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Prime Mountain Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2400 SF - 3 Bedrooms with En Suite Baths and Great Mountain Views

This peaceful Lost River vacation home is a mountain visitor's dream, offering an easy drive from many nearby cities (2 hours from DC, 2.5 hours from Baltimore, 3.5 hours from Pittsburgh and 4 hours from Philadelphia).

Cedar House is just minutes from everything Lost River has to offer. Set in a quiet neighborhood surrounded by a forest of trees, guests will experience seclusion and tranquility within the 6+ acres while having access to a view of the Lost River Valley and mountains.

Cedar house is a luxury cabin equipped with all of the comforts you would expect in a vacation retreat. Central air and heat, washer and dryer, three spacious bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and a gourmet kitchen with everything you'll need to prepare your favorite meal. This multilevel home thoughtfully separates the living/common space from the sleeping quarters to keep everyone on their own personal schedule. There are two large screened in decks. One off of the main common space with a dining and lounge area. The other off of the master bedroom great for outdoor yoga in the warmer months or relaxing in the hammock. There are also open air decks on each level with access from every room in the house. A fire pit patio is located next to the cabin with ample seating to gather and roast marshmallows and tell scary stories.

Feel the luxury with our Turkish cotton towels and crisp clean linens. Each en suite bathroom is equipped with hand soap, lotion, mouthwash, hair dryer, tissues and luxury shower gel and shampoo/conditioner by PAYA.

There's nothing like a wood-burning fireplace to set the tone for your mountain getaway. With WiFi, Roku and a stash of games and movies, the living area is great for nights of entertainment or lounging by the fire contemplating a simpler life. A Bluetooth speaker is located in the living room to connect your favorite playlist. Take the fun outside to the screened in deck on warmer days or even those cool Fall evenings with an outdoor heater provided for your comfort.

The stage is set in the gourmet kitchen for your cooking performance with a gas range and only steps away from the outdoor BBQ. You are guaranteed to amaze while friends and family cheer you on sitting at the large island. Enjoy your edible creations at the large table for 8 while you take in the mountain breeze and views of the Lost River valley.

This three-bedroom, three and a half-bath cabin can sleep six guests very comfortably, 8 with a sleeper sofa in the media room on the lower level. No one shares a bathroom at Cedar House. Each bedroom has a fully equipped en suite bathroom with large shower stalls and double sinks in two of the three bathrooms.

We have worked hard to provide most of the essentials for your stay at Cedar House. We do provide some necessary staples such as, spices, oil, flour sugar and coffee. Cedar House is about 20-30 minutes away from the local grocery store in Wardensville, and Walmart in Moorefield.

We look forward to having you out to the cabin.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Damian

I live in Washington, DC and own a landscape architecture firm that focuses on penthouse terraces and urban residential spaces. After visiting Lost River for the first time a few years ago, I knew instantly that this is where I wanted to spend my time away from the city. I look forward to sharing this beautiful home with you and hope you and your friends enjoy the comforts of Lost River as I do.

Damian purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Damian chose West Virginia

I want to provide guests with a space that is inviting and comfortable in many ways. The cabin is fairly large at 2400 SF but feels very cozy. With its cedar facade, interior trim, and stone fireplace, the cabin truly reminds you that you are in the mountains. At the same time, you are experiencing the quiet, tranquil lifestyle of the country without giving up most of the creature comforts that you may be used to.

What makes this cabin unique

Cedar House is located in a very clean and quiet neighborhood called The Summit. It is filled with wonderful people who are equally in love with Lost River. Most are from the city and come out to unwind and some have made this wonderful area their full-time home.


