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The Ponderosa Lodge Farm. Huge 10,000 Sq. Ft. Sleeps 32.

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 10
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Rainelle holiday lodge

Lodge, 10 Bedrooms, 10 Baths, (Sleeps 32)

Located in the scenic New River Gorge area of southern West Virginia, The Ponderosa Lodge is the premiere organic farm stay for large groups in the Eastern United States. With 10,000 spacious square feet of comfortable country style lodging and 10 bedrooms and bathrooms accommodating up to 32 people, The Ponderosa Lodge is ideal for large group events such as church retreats, business retreats, family reunions, weddings and anniversaries, and hunting or fishing expeditions.

We are conveniently located directly off Route 60, the Midland Trail, on 16 very private acres in the New River Gorge area of Fayette County, WV. The scenic New River Gorge area offers countless exciting outdoor activities, including whitewater rafting, rock climbing, fishing, horseback riding, tree canopy tours, boating, hiking, coal mine tours, helicopter tours, jet boat rides, and train rides, which are all within easy driving distance. At the lodge, we offer farm tours during which you can learn about small farm life by joining us as we gather eggs, feed and water farm animals, and pick fresh, organic fruits and vegetables from the gardens. We also offer indoor classes in sustainable living, such as baking artisan breads and pastries and canning and preserving the harvest. We also have a mile long hiking trail through the woods to a fishing pond, playground and straw bale maze for the young ones and yard games for you to use. Otherwise, grab a good book in our library and relax in the rocking chairs located on our spacious 1,300 square foot front porch or on our third floor porch overlooking the farm. If you can dream it, you can do it here in the New River Gorge area.

The first floor of the Lodge has a large porch that seats 32 people for meals when the weather permits, a dining room that also comfortably seats 32 people, a 1,300 square foot great room that comfortably seats 32 people, a large dream kitchen that opens to the dining room, and 4 spacious bedrooms, each with their own private bath. The great rooms contains a television, numerous movies to choose from, a baby grand piano, large comfortable leather furniture, and a large coffee table and side tables that were hand carved by a West Virginia native. Our dining room tables and chairs were also hand crafted by local artisans. Two bedrooms have one queen bed each and 2 bedrooms have 2 full beds each. The second floor has 4 bedrooms. One bedroom has a king bed. One bedroom has a queen bed, and two bedrooms have two full beds. The third floor has two bedrooms a large 1,000 square foot game room, and a large porch that has expansive views overlooking the farm and the mountains beyond. One of the third floor bedrooms has two queen beds; the other has two full beds. The game room has ping pong, darts, air hockey, numerous board games and puzzles, and a television. All 10 bedrooms in the lodge contain log style beds and dressers, and each have their own private bath.

For more information and numerous photos, please visit our website and Facebook page.

Keywords: Lodge, small organic farm, Vacation Rental, sleeps up to 32, near New River Gorge, Family Reunions, weekend getaways, great for weddings, Wi-fi, near white water rafting, West Virginia Vacation, peaceful setting, private setting, Fayetteville West Virginia, 10 bathrooms, 10 bedrooms

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Member since: 2009
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Speaks english

About The Owner

We are locally owned and operated. Our family lives in West Virginia and are familiar with the many activities and attractions in the Southern West Virginia region.

The Owner purchased this lodge in 2005

Why The Owner chose West Virginia

We wanted a quiet place in the mountains to raise our family.

What makes this lodge unique

We are the only property in southern West Virginia that can comfortably accommodate up to 32 people in a private setting. Our guests like that they are able to stay under 1 roof, and not be spread out in multiple cabins or in a noisy hotel.


based on 16 traveller reviews

The Ponderosa Lodge Farm. Huge 10,000 Sq. Ft. Sleeps 32.
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our family reunion was a huge success. The cabin indeed matches the photos & Mr. Toney is extremely cordial & helpful, the cabin was spotless & grounds were neat and clean. We were at full capacity & still were not at all crowded. I would HIGHLY recommend renting this for large gatherings.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular Family Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 30 stayed at the Ponderosa Lodge to celebrate my parent's 60th wedding anniversary as well as a family reunion. We had a fantastic week. We loved the spacious front porch and spent a lot of time out there. The great room and kitchen area were also large enough to accommodate our large group. We used the kitchen daily and if we needed something we asked for it and they found it or purchased it for our use. The family is very nice and helpful and we enjoyed getting to know them. We love the area and all of the family had a great time exploring the nearby activities. Hopefully we can come back in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We greatly appreciate your review. We are happy to have had the opportunity to host your family retreat, especially for such an important occasion. Here's to many more anniversaries!
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 22 enjoyed the ponderosa lodge. The weather was a bit unpredictable but we had a wonderful time in the lodge, playing cards, ping pong, air hockey and board games. The front porch was great for us to gather when the rains came. We all enjoyed the spacious kitchen and dining room. Ken, Joreen and Liam were wonderful hosts and directed us to nearby parks and recommended great trails for us to hike.

