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Donna

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Secluded, Peaceful Mountaintop -- All Yours

34 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

West Virginia House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms (Sleeps 7-8) and 7 buildings

* West Virginia floods down the mountain are not affecting our roads and property. Our prayers and thoughts go out to our neighbors and friends.

** auto-quote charges that do not apply will not be charged.

Whitewater rafting is about 30 minutes away on the Gauley and Smith Rivers. Fly fish the fabulous Elk River and its back fork then come back to your stunning mountain cabin to crystal clean air and the best-tasting spring water on earth, and mountain-top views set within a gorgeous hardwood forest on 18 acres with no fencing. Lumber companies conveniently left a great 1 mile gravel road from the main highway 15 and the surrounding virgin forest creates utter privacy.

Summer sightings include deer and fawns, squirrels, birds and fields of butterflies. When our children were young they'd roof-watch the wildlife that didn't come into the clearing, and the on-site blueberries in summer and apples in the fall ensure bear and cub sightings nearby.

Only 45 minutes to Snow Shoe for high life or some gambling. Elkins is a college town with a black powder museum and lots of live music festivals. Wander the West Virginia-priced (inexpensive) antique shops with terrific craftsmanship that can only be taught down the generations. Each town has a heritage weekend where relations near and far visit for a town family reunion.

Remind yourself and the kids how life was ''back when.''

The cabin (called a ''camp'' in the mountains) was lovingly hand-crafted from 26 kinds of timber by a master carpenter/hippie. They had their first child in the only building a barn at a time when many city dwellers were fleeing suburbs. There is central air, radiant heating if you'd rather, a grill and smoker, a fire pit, unlimited hard line calls, a new television with satellite, a washer/dryer/microwave, a new shower-tub, games, and plenty of books for reading during your stay.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Donna (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Donna

We bought the house in 1980 and the five kids love it, but as they started having families on their own and moved away we decided to rent the house out in 2008. I have a hotel management background so we have really enjoyed getting to know guests on a better basis than a one-night stay, especially the people who come year after year and the guest comments ... we made the right decision to share the family experience.

Donna purchased this house in 1984

Why Donna chose West Virginia

great Elk River fly fishing and the grapes, blueberries, raspberries, rose bud roses (edible) and apple tress were already planted by the original builder, a carpenter.

What makes this house unique

We have rituals -- food is cheap, time stretches, the porch is huge and the television doesn't get turned on. We play Country & Western music, get up early for fly fishing or hunting, then just sit lazily and talk or play board games ... the pace is part of the fun. And sleep late!

We added a booster but the reception is ok in the kitchen ... tell your boss the service was non-existent or you would have called him back. I'd tell my Mother but she knows the hard line number.

Reviews

4.9
based on 34 traveler reviews

Secluded, Peaceful Mountaintop -- All Yours
average rating of 4.852941 based on 34 reviews
Cincinnati, OH
5

Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have a great time in the RUSTIC retreat. The cabin is not luxurious, basic and had all the essentials. Kitchen was fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes, etc. Bath towels, etc also well stocked. We hiked the logging road every day and even star gazed at night. Wildlife viewing was terrifice. Apples and berries were not yet in season, but the promise was there.

Thank you Donna for your kind assistance and a great stay!

Gina and David Wilson, Cincinnati, OH

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntington, W.V.
5

Happy to Return

  • 5 of 5

Another great trout outing in Webster county! My group of four have stayed at this cabin five times and enjoyed each trip. We are all WV natives and love the opportunity to be outdoors. This year started out with eight inches of snow the first day and ended with four days of weather in the 70s. The owners are always updating and that is appreciated. This year they replaced the bathtub, added a shower door and a new stereo. If you are looking for a place to stay with no neighbors, 17 acres, a comfortable cabin with full kitchen and multiple bedrooms this is the place for you. We obviously would not return yearly if we were not satisfied. Oh yes, Donna is the best!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Secluded, beautiful property. We had a great time relaxing there. The views are stunning!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cabin and mountain!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very clean and well maintained. As expected for a cabin, it was rustic and had some of the outdoors indoors. The beds were fairly comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed except a soup ladle. The trees were turning and it was a beautiful place to walk around and explore. If you do go up to the fire tower be careful, the higher platforms are rotted out and are not safe. The new bathtub/shower was great! And the pit toilet did not smell what-so-ever and was a very neat element of the cabin. Plenty of blankets were available to keep warm.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Theresa walked up the road and then trail to get to the fire tower, just know I don't have any control over the maintenance of the fire tower! She was the perfect guest and all our guests are so great; we love adding to the experience with their revenue and am glad she noticed the new tub!
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5

A perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

It was our first trip to the cabin. How to describe it? - a unique and charming cabin with a large porch and unbelievable view... We enjoyed every minute of our vacation. The cabin is located on 18 acres so it is very quiet and peaceful. We loved picking apples and blueberries (right in front of the cabin), relaxing on the porch and near the fire pit, hiking in the woods... And there are so much more to enjoy! The cabin is very roomy and has everything for you to feel home away from home. Oh, and don't forget to check the restaurant in Helvetia village - the most delicious food, the friendliest people, and a very cozy atmosphere!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another great trip!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to the cabin. We had some rain but that didn't keep us from having a great time! The cabin easily accommodated 6 people and was cozy while we waited out the rain. It is a great place to relax and get away from it all. I highly recommend this cabin!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Elkins
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bergoo, WV
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
SnowShoe
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Cass
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 15
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Route 15
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
SwowShoe
Car: necessary

check for the Elkins music festivals, ramp and homecomings, I will get dates as the finalize.

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Rates & Availability

Webster Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$130
$795
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

only if major holiday $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
$10pp/nt >4 guests $10 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $225
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Amenities

West Virginia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New shower; full plumbing using mountain water from a spring, and a modern green clivus multrum mulching toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Downstairs 1 - 1 queen , Views of the woods
    Downstairs 2 - 2 twin/ single , bright view of the back yard
    Downstairs 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , for the studious, the bedroom with a desk and bookshelves
    Upstairs master, bedroom 4 - 1 queen , up the circular stairs to the top of the trees!
  • Two Queen size beds: one in the master bedroom on the first floor, one in the master above the cricular stairs. A double beds futon in the office. Two twin beds in a first floor bedroom on the main floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Fly fishing all year round on the Elk River, July blueberries and raspberries, fall grapes and apples in the yard, herb garden all year. Excellent ATV trails and hiking, look for wild ginseng and ramps (hot onions), and berries along the paths. No neighbors, outbuildings to explore and let the dogs run free if you know they will come home. Grill on the big back porch, read a book on the swing, or get lulled by the quiet and clean air and take lots of naps. If you like antiquing, mountain music, farm auctions, square dancing, even log rolling, hiking, horse back riding, or swimming in the river -- this is a place to go back in time. Summer camp for families, giving the children the kind of summer vacation parents remember ... so play some cards and Scrabble and if you are like us ... eat food you'd never get away with at home!

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