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Riverfront Luxury in the Woods -- Loads of Light!

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Gourmet kitchen with every utensil you could imagine. Enormous granite island.

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Last updated: 03/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Elkins house description

Granite countertops, marble, tile, and teak floors; hot tub; spacious decks; master suite with Jacuzzi; 2nd bath with Jacuzzi; laundry; open kitchen with granite countertops and modern appliances; screened porch with gas grill (under roof cover); fine furnishings throughout.

Great set-up for telecommuting if you can only manage a working vacation. Wireless satellite internet (with download limits), speakerphone, computer desk, and office chair in the very private sunroom.

The property has exclusive river beach access to the Shavers fork river and is engulfed in trees, on one side adjacent to 30+ acres of privately-owned undeveloped and open fields, 100 yards from two other cabins on the other side, and situated just 0.1 mile down the road from the one-million acre Monongahela National Forest.

The house features a stone fireplace, teak floors, vaulted ceilings, natural wood-plank paneling, wireless internet, 3 televisions with DVD players, and a 6 person hot tub. The gameroom includes a 32' flatscreen TV, Wii entertainment system (games available), assorted board games, Hot Wheels track, toddler puzzles, cards, and 100's of other toys and games. The gameroom has a card table and chairs, dart board, and water toys. There are 30+ classic DVDs for various ages available for viewing.

There are beds to sleep 10 plus (1) twin pullout: Main-level MBR – Queen; Sunroom attached to MBR – Twin Pull-out (ideal for child); Sleeping Loft – Full; Downstairs Bedroom #1 – Queen; Downstairs Bedroom #2 - Full / Twin bunk-bed plus Twin trundle. The game room can accommodate cots if needed (available upon request).

For a cozy winter, fall or early spring visit, the house has a forced-air gas furnace, supplemental baseboard heat in downstairs bedrooms, and a wood-burning fireplace in the living room (a moderate amount of firewood is provided).

In winter months, be prepared for snowy road conditions by driving a 4WD or suitable vehicle. The cabin is remote, so its narrow mountain road can be concerning to those not experienced. The gravel road is not suitable for motorcycles.

Pet friendly -- dogs only please, and no more than two dogs per reservation.

Owners provide a starter quantity of paper products, bathroom soap, and laundry/dish detergent. Personal toiletries are to be provided by Guests.

Cleaning fee covers laundry, dusting, vacuuming, mopping, bathroom/kitchen sanitizing, and garbage removal. Guests are expected to otherwise leave the house in the condition they found it.

We want to ensure that this property is the right fit for you! This is our vacation home that we are sharing – we are not a resort with a maintenance, concierge, and cleaning staff – and our prices reflect that limitation. That said we have put together as many resources as possible to help you plan your trip and enjoy your stay as if it were your own vacation home. We also have tried to stock the house so that you would not want for much upon your arrival.

If you are looking for a remote mountain getaway and are willing to roll with what comes from a country vacation, you will be hard pressed to find a more beautiful spot! Here are some things you should know...

The road to the house is gravel, and depending on whether the road crew has repaired the road recently there may be potholes. In most cases you can drive around them, but there may be one or two on the way that you’ll just need to slowly drive through. There are also no guardrails on the road, but it has several turnouts to allow cars to pass.

Because the house is surrounded by forests and the river there is plenty of nature to enjoy, but also to endure. Mice will occasionally come inside, and although we set out-of-sight humane traps to keep them from settling in, there is a possibility that you will see them during your stay depending on whether they've found a food source recently (it could be from a prior guest -- not your own doing.) We do, however, check to make sure that the kitchen implements are sanitary at the beginning of your stay.

The bug situation is that we are at a high enough elevation to not have a mosquito problem, but there will be gnats in the field, and moths at night wanting to get into the house. There will also be plenty of dead bugs that wedge themselves between the screens and the windows, and cobwebs sprouting up here and there.

If these aspects of nature are acceptable to you, then you will find a beautiful place of nature in which to relax and enjoy your vacation!

Provisions:
• This is a NON-SMOKING rental with steep penalties for violations
• Receipt of $250 is required to hold your reservation
• Final payment is due no later than 60 days before check-in.
• Cancelations: Greater than 60 days before stay full refund.
• Minimum durations apply -- see rate structure for details
• Sat-to-Sat rental between mid-June and mid-August (see VRBO #360447 for summer weekend rental).
• All reservations are subject to availability; terms can change without notice until deposit is paid.

Damage deposit is $250 and is fully refundable within two weeks if rental agreement terms are met.

