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Cozy Cabin in the hills of WV
Cozy Cabin in the hills of WV
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

UNPLUG in a one room cabin tucked in the hills of West Virginia. 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!! Read all info. Check-In before dark. SAVE detailed directions. GPS will get you lost and cell service is spotty.

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.

Amenities
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly
Prices
Extra people No Charge
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 single bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 12PM (noon) - 6PM
Check out by 4PM

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.

You must also acknowledge
Some spaces are shared - Swimming pond and hiking trails are shared spaces.
Amenity limitations - spotty or no cell service
Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house
Cancellations
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Availability
1 night minimum stay

23 Reviews

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John User Profile
October 2017
Words cannot describe how beautiful this cabin really is. The only bad part about staying here, is that eventually you have to leave.

Kadi User Profile
October 2017
Jeannie was super warm and helpful throughout the booking and planning procedure, and once we got to the cabin, Bill was there to help up with everything! We felt very welcome at the cabin and the place itself was even cozier than it looks like in the photos. The starry night was amazing! We wish we could've stayed longer to hike around and enjoy the cabin, but we will be back! A perfect getaway! Thank you Jeannie and Bill!

Juliana User Profile
October 2017
Jeannie and Bill made sure communication went smoothly. Following their directions is definitely key to smooth travels to the cabin. It was a beautiful cabin all to ourselves, and we couldn't have been happier with our stay. The view of the stars made the long drive worth every minute!!!

L. Justin User Profile
September 2017
Excellent view of the sky on a clear night. Warm, hospitable hosts who attended to kind details such as bringing firewood and offering water refills and also maintained privacy and comfort. Beautiful hiking grounds. I look forward to returning.

Kristen User Profile
August 2017
This property is absolutely gorgeous, the cabin is simple and quaint, and the surroundings are quiet and scenic. Check-in was also a breeze and we absolutely would stay here again!!

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

Sarah User Profile
June 2017
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Spencer, West Virginia, United StatesJoined in March 2016
Jeannie User Profile

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.

Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day

About the home

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Jeannie
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