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Almost Heaven - Secluded Newly Constructed House In The Mountains

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


About the property

Bedrm, Sunrm, Greatrm, Deck, 2 Bths, 2 Kits (plus, Studio Apt. Lower Level)

Almost Heaven has windows through-out so that you may enjoy the outdoors while indoors. There is a beautiful view of the valley from the deck and kitchen windows. The white cabinets and natural red oak floors invite you to kick off your shoes and relax. The kitchen is fully equipped with an oven, cook top, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator with ice maker. The well water is super refreshing. The master bedroom has a queen bed, tall chest of drawers and chair. The sun room/2nd bedroom which we like to call the bird's nest, because it has windows on all 3 sides has a single bed and over sized chair - a perfect place to read/journal. There are double doors which connect the sun room to the living room which can be opened to make it part of the living space which has a sofa and 2 side chairs, coffee table, fireplace, bookshelves, games, puzzles, and CD player. High ceiling fans circulate the air. The bath has an over sized tub/shower. The wrap around deck has a round table with 2 chairs, 4 directors chairs and 4 Adirondack chairs.

The lower level is set up as an efficiency apartment with a sofa, easy chair, 2 twin beds and a double bed, bath and kitchen. The kitchen has a stove and refrigerator, but is not fully equipped. TV receives local channels. If you wish to watch a movie, please feel free to choose from our DVD library. The washer and dryer are located on the lower level. Double doors lead out onto the lower deck where you will find charcoal grill which is to be used in the open space to the west of the house.

House has a well and septic system.

More Details

Hudson and Jane Webb
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Hudson and Jane Webb

We live in a metropolican area and retreat to our country home to escaped the the hassle and bustle of city life. As we crest the mountain ridges on the way, our worries and cares seem to disappear and a deep sense of relaxation floods over us. As a former military family we kid each other by saying, we keep the Civil War alive. One of us grew up on a northern farm and the other in a southern city. It just goes to show, opposites do attract. We have two grown sons, dubbed - the sons of thunder. We have traveled much and still seek to discover and try something knew, which we continue to find in WV.

Hudson and Jane Webb purchased this house in 2011

Why Hudson and Jane Webb chose Baker

One day while looking at property in WV we came across an estate auction sign at a gas station. After meeting with the autioneer, walking the property line and looking over the various out buildings, we fell in love with the possibilities this property held. A few weeks later we stood on the steps of the county court house and bid on the property. To our delight, we won. A year later we broke ground to build the house and this past year refurbished the largest shed. Some day we hope to retire in WV. Until then, we invite you to enjoy our home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are delight that you had a great time at our place in WV. It is a wonderful place to unwind and relax. I love to sit on the deck and watch the hawks soar and the clouds float by. I would like to let you know that we now have WIFI for internet browsing and checking emails - installed yesterday. There is a AT&T Go-phone at the house which is available for use by guests. We are sorry you missed it. Service can be spotting depending on where you are in the house. Some folks have said their Verizon phones have worked at the house as well. Thank you for your business and we do hope you will return soon.
May 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Baker, West Virginia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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 Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Extra Long 6' Tub
    Bathroom 2 Lower Level - toilet , bath with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2/Sunroom - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 3 Efficiency Apt Lower Level - 1 double bed , 2 single bed
  • Master Bedroom has a queen bed, tall chest of drawers and a chair. It is situated next the the upstairs bathroom. Sun room/2nd bedroom has a single bed and an over sized chair. Two single beds and a double bed are in the efficiency on the lower level.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting


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Almost Heaven - Secluded Newly Constructed House In The Mountains
average rating of 4.9 based on 21 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This charming farmhouse was both secluded and quiet which made our stay very relaxing. The many windows bathed us in glorious sunlight at all times of the day. The layout was easy to navigate and ample beding ensured everyone slept comfortably. I would recommend this farmhouse for anyone looking to get out if the city whatever your reason may be.

  • Review Submitted: 21/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Actually Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, new and very comfortable home, stocked with everything you might ever need, nestled in a peaceful and secluded setting -- absolutely the best place to go to relax! Yet, close enough to national parks and local treasures like Luray Caverns to explore as well. And owners who do everything to make you feel welcome. We highly recommend this rental and hope to return in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 09/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place, great owners

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience. The place is very nice and well supplied. The owners were extremely responsive, even when we called them about an issue they had already told us about via email! Past reviews and owner warnings say that you wont have cell service, but we have TMobile and had service the entire time. We hope to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 19/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best way ever to recalibrate and reconnect. It's back to nature with amenities !

