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Great fishing, swimming and floating on Shavers Fork Cheat River.

Great fishing, swimming and floating on Shavers Fork Cheat River. Enjoy evenings roasting marshmallows around our fire pit View of the house from the river. Great place to relax and spend time with friends and family. Hot tub on the back deck with a river view. View on a fall day Bedroom 1- Queen Bedroom 2- Full Bedroom #3- Full/Twin Bunk beds & Daybed w/ Trundle. Toddler bed available. Dining Room & Living Room. Both with river views. LR & FR have flat screen TV's Cozy Family Room with stone fireplace and flat Screen TV. Front View of River Star Kitchen featuring two ovens, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator. Living Room Breakfast Nook Fire pit Adirondack chairs overlooking the river Morning fog Side view of house

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Last updated: 04/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Elkins house description

ADDITIONAL PHOTO'S on facebook- Search River Star Vacation Rental. (see link to our Facebook page at the bottom of this listing)

Three Bedroom, 2 1/2 Baths, Two Dining Area, Two Living Rooms, Fireplace, Two large Decks with Hot Tub Overlooking The River, Jacuzzi Tub, Laundry, Charcoal Grill, Fire Pit, and River Beach.

The house is very comfortable and clean. It is newly furnished and stocked with many extras for enjoying the great outdoors. Fishing poles, frisbee, horse shoe pit, football, and wiffle ball/bats.

The home sleeps 9 people comfortably. Bedroom 1- Queen,
vaulted ceilings, river view. Bedroom 2- Full, antique furniture.
Bedroom 2- Full/Twin Bunk Beds and a Daybed with a Trundle &
Toddler Bed.

We have several family members who are allergic to cats and dogs, so no pets allowed, sorry.

No smoking permitted in the home.



Keywords: Cheat River, Augusta, Forest, Festival, River Cabin, Shavers Fork Cabin, Appalachian Mountains, Davis and Elkins College, Canaan Valley, Railroad, Waterfront, The Polar Express, Durbin and Greenbriar Railroad, The Tygart Flyer, The American Mountain Theatre

Property Type

  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Limited Accessibility:

                We have had a positive review from a family with a member in a wheelchair. Most of the house and river access can be accessed by a wheelchair. Ask me for more details.. ...moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

                Antique Furniture...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 3 twin/ single, 1 child bed

                A kid friendly room, but converts to an adult room easily. ...moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                River View with skylight ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                The house features two dining areas. A larger dining room with river views and a smaller breakfast nook. ...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                We have some condiments and seasonings on hand. ...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Our kitchen features two built in ovens...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Ice Maker
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher

              Amenities

              • Parking:

                Garage and large u shaped drive. ...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided
              • Fireplace
              • Parking Off Street
              • Garage
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Living Room
              • Towels Provided
              • Heating
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Iron & Board
              • Hair Dryer

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Two flat screen TV's in the living room and family room. Smaller box TV's in each bedroom....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Two Flat screen TV's in Living Room and Family Room. Smaller TV's in each Bedroom...moreless

              • Games:

                There is a variety of puzzles, board games, and toys available. ...moreless

              • Toys:

                We have indoor and outdoor toys for all ages. ...moreless

              • Video Library:

                We have many children's movies available. ...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • VCR

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Internet
              • Free Long Distance
              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Outdoor 6 person hot tub overlooking the river....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Charcoal grill. Propane grill. Propane not guaranteed to be filled. But tank is there for guests who would like to use it. ...moreless

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    We are approximately 45 minutes from Canaan Valley and Timberline ski resorts and 1:15 from Snowshoe Mountain Resort....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Elks Country Club- 10 minutes Canaan Valley Golf Resort- 40 minutes The Raven Snowshoe Mountain- 60 minutes ...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    We have a concrete patio and two decks along the river side of the property and a covered front porch....moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Some rafts, fishing poles and water toys available....moreless

                  • Garden Chairs:

                    8...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                  • Waterfront:

                    We have a beautiful riverfront lot with a rock and sand beach. ...moreless

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Skiing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Golf
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Tennis
                  • Swimming
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                  • Spelunking
                  • Hunting
                  • Rafting
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sledding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Live Theater
                  • Cinemas
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Restaurants
                  • Medical Services
                  • Hospital
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Antiquing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Walking

                  Other Activities

                      • Latitude: 38.91423 Longitude: -79.750526 Bowden, WV 26254
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Nice get away to celebrate New Year Eve of 2014

                        Nice get away to celebrate New Year Eve of 2014

                        • Guest Olga G.
                        • Date of stay 12/29/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/21/14
                        We were pleased with our stay at River Star House. The listing photos were good, but in real life the house, the amenities & the location were exceed our expectations! An environmental science such Feng Shui, would properly describe this house and surrounding! The owner provided us with detail directions to the house and she was very helpful to answering our questions. We are looking forward to come back at summer time and we will certainly recommend this house to our friends. We would recommend to visit two nearby cities: Elkins & Parsons.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I hope you return soon.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Nice