Car: necessary


Baker Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Double sinks
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Each full bath is supplied with 100% Turkish cotton bath, hand and wash towels, hair dryer, tissues, toilet paper, hand soap, body gel, disposable cups, mouthwash, lotion and shampoo/conditioner.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Located on the lower level shared with the 3rd bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and sliding glass doors out to the decks. Linens and towels are supplied. There is also a small toddler size cot with a sleeping bag and pillow. Kids love this thing!
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Prime Mountain Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Celebration, FL

Absolutely perfect, gorgeous cabin with amazing view

  • 5 of 5

My family travels a good bit and always rent through VRBO Not only was the cabin spectacular but the attention that the host gave to us was the best we've ever had. Damien made sure everything was easy at check-in and checkout and also had a few surprises waiting for us when we got there. The cabin was stocked with everything we could have needed and more. We will be back next year. Thank you Damien.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm blushing! Haha. You guys where great. So glad you all had a great time. Looking forward to your return.
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Perfect Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

In just over two hours from DC, we arrived at this incredibly beautiful mountain retreat. Cedar House isn't just any mountain cabin. It's a stunningly spacious home with phenomenal views, perfect appointments, and provides optimal balance between entertainment and relaxation. Damian has done a beautiful job landscaping and designing the home. Every space balances function with aesthetic. I've traveled to Lost River several times, and this home is by far the best I've ever rented. If this is available for the time you want to travel, then don't hesitate in booking it.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Beautiful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Cedar House. It is by far the best vacation rental we stayed at to date. Damian is a gracious and thoughtful host with a keen eye for detail. We are very grateful for the warm welcome that we recieved. If you are looking for a totally relaxing experience in a meticulously neat and clean vacation home, than look no further than the Cedar House.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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As good as it gets

  • 5 of 5

The mountain retreat was a perfect weekend getaway. The house is even more beautiful than the pictures. Modern and well furnished. Nice open kitchen and dining room. The views from each level were great - into the valley and the mountains. We spent almost all of our time on the screened porch, including for all of the meals. The string lights added a great ambience. Easy access to some small towns and the national park. And Damian was very responsive and organized. Really one of the best places we've rented. Already planning a return.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, We appreciate the kind words and look forward to having you back again soon.
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Fairfax Station

The best relaxing time ever! Thank you Damian!

  • 5 of 5

Cedar house is beautiful, neat, well organized and the owner Damian makes you feel at home and keeps guiding you through all the process of arrival and departure, making you feel comfortable and also confident that everything will be in the right place. The spices, cooking tools and even food he provides, makes you feel at home.

Very thoughtful the welcoming message on the blackboard. Kids were so happy seeing their names written there. The balconies and view are amazing! I highly recommend you to visit and stay at this cabin! Thank you Damian!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

This house is really terrific

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Cedar House in Baker, WV. The house is exactly as described and, as others have stated, the photos don't do it justice. Our family of 4 (2 teenagers) all thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The porches are fantastic with wonderful views in all directions. We spent most of our time on the top porch - eating, listening to the radio, reading. Our kids loved the hammock on the lower porch. Both are screened in, which is wonderful. Every bedroom has access to a deck or porch. All the furnishings, linens, dishes, etc. are first rate. Everything works beautifully. All the bedrooms and bathrooms were equally great - our daughter claimed the first bedroom we saw and our son protested until he saw the one downstairs. Anyone would have been happy in any of the rooms. Damian, the owner, was very responsive and easy to interact with. The surrounding area is just beautiful. The house is not completely secluded - you can see other houses and hear dogs bark occasionally and people and some traffic sounds from the main road. But it still feels pretty remote - the sounds are minimal and the house is designed so that when you are on the main porch you really don't see other houses. It's on a dead end road so there is not much traffic nearby - in fact, we probably only saw or heard a handful of cars go by over our 2-day stay. The house is set up high so the views are beautiful. There is air conditioning but we never needed it (in early July). We had a lot of rain so were not able to try out the fire pit but sitting on the porch in the rain was great fun. We would absolutely stay here again and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katherine, You are the exact reason we share our house with everyone! We are so happy you all had a wonderful time. Looking forward to having you have again soon. -- Damian
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $300

Nightly rate is based on 6 guests. $25 per night, per additional guest. Maximum of 8 people total.

We require a copy of your driver's license and a signed rental agreement for all bookings.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Weekly rate will be determined from the specific days selected.

Holiday's - 3 Night Minimum. 4 Night Minimum for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

Check-In - 3pm (No early check-in without advanced approval)
Check-Out - 12 noon (No late check-out without advanced approval)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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