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

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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 don't charge a cleaning fee like some of our competitors.

* 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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Berkeley Springs in Morgan County

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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
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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Peaceful, Kid/Pet-Friendly, Private Luxury Chalet with WiFi
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5

Excellent place to stay for a long weekend, private and convenient

  • 5 of 5

The Jack Russell's Ridge chalet is perfect for those who like to ride bicycles on the C&O Canal trail and Western Maryland Rail Trail. We brought our road bikes and mountain bikes. The WMRT is paved (20+ miles) and perfect for road cycling without having to deal with annoying traffic. Both bike trails are only a 10 minute drive from the Jack Russell chalet to trail heads near main street in Hancock, MD. As far as the chalet is concerned, it was very well furnished with plenty of space. I particularly liked the home entertainment setup. I have a similar setup at my house. The Pioneer surround system sounded amazing (great acoustics in the chalet) and Dish Network and Roku were easy to access. The 50" HDTV was very nice with a great picture. We watched the WVU vs. VA Tech football game and enjoyed the outcome.... go Hokies. The WIFI was stable with good speed/bandwidth and never gave us any issues during our entire stay. The washer and dryer are excellent quality. The chalet doesn't have a heat pump, but the window AC units do an adequate job of keeping the interior cool during the day when temps get above 75°F. For some odd reason, our cell phones were unable to make and receive calls in the Berkeley Springs area, but we were able to send/receive text messages and do live video chat on Facebook with our smart phones. There is a landline phone at the chalet for those whose cell service doesn't work in Berkeley Springs. We used the landline phone several times and we are very thankful it was available. The bed was very comfortable, just like our bed at home. The kitchen is well furnished with plenty of cooking items. Stove, oven, microwave all performed admirably. We brought our Keurig pods... loved the Keurig coffee maker which is exactly like the one we have at home. The surrounding deck to the chalet is amazing and the outside deck furniture was comfortable and relaxing. There's plenty of yard in the back for dogs and gatherings around the firepit. We used the charcoal grill with good results. The charcoal grate needs to be replaced on the charcoal grill... likewise with the grill grates on the gas grill. All in all, we had a great time and plan to return soon maybe for a winter stay and skiing at Whitetail resort in PA. I highly recommend this place for those who like to ride bikes on the WMRT and C&O Canal.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Relaxing and welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much for letting us stay at your cabin! We had a wonderful time and this suited our needs perfectly. Very clean, very comfortable, and quiet. We loved that we could bring our dog - he enjoyed exploring the yard and deck. I loved having my morning coffee, and reading my book on the deck - no noise except for the crickets and birds. Downtown Berkeley Springs was a little gem! We checked out the Sunday morning farmers' market, Tari's for dinner, the Naked Olive, Atasia Spa, and Give Purrs a Chance (the new cat cafe... which might be my favorite new place). We hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for us and our dogs!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here while waiting for delivery of our household items while moving to the area. Having a place where our dogs could stay was awesome. The little fenced area was perfect. Cozy home. Washer/dryer a plus.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic weekend !

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I booked this for a weekend getaway. It was exactly what we needed. There are cute restaurants and shops in town. The state park was close enough that we could bring the dogs there each morning. The drive into the house is amazing- you can see for miles and the mountains in the distance were beautiful! The house itself is very well kept - very clean and fully stocked with games and satellite tv. I would definitely recommend this house for a couples weekend getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Mountain Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our weekend getaway. The house overall was clean and tidy. The instructions for the TV were great without them we would have been lost. The house was stocked with plenty of books and games though we stayed outside during most of our visit. Luckily, we only encountered a few stink bugs and a couple spiders which we expected with this setting. We loved that the deck and side yard were enclosed for the dogs giving them a little freedom. The only two negative things we can comment on are that the ceiling fans are in bad need of cleaning and the inside of the oven is pretty dirty. Those two things were not near enough to detract from all the nice things. We plan on coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful vacation

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was beautiful and very comfortable. It was secluded and quiet. The weather was warm enough to also enjoy the deck. The beds were comfortable and we enjoyed the electric fireplace in the evening. The only downside were the stink bugs getting inside. But that cannot be helped as it was simply that time of year for them. Otherwise the entire stay was awesome and we highly recommend this cabin. You will not be dissappointed. We plan to return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Location

Panorama at the Peak
"Has one of the best views of any restaurant in Berkeley Springs. The overlook was named by N..."
Lot 12 Public House
"Best Romantic restaurant in Berkeley Springs. Lot 12 Public House serves seasonal upscale co..."
Tony's Butcher Block
"The place to get meat for your BBQ grill. They have tons of different types of meat. "
Fairfax Coffee House -- CLOSED
"Best place to satisfy your coffee fix. Absolutely mouth-watering & unique traditional, del..."
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
 
High Season Rates 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£204
for 2 nights
From
£102
From
£122
Fri,Sat
£652
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£204
for 2 nights
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£102
From
£110
Fri,Sat
£652
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £18.52

- Holiday weekends have a 3 night minimum
- 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

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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