Posted price reflects Riverfront Chalet; Cottage adds 2 more bedrooms $250/night
Lynn Aycock; 540.580.2943 (Call or Text); email at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Lynn Aycock; 540.580.2943 (Call or Text); email at email@example.com
Lynn Aycock (Proprietor - Stillwater Haven) Lynn has a deep-seated desire to serve others and bring joy to their lives. Her chosen method for achieving the expression of her great gift of serving is through the Short-term Rental Business. The primary goal of her passionately created, stunning, well-appointed homes is for families and friends to gather and create life-long memories together, always within an environment of love. She has hosted family reunions, friend gatherings, special birthdays (30-90 years of age) and other special occasions for 12 years in Fayetteville, West Virginia and for 5 years in Friendsville, Maryland at Stillwater Haven. Lynn has been satisfying an attraction to outdoor adventure through her Whitewater Boating and Canoeing interest for over 30 years. She has taken her hobby to the limits by traveling extensively across the US and Ecuador boating creeks and rivers with her friends. Other interests include trail riding with her horses and hiking with her dogs along the beautiful trails where she resides in Friendsville, Maryland. Lynn has over 30 years of experience as a Commercial Insurance Producer & Consultant specializing in coordinating insurance and risk management for the construction industry.
Lynn Aycock; 540.580.2943 (Call or Text); email at firstname.lastname@example.org purchased this Chalet in 2016
Why Lynn Aycock; 540.580.2943 (Call or Text); email at email@example.com chose Friendsville
OUR STORY Stillwater Haven’s owner, Lynn, has been an accomplished Class III-IV whitewater boater for 30+ years and considers the Upper Yough her favorite whitewater river. So, it should come as no surprise that she would purchase a plot of land with an 1800’s era Victorian House lovingly built right next to it. When Lynn decided to move to Friendsville and use the “Yough House” as her full time residence, she didn’t realize that the house had structural water damage and neither the history nor the foundation of the house could be salvaged. Putting two and two together, the recommendation was to completely demolish the house and start over from scratch. Lynn was unsure of what to do at that point. Should she build a “little house” for her personal use or should she design and create a place where families and friends could come together to celebrate special occasions and make great memories? It was at that point that she decided to sell her vacation rental property, Lynn’s Pond House, in Fayetteville, West Virginia after serving a wide diversity of guests for over 8 years. This way she could focus on creating a new gathering place for families and friends in a completely new adventure area, one in which she has a personal passion for through her many experiences enjoying the region. Hence the launch of a new venture began with the creation of the riverside retreat in Friendsville Maryland – Stillwater Haven. The name Stillwater Haven originated out of a comparison between the stillness of the water by the house and the challenging rapids several miles upstream. Lynn compared it to the stillness she was experiencing in her own life. She needed to be still and see what God’s plan for her and the house would be...…..
What makes this Chalet unique
OUR CHALET Nestled in the lush and beautiful mountains of western Maryland, Stillwater Haven is a 6000 sq. ft. private luxury vacation home rental near Deep Creek MD, with a maximum occupancy of 25, and rests along the scenic shores of the Youghiogheny Wild and Scenic River corridor. Our Chalet is perfect for many types of events or occasions: family vacations, reunions, friend retreats, anniversary celebrations, birthdays, weddings, private events, team building exercises, personal coaching getaways, or even your next yoga retreat. Contact us today and learn more about how we can make your special event or occasion even more memorable!
Pool / Spa
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Don't over pack games. List availableDon't over pack games. List available
No pets - Pets allowed in cottage. Call owner for detailsPets allowed in cottage. Call owner for details
Parties/events allowed - Event fees apply on a per case basisEvent fees apply on a per case basis
No smoking - Outside only and please use ash trays provided.Outside only and please use ash trays provided.
Max guests: 25
Minimum age of primary renter: 30
- New Cottage as of 10-2019 adds 2 bedrooms & is dog friendly. Call owner for details regarding extra costs to add to rental contract.
- Our Cancellation policy is not as strict as noted so review our rental contract for details.
