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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Nut House Mountain River Cabin retreat is the perfect get away! 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 9 comfortably (see bedding list below)! Suitable for multi-family get-away and for a guys or gals weekend away. Two night minimum Friday & Saturday nights.
Your rental includes the following:
• Large 5 person hot tub on private lower level deck overlooking woods & the wet weather stream
• Dogs welcome for a $25/pet fee
• Fresh Linens (cozy flannel in the winter) & lots of towels for the bathrooms
• CAT5 and WiFi
• 3 kayaks (kept riverside April-Oct.), river tubes, chairs for the river beach, Life vests (PFDs), paddles etc
• **new** Full sized ping pong table
• Fire pit with seating for 10
• Screen porch with comfy chairs
• propane gas grill
• Central HVAC
• 2 flat panel TVs
• 32” flat panel with DirecTVs (including premium channels) & Google ChromeCast
• 42” flat panel with a BluRay/dvd player and assorted DVDs from Disney to the Godfather.
• Over a dozen games (Apples-to-Apples, Clue, Deal or No Deal, Monopoly, etc).
• Fully equipped kitchen incl: built-in dishwasher, convection/toaster oven, microwave, JenAir down-draft oven and stove with grill/griddle, blender, electric mixer, etc.
• Full size washer and dryer
• A small supply of seasoned fire wood for the fire pit and the wood stove
• Paper supplies (weekly guests may have to replenish at their own expense) some kitchen basics (salt & pepper, etc.).
• Wood stove in main floor living room
• Pellet stove in the lower level game room

Please note: Guests are responsible for a $100 Hot Tub / Wood / Housekeeping Fee. This fee covers fresh linens on all the beds, fresh towels in the bathrooms, clean water in the hot tub, wood for the fire pit and wood stove. The fee is paid directly to housekeeping by leaving payment (personal checks accepted) in the lock box upon check-in.

Bedding: Master bedroom queen bed, 2nd main floor bedroom 1 double & a twin; lower level bed room 4 twins (day bed trundle can be converted to a king, guests must provide king sized linens, and a set of bunk; and, by special arrangements,
Plus one pull out sofa on lower level (the sofa bed is not made up unless advance arrangements are made).

Check-in time is 4 pm and check out time is 11 am, sometimes we can adjust these, please inquire.

More Details:

Location: Near Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, USA (Just 15 scenic miles west of downtown Berkeley Springs, 2 hours from Baltimore/Washington DC/Northern Virginia). Luxury cabin - 3 bedrooms and game room - 2 bathrooms). The Nut House is a few minutes' drive to a private community recreation area on the Cacapon River. The community park has river access, pick-nick tables and stone BBQ charcoal grills, men's and woman's full bathrooms with showers, etc.

The Cacapon River is a beautiful, clear water river offering great fishing, swimming, tubing and kayaking (we provide 3 kayaks and river tubes for the exclusive use of the Nut House guests). Everything is at the Nut House, chairs for the river beach, large towels, kayaks are kept down by the river April - October, tubes for floating, games, puzzles, you name it, we got it, there are even binoculars for bird watching. The kitchen is fully equipped (electric mixer, blender, toaster oven, etc.). Three sources of heat: central HVAC, wood stove in living room and pellet stove in lower level game room. The Nut House is a short 40 minutes drive to WhiteTail Ski Resort and an 75 minutes to Wips.

The community, River Ridge, welcomes all of the seasons. The first weeks of Spring bring white clouds of Service Berry blossoms, followed closely by the vibrant red buds and dogwoods. Violets, blue bells, and phlox carpet the river banks and hillsides. Summer calls for swimming and boating along the scenic Cacapon River. The River Ridge park has boat racks, a bath house, grills and picnic tables for outdoor fun. In the fall, the oaks, maples, and hickories steal the show with the golden Paw Paws along the river persisting until the first snows. In Winter, snow blankets the hills while curls of wood smoke and roaming flocks of wild turkey provide a memorable backdrop for holiday gatherings.