  • 5 of 5

This property is tastefully furnished and set up for a completely relaxing getaway. The setting is super for walks with nature and also viewing the countryside with a drone if you're into that.

Highly recommend a stay here and look forward to checking out another season at Almost Heaven.

  • Review Submitted: 26/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable home away from it all and with beautiful scenery

  • 5 of 5

We went on a weekend getaway to get in some fresh air, fall scenery and day hiking. "Almost Heaven" is newly renovated and has many amenities. The home is very secluded and peaceful. The owners were very responsive and helpful and answered questions immediately even though they were far out of town. We would definitely go back to Almost Heaven.

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private Seclusion

  • 4 of 5

A beautiful house set back in the mountains of Baker, WV. The house was perfectly designed and is very comfortable. There is no cell service but an AT&T phone is provided if you need to make any calls. Wifi is available and it worked perfectly. This is a great place to relax and just enjoy the quiet. There is really no view of the mountains due to the leaves on the trees but would be great after the leaves have fallen. The nearest good restaurant is at least a half hour away. Lost River State Park and Trout Pond Recreation Area are close by and worth a visit. There are also many other places worth visiting within a 1 to 2 hour drive. I would recommend this house for anyone looking to sit back and enjoy their privacy.

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Washington, D.C. Dulles and Reagan
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Lost River Brewery, Wardensville, WV
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Valley View Golf Course, Moorefield, WV
Nearest Train
35 Miles
South Side Depot, Petersburg, WV
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 55
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Lost River Brewery, Wardensville, WV
Nearest Ski
78 Miles
Wisp Resort, McHenry, MD
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
Trout Pond, Lost River, WV
Car: necessary

Looking for a vacation where you can enjoy nature, unplug and relax? You have found the right place. Our house, which we have dubbed, Almost Heaven is nestled at the foot of a mountain in the wilds of West Virginia surrounded by rolling hills. The property has 10 acres with various out buildings and is situated between 2 small spring-fed streams. New construction accented with antiques makes you feel right at home. The upstairs kitchen is fully equipped and the outdoor charcoal grill is ready for you to make/grill your favorite dishes. The deck is the perfect place to eat, read, sunbathe, watch hawks soar and/or count the stars. In the evening sit by the outdoor fire pit and roast marsh mellows. (The indoor fireplace is in the process of being converted to gas.) The house sleeps 6 with a queen bed in the master bedroom, a single bed in the sun room which is surrounded by windows on 3 sides, and 2 twin beds and a double bed are on the lower level which is set up as an efficiency apartment. There is a full bath and kitchen on both levels. For exercise and to stretch your legs, amble down the drive and/or bring your bikes to walk/bike along the country road. The TVs receives local channels. Phone and internet access is limited to AT&T. There is an AT&T Go-Phone available for your use. Most cell phones receive signals in Moorefield/Wardensville. Internet access is available for basic web searches, but not for gaming or Utube.

Nearby there are numerous parks/activities for your enjoyment. Here are just a few:

Trout Pond, Lost City - swimming, hiking, fishing (16 Miles)

Wardens Lake, Wardensville - hiking, fishing (19 miles)

Lost River State Park, Mathias - swimming, hiking (20 miles)

Hidden Trail Stables, Mathias - horseback riding (20 miles)

City Park/Pool, Wardensville - swimming, picnicking (9 miles)

Valley View Golf Course, Moorefield - golfing (20 miles)

Eagles Nest Outfitters, Petersburg, canoeing, kayaking, tubing (25 miles)

Edwards Run, Capon Bridge - hunting (39 miles)

South Side Depot, Petersburg - train excursions, crafts (35 miles)

Eagle Scenic Railroad, Romney - train excursions, bird watching (45 miles)

Capon Crossing Farm Market, Wardensville - grass fed beef, vegetables, blue grass music (14 miles)

Lost River Brewery, Wardensville - dining (10 miles)

Quarter Mile Diner, Wardensville - dining (16 miles)

Wisp Resort, McHenry, MD - skiing, snow tubing (78 miles).

West Virginia has much to offer, so search the web before you come to plan your daily outings. The nearest airports are in and around the Washington, D.C. area. Driving time from Washington, D.C. is approx. 2 hours. For emergency medical care use Winchester Medical Center, 1840 Amherst St., Winchester, VA 22601.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Insurance AU$106.48

Taxes include:
6% West Virginia State Tax
6% Lodging Tax - Hardy County

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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