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27 Secluded Riverfront Acres of Serene Mountain Views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Secluded House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Vacation at this secluded property offered by All Get Out Vacation Rentals!

Enjoy your own private beach with no other houses in sight. Open meadows, trees, river and stream -- this secluded yet accessible cabin has it all. Warm and welcoming three bedroom, 2 full baths, sleeping porch, open kitchen with modern appliances, hot tub, gas grill, outdoor fire-pit, and fine furnishings throughout.

Listen to the sound of the babbling brook within 50 feet of the house while lounging in the sunroom or relaxing in the outdoor hot tub. In addition, the property has 27 acres of private beach access to the Shavers fork river. The house is engulfed in a narrow band of trees and surrounded by meadows and glades for walks (bring long pants and socks to explore). It is also situated just 1/4 mile upstream from the one-million acre Monongahela National Forest.

The house features natural wood-plank paneling and a well appointed kitchen, wireless internet, 2 televisions with satellite TV and DVD players, and a stereo/home theater system. The kitchen is open to the dining area, perfect for social cooking. The sunroom has seating for dining or board games with a full view of the stream so you can enjoy the outdoors even in inclement weather. Enjoy year-round the six-person hot tub on the back deck overlooking the stream.

This cozy ground-level home sleeps 8 in beds with additional options of the living room pull-out and sun porch (the latter in warm months or for the polar bears in your group). There is a MBR w/ Queen; BR #2 w/ Queen, BR #3 w/ two sets of Twin bunks, Livingroom w/ Queen pull-out sofa, and (unheated) Sun Porch w/ a queen bed.

For fall or early spring visits, the house features electric heat and a wood-stove (a modest amount of firewood is provided).

In winter months, be prepared for snowy and/or icy road conditions by driving a 4WD or suitable vehicle. Note that we are now requiring 4WD for winter rental. Having chains for your car in the trunk is another good option. It's advisable whenever driving in wintry conditions in the mountains of WV as the roads are often hazardous. At times the snow can be deep and it takes 24-48 hours before it is plowed, therefore you should be prepared to be flexible about travel.

The cabin is remote, so even in clear weather its narrow mountain gravel road can be concerning to those not experienced. Depending on whether the road crew has done repairs recently there may be potholes. In most cases you can drive around them, but there may be a few on the way that you’ll just need to slowly drive through. There are also no guardrails on the road, but it has several turnouts to allow cars to pass. The gravel is not suitable for street motorcycles.

Please be aware of the close proximity of the stream to decide if the risk is too great for your toddlers or other children who might leave the house unsupervised. Our other VRBO listing #317752 has a larger land buffer between the house and the moving water.

The river is about a 5 minute walk across the property from the house. There is no vehicular traffic allowed off the driveway.

Pet friendly -- dogs only please, and no more than two dogs per reservation unless owner exception is offered.

Owners provide a starter quantity of paper products, bathroom soap, and laundry/dish detergent. Personal toiletries are to be provided by Guests.

Cleaning fee covers laundry, dusting, vacuuming, mopping, bathroom/kitchen sanitizing, and garbage removal. Guests are expected to otherwise leave the house in the condition they found it.

We want to ensure that this property is the right fit for you! This is our vacation home that we are sharing – we are not a resort with a maintenance, concierge, and cleaning staff – and our prices reflect that limitation. That said we have put together as many resources as possible to help you plan your trip and enjoy your stay as if it were your own vacation home. We also have tried to stock the house so that you would not want for much upon your arrival.

If you are looking for a remote mountain getaway and are willing to roll with what comes from a country vacation, you will be hard pressed to find a more beautiful spot!

The road to the house is gravel, and depending on whether the road crew has repaired the road recently there may be potholes. In most cases you can drive around them, but there may be one or two on the way that you’ll just need to slowly drive through. There are also no guardrails on the road, but it has several turnouts to allow cars to pass.

