About Nancy Thaxton
Our Story... Hi, we are Ron and Nancy Thaxton, your host, living on 17 mountain acres 20 minutes outside of our State Capital, Charleston, WV. Our beautiful property, "Old Woodland Acres" has been in our family for over 150 years. It is a well kept secret... offering tranquility to an otherwise noisy, crowded world. Ron's professional degree is Accounting and mine, (Nancy) is Education. We have 2 daughters and son-n-laws, plus 3 granddaughters, Stormie, Starr, Lakyn and 1 grandson, Che River (their very names reflect our natural surroundings) We are Entrepreneurs & Business Owners, including a Travel Agency “Regal Travel by Design”, both domestic & international Travel, Weddings “Dream Weddings & Events” International Safari Company “Wild Heart African Safaris” East Africa, Business Coaching “The Art of Entrepreneur" to our own Rustic Venue, Old Woodland Acres. We are also Pastors to Pastors in our beautiful city and state of Charleston, West Virginia. We have traveled the world but our home is our beautiful West Virginia We enjoy long walks on our 17 acre estate past small rock cliffs, an old farm chicken house, the generational initial trees started by Ron's initials carved by his grandfather to now the 5th generation. We cross a rocky creek and explore a pine tree grove on the top of the mountain. We also enjoy watching the wild life including several species of birds, deer, ground hogs, foxes, squirrels and any other animal that may wonder by. Our Guest are welcome to participate in our excursions, picking apples from the orchard or roasting marshmallows on an open fire. We also offer tenting, mountain biking and hunting packages. Creating Memories Nancy
Our Guest may book our venue for events
Allergic/$200 Fine - Outdoors away from cottage
Sorry we can not accommodate your little treasure
Children are welcomed
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
The cottage is clean and cute.
We enjoyed our stay so much that we extended another day. Great place to stay. Beautiful scenery and wild life.
Thank You Debra, we were happy to extend your visit... and I'm so happy your family enjoy your white water adventure and Soccer Park. So many cool things to do in WV- Please come again. -Nancy
We came to WV for a wedding. This was my first time renting a little cottage off of VRBO. It was perfect. The cottage was clean, very nicely decorated and cool even though it was over 90 everyday we were there. When they say you just need to bring your toothbrush, that is the truth. Everything you could need was there for our use. There was only one negative with the stay... the driveway to the cottage. It was broken concrete and was rough. A few time we had to use 4 wheel drive. But that was not enough to damper the rental.
I would highly recommend this rental. I know I will be renting it again.
We stayed here for a sisters retreat and it was awesome!!! It is wonderfully decorated, absolutely perfect :) Mid June the fireflies even came to entertain us in the evening! Our host was seriously a super host... available, communicative, helpful, candid and funny! One thing was, we didn't know the drive way would be quite so steep... no changing that, but the potholes from the crazy winter we've had could be filled in... maybe they are by now? Over all a delightful stay.
So this was just a stop off while driving to Myrtle Beach and we have seen the gold Capital Building in Charleston WV while driving to FL. I found this amazing cozy CLEAN welcoming cottage on a mountain. We got in late so they had the lights on and these awesome banana muffins waiting with water in the fridge and spices and such in cupboards. I wish we would have stayed there for the week. We definitely want to go back in summer it was amazing in February I could only imagine it in August This knocked our homeaway in Myrtle Beach out of the water! I wouldn't recommend going to Myrtle in February just drive the 13 hrs straight south for pretty much guarantee of good weather. I would recommend the charming cottage however I was much more than we thought it was going to be exploring the area and can't wait to explore some more. ;)
Girls week away
What a wonderful place! Very convenient location...We came for the casino that was a short drive away. The cottage was very cozy and comfortable and had everything you could possibly need. We loved it!!