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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Sleeps 20 comfortably. Five BR, 3.5 baths, huge porches, hot tub 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 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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Katie Milleker
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 6, 2017

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 Canaan Valley

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, soak in the hot tub, drink a glass of wine and enjoy the stars and peace and quiet.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Best Reviews - Spacious, fun and close to Timberline --- Read our reviews
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
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: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annapolis, Maryland

Great House, Perfect for Fun with Family and Friends

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house and will rent again, unfortunately our preferred time is dead of winter with lots of snow. All have 4x4 but the drive is very steep and with a turn at the top so ice and packed snow is a major issue even with plowing. Next year we will bring chains for our tires and extra sand to get traction. The hot tub helped with our sore backs from pushing and pulling vehicles. The homeowner did arrange for a plow but with mid to late morning service we would have missed half our day of skiing. Another major plus is we could bring our dogs who loved the snow. Again the house is hands down, GREAT!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 18 friends at the house this weekend, and it was great. The living room, game room, and master bedroom were all bigger than I expected. Everything was nice. The hot tub was in great condition. The owners were friendly and accommodating. The kitchen was perfectly outfitted for 20 people to eat well every day.

It is definitely true that four wheel drive is necessary to get from the gatehouse to the house. If you have people coming without 4wd, you should shuttle them from the gatehouse (.7 miles away).

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Golden Retreat met and far exceeded all our of expectations. It was the perfect getaway for a mini college reunion. Communication with Mark was seamless and everything was ready for us upon arrival. The home was extremely clean and everything was laid out perfectly. Weeks before the trip we were provided with pages of information ranging from how to work the hot tub to dining and nightlife in the area. Mark maintained contact throughout our stay to assure everything was going smoothly. The game room and downstairs living room provided more than enough space to comfortably host a group of almost 20. We had several family style dinners in the well equipped kitchen. Overall, the only issue was the laundry. We brought our own towels, but did not bring our own sheets and it took a very long time to do in the morning. The washer has a very small capacity and the dryer took forever. Next year we will definitely bring our own sheets so we don't have to deal with that during checkout procedures. Overall, a very memorable and fun weekend. We are already planning our trip for next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Baltimore, MD

Great Weekend !

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great weekend away at Golden Retreat ! The house offered room to spread out when needed and to be together in the amazing game room ! Skiing and snowshoeing in excellent snow conditions topped off a fabulous weekend! We can't wait to return !

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Roanoke, VA

Perfect Family (or large group) Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home in a spectacular setting. We had five adults and five kids and the home was perfect. An upstairs gameroom (complete with pool table, ping pong table, and foosball) kept the kids busy (and out of our way :)). Plenty of sleeping options. Hot tub was hot! No internet...which is the way it should be while on vacation. Keep in mind that you need 4WD to get to the home in the winter. They plow the road and driveway, but it is on the side of a mountain and you need 4WD.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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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

Old Timberline House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Ski Season (no holiday)
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
President's weekend (3 nights)
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
March (Spring Skiing)
Mar 13 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $80
cleaning fee $180
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Old Timberline House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
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
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 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
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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