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The Cardinal at the Retreat at Pipestem - Luxury Loghomes.

Pipestem, WV, USA
  • Cabin1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The Retreat at Pipestem is a 10 acre secluded property, directly adjacent to Pipestem State Park and Resort. It offers the quietness and solitude of being deep in the woods, away from it all, and yet has all the activities the beautiful State Park has to offer close at hand. Some, such as swimming, fishing, hiking, golf and dining are only 10 to 15 minutes away by foot.

The cabin was built in 2007. It is open and spacious, yet cozy. A wrap around porch offers beautifully wooded views of sunrise and sunset.

The main level consists of a dining area and full kitchen, a powder room and comfortable living area. Sliding glass doors open to the back deck.

Upstairs is a master bedroom with separate bath (toilet - shower - sink) and two other bedrooms which share a bath. (shower, sink and toilet).

Lower level.

There is one bedroom here, with two twin beds, built into the wal. While perfectly suitable for adults, it's specially children who love this room. There is no bathroom on this level.

Our own website will give a more complete picture of what we have to offer, including online booking and secure payments and floorplans.

The area around Pipestem offers extensive activities, many at walking distance from the Retreat and others within a short drive.

Keywords: Log home / cabin


Lisa or Hans

Member Since 2007
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 30, 2018
About Lisa or Hans

Being a teacher in a big city, I always longed to go back to West Virginia. Having two cats, always made it difficult to find a good place to stay and the Cardinal is just ideal to bring them. As my husband works on ships and is away from home for months at a time, I wanted a place where I could be close to my mother who still lives in West Virginia and also feel safe.

Lisa or Hans purchased this Cabin in 2007

Why Lisa or Hans chose Pipestem

Having grown up in West Virginia, I always wanted a vacation house in Southern West Virginia. When we found The Retreat at Pipestem we simply fell in love with the place. It's so beautiful and quiet and yet so close by the State Park that we could not resist. There were two log homes at that time and the Cardinal was never finished. We found a local builder who did a beautiful job finishing the log home and now having this house available, we decided that sharing this incredible experience was the natural thing to do.

What makes this Cabin unique

The saying that for real estate, the three most important things are location, location and location is certainly true for the Cardinal. Within a mile of the Lodge of Pipestem State Park with all the activities going with it. Being away from the main roads but still within of few miles of them, make this place a true gem amongst vacation homes.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • The master bed room has a queen size bed and direct access to the master bathroom. Two more bedrooms are on the upper floor, each with two twin beds. on the lower level you will find a bedroom with two tein sized beds, sitting in cozy cubby holes.


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower
        • The master bedroom on the upper level has access to the Master bathroom. You will find a shower, toilet and sink there. Also on the upper level, there is a bathroom with a toilet, sink and shower, to be shared with the two other bedrooms on that level. On the main floor there is a half bath.

        Location Type

          • Mountain View


              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Spa


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Parking
                        There is space for up to 3 three cars
                      • Air Conditioning
                        The cabin is fully air conditioned
                      • Gas Fireplace
                        The main floor has a gas heater, which has more than enough capacity to also heat the upper floor.
                      • Internet
                        Internet is available, but it's not high speed.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        For up to 8 persons
                      • Living Room
                        the living room is off the kitchen. It seats 6 adults on comfortable furniture. Sliding doors open to the back deck.
                      • Mobile Phone
                        Good reception through ATT and Verizon. We have not tried other carriers.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        In basement. Free to use
                      • Parking Off Street
                        There is ample parking at the retreat at Pipestem.
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        Not available
                      • Telephone
                        There is no telephone, but all major carriers have a good reception
                      • Towels Provided
                        Towels are provided.
                      • Washing Machine
                        In basement. Free to use
                      • Wireless Internet
                        There is free Wifi. Just ask us for the code.
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            The kitchen is fully equipped with what you would expect at home. Oven, microwave, toaster oven, coffee machine refridgerator, ample pots and pans etc etc.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                            There is a full size fridge.
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                There is a dining area which is adjoining the living room, but somewhat separated from it. At the kitchen counter, there is a bar, where three more guests can eat.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                    By Dish network.


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Boat
                                        Can be rented at Bluestone lake marina
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        At the back side of the cabin. On ground level, there is a picnic table, Park Style grill and a fire pit.
                                      • Golf
                                        Available at the State park, only a few miles away.
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Can be rented at the State park
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Right outside the cabin there is a camp style grill.
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        At Winterplace. This is about 35 minutes away.


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible
                                            The cabin would be somewhat challenging for guests in a wheelchair.

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                there is a community pool in Pipestem State park, only two miles away. The cost of the outside pool is a few dollars. the inside pool, last time we checked was 5 dollars.


                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • museums
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • fitness center

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • whitewater rafting

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                15 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                A perfect getaway!

                                                                Patricia B.

                                                                The propert was spotless. We had a cozy comfortable couple of days. It was so much fun. My daughter, best friend and grandson enjoyed every second. The snowfall was magical! Coming from Florida it was the perfect place for my daughter and grandson to experience their first snowfall. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.

                                                                cozy, little home

                                                                Uzziel J.

                                                                we had a great experience and the owner was very easy and pleasant to communicate with.


                                                                Sue D.

                                                                Lisa and Hans have a lovely property adjacent to Pipestem State Park. The well-appointed "cabin" (much nicer than a mere cabin) was clean and had everything we needed. The wooded setting was quiet and beautiful. Lisa and Hans were great communicators responding quickly to any and all inquires. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks for a great home away from home!

                                                                Comfortable home in a wonderful location

                                                                Michelle F.

                                                                The house was just as described and Hans and Lisa were very helpful. We never met but they answered my (too many) questions quickly and provided excellent directions! (When they tell you not to rely on your GPS, they aren't kidding but their driving directions were spot on.)

                                                                The wi-fi was out for maybe a day and a half but who needs wi-fi on a vacation with so much to do? Anyway, the service was restored before I even decided to contact them.

                                                                This place is so close to Pipestem Park that I took the kids swimming nearly every day, the horseback trail ride was a big hit, and we had fierce badminton competitions. The younger kids also enjoyed the playgrounds (I think there were at least three playgrounds).

                                                                We cooked out on the grill and made s'mores in the fire-pit. Our friendly neighbors were pleasant company. Remember to bring your own firewood and charcoal.

                                                                The house was clean and comfy and the children I traveled with loved it and swapped beds every night. The cubby beds in the lower level were a big hit.

                                                                Everything in the kitchen worked perfectly and there were plenty of cooking utensils. The dishes provided were pretty nice (and breakable) and not, I decided, suitable for the under-three children. You will have to provide your own paper or plastic plates and cups. Other than salt and pepper, there were no other pantry supplies in the house so make a list and pack in everything you need.

                                                                We have already decided that we want to go back next year for our next vacation!

                                                                Well secluded, but not too private due to other cabins nearby.

                                                                William B.

                                                                The property was supposed to be for pets but it was difficult to take our dog out because of all the steps! Lots of steps at every entrance! And there were ants all over the kitchen, had to throw doughnuts away. The DVD player was broken and we could only get one lock box open, so just one key had to be shared. Other than that lots of sleeping room and it was quiet way back there!

                                                                The Cardinal was very comfy and home like

                                                                Erin D.

                                                                We had a great stay. We will definitely be back again.


                                                                Pipestem, WV, USA

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                                                                15 Reviews
                                                                Excellent 4.7/5
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