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Family-friendly slice of heaven!

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath On West Ridge

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. 

More Details

John and Amy Robb
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

About John and Amy Robb

We are a family of 4 from Southeastern, VA. Bought this house in 2013 and have been renovating it ever since. We love the area and enjoy being outdoors.

John and Amy Robb purchased this house in 2013

Why John and Amy Robb chose Snowshoe

This property offered a view that others couldn't match. The sunset is amazing.

What makes this house unique

Deer in the back yard, views, walking distance to the slopes, hiking, skiing, capped at the end of the day with a movie or a drink with friends.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Snowshoe in Mingo

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , walk in shower, heated floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , jacuzzi tub, heated floor
  • 2.5 bathrooms. Two bathrooms on the entry floor. Both have showers with one being a walk in shower and the other a jacuzzi tub. The half bathroom is on the top floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Bunk Bed , In common area on bottom floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Bunk Bed , Bunk bed has double on bottom and twin on top
  • 4 bedrooms on the entry floor. 3 have queen beds and 1 has a bunk bed. On the bottom floor, there is another set of bunk beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling


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Family-friendly slice of heaven!
average rating of 4.8 based on 30 reviews

Wonderful Location and Views

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for three family to come together and enjoy the lush green forests, hiking, swimming and a myriad of other adventures during the summertime.

The owners made sure it had plenty of kitchen items and able luxury items to keep us entertained and well supplied.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thumbs up!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, awesome view,great parking, gracious owners ,great deal.We will surely return to this wonderful mountain retreat!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

The place was very nice, and the shuttle picks you up right out front it just as good if not better then a ski in and out. Very private and comfortable location. Amy is very helpful and gets back with you very quickly. Will stay there again definitely from here on out.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Hoo House is not Perfect, but it is absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the Hoo House, from it’s enormous size to it’s well furnished kitchen. We had nine family members together, but we couldn’t keep up with the 4 kids because they were lost in the basement playing video games on a large screen game system (that is when they weren’t skiing, which was most of time, or eating, which they did a lot of).

This place is everything it is advertised to be. The lighting in the upstairs area could be better, and I recommend visitors take paper plates, towels, etc., and salt, which we forgot. There are plenty of dishes, glasses, cookware, etc. Also, the driveway is steep, but we got out, even in a minivan.

Highly recommend the Hoo House for large groups.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hoo House was perfect for my family's long weekend at Snowshoe! We can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

We had 8 adults and 3 kids for three nights and could not have asked for a better house. Accommodations were exceptional. We are already discussing next year's trip!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for family ski vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house is great with plenty of space for our 2 families that travel to Snowshoe annually. Super easy check in with keypad. Shuttle was easy to use to get to/from the mountain. Very short shuttle ride. Responsive owners. Beautiful view. Kids enjoyed movie night in the movie theatre. Love the table for 12 in the dining area. We've already booked for next year!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Snowshoe Village
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Raven Golf Club
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Cass Scenic Railroad
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Snowshoe Village
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Snowshoe Mountain
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £176.49
Refundable Damage Deposit £274.54

Great Rate: 3 night minimum, 12% tax and $200 cleaning fee additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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