We’ve lovingly remodeled close to 90 percent of this home, which is a private South West Ridge Road residence with five bedrooms and three and a half baths. After a hard day of skiing, hiking or biking know that you’ll come back to one of three queen sized pillow-top beds or two very kid/teen/tween-friendly bunk rooms each with both twin and double beds. The back two bedrooms each have access to the large second level deck where you can take in the view of the sunset, valley or some of the frequently visiting deer. Bathe in one of two spa-like bathrooms with heated floors and custom tile. One bathroom has an oversized shower, the other a jetted Jacuzzi tub for soaking weary bodies. High-quality towels and linens are included in the rental fee.
Climb to the top floor to the huge main living area and be awed by the view! (It is, in all honesty, what made us fall in love with the property.) French doors will take you out to the newly built third level deck where dinner and drinks can be served in the warmer months. If dining outside isn’t an option, don’t worry. Our huge dining table comfortably seats twelve (or more!) guests and still has a west-facing view. The well-appointed kitchen features stainless steel appliances, microwave, blender, crockpot, coffeepot (or a French press if you want to be fancy) and plating for twelve. Fire up the cast-iron gas fireplace and cuddle up on the large sectional couch to watch a movie or game on the 55” HD TV with 100+ DISH Network channels and a DVR. It’s not far from the couch to the custom-made, hand crafted, one-of-a-kind bar. (If that seems like too many descriptors, you won’t think so when you see it. It is a stunning piece.) Behind the bar is a sink and small wine refrigerator to keep reds cool or whites cold. We’ve got games and books to occupy guests of all ages. Take a seat in one of our UVA rockers to read a book, study a trail map or just soak in the West Virginia skyline. Finishing out the top level is a large half-bath.
The basement level boasts one of those two bunk areas; a foosball table and mini-fridge (for intense matches); a full bathroom; and a media room with projector, 96 inch screen, gaming system, and surround sound. After an active day, this is where you want to watch movies or play video games.
Condo rentals can be crowded, noisy, and check-in is often a bear. That’s not the case at the ‘Hoo House. You’ll drive straight to the door, park in a private driveway that easily holds six mid-sized vehicles and type your unique access code into the door. Snowshoe’s free shuttles will collect you at the top of the driveway and take you to and from the village with just a phone call. The house is about a half mile from the Western Territory slopes, so if you and your ski/snowboard boots are up for the “hike” the slopes are within trudging distance.
This is our beloved home away from home, so we’ve included many handy features like USB ports in many of the outlets throughout the house, a Sonos sound system that can connect to any smart device for playlist listening (with a free APP), and free Wi-Fi. Additionally, we are a family with young children, so the house also has a baby gate, highchair, two Pack –n- Play cribs (and sheets), toys, books, kid-sized dining implements and other assorted kid-related necessities. We know traveling with kids involves a lot of stuff. Because you’re wise enough to rent the ‘Hoo House, you no longer have to jam your vehicle full of said stuff. We want to keep our home family friendly, so we insist that our home be pet and smoke free.
Despite the collegiate name, this is not a college party house; minimum age for rental is 25 years.
100% refund 30 days prior to check-in; 50% refund less than 30 days prior to check-in.