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Cranberry Mountain Lodge-Private, Tranquil, Beautiful.


Property Details

Updated: Oct 11, 2016
Lodge, 7 Bedrooms + Den, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-22)

The Cranberry Mountain Lodge is a tranquil, isolated retreat for outdoor enthusiasts in the mountains of West Virginia. Rent the Cranberry Mountain Lodge and get an entire Lodge and Mountain to yourself!

The Cranberry Mountain Lodge is one of the most unique lodging experiences in the U.S. Located at 4,000 feet elevation on top of Cranberry Mountain, the lodge adjoins nearly one million acres of national forest. The views off the deck are spectacular, exceeding 40 miles. You can hike, bike or ski right out the front door to a vast trail system. The lodge is very spacious and isolated, with the nearest neighbor being 2.5 miles away. When you rent the lodge, you rent the entire seven-bedroom facility, so you get the privacy you deserve. Rates are based on the number of guests and length of stay.

The Cranberry Mountain Lodge is a bird-watcher's and nature-lover's paradise.

Road Warning: Last 3 miles to the Lodge: steep, narrow, gravel road, with no guardrail.

Winter Warning: You must have 4WD/AWD in winter months. Otherwise, you will get stuck, due to ice in the Parking area, Switchbacks on the mountain, etc... Chains plus 4WD/AWD is the only combination to assure access with icy conditions.

Pay On-Line Only. Do not attempt to mail payments.

Keywords: House, Cottage, Lodge, Cabin, Chalet, Mountain View, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Remote, Isolated, Private, Trail Access, Cross Country Skiing, Trout Pond, Fishing, ATV Riding, Pocahontas County Property

More Details
  • Sleeps 22
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I am a 4th generation West Virginian that wanted to build a remote Lodge near the National Forest.

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Speaks: english

18 Reviews

based on 18 traveler reviews

Indianapolis, IN

Great get away home for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

My family takes a vacation every summer, and we have anywhere from 8-14 people that we need accommodations for. The Cranberry Mountain Lodge provided us with a wonderful space and had absolutely BREATHTAKING views. John was very helpful to our family, and was able to answer any questions we had. There is a humidifier that has been added in the basement, so any worries about musty rooms can be taken away. The Kitchen/Living area were huge and left us with plenty of room during the times we were in there. Multiple fire pits were available, along with firewood. We were able to see some wildlife on the trek up the mountain to the lodge which was amazing. The only downfall is the long drive up the mountain, but you would not be able to get a view like this house has without it! (just make sure to have a 4 wheel drive vehicle!) My family definitely loved our stay at the Cranberry Mountain Lodge!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina

Fantastic escape for a guys weekend

  • 5 of 5

I organized a group of 11 guys to adventure to this oasis in the woods for a bachelor party and weekend of outdoor adventures. Nothing disappointed at all, and the accommodations, views, surrounding nature, and tranquility were absolutely perfect. This house truly has everything you need. Two fridges, tons of kitchen amenities, lots of dry wood, directions for every necessary power element, and the most stunning views of the West Virginia mountains we have ever seen.

The drive up in the summer isn't too bad, we had low clearance cars that made it just fine. It rained all day our second day but we made the best of it and still hiked the trails behind the house. Rooms are plentiful and water pressure for showers is quite nice considering you are off the grid.

All around 5-star experience. Would absolutely return again and can only imagine winter is even more fun. Don't miss this unique home!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

The property was everything promised. I brought a group of 9 friends for Labor Day weekend. John was incredibly helpful, and I couldn't ask for much more from an owner. The kitchen was impeccably stocked and there was plenty of seating and dining/living room. The view was out of this world, the photos don't quite do it justice. Highly recommended, and I hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mount Dora, Florida

Cranberry Lodge

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time our extended family has used the lodge, the last being two years ago. Even though it is a great distance from our home in Florida (800 miles), all 16 of us elected to return, and we will probably rent it again at some time in the future.

