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Quality Time Together! Log Cabin Sleeps 25+ Kids Love It! Pets too!

Sleeps35
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 5,600 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Eight Bedroom, Four and a Half Bath Log Cabin With Large Ponds

Kids love it! This secluded mountain lodge lets your group enjoy fishing, hiking, swimming, kayaks, and relaxation - all without leaving the property! You'll be close to white water rafting, rock climbing and skiing in winter, but once you settle into this 80-acre estate, you won't want to leave.

Maple Fork Lodge has beds for up to twenty-six people, with floor space for the kids! A spacious kitchen and dining area, tastefully decorated great room, ample entertainment room with sixty-inch HD television, High-speed wireless internet throughout the home, a business center and library, and best of all, several ponds, the largest of which is just over an acre - all stocked with fish! The kids will love splashing into the pond from our 18-foot rope swing and paddling around in the provided flat-top kayaks.

With lots of cozy nooks for reading or face-to-face meetings, this property is perfect for corporate or church retreats, girl's getaway weekends, family reunions, scouting events or just a vacation spot for large families. Whatever your reason for visiting our little corner of 'Almost Heaven,' you'll definitely want to come back again next year!

BEWARE: DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THIS PROPERTY, SCAMMERS HAVE TRIED TO SPOOF THIS LISTING AND TRICK PEOPLE INTO SENDING MONEY TO THEM VIA WIRE TRANSFER. MAPLE FORK LODGE WILL NEVER ASK YOU TO PAY USING WIRE TRANSFER. RESERVATIONS ARE NOT VALID UNLESS YOU HAVE PERSONALLY SPOKEN TO OUR RESERVATION MANAGER, AMANDA BY PHONE AT 304-575-1641.

More Details

Property Manager
Amanda Bowers
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017

About Amanda Bowers

The home was purchased in 2005 by Chuck Holton and his wife, Connie. It soon became the Holton Hideaway...Chuck is a television War Correspondent, author, and Adventurer who travels to more than 20 countries each year. Photographs of Chuck's travels adorn the home. When he's not reporting from a far-flung war zone, Chuck hides out with his family at their home in Panama, but the family still loves spending time at the family farm in WV several times each year.

Amanda Bowers purchased this lodge in 2005

Why Amanda Bowers chose West Virginia

In 2005 we escaped the business of Washington, DC for a more serene existence in southern West Virginia. When we moved to Panama in 2012, we wanted to see the farm in WV being enjoyed by others.

What makes this lodge unique

Maple Fork Lodge is a wonderfully secluded property - well off the road. With eighty acres to explore and mountaintop views that will take your breath away - it's the perfect place for relaxing with family and friends. The decor isn't stuffy and formal - but designed to make large groups seem cozy and intimate.

Amenities

Mount Hope Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 35
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath Main Floor - toilet
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower
    Loft Bunkroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 35
  • Bedroom 1 Upstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 Downstairs - 1 bunk bed , Twin top, full bottom.
    Bedroom 2 Downstairs - 1 bunk bed , Twin top, full bottom.
    Bedroom 3 Downstairs - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 Upstairs - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Loft Bunkroom - 1 twin/ single , 3 bunk bed , single over double bunks and carpeted floor space.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Has outside door for easy access.
    Bedroom 2 Upstairs - 1 queen
    Office downstairs - 1 sleep sofa /futon , NEW queen-sized sleeper sofa converts office into bedroom
  • All beds include bedding and pillows.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8125 based on 48 reviews
5

Maple Fork Lodge was a perfect property for our family of 30. Nice layout on the inside.

  • 5 of 5

The property was near perfect for us. Children could swim or fish or kayak or play on playground. Games and books inside. As for the lodge, it was the best furnished of anyplace we've ever rented. The hosts, Amanda and Tim were wonderful and so friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend it. We hope to be able to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to relax in WV!

  • 5 of 5

The Maple Fork Lodge was a great place to relax but also so close to all the wonderful outdoor activities near the New River Gorge and Gauley River. The pond behind the lodge saw a lot of activity--fishing, swimming, and using the rope swing. There was plenty of space for all of our family to gather together at the dining table (or living room or family room or around the fire) but also space on any of four porches, large and small, to separate and spend quiet time. The owner has the place decorated to keep you interested in looking around and learning more about the home. Check it out. You'll enjoy it.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great stay for our white water rafting trip / bachelor party.

