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Luxury Home on 105 Private Acres

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, Sleeps 10

Escape to the country on this 105 acre estate in the Mountain Lakes Region of West Virginia. A beautiful newly renovated 3000 square foot home boasts granite counters in a gourmet kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths with a patio overlooking the meadows and pond. Total privacy abounds as you sit on the 2nd floor balcony of the master bedroom suite, watching deer in the meadow. This home has central ac, hardwood floors and a fully stocked kitchen. The house comfortably sleeps 10 with 2 kings, 2 fulls, and 2 twins and a queen sleeper sofa. Linens are provided.

The spacious, beautiful home is only surpassed by the 105 acres of privacy for your enjoyment. Catch some fish for dinner from our stocked fishing pond, hike or bike on miles of secluded trails, pick ripe blackberries or raspberries in season, or simply sit back and relax, enjoying the perfect serenity that surrounds you.

The Barn at Walnut Cove, a 1940's era dairy barn with a full loft is now available for your special event. Contact us for pricing and details.

Please Note: This is a NON-SMOKING residence

Wildlife : Wildlife watching is a relaxing pastime. Black Bear, Bobcat, Whitetail Deer, Coyote, Fox, Osprey, and other small game have been sited from our patio! A must do is the West Virginia State Wildlife Center in French Creek, WV, only 4 miles from Walnut Cove. The Wildlife Center is a native wildlife zoo in a natural setting. In addition to the exhibit there is a gift shop, picnic areas and a stocked trout pond (license required).

Food: The full gourmet kitchen at Walnut Cove Retreat has everything you need to prepare that perfect meal. A full grocery store is located only 1.2 miles from the property. In case you want to go out, (but we doubt it) there is a small quick order restaurant in the community of Rock Cave 1.2 miles away. For more options, drive 15 miles to Buckhannon for fine dining at the 88 Restaurant and Lounge or casual dining at one of the many restaurants. Information on additional choices can be provided. Another fine dining option is Stillwaters Restaurant 20 miles away at Stonewall Jackson Lake and Resort.

Great Family Fun: Let the kids enjoy the swing, sandbox and swing set, if they aren't already having too much fun exploring the property. In winter, don't forget your cross country skis, or simply enjoy great sledding (sleds provided).

More Details

Property Manager
Kathy Bryan
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Kathy Bryan

I grew up just 2 miles from walnut cove on another farm owned by my parents. Walnut cove was my grandfather's farm where I enjoy many special memories. Due to life's circumstances I am now living in Texas working as a project controls specialist in an engineering firm, but my heart remains at Walnut Cove. I plan to move back home as soon as life allows.

Kathy Bryan purchased this estate in 1940

Why Kathy Bryan chose Rock Cave

My grandparents purchased the property in 1940 and built the dairy barn and house by their own hand. They operated a dairy on the farm until approximately 1970, raising 4 children including my father along the way. After my grandmother's passing in 1976, my father helped my grandfather farm then land as well as his own farm a couple miles away where I grew up. IN 2004 I was lucky enough to call the farm my own. We remodeled the house, adding hardwoods harvested from the property. The kitchen cabinets and stair railings were crafted by my father. Unfortunately we were forced to leave the state for employment, so we now offer Walnut Cove as a vacation home, and enjoy trips back as often as possible.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate rental in Rock Cave

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , custom tile, 2-head shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 cot
  • Additional guests are negotiable for an additional fee. Please inquire.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • sand pit
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • water skiing
This is a wonderful get away for families or couples. The house is large and offers great privacy and tranquility. If you love the outdoors you will never want to leave.


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average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews

It's Always Heaven!!!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed many times and never a disappointment. If you want to feel like you are truly experiencing West Virginia life, stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 07/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

My family and I, ages ranging from 8 to 85, had a wonderful time at this property. Everything was provided and the house was very clean. The views were amazing. I would definitely recommend checking this out. The owner was always quick to respond and answer questions. A must see for sure! We will be returning in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 24/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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April getaway in Rock Cave

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. Perfect place to meet up with my brothers and their wives, since we all live in different states.

  • Review Submitted: 27/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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only happy memories

  • 5 of 5

it was a great family vacation in a very clean and beautiful house. the property is amazing and the owner wonderful. we hope to be back soon

  • Review Submitted: 25/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great getaway, in the peaceful countryside.

  • 4 of 5

At our arrival, we were a little worried as the landscaping was a little overgrown and the house was stale from being closed, but after a few hours we felt right at home. The kitchen is nicely equipped and there was plenty of space for the 9 of us. As there were four generations on our trip, my 88 year old grandmother liked the first floor bedroom and bath. My kids enjoyed the sandbox and swing set, as well as our family dinners together in the dining room. The house was very clean, and the use of a washer and dryer was appreciated. Also, the game room was stocked with games for all ages. We visited nearby Audra State Park, Holly River State Park, and Stonewall Jackson Lake. We also enjoyed playing cornhole in the large yard, using my uncle's boards. In the evenings, great conversations happened on the front porch and lifetime memories were made. I would recommend this house to any large group. There is a dollar store and a small grocery store only a few miles away. Unfortunately, the pond was overgrown so we couldn't use the fishing poles, but we did make use of the little library for nighttime readings. It is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and to just slow down and enjoy the ones you love!

  • Review Submitted: 19/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has rented this delightful country home for the last 3 years and each time we wish it could be for longer than just a long weekend. We have a cousins reunion in Rock Cave at a site close by and this home offers perfect accommodations for our family. This year we flew kites on the wonderful hill behind the house. Hosted a birthday dinner with a couple of cousins from far away. Love those rockers and what a treat to wake up to deer grazing in the back meadow. We are looking forward to staying a whole week or month when we retire. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful home.

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
97 Miles
Yeager Airport, Charleston, WV
Car: necessary

Walnut Cove Retreat is on a paved road only 1 mile from Rock Cave, WV, a small community located in the Mountain Lakes Region of West Virginia. The community boasts a small restaurant, a full grocery store, a post office, and a medical clinic. The West Virginia State Wildlife Center, a regional native wildlife zoo, is only 4 miles from Walnut Cove Retreat. Rock Cave is 15 miles from the town of Buckhannon, WV, a beautiful little town with restaurants and antiquing. It is home of the WV Strawberry Festival and West Virginia Wesleyan College. Only 20 miles from Rock Cave is Stonewall Jackson Lake and Resort, with fine dining, golf, and a wonderful lake. Rock Cave is also near Holly River State Park and Fiddlers Mill. There are ample opportunities for canoeing and trout fishing in the area.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday estate in Rock Cave

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$235.18
cleaning fee AU$67.19 + Tax
Pet Fee AU$67.19 + Tax

Maximum 10 guests unless approved. No parties.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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