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River Star - A Beauty Nestled In The Mountains- Shavers Fork Cheat River

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Riverfront Cabin setting, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

ADDITIONAL PHOTO'S on facebook- Search River Star Vacation Rental. (see link to our Facebook page at the bottom of this listing)

Three Bedroom, 2 1/2 Baths, Two Dining Area, Two Living Rooms, Fireplace, Two large Decks with Hot Tub Overlooking The River, Jacuzzi Tub, Laundry, Charcoal Grill, Fire Pit, and River Beach.

The house is very comfortable and clean. It is newly furnished and stocked with many extras for enjoying the great outdoors. Fishing poles, frisbee, horse shoe pit, football, and wiffle ball/bats.

The home sleeps 9 people comfortably. Bedroom 1- Queen,

vaulted ceilings, river view. Bedroom 2- Full, antique furniture.

Bedroom 2- Full/Twin Bunk Beds and a Daybed with a Trundle &

Toddler Bed.

We have several family members who are allergic to cats and dogs, so no pets allowed, sorry.

No smoking permitted in the home.

Keywords: Cheat River, Augusta, Forest, Festival, River Cabin, Shavers Fork Cabin, Appalachian Mountains, Davis and Elkins College, Canaan Valley, Railroad, Waterfront, The Polar Express, Durbin and Greenbriar Railroad, The Tygart Flyer, The American Mountain Theatre

More Details

Owner
Patti Reckart
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2017

About Patti Reckart

Our family fell in love with The Shaver's Fork of The Cheat River. We live close by in Elkins, WV and love to get away to fish, float and relax at the river. I am originally from New York and my husband is a native West Virginian. We have two beautiful children.

Patti Reckart purchased this house in 2010

Why Patti Reckart chose West Virginia

River Star is a great location. It has one of the best locations to access the river. It is a gradual access (I call it my river beach) into a great swimming hole. The river has riffles above and below our swimming hole. The property also has a beautiful trickling creek that runs through the property. Kids love to play here as well as in the river. The property boasts three lots, with a lot of room to play yard games or pop a tent.

Amenities

Elkins House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Antique Furniture
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , 1 child bed , A kid friendly room, but converts to an adult room easily.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , River View with skylight
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews
5

Wonderful weekend with family!

  • 5 of 5

Our quick getaway to the River Star was wonderful. The house was perfect, easy access to the river for fishing or just enjoying nature along the water. We are so happy to have found this special place. And we hope to make it back for another weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a good time! We hope you return soon.
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5

Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Patty, thank you for the opportunity to stay at your house. We are always alittle anxious when we rent a new place and have had a few bad choices. The minute we turned that door nob and walked in , we felt like we were home. We went straight thru the front rooms and right out to the gorgeous back yard! Beautiful ! Our grandkids were so excited.

The house has everything you could need for a week or a day . The garage was full of all kinds of great treasures ! We had a blast on the large round raft.

House was spotless , kitchen well stocked , bathrooms very nice.

Fire pit wins best yet by far !

The only thing that upset the little ones ( 2 1/2 and 1 1/2 was the train whistle of all things. Slept thru fireworks but the train got them every time ! 😂?

The river was perfect for the kids and adults to lazy around on tubes. Grandkids Tried alittle fishing but I don't think we were in a good spot. But they got a lot of practice !

Not a negative thing to say. Thanks again !

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great, well stocked house in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

River Star has the most items for guests to use of any rental I've stayed in. The garage was accessible and was full of things for guests to use: charcoal grill, propane grill, floating island, corn hole, inflatables galore, bats, balls, frisbee,... The kitchen had all you could ever need.

I contacted the owner about an issue with the hot tub. She was at the house in less than an hour to resolve the issue. Great communication throughout the process.

The house was clean and the beds and furniture are very nice and comfortable. The master is great with a high end recent remodel.

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. I'm glad you guys had fun. Your welcome back anytime!
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5

Great Get AWAY!

  • 5 of 5

River Star is everything a house nestled in the mountains should be and so much more. Our stay there was so enjoyable! Beautiful house with all of the amenities along with easy access to town! Everything was perfect! Highly recommend for your stay on the Cheat River! Thank you again Patti for providing us with the most memorable experience!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cathy! I'm glad you had a good time. We hope you return soon.
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4

Great family rental

  • 4 of 5

The home had absolutely everything that we needed and wanted for our stay. The river view was beautiful and we enjoyed the indoor and outdoor fireplaces. Hot tub was great and you could tell some renovations had been done inside the property to modernize it. Our only problem was there was no heat when we first arrived and it took about 8 hours before it was comfortable. However, we did call Patti for help and she was very nice and helpful. Overall, great stay and we would recommend this property. Would love to return in the summer for some tubing!!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ken, I am glad you enjoyed your stay. I am very sorry about the heat situation on arrival. We normally keep it around 65 and it takes a few minutes to warm up, but I spoke to the cleaning staff and they had it very low because the weather was warmer earlier in the week. If I would have known I would have warmed it up for you. Thanks for letting me know. We hope you return soon.
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4

Beautiful, clean

  • 4 of 5

Other reviews of praise are accurate. Wifi is great.

Difficult to find after dark. Cold water problems addressed promptly. Bed in master bedroom is extremely squeaky---- even if you just breathe in deeply. I would roll over and the squeak would wake me. No kissy kissy time without others knowing what you are doing.

Just like an outdoor cabin, bring everything except bedding, small pans and plates, eating utensils, fire logs. Toys and games are provided. I wish I had brought food, big pots, fire kindling, bath soap, etc.

Next time, I would call ahead to arrange outdoor hunting, fishing ideas with Middle Mountain Archery, and I would research best places to eat and see as there is no map or recommendations in the house. Be prepared to take advantage of the river with river shoes in summer, boots in winter. Again, you might want to figure out river navigation questions before your visit. Visit Wheeler's gun shop and Marlea's quality fashions.

This might be the type of place that gets better every visit as you figure out what there is to do and how to do it. I would like to try it again, but for the price, I would definitely want a non-squeak bed.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for letting me know about the bed. I haven't stayed there myself in a long time and nobody has mentioned it. I agree, that would be very annoying. I am going to fix the problem immediately.
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bella's
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Elks Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Scenic Train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Forks Inn & Smoke on the Water
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Canaan Valley & Timberline Resort

Latitude: 38.91423 Longitude: -79.750526

Bowden, WV 26254

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Rates & Availability

Elkins House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
$285
$1,850
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,850
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are based on 6 person occupancy. If you would like different dates from above events, custom rate packages are available upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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