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Lost River Mountaintop Retreat--perched on 5 acres w/ stunning views

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 130 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Perched on 5 acres with stunning views of the Valley

NEW for Spring & Summer 2017: Bonfire pit with seating, more hammocks, and additional interior/exterior upgrades.

Fiber Optic Internet & Cable TV installed last year.

If you're looking for uninterrupted views and relaxation on a mountaintop, this is the spot for you!

Lost River, West Virginia is a special place. It is situated between the George Washington National Forest, the Lost River State Park, and miles upon miles of pastoral country roads and farmsteads. The Lost River area attracts visitors who love the outdoors and enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, skiing (Massanutten, Canaan Valley, Bryce Resort, and Snowshoe), and geo-catching. It's also a popular destination for antiquing and taking in Appalachian culture through the local arts and crafts scene (Lost River Artisans Cooperative and Museum). This property is central to it all, and the perfect weekend retreat from Washington, DC (2 hours), Baltimore, MD (3 hours), Richmond, VA (3 1/2 hours) or Philadelphia (5 hours)!

For the foodies: The owner loves to bake and cook, so the kitchen is well-stocked with cookware, spices, and basic ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, etc.). You can even pick some herbs from the herb garden. Spend the night in with friends or family enjoying dinner by the fireplace, or outside grilling and dining in the screened porch to nature's chorus of crickets and other creatures that inhabit the area. Or, spend the night out enjoying a gourmet meal at the Guest House at Lost River or Lost River Brewery. The Lost River Grill is also a popular spot for drinks and live entertainment. Lunch at the General Store is highly recommended (the BBQ pork sandwich is a favorite!).

For the adventurous, the Lost River area has a lot to offer! If you're a triathlete, take advantage of the world-class rural roads for running and biking, and Trout Pond for open-water swims. Lost River is also a hiker's paradise--Big Schloss (George Washington National Forest) and Cranny Crow (Lost River State Park) are two popular favorites. Lost River is also a great launching site for nearby canoe and tube float trips. The old timber roads on the mountain (immediately accessible from the property) make for some spectacular mountain biking and snowshoeing (2 pairs of snowshoes are available for complimentary use). Winter in Lost River is spectacular for both nesters and adventurers! Hit the slopes of Bryce, Massanutten, Canaan Valley and Snowshoe (a little more distant, but close enough to return home in time for a crockpot dinner).

For the sightseers and shoppers, no visit to Lost River is complete without a visit to the Lost Rivers Artisans Cooperative and Museum (the owner's hand-screened t-shirts are among the many locally crafted items for sale).

For the Yogis, grab your mat because Lost River is a perfect place for practice, and the Yoga Barn (offering regular morning classes throughout the Spring, Summer & Fall) is right down the mountain!

For the homebodies, this property is also for you. Grab a beer and chill in the hammock with a book. Settle on the sofa with your favorite shows on Netflix or Hulu (there's Apple TV), or choose a DVD from the library. Lounge on the deck, taking in the gorgeous views, birds and other wildlife (deer, black bear, wild turkeys, squirrels, fox...) . Grab the cribbage board or cornhole boards. Or do absolutely nothing! So many options...

More Details

Owner
Derek Howard
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 July, 2017

About Derek Howard

Life in Lost River for me began as a weekend retreat from my environmental law practice in Washington, DC. I loved life in Lost River so much that I made it my full-time home for over five years as a telecommuter. In Lost River, I enjoy hiking, snow skiing, training for triathlons (running and biking world-class rural roads, open-water swimming at Trout Pond), tossing bags in the Lost River Cornhole League, painting and silk screening (check out my T-shirts for sale at the Lost River Artisans Coop!), and nesting on the homefront (reading, writing and cooking). With some exciting career and life changes, Lost River has become a part-time retreat again. I'm happy to begin this new chapter of sharing my place when I'm away with others looking for the perfect place to relax and recreate!

