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Luxe Lodge with Inspiring Mountain Views

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Ideal for 2-3 couples + kids - MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY 8 ADULTS (9 PEOPLE TOTAL)

A 2-minute drive from Timberline Ski Resort, Rock'n'Laurel is situated on a 5 acre lot backing to the scenic and private 400-acre conservancy within the gated community of Old Timberline. Enjoy panoramic views of alpine lakes, the mountains of Dolly Sods Wilderness and the Timberline Ski Mountain. Post and beam masterpiece with extensive custom woodwork and masonry. Ideal for 3 couples and children, this property offers an interior life so rich you may never want to go out. The house is equipped with a home theater, whole-house audio, in-floor radiant heating, lighting controls, hot tub and more. The exterior and lower level floor together were constructed of over 200 tons of local stone. The main level of the house has wide plank walnut flooring. The kitchen is outfitted with Viking, Subzero, chiseled edge granite counters and cabinets of reclaimed Douglas fir barn wood. Furnishings are all custom designer or antique from the American West.

Booking Guide: Step One: Please (!) read the terms here prior to submitting an inquiry.
Step Two: Submit an inquiry or booking request via this site. We will respond promptly. I am glad to answer any questions regarding the property. We do not permit over-occupying the property.
Step Three: Upon accepting a booking request we will send the Rental Agreement reflecting the same terms as are published here on the site, along with a HomeAway Payments invoice for the reservation deposit per the quoted terms.
Step Four: Pay the reservation deposit invoice via HomeAway Payments and return the signed agreement via email, and the property is booked.
Step Five: as the date approaches we will ensure that drivers and vehicles are registered and arrange for property access!

High speed internet Wifi and jacks throughout.

Furnishings: The house was furnished in Santa Fe and Jackson Hole. Upholstered furniture is down stuffed and custom from makers such as Pearson, Theodore Alexander, Ralph Lauren. Master #2 features panels from an old southwestern church in the headboard and nightstands. Master #1 has hand carved and painted furniture with reliefs of basket weave and poppy blooms. In the sunroom you will find a huge antique cabinet from a nunnery kitchen in the Basque region of Spain. The dining table was custom made by Southwest Spanish Craftsmen of Santa Fe with hand carved in alder wood, with 'octopus' base and adzed surfaces. The dining chairs are of rain forest woods from Peru with stretched leather panels fastened by tacks made of hammered Peruvian coins. Mattresses are all premium Sterns & Foster. There are several significant bronzes and original paintings for your enjoyment.

Whole-house audio: we will orient one party to its operation. There are 14 sets of Boston Acoustics audiophile speakers throughout the interior and exterior. The central system allows music via CD or your MP3/streaming music device of choice.

The home theater is a 64' Pioneer Elite rear projection system with Dolby 6.1 surround, reference quality Boston Acoustic speakers, Klipsch subwoofer. Play DVD's or streaming video - no cable TV.

There is a home theater receiver with DVD connected to a conventional TV in Master #1, with 4 in-wall speakers for music or TV.

There is a stereo in Master #2 for connecting your mobile device, with two in-wall speakers.

The outdoor deck, screened porch, and large stone patio have a total of 3 pairs of speakers with separate controls outside.
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 4500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Children Welcome:

    3 boxes of toys for kids 1-8...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking inside or outside anywhere on my property....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No pets....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage


  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Not ADA accessible....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

  • Hall Bedroom: 1 queen

    Hall Bedroom...moreless

  • Bunkroom: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Bunk Room...moreless

  • Master 1 - Main floor: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    Master on main level...moreless

  • Master 2 - Lower Level: 1 king

    Master suite #2 on walkout basement level...moreless

  • Master #1 is on the main level and has its own en suite bathroom with a large soaking tub and separate shower. Master #2 is on the walkout basement level and has en suite bath with a ceiling shower. Bedrooms 3 and 4 are served by the hall bath, which has a tub/shower. All bedrooms are finished in high end custom natural stone and wood surfaces. Mattresses are Sterns & Foster....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Master 1 Ensuite Bath: toilet, tub, shower

