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Prime Mountain Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2400 SF - 3 Bedrooms with En Suite Baths and Great Mountain Views

This peaceful Lost River vacation home is a mountain visitor's dream, offering an easy drive from many nearby cities (2 hours from DC, 2.5 hours from Baltimore, 3.5 hours from Pittsburgh and 4 hours from Philadelphia).

Cedar House is just minutes from everything Lost River has to offer. Set in a quiet neighborhood surrounded by a forest of trees, guests will experience seclusion and tranquility within the 6+ acres while having access to a view of the Lost River Valley and mountains.

Cedar house is a luxury cabin equipped with all of the comforts you would expect in a vacation retreat. Central air and heat, washer and dryer, three spacious bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and a gourmet kitchen with everything you'll need to prepare your favorite meal. This multilevel home thoughtfully separates the living/common space from the sleeping quarters to keep everyone on their own personal schedule. There are two large screened in decks. One off of the main common space with a dining and lounge area. The other off of the master bedroom great for outdoor yoga in the warmer months or relaxing in the hammock. There are also open air decks on each level with access from every room in the house. A fire pit patio is located next to the cabin with ample seating to gather and roast marshmallows and tell scary stories.

Feel the luxury with our Turkish cotton towels and crisp clean linens. Each en suite bathroom is equipped with hand soap, lotion, hair dryer, tissues and luxury shower gel and shampoo/conditioner by PAYA.

There's nothing like a wood-burning fireplace to set the tone for your mountain getaway. With WiFi, Roku and a stash of games and movies, the living area is great for nights of entertainment or lounging by the fire contemplating a simpler life. A Bluetooth speaker is located in the living room to connect your favorite playlist. Take the fun outside to the screened in deck on warmer days or even those cool Fall evenings with an outdoor heater provided for your comfort.

The stage is set in the gourmet kitchen for your cooking performance with a gas range and only steps away from the outdoor BBQ. You are guaranteed to amaze while friends and family cheer you on sitting at the large island. Enjoy your edible creations at the large table for 8 while you take in the mountain breeze and views of the Lost River valley.

This three-bedroom, three and a half-bath cabin can sleep six guests very comfortably, 8 with a sleeper sofa in the media room on the lower level. No one shares a bathroom at Cedar House. Each bedroom has a fully equipped en-suite bathroom with large shower stalls and double sinks in two of the three bathrooms.

We have worked hard to provide most of the essentials for your stay at Cedar House. We do provide some necessary staples such as spices, oil, flour sugar, and coffee. Cedar House is about 20-30 minutes away from the local grocery store in Wardensville, and Walmart in Moorefield. UPDATE: There is a new General Dollar about 10 minutes away right off of the H Corridor that has a small grocery store.

We look forward to having you out to the cabin.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Damian

I live in Washington, DC and own a landscape architecture firm that focuses on penthouse terraces and urban residential spaces. After visiting Lost River for the first time a few years ago, I knew instantly that this is where I wanted to spend my time away from the city. I look forward to sharing this beautiful home with you and hope you and your friends enjoy the comforts of Lost River as I do.

Damian purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Damian chose Baker

I want to provide guests with a space that is inviting and comfortable in many ways. The cabin is fairly large at 2400 SF but feels very cozy. With its cedar facade, interior trim, and stone fireplace, the cabin truly reminds you that you are in the mountains. At the same time, you are experiencing the quiet, tranquil lifestyle of the country without giving up most of the creature comforts that you may be used to.

What makes this cabin unique

Cedar House is located in a very clean and quiet neighborhood called The Summit. It is filled with wonderful people who are equally in love with Lost River. Most are from the city and come out to unwind and some have made this wonderful area their full-time home.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Baker, West Virginia

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower enclosure , Double sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Double sinks
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Single sink
  • Each full bath is supplied with 100% Turkish cotton bath, hand and wash towels, hairdryer, tissues, toilet paper, hand soap, body gel, disposable cups, lotion and shampoo/conditioner. * There are no bathtubs in the cabin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Den - 2 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Sofa bed and two twin air mattresses
  • All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and sliding glass doors out to the decks. Linens and towels are supplied. All beds are made upon your arrival. There is also a small toddler size cot with a sleeping bag and pillow. Kids love this thing!
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting


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Prime Mountain Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

The Perfect WVa Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, with a great view of the Lost River Valley. A favorite for all of us was having a cup of coffee and watching the sun rise from the porch each morning, or cocktail in hand and watching the sunset.

Everything was just as advertised. Plenty of space, all the amenities, and well stocked with all the essentials. Damien was attentive and helpful with our stay, going out of his way to make it a positive experience for us.

We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Trent. So glad you all had fun. Looking forward to having you back! Damian
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Beautiful home. Quiet location. Amazing host.

  • 5 of 5

The property is very well maintained. The home is spacious, comfortable, and well provisioned. The kitchen had every tool we needed (and more), the beds were quite comfortable, and the covered and screened porches gave us lots of options for relaxing. Cuddling in the hammock, reading on the outdoor couch, enjoying a fire, cooking family dinner, exploring the property and finding local trails gave our family (to include our pups) the reprieve we needed. Plus Damian ensured we were set upon arrival with clear instructions, “how to guide” for the electronics and special treats! We all look forward to our next stay!

