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3brm/2bath Mntside Farmhouse-dog friendly-close to skiing!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Note: Cottage Was Listed Previously On Homeaway under a different listing number

Constructed in 2008 and designed by famed Katrina Cottage architect Marianne Cusato, this classic, West Virginia cottage is located in Lost City/Lost River is sure to warm your heart. Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, marble and glass tile baths, 9 foot ceilings and comfortable furniture provide a casual, country/lodge atmosphere. The location provides breathtaking vistas of the mountains from every window, the 8 foot deep front porch which extends the entire house as well and a small covered back porch with even more great views. We recently added a large "treehouse deck" off the driveway for more outdoor space for dining, relaxing and has a large propane gas grill. This vacation home sits down a small driveway from a paved road and is surrounded by acres of nature. .Beyond that and within walking distance are the rest of the thousands of acres that make up the George Washington National Forest. The fenced in back yard is great for dog lovers!

Now find us on Instagram : @LostRiverCottage

From Washingtonian Magazine - : 'The Lost River Valley of West Virginia has been found.'

'Tucked between two mountain ridges, the valley, a couple of hours from Washington, is drawing more weekenders. The lure is rugged woodland scenery, tumbling mountain streams, and outdoor fun - hiking, fishing, biking, canoeing, swimming, rafting, climbing, horseback riding.' In winter months you are only 40 minutes from Bryce Resort and a little over an hour from Canaan Valley resort!

Three great bedrooms make the home perfect for families or couples - two rooms each with a queen bed and a third room with two twin beds. One queen bedroom is downstairs with its own bath and canopy bed (master suite). All bed linens and towels are provided. There are two full baths, one upstairs and one down. The baths have heated marble floors, glass tile walls and high-end fixtures. Soak in the upstairs bath's jetted tub with a window that overlooks the mountains and catch a glimpse of the deer and wild turkeys. The cottage has both central air and heat which is dual zone for those who like to sleep with it cool but wake up to a warm downstairs.

There is a fully-equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffeemaker, etc.. There is a washer and dryer combo upstairs if you need it.

Newly installed: fiber for internet- super fast, Apple TV for Netflix/Hulu and Verizon repeater so you can use your VZ wireless cell phone out there!

Note: This house has been rented for the past 7 years by the previous owner Mark. We couldn't transfer his listing to us unfortunately so we lost all the wonderful reviews. Here were some of the more recent reviews:

Everything we hoped for....every thing we needed!

5 of 5

This was our families first time renting through VRBO and it was a great experience. The house was perfect for our needs and as described. One daughter joined us in the beginning of the week, and our other daughter and family with two young children joined us later in the week. We had wonderful family meals, and loads of fun setting on the porch, gathering eggs, watching the stars at night. Played in the creek down the road, went to trout pond twice, climbed up to the observation towere at Sceneca Rocks and are planning to take a short hike at Lost River SP before we leave, today. The Lost River Grill is a great place to eat and we enjoyed the Museum and local Arts Coop. The Walmart in Morfield is about 22 miles away and an easy drive. The only downside of our trip is seeing that the cottage is under contract.

Submitted: Aug 29, 2015

Stayed: Aug 2015

Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Tim S.

Great Hideaway for Our Young Family

5 of 5

While there were a few quirks to the property our stay was very pleasant. Most things were as described and the setting was perfect as we could have hoped. The beds were comfy and the central air was a blessing on the warm afternoons. We have 3 kids, 5 and under and they loved it. We walked in the creek down the road, got eggs in the morning, had lots of time roving around the house and yard. If it's still a rental next summer, it will be at the top of our list.

Submitted: Aug 12, 2015

Stayed: Jul 2015

Source: HomeAway

The Mountainside Farmhouse was what we needed

5 of 5

The Mountainside Farmhouse was exactly as described and met all of our expectations. We were looking for somewhere to spend a quiet week, with the whole family (including dogs), that was off the grid, with plenty of outdoor adventures.

The farmhouse is quaint, well taken care of, comfortable and quiet. The beds are super comfy and the design of the house is perfect for late night conversations indoors or on the front porch.

