Front of the cabin in Winter
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A lovely, rustic three-bedroom, two-bath real-log cabin in Old Timberline. Flat lot, surrounded by stunning tall pines. Walking distance to miles of conservancy trails and the Canaan Valley Wildlife Refuge. Easy access from within the neighborhood to the Dolly Sods Wilderness. Minutes to White Grass and Timberline. Or just explore the wooded wilderness behind the cabin!

Le logement

The cabin is truly unique. Much of it is handcrafted from salvaged wood. It was built in the 1970's, but it has the distinctive look of a log cabin built a century before. The house is featured in Ruth Cooper Allman's book, "Roots in Tucker County." She called it a "work of art."

Too many old-world details to mention. But the place doesn't skimp on the modern amenities either--satellite TV, wifi, good cell access, DVD player and selection of DVDs, dishwasher, coffeemaker, stovetop espresso maker, microwave, etc. Also, plenty of closet space throughout.

The master bedroom is on the first floor, along with an eat-in kitchen, living room, and one bathroom with a tub. The living room features very high ceilings and a wood-burning pot-belly stove surrounded by a beautiful stone hearth. There are also plenty of board games, iPhone compatible speakers, and a record player (with my parents old records -- Leonard Cohen, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, etc.). The sofa is fold-out, the day-bed comes apart to make two twin beds, and there's also a twin airbed in one of the closets.

Upstairs, there are two more bedrooms and a second bathroom with a shower.

There are porches off the front and back, and two BBQ pits and a fire pit in the back. There is also a storage shed with a basketball hoop, lawn games (bocce, corn hole), and a couple of pairs of snowshoes and bikes inside (one road bike, one mountain bike -- though the road bike has seen better days). There is often stocked firewood, which you can use in the living room pot-belly stove or the outdoor fire pit.

The place is relatively secluded, down a seldom traveled dirt road. But still just a couple of miles from skiing at Timberline Four Seasons Ski Resort. And about 10-15 minutes drive from White Grass Touring Center (cross country skiing and snowshoeing). A bit further up the road to Canaan Valley Resort. In the winter, Canaan Valley gets more snow than almost any eastern mountain region, outside New England. Timberline ski resort averages 180' of snow per winter!

During the summer, you'll have access to all that Tucker County has to offer: some of the best hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and rafting/canoeing/kayaking in all of West Virginia. Dolly Sods Wilderness is truly magical and can be entered from a parking lot within the Old Timberline community (a five-minute drive from the cabin).

Within walking distance of the cabin, there are miles of additional conservancy and nature trails. Or just explore the acres of forest right behind the cabin. Tromp around in snowshoes. Throw a frisbee. Try to balance on the slack line. Swing in the hammock. Have a blast.

Blackwater Falls State Park and much more are just up the road. Seneca Rocks is also only 45 minutes away -- some of the best rock climbing in the east (and a fantastic swimming hole, too). Best of all, during those hot summer stretches, Canaan Valley remains about 15 degrees cooler than nearby eastern cities.

Great restaurants, coffee shops, breakfast spots, and music venues (the Purple Fiddle!) all nearby in the delightful towns of Davis and Thomas.

My wife and I fell in love with Tucker County on our first visit, and we hope you will too.

Accès des voyageurs

The whole cabin and five acres are yours.

The kitchen is well-stocked. And you should help yourself to any basics that we may leave behind (sugar, coffee, etc.). There's also a little bar that is usually fairly well-stocked. Feel free to partake (but also feel free to contribute).

Échanges avec les voyageurs

I'm always available by cell phone. I live a couple of hours away in Virginia. But we've contracted with a local cleaning service and plow service, which will plow the driveway but not the walk to the front door. Two sets of keys will be left in convenient spots. And a local realtor has a third set of keys in case of emergencies.

Autres remarques

The upstairs bedrooms are A-framed and in the kitchen the timbers are low (see photos), so tall folks should watch their heads. Also, families with very young children should be mindful of the gaps between the steps and between the rails on the steps and the second-floor landing.

