Riverfront Luxury in the Woods -- Loads of Light!

Social Kitchen with Huge Granite Island and Many Appliances
Social Kitchen with Huge Granite Island and Many AppliancesHot Tub Under Cover with a ViewLiving Room w/ Stone FireplaceLiving Room View from the LoftMaster Bath JacuzziMaster BedroomMaster BedroomScreened (now has handmade poplar picnic table)Quartersawn Oak Extendable Dining Table.  Stairs to Loft Bedroom in ViewGas GrillLoft Bedroom w/ Privacy DoorQuiet Sunroom off Master Bedroom w/ Office Setup (speakerphone provided)Queen Bedroom on Lower Level w/ View of the RiverLower Level Bathroom w/ Jacuzzi Tub and Marble SurroundBunkroom w/ Full, Twin, and Twin TrundleFirepit (8 camp chairs provided)Upstream View from Grassy BeachDownstream View of Grassy BeachGravel Road InView From Deck in WinterLovely Teak Flooring (pet fee pays for refinishing every few years)

From $100 / night

Shavers Fork Road, Elkins, WV 26241
Riverfront Luxury in the Woods -- Loads of Light!
4 bedrooms
10 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 10
Type: Cabin
Per night: $150 - $225
Per week: $950 - $1,350
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Elkins vacation cabin rental
Lovely four bedroom plus game room; THREE full baths; sunroom/office; granite countertops, marble, tile, and teak floors; hot tub; spacious decks; master suite with Jacuzzi; 2nd bath with Jacuzzi; laundry; open kitchen with granite countertops and modern appliances; screened porch with gas grill (under roof cover); fine furnishings throughout.

Great set-up for telecommuting if you can only manage a working vacation. Wireless satellite internet (with download limits), speakerphone, computer desk, and office chair in the very private sunroom.

The property has exclusive river beach access to the Shavers fork river and is engulfed in trees, on one side adjacent to 30+ acres of privately-owned undeveloped and open fields, 100 yards from two other cabins on the other side, and situated just 0.1 mile down the road from the one-million acre Monongahela National Forest.

The house features a stone fireplace, teak floors, vaulted ceilings, natural wood-plank paneling, wireless internet, 3 televisions with DVD players, and a 6 person hot tub. The gameroom includes a 42' flatscreen TV, Wii entertainment system (games available), assorted board games, Hot Wheels track, toddler puzzles, cards, and 100's of other toys and games. The gameroom has a card table and chairs, dart board, and water toys. There are 30+ classic DVDs for various ages available for viewing.

There are beds to sleep 10: Main-level MBR – Queen; Sunroom attached to MBR – Twin Pull-out (ideal for child); Sleeping Loft – Full; Downstairs Bedroom #1 – Queen; Downstairs Bedroom #2 - Full / Twin bunk-bed plus Twin trundle. The game room can accommodate cots if needed (available upon request).

For a cozy winter, fall or early spring visit, the house has a forced-air gas furnace, supplemental baseboard heat in downstairs bedrooms, and a wood-burning fireplace in the living room (a moderate amount of firewood is provided).

In winter months, be prepared for snowy road conditions by driving a 4WD or suitable vehicle. The cabin is remote, so its narrow mountain road can be concerning to those not experienced. The gravel road is not suitable for motorcycles.

Pet friendly -- dogs only please, and no more than two dogs per reservation.

Owners provide a starter quantity of paper products, bathroom soap, and laundry/dish detergent. Personal toiletries are to be provided by Guests.

Cleaning fee covers laundry, dusting, vacuuming, mopping, bathroom/kitchen sanitizing, and garbage removal. Guests are expected to otherwise leave the house in the condition they found it.

We want to ensure that this property is the right fit for you! This is our vacation home that we are sharing – we are not a resort with a maintenance, concierge, and cleaning staff – and our prices reflect that limitation. That said we have put together as many resources as possible to help you plan your trip and enjoy your stay as if it were your own vacation home. We also have tried to stock the house so that you would not want for much upon your arrival.

If you are looking for a remote mountain getaway and are willing to roll with what comes from a country vacation, you will be hard pressed to find a more beautiful spot!

The road to the house is gravel, and depending on whether the road crew has repaired the road recently there may be potholes. In most cases you can drive around them, but there may be one or two on the way that you’ll just need to slowly drive through. There are also no guardrails on the road, but it has several turnouts to allow cars to pass.

Because the house is surrounded by forests and the river, there is plenty of nature to enjoy but also to endure. Mice will occasionally come inside, and although we set hidden and humane traps to keep them from settling in, there is a possibility that you will see them during your stay depending on whether they've found a food source recently (it could be from a prior guest -- not your own doing.) We do, however, check to make sure that the kitchen implements are sanitary at the beginning of your stay.

