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27 Secluded Riverfront Acres of Serene Mountain Views

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Fine and comfortable furnishings, LED TV, satellite, blu-ray, cozy wood paneling

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Last updated: 10/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Elkins house description

Enjoy your own private beach with no other houses in sight. Open meadows, trees, river and stream -- this secluded yet accessible cabin has it all. Warm and welcoming three bedroom, 2 full baths, sleeping porch, open kitchen with modern appliances, hot tub, gas grill, outdoor fire-pit, and fine furnishings throughout.

Listen to the sound of the babbling brook within 50 feet of the house while lounging in the sunroom or relaxing in the outdoor hot tub. In addition, the property has 27 acres of private beach access to the Shavers fork river. The house is engulfed in a narrow band of trees and surrounded by meadows and glades for walks (bring long pants and socks to explore). It is also situated just 1/4 mile upstream from the one-million acre Monongahela National Forest.

The house features natural wood-plank paneling and a well appointed kitchen, wireless internet, 2 televisions with satellite TV and DVD players, and a stereo/home theater system. The kitchen is open to the dining area, perfect for social cooking. The sunroom has seating for dining or board games with a full view of the stream so you can enjoy the outdoors even in inclement weather. Enjoy year-round the six-person hot tub on the back deck overlooking the stream.

This cozy ground-level home sleeps 8 in beds and 10 including the living room pull-out and sun porch (the latter in warm months or for the polar bears in your group). There is a MBR w/ Queen; BR #2 w/ Queen, BR #3 w/ two sets of Twin bunks, Livingroom w/ Queen pull-out sofa, and (unheated) Sun Porch w/ a queen futon

For fall or early spring visits, the house features electric heat and a wood-stove (a modest 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.

Please be aware of the close proximity of the stream to decide if the risk is too great for your toddlers or other children who might leave the house unsupervised. Our other VRBO listing #317752 has a larger land buffer between the house and the moving water.

The river is about a 5 minute walk across the property from the house. There is no vehicular traffic allowed off the driveway.

Pet friendly -- dogs only please, and no more than two dogs per reservation unless owner exception is offered.

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

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 wouldn’t want for much, and a professional housecleaner prepares for your stay.

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!

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, the creek, and the river, there is plenty of nature to enjoy but also to endure. Mice will occasionally come inside, and although we set hidden 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
• 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, Durbin Greenbrier scenic railroad train, Polar Express, fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking, camping, Appalachian Mountains, Davis and Elkins College, D&E, Elkins, WV

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • 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:

            Exceeding maximum occupancy with children is allowed with owner approval....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            High penalties for smoking policy violations....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Extra large kennel (Giant) available upon advance request...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom #2: 1 queen

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          • Bunk room: 2 bunk bed

            2 sets of sturdy twin bunk beds...moreless

          • Sleeping Porch: 1 queen

            In warmer months only (unless you like it cold!)...moreless

          • Living room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Cots and/or Pack n Play available upon advance request

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Outdoor brazier (firepit) Local trail hiking guide book provided Maximum 8 adults; additional children allowed with owner approval...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                A modest library of children's books...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                Beautiful mountain views both from the porch and the river...moreless

              • Water View:

                Lush view of the creek that runs behind the house....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Stream runs 30 feet behind house (pictured). Very nice very private (no other houses in sight) riverfront beach (also pictured) a few hundred feet from house....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Three areas to dine: bar height table (seats 7), kitchen counter (3), porch (4)...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 14 people

              General

              • Broadband Access:

                Satellite...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Free Long Distance:

                800# w/ pinless long-distance provided...moreless

              • Garage:

                Suitable for storing bikes and equipment but not a car...moreless

              • Heating:

                Baseboard electric...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

              • Linens Provided:

                All bed linens...moreless

              • Living Room
              • Mobile Phone:

                Cell signal is reliable for some carriers, others spotty....moreless

              • Parking:

                Plenty of parking...moreless

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

                In car-sized pullout -- not for RV or trailer to remain attached to a car/truck or larger than a standard sized parking spot....moreless

              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided:

                Both bath and beach towels...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Stove:

                Wood provided...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                Both drip and espresso makers...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Just about any utensil you would need....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

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

              • Ice Maker

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                Front porch with a fabulous view Outdoor seating by the streambank...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    For an additional $53 maintenance fee. No one under 12 years old allowed in the hot tub....moreless

                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Early Fall
                  Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $125 $150
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $875 $3,500

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

                  Late Fall
                  Nov 1 - Nov 21, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $110 $135
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $770 $3,000

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

                  Thanksgiving
                  Nov 22 - Nov 30, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $175

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

                  Early Winter
                  Dec 1 - Dec 23, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $100 $125
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $700 $2,000

