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Secluded, Peaceful Mountaintop -- All Yours

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Donna

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 Webster Springs

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.


Webster Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New shower; full plumbing using mountain water from a spring, and a modern green clivus multrum mulching toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Downstairs 1 - 1 queen , Views of the woods
    Downstairs 2 - 2 twin/ single , bright view of the back yard
    Downstairs 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , for the studious, the bedroom with a desk and bookshelves
    Upstairs master, bedroom 4 - 1 queen , up the circular stairs to the top of the trees!
  • Two Queen size beds: one in the master bedroom on the first floor, one in the master above the cricular stairs. A double beds futon in the office. Two twin beds in a first floor bedroom on the main floor.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
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!


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Secluded, Peaceful Mountaintop -- All Yours
average rating of 4.8809524 based on 42 reviews

Beautiful cabin

  • 5 of 5

I loved it and definitely will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was great, nice place to relax, sketch and hike.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic, relaxing and absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Definitely will look to return

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bridgeport, WV


  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great escape

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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 ...
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bergoo, WV
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 15
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Route 15
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
$10pp/nt >4 guests $10 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
only if major holiday $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.