About the property
- House2200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
4 Bedrooms (Sleeps 7-8) and 7 buildings
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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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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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.
Donna purchased this House in 1984
Why Donna chose Northern
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.
What makes this House unique
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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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
I loved it and definitely will be back.
Quiet & relaxing getaway. We loved the mountain cabin fully stocked kitchen and linens.
We loved sitting on the porch swing and enjoyed the mountain view. We actually saw a lighting storm far off from us that was beautiful! Plenty of deer enjoying the falling fruit from the trees,
Visited Snow Shoe ski resort it was easy to find and a nice getaway for dinner.
Great place to relax
The cabin was great, nice place to relax, sketch and hike.
Rustic, relaxing and absolutely wonderful
Definitely will look to return
This was the perfect setting for our annual family fishing trip. We loved the lodge and I'll have Patsy Cline playing in my head now every time I tie a fly. Thank you for allowing us to stay at your little slice of heaven. Life Truly is Good!
We loved this house! The craftsmanship is fantastic. Also the property is so beautiful and so secluded. Just what we were looking for. The longer we were there, the longer we wanted to stay. The area is beautiful and we visited some familiar places once again. It's so nice to know that one can truly "get away". It's like being a pioneer with all the amenities! Thank you so much for opening your home to us. As an added bonus we got to meet you.
Kim and Walt Lupachino
Our first guests we ever actually met! Kim and Walt are dream guests and gracious about us still spring deep cleaning when they arrived. They left the house as they found it, were interesting and if we lived anywhere near each other, they'd be invited for dindin.
I cannot say enough to thank VRBO and Homeaway and these wonderful people for the experiences and the chance to share ...
Check for the Elkins music festivals, ramp and town homecomings, they are all over West Virginia in the fall! We are up as the crow flies from Bergoo, but don't be fooled by distances, on Mapquest, it takes you all the way to the county seat and back to get to us -- that is a long trip for nothing.