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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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

Patti Reckart
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

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 Elkins

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.


Elkins House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 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
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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


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River Star - A Beauty Nestled In The Mountains- Shavers Fork Cheat River
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews

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: June 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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Just perfect.

  • 5 of 5

This home had everything we could ask for and more. The layout was ideal for me, my 3 sons, my sister and her husband, and their adult daughter. With three bedrooms and an extra living room with a comfy sofa, there was ample space for everyone to sleep undisturbed, and having an extra half bath in addition to the two full ones meant we didn't have to wait in line. :) The "bunk room" offered lots of options for my kids, and even contained a well-stocked toy and game closet! My youngest son enjoyed playing with toy animals, hot wheels cars with tracks, and more---and there are also a couple of adorable dollhouses which my sons completely ignored, LOL!

The river just a few steps from the back yard was exactly what we were looking for. It was shallow enough that my 7yo, who isn't a strong swimmer yet, could play safely near the shore with supervision, but deep enough in the middle that our strong swimmers could get in a good swim. There are a variety of inflatables in the garage that provide something for everyone. My sons tried out the fishing poles; didn't catch anything but at least they got to try!

Though I wish the owners could have ordered better weather for the week of our stay, the hot tub was a lifesaver when the river rose 2 feet overnight and the current became too fast for my paranoid preferences. :)

Other reviewers have enjoyed morning coffee in the Adirondack chairs overlooking the river, and I was no exception. The spacious decks also provide lots of places to relax, enjoy the natural surroundings, and/or have an outdoor meal. We used the fire pit two of our three nights and I loved how it is big enough and solid enough to prevent kids from stumbling in. Outdoor lighting up in the trees is a great added touch; you don't have to take a flashlight out to the fire pit to see what you're doing.

This is a place that I will definitely want to return to.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, Thank you for your wonderful review. We hope you visit River Star Vacation Rental again. Patti
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Wonderful WV Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a copy of an email I sent to the owner after our recent stay. We loved staying at the River Star.

"...I just wanted to let you know how much we really enjoyed staying at your house at the River Star. We swam almost everyday, and it reminded me so much of growing up back home in Greenbrier County and swimming in the river and the creeks every day of the summer. My boys enjoyed taking the tubes upriver and floating down. We also enjoyed some fishing. The house was just wonderful with a great floor plan for hanging out as a family. We also took some time to ride the train to the High Falls of the Cheat and also do some hiking. We also drove up to Blackwater Falls State Park one day. The house was a great jumping-off point for our adventures. We really hated to leave at the end of our stay, and hopefully we will be back again. Thank you again for allowing us to stay at your wonderful home."

More info:The house was very clean with every utensil you need for cooking. With the river, hot tub, tubes, corn hole game, grill (gas and charcoal), fishing poles provided, tv, etc. you don't really need to go anywhere to have a great time; but, it is only 10 min to Elkins, Smoke on the Water restaurant, Durbin and Greenbrier Valley scenic Railroad, hiking, and only 45 min or less to Canaan Valley State Park, Blackwater Falls State Park, Audra State Park, etc.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a peaceful and refreshing weekend

  • 5 of 5

We spent a peaceful and refreshing weekend in this homey, super clean cabin. There was no AC, but the whole house fan worked well, and the weather was kind to us. The owner was extremely responsive and accommodating, and such a joy to work with. We have reserved rentals through vrbo multiple times and this was the easiest and friendliest transaction we've ever had. The train whistle sure was loud, but also added a fun quirk to our stay. My husband loved the stoneware dinner plates, and was tempted to take them home with us. ;-) We highly recommend the relaxing River Star.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Nice house, great location and close to town.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I have spent a summer week here once a year for many years --it's wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

River is beautiful in a cooler climate that the sultry one I live in. Close enough to commute to Davis Elkins College for the Augusta Heritage course I participate in yearly. Owner is a "jewel". Place is clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Elks Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Scenic Train
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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $250

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.