House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)
Lisa or Hans
About Lisa or Hans
My name is Lisa Mateboer and I was born and raised in West Virginia. I became a teacher in Charlotte, NC, but always was traveling back to West Virginia to visit my mother who still lives there. Wanting a place to stay I found what we later called The Retreat at Pipestem. My husband works out of the country a lot and one of the things I looked at was whether I would stay there alone. Being a teacher in a big city, I always longed to go back to West Virginia. Having two cats, always made it difficult to find a good place to stay and the Cardinal is just ideal to bring them. As my husband works on ships and is away from home for months at a time, I wanted a place where I could be close to my mother who still lives in West Virginia and also feel safe.
Lisa or Hans purchased this House in 2006
Why Lisa or Hans chose Pipestem
When we found It, we simply fell in love with the place. It's so beautiful and quiet and yet so close by the State Park that we could not resist. There were two log homes at that time and the Black Bear we built a few years later. We found a local builder who did a beautiful job building and finishing the log home. The location is ideal, right next to the StatePark, away from the main roads, but still easy accesible.
What makes this House unique
The saying that for real estate, the three most important things are location, location and location is certainly true for the Black Bear. Within a mile of the Lodge of Pipestem State Park with all the activities going with it. Being away from the main roads but still within of few miles of them, make this place a true gem amongst vacation homes.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Beautiful cabin! Tons of room! Great location for skiing @ Winterplace
The cabin has two stories in addition to a basement with plenty of room to spread-out. The decor was fun, the house was clean, and at one point a neighborhood dog came by and hung out on our porch for an hour.
The cabin was 35-40min from Winterplace ski resort which was not a bad drive at all. Would definitely stay here again!
A lovely home. Very comfortable for our families. One problem, there is black mold in the lower level. Had one pregnant women and one with asthma. Very scary for them and anybody really.
Thank you for your comments.
However, as we mentioned in our correspondence, there is no black mold in the house. We ourselves checked, the property manager checked and the cleaning service checked. What you assume to be black mold, most likely are the black lines in the wood, but that is the type of wood used in the bathroom and some other parts of the house.
9 years ago, when we built the house, we had another house in another area which had some humidity issues. We installed a professional dehumidifier system which proved to be so effective that we decided to install in this house as well since we could incorporate it in the building cost.
Your comment is the first time ever.
Hans and Lisa Mateboer
The Retreat at Pipestem
Very nice and room enough for the six of is.
All of the guys gave it high praise. One of the best we have stayed in. We have been doing this for many years.
Beautiful cabin in a beautiful setting.
The cabin had everything we needed and was very comfortable as well as beautiful. By far, one of my favorite places.
Awesome cabin! Perfect for our family and grandparents!
Nice cabin and well stocked
We enjoyed our stay and wish we could've stayed longer