Keywords: Augusta Festival, Forest Festival, cabin, river, woods, Canaan, Showshoe, Timberline, Durbin and Greenbrier scenic railroad train, Polar Express, fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking, camping, Appalachian Mountains, Davis and Elkins College, D&E, Elkins, WV

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    Single renters must be 25 or older, or be accompanied by an adult aged 25 or older, while on the premises. Minimum age 21 in the the case of married couples or domestic-partners. Younger couples may be considered -- contact owner with circumstances....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Game room plus kids bunk room on lower level - includes 32' flat screen TV, Wii and Blu-Ray DVD player...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs only; limit 2 per reservation. Extra large (Giant) kennel available upon request....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Loft Bedroom: 1 double

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  • Gameroom

    Space for cots or Pack 'n Play (advance arrangement)...moreless

  • Main Floor Master: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sunroom with twin pullout is attached to this room...moreless

  • Downstairs Bunk Room: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

    Full/twin bunk bed w/ twin trundle...moreless

  • Downstairs bedroom: 1 queen

    View of the river, and next to the bunk room....moreless

  • Up to four cots available upon request (space available in each room except bunk room); Pack-n-play available upon request...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Main Floor Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    Warm marble and European style fixtures...moreless

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, jetted tub

    Skylight and picture window view of trees...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Flat grassy beach with excellent chest-high (or better) swimming hole. Outdoor brazier (firepit) with a modest amount of wood provided...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Library of mature books plus tens of childrens books....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blu-Ray...moreless

  • Game Room:

    Table-top foosball, (magnetic) darts, Wii + TV...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games, yahtzee, cards...moreless

  • Music Library:

    iPod dock to plug in your own music libraries...moreless

  • Television:

    Both TVs have Blu-Ray DVD players...moreless

  • Toys:

    Lots of toys for kids 8 and under...moreless

  • Video Game Console:

    Wii console including paddles, steering wheel, nunchuks, guitar, drums...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Several Wii Disks....moreless

  • Video Library:

    30+ classics and some newer, both adult and child options...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Mountains are the backdrop of the river and forest....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Lovely river view from deck through lush trees. Property is riverfront with a nice large private swimming hole....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Quarter-sawn oak table with seats for 10; island counter has seats for two....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    Hughesnet Gen4 Satellite ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood -- modest amount of firewood provided...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage:

    Cannot park a car due to trash cans, but free to use for bikes or other equipment of renters....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas forced air whole house, plus electric baseboard in some rooms....moreless

  • Internet:

    Satellite internet. Daily download limits apply (high speed, but with 250 MB daily download limits. Gaming or TV/movie streaming is not feasible.)...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linens...moreless

  • Living Room:

    (2) Recliners in sofa #1, second sofa, plus large chair. 42' flat screen TV, blu-ray DVD player. Cathedral ceiling with stone fireplace...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell phone service spotty and unreliable...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Including river / hot tub towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full sized front loader...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless router...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Both drip and espresso machines...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Almost any cooking utensil you can imagine. Also includes paper products (napkins, paper towels)...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes, glassware, and flatware...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Gigantic granite island great for cooking or baking. Also wonderful for serving buffet style....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large and programmable...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Plastic bins to keep food secure from pests...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Additional overflow refrigerator in the garage is available for guest use...moreless

  • Stove:

    5 burner gas...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Deck wraps around to Master bedroom sunroom to provide a private corner....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Huge wrap around deck w/ screened porch. Plenty of seating....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screened porch adjoining kitchen....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front yard has plenty of play space....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Outdoor 6 person hot tub (for an additional cleaning fee). No one under 12 years old allowed in the hot tub....moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    (2) Master bathroom 2 person Jacuzzi. Downstairs hall bathroom heated Jacuzzi tub....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Mar 27 - May 21, 2015
3 night min stay
$175 $200
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,150 $3,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Early Summer
May 22 - Jun 19, 2015
3 night min stay
$200 $225
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,300 $4,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jun 20 - Aug 15, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,350 $5,000

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Late Summer
Aug 16 - Sep 6, 2015
3 night min stay
$200 $225
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,300 $4,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Early Fall
Sep 7 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$175 $200
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,150 $4,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Late Fall
Nov 1 - Nov 24, 2015
2 night min stay
$175 $200
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,125 $4,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2015
4 night min stay
$225
$1,350 $4,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Early Winter
Nov 29 - Dec 23, 2015
2 night min stay
$150 $175
Fri, Sat, Sun
$950 $3,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Christmas & New Years
Dec 24 - Jan 2, 2016
4 night min stay
$225
$1,350 $4,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$175 $200
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,125 $3,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • (Optional) Hot Tub $50 + tax
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Infants under 12 months no charge.

Minimum stay for holiday weekends are at least 3 nights.

First payment may be made with online credit card payment in the amount of $250; balance by personal check.

$25 fee will be charged back to guest for returned checks

Per person fees for the stay will be capped at $250


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

72 Miles
Nearest Airport
CKB
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Durbin and Greenbrier Railroad
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Corridor H
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Forks Restaurant

Car: Necessary

Berry picking on property may be available from late July into August, Go-Kart Track, Scenic Railroad Rides, Farmers Market, Arts Center.