Because the house is surrounded by forests, the creek, and the river, there is plenty of nature to enjoy but also to endure. Mice will occasionally come inside, and although we set hidden traps to keep them from settling in, there is a possibility that you will see them during your stay depending on whether they've found a food source recently (it could be from a prior guest -- not your own doing.) We do, however, check to make sure that the kitchen implements are sanitary at the beginning of your stay.

The bug situation is that we are at a high enough elevation to not have a mosquito problem, but there will be gnats in the field, and moths at night wanting to get into the house. There will also be plenty of dead bugs that wedge themselves between the screens and the windows, and cobwebs sprouting up here and there.

If these aspects of nature are acceptable to you, then you will find a beautiful place of nature in which to relax and enjoy your vacation!

Key Terms of Rental:

• This is a NON-SMOKING rental with steep penalties for violations

• Receipt of $250 by personal check is required to hold your reservation when more than 60 days before arrival

• Rental payment balance must be made 60 days before arrival by personal check (business registration information with the state of WV offered for those seeking further assurances than our reviews)

• Rental payment for stays within 30 days via PayPal

• Minimum durations apply -- see rate structure for details

• Minimum primary guest age 25, or 21 for married or domestic partners.

• All reservations are subject to availability; terms can change without notice until deposit is paid.

Damage deposit is $250 and is fully refundable within two weeks if rental agreement terms are met.

Keywords: Augusta Festival, Forest Festival, cabin, river, woods, Canaan, Showshoe, Durbin Greenbrier scenic railroad train, Polar Express, fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking, camping, Appalachian Mountains, Davis and Elkins College, D&E, Elkins, WV

More Details

Owner
Larisa
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Larisa

Carl and Larisa got married and moved to Elkins, WV in 2000. Larisa moved from DC, and Carl moved from VA. Each had prior roots in WV and longed to return. They now live in Elkins just 20 minutes from the 'All Get Out' riverside vacation rentals.

Larisa purchased this house in 2001

Why Larisa chose West Virginia

The location is ideal -- just far enough out to be immersed in the natural surroundings, but only 25 minutes from a full-service grocery store, movie theater, Davis and Elkins College, Randolph County Community Arts Center, antique shopping, and a YMCA. It is an hour from highly-rated golf or skiing. Spring and summer bring wonderful fishing, swimming, floating, and boating in the river; winter is great for cross-country skiing on the property or nearby, and alpine skiing is less than an hour's drive. Fall's foliage is not to be missed as the house is engulfed in trees and adjacent to the 1 million acre Monogahela National Forest, wonderful for hiking right out your door. Don't miss nearby Elkins to dine at a variety of restaurants, enjoy free exhibits at the Community Arts Center, and ride the scenic trains on the Durbin and Greenbrier Railroad. Davis and Elkins College is just 20 minutes away where you can enjoy live music and Appalachian arts at the internationally renowned 5-week long Augusta Festival. The Forest Festival every fall is a big draw, with carnival rides and almost two weeks of activities.

What makes this house unique

In 2001 Carl and Larisa were fortunate to have the opportunity to buy this lovely acreage on the banks of the Shavers Fork River from a family friend, just next door to the cabin they've owned since 1995 (VRBO #317752). Since that time they have made several improvements, while keeping the original character that the builder, a mill owner, had created in handmade wormy chestnut kitchen cabinets, exceptional stonework, and plank poplar paneling throughout. You can easily hear the creek flowing behind the house as the summer night breezes keep you cool.

Amenities

Elkins House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Hall Bath - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large stall shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom #2 - 1 queen
    Bunk room - 2 bunk bed , 2 sets of sturdy twin bunk beds
    Sleeping Porch - 1 queen , In warmer months only (unless you like it cold!)
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Pack n Play available upon advance request
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Outdoor brazier (firepit) Local trail hiking guide book provided Maximum 8 adults; additional children allowed with owner approval

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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27 Secluded Riverfront Acres of Serene Mountain Views
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Stillwater, New Jersey
5

A True Vacation Away from it All!

