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Beautiful, Peaceful Farmhouse Offering The Best Of All Worlds

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A Beautifully Remodeled "Rustic Modern" Farmhouse

Our farmhouse, built in 1900, is situated in a valley on five acres in the Lost River area. We describe its style as "rustic modern," meaning that it retains much of its century-old character, but has been renovated into a loft with a two-story window looking out on the pasture, a barn and the mountains beyond. The first floor has a dining and living area, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, laundry area and a bedroom with a queen-sized bed. The dining area opens to a large deck that looks on to the mountains. There is a fire pit, charcoal grill, and loungers, perfect for relaxing with a cup of coffee in the morning, or a glass of wine in the evening while gazing at the amazing stars that are visible on any clear evening. The kitchen opens to a screened-in porch with a table and chairs. The second floor has a living area loft that overlooks the dining room and the two-story window and is furnished with a sofa and television. There is also a second bedroom with a queen-sized bed.

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2017

Why Eric chose Lost River

We bought this farmhouse and the five acres it sits on in 2010 to escape the hustle and bustle of our lives in Washington, DC. It's a special place to kick back, open up a good book, a bottle of wine, and find peace.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Close to the Lost River community, with state park for hiking, horseback riding and swimming; a yoga studio; the Lost River General Store, which makes great lunches; the Lost River Trading Post in Wardensville, which was featured in the New York Times; and much more! The community is small but wonderfully progressive, and offers something for everyone -- a great spot for relaxation or social activities.


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

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom has a clawfoot tub with shower enclosure. The light fixture is a chandelier.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Both bedrooms have antique queen-sized beds, and chests of drawers.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming


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Beautiful, Peaceful Farmhouse Offering The Best Of All Worlds
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A fantastic place to stay in the Mathias/Lost City area

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed here recently for our anniversary. We wanted to find a place out in the country away from the hustle and bustle of the DC area, and we definitely found it. It was only a 2.5 hour drive, so it was very convenient for us. The farmhouse itself is quite nice, very cozy and comfortable. The upstairs loft space is a nice feature, although it didn't use it too much because of the heat (the house has no AC, but with the windows open and ceiling fans going, we were pretty comfortable on the bottom floor, esp. if there was a strong breeze). We spent a great time of time outside and enjoyed the views from the deck, as well as the screened-in patio on the side of the house when the bugs were out. Between the kitchen and grill on the deck, we were able to cook all of our meals and didn't have to eat out. The owners provided us with very detailed check-in information that proved to be a big help and gave us a heads-up in terms of what to expect. It's close to Lost River State Park, which has some nice picnic areas and hiking trails. Lost City is also close by and has a couple of cool stores selling arts and crafts made by local artisans.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in beautiful surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

Eric was VERY responsive during the booking process, and also made sure to check in with us during, and after our stay.

The house is very beautifully renovated in a "rustic farm chic" fashion. Beautiful and charming. The kitchen is very well equipped, and made cooking meals a breeze.

As other people have mentioned, bringing in bottled water is highly recommended, as the water at the house contains iron. But this is no big deal, when you know ahead of time.

The mattresses are very firm which isn't my personal preference, but some people might like it. Everything else was perfect and the house is well stocked with everything, you can think of. We particularly enjoyed the croquet game. Brought me right back to my childhood.

And being able to bring my dog was a wonderful added bonus. She enjoyed exploring the property and lay around on the lawn.

Being just a few miles down the road from Lost River State Park was great! Some good hiking followed by stop by the creek was lovely.

We would definitely consider staying here again. But would bring a mattress topper next time :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second time back -- we love it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic Luxury in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Farmhouse last November. It was so peaceful. The interior was rustic, in keeping with the era of the house, yet there was plenty of luxury. The sitting area upstairs was a perfect place just to lounge, whether watching TV, reading, or just taking a nap! It was quite cold when we were there, but the wood-burning stove kept the whole house nice and toasty. Very well equipped kitchen. Enjoyed cooking our dinners there. There is one other farmhouse up the hill close enough that you need to make sure to close the shades for privacy, but far enough that you never knew they were there. Loved the area. We even drove up to Pennsylvania and back for a nice day trip exploring the region. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect country getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Cold comfort farm offered a dream getaway for my friends and me! The setting was beautiful, the farmhouse beyond charming, and the surrounding town was full of interesting local treasures! It was the perfect escape from our hectic lives in D.C. and our dogs were thrilled to have plenty of property to explore and run around! We had no issues accessing the property and Eric provided a wonderful packet of information to guide our stay. We would love to return in the warmer weather to take more advantage of the outdoor space! Highly recommend a stay at cold comfort farm!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the farmhouse. It was the perfect distance from DC for a weekend getaway, the right size for 2 (but would have been great for 4), and nicely equipped for a weekend of cooking and relaxing. I would definitely come back again for another visit to Lost River in the future. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Mathias, West Virginia

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £26.93
Property Damage Protection £45.39

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.
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