Enjoy a fire in the fire pit or relax on the hammock.Summer 2015 deck arrangement
Entire home/apt
4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
3 Beds
1 adult
0 children
Ages 2 - 12
0 infants
Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Well appointed chalet cabin nestled among the trees. This cozy cabin offers two bedrooms, one full bathroom, outdoor shower, & hot tub on five wooded acres. Spacious outdoor deck, hammock, fire pit, WiFi, cable, Netflix, Amazon Prime, fully stocked kitchen, gas grill, and covered parking. Close to town and Cacapon State Park. Short drive from DC, Baltimore, Philly, & PBH. Offered though owner (not a rental company). For larger groups, check out my other cabin, Horizon Hill.


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $60
Security Deposit: $300
Weekly Discount: 20%
Cancellation: Moderate
Weekend Price: $199 / night

Description

The space

Want to get away for the weekend, but you have no idea where to go? Enjoy recreation and relaxation in a cozy cabin in Berkeley Springs, WV.

This cabin is located in a quiet cove of the wilderness. In fact, a short drive from the DC and Baltimore Metro area as well as Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. This loft-style cabin creates a perfect environment for either a romantic getaway for two or a party of four. The open space creates a family style-friendly environment for all to enjoy.

The open kitchen allows great conversation to flow from the kitchen to the eat-in dining area, as well as the living room. This quaint cabin has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. The first bedroom has a king size bed, and the second bedroom has 2 single beds. From the living room, you can relish in the wonderful view of nature all while watching a movie. The 32 inch TV is equipped with cable, as well as access to ROKU TV (Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Pandora Radio access available).

Don't want to stay inside? Great! Enjoy time together on the large 600 square foot deck while grilling on the Weber gas grill and catching up with friends and/or family. If you are so inclined, you can unwind in the new deluxe hot tub and still participate in the conversation. In sum, the deck provides ample opportunities of just relaxing and taking in the gorgeous scenery, particularly the mountain view.

Want to go for a hike, shopping or a spa? Berkeley Springs is known for having the best spas (most spas use fresh spring water) and the wondering state park – Cacapon State Park that offers swimming, hiking and a Robert Trent Jones golf course. Also, tubing and kayak rental on the Potomac River are a short drive away. And, don't forget the Troubadour!! For those who like to fish, there are two community ponds and a creek for fishing. In addition, there are plenty of restaurants including James Beard recognized Lot 12, spas, studios, galleries, shops, and antique stores for all to enjoy.

In short, Berkeley Spring, WV has something for everyone.

Guest access

Guests have full access to the cabin and the surrounding 5 acres of property. Guests can also enjoy the community pond located on Oak Hill Road (the upper pond). Guests can park under the carport.

Guests do not have access to the pellet stove (it's very dangerous to operate). Guests do not have access to the outdoor shower during months with below freezing temperatures.

Interaction with guests

Owner is offsite and available via phone and email during your visit.

This property is managed directly by the owner and not a management company.

The neighborhood

Local Interests

There are many things to do beyond Moss Hill. Below is a list of local attractions, shopping, grocery stores, liquor stores, restaurants, and bars. Below are a few of my favorite places:

Attractions:

Cacapon State Park: Enjoy miles of hiking trails, a beautiful scenic overlook, lake with a sand beach and paddle boat rentals, and a Trent Jones golf course.

Berkeley Springs State Park: Enjoy this beautiful park in downtown Berkeley Springs that has its own spa, public baths, mineral springs, and public pool. Don’t forget to check out George Washington’s bath tub.

Berkeley Springs Castle: Look above as you wander the state park in downtown and you’ll see a castle. That’s right, an actual castle overlooking the town. While not open for tours, you can drive into the entrance and snap a couple of photos.

Star Theater: This depression era movie theater on the main street shows second run movies for $4.50. The delicious popcorn is cheap too! And, for a dollar extra, you can reserve a couch.

Paw Paw Tunnel: Located about a 30 minute drive from Berkeley Springs, the Paw Paw tunnel is part of the C&O canal. Built in the mid 1800’s, the tunnel stretches over 3,000 feet.

New Earth Granary: The Granary offers an eclectic mix of entertainment brought to you by local musicians, artists, and players. For a list of events, visit

Atasia Spa: Quite simply the best spa in Berkeley Springs, Frankie Tan and the team at Atasia Spa offer many services at great prices.

Berkeley Springs Farmers Market: Located adjacent to the Berkeley Springs Park and across from the courthouse, this wonderful little farmers market offers fresh vegetables, flowers, and offerings from other local vendors. Open each Sunday from 11-2 and Thursdays from 2-5 during from April thru December. Thursday hours in July & August.

Shopping:

There are some really great shops in downtown Berkeley Springs. From antique malls to holistic shops, there is something for everyone. One of our favorite shops to find treasures is Youngbloods Antiques. It’s located roughly a mile east on RT 9 outside of Berkeley springs.

Groceries:

Food Lion: This full service grocery store has everything you need during your stay. Located at the south end of town off HWY 522. Just look for the McDonalds and you’re there.

