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August Summer Retreat, on Lake & Walking Trails, Pet Friendly, with Dock/Boat

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Last updated: 07/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Beautiful get-a-way. Come enjoy the seasons at Touchstone. Now with new interstate, it is under three hours from DC or Baltimore.

SUMMER: It is always a welcome break from the heat to come to Canaan Valley. Because of the altitude and the lay of the mountains, August days may break 80 with the nights cooler with a breeze. You will need blankets.
The house is adjacent to the Timberline Conservancy with the dock and boat racks of Spruce Island Lake within shouting distance. The catch and release restriction has been lifted from the lake so there is open fishing for the "big" ones. On five acres of flat valley land with pond.

SKI: We are on the Valley floor so it is an easy quick two minute dash to the Timberline slopes .
Great place to spend your skiing holiday near the Timberline slopes. A serene, intimate, and beautifully furnished cabin in gated Old Timberline adjacent to its conservancy is nestled in Cannan Valley, WV. The secluded cabin, perfect for a honeymoon couple or those seeking refuge from the frantic pace of urban life is cool in the summer and has ample powder in the winter. Situated on five acres of wooded and open meadow lands with its own pond, the cabin has gorgeous sunset views over Spruce Island Lake and long views of the valley and the adjacent Cabin Mountain. Six miles of private trails at your doorstep, a short walk to Timberline Four Season slopes, ten minutes to Whitegrass Cross Country Center, or Cannan Valley Ski and Golf Resort. The cabin has been recently renovated, inside and out.

HIKING: Because you are renting in Old Timberline you will have access to the top of the mountain trails into Dolly Sods and a Fish and Wildlife access trail. The six miles of well maintained trails inside Timberline can be accessed on the path from the house to Spruce Island Lake.

GOLF: The 18 hole championship course of The Canaan Valley Resort Park is ten minutes away. Frequent golf events are scheduled and open to the public. The course is set in the gentle rolling hills of Canaan Valley rimmed with mountains.

BIKING: Many off road trails in the area with organized week-end events all summer and fall out of the Davis area. This area is for lover of the outdoors.

ADDITIONAL SKIING: Canaan Valley is the most northern of the West Virginia ski resorts with three separate establishments - Canaan Valley Resort State Park, Timberline, and Whitegrass Cross County Ski Center. The Valley has been having record snowfalls.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    wide open spaces for running can explore the pond, woods and lake...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    It has one step from garage to inside of the house...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    dogs only maximum two pet fee...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • The three bedrooms have recently all been updated. Good mattresses Newly painted. New windows New wall to wall carpet throughout ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

    new modern bathroom ...moreless

  • Master Bedroom has a private bath Joint bath newly done over

Other Amenities

  • Four wheel drive not required on the Valley floor, but always check weather forecast as it is a ski resort, 2 Queens, 2 Twin beds. Championship 18 Hole Golf Course, Boat at the dock, Furnished with Antique and Contemporary Japanese Artifacts. The unit has recently received a new stove, microwave washer, clothes dryer, and dishwasher....moreless

Entertainment

  • Music Library:

    Variety of types of music...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network New flat screen second TV in bedroom ...moreless

  • Stereo

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    high speed...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    New Dryer...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Indoor garage You will love this in the winter!...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    The great outdoors in right out the door. We don't have equipment inside....moreless

  • Garage:

    attached...moreless

  • Heating:

    gas furnace...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi high speed...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Two complete sets for each bed...moreless

  • Living Room:

    New leather furniture suite...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    plenty with turn around areas...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    two units...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Lots of towels in each bathroom...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New Washer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Works off Frontier Internet Covers the entire house inside and out...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Fully Stacked woodpile, Able to heat the house if needed Directions for use in Welcome book....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    new and on a timer...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully outfitted kitchen...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    always adding and updating The cool air will make you want to eat!!...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    new, heavy duty, high end...moreless

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Boat:

    Gamefisher boat at the Dock on the Conservancy. Combination lock and oars in the garage. Life jackets in garage closet. Lake is no longer catch and release....moreless

  • Boat With Paddles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Great place to eat, read, and gather weather permitting Round picnic table on the deck....moreless

  • Gated Community
  • Golf:

    At near-by Canaan State Park Golfers come from all over to play this beautiful high altitude course....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    at the near-by State Park Lodge...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Outside under the stars Cleaned immediately before and after occupancy Weekly rentals receive one additional mid week maintenance...moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 17 - Dec 17, 2015
3 night min stay
$170
$825
Christmas & New Year's
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
$319
$1,497
Winter, non Holiday January
Jan 4 - Jan 14, 2016
3 night min stay
$240
$1,110
MLK Weekend
Jan 15 - Jan 18, 2016
3 night min stay
$319
Winter non Holiday January/Feb
Jan 19 - Feb 11, 2016
3 night min stay
$240
$1,110
Presidents Weekend
Feb 19 - Feb 22, 2016
3 night min stay
$319
Winter, non Holiday Feb/March
Feb 23 - Mar 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$240
$1,110
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$259

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • hot tub $50 + tax
  • admin $55 + tax
  • security policy (optional) $39
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

Please call 866-304-866-8680 ASK for THACKER PROPERTY CM02 Touchstone-on-the-Lake This booking agency has the final say on the total rates and for clarification and for booking. If you have questions about the house, call me at 941-350-4254.

