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Rich Mountain Retreat - secluded mountain cabin

SuperhostCoalton, West Virginia, United States
Entire cabin hosted by Cheryl
5 guestsStudio4 beds1 bath
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Our cabin is remotely located near Rich Mountain Battlefield in Randolph County, West Virginia. If you want privacy and seclusion, this is the place. It’s ideal for anyone wanting a quiet break from the daily grind in life. Rural living brings peace & tranquility along with things you might not be used to - singing birds early in the morning, fire flies & buggy creatures that are normal in the outdoors, plus a total lack of street lights. You're in the country - enjoy it!

The space
The upper (main) level of our cabin hosts an open floor plan (this means no defined bedrooms). Queen size bed and sleeper sofa are on this level, along with the bathroom, living area and basic kitchen. All linens (bed sheets and towels) are provided. We have an extra set if you choose to change your own during stays of 1 week or more.

A small kitchen is adequately stocked with dishes, cooking utensils, pots and pans, etc. We have a full sized propane stove & refrigerator, small microwave, coffee pot and toaster.

Rich Mountain Retreat is a small cabin on approximately six acres. There are no other cabins or homes on the property or within view so its secluded and private, yet located within easy access to historic towns like Elkins and Beverly, West Virginia.

Enjoy watching deer and wild turkey as you relax on the 10 foot porch that surrounds the cabin. Nearby hiking and walking trails provide a look into Battlefield history during Civil War times. You can spend the day walking thru former camp sites, such as Camp Garrett. Re-enactments of the Battle of Rich Mountain occur each summer in July as part of the Beverly Days Celebrations.

We offer a small grill (bring your favorite charcoal) along with an outdoor fire pit (wood is provided). We also ask that you refrain from using the fire pit on windy days.

Guest access
When you submit a rental request, please give a brief introduction so we can breeze through the booking process with ease. This includes a profile photo of you, your first and last name, along with the name(s) of your guest(s). We're sharing our home with you so let us know where you're from, what you do or what you hope to do while you're visiting. We want to make sure our space suits your needs as well as it does ours.

The entire cabin is for your enjoyment. The upper level is the main floor of living space. The covered porch/deck surrounds the cabin on three sides and offers excellent views of the mountain sunsets.

A partially finished basement houses the washer & dryer, wood stove (for heat) and accommodates additional adult guests with advance notice.

Please note we do NOT have bedrooms, just open space on both levels for sleeping. Make sure your guests are comfortable with this. There is a small, private bath on the main level for guests.

Other things to note
CHECK IN/OUT- Check in time is 3pm -7pm, unless otherwise arranged in advance. Let us know when you plan to arrive so we can coordinate our schedules. Check-out is 12noon on your date of departure.

WINTER BOOKINGS will require AWD or 4WD access due to high elevation snow accumulation. Our cabin is generally not accessible from January ~ March and weather affects all late fall, winter and/or early spring bookings.

Directions to the cabin will be provided upon booking. Our cabin does not have a street address and it not compatible with most navigational systems. We can, however, provide GPS coordinates to confirmed guests.

We have chosen NOT to offer wi-fi or lots of other electronic devices at our cabin. There is a small TV with DVD player for watching movies that you bring from home. We purposely encourage others to periodically detox from the constant connection to the virtual world. Talk to your people, reconnect in your relationships and make some memories!

That said, mobile cell coverage is typically very good in this area (some guests have reported Verizon can be sketchy). So, you don't have to be completely unavailable unless you opt to simply turn off your device. We highly recommend that. :)

Hunting & trapping are NOT permitted with this cabin lease. No exceptions!

Outdoor surveillance equipment is in place and monitors key entry points on the property.


For weekly and longer stays, cleaning service and trash pick-up is available for a small fee. Please ask for details!

WATER~ our cabin water supply comes from a deep well on the property. We have also installed a whole house filtration system on the plumbing. You still might encounter some light rust or perhaps a mild odor when first using any of the faucets each day. Rest assured, our water is safe to use, safe to shower in and cook with! We have installed a PUR water filter at the kitchen, which improves taste straight from the tap. We recommend that you bring your own drinking water should you have concerns about using well water.