                        Nice

                        • Guest J (WV)
                        • Date of stay 07/19/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/24/13
                        The River Star was nice for a relaxing weekend with friends. It was spacious and comfy at the same time, as well as peaceful by the river. This is the type of vacation spot that makes you feel like you should just stay there and not venture out much. However, downtown Elkins is not far if you do want to do some shopping and dining. We hiked Seneca Rocks after we left for the weekend and it was only about 30 miles away. The River Star would be a nice home base for someone who wants to explore wild, wonderful West Virginia.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Mini Birthday Vacation

                        Mini Birthday Vacation

                        • Guest Kris (LaVale MD)
                        • Date of stay 07/10/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/13/13
                        My family and I enjoyed our stay here. Directions were perfect and was easy to find. The house was clean and well kept. The views are amazing. Loved the fire pit and hot tub. We hope to stay here again sometime. Would definitely recommend this to anyone.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • City slicker

                        City slicker

                        • Guest Jeanne P.
                        • Date of stay 07/02/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/08/13
                        Beach loving city girl decided to go country for a summer family vacation. Found the beauty of the verdant mountains and the cool clean water of the river a nice refreshing change. The house was well appointed, especially for those who love to cook and entertain. Outdoor dining with beautiful river view, is another added bonus. After dinner, guests can enjoy sitting around a stone fire pit, lamenting about the fish that got away. If dining out is preferred there are two outstanding establishment; Forks Inn, approximately 3 miles from the house, Kelly Rd, just off of Rt 33. City style menu, tasteful decor and breathtaking views. And for a more casual dining experience there is Smoke on the Water located about 3 miles east on Faukner Rd in Revelles Campground. There you can have delicious smoked trout and more. The house provides a variety of outdoor games as well as inflatable floats, tubes and Mabel! ( a comfy couch like float, which you can anchor out, but I recommend you bring your favorite libation with you as well) If floating down river suits you, then head to Revelles Campground (mentioned above) where you can rent tubes, launch from there and float for approximately 3 hours back to the house. The float has a mix of lazy river and mild ripples. Jumping into the hot tub when we got back only improved the experience. If you need a bag a ice, bait or general conveniences , there's Matt's (big red barn) approximately 5 miles from house on Rt 33 west, just after road turns into 2 lanes. And for big town city like food shopping there is Kroger. They even had olive tapenade to replace the one I had forgotten at home. All in all, the house is beautiful, clean and kept in good shape. All the conveniences are well within the usual 5 mile radius. (This is very important, because who wants to spend anymore time in the car then they have to?) So, if you want peace and serenity, mixed with some family and friend time, this is the place to have it all! I will definitely book again next year and I would recommend this house to both country and city folks alike. Enjoy!

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                        Owner response: Thanks for the great review! Mabel is my favorite part. I hope you city slickers come back soon.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                      • Great vacation spot

                        Great vacation spot

                        • Guest Jeanette (Warwick, NY)
                        • Date of stay 11/21/12
                        • Review Submitted 11/26/12
                        Patti: Thank you for an enjoyable week at River Star. The house was cozy and comfortable, the fireplace a wonderful bonus in late November, and we really enjoyed sitting outside around a toasty fire in the fire pit watching the gentle flow of the river. Although very rural and embedded in nature, we periodically kept in touch with the outside world with River Star’s cable TV and WiFi. I was pleased how well technology worked in a house surrounded by mountains. The inch or two of snow on Friday morning provided us with a completely different perspective from which to see the surrounding landscapes. It was beautiful. Although just the two of us were here to celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary (and a birthday) River Star had enough room to accommodate at least two more couples and a few kids. We enjoyed it immensely, and we will definitely be back as soon as we can. Jeanette & Jim Nauwens Warwick, NY

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Labor Day Weekend Getaway

                        Labor Day Weekend Getaway

                        • Guest MProud (Pittsburgh)
                        • Date of stay 08/31/12
                        • Review Submitted 09/11/12
                        We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at River Star. You never really know what a place is like based on the description and pictures but River Star didn't disappoint in any way. Plenty of space inside and out. The deck, hot tub, and outdoor space was just what we were looking for. It was fairly secluded and private with only a few housed on the remote gravel road yet there is easy access to town. It was perfect for our two families. Together we had 6 kids under the age of 7 and four adults. The kids had a blast playing in the creek and river. The river was fairly calm and clear and we were able to have some pretty good luck fishing over the weekend. The kitchen was well equipped and we were able to cook on the gas grill a few times. River Star is a great way to get away and fulfill your desire for the great outdoors without having to go without any of the comforts of home.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: Thank you for such a nice review. You guys are welcome back anytime. I loved seeing everyone enjoying the river.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Relaxing time away

                        Relaxing time away

                        • Guest Beth (Charleston, WV)
                        • Date of stay 08/19/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/28/12
                        Family neighborhood setting with private backyard, deck and hot tub. Near conveniences too. Beautiful setting and roomy house layout. All the conveniences of home.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                      • star

                        star

                        • Guest larun (Burnsville nc usa)
                        • Date of stay 07/27/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/01/12
                        This property is great for kids and adults. Lots of room inside and out to play and enjoyed the fire pit the most. no a/c but a great breeze off the river. i would rent this property again.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Another Week in Paradise!!!!