Winter and Fall Mid week rates available. Call 304-866-8680 to ask for mid-week rates. Occasionally there are specials in place.


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Location

Car: Necessary

Within walking distance of Timberline Four Season Ski Slopes, the 500th National Wildlife Refuge, and the Dolly Sods Wilderness Area. The property is on the East side of Spruce Island Lake on the Valley floor inside Old Timberline's Gate. (The map often shows it outside the gate but it is behind the gate of Old Timberline)From deck view abundant wildlife such as deer, black bear, fox, turkey and various birds

and geese. Restaurants available within the valley from gourmet to country- family style fair. The Monongahela National Forest, Canaan Valley Resort State Park, and Blackwater State Park are just minutes away. The Timberline Nature Conservancy is adjacent to property, allowing direct access to six miles of private trails and the boat and fishing dock on Spruce Island Lake. A scenic adventurer's wonderland with all kinds of outdoor sports available. Spectacular Fall Foliage, Abundant Fresh Powder, Alpine Spring Flowers, Cool Mountain Breezes.

Other Activities: rock climbing, hiking

Ski: Timberline Four Seasons Resort within walking distance but just behind the gate in Old Timberline.

Check on line for length of runs, power conditions, and special week-end events.

Must do : Go to the top of Cabin Mt to be able to see 50 miles north, south, and west. Hike into Dolly Sods to Bear Rocks and

see 50 miles to the east.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: We love getting away to the outdoors in any season. This truly is our 'touchstone'. We like to hike particularly in Dolly Sods, around Seneca Rocks and even the six miles of Old Timberline trails which is accessed off our front deck.

Why the Owner Chose Canaan Valley:
Touchstone is the best of both worlds. It is private and secluded yet close to 'civilization' and the front gate for supplies and emergencies.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Timberline ski slopes are two minutes away, the lake/dock is just beyond the front yard and the Timberline walking trail goes by our house. Because of all the windows, you feel part of nature, no matter the season. We love seeing all the wildlife walking to and from the lake.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Wood stove (wood provided) for cosy winter days and nights

    Wood stove (wood provided) for cosy winter days and nights

  • Spruce Island Lake from atop Cabin Mt.

    Spruce Island Lake from atop Cabin Mt.

  • Well appointed kitchen, new appliances

    Well appointed kitchen, new appliances

  • Japanese Decor throughout   Queen bed

    Japanese Decor throughout Queen bed

  • Jade bathroom, one of two baths

    Jade bathroom, one of two baths

  • After enjoying the local sights

    After enjoying the local sights

  • Quiet moment on Touchstone's pond

    Quiet moment on Touchstone's pond

  • Touchstone's Pond Attracts Abundant Wildlife

    Touchstone's Pond Attracts Abundant Wildlife

  • From in front of the house, on The Conservancy, near by Timberline slopes

    From in front of the house, on The Conservancy, near by Timberline slopes

  • Great Ski Retreat! Close to Timberline! Slopes and along Old Timberline  trails.

    Great Ski Retreat! Close to Timberline! Slopes and along Old Timberline trails.

  • Looking to the North from Touchstone

    Looking to the North from Touchstone

  • Enjoy Apres Ski, impeccably clean, great view

    Enjoy Apres Ski, impeccably clean, great view

  • Spruce Island Lake, adjacent to Touchstone

    Spruce Island Lake, adjacent to Touchstone

  • Master bedroom  queen with private bath

    Master bedroom queen with private bath

  • Gamefisher boat at the dock, oars in garage with combination

    Gamefisher boat at the dock, oars in garage with combination

  • Twin bed room with Japanese Decor,  mini office

    Twin bed room with Japanese Decor, mini office

  • New leather suite,  big views of the outside

    New leather suite, big views of the outside

  • Inside garage, gentle driveway, always plowed

    Inside garage, gentle driveway, always plowed

  • A Relaxing Place to watch the colors change

    A Relaxing Place to watch the colors change

  • Deer off the deck

    Deer off the deck

  • Touchstone across the pond

    Touchstone across the pond

  • Evening view from the side deck

    Evening view from the side deck

  • Warm and cozy cabin in the woods

    Warm and cozy cabin in the woods

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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