The cabin is well soundproofed from the outdoors (and the only real sounds are nature anyway), but sounds do travel fairly well within the cabin. (So be careful when complaining about family members in other parts of the cabin).

As I mentioned, the plow service clears the driveway but not the walk. In the event of fresh snow, you may need to shovel the walk. (On the upside, you have fresh snow!) There are two shovels at the cabin.

There is a finite amount of water in the well. It is almost never a problem when it comes to typical water usage, but large groups should be mindful of using too much water--back-to-back. Please note that losing water is a rare problem, except when it comes to our (sadly inefficient) washing machine. So, you should really only use it at your own risk. But, even if you were to lose water, it would be very temporary. The water comes back quickly.

The address of the cabin maps up well. The last two miles are on a relatively level, dirt road. No big hills. But you'll need a 4WD in snow.

Finally, please note that I'm willing to entertain some long-term rental requests. But we do use the cabin ourselves -- particularly in summers and winters. So, I can't promise anything. Sorry.

Chambre 1
1 lit queen size
Chambre 2
1 lit queen size
Chambre 3
2 lits simples
Espaces communs
1 canapé convertible, 1 matelas pneumatique, 2 matelas au sol

Le logement
Salles de bain : 2
Chambres : 3
Lits : 4
Arrivée : À partir de 15:00
Départ : 12:00
Type de logement : Logement entier

Produits de base

Voyageur supplémentaire $13 CAD / nuit après 6 voyageurs
Frais de ménage $127 CAD
Caution $191 CAD
Réduction à la semaine : 20%
Tarif week-end $191 CAD / nuit
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Règlement intérieur
Non fumeur
Ne convient pas aux animaux
Pas de fête ni de soirée
L'entrée dans les lieux se fait à partir de 15:00

Please treat the cabin as you would your own home. No parties and typically no pets -- sorry, my wife's allergic (not to parties, but to pets). If you have a small animal, please feel free to ask; we may be able to work something out.

Once you book, I will send you a "House Manual" with instructions on how to access the cabin, things to do upon arrival, and things to do upon departure. All fairly basic and clearcut.

I will try to be VERY flexible on arrival and departure times. Please let me know if you need to arrive early or leave late. I'll only say no if there's too much of a time crunch between guests.


Dispositif de sécurité
Détecteur de fumée
Kit de premiers secours

Séjour de 2 nuits minimum

38 commentaires

Profil utilisateur de Lydia
septembre 2017
Our stay was delightful! Josh gave us simple and easy instructions making for an easy check-in and out. The wooded backyard was perfect for our boys who enjoyed chasing wild turkey, spying on deer, and roasting marshmallows in the fire-pit. The cabin was cozy, well-furnished, comfortable, and clean, allowing us to relax and rest well for all the adventures that await in the Canaan Valley. Hiking, quaint restaurants, and just an all around beautiful area, we hope to be able to visit again!

Profil utilisateur de Karin
septembre 2017
Josh was a super communicative host and everything was very clear before and during our stay. We had a family group of 10 at the cabin to hike and mountain bike for labor day weekend. The cabin is very cozy and comfortable and well set-up for groups. Hurricane harvey paid the area a visit and we did not have power for the first night (same as the whole development) but Josh was very professional about the issue and refunded us the first night and kept us in the loop. The back area of the cabin is great for lawn games and post-harvey we were able to play. From the cabin you can easily walk to the wildlife refuge, do a nice mountain bike loop on fire roads and single track trails, and drive a couple miles to a trailhead directly into dolly sods. We've stayed in the area a couple times and highly recommend this location. This particular cabin is great if you like older style cabins but still want functionality. I believe it is a newer build but is highly reminiscent of the postwar cabins that I grew up with in the TN Appalachians as opposed to the newer style modern cabins common in the development. The only issue we had was will overtaxing the water supply post electric turn on (which we were warned about by the host in advance with our group size), but something to keep in mind for larger groups. Overall a great stay!
Profil utilisateur de JoshJosh est un Superhost.
Réponse de Josh :
Glad you had a good time, Karin! Sorry again about the blackout the first night. Thanks for being so understanding! Also sorry about the limited water. To date, the water supply has never been a problem with groups of eight people or fewer. But beyond that number the water pump can have a bit of trouble keeping up. And I think the power outage didn't help. In any event, it's temporary. The water comes back after thirty minutes or so. (And, hopefully, our newly installed high-efficiency washer will make the problem even rarer going forward.)
septembre 2017

