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Bavarian Style Country Home on 120 Acres of Fields and Forests

Sleeps19
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 16-19)

Welcome to Elk Branch Lodge, a sprawling two story country home that easily accommodates family reunions, group gatherings, or romantic getaways for two. The Lodge is not just someone's second home in a busy commercial development. It is a special private place in the country, nestled in the mountains surrounded by thousands of acres of forest. It is also a working horse farm with pastures and wooded trails. There is plenty of room inside for everyone to come together or to spread out into smaller groups. The natural setting will draw you outdoors where the wildlife, mountains and sunsets will work their magic on you.

In addition to the many multi family/friends groups that we host each year, we also regularly accommodate church retreats and corporate outtings. The spacious grounds and decks provide ample room for group discussions, team building or quiet reflection.

The lodge is an easy drive from four National Parks and the historic villages of Berkeley Springs, Shepherdstown, Charles Town and Martinsburg. Unique diners and restaraunts, artisan shops , antiques, farmer's markets and even a casino round out the local attractions. We will help you discover whatever peaks your interest.

Bring your mountain bike, canoe, fishing rod, hiking gear, and binoculars, and enjoy all that the outdoors has to offer. We have a well marked trail system for horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking. Adjacent public land offers miles hiking trails and a 205 acre fishing and canoeing lake. Local streams and rivers provide some excellent fishing and canoing opportunities and whitewater rafting and tubing is available in the nearby Shenandoah River.

We are a short country drive from Interstate 81 and less than two hours from the Baltimore/DC area.

Keywords: Privacy, Spacious

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 11, 2017

Amenities

Hedgesville Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) futon, Bunk Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
spacious grounds, hiking trails

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Bavarian Style Country Home on 120 Acres of Fields and Forests
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
5

Great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful weekend at the lodge, there were 13 of us and there was plenty of room. Good water pressure and we never ran out of hot water. We spent one night out by the fire pit and the next in the house by the big fireplace. The place is pretty far away from a store so bring all your supplies. It rained all day Saturday so we did not use the hiking trails on and around the property.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Pictures do not do this place justice for sure!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed during the Thanksgiving Holiday. There was 14 of us all together and there was plenty of room. It as if there are two separate wings to the house , and there was two sets of bunk beds in the middle of those wings. My boys who slept in the middle of the lodge. Called it the Elks Lodge "watch Tower" NOTE: from the Game of Thrones.. lol The owner of the house was superb. My daughter came up from Florida and they made sure we had plenty of fire wood to keep us warm. (silly Floridians) lol Thanks to the owners, for sharing such a wonderful lodge and for being super nice, and thank you for the Apple Butter as well. We loved it, it was delicious! We love The Elks Lodge and would love to come back. This place is perfect for such an event that we had and again would love to do it again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berea, KY
5

Absolutely everything we could have wanted&more!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place for our large family gathering!! The picture does not show the true size of the home. We had 12 adults and 8 kids and all had room to spread out and then gather together to eat and fellowship. There were horses on the property that were spoiled during our visit (they love carrots and apples!!!). Abundance of hiking opportunities and such a peaceful setting. We loved the uniqueness and rustic nature of the house. The wood stoves and fireplace kept us warm at night!! We did not venture out into the community because we had everything we needed onsite. Cannot say enough about the innkeeper - Larry - he was awesome and so friendly and accommodating!! We loved our stay. Thank you for such a wonderful Christmas!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lancaster/PA
5

Great Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

We typically vacation at the beach each year, but as our toddler gets older we wanted to do something different this year. We picked Elk Branch Lodge because of the great reviews and the remote setting - what a nice place!

The lodge is a nice rustic place with everything we needed - and more.

The endless variety of things to do meant we never really had to leave, though we did take a few road trips to nearby places like Berkeley Springs, Paw Paw Tunnel, Cacapon and Sleepy Creek. There were plenty of trails near the lodge, board games to play and a classic collection of VHS tapes to watch. Once the toddler was off to bed, we were able to end the day with a relaxing soak in the hot tub under the stars before turning in ourselves.

All-in-all we had a relaxing and enjoyable stay at the lodge and will definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Florida
5

Perfect Girls' Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had eleven women from five states at Elk Branch Lodge for an annual retreat and had a fantastic time. The cabin was deceptively spacious and there was plenty of room for us to spread out to do our own things, while still providing space for us to all be together at once. The location was great -- very secluded yet close enough to town to go get things we forgot to bring. We enjoyed hiking, visiting the horses and pony, going down to the lake, climbing rocks, and spending cold nights in the toasty hot tub. And some of us stayed in pajamas and didn't leave the cabin all weekend, which was also great! Larry was wonderful, having the fireplace and stoves blazing for us when we arrived and showing us how to keep them going all weekend (we stayed very warm!). He was easily accessible if we needed anything. Everything about the rental was smooth and easy, and we definitely want to come back!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria, Virginia
5

Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. Accomodated 3 families with ease (13 total). The house has lots of charm and character. Great rocks right up the road to climb around. The kids loved feeding the horses carrots and apples. Great time making smores around the outdoor firepit and playing horeshoes. Great books and games for all to enjoy. Couldn't get all the jets to work on jacuzzi but still great looking up at the stars. Went for a bluegrass festival that we didn't fully attend because we were all completely content staying back at the "ranch". Made good use of the two grills available. We all will defnitley come back.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
WV Rt. 9
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Reservation fee is $200 which also serves as security deposit and is returned after your stay with housekeeping approval. Full rental rate is due at check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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