  • 5 of 5

We had never been to West Virginia before and didn't really know what to expect. First of all on a holiday weekend (Labor Day), the ride was beautiful and if you don't want to sit in traffic, this is the place to go! When we arrived, we loved it immediately. Our dogs loved running the property and being free to roam, swim and go on walks with us off-leash. They also loved the sleeping porch with the windows at their eye level. We thought about going places and seeing other things but enjoyed walking the property, hanging in the yard, the hot tub and just relaxing so much that we stayed put all week. Thanks for providing such a great house with everything you need right there! A peaceful, quiet and relaxing vacation. Just the way it's supposed to be. Get your food and drink supplies for the week and you are good to go. And thanks to Larisa for being so helpful! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful-Accomodating-Quiet

  • 5 of 5

I've been using VRBO for a decade or more every year for vacation rentals. I've learned that customer service, accuracy & truthfulness in location descriptions is equally as important as the beauty and location of the property. For this I give Larisa and her beautiful property an A+. Not only was everything as described she went above board in accommodating our needs. Bravo! I could not have been happier. The weather was surprisingly nice which allowed us to spend most of our time outdoors. If I had been forced inside, I may have to notch this down to a 4 star rating. The house is a tad dark and views from inside are limited. Nonetheless, one of the best vacations we've had as a family and the location was absolutely perfect!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norfolk, VA 23518
4

Peaceful and Beautiful Land

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! Very beautiful here! The house isn't elaborate or super spacious, but it had all the amenities we needed!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria, Virginia
5

Great location for a relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

House and location were exactly as described - beautiful location, spacious house, not too far from lots of hiking, although it does take a little while to make your way up and down the gravel road coming and going. The screened-in porch was fantastic for meals and the window fans kept the house comfortable at night even though it was pretty humid. The river access was even nicer than I expected from the photos/reviews. Overall, really happy with the house and the area and would go back again in the summer/fall.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Poolesville, Maryland
5

beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

This was our second, and for sure not last, stay at this property. It is a gorgeous and peaceful place. Just us, dogs and fly rods. Caught and released a good amount of fish, dogs loved running around and I got some special time with my camera (mostly birding). You’ll see deer daily, and if in for a treat, a flock of wild turkeys strolling across the lawn. The house has everything you’d need, I love the mattress and actually got more than 6+hrs of sleep/night - which is rare for me. House stays fairly cool in summer with all the fans and blinds and the area is just beautiful. Larisa is very responsive and leaves you with all the information you might need. And then more suggestions if you just ask. Don’t trust your GPS getting there, it will send you on some seriously crazy backroads - her written description is spot on! And try to memorize that if you return from a shopping trip to Elkins :-) I didn’t really want to write this review, out of fear other folks will be enticed to book up time we want to spend there… it is that nice!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Privacy...is correct.

  • 3 of 5

The road getting to the property was a little difficult to maneuver and it really isn't set up for more than 4 adults.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm surprised that the guest didn't think the description of the road accurate since her husband made a point of telling me that it was so much better than I had described. I told him that I wanted guests to imagine the worst so they wouldn't be disappointed. As for the bedroom layout, I encourage all guests to look closely at the listing description and pictures to make sure it meets expectations. Yes, it is private, and we proudly advertise it as such for those seeking solitude :-)
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
CKB
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Elkins
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Elks Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Durbin and Greenbrier Scenic Railroad
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Rt 33
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
The Forks
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Canaan Valley, Timberline, Snowshoe
Car: necessary

Scenic Railroad Rides, Farmers Market, Arts Center

Fishing guide service referral available.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $5 per person per night
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $250

Infants under 12 months no charge.

Minimum stay for holiday weekends are at least 3 nights.

$25 fee will be charged back to guest for returned checks

Per person fees for the stay will be capped at $250 -- ask for adjustment to quote

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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