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

                  Christmas & New Years
                  Dec 24 - Jan 1, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $175

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

                  Winter
                  Jan 2 - Feb 28, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $125 $150
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $875 $2,000

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

                  Spring
                  Mar 1 - May 21, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $150 $175
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,050 $3,600

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

                  Summer
                  May 22 - Aug 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $175 $200
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,225 $4,600

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

                  Early Fall 2015
                  Aug 31 - Oct 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $150 $175
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,050 $3,600

                  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:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Cleaning Fee $50 + tax
                  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
                  • (Optional) Hot Tub $50 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 6%

                  Notes:

                  Infants under 12 months no charge. Minimum stay for holiday weekends are at least 3 nights. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years minimum stay is 4 nights.


                  Cancellation policy:

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


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                  Last updated: 10/22/2014
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                  Location

                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  CKB
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Elkins
                  16 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Elks Club
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Durbin and Greenbrier Scenic Railroad
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Rt 33
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  The Forks
                  45 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Canaan Valley, Timberline, Snowshoe

                  Car: Necessary

                  Go-Kart Track, Scenic Railroad Rides, Farmers Market, Arts Center

                  Fishing guide service referral available.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2001

                  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 rentals.

                  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:
                  In 2001 Carl and Larisa were fortunate to have the opportunity to buy this lovely acreage on the banks of the Shavers Fork River from a family friend, just next door to the cabin they've owned since 1995 (VRBO #317752). Since that time they have made several improvements, while keeping the original character that the builder, a mill owner, had created in handmade wormy chestnut kitchen cabinets, exceptional stonework, and plank poplar paneling throughout. You can easily hear the creek flowing behind the house as the summer night breezes keep you cool.


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                  Photos

                  • Fine and comfortable furnishings, LED TV, satellite, blu-ray, cozy wood paneling

                    Fine and comfortable furnishings, LED TV, satellite, blu-ray, cozy wood paneling

                  • Wormy chestnut custom cabinets and maple floors warm the well-appointed kitchen

                    Wormy chestnut custom cabinets and maple floors warm the well-appointed kitchen

                  • Solid wood furnishings and paneling in the master bedroom. TV w/ satellite.

                    Solid wood furnishings and paneling in the master bedroom. TV w/ satellite.

                  • Bunk room (4 twin beds) with view of meadows.

                    Bunk room (4 twin beds) with view of meadows.

                  • Dining or game table with view of stream

                    Dining or game table with view of stream

                  • Cool current at waist-high for tubing or dipping.

                    Cool current at waist-high for tubing or dipping.

                  • Swim and tube at your own very private beach (no other houses in sight)

                    Swim and tube at your own very private beach (no other houses in sight)

                  • View from the bench on the covered front porch

                    View from the bench on the covered front porch

                  • Spread your picnic lunch, dry your gear, & relax in the shade after a river dip

                    Spread your picnic lunch, dry your gear, & relax in the shade after a river dip

                  • Gentle sounds of the stream about 30 feet behind the house.

                    Gentle sounds of the stream about 30 feet behind the house.

                  • Hall bath with retro fixtures and newer stall shower

                    Hall bath with retro fixtures and newer stall shower

                  • Convenient (indoor) garbage and recycling disposal.

                    Convenient (indoor) garbage and recycling disposal.

                  • Open floor plan with comfy seating. Cherry rockers, pull-out sofa

                    Open floor plan with comfy seating. Cherry rockers, pull-out sofa

                  • Diner style seating; artwork from West Virginia artists adorn the walls.

                    Diner style seating; artwork from West Virginia artists adorn the walls.

                  • 2nd bedroom w/ queen bed and fine wood furnishings and paneling.

                    2nd bedroom w/ queen bed and fine wood furnishings and paneling.

                  • Sleeping porch with privacy curtain (warmer months only)

                    Sleeping porch with privacy curtain (warmer months only)

                  • Take a stroll through the glades

                    Take a stroll through the glades

                  • Dogs love to swim and run here.

                    Dogs love to swim and run here.

                  • Upstream view from the rocky beach

                    Upstream view from the rocky beach

                  • Downstream view from the same spot (private!)

                    Downstream view from the same spot (private!)

                  • 27 acres of varied and beautiful terrain to explore

                    27 acres of varied and beautiful terrain to explore

                  • Large step in shower in master bathroom.

                    Large step in shower in master bathroom.

                  • Full-sized washer/dryer

                    Full-sized washer/dryer

                  • Outdoor seating, hammock, and a hot tub on the deck

                    Outdoor seating, hammock, and a hot tub on the deck

                  VRBO #360447

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

                  $100 - $200 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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