    Master Bath...moreless

  • Master 2 Ensuite Bath: toilet, shower

    Master #2 Bath...moreless

  • Hall Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Hall Bath with separately enclosed shower and toilet room...moreless

  • Entry Area Bath: toilet, shower

    Foyer Bath...moreless

  • Bathrooms are all built with high end Italian plumbing fixtures, stone counters, custom wood vanities, and hand painted and natural stone tile....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Catering, housekeeping, on-site massage subject to availability and must be organized in advance with owner....moreless


  • Books:

    Popular book selection plus: Collection of antique books on the American West, Civil War, Canaan Valley history, Wildlife....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Card Game Table...moreless

  • Games:

    Cabinet full of games. Poker chips. Chess. Monopoly, Jengo, Rumikube. Checkers. Cards. ...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Roku Streaming Internet free channels plus paid Netflix subscription. No conventional cable TV....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Whole House Audio on main floor and outside. Inwall stereo in the 2 Masters....moreless

  • Television:

    Pioneer Elite 64' HD In ceiling Boston Acoustics Dolby 6.1 Streaming content and DVDs only ...moreless

  • Toys:

    2 bins of toys suitable for age 1-8...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Over 70 DVDs...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    The house backs to Sand Run Lake. This lake is an alpine bog lake that is only a few feet deep and does not permit swimming, but it is beautiful and has good fishing and boating....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Canoeing and fishing but no swimming....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Cabin Mountain and Dolly Sods Wilderness Area comprise the view from the back of the house....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking


  • Dining:

    Custom made round table of adzed alder wood with massive carved octopus pedestal. Antique candelabra converted to chandelier. Placemats, steak knives, serving dishes, lazy susan, sideboard. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air. ...moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Wifi throughout and network jacks. Upgraded to the highest DSL speed Canaan's service offers....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Maytag Neptune...moreless

  • Ducted Cooling
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Outside fireplace. Gas fireplace on main level during heating season. Wood burning fireplace in basement. ...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Yoga mats, books and props. Professional massage table, sheets, heater, props....moreless

  • Garage:

    Not part of rental...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    In-floor radiant...moreless

  • Hydronic Heating
  • Internet:

    Wifi throughout and network jacks. Upgraded to the highest DSL speed Canaan's service offers....moreless

  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    The best....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large great room with fantastic views....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Drive through portico. Plenty of parking....moreless

  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Telephone:

    Limited outbound calls within the US and Canada...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Monogrammed robes and plenty of spa towels. Towel heater near hot tub....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Maytag Neptune...moreless

  • Fax


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Conventional Cuisenart 12cup (no filters needed) Bean grinder Some coffee always stocked...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Bakeware, wok, blender, mixer, pie tins, cookie sheets, glass baking pans and more...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Extensive collection including plastic for kids...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    GE ...moreless

  • Freezer:

    Automatic ice maker. ...moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Extensive spice and condiments, baking ingredient related supplies. Cookie sheets, pans, pots, crepe pan, cast iron skillet, blender, toaster, microwave, coffee bean grinder...moreless

  • Microwave:

    GE Spacesaver...moreless

  • Oven:

    Two Viking convection ovens....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Baking needs, spices, oils and more....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Subzero fridge. Blender, wok, large pots, pans, outdoor grill. Separate beverage fridge at bar. Separate wine fridge with 2-zones....moreless

  • Stove:

    Viking gas range with griddle and 4 burners....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Bagel style of toaster...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Advance notice required. Summer 2017 we have one adult hybrid bike and 2 children's bike. BYO helmets....moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:

    40ft stone patio with panoramic views, large glass dining table, outdoor fireplace....moreless

  • Gated Community
  • Golf:

    At Canaan Valley Resort in Canaan Valley State Park - 10 minutes away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 new flat water kayaks, vests, paddles. Also there are canoe paddles that can be used with 'communal' canoes found at the far end of the lake out back. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large lawn. Boulder structure with sand base for kids to play on. Pauley Island Hammock. Cedar adirondack chairs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Both gas and charcoal are available. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    5 minute drive...moreless

  • Tennis:

    At Canaan Valley Resort in Canaan Valley State Park - 10 minutes away....moreless

  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    With high end outdoor stereo speakers nearby. Towel warmer just inside the door....moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Fall 2017
May 25 - Oct 25, 2017
4 night min stay
$340 $370
Fri, Sat
Early Winter 2017
Oct 26 - Dec 13, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$330 $390
Fri, Sat
$1,900 $4,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 12%


5% surcharge for Federal Holidays. No extra fees.

Max occupancy of 8 adults only; or 6 adults plus children up to 9 people total (excluding infants under 1 year). Discounts further limit occupancy to renter's stated max occupancy. We are serious about max occupancy.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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155 Miles
Nearest Airport
Greater Pittsburgh International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
Timberline Ski Resort

Car: Necessary

Golf: Nearby Canaan Valley State Park.

Ski: Timberline Ski area is about 1 mile from the property, just outside the gated entrance to Old Timberline. Canaan Valley Ski area is another 5 minutes down WV32. White Grass Ski Touring Center is about 10 minutes down WV32. Yours is an ideal location for being out of the main stream but within minutes of all three ski areas. Ski them all!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: I run a small software company called Apollo Matrix in DC and raise 3 kids with my wife. I am a design hack who appreciates good design in things natural and man-made. And I enjoy pretty much all mountain sports.

Why the Owner Chose Davis, WV, USA:
Canaan Valley is a pristine alpine setting with exciting weather, wildlife, mountain streams, conifers, rocky landscapes, a clear sky and all the mountain sports I love. Canaan reminds me of the West. And with a new highway to Davis WV, it's only 3 hours from DC . I'll estimate that 25% of our guests in 2016 were repeat guests and that percentage is growing.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is one of the most valuable lots in Timberline for good reason. And according to more than a few, the coolest house in the Valley... Large indoor common spaces with epic views of mountains, lakes, meadow and wildlife. This is Canaan Valley experienced to the fullest. Great family hiking right from the back door -- much of it within view of the house. From the house you have a 180 degree view of safe terrain for the kids to play out back. Skiing, Dolly Sods Wilderness, fishing, canoeing and much more within minutes.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

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  • Drive-through porte-cochere

    Drive-through porte-cochere

  • Designer furnishings and European antiques surround you.

    Designer furnishings and European antiques surround you.

  • Main floor Master - hand carved from Santa Fe. Sterns & Foster Cal King.

    Main floor Master - hand carved from Santa Fe. Sterns & Foster Cal King.

  • Christmas 09

    Christmas 09

  • Sunrise from the hot tub

    Sunrise from the hot tub

  • Yoga-Spa Retreat

    Yoga-Spa Retreat

  • From the cedar deck by Master Bedroom

    From the cedar deck by Master Bedroom

  • Christmas 09

    Christmas 09

  • Milky Way over R&L

    Milky Way over R&L

  • Leaf peeping from the Sunroom.  40ft massive stone patio.

    Leaf peeping from the Sunroom. 40ft massive stone patio.

  • Viking, Subzero, cabinetry of reclaimed fir from Oregon

    Viking, Subzero, cabinetry of reclaimed fir from Oregon

  • Parking for 8+cars

    Parking for 8+cars

  • Spring crafts projects on the patio

    Spring crafts projects on the patio

  • Rock'n'Laurel's large lawn for the kids. Backs to forest of cherry and birch

    Rock'n'Laurel's large lawn for the kids. Backs to forest of cherry and birch

  • A guest had a drone and shared this with us!

    A guest had a drone and shared this with us!

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