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Mountain Retreat in Charming Forest Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5 with sofa bed

The Wild and Wonderful mountains of West Virginia are the perfect vacation getaway for this property. Only two hours drive from Washington D.C., (3 hours Baltimore, 3 1/2 hours Richmond, 5 hours Philadelphia) this private cabin is secluded in the woods and offers you the pristine beauty of the Shenandoah Mountains. Near the George Washington National Forest and Lost River State Park, there are a wide range of recreational activities: swimming, horseback riding, hiking, antiquing, fishing, canoeing, archery, as well as fine dining or simple, country eating. During the winter months, skiing is convenient. Lots to choose from or just relax and enjoy a sweet cabin in the woods.

Adventures Abound: From Washingtonian Magazine May 2006 - : 'The Lost River Valley of West Virginia has been found.' 'Tucked between two mountain ridges, the valley, a couple of hours from Washington, is drawing more weekenders. The lure is rugged woodland scenery, tumbling mountain streams, and outdoor fun - hiking, fishing, biking, canoeing, swimming, rafting, climbing, horseback riding.' You'll have your choice of the Lost River State Park, where the Hidden Trails Stables is located for horseback riding, archery, outdoor pool, tennis and a restaurant. Also nearby is the Trout Pond Recreation Area at the George Washington National Forest, with fishing, a gentle lake with a beach for swimming, lovely light walking or more serious hiking.

Serenity: The moment you enter our cabin retreat, you'll be struck by the scent of fresh pine. The cabin is inlaid from floor to ceiling with fresh pine wood and the sweet, woodsy, smell will be with you throughout your stay. It is an authentic country cabin which has been modernized, by bumping out a bay window and building a sun room, so there's lots of light to be had and includes all of the modern amenities, with A/C. You'll have both the rural mountain feel and all of the conveniences from home. Perfect for a romantic getaway or kids will love our back yard where they can knock around a soccer ball. This is a back to nature locale for a couple or a family with children.

Local Restaurants and Shops: While we are a getaway, there are still local businesses to visit during your time in Lost River. The Guest House at Lost River has fine dining with a 40 seat restaurant and bar operating on weekends throughout the year. Lost River General Store offers crafts, lunch and ice cream for tourists on the shopping prowl. Lost River Grill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the year, as well as an evening bar with Karaoke on weekends. South End Grocery will offer any of your other household needs.

More Details

Gordon Cohen
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Lost River

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Futon in Sun Room
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
We have another cabin which sleeps 5 and adjoins our property which is also available to rent. Perfect for larger groups or family reunions. We have a flat screen TV with a DVD player. There is no cable or satellite television. There is also an HTMl cord to plug in your laptop to our flat screen to stream movies. We now have an Apple TV at the cabin. It is plugged into the HDMl 2 outlet. So to view, turn on the Sony remote and the Vizio remote. On Vizio remote go to Input and choose HDMl 2 for Apple TV or HDMl 1, if you wish to plug your own computer into the screen. There is also a small silver remote for the Apple TV. It’s simple to use and easy to figure out. Just push center button and Menu. Voila ! If you want to watch Netflix, sign in using Gordon. Cell phone reception is nonexistent in Lost River, but our land line works.


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average rating of 4.810811 based on 37 reviews

Awesome Cabin!!! You will NOT regret renting it!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I chose this cabin for last minute getaway! Making the reservation was easy as pie and Gordon, the owner, is very kind and responsive. The cabin itself is extremely cute – it looks much better in person than the pictures suggest!! We loved the cabin so much we barely left!! The couch is extremely comfortable and once you sit on it, you don’t want to get up! There is a fireplace in the den which when lit just added to the cabin feel! I appreciated the attention to detail in regards to the cabin’s decorations!! There are board games, puzzles and lots of DVD’s! The cabin has internet and we brought our laptop which we connected to the TV and we were able to stream Netflix with no problem! I was also very happy that there was a charcoal grill on site! We spent a lot of time outside enjoying the fresh air and grilling! My dogs enjoyed exploring the land around the cabin as well! I would without a doubt recommend this cabin to anyone and everyone, and in fact I have already recommended it to friends and co-workers!

