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Best Reviews - Spacious, fun and close to Timberline --- Read our reviews

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 20 comfortably (5 BRs), 3.5 bath, hot tub (during ski) and game room.

If you are looking for a large, fun, convenient, reasonably priced, comfortable, spacious place to stay for skiing (downhill and cross country), hiking, mountain biking, wedding receptions , reunions, white water rafting, meetings, golf and Canaan Valley resort or just a peaceful get-a-way, this is the place for you. Our reviews say it all. Check the calendar before you inquire.

Summer & Winter Get-a-way. Read our reviews. We swear we didn't write them.

This large spacious lodge is 4 hours or less driving distance from the Baltimore, Washington, Northern Virginia areas. The Golden Retreat has plenty of room to relax, move around and enjoy nature's year round adventures. This area is known for tons of snow, down hill and cross country skiing. Relax in the 7 person hot tub (during ski season) with a glass of wine while soothing your sore muscles. We have many more pictures, both internal or external if you want them. Just email us.

In the summer, Dolly Sods provides some of the East Coast's best hiking, biking (road & mountain), bird watching and white water rafting. The hot tub is normally closed during the months of July and August.

Read our reviews. We know you will want to return year after year. Pet and kid friendly. No cats please. Owners keep a very clean house due to allergies. No smoking please. NO SMOKING. Please contact Mark and Katie if you need additional information including bed room configurations, more pictures, etc. Thank you.

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More Details

Katie Milleker
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Katie Milleker

We love the woods, outdoors, stars, quiet, clean air, and the opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of our fast paced and hectic lives. We have yet to decide what is better, summer or winter. Both have lots to offer. Katie loves to cross county ski at Whitegrass or downhill at Timberline and Mark likes the excitement of Class 5 white water rafting, hiking and camping. Both like relaxing walks with the dog.

Katie Milleker purchased this house in 2010

Why Katie Milleker chose Old Timberline

Great outdoors wonderland and place to host a large group. This is the place for family reunions. We love outdoor sports, relaxing in the hot tub, a safe, fun place for the kids and lots of places to walk the dogs.

What makes this house unique

This Golden Retreat has plenty of room to move around and host lots of family and friends. Enjoy the fresh air, clean water and unlimited outdoor activities. Leave your mobile device at home. Relax, read a book, watch a movie, play some pool/table tennis, foosball, soak in the hot tub (during ski season), drink a glass of wine and enjoy the stars and peace and quiet.


Old Timberline House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , In master suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Between BR 2 & 3
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Between BR 4 & 5
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , On gound floor with washer & dryer
  • Lots of flexibility with bedrooms. Three have private entrances to outside porches.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , With private entrance
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , King suite with it's own full bath & private entrance.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Private access to porch
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Double futon & sofa bed located in game room
  • King size beds (1) In master suite, Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack and play with base sheet only, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The Timberline base lodge provides free free Wi-Fi for guests.


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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Beautiful, spacious, incredible

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property to celebrate the 2017-2018 New Year with some skiing and relaxing away from the craziness. For all twenty of us, this cabin was everything we could have dreamed of and more!

The downstairs kitchen and dining area was very spacious, seating all of us and allowing us to cook enough to where no one left the house hungry! Currently one oven (of TWO) and four of the burners (of TEN) are not operating, but we had no problem making do, especially with all of the kitchen materials at our disposal.

Everyone had plenty of space to enjoy in their rooms, but we all absolutely loved the upstairs game room, complete with a full bar setup and plenty of games! We could have easily spent the trip just hanging upstairs playing games and enjoying the view.

The weather during our stay was exceptionally cold, with highs in the single digits and lows in the negatives every night, combined with what looked like nearly a foot of snow. Though we had cars with four wheel drive, only one car could actually make it up the road and driveway to the house for the weekend (the rest were parked down by the guard house with no problems). The driveway did get plowed once, but with all of the snow we had to do a little shoveling ourselves.

The cold weather far from dampened our spirits though! It made for fantastic skiing (Timberline being only minutes from the cabin), and we were nice and toasty with the help of two gas fireplaces and a heavily used hot tub on the back deck.

The owners were also very helpful, understanding, and friendly working with us through the booking and check in/out process. Three nights wasn't nearly enough to enjoy this place!

Thanks so much to Katie and Mark! We had an amazing time!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lots of space and character - Great game room!

  • 5 of 5

The owners couldn't have been more helpful. They were very responsive and answered all our questions. When we arrived, we had more questions (we tend to be high maintenance quest). Again, they called us right back and answered our questions. The price was right and we will be back. Highly recommend for large families. Thanks Mark & Katie.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, we loved it!

  • 5 of 5

So much fun, great game room especially.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious home, comfortable beds and close access to slopes!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent rental for large groups and attentive owners.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at the Golden Retreat. Large group, big house, fantastic game room, nice hot tub, excellent views, and lots of snow. Would definitely recommend 4WD for the driveway in winter time. Katie was super responsive and a great liaison. Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hamlin, WV, usa

Great time

  • 5 of 5

4 families of 4 met in the Mountains and had a great weekend. The kitchen, living room and game room upstairs gave everybody plenty of room to to have a good time without being in each others space. All of the rooms are nicely equipped/furnished. The owners were very friendly and easy to work with to make sure our visit was successful as possible.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Canaan Valley Resort
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Timberline Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Two ski resorts (Timberline & Canaan Valley), wild life areas, state and national parks, horseback riding. Small town feel.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $180
Pet Fee $80
Damage Deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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