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

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths1
Space 5,600 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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!


More Details

Property Manager
Amanda Bowers
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

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.


Mount Hope Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 35
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath Main Floor - toilet
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower
    Loft Bunkroom - toilet , shower
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 35
  • 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 3 Downstairs - 2 twin/ single
    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 2 Upstairs - 1 queen
    Office downstairs - 1 sleep sofa /futon , NEW queen-sized sleeper sofa converts office into bedroom
  • All beds include bedding and pillows.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.8235292 based on 51 reviews

Perfect venue for a weekend long wedding with friends and family

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plenty of "Great Outdoors" while also close enough to stores and excursions

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience both times!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property and amenities for our family reunions.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maple Fork Lodge was a perfect property for our family of 30. Nice layout on the inside.

  • 5 of 5

The property was near perfect for us. Children could swim or fish or kayak or play on playground. Games and books inside. As for the lodge, it was the best furnished of anyplace we've ever rented. The hosts, Amanda and Tim were wonderful and so friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend it. We hope to be able to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to relax in WV!

  • 5 of 5

The Maple Fork Lodge was a great place to relax but also so close to all the wonderful outdoor activities near the New River Gorge and Gauley River. The pond behind the lodge saw a lot of activity--fishing, swimming, and using the rope swing. There was plenty of space for all of our family to gather together at the dining table (or living room or family room or around the fire) but also space on any of four porches, large and small, to separate and spend quiet time. The owner has the place decorated to keep you interested in looking around and learning more about the home. Check it out. You'll enjoy it.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay for our white water rafting trip / bachelor party.

  • 4 of 5

The cabin itself was awesome, plenty of space for our group of 13 adults. Our adults really enjoyed the rope swing as much as any kid! The back porch is a really neat area just to hang out and it's really inviting. The TV in the basement was nice, especially since the NFL draft was on the weekend of our stay. The cabin worked well for us because it's only about 25 minutes from Adventures on the Gorge and made it nice to not stay in the commercial cabins that are on top of each other. The cabin has neighbors close by but you don't even notice. Amanda and her husband were great, and helped with any issues or questions we had. The dogs that frequent the cabin are friendly, and well behaved.

The reason for the four stars, the security cameras. There are a ton of them. I get why they are there but it's almost like an intrusion of your privacy. They cover the whole property including the back pond. It is what it is, and I completely understand... not a big deal for a bunch of guys having a good time.

Second, the ponds themselves. I am an avid fisherman and was really disappointed by the quality of the fish in the ponds. In the back pond the fish are almost all gone. You have a few bass all 12 inches or so and some small bluegills. The front ponds was a little better, probably because its not as easy to access. The bluegill are very nice size in the front pond but the bass seem to be about the same size, we seen one bigger one. Honestly people shouldn't be able to keep everything they want out of the ponds, it could use a few years of strict management.

The complaints are not necessarily complaints, just suggestions. Overall we had a great stay and I would recommend this to families that are looking to get away and experience the Gorge. You get your own cabin away from the people, yet close enough for the fun!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
New & Gauley River Adventures Campground
The Summit: Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve
New River Gorge National River
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Beckley, WV
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Prince, WV
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 64/77
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Bradley, WV
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Pet Fee $200
Cleaning $250
Property Damage Protection $99

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 $200 cleaning fee will apply.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.