  • Review Submitted: 25/04/2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a sweet review! I couldn't hear of a better recommendation than knowing that you've told your friends and co workers to call. Thank you so much. Gordon
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Beautiful and relaxing Cabin in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

The Cabin was well located, beautifully appointed, comfortable beds and spotlessly clean throughout the inside. However, the cleaning of the screened in porch was overlooked. It was full of dust and dog hair andWe had to sweep and dust all the chairs and furniture before we could enjoy it . But , enjoy it we didf for

a cozy rainy afternoon of reading with a glass of wine. Otherwise, everything was perfect ! An excellent place to stay in Lost River.

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely the best gem of Lost River! Stunning sunsets and tranquility.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have now enjoyed the cabin in both Fall and Summer, both seasons are wonderful. Quaint cabin in the woods equipped with everything you need. We will be back again.

  • Review Submitted: 30/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Patricia, It's so interesting to me when a guest has stayed at my cabin during different times of the year, as Lost River changes with the seasons. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves and you're always welcome back. Best Regards, Gordon
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Much needed time of de-stressing found at this wonderful mountain get-away!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived all the busyness of our daily lives just floated away. Gordon has provided a charming cabin which was everything we were expecting. Speaking as one who has a hard time sitting still I found the view of the forest and mountain so calming. The second morning we woke up to a doe and her fawn just outside the cabin. There are some updates to the cabin, new windows, some new furniture and a gas grill. But the one which made it even more relaxing was the screened in porch. We spent most of our time either there or in the sun room. The two bedrooms were equipped with window air conditioners which kept the cabin quite cool. Even 3 straight days of rain did not dampen our enjoyment of this piece of West Virginia’s beauty. We spent a day driving around and went horseback riding at the state park. A couple things to be advised of: we brought almost everything we needed but did not find a good source of groceries nearby to get milk. Finally found some at the gas station/store between Lost River and Baker. Also, many of the places to visit were only open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We highly recommend the Lost River Grill. They have some nice week night specials and fresh pies. Thank you, Gordon, for providing such a beautiful cabin. We hope very much to return some day.

  • Review Submitted: 29/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review! Thanks so much for your feedback and I hope you'll be able to return some day. Best Regards, Gordon
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Wonderful Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time staying at this mountain retreat. It has everything one needs for a peaceful, convenient and comfortable visit. We've thoroughly enjoyed our stay each time. It is particularly nice that dogs are allowed. We've gone for walks along the road each morning and then hiked around Trout Pond later in the afternoon. Its location is terrific and yet the cabin is comfortable enough if rain keeps one in. We are considering a visit in the fall.

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your second stay at the cabin and it continues to be the place you want to return to. You are always welcome. Thanks for your patronage. Gordon
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Quiet and Relaxing Cabin, Comfortable Inside

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend at this sweet cabin which was quiet and relaxing and it had everything necessary for a pleasant stay: air conditioner, kitchen staff, nice and clean beds, fast internet to watch Youtube, Hulu or something else. There were children books available so my daughter enjoyed reading them while there. I think we will visit it again in future. Finally, the owner has been great in responding to messages and a small request we had related to my daughter. I certainly recommend this nice cabin for those who want to get away from city and rest

  • Review Submitted: 11/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. I'm so glad y'all had such a nice and relaxing time at the cabin. You are always welcome back. Gordon
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Lost River Grill
Nearest Train
120 Miles
Union Station, Washington DC
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Guesthouse or Lost River Grill
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Bryce Mountain or Canaan Valley
Car: necessary

Other Activities: white water rafting, canoeing


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$130.99
Pet Fee AU$34.47
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$206.82

There is $95 cleaning fee per rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.