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Cardinals Nest, Lost River, WV

Heather User Profile

Cardinals Nest, Lost River, WV

6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
Great location
90% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Dog Friendly! Very remote. 2+ hrs from DC. Cardinals Nest is in George Washington National Forest, & my personal retreat... We welcome respectful, diverse folks.

You'll see some very old properties upon approach to my cabin, but Not once on my land.


Air conditioning
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM and check out by 11AM


Wide doorway to the home’s entrance
Step-free access to the bedroom


52 Reviews

Helene User Profile
November 2018
Awesome place for anyone seeking quiet time in a mountain setting. The cabin is definitely rustic, but with all the amenities (and well stocked). You don’t need to bring much at all! Great surroundings for hiking and plenty of neat small town activities within 15-30 min. Heather …
Leland User Profile
November 2018
This cabin was amazing. Up in the hills of WV with a babbling stream about 50 feet from the cabin, this was such a great place to disconnect and enjoy time with friends and family. If you are looking for a place to spend time away, experience remote living, but not be too far off…
Kevin User Profile
November 2018
Heather’s cabin was cute and cozy! Communication was clear and the location was very peaceful. We had a lovely weekend hiking, cooking s’mores on a campfire and telling ghost stores :)
Dennis User Profile
October 2018
This was such a special gem. A diamond in the rough. It was JUST the right amount of roughing it, with JUST the right amount of standard comforts. Host was truly amazing to work with. Can’t wait to visit Lost City again. Your home is fantastic Heather. Thank you.
Eva User Profile
October 2018
The place is exactly as described. Great location in close proximity to Trout Pond recreational area. Heather was great, provided a lot of details, and was very generous leaving us two bottles of wine!
Mary User Profile
October 2018
Great relaxing cabin with hiking and fishing nearby in the George Washington National forest! Perfect place to unwind and sit by a campfire! We loved the comfy bed and pull out couch, tub for washing kids after a day playing in the mud and creek, and the well stocked kitchen. Our…
Forrest User Profile
September 2018
Very relaxing and peaceful place. Heather was very communicative and I felt right at home. I'd def come back!

Hosted by Heather

Alexandria, Virginia, United StatesJoined in May 2011
Heather User Profile
56 Reviews
I live in a high rise in Alexandria, VA, but this little cabin in WVA is my heart.... Love (obsessed with) cabins, small homes, good coffee, wandering with NO real agenda, and my rescue dog, Fibi. I'm somewhat of a free spirit and my eventual goal is to build a 100 perce…
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