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Riverside Retreat Along the Shore of the Shaver'S Fork River

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View of Cottage from across the Shavers Fork River


Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Bordering the Shavers Fork/Cheat River and the Monongahela National Forest, our cottage is truly a private, relaxing retreat.

The cottage, approx. 700 sq. feet, boasts two living areas – a bedroom and great room that can accommodate up to six people. The completely renovated Riverside Retreat has a full kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, cookware, dinnerware, dish towels and utensils. The bathroom has a shower and the bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed.

The great room has an alcove with bunk beds and a comfortable pull out queen size sofa bed. A TV with cable connection, DVD player, several games and telephone are all provided. The dining area seats six easily and there are stools along the kitchen counter. On the 360 sq. foot deck overlooking the river, there are chairs, a table and charcoal grill. The Retreat is fully heated for winter and air conditioned for summer occupants.

Sheets, pillows, blankets, and towels (for bathroom use only) are provided. It is the responsibility of the lessee to provide all food, condiments, paper products, towels for outside use and charcoal for the grill.

The Riverside Retreat is built on the bank of the Shaver’s Fork River. The river is well known for excellent fishing or a lazy float down stream. Across the road is the Monongahela National Forest which offers great hiking, cross country skiing, hunting and mountain biking.

The local area provides plenty of paths to hike, fish to catch and trails to bike. Horseback riding, four excursion trains, antique and art/craft shops, seven movie screens and five annual events are all close at hand. Elkins boasts its own play house, Davis & Elkins College, the Augusta Heritage Program, a rail trail and many excellent restaurants.

Seneca Rocks, Blackwater Falls and Canaan Valley State Parks, Spruce and Bickle Knobs, Dolly Sods and four ski resorts (Canaan Valley, White Grass, Snowshoe Mountain & Timberline) provide days of activities.

Minimum stay is at least two nights - longer on holiday and festival weekends. Suggest calling to discuss reservations - number listed below.

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We welcome well behaved pets. ($5.00 per night)...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen size bed provided in seperate bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa bed., Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens, towels, kithcen towels provided. Towels for outside use should be brought by renters....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking lot right outside the door of the cottage....moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    360 square foot deck on the river - fire pit just below deck. Deck furniture and gas gril provided....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $5

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Elkins Elk's club
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 33
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Forks
24 Miles
Nearest Ski
Canaan Valley Resort, White Grass

Car: Necessary

Four train excursions, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Augusta Heritage Festival and classes, Ramp and Rail Festival, Polar Express, Seneca Rocks, Blackwater Falls, 2 commercial caverns, Mountain State Forest Festival.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: After a combined total of 53 years of being college administrators, we decided to get out of the rat race and settle in a beautiful, relaxing area where there was a college and the arts were celebrated. We owned a B&B just outside of Elkins for 21 years and now produce baskets and do volunteer work for the community. We love to hike with our golden retriever, bike the rail trails, the local national forest trails, the two music theaters and train excursions. We moved to Elkins thinking we would stay a few years - that was 22 years ago!

Why the Owner Chose Elkins, WV, USA:
We purchased the Riverside Retreat in case we ever leave the Elkins area. We love this area and always wanted a place to come back to. We renovated the cottage into a place that we would want to live ine for six - eight months per year if we ever relocate. With such a wide variety of activites available in the area, we knew guests would love the location.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Sitting on the deck and reading or watching the water float by is one of the best benefits of the cottage. Being able to hike, fish, bike, ski, take train rides, go to concerts, rock climb and attend so many festivals just add to the benefits of the cottages location.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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  • View of Cottage from across the Shavers Fork River

    View of Cottage from across the Shavers Fork River

  • Cottage kitchen and dining area

    Cottage kitchen and dining area

  • Cottage Bedroom with queen size bed

    Cottage Bedroom with queen size bed

  • Riverside Retreat Deck overlooking the river

    Riverside Retreat Deck overlooking the river

  • Cottage seating area with queen size sofa bed

    Cottage seating area with queen size sofa bed

  • Kitchen


VRBO #172574

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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