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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 check-in experience100% 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
Laptop friendly workspace

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
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM


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


46 Reviews

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!
Sean User Profile
July 2018
Great place!
Judd User Profile
June 2018
Quaint little cottage tucked into the hills of WV. Good place to kick the edge off of the city life and “rough it” in the sticks!
Luz User Profile
February 2018
Me, my husband and our little dog Tere had an incredible time at Heather’s place. The house is located in a great place for hiking and exploring and Heather helped us with local recommendations about trails and restaurants. In addition, when we arrived to the cabin we had wine an…
Heather User Profile
November 2017
Heather's cabin is an adorable little off the grid place to find seclusion and get away from everything. The guesthouse is a must to try dinner and cocktails. Steve is the bartender and also can be booked for amazing massages. There is a Hatha Vinyasa flow 10 minutes away and Gre…
Heather User Profile
Response from Heather:
Heather, you were Amazing! And thank you soooo much for helping me with those things while I'm dealing with a broken foot! You are a godsend. Especially turning on the heat. It's going down to 18 degrees at the cabin this weekend. Otherwise, I may have been dealing with frozen pipes! Please, come back anytime!
November 2017
Kevin User Profile
October 2017
Heather's place is fantastic. Super close to a couple parks, exactly as advertised. Highly recommend staying here for a relaxing getaway
Heather User Profile
Response from Heather:
Kevin, I'm so glad you enjoyed your time there! Please know that you are a welcomed guest. Would love to have you again!
October 2017
Joshua User Profile
September 2017
Awesome cabin out in the woods. Very nice nearby trails and parks, and the cabin is cozy and comfortable.

Hosted by Heather

Alexandria, Virginia, United StatesJoined in May 2011
Heather User Profile
50 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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