Heavenly Retreat & Private Trails By Spruce Knob
Heavenly Retreat & Private Trails By Spruce Knob
Play hard or just relax at this stunning secluded 200+acre retreat with unimpeded mountain views that's perfect for romantic getaways or family reunions. Located just below Spruce Knob and bordering the Monongahela National Forest, you'll have some of the most beautiful scenery on the East Coast all to yourself. We have the largest rental property in the area with so much to explore on site that it's a destination in itself! Enjoy amazing wildlife out the window, explore and play in the woods and fields, or hike up to panoramic views along our private trail network - all right out the front door!
Our spacious house with all new furnishings has everything you need for a relaxing stay of up to 8 adults and 2 children. Our king and queen bedrooms have handcrafted Amish furniture and super-soft designer linens, our third bedroom/den has a charming daybed that expands to a queen, and our basement bunk area has rustic beds with down duvets. There is also a queen air bed for kids/extra guests. The master bath has a walk in shower and jacuzzi tub for relaxing after a long hike. Curl up with a good book or watch a movie in our cozy living room with gas fireplace and stunning mountain views. We have a well-equipped cook's kitchen (stainless pans, good knives!) with farm table for 10 and gas grill and patio set on the side deck. There's even a swingset and walkout basement for the kids to run around in, a ping pong table for rainy day fun, and at night our firepit is perfect for ghost stories and s'mores.
Hop in the car for a scenic ride up to Spruce Knob, one of the highest points in the Mid-Atlantic with endless views. The Monongahela National Forest is our backyard - from a leisurely stroll around the top to an all-day trek, waterfalls, mossy forests, a mountain lake, and incredible scenery await your discovery!
Looking for adventure? A mountain biking paradise, we are minutes from two IMBA Epic rides at Spruce Knob and North Fork. Rock climbers are surrounded by some of the East Coast's best climbing at Seneca Rocks and the via ferrata at Nelson Rocks (and don't miss their new world-class zip line course)! Canoeing, kayaking, and swimming are available on the nearby North Fork. Naturalists will find interpretive displays, video presentations and guided nature walks at the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center just 15 miles down the road.
We're also a perfect place for catching your supper! Fisherman can troll for trout at Spruce Knob Lake or go fly fishing on Seneca Creek or the North Fork River, just down the road. Hunters are within minutes of various access points into the Monongahela National Forest.
Don't miss all the hiking, biking, sledding, and cross-country skiing at scenic Blackwater State Falls Park or the wild blueberries and cranberry bogs at the ecologically unique Dolly Sods Wilderness Area. Be sure to stop in for a little local craft shopping and a bite to eat at one of the many great spots in Thomas and Davis, WV - and be sure to catch a live bluegrass show at The Purple Fiddle!
Take the kids for minigolf, gemstone mining, and a cavern tour at nearby Seneca Caverns or Smoke Hole Caverns, or visit the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center with its menu of activities specifically geared to engage the natural curiosity of children. Try a horseback ride to the top of Seneca Rocks or, if you'd like to move a little faster, catch a historic train ride on the Cass Scenic or Durbin & Greenbrier railroads. Explore the mysteries of the universe at the kid-friendly Green Bank Telescope or just gazing up from our deck at the infinite number of stars in the darkest skies on the East Coast - the Milky Way is a regular visitor to our back yard!
In the winter, we are only 38 miles from downhill skiing at Canaan Valley/Timberline resorts and cross country skiing at White Grass Touring Center, and 55 miles from the Mid-Atlantic's best skiing at Snowshoe Mountain Resort.
Whether you want to get outdoors or relax with a good book, you'll find a perfect vacation at the Apple Tree Guest House!TripAdvisor property ID 2321532...Read more
Left on 03/12/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 12, 2014Stayed Mar 2014
We were a group of nine and we rented this place for 3 nights. We have arrived there at 4 am and the drive was exactly as they described with a requirement of 4 wheel drive. It was very secluded, some of our friends were scared since we arrived there in the dark and that was our first time at that place but once we saw the house, it just swept all our other thoughts away, it just drove all our sleep away at the first look. It just kept getting better and better as we explored each and every section in the house. A spacious bedroom with a closet that is almost the size of another small bedroom in an apartment. The windows in the Master bedroom give you the best views of the slopes and hills during daylight. The living room is a masterpiece with Fireplace, couches, a big Hdtv with Netflix etc loaded up and the balcony which gives the best views in the house, it faces East and if you can wake up early enough in the morning you can see the sun rising from behind the mountain with vivid colors in the sky and the description just goes on, its simply stunning. The kitchen is very spacious and can easily accommodate 10 people for dinner. It was equipped with all sorts of utensils required, a toaster, microwave and a waffle maker. The house had a four car garage and that describes itself for space. It had a beautiful and big deck which presents the views of mountains and slopes. The place also had an outdoor fireplace with wood and kerosene supplied. The location cannot get better than this away from all the commercial world, away from the chaos, away from it all. We had T-mobile and at&T; phones and we did not have any connectivity and we were all happy about it, that we can be unhooked and un-wired during our vacation, although it had wi-fi which was helpful for navigation. Last, about management they are the best, they respond within 24 hours as promised and they had left us hardly anything to ask them, they have filled the house up with anything and everything we needed.
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so happy you had such a great time and got to see the sunrise. I remember the first time I saw those colors it took my breath away. We are really pleased it all worked out and hope to have you back in the future!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Left on 01/08/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 8, 2014Stayed Dec 2013
The house is roomy and very comfortable and has everything you need. The surroundings just plain beautiful and so peaceful. The mountain views during the day are just breath taking and the stars at night absolutely gorgeous . We got the rest we all souch needed and enjoyed the best of nature. We will come back in the fall to see the change of seasons.
Julie and Bill (Florida Jan 2014)
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