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100+AC,Mtn.Top,Hot Tub,Add'l Home Avail. to sleep 21,

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 9+

It's so good, it's RIDICULOUS! ARRIVE. EXHALE. UNWIND. By staying at the Vista View Lodge's Guest Home, you will enjoy a great getaway retreat on hundreds of acres of pure privacy nestled in the woods, high up on a mountain top, with nice views up and down the road, and lots of wildlife, such as deer, bear, turkeys, soaring birds, peacocks, pheasants, etc.. This clean and comfortable home will give you a great feeling of warmth and relaxation. It is located quite central to access most resorts, art, culture, festivals, activities, The Greenbrier River and Trail, The Gauley Bridge, where you can do Whitewater Rafting and view the annual International Bridge Jumping Day, ATV Trails, ski at Snowshoe Ski Resort, Winter Place Ski Resort, golf, tubing, caving, canoeing, biking, fishing, hiking, hunting.....

Fully furnished, completely equipped and has start-up supplies.

Budget Travel Magazine's September 2011 Issue named Lewisburg as the 'Coolest Small Town in America'.

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

For additional housing, see last picture for additional home available, Property ID # 350752.

- *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.

More Details

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

Why Theresa C Johnson chose Friars Hill

A nice custom built cedar home in a private secluded setting with no other homes nearby for your privacy. Another home is available down the road, but private from each other but could be walking distance for an additional rental, has a new hot tub, lots of wildlife, is central to most attractions and events, such as Historic Lewisburg, The Greenbrier Resort, Caves, Snowshoe Ski Resort, Winter Place Ski Resort, The Greenbrier River, the New and Gauley River for bridge jumping and river rafting, hunting, fishing, kayaking, hiking.


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:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • CANCELLATION: If made 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 can 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
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Both bathrooms are roomy with lots of storage and well lit.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double bed , Sleeps 4
    Bedroom 2 - 3 single bed , Sleeps 3, regular size mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , Sleeper Sofa
  • Bedrooms have all new quality mattresses and box springs. Bedroom # 2 has new quality bunk bed frames with new full size comfortable thickness mattresses, not bunk mattress, plus a single bed. All new quality bed linens, pillows and comforters are supplied. Nice size closets and hangers for your clothes.
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • Yard
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • 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 tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Kitchen is fully equipped with pots, pans, dishes, bakeware, utensils, spices, just like home. Smoking not allowed inside home, but can smoke on porch. Infant items available upon request, such as High Chair, Booster Seat, Gates.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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100+AC,Mtn.Top,Hot Tub,Add'l Home Avail. to sleep 21,
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

Secluded Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect location for a super restful and relaxing get away. The house is very well kept, has a full kitchen, comfortable beds and bedding, nice heating and cooling system, hot tub, satellite tv... The property owner was very professional, friendly and helpful. She is very responsive to questions and was quite a pleasure to work with.

This house is secluded. The driveway runs on past this house, as I believe there is one property further down the driveway, but this in no way disturbed our quiet weekend. There is a back deck, facing the forest that we found very inviting, and down below is the hot tub, which is accessible from the basement door. We had a lovely time, left feeling relaxed and renewed and looking forward to next year's Annual HomeAway Wedding Anniversary Get-A-Way! Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very happy to know that you have enjoyed a perfect restful and relaxing Wedding Anniversary Get-A-Way at my Vista View Lodge Guest House. We take pride in keeping our homes as clean and organized as possible. Often, we go into the vacation rental homes to, besides doing extra deep cleaning, do an inspection and inventory of equipment and supplies to make sure that we have fresh new replacement linens and towels, and we reorganize everything in the kitchen cabinets and drawers to make sure that nothing is missing in our fully equipped kitchen. Letting us know is appreciated. Sometimes we have large groups who book both homes. That is when I seem to find extra kitchen things, or missing items. For example, if one home cooks a pie or casserole, etc., they may bring it to the other home to share, and voila!, we have missing or extra plates, etc. found in each home. It keeps us on our toes! LOL Remember, that repeat customers receive a Discount on their future stays. My homes are perfect to visit for all seasons, and the hot tubs are open year round. Thank you for coming and being great guests, and hope to see you again soon!
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Stay at Vesta View

  • 4 of 5

Great place to find peace and quiet and enjoy the wonderful surroundings. Plenty of room for us and very comfortable.

