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Secluded Luxury Log Cabin on 40 Acres Near Tygart River & Lake

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A view of the cabin and fire pit area, a great area to relax and share.

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Last updated: 07/15/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This 2500 square foot log home is nestled in the saddle between two peaks on 40 wooded acres. Overlooking the Laurel Creek Valley and it is home to some of the best uncommercial kayaking in the state of West Virginia. You can step off the porch to go for a walk in the woods or down the gas well road to a little pond which is full of tadpoles and frogs. There are plenty of deer, turkeys and the occasional coyote can be heard in the evening. There is Fishing, Biking and Hiking all within a short distance from the cabin.

On the expansive front porch you can enjoy the wind chimes as you sit and overlook the valley with a glass of wine. There is comfortable wicker couch and chairs to relax on as well as a rocking chair. The spacious great room with its high ceilings and open floor plan is wonderful for a large group or a few couples. There is are two full size couches with a TV and DVD player. We also have a wonderful stand up Baldwin Piano, generally kept in tune! The full kitchen has plenty of workspace for anyone who would like to cook a gourmet meal. It is fully stocked with plenty of plates, serving items, glass and a fantastic dishwasher. There is also general kitchen items available, like salt,pepper,oil flour. We have two bedrooms on the first floor. The “Winter” room which has a Queen Bed facing east towards the sunrise has a large closet and dresser as well as a beautiful antique headboard. The “Summer Room” has a King Bed and overlooks the front porch and view of the valley it also has a large closet and dresser. The full bath with a tile tub and shower also includes a double sink vanity. The laundry room has a washer dryer and utility sink. The second floor has a loft with a recliner and is a great place to curl up with a book, if extra beds are needed this is the perfect spot for an air mattress. There are two bedrooms on the second floor. The “Fall” Master Bedroom with its poster king bed and room darkening curtains is welcoming and wonderful for those who need a very quiet place to rest. There are two closets and a dresser as well as a TV . The second bedroom is our “Spring Room” and has bunk beds and a trundle bed so 3 can sleep comfortably in this room. With the brightly decorated curtains it’s a perfect room for the kids.

As you come out of the house the back porch wraps around and we have steps which lead down to our outdoor fire pit which is the perfect place to relax with friends and family and enjoy the sunset or see the amazing stars. Many a nights have been spent with good friends and stories around the campfire and there is always a pleasant breeze on the ridge.

In this remote area of West Virginia you are surrounded by amazing scenery and rivers. The Tygart River is just a short drive from the cabin and is known for its beautiful whitewater and swimming. There is Moats Falls which is a 16’ waterfall cascading over the rocks. We can arrange with advance notice private kayaking instruction or rafting trips for any type of group, the gentle float or the class V excitement there is something for everyone. There is a flat water section of river from Philippi to the town of Arden. From Arden to the Teter Creek bridge it becomes Class IV whitewater and you can paddle over the 16’ waterfall if the water level is right! There is also creekin’ available on Teter & Laurel Creek just moments from the house.
The Tygart Lake State Park is another nearby attraction where boats and all types of lake recreation activities are available. You can rent a pontoon boat for the day and enjoy this scenic lake. Another local favorite is Audra State Park where the Middle Fork of the Tygart river flows though tight channels and larger boulders, amazing fishing, hiking and swimming await you at this park.
The famous Blackwater falls is an attraction about an hour from the house. This cascading waterfall drops 65 feet! This area is also home to some of the most famous and amazing Mountain Biking in the state of West Virginia. Stop in the local bike shop, Blackwater Bikes to find out about the trails but you can spend hours riding and even visit an area called “A Ride to the Moon” where you can challenge yourself on some of the most technical riding in the east on the Moon Rocks. This is not for novice riders! However, there are also some great easy trails as well; check out the bike path in Parsons or the Allegheny Trail which goes for miles a nice paved trail for road riders.

The cabin is about 45 minutes from Clarksburg, 2 hours from Charleston and about 1 1/2 hours from Morgantown. If you are flying in either of these airports would work for you.


