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Heavenly Retreat with Private Trails Near Spruce Knob & Seneca Rocks

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Last updated: 08/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Play hard or just relax at this stunning secluded 200+acre retreat with unimpeded mountain views that's perfect for romantic getaways or family reunions. Located just below Spruce Knob and bordering the Monongahela National Forest, you'll be surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery on the East Coast. We have the largest rental property in the area with so much to explore on site that it's a destination in itself! Enjoy amazing wildlife out the window, explore and play in the woods and fields, or hike up to panoramic views along our privately-owned trail network - all right out the front door!

Our spacious house with all new furnishings has everything you need for a relaxing stay. We can accommodate a maximum of 8 adults and 2 children. Our king and queen bedrooms have handcrafted Amish furniture and super-soft designer linens, our den/third bedroom has a charming daybed that expands to a queen, and our basement bunk area has rustic bunk beds with down duvets. There is also a queen air bed for kids/extra guests. The master bath has a walk in shower and jacuzzi tub for relaxing after a long hike. Curl up with a good book or watch a movie in our cozy living room with gas fireplace and stunning mountain views. We have a well-equipped cook's kitchen (stainless pans, good knives!) with farm table for 10 and gas grill and patio set on the side deck. There's even a swingset and walkout basement for the kids to run around in, a ping pong table for rainy day distractions, and at night our firepit is perfect for ghost stories and s'mores.

Hop in the car for a scenic ride up to Spruce Knob, one of the highest points in the Mid-Atlantic with endless views. The Monongahela National Forest is our backyard - from a leisurely stroll around the top to an all-day trek, waterfalls, mossy forests, a mountain lake, and incredible scenery await your discovery!

Looking for adventure? A mountain biking paradise, we are minutes from two IMBA Epic rides at Spruce Knob and North Fork. Rock climbers are surrounded by some of the East Coast's best climbing at Seneca Rocks and the via ferrata at Nelson Rocks (and don't miss their new world-class zip line course)! Canoeing, kayaking, and swimming are available on the nearby North Fork. Naturalists will find interpretive displays, video presentations and guided nature walks at the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center just 15 miles down the road.

We're also a perfect place for catching your supper! Fisherman can troll for trout at Spruce Knob Lake or go fly fishing on Seneca Creek or the North Fork River, just down the road. Hunters are within minutes of various access points into the Monongahela National Forest.

Don't miss all the hiking, biking, sledding, and cross-country skiing at scenic Blackwater State Falls Park or the wild blueberries and cranberry bogs at the ecologically unique Dolly Sods Wilderness Area. Be sure to stop in for a little local craft shopping and a bite to eat at one of the many great spots in Thomas and Davis, WV - and catch a live bluegrass show at The Purple Fiddle!

Take the kids for minigolf, gemstone mining, and a cavern tour at nearby Seneca Caverns or Smoke Hole Caverns, or visit the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center with its menu of activities specifically geared to engage the natural curiosity of children. Try a horseback ride to the top of Seneca Rocks or, if you'd like to move a little faster, catch a historic train ride on the Cass Scenic or Durbin & Greenbrier railroads. Explore the mysteries of the universe at the kid-friendly Green Bank Telescope or just gazing up from our deck at the infinite number of stars in the darkest skies on the East Coast - the Milky Way is a regular visitor to our back yard!

In the winter, we are only 38 miles from downhill skiing at Canaan Valley/Timberline resorts and cross country skiing at White Grass Touring Center, and 55 miles from the Mid-Atlantic's best skiing at Snowshoe Mountain Resort.

Whether you want to get outdoors or relax with a good book, you'll find a perfect vacation at the Apple Tree Guest House!

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Also has a queen sized air mattress...moreless

  • Basement Bunk Area: 1 bunk bed

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  • Den/3d Bedroom: 1 queen

    The den has a door on one side and curtains on the other....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 4WD Required in Winter

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Hiking, biking, field guides, fiction....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Free Netflix and Hulu, access to Amazon Video, VUDU, others if you have an account....moreless

  • Games:

    Croquet, Corn Toss, Bocce, Ladder Golf, Darts, Trivial Pursuit, Jenga, Settlers of Catan, Boggle, Puzzle, etc....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television:

    50 in. plasma - No cable or network access available....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wood burning furnace...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Filter provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, utensils, & linens for 10. Double Waffle Iron, Food Processor, French Press...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$270

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$220
$1,200 $3,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $171 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $100 Nightly


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 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 and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

$80 Cleaning Fee ($100 for parties over 6) for all rentals to be paid in cash/check at time of departure.