The bug situation is that we are at a high enough elevation to not have a mosquito problem, but there will be gnats in the field, and moths at night wanting to get into the house. There will also be plenty of dead bugs that wedge themselves between the screens and the windows, and cobwebs sprouting up here and there.

If these aspects of nature are acceptable to you, then you will find a beautiful place of nature in which to relax and enjoy your vacation!

This is a NON-SMOKING rental with steep penalties for violations
Receipt of $250 is required to hold your reservation
Final payment is due no later than 60 days before check-in.
Cancelations: Greater than 60 days before stay full refund.
Minimum durations apply -- see rate structure for details
Sat-to-Sat rental between mid-June and mid-August
All reservations are subject to availability; terms can change without notice until deposit is paid.

Damage deposit is $250 and is fully refundable within two weeks if rental agreement terms are met.

Keywords: Augusta Festival, Forest Festival, cabin, river, woods, Canaan, Showshoe, Timberline, Durbin and Greenbrier scenic railroad train, Polar Express, fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking, camping, Appalachian Mountains, Davis and Elkins College, D&E, Elkins, WV
Area Information
The location is ideal -- just far enough out to be immersed in the natural surroundings, but only 25 minutes from a full-service grocery store, movie theater, Davis and Elkins College, Randolph County Community Arts Center, antique shopping, and a YMCA. It is an hour from highly-rated golf or skiing. Spring and summer bring wonderful fishing, swimming, floating, and boating in the river; winter is great for cross-country skiing on the property or nearby, and alpine skiing is less than an hour's drive. Fall's foliage is not to be missed as the house is engulfed in trees and adjacent to the 1 million acre Monongahela National Forest, wonderful for hiking right out your door. Don't miss nearby Elkins to dine at a variety of restaurants, enjoy free exhibits at the Community Arts Center, and ride the scenic trains on the Durbin and Greenbrier Railroad. Davis and Elkins College is just 20 minutes away where you can enjoy live music and Appalachian arts at the internationally renowned 5-week long Augusta Festival. The Forest Festival every fall is a big draw, with carnival rides and almost two weeks of activities.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Larisa Wells

Larisa Wells

Larisa Wells

  • About:

    Larisa's father bought this property in 1967, and her family spent summers camping here. In 1995 Larisa decided to reconnect with the mountains and start construction on the property. She designed the house from the ground up and expressed her love of wood, light, warmth, and airiness into the architecture....
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Apr 01 2015 May 21 2017 $175 $200 $1,150 $3,500 2 Nights
May 22 2017 Jul 01 2017 $200 $225 $1,300 $4,500 3 Nights
Jul 02 2017 Aug 15 2017 - - $1,350 $5,000 1 Week
Aug 16 2017 Sep 06 2017 $200 $225 $1,300 $4,500 3 Nights
Sep 07 2017 Oct 31 2017 $175 $200 $1,150 $4,000 3 Nights
Nov 01 2017 Nov 24 2017 $175 $200 $1,125 $4,000 2 Nights
Nov 25 2017 Nov 28 2017 $225 $225 $1,350 $4,000 4 Nights
Nov 29 2017 Dec 23 2017 $150 $175 $950 $3,000 2 Nights
Dec 24 2017 Jan 02 2018 $225 $225 $1,350 $4,000 4 Nights
Jan 03 2018 Feb 03 2018 $175 $200 $1,125 $3,000 2 Nights
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12%
Tax I.D.: 227040156
Deposits: 250.00 Refundable Damage Deposit paid upon booking Remainder paid 60 days before arrival
Payment Options: PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: Hot Tub (Optional): $50 flat fee Pet Fee for 1 or 2 Dogs: $100 flat fee Additional Occupancy > 4 People: $5 per person per night



  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 2 Double Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Beach Chairs
  • Game Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Screened Porch
  • Beach Towels
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Mountains)
  • Deck
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Pet Friendly
  • Waterfront
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Porch
  • Wood Stove
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Telephone
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Hiking
  • Casino
    (8 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (10 miles)
  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Grocery Store
    (8 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (10 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Hunting
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (9 miles)
  • Pool
    (10 miles)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Park
    (4 miles)
  • Bowling
    (10 miles)
  • Racquetball
    (10 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
    (6 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Large flat yard and grassy beach with best swimming hole on this river section. 1/4 mile from a trailhead to the 1 million acre Monongahela National Forest.
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Owner Profile

Larisa Wells

Larisa Wells


More about the owner
  • About:

    Larisa's father bought this property in 1967, and her family spent summers camping here. In 1995 Larisa decided to reconnect with the mountains and start construction on the property. She designed the house from the ground up and expressed her love of wood, light, warmth, and airiness into the architecture....
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