  • Review Submitted: 26/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear you all had a fun time. Looking forward to your return! Damian
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Beautiful Getaway in the Mountains

  • 5 of 5

This house was everything we hoped for in a secluded mountain getaway without compromising any comfort. We enjoyed our stay here for a family Thanksgiving and could not say enough positive things about how well this place was kept, the awesome views and the layout of the kitchen and great room that provided a wonderful space for entertaining. The owner was very responsive and provided for every detail of our stay. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 26/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brian! Glad to have you out and so happy we were able to help make your Thanksgiving a successful one.
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Lovely home, gracious host

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Cedar House as two families, each of us bringing kids for a total of 4 kids age 4 and under. The home was perfect for this kind of adventure, as we could throw all the kids together on the bottom floor between the bedroom and the game room at bedtime, and adults could hang out on the screened in porch upstairs drinking wine and playing card games. Note: The house is not a kid-proofed house, and I wouldn't recommend it for a group with more than one crawler, but it was great for kids old enough to not put a stray ladybug in their mouth or put fingers in sockets. The kids had a great time and loved being able to run around on the porches, roast marshmallows in the fire, and see the sun rise through the misty valley.

The home itself was well appointed with everything we needed - I brought my own dutch oven for a meal, and there was one there! The rooms are well appointed with lovely touches that are often missed or given short shrift in a rental, including soft towels and sheets. There is no cell service in the area, but the home has very fast internet.

Communicating with the host was easy, and he was very helpful. Any questions or concerns that came up from our party were answered quickly and courteously. He is very thoughtful; we felt welcomed by not just our welcome message on the chalkboard, but also the baby gates that he had installed to block the top of the stairs on two levels. That made having one crawling baby that much more manageable.

This is the perfect house for a quick getaway from the city. It would be good for a large family, but was great to have friends along for the trip. The top floor is built for an intimate group gathering, with a large dining table, open set up, and ample outdoor space. I highly recommend Cedar House, and hope we are able to return for another visit.

  • Review Submitted: 08/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review Jena. We hope you can all make it back again soon. Damian
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Tasteful and well appointed property with breathtaking views!!

  • 5 of 5

The home is lovely, well appointed and well cared for. We found it to be very clean and well stocked...everything you need (except fresh food) is provided. Games, movies, plenty of pillows, blankets and towels, even spices and basics for meal prep are already in the pantry. The host had cold beer in the fridge and a lovely bottle of wine waiting for us when we arrived! Everything from the appliances to linens to the toiletries are very high quality. A true luxury cabin in the woods! Our only regret is that we only had two days and nights to enjoy the fabulous hidden gem. The local scenery is indescribable! There's something for everyone from civil war battlefields, to awesome caverns to the stunning natural beauty of the Shenandoah Valley with its famous Skyline Drive and the many other State Parks. Even though the Fall foliage that we came to see wasn't quite "pooing" yet, we thoroughly enjoyed our time there and plan to come back again and again!!

  • Review Submitted: 15/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the wonderful review. We are so happy you enjoyed your time here. Looking forward to having you back again. Damian
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Washington, DC, USA

Beautiful, well-appointed and very comfortable private home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Cedar House with another couple and our two dogs. From the moment we walked in, we felt very welcome. The house was exactly as it appears in the photos, perhaps even better. The indoor and outdoor spaces are all very well designed and generous. And while you can see some other homes in the distance through the trees, it is very, very private and quiet. A great, peaceful escape from the city. The house was stocked with everything we needed to enjoy our stay. In the mornings we enjoyed the deck overlooking the valley and the hills in the distance. Our days were spent visiting neighboring towns where you can find a few lovely shops and lunch options or hiking in George Washington National Forest. We loved the climb up Big Schloss and our dog loved swimming at Trout Pond. We spent evenings eating our meals and chatting on the huge screened porch. It was unseasonably warm for late September so we used neither the fireplace nor the firepit, but I can imagine they would be lovely on a cool fall/winter evening. The logistics were also seamless from check-in to check-out. Very well managed home. Would certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: 10/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, You all took excellent care of my cabin and we are so happy to hear you all had a wonderful time. Hope to have you back again. Thanks!
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Baker, West Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Autumn Foliage
5 Oct 2018 - 8 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
Veterans Weekend
9 Nov 2018 - 12 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving in Lost River
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
Christmas in Lost River
21 Dec 2018 - 25 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
New Years in Lost River
28 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$67.39 + Tax
Cleaning fee AU$188.69 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$404.34

Nightly rate is based on 6 guests. $25 per night, per additional guest. Maximum of 8 people total.

We require a copy of your driver's license and a signed rental agreement for all bookings.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Weekly rate will be determined from the specific days selected.

Holiday's - 3 Night Minimum. 4 Night Minimum for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Check-In - 3 pm (No early check-in without advanced approval)
Check-Out - 12 pm (No late check-out without advanced approval)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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