Our little boys really liked the baby chicks they got to hold.

It was a beautiful area of West Virginia.Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We always enjoy hosting family reunions, introducing young children to farming and homesteading, and showing groups our beautiful area of the world. We appreciate you, and hope to see you in the future!
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Thank you for a beautiful week end.

  • 5 of 5

We have been priviledged to stay at the Ponderosa Lodge numerous times over the years. Each time we've stayed the hospitality has always been warm and welcoming. The lodge is beautiful, comfortable, peaceful, and ideally situated in the mountains of WV. Each season has a particular beauty, and there is no better place to enjoy any season than at the lodge. We would highly recommend the lodge to any one.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Successful Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Ponderosa Lodge. It accomodated all 24 of us, from the ages of 3 to 87. The dining room held all of us, and the kitchen facilities were more than adequate. The living room had numerous couches and chairs, and the fireplace and wood stove were always kept going by the host during our Thanksgiving stay. No complaints about the beds, and my back didn't hurt after sleeping there 4 nights. The few small problems we found were quickly taken care of by the owner. He was helpful and friendly, and willing to show us around the farm and property. A great value, I would recommend this property to anyone who visits this area.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A must for any large group who wants personalized attention.

  • 5 of 5

We a group of 25+ spent our last Christmas in Ponderosa and my oh my!! That place is something but more so the owners. Ken , Joreen and even lil Liam are great hosts.The reason I am writing a review this late is because I wanted to do justice to the hospitality by taking time to explain rather than pen a fast one.

Every morning, Ken would get up at five a.m. and prepare fresh muffins , bread etc. Nothing like fresh coffee and an array of food waiting for a hungry bunch of adults, kids and grandparents.

We had three generations there and each of them with strong opinions!! The place satisfied everyone of them.

The place is HUGE!! Lists of place , land, bedrooms , bathrooms . The best thing about this palce is that hosts do not look at you as customers who bring in money.

They don't count every pie. We used so many of their supplies and when we requested to pay them, they refused to accept anything.

They are a bunch of great , nice people, who want to please their guests not for monetary purposes but for the love of having them and the sincerity to want to give their guests the best.

They live in the building away from the guest quarters . They are easily accessible if we need extra stuff and go out of their way to fulfill it.

Lists if activities nearby , incase you want to go for it. But, we had so much fun in the lodge and farm that we just took a few hours to visit the local attractions.

You will see for yourself how vacationers have been repeat guests for many years. We would have gone there again ( and maybe will) except for the fact that a few families in our group have moved and the driving distance for them , now, is long.

And , also, each bedroom has an attached bathroom!!! The loft is a perfect hideout for teenagers. They have tons of board games and a TAble Tennis table.

Believe me, you will surprised at how generous the owners are!! You have to experience it to know it!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It is nice to hear that our commitment to our guests' satisfaction is appreciated.
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Car: necessary

We are a small family farm, and we offer tours of the farm to see the animals and vegetable and flower gardens. The New River Gorge area also offers walks under the New River Gorge Bridge, zip line tours, helicopter tours, biplane tours, jet boat rides, and tree canopy/zipline tours. We can help you to arrange any of these activities for your group.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday lodge in Rainelle, West Virginia

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Rainelle

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 32 people
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
    Bathroom 10 -
  • 10
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , First floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , First Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double bed , First Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double bed , First Floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Second Floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 large double bed , Second Floor
    Bedroom 7 - 2 double bed , Second Floor
    Bedroom 8 - 2 double bed , Second Floor
    Bedroom 9 - 2 large double bed , Third Floor
    Bedroom 10 - 2 double bed , Third Floor
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (5), Double Beds (1) 10
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Our farm offers many more activities including animals, organic gardens and greenhouse, large stone patio with fire pit, playground and straw bale maze, and 1 mile long hiking trail to a fishing pond.