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Charming Riverside Guest House & Retreat

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Classic early 1900's construction. Beautiful new interior. Character preserved.

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Last updated: 09/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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OVERVIEW
The Tygart River Guest House features a picturesque riverside setting which overlooks cascading whitewater rapids as far as the eye can see. Walk down the grassy bank to the river rocks below and bask in the glow of the setting sun. Open a window during the evening hours to usher in soothing sounds of rushing water, or take in the scent of a fresh country rain from your porch swing with a good book in hand.

Ideal choice for:

• Family Vacations with kids of all ages
• Outdoor Sports
• Nature Lovers
• Reunions
• Girlfriend Getaways
• Weekend Escapes
• Retreats
• Outdoor Sports Enthusiasts


Whether you're into kicking back and relaxing, exploring nature, kayaking, going to festivals, or simply in love with the great outdoors - you’ll be in the perfect place to take advantage of all the area has to offer. Unspoiled by tourism, this section of the Tygart River is truly an undiscovered gem nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains.

The historic community of Arden, West Virginia, is home to the Tygart River Guest House. It is off the beaten path and serves as a convenient hub with direct access to the river – yet only a 6 mile from the nearest town where you can find restaurants, groceries, gas, pharmacy, hospital and more. The Arden Grade Road was once a main route through the mountains on the B&O railway during the early 1900’s and follows along the river providing spectacular views! It’s also a great place for casual bike rides with access to mountain trails nearby.

Take in the stars fireside, listen to the rolling sounds of whitewater, and connect with family and friends in a most welcoming and unlikely place.

HOUSE DESCRIPTION - Newly Renovated!

• Front Porch
• Back Deck
• Sleeps 10-12
• 4 Bedrooms
• 3 Full Baths
• Fully furnished
• Close to Philippi/ABU

The Tygart River Guest House offers a spacious “old timey” front porch, complete with swing, rocking chair and plenty of easy lounging wicker furniture – great for lazy days on the river. High ceilings will greet you through the front entrance where original bead board walls whisper stories from the distant past and restored yellow pine floors pave the way to a more contemporary present. We have brought together period elements from the coal mining era joining them with contemporary colors and modern amenities. Remnant artifacts salvaged from the house during its recent renovations are on display accompanied by vintage black and white photos of the era.

The ground floor offers two bedrooms. The one directly to your left upon entering, features a classic full size wrought iron bed dressed in quilts with two lamps and nightstands, armoire and river views. The room to your right boasts a sunny disposition arrayed in hues of red and green. Its companions are an ornate metal queen size bed, ceiling fan, closet and comfortable chairs. Continue down the hall into the open Dining Room which is centrally located and acts as a hub for the whole household to gather between the Living Room and Kitchen. For the musically inclined, there is upright piano dating back to the early 1940’s and a large country table with pullout extensions to comfortably seat 10 people. Additional seating can be found at the breakfast bar.

The Kitchen is equipped with microwave, dishwasher, full size refrigerator, gas cook stove, antique country sink and drain board and ceiling fan/light. Glass sliding doors separate the kitchen from a private back deck with patio set and a private backyard view.

You’ll be right at home in the spacious Living Room with sloped ceiling and hardwood floors, leather couch, and loveseat. An oak armoire entertainment center houses a TV and DVD Player. One of the most unique features of this home is the large antique oak pocket doors at your disposal to close off the Living Room if more privacy is needed. There is a convenient full bathroom just off the Living Room with a shower and beautiful slate tile floors. On the opposite side of the house is a Laundry Room with washer and dryer, clean tile floors and laundry table. This room leads to another full bathroom with full size tiled shower.

Upstairs, there is a full bathroom with tile floors and windows on all sides giving it a bright airy feel with an antique claw foot bathtub for soothing relaxation. Exiting the bathroom, there is a bedroom on your left complete with a full size bed, roomy closets, TV and DVD player, full river-facing windows and carpeted floors. There is a gorgeous view of the river from the hallway as well, where you can perch for a look from above. Finally, we arrive at the bunk bed room to the right of the hallway. It also has a view of the river, full carpeting and two sturdy bunk beds to comfortably sleep four people. One bunk bed features staircase access to the upper bunk for easy access.

