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Peaceful, Kid/Pet-Friendly, Private Luxury Chalet with WiFi

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
chalet
People
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

Jack Russell's Ridge, the sister property to the popular Retriever's Retreat, is located three miles from downtown Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Berkeley Springs is a historic spa and art-filled town nestled in the West Virginia mountains. Famous for being the country's first spa, it was frequented by George Washington.

This vacation home is a bright and airy two-story chalet. The wrap-around deck opens to a fenced in yard--perfect for pets! The large back yard has a fire-ring and outdoor games and provides ample space for guests and pets to enjoy the beauty of the West Virginia foothills. Relax by the charming koi pond to the sounds of crickets, frogs, and birds. Prepare a gourmet meal using our new stainless steel appliances, and after a long day of hiking, biking, and rafting, curl up on the sofa to experience 5.1 surround sound and high-definition TV.

Latest Updates:

- We have upgraded the main living room tv to a 50 LED HD with Roku that streams both Netflix and Hulu Plus. All TVs in the cabin have ROKU boxes with Netflix and Hulu Plus.

- The pellet stove is not available for guest usage. We have added an electric Fireplace with heat and realistic LED flames.

- We upgraded the red fabric sofa that is in the pictures to a brown leather sofa and added a leather recliner to provide additional comfort to our guests.

Free Benefits for our guests:

* We offer free early check in as early as 10 a.m. and late check out as late as 8 p.m if it's available. We will try our hardest to get you in as early as possible for check in and have as late as possible for your check out so you can enjoy the cabin.

* We provide guests with a 26 page Berkeley Springs information guide - this is an 'insider's guide' to where to shop, favorite restaurants and what to order, places to avoid, and “not to be missed” events and activities.

During your stay at Jack Russell's Ridge, there are activities to please everyone in your group. For those who want to relax and pamper themselves, enjoy dining, antiquing, shopping, and soaking in the warm mineral waters. There are five full-service spas providing a variety of services such as massages, manicures, pedicures, wraps, acupuncture, reflexology, and reiki. At the Berkeley Springs State Park Spa, you can take a soak in a Roman bath and have a half-hour massage for just $40 (Mon-Thurs), $45 (Fri-Sun).

Explore antique shops, craft stores, Berkeley Castle, and try the local coffee shops and restaurants. Saturdays and Sundays check out the Museum of the Berkeley Springs (11 am-4 pm).

While in Berkeley Springs, take in a movie at the Star Theater, a nostalgic movie theater where 50 cents will rent one of the velvet sofas, or take advantage of programs set up by the Morgan Art Council which range from free concerts in Berkeley Springs State Park every Saturday afternoon in July and August to an active Ice House Theater Project and exhibit gallery. The Ice House also offers concerts, art classes, and youth theater.

If you prefer to spend your vacation outdoors, Jack Russell's Ridge is close to the 6,000 acre Cacapon State Park where you can enjoy basketball, tennis, miles of hiking trails, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing (winter), rowing/paddle boating, swimming, fishing, and golfing on the course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Be sure to hike or drive to the scenic overview.

Other nearby activities include canoeing and kayaking on the Great Cacapon and Potomac Rivers and biking and hiking on the C&O Canal.

The cabin is close to:

- Ski resorts such as White Tail

- Civil War battlefields such as Gettysburg and Antietam

- Historic Harper's Ferry

- Outlet shopping at Hagerstown

- Charles Town Races and Slots.

We also recommend that your group take a drive to the Berkeley Springs Panorama Overlook which is rated by National Geographic as one of the five best overlooks in the Eastern United States. It's stunning. Enjoy the Berkeley Springs Farmers' Market every Sunday morning from the end of April to October.

Friendly people, welcoming mountains and a sense of placemark Berkeley Springs, West Virginia as a vacation getaway for all seasons and tastes.

We also have other great rentals on VRBO Luxurious Secluded, Pet-Friendly, Relaxing Log Cabin with Wifi - Berkeley Springs [#130256]

More Details

Owner
Claudio Meira
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

About Claudio Meira

We are in our 40's married and live in the D.C area. We love for you to be guests at this cabin called Jack Russell's Ridge.

Claudio Meira purchased this chalet in 2008

Why Claudio Meira chose West Virginia

On our first visit to Berkeley Springs, we were drawn to the character and charm that the town offers, and we soon found ourselves in the office of a local realtor ready to make an offer on a cabin near Cacapon State Park. The cabin had “good bones” but had been neglected by the previous owners. We spent the next year renovating “Retriever’s Retreat” and making it into our haven from our hectic schedules and pace of life in DC. Soon thereafter, Claudio found another home in need of some TLC, and we quickly began work on “Jack Russell’s Ridge.” As pet lovers, we are pleased to be able to share our pet-friendly homes with your family, and we hope that your time in Berkeley Springs offers you a chance to enjoy the company of family and good friends.

What makes this chalet unique

This vacation home is a bright and airy two-story chalet. The wrap-around deck opens to a fenced in yard–perfect for pets! The large back yard has a fire-ring and hammock and provides ample space for guests and pets to enjoy the beauty of the West Virginia foothills.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My partner and I had a restful, relaxing, “do-want-we-want” 3 days with our 2 fur kids. Everything was great. Especially being able to open the door & allowing the girls to explore. They loved it! Our only issue was the downstairs bed- too high to be comfortable. That said – thanks for offering such a wonderful place!



