|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
For your next family getaway, trip with friends or romantic retreat, come escape to "West Virginia Cabin in the Woods," a warm and inviting mountain lake vacation rental cabin. Nestled in a private mountain range, this beautiful all-cedar cabin is situated halfway up a mountain with stunning views and includes complete access to a private 50-acre community lake with beach. Look forward to breathing in fresh, crisp air and enjoying the peaceful sense of silence, only broken by the sounds of birdsong and laughter. This classic "Cabin in the Woods" is truly a piece of paradise!
This beautiful, new cedar cabin features 2 bedrooms, 2 large loft areas, 1 bathroom, and enough sleeping arrangements for 10 or more guests throughout 1,500 square feet of tastefully appointed living space, making it an ideal home base for your next visit to wild and wonderful West Virginia. You’ll feel as though you’ve entered a whole different world upon your arrival at the property, which is located just 2 hours and 15 minutes from the capital beltway.
Your favorite relaxing spot will quickly become the cabin’s huge 12-by-45-foot deck, boasting amazing views of the treetops, mountains and sunset, plus glimpses of the lake beyond, once the leaves fall. Sit back in one of the deck’s reclining chairs and enjoy the sunshine during the day and the twinkling night sky, emblazoned with more stars than you ever dreamed existed. Attached to the deck is a roomy screened-in porch, which seats 6 guests with a patio couch and comfortable chairs. The screened porch is perfect for reading, relaxing and talking. A private 7-person hot tub right outside on the deck completes the picture. In the hot tub, you can soak your cares away and admire the spectacular wooded scenery surrounding the premises. Numerous invigorating jets propel the hot tub’s healing waters to relax and soothe you, as bright multicolored lights, 2 waterfalls and a volcano jet add to the excitement. It’s a fabulous place to watch the stars and morning sunrise. The deck also has a gas grill for barbequing burgers, fish or veggies. Come relax in sunny greenery and have a wonderful time!
Cabin in the Woods is cozy enough for a couple, yet large enough for a group of good friends or the entire family. All the amenities you want in your ultimate home-away-from-home are here, including central air conditioning and heat, high speed wireless internet access, and a lovely stone propane fireplace. After preparing a tasty meal in the quaint full kitchen, gather with your companions in the massive dining room that seats 10. The dining room is surrounded by windows on 3 sides with glorious wooded views. The huge oak table is perfect for playing games together - take your pick from the many board games provided in the dining room cabinet, including Scrabble, Scattergories, Life, Jenga, Settlers of Catan, Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, as well as playing cards, dice, and ping pong paddles and balls.
The cabin’s welcoming master bedroom offers a nice queen-sized bed with cedar cabinets, a delightful stained glass window, 16-foot high ceiling with fan and trapezoid windows, and a private door leading out to the 12-foot square screened-in porch, and to the hot tub. The second bedroom is a snug bunk room with a set of bunk beds for 2, complete with storage drawers under the bunk.
Additional sleeping arrangements can be found in the cabin’s 2 roomy loft spaces, which are carpeted. These are true lofts, and though kids can stand up in them, most adults cannot, yet they are very comfortable to sleep and sit in. Loft 1 is well suited for adults or children, featuring a queen-sized futon on the floor, 2 toddler beds, and a safety gate at the top of the stairs with sturdy rails for your peace of mind. This loft also features 8 windows that let in an abundance of natural light and comfortable carpet for playing or lounging. Adults and kids alike will love being able to look down on the living room through the railing from the loft! Loft 2 is a 12-by-12-foot loft over the dining area, offering trapezoid windows looking out to the woods and 2 single beds, with enough spare room to easily sleep 2 extra guests in sleeping bags. Accessible via sturdy pull-down ladder, the second loft is especially fun for teenagers but not suitable for small children, as the opening for the ladder does not close.
As a visitor, you will have full access to Lake Ferndale, the pristine 50-acre private community lake. Everyone in your group will love this cabin’s fantastic location - the beach is accessible by either a nice long walk or easy drive from the property. Lake Ferndale is always quiet and peaceful, spring fed from the surrounding mountains so the water is crystal clear and wonderful for swimming. It’s also a great place for sunbathing, picnicking, low-key fishing, kayaking or canoeing. During the summer, the water feels refreshing but never cold. Because Lake Ferndale’s water increases in depth gradually as it moves from sand to rock bottom, it’s terrific for wading and supervised swimming for all ages. Often times, you may have the lake entirely to yourself!
Spend leisurely afternoons unwinding at Lake Ferndale’s Sandy Private Beach, a small beach with white sand that the kids are sure to love. The Sandy Private Beach slopes down to the water and serves as an excellent spot to sit in the sun, make sandcastles, or watch the dazzling sunset at the end of the day. Right next to the beach you’ll find picnic tables under the beautiful pine trees, where you can enjoy a meal while gazing at the lake. After a fun picnic dinner, return to Cabin in the Woods to toast some marshmallows by the campfire circle!
