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A Creek Runs Through This Private, Wooded Property!

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cabin entry and side deck


Last updated: 08/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

You can't buy serenity--but you can rent it.


Autumn is arguably the best time for a mild, glorious vacation week or a cozy, comfortable 2 or 3-day romantic escape or sanity break in beautiful Summers County, West Virginia, just outside the hospitable town of Hinton.

Iona Cabin is located on Big Creek, just half a mile from the Greenbrier River and some of the best small-mouth bass fishing in the East, and three miles from the confluence of the Greenbrier with the New River. Bluestone Lake, the New River Gorge National River, and several state parks and wildlife management areas make this one of West Virginia's most scenic locations.

With Iona Cabin rental, you get exclusive use of the entire 11 acre, secluded property, accessed by a private, graveled driveway from Big Creek Road. It is entirely wooded, and the beautiful, cascading Big Creek tumbles right through it, with your private walking trail alongside, and through, the stream. Just below the cabin itself, you have your own natural 'swimming hole.'

Iona Cabin is a two-bedroom log cabin retreat, with two adjoining decks. It has a great room with cathedral ceiling, fully-equipped kitchen, master bedroom, and shower-bath on the first floor. Upstairs, the loft contains a second bedroom and a half-bath. There is an outdoor shower below the deck.
Iona Cabin is a quiet, get-away retreat. You’ll find your anxiety level plummeting as you enter the long, private driveway, and you'll want to spend days on end just luxuriating in the peace and serenity of this beautiful and tranquil, natural setting of almost eleven acres, clad in hardwood, hemlock, and native rhododendron. If inner harmony is your goal, Iona Cabin is your destination.

Iona Cabin is also a great home base for an active, outdoor vacation. Whether you like fishing or hunting; skiing on water or snow; river 'tubing,' white-water rafting, kayaking, or canoeing; hiking or mountain biking; golfing; horse-back riding; or sight-seeing, even golf or tennis, Iona Cabin is right in the center of a wealth of recreational opportunities--that is, if you can tear yourself away from your own private swimming hole on the babbling Big Creek.

Nearby Hinton is an authentic West Virginia, Appalachian town, quaint and charming, filled with friendly and hospitable people. As yet unspoiled by big city ways and influences, Hinton is blessed with natural beauty, access to rivers, lakes, and mountains, proximity to state and national parks and forests, and easy accessibility from urban centers in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina, making it an ideal base for get-away excursions whether for quiet retreat or active, outdoor fun.



Rustic doesn't have to be primitive! Private doesn't have to mean isolated. You can unplug from the world if you want to--but you don't HAVE to!

We suggest, though, that the somewhat rough terrain surrounding this property may make it difficult for elderly or infirm persons and perhaps unsuitable for small children--unless both have adequate assistance and supervision.

Keywords: Cabin, getaway retreat, romantic hideaway, private cottage, secluded home, ski, fishing, outdoors, nature, wildlife, creek


Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1380 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Non Smoking Only:

    outdoors only. Forfeit deposit if smoking inside is detected....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    The creek could be a hazard for some very young children....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    By individual approval, no fee for well-trained and supervised dogs or cats, up to two. Pet owner responsible for any damage or additional cleaning....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    12x19 feet, with flat-screen tv, adjacent to full bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    with ensuite half-bath...moreless

  • Loft: 1 twin/ single

    a haven at the head of the stairs, overlooking Great Room....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) one in each bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) one in upstairs bedroom, one on loft balcony...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    oversize shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    toilet and lavatory only...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Very quiet and secluded location, with eleven acres of wooded land with walking trails for the private use of our guests. No other residence or building is visible from our property....moreless


  • Books:

    A selection of novels available....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    a number of board games and puzzles...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Dish TV 'top 200', plus 5 local channels Flatscreen HDTV in living area and downstairs bedroom....moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD player, or can hook up to your laptop, notebook, MP3 or smart phone....moreless

  • Television:

    2 flat-screen (living room, downstairs bedroom)...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    DVD and VRC...moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Big Creek, a year-round stream, tumbles and pools right through the entire property, right past the cabin....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Round table becomes oval with addition of 1 or 2 leaves....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:


  • Broadband Access:

    Hughes satellite service through Dish TV...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Internet:

    Wireless throughout the cabin and its decks....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    all bedding, towels, kitchen cloths, napkins, tablecloths...moreless

  • Living Room:

    seating for six +...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of room for 6-8 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:


  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    stacked compact washer dryer combo...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Log on through your lap-top or your smart phone....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    with glass doors for viewing...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    regular drip and also Keurig ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    If it isn't here, you don't really need it....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 12...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    full size, new in 2012...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    microwave, toaster oven, coffee makers, blender, hot water kettle, food processor, rice cooker...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    One baking rack...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Paper towels and toilet paper provided. No food items....moreless


  • Golf:

    nearby at Meadowwood Country Club, 9 holes...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    sloping, with a fire-pit in the center. check open fire regulations....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane and charcoal, No charcoal/ lighter provided...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Winterplace is half an hour away....moreless

  • Tennis:

    At the town courts or at Pipestem...moreless



Write a review 4.2
from 36 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season
Aug 1 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$695 $2,600

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $99 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $87 Nightly

Brown Season
Nov 1 - May 14, 2016
2 night min stay
$650 $2,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $93 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $83 Nightly

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $60 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 12%

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Last updated: 08/26/2015
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Beckley or Charleston, WV
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pop's Sports Bar
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Meadowood Country Club
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Hinton, WV
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
State 20 at 3
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kirk's, Pizza Hut
23 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Bluestone State Park

Car: Necessary

The Greenbrier, New, and Bluestone Rivers converge, with Bluestone Dam forming a great fishing and recreational lake. With 2 State Parks, a Wildlife Management Area, and a National River, this is one of WV's premier outdoor recreation areas.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Donald and Linda Vinson live in Huntington, WV. Donald is retired now, and Linda is Chair for Human Services for MountWest Community and Technical College. They have two grown sons (one married), and Iona Cabin offers a much-needed refuge.

Why the Owner Chose Hinton:
The Hinton area has everything for outdoor recreation and enjoyment of nature, but it is yet undiscovered by large commercial interests. We're able to have 10+ acres of our own here, whereas in other places, we'd be jammed onto a tiny lot. No traffic, no crowds, no pressures. The only teeming masses we see are wildlife!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Blessed solitude, quiet reflection on the creekside watching the butterfly traffic. Fishing, hiking, cycling, swimming, tubing, all close at hand.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • cabin entry and side deck

    cabin entry and side deck

  • Fully-equipped kitchen. If we don't have it, you don't need it.

    Fully-equipped kitchen. If we don't have it, you don't need it.

  • creek


  • seating area of Great Room

    seating area of Great Room

  • cabin from across the creek

    cabin from across the creek

  • Downstairs bedroom, queen bed

    Downstairs bedroom, queen bed

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