|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Have the ultimate retreat to wild and wonderful West Virginia by staying at this quaint Glen Jean vacation rental home, ideally located in a secluded, rural setting close to the New River Gorge Bridge, Beckley, and many other notable local attractions!
This delightful house was originally built in the mid 1930’s as a Coal Miner Company Home, nestled on 2 private acres of lush green grass and rolling hills. With 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and enough sleeping arrangements for 5 guests throughout 850 square feet of nicely appointed living space, this charming dwelling is an ideal lodging choice for families, friends or couples seeking an authentic glimpse of West Virginia mountain life. You’ll find the interior of this historic residence totally remodeled and insulated with central air conditioning and heat, as well as recently updated with all the essential conveniences of modern day living such as a fully equipped kitchen, in-unit laundry machines, complimentary wireless internet access and a flat screen TV in the living room, complete with Roku and internet connectivity for your entertainment needs.
Your favorite relaxing spot will quickly become the home’s fantastic new rear deck, which backs up to stunning views of mountain wooded green belt with a small babbling stream and slow-moving train track. The front of the property sits just ⅛ of a mile from Highway 19, where you’ll find a convenience store with fuel and Subway restaurant. Even though this property is far from completely isolated, you’ll still feel far from the hustle and bustle of the big city, as there’s no development within sight from the back of the home.
When you’re ready to get out and explore the area, you certainly won’t have to venture far! This terrific house is conveniently only 8 miles away from exceptional white water rafting opportunities and the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville - stop by for Bridge Day in October, when skydivers parachute off the bridge! Just 2 miles from the home is the Boy Scout Camp of America, while exhibition coal mines and many pristine State and Federal Parks can also be found nearby.
The larger city of Beckley, West Virginia is located only 9 miles from the property, offering an array of theaters, bars, restaurants and shopping - be sure to spend an afternoon touring through Beckley’s famed Tamarack cultural center for a vibrant showcase of local artisan retailers, Appalachian arts and crafts, and perhaps even a taste of the featured delectable gourmet fare from West Virginia’s own spectacular Greenbrier Resort, which is situated about an hour away.
If you’re here during the winter months, this property is perfectly located just 24 miles from Winterplace Ski Resort in Ghent, West Virginia. Regardless of what season you plan to visit and no matter how you choose to spend your time during your stay, you’ll be happy you chose this enjoyable Glen Jean vacation rental house as your home base for exploring West Virginia!
Key Residence Features:
- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, new private deck, wireless internet access, 1 flat screen TV with Roku, central air conditioning and heat, charcoal grill, in-unit washer/dryer, and more
- Outstanding location! Nestled on 2 private acres just ⅛ mile from Highway 19 with picturesque, secluded views of mountain wooded green belt in the rear
- Close proximity to the New River Gorge Bridge, white water rafting, Winterplace Ski Resort, city of Beckley, Boy Scout Camp of America, Exhibition Coal Mines, many State and Federal Parks, and other attractions!
- Master Bedroom: Queen-sized Bed
- Bedroom 2: Twin-over-Full-sized Bunk Beds
- An Air Mattress in the Closet can accommodate 1 extra guest if needed
- No smoking
- Pet friendly with fee (maximum 2 pets allowed)
- Must be at least 21 years old to book
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
Vacation home has all you need to relax and get some sleep between adventurous days in the New River Gorge National River region. Plenty of space to spread out, comfortable furniture and adequate kitchen. Only major complaint was that the toilet was leaking on the bathroom floor. Local POC was notified, but did not come to fix. Luckily there were plenty of towels to soak up the leakage. Other minor complaints were some areas were a bit dusty or dirty, and the ROKU Internet TV setup was disappointing. All in all a nice place to stay with a great location.
The place is absolutely disgusting. We showed up after 5 hours on the road to find the place lived in. It had not been cleaned and it appeared that the 'local contact' may actually be living there. The bathroom is beyond gross and the kitchen wasn't stocked with any useful items. There were literally 3 forks. The beds were slept in and the shower was full of about 10 dirty towels. The smell was awful.
Within a few minutes of us being there, the 'local contact' showed up and begin explaining that someone else is in charge of the calendar and he thought we were coming the next day. He even told us that he doesn't get paid much to do this and that he was stuck doing. He said he would clean the place so we were forced to go sight seeing while we wait. We had a car load of groceries and we were all very hungry - by this time it was 6:30pm. We had to wait for the only linens they had to be cleaned and the towels he took to his house which we found out was just next door.
I wanted to leave right away but my husband was tired from the long drive and we were all hungry. Eating there was terrifying as the place is run down and not suitable for a rental unit. There is a for sale sign on the front of the yard and it seemed to me that the place was just abandoned by the owner who moved out of state.
The 'fully remodeled' comment in the description is a facad. The bathroom stunk of urine, the toilet leaked and the shower was not good. It was stained and damp. A campground bathroom is more appealing than this shack. The porch that is 'brand new' is laughable. There are stains on it and the lighting didn't work outside so sitting out there was not an option. We complained to the local contact and he said he would look at it after work the next day which would be around 5:45pm today.
I woke up after only a few scary hours of sleep and went to turn the coffee machine on - just to find that it had leaked water all over the counter and the floor. I slept with my daughter since I was worried for our safety. After discovering the water issues in the kitchen, we packed up and left - no where to go but staying there was not going to happen. We had three nights booked there and paid WAY too much. I plan to call and complain to the Evolve Vacation Rental company but I'm pretty sure I'm not getting my money back. This place should be listed truthfully and only cost around $50 a night - maybe a group of dirty men would stay there, but this place is not suitable for a family.