Lake Ferndale is stocked with fish, including small mouth bass, and is a great place to do a little fishing. Additionally, Lake Ferndale is a perfect spot to bring your kayak or canoe for some easy paddling. There’s a place to launch your boat, and since only electric motors are allowed, everything stays quiet and still - it’s a lovely lake to boat! Those seeking more adventurous waters should head 2 miles over to the South Branch of the Potomac River, a popular destination for boating, fishing or tubing.
Cabin in the Woods sits on 6 acres of forest in an unspoiled environment, making it an ideal accommodation choice for nature enthusiasts. Climb up the mountain through the Hardwood Forest of tower oaks, black walnuts, red and white maples, wildflowers and ferns, and you are likely to find some of the native wildlife on the property such as birds, turtles, frogs, or land salamanders. There are nesting pairs of bald eagles nearby, and in the spring and summer, they will sometimes soar for 20 minutes right over the property.
In addition to the Potomac River, Cabin in the Woods offers close proximity to numerous State and National Parks, the historic Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad, and many important historical sites. Hampshire County is the oldest County in West Virginia and the oldest incorporated town, Romney, is the county seat. Originally part of Lord Fairfax’s Northern Neck Proprietary, the land here was first settled around 1750. Hampshire County and its surrounding area have a vast, rich heritage steeped in Colonial, Revolutionary, and Civil War history. Stop by the Civil War Museum in nearby Romney to view its fascinating collection of historic artifacts and weapons!
No matter what season you plan to visit West Virginia, you certainly won’t have a shortage of exciting things to see and do. Whether you choose to spend the majority of your time here sunning on the beach, swimming in the lake, fishing, reading a book in the screened porch, or simply relaxing on the deck while observing the night stars, this delightful Lake Ferndale vacation rental cabin will not disappoint - reserve "West Virginia Cabin in the Woods" today for a fun-filled getaway you won’t forget anytime soon!
Key Residence Features:
- Amenities include a private 7-person hot tub, huge private deck, screened-in porch, gorgeous dining room with windows on 3 sides overlooking the forest, stone fireplace, full kitchen, gas grill, central air conditioning and heat, wireless internet access, fire pit for toasting s'mores, and much more
- Peaceful, quiet location on 6 wooded acres, nestled on the side of a mountain with breathtaking views
- Situated in Lake Ferndale, a private community with full access to a stunning 50-acre lake with sand beach!
- Close proximity to the Potomac River, outdoor recreational activities, State and National Parks, historical sites, and many other attractions!
- Master Bedroom: Queen-sized Bed with private exit to Hot Tub
- Bedroom 2: Twin-over-Twin-sized Bunk Beds
- Loft 1: Queen-sized Futon and 2 Toddler Beds
- Loft 2: 2 Twin-sized Beds (with room for 2 more in Sleeping Bags)
- The large Birch Couch in the Living Room pulls out into a Queen-sized Futon Bed that can sleep 2
- No smoking
- No pets allowed
- Must be at least 25 years old to book
- A vehicle with 4-wheel-drive is required
- In the event of snow or ice, driving up the hill may not be possible. However, there is a parking area at the bottom.
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
My husband and I were looking to get away from it all as we do every year. Our budget is typically about $200-$250/night. We usually get a really nice cabin for this price. We paid this much for Cabin in the Woods and were pretty disappointed. The pictures are not accurate, using a wide angle lens to give the cabin a much bigger look than it actually is. The heater was on the other side of the house from the one main bedroom, so we froze through the night. It also made a horrible squealing sound through the night. The bed itself was hard as a rock. We did not check out the lofts at all. We also never knew whether we had access to anything in the basement. The deck was quite lovely, as was the hot tub and fire pit. However, we could not sleep on the bed, freezing and trying to ignore the heater-squeal, so we left after our first night. Perhaps the cabin is better in the warmer months, when you can sit outside and enjoy the lake. Unfortunately, we spent a lot of money on a place that was not worth it to us.
What a great experience, this my first time using this type of outlet for vacation planning and plan on continuing to utilize this option. So many possibilities of places to go and things to do!
We had a group of 5 adults looking to get away from the city for a weekend, and the cabin in the woods was perfect. Secluded in the WV mountains, it offers beautiful scenery and a peaceful lake to kick back and relax. There's a grill and a hot tub on the deck of the cabin, so we spent most of our time outside grilling, bathing, and enjoying.
We had a group of five adults looking to escape the city and the cabin in the woods was perfect. The hosts were excellent, the house size is perfect, and the lake is picturesque. As some have commented, the lake is a bit of a walk (~1 mile from the property) so be prepared for that, and the living quarters are cozy. All things considered, though, this place (and the hosts) are tough to beat.
We can not say enough about how great the property owners where. The cabin was perfect for our honeymoon get away. The hot tub on the deck and the wind signing through the trees made for beautiful evenings. Grilling on the great gas grill made for wonderful dinners. If you are looking for a place to relax and remove yourself from from text messages and emails book this place fast.
What a great place for a weekend away. We had five adults and four kids who were able to sleep comfortably in the cabin. The cabin was spotless, the hot tub was great, and sitting around the fire pit was a perfect evening activity. Larry and Alicia are amazing hosts. That said, the living space is small. The pictures don't really give you a feel for how small the cabin actually is. We didn't have any problems, but it was a little surprising. We would definitely stay here again!