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3 BR/2BA MOUNTAINSIDE FARMHOUSE COTTAGE ESCAPE /PET FRIENDLY/CENTRAL A/C/TV

Mark

Advertiser since: 2006
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People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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3 BR/2BA MOUNTAINSIDE FARMHOUSE COTTAGE ESCAPE /PET FRIENDLY/CENTRAL A/C/TV

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday farmhouse in West Virginia - Lost City Farmhouse Cottage

3 bedroom 2 bath - sleeps 6

Constructed in 2008 and designed by famed Katrina Cottage architect Marianne Cusato, this classic, West Virginia cottage is located in Lost City/Lost River is sure to warm your heart. Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, marble and glass tile baths, 9 foot ceilings and comfortable furniture provide a casual, country/lodge atmosphere. The location provides breathtaking vistas of the mountains from every window, the 8 foot deep front porch which extends the entire house as well and a small covered back porch with even more great views. This vacation home sits down a small driveway from a paved road and is surrounded by thirteen acres and has eight resident goats. The thirteen acres abuts the large pasture for the main rental farmhouse which is a good distance away so you still have your privacy but within walking distance if you choose to rent both. Beyond that and within walking distance are the rest of the thousands of acres that make up the George Washington National Forest.

From Washingtonian Magazine - : 'The Lost River Valley of West Virginia has been found.'

'Tucked between two mountain ridges, the valley, a couple of hours from Washington, is drawing more weekenders. The lure is rugged woodland scenery, tumbling mountain streams, and outdoor fun - hiking, fishing, biking, canoeing, swimming, rafting, climbing, horseback riding.'

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NOTE - This house is next to my other rental and both properties can be rented together - perfect for family reunions or two families traveling together!

Further house information: Three great bedrooms make the home perfect for families or couples - two rooms each with a queen bed and a third room with two twin beds. One queen bedroom is downstairs with its own bath and canopy bed (master suite). All bed linens and towels are provided. There are two full baths, one upstairs and one down. The baths have heated marble floors, glass tile walls and high-end fixtures. Soak in the upstairs bath's jetted tub with a window that overlooks the mountains and catch a glimpse of the deer and wild turkeys. Farmhouse has both central air and heat which is dual zone for those who like to sleep with it cool but wake up to a warm downstairs.

There is a fully-equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffeemaker, etc.. There is a washer and dryer combo upstairs if you need it.

We Love Pets!!: Well-mannered pets permitted for an additional rent. Backyard is completely fenced so you don't have to worry about your dog running off into the forest (no goats in the dog area).

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mark (Owner)
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in the cottage and couldn't have been more pleased with the accommodations. Since our visit occurred during the off season, the weather was not conducive to much outdoor activity. But the cottage was so well appointed we felt right at home. Mark and Phil were terrific hosts. The muffins were delicious and we really enjoyed the chickens and goats. It was so nice to visit a place where feeding the animals is encouraged. :) This was a relaxing weekend getaway. We highly recommend!
Jan 2010
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 45 holidaymaker reviews

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3 br/2ba Mountainside Farmhouse Cottage Escape /Pet Friendly/Central A/C/TV
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 47 reviews
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3 br/2ba Mountainside Farmhouse Cottage Escape /Pet Friendly/Central A/C/TV
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p184851
+1 -7035685375
West Virginia USA

Beautiful area, comfortable stay

  • out of 5
My husband, daughters (3 1/2 yrs and 17 mos) stayed here just a couple of weeks passed peak fall foliage. The cottage is beautifully laid out with lots of fun personal touches. All of the modern conveniences like Dish Network and WiFi, the latter which is "essential" since cell phones don't work in Lost River/Mathias. The goats and chickens were adorable, but bring ear plugs! The roosters were confused and thought 4 am was go-time. :) We found it pretty funny though- you gotta have a sense of humor about that sort of thing! We loved the goats and found them very charming. The water in the house is nice and hot but it is well water and very hard--- bring lots of lotion and bottled water. My biggest complaint, and it cannot be understated, is that the cookware is terrible in every way. There's not much variety in size and what is there is really unusable besides a big pasta pot. It's not a deal breaker though and can easily be resolved by bringing your own! Don't forget paper towels and cleaning sponges. The sponge that was there was nasty.

