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River House Wv--Charming Riverside Bungalow Near Berkeley Springs!

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  • Pets considered:Yes
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Berkeley Springs bungalow description

COME PLAY AT THE RIVER!
Designed as a retreat for personal rest and relaxation, River House WV offers a unique escape from the tumult of everyday life--and endless opportunities to unwind and have fun!

Just a 90-minute drive from the Baltimore/Washington DC areas, River House WV is an original 1925 Arts & Crafts bungalow set above a spectacular bend of the sparkling Cacapon River! Just 5 miles from the center of downtown Berkeley Springs in the small town of Great Cacapon (closer than many lodgings located IN Berkeley Springs!) Many members of our 'Family of Guests' regard River House WV as a second home (ask about our repeat customer program!)

January through March is a quiet time--perfect for relaxing by the river, but there's also plenty to do! Hike, bike, kayak or canoe, or check the local events calendar below!

April is 'Get Outdoors Month' here in Morgan County--And Springtime is the best time to 'Wild Walk' at River House WV with our naturalist as the mountain trees and flowers awaken! Start a morning with a dose of Appalachian plantlore and some edibles from the garden before you head to the hammock or river deck with a good book...

Summer weather beckons our guests down to the very private river area for swimming, tubing, kayaking and fabulous fishing! The beautiful Cacapon River--just below our yard--is chock-full of large and small-mouth bass, catfish and bluegills.

All Summer long--Come float our 'Tube Loop'!
Our solitary location on the riverbend allows our guests a unique opportunity--Guests can put in the river at River House WV, float to a public access area and a short walk overland, then put in again at another public access and float back to the house! Just in time to pick peaches or concord grapes...

In Autumn the peak colors envelope River House WV as apple butter is made in the Berkeley Springs town square and local artists open their studios to the public for amazing pre-holiday shopping! At the same time the apples and pears start to drop from the trees in our yard...

In Winter, many folks come to share the complete peace and quiet that reside here in our mountain valley, and the simple pleasures afforded by our bungalow. (Although, groups of friends or music circles around the backyard firepit are as common as s'mores lately, so the woodpeckers are more curious than ever!)

Available year-round at River House WV: On-site 'Wlld Walks' (free to guests) and simple-living classes (with pre-arrangment). We leave a free sample bottle of local raw honey from the Farmer's Market and a current issue of the local newspaper to welcome all guests, as well as a basket full of samples and special offers from shops and restaurants in Berkeley Springs. At River House WV, along with a local phone book, maps and updated Studio Tour Guide, guests find our Sourcebooks which list local services and providers, from current events to all the local restaurant menus!

Some guests don't leave River House WV while they're here. Others split their time at the house and river with the local parks, waterways and wildlife management areas that abound here. Many folks visit the charming, historic small art town of Berkeley Springs, the Country's First Spa, with its wonderful restaurants, shops, spas and galleries! The Overlook at Propsect Peak--from which you can see the mountains of 3 states--lay in between, so the 5 miles between River House WV and Berkeley Springs are breathtaking! As some friends in Berkeley Springs say, we're 'right over the big mountain!'

Whenever you need to getaway, River House WV presents the stage--you choose the activities!


Base rate: $150.00/night Double occupancy
(1 or 2 guests)
Each additional guest (after first two): $30/guest/night
Pets: $30.00 (one-time) cleaning fee + $10/pet/night
All rates quoted are plus state and local taxes.


MORGAN COUNTY 2012
JANUARY 14-16 (Sat-Mon) Martin Luther King Day
28 (Sat) Spa Feast, Morgan County Ice House Gallery

FEBRUARY 23-26 (Th-Sun) International Water Tasting

MARCH All month--Youth Art Month
16-18 (Fri-Sun) George Washington's Bathtub Celebration
17 (Sat) St. Patrick's Day

APRIL GETTING OUTSIDE MONTH!
20-22 (Fri-Sun) Uniquely West Virginia
'Redbud Weekend'

MAY QUILT MONTH
Quilt show at the Ice House/Quilt Yard Squares around town
13 (Sun) Mother's Day
25-27 Memorial Day Weekend/BS Spring Studio Tour

JUNE 1-3 (Fri-Sun) 'Hey, Girlfriends!' Weekend--
Discount at River House WV for groups of three or more!

