About this listing
Private 3-BR, 2-BA vacation rental house in Hampshire County WV (between Winchester, VA and Cumberland, MD). Sleeps 8. Fully equipped, AC, elec heat & woodstove, furnished deck, gas grill & view, DISH TV+ DVD player, near Potomac Eagle Scenic RR
A private 3-bedroom vacation rental house on a Christmas tree farm with queen-sized sleep sofa, 2 baths (one with shower, one with tub & shower), fully-equipped kitchen, dining table plus eat-at counter, laundry facilities, furnished deck with gas grill, Dish TV, DVD player and wireless internet (be aware that rural internet is relatively slow), Linens provided. Washer and dryer. Ceiling fans, window air conditioners for hot or humid days; electric baseboard heat (plus a woodstove if desired). Coffee, tea and assorted condiments are stocked. Convenience markets are located 6 miles away. Full grocery store 12 miles away. Several restaurant choices are within a few minutes' drive.
On 20 acres in rural Hampshire County, West Virginia (just below the Eastern Panhandle/45-minutes west of Winchester VA) Located 4 miles from US Rt 50, on a paved road. 2-1/2 hours from downtown DC, 1 hour from Cumberland, MD, 25 minutes from historic Romney and The Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad. 20 minutes to Capon Bridge and Fort Edwards Visitor Center. Great base for day trips to Seneca Rocks, Smoke Hole Caverns, Dolly Sods, Blackwater Falls, Cacapon State Park, Lost River State Park and more.
First two guests, $98.10 Sunday-Thursday nights, $109 Friday, Saturday or federal holiday nights. Additional adults (over 12) $10.90/night each. 12 and under free. Three nights $218 $220(weekends) for two, $21.80/per additional adult. Week $545 ($54.50 each additional adult). Prices quoted include WV Sales tax and Hampshire County Lodging Tax. 25% deposit requested to hold reservations. Deposit will be applied to a future date in event of cancellation.
Since most guests have cell phones, there is no land line in the house, however for emergencies guests may give your hosts' phone number next door (phone number hidden)).
Our water comes delicious from the well, so you don't need to bring bottled!
While the house is not officially handicapped accessible, a guest in a wheelchair spent two weeks here this summer. Master bathroom and bedroom doorways are wide enough and we can arrange a ramp from the driveway onto the entry porch if requested.
Out of consideration for our guests, Just Far Enough Getaway does not accommodate pets on premises. Our own cat wanders the property outdoors but is not allowed inside . A guest with severe cat allergies has been unaffected when using the house.
Interaction with Guests
If we are on premises, we will greet guests on arrival and show them around and answer questions. After that, we live across a wide lawn and are available as needed, and may check in occasionally to make sure all is okay, but otherwise do not intrude on guests' privacy.
Quiet, beautiful and peaceful! Lovely place for a relaxed stroll.
No public transit. Nearest commercial airport is Washington Dulles (2 hours away)
Other Things to Note
The tap water from our well is delicious, so you do not need to bring bottled. Coffee and teas (drip pot with filters) are provided, and various condiments, spices, and staples are on hand that guests are welcome to use.
Out of consideration for guests with allergies, we ask that smokers step outside on the deck, and we cannot accept pets. (No matter how well trained and behaved your pet, he or she cannot avoid shedding dander that gets in the carpet.)
(Our resident cat is not allowed in the house, but does have the run of the property.)
We ask guests to separate recyclables (newspaper, cardboard, glass, aluminum and #1 and #2 plastics) so we can take them to be processed.
Shari was a very welcoming host. I liked the house history that explained the portraits. Also she provided printed out rules and provided information on the area. This was accurately described as a secluded house in the woods. It worked perfect for us, yes there was a bug or two but we were in a woods. It was nice having a house to ourselves and knowing the owners were a few hundred feet away, instead of the other side of the wall. We would stay here again if we were in the area.
The JFE Getaway was exactly as advertised... we had a great long weekend far from the city life. close to lovely parks for hikes. place is spacious and had everything we needed. Sharon was a great host and very accommodating. internet was slow -- perfect for helping us disconnect.
Cool view. Other reviews about aphids were correct, but it didn't spoil the experience for us. The beds were comfy and the space was sufficient. Would visit again.
The cabin is a good place to stay for a large group of friends. We had 7 people in our group and there was plenty of sleeping space and enough room around the dining room table for us to enjoy meals together. The woodstove made the place feel very quaint and we used it quite it a bit, but the baseboard heat also works very well, and each room has its own thermostat. The TV is old, but the living room space is relatively small so it doesn't need to be huge to be able to see anything. The kitchen is stocked pretty well with assorted condiments, coffee, tea, and most supplies that you could think of needing for cooking. We just hung out in the cabin for the two days we were there, so I can't speak to any entertainment that might be nearby.
Shari was a very nice host, and greeted us shortly after we arrived and came by the next day to make sure everything was going well and to bring us more wood for the stove.
The downsides are that the cabin has a pretty distinct moth-ball smell that takes some time getting used to. It would've been nice to be able to open windows for fresh air but it was snowy / freezing when we were there so that wasn't really an option. The wifi is indeed slow and cut out a bit, but it's manageable. There's minimal cell service depending on your carrier. There also were a lot of stink bugs in the cabin. They don't bite, so it's not that big of a deal, but it was a little bit of a nuisance.
My apologies about the moth-ball smell--it is one thing that deters mice from getting in and gnawing on things-- they are an issue in the country. Will air things out as soon as it isn't so frigid! Stink bugs are hard to prevent--every time I go in I remove any that are found, but the sneaky little critters keep appearing as they try to stay warm.
The Just Fsr Enough Getaway was exactly what was advertised, a lovely getaway out of metro areas that was cozy and welcoming. The mountain air made us sleep like rocks, and we got the memorable experience of walking through Sharon's christmas tree farm. the decorum of the cabin made us feel like we had stepped back in time 50 years, a fitting homage to the home's first occupant. We loved it and will recommend to friends.
We were driving from asheville and stopped at Shari's cabin on the way to New Jersey. The location was perfect for us and worked out much better than a hotel off the highway. Shari was very nice and greeted us when we arrived. The cabin was spacious and clean and was equipped with kitchen stuff, etc. We visited in the winter but looks like it would be very nice in the warm weather!
Shari stopped over soon after we arrived and spent time orienting us with the amenities of the cottage. The listing description was spot-on and excellent for our party of 6 adults. We brought our own food, which we prepared in the kitchen, and had lots of space and time to chat. The rabid Notre Dame fan of the group enjoyed the game on the TV.
We spent Saturday riding the Potomac Eagle train which is about 25 minutes from the cottage. Very convenient. The train ride is spectacular, especially the "Trough". We saw eagles and the scenery is gorgeous. We did the trip on 11/01/14. The cottage is in the woods with a great deck on the back. We wished the weather had been a little warmer so that we could have enjoyed the deck more. There are lots of supplies in the cottage and everything you need for a great weekend away.