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Quality Time Together! Log Cabin Sleeps 25+ Kids Love It! Pets too!

Mt Hope, WV, USA
  • Lodge5600 sqft
  • Bedrooms9
  • Sleeps35
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

Eight Bedroom, Four and a Half Bath Log Cabin With Large Ponds

Kids love it! This secluded mountain lodge lets your group enjoy fishing, hiking, swimming, kayaks, and relaxation - all without leaving the property! You'll be close to white water rafting, rock climbing and skiing in winter, but once you settle into this 80-acre estate, you won't want to leave.

Maple Fork Lodge has beds for up to twenty-six people, with floor space for the kids! A spacious kitchen and dining area, tastefully decorated great room, ample entertainment room with sixty-inch HD television, High-speed wireless internet throughout the home, a business center and library, and best of all, several ponds, the largest of which is just over an acre - all stocked with fish! The kids will love splashing into the pond from our 18-foot rope swing and paddling around in the provided flat-top kayaks.

With lots of cozy nooks for reading or face-to-face meetings, this property is perfect for corporate or church retreats, girl's getaway weekends, family reunions, scouting events or just a vacation spot for large families. Whatever your reason for visiting our little corner of 'Almost Heaven,' you'll definitely want to come back again next year!


Property Manager

Amanda Bowers

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Amanda Bowers

The home was purchased in 2005 by Chuck Holton and his wife, Connie. It soon became the Holton Hideaway...Chuck is a television War Correspondent, author, and Adventurer who travels to more than 20 countries each year. Photographs of Chuck's travels adorn the home. When he's not reporting from a far-flung war zone, Chuck hides out with his family at their home in Panama, but the family still loves spending time at the family farm in WV several times each year.

Amanda Bowers purchased this Lodge in 2005

Why Amanda Bowers chose Mount Hope

In 2005 we escaped the business of Washington, DC for a more serene existence in southern West Virginia. When we moved to Panama in 2012, we wanted to see the farm in WV being enjoyed by others.

What makes this Lodge unique

Maple Fork Lodge is a wonderfully secluded property - well off the road. With eighty acres to explore and mountaintop views that will take your breath away - it's the perfect place for relaxing with family and friends. The decor isn't stuffy and formal - but designed to make large groups seem cozy and intimate.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 35
      • Office downstairs
        1 sleep sofa /futon, NEW queen-sized sleeper sofa converts office into bedroom
      • Bedroom 1 Upstairs
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 1 Downstairs
        1 bunk bed, Twin top, full bottom.
      • Bedroom 2 Downstairs
        1 bunk bed, Twin top, full bottom.
      • Bedroom 2 Upstairs
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3 Upstairs
        1 queen, 1 baby crib
      • Loft Bunkroom
        1 twin/ single, 3 bunk bed, single over double bunks and carpeted floor space.
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Has outside door for easy access.
      • Bedroom 3 Downstairs
        2 twin/ single
      • All beds include bedding and pillows.


      • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Upstairs Bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Guest Bath Main Floor
      • Master Bath
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Downstairs Bath
        toilet, shower
      • Loft Bunkroom
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            Great views of the mountains in every direction.
          • Rural
            Part of the property is a working cattle farm. Don't worry, you won't have to do any milking.
          • Water View
            Ponds on every side of the house.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Central air.
                      • Fireplace
                        Large stone fireplace with wood insert in living room. Electric fireplace in basement family/entertainment room.
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        Nautilus weight rack with squat bar, bench press, etc. Full rack of olympic weights, kettle bells, etc.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Dual zone heat.
                      • Internet
                        Wifi throughout the home
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                        Bedding provided.
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        Parking for 20 vehicles - please don't park in the back yard.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bath towels are provided. Towels for outdoor use are NOT provided.
                      • Washing Machine
                        Does not require HE detergent.
                      • Wood Stove
                        Insert. Firewood is provided.


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Keurig and a restaurant style coffee maker and separate grinder. Bring your favorite coffee or k cup!
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Pfalzgraff dishes, plastic ware and a limited supply of paper products.
                          • Dishwasher
                            Kenmore Dishwasher.
                          • Kitchen
                            There is a large L shaped counter allowing easy access for a buffet line for a crowd.
                          • Microwave
                            GE Microwave.
                          • Oven
                            Double oven.
                          • Pantry Items
                            A limited amount of basic staples. Cooking spices, oils and seasonings.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Kenmore French Door Bottom-Freezer. Additional refrigerator available downstairs.
                          • Stove
                            Frigidaire flat surface with 4 burners.
                          • Toaster
                            Toaster oven and 2 slice toaster.


                              • Dining
                                Main table seats 10. Nook table seats 4. Baby booster seat and a Bumbo with tray. Folding tables and chairs for 12 or more. Breakfast bar has 5 bar stools. Plenty of room to set tables up inside.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 30 people


                                  • Books
                                    A library full of books
                                  • DVD Player
                                    Great room upstairs.
                                  • Games
                                    Many board games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Suddenlink cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    60-inch HD flat screen with surround sound system.
                                  • Toys
                                    box of kids toys - and the great outdoors! Swing set and sand box.
                                  • Video Games
                                    Xbox 360 with Kinect and games.
                                  • Video Library
                                    small library of family-oriented titles.


