Cowger Guest House & Rustic Camping Area

Front view of log houseKitchen/eating arealiving area looking toward original stepsDownstairs BedroomUpstairs Bunk RoomUpstairs hallway between bedroomsUpstairs Bedroom W/Twin BedsDeer at apple treesBaby Racoons in treeRock & South Fork of South Branch of the Potomac
“ Excellent ”
5 Reviews
Corner Rd, Fort Seybert, WV 26802


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 10
Type: Guesthouse
Per night: $200
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Fort Seybert vacation guesthouse rental
The farm is a recreational farm and a wild life habitat that includes timber and deer management as our goal. A "walk in the woods" is led by a master naturalist in the Spring and Fall. The log guesthouse, originally built in 1834 as home for George and Elizabeth Judy Cowger (Larry’s great-great grandparents), sits on the back portion of a large tract of land owned by the Cowger descendants. Presently, the log house is accessible only by a timber road. The South Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River runs through the property. The valley in which it is located provides river access and a view of the mountains. Thus, there is hiking, climbing, fishing, hunting (with permission), wading, bird watching, nature walks, photo shots, or just sitting on the porch and enjoying the view, peace and quiet. Our guests are encouraged to come, relax, and enjoy what God has provided and to “unplug” from distractions. There is telephone service for emergencies as well as wireless service at our residence at the front of the property (8/10 mile). Cell phone service is not available in the area. The log house comfortably sleeps ten (10) people. Facilities include 3 bedrooms with 2 double beds and 6 twin/bunk beds, 1 roll away bed, 2 bathrooms, 2 fireplaces with propane gas logs, and a fully equipped kitchen with a wood burning stove, gas cook stove, and full size refrigerator. Electricity is provided by a solar panel. The rustic camping area for several self-contained small campers is located near the river. Special rates can be discussed for day time get-togethers and monthly rentals.
Area Information
Other attractions within driving distance include a Highland golf course, site of the Fort Seybert massacre in 1758 (re-enactment in Sept. during Treasure Mt. Festival) and mass grave, Walking tour of Historic Franklin, Seneca Rocks, Sites Homestead, Germany Valley Overlook, and Nelson Rocks. The Pendleton County Chamber of Commerce offers 4 Heritage Travels CDs ( 1 for each section of the County) to provide the opportunity to explore Pendleton County at the guests own pace.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2014 Dec 31 2015 $200 $200 - - 2 Nights
Lodging tax: 6%
Deposits: 1 night's rate
Payment Options: Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: No fee for hunting. $25.00 when kill doe; $50.00 when kill buck. Help us with wildlife management. $200.00 a night for up to 4 people; $10.00 per each additional person. Children 10 & under free. Day rates available.


  • Beds

  • 2 Double Beds
  • 6 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • View (Water)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Parking Included
  • View (Mountains)
  • Wood Stove
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Gas Grill
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
    (15 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (20 miles)
  • Pool
    (20 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Bowling
    (20 miles)
  • Playground
    (20 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (20 miles)
  • Hunting

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
There are publicized trail rides at other locations at different times. We will try to provide this information when available. A neighbor rides on our property on unmarked trails.

Reviews for this vacation guesthouse rental in Fort Seybert, West Virginia

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Jessica Erickson

Jessica Erickson

Frederick, MD


November 5, 2014

The "cabin" is very relaxing; there are two fireplaces and a wood burning stove. The two fireplaces kept it very warm; we didn't need to mess with the wood burner. I would consider this a "home" as opposed to a "cabin." Very nice view of the mountains; very close to the river. There are some trails for walking nearby; we took our dog for a nice walk on Sunday morning. It is very hard to find; GPS will take you to wrong location (apparently this happens all the time?) I would suggest having truck or higher clearance vehicle; very rough road to get to; I would not take my car there. The owners are very sweet couple; the lady provided us with some homemade bread!! I am looking forward to another trip!!!

Larry & Sandra Pope

Owner's reply:

Dear Jessica, I thought I had responded to your very kind review. Maybe I forgot to click :-(. We were so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and are looking forward to your return.

Timmy Bouley

Timmy Bouley

Washington, DC

Isolated, epic views, and great wildlife

August 10, 2014

At around three hours from Washington, DC, this property is well worth the weekend getaway. Extraordinary 18th century farm house with working fireplaces, stream access, views of mountains and farmland, and excellent habitat for wildlife viewing. Deer, raccoons, snapping turtle, salamanders, fish, and others. The cabin is about a mile down an old road through nature - creates a feeling of real isolation and tranquility. The owners, couldn't better fit the role: kindly, helpful, and run a truly professional shop. Thank you!

Larry & Sandra Pope

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your kind review. It has been our goal that others would have the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate what God has provided.

Larry & Sandra

Katie Callahan

Katie Callahan

Warrenton, VA

Perfect Getaway from Life

April 30, 2013

We booked our trip for my husband's birthday after he had visited the property for work. Mr. and Mrs. Pope are wonderfully kind people who showed us around, had a loaf of fesh out of the oven ready when we arrived, and provided other items to make our stay perfect. The cabin can fit a good amount of people, and for the price who can beat this! We loved every minute and will definitely be back in the future.

Larry & Sandra Pope

Owner's reply:

It blesses us when others enjoy the property as much as we do. Thank you for your favorable review. We look forward to seeing you again. A belated Happy Birthday to Travis.

james smith

james smith

Woodbridge va

True peace and tranquility

March 26, 2013

This was a great get away from it all. The hiking, fishing, and awesome mountain view made this one of the best weekends I've had in a while. Looking forward to bringing my family back out to the farm for my next long weekend.

Larry & Sandra Pope

Owner's reply:

Thank you, James. We appreciate your positive comments and look forward to your return.

Kevin M. Kirst

Kevin M. Kirst

Charlottesville, VA

Nice getaway with my older kids

November 25, 2012

Arrived late on Friday evening to the warm welcome of the owners. They pleasantly oriented us to the cabin despite the late hour and chilly weather. The home was clean, warm (once we got the fireplace on for a bit) and large enough to accommodate the 7 of us. We had a great time and look forward to coming back in the Spring / Summer. The views and access to the water were amazing... And we went in November! I really look forward to bringing my 6 year old nature lover in the future. Thanks for a great weekend!

Larry & Sandra Pope

Owner's reply:

Dea Kevin. Sorry for the delay in responding to the much appreciated comments. We look forward to your returning. The Popes

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Larry & Sandra Pope

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    The Popes live on the farm in an old Victorian House built about 1904. Larry spent his summers helping his gandparents. It has always been his dream to restore the old log house built for the 1834 marriage of his great great grand father located 8/10s of a mile from the Victorian House on a private...
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