Secluded, Peaceful Mountaintop -- All Yours(35 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
4 Bedrooms (Sleeps 7-8) and 7 buildings
Fly fish the fabulous Elk River and its back fork then come back to your stunning mountain cabin to crystal clean air and the best-tasting spring water on earth. Mountain-top views set within a gorgeous hardwood forest on 18 acres with no fencing. Lumber companies conveniently leave a great 1 mile hard-packed gravel road from the main highway 15 and the surrounding virgin forest creates utter privacy.
You may want to try the white water rafting about 30 minutes away or just stay on site for hiking or summer sightings that include deer and fawns, squirrels, birds and fields of butterflies. When our children were young they'd roof-watch the wildlife that didn't come into the clearing, and the on-site blueberries in summer and apples in the fall ensure bear and cub sightings nearby.
Only 45 minutes to Snow Shoe for high life, restaurants, skiing, or gambling. An hour away, Elkins is a college town with a black powder museum and lots of live music festivals. Wander the West Virginia-priced (inexpensive) antique shops with terrific craftsmanship that can only be taught down the generations. Each West Virginia town has a heritage weekend where relations near and far visit for a town family reunion -- newcomers welcome.
Remind yourself and the kids how life was ''back when.''
The cabin (called a ''camp'' in the mountains) was lovingly hand-crafted from 26 kinds of timber by a master carpenter/hippie. They had their first child in the only building a barn at a time when many city dwellers were fleeing suburbs. There is central air, radiant heating if you'd rather, a grill and smoker, a fire pit, unlimited hard line calls, a new television with satellite, a washer/dryer/microwave, a new shower-tub, games, and plenty of books for reading during your stay.
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Member since: 2007
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
Children enjoy the large, flat yard and places to explore. There are no fences for 50 acres and woods, streams, ponds and trails to explore. ATV are ok on trails for hours of fun and one doesn't need to cross roads....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
No smoking in or near the house, but smoking well into the yard in open air is fine. Smoking on the patio with all the windows closed may be acceptable, but please know that the owner is allergic to tobacco and many guests are too....moreless
Per pet we charge a $50 cleaning fee per pet, but our English Setter loved it and we won't split up a family. Almost all breeds are ok but a few our insurance will not allow. Tenants are responsible for any damages; if you take care of our house like your Mom taught you we'll be fine for a great experience for all....moreless
- Wheelchair Accessible:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Fly fishing all year round on the Elk River, July blueberries and raspberries, fall grapes and apples in the yard, herb garden all year. Excellent ATV trails and hiking, look for wild ginseng and ramps (hot onions), and berries along the paths. No neighbors, outbuildings to explore and let the dogs run free if you know they will come home. Grill on the big back porch, read a book on the swing, or get lulled by the quiet and clean air and take lots of naps. If you like antiquing, mountain music, farm auctions, square dancing, even log rolling, hiking, horse back riding, or swimming in the river -- this is a place to go back in time. Summer camp for families, giving the children the kind of summer vacation parents remember ... so play some cards and Scrabble and if you are like us ... eat food you'd never get away with at home!...moreless
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- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Winery Tours
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- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
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- Towels Provided
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- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- only if major holiday $150 + tax
- Pet Fee $50 + tax
- $10pp/nt >4 guests $10 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $225
- Tax Rate 6%
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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check for the Elkins music festivals, ramp and town homecomings, they are all over West Virginia in the fall!
Year Purchased: 1984
About the owner: We bought the house in 1980 and the five kids love it, but as they started having families on their own and moved away we decided to rent the house out in 2008. I have a hotel management background so we have really enjoyed getting to know guests on a better basis than a one-night stay, especially the people who come year after year and the guest comments ... we made the right decision to share the family experience.
Why the Owner Chose Webster Springs, WV, USA:
We come for the great Elk River fly fishing and the grapes, blueberries, raspberries, rose bud roses (edible) and apple tress were already planted by the original builder, a carpenter.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We have rituals -- food is cheap, time stretches, the porch is huge and the television doesn't get turned on. We play Country & Western music, get up early for fly fishing or hunting, then just sit lazily and talk or play board games ... the pace is part of the fun. And sleep late! We added a booster but the cell reception was ok in the kitchen ... tell your boss the service was non-existent or you would have called him back. I'd tell my Mother but she knows the hard line number from the summer she stayed and arranged everything for us, labeling all the sheets, cataloging the apple trees! What a help.
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as warm and inviting as it seems ... back in time with modern amenities!
upstairs master bedroom with all-round mountian views, handmade quilts
frig is in its own cabinet now, but all built by a carpenter for his family
we had to pull the back porch off to get this antique cutting board inside
sunset from the swing on the bigger porch
four mountains, no houses, taken from the front porch just as the grapes get big
great fishing and photos just below this river overpass!
back of house (white is the herb green house off the kitchen)
a guest's panoramic photo that has been squeezed to fit!
it's the quiet we love best ...
icicles from the porch, a guest's photo
we've added curtains, central heat/AC, subtracted kindling but kept the books!
downstairs master, wooden walls have windows
coming downstairs in the early morning before pancakes
children love to sleep on futons! (another room with wood paneling on windows)
view from the living room window and front porch swing
at the back porch, greenhouse in the distance
the front yard taken from the porch spot all dogs seem to like best
view from the little porch -- herbs then blueberries then apples and greenhouse
horse barn/cross country skiing (45 winter minutes from Snow Shoe Skiing)
Florida guests with ATVs at Christmastime
Helvecia a Swedis village is nearby; we used the motif
Point Mountain Church nearby
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Saturday, January 21, 2017
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