AMMENITIES

• Central Heat/Air
• Grill (on request)
• Washer/Dryer
• Fire Pit (on request)
• Direct River Access
• Private Parking

AREA ACTIVITIES

• Swimming
• Kayaking
• Rafting
• Hiking
• Biking
• Fishing
• Horseback Riding
• State Parks
• Historic Attractions
• Sporting Events at AB University
• Train Rides - Tygart Flyer Scenic Tours
• Theater
• Wine Tasting
• Festivals


Swimming is a popular activity and there are many places to take a dip on hot summer days. Sightseeing is everywhere locally and in nearby parks. Moats Falls is located about 4 miles downstream and is a breathtaking. The 16’ river wide vertical drop is easy to access on foot by crossing the natural stone bridge that leads to a house size boulder upstream of the falls. There are many sandy beaches and places to explore along the riverbanks, as well as trails to hike and mountain bike. As avid whitewater guides and kayakers who have lived in the area for more than 35 years, we can arrange for whitewater rafting trips, private kayak clinics, point you in the direction of nearby hiking and mountain biking trails and/or guide you to some prime fishing spots.

POPULAR NEARBY STATE PARKS/RECREATION AREAS
• Tygart Lake State Park. The is a nearby park where all types of lake recreation and activities are available. Rent a pontoon for the day or jump on a jet ski.
• Audra State Park. The Middle Fork River flows though tight channels and larger boulders. Amazing kayaking, fishing, hiking and swimming are all available at this park and the views are amazing!
• Blackwater Falls State Park. This popular attraction is about an hour from the Guest House featuring a stunning waterfall dropping 65 feet! This area is also home to some of the best Mountain Biking in the state of West Virginia. Stop in the local bike shop, Blackwater Bikes to find out about the trails and plan to spend hours riding on trails ranging from beginner to expert. The Allegheny Trail offers a rail trail ride that’s great for riders of all types and can be accessed in Parsons.

TRAVEL TIMES
The house is about 40 minutes from Clarksburg, 1 hour from Morgantown, 2 ½ hours from Pittsburgh, 2 ½ hours from Charleston and about 4 hours from Washington D.C. It’s doable!

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Give us a call for more Information or contact the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce at http://www.barbourchamber.com/historic.htm

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

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

                25 years old. Boaters welcome!...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                The river makes a wonderful playground to splash in and explore. ...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                We have recently renovated and restores this home and DO NOT ALLOW SMOKING IN THE HOUSE AT ALL. Smoking outside is allowed however, cigarette butts must be disposed of in the outdoor trash can. ...moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Pet claws can damage hardwood floors and no matter how wonderful your pet behaves at home, new smells and territories must be marked. While we love pets, we will not allow pets in all cases....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

              • Arden Garden: 1 queen

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              • Back Alley: 1 double

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              • Premonition - Upstairs: 1 double

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              • Moats Falls - Upstairs

                Sleeps 4, staircase access on one upper bunkbed....moreless

              • All bedrooms have riverfront views, chairs and lamps for reading, dressers, closets and/or armoire for hanging and storing clothes....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1 - Downstairs: toilet, shower

                Sink & medicine cabinet....moreless

              • Bathroom 2 - Downstairs: toilet, shower

                Custom Tiled Full Size Shower...moreless

              • Bathroom 3 - Upstairs: toilet, tub

                Clawfoot tub....moreless

              • Bathrooms feature tile floors and all new fixtures.

              Other Amenities

                  • Cell phone reception is in and out although usually good in the hallway upstairs. Text messages come through. Emergency calls can be made next door if needed via land line. Please enjoy the upright piano. Though it is quite out of tune, it is an older piece adding character to the house and we simply ask that adults and children be mindful as that they play gently. Note: Pets are considered. Please notify us if you would like to bring any with you for your stay. If they are approved we charge $50/pet but it does require prior approval. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Satellite / Cable

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beach View:

                    River views from every bedroom directly facing the whitewater rapids below....moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    Not ocean beach - river beach right out the front door!...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Beautiful location in the mountains of North Central West Virginia....moreless

                  • Rural:

                    Beautiful location in the mountains of North Central West Virginia....moreless

                  • Water View:

                    Riverside location on the Tygart River in Arden. Whitewater rapids and mountain views....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    Riverside location on the Tygart River in Arden. Whitewater rapids and mountain views....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting

                  Dining

                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 13 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    Antique porcelain country sink with above counter drainboards. Beautiful! Garbage disposal....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Paper towels, bathroom tissue and household cleaning supplies will be provided....moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster:

                    4 slice/bagel....moreless

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Rafting trips and kayak clinics are available....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                   

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                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
                  • Cleaning Fee $100
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  *Weekly and monthly rates are available. Please contact us for more information.


