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River Star - A Beauty Nestled In The Mountains- Shavers Fork Cheat River

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Riverfront Cabin setting, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

ADDITIONAL PHOTO'S on facebook- Search River Star Vacation Rental. (see link to our Facebook page at the bottom of this listing)

Three Bedroom, 2 1/2 Baths, Two Dining Area, Two Living Rooms, Fireplace, Two large Decks with Hot Tub Overlooking The River, Jacuzzi Tub, Laundry, Charcoal Grill, Fire Pit, and River Beach.

The house is very comfortable and clean. It is newly furnished and stocked with many extras for enjoying the great outdoors. Fishing poles, frisbee, horse shoe pit, football, and wiffle ball/bats.

The home sleeps 9 people comfortably. Bedroom 1- Queen,

vaulted ceilings, river view. Bedroom 2- Full, antique furniture.

Bedroom 2- Full/Twin Bunk Beds and a Daybed with a Trundle &

Toddler Bed.

We have several family members who are allergic to cats and dogs, so no pets allowed, sorry.

No smoking permitted in the home.

Keywords: Cheat River, Augusta, Forest, Festival, River Cabin, Shavers Fork Cabin, Appalachian Mountains, Davis and Elkins College, Canaan Valley, Railroad, Waterfront, The Polar Express, Durbin and Greenbriar Railroad, The Tygart Flyer, The American Mountain Theatre

More Details

Patti Reckart
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Patti Reckart

Our family fell in love with The Shaver's Fork of The Cheat River. We live close by in Elkins, WV and love to get away to fish, float and relax at the river. I am originally from New York and my husband is a native West Virginian. We have two beautiful children.

Patti Reckart purchased this house in 2010

Why Patti Reckart chose Elkins

River Star is a great location. It has one of the best locations to access the river. It is a gradual access (I call it my river beach) into a great swimming hole. The river has riffles above and below our swimming hole. The property also has a beautiful trickling creek that runs through the property. Kids love to play here as well as in the river. The property boasts three lots, with a lot of room to play yard games or pop a tent.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Elkins

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , Antique Furniture
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , 3 single bed , 1 child bed , A kid friendly room, but converts to an adult room easily.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , River View with skylight
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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River Star - A Beauty Nestled In The Mountains- Shavers Fork Cheat River
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews

Wonderful weekend with family!

  • 5 of 5

Our quick getaway to the River Star was wonderful. The house was perfect, easy access to the river for fishing or just enjoying nature along the water. We are so happy to have found this special place. And we hope to make it back for another weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 25/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a good time! We hope you return soon.
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Great place for a vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Nice house, great location and close to town.

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I have spent a summer week here once a year for many years --it's wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

River is beautiful in a cooler climate that the sultry one I live in. Close enough to commute to Davis Elkins College for the Augusta Heritage course I participate in yearly. Owner is a "jewel". Place is clean and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Patty, thank you for the opportunity to stay at your house. We are always alittle anxious when we rent a new place and have had a few bad choices. The minute we turned that door nob and walked in , we felt like we were home. We went straight thru the front rooms and right out to the gorgeous back yard! Beautiful ! Our grandkids were so excited.

The house has everything you could need for a week or a day . The garage was full of all kinds of great treasures ! We had a blast on the large round raft.

House was spotless , kitchen well stocked , bathrooms very nice.

Fire pit wins best yet by far !

The only thing that upset the little ones ( 2 1/2 and 1 1/2 was the train whistle of all things. Slept thru fireworks but the train got them every time ! 😂?

The river was perfect for the kids and adults to lazy around on tubes. Grandkids Tried alittle fishing but I don't think we were in a good spot. But they got a lot of practice !

Not a negative thing to say. Thanks again !

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great, well stocked house in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

River Star has the most items for guests to use of any rental I've stayed in. The garage was accessible and was full of things for guests to use: charcoal grill, propane grill, floating island, corn hole, inflatables galore, bats, balls, frisbee,... The kitchen had all you could ever need.

I contacted the owner about an issue with the hot tub. She was at the house in less than an hour to resolve the issue. Great communication throughout the process.

The house was clean and the beds and furniture are very nice and comfortable. The master is great with a high end recent remodel.

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. I'm glad you guys had fun. Your welcome back anytime!
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Great Get AWAY!

  • 5 of 5

River Star is everything a house nestled in the mountains should be and so much more. Our stay there was so enjoyable! Beautiful house with all of the amenities along with easy access to town! Everything was perfect! Highly recommend for your stay on the Cheat River! Thank you again Patti for providing us with the most memorable experience!

  • Review Submitted: 01/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cathy! I'm glad you had a good time. We hope you return soon.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Elks Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Scenic Train
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Forks Inn & Smoke on the Water
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Canaan Valley & Timberline Resort

Latitude: 38.91423 Longitude: -79.750526

Bowden, WV 26254


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit AU$335.97

Rates are based on 6 person occupancy. If you would like different dates from above events, custom rate packages are available upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.