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Private, Tranquil, Beautiful.

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lodge, 7 Bedrooms + Den, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-22)

The Cranberry Mountain Lodge is a tranquil, isolated retreat for outdoor enthusiasts in the mountains of West Virginia. Rent the Cranberry Mountain Lodge and get an entire Lodge and Mountain to yourself!

The Cranberry Mountain Lodge is one of the most unique lodging experiences in the U.S. Located at 4,000 feet elevation on top of Cranberry Mountain, the lodge adjoins nearly one million acres of national forest. The views off the deck are spectacular, exceeding 40 miles. You can hike, bike or cross country ski right out the front door to a vast trail system. The lodge is very spacious and isolated, with the nearest neighbor being 2.5 miles away. When you rent the lodge, you rent the entire seven-bedroom facility, so you get the privacy you deserve. Rates are based on the number of guests and length of stay.

The Cranberry Mountain Lodge is a bird-watcher's and nature-lover's paradise.

Road Warning: Last 3 miles to the Lodge: steep, narrow, gravel road, with no guardrail.

Actual Location: 1692 John Wymer Road, Hillsboro, WV. Do not use Google Maps to get to the Lodge, you will be misled.

Winter Warning: You must have 4WD/AWD in winter months. Otherwise, you will get stuck, due to ice in the Parking area, Switchbacks on the mountain, etc... Chains plus 4WD/AWD is the only combination to assure access with icy conditions.

Added in the Spring of 2017, DSL-Internet.

Pay On-Line Only. Do not attempt to mail payments.

Keywords: House, Cottage, Lodge, Cabin, Chalet, Mountain View, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Remote, Isolated, Private, Trail Access, Cross Country Skiing, Trout Pond, Fishing, ATV Riding, Pocahontas County Property

More Details

John Grindley
Member since: 2000
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About John Grindley

I am a 4th generation West Virginian that wanted to build a remote Lodge near the National Forest.

Why John Grindley chose Hillsboro

We love the 'cool' temperatures of the mountains. We wanted property with no neighbors. We found it. Nearest neighbor 2 miles away. We began building in 1990, 4 years later we opened. Over the years we have made several improvements; more solar panels, hydro electric , trout pond, etc.. Love the WV mountains and you will too.

What makes this lodge unique

Entirely Off the Grid; Solar, Hydro and Wind Power the Lodge. Adjacent to a vast National Forest & Trail System. Amazing stars at night. No bugs. Really. Sit on the deck without getting 'eaten alive' as visitors to other vacation destinations will tell you. Very unique lodging experience.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Hillsboro

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Any Swimming or Boating, in the Pond or Hot Tub, is 'At Your Own Risk', you therefore, will not Hold The Cranberry Mountain Lodge Liable.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Ground Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    1st Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    2nd Floor/Northwest Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    2nd Floor/Southwest Bathroom - bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    3rd Floor Bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 5
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Ground Floor/Southeast Room - 1 large double bed , 1 bunk bed
    Ground Floor/Northeast Room - 1 large double bed , 1 bunk bed
    1st Floor/Northwest Den - 1 sofa bed/futon
    2nd Floor/Northwest Room - 1 large double bed
    2nd Floor/Northeast Room - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
    2nd Floor/Southwest Room - 1 large double bed
    2nd Floor/Southeast Room - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
    3rd Floor Room - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , 1 cot
  • Queen size Beds (1) Five Queen Beds, Double Beds (1) Two Double Beds, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two Twin Beds, Baby Cribs (1) One Crib, Bunk Beds (1) Two Bunk Beds
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • video player
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

Our family of five spent six days in the house during a very cold winter week. The house and location are fantastic. The pictures do not do it justice. The owner was extremely helpful in providing guidance and suggestions by phone. We are looking forward to another visit.

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Unique Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Family was there August 2015 and returned September 2017. Whether you want to hang out on the deck and do nothing or be more adventurous and explore the National Forest and Greenbrier Trail, this place is perfect for a vacation with family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 16/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, remote and phenomenally managed

  • 5 of 5

My group has stayed at the lodge 3 times now and we will keep coming back for years. This is a very special property adjoining the National Forest. If you like nature, solitude, tranquility and views this is the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: 22/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN

Great get away home for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

My family takes a vacation every summer, and we have anywhere from 8-14 people that we need accommodations for. The Cranberry Mountain Lodge provided us with a wonderful space and had absolutely BREATHTAKING views. John was very helpful to our family, and was able to answer any questions we had. There is a humidifier that has been added in the basement, so any worries about musty rooms can be taken away. The Kitchen/Living area were huge and left us with plenty of room during the times we were in there. Multiple fire pits were available, along with firewood. We were able to see some wildlife on the trek up the mountain to the lodge which was amazing. The only downfall is the long drive up the mountain, but you would not be able to get a view like this house has without it! (just make sure to have a 4 wheel drive vehicle!) My family definitely loved our stay at the Cranberry Mountain Lodge!!

  • Review Submitted: 11/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina

Fantastic escape for a guys weekend

  • 5 of 5

I organized a group of 11 guys to adventure to this oasis in the woods for a bachelor party and weekend of outdoor adventures. Nothing disappointed at all, and the accommodations, views, surrounding nature, and tranquility were absolutely perfect. This house truly has everything you need. Two fridges, tons of kitchen amenities, lots of dry wood, directions for every necessary power element, and the most stunning views of the West Virginia mountains we have ever seen.

The drive up in the summer isn't too bad, we had low clearance cars that made it just fine. It rained all day our second day but we made the best of it and still hiked the trails behind the house. Rooms are plentiful and water pressure for showers is quite nice considering you are off the grid.

All around 5-star experience. Would absolutely return again and can only imagine winter is even more fun. Don't miss this unique home!

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

The property was everything promised. I brought a group of 9 friends for Labor Day weekend. John was incredibly helpful, and I couldn't ask for much more from an owner. The kitchen was impeccably stocked and there was plenty of seating and dining/living room. The view was out of this world, the photos don't quite do it justice. Highly recommended, and I hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Greenbrier Valley Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
The Eager Beaver
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Pocahontas County Country Club
Nearest Train
45 Miles
White Sulphur Springs Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US 219
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Pretty Penny Cafe
Nearest Ski
38 Miles
Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Falls of Hills Creek
Nearest Point of Interest
Cranberry Glades
Nearest Point of Interest
Cranberry Mountain Lodge
Nearest Point of Interest
Scenic Highway
Nearest Point of Interest
Williams River
Nearest Point of Interest
Beartown State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Grennbrier River-Swimming Hole
Nearest Point of Interest
Anne Bailey Lookout
Nearest Point of Interest
Greenbrier River Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Pretty Penny Cafe

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday lodge in Hillsboro

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2 night minimum stay

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Pet Fee AU$67.19

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  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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