- 2 days of activities serves groups the best so we have a 3 night minimum. Can't stay 3 nights? stay 2 nights but still enjoy facility 2 full days
Great 4 seasons house.
Our family celebrated our father's 100 birthday.
Our father was glad to have a ramp to walk into the house. The house comes with everything except a chef. Kitchen fully stocked with professional cookware of all sizes and a large variety of herbs, spices, oils etc. Loved listening to creek and Yough River from large covered decks. There are many outdoor/indoor games including pool table and ping pong table. A great place to celebrate with family of all ages.
Hope to come back in summer or early fall to use the intertubes to float down the river.
I was so blessed to host Ann & her family at Stillwater Haven for their dad's 100th Birthday Celebration! We have now hosted special birthday celebrations from 30-100! How cool it that?! Thanks for the blessings!
Ann's family took wonderful care of Stillwater Haven and we look forward to having them back this summer/fall to whitewater raft with Precision and to tube from the house if they are not rafting.....or maybe both ;-)
Definitely coming back!
We had a group of 20 gather for a cabin/ski weekend at Stillwater Haven and had the BEST time!!! The property is gorgeous and well-designed. Lynn has thought of every possible thing to make sure you enjoy your time there. Let's not forget to mention how incredibly sweet of a person she is too! Thanks so much Lynn and Stillwater team for a weekend we'll never forget. :)
We are a "family" of 16 rock-climbing buddies who wanted to splurge on a convienent home-base for a weekend of bouldering in Coopers Rock State Forest. Stillwater Haven was a paradise for us "dirt-baggers" used to cabins and camping. Plenty of space and two incredible, fully stocked kitchens--we easily prepared a massive "friendsgiving" feast. The house was a welcoming home to relax in after a long cold day on the rocks. I hope we can all make it down again next year!
Stillwater Haven is truly A HAVEN! It totally exceeded our imagination on all aspects. Lynn and her staff are incredible and went above and beyond to have everything we could have ever needed for us, and are SO so kind. They gave us so much information about the area, house, things to do, etc. We LOVED that her two dogs and 3 horses were so friendly for us to visit, pet and play with. From floating on the river, to making fires (at both fire pits!), swinging on the hammocks, and having so much space to enjoy eachother's company... it was just a fabulous time. 10/10 would recommend, and we will CERTAINLY be coming back for another visit!! Thank you Lynn & Stillwater Staff :)
Heaven on earth
Stillwater Haven is a gorgeous, huge, immaculate home stocked with every possible cooking appliance, game (billiards, ping pong, horseshoes, croquet, monopoly, etc), located right on a beautiful river suited for kayaking, swimming, and tubing (tubes and PFDs, and water guns, provided at no cost). Absolutely perfect for a family reunion — or a wedding, which is why we were there.
We had about 25 people staying at Stillwater, with about 50 more friends coming on Sunday for the wedding, and Stillwater accommodated them all with ease. The whole house seems to consist of wonderful places to relax, porches and patios to catch up with friends, fireplaces, and fantastic kitchens to prepare and enjoy any possible food.
Not to mention the wonderful grounds: grassy lawn, babbling stream, horse paddock, hiking trails, and hammocks. We even went tubing three times during our stay and it was wonderful.
All watched over by Lynn, the on-site owner, and her staff, who were always available and helpful with every aspect from before we booked until the moment we left.
We couldn't have picked a more perfect spot to celebrate our wedding, and we are already planning a reunion.
Many guests that stay at Stillwater also enjoy activities such as Whitewater rafting by the house (all skill levels available....ask Lynn); board games & outdoor games on site; whitewater river tubing on site; hiking from the house and across the river (Kendell Trail); Road & Mountain Bike Trails from house; Wisp Resort is 10 miles & is a 4 season destination including skiing, tubing, cross-country skiing, golf, disc golf, tube park, mountain coaster, shopping, canopy tours, etc; Swallow Falls State Park; Deep Creek Lake Area; Frank Lloyd Write Tour; Nemacolin Woodlands Spa & Casino is also 4 season and offers many activities; Ohiopyle State Park Area