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Panoramic Views,100+AC,"WOW"In&Out,2 Fireplaces, Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Space 278 m²
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Infant Equipment, Recliners, Sleeps 12+, 2nd Lodge Avail.

BOOK NOW & ENJOY YOUR SUPER SAVER GETAWAY STAY !!!. It's so good, it's RIDICULOUS! ARRIVE. EXHALE. UNWIND. Located in the Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, WV area. Discount pricing on this newly listed home! A bargain that will be snatched up quickly! Don't delay, come and stay at this beautiful lodge type home. Well appointed, spectacular distant mountain views and secluded for your privacy and relaxation, but central to all your enjoyments, such as The Greenbrier Resort for the PGA Tour, new Casino, or visit the Bunker, the New Orleans Saints' Training Camp, the New England Patriots' Training Camp, Snowshoe Ski Resort, Winter Place Ski Resort, or visit Historical Downtown Lewisburg for its culture, theater, art, boutiques and activities, such as the Civil War Reenactment, The Chocolate Festival, TOOT, The West Virginia State Fairgrounds, Tour of Historical Homes, etc..You will get to see wildlife, such as deer, every day! Perched high on a mountain, every day is a new day of art. You will see soaring birds swooping from the roofed wrap-around porch, morning mist from the creek creating new scenes at every moment, whisper clouds floating below you to make you feel like 'Almost Heaven'! Fully furnished, completely equipped and has start-up supplies.

Renew your Spirit!: Come and stay at Vista View Lodge, yes, to renew your Spirit. It is secluded, private and restful. You can feel very peaceful in these surroundings, either sitting by the crackling fire at the fireplaces, or on the porch overlooking the wonderful distant views of the mountaintops, while you are either swinging on the porch swing, rocking in the rocking chairs or basking in the hot tub. Or drive to downtown Lewisburg and enjoy this small town's history and culture. See a show at the Greenbrier Theater or Carnegie Hall for great art, shows and acts. Enjoy the Antique shops or join in the local wine tastings. There are a variety of tours offered as well. Even just to walk up and down the town's streets is invigorating. Its a busy little town with lots of cultural, interesting and friendly people in which you can initiate a conversation with at any time. Don't forget to visit the local Caves or visit The world famous Greenbrier Resort for fine dining and exquisite shops.

Named 'America's Coolest Small town': Budget Travel Magazine has recently named Lewisburg, WV as 'America's Coolest Small Town'. The article was posted in their September 2011 Issue. Read all about it.

Southern Living Magazine's September 2012 Issue featured a weekend escape to Lewisburg.

2nd Lodge Available - see Property ID # 397288: Now you can book both homes for a discount for the pair. If you have a large group, you can book both homes to accommodate up to 18 people. See Homeaway Property ID # 397288.

- *Rent 6 Nights, get the 7th FREE, - Rent 3 Weeks, get the 4th FREE (not applicable for dates marked with an *)


- Special Discounted Pricing negotiated, formulated and adjusted to fit guests' needs - Call for Details.

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Theresa C Johnson
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2018

Why Theresa C Johnson chose Friars Hill

Located in the Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, WV area. There is a breathtaking panaramic view.This is not a cookie cutter home. It is solidly built with 4x4 construction, a custom built cedar home with the interior finished with natural wood from top to bottom, 2 stone fireplaces and a hot tub sanitized with an ionizer system. The setting and ambiance gives you a perfectly comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. It is totally secluded, there are no homes that you can see near you for your privacy. There is a second cedar home down the road, also totally private to the other, but walking distance, that could be used in addition for large groups.

What makes this lodge unique

Located in the Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, WV area. It is central to events and tourist attractions, such as Historic Lewisburg, Lost World Caverns Caves, Organ Cave, Snowshoe Ski Resort, Winter Place Ski Resort, The Greenbrier Resort, The New Orleans Saints Training Camp, The Greenbrier River, New and Gauley River for River Rafting, Bridge Jumping, Kayaking, Swimming, Blue Bend State Park for picnics, swimming, fishing, with wildlife and scenery everywhere.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This Review was written in the Lodge's Guest Book and this is what was said:

Our stay was from April 28th to August 10, 2012. This is our second year staying at Vista View. We come to the Lewisburg area every year. My husband's company does the bleachers and floors for the PGA. So we get to enjoy this house, the West Virginia mountains, and wonderful summer weather! We have enjoyed day trips to Snowshoe Ski Resort, Cass Railroad and the Natural Bridge. Take a cup of coffee and enjoy the mornings on the back deck....sunrise is outstanding! Deer with fawns are hear when we are. There are many other animals to be seen as well as a big variety of birds. Enjoy...we have!
Aug 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Friars Hill, West Virginia

