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Secluded, Peaceful Mountaintop -- All Yours

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Donna
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

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 Webster Springs

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.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Webster Springs

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • mobile phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New shower; full plumbing using mountain water from a spring, and a modern green clivus multrum mulching toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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!

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Secluded, Peaceful Mountaintop -- All Yours
average rating of 4.883721 based on 43 reviews
5

GREAT!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My friends from L.A. to NewYork City and parts in between came in to visit. They loved it, the veiws, comfort, piece and quiet. Thanks, woderful place, will rent for friends and family anytime I need the space.

  • Review Submitted: 04/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cabin

  • 5 of 5

I loved it and definitely will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 12/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was great, nice place to relax, sketch and hike.

  • Review Submitted: 29/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh
5

Peaceful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet & relaxing getaway. We loved the mountain cabin fully stocked kitchen and linens.

We loved sitting on the porch swing and enjoyed the mountain view. We actually saw a lighting storm far off from us that was beautiful! Plenty of deer enjoying the falling fruit from the trees,

Visited Snow Shoe ski resort it was easy to find and a nice getaway for dinner.

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Rustic, relaxing and absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Definitely will look to return

  • Review Submitted: 03/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bridgeport, WV
5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect setting for our annual family fishing trip. We loved the lodge and I'll have Patsy Cline playing in my head now every time I tie a fly. Thank you for allowing us to stay at your little slice of heaven. Life Truly is Good!

  • Review Submitted: 23/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Elkins
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bergoo, WV
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
SnowShoe
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Cass
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 15
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Route 15
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
SwowShoe
Car: necessary

Check for the Elkins music festivals, ramp and town homecomings, they are all over West Virginia in the fall! We are up as the crow flies from Bergoo, but don't be fooled by distances, on Mapquest, it takes you all the way to the county seat and back to get to us -- that is a long trip for nothing.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Webster Springs

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$198
AU$1,120
AU$4,101
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$341.85
$10pp/nt >4 guests AU$13.67 + Tax
Pet Fee AU$68.37 + Tax

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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