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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/30/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for renters is 25. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Great for families, 2d & 3d bedrooms sleep multiple people. A queen pull out couch bed add to the capacity. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside house. But there are comfy chairs on the screen porch where smoking is allowed provided all windows and door to the cabin are completely closed....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Additional $25 per pet - unreported pets will incur a $150 penalty in addition to the per pet fee....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Steps from drive way to front door but interior mail level would be suitable for someone with mobility issues. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master bedroom ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Second bedroom on main floor. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    Lower level bedroom 4 twins w/desk & CAT5 wire...moreless

  • Pull Out Sofa in Lower Level: 1 queen

    Pull out sofa and small twin in lower level TV/game room....moreless

  • Bedroom 3 has a trundle bed that can convert to a king plus the bunk bed (2 twins). Guests are responsible for King bedding. There is a pull out sofa - but it is not made up unless arrangements are made in advance. The lower level has a chaise that can accommodate a child, again it is not made up with out prior arrangements. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main level with tub with shower and hand held shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Lower level large walk-in shower w/hand held shower...moreless

Other Amenities

  • History is alive and well in Berkeley Springs, the country’s first spa, part of daily life for both residents and visitors. You can follow in centuries-old footsteps by “taking the waters” in historic Roman Baths or contemporary spas and with every glass of water in fine restaurants and cafes. There are self-guided tours of everything from Berkeley Springs State Park and the historic town of Berkeley Springs (Bath) to a county-wide driving tour of George Washington-related sites. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    chess, checkers table on lower level...moreless

  • Games:

    Imagine If, Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, checkers & chess, Monopoloy, Clue and more...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV including Showtime, Starz, etc. with DVR, BluRay/DVD player, Google ChromeCast ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    32 pin iPod 4 doc in Kitchen/DirecTV satellite radio on main floor TV...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat Panel 32 inch on main floor; 42 inch on lower level with Google ChromeCast...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Dozens of movies from Disney to Chinatown...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Round table seats four add one leaf for six and the second to seat eight. Bistro table on screen porch seats 4. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central A/C - Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat remotely controlled...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full sized laundry room off lower level TV/Game room. ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    wood stove on main floor, pellet stove in game room, fire pit with seating for 10 plus...moreless

  • Garage:

    Not for a car, has a full size ping pong table...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heat - Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat. PLUS Wood stove main level and pellet stove on lower level. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi high speed internet and CAT5 cables for those who need high bandwidth....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds are made, guests strips beds at the end of their visit, leave them on the floor for housekeeping to wash....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open concept, 32' flat panel TV, large comfy couches, space to put additional chairs for game playing etc. - Second living room/game/tv room on lower level with 2nd flat panel tv...moreless

  • Parking:

    Large circular drive provides easy parking for up to 6 cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free local calls, long distance available but we request guest limit their use of long-distance calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Fully stocked. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full sized laundry room off lower level TV/Game room. ...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    On main floor heats the house....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    K-Cup machine (guests provide their own coffee pods), regular electric pot coffee maker, coffee filters provided, and for the purist French press. Some coffee, tea bags, sweetner, etc. provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 8 by Crate & Barrel; plus a second set of dishes (for 8) for larger groups; Oneida flatware; everything needed from apple slicer to zucchini peeler....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Build-in full size dishwasher with delayed start and multiple cycles (new Spring 2016)...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped, blender, toaster oven, electric mixer, pots & pans, etc. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Full size with turntable ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Full size, cooked a 28 pound turkey to perfection Thanksgiving ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Just the basics, salt, pepper, and a few spices. Coffee filters are provided. Oil, Pam spray, spices, tea & including sugar, creamer, etc. may be in the cabinets but not guaranteed...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large double door, plenty of space for week's worth of food. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Jen-Air with grill and griddle, downdraft, great for making large breakfast spreads. Griddle accommodates 6 pancakes at a time. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Cuisinart toaster oven/convection oven. Ability to make 4 slices of toast at the same time. ...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Decks on 3 sides. Large screened porch equipped with comfy chairs. Plus a large private deck off the lower level game room with large 5-6 person hot tub. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Cacapon State Park offers a challenging championship golf course, designed by golf course designer Robert Trent Jones Sr. Weekend/premium rate $35 for 18 holes. Golf Digest #1 Muni Course in WV 2009...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    3 kayaks are available (1 single, 1 double & 1 flat that can hold an adult +a small child) for the EXCLUSIVE USE of our guests, paddles & PFD in the shed; kayaks are kept river side April - Oct...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill on porch, guests are responsible for cleaning grills after use. Generally there's least a 1/2 tank of gas, but not guaranteed. Pls feel free to BYO tank of gas....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    40 minutes to WhiteTail and 75 to WISP....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    chairs for sitting at the river park, some fishing rods (may need to be untangled), etc. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Beautiful pool at the Berkeley Springs State Park in downtown ...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Clean, private 5-6 person hot tub on the lower back deck. . Well maintained for a relaxing soak....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer
Aug 28 - Sep 12, 2016
2 night min stay
$175 $195
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,250

