking at Great Cacapon State Park, going to the overlook, eating at Lot 12, and having breakfast at Panorama! Loved the little shops in town as well! We cannot wait to stay here again.. We are already trying to figure out when we can go back! HIGHLY RECOMMEND to EVERYONE! I will be bringing my family next time!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had such a wonderful time. We love to hear that people enjoy our getaway spot as much as we do. We look forward to having you back soon. Sam Austell
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Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

Great place for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin for a girlfriend getaway. There were 5 of us and it was perfect for our group. We never even used the basement. The owners were very nice to work with throughout the process and the caretakers were readily available, even though we did not need to call them. Beautiful house with an amazing view. We spent all of Saturday on the deck just enjoying the day and each other's company! Another perfect trip for our group. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time. Thanks for coming. Sam Austell
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  • 5 of 5

As always, we are grateful to enjoy our time in this beautiful and comfortable home. There are no suggestions that I can make, that's how perfect it is!!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Starry, Starry Night

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is great when you want a private, mountain getaway. The stars and moon were amazingly clear and bright without the interference of light. The sky combined with a nighttime symphony by nature’s critters and we were quickly lulled to sleep in a very comfortable bed.

Everything is as shown and the rooms are bigger than they look in the photos. There’s space for your group to be together or 3 separate areas if you want some alone time. The kitchen has everything needed to prepare and serve meals. Everything was clean and neat. The internet is fast and dependable.

The cabin is remote. The last mile or so is a rough, curvy road. We were glad we had 4 wheel drive.

Be sure to visit Berkeley Springs. It's quite interesting and has some cute shops.

The owner is fantastic. Quick responses and all questions answered.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed at the cabin for a summer weekend. The cabin itself was clean, comfortable, and very well cared for. It's surprisingly spacious and very well-equipped. The owner was extremely responsive and even provided us with ideas for hikes and other outdoor activities. We mostly went to the State Park to swim at the sandy beach, which was just perfect, but a bit of a longer drive than we had anticipated (about 30 minutes). Overall, we were extremely happy with our stay and plan on going back again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

Clean and Comfy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend & I (in our 50's) spent a week at this cabin, and wished we could have brought it home with us. It was clean and so comfortable...we felt totally at home. The kitchen had everything needed to cook any type of meal, if desired. Even the back of the basement, where the laundry equipment is, was clean. The entire top level is a huge bedroom, complete with a bathroom of its own. The view of the mountains was breathtaking, and deer wandered daily through the property. The only thing we didn't like were the back roads and driveway. I have a SUV, but it's only 2 wheel drive. 4 wheel drive would have been a better option. None the less, the cabin and surroundings were absolutely lovely, and a wonderful break from hectic city life.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad to hear that you had such a wonderful stay. We look forward to having you stay again in the future. Thanks, Sam
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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Paw Paw Tunnel
Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Washington Dulles, and Baltimore Washington Int.
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Berkeley Springs
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Cacapon State Park
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Interstate 70
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Panorama at the Peak
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Cacapon State Park--Haha but true
Car: necessary

Berkeley Springs and the surrounding area are a mecca for visitors in the mid-Atlantic. Voted one of the top ten small art communities, there are galleries and The Ice House Community Art Center with live performances. There are two large antique stores and a number of small ones in town for those surprising finds. There are a number of restaurants in a range of styles and prices. Our favorites are Tari's and Panarama at the Peak. The Creamery for a quick sandwich and the Country Inn for a fine breakfast should be on your list. There are a couple of spas in town for the full range of pamper yourself delights. Our choice is the Atasia Spa. We have taken many wonderful walks in the area. The C&O canal is accessible at Paw Paw and Hancock. There is a beautiful trail from the parking lot at the Cacapon State Park scenic overlook. Its easy too. The Star Theatre shows recent movies Friday, Saturday and Sunday and has the best popcorn in three states made in a classic antique popcorn machine. Tari's, the Fairfax Coffee House and Earth Dog Cafe usually have live music one night a week. By the way you will get great coffee at the coffee house and the barbeque at Earth Dog is terrific. There are near-by Civil War sites at Gettysburg, Antietam and Sharpsburg. Skiing is at Whitetail. If you like the ponies the head on over to Charlestown. Then there is the cabin. A Little Place in WV is a lovely, peaceful place to just enjoy being alive. Let the sun warm you in the morning or the breeze cool you in the afternoon while reading a book on the deck. Three TVs, satellite and a library of DVDs are available for your enjoyment. Free WiFi is on site to keep up with the other world while you enjoy the real world. There are old fashion board games, remember them. If there is a chill in the air, the gas fireplace will warm you with its romantic glow. There is also a fire pit outside.


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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Part of the beauty of our cabin is that is a mile and a half down a dirt road. For that reason we do not rent the cabin January thru part of March. We welcome guests in late November and December. Should you feel uncomfortable with foul weather predictions please call me to discuss the situation. We want you to be comfortable and will be happy to give a full refund should winter weather threaten.

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Great Cacapon Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeps two, Bunk Beds (1) This is a double bunk bed so it sleeps 4.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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