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The Perfect Escape, Luxury Mountain Home/5 Acres of Privacy

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

The Perfect Escape at Snowshoe

#10 Fassifern Fields

5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, Sleeps 13

This stunning home is nestled on over 5 wooded acres of privacy. Relax with family and friends in front of the 55' wide screen satellite TV, complete with HBO, DVD/VCR. New for '09 season - high speed Internet access! After a day on the slopes, you'll want to slip outside under a blanket of stars into the soothing hot tub. Beautifully appointed home features a large deck, a one-car garage and a 60,000 BTU gourmet outdoor grill.

Minutes from 57 Ski Slopes with a 1500’ vertical drop & a fabulous Gary Player-designed mountainside Golf Course, Dining, Shopping, Spa and more!

BR B Amenities: /B BR General:

Hot Tub, Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher, TV's, Satellite, HBO, DVD/VCR, Huge Furnished Deck, 1 Car Garage, Gas Fireplace, Gourmet Gas Outdoor Grill, Stereo/CD, Videos/Games

Upper Level:

Bedroom 1 – King w/TV, Satellite, DVD

Bedroom 2 – Queen w/TV, Satellite, DVD

Main Level:

Bedroom 3 – Queen

Lower Level:

Bedroom 4 – Queen

Bedroom 5 – 2 Bunks (3 twins, 1 dbl) w/TV, Satellite, DVD

Activities: Hiking/Biking, Canoing, Fishing, Golf, Horseback Riding, Skiing, Snowmobiling, Tubing-Snow & White Water Rafting

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More Details

Jody Thomas
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Jody Thomas

I am the VP of Communications for the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland and Larry is a retired firefighter and government administrator. We have two grown children and one granddaughter who loves to ski. Larry and I have come to love Snowshoe, along with an occassional glass of wine or Johnnie Walker Black and time with friends and family. We also have a small oceanfront condo in Ocean City, MD that is perfect for beach-lovers.

Jody Thomas purchased this house in 2004

Why Jody Thomas chose West Virginia

Accompanied by our realtor in search of the perfect mountain getaway, we pulled up to this new cedar home tucked back into the woods. Lying under the balcony was an eight-point buck - it was a sign. We loved the home's three-story interior that allowed plenty of room for large family gatherings. We drew up the contract and 'The Perfect Escape' was born.

Since then, we have become friends with the home's builder from whom we purchased the property, Jerry Holder, and his family. He still says we stole it (though usually with a smile).

What makes this house unique

There's not enough we can say about the laid-back lifestyle in Snowshoe and especially at The Perfect Escape. Being in the woods in the nearest development to the resort and not in the thick of 'the mountain,' was the best (and least expected) benefit of a visit to The Perfect Escape. Enjoying the deck and hot tub without the noise of neighbors and the buzz of cell phones is awesome. But since we couldn't live without social media and email, the wireless Internet is good for smartphone addicts and workaholics (myself included).

The faint of heart appreciate our easy approach, there are none of those dips and curves that make you feel you are about to fall off the mountain. But the snow piles up fast, so you still need four-wheel drive to get around in Snowshoe - you have been warned.


Snowshoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • One full bath on each floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Cathedral ceiling with ceiling fan.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Cathedral ceiling and ceiling fan
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Main floor with ceiling fan
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Lower level with ceiling fan
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 2 bunk bed , Single bunks sleep 3 and double bunk sleeps 2 with fan
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Double bed (1) Bunk Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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The Perfect Escape, Luxury Mountain Home/5 Acres of Privacy
average rating of 4.730769 based on 26 reviews
Potomac Falls, VA

The Perfect Escape, Round II

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at The Perfect Escape, and we could not have asked for anything more perfect. Larry and Jody are a pleasure to work with through the reservation process - they respond to questions quickly and provide great information for your stay.

The cabin is the quintessential mountain getaway home for a week or a long weekend- and offers plenty of room for all of your guests. We had 10 in our group this year and everyone loved how they had their own space to retire in at the end of a day on the slopes. It is a short drive up the mountain to get to Snowshoe's ameneties, but you could walk to the stores along Route 66 if you wanted to (we actually did walk to breakfast on Friday morning). The town of Slaty Fork has everything that you would need for a ski weekend - rentals, a restaurant, gas, groceries - it's the perfect pit stop on the way in to the cabin.

The Cabin is wonderful - we especially enjoyed the ping pong table, the fireplace, and the hot tub - which is a must do immediately coming off of the slopes.

The Perfect Escape is exactly that - the Perfect Escape. It is great for large groups, or a couple of families with kids. And is also perfect for Ski Weekends or golf or fly fishing weekends. It truly is Perfect!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Larry and I are truly fortunate to have had the opportunity to share our wild and wonderful West Virginia home with others who enjoy all the area has to offer. While we aren't able to squeeze in "mountain time" in the winter, we're looking forward to our annual summer expedition to The Perfect Escape to get away from the heat and hustle of city life. Thank you!
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Beautiful house for large group!

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely and perfect for our large group ski trip! There is a ton of space, we never felt crowded with the large living room and great long kitchen table.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was beautiful

  • 5 of 5

A great ski area, close to the slopes and great for entertaining!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our home and the resort! Thanks for staying at The Perfect Escape Snowshoe.
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Great house really close to the resort

  • 5 of 5

Property was perfect for skiing at Snow Shoe. It was close, easy to access, spacious, and worked perfect for us.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing! Glad you had a great vacation. Come see us again!
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Such a lovely home

  • 5 of 5

So great! A short drive from the top of the mountain. Definitely want 4 wheel drive to get to the top to ski. House is comfy and there is plenty of room for card games and such by the fireplace! Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you found The Perfect Escape met your vacation expectations! Come see us again.
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Dirty house, old kitchen uterus and dead mice

  • 1 of 5

There we 9 of us. We found a few dead mice on the ground floor as soon as we got into house. The house was not deep cleaned for a while. Visible dust on and under furniture, mess in kitchen cabinets. The kitchen uterus were not updated for a few seasons. We had an issue with water and could not get the owners on the phone to address the issue. After numerous phone calls, voice mail and text through VRBO, the owners still did not get back with us. Their maintenance guy called us back only next day. There are two rooms on the second floor, one room on the first and two rooms in basement. The basement rooms are extrimely cold and have no windows. Parking is limited. There are only space for 3 cars to park and turn around to be able to exit to the road. Wi-fi service was breaking up all the time.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's unusual that I am not available, but that indeed was the case during this period. However, because we live six hours away and do not utilize a property management company, we do provide our maintenance contacts in our rental agreement and letter received with the keys. It's not an excuse, but it has served our guests well since 2004 when we first became HomeAway owners. Our home is well equipped. It is located on a well in the middle of the woods in a remote area of Pocahontas County, WV. We have all forms of wildlife from bear, to bobcats, to deer, mice and moths (the size of birds). Bear and mice have both attempted to enter our mountain home. We take steps to control them. We have signage reminding guests to conserve water. However, the temperatures plummeted during this guests' stay, so we can appreciate their desire to linger in the shower. We welcome repeat guests each year who enjoy the intimacy of a comfortable, owner-managed property so close, yet so far from the action at the resort.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Insurance $59

Guests must be at least 24 years of age to rent our home.
Cancellation policy: Full refund 60 days or more prior to check-in.
Excessive well depletion/water delivery fee of $150.
All rates subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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