JULY 4 (Wed)
7 (Sat) Summer Concerts in the Park begin (5:30 pm)
Mid -month Firemen's Carnival

AUGUST Concerts in the Park (Saturdays 5:30 pm)
3-5 (Fri-Sun) Morgan County Fair

SEPTEMBER 21-23 (Fri-Sun) Berkeley Springs Birding Festival

OCTOBER FALL FOLIAGE--Peak Autumn colors
surround River House WV!!
6-7 (Sat-Sun) Columbus Day Weekend/
Apple Butter Festival

NOVEMBER 10-11 (Sat-Sun) Festival of Light, MC Ice House

DECEMBER Christmas/Hannukah/Yule
2 (Sun) Yule Tea at Berkeley Castle

Keywords: Vacation rental, riverfront, woods, Sears Craftsman, bungalow, cottage, cabin, country, mountain home, river, clean, secluded, pet-friendly, spacious

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Bungalow

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Other (See Description)

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          • Bedroom 1--Front (Eastern) Room: 2 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 2--Center (Vanilla) Room: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3--Back Bedroom: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 4--Sunroom/Sleep Porch: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Queen size Beds (2), Twin/Single Beds (2), Full size Futon (1)

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1--Main upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2--Back Bedroom/Bath: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 1--Off Sleep Porch: toilet

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          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining
          • Refrigerator
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Pantry Items
          • Oven
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 8:

            Large living area, TV/VCR/DVD player...moreless

          • Parking:

            Private drive/parking...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Iron & Board
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Organic Fair Trade coffee beans for our guests! Also supplied: Paper products, dish and landry soap, and locally made 100% organic pure coconut oil bath soap. (River House WV is 'green-cleaned'. All household and personal soap products are certified 100% organic and biodegradable.)...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Games:

                Variety of yard and board games: Cards, bingo, puzzles, crafts, croquet, basketball and hoop, and a football!...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Small, select and tasteful movie selection...moreless

              • Books:

                Large selection of books and magazines....moreless

              • Game Room:

                Front glassed-in porch with card table....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Small selection of varied music....moreless

              • Television
              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Free Long Distance
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                We encourage guests to 'Bring your own!' Great local launch areas!...moreless

              • Golf:

                Local (Robert Trent Jones Course) nearby....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Expansive lawns/Organic gardens...moreless

              • Gazebo
              • Deck / Patio

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

              • Waterfront:

                Private riverside property with secluded on-site access to the Cacapon River....moreless

              • Mountain View

              Activities

              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Swimming
              • Hiking
              • Golf
              • Equestrian Events
              • Groceries
              • Fly Fishing
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Water Tubing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Cycling
              • Basketball Court
              • Rafting
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Horseshoes
              • Sight Seeing
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Cinemas
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Antiquing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Miniature Golf
              • Horseback Riding
              • Fishing
              • Hunting
               

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              Base Rate
              1 night min stay
              $150

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              Additional Fees and Taxes:

              plus State and local lodging taxes: 10%


              Notes:

              Base nightly rate of $150.00 is for double occupancy (1 or 2 guests ONLY). Each additional guest (after the first 2) is an additional $30/guest/night.

              Deposit (50%) required to hold reservations. Balance due upon check-in.


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              Year Purchased: 2008

              About the owner: An artist by trade/naturalist by design, I maintain my artglass studio in a converted garage adjacent to River House WV--which has become a favorite gathering spot for some of my regular guests! My husband is a general contractor (who loves to hunt and fish!), and as we share an affinity for homes of this period, he enjoys taking care of and making improvements to River House WV...Our home-away-from-home above the river! We're both active in our community--Currently serving on several boards, maintaining active membership in local organizations such as The Morgan County Association of Food and Farms (MCAFF), Travel Berkeley Springs (TBS) and the Morgan Arts Council (MAC)and as well as organizing/participating in numerous local events (including the Berkeley Springs Fall Studio Tour, annual road clean-ups and exhibit curating at the local artists coop, The Ice House Gallery). Among other things, such involvement helps keep us current with all that's happening in our busy and upbeat area!

              Why the Owner Chose Berkeley Springs:
              We live here, love where we live, and have always played in this river! Friends had owned the home, and were selling it in order to move to another area. We love River House WV and its location--close to our own home, so we're on hand if you need us--on the Cacapon River, at the very edge of a very small town, so near to Berkeley Springs. We purchased River House WV as OUR vacation home and art studio, and to share! We really enjoy introducing people (or welcoming them back!) to our rich and beautiful area, with its natural abundance and warm and supportive local community. Our guests are FABULOUS! Sharing our river home has given us the opportunity to meet some truly wonderful folks!

              The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
              The peace and quiet of the Cacapon River are unrivaled, and the beautiful riverside property at River House WV is one of the most secluded and private spots there is--Truly a nature lover's paradise! It's not uncommon to see not only birds of every color and description, including bald and golden eagles and numerous variety of hawks, songbirds and water bird like kingfishers and herons-both blue and green--but guests have reported seeing deer, foxes, minks, muskrats, river otters, possums and an occasional raccoon or even bobcat. (Last year, one of our regular guests regaled us with tales of a delightful afternoon spent floating the loop with our resident beaver!)


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              Photos

              • River House WV -- A Great Escape!

                River House WV -- A Great Escape!

              • Welcome to River House WV!

                Welcome to River House WV!

              • Space to breathe!

                Space to breathe!

              • Generous living space...

                Generous living space...

              • Upper deck at the top of the yard, overlooking the Cacapon River.

                Upper deck at the top of the yard, overlooking the Cacapon River.

              • The beautiful Cacapon River at the 
River House WV very private access.

                The beautiful Cacapon River at the River House WV very private access.

              • Some of our annual seasonal visitors!
Ruby-throated hummingbirds, April-Sept.

                Some of our annual seasonal visitors! Ruby-throated hummingbirds, April-Sept.

              • Winters along the river offer a special kind of quiet.

                Winters along the river offer a special kind of quiet.

              • Our snow-covered backyard!

                Our snow-covered backyard!

              • Great Cacapon, West Virginia.

                Great Cacapon, West Virginia.

              • Dusk in the valley...Enjoy the Appalachian evenings at River House WV!

                Dusk in the valley...Enjoy the Appalachian evenings at River House WV!

              • Our valley...See the tiny hamlet of 
Great Cacapon just left of center.

                Our valley...See the tiny hamlet of Great Cacapon just left of center.

              • Our home tucked in the Appalachian foothills along the sparkling Cacapon River!

                Our home tucked in the Appalachian foothills along the sparkling Cacapon River!

              • Bright spacious rooms...

                Bright spacious rooms...

              • Fully appointed kitchen...

                Fully appointed kitchen...

              • Kayaker Alert -- Fun times on the Cacapon or Potomac Rivers and/or Sleepy Creek!

                Kayaker Alert -- Fun times on the Cacapon or Potomac Rivers and/or Sleepy Creek!

              • The "Tube-Loop" from our backyard is the best!

                The "Tube-Loop" from our backyard is the best!

              • Lower deck and very private river access
pictured mid-Winter.

                Lower deck and very private river access pictured mid-Winter.

              • Snow on the Cacapon River.

                Snow on the Cacapon River.

              • Foggy morning in the valley...

                Foggy morning in the valley...

              • Appalachian magic!

                Appalachian magic!

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