Based on the other reviews I get the feeling that the owners aren't as invested, at least emotionally, in the property. Nobody stopped by with muffins (waaaaa!!) or showed us the goats and chickens. I would've loved the opportunity to care for them while we were there. There were parts that I felt were a little dirty, like the bottom of the kitchen trashcan, the refrigerator, and the inside of the dishwasher. It would've been nice to walk into a clean fridge at least. The beds were VERY comfortable but bring your own pillows and mattress pads. The Queen upstairs doesn't have a mattress pad, just super comfy foam rubber. Not sure about the twin beds since we didn't use them.

Any way, clean the fridge, hose out the trashcan, improve the linens and pillows, and put a little care in the hospitality details-- that would be my advice to the owners and would make our stay a 5/5.

Overall, would recommend as long as you bring your own cookware!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting Lost City Farmhouse Cottage and thanks for taking the time to write a review and give us suggestions.

Unfortunately the owner who does the greeting and muffin baking had to be out of town due to a death in his immediate family and there wasn't time to get a replacement in place prior to your arrival.

Thanks so much for the heads up on the cookware, pillows and the mattress pad - we will be sure to acquire/replace those items.

We will also talk to the cleaning person regarding the cleaning issues you mentioned.

Again, sorry about the greeting and the muffins, next time you visit we will be sure to make you a double batch to make up for it :)

just a note for future guests - the well water has been tasted and is safe to drink but as always some people prefer bottled which is understandable
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3 br/2ba Mountainside Farmhouse Cottage Escape /Pet Friendly/Central A/C/TV
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p184851
+1 -7035685375
West Virginia USA
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
5

Great relaxing holiday

  • 5 out of 5
Fantastic place to relax with the family if that is what you are looking for. We had a wonderful time and even had a surprise visitor the first night. Kids enjoyed picking fresh eggs and feeding the goats. So if you have young kids good activities to do within the house area. Lots to see in the neighbouring areas - Lost River State Park, Lavendar Farm, Shenandoah Caves, etc but all a bit of a drive (except the State Park). Good to go fishing at Trout Pond close by.

Accommodation is good for 2 families and Mark and Phil are excellent hosts. We even got home made muffins when we were leaving for the road.

Highly recommended.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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3 br/2ba Mountainside Farmhouse Cottage Escape /Pet Friendly/Central A/C/TV
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p184851
+1 -7035685375
West Virginia USA
Pasadena, Maryland
4

Stress Reliever...Rent this house!

  • 4 out of 5
My husband, our 12 yo "puppy" and I stayed at this wonderful home. The furnishings are very comfortable and inviting. I loved looking at all of the photos and pictures on the walls. Love the furniture in the bedrooms too. The kitchen was fully equipped. The house even includes breakfast - the eggs we gathered each morning from the chicken coop! Our dog loved wandering in the huge backyard while I sat on the back porch and enjoyed the fresh air. We hiked at Lost River State Park, which was great. The trails are marked so well. We had a late lunch at Lost River Grill (down the road), had dinner at Lost River Brewing Company in Wardensville. The food there was fabulous! Other than that, we did exactly what we came to do - RELAX. And what a great house to rent!
  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
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3 br/2ba Mountainside Farmhouse Cottage Escape /Pet Friendly/Central A/C/TV
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p184851
+1 -7035685375
West Virginia USA
Pasadena, Maryland
4

Need a stress reliever...this place is it!