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 278 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • CANCELLATION: If done after deadline, guest Travel Protection Insurance, for a very small fee, covers rental loss at any time. Ask for details.
  • REFUND: If after deadline, owner may refund if able to re-book dates. Rescheduling may apply. Other options may apply.
  • OFF-ROAD VEHICLES: Four Wheelers, SxS, ATV's, UTV's, Dirt Bikes, etc., not allowed on property without permission.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Sit down make-up vanity
  • Bathrooms are equipped with plenty of towels, hairdryers, starter toilet paper, hand soaps.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double bed , Sleeps 4, Loft with folding privacy screen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Sleeps 2, Fireplace/Sun Room, Private Full Bath
    Bedroom 4 - 4 single bed , Sleeps 4, Normal size mattresses
  • All Bedrooms are large and roomy with plenty of clothes storage, such as dressers and chests. All new linens are included with extra to spare. Baby and toddler equipment available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • wooden decking
  • 12 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
- Lodge is suitable to accomodate and share with family groups - Full Wrap-Around Porch includes Rocking Chairs, Porch Swing, Patio Set, Lounge Chairs, Hot Tub and Grill - Hot Tub on covered deck - Starter Cleaning supplies included - Smoking NOT allowed inside the lodge, but there is plenty of seating on the wrap-around porch and it is roofed for your protection and equipped with ashtrays - Kitchen also includes spice rack - Water comes from a deep well and is supurb above bottled water in quality and taste. - Infant Equipment such as High Chair, Booster Seat, and Gate available upon request.


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Panoramic Views,100+AC,"WOW"In&Out,2 Fireplaces, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.756098 based on 42 reviews

Amazing Place!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a country getaway, this is it. Amazing beautiful place. Theresa is awesome. It is about 30 minutes from town, so make sure you are ok with that. It is WELL worth every penny though!!!

  • Review Submitted: 15/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being great guests and for your great review. It is quite welcoming, and once you are there, it gives you such a feeling of warmth. The drive is only about 17 miles in all from town, and takes only about 20 minutes once you get a little familiar with the drive. It is a nice change from being too close to the city, so private and peaceful. Come back soon!
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Great Cabin In West Virgina

  • 4 of 5

This cabin was great! Happy with the view and stay. I few suggestions provide more log wood for fire place. Explain more in detail how to activate the Heater. The shower downstairs does not work properly. Overall if you like being away in a rural area to enjoy time with family this cabin is amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 12/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased to know that you have enjoyed this amazing home, the fantastic views, and were able to spend quality time with your family. Regarding the suggestion for providing more fire logs, we provide enough fire logs for each day of the length of the guests's stay. The logs do give off some heat, but it is generally more for ambiance. If you desire to have more, more can be accessible. In regards to the "heater", the home has Central Heat and A/C and is controlled by a digital thermostat. In the winter, as when you were there, the thermostat is set on the Heat setting. Guests do not need to do anything, except press the arrow up for more heat, and arrow down for less heat. I'm not sure if you thought that you needed to change any other settings, as to why you stated you needed more detail on how to "activate the Heater". I made an appointment with a Heating Company to go and check on it to make sure it was OK. Everything was OK. I guess you're being from Florida, you are not used to using the heat much. On the next comment that the shower downstairs does not work properly, is probably because you did not know how to operate turning the shower on. The shower is turned on by pulling down the ring around the Moen tub faucet. All of these questions you had, are explained in the Agreement Form. It is important to read them thoroughly, and it does say, "Please read thoroughly". Also, we were periodically in contact with each other while you were there. If you would have mentioned any of these questions, I could have easily answered your questions, or sent the caretaker there immediately. A note to all future guests, is to please be sure to read your paperwork for instructions, or a quick call or text to me, is not a problem. I am very responsive and available at all times This can save you from simple matters. I have gotten some guests in the past, that do not pay attention to reading the instructions on the paperwork and have come up with similar situations. We understand that guests do get excited for their trip and tend to overlook this. Thank you for being great guests. Hope to see you again soon!
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We spent two wonderful days! Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

I recommend everyone who is tired of the city!

  • Review Submitted: 30/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy to know that you were able to enjoy and unwind from the city. Even if it was only 2 nights, it is a good break. This home, and where it is located, in all its true privacy and comfort, really does the trick! It gives you a refreshing start back into the city. Hopefully, you will be able to return on another occasion for a longer period of time, it does wonders! Thank you for being great guests! And remember, next time you book here, you will receive a Discount for being repeat guests. See you soon!
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Friars Hill Road vs Tail Of The Dragon