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Wrap around porches with tables, chairs, porch swing and rockers.
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        two ride-on canoes
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Over an acre of grass front and back for lots of family fun!
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        4 burner gas grill. Gas is provided.


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Private Pool
                                                1-acre pond fit for swimming, fishing and boating. Rope swing!


                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • museums
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • whitewater rafting

                                                                55 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Great Hosts, Great Place

                                                                Adam B.Kingston

                                                                This was a phenomenal place to stay. The house was big, welcoming, and had every amenity we needed. The large kitchen was fantastic for our group and we loved the deck and the rustic charm. The hosts were super responsive; when the front door lock wasn't working, they were there within the hour to fix it. Everyone loved the dog that hung out by the house who was very friendly. We would definitely stay here again given the chance.

                                                                Beautiful home and property

                                                                Samantha C.

                                                                Just got back from a tremendous time at the Maple Fork Lodge. During our week there, we experienced a wide range of weather, from sunny and 50 to snowy and 20, and loved every minute of it. The house was perfect for our group, providing ample space to be all together and to get time alone, and the property was gorgeous. Hoping to return again someday!

                                                                Wonderful Property!

                                                                Wesley M.Graniteville

                                                                We had a great stay with our group of young adults! The house had more than enough room for our group of 20. The kitchen layout is awesome and the beds were very comfy! Will definitely keep this place in mind the next time our group plans a ski trip! Plenty of restaurants close by (5-10 min) to choose from. My wife and a few others were really wanting to take Marley and the little grey cat home with us. Only had one minor issue and Amanda was very helpful in answering my query. Also Amanda was very quick in response time whenever there was a question before we arrived and also in returning our deposit. This place was beautiful! Cannot say enough about this place.

                                                                Thanksgiving Retreat

                                                                Darnell W.

                                                                My family and I stayed there and we had a ton of fun! We had a litany of issues (no water and fridge broke) but Amanda had a "S" on her chest. A water main broke at the end of the road and Amanda and her husband went to Wal-Mart at 11pm and brought 35 gallons of water to the house and a fridge the same night. The next morning, everything worked well and the weekend became very dynamic and transformative. We had so much fun and we will gladly come back again! Btw, we had 33 people there and it was PLENTY of room. Love it!

                                                                Perfect venue for a weekend long wedding with friends and family

                                                                Chelsea R.

                                                                We loved our time here - having family and friends stay with us at the cabin meant we had more time to visit and enjoy our company than a typical wedding.

                                                                Plenty of "Great Outdoors" while also close enough to stores and excursions

                                                                Art W.

                                                                This is the second time that I stayed with a group at this property, and we came back for the second time for very good reason. The property is expansive such that we can get pretty loud around the fire with raucous laughter without getting noise complaints from the neighbors (because, afterall, they're not that close), and you can conveniently get to grocery or other locations as needed without losing half the day like some other properties we've experienced.

                                                                We had 11 guys at the house and didn't feel like we were on top of each other, ever. The gym downstairs helped us keep with our fitness routines, and the 80 acres of the property provides nice routes/roads to hike with a good elevation component to it. The massive TV downstairs would have been great for watching football if only we weren't having too much fun doing other stuff.

                                                                There is a dog and a cat that seem to live at the property, and they are wonderful creatures. There are other dogs nearby and they sometimes visit. Also nice.

                                                                If you have a truck or Jeep, you can access the higher part of the property by car, through a gate or two, depending on how the cattle are being contained.

                                                                There is a pistol range which they allow you to use if you sign waivers -- but it hasn't really been maintained. There are some tires which you can use to pin some targets onto, but otherwise if you plan on using that range, you probably need to bring your own target holders, steel targets, or whatever you like to use.

                                                                The gas grill is big enough to grill 10 ribeye steaks and more than a dozen zucchinis at one time. The kitchen has a cast iron griddle that is great for doing breakfast. Someone before us washed the griddle with soap and water, scrubbing off the seasoning, so just be sure to season it before you use it.

                                                                Two years ago we encountered a lot of ladybugs. This year we were bug free. It'a a fact of nature. There is a vacuum on property if it's needed.

                                                                Sick of the people you chose to vacation with? There's a little corner to which you can escape. Want everyone together at one time? There are big rooms to get everyone together.

                                                                This place is one of the more expensive properties we've used, but we feel like we get our money's worth.


                                                                Mt Hope, WV, USA

                                                                The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine is an interesting several-hour excursion. The Tamarack cultural center is a wonderful collection of locally-made arts and crafts for sale. Downtown Mount Hope - 4 miles away - is a great place to step back in time and shop for unique treasures. And for the outdoors man, the New River Gorge is unsurpassable.

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee
                                                                Pet Fee
                                                                Damage Insurance

                                                                Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. $750 deposit required at time of booking. Deposit will be forfeited if cancelled less than 90 days of the reservation. Cancellations less than 30 days out forfeit one full day's rent plus deposit Check in is 4:00pm and check out is 11:00am. No Sunday check-ins. If your booking creates a 5 hour turnover, an additional $250 cleaning fee will apply.

                                                                55 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.8/5
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