2 Bedrooms, sleeper sofa, 1 Bath, Sleeps 8 comfortably
About Property Manager/Owner
The male component of this couple was born in Clarksburg, WV and wanted to be a forest ranger, but his Mom said "You'll always have time for fun; GET A GOOD EDUCATION" . . but his heart was always in the outdoors; the better half of this couple grew up in Washington, PA and traveled to WVU- where they met -together they enjoy showing others a great time outdoors and indoors. Our four children - one a special needs adult, have each been active in scouts (one Gold Award, two Silver Award, and one Eagle) each have made mountain memories at FCW. Both parental units enjoy sharing our experiences, to enable others to enjoy the WV outdoors.
Property Manager/Owner purchased this Cabin in 1993
Why Property Manager/Owner chose Elkins
FCW has been a source of great memories for us and our family of four starting in 1993 when we first purchased the green cabin along the river’s edge. Hiking, fishing, swimming, hunting, bird watching, marshmallow roasting w/story telling are but a few of the special Mountain Memories we have made and enjoyed. Over the years we’ve become more familiar with the immediate surroundings, the lands encompassed within the Monongahela National Forest, and the nearness to civilization (when desired). We hope to succeed in sharing our fun knowledge with friends, scouts, and others who appreciate Mother Nature. Recent additions to the property have enabled us to now share accommodations with curious others. Our rental property boasts inside sleeping accommodations for 2 - 10 people. We say “inside” because we’ve hosted many large groups over the years. Scouts, extended family/friends, hunters and fishermen . . . .they’ve all relaxed and enjoyed the peace, quiet, and solitude found along this beautiful river. Many visitors have felt comfortable setting up and sleeping in tents, comforted with the knowledge of indoor shelter is within earshot. We are constantly dreaming of “what ifs” for this property! We are also in constant improvement mode - so get acquainted with FCW now and enjoy the present and the future. Need help in putting together some exciting outdoor activities for a family gathering? Please don’t hesitate to ask us to assist. Being parents and scout leaders, we have both the knowledge and youth protection training to help plan/guide activities to meet any fitness or desire level. Such activities could include: • Inner tube float trip to the “swimming hole” • Stream stomp • Native trout fishing • Countless cross country or trail hiking from a two hour day hike to a week excursion into Otter Creek (and back!) • Bird watching • Mountain biking • Canoe/kayak trip • Much, much more
What makes this Cabin unique
A most remote yet accessible place ! Something for everybody. We truly love the beautiful state of West Virginia and its people. Let us help you learn to love it too. If you aren’t singing “Take me home, Country Roads” on your way in, you will be singing it on your way out! How can we assist?
No indoor smoking; damage deposit will be forfeit
Recommend leash due to wild animals and snakes
Property NOT SUITABLE for children under three (3)
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
NO glass bottles; plastic bottles and aluminum cans only to prevent injuries from breakage and to increase recycling; clean out fridge.
Owner is allergic to animals but understands love of pets. Cleaning up after your pet is appreciated and welcomed.
6% lodging tax (WV Hotel/Motel occupancy tax Ordinance Art4 Sect7) will be collected as a fee, after reservation has been secured, via credit card
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Loved the quiet and remote location. Still easy to get into town to eat when we didn’t want to cook. Really enjoyed all the firewood provided and appreciated the board games. Kids had a blast playing by the river and making “boats” with sticks and leaves. Grandparents enjoyed sitting on the riverside bench while watching the kids and the beautiful river view. We also appreciated being able to bring our dog along.
Your comments about your children playing in the river brought back memories of our family enjoying the water when they were younger! Glad you enjoyed FCW! Thanks for your comments.. We enjoyed sharing almost heaven with you and yours!
A GREAT TIME
The property is beautiful inside and out. Very comfortable, very spacious. Will diffidently be staying again
If you want to get back to nature, this is the place!
If you want to get out and away from your fast-paced world and people and get back to nature this is your place. It was very clean and had everything we needed for the few days we were there.
Thank you for your comments! Hope you will want to get away to FCW in the future.
It was a very nice place.
Water was so bad that we could not shower or clean hands, It had a sulpur taste and smelled like rotten eggs. We could not get into property due to the code was not correct. Would like to receive all of our deposit back to make up for the problems.
Of course you get all your damage deposit back! You guys certainly followed the rules, except for the glass containers which we discussed on site. As you told me face-to-face, you DID have the correct code which was sent in a recent message, as I had to change combinations. VERY important to check VRBO messages and be up to date. That's what I do when I travel using VRBO.
As for the water, the mineral taste and smell is disclosed up front in the entering instructions. So sorry, but unfortunately its part of the legacy of WV mineral resources. Bottled drinking water is provided, as I don't drink the water either.
Just what we were looking for. Nice place back in the woods, about 15min from Elkins, close to the river. It was clean and had everything we needed. The water has a sulphur smell to it, so be sure to bring some bottled water for drinking. Wouldn't hesitate to rent from again. Highly recommend going to visit Still Hollow distillery close by in Job/Harman, WV while you're there.
Glad you enjoyed your stay . Sounds like you did some exploring that I've got to do! Bummer on the water odor - that's why I like to supply bottled drinking water. Though tested safe, I just don't like the taste. Hope to see you again!
FCW is located 6 miles from downtown Elkins, WV and Davis & Elkins College