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Romantic Mt. Get-away~ 'Sunset cabin' has spectacular Mountain & Sunset views!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

*Attention~Cabin has a max. limit of four! Winter~ 4 wheel drive or snow chains please!

Precious, cottage-style cabin is perfect for those who are looking to getaway from the city stresses. "Sunset cabin" offers an amazing tranquil, mountain setting.

Once you check-in to this cabin you may not want to leave!

Unwind on the front porch with a glass of clean spring mt. water and take in the fresh mt. air.

This might be what your soul needs to get rejuvenated after a hectic work week.

'Sunset cabin' has one of the best views of the beautiful Appalachian mountain range around! It is positioned for you to capture some of the most spectacular sunset and sunrises in between the mountains!

The extra large hot tub makes this cabin great for honeymooners or those who want to celebrate anniversaries.

The cabin also has an outdoor fire pit and a charcoal grill for your enjoyment.

Stepping inside the cabin you will enjoy a large wood burning Stone fireplace. We provide the firewood for you to enjoy a cozy evening by the fire.

"Sunset cabin" has one private bedroom with an extra comfy Queen size bed for a peaceful night sleep; in addition to a loft with two double beds.

The kitchen is fully equipped. Perfect for a small family to enjoy meals at the four top table. In addition to the basic dishes, pots and pans etc. we provide a crock pot, griddle, blender, electric hand mixer, microwave, coffee bean grinder and of course a coffee pot!

Naturally, there is plenty to do for the out door enthusiast!

Hiking, golfing, hunting, stream fishing, mt. biking, rock climbing, skiing, horseback riding, nature viewing, star gazing etc...

But you don't have to do anything...you may just want to relax and enjoy all that nature provides around this special cozy cabin!

Keywords: Rustic but refined, cottage-style Cabin for those lovers of West Virginia's gorgeous mountain ranges, sunsets, and star gazers!

Great for honeymooners and anniversary celebrations!

"Sunset Cabin" has a wonderful Hot tub, dish satellite, free- long distance phone service & internet~

Close to golfing, skiing, hiking, fishing,hunting, horseback riding and out door activities.

Winter guests please have 4-wheel drive or snow chains...thank you!

More Details

Dan and Barbara Turnage
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About Dan and Barbara Turnage

I am retired Custom home builder from Chesapeake Va. but more importantly a lover of mountains and an out door enthusiast!

My wife and I decided the mountains of West Virginia because of our love for nature!

We moved here in 2008 and have been enjoying it ever since!

I spent over 30 plus years building custom dream homes for my clients in the Tidewater area of Va.

We are now at the season in our life where we want to experience our dreams come to pass. Our dream is to simply enjoy the beautiful mountains of WV and share it with as many people as we can!

We spend our time sharing our love for God's creation with family, friends and guests here in the Canaan valley area of WV!

We like to ski (both down hill and x-country), hike, bike, Kayak and go hunting. However; we also just love to relax and take in the amazing sunsets between the mountains in addition to stargaze!

On our many hikes to waterfalls and streams our beagle, Bluebell, comes along too. She even treads through the snow along side us in the winter when we go x-country skiing or snow shoeing!

Our days are filled entertaining family and friends who have taken time off from their busy lives to visit.

We cherish the time we are able spend with them by showing off wild, wonderful WV!

Why Dan and Barbara Turnage chose Dryfork

We chose to have a cozy cabin here because of the amazing views of the mountains and tranquil setting.

"Sunset Cabin" is positioned so you can enjoy both the sunrise and the sunset!

The location is also close to two ski resorts; Canaan Valley and Timberline. Additionally, it is close to Canaan Valley State park and Blackwater falls state park. These parks offer great hiking trails.

Additionally the area offers mountain biking, horseback riding, golfing, rock climbing, or hunting!

However; "Sunset Cabin" is also a perfect place to experience the sounds of nature in a quiet and relaxing atmosphere.

"Sunset Cabin" is where deep breaths of fresh mountain air are taken in and where many have received the answers to the "why's" and "purpose" of their lives:)..always answering back with praise and gratitude!

"Sunset Cabin" is a vacation spot to truly relax in order to be refreshed before heading back to work.

We believe watching the sunset and star gazing rejuvenates the soul by giving us strength, peace and balance for the road ahead.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin boasts of its views of the mountains and a peaceful setting.

Most of the activities such as skiing both downhill and x-country are approx. 7-10 miles away.

Horseback riding and hiking trails close as well.

We encourage people to relax around the real wood burning fireplace inside the cabin or outside by the campfire.