Profil utilisateur de Siddharth
août 2017
We loved our stay at this cozy cabin - the kids didn't want to leave. It is surrounded by woods, and there are some lovely hikes within a short distance. The host, Josh, had thoughtfully provided tips on things to do which we found very useful.

Profil utilisateur de Greg
août 2017
cabin has a lot of character!

Profil utilisateur de Amy
août 2017
Josh's cabin was exactly what my family needed. It was a wonderful place to unplug and enjoy all that the Dolly Sods and Canaan Valley area had to offer. Josh gave great suggestions for rainy days as well as activities for my teens. We had such a great time hiking through Dolly Sods, up Seneca Rocks and around Blackwater Falls. We will definitely book a stay at Josh's cabin again.

Profil utilisateur de Lee
juillet 2017
The advantage of Josh's place is that foul weather cannot completely spoil your getaway. The cabin keeps you feeling good even in a downpour, rain only increases one's thirst to drink in the rustic coziness of the interior while listening to his old records and basking in the glow and warmth of the fire. Then when the weather breaks and it's instead the sun that showers the valley and its lakes, and you take a day's hike in the Dolly Sodds that leaves you deliciously sore, the cabin's ambiance envelopes you anew, and some sixth sense feasts on it.

Profil utilisateur de Michael
juillet 2017
For anyone looking for the quintessential "cabin in the woods" experience, you can do no better than Josh's place. Offering all the simple charms of a secluded cabin in the woods, and providing everything needed for a comfortable stay where you never feel like you're roughing it: very comfortable beds, strong hot water in the shower, generous honor bar, vinyl records (!) - this was the perfect place for a group of old friends to reconnect over corn hole tournaments and Dark and Stormies around the fire. The setting was isolated enough to help us feel removed from the world at large, but having the Canaan Valley store a 5-minute drive away was incredibly convenient. The nearby towns of Davis and Thomas are both charming examples of small towns that have benefited from proximity to the area resorts: craft beers, live music, good produce, and genuinely friendly people. Only note of caution: both towns are 15 minutes from the cabin on a somewhat winding road, with a few zones of reduced speed limit. We had no issues, but I could see how a lack of a designated driver for the drive back to the cabin could lead to a bad experience ... As we were pulling - so regretfully! - away from the cabin, we joked how we had to find SOMETHING negative to say in our review, otherwise people might think we were a bot working for AirBnB leaving Fake Reviews, so here's the best (worst?) we could come up with: with the way the silverware tray is positioned in the kitchen drawer, it's difficult to tell whether it's a spoon or a fork you're grabbing without pulling it out a little extra ... but then again, we signed up for a rustic experience, so we somehow managed to not let that ruin the weekend . We are so grateful to Josh for making his cabin available, and look forward to finding time soon to return. Without a doubt, the best AirBnB experience we have had.

Charlottesville, Virginie, États-UnisMembre depuis août 2014
Profil utilisateur de JoshJosh est un Superhost.

Hi! I'm Josh. My family and I love to see the world and spend time outdoors -- hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, etc. We use Airbnb to host guests at our cabin, which is located in beautiful Canaan Valley, West Virginia -- a truly magical part of the country. We've also rented often from others when traveling to new cities and sights.

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