  • 3 of 5

I would like to start off by saying that this truly was an adventure. We had a group of 12 people stay at Vista View. We were in Lewisburg, WV for our National Christian Motorcycle Association Rally. The Rally was at the fairgrounds which is about 45 minutes away from the lodge. We were given directions to the lodge by the owner, whom I don't think has really traveled those roads in a long time, since we were told that not even the people that live in that area use those roads. We road our "Touring Bikes" via the directions that we were given, and I have to say that after having rode on The Tail of The Dragon in North Carolina the day before, which is 11 miles of about 318 curves and was totally awesome, I could not believe the fear that I had while driving down Friars Hill Road. Friars Hill road off of Rte. 219 IS NOT the way to get to the lodge. I do suggest that if you decide to rent this lodge, that you will definitely use another route to get there. The contact person that met us at the lodge gave us a better route, which also had a bit of treacherous areas, but never compared to Friars Hill Road. Also I would suggest that if you are going on Motorcycles, that you are aware that the driveway is graveled. There is a bit of a steep area once you actually get to the lodge. The entrance itself is somewhat difficult as we had a few bikes go down in that area, but after a few days I think we got the hand of it, but still proceeded with much caution. I would suggest to the owner that maybe paving that area would be a good idea, not necessarily all the way to the lodge, but that first dip would be great, especially for bikers. As for the house itself, I must say that the lodge was absolutely beautiful and the view was amazing and so peaceful. It met our needs as far as being able to fellowship all together as a group. Unfortunately we weren't able to attend all of our meetings at the Rally because the majority of them were in the evening and due to the lack of road lights (none) and the conditions of the road, we thought it best to get back to the lodge before it was dark out. So all in all the lodge is amazing, but just a note to all DO NOT use that road off of Rte 219, because no one uses it. It's dangerous!!!! Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 09/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: “Thank you” for saying that the home was amazing, absolutely beautiful, peaceful & with amazing views. It is just that, & does have plenty of room & meets the needs for large groups to come together & bond. I see that you live in Florida. I so do part of my time, & I do go back & forth to WV very often. I am very surprised of some of your FALSE remarks here. I have over 38 “EXCELLENT” Reviews on this home. I guess since you were upset that you fell off your cycle somewhere on one of the roads is causing you to vent, but trying to put the blame & take it out on my property & the surrounding area, is not correct or justified. Some people are not as experienced as others in driving cycles on mountain roads. My Contact Person stated that It made her feel very uncomfortable & intimidating with the argument & actions presented between yourselves upon your arrival. I am sorry that this caused you to be upset, & to write this incorrect information, but I don’t know why you were so afraid. You cannot expect mountain roads to be like flat Florida roads, which are all lit up. Maybe you are not used to touring in true mountain & country roads. There are three sets of roads to get to the home, & if you were fearful, it is the first time that one of my guests had issues with touring their cycles there. I have been renting this home, & my other rental home, in the same location, for about 8 years with multiple cycle touring guests who have enjoyed the trip there, with most of them repeating their stay. I have had guests that actually stayed for 4 months at a time, & from Florida, for about 4 yrs. in a row. As a matter of fact, while you were in this one house, another cycle group that came for the same event, staying in my other rental, down the same driveway, thanked me for a wonderful stay because they enjoyed everything about it, & they did not miss any event. There were no complaints about the roads or driveway. In order to get away from it all, you cannot expect a super highway going up to the last leg of the mountain to the home to have street lights. This home is tucked away in the woods & the roads to these homes, are both considered on very good state maintained roads for mountain roads in WV. They are not dangerous or treacherous. You saying that people that live there don’t use those roads is truly ridiculous! it does not take 45 minutes to Lewisburg. Once again, you said that the stay in this home & on my property was great, & that is all that matters.
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"The mountains are calling and I must go"

  • 4 of 5

We wanted something other than the usual hotel accommodations while attending an annual family reunion in the Lewisburg area. Vista View lodge did not disappoint.

Theresa (the owner) was prompt and professional in all respects. The house was fairly well equipped and comfortable for our large group. We are familiar with the area , those that are not may find the mountain roads a bit intimidating, particularly after dark. The location is remote but that is supposed to be part of the appeal.

The only unanimous negative in our group was the lack of a fire ring for campfires.

Like one of the other reviews stated; "I think a review always comes down to two simple questions: Would you stay at the location again, and would you recommend it to someone else. So, in answering those two questions the answer is a definite YES!"