It would have been even better if the roads leading to the cabin were in better shape.

Driveway a little rough for motorcycles but manageable.

  • Review Submitted: 25/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sure is a peaceful place with lots of nature all around to enjoy. It is a great place to unplug and unwind. I am very happy to hear that you had plenty of room and were very comfortable. Unfortunately, I can’t make the roads up the mountain to the house become super highways to get there. If anyone wants to visit the Appalachian mountains, then it is expected to have curvy windy roads. No matter where you will want to visit a mountain home, you will always need to deal with mountainous windy roads, but it is well worth it. The road to this home is a State maintained road, and is actually considered better than the average road to a mountain home here. The driveway is gravel. We periodically add more gravel and grade it as it is needed. We have had many motorcycle groups visit Vista View, and have enjoyed the beautiful panoramic and countryside views along the drive, and have enjoyed the home tremendously. After your long day’s adventures, you can come back to the home to put your steak on the grill, enjoy a refreshing beverage while basking in the Hot Tub. Don’t forget, that if you return to visit Vista View, you will get a Discount for being a previous customer. Thank you for being great guests!
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Fantastic Retreat!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I visited this location over Easter break. There are six of us (2 adults and 4 kids), and the house slept 6 perfectly. There is plenty of space inside (2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, dining room, two bathrooms, large basement, back deck, etc.). The house was very clean, the beds were extremely comfortable, and we experienced no issues with accommodations. There is a hot tub outside of the basement door. It was enjoyable, though at the time of our visit, the water was not clear.

If you aren't sure by the description, this cabin IS in the middle of nowhere. That's exactly what we had hoped to find. There was minimal to no cell reception for us (we have AT&T). There is a land line for emergencies but no internet connection (this is written in the description and is very accurate). Instructions from the host were great. She stayed in constant contact with us leading up to and during our travels. She also left chocolate Easter bunnies for our kids to help us celebrate, which was extremely thoughtful!

If selecting to stay at this location, which we recommend, take everything with you that you'll need for your trip. It is easily 30 minutes to get to the nearest store (or gas station) and the roads are tricky, narrow, and windy. The town offers a great cavern to check out and has cute shops and restaurants as well.

We are looking forward to staying again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 28/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love to hear guests with a great experience. Thank you for your compliments on your stay, as well as our interaction. We do try to make the experience memorable, as best as we can, such as the Chocolate Bunnies that we left for your children, to help celebrate the occasion. If one wants a peaceful and private stay, this is it. This is not your cookie cutter neighborhood, for sure. As a matter of fact, there are no houses near, or that can be seen. Yes, it is tucked away in the woods, and gives you the experience to enjoy nature, which is all around you. You hear nothing but the sounds of nature, and you get to see lots of animals. The drive for me is about 20 minutes from town, but may take a little longer for someone that doesn't know the roads yet. Although, it doesn't take long to figure that out You really couldn't get any closer to town, before you wouldn't be able to call it "serene". It's worth the scenic drive that takes you up the mountain to the home. I'm not aware about what you have meant about the hot tub not being clear. It is always clear upon arrival, we make sure of that. It was not notified to me by you , about this, during your stay. If by chance, you have had some use when you were there, sometimes, if a body rinse is not done before entering, it can pick up the body oils and can get a little cloudy, quickly. The solution to that, if you would have called me, would be to put a capfull of spa treatment. It filters it and clears it right up. My Agreement Form does state, that if there is something of concern when you arrive, or anytime during, to please contact us immediately. There should always be a simple solution. Don't be shy, remember that on your next stay. Thank you for being great guests! Hope to see you soon, and remember as repeat customers, you will get a Discount.
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Great trip with son, brother and nephew

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Used the grill. Had all the necessities. Would have been nice to have wifi.