Fishing guide service referral available.

 

Owner info

About the owner: Carl and Larisa got married and moved to Elkins, WV in 2000. Larisa moved from DC, and Carl moved from VA. Each had prior roots in WV and longed to return. They now live in Elkins just 20 minutes from the 'All Get Out' riverside vacation rental.

Why the Owner Chose Elkins:
The location is ideal -- just far enough out to be immersed in the natural surroundings, but only 25 minutes from a full-service grocery store, movie theater, Davis and Elkins College, Randolph County Community Arts Center, antique shopping, and a YMCA. It is an hour from highly-rated golf or skiing. Spring and summer bring wonderful fishing, swimming, floating, and boating in the river; winter is great for cross-country skiing on the property or nearby, and alpine skiing is less than an hour's drive. Fall's foliage is not to be missed as the house is engulfed in trees and adjacent to the 1 million acre Monogahela National Forest, wonderful for hiking right out your door. Don't miss nearby Elkins to dine at a variety of restaurants, enjoy free exhibits at the Community Arts Center, and ride the scenic trains on the Durbin and Greenbrier Railroad. Davis and Elkins College is just 20 minutes away where you can enjoy live music and Appalachian arts at the internationally renowned 5-week long Augusta Festival. The Forest Festival every fall is a big draw, with carnival rides and almost two weeks of activities.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The property that this house sits on has been in Larisa's family since 1967. In 1995 Larisa decided to start construction on the property. She designed the house from the ground up and expressed her love of wood, light, warmth, and airiness into the architecture. The windows, decks, sunroom, and porch are situated for maximum enjoyment of the surrounding views of mountains, river, woods, and fields. The ventable skylights in the living room and loft provide sunlight and the lovely sound of rainfall. You can hear the river flow many nights when the windows are open.


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Photos

  • Gourmet kitchen with every utensil you could imagine. Enormous granite island.

    Gourmet kitchen with every utensil you could imagine. Enormous granite island.

  • Natural Teak Floors, Stone Fireplace, and Fine Furnishings incl Flat Screen TV

    Natural Teak Floors, Stone Fireplace, and Fine Furnishings incl Flat Screen TV

  • Gas grill under cover of the screened porch.

    Gas grill under cover of the screened porch.

  • Brazier/firepit adjacent to the house - camp chairs provided.

    Brazier/firepit adjacent to the house - camp chairs provided.

  • Dining room w/ view; plenty of closet space at stone floor entry.

    Dining room w/ view; plenty of closet space at stone floor entry.

  • Verdant views from master bathroom with large Jacuzzi, skylight, and warm cedar

    Verdant views from master bathroom with large Jacuzzi, skylight, and warm cedar

  • Office setup in sunroom attached to MBR; twin pullout loveseat perfect for child

    Office setup in sunroom attached to MBR; twin pullout loveseat perfect for child

  • Queen sized bed w/ picture window river view

    Queen sized bed w/ picture window river view

  • Heated Jacuzzi bathtub with natural marble and stone on lower level.

    Heated Jacuzzi bathtub with natural marble and stone on lower level.

  • Full-sized washer/dryer.

    Full-sized washer/dryer.

  • Full bath adjacent to living room / dining room.

    Full bath adjacent to living room / dining room.

  • Outdoor social seating on the back deck overlooking the river.

    Outdoor social seating on the back deck overlooking the river.

  • Solid quarter-sawn oak table extends to seat 10, with bar stools for 2 more.

    Solid quarter-sawn oak table extends to seat 10, with bar stools for 2 more.

  • Living room view from the loft

    Living room view from the loft

  • Exterior view of the screened porch and path to firepit.

    Exterior view of the screened porch and path to firepit.

  • Down river view in late October.

    Down river view in late October.

  • A Variety of Natural Wood Paneling Warms Two of the Bedrooms and the Living Room

    A Variety of Natural Wood Paneling Warms Two of the Bedrooms and the Living Room

  • Full sized bed in loft with ventable skylights and knotty pine paneling.

    Full sized bed in loft with ventable skylights and knotty pine paneling.

  • Hot tub right out the back door overlooks a wooded wonderland and mountain view.

    Hot tub right out the back door overlooks a wooded wonderland and mountain view.

  • Full / twin bunk with twin trundle. Many games, books, puppets, and toys

    Full / twin bunk with twin trundle. Many games, books, puppets, and toys

  • Gameroom with space for (provided) cots if needed. TV, Wii, darts, and more!

    Gameroom with space for (provided) cots if needed. TV, Wii, darts, and more!

  • Spacious pantry with plastic bins to store your food.

    Spacious pantry with plastic bins to store your food.

  • Huge wrap around deck with many quiet corners amidst the lush trees

    Huge wrap around deck with many quiet corners amidst the lush trees

  • Winter Brings Cozy Stays and Amazing Views of the River

    Winter Brings Cozy Stays and Amazing Views of the River

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