Hope to visit again soon. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 04/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is definitely a great place to gather with family. I am very happy that you were not disappointed. Thank you for your compliment of saying that I was "prompt and professional in all respects". I strive to maintain that for everyone. With my periodical inventory check of the home to reorganize, refresh and re-supply the home, it keeps everything in order as best as possible. With the home being situated tucked in the woods for your relaxation and serenity, you definitely will not find a super highway to the home, and you wouldn't want to. It would definitely change the appeal. Actually, the roads are state maintained secondary roads, are very good considering, and much better than most WV mountain roads. I and others have found driving after dark is easier than daytime driving, since you can see vehicle headlights shining around corners ahead of time. Since the home is really surrounded very close to the thick forest, I have had to remove the exterior fire mechanism to avoid forest fires. I have had guests manage to make s'mores on the grill. Or, you can just enjoy the ambiance of both interior stone fireplaces. Thank you for recommending my vacation rental Vista View Lodge to other guests, and for being great guests yourselves. Since you will be returning, be sure to remind me of giving you a "Repeat Customer Discount" for your next stay.
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Excellent stay for my medical school graduation!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time celebrating my medical school graduation at this property. It was perfect! The house was large enough to accommodate everyone with room to spare. We really enjoyed the view off of the back deck - simply gorgeous! The hot tub was also the perfect addition to the property. It is very secluded, and traveling into Lewisburg took awhile, but it was not too bad! I would highly recommend this property to anyone traveling to Lewisburg! :)

  • Review Submitted: 01/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing my vacation rental, at Vista View, in Greenbrier County, WV for your very Special Event, your Medical School Graduation! A Big Congratulations to you! I do get students and their families to enjoy their stay at this home for their Medical Graduation Celebration every year, and they say the same as you, on how comfortable and accommodating it is. I am glad you and your family had a wonderful time and it was perfect for you. Ah, yes, and THE VIEW! Enough said. It can’t be beat! Relaxing in the Hot Tub makes any stress go away and is always inviting. It is very private and secluded, which makes it unique. It is just far enough from town to be allowed to have all the privacy and seclusion necessary for this. So the scenic drive to the home from Lewisburg is always a welcome relaxing ride to unwind before you get there. Thank you again for recommending this property to anyone traveling to Lewisburg and thereabouts. We aim to please.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Greenbrier Valley Airport - Lewisburg
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Lewisburg/White Sulphur Springs
Nearest Train
20 Miles
White Sulphur Springs
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Rte 219, I-64
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Snowshoe Ski Resort, Winterplace
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Blue Bend
Car: necessary

Located in the Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, WV area

Nearest Airport: Lewisburg 15 Miles;

The Greenbrier Resort (Casino, PGA Tour): 20 Miles;

Snowshoe Ski Resort: 45 Miles;

Gauley Bridge (Whitewater Rafting, Bridge Jumping Day): 45 Miles;

West Virginia State Fairgrounds: 15 Miles;

New Orleans' Saints Training Camp: 20 Miles

The Greenbrier River & Trail

By staying at Vista View Lodge, you will enjoy a great getaway retreat on hundreds of acres of pure privacy nestled in the woods, high up on a mountain with the most spectacular distant panoramic views with lots of wildlife, such as deer, bear, turkeys, soaring birds, peacocks, etc.. The WOW Factor as you enter, will stop you in your path. This majestic home's interior with all its wood ceilings with large beams, walls, floors and a stone fireplace in the great room as well as the Master Bedroom, will give you an instant feeling or warmth and relaxation. It is located quite central to access most resorts, art, culture, festivals, activities, The Greenbrier River and Trail, ATV trails, ski, golf, tubing, canoeing, biking, fishing, hunting.

Other Activities: ATV Riding, Skiing, Tubing, Snowmobiling, Bridge Jumping


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$317.23
Cleaning Fee AU$190.34

*(not applicable for dates that include Holidays)*
Any Discount Specials not reflected on "QUICK QUOTE" (not applicable for dates with periods that include Holidays*)

NOTE: When you send me an Inquiry, it will automatically give you a quote.

$200 Weekdays (Monday-Thursday) (Minimum 2 Night Stay)
$250 Weekends (Friday-Saturday) (Minimum 2 Night Stay)
$275 Holiday Weekend and Special Events Periods*( Minimum 3 Night Stay)
$300 Thanksgiving* (Minimum 4 Night Stay) and Christmas/New Year Holiday Periods*(Minimum 5 Night Stay)
$450 July 4th/PGA Tour Periods*(Minimum 5 Night Stay)

- Weekly/Monthly Rates Discounted 10% - 25%.
-'FREE' Mountain Air with every Booking!

- *Rent 6 Nights, get the 7th FREE, - Rent 3 Weeks, get the 4th FREE (not applicable for dates marked with an *)

- Special Discounted Pricing negotiated, formulated and adjusted to fit guests' needs - Call for Details.

- Security Deposits are held in escrow by and VRBO. Shortly after guest departrure, It is released automatically as scheduled by them directly to guest. There is no fear of loss of Security Deposit, unless there is damaged to be claimed.

- If cancellation is made after deadline, guest Travel Protection Insurance, for a very small fee, covers rental loss at any time, but must be purchased prior to deadline. Ask for details.

- Owner may allow refund, if dates can be re-booked.
- Rescheduling may be an option.
- Contact Owner for other Options.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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