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7 BR/5.5 BA! Mack's Shack Estate

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Estate, 7 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14-16)

Majestic mountain family retreat nestled in Snowshoe Mountain, West Virginia, the east coasts premier ski resort. This private estate lends itself to large family holiday gatherings, reunions, multi-family ski vacations and spring, summer and fall getaways. This luxury mountain log home is thoughtfully positioned on 2+ acres and the yard provides a gentle slope for sleigh riding for the children in the winter. A huge open fully equipped kitchen that flows to dining room and soaring great room with large screen television makes gathering with family and friends a joyous occasion. Ski equipment storage available in the 2 car garage.

The first level features a beautiful pool table, karaoke equipment, TV, wood burning fireplace (wood provided) and wet bar, two bedrooms with queen beds and a third bedroom with bunk beds. The main level has one of the master suites with king bed, a cedar room containing the large jacuzzi spa and access to the massive deck with gas grill and outdoor dining table. The third level has three bedrooms, one with a queen bed, one with bunkbeds and a third bedroom is another large master suite. Cozy up to one of the many fireplaces after a cold day on the slopes with your friends and family and create lasting memories at Mack's Shack.

Keywords: Log, Home, Vacation, Rental ,Cabin

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About The Owner

In addition to owning these this beautiful mountain resort home, we are avid skiers, golfers, cyclists, and college football fans! In the summer we enjoy boating with our friends and family. A few times each year we travel to Breckenridge, Colorado to ski and visit family and friends.

The Owner purchased this estate in 2003

Why The Owner chose Mountain Base

After spending many years renting and owning vacation properties on Snowshoe Mountain, WV, we decided to build our dream mountain retreat that would house our extended family all at once.

What makes this estate unique

Mack's Shack is located in the Hawthorne Valley section of Snowshoe Mountain and is just a 10 minute drive to all the major ski lifts. We have enjoyed many summer activities on Snowshoe Mountain over the years such as mountain biking, horseback riding and rafting. Beginning the Thanksgiving holiday each year and throughout the winter months, we have enjoyed winter ski vacations with friends and family while enjoying all of the amenities that life "on top" has to offer. Snowshoe Mountain offers fine dining, shopping, alpine skiing, snowboarding, snow mobiling and tubing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hey Polly,

I just wanted to check in and let you know that the house is absolutely beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thanks From Everyone,
Nov 2010
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Hawthorne Valley Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Ski storage available.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

7 BR/5.5 BA! Mack's Shack Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

#1 place to stay in Snowshoe!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from three wonderful nights, getting together with our five children and their families. Mack's Shack was even better than expected. You feel at home as soon as you pull up in the driveway. The home is incredible and the property was perfect for the children (young and old) to enjoy sledding. The views were spectacular....surrounded by nature. A piece of heaven. Best of all our entire group had such a wonderful time. This was the first time in 5 years we could get everyone together and they left saying they couldn't wait to get together again. We will definitely go back! Thank you Sharon for making all this possible!!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Three wonderful days at....Mack Shack

  • 5 of 5

Everything was Wonderful !! There were six in our party and we all agreed ....nothing could of made it better..Anything you wanted or needed...Macks Shack had it....The decor was very fitting for the environment..Hot tub area was very relaxing ! Bedrooms and baths..very nice.....We loved it all....even the "horse".....We thank you for our stay and will definitely recommend to others and might just be back ourselves....

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bowie, MD

The perfect estate home for our Ski Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were absolutely fascinated by the beauty, décor, and openness of Mack’s Shack estate log cabin. Believe me when I say the pictures capture a glimpse of how stunning and well maintained the owners keep the estate. Each room has its own personality that keeps true to the log cabin architecture. The grounds of the home are very nicely landscaped and the abundance of trees at an ideal distance from the home adds to the beauty of the property. The owners of the home were very attentive and responded to my inquiries within minutes. As our first ski trip to Snowshoe, my family and I were completely satisfied and could not have asked for a better vacation in West Virginia. We are already planning for a summer trip and second ski vacation at Snowshoe and our only choice is Mack’s Shack. Thank you Sharon for making our family vacation an unforgettable experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Woodstock, GA

Family Ski Trip With Kids

  • 5 of 5

The reviews that say the photos don't do the property justice are 100% correct, this estate easily exceeded our expecations! Great layout for big meal prep and serving. The bedrooms were very spacious and offered plenty of room for an infant pack n play or crib setup. Property was ideal for sledding for the kids, just steps from the garage. So many "ski rental" properties feel like the walls are closing in on you and you have to get outside, this is not the case with Mack's Shack. As we drove past other properties on Hawthorne Rd, we gained an appreciation for how perfect the driveway and layout of this property is compared to the others. We were excited to see an abundance of things to do in warm weather and are already kicking around the idea of a summer trip back to Mack's. Owners were very responsive to anything we needed while we were there. We would HIGHLY recommend this property as one of the best VRBOs we have ever been to!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ellwood city, pa

almost Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Now I know why the song says "almost Heaven, West Virginia." All of my husband's siblings, their spouses and children met here for our first-ever family reunion. It was terrific! We spent four days at the house, going nowhere else, and found plenty to do. It was completely restful, like the outside world ceased to exist. Sharon, the owner, was so kind and helpful to work with. We are already talking about when we could return for another weekend of R&R.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, VA

Owners are just as amazing as the house!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Mack Shack and the A frame home on the same property the last weekend of August 2011 and held our wedding on the property. The house photos and youtube video DO NOT do this place justice. The set up is wonderful for multiple families, everyone can spread out and have their own bathrooms and large bedroom suites. The gathering spaces (deck, yard, living room, downstairs bar/pool table room) are large enough for many people and set up for great conversation areas. My husband and I couldn't say enough about how wonderful this house is, we booked site unseen and Sharon (owner) went above and beyond to not only help us feel good about our decision but also assisted family members and friends find additional properties to rent for our wedding weekend. The location is very private yet in a great spot to make it to all activities in Snowshoe. If you are even thinking slightly about booking Mack Shack...DO WON'T regret it.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Greenbriar Valley Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Raven Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Flddle Head
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Snowshoe and Silver Creek


Rates & Availability

Hawthorne Valley Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 17 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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