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                  Last updated: 09/30/2014
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                  Location

                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Philippi/Barbour County Regional Airport
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Little Moe's
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Barbour Country Club
                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Elkins, WV
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Rt. 119
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Little Moe's
                  58 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Timberline Ski Area
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Tygart River

                  Arden on the Tygart River is a largely undiscovered treasure in North Central, WV. It has transformed from booming coal mining town in the early 1900's to a beautiful getaway. If you enjoy escaping to the mountains, scenic whitewater rivers with breathtaking waterfalls, hiking trails, mountain biking or just getting away from it all, this is an ideal place to visit!

                   

                  Owner info

                  About the owner: We originally moved here for the whitewater and we're still here because of the magnetism of the mountains, rivers and streams. West Virginia is our mountain getaway everyday!

                  Why the Owner Chose Arden:
                  Parts of the guest house date back to the early 1900's during the coal mining era when tracks of the B & O Railroad line ran directly through the community of Arden. Since those days, an extensive renovation and many amenities have been added to make a comfortable yet historic guest house.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Situated on the river with views from every bedroom and the front porch. It's a lovely out of the way place to catch your breath and enjoy the mountain air. Period elements from the early 1900's are still preserved in the home including original pine floors and beadboard walls along with relics from the coal mining era.


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                  Speaks: english, french

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                  Photos

                  • Classic early 1900's construction. Beautiful new interior. Character preserved.

                    Classic early 1900's construction. Beautiful new interior. Character preserved.

                  • Foyer/Entrance.

                    Foyer/Entrance.

                  • Living Room with bathroom in background.

                    Living Room with bathroom in background.

                  • Arden Garden - Queen size bed, loveseat, closet, river views.

                    Arden Garden - Queen size bed, loveseat, closet, river views.

                  • Premonition - Double Bed, tv/chair/lamps with plenty of closet space.

                    Premonition - Double Bed, tv/chair/lamps with plenty of closet space.

                  • Downstairs bathroom off Living Room with shower.

                    Downstairs bathroom off Living Room with shower.

                  • Upstairs bathroom with clawfoot bathtub. Perfect way to unwind.

                    Upstairs bathroom with clawfoot bathtub. Perfect way to unwind.

                  • Cozy reading nook with view to river.

                    Cozy reading nook with view to river.

                  • The Tygart River is a kayakers paradise! Raft trips for all ages and abilities.

                    The Tygart River is a kayakers paradise! Raft trips for all ages and abilities.

                  • Historic site of the first land battle in nearby Philippi, WV about 8 mi. away.

                    Historic site of the first land battle in nearby Philippi, WV about 8 mi. away.

                  • Gorgeous sunsets overlooking the rapids below.

                    Gorgeous sunsets overlooking the rapids below.

                  • Dining Room. Table extends to seat 10 people. Barstools seat 3 more at counter.

                    Dining Room. Table extends to seat 10 people. Barstools seat 3 more at counter.

                  • Spacious Living Room. TV & DVD Player, oak pocket doors for privacy, bathroom.

                    Spacious Living Room. TV & DVD Player, oak pocket doors for privacy, bathroom.

                  • Back Alley - classic iron bed frame, armoire, sitting area and river view.

                    Back Alley - classic iron bed frame, armoire, sitting area and river view.

                  • 'Premonition' - the upstairs bunkbed room.

                    'Premonition' - the upstairs bunkbed room.

                  • Downstairs bathroom with full shower, off Laundry Room.

                    Downstairs bathroom with full shower, off Laundry Room.

                  • Colorful country kitchen is the hub of activity for the whole house. Open dining room and view to Living Room.

                    Colorful country kitchen is the hub of activity for the whole house. Open dining room and view to Living Room.

                  • Back porch (due for renovations in Spring of 2014.

                    Back porch (due for renovations in Spring of 2014.

                  • Smallmouth Bass fishing on the Tygart River.

                    Smallmouth Bass fishing on the Tygart River.

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

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