Historical cozy cottage built in the mid 1800s conveniently located near the Green Bank Observatory, Snowshoe Mountain Resort, the National Forest and loads of hiking and biking trails. From the back yard, you can access hiking trails which connect to the Observatory's many hiking and biking trails. Cass Scenic Railroad and the Greenbrier River are only 6 miles away.
“The place was beautiful and warm. With lovely touches. It was perfectly arranged. With all amenities. The host was extremely accommodating. We arrived one day late. Due to quarantine situation and she accommodated our stay for an extra day without any surcharge she was extremely generous and a gracious host. We loved the beautiful nature trails around and the place was great. Will return for sure”
Comfy cottage overlooking orchard and garden. Nestled in the mountains near premiere ski resort and world class biking/hiking trails. Upstairs loft sleeping area, downstairs futon, kitchen, large covered deck. Privacy, serenity and a place to decompress. Working farm with organic products available. Summer daytime temps are mild with cool evenings. Winter can be cold, but the gas furnace keeps the inside warm and cozy Covid19 precautions in place.
“Early July 2020: The house is the perfect size for two adults and maybe 2 small kids. It was just the two of us and our dog. There is a futon in the living room area which acts as a couch. Comfortable to sit on, but we didn’t sleep on it. The loft bedroom is private from the downstairs. No door on the bedroom. The bathroom is adjacent to the bedroom. The wrap around porch is wonderful to relax on, is shaded from the sun in the day, and cool at night. You will hear the sounds of the creek running behind the home. Tranquil. Bring a blanket to lounge and sprawl out on. You’ll want to lie down on the porch, close your eyes, and take in the full environment. You can also swing yourself to sleep in the hammock. The porch is open on both sides, so if you have small children or pets.. it is not closed in. You must be a dog lover.. for sure.. to stay here. Three dogs (and 1 cat) enjoyed visiting with us and our dog each day and lounged with us on the deck. They do try to come inside, so you have to be careful not to leave the screen door open. They hiked with us on the gravel trail behind the house. Very friendly, energetic, and attentive dogs. The queen bed upstairs was comfortable. Everything was clean. The shower.. hot and the water pressure.. great! Perfect way to unwind after the trails of the Monongahela National Forest. We were even able to wash our dog. The shower head has a detachable hose. No tub.. shower stall with curtain. Temperatures inside were cool at night and the early morning. A very nice breeze made the inside perfectly comfortable sleeping without air conditioning. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed. We brought our own food to make our meals. All pots and pans and utensils available. The refrigerator was cold, kept all the food we brought perfectly, and we used the freezer to freeze our ice packs for the coolers we used to transport food to and from. They do have ice cube trays. Bring your own containers/ foil and/or plastic wrap if you want to save/ cover your food. The host offered for us to pick lettuce and kale from her garden. So kind. You will also find wine openers and bottle openers. We had ZERO WiFi or internet access. You will be off the grid.. which is awesome, but if you are the kind of person who likes to look up trails on an app or search for attractions and restaurants.. be sure to print out everything at home and bring it with you. Or.. screen shot the info you need and keep it in your camera roll. Do the same thing for the house rules on the Airbnb app. This way you’ll have all the information. You can download google maps ahead of time for the area. If you use your phone for GPS, be prepared to lose signal. Download everything you need ahead of time. There is a landline in the home which rings from time to time. You can turn off the ringer. There is a TV in the living room that plays DVDs only. Lots of selections to choose from. Small table for two in the living room to eat meals. The porch is not set up to eat outside, but there is a small glass-top side table if you want to eat outside. We loved the area and the abundance of nature that WV has to offer! Trail heads are close by.. within driving distance. We did not walk to trails from the property.. although we did explore the gravel pathway behind the home. The dogs accompanied us. The sounds of the creek were relaxing and the simplicity of being ‘off the grid’ made for more time to connect. Waking up to the rooster’s crow was authentic farm life. The next time we visit, we will check out the Greenbriar River Trail. Thank you for providing a relaxing place to hang our hats. We had a great stay for our wedding anniversary. We will definitely return.”
Located in the pristine Mill Gap Valley. At night you can reach out and touch the stars. National Forrest is close by too. Enjoy the peace and tranquility that can only be offered in Highland county. The farm along with our Maple Syrup is certified Organic. From our apple trees to our hay and pastures. We are Organic! If you would like a tour of our farm or maple operation, let us know! By September 2020, there will be a new outdoor living area with a hot tub and dining.
“This is the BEST view in Highland County! I spent 7 nights, 8 days, at a hidden gem. Once you get over the mountains you will find yourself in another place and time. Almost no phone coverage - some of my texts took 12 hours - no internet - WHAT? That's right! You get a chance to experience a place free from distraction. Also, no TV in the cottage - you better pack some books. Sheep, alpacas, a horse, bulls, chickens, turkeys, and I am sure I forgot a few - all wonderful companions. Maple Syrup is made here and it is delicious. There are great places nearby to hike/walk. The cottage was very clean and had everything I needed. Great for a couple or single, might be too small for a family. When you wake up at 3am to use the bathroom, do yourself a favor and go outside and then look up. I had a few nights of an incredible night sky. As the full moon approached the stars went out, but the countryside lit by the moon was also cool to look at. The weather on the "civilized" side of the mountain was 90+ on my way there and when I returned as well, while in this paradise it barely hit 80 and a breeze made it always comfortable. I had the windows open all week - no AC needed - ceiling fan helped too. There is an AC if needed. You will not be disappointed if you take some time to escape to Highland County!”