We spent Mother's Day weekend at the tree house. We've stayed at most all other of the CRL cabins, and each one is a unique treat. The Tree House has a unique view of the river and the nearby stream guarantees the constant relaxing sound of running water. You can rent elsewhere, but no where will you get this perfectly relaxing and beautiful setting. Town is ten minutes away, and National Forest is 5 minutes away, hiking, biking, antiquing, everything for everyone is here. If your child attends D&E College, this is a great place to bunk during your visit. These cabins beat the heck out of expensive, crowded, crappy ski accommodations at Canaan Valley or Snowshoe and are well worth the short drive to ski in winter. The Tree House has fewer bedrooms and only one bath so I'd recommend it for a couple or small family. (We has a 14 month old with us, and she was safe and happy). Think twice for the elderly or those with mobility issues. There are quite a few steps. But a landing with a bench. Well lit, there's a light switch at the bottom. If you are afraid of heights, the tree house is built on solid ground. The decking gives you the "tree house" feel. The hot tub is sunken into the deck and surrounded with benches and mountain laurel giving a tropical feel. Bring baby gates for your kids and your dog. It's a little pricey for one pocket-book, but split the cost with friends, fill all the beds (you can bring your dog too) and everybody wins! It's not "upscale" but perfect for getting away. It's clean, well maintained, and comfortable. Another good point is that you can usually reserve a great cabin on short notice. Let's keep it our little secret (LOL). Don't forget to tip the housekeeping staff. They are locals working hard to get by.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cheat River Lodge Properties are a privately owned and operated, non-commercial vacation destination on the banks of the Cheat River. Large riverside homes and cabins are available with a private hot tub. Lodge suites are also available. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cheat River Lodge And Riverside Cabins Hotel Elkins