About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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
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- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great family weekend!
We had such a great weekend with the extended family. In spite of some rough weather, we enjoyed the spacious lodge, especially the large fireplace, and shared meals and recipes and so many deserts. Playing games with the little ones. A great place to make memories with the family.
Great family getaway
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.
Pictures do not do this place justice for sure!
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.
Absolutely everything we could have wanted&more!!
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!!!
Great Vacation Spot!
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.
Perfect Girls' Retreat
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!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.