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Cozy Cabin Hidden Away on a Lake!

Entire cabin
hosted by Mountain Mama
  1. 8 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 2 baths
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The perfect getaway for any season! Enjoy the lake views inside next to a roaring fire, or in the summertime take the kids for a swim in the shallow water just off your private beach. Relax in the hot tub set in the back deck as the sun sets over the lake and the stars start to come out. Make every night movie night on the 50" 4k TV. If you want to explore, the Appalachian Trail is a couple miles away, historic Harpers Ferry is just a 20 min drive away, and Virginia wine country is just next door. Whether you want to stay in or see the area, this cabin has something for every member of the family! WiFi is fast at 100 Mbps, so if you should have no trouble streaming or video conferencing, in case you need to work remotely.

This cabin is the first vacation home we bought in the Harpers Ferry area. It's the one that launched Mountain Mama Vacation Homes and it's still our first love! Are you curious as to why we decided to go full-time into the vacation rental business? Come stay here yourself and you'll no longer wonder why we were swept off our feet!

Mountain Mama is a professional vacation rental company in the Harpers Ferry area. This is not just a side-gig for us--this is our full-time job! Rest assured that you are in the hands of professionals and will receive unmatched service. We are on mission to help family and close friends spend unplugged time together creating memories they will treasure. Harpers Ferry is a still-hidden gem and we can't wait to share it with you!

Other things to note
We are committed to Rent Responsibly standards. This means we follow best-in-class guidelines to ensure you have a peaceful, safe and memorable stay with us. We care a lot about maintaining good relationships with our community, so we appreciate you following these "house rules" during your stay.

LODGING AGREEMENT: The guest booking the property must digitally sign a lodging agreement immediately following the reservation. The most important terms of the agreement are included below, and the guest may cancel a booking penalty free within 24 hours. If the lodging agreement is not completed with 24 hours then the reservation will be cancelled. The agreement will be sent via text message, so please be sure your phone number is correct before booking.

AGE 25 OR OLDER TO BOOK: The guest booking the property must be 25 years of age or older. We reserve the right to request a photo or scan of a government-issued photo ID. The guest who books must stay at the property--you may not book for others if you do not intend to stay at the property.

QUIET HOURS START AT 10 PM: Our property's quiet hours of 10 pm to 6 am are required by county ordinance and enforced by local police. If the police respond to a noise complaint, every individual on the property may face a misdemeanor criminal charge and be subject to a fine by the county of $300. Failure to abide by the county noise ordinance will result in the immediate termination of the stay without refund.

Past noise complaints have always come from groups of 20-somethings. If you are booking for a group of people in their twenties and you think your group may want to play loud music at any time then do not book this property or cancel your reservation if you have already booked. Find another place for your trip so you do not have your trip terminated early and without refund.

NOISE MONITORING AND SECURITY CAMERA: We use devices that measure volume levels throughout the property (like a smoke detector but for noise) and allow us to respond to noise nuisances before the police are called. The devices are triggered primarily by sustained periods of loud music, not things like loud talking or laughter (which is encouraged!). The devices do not record audio and are 100% privacy compliant. We also have a security camera that records the front door and driveway. This allows us to facilitate remote check in and monitor the property between guests.

DAMAGE WAIVER: Every stay is backed by a Safely damage waiver. Guests will not be held responsible for damage caused during their stay if 1) the damage is accidental, and 2) the damage is reported as soon as possible, and by no later than the check out time.

POSSIBLE BACKGROUND CHECK: We reserve the right to use a third-party to verify the guest's identity and check criminal databases to finalize the reservation. Complete terms regarding the guest verification are provided in the lodging agreement, and can be provided sooner upon request.

NO MUSIC OUTDOORS: This is a quiet, family-friendly lake community, not a place to party. Residents and guests alike come here to relax amid the peace and quiet of the lake. Because of this, and because sound carries so easily across the lake, we do not allow guests to play any music outdoors. Other reasonable noise, from children playing outside, for example, is no problem.

NO PETS: No exceptions, sorry. Please don't ask whether we can allow your perfectly house-trained, hypoallergenic labradoodle to join because we can't :-)

SNOW-INS: During the winter, there is a good chance that a significant snow storm could restrict access in and out of the cabin. The roads are plowed, but not always promptly. 4 wheel drive is highly recommended in the event of a snow storm, and you need to use good judgement as to whether to cancel a trip before it begins or leave the cabin early.

HEATING IN WINTERTIME: When temperatures drop below freezing, you need to use the wood stove to properly heat the cabin. YOU MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE BUILDING INDOOR FIRES TO STAY HERE IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER. There is sufficient baseboard heat in the two downstairs bedrooms, but the living room and loft area are only served by a single baseboard heater and a gas heater, which are not sufficient by themselves to heat the place during freezing weather. Therefore, you must build an adequate fire to keep the living room and loft area warm.