Changeover Day: Sunday


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Fall Rates
Sep 13 - Nov 22, 2016
1 night min stay
$165 $195
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$950 $1,875

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$195 $225
Thu, Fri, Sat
$975

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175 $210
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,150 $2,300

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Weekends are two night minimum September through May. Three nigh minimum on weekends June through August. Guests are responsible for $100 Hot Tub / Housekeeping fee. Please leave a cash or a check for $100 when you get the keys at check-in (personal check accepted - leave in lockbox). This fee covers fresh linens on all the beds, fresh towels in the bathrooms, clean water in the hot tub, wood for the fire pit and wood stove. If payment is not made to housekeeping at check-in, Guests will be asked to immediately make payment by credit card in the amount of $125 or vacate the property.

• Cancellation: 100% Refund less $25 administrative fee for all cancellations 31 or more days in advance of your check-in date.

• 50% Cancellation Fee of the total cost for all cancellations made 14-30 days in advance.

• 75% Cancellation Fee of the total cost for all cancellations made 7 to 13 days in advance of your check-in date.

• 100% Cancellation Fee of the total cost for all cancellations less than 7 days in advance of your check-in date.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

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8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Panaroma at the Peak
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Capon State Park
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 9
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Panorama at the Peak
37 Miles
Nearest Ski
Whitetail

Car: Necessary

Berkeley Springs is an historic spa and art-filled town nestled in the West Virginia mountains only 90 minutes from the Washington/Baltimore metro area. It boasts warm mineral springs, world class dining, dozens of unique shops, full-service spas and more. Golf, hiking and swimming share the schedule with year 'round festivals, live music and theater.

Friendly people, welcoming mountains and a sense of place mark Berkeley Springs, West Virginia as a vacation getaway for all seasons and tastes.

Morgan County began its historic life as the playground of Thomas Lord Fairfax. Period letters and documents describe Fairfax's frequent visits to his spa on the edge of the wilderness. Along with many social gatherings, he soaked in the warm mineral waters of the springs and rode into the mountains. Fairfax was occasionally joined in these adventures by his friend and Virginia neighbor, George Washington. Today, Morgan County remains a favorite playground of folks along the East Coast. The area is blessed with wooded mountains and ridges, two rivers, several lakes and a wide selection of contemporary recreation activities for both individuals and families. Natural wonders abound in the area side-by-side with man-made recreation. As part of Morgan County's ecotourism, you can explore geology, birding, rare plants, hiking and the ecosystem of the Cacapon River on your own. Organized education opportunities are also available. Contact Travel Berkeley Springs at 1-800-447-8797 for special brochures on the Cacapon River and Ecotourism in Morgan County.

GOLF The 18-hole, 72-par championship golf course at Cacapon State Park was designed by Robert Trent Jones in the mid 1960s. Meticulously maintained, it is one of the region's most popular public courses, open for year 'round play, weather permitting. Carts, driving range, picturesque putting green, pro-shop, clubhouse and challenging play which includes deer as obstacles are all part of Cacapon's appeal. Cold Run Driving Range is open Thursday through Monday in season.

WINTER SPORTS Cross country skiing is a popular sport on the mountain trails of Cacapon State Park, and along the many back roads of the county. Bring your own equipment.

HORSEBACK RIDING From Easter through Thanksgiving, mountain trail rides originate from Cacapon State Park. One of the most popular rides starts in the state park and crosses along the top of Cacapon Mountain for 10 miles to the historically and geologically prominent Cacapon Rocks. With its spectacular views of the Cacapon River Valley, the Rocks were a common destination for 18th and 19th century riders, George Washington wrote often of his daily rides there.

FITNESS & GAMES Rankin’s Fitness Center is open daily and welcomes walk ins for classes and the state-of-the-art machine room. Indoor basketball court and therapy pool. Public tennis, basketball and volleyball courts are found at Cacapon State Park and Biser Street Park in town. Paw Paw Town Park has a softball field and playground. The Morgan County Recreation Area provides five ballfields for league play. Spectators are welcome.

