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Hemingway Cottage at Buffalo Gap

Entire cabin hosted by Vincent
6 guests1 bedroom5 beds1 bath
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This rustic but comfortable cottage has all of the amenities and access to Buffalo Gap Retreat in Capon Bridge, WV including lake use with kayaks and canoes, a wood fired sauna with floating dock, games at our 4,000 ft^2 covered pavilion and 3,200 ft^2 lakeview dining hall, firepits at each cottage, a 10,000 ft^2 gym with basketball, hiking trails, and the great little town of Capon Bridge, WV just minutes away.

The space
This cottage sleeps 6 with 1 full sized bed and 4 twin beds. It includes a bathroom with sink. Showers are available at the nearby shower trailer. Also included is a firepit, picnic table, grill, fully stocked kitchenette with appliances, pot/pans, and all necessary items needed to refrigerate and cook /prepare food.

• Buffalo Gap Retreat has a Beach House with white sand beach, volleyball, horse shoes, corn hole, a big wrap around porch, game room, lake, lakefront wood fired sauna with floating dock, lake dock to swim out to, fishing, hiking, Frisbee on the beach, picnic tables and comfortable seating, and a creek that surrounds the beach house on 3 sides.... lots of beauty and fun to soak up.
• Communal Lakeview Dining Hall perfect for connecting to WiFi, playing games, and just hanging out.
• Firewood is located outside of the office cottage and is sold in $5 bundles. Please deposit payment at the black drop box on the left side of the office cottage porch
• Further, when not privately rented, the Lakeview Dining Hall, Pavilion, and Beach House have various games set up for guests.

History
Buffalo Gap Retreat's cabins are part of an old Jewish sleep-away camp called Buffalo Gap Camp dating back to 1954. We are restoring the property to it's former glory, maintenance, and landscaping grandeur, as well as access to all improved facilities. We thank you for your support and hope you enjoy your stay!

Guest access
• Front entrance gate is always open.
• Your cottage door has an electronic keypad lock -- you will be sent the code to your cottage in advance of your arrival.
• Sauna may be booked on a first-come-first-served basis at the Office Cottage so that we can maintain social distance guidelines and have a chance to disinfect sauna between each use.
• On-site manager available to handle any questions or needs.

Other things to note
Each cottage contains a 3 ring binder of "Things to Do" nearby as well as on-site -- including nearby eateries, hikes, nearby towns and places to check out nearby and what amenities are offered on-site in terms of games, lake options, hikes, sauna, etc
This rustic but comfortable cottage has all of the amenities and access to Buffalo Gap Retreat in Capon Bridge, WV including lake use with kayaks and canoes, a wood fired sauna with floating dock, games at our 4,000 ft^2 covered pavilion and 3,200 ft^2 lakeview dining hall, firepits at each cottage, a 10,000 ft^2 gym with basketball, hiking trails, and the great little town of Capon Bridge, WV just minutes away… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 4 single beds

Amenities

Smoke alarm
Kitchen
Carbon monoxide alarm
Private entrance
Wifi
Heating
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Air conditioning
Free parking on premises

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Location

Capon Bridge, West Virginia, United States

The nearby town of Capon Bridge (10 minutes away) has:
( ) Farmer's Daughter - a great Farmer's Market / Butcher with wi-fi -- local, sustainably raised animals products and organic/ non-GMO produce, wine, beer...
( ) River House (cafe) -- a cafe with coffee and sweets and evening musical entertainment (Fri/Sat).
and several restaurants --
( ) El Puente Mexican (excellent)
( ) Gregs (diner like, great for breakfast) and
( ) Anthony's Jr. Pizza (excellent Sicilian deep dish pizza)
( ) Family Dollar
( ) Dollar General
( ) 24/7 Liberty Gas and Capon Valley Market convenience and hardware (sandwiches, deli, camp supplies) and
( ) 2 laundry mats
( ) Walmart about 35 minutes drive in nearby town of Winchester
The nearby town of Capon Bridge (10 minutes away) has:
( ) Farmer's Daughter - a great Farmer's Market / Butcher with wi-fi -- local, sustainably raised animals products and organic/ non-GMO produce, wine,…

Hosted by Vincent

Joined in May 2016
  • 1031 Reviews
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A former graduate level Aerospace Engineer turned self-employed massage therapist (11 years the former, 15 years the latter). A former campground owner/founder....love the outdoors, gardening, landscape design. I am an organic vegetarian, a pacifist, and very health conscious. I live an active, busy and happy life surrounding myself with nature and wonderful people. I am very multi-cultural and enjoy interaction with people from all walks of life, having traveled the world extensively including living in India for some time and having visited many places in the Middle East, Central America, and traveling nearly the whole USA. Love people and love hosting and meeting new people.
A former graduate level Aerospace Engineer turned self-employed massage therapist (11 years the former, 15 years the latter). A former campground owner/founder....love the outdoors…
Co-hosts
  • Eric
  • Sean
  • Barbara
During your stay
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm