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Great Location Near Snowshoe Resort. Summer retreats May through November

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Edray - Rich Hollow Cottage

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

It's SNOWING! Views, Views, Views. Private cottage situated on 900 acres of pristine land, surrounded by the Monongahela National Forest. Eight miles from Snowshoe Resort. A a cozy three bedroom with lots of windows for enjoying the view from the comfort of indoors. The kitchen has a gas stove, refrigerator with ice maker, microwave and dishwasher. There is a laundry room with washer and dryer. Enjoy wireless internet and Free long distance. HBO/satellite TV. Out door fire pit, gas grill and hot tub.

During winter months, it becomes a skiier's paradise. In summer it can be your home base to 'natures playground'. If you like color, think of October for a visit. The mountains are a splendid palate of vibrant hues. If you hunt.....call us quickly to reserve your lodging either spring or fall.

If you are looking for a wellness retreat, we can put together a menu of services for your group including yoga, massage, organic gardening demonstration and nature walks.

Easy access from Hwy 219 for all vehicles during non snow months. FOUR WHEEL DRIVE RECOMMENDED DURING HEAVY SNOW to drive up the drive way. Otherwise, it's a short walk from the highway entrance.

Yes, please feel free to bring your dog! Dogs just love Pleasant Valley Farms Retreat. A one time pet fee applies of $50.00.

Keywords: Skiing, Snowboarding, Vacation Cottage, bike, pet-friendly,

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2016
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About Gayle

I grew up in a Georgia city, but loved visting my grandparents in their rural home. 17+ years ago I married a West Virginia native, yes a 'hillbilly' who's roots were firmly planted in the mountains of Pocahontas County. We decided to create lodging to share this beautiful playground with other folks. There's always something to do, but it is also a great place to relax and get away from the burdens of the world. This year we have added customized retreats for guests who need a little extra tuning up. Retreat offerings include organic garden veggies, fresh country eggs, yoga, nature walks. Massage services can be arranged.

Gayle purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Gayle chose West Virginia

We built our vacation rentals to share our property with other people.

What makes this cottage unique

Because of it's location, you have easy access to the lodge, constant privacy in open space, clear view of the valley and the mountain. Wildlife wander past so viewing from inside the cottage is a plus. Walking trails are abundant. Access to Monongahela is a step away from the property. The property is located within easy travel to all of the points of interest in Pocahontas County.


based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Great Location Near Snowshoe Resort. Summer retreats May through November
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

Bigger than I thought!

  • 5 of 5

We went skiing and it really wasn't far from the ski resort at all. It's totally worth the extra 10 minute drive to have complete privacy to enjoy the hot tub and to have a fire. The place has beautiful views! Especially in the morning. I will definitely be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect week!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Gayle and Sam! Your cabin retreat is in a perfect location, private and met every wish we hoped for! We loved hiking your property and the surrounding areas! Sitting by the firepit and relaxing in the hot tub were added bonuses! Roxy and Beau had a great time too and enjoyed all the streams, wildlife and checking out the cows. We will recommend your place to others and hope to return soon! It was hard to return to Northern Virginia traffic today:-(

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gem for the area.

  • 5 of 5

This place is great for the area, close to the mountain and 1/2 the price with 4 times the room. The only down side is the smell of the well water but it is typical of places with well water. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Fall Weekend Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Great place for watching wildlife and for your own animals. We had two dogs that really enjoyed the space. The house does have an electric fence, but it is very easy to turn off while your dogs are outside roaming around. The hot tub is a great addition and the fire pit was a nice way to spend the evening. There is one king size bed, one queen and one full. You can also get an internet connection, which is nice since I didn't have any cell service in the area. The owner also worked with us to allow a late check out. Overall great experience and I would recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kent, OH

Motorcycle trip

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here and the house was clean and comfortable. The hot tub was great after a day of riding. The house sits up on a hill with great views of the surrounding mountains. We had a fire in the fire pit a few nights and sat there relaxing and star gazing. How peaceful it was! I had specifically asked if the long gravel driveway would pose a problem for our motorcycles and it did not. The house does not have air conditioning, but the ceiling fans kept us cool enough. We had fun trying to communicate with the cows that were in the pasture surrounding the house. Overall, a great experience!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about our property. For people who like pastoral settings, it is a bit of heaven for sure.
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Columbus, Ohio

Not what it is advertised to be.

  • 1 of 5

While we were unloading our car upon arrival at the property, one of our dogs was electrocuted by an electrified fence that was within six feet of the drive way. The owners had not told us about the fence. They knew we had dogs as we had told them about them and had paid an extra pet fee. We also had two children with us. When we spoke to the owner his response was "well I bet your dog won't ever do that again." Would his response be the same if a child was electrocuted? Upon entering the house we were struck by the heat (it had to be around 95 degrees). We attempted to adjust the thermostat to get air conditioning on but nothing happened. When we spoke with the owner he said the property did not have air conditioning but the property listing clearly states that the property is air conditioned. We would never have booked a house to stay at in August if we knew that it didn't have air conditioning. These two facts alone would have made me give the property a poor rating but there is more. We had continual issues with the toilets. From the first day one of the toilets was stopped up. The second to last day the second toilet became totally unusable (the other one only could be used for urinating). We called the owner and he said he would be out that evening but he never showed up (he had come out once earlier in the week to unstop the other toilet which partially fixed it). We also had issues with the washing machine which leaked considerably on any temperature other than cold water. We have rented other houses through this website and they have always been good or excellent. This house was suppose to be air conditioned and pet friendly. Clearly, it was not. I would never have rented the property if the listing had been honest and feel that I should be reimbursed part of my payment in compensation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is unfortunate when expectations are not met. We always strive to provide our guest with comfortable lodging that meets their needs and we make every effort to address any guest concerns. As stated in the listing, the cottage is located on 900 acres which is a working farm. Electric fencing is used to keep livestock contained in some areas. The electric fence keeps the cattle out of the yard and is the standard type fencing used in farming practices. It is not harmful, but it is unpleasant. We strongly advise our guests to supervise pets closely. It is unfortunate that this pet received a shock from the electric fence while allowed to run at will. We regret this incident and will strongly remind our future guests to closely supervise their pets. We have also had the opportunity to repair all damages mentioned in this review. We regret that our response to concerns did not meet expectations. At this time, we are committed to environmentally sustainable practices and, because the evening temperatures here in the mountains rarely exceed 65 degrees, we will continue to rely on the overhead fans and open air for natural cooling. Wilderness living is not for everyone, and we will look at ways to communicate our offerings to future guests. We appreciate this feedback. It is helpful to hear about areas where we can improve. Thank you, M. Gayle Boyette Homeowner
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Elk River Touring
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
50 Miles
White Sulfur Springs
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Hwy 219
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Elk River
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Snowshoe Resort

geo cache, skeet, ATV, Zip line, Ski resort,


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Edray, 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
Leaf Peeper
2 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Hunter's Special
20 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
22 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
Winter Ski/Snowboard Season
20 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Hot Tub Service £29 + Tax
Pet Fee £41
Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Edray, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Guest room, Double Beds (1) Guest room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Outdoor fire pit

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