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A" Elk River Run Retreat"- Wv Finest Trout Fishing W/8 Rivers

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Last updated: 04/07/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 BR/2 BA Log Cabin, Sunroom; 1,760 Sqft; Mtn Views., Scenic Meadows

RESERVE NOW for WV's Incredible Spring Trout Fishing Season

Log Cabin with 3 Bedrooms: 2 on Main Floor 1 w/Queen & 1 w/2 Twins; 1 BR Up 2 Twins; Main Bath has Tub w/Shower, Upper Bath has shower; fully furnished kitchen, linens, washer & dryer. Swings everywhere to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of iced tea as you breathe in the fresh air and listen to the birds chirping and singing their morning songs.
"It's Almost Heaven West Virginia."

Huge Sun Room 8' x 40' with area for storing waders and Fishing Gear; overlooks the Elk and the scenic Monongahela National Forest; Picnic Shelter w/Swings; Outdoor Fire Pit, Upper Observatory Deck for Sky Gazing and watching wildlife in the fields.

Referenced in several books: "The Upper Elk" by Skip Johnson &
"The Tale of the Elk" by William Byrne - A classic written around 1920's

The river has some vary marked features with a channel of limestone, neatly chiseled as though by the hand of man; where there's rough, jagged, irregular and bristling with pitted and honey-combed formations; a narrow chasm over which a man may leap, there a wide deep abyss, eaten out of the solid rock, with erosion from the external pounding of water throughout the ages; caverns extending far back under the overlying strata, huge rocks and boulders everywhere in and along the channels At times the river bed is dry exposing fossils from thousands of years ago. AND THEN ................ at one notable point, the river bed opens up to the famous & historic "Flat Rocks"; a flat rock two hundred and fifty feet in width and twice as long, smooth as a flatiron and flat as a smoothing iron. Local people held 4th of July picnics and dances while a short distance below, at the mouth of Chimney Rock Branch, was a perennial ice house that preserved frozen snow and water used for making ice cream and lemonade.

Elk Springs Fly Fishing Resort, Cass Scenic Railroad, Greenbank National Observatory, Snowshoe Mtn. Ski Resort, Cranberry Everglades, Watoga State Park, Restaurants, Community Events, Linwood Library.,

LOCAL ACTIVITIES: Kayaking, Seasonal Fresh Organic Vegetable & Fruit Markets, Churches, Golfing, Tennis, Mtn Biking; A Photographer's & Artist's Paradise.
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/07/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1760 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    With 22 acres, there is lots of room for children to run and play. Owner assumes no liability for injury resulting in tenants stay and use of the river in any capacity. When playing in and around the river all my family wears felt bottom shoe apparel which helps with slips on wet rocks. Use at your own risk. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Non Smoking ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Limited Accessibility:

    There are two deep and wide wooden steps with rails to front porch. Rear entry has @6 steps to deck. Inside spiral staircase to upper 2 bedrooms. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Not Wheelchair accessible. There are three wide steps in the front of cabin and the master downstairs bathroom has a bathtub handicap bar. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Some books are available Local library is 13 miles and has videos and games for rent with free membership. ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite Dish TV ...moreless

  • Television:

    Smart TV; Wireless Modem for Internet...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Rentals at Local Linwood Library at Slatyfork, WV 13 miles...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Property borders Monongahela National Forest and Elk Mountain....moreless

  • Resort:

    Snowshoe Ski Mtn Resort and Elk Springs Fly Fishing Resort are nearby....moreless

  • Rural:

    All 22 acres border the Monongahela National Forest. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Log Cabin is riverside Elk River....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Riverfront on all 22 acres Elk River runs thru entire length of property. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Country oak dining room table seats 6 people comfortably. Several tables and chairs in sunroom too. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Fireplace is wood burning with glass closures. Is not used during months of May through September. ...moreless

  • Heating:

    Central heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless /internet access...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open floor plan...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking off road. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local & Long distance in US...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Powder-type Laundry Detergent...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully Equipped - No Dish Washer ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Plastic Garbage Bags...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Observation Deck for Star Gazzing on clear nights ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck overlooking Elk River Observation deck upstairs overlooking meadows Great front porch with Wooden Swing...moreless

  • Golf:

    Snowshoe Ski Resort Golf Course -13 miles....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available in Marlinton, WV or on the New River...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Large picnic shelter with 2 Swings....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    22 flat acres with Elk River running through it. Nature controls flow of the river....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill available; Bring charcoal and starter...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Snowshoe Ski Resort - 13 miles Canaan Valley Ski Resort -Elkins,WV...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Snowshoe Ski Resort -13 miles ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    ORVIS Certified Store nearby for fishermen/women. Fishing gear & Guides can be reserved through Dave Breitmier, or Elk Springs Resort 1/2 mile north of property. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Swimming in the Elk River at Whitakker Falls...moreless



Write a review 4.3
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mem Day Weekend
May 26 - Jun 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$185 $185
Fri, Sat
4th Of July
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$185 $185
Fri, Sat
Jul 5 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$175 $185
Fri, Sat
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$185 $185
Fri, Sat
Fall Season
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$175 $185
Fri, Sat
Standard pricing
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $100


Linens, towels available upon request.

Paper products, toiletries, dish & laundry detergents, charcoal, firewood are not provided.

Reservations made 15 days before check-in-date require 100% payment at time of reservation.

3 day stays require 100% payment at reservation.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/07/2017
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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Greenbrier airport, Lewisburg, WV
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Elk Springs Fly Fshing Resort
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
Snowshoe Resort
45 Miles
Nearest Train
Elkins, WV
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt 219 -9 miles; Rt 15 -5 miles; Rt 66 -11 miles
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Elk Springs Resort
13 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snowshoe Ski Mtn Resort

Car: Necessary

Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

Radio Observatory - Green Bank Telescope

Dolly Sods Wilderness Area

Mtn Explorer Dinner Train

Snowshoe Mtn Ski Resort - year-round activities

Watoga State Park

Holly River State Park

Droop Mtn Battlefield State Park

Durbin Greenbrier Valley Railroad

Cranberry Glades

Beartown State Park

Pearl S. Buck Birthplace

Timberline Ski Resort - year round activities

8 rivers

Davis College Heritage Week

Greenbrier Resort

Bluestone State Park


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: While on a WV Trout Fishing vacation, I was photographing the scenic beauty along the river and came upon this property for sale. After a tour, I purchased it that very evening. With many family members who love the outdoors, it offered seasonal fishing, swimming, gardening, hiking, meditating and just plain old relaxing. Shut your eyes and imagine breathing in fresh air, gentle breezes, nature all around me. Wildlife is plentiful as we watch from the windows facing the mountains and open fields. With a Rhino 4-Wheeler, that my grandchildren named 'Lady Bug, we load up and meander to our Famous" Flat Rocks" on the north acreage where local folks danced and picnicked since the 1800's. Sometimes, we catch a trout for dinner. Many lasting memories have been made by all our friends, family and new visitors who stop by and have some iced tea or just want to take a few pictures of the scenic Elk River. Won't you share in our wonderful adventures at River Run Retreat?

Why the Owner Chose Mingo, WV, USA:
River Run Retreat grounds me from all the hustle bustle of city life. The air is clean and waters are pristine. It truly is a bit of heaven for me, my family & friends. The arms of Nature surround. You are nestled with beautiful flat meadows and the Monongahela National Forest on one side and the Elk Mtn on the other. The Elk River is a hidden secret with wildlife of an occasional Bald Eagle soaring over the river; some cranes rest in the flat limestone, deer cross the river and eat from the meadow grasses This is why this property; "A Bit of Heaven"

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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/07/2017

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  • Cabin Front

    Cabin Front

  • Rear Cabin & Sunroom

    Rear Cabin & Sunroom

  • Guests at the Flat Rocks

    Guests at the Flat Rocks

  • Spring Trout Fishing at River Run Retreat

    Spring Trout Fishing at River Run Retreat

  • Meandering Elk

    Meandering Elk

  • The Historic "Flat Rocks"

    The Historic "Flat Rocks"

  • Bring your camera to capture natures hidden beauty

    Bring your camera to capture natures hidden beauty

  • WV's Famous Scenic Elk River

    WV's Famous Scenic Elk River

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • 2nd Bedroom Down

    2nd Bedroom Down

  • Seasonal Rolling Stream

    Seasonal Rolling Stream

  • Scenic Meadows

    Scenic Meadows

  • Open Floor Plan

    Open Floor Plan

  • Rolling Meadows border the Elk River & Nat. Forest national forest

    Rolling Meadows border the Elk River & Nat. Forest national forest

  • Trout Fishing at Local Springs

    Trout Fishing at Local Springs

  • Natures Wonder - A Hidden River at Times

    Natures Wonder - A Hidden River at Times

  • Spring Early Summer
Elk River

    Spring Early Summer Elk River

  • Grandkids Wading Around

    Grandkids Wading Around

  • The Flow of the Upper Elk River

    The Flow of the Upper Elk River

  • Watch Nature from the Sunroom

    Watch Nature from the Sunroom

  • Loft Bedroom

    Loft Bedroom

  • Backyard Firepit

    Backyard Firepit

  • Flat Rock

    Flat Rock

  • Famous "Flat Limestone Rock"

    Famous "Flat Limestone Rock"

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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