                        Another Week in Paradise!!!!

                        • Guest John T.
                        • Date of stay 07/08/12
                        • Review Submitted 07/15/12
                        We have stayed at the River Star for several years, first when it was owned by its previous owners, and now with the Reckarts. It is one of two places in the world where we can truly relax (the other is a house in Key Largo, FL). The River Star is well equipped, and the view from the windows and deck is beautiful. Our visit was to celebrate our 20th wedding annivesary, and we can truly say that it was one of the BESTand most relaxing vacations we have ever had.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/1

                      • Broham

                        Broham

                        • Guest Broham (Cleveland, OH)
                        • Date of stay 06/21/12
                        • Review Submitted 06/27/12
                        River Star was definitely more than we expected. The house was fantastic, very neat & clean, and beautiful setting to match along the Cheat River. We spent hours floating & swimming off the heat. The hot tub a great bonus too (you didnt advertise that!) To give you a little history about this gathering......... DEAPend Weekend (pronounced deep) started with my cousins & I camping out after school back in 1986 when we were 12 years old. Once we all completed school we decided to rename the campout to DEAPend Weekend ('DEAP' is the first letter of our 1st names). We have done many things over the years to accommodate this special time for us, and River Star was definitely DEAPend worthy for our 27th annual retreat! We hope you enjoy the shirt. Thanks for your quick replies leading up to our visit...we have already & will continue to recommend your rental home to anyone! Till next time, AB DEAPend Weekend Founder

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                        Owner response: I am so happy you chose River Star for DEAPend Weekend! We love the shirt and hope you guys come back.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                       
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Spring
                      May 15 - Jun 14
                      2 night min stay
                      $250
                      $1,085 $2,550
                      High Season
                      Jun 15 - Sep 2, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $250
                      $1,550 $4,500
                      Fall Season
                      Sep 3 - Oct 30
                      2 night min stay
                      $250
                      $1,085 $2,550
                      Winter
                      Nov 1 - May 14
                      2 night min stay
                      $235
                      $1,050 $2,550
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $250
                      $1,550 $4,500
                      * 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
                      • Tax Rate 12%

                      Notes:

                      Rates are based on 6 person occupancy. If you would like different dates from above events, custom rate packages are available upon request.


                      Cancellation policy:

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


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                      Last updated: 04/19/2014
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                      Location

                      • Nearest Train: Scenic Train at 5 Miles
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2010

                      About the owner: Our family fell in love with The Shaver's Fork of The Cheat River. We live close by in Elkins, WV and love to get away to fish, float and relax at the river. I am originally from New York and my husband is a native West Virginian. We have two beautiful children.

                      Why the Owner Chose Elkins:
                      River Star is a great location. It has one of the best locations to access the river. It is a gradual access (I call it my river beach) into a great swimming hole. The river has riffles above and below our swimming hole. The property also has a beautiful trickling creek that runs through the property. Kids love to play here as well as in the river. The property boasts three lots, with a lot of room to play yard games or pop a tent.


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                      Photos

                      • Great fishing, swimming and floating on Shavers Fork Cheat River.

                        Great fishing, swimming and floating on Shavers Fork Cheat River.

                      • View of the house from the river.

                        View of the house from the river.

                      • Hot tub on the back deck with a river view.

                        Hot tub on the back deck with a river view.

                      • Bedroom 1- Queen

                        Bedroom 1- Queen

                      • Bedroom #3- Full/Twin Bunk beds & Daybed w/ Trundle. Toddler bed available.

                        Bedroom #3- Full/Twin Bunk beds & Daybed w/ Trundle. Toddler bed available.

                      • Cozy Family Room with stone fireplace and flat Screen TV.

                        Cozy Family Room with stone fireplace and flat Screen TV.

                      • Kitchen featuring two ovens, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator.

                        Kitchen featuring two ovens, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator.

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Fire pit

                        Fire pit

                      • Enjoy evenings roasting marshmallows around our fire pit

                        Enjoy evenings roasting marshmallows around our fire pit

                      • Great place to relax and spend time with friends and family.

                        Great place to relax and spend time with friends and family.

                      • View on a fall day

                        View on a fall day

                      • Bedroom 2- Full

                        Bedroom 2- Full

                      • Dining Room & Living Room. Both with river views. LR & FR have flat screen TV's

                        Dining Room & Living Room. Both with river views. LR & FR have flat screen TV's

                      • Front View of River Star

                        Front View of River Star

                      • Breakfast Nook

                        Breakfast Nook

                      • Adirondack chairs overlooking the river

                        Adirondack chairs overlooking the river

                      • Morning fog

                        Morning fog

                      • Side view of house

                        Side view of house

                      VRBO #370462

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, January 08, 2014

                      $235 - $250 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 9

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                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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