While in Lost River we ventured on many great hikes, swam and fished at Trout Lake, went horseback riding, visited the Farmers Market, had several nice dinners in town. We also took a drive to Washington DC for a day trip .

The Lost River area is beautiful, but if you're a city dweller please be aware that you will experience nature and it's elements. We saw ample wildlife including deer, turtles and snakes. Also, if visiting in July be sure to treat your dogs for ticks and check yourself after each outdoor adventure as there are plenty of ticks. Please don't let that scare you away!

Lastly, and most significant for us was how exceptional Phil was as a host Phil accomplished the very challenging task of balancing being available and helpful but also distant.

Overall, simply put, a super place to visit.

Submitted: Aug 6, 2015

Stayed: Jul 2015

Source: HomeAway

More Details

Karen Bridgett
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Karen Bridgett

We live in DC and are thrilled to own a piece of Lost River WV.

Karen Bridgett purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Karen Bridgett chose Lost River

Very relaxing and well equipped house. Everything you need for a country getaway. Plenty of relaxation awaits!

What makes this cottage unique

My husband is a cyclist and can provide ideas for routes or answer any questions you might have!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mathias in Lost River

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master Bath - en suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Shared Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Bedroom downstairs with electric fireplace, queen bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2nd bedroom with queen bed and shared bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 3rd bedroom - 2 twins and shared bathroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Close to ski resorts- Bryce (http://www.bryceresort.com/Home.aspx) about 40 mins away and Canaan Valley a little over an hour (http://canaanresort.com/winter/)


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

3brm/2bath Mntside Farmhouse-dog friendly-close to skiing!!
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews

Very nice, peaceful and homey

  • 4 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas experience at this cabin. The owner, Karen, was immensely helpful and good to work with. We loved the outdoor play area for our dogs and the nearby hiking.

The only downsides (4 instead of 5) were little things. The kitchen was very small and hard to stage a meal for all of us, and the coffee pot was really slow (this could be due to the water pressure). Great place overall all.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us and hope you will come back again soon!
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Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The house was fully equipped with everything we needed for a delightful stay. Our dogs enjoyed the fenced in yard which is such a plus for pet owners. We had beautiful weather and woke to a dusting of snow our last day. Our stay was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay, would happily stay again!

  • 5 of 5

Well-appointed, comfy home perched on a mountain side - great mix for those looking for a quiet mountain weekend away, but still want some luxuries (wifi, etc). Fenced yard was great for the dog, porch with chairs overlooking trees was great for us all. The tip to bring your groceries with you is a good one, but there are also a couple cute local restaurants/cafes not too far. Area parks are fantastic. Will look forward to a return trip!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us and so glad you enjoyed your weekend! Looking forward to welcoming you back again!
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Broomfield, Colorado

Charming, comfortable, and country

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend with four friends and had a wonderful time! The tree top deck was amazing, the location made it easy to go on hikes, and the whole place was clean and comfortable. I would definitely recommend this home to anybody looking for a quiet getaway!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so glad you all enjoyed your time at the Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you all back in the future!
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Wonderful Cottage in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful girl's weekend at the cottage. The location is excellent. Close to Lost River and the state park, and about a 20 minute drive to Wardensville.

The house has 3 great bedrooms and 2 baths. While we were only 3 people, it could easily accommodate more. The family room, dining and kitchen are open to each other and provide a nice space to hang out. The porch and tree house deck are amazing! And a great fenced yard for the dog.

All in all, we enjoyed our stay very much and are likely to return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Elizabeth- so glad you all enjoyed your time at the Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you all back in the future!
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College Park, MD

Cute house, fantastic location!

  • 4 of 5

Super cute, private, comfortable beds, nice amenities (including fast wifi, which was important to at least two members of my family), steps to the forrest, cute little town. We had a wonderful time, and Karen is a great host!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks- we loved hosting you all- please come back and stay with us again!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Washington Dulles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Car: necessary

George Washington National Forest

Lost River State Park


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mathias, West Virginia

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
1 Jun 2017 - 22 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
23 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £58.43
Refundable Damage Deposit £233.71
Pet Fee £38.95
Tax Rate 6.0%

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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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