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White Grass Garage Mahal

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Davis House Rental Photos and Description

1025 sg ft 2nd story apartment with 2 bedrooms and full kitchen.

423 Weiss Knob Ski Rd near Davis WV in Canaan Valley...NeW! TrAiL SiDe lodge adjacent to White Grass Ski Touring Center and Cafe in scenic Canaan Valley, WV is run by Chip Chase and Laurie Little. Two bedroom furnished, sleeps four, full kitchen and bath with tub/shower, washer/dryer, 2 porches. 2nd story and steps are required, 1025 sq ft apartment with south facing windows and forested mountainside views. Indoor garage parking. Spring water and warm forced air gas heat. 423 Weiss Knob Ski Rd outside Davis, WV. We are at the end of a quiet rural road and very private, although adjacent to the Chase home. Seasonal access to the WG sauna. Secluded 8 acre reserve with water falls, small native trout stream, and shelter within an old growth forest. Streamside trails throughout the property as well as over 100 kilometers hiking trails locally. Endless recreational opportunities in this outdoor paradise. Two night minimum $150. Pets allowed for $40 cleaning fee and more than 4 people $25/person. * VISA/MC accepted, check or cash preferred * Walking distance to an Appalachian bubbling sand spring. Email us or call 304-866-4706

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Chip Chase and Laurie Little
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016

About Chip Chase and Laurie Little

Chip Chase and Laurie Little have operated the White Grass Touring Center and Cafe for 34 years. Chip is an all around naturalist while Laurie is one of the best read authors of two popular cookbooks.

Chip Chase and Laurie Little purchased this house in 1999

Why Chip Chase and Laurie Little chose West Virginia

Within a mile of Dolly Sods and Canaan State Park as well as adjacent to the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Chip and Laurie hold a deep understanding of the area and are willing to share it.

What makes this house unique

In winter to be trailside on one of the nation's favorite cross country ski areas and in summer within a short walk or drive to some of the finest white water streams, pristine swimming holes, wild caves, and the funky tourist towns of Davis and Thomas.


based on 10 traveler reviews

White Grass Garage Mahal
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Gaithersburg, MD, USA

Excellent place!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house in quiet setting, owners are very friendly and personal;they readily helped us with few items that we forgot to bring. Unlike most other places in this area that advertise low price and then set you up with a lot of different fees, the quoted daily rate includes all charges except small WV tax. House has a lot of books and maps about surrounding hiking trails and local history.

Thank you very much, we had excellent time!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The gold standard in Canaan Valley!

  • 5 of 5

I can't imagine a better stay in all of Canaan Valley! This was our second stay and every bit the magic of the first. The Garage Mahal is cozy, well designed, and tastefully decorated and all accommodation has been considered and provided. The best part is that it's right across the street from White Grass- the best cross country skiing and an awesome dining experience- you'll feel like you've come home to friends and family you never knew you had. Chip and Laurie, their family and staff are the absolute hosts. Can't say enough about the place and their newish VRBO site!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Doesn't get much better than this

  • 5 of 5

Drive on in, set right down. We really enjoyed being able to park the car and cross country ski Whiter Grass from the Garage Mahal. The accommodations are convenient, clean, nicely appointed but uncluttered. The proximity to the White Grass Cafe' where the meals are as tasty as ever, are a definite plus. The reservation system worked great. This all adds up to an easy, fun and low key winter get away for a couple of days. Other options such as skiing at nearby Timber Line or Canaan Ski Resorts are accessible either through connecting back country trails or via a short drive. Highly recommended; the hosts couldn't be nicer. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore MD

Great accommodations at the Garage Mahal

  • 5 of 5

My wife and 2 kids stayed for 3 days. Full kitchen, 2 BR and DVD for movie night. Right at White Grass and close to Timberline and Canaan. We got to ski 2 out of 3. Will be coming back again. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house, hosts and location

  • 5 of 5

I can't believe it took me this long to come visit Whitegrass and try cross country skiing. My husband and I had so much fun staying at the Garage Mahal and can't wait to come back. The apartment/house is perfect and the proximity to the cross country trails (trailhead in the back yard) and their fabulous cafe/ski rental shop made it the most stress free winter trip ever. We did not get in the car until it was time to leave.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect setting for our engagement weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay could not have been better. The cabin is very thoughtfully equipped and comfortable. We did a lot of hiking and got engaged at Dolly Sods! Coming back to the cozy cabin after a long day of hiking and such an exciting time to be able to cook dinner together and relax was just perfect. The view from the porch is beautiful.

During our stay we visited the Dolly Sods and Blackwater Falls. Both were BEAUTIFUL. The town of Davis is very cute.

We highly recommend! :)

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
White Grass Cafe
Nearest Ski
200 Metres
White Grass
Car: necessary

423 Weiss Knob Ski Rd Davis WV. Natures Playground of the Mid Atlantic. More outdoor activities than can be listed. Adjacent to Canaan and Blackwater State Parks, Dolly Sods National Forest Wilderness and the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge.


Rates & Availability

Davis House Rental Rates

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Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40
Tax Rate 6.0%

We have had good luck with taking people's word on reservations without a deposit and will remain with this policy for now and THANKS!

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Davis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1025 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
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  • Parking ...
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  • Towels Provided ...
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  • Coffee Maker ...
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  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
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  • Stove ...
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  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Tub shower sink and vanity along with closet and washer dryer as well as back porch that looks over the north side of the property.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
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  • Stereo
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  • Boat ...
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  • Kayak / Canoe ...
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  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Mid Atlantic Mountain Wilderness where less than 1500 folks reside in 50 square road thru the county and the nearest traffic light is 45 minutes away and not really needed. The next one is another hour from there...this part of WV is stunning, high elevation coolness and wet year around. The Blackwater/Canaan Valley region is a naturalist hot spot due to the diversity of climates, forest types, and having a rain shadow on all four sides. Most of the area is either one of two WV State Parks, National Forest and Federal Wilderness, National Wildlife Refuge, State Wildlife Management Area, National Youth Science Foundation or the local Mountain Top Hunt Club. Four distinct seasons with a long winter usually filled with 140 inches of snow and a wet, long, cool spring leading into a thunderstorm breezy summer in the 70's. Autumn here is under sold as the local sugar maples and yellow birch in a back drop of red spruce, balsam fir, and hemlock is world class. Crazy weather, too!

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