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Almost Heaven - Secluded Newly Constructed House In The Mountains

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Bedrm, Sunrm, Greatrm, Deck, 2 Bths, 2 Kits (plus, Studio Apt. Lower Level)

Almost Heaven has windows through-out so that you may enjoy the outdoors while indoors. There is a beautiful view of the valley from the deck and kitchen windows. The white cabinets and natural red oak floors invite you to kick off your shoes and relax. The kitchen is fully equipped with an oven, cook top, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator with ice maker. The well water is super refreshing. The master bedroom has a queen bed, tall chest of drawers and chair. The sun room/2nd bedroom which we like to call the bird's nest, because it has windows on all 3 sides has a single bed and over sized chair - a perfect place to read/journal. There are double doors which connect the sun room to the living room which can be opened to make it part of the living space which has a sofa and 2 side chairs, coffee table, fireplace, bookshelves, games, puzzles, and CD player. High ceiling fans circulate the air. The bath has an over sized tub/shower. The wrap around deck has a round table with 2 chairs, 4 directors chairs and 4 Adirondack chairs.

The lower level is set up as an efficiency apartment with a sofa, easy chair, 2 twin beds and a double bed, bath and kitchen. The kitchen has a stove and refrigerator, but is not fully equipped. TV receives local channels. If you wish to watch a movie, please feel free to choose from our DVD library. The washer and dryer are located on the lower level. Double doors lead out onto the lower deck where you will find charcoal grill which is to be used in the open space to the west of the house.

House has a well and septic system.

More Details

Hudson and Jane Webb
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2017

About Hudson and Jane Webb

We live in a metropolican area and retreat to our country home to escaped the the hassle and bustle of city life. As we crest the mountain ridges on the way, our worries and cares seem to disappear and a deep sense of relaxation floods over us. As a former military family we kid each other by saying, we keep the Civil War alive. One of us grew up on a northern farm and the other in a southern city. It just goes to show, opposites do attract. We have two grown sons, dubbed - the sons of thunder. We have traveled much and still seek to discover and try something knew, which we continue to find in WV.

Hudson and Jane Webb purchased this house in 2011

Why Hudson and Jane Webb chose Lost River

One day while looking at property in WV we came across an estate auction sign at a gas station. After meeting with the autioneer, walking the property line and looking over the various out buildings, we fell in love with the possibilities this property held. A few weeks later we stood on the steps of the county court house and bid on the property. To our delight, we won. A year later we broke ground to build the house and this past year refurbished the largest shed. Some day we hope to retire in WV. Until then, we invite you to enjoy our home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are delight that you had a great time at our place in WV. It is a wonderful place to unwind and relax. I love to sit on the deck and watch the hawks soar and the clouds float by. I would like to let you know that we now have WIFI for internet browsing and checking emails - installed yesterday. There is a AT&T Go-phone at the house which is available for use by guests. We are sorry you missed it. Service can be spotting depending on where you are in the house. Some folks have said their Verizon phones have worked at the house as well. Thank you for your business and we do hope you will return soon.
May 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Baker in Lost River

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Extra Long 6' Tub
    Bathroom 2 Lower Level - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2/Sunroom - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 Efficiency Apt Lower Level - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • Master Bedroom has a queen bed, tall chest of drawers and a chair. It is situated next the the upstairs bathroom. Sun room/2nd bedroom has a single bed and an over sized chair. Two single beds and a double bed are in the efficiency on the lower level.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Almost Heaven - Secluded Newly Constructed House In The Mountains
average rating of 4.909091 based on 12 reviews
Golden MS

Secluded and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We saw LOTS of deer on the drive in. The house was decorated nice and we were comfortable. New renters should note that the sign for the cabin is not in front of the driveway, it's further down and is a gravel drive. We were unsure so we took a chance and drove on up that way to see. The house cannot be seen from the road. Also we went in very hot weather and it was about 80 inside. You have to turn it on and wait. Same with the water. Other than these small issues that renters should be aware of we had a nice stay. Loved all the windows. There were deer right in the yard when we got there. Beds were comfortable and clean.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Beautiful, relaxing family getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, very clean, well-stocked home. Jane and Hudson are gracious hosts and very accessible. We had a great time with our family! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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  • 4 of 5

Wonderful property all by itself, 100% privacy. Everything updated and works great.

Only one queen bed, so not great for couples.

There is NO WIFI AND NO CELL SERVICE, so get the lady of the land before you get there.

LONG dirt road unmarked made it difficult to find, but once we got there we didn't want to leave!!

Awesome place and had a great time!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The peace of the mountains with the comfort of home...