Derek Howard purchased this house in 2007

Why Derek Howard chose Lost River

The property consists of 5 acres in the heart of Lost River with a cozy 2 bedroom/2 full bath home perched on the mountaintop ridge with stunning views of the Valley.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are having a wonderful stay so far. The house is beautiful and our dogs have enjoyed some great hiking.
Feb 2017
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Lost River, West Virginia

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Will be newly renovated for Summer 2013 rental season!
    Downstairs Guest Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Private Balcony, Master Bathroom
    Downstairs Guest Bedroom - 2 double bed , 1 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Log Bunkbed (Double bottom, Twin top)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Lost River Mountaintop Retreat--perched on 5 acres w/ stunning views
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 51 reviews
Northern Virginia
4

Quiet retreat with great views not too far from D.C. And NoVA

  • 4 of 5

Quiet area with great views of the mountains and valley below. On a gravel road with quiet neighbors and not a lot of traffic, which made for a nice place to walk. Really enjoyed sitting in the screened in deck and enjoying the view and the birds chirping. The house was clean and decent size for the three of us and our dogs. The propriety itself was unfortunately grown up (tall grass), to the point that you couldn't really get to most of the property, to include the swing, the hammock, or the bonfire area without walking through high grass. If the property was maintained and those items more easily accessible, the property itself would be great (that's my reason for rating a 4 out of 5). Overall, a nice stay though and would recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fredericksburg, VA
5

Stunning views, and a relaxing visit!

  • 5 of 5

Gathered a group of girls to celebrate my sister's upcoming marriage, and this location provided the perfect getaway. Situated on a ridge, there are beautiful views from both the front and back of the house, and its a necessity to enjoy a good portion of your stay on the back deck or screened-in porch. The interior is clean and comfortable, and its aesthetic (including Derek's artwork) is very colorful and eclectic... definitely one of the coolest 'cabins' I've ever been in.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Even without the views, this house would be beautiful , but they really add something special.

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I spent a weekend at Derek's house in early mid-Spring and the entire valley was in bloom. It set the stage for a great weekend of board games, grilling and drinking good beer! The house has everything you need for whatever type of weekend you have planned--relaxing or active--and everything is set up to be easily accessible for guests! I'd highly recommend the cabin to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta,GA
5

Perfectly relaxing with 360 views

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was absolutely perfect. Nice deck, great 360 views, great yard, fire pit, stocked kitchen, spacious, lots of light...all combined for a perfect weekend. There is plenty of hiking nearby or you could sit all day on the deck hammock or yard hammock or even stare at the mountains from bed all day. We will def be back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Cabin with Gorgeous Views

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful few days here. We made several trips to hike in Lost River State Park only a few miles away, but we would have been just as happy lounging on the deck, enjoying the mountaintop views from the cabin.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Winter Weekend in Lost River

  • 5 of 5

I recently spent the weekend with my fiancée and dog at Derek's lovely home in Lost River. We had a wonderful stay, and both commented upon leaving that we wish we had booked extra nights! The cabin was beautifully decorated and had everything you could want in a mountain home: gorgeous views, a wrap around porch with a grill and fire pit, full equipped kitchen and peace and quiet. We didn't even leave the cabin all weekend, aside from taking our pup on some mountain walks. Highly recommended if you are looking for a weekend away!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to leave your thoughtful review. Come back and visit us in Lost River again soon!
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Map

Nearest Airport
109 Miles
Washington Dulles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Lounge at the Guesthouse at Lost River
Nearest Golf
33 Miles
Moorefield Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Guesthouse at Lost River
Nearest Ski
33 Miles
Bryce Resort
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Trout Pond
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Lost River, West Virginia

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Owner accepts payment in:
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25 Jul 2017 - 25 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
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9 Aug 2017 - 9 Aug 2017
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10 Aug 2017 - 10 Aug 2017
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19 Aug 2017 - 21 Aug 2017
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A$189
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$31.49
Property Damage Protection A$74.33
Cleaning Fee A$94.48
Tax Rate 12.0%

Tax: 6% WV Sales Tax and 6% Hardy County Hotel/Motel Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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