We have a 5-bedroom, 4-bath cabin in the heart of the George Washington National Forest in Lost River, WV. We're roughly 115 miles outside of Washington, DC.
We have a 5-bedroom, 4-bath cabin in Lost River, WV. It is actually renting our two adjacent units: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/581434 ("Unit A") and https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/894874 ("Unit B"). This rental would include two kitchens. It is two levels with the bedrooms on the second floor. It's in the heart of gay WV and is a nice mix of local and DC weekenders.
Here's the layout:
*Unit A: 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. One bedroom has a queen-size bed. The second bedroom has two twin-size beds.
*Unit B: 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed with a walk-out balcony. The second bedroom has a queen-size bed. The third bedroom has two twin-size beds. The sofa in the living room folds out to a full-size bed.
The cabin has a landline telephone but there is no cell phone reception. We have high-speed DSL Internet as well as streaming Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Prime. We have new, 39" LED TVs. There is no cable television and local television stations are not available.
Because this is our vacation home, we do not have trash or recycling pick-up. You will have to take your trash and recycling back with you.
We're roughly 10 miles from Wardensville, WV and roughly 30 miles from Moorefield, WV. Moorefield (email hidden) for Walmart, lunch, a movie theatre and bowling alley.
Very close by are two restaurants: the Lost River Grill (5 miles away) and The Guesthouse Lost River (3.8 miles away). The former is more low-key, and the latter is a bit more upscale.
Trout Pond Recreation Area (about 5 minutes away by car) provides a nice lake that you can walk around (and swim in during summer), a camping area, and a playground for kids.
The nightly price quoted here INCLUDES 6% West Virginia Lodging Tax as well as 6% Hardy County Lodging Tax.
Guests will have access to the entire cabin, including the fire pit in the backyard, the front porch, the back patio, and the upstairs walkout balcony.
Interaction with Guests
I will send a detailed check-in email one week prior to the guest's arrival. After that, I'm fully accessible via iPhone iMessages, email, or by telephone.
After you book you'll receive access to our "Tips & Tricks" manual.
My friends and I had a great time at Kelly's place! He was super communicative before our stay and even checked in with us over the wknd. The house is adorable - we can't wait to go back!
The experience was delightful, thanks for a wonderful stay. The hosts sent over information well in advance to help us prepare for our trip; the directions and instructions for the house were clear and thorough. The kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, spices, and appliances. The house had extra sheets, blankets, and pillows. The fire pit was great, and the area was serene and relaxing. The house is about 30 minutes from hiking, as well as restaurants and stores. We would definitely stay here again.
Working with Kelly was a true pleasure, he was helpful and communicated very well. The cabin was exactly what we needed to get away - clean, well stocked and totally enjoyable.
We rented the combined units for our family gathering over Thanksgiving. The two units were exactly what we needed and were expecting from the posting. Kelly was A+ on the communication, especially making sure we had all the information we needed before getting there as well as making us feel welcome once we arrived.
Since the cabin is a bit out of the way, we had packed everything we could think of that might be needed. We completely overpacked as the cabin was well stocked in terms of pots, pans, crockpot, baking sheets, etc. We will know for next time!
Hope everyone gets to enjoy their time at the cabin as much as we did!
Kelly was a fabulous host, communicating with me before, during and after our stay. The cabin was very cozy and perfect for two families to share.
We had a great stay at Kelly's cabin. Everything was as described and what we expected. We had a big group so it was nice to have two fridges and two bathrooms on the first floor. Kelly texted/emailed to check in on us during the weekend even though we had no problems. Thanks!
Kelly was a terrific host for beautiful cabin in Lost River, WV. Although we didn't have any issues or questions once we arrived, Kelly was always reachable via imessage or email. I spent the weekend with five close friends and we had plenty of room to spread out and relax, although we mostly hung out on one of the three decks. The covered deck was perfect for a late afternoon rain storm, and the private deck attached to the master bedroom was perfect for checking out the stars. The location was great--about a five minute drive to the trout pond. There was also a quaint farmers market down the road where we purchased some snacks and jams. Everybody in the area was extremely friendly. The cabin is definitely secluded, but close enough to civilization that you don't feel "off the grid." Although most of our group came from Richmond, we did have a friend drive from DC--both trips were really manageable for a weekend getaway. I would absolutely recommend staying in this area, and this cabin in particular, if you have the opportunity. Thank you for being great hosts!
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My name is Kelly and I live in Washington, DC, with my husband and our three recently-adopted children. We live across the street from the Eastern Market Metro Station and rent out our downstairs apartment.
We've been renting our DC apartment (underneath our house) since March 2012; we've begun renting our WV cabins since Jan. 2013.
For tourists to DC, we have -- I have to admit! -- a pretty superb location in that you can be on the National Mall (the Smithsonian Museums) in less than 20 minutes. Historic Eastern Market is just a few blocks away.
My husband works for the federal government, and I work for a global consulting firm supporting the federal government on sustainability issues. We enjoy bbq'ing outside when the weather is nice, going to the park with the kids, and simply being parents.