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as warm and inviting as it seems ... back in time with modern amenities!

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

* West Virginia floods down the mountain are not affecting our roads and property. Our prayers and thoughts go out to our neighbors and friends.

** auto-quote charges that do not apply will not be charged.

Whitewater rafting is about 30 minutes away on the Gauley and Smith Rivers. 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, and mountain-top views set within a gorgeous hardwood forest on 18 acres with no fencing. Lumber companies conveniently left a great 1 mile gravel road from the main highway 15 and the surrounding virgin forest creates utter privacy.

Summer sightings 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 or some gambling. 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 town has a heritage weekend where relations near and far visit for a town family reunion.

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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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 21 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    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

  • Pets Considered:

    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:

    Three first floor bedrooms and living room, dining room and kitchen are all on the first floor. Five steps to get to that first floor through the kitchen. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

  • Downstairs 1: 1 queen

    Views of the woods...moreless

  • Downstairs 2: 2 twin/ single

    bright view of the back yard...moreless

  • Downstairs 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    for the studious, the bedroom with a desk and bookshelves...moreless

  • Upstairs master, bedroom 4: 1 queen

    up the circular stairs to the top of the trees!...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • New shower; full plumbing using mountain water from a spring, and a modern green clivus multrum mulching toilet....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    near the stereo in the dining room...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite service, but I have often told the children to go out and play, that it isn't working....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screen television in the living room....moreless

  • Toys:

    Some in the twin bedroom bookshelf....moreless

  • Video Library:

    under the television...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    For a few mountains -- logging, another mountain over, skiing and Cass Railroad. Then a few mountains over, famous Seneca Falls Rock climbing and trees that grow sideways from the wind!...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    We are at the top of a mountain, from the living room look out on 4 mountain tops and no houses!...moreless

  • Rural:

    Enjoy the firepit, the quiet, add your own music loud if you like -- and no one telling you what to do or say! Be quiet first thing in the morning and you may see deer and bear .......moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Six chairs at the table and more chairs around, including on the porch....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Mountains are cooler than the city, but we added AC when we added a heat pump in 2010....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Nature! Hike! ...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Unless you are telephoning all day there is no extra charge....moreless

  • Garage:

    Ask in advance if you want the covered garage, most people just pull up to the back porch....moreless

  • Heating:

    Two wood fireplaces, electric wall heat and central air propane -- take your pick....moreless

  • Internet:

    We added a 2015 booster to pick up what is possible, it seems to be best in the kitchen or upstairs. This is real country -- GPS doesn't get you here either. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    All the beds are made up; please leave the dirty beds unmade when you leave so we know what is dirty....moreless

  • Living Room:

    We decorated in country chic. We get a lot of charming comments about taking the children to see how they remember grandma's house -- with better plumbing....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Tell the office you are in the country, but if you want to make a call the booster gets you what you need....moreless

  • Parking:

    Please drive on the gravel or you could run over the blueberries! Fine to park by the house. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    This is the country, parking isn't an issue. We recommend you drive slowly on gravel and use four-wheel drive summer or winter to maximize safety....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    There is a wide flat area by the highway, you may park just inside the gate near the highway and out of sight, or up the 1.6 mile gravel road. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Feel free to use the hard line phone....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

    A fire pit outside and a huge center brick surround inside, which heats the towels on the rack too, yum! The bricks take two days to warm ......moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    IIn the kitchen/dining room, great for taking the mountain chill out or boiling water while you fix breakfast!...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    You bet!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    We cook for several couples too so we should have all your utensils. If you are missing something it got broken so please let me know....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We usually have plastic utensils in the bottom drawer for picnics, but it comes and goes so bring what you know you need. Think "grandma's house" -- solid stainless flatwear....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    The dishwaher is so very quiet you may open it once or twice thinking it doesn't work. Depending the snowfall, it may fill slowly from the spring in August but it cleans very well....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    A full kitchen with a selection of spices and staples, utensils and dishes....moreless

  • Microwave:

    A full sized microwave on the kitchen counter....moreless

  • Oven:

    An electric oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices and staples supplied....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    If you see some frozen bread and readily freezable food inside, you may eat it. Exact replacements are not needed, but if you leave a few items for the next guests it's welcome....moreless

  • Stove:

    An electric stove....moreless

  • Toaster:

    The toaster works, but impress kids by broiling cheese and butter on bread. Let them open the door to check it a lot, it won't hurt it -- don't burn it!...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Covered porch goes lengthwise across the whole house....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    An outside table and chairs, a porch swing, a hammock....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large mowed yard with apples, blueberries, grapes, herbs, raspberries, rose hips and a fire pit. Watch in the early morning to see deer, turkey and bear in the clearings. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill and a smoker....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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$130
$795 $3,000
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • 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:

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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Elkins
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bergoo, WV
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
SnowShoe
60 Miles
Nearest Train
Cass
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 15
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Route 15
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
SwowShoe

Car: Necessary

check for the Elkins music festivals, ramp and town homecomings, they are all over West Virginia in the fall!

 

Owner info

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:
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 reception is 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • as warm and inviting as it seems ... back in time with modern amenities!

    as warm and inviting as it seems ... back in time with modern amenities!

  • upstairs master bedroom with all-round mountian views, handmade quilts

    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

    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

    we had to pull the back porch off to get this antique cutting board inside

  • sunset from the swing on the bigger porch

    sunset from the swing on the bigger porch

  • four mountains, no houses, taken from the front porch just as the grapes get big

    four mountains, no houses, taken from the front porch just as the grapes get big

  • great fishing and photos just below this river overpass!

    great fishing and photos just below this river overpass!

  • back of house (white is the herb green house off the kitchen)

    back of house (white is the herb green house off the kitchen)

  • a guest's panoramic photo that has been squeezed to fit!

    a guest's panoramic photo that has been squeezed to fit!

  • it's the quiet we love best ...

    it's the quiet we love best ...

  • icicles from the porch, a guest's photo

    icicles from the porch, a guest's photo

  • we've added curtains, central heat/AC, subtracted kindling but kept the books!

    we've added curtains, central heat/AC, subtracted kindling but kept the books!

  • downstairs master, wooden walls have windows

    downstairs master, wooden walls have windows

  • coming downstairs in the early morning before pancakes

    coming downstairs in the early morning before pancakes

  • children love to sleep on futons! (another room with wood paneling on windows)

    children love to sleep on futons! (another room with wood paneling on windows)

  • view from the living room window and front porch swing

    view from the living room window and front porch swing

  • at the back porch, greenhouse in the distance

    at the back porch, greenhouse in the distance

  • the front yard taken from the porch spot all dogs seem to like best

    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

    view from the little porch -- herbs then blueberries then apples and greenhouse

  • horse barn/cross country skiing  (45 winter minutes from Snow Shoe Skiing)

    horse barn/cross country skiing (45 winter minutes from Snow Shoe Skiing)

  • Florida guests with ATVs at Christmastime

    Florida guests with ATVs at Christmastime

  • Helvecia a Swedis village is nearby; we used the motif

    Helvecia a Swedis village is nearby; we used the motif

  • Point Mountain Church nearby

    Point Mountain Church nearby

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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