  • Review Submitted: 12/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is nice to hear that you had a great trip with your son, brother and nephew. I hope the privacy of the home was relaxing and peaceful for you. Everything being there for your comfort, with all the necessities, plus the enjoyment of the Hot Tub, I'm sure, is definitely a plus. See you on another occasion, and thank you for being great guests.
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Kenosha, WI

Great Time

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time, we were there on our brothers annual motorcycle ride. We were meet upon arrival by the caretaker and showed around. All linen and towels were provided. The hottub was great to come back to after a long day's ride. The countryside is beautiful and remote. Everything was clean and well maintained. Great communications with the owner, everything was covered in advance. Easy payment arrangement for security deposit. Thank You

  • Review Submitted: 13/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, everything is basically provided, such as linens, towels, and of course it includes equipment and some supplies. You just need to bring your personal items and some food. It is a great and scenic country for riding motorcycles. I get many groups that come here to do the same. I bet the Hot Tub really felt relaxing after a day's ride. We try to make your booking and stay as easy and stress free as possible. Your are very welcome to return for another visit, and you will be given a Discount as a repeat customer.
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Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My college girlfriends and I meet for our annual girls weekend at this cabin. The cabin is great and the surroundings are beautiful. We saw deer a couple of the mornings. We enjoyed the hot tub each night and were pleased that it is under the cover of the porch so the rain didn't stop us from enjoying it. I will say the cabin is definitely tucked away and about 30-40 minutes to Lewisburg. This is what gives it such peace and great surroundings. We would leave in the morning and come back late afternoon and fix dinner at the cabin. You won't want to be going back and forth.

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you have enjoyed your girls getaway. It is quite a peaceful place, which is a nice change from busy city life. It is a beautiful drive to the home with lots of wildlife to enjoy. I'm glad you were able to unwind and share it with your friends. No matter what the weather is, because the Hot Tub is protected from any weather, you can enjoy it. Thank you for being great guests. Hope to see you again soon. And don't forget, you will get a repeat guest Discount.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Greenbrier Valley Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
City of Lewisburg and White Sulphur Springs
Nearest Train
20 Miles
White Sulphur Springs
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Rte 219, I-64
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
48 Miles
Snowshoe - Snowshoe Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Blue Bend
Car: necessary

NEWER LISTING! Now, 2 homes available for extra large groups for sleeping 18 (see other property ID # 350752), Get your discount on booking both! Each home nestled in the forest, perched high on a mountain top, but enough distance between both for total privacy, seclusion and relaxation.

A bargain for this beautiful cedar home with 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Hot Tub, sleeps 9+. Infant Equipment Available. Central to your enjoyments, such as The Greenbrier Resort for the PGA Tour, new Casino, or visit their Bunker, Snowshoe Ski Resort, or visit Historical Downtown Lewisburg for its culture, theatre, art, boutiques and activities, such as the Civil War Reenactment. The Chocolate Festival, TOOT, The West Virginia State Fairgrounds, Tour of Historical Homes, the New Orleans Saints' Training Camp, New England Patriots' Training Camp, etc.. You will get to see wildlife, such as deer, every day! Soaring birds swooping from the roof top, whisper clouds floating by to make you feel like 'Almost Heaven'. Fully furnished, equipped and supplied.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$169.23
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$338.45

*(not applicable for dates with periods that include Holidays*)

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

$125 Weekdays (Monday-Thursday) (Minimum 2 Night Stay)
$150 Weekends (Friday-Saturday) (Minimum 2 Night Stay)
$175 Holiday Weekends and Special Events Periods* (Minimum 3 Night Stay)
$200 Thanksgiving* (Minimum 4 Night Stay), and Christmas/New Year Holiday Periods*(Minimum 5 Night Stay)
$350 July 4th/PGA Tour Periods* (Minimum 5 Night Stay)

- Many Discount Specials - Call for details.
- Any Discount Specials are not reflected on "QUICK QUOTE"*
- * Weekly/Monthly Rates Discounted 10% - 25%.
- "FREE" Mountain Air with every Booking!

- *Rent 6 Nights, get 7th "FREE",/Rent 3 Weeks get 4th "FREE" *

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

- Security Deposit are held in escrow by and VRBO. Shortly after guest departure, it is released automatically as scheduled by them directly to guest. There is no need to fear a loss of Security Deposit, unless there is damage to be claimed.

- If cancellation is done after the deadline, then guest Travel Protection Insurance, for a very small fee, covers rental loss at any time, but it must be purchased in advance. 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.