Cozy Cabin Hidden Away on a Lake!
Mountain Mama Vacation Homes
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The perfect getaway for any season! Enjoy the lake views inside next to a roaring fire. Relax in the hot tub set in the back deck. Make every night movie night on the 50" 4k TV. If you want to explore, the Appalachian Trail is a couple miles away, and the Charles Town races or historic Harpers Ferry are each just a 15-20 min drive away. Whether you want to stay in or see the area, this cabin is perfect for your needs!
Quiet residential mountainside community centered on a 55-acre lake in the Blue Ridge mountains
The entire property is yours!
NO PETS: No exceptions, sorry.
NO MUSIC OUTDOORS: This is a quiet lake community, not a place to party. Residents and guests alike come here to relax amid the peace and quiet of the lake. Because of this, and because sound carries so easily across the lake, we don't allow guests to play any music outdoors. We also ask guests to help preserve the peace and quiet of the lake by refraining from shouting or making other loud, unnecessary noises.
DISHES: Guests will be responsible for cleaning dishes during and at the end of their stay. Beware that there is NO DISHWASHER, so dishes must be washed by hand.
BUGS: This is a cabin in the woods--that means there are lots of bugs, especially in the summertime. Even if you are very careful, some of those bugs will find their way into the house. The best way to minimize the number of bugs inside is to enter and exit through the screened porch as often as possible. You must also carefully clean up the kitchen every night and securely package up all food to keep out bugs and mice. We have had to deal with mice before and no one wants that again!
SMOKING: Smoking is never allowed inside the house. You may smoke outside as long as you clean up after yourself. You may not litter cigarette butts on the deck, in the yard, or anywhere else--butts must go in the trash after they have cooled off. If smoking inside the screened porch, please turn on the fan so that the smoke does not linger and leave a smell.
NUMBER OF GUESTS: It is important to have the correct number of guests in the reservation, so please update accordingly if the number changes after you first book. The cabin comfortably sleeps 6-8, and the number of guests is strictly limited to 10. Beware that 10 adults make for a very tight fit, and will require 2 people in each queen bed, 1 in each full bed, and 1 person in each of the 2 trundle beds which are stored beneath the full beds. If the cabin is filled to capacity, 6 people will be sleeping in the loft and sharing the 1 small bathroom up there. There are only enough plates, glasses, etc. for a maximum of 10 people, and the septic plumbing cannot handle more than 10 people at once. Only registered guests are allowed to use the apartment, day or night.
SHEETS: At the end of your stay, please strip the sheets off the beds that were used and leave the sheets on top of the beds.
PARKING: There is room for up to 4 cars in the driveway, but if parking more than 2 cars, you might have to box in other cars by parking behind them.
AIR CONDITIONING: There is a window unit air conditioner at the cabin. In addition to the one window unit, there are lots of ceiling fans and opening the windows at night cools the cabin considerably.
BRING OR RENT YOUR OWN BOATS: We do not offer kayaks or other boats to guests. The Mountain Lake Club on the lake does rent boats from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
SNOW-INS: During the winter, there is a good chance that a significant snow storm could restrict access in and out of the cabin. The roads are plowed, but not always promptly. 4 wheel drive is highly recommended in the event of a snow storm, and you need to use good judgement as to whether to cancel a trip before it begins or leave the cabin early (full refunds will be issued for every day the cabin is not used due to snow-related cancellations).
HEATING IN WINTERTIME: When temperatures drop below freezing, you need to use the wood stove to properly heat the cabin. YOU MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE BUILDING INDOOR FIRES TO STAY HERE IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER. There is sufficient baseboard heat in the two downstairs bedrooms, but the living room and loft area are only served by a single baseboard heater and a gas heater, which are not sufficient by themselves to heat the place during freezing weather. Therefore, you must build an adequate fire to keep the living room and loft area warm.
WOOD STOVE: You are encouraged to use the wood stove as long as you do so carefully! Always keep the stove door securely shut unless you are actively putting logs inside the stove. The stove can get very hot, so be sure to keep small children away whenever a fire is burning. We do not guarantee there will be firewood or fire starter at the cabin, so it is best to bring your own. If there is no wood, the River Country Store 1.5 mi away sells bundles of wood.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY FOR USE OF HOT TUB AND LAKE: By using the hot tub and/or the lake you agree to follow all house rules associated with those amenities and you release the owner of the property from all liability relating to injuries that may occur while using the hot tub and/or the lake, regardless of whether injuries are caused by negligence.