The SpaceJust completed in 2015, this cabin has all of the comforts of a fully air-conditioned house. All décor and furniture is high-end and very clean. We provide everything you will need except for food, including water, coffee, toiletries, towels, etc.
We will never ask you to "clean up after yourself", as some listings do. Instead, we have a mutual respect for our guests, and simply ask that you do your best to let go of your daily stresses. It is a getaway, and we want you to relax!
A new craft distillery has opened within walking distance of the cabin!
The 47.79 acre property has mostly wooded rolling terrain, with deep ravines and ridges easily navigable by maintained trails. The stocked pond sits just downhill, and within view, of the cabin--and is easily accessed by a short walk. Guest AccessYou will have access to the entire house and 47.79 acre property. Trails are maintained throughout most of the woods, with a "back country" 10 - 15 acres behind the pond for adventurous hikers. Interaction with GuestsWe will be available by phone and email during your stay if needed, and are available to answer questions in advance as well. Upon booking, you will receive a key code to the front door that will be activated for the duration of your stay, as well as detailed and tailored directions for navigation. The NeighborhoodEverything but food provided!
2 1/2 hours from the D.C. Beltway, Pine Thicket Pond Cabin is roughly halfway between Moorefield and Romney, WV--the two oldest towns in the state.
Of special note, there is a new (very good) craft distillery within walking distance of the cabin! For more information, see flyi(URL HIDDEN) It is approximately half a mile away along the road, and we are in discussions with the owner to create a backwoods trail leading to it. They also have a zip line!
We provide fishing poles, snowshoes, and fossil hunting gear to make sure that you try something new while here!
The Potomac Eagle scenic railway offers rides near Romney, and Nancy Hanks' cabin, Abraham Lincoln's mother-in-law, is close by as well. Seneca Rocks, Monongahela National Forest, Spruce Knob, Smoke Hole Canyon and other scenic hiking destinations are approximately 45 minutes away. Swimming at Trout Pond is a little less than an hour away.
The cabin is in a very rural setting, but it is not far to civilization. The neighboring properties are farms, forests, and a nice gentleman who keeps horses. Getting AroundAll nearby locations require driving in a car, with the important exception of the craft distillery, Flying Squirrel Ranch, which is a 1/2 mile walk away along the road, or a short drive. We are also working on a backwoods trail that will lead directly to the distillery from the cabin, but this is not expected to be in place for a few more months. The owner, Steven, holds an excellent conversation and hosts tastings of his gin, bourbons, brandies, and rums. Tell him we say hi! Other Things to NoteNote that the loft is counted as one of the two bedrooms, and is surprisingly private feeling.
Leaf season: The majority of the property is covered by thick deciduous forests, which make for an ethereal experience during autumn leaf season. Although there are plenty of evergreens, the name "Pine Thicket" comes from an old reference on the property deed by a long ago owner.
By design, there is no cable or internet!!! We have decided to encourage deep relaxation and escape from the digital world while at the cabin. However, your cell phone reception should be adequate in case of emergencies. One important exception to the electronic-free sanctuary is the DVD player/TV, and library of movies that we keep--strictly for cozy nights and rainstorms. Snowshoes, board games, fossil hunting equipment, bonfire pit (with grilling grates/irons), hiking trails, outdoor seating, a charcoal grill, and two fishing poles are freely available for guest use.
The fossil hunting is good throughout the property, and includes Devonian era sea fossils (shells, brachiopods, etc.) We maintain a "best-of" collection of fossils onsite.
Note that there are three beds: One gel/foam-topped full bed in the small bedroom, one queen bed in the loft, and one brand new queen sofa bed in the main room. There is space to setup an extra airbed in the loft as well.
Coffee: There is an espresso machine store under the sink, and a basic coffee maker on top of the microwave. Regular and decaf grounds provided.