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The Getaway that's Just Far Enough

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom on a 20-acre Christmas tree farm

Private 3 bedroom/2 bathroom vacation rental house along a quiet rural lane on a Christmas tree farm in Hampshire County WV (between Winchester, VA and Cumberland, MD). A good place for mini-reunions (we often have families from the DC/Baltimore area meet up with relatives from places west), a relaxing escape from the hustle-and-bustle, a good base for looking for your own vacation property in the headwaters of the Potomac River/Potomac Highlands.

3 bedrooms and living room sleep sofa sleep 8 (1 queen, 1 double, 2 twins, and queen sleep sofa).

Bath with shower for master bedroom, shared bath with shower/tub for remaining rooms. Linens and towels provided.

Washer & dryer.

Fully equipped kitchen with eat-at counter. Delicious water from the tap! Dining area seats 6 (or can be extended with available card-table and chairs.) Deck table and chairs for 6 with gas grill and peaceful woodsy view. Hammock in the back yard.

Window AC, elec heat & woodstove, WiFi, satellite TV & DVD player, games. TV in master bedroom is on same satellite box as living room TV.

Parking directly in front of house.

Our home is nearby, but across a wide lawn (about a football field's length distance), so handy if needed, but affording plenty of privacy. No other houses are anywhere in sight.

Near Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad (round-trip excursions weekends June-fall with daily rides in October), historic Romney (West Virginia's first town), Fort Edwards Visitor Center (interprets the French and Indian War), Cacapon River & South Branch of Potomac River for canoeing and fishing, Ice Mountain Nature Conservancy Preserve, the Paw Paw Tunnel, 3 Wildlife Management Areas (open for public hunting and fishing), several state parks (Cacapon State Park, Canaan Valley State Park, Lost River State Park) and Smoke Hole Caverns, Seneca Rocks, and Dolly Sods Wilderness Area are easy day trips. Several golf courses are within easy reach.

More Details

Shari Gallery
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, only very basic Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Shari Gallery

Grew up in Jacksonville, NC, went to Sweet Briar College, then George Washington University, while working in association publishing and living in Washington DC. Since 1985 when we moved here full time, I have done publications consulting and marketing, freelance web and print design, and taught as an adjunct at a nearby community college. This is in addition to raising 4 children (now grown) with my husband, Phil, a retired naval officer, and operating Almost Heavenly Trees and Greenery, a Christmas tree business (we retail in Alexandria, VA). It is a cobbled-together existence that has been interesting as well as satisfying. Offspring are sprinkled around the world, from a son just about to finish the London Business School after the Naval Academy and 6 years active duty; another in San Diego working for a small tech company after finishing 6 years of Naval service after graduating from Duquesne University and NROTC. Our daughter who graduated from WVU is wrapping up a Peace Corps tour in Azerbaijan and plans to teach there for another year, and her twin sister, graduate of Shepherd University, is preparing to become a personal trainer specializing in helping cancer survivors regain their fitness.

I helped found the local arts council (and serve as concerts chair/webmaster/treasurer), chamber of commerce, and visitors bureau, and for 17 years worked for the WV state travel guide (so I know a lot about the area and the state).

Shari Gallery purchased this house in 1982

Why Shari Gallery chose Augusta

We moved from downtown Washington, DC, to the glorious hills of West Virginia after building our own home from scratch and starting a Christmas tree farm. We designed and built Just Far Enough Getaway in 1991 for my mother-in-law after she had a stroke, and were blessed to have 12 years with her there. Not wanting to sell or have long-term renters, we decided to expand our network of friends by hosting visitors for short-term stays. We've enjoyed getting to know folks from all sorts of places, including England, Ireland, Germany, Alaska, California, Chile, Alabama, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina, Florida, Kentucky, Tennesee, and Ohio, all over West Virginia, as well as the DC/MD/VA area. We love meeting new folks (and welcoming return guests). If, however, you want to enjoy your privacy, our house is far enough across the wide lawn to allow you that seclusion, yet close enough if needed.

What makes this house unique

Peaceful, quiet, comfortable--a great place to truly relax. It is 'just far enough' away from the hustle bustle, but close enough to easily take advantage of a multitude of enjoyments--from historic and wonderful natural sites, to hiking, golf, fishing, skiing. Fairs and festivals, live music and theater are often available in the surrounding area. Amble along the rural road with lovely vistas including peach orchards, or wander among the Christmas trees down the hill. Take a nap in the hammock in the back yard or gather with friends and family on the deck for a cookout. We have had many guests who met up here as a mid-way point between far flung family members or friends (we even had a lady from Alaska bring her mother from Arizona and reunite with a cousin from North Carolina here!) Others have come for a romantic getaway (one guest recently surprised her fiancé for his birthday).


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Augusta in Gore

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , safety handles, wheelchair accessible
    Shared bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , includes TV on main satellite box, ceiling fan, door to deck
    Back Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Shares bathroom. Window AC.
    Middle bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Adjustable bed, shares bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming


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The Getaway that's Just Far Enough
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
Bradenton, FL

Beautiful, quiet get away!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the quiet and beautiful scenery. We have family that live close by which made it a great location for us. We enjoyed ready about the history of your family as well as the history of Hampshire County. My family was mentioned in the book about Hampshire County (Slanes). Made me feel right at home. The house has everything you need to stay for a while! I hope when we visit again we will be able to stay again! Owners are very friendly and will help you with anything you may need or are looking for!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and our house served your needs well. We look forward to hosting you again.
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Beautiful and Secluded

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed how quiet it was, we really needed a break and this place was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hosts were extremely helpful cabin was just what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The weather wasn't the greatest but the cabin ( it's really a house but cabin seems to fit the ambiance better) was warm and comfy. The view is incredible. It was great to see the sun rise over the mountain range. Our hosts did a great job of making sure anything we needed was there and went above and beyond to help us feel comfortable. Even the neighbors were super friendly. It was a pleasure to stay here and we will hopefully be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Romantic Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed every moment. It's true that the owner's home is the only one in sight. This is remote, beautiful--and the cabin itself is cozy with everything you need to retreat from the world. We went for New Year's, so we ventured out only to walk the trail on the premises, but I'm sure there's something in Augusta for adventurers. Phil and Shari were available and helpful but never intrusive. If you want time to connect with the one you love, I recommend The Getaway That's Just Far Enough!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our Guests

  • 5 of 5

We had guests coming in for overnight and we booked "Just Far Enough Away" for the night. My hubby and I went in to stock some soda for them before they arrived and were pleased with the warmth of the place! Everything was great!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Herndon, VA/USA

Quaint little getaway!

  • 4 of 5

Shari and her husband couldn't have been more gracious hosts and the setting was beautiful. We had a great time!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
66 Miles
Washington, Dulles
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Rock Harbor (Winchester, VA)
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Main Street Grill (Slanesville, WV)
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Canaan Valley State Park/Timberline Resort
Car: necessary

Day privileges at the local wellness center affords access to indoor pool. City pool in Romney open during summer. Kayaking and canoeing available on the South Branch of the Potomac River. Guided hikes at Ice Mountain National Natural Landmark/Nature Conservancy Preserve by appointment. Lots of Civil War history in the area, as well as French and Indian War era sites.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Augusta, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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