While we do provide a washer & dryer for our guests to use, please know that whites may become slightly discolored due to minute iron particles from the ground water source..Use at your own discretion. PLEASE CONSERVE! Well water is not unlimited and is subject to the ebbs and flows of our water table, which is directly affected by annual rainfall. Please limit showers to a reasonable time frame (15 minutes is really pushing conservation, wouldn't you agree?).

Finally! The SHOWER WATER SUPPLY has the HOLD AND COLD reversed. Hot water can be obtained by using the knob to the right of the faucet and cold water to the left. All other faucets within the cabin are in normal position. Our plumber got in a hurry ~ our apologies!
Our cabin is remotely located near Rich Mountain Battlefield in Randolph County, West Virginia. If you want privacy and seclusion, this is the place. It’s ideal for anyone wanting a quiet break from the daily g…

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 double bed, 2 single beds

Amenities

Washer
Air conditioning
Smoke alarm
Room-darkening shades
Carbon monoxide alarm
Free parking on premises
Hair dryer
Free street parking
Dryer
Bathtub

Accessibility

Getting inside

No stairs or steps to enter

Bedroom area

Extra space around bed

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Location

Coalton, West Virginia, United States

Rich Mountain Retreat is located on six privately owned acres near the Rich Mountain Battlefield, with 98 attached acres on lease for exploring. The cabin sits on a maintained 1 acre lot with the surrounding area used for hay production farmland. There are no other cabins or homes onsite or within view of the property and only 2 homes on the mountain itself since other property is either privately owned or falls within the boundaries of the Rich Mountain Battlefield Association.

A patch of pine trees lies between our gravel driveway and the access road (also gravel) which helps to buffer light traffic noise from the locals who tend to use this road as a pass through from Beverly going towards Buckhannon. Our experience is weekday 'work' hours are the most noticed for vehicle traffic, along with weekend passersby to include ATV's. Sorry, we do NOT allow ATV or UTV use on our property.

Our cabin is not so remote that you cannot access some local attractions. Elkins & Beverly are towns located within 5-10 miles and can offer a variety of services, food and other entertainment.
Rich Mountain Retreat is located on six privately owned acres near the Rich Mountain Battlefield, with 98 attached acres on lease for exploring. The cabin sits on a maintained 1 acre lot with the surrounding ar…

Hosted by Cheryl

Joined in March 2016
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Shepherding a flock of Jacob sheep in north central West Virginia adds an interesting flair to the farming lifestyle. We live quietly here and its almost like being on vacation 24/7/365. Our hosting style is very hands-off and low maintenance. We enjoy our privacy and hope our guests do as well. Sharing our cabin (and possible retirement home) and encouraging others to do some periodic detox from the hectic pace of life is how we roll. One should always take time to smell the roses!
Shepherding a flock of Jacob sheep in north central West Virginia adds an interesting flair to the farming lifestyle. We live quietly here and its almost like being on vacation 24/…
During your stay
We schedule and meet each of our guests in person at an agreed check-in time to show the grounds, answer questions and welcome you to our cabin. We appreciate your being on time to a mutually agreeable check-in schedule. Daily check-in time is 3pm -7pm, unless otherwise arranged in advance. Please respect our time and arrive on time. Check-out is 11:00AM on your date of departure.

We are available 24/7 but do not reside directly on this property. Our guest interaction is limited to check-in times but we can always be reached by phone, chat or text.

If you are a high maintenance guest and require lots of personal attention, our cabin may not be the best choice for your vacation needs. But, if you want privacy, along with peace and quiet, then this is the place for you!

Part of the attraction of this retreat cabin is the quiet seclusion away from constant contact with others (aside from those you choose to bring on your vacation). This is not a camp ground but a private cabin. There are no other homes on the property.
We schedule and meet each of our guests in person at an agreed check-in time to show the grounds, answer questions and welcome you to our cabin. We appreciate your being on time to…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events