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Secluded, Peaceful Mountaintop -- All Yours

Bedrooms 4
Space 204 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms (Sleeps 7-8) and 7 buildings

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Fly fish the fabulous Elk River and its back fork then come back to your stunning mountain cabin to crystal clean air and the best-tasting spring water on earth. Mountain-top views set within a gorgeous hardwood forest on 18 acres with no fencing. Lumber companies conveniently leave a great 1 mile hard-packed gravel road from the main highway 15 and the surrounding virgin forest creates utter privacy.

You may want to try the white water rafting about 30 minutes away or just stay on site for hiking or summer sightings that include deer and fawns, squirrels, birds and fields of butterflies. When our children were young they'd roof-watch the wildlife that didn't come into the clearing, and the on-site blueberries in summer and apples in the fall ensure bear and cub sightings nearby.

Only 45 minutes to Snow Shoe for high life, restaurants, skiing, or gambling. An hour away, Elkins is a college town with a black powder museum and lots of live music festivals. Wander the West Virginia-priced (inexpensive) antique shops with terrific craftsmanship that can only be taught down the generations. Each West Virginia town has a heritage weekend where relations near and far visit for a town family reunion -- newcomers welcome.

Remind yourself and the kids how life was ''back when.''

The cabin (called a ''camp'' in the mountains) was lovingly hand-crafted from 26 kinds of timber by a master carpenter/hippie. They had their first child in the only building a barn at a time when many city dwellers were fleeing suburbs. There is central air, radiant heating if you'd rather, a grill and smoker, a fire pit, unlimited hard line calls, a new television with satellite, a washer/dryer/microwave, a new shower-tub, games, and plenty of books for reading during your stay.

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Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

About Donna

We bought the house in 1980 and the five kids love it, but as they started having families on their own and moved away we decided to rent the house out in 2008. I have a hotel management background so we have really enjoyed getting to know guests on a better basis than a one-night stay, especially the people who come year after year and the guest comments ... we made the right decision to share the family experience.

Donna purchased this house in 1984

Why Donna chose West Virginia

We come for the great Elk River fly fishing and the grapes, blueberries, raspberries, rose bud roses (edible) and apple tress were already planted by the original builder, a carpenter.

What makes this house unique

We have rituals -- food is cheap, time stretches, the porch is huge and the television doesn't get turned on. We play Country & Western music, get up early for fly fishing or hunting, then just sit lazily and talk or play board games ... the pace is part of the fun. And sleep late!

We added a booster but the cell reception was ok in the kitchen ... tell your boss the service was non-existent or you would have called him back. I'd tell my Mother but she knows the hard line number from the summer she stayed and arranged everything for us, labeling all the sheets, cataloging the apple trees! What a help.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Webster Springs

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 204 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • mobile phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New shower; full plumbing using mountain water from a spring, and a modern green clivus multrum mulching toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Downstairs 1 - 1 large double bed , Views of the woods
    Downstairs 2 - 2 single bed , bright view of the back yard
    Downstairs 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon , for the studious, the bedroom with a desk and bookshelves
    Upstairs master, bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , up the circular stairs to the top of the trees!
  • Two Queen size beds: one in the master bedroom on the first floor, one in the master above the cricular stairs. A double beds futon in the office. Two twin beds in a first floor bedroom on the main floor.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Fly fishing all year round on the Elk River, July blueberries and raspberries, fall grapes and apples in the yard, herb garden all year. Excellent ATV trails and hiking, look for wild ginseng and ramps (hot onions), and berries along the paths. No neighbors, outbuildings to explore and let the dogs run free if you know they will come home. Grill on the big back porch, read a book on the swing, or get lulled by the quiet and clean air and take lots of naps. If you like antiquing, mountain music, farm auctions, square dancing, even log rolling, hiking, horse back riding, or swimming in the river -- this is a place to go back in time. Summer camp for families, giving the children the kind of summer vacation parents remember ... so play some cards and Scrabble and if you are like us ... eat food you'd never get away with at home!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveller reviews)

Secluded, Peaceful Mountaintop -- All Yours
average rating of 4.864865 based on 37 reviews

Great escape

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! The craftsmanship is fantastic. Also the property is so beautiful and so secluded. Just what we were looking for. The longer we were there, the longer we wanted to stay. The area is beautiful and we visited some familiar places once again. It's so nice to know that one can truly "get away". It's like being a pioneer with all the amenities! Thank you so much for opening your home to us. As an added bonus we got to meet you.

