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Cheat River Lodge and Riverside Cabins

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Route 1, Box 115, Elkins, WV 26241-9713
Cheat River Lodge and Riverside Cabins
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Elkins, West Virginia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful location in the Elkins area. If you want to get closer to nature, than this is the place to stay! Their many cabins are beautiful! You are right on the river. I mean really, what more could you ask for!

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We were a bunch of friends renting the house for MLK weekend and we all had a blast. It is nice and big, has a nice fire place and a great indoor hot tub. It is very spacious and very private. If you are group of friends I would definitely recommend this place! The only thing that could be better... More 

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Monroe, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

just finished a three day stay, had a great experience. We have stayed there many times. We love the setting and beds are comfortable. they recently installed gas logs and a larger tv which we enjoyed. It's a rustic cabin so if you want modern everything choose a different one, It even snowed right on cue.

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search&rescue, General Manager at Cheat River Lodge and Riverside Cabins, responded to this review

Yes, your repeat stays at the historic Rhododendron cabin does indicate that you do enjoy its classic appeal. We've actually had major movie scouts seek out this property for a big screen production because of this classic log cabin appeal. Your stay was just days after the two men posted the previous listed negative comments stayed. By contrast, your comment... More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A friend and I rented Rhododendron cabin in mid-October, 2014 While the location was excellent and as advertised, we were very disappointed in the actual condition of the cabin. We had been advised that Rhododendron had gone through renovations recently. However, what we found was a cabin with old furnishings, a bathroom with low water pressure, dirty/moldy window and poorly... More 

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search&rescue, General Manager at Cheat River Lodge and Riverside Cabins, responded to this review

This person does not properly identify himself as being part of the party that previously posted a negative "Time to sleep with the Fishes..." Certainly he saw that his buddy had already commented. My purpose in mentioning this is that these multiple comments are from the 'same party'. This group of men rented the cabin, and demanded money back because... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Horrible! I've stayed at their cabins in the past (about 18 years ago, and 10 years ago)...they have totally went downhill. We stayed at the Rhododendron cabin on this trip. Don't let the pictures fool you, it's run down and dirty. Cracked tiles on the floor, cheap worn furniture, bathroom door that opens into the sink, rusted floor registers, tepid... More 

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search&rescue, General Manager at Cheat River Lodge and Riverside Cabins, responded to this review

We will be posting current photos of this property within 24 hours on our Facebook page. We will update them at this site as soon as we are able. This property has realized many upgrades, while managing to keep the prices from increasing. Large wall mounted flat screen TV, gas log fireplace that operates with the flick of a switch,... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My husband and I stayed in a second floor room of the lodge last November (2013). It was nicely furnished in a homey way. The room was very large. The river is just across a small road and it's very easy to hear while sitting on the upstairs porch, which is shared by all upstairs rooms. As to being "on... More 

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search&rescue, General Manager at Cheat River Lodge and Riverside Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you for your review even though it is very dated. For those persons, that have never visited us, the Lodge building (where this person stayed) consists of just 7 rooms at one location. Our properties, however, are stretched along the river for couple miles. Its comparable to a state park, whereas you have multiple properties with a park manager... More 

Newport News, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I'll start with the positive comments - We were in the Lodge portion...not a separate cabin. It was rustic, but mostly clean (except the towels, which had make up stains). Nice big room, with a small fridge and microwave and a little coffee maker - no hair dryer. Negative comments - When we got there at 6 p.m. the office... More 

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search&rescue, Manager at Cheat River Lodge and Riverside Cabins, responded to this review

We are located in a very rural area of West Virginia. Service companies are limited, and will not respond to after hour calls, or emergencies. All the rooms were occupied, and since no one else had called to register a complaint about the water we had to ask a few questions so that we could determine the extent of the... More 

Sanders, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stayed at the Cheat River Lodge on July 24 and 25, 2014 and were pleasantly surprised at how l clean and nice the cabins were. The Big Poplar cabin is in a quiet and remote location on the Cheat River and was a wonderful back drop for our weekend getaway. The person that setup our reservation was extremely helpful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My sport motorcycle group spent 3 nights at Laurel Place, since it was central to our riding destinations in WV. The house was clean and well maintained. The house is pretty big- there was a comfortable amount of room for a dozen of us to . Laurel place is advertised to sleep 12, but really it is who you can... More 

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Middlebourne, West Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Swinging Vine midweek right before Memorial Day weekend. Were we ever pleased with our choice! The cabin was clean and in a peaceful remote location, but yet still close enough to Elkins to make a supply run or to dine out. The river runs right in front of the location so it's perfect... More 

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