There is an additional refundable security deposit of $150 for parties over 8. We have a maximum occupancy of 8 adults and 2 children.

5% discount on lodging rate for returning customers - we appreciate your loyalty!


Cancellation policy:

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


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Highlands Valley
4.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 33
4.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Gateway Restaurant
38 Miles
Nearest Ski
Canaan Valley

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We're outdoorsy types who grew up climbing trees, riding bikes, and playing in creeks and couldn't believe our luck when we found a 300 acre private park bordering the Monongahela - all within a 3.5 hour drive from DC! Our wonderful co-owner lives up the road and knows every nook and cranny of the area; he'll be available if you need anything.

Why the Owner Chose Seneca Rocks:
We love to escape the heat of the city and the crowds at Canaan and Timberline to enjoy unimpeded mountain views, cool fresh air, and total peace and quiet. Spruce Knob and Seneca Rocks are stunningly beautiful areas that are still kind of secret, and we are one of only a handful of rental properties in this area. Although totally secluded, we are a short drive to several parks, caverns, and ski resorts with endless things to do for adults and children. We are surrounded by the most incredible mountain views and have a totally unique property that reveals new discoveries every time we go out there.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our property shares 250 acres of common space with our co-owner's house, so we essentially own a large private park in addition to the beautiful lot the house sits on. We've put together a home with handcrafted furniture, thick towels, comfy sofas, and nice kitchen ware because we wanted a place to go where everyone could totally relax and enjoy themselves. We love poking around for newts and frogs in the stream beside the house, listening to the singing of all the rich birdlife, spotting chipmunks and the occasional morel mushroom, and savoring the many colors of the seasons. We've also had fun expanding the trail network on the common space to reveal valley views that rival those from Spruce Knob!


Contact us

Speaks: french

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  • Apple Tree Guest House

    Apple Tree Guest House

  • Queen Bedroom with Mountain View

    Queen Bedroom with Mountain View

  • Soak away your cares in our jetted tub

    Soak away your cares in our jetted tub

  • Handcrafted Amish dining table seats 10

    Handcrafted Amish dining table seats 10

  • Curl up with a good book on our comfy sofas. Swivel around to soak up the view!

    Curl up with a good book on our comfy sofas. Swivel around to soak up the view!

  • Den/3d Bedroom with pull-out queen bed

    Den/3d Bedroom with pull-out queen bed

  • Table Tennis for rainy days

    Table Tennis for rainy days

  • Side Deck

    Side Deck

  • Lovely stream next to the house

    Lovely stream next to the house

  • View from our private trail network

    View from our private trail network

  • We are surrounded by the Monongahela just below Spruce Knob

    We are surrounded by the Monongahela just below Spruce Knob

  • Nearby Seneca Rocks

    Nearby Seneca Rocks

  • Wake up to this view!

    Wake up to this view!

  • Huge King Bedroom with mountain views

    Huge King Bedroom with mountain views

  • Roomy kitchen/dining area

    Roomy kitchen/dining area

  • Living room with fireplace, and plasma TV

    Living room with fireplace, and plasma TV

  • Second Bathroom

    Second Bathroom

  • Basement Bunk Area

    Basement Bunk Area

  • Swingset

    Swingset

  • Firepit Perfect for S'mores

    Firepit Perfect for S'mores

  • Take a hike on one of our private trails

    Take a hike on one of our private trails

  • Fall Leaves From Behind House

    Fall Leaves From Behind House

  • Spruce Knob IMBA Epic Ride - Huckleberry Trail Hike

    Spruce Knob IMBA Epic Ride - Huckleberry Trail Hike

  • Blackwater Falls

    Blackwater Falls

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: french
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