  • 4 of 5

The cabin itself was awesome, plenty of space for our group of 13 adults. Our adults really enjoyed the rope swing as much as any kid! The back porch is a really neat area just to hang out and it's really inviting. The TV in the basement was nice, especially since the NFL draft was on the weekend of our stay. The cabin worked well for us because it's only about 25 minutes from Adventures on the Gorge and made it nice to not stay in the commercial cabins that are on top of each other. The cabin has neighbors close by but you don't even notice. Amanda and her husband were great, and helped with any issues or questions we had. The dogs that frequent the cabin are friendly, and well behaved.

The reason for the four stars, the security cameras. There are a ton of them. I get why they are there but it's almost like an intrusion of your privacy. They cover the whole property including the back pond. It is what it is, and I completely understand... not a big deal for a bunch of guys having a good time.

Second, the ponds themselves. I am an avid fisherman and was really disappointed by the quality of the fish in the ponds. In the back pond the fish are almost all gone. You have a few bass all 12 inches or so and some small bluegills. The front ponds was a little better, probably because its not as easy to access. The bluegill are very nice size in the front pond but the bass seem to be about the same size, we seen one bigger one. Honestly people shouldn't be able to keep everything they want out of the ponds, it could use a few years of strict management.

The complaints are not necessarily complaints, just suggestions. Overall we had a great stay and I would recommend this to families that are looking to get away and experience the Gorge. You get your own cabin away from the people, yet close enough for the fun!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

We spent easter weekend here. More than enough beds for our family of 17. The property was well maintained. Great for outdoor enjoyment. Little boys loved fishing and big boys took turns riding the quad. All enjoyed cooking their specialties. It was heaven to sit on the back porch. Spent an afternoon hiking at the Gorge. But we can't say enough about Amanda and her husband. Our grown son left his baseball mitts outside on porch and they have great sentimental value for him. Amanda's husband crawled under the back porch to retrieve them, where they had been secreted by Marley the dog. We had done an exhaustive search but didn't go far enough back in there. We are very appreciative of his efforts. They also answered our few questions promptly while we were there, even on Easter Day, and went above and beyond with their good service. We were able to find church close by, and now can add another weekend of memory making to our family history.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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#lit

  • 5 of 5

I took 12 college students on retreat for a week at this cabin and they had a great time - the perfect size for them to both have personal space to live and pray in as well as communal space for our videos, large group sharing, and "family" dinners. Everything about this place was incredible. The only thing we ever found ourselves needing was a second large casserole dish. The mountain behind the cabin offers some fantastic hiking. The dog, Marley, is an absolute delight (and has dog friends over to visit quite regularly). The pond was beautiful, 2 of my students even made a polar plunge. The property is within a half hour drive of some amazing hikes along the New River Gorge. Thanks for the restful, refreshing, and prayerful opportunity provided by this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, kid friendly, very clean

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful Piece of Heaven and the West Virginia Countryside. The property is very spacious, and very well-stocked. Everything we could possibly want was provided. Had a opportunity to speak with the property manager, and she was beyond helpful. Would wholeheartedly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thoroughly enjoyed having you at the Lodge. Thank you for the kind review. We hope you will come back again soon!
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Beckley, WV
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Prince, WV
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 64/77
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Bradley, WV
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Winterplace
Car: necessary

The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine is an interesting several-hour excursion. The Tamarack cultural center is a wonderful collection of locally-made arts and crafts for sale. Downtown Mount Hope - 4 miles away - is a great place to step back in time and shop for unique treasures. And for the outdoors man, the New River Gorge is unsurpassable.

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Pet Fee $200
Cleaning $250
Property Damage Protection $99

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.
$750 deposit required at time of booking.
Deposit will be forfeited if cancelled less than 90 days of the reservation.
Cancellations less than 30 days out forfeit one full day's rent plus deposit
Check in is 4:00pm and check out is 11:00am.
No Sunday check-ins.
If your booking creates a 5 hour turnover, an additional $200 cleaning fee will apply.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.