Very Good

10 reviews

1 / 16 Relax on the back deck with gated deck for your dogs. Pet friendly.



Log cabin
Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

Description from owner

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4825136

About the area

Smoke Hole Canyon/South Branch of the Potomac River is the perfect fishing spot (prime trout smallmouth bass fishing) and we are only about a short 20 minute drive away. Do you have spouses or friends that don't want to fish but want to come along? They will be very comfortable in our cabin-relaxing, reading, cooking, hiking, shopping or watching a movie Our up-scale vacation home is located in the private community of Mountain Lake Retreat, in Rough Run, between Petersburg and Franklin, West Virginia. Situated in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia, within a 3 1/2 hour drive from most major mid-Atlantic cities Abounding in wildlife and spectacular views, the area's peace and tranquility create a vacationer's dream for adults and families alike who just want to relax. For those on the go, the selection of nearby activities is endless...hiking, biking, hunting, golfing, climbing, rafting, tubing, canoeing and much more. You can even swim and fish in one of our stocked private fresh water ponds. Check out the new zip lines at Nelson's Rocks-a wonderful experience for young and old :) You can find more information at our own site at ltdvacations Four-wheel drive vehicle recommended in winter:)



  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports

Reviews (10)

Very Good – based on 10 reviews Very Good
10 reviews


Reviewed 22 Feb 2017

Beautiful cabin. Well taken care of. Would change the gate lock system . Good idea for privacy. Overall great trip. Good location.

Owner's reply: Thanks for your feedback and glad you had a good time :) Lisa LTD Vacation Cabins

“Bearing down on the New Year”

Reviewed 3 Jan 2017

Awesome trip! Amazing property and views. Appreciated the clean hot tub. Only con would be that I am used to a more firm bed and those were quite soft. Personal preference.

Owner's reply: Wonderful! Glad you could start off the New Year in a positive way :) Thanks for your feedback and will keep that in mind when it is time to replace ;) Hope you return. Lisa LTD Vacation Cabins

“Peaceful getaway with the dogs”

Reviewed 16 Oct 2016

We loved our first stay at foxes lair! We were able to bring our two dogs, who had a blast hiking with us in the nearby Dolly Sods. With no cell or WiFi service, we loved the quiet...sometimes you forget what it's like to be 'unplugged'; it's heavenly! Definitely recommend this rental!

“The Owls nest”

Reviewed 18 Oct 2014

the cabin was beautiful and the scenery was awesome , we enjoyed the peace and quiet. We enjoyed the warm and inviting decor the owners added to this cabin.

Owner's reply: Thanks for the nice comments. Glad you had a great time and enjoyed it! Lisa LtD Vacation Cabins


Reviewed 26 Feb 2013

We spent a long weekend here and it was beautiful! The views are great and the cabin is wonderful. The cabin has all of the amenities you could want or need, no matter how long you are staying. The beds and other furniture were very comfortable. We loved the fireplace and hot tub. The location is convenient to Smoke Hole Caverns and Seneca Rocks. They were very helpful with a couple things that we had questions about before our stay, very quick response times also. We will be visiting again and hope it will be in the fall when the leaves are changing. I have recommended this property to everyone that has asked how our trip was!

Owner's reply: Thanks Valerie. We are glad you had a great time and found everything to your satisfaction. Thanks for the recommendations :) Lisa

“Beautiful cabin, beautiful location”

Reviewed 27 Mar 2012

We couldn't be happier. We went up with another couple and had 3 kids and two dogs. There was plenty of room. lots to do, very clean, exceptional views! Our kids had a blast and after the kids went to bed we snuck out to enjoy the jacuzzi under the stars! Great getaway!

Owner's reply: It is wonderful that you all had a great time in the mountains! The stars are amazing out there. We hope you chose to come back again :) Thanks, Lisa

“What a great place!”

Reviewed 27 May 2010

The pictures on the website don't do it justice! The cabin was clean and nicely furnished. It was obvious from the manicured grounds and tiny details (such as the light switches and cabinet shelves/drawers labeled) that the owners have taken special care to make the experience exceptional and relaxing for the renters. The HotTub and outside grill worked great with just the flick of a switch and the Horseshoes and fire pit provided for a good time during the evening. The back porch is huge and there are many rocking chairs/benches to relax on and enjoy the weather. The family room was nice with cable TV and many DVDs and PS2 games to play on the flat panel or books to read if you desire. The 3 bedrooms were roomy enough with one having a queen and the others having 2 twins each. Seems like it would be a great place for a large family (3+ kids) or any family that may need wheelchair accessibility. Probably not the place for you if there are several couples wanting to stay as you would all fight over the Master Suite. With all that said, I would definitely go back if I get the chance!

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

You will absolutely LOVE Owl's Nest... this cabin can sleep up to 8 people comfortably in beds! Plenty of amenities such as, hot tub, gas fireplace, linens & towels provided, etc. There is a special little viewing spot, we like to call "Lover's Leap"...sit there with your sweetheart and take in the beautiful view and forget about all your troubles (for a few days anyway). You'll love this cabin in the moutains!