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Amanda Bowers

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish

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

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 9
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Amanda Bowers (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish

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 West Virginia

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.


based on 34 traveler reviews

Quality Time Together! Log Cabin Sleeps 25+ Kids Love It! Pets too!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 34 reviews

Beautiful Mountain oasis

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and Maple Fork is the perfect place to unplug. While we took advantage of surrounding activities, we spent most of our time on the property. The fishing, hiking, relaxing and even wild blackberries all added up to an old fashioned family vacation. We have 21 people all together, ages 2-77. We never felt crowded and everyone could enjoy their own activity from surfing the web to croquet to fishing to frisbee and beyond. All necessities were provided. A great kitchen, eating area, sitting area, games, name it. While we could have eaten out, the ample refrigerator allowed us to stay stocked and prepared all of our meals. That was a great cost saver.

You are also less than 30 minutes away from many activities such as hiking the New River Gorge and the excitement of whitewater rafting. We even toured a local coal mine.

Amanda and family took great care of us and quickly responded to any needs or questions.

We will certainly come back to Maple Fork

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very large well laid out home

  • 5 of 5

The layout of this property is perfect for large groups since it had a finished basement. The property was just lovely and very calming. Plenty of dishes, glasses, etc. for our group and was surprised how easy it was getting the Beckley. Pictures on website are very accurate. Property was very clean, maintained and many towels for everyone. We missed the turnoff for the driveway a couple times but once we read the directions better we found it right away.

I would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house, well stocked

  • 5 of 5

The house was nicely kept. There was a large number of beds and the kitchen was the most well-stocked (in terms of pots, pans, utensils, etc) I've seen in a rental property. It's a short 20 minute drive from rafting the New River, so if we come back with a large group to go rafting, we'll definitely return.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

MFL was a great central location for our whole family to meet. It was plenty big enough to accommodate 25 people. It was great to have all families in the same house and there was no need to leave the hoise. Amanda was very helpful and kind. All members of our family members were more then satisfied. We look forward to staying again during the warm months.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ryan! We look forward to having your family visit again soon!
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Beautiful Home that is perfect for groups

  • 5 of 5

The Maple Fork Lodge was a great experience for the students of Methodist University. The house easily accommodate 27 of us. All our needs were met and the property manager was easy to work with. She provided excellent customer service and was always available for questions. The property is secluded, but within distance to many stores and the ski resort which we attended. The property was clean and well-maintained with plenty of space for group bonding. I would definitely recommend this house to others.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cliff! We look forward to having you visit again soon!
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Wonderful Cabin

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed at this cabin for 5 nights over the Christmas holidays. The cabin is extremely spacious and clean, has a well stocked kitchen, large dining room, games to play, and a nice exercise room with weights and such. Amanda and her husband were wonderful and extremely accommodating hosts. I would rate this cabin 5 stars except that we found the water pressure too low for this size of a cabin, a larger TV in the great room would've been nice, and WIFI service was not optimal when several personal devices were in use simultaneously. Otherwise, we all had a spectacular time. Marley was a little jewel and so precious!! Almost wanted to take her home with me.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your honest review - we do our best to offer an absolutely first-rate experience. Our internet is the fastest available in our area - 75 meg down and 15 up. We wish there was some way to control the water pressure, but we've done everything possible to boost it, including installing an extra tank in the attic above the loft. A larger television is a good idea, though we try to keep the cabin classy by keeping the 60-inch TV in the basement. :) We hope you'll come again next year and see what improvements we've made!
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New River Gorge Bridge
"Breathtaking views in all directions - especially in fall, when thousands come from around t..."
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

Fayetteville Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
May 13 2016 - Sep 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Autumn 2016
Sep 19 2016 - Nov 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2017 - Feb 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Feb 26 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 18 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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.

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West Virginia Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5600 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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