Berkeley Springs is one of the best known arts towns in the Mid-Atlantic. Many practitioners of both the healing arts and visual arts have been attracted to the area for several centuries. It is a town of galleries, good food and a variety of 'alternative' and holistic therapists.
Coolfont is a quiet, rustic retreat just a couple of miles outside of Berkeley Springs-- the roads and cottages were designed in complete harmony with the landscape, maximizing both beauty and privacy. Cacapon State Park abuts the property and features a Robert Trent Jones golf course, fishing, hiking and a great Mission Style Lodge.
Ideal Getaway Cottage: Situated 4 miles from Berkeley Springs, WV - the nation's first Spa Warm mineral springs were used by Native Americans as healing waters long before white settlers arrived. The springs became America's first Spa when George Washington and his friends formed the town of Bath in 1776. 'Taking the waters' has remained a popular sport in Bath - now Berkeley Springs for more than two centuries. There are now four facilities, including the State Park, which offer professional baths and massage.
Berkeley Springs State Park: Roman Bath, Massage therapy. Art galleries, Antique shops.
Other Activities: Cacapon State Park, C&O Canal, White Tail Ski Resort
Carolyn Snyder, I am the broker owner of Snyder,Bailey and Associates Inc. We have had the real estate business for 25 years in Eastern WV. I'm originally from New York and formally taught at City University and for the State University. Coming to WV I was elected to the State Legislature and then worked for Governor Rockefeller for 8 years running his Eastern Panhandle office and working with economic development.
The Owner purchased this cottage in 2008
For a time I was involved with Coolfont Resort that developed the Coolfont Mountainside as well as the resort. I found the area not only naturally beautiful but found those involved in the community,interesting with varied backgrounds, primarily professional, caring, kindly souls that loved nature and intellectual pursuits. The town itself is one of the top artists towns in the country and has a fun, mix of creative people and activities.
Located in the woods, private yet with neighbors somewhat nearby, amenities such as hiking trails, tennis, beautiful pool and hot tub in a wooded setting, close to town, easy access where all factors in my decision to purchase.
We had a great time in your lovely home. Thank you very much. It's simply a great place for a family with kids as we are. The house offers enough space and is cozy at the same time. Everything was working perfectly. Located directly in the woods, you just have to open the door and you are already on one of the trails. We enjoyed hiking even in February.
We really enjoyed this idyllic venue. The house was clean and well-kept with all the ammenities as described. We went with out little ones and thoroughly enjoyed the area with its well-kept community pool and natural grounds. Would recommend this one to any one looking to get away and enjoy a few days of quiet.
First, the good: our group (three families) had a wonderful time spending a weekend together. The weather was beautiful, and the environs gorgeous. We enjoyed the nice porch and the lovely view from it. The living room features a lovely wooden built-in bookcase that lend the house a very homy lived in feel. The owner was very welcoming and attentive, responding promptly to our questions.
Now the not so good: the house itself is not in good shape. Everything is old and rather shabby (the furniture, the bathrooms, the walls, the kitchen, even the linens). Many lamps were broken, lamp shades precariously perched on the base; many light bulbs were missing. The house is not exactly dirty, but everything is so worn out that it simply does not feel super clean or well taken care of. The dishes and kitchen equipment are in an especially bad shape (many cracked and chipped dishes; frying pans and pots so old and scratched they were practically unusable). That being said, the rent is much cheaper than other houses in the area (we have stayed in several over the years) but be aware that you get what you pay for.
We loved this cabin! It's a great location in a quiet community, it doesn't get much better than having your morning coffee on the deck surrounded by the trees! Very spacious, awesome vintage architecture with all of the modern amenities that you would need on a mountain getaway!
The house can easily sleep 10 comfortably. The house was somewhat run down and had a musty smell. It appeared to have been well used. There were a lot of cobwebs on the second floor and the large bookshelf wash very dusty. We enjoyed the deck and the grill was adequate for us. There was a lack of easy communication and so we never received directions but we got there and it never hampered our fun. Berkeley Springs is a nice small town with wonderful bath/ spa facilities.
Loved this place. Very well maintained and well equipped. Small suggestion - please add a sink dispenser and change some of the coffee mugs. We enjoyed our 4 nights stay.
My husband and I, with two other couples, chose Cacapon State Park for our annual hiking weekend destination and we rented Treetops Cottage. The house was comfortable and clean with lots of seating area in the living room and a wonderful wood burning stove, with lots of wood provided. There was a large deck and screened in porch area also. The kitchen was relatively small but well-equipped and totally adequate. We all slept well in comfortable double (or larger) beds. The owner was extremely responsive through the booking process and answered all of my many questions with almost immediate email responses and phone calls. What we most appreciated was that because the house was not booked immediately before and after our stay, the owner gave us great flexibility in check in and check out times, which amounted to our having almost a full extra day to enjoy the area. Very generous! and made the weekend feel much less hurried. There was great hiking in the park (about a 10 minute drive from the house) and several of us went trap shooting for the first time ever at the park (reservations are a good idea). We had never shot before and the instructor, Arnold, was outstanding-- extremely patient, knowledgeable, helpful and good-humored. Enjoyed dinner in Berkeley Springs (also about 10 minutes drive from the house) one night at Cottage Inn/ParkView restaurant and all of us (including the vegetarians) had good meals. The staff there was most accommodating as some in our party wanted to watch a particular football game, so they willingly adjusted the TVs to our preferences. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay, recommend the house, and look forward to returning in the future.
Berkeley Springs is one of the best known arts towns in the Mid-Atlantic. Many practitioners of both the healing arts and visual arts have been attracted to the area for several centuries. It is a town of galleries, good food and a variety of 'alternative' and holistic therapists. Coolfont is a quiet, rustic retreat just a couple of miles outside of Berkeley Springs--the roads and cottages were designed in complete harmony with the landscape, maximizing both beauty and privacy. Cacapon State Park abuts the property and features a Robert Trent Jones golf course, fishing, hiking and a great Mission Style Lodge.
Other Activities: Cacapon State Park, C&O Canal, White Tail Ski Resort
|Cleaning Fee||A$99 + Tax|
If more than 8 guests (including children) additonal $25 per night per person. Rates subject to change any time before reservation made.