HUNTING & FISHING Quail Hollow Hunts, located 8 miles south of Berkeley Springs, is a 300 acre mountainside hunting preserve offering guided pheasant, quail and chukar hunts with dogs. More than 20,000 acres in two wildlife management areas provide opportunities for hunting everything from white-tailed deer to roaming flocks of wild turkey. There are both spring and fall seasons for various game. Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area also offers primitive camping and a lake. Varying settings for canoeing, fishing and boating are found on the Potomac and Cacapon rivers, on area streams and on lakes at Cacapon State Park and Sleepy Creek Wildlife Area. The Ridge Fish Hatchery breeds famous West Virginia trout used to stock local lakes. Sleepy Creek Lake has bass, sunfish, pike and crappie. There are several public access points to the rivers noted on the map. Camping and sportsman access are found along the Potomac River in Paw Paw. Hunting and fishing licenses are required of both residents and nonresidents 15 to 65 years of age. NEVER hunt on private land without permission!

WATER SPORTS are not limited to soaking in the warm mineral springs. The lake at Cacapon State Park have paddle boats to rent. You can bring power boats to the Potomac River and Sleepy Creek Lake in the wildlife management area. Canoeing, kayaking and tubing are preferred sports on the Cacapon River -- but you need to bring your own equipment. There are sand beaches and lake SWIMMING with lifeguards in season at Cacapon State Park. The public swimming pool in Berkeley Springs State Park is open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Our weekend retreat has not been used much since our sons have gone to college. It is a relaxing getaway but since we are not using it we thought others might enjoy the peace and tranquility we have enjoyed over the past seven years.

Why the Owner Chose Great Cacapon, WV, USA:
We spent two years searching for the Nut House. We wanted to be close enough to DC that we could do a day trip. We picked River Ridge because of the river access, the community spirit and the easy access to America's original spa town.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The Nut House offers the ability to have multiple families stay together. Also great for a guys or gals weekend away. We provide threekayaks for at the river. The community, River Ridge, welcomes all of the seasons. The first weeks of Spring bring white clouds of Service Berry blossoms, followed closely by the vibrant red buds and dogwoods. Violets, blue bells, and phlox carpet the river banks and hillsides. Summer calls for swimming and boating along the scenic Cacapon River. The River Ridge park has boat racks, a bath house, and picnic tables for outdoor fun. In the fall, the oaks, maples, and hickories steal the show with the golden Paw Paws along the river persisting until the first snows. In Winter, snow blankets the hills while curls of wood smoke and roaming flocks of wild turkey provide a memorable backdrop for holiday gatherings.


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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/30/2016

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Photos

  • The Hot Tub, come in and relax.

    The Hot Tub, come in and relax.

  • fire pit in the fall

    fire pit in the fall

  • Screen porch with comfy chairs; table for 4 for games/meals etc

    Screen porch with comfy chairs; table for 4 for games/meals etc

  • Master bedroom main floor

    Master bedroom main floor

  • Bunk Room 4 twins or guests can bring king bedding to make 1 king + 2 twin bunk

    Bunk Room 4 twins or guests can bring king bedding to make 1 king + 2 twin bunk

  • Lower level TV room, couch folds out to a queen bed

    Lower level TV room, couch folds out to a queen bed

  • Save the photo & blow it up.  The red arrow show the location of The Nut House!

    Save the photo & blow it up. The red arrow show the location of The Nut House!

  • Welcome to the Nut House

    Welcome to the Nut House

  • Sunny day at the Nut House

    Sunny day at the Nut House

  • The Nut House double Kayak on the Capon River at the launch/river beach

    The Nut House double Kayak on the Capon River at the launch/river beach

  • wet weather stream behind the house down from the hot tub deck

    wet weather stream behind the house down from the hot tub deck

  • Enjoy s'mores by the fire (note the new seating is shown in the prior photo)

    Enjoy s'mores by the fire (note the new seating is shown in the prior photo)

  • Living room

    Living room

  • the kitchen has everything

    the kitchen has everything

  • Main floor bathroom

    Main floor bathroom

  • lower level TV room, hot tub is just outside the door.

    lower level TV room, hot tub is just outside the door.

  • Lower level bathroom

    Lower level bathroom

  • Capon River clear water for swimming, kayaks & fishing a short drive from house

    Capon River clear water for swimming, kayaks & fishing a short drive from house

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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