  • 4 out of 5
My husband, our 12 yo "puppy" and I stayed at this wonderful home. The furnishings are very comfortable and inviting. I loved looking at all of the photos and pictures on the walls. Love the furniture in the bedrooms too. The kitchen was fully equipped. The house even includes breakfast - the eggs we gathered each morning from the chicken coop! Our dog loved wandering in the huge backyard while I sat on the back porch and enjoyed the fresh air. We hiked at Lost River State Park, which was great. The trails are marked so well. We had a late lunch at Lost River Grill (down the road), had dinner at Lost River Brewing Company in Wardensville. The food there was fabulous! Other than that, we did exactly what we came to do - RELAX. And what a great house to rent!
  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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3 br/2ba Mountainside Farmhouse Cottage Escape /Pet Friendly/Central A/C/TV
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p184851
+1 -7035685375
West Virginia USA
Where do you live?
5

Brad & Robbie Barnes

Brad & Robbie Barnes
  • 5 out of 5
Our stay at this wonderful quiet & peaceful cabin was exactly what we were looking for...from the very beginning booking w. Mark....meeting Phil & enjoying those delicious lemon muffins & all of his great restaurant suggestions & other helpful info. Was the very best. We enjoyed feeding the rooster,hens & cute little chicks.....driving our RTV on numerous trails in. The George Washington National Forest & seeing all the beautiful foliage & wildlife was simply breathtaking ! We did a lot of cooking too...everything we needed was in the efficient kitchen. The house was perfect for our get-away & we left feeling rested & refreshed. We will definitely be going back again soon. It was a beautiful area..lots to explore.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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3 br/2ba Mountainside Farmhouse Cottage Escape /Pet Friendly/Central A/C/TV
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p184851
+1 -7035685375
West Virginia USA
Pittsburgh
5

Outdoor recreatio; indoor comfort, peace and quiet

  • 5 out of 5
For three years we have chosen this location as a haven and an ideal place to decompress from normal responsibilities.

This "cottage," which could also be described a cozy and well-appointed three-bedroom home, is situated in a pastoral setting between two mountain ridges. Both the setting and the comfort of the house itself have drawn us to return, in addition to the owners' kindnesses and personal attention.

We have found that vacations here grant us opportunities for peace, great outdoor recreation, and unexpectedly interesting things to do. With the home as a base, we enjoy hiking on country roads or strenuous trails, bicycling, swimming. At home, we love coffee/drinks on the porch, playing music, collecting & eating fresh eggs, reading on the comfy sofas, cooking nice meals, watching movies, baking pies. This year we brought our new ice cream maker and really did it up with desserts.

Very near the home are lovely hikes, overlooks and scenic country roads. We enjoy the charm of the pool at Lost River State Park. And although Cranny Crow overlook at the park is hard to beat during mountain laurel season, we also appreciate Tibbets Knob and Big Schloss as hiking destinations with spectacular views.

Some entertaining side-trips have included: a great swimming hole/waterfall at Greenland Gap (40 mins away); a sweet little community fair (20 minutes); pancake breakfast at Mathias Vol Fire Dept. (10 mins); drinks/dinner at the nearby Lost River Grill (5 mins); Thomas Jefferson's Monticello (2 hours); Carrier Arboretum in Harrisonburg (80 minutes).

One year we invited some friends to join us for a few days, and the house easily accommodated the additional people. Our first year, we stayed at the neighboring Farmhouse (same owners), and now that we've been to both places, we find it hard to choose which. At some point we expect to rent both houses so that we might enjoy a trip to Lost River with a larger group, for it is clearly a terrific place for people of all ages who love the outdoors.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to seeing you next year!

Location

Location

Car: necessary

within walking distance of the GW National Forest consisting of thousands and thousands of acres

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Rental rates for this holiday farmhouse in West Virginia, USA

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2 night minimum stay
$375
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$845
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Notes $50 per pet per stay (up to two). 3 night minimum stay requirement for holiday weekends, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, etc.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in West Virginia, USA

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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