Keywords: Home, Log Cabin

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    We have a great kids room and are working on a Dinosaur themed room. We also have a Wii gaming station and many games...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • We have a beautiful Baldwin Piano and we request that no children bang on the piano. We have also added a ping pong table in the basement....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • VCR

Attractions

  • Museums

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Window units...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone:

    Some people will need to be outside the house up the hill slightly to get service US Celluar and Verizon work best...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$195
$1,200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $25
  • Cleaning $100

Notes:

On holiday weekend we have a three night minimum rental


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

Private Kayaking instruction and Private Raft Trips nearby can be arranged for an additional cost

GPS Coordinates: 39°10'49.4"N 79°58'41.0"W ( https://goo.gl/maps/9oBWUFPiGLs ) in Google Maps.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We bought the land for this home in 2000 after our eldest son was born and in 2005 we built the log home. West Virginia is a place we had often visited and with close friends nearby we knew we needed our own place to stay. We've enjoyed the home and all the activities that the area has to offer teaching our two boys to paddle inflatable kayaks and biking. However, now they are at the age where school activities are preventing us from spending as many weekends in WV, we have decided we'd like to share our home with others. We live in Cincinnati Ohio and our family has two boys ages 10 & 12 as well as our two dogs. We enjoy paddling, biking, hiking and caving on a regular basis. In the winter we like to snowboard at Timberline which is about 1 1/2 hours from the cabin. We also enjoy traveling around the world to all kinds of different and interesting places.

Why the Owner Chose Moatsville, WV, USA:
This is a remote location but that's what makes it so attractive. We had close friends in this area and had been visiting them for years. Once everyone had children (they had twins!) We knew we needed our own home. So we purchased the land and worked to build our home. You will see many of the beautiful hand crafted woodworking finishing touches which were done by Fred. He has a passion for woodworking and building and you can see these in the handcrafted railings. This area is pristine and quiet and this location is ideal for outdoor activities. Kayaking is the primary activity which drew us to this area.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our property is quite unique, there are very few vacation rentals in this area. You are in your own wilderness here on top of 40 acres with privacy and seclusion unlike anywhere else. The Tygart River is a short distance and a bit of undiscovered paradise. We can even arrange private kayaking lessons or a rafting trip for your group with a professional local guide. Our outdoor fire pit is always a fine place to create some amazing memories.


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Speaks: english

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  • A view of the cabin and fire pit area, a great area to relax and share.

    A view of the cabin and fire pit area, a great area to relax and share.

  • A comfortable living area with two full size couches

    A comfortable living area with two full size couches

  • Plenty of room for the family to spread out

    Plenty of room for the family to spread out

  • The back porch has a nice picnic table, great for extra seating

    The back porch has a nice picnic table, great for extra seating

  • A great front porch to relax on with windchines and sunsets

    A great front porch to relax on with windchines and sunsets

  • The 'Summer Room' has a King Bed beautiful evening exposure

    The 'Summer Room' has a King Bed beautiful evening exposure

  • The first floor bath has a double vanity and a tub with tile shower

    The first floor bath has a double vanity and a tub with tile shower

  • The 'Fall Room' is upstairs with a King Bed and room darkening curtains

    The 'Fall Room' is upstairs with a King Bed and room darkening curtains

  • The loft area has a Wii game station and games.

    The loft area has a Wii game station and games.

  • Basement fun & games

    Basement fun & games

  • Plenty of opportunities for Kayaking, Canoeing and Swimming

    Plenty of opportunities for Kayaking, Canoeing and Swimming

  • check out our new patio around the fireplace & the wood shed and wind break

    check out our new patio around the fireplace & the wood shed and wind break

  • A pano view!

    A pano view!

  • Our great room even has a beautiful Baldwin Piano, generally kept in tune!

    Our great room even has a beautiful Baldwin Piano, generally kept in tune!

  • The kitchen has plenty of counter space, storage and a top notch dishwasher

    The kitchen has plenty of counter space, storage and a top notch dishwasher

  • The back deck has a nice dry sink for storage, old Beeker dog is not included :)

    The back deck has a nice dry sink for storage, old Beeker dog is not included :)

  • View from the front porch

    View from the front porch

  • The 'Winter Room' has a queen bed and has glorious morning exposure

    The 'Winter Room' has a queen bed and has glorious morning exposure

  • Second floor bath has a double shower and double vanity

    Second floor bath has a double shower and double vanity

  • The bunk room has a trundle so three can sleep comfortably!  It has a fun Dinosaur theme.

    The bunk room has a trundle so three can sleep comfortably! It has a fun Dinosaur theme.

  • The upstairs loft has a nice reading nook

    The upstairs loft has a nice reading nook

  • A view looking up the river at Moats Falls

    A view looking up the river at Moats Falls

  • A beautiful view of Frost Run Retreat in the Winter.

    A beautiful view of Frost Run Retreat in the Winter.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, July 23, 2016

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