Kim and Walt Lupachino

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our first guests we ever actually met! Kim and Walt are dream guests and gracious about us still spring deep cleaning when they arrived. They left the house as they found it, were interesting and if we lived anywhere near each other, they'd be invited for dindin. I cannot say enough to thank VRBO and Homeaway and these wonderful people for the experiences and the chance to share ...
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central PA

Beautiful property and hiking out the back door!

  • 5 of 5

I’m finally getting around to my review for our stay in November! We absolutely loved our stay and hope to come back. The house was very homey and comfortable although the dogs aren’t fans of spiral steps! But many cottages have them as they save room, and we all managed fine. The front porch is wonderful, and I framed quite a few cool photos in those tulip cutouts. Awesome fall view too. The kitchen was very well stocked, and we had no problem at all with the composting toilet, what a great idea! My only suggestion would be some outdoor lighting – we looked everywhere for the switch that would light up the house like in the pic and never found one.

The very best part was being able to hike right out the door… even being able to hike to a fire tower - that just cannot be beat! The leaves were still quite colorful for the first weekend of November, and the trees were gorgeous. The dogs and I hiked on property every morning (we were enthralled with the cool cottage up the lane) and then after breakfast our entire gang ventured out to the surrounding countryside to explore. (Make sure you check out Holly River State Park – beautiful falls and trail to Potato Knob.) After hiking and exploring all day, we would head back to the house for some relaxation and good food. I sure do love West Virginia.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful secluded setting.

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful. Detailed directions made this place easy to find. Spacious. We spent most of our time on the wonderful shady and large front porch. Clean. Eco-friendly composting toilet and truly no smell. Refreshing spring water! Truly a gem just a short distance (11 miles) from Webster Springs which has a grocery store and several restaurants. Make a point to eat at The Custard Stand (52 flavors of soft serve ice cream and a delicious hot dog chili sauce).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, OH


  • 5 of 5

We have a great time in the RUSTIC retreat. The cabin is not luxurious, basic and had all the essentials. Kitchen was fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes, etc. Bath towels, etc also well stocked. We hiked the logging road every day and even star gazed at night. Wildlife viewing was terrifice. Apples and berries were not yet in season, but the promise was there.

Thank you Donna for your kind assistance and a great stay!

Gina and David Wilson, Cincinnati, OH

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntington, W.V.

Happy to Return

  • 5 of 5

Another great trout outing in Webster county! My group of four have stayed at this cabin five times and enjoyed each trip. We are all WV natives and love the opportunity to be outdoors. This year started out with eight inches of snow the first day and ended with four days of weather in the 70s. The owners are always updating and that is appreciated. This year they replaced the bathtub, added a shower door and a new stereo. If you are looking for a place to stay with no neighbors, 17 acres, a comfortable cabin with full kitchen and multiple bedrooms this is the place for you. We obviously would not return yearly if we were not satisfied. Oh yes, Donna is the best!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Secluded, beautiful property. We had a great time relaxing there. The views are stunning!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bergoo, WV
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 15
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Route 15
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Car: necessary

check for the Elkins music festivals, ramp and town homecomings, they are all over West Virginia in the fall!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Webster Springs

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

only if major holiday A$200.67 + Tax
Pet Fee A$66.89 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$334.45
$10pp/nt >4 guests A$13.38 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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