Entire home/apt

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1 bedroom

2 beds
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About this listing

12' x 20' one room cabin tucked in the hills of Roane County, WV. Perfect for hard-core "glampers" who love the woods but appreciate basic amenities. Quiet, remote, simple, rustic. No electric or running water. Clean outhouse. We take you up the hill, give a short orientation & you're on your own, with plenty of privacy, great views and miles of wildlife & walking trails!! Please read all info on the site before booking.

The space

By "remote," we mean, "off-road." To avoid damaging your car on the way up the steep, rocky hill, we'll meet you at the bottom (where you can park it safely) and we'll take you up in our truck. At the end of your stay, you can get a ride, walk down with your stuff, or we'll take it for you and you can hike it down hands-free. Whatever works best for you.

If the forecast looks like road conditions will be impossible for us to get you up or down the hill with the truck or 4-wheeler (ATV), and you're still hooked on the cabin-idea, we're happy to lead you on the short hike to it. Otherwise, we invite you to check out our other 2 listings, "Quaint Farmhouse in the hills," or "the Crash Pad." Both have easy vehicle access for any weather, and we can discuss a comparable price.

Guest access

NO ELECTRIC OR RUNNING WATER = should be considered "Fancy Camping" (glamping)

HEAT/LIGHT: one propane heater, lanterns, flashlights.

KITCHEN: Simple kitchen with sink/wash tub, single burner stove. and cooler for food. Jug of water for washing. Bring your own drinking water & ice, and we will refill as needed.

Kitchen Items Included: French press coffee maker, pots, pans, cooking utensils, plates, cups, bowls, knives forks, spoons, can opener, napkins, paper towels, dish rags, dish towels, dish soap

FOOD: We do not serve meals but some snacks are provided. Feel free to bring your own non-perishable foods or cooler items.

Linens included: Sheets, pillows, pillow cases, extra blankets, towels, washcloths

OUTHOUSE: a few steps outside the cabin, includes: toilet paper, sanitizing hand gel, wet-ones

OUTSIDE: large deck, 4 plastic chairs, table, small charcoal grill, charcoal, campfire ring, 2 chaise lounge chairs (cushions in the shed). Campfire wood available upon request.

Interaction with guests

Upon arrival, we'll give a short orientation with safety information and a map of the property for hiking trails. After that, you're on your own! Upon request, each evening at sundown, we can bring more water and ice and check if there's anything else you need.

Other things to note

We have 2 Great Pyrenees dogs who roam the property to ward off predators from our chickens. They are nocturnal and WILL bark at night. Please know, they are doing their jobs and including YOU in their realm of protection. Sleep easy knowing you are safe. They are friendly to all our guests and will not harm you in any way. Male: Otto, Female: Clara

ANIMALS you may see, hear or encounter: song birds, ducks, herons, owls, hawks, vultures, wild turkeys, squirrels, chipmunks, groundhogs, skunks, possum, snakes, turtles, frogs, deer, rabbits, foxes, coyotes or the occasional stray horse. Signs of a black bear (scat) have been in the area, but no sightings in years. BUGS: cicadas, crickets

HARMFUL INSECTS: ticks, mosquitoes, bees, chiggers

BUG SPRAY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL SEASONS - Lyme disease is in our area, contracted only by the deer tick (not the dog tick or the star tick), and only if it's been attached to your skin for over 24 hours.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

1) We have working dogs; please leave yours at home.
2) KEEP IT CLEAN - Critters and bugs are attracted by your food, garbage and, yes, toilet paper. Please dispose of it in the trash can, not down the hole.
3) KEEP IT QUIET - Voices carry in the hills. Quiet Hours from Sundown to sun up.
4) KEEP IT REAL - It's dangerous to be stupid in the backwoods. Please use your head and not illegal drugs.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

18 Reviews

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Dillon User Profile
July 2017
Tranquil location. Good place to get away and relax.

Sarah User Profile
June 2017

Frederick User Profile
May 2017
Very accurate photos and descriptions of the place. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating.

Dalynn User Profile
April 2017
We had a fabulous time. A great spot for a weekend getaway!

Michelle User Profile
November 2016
What a find! Our two days here we're straight out of a storybook. The woods were beautiful to explore, and we enjoyed having the dogs accompany us on our hikes. The night sky was perfectly starry. This trip bottled all the best parts of camping. Jeannie and Bill were excellent, kind hosts. Definitely recommend.

Debra User Profile
October 2016
Best kept secret in North America! Second visit to the cabin and it was as magical as ever! Thank you Bill and Jeannie for everything! We will be back in the Spring

Lucy User Profile
October 2016
We stayed at the cosy cabin for 2 lovely nights. Bill and Jeanie took great care of us and we spent the day walking around their beautiful property. We felt safe and very welcomed. We will definately be back to enjoy the area and do more walking.

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Spencer, West Virginia, United StatesJoined in March 2016
Jeannie User ProfileJeannie is a superhost.

My partner, Bill, and I moved to West Virginia in 2000. We love its quiet beauty and simplified life, and want to give others the opportunity to experience the same.

Besides airbnb guests, we host retreatants, and college groups who come from all over the country for their spring and fall breaks. With the students, we do service projects for the poor and elderly in our community and give them a taste of Appalachian culture. More than that, they learn first-hand how extractive industries (coal, gas, oil, timber) and their own energy consumption cause the social, environmental and economic issues of this "poverty pocket" of a America. By the end of their time here, they're a little wiser, living more simply, and ready to make a difference back home.

Hosting you helps us continue to educate, advocate and contemplate in these ancient hills. To learn more, look up Appalachian Catholic Worker.

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