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to recharge. Quiet and peaceful location. Home is nicely appointed and owners very easy to work with. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Can't get much closer to Heaven than Almost Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Pictures and words don't do this home justice, but I will try. The home itself is newer, and has all of the amenities for a comfortable stay, including lounge chairs for the deck, BBQs, and cooking spices. It was immaculately clean, the beds and bedding were of high quality and comfortable, and the extra long soaking tub was an unexpected delight. I stayed by myself, but the house would be great for a multi-family vacation. It is has a ground floor with its own small kitchen, three beds, bathroom, and laundry room. Upstairs has the master bedroom, bathroom, large kitchen, livingroom, and sitting room that has a twin bed and doors, that could be used as a bedroom. The house has very large windows everywhere that let in the light and breathtaking views. I especially enjoyed the sitting room with the 3 walls of windows. I set up a table in there to sew and enjoyed looking at the fall colors and woodpeckers in the trees outside the windows. There is a large deck that wraps around the house. I enjoyed sitting outside on it and playing my fiddle - the house is remote, so I could play without worrying about bothering neighbors. A word about the remoteness....it might not be for everybody, but this place is a long way off the beaten path, without good cell reception, or wifi.....for me, it provided healing for my spirit. There was a peaceful calmness that permeated the whole place! My service dog went with me and enjoyed laying on the deck in the sun and walking down the dirt road to see the cows and horses in the neighboring pasture.

The owner called me the night before my arrival to ensure I had the code to the lock and took the time to make sure I had good directions and services in the area - he was a lovely person!

I can't wait to come back....hopefully this review won't entice too many people to rent and keep me from finding an available weekend :)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Washington, D.C.

Great Place to Get Away

  • 5 of 5

The Webbs have an amazing place to get away for a weekend or longer and enjoy the fresh mountain air. We were a group of 6 friends and there was more than enough room for everybody--pull out couches allow everybody to have their own bed if you're not coming with couples. There was plenty of room and lots of amenities/extras that we were pleasantly surprised by. Two charcoal grills made it easy to cook for a crowd. Bring your friends and family and have a great time!

Note: we had a lot more reception with Sprint (full 3G) than AT&T or any other carrier (basically nothing) for those of you who still need to connect to home/work.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Washington, D.C. Dulles and Reagan
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Lost River Brewery, Wardensville, WV
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Valley View Golf Course, Moorefield, WV
Nearest Train
35 Miles
South Side Depot, Petersburg, WV
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 55
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Lost River Brewery, Wardensville, WV
Nearest Ski
78 Miles
Wisp Resort, McHenry, MD
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
Trout Pond, Lost River, WV
Car: necessary

Looking for a vacation where you can enjoy nature, unplug and relax? You have found the right place. Our house, which we have dubbed, Almost Heaven is nestled at the foot of a mountain in the wilds of West Virginia surrounded by rolling hills. The property has 10 acres with various out buildings and is situated between 2 small spring-fed streams. New construction accented with antiques makes you feel right at home. The upstairs kitchen is fully equipped and the outdoor charcoal grill is ready for you to make/grill your favorite dishes. The deck is the perfect place to eat, read, sunbathe, watch hawks soar and/or count the stars. In the evening sit by the outdoor fire pit and roast marsh mellows. (The indoor fireplace is in the process of being converted to gas.) The house sleeps 6 with a queen bed in the master bedroom, a single bed in the sun room which is surrounded by windows on 3 sides, and 2 twin beds and a double bed are on the lower level which is set up as an efficiency apartment. There is a full bath and kitchen on both levels. For exercise and to stretch your legs, amble down the drive and/or bring your bikes to walk/bike along the country road. The TVs receives local channels. Phone and internet access is limited to AT&T. There is an AT&T Go-Phone available for your use. Most cell phones receive signals in Moorefield/Wardensville. Internet access is available for basic web searches, but not for gaming or Utube.

Nearby there are numerous parks/activities for your enjoyment. Here are just a few:

Trout Pond, Lost City - swimming, hiking, fishing (16 Miles)

Wardens Lake, Wardensville - hiking, fishing (19 miles)

Lost River State Park, Mathias - swimming, hiking (20 miles)

Hidden Trail Stables, Mathias - horseback riding (20 miles)

City Park/Pool, Wardensville - swimming, picnicking (9 miles)

Valley View Golf Course, Moorefield - golfing (20 miles)

Eagles Nest Outfitters, Petersburg, canoeing, kayaking, tubing (25 miles)

Edwards Run, Capon Bridge - hunting (39 miles)

South Side Depot, Petersburg - train excursions, crafts (35 miles)

Eagle Scenic Railroad, Romney - train excursions, bird watching (45 miles)

Capon Crossing Farm Market, Wardensville - grass fed beef, vegetables, blue grass music (14 miles)

Lost River Brewery, Wardensville - dining (10 miles)

Quarter Mile Diner, Wardensville - dining (16 miles)

Wisp Resort, McHenry, MD - skiing, snow tubing (78 miles).

West Virginia has much to offer, so search the web before you come to plan your daily outings. The nearest airports are in and around the Washington, D.C. area. Driving time from Washington, D.C. is approx. 2 hours. For emergency medical care use Winchester Medical Center, 1840 Amherst St., Winchester, VA 22601.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Baker, West Virginia

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £60.78
Cleaning Fee £65.4 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Taxes include:
6% West Virginia State Tax
6% Lodging Tax - Hardy County

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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