It is hard to have quality time with children and grandchildren, but this affords it. We have been fortunate enough in our life to visit many beautiful places in the world, but none are more tranquil than this. The owners have made significant improvements to the property over the

years, which make it even more accomadating. If you like relaxing, fellowship, hiking and nature watching, this is the place. It is an excellent place for large family gatherings.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding Day made by this location. Couldn't have been more happy

  • 5 of 5

I'm always weary about going to these sites without knowing the owners. This home was beyond what we were looking for. The view made our wedding that much better. The pictures we were able to get from the cabin and by the pond will make our memories for years to come exciting. John and Linda reached out multiple times to make sure things were going well. They had everything you could possibly need when staying somewhere which came as a surprise to me. My wife and I will stay here more in the years to come as well will our families and friends that stayed with us. Thank you again John and Linda for allowing our special day to be absolutely incredible we can't begin to show you how grateful we are. We would recommend this cabin to anyone thinking about staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As Advertised and Better Than Imagined

  • 5 of 5

When I first found this property on VRBO, I was intrigued with the seclusion and access to the National Forest right from the back of the property. We love to hike and being able to access hiking trails from the property was very important to us. The Lodge is definitely secluded but you can still drive less than 20 minutes and be in Hillsboro (a small town). The Lodge itself is stocked with all that you need to have a great stay. It seems that prior guests have left behind certain kitchen items for the next guests which resulted in a fully stocked kitchen. 2 refrigerators made it convenient for larger groups like ourselves. The house has a great pot belly stove that keeps the Lodge at a comfortable temp. The Lodge has plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms. The owner, John, was very attentive without being intrusive. Since the Lodge generates its own power, he was very helpful in explaining how the house power is managed and we had no issues at all. A couple of phone conversations was all that we needed to figure everything out. He was always available if we needed him.

We had all kinds of weather while we there. Sunny, rain, cold, warm and snow. Each climate offered something. We had 6 inches of snow one day and that made for a great day of snowball fights, igloo making and sledding.

The views were spectacular and the sunrises incredible. We cannot wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We love the 'cool' temperatures of the mountains. We wanted property with no neighbors. We found it. Nearest neighbor 2 miles away. We began building in 1990, 4 years later we opened. Over the years we have made several improvements; more solar panels, hydro electric , trout pond, etc.. Love the WV mountains and you will too.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Greenbrier Valley Airport at 37 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Eager Beaver at 10 Miles Nearest Golf : Pocahontas County Country Club at 15 Miles Nearest Train : White Sulphur Springs Amtrak at 45 Miles Nearest Motorway : US 219 at 7 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Pretty Penny Cafe at 7 Miles Nearest Ski : Snowshoe Mountain Resort at 38 Miles Nearest Point of Interest : Falls of Hills Creek Nearest Point of Interest : Cranberry Glades Nearest Point of Interest : Cranberry Mountain Lodge Nearest Point of Interest : Scenic Highway Nearest Point of Interest : Williams River Nearest Point of Interest : Beartown State Park Nearest Point of Interest : Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park Nearest Point of Interest : Grennbrier River-Swimming Hole Nearest Point of Interest : Anne Bailey Lookout Nearest Point of Interest : Greenbrier River Trail Nearest Point of Interest : Pretty Penny Cafe

sledding,equestrian events,freshwater fishing,hunting big game,whitewater rafting,hunting small game,paddle boating,paddle boating,bird watching,churches,pond,forest,waterfalls,caves,


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2 night minimum stay

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Pet Fee $50

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From the Owner

Entirely Off the Grid; Solar, Hydro and Wind Power the Lodge. Adjacent to a vast National Forest & Trail System. Amazing stars at night. No bugs. Really. Sit on the deck without getting 'eaten alive' as visitors to other vacation destinations will tell you. Very unique lodging experience.

Property Type

  • lodge


  • Away From It All


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...


  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In


  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 4000 sq. ft.


  • Ground Floor Bathroom - toilet, shower
  • 1st Floor Bathroom - toilet, shower
  • 2nd Floor/Northwest Bathroom - toilet, shower
  • 2nd Floor/Southwest Bathroom - tub, shower
  • 3rd Floor Bathroom - toilet, tub
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet, shower
  • 5


  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Ground Floor/Southeast Room - 1 queen, 1 bunk bed
  • Ground Floor/Northeast Room - 1 queen, 1 bunk bed
  • 1st Floor/Northwest Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 2nd Floor/Northwest Room - 1 queen
  • 2nd Floor/Northeast Room - 1 double, 1 twin/ single
  • 2nd Floor/Southwest Room - 1 queen
  • 2nd Floor/Southeast Room - 1 double, 1 twin/ single
  • 3rd Floor Room - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib
  • Queen size Beds (1) Five Queen Beds, Double Beds (1) Two Double Beds, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two Twin Beds, Baby Cribs (1) One Crib, Bunk Beds (1) Two Bunk Beds


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

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