Community Garden Market: Looking for something local and organic? Check out the Community Garden Market. Located on the main street, this quaint little shop will help you get your organic on!

Liquor Stores:

7 Eleven: Yes, there is a small liquor store located inside this convenience store. The store is located at the intersection of HWY 522 and RT 9 South (at the bottom of the hill leading to the castle).

Top Shelf Liquors: For a better selection than 7 Eleven, check out Top Shelf Liquors located in a plaza off HWY 522 near the Dollar General. Address: 261 Berkmore Pl | Phone:

Dining:

Lot 12 Public House: Located in a beautifully restored Victorian home on a hill overlooking the town, Lot 12 boasts West Virginia’s only James Beard Chef. The restaurant offers high quality farm-to-table meals with a menu that changes every season. For the best dining experience, choose Lot 12. Reservations are required (phone number hidden).

Teri’s Café: Another upscale dining option in downtown Berkeley Springs. This restaurant offers great food by Chef Devon and the restaurant doubles as an art exhibition for local artists.

The Country Inn: Enjoy a meal in this historic inn situated next to Berkeley Springs State Park. Chef Scott Collinash will treat you to an ever expanding menu of local favorites at reasonable prices. Be sure to check out the amazing crab cakes! Don’t forget to wander around and check out the historic architecture while you’re there.

Ambrae House: Come and enjoy the outdoor patio and listen to music by local artists. This casual restaurant offers good food at good prices. The patio is also dog friendly. Don’t forget to check out the bang-bang shrimp and the delicious crab bisque.

Earth Dog Café: Want some good BBQ in a very relaxed environment? Check out the Earthdog! A very casual restaurant and bar offering large portions at unbeatable prices. Located at 398 S Washington St.

Bars:

The Troubadour Lounge: A true piece of West Virginia History awaits you at this honkey-tonk bar located a few miles from Moss Hill. This bar and grill also doubles at the West Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame and is owned by Jim McCoy, who discovered Patsy Cline. Enjoy $1.50 draft beers and the house drink, rocket fuel! If you’re lucky, they may be raffling off 10lb slabs of bacon during your visit. Local bands can also be heard outside against the backdrop of the beautiful valley and capped by the Cacapon mountain ridge. Directions: turn left when exiting Sleepy Creek forest. Go 1/8 mile and turn left to continue on Highland ridge road. Go approximately 4 miles. Just past the intersection of Ruppenthal road, the Troubadour will be on your left. Just look for the Christmas lights!

!!New!! Berkeley Springs Brewing Company: Enjoy some local brews at this brewery located on the south side of Berkeley Springs.

Mountaineer Sports Bar: Located in downtown Berkeley Springs, this bar offers sports fans a place to relax and watch the game.

**Don’t forget to check out the bars inside Lot 12, Ambrae House, Teri’s, Earth Dog, and the Country Inn. **

Getting around

Located approximately 1 mile off of a county maintained road on a maintained private gravel road. There is a large hill at the entrance that is not recommended for rear wheel drive vehicles during winter time.
During times of inclement weather, guest will park at the driveway of the property and will walk up to the cabin (about 300 feet).

Other things to note

**West Virginia wifi can be a challenge. It works most of the time, however, there are periods that it is incredibly slow.

**Dogs visit this property. While it is thoroughly cleaned after each guest, those with severe allergies might not want to book.

**Burn bans are in effect during the spring and fall. Open fires are allowed during the below times:
- Spring Forest Fire Season March 1 - May 31 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 A.M.
- Fall Forest Fire Season October 1 - December 31 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 A.M.
Please do not use the fire pit before 5PM during these times.**

**Please do not turn on the pellet stove. It requires additional instruction and could be a fire hazard if not used properly.

**Holiday weekends are typically booked at least 6 months in advance. To ensure you get the weekend you want, please book far in advance.

**The cabin is a scenic 15 minute drive to downtown Berkeley Springs.


House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight).

Guests are asked to use the "Leaving Checklist" and leave the cabin in the same condition as they found it. Burning candles on the deck or in the house are not permitted. Parties of 5 or more are not permitted at the cabin. Trash Removal: Place tied trash bags in the garbage can at the end of the driveway. If garbage is not in a tied garbage bag (no shopping bags), it will not be picked up by the waste removal service. Please keep screen doors closed to keep bugs out. Please preserve the roads and my relationships with my neighbors by driving the posted speed limit of 15 MPH in Sleepy Creek Forest. The use of the hot tub is at the guests own risk. Please keep the hot tub filled with adequate amounts of water. Low water levels could permanently damage the hot tub.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Arlington, Virginia, United States · Joined in January 2015

Hi! I've enjoyed Moss Hill for nearly 7 years, spending many weekends relaxing and renovating the cabin to make it a perfect getaway. I love sharing it with my friends and family, and now with Airbnb guests. Now, I've added Horizon Hill for myself and others to enjoy!

A 30-something professional with western roots, I've enjoyed spending the past 12 years living in the Washington DC region, working for community banks, traveling, and spending time with my Jack Russell Terrier, Phil.

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