Touchstone on the Lake*

Incredible location + spectacular scenery = perfect vacation location!

Dog Friendly 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps. 6 Canaan Valley
Queen: 2 Twin: 2

The standard or criterion used to determine the quality of a thing is a touchstone. Touchstone on the Lake may well be the criterion for comfort and convenience in Canaan Valley rental homes. Year-round visitors will love the private 5 acre lot, never-ending views and super easy access to all things Canaan Valley. Enjoy one story living inside and out with extensive decking and a beautiful yard. It is a short easy walk to Spruce Island Lake as well as a short easy drive to the ski trails at Timberline, Canaan and White Grass. Pack it all, tennis shoes, ski boots, fishing poles, kayaks, kites, skis and more. The spacious garage offers extra space for all the essentials. Well behaved dogs are welcome to join in the fun with an additional pet fee. **Touchstone on the Lake now offers a new walk in shower!!



VIRTUAL TOUR

  • combination tub/shower
  • queen
  • shower
  • toilet
  • twin/ single
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Table
  • Kitchen Island
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • flexible
  • necessary
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Dining Area
  • Clean with disinfectant
  • Full Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Cookware
  • No A/C
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Ironing Board
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • WIFI
  • Dog Friendly
  • Non Smoking Property
  • Garage
  • Deck
  • BBQ Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Pond
  • Easy Winter Access
  • Close to Lake
  • Close to Fishing
  • Close to Bike Trails
  • Secluded
  • Views
  • Wooded
  • Old Timberline Gated Community
  • Close to Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD Player
  • Multiple TV's
  • Dogs Allowed
October 31, 2022 - Escapia

Excellent all around!

by CHRISTINE M.
We have been renting homes in Canaan Valley for over 20 years and have always had top notch service through the folks at Best of Canaan and their rental homes. Touchstone is a house that fit the bill for our family of three. Well appointed, perfectly located and very comfortable.
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Touchstone on the Lake. We look forward to your return!
April 20, 2022 - Escapia

Touchstone is a gem!

This is a gem of a rental. We went during the Spring and spent a few wonderful days exploring the NWR, the Dolly Sods and some of the nearby towns. The house was perfect for our small family and dog. Having access to the parking lot at the top of the ridge made Dolly Sods access a breeze. The kitchen was great and fully stocked with everything needed. In the Spring you can sit in the hot tub and see the nearby pond. Garage access is a huge plus. While we lucked out on weather, the ability to load or unload your vehicle staying dry in the rain is tremendous. As is, we had a cold morning the day we left and could load our car without wearing jackets. Would highly recommend this rental and hope to return in the future.
Thank you for your lovely review of Touchstone on the Lake! We can't wait to have you back!
April 14, 2022 - Escapia

A great place to stay

The house was well-maintained and the property was quiet and peaceful. Really close to lots of fun things to do and see. I would definitely stay here again.
Thank you for your review of Touchstone on the Lake. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you back soon!
November 30, 2021 - Escapia

Nice Thanksgiving

by Matthew P.
It was a nice relaxing long weekend
We can't wait to have you back!
October 24, 2021 - Escapia

Beautiful Property

The weather was perfect, foliage was spectacular, and the home location was a great fit for the four of us. We made daily trips to the nearby sites. Finding a place to eat was a challenge because many places were only opened on the weekends (we were there Monday through Friday).
Thank you for your review of Touchstone on the Lake. Hope to have you back soon!
March 6, 2021 - Escapia

Cool location nice house but needs a little tlc

Cool location with beautiful ponds and seclusion. Easy access to skiing Timberline and Canaan. The house is nice but very dated. Little things like every lamp shade was busted(not expensive but looks ******). And unfortunately the place was overall dirty. Cobwebs in every corner and we wiped down everything even the leather couch had something red splattered on it. Dishwasher was broken from counter mounts so i repaired one so it would stay in the counter but dishwasher didn't clean any of the dishes. I feel like I'm that guy now ripping this cool house but it needs to be known before you drop a couple grand to spend a week here.
January 12, 2021 - Escapia

Cozy retreat with hot tub luxury

by Dennis T.
We had a great experience at the Touchstone. A large kitchen and dining area gave us plenty of room to prepare food for six guests. The hot tub was only a few steps out the sliding door and the house was a warm retreat after a day on the slopes. It's location was prime, too! Only about a five-minute drive to the Timberline ticket office.
We are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Touchstone on the Lake. Having Timberline Mountain open again makes it the perfect location all around. Spring, summer, fall, winter. Anytime of the year! We would love to have you back in the warmer months to enjoy the beautiful lake!
November 30, 2020 - Escapia

Mountain Retreat

by Jacquelyn H.
We rented Touchstone for 4 days over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was perfect. The home was clean snd comfortable. Gorgeous view from living room and back deck. Kitchen was fully stocked. The new walk-in shower on the master bathroom was fabulous! Property is secluded and private.
February 24, 2020 - Escapia

Wonderful place

by Jonathan F.
This is a great house on a fantastic property! We loved everything - the several acres to wander with our dog, easy access to spruce island lake and the trail around it, everything. The kitchen was well stocked, the house was clean, and the hot tub worked great. The only minor issue was that the heat in the bedroom we slept in was really high even with two vents covered and the rest of the house chilly. But we'd happily come back anytime!
So glad you loved little Touchstone on the Lake as much as we do! We hope to see you again soon! Thank you for booking with Best of Canaan.
January 24, 2019 - Escapia

Weekend trip

Location is great! House was dirty - stains on carpet, one the size of the palm of my hand, cobwebs on corners of ceiling/walls and light fixtures (I dusted while there), wall area behind sink was dirty with food stains and splashes, stains of hand prints through out the house, one of the closet doors was off its hinge. There is an additional $50.00 hot tub fee that is not included in the price of the rental (you don't find this out until you receive the contract). And the hot tub is not covered, if it rains, chances are you are not using it. Price is high for the condition - needs a good wall to wall, floor to ceiling cleaning along with a few minor repairs.
October 6, 2018 - Escapia

Excellent rental property

The rental was excellent. Exactly what we were looking for and exactly as advertised
May 27, 2018 - Escapia

All And More !!

by E. S.
My husband and I were looking for a quiet private place to breath deep for a week. Well,Touchstone was just that, it was unbelievable that we could sit on the deck and hear nothing but nature around us and overlook the beautiful lake. The house was beautiful on the inside and very clean. Our two dogs would chill on the deck with us and the hot tub was to die for. A little extra money for the hot tub but well worth it.
If there was anything negative to mention there was a man walking his dog every night at dusk along the lake, it was off leash which didnt bother us one bit, but the dog ( I believe a short haired pointer) would run up to our deck and poop right at the bottom of our steps. We were glad we were inside with our dogs all 3 times so we just watched him from the living room. I am sure he was friendly but very negligent of the dog owner. We did mention it to Timberline Rentals. We would love to come back to Touchstone on the Lake again. Well worth it!!!
February 5, 2018 - Escapia

Ski Break 18

Nice house tucked in the woods. Just what the doctor ordered.
January 18, 2018 - Escapia

Amazing place to stay!

by Daniel B.
The house was perfect! It was very clean and had everything we needed. The location is great for skiing /snowboarding at timberline - we were able to go back and forth very quickly. The kitchen was great too but there wasn't any spices/condiments so don't forget to bring your own if you want to cook.
March 14, 2017 - Escapia

Young Family on Early Spring Break

by John M.
We had a really great time at Touchstone. Cozy, private house with great trails nearby and a really nice hot tub. Even with no snow at White Grass, our little family (and our yellow dog) had a great time.
October 15, 2016 - Escapia

"Touchstone" defines the experience.

by Richard S.
We have rented many properties in Timberline over the past fifteen years, many huge and new, but none compare to Touchstone. The views from the large and private back deck and hot tub are spectacular. We also enjoy how the property connects to some moderate and scenic walking trails in the conservancy area without having to drive anywhere. "Touchstone" defines the experience.
June 1, 2016 - Escapia

Amazing location and everything you could need!

by Jung K.
The house was amazing! The lake that is a quick walk from the house is beautiful! The town is about 9 miles away and at night you're completely alone with nature. It was an incredible weekend! We will definitely be back!
March 14, 2016 - Escapia

We Loved It!!

by Elizabeth H.
I usually don't take the time to write these reviews but I just had to for this one. We had probably one of the best impromptu vacations ever and a big reason is because this rental was just perfect. Not only was it comfortable but they also really thought of everything for renters. They put hooks for travel items everywhere, they had special little soaps, and lots of bedding and towels. The hot tub was just fabulous after skiing all day and worked "like a beast" as stated by the rental company. The wood burning fireplace just added to the winter vacation feel. Flat screen tv with prime channels, even one in the kids room. Tons of beautiful dishes, huge garage, and comfortable beds....best of all we were able to bring our faithful friend Yogi Bear, a 100 lb German Shephard who also seemed right at home. The backyard is very private and you can go for walks in the wooded area near a pond. Didn't see or hear any neighbors and we were minutes from 2 ski resorts. We will most definitely be back!! Thank you:)
February 18, 2016 - Escapia

Tranquility

by Jaime A.
Very nice cozy house in gated Timberline community. Super convenient for a group of 6 skiers.
January 13, 2016 - Escapia

Christmas at Touchstone

by Sandra M.
We wanted a stress less Christmas holiday this year. Our week at Touchstone was that and much more. No snow, but everything else was perfect. Love that the location of the house makes it feel so private, yet if we were there to enjoy winter sports or summer hikes they were just a step away. Wish we could do it next year.
Hi Sandra, Thank you for the great review of Appalachian Spring. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time here and we can't wait to have you back!
October 18, 2015 - Escapia

Great for our family get together

by Cheryl K.
We enjoyed all aspects of the property including the rowboat and the hot tub. Kitchen was very good for family cooking. More seating in the living room would be nice. I brought a folding chair. Was surprised with the request to strip the beds and put the towels in the wash and be out by 10 am.
October 5, 2015 - Escapia

A Place in the Wilderness

by David P.
A very nice well maintained house. Well equipped, with modern appliances everything worked as it was suppose to. Very quiet peaceful location. The only improvement would be to upgrade the grill. The outdoor grill does not match the quality of the rest of the property. But overall I would recommend this property and stay here again. Value for price was very good.
August 25, 2015 - Escapia

Touchstone on the Lake - Loved it!

by Patrick M.
Lovely properly and amazing setting on a pond and short walk to the lake. Very private and quite. The back deck is wonderful. The only negatives was the kitchen had lots of stuff but the pots and pans was a hodge podge of different stuff and a lot wasn't useful. If you plan to stay in and watch TV, its not your place, but who would come to Canaan for that? TV was basically a computer monitor and there were only a few stations. Overall would highly recommend Touchstone
August 16, 2015 - Escapia

Touchstone in August

Had a nice relaxing stay at Touchstone. This is a great location with the lake in front and the mountains behind. Lots of hiking trails and wildlife.
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