WOOD STOVE: You are encouraged to use the wood stove as long as you do so carefully! Always keep the stove door securely shut unless you are actively putting logs inside the stove. The stove can get very hot, so be sure to keep small children away whenever a fire is burning. We do not guarantee there will be firewood or fire starter at the cabin, so it is best to bring your own. The River Country Store 1.5 mi away sells bundles of wood.

SMOKING: Smoking is never allowed inside the house. You may smoke outside as long as you clean up after yourself. You may not litter cigarette butts on the deck, in the yard, or anywhere else--butts must go in the trash after they have cooled off. If smoking inside the screened porch, please turn on the fan so that the smoke does not linger and leave a smell.

NUMBER OF GUESTS: It is important to have the correct number of guests on the reservation, so please update accordingly if the number changes after you first book. Sleeping 8 people will require 2 people in each queen bed and 1 in each twin bed. If the cabin is filled to capacity, 4 people will be sleeping in the loft and sharing the 1 small bathroom up there. There are only enough plates, glasses, etc. for a maximum of 8 people, and the septic plumbing cannot handle more than 8 people at once. Only registered guests are allowed to use the home, day or night.

SHEETS: At the end of your stay, please strip the sheets off the beds that were used and leave the sheets on top of the beds.

PARKING: There is room for up to 4 cars in the driveway, but if parking more than 2 cars, you might have to box in other cars by parking behind them.

AIR CONDITIONING: There are two window unit air conditioners at the cabin. In addition to the two window units, there are lots of ceiling fans. Together these should keep the cabin interior in the 70s on all but the very hottest of days, but be aware that cooling into the low 70s or 60s likely won't be possible in summertime.

BRING OR RENT YOUR OWN BOATS: We do not offer kayaks or other boats to guests. The Mountain Lake Club on the lake does rent boats from Memorial Day to Labor Day, including at least one pontoon boat. No gas-powered boats are allowed on the lake--only small electric motors are allowed.

BUGS: This is a cabin in the woods--that means there are lots of bugs, especially in the summertime. Even if you are very careful, some of those bugs will find their way into the house. The best way to minimize the number of bugs inside is to enter and exit through the screened porch as often as possible. You must also carefully clean up the kitchen every night and securely package up all food to keep out bugs and mice. We have had to deal with mice before and no one wants that again!

THIN WALLS: Past guests have commented that sound travels easily between floors and between bedrooms. Therefore, this cabin is best suited for families and those with whom you feel very comfortable!

WAIVER OF LIABILITY FOR USE OF HOT TUB AND/OR LAKE: The hot tub remains open year round. If you use the hot tub it is your responsibility to ensure the water remains chemically balanced and safe to use before you use it. By using the hot tub and/or the lake you agree to follow all house rules associated with it and you release the owner of the property from all liability relating to injuries that may occur while using the hot tub and/or the lake, regardless of whether injuries are caused by negligence.

SEPTIC SYSTEM: This house has a septic system. Grease and oil must never be allowed down any of the sink drains. Feminine hygiene products must be thrown away in a trash can and not flushed down a toilet. Never flush solid trash down the toilet or into a sink drain.

NO FIREWORKS: Fireworks are not allowed.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
4 single beds

What this place offers

Beach access
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Security cameras on property

Where you’ll be

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, United States

5 nights in Harpers Ferry

Sep 2, 2022 - Sep 7, 2022

4.82 out of 5 stars from 317 reviews

Hosted by Mountain Mama

Joined in October 2015
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We fell in love with Harpers Ferry the first time we visited and kept looking for excuses to come back. When we found the Cozy Cabin in 2018, we found our excuse, and eager to share its idyllic setting with others, we started Mountain Mama Vacation Homes. When we saw that our guests loved it as much as we did, we jumped at the chance to buy the River House the following year and have continued to grow ever since!

We met when Eddie was wrapping up college at Harvard and Mary was midway through her masters in piano. We’re now a few years into marriage and raising two small children who seem to have inherited their father’s penchant for adventure and not enough of their mother’s sense of caution. Eddie looks for any excuse to be outside: hiking, biking, white water kayaking, you name it. The more adrenaline, the better. He's no stranger to sky-diving or bungee jumping, safari excursions or cage diving with sharks. This love of the outdoors makes it a joy to toil creating outdoor spaces at our homes that highlight the abundant natural beauty of the Harpers Ferry area.

On the other hand, Mary's idea of the "great outdoors" is curling up with a book inside a screened porch. For her part, she loves the challenge of putting together interiors with a mix of new and vintage items. She ensures that, even in Harpers Ferry, the comforts of home are never far away.

We hope you come see why we love it so much out here! No other place in the mid-Atlantic offers such a fortuitous combination of majestic views, abundance of outdoor adventure, and the charm of a well-preserved historic town. But don't take our word for it--let us host you so you can see for yourself!
We fell in love with Harpers Ferry the first time we visited and kept looking for excuses to come back. When we found the Cozy Cabin in 2018, we found our excuse, and eager to shar…

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