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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Beautiful get-a-way. Come enjoy the seasons at Touchstone. Now with new interstate, it is under three hours from DC or Baltimore.
SKI: We are on the Valley floor so it is an easy quick two minute dash to the Timberline slopes .
Great place to spend your skiing holiday near the Timberline slopes. A serene, intimate, and beautifully furnished cabin in gated Old Timberline adjacent to its conservancy is nestled in Cannan Valley, WV. The secluded cabin, perfect for a honeymoon couple or those seeking refuge from the frantic pace of urban life is cool in the summer and has ample powder in the winter. Situated on five acres of wooded and open meadow lands with its own pond, the cabin has gorgeous sunset views over Spruce Island Lake and long views of the valley and the adjacent Cabin Mountain. Six miles of private trails at your doorstep, a short walk to Timberline Four Season slopes, ten minutes to Whitegrass Cross Country Center, or Cannan Valley Ski and Golf Resort. The cabin has been recently renovated, inside and out.
AUTUMN: When the leaves turn in the mountains it is a special time. Hiking is spectacular in Dolly Sods or around Timberline lakes. Refreshing! It is a good time
to bring the mountain bikes to take advantage of the many trails in the parks as well as the road bikes for broad expanses of The Valley. Autumn can renew everyone after the hot summer.
SUMMER: It is always a welcome break from the heat to come to Canaan Valley. Because of the altitude and the lay of the mountains, August days may break 80 with the nights cooler with a breeze. You will need blankets.
The house is adjacent to the Timberline Conservancy with the dock and boat racks of Spruce Island Lake within shouting distance. The catch and release restriction has been lifted from the lake so there is open fishing for the "big" ones. On five acres of flat valley land with pond. Autumn is spectacular with the turning of the hardwood trees which surround the property and cover the Valley.
HIKING: Because you are renting in Old Timberline you will have access to the top of the mountain trails into Dolly Sods and a Fish and Wildlife access trail. The six miles of well maintained trails inside Timberline can be accessed on the path from the house to Spruce Island Lake.
GOLF: The 18 hole championship course of The Canaan Valley Resort Park is ten minutes away. Frequent golf events are scheduled and open to the public. The course is set in the gentle rolling hills of Canaan Valley rimmed with mountains.
BIKING: Many off road trails in the area with organized week-end events all summer and fall out of the Davis area. This area is for lover of the outdoors.
ADDITIONAL SKIING: Canaan Valley is the most northern of the West Virginia ski resorts with three separate establishments - Canaan Valley Resort State Park, Timberline, and Whitegrass Cross County Ski Center. The Valley has been having record snowfalls.
Member since: 2005
- 1100 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Master Bedroom has a private bath Joint bath newly done over
- Four wheel drive not required on the Valley floor, but always check weather forecast as it is a ski resort, 2 Queens, 2 Twin beds. Championship 18 Hole Golf Course, Boat at the dock, Furnished with Antique and Contemporary Japanese Artifacts. The unit has recently received a new stove, microwave washer, clothes dryer, and dishwasher....moreless
- Autumn Foliage
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Seating for 7 people
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- admin $55 + tax
- hot tub $50 + tax
- security policy (optional) $39
- Pet Fee $50 + tax
- Tax Rate 12%
Please call 866-304-866-8680 ASK for THACKER PROPERTY CM02 Touchstone-on-the-Lake This booking agency has the final say on the total rates and for clarification and for booking. If you have questions about the house, call me at 941-350-4254.
Winter and Fall Mid week rates available. Call 304-866-8680 to ask for mid-week rates. Occasionally there are specials in place.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Within walking distance of Timberline Four Season Ski Slopes, the 500th National Wildlife Refuge, and the Dolly Sods Wilderness Area. The property is on the East side of Spruce Island Lake on the Valley floor inside Old Timberline's Gate. (The map often shows it outside the gate but it is behind the gate of Old Timberline)From deck view abundant wildlife such as deer, black bear, fox, turkey and various birds
and geese. Restaurants available within the valley from gourmet to country- family style fair. The Monongahela National Forest, Canaan Valley Resort State Park, and Blackwater State Park are just minutes away. The Timberline Nature Conservancy is adjacent to property, allowing direct access to six miles of private trails and the boat and fishing dock on Spruce Island Lake. A scenic adventurer's wonderland with all kinds of outdoor sports available. Spectacular Fall Foliage, Abundant Fresh Powder, Alpine Spring Flowers, Cool Mountain Breezes.
Other Activities: rock climbing, hiking
Ski: Timberline Four Seasons Resort within walking distance but just behind the gate in Old Timberline.
Check on line for length of runs, power conditions, and special week-end events.
Must do : Go to the top of Cabin Mt to be able to see 50 miles north, south, and west. Hike into Dolly Sods to Bear Rocks and
see 50 miles to the east.
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: We love getting away to the outdoors in any season. This truly is our 'touchstone'. We like to hike particularly in Dolly Sods, around Seneca Rocks and even the six miles of Old Timberline trails which is accessed off our front deck.
Why the Owner Chose Davis, WV, USA:
Touchstone is the best of both worlds. It is private and secluded yet close to 'civilization' , the slopes, and the front gate for supplies and emergencies.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Timberline ski slopes are two minutes away, the lake/dock is just beyond the front yard and the Timberline walking trail goes by our house. Because of all the windows, you feel part of nature, no matter the season. We love seeing all the wildlife walking to and from the lake.
Links to more information:
Great Ski Retreat Close Timberline Slopes & along Old Timberline XC trails.
Touchstone's Pond Attracts Abundant Wildlife
After enjoying the local sights
Wood stove (wood provided) for cosy winter days and nights
Master bedroom queen with private bath
Deer off the deck
Well appointed kitchen, new appliances
Twin bed room with Japanese Decor, mini office
Touchstone across the pond
Inside garage, gentle driveway, always plowed
Evening view from the side deck
Gamefisher boat at the dock, oars in garage with combination
A Relaxing Place to watch the colors change
Enjoy Apres Ski, impeccably clean, great view
Looking to the North from Touchstone
Jade bathroom, one of two baths
New leather suite, big views of the outside
Japanese Decor throughout Queen bed
From in front of the house, on The Conservancy, near by Timberline slopes
Spruce Island Lake from atop Cabin Mt.
Quiet moment on Touchstone's pond
Spruce Island Lake, adjacent to Touchstone
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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