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Luxe Lodge with Inspiring Mountain Views

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

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.

More photos and area activities at the page named Rock'n'Laurel!

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 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 RokuTV in Master #1, with 5-speaker surround for music or streaming 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.

More Details

Owner
Pete Johnson
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Pete Johnson

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.

Pete Johnson purchased this house in 2001

Why Pete Johnson chose Davis

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Amenities

Davis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No fire arms on the property, whether in luggage, vehicles or outside.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Hydronic Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master 1 Ensuite Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bath
    Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall Bath with separately enclosed shower and toilet room
    Entry Area Bath - toilet , shower , Foyer Bath
    Master 2 Ensuite Bath - toilet , shower , Master #2 with ensuite bath with rain shower
  • Bathrooms are all built with high end Italian plumbing fixtures, stone counters, custom wood vanities, and hand painted and natural stone tile.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Hall Bedroom - 1 queen , Hall Bedroom
    Bunkroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Room
    Master 2 - Lower Level - 1 king , Master suite #2 on walkout basement level
    Master 1 - Main floor - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Master on main level, Roku TV with 5- channel surround
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
Notes:
Catering, housekeeping, on-site massage subject to availability and must be organized in advance with owner.

Reviews

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Luxe Lodge with Inspiring Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
5

An awesome vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

This home was literally the best appointed rental we've stayed in to date. It's in a great locale, with a very pleasing view during the day, but on a clear night, especially with no moon - the night sky is 'the view to see'. With little to no ambient light, the stars just pop.

The home literally had everything you could need or want and then some. The home was exactly as described/advertised, and was very clean when we arrived. Pete was awesome to deal with, walking us through the various 'systems' so we were sure to get the most out of our stay. The weather was great and we enjoyed hanging out on the main level and the patio area the entire time so we did not use the downstairs living area with the large TV but I'm sure we'd have thoroughly enjoyed it if the weather hadn't been so nice. Would highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The Perfect Place to Heal

  • 5 of 5

My sister and brother-in-law unexpectedly lost their 7 week old newborn baby the week before Labor Day. All they wanted to do was get away to begin to heal, although finding a place on a holiday weekend on short notice proved to be a challenge. They wanted a place surrounded by trees and mountains, close to water. Somewhere cozy and comfortable. We looked for days to find a place, from Maine to Minnesota and kept coming up empty. I have no idea how we stumbled upon Rock'n'Laurel, or how it was even available for Labor Day weekend, but we consider ourselves lucky to have found it. It was everything they were looking for, and more.

The moment we arrived on the Timberline property we were greeted with three separate deer families milling about the fields. We arrived at the lodge and it was better than the pictures could ever show. The love and care put into this home is clear. Every chair was the most comfortable chair we had ever sat in. From the rug choices, the linens, the lighting-everything was perfect. If you are considering a stay here, you should go for it. Thank you, Pete and family, for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best time ever!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and our family had the best time ever! Everything was well equipped and beautifully furnished and we felt like we were at home! We are so glad that we chose this house for our family vacation! You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing: even BETTER in person!

  • 5 of 5

If you are trying to decide on a house: pick this one! The house is gorgeous, beautifully and artfully decorated, and it was built to enjoy the scenery. Kayaks were a hit with the kids, and there is also access to community canoes on a small lake accessible by a hike or short drive. The property is just minutes from hikes, horseback riding and ski slopes. The owners seem like folks you'd love to go out to dinner with, and it feels like they took the time to make the home feel welcoming. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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5

Fantastic views - True Canaan Valley

  • 5 of 5

I have been coming to Canaan Valley for many years and this house is at the top of my list! The views are fantastic as well as the house. The kitchen is well stocked! The sound system is great. The interior of the house is beautifully decorated with comfy furniture. The bedrooms are spacious as well as the bathrooms.

There are trails right outside of the house so you do not even have to drive. Kayaks are provided and you can walk straight down to the water. The views really reflect the true environment of Canaan Valley! We did see one of the eagles flying above the water. When we were kayaking we saw otters. There is a beaver dam across the water and plenty of deer to watch. It was great sitting on the patio and watching the wildlife.

If we had any questions or concerns Pete was great about getting back to us with answers.

Peaceful and relaxing!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property was all we could have asked for.

  • 5 of 5

The stay and facility was all we could have wanted. Only glitch was the Timberline Community that coated the access road with a tar-like substance that stunk like garbage and made a mess of the car. I would much have preferred the dust covering to this substance that does not come off in a car wash. Dust will wash off.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David, thanks for pointing out the road issue in Timberline. I inquired and found that the HoA had been applying Soy Oil to the gravel roads the past few weeks. It is used to compact the gravel and minimize dust. I asked about staining and was told that hot soapy water should remove the oil stains. The HoA office manager said they have now started advising visitors as they enter the subdivision to drive slower than usual in order to minimize. Sorry this occurred during your visit.
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Map

Nearest Airport
155 Miles
Greater Pittsburgh International Airport
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
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!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $1,000

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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