P.S. Nice big TV but couldn’t find closed captions which we need.
Apr 2014
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

Peaceful, Kid/Pet-Friendly, Private Luxury Chalet with WiFi
average rating of 4.6511626 based on 87 reviews
3

Would have been great if it wasn't for the bugs!!!

  • 3 of 5

We rented the cabin so that we could meet up with our childhood friends and their daughters, to go skiing at Whitetail. We would have given this lovely cabin 5 stars if it wasn't for the stink bug invasion that took place during our visit and put a huge damper on our trip.

We are used to "roughing it" and regularly stay in cabins and go camping so we understand that you will encounter bugs and various critters when you are in the woods - but this cabin was literally infested with stink bugs. Within just the first night we had killed over 50 of them and they just kept coming. It seems that the warm weather brought them out from the attic and they were swarming around the entire cabin, most of them in the upstairs bedroom. They were in our clothes, the bedding, the couch, on our friend's shoulder at one point, and one of them even fell from the ceiling right into the pancake that was frying on the stove! I think we might be a little more tolerant than the average person when it comes to bugs - most people would probably have left - though we didn't get much sleep - partially because they were flying around at night buzzing, and partially because it's not very pleasant sleeping with stink bugs crawling on you in the dark. One of them made it into my friends luggage and she found it when she unpacked back at her home.

Apart from the bug problem, the cabin is lovely. It took us about 35 minutes to get to Whitetail Ski resort. The area is nice for hiking though the cabin is not very secluded, it's right by the road. It has everything that you need inside, down to board games, toys and a dog bed. The cabin was clean (besides the bugs), except for the oven which was very dirty.

We would recommend the cabin if the bug problem gets taken care of.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very cozy!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay there..Looking forward to coming back again!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy and clean

  • 5 of 5

I've been coming to Berkely Springs for many years, although this is the first time I've stayed in this cabin. We were "trapped" by a small ice storm after we arrived, but found that there was plenty to occupy our time in the house. It was comfortable, clean, warm and quiet, and there were plenty of amenities (which was great, since we couldn't get out). We were sorry to leave, but will probably return to this cabin.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place for a girls getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We felt welcomed before we even arrived. The owners walked us through all the important info. The place is delightful with lots of little touches to pamper us. Beds are comfy, as are the couches. We enjoyed the solitude but we're just minutes away from Berkeley Springs. Can't think of one thing that could have been done better. Hope to make it back someday

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We aim to provide guests with a clean, tranquil, and modern getaway home, and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. Based on feedback from previous guests, we have over the last few months added Roku boxes on all TVs (which stream the latest 10,000 movies and TV shows via Netflix and Hulu Plus), added Playstation 3/games, installed a new pellet stove, upgraded the main TV to a 50 inch LED HDTV with 120+ Dish HD network channels, and upgraded the upstairs bedroom TV to a 37 inch LED HDTV. Should you return to Berkeley Springs, we hope that you will choose to stay with us again.
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Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania
5

Great House

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for more The house is all one level and decorated beautifully. The weather didn'tcooperate but we enjoyed watching movies and crafting. Want to return when the weather is more co-operative It must be beautiful in the fall

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our rental. We hope that when you return to the area, you'll choose to stay with us again.
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harrisburg, pa. usa
5

WOW what a weekend

  • 5 of 5

Claudio, Thank you very much for the fabulous weekend we had at Jack Russell , your chalet was beautiful,clean and well supplied even down to the towel warmer. The well supplied kitchen was a blessing to prepare our home cooked meals ( how did you know i use keurig cups) While it was freezing out side with a snow storm it was very comfortable in side. My wife, myself and another couple that was with us all commented on the great night of sleep we had ( no noise, no disturbing lights, just a comfortable bed and sweet dreams). We are looking forward to staying at Jack Russell again in the near future when the weather is warmer so we can experience the frog pond and fire ring. Again thank you for the memories as we celebrated Kim's 50th birthday

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Championship golf course by Robert Trent Sr
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rt 70
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Restaurants downtown Berkeley Springs
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
White Tail Resort
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Cacapon Lake Beach
Car: necessary

Jack Russell's Ridge is located in Berkeley Springs. Berkeley Springs is an historic spa and art-filled town nestled in the West Virginia mountains only 90 minutes from the Washington/Baltimore metro area. It boasts warm mineral springs, world class dining, dozens of unique shops, five full-service spas and more than 100 lodging choices from elegant B&B's and historic inns to cabins and resorts. Golf, hiking and swimming share the schedule with year 'round festivals, live music and theater.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Berkeley Springs, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season Rates 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£202
for 2 nights
From
£101
From
£119
Fri,Sat
£660
 
 
High Season Rates 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£220
for 2 nights
From
£110
From
£132
Fri,Sat
£704
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£220
for 2 nights
From
£110
From
£119
Fri,Sat
£704
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

- Great weekly discount of $800 per week (normally $1090 per week)
- Sunday is charge as a weekday rate instead of a weekend rate
- There is no cleaning fee
- Just $25 pet fee per pet for your entire stay with us
- We offer early and late check out when available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Berkeley Springs, USA

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has a Tub/Shower combination. Hair dryer is also available. There is also a towel heater.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Both queen beds is very plush and comfortable. It's also on a log bed. We also have an AERO queen bed on request for the third bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
50 inch High Defintion LED Television, Dish Network with XM Radio, 5.1 Phillips surround sound including iPod player, CD/DVD players, Plush Queen beds, Log style table, Stainless steel appliances, Extensive Boardgames and latest DVD movies, BBQ grill, fire pit, linens and towels provided, 3 miles to Downtown Berkeley Springs and more.

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