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Lost River Mountaintop Retreat--Perched on 5 Acres W/ Stunning Views

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The screened porch--a perfect place for cribbage and craft beer.

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Last updated: 08/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lost River house description

Lost River, West Virginia is a special place. It is situated between the George Washington National Forest, the Lost River State Park, and miles upon miles of pastoral country roads and farmsteads. The Lost River area attracts visitors who love the outdoors and enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, skiing (Massanutten, Canaan Valley, Bryce Resort, and Snowshoe), and geo-catching. It's also a popular destination for antiquing and taking in Appalachian culture through the local arts and crafts scene (Lost River Artisans Cooperative and Museum). This property is central to it all, and the perfect weekend retreat from Washington, DC (2 hours), Baltimore, MD (3 hours), Richmond, VA (3 1/2 hours) or Philadelphia (5 hours)!

For the foodies: The owner loves to bake and cook, so the kitchen is well-stocked with cookware, spices, and basic ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, etc.). Spend the night in with friends or family enjoying dinner by the fireplace, or outside grilling and dining in the screened porch to nature's chorus of crickets and other creatures that inhabit the area. Or, spend the night out enjoying a gourmet meal at the Guest House at Lost River or Lost River Brewery. The Lost River Grill is also a popular spot for drinks and live entertainment. Lunch at the General Store is highly recommended (the BBQ pork sandwich is a favorite!).

For the adventurous, the Lost River area has a lot to offer! If you're a triathlete, take advantage of the world-class rural roads for running and biking, and Trout Pond for open-water swims. Lost River is also a hiker's paradise--Big Schloss (George Washington National Forest) and Cranny Crow (Lost River State Park) are two popular favorites. Lost River is also a great launching site for nearby canoe and tube float trips. The old timber roads on the mountain (immediately accessible from the property) make for some spectacular mountain biking and snowshoeing (2 pairs of snowshoes are available for complimentary use). Winter in Lost River is spectacular for both nesters and adventurers! Hit the slopes of Bryce, Massanutten, Canaan Valley and Snowshoe (a little more distant, but close enough to return home in time for a crockpot dinner).

For the sightseers and shoppers, no visit to Lost River is complete without a visit to the Lost Rivers Artisans Cooperative and Museum (the owner's hand-screened t-shirts are among the many locally crafted items for sale).

For the Yogis, grab your mat because Lost River is a perfect place for practice, and the Yoga Barn (offering regular morning classes throughout the Spring, Summer & Fall) is right down the mountain!

For the homebodies, this property is also for you. Grab a beer and chill in the hammock with a book. Settle on the sofa with a movie or download from Apple TV. Lounge on the deck, taking in the gorgeous views, birds and other wildlife (deer, black bear, wild turkeys, squirrels, fox...) . Grab the cribbage board or cornhole boards. Or do absolutely nothing! So many options...

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Concierge
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

            Private Balcony, Master Bathroom...moreless

          • Downstairs Guest Bedroom: 2 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Log Bunkbed (Double bottom, Twin top)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

            Will be newly renovated for Summer 2013 rental season!...moreless

          • Downstairs Guest Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Video Library
          • Books
          • Television:

            The property features Apple TV....moreless

          • Games:

            Cornhole boards and bags! Ladder Golf. Assorted board games....moreless

          Theme

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

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Playground
          • Zoo
          • Autumn Foliage
          • Caves
          • Forests
          • Museums
          • Pond
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking

          local services and businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Location Type

          • Mountain View
          • Mountain

          sports and adventure activities

          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountaineering
          • Skiing
          • Spelunking
          • Swimming
          • Tennis

          catering options

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Internet
              • Fireplace:

                Electric. Enjoy with heat on or off. Great for summer nights!...moreless

              • Air Conditioning
              • Heating
              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Living Room
              • Iron & Board
              • Hair Dryer

              Kitchen

              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Balcony
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Bicycles
              • Tennis:

                Gorgeous courts at the Lost River State Park!...moreless

              • Golf:

                Moorefield Golf Course (32 miles)...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe
              • Water Sports Gear:

                2 fishing poles & tackle. Great fishing at Trout Pond!...moreless

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                Bryce Resort (25 miles) Massanutten (55 miles) Canann Resort (71 miles) Snowshoe (124 miles)...moreless

              Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Fresh spring water pool at the Lost River State Park. Trout Pond is also a great swimming hole!...moreless

                   

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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Base Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $150 $150
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $700 $2,250
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Pet Fee $0
                  • Cleaning Fee $75
                  • Tax Rate 12%

                  Notes:

                  Tax: 6% WV Sales Tax and 6% Hardy County Hotel/Motel Tax


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 08/06/2014
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                  Location

                  109 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Washington Dulles
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Trout Pond
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Lounge at the Guesthouse at Lost River
                  33 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Bryce Resort
                  33 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Moorefield Golf Course
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Guesthouse at Lost River

                  Car: Necessary

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: Life in Lost River for me began as a weekend retreat from my environmental law practice in Washington, DC. I loved life in Lost River so much that I made it my full-time home for over five years as a telecommuter. In Lost River, I enjoy hiking, snow skiing, training for triathlons (running and biking world-class rural roads, open-water swimming at Trout Pond), tossing bags in the Lost River Cornhole League, silk screening (check out my T-shirts for sale at the Lost River Artisans Coop!), and nesting on the homefront (reading, writing and cooking). With some exciting career and life changes, Lost River has become a part-time retreat again. I'm happy to begin this new chapter of sharing my place when I'm away with others looking for the perfect place to relax and recreate!

                  Why the Owner Chose Lost River:
                  The property consists of 5 acres in the heart of Lost River with a cozy 2 bedroom/2 full bath home perched on the mountaintop ridge with stunning views of the Valley.


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                  • The screened porch--a perfect place for cribbage and craft beer.

                    The screened porch--a perfect place for cribbage and craft beer.

                  • Downstairs kitchen & living area.  Fresh picked flowers and corn in the summer!

                    Downstairs kitchen & living area. Fresh picked flowers and corn in the summer!

                  • The open and inviting first-floor kitchen, living and dining area.

                    The open and inviting first-floor kitchen, living and dining area.

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Upstairs master bedroom with incredible views!

                    Upstairs master bedroom with incredible views!

                  • Downstairs Guest Bedroom with log bunk-bed (double on bottom, single on top).

                    Downstairs Guest Bedroom with log bunk-bed (double on bottom, single on top).

                  • Artists love Lost River!

                    Artists love Lost River!

                  • Watch the day pass at the 'Top Deck' bar!

                    Watch the day pass at the 'Top Deck' bar!

                  • Life is good on the back deck.

                    Life is good on the back deck.

                  • Lost River is also magical in the winter.

                    Lost River is also magical in the winter.

                  • Downstairs living area

                    Downstairs living area

                  • Screened porch.

                    Screened porch.

                  • Master Bedroom  with private deck.  Wake up to a stunning view!

                    Master Bedroom with private deck. Wake up to a stunning view!

                  • Upstairs master bedroom.

                    Upstairs master bedroom.

                  • Downstairs Full Bathroom

                    Downstairs Full Bathroom

                  • Fall is coming!

                    Fall is coming!

                  • Gorgeous views of Lost River Valley from the back deck.

                    Gorgeous views of Lost River Valley from the back deck.

                  • Back deck and screened porch.

                    Back deck and screened porch.

                  • A dusted valley view from the back deck.

                    A dusted valley view from the back deck.

                  $150 per night (USD)
                  15

                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

                  View calendar: Updated 08/06/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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