90th Birthday Bash
by Cindy R.
We had a family gathering to celebrate my Dad's 90th birthday. The house was fantastic. The accommodations were great. It needs a new Guest Book so current people can sign it. The furniture is a little worn but it didn't matter. The location is great! We loved it and had a wonderful time.
Thank you for your review of Grand Ole Apres! We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your time here. Looking forward to your return!
Great stay for the perfect winter getaway.
Thank you for your review on Grand Ole Après. We hope too you see you again!
January 13, 2022 - Escapia
Lots of room and perfect location!
by Maria M.
Truly a beautiful spacious home for your party of 16 plus room to spread. This home is really 20 steps to the Lower Salamander Trail. Our family stayed here from January 3 to January 10, 2022. A few items that we feel need attention are:
- Furniture in the main and media room is dated, old and in some areas dirty and uninviting to sit on.
- Fireplace was not in proper working order with the necessary tools required to keep it going.
- The grille is old and lid is falling apart. There are not proper grilling utensils provided. We were able to use it several times and still cooked to perfection nonetheless.
- Cooking utensils in kitchen as well as pots and pans need to be refreshed or replaced. (Perhaps a few more pots and pans?)
- TV on the main floor is on its last stretch and was lacking batteries in the control. They were promptly replaced.
- Poor lighting in bedrooms.
- More towels need to be provided for this size of home and clearly located in a main closet or in each bedroom.
- No working lights in the ovens.
- The pool table needs a good repair to bumps and mat. During our stay we had to request new cues because they were all broken. They were promptly replaced.
- Overall the house did not feel very clean. We arrived and made a few loads on the dishwasher.
We also have a recommendations to make this property a real gem.
- Ice making capacity for this size of home is minimal. We suggest an stand alone ice maker as it was not able to keep up with the demand. We went out a couple of times to get ice.
Overall the home is incredible, and very well located. We loved our stay at Grand Ole Apres but attention to these details should be considered. Best of Canaan Realty was very courteous and responded quickly to our needs during our stay. We will definitively consider renting this home again for our family winter gatherings.
December 5, 2019 - Escapia
Wonderful Family Holiday
by Kathleen M.
We call this xmas giving. We had a large group and the house was amazing. A few things could use cleaning but most was clean. We love this house. Pleny of space for everyone. Love the big table!
So glad you had a great holiday with the family! We will definitely be working on the cleanliness. Thank you so much for your feedback and we hope to see you again!
October 9, 2019 - Escapia
by Christy P.
We loved the home and enjoyed our time visiting the area.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Cassa Nova. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will come back and see us here at Best of Canaan!
Pros and cons of Cassa Nova
I have mixed feelings about our stay at Cassa Nova in the past week. The layout and size of the house were perfect. Plenty of room for our 14 guests. Lots of bathrooms and the kitchen was well stocked with dishes, pots and pans. But the air conditioning was not able to keep the house comfortable during the day despite repeated calls to the office and having a repair man look at the unit twice. The thermostat is in a closet which could be part of the problem. The other negative is the exterior spaces. There is no large outdoor area where everyone can sit and there are not nearly enough chairs. The picture of the grill area shows a picnic table but that was not there. There were no chairs in the hot tub area and only two plastic outdoor chairs on the small (largest) deck off the main living area. Very disappointing that we were not able to enjoy the breeze outdoors in the evening. The house location is also on a very steep street and there was no where to enjoy a walk from the house. Linens were provided but they were old and stained (but I believe they were clean). Many guests complained of uncomfortable beds.
Beautiful home, but very dirty. Needs attention.
January 4, 2019 - Escapia
by Daisy W.
we had a great time
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here in the beautiful WV mountains. Thank you for planning your Canaan Valley lodging with Best of Canaan. Please come back and see us!
October 30, 2018 - Escapia
by Tom G.
Only somewhat satisfied with the stay
October 3, 2018 - Escapia
Long weekend in the fall
Great weekend- minor tweaks could of made the house amazing: While clean, it seemed like the sheets, etc had been out for a while- giving the whole place a bit of a musty smell. The mattresses are awful and do smell kind of stale and that transferred to the sheets- had to re-wash before use. Kitchen and appliances are great- plenty of serviceware and utinsels. While the house has big nice TVs, the owners have given up a cable box so you have HD tvs and no HDTV service (fine for the most part but not for games or rainy days). The rental company is amazing and very responsive- offered to come address our concerns but for our needs, we were happy. It looks like the owners are trying to sell the house so they have tried to cut costs on the amenities that are needed in a high-end rental like this one.
September 5, 2018 - Escapia
Hot Days at Casa Nova
by Jerry P.
Cannaan Valley has to be one of the most beautiful place on this earth to enjoy Gods creation. . We have a group of adults who get together for fun, sight seeing ,fellowship and of course dinning at home town restaurants . We need a large cabin to accommodate . We have stayed at Casa Nova before and found it quite the cabin . Our latest stay however was very different. Upon arrival we found this cabin to be quite disappointing. All inside furnishings are in need of replacement . The realty company addressed our concerns and worked with us to resolve problems . We wouldn't recommend renting this cabin , but we would recommend using the realty company.
by Charles I.
THE CASSA NOVA HOUSE OVERALL WAS GREAT WITH PLENTY OF SPACE FOR GUEST TO ENTERTAIN. A FEW MINOS ISSUES THAT WAS ADDRESSED BY THE MANAGEMENT!!!
Has potenital. Needs Upgrades & Preventive Maintenance
Best part was the large kitchen, dining area,grill and grill location, and house location. WiFi and TV okay. Fell short: 1)Dining room chairs are stained and need to replaced with wood only chairs. 2)A/C is inadequate for the house (no vents in bedrooms). Maintenance came by and showed us the ropes but didn't help in the long run. Overhead fans in each bedroom would help. 3)At least one bed had dirty sheets, as if the prior renters re-made their bed before leaving and the cleaning crew didn't change the linen. 4) Too little parking for 14 adults and 7 cars. 5) Need a few more chairs on decks/patio. 6) Sliding screen doors should be upgraded to best tear resistant quality/design. A few had tears when we arrived and it makes the renter nervous about being blamed. 7)Put screens in all the windows since we were missing one or two. No comment: did not use fireplace or hot tub.
Family Reunion stay
Cassa Nova was a good fit for our family giving each their own room. But the house needs a good cleaning inside and out. Also could use updating of the furniture, area rugs (were dirty) and beds (mattress was uncomfortable and frames not a good choice for guest unfamiliar with them. We have stayed in Canaan several times, next time we will choose a different cabin. But all in all a good stay.
February 20, 2018 - Escapia
Perfect Weekend Get-A-Way
Great property! Only negative is that the Smoker wouldn’t stay lit... but the double oven made plan B work without a hiccup. We will be back next year!
Cassa Nova - Not as expected/described.
1. Good location.
2. Big home, it can easily accommodate 15 people.
1. There was no hot water and heater was not working for almost a day during our stay. It was cold on Friday night so we could not take bath and had tough time . We spent most of the time Saturday morning waiting for Heater/water issue fixed as they had to call installation company to get it fixed.
2. Even though front door has a proper door key, foyer door lock was not working. Anyone could get into the property from that door. Luckily nothing was stole during our stay.
3. Also except the small TV in main family room, other TV’s were not working. I couldn’t find the remote for them either, so we didn't use media room.
4. Bedroom sliding door was not locking on 3rd floor.
5. 2nd floor bedroom blinds were broken.
6. Also property is old and not that clean.
by Jonathan D.
This place is great for large groups and groups with kids. There are 3 separate living areas. There is also a 2 car heated garage. We were able to hang out in and play games in the top floor with the kitchen, setup the kids with video games in the middle, and play pool and use the bar with extra fridge in the bottom level. The hot tub was better than average for the ski places we have stayed at. Just a short walk across the road and your on the salamander slope. Bonus that this place is low enough on the mountain so you don't have to take salamander all the way from the top to access it like some of the other slopeside homes. The grill worked great, and the kitchen table was large enough for our whole crew which was great. The only down side is that this place is full of kicking stereo equipment. Unfortunately the two main receivers were not working properly. Not knowing what to expect we brought our own equipment so that didn't really bother us much. Its a steep grade to get to the driveway here but the road is a gravel base so it might not be too bad in extreme weather but definitely something to remember. If we come back to timberline we will definitely stay here again. If I could improve one thing about this property it would be the mattresses. They were all the same and they could use replacement in my opinion.
February 22, 2017 - Escapia
Really was the Best of Canaan.
Excellent. Large group. This house has tons of space for many kids and adults. Great large fireplace, bbq area and easy walk to Salamander. Even for the kids...And the staff at Best of Canaan was awesome.
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here in the beautiful WV mountains. Thank you for planning your Canaan Valley lodging with Best of Canaan. Please come back and see us!
November 29, 2016 - Escapia
Consistently great experience
A big group of friends has been coming to Cassa Nova every year for five years now and counting, and it always provides a warm, quality backdrop to our festivities.
August 29, 2016 - Escapia
Enjoyable stay with some hiccups
by Nicholas Z.
Overall we enjoyed our stay. The house was very large and spacious. Several of the appliances did not work or functioned poorly (ice maker didn't work, fridge water came out warm, coffee maker evaporated about half the water as it brewed, air conditioning stopped working about half way through our stay, hot water heater stopped working). Maintenance responded promptly to our needs.
Great place but a few things need change
by Heather C.
Great place for a great price thos was our second time going. You wont find a better deal online the only thing that needs improvement is some safety issues other than that its awesome. We will be going next year see you then
January 21, 2016 - Escapia
Outdoor Group Trip
by Edie T.
Hiking Dolly Sods, XC Ski Whitegrass, Ski/Board Timberline
September 23, 2015 - Escapia
Mini Family Reunion
by Holly H.
The location of the property was great and the size of the home perfect for our mid-size group. The oversized rooms and bathrooms were a definite bonus -we never felt cramped. The weather was rainy, but it didn't take away from the beautiful surroundings. We were somewhat disappointed with the cleanliness of the home -very dusty throughout and the floors were dirty. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!
Awesome place to stay
by Brent K.
There where 5 couples on motorcycle's. I wanted a place so all couples would have there own bathroom and space to roam this place had all that and more. The hill into the place is only about 1000 feet of gravel and is fairly steep but no problem. It was well laid out with all the amenities. I have all ready told people about this place it was great
Awesome family get together
by Heather C.
We rented out Casa Nova for a family get-together vacation a few weeks ago and we absolutely loved it. The house was beautiful. It was even better in person than I imagined it to be from the pictures. It was comfortable and so spacious. We had 14 people thee and there was more than enough room for everyone. There were a few minor maintenance issues with the house, but nothing that took away from the overall experience. We all enjoyed ourselves so much we are hoping to make this a yearly trip.
Another Lovely time at Casa Nova
by Carolyn M.
We had a wonderful time at Casa Nova as always. The house is perfect for a large multi-family group. This was our 3rd year in this house and we always have a great time.
January 13, 2015 - Escapia
by Cindy P.
All the beds were very hard! There was several light bulbs that were out and all the TV's had something wrong. The couches were not very comfortable as well. We had a good stay other than those few things. This house is in a perfect location. Everything was nice other than the few things I listed.
October 22, 2014 - Escapia
Great time great place
by Danny C.
we all had a great time on our fall visit. the house was amazing with plenty of room for did take me awhile to figure out the heating system but that was a minor detail cant wait til next yr
August 27, 2014 - Escapia
Great for the summer
by JILLNAR L.
Unbelievable location. the pictures don't do this house any justice; it's much nicer.
August 10, 2014 - Escapia
Lots of space! Needs a few updates...
We stayed with family and had a wonderful vacation! Upon entering the house, we were thrilled with the appearance and spaciousness of the house. Plenty of room for everyone! During the course of our stay, we noticed a few things that needed to be updated....most notably the dishwasher. Midway through our stay, we realized that we couldn't get a door on the main level to lock. We also had some issues with the TVs/DVD players (huge TV in the mid-level room was incompatible with hooking up game systems, DVD player in living room wouldn't open...). Also, I would recommend replacing the mattresses. Some smaller issues were blinds that didn't work correctly, and general updating like several lightbulbs that needed to be replaced. While the place was generally clean, it seemed to need a good deep clean (some closets and dresser drawers were dirty). The kids loved the hot tub, and the boys thought the loft room was really cool! I really liked the floor plan and overall layout of the house. Despite a few inconveniences, my family and I very much enjoyed our stay, and loved the benefit of having such a large house for everyone to enjoy! Thanks!
February 21, 2014 - Escapia
by Tom M.
I have been renting this house once a year since it was built and love it, thanks to the owner for sharing this wonderful home.
January 3, 2014 - Escapia
Casa Nova New Years Party
This house is a gem. Three of the bedrooms have attached bathrooms and the master suites are huge. There were plenty of linens and soaps and such. The kitchen is very well appointed with utensils and bowls. Complimentary trash removal would have been a big improvement as 14 people generate a pile of garbage. Additionally, we had to provide our own cleaning supplies and toilet paper. The ski room was a little cramped for such a large house. None of these aren't deal breakers, but the experience could be improved with some tweaks. Overall, it was a good experience.
Thank you for your feed back on Cassa Nova! We will definitely work on improving those details. Can't wait to have you back in the Beautiful Canaan Valley! -BoC
Great House and Great Memories
Great house for a family get together. The house has a lot of different areas to hang out in. The open kitchen/dining/living room was great for getting everybody together. The hot tub was a hit and the media room could fit 12 adults watching a movie on slower nights. The pool sticks didn't have tips for some reason, so playing pool was a bit of a challenge. the kitchen is very well stocked, the outdoor grill is huge. The ski slopes are right across the gravel street, which was great for hiking since we were there in July/August. The drive up to the house is bumpy and full of potholes, and you can get stuck on the gravel street if the car is full and you don't keep your speed up.
Overall a fabulous house -- top of the line amenities and a unique layout. Had a great time.
Family Getaway Weekend
The Cassa Nova house was very nice and we had a very pleasant weekend stay. There was plenty of room for our 14 family members. The furnishings were nice with plenty of seating, multiple TV rooms, and the pool table was a special hit. The house was generally well maintained. My only complaint is that the harder to reach places could use some cleaning. Moving couches to gather around a table