Star gazing is prime here in this part of WV! This is due to the fact it has been claimed to be one of the "darkest spots" on the east coast!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We certainly appreciate the comments left by our guests and would like to add that we have had in the past people on motorcycles visit us and had no problems, however the road is dirt and gravel and there is one hairpin turn, we like to call it, at the top of "Cherry Ridge".

We are not bikers but would also like to caution people with bikes of the nature of our roads.

This beautiful couple did have difficulty, and we apologized for their experience on our road and offered them a free night stay if they chose to come back.

Last night however we had eight bikers arrive at a large cabin here in "Cherry Ridge". We asked them this morning how the road was with bikes. They said "You have to be careful but it was fine." So with that being said please travel here on bikes at your own risk.

Four wheel drive is not necessary in the summer:)
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Dryfork in Randolph County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • single sink vanity, toilet and a tub/shower combination.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Winter guest ~4 wheel drive vehicle or have snow chains


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Romantic Mt. Get-away~ 'Sunset cabin' has spectacular Mountain & Sunset views!
average rating of 4.977778 based on 95 reviews

Best mountain getaway possible!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Sunset Cabin will forever be remembered and was exactly what we needed. The cabin is amply supplied with all you need, gorgeously decorated, and the views all around are simply beautiful. The owners, Dan & Barbara, go above and beyond to make you feel welcome and comfortable and both are awesome people. We hated leaving but definitely left with refreshed souls! God bless these wonderful people for all they do to make it possible for people like ourselves to get a break from city life. I would recommend this cabin to anyone!

Louis & Kathy Mata, Toledo, Ohio

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, this couple was such a delight to have! They Certainly enjoyed the peace and quiet our area provides. The dark nights show off the stars that can be enjoyed from the hot tub.
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So thoughtful...

  • 5 of 5

The owners put a lot of forethought into what a guest may need or want. The cabin was impeccably clean. Every drawer or cabinet you would open would have anything you would need for your stay. Even the highest rated hotels can’t offer that! It is so peaceful here. The sunrises and sunsets are amazing and the stars at night are breathtaking. A true getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely familly escape

  • 4 of 5

we greatly enjoyed our time at the cabin. Dan was wonderful and let our 5-yr old collect fresh eggs daily. the stars were beautiful, as were the hikes.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 03/02 - 03/04. Mr. and Mrs. Turnage were very polite and helpful. The cabin is decorated very nice and has all the essentials. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin, great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

I booked this cabin for a romantic Valentine’s getaway as a birthday present back in November. The booking process was easy and the owners, Dan and Barbara, were quick to respond with a warm greeting. That followed with additional informative updates as the arrival date neared.

Upon arrival, the cabin was everything it was advertised to be. Barbara met us at the cabin and showed/told us everything we needed to operate the hot tub, heating, fireplace, internet and dish. The cabin is well appointed with all of the essentials and the owners provide a binder with information on everything from appliance instructions to things to do in the area. She even loaned us two pairs of snowshoes to use during our stay.

The cabin offers a lot of privacy while not making you feel like you are out in the remote wilderness. We found the local towns charming, visited the local ski resorts, and hiked a number of trails in the surrounding parks. While there is no cell reception in the area (part of the charm) they do provide a landline with unlimited long distance. Internet access allowed us to keep up with work when the unavoidable crisis arose back in the real world.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the chance to escape the DC insanity for a few brief days. We would highly recommend this cabin for anyone looking for a peaceful, relaxing getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Despite being the coldest weather so far this year, our weekend at Sunset Cabin was incredible! The cabin was so cozy and was stocked with everything we needed. The views were incredible. Dan and Barbara were so very welcoming! We can't wait to plan another trip during the summer months!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Canaan Valley Lodge
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Canaan Valley
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Canaan Valley Lodge
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Whitegrass x-country, Canaan Valley, Timberline
Car: necessary

In the winter we require our guests to have either 4 wheel drive or snow chains for their vehicles...thank you!

Google maps coordinates pinpoints "Sunset Cabin"

38 57'51.8' N 79 27"15.0"W


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cancellation policy: If we can rebook your scheduled dates, we will issue full refund on card. All others will be on a case by case basis. No refunds for bad weather, or if hot tub is down.
Please Note* We have had 100% success with our hot tub thus far with all our guests, however we do not guarantee. In the event an issue would occur we certainly will do all we can to get it up and running!
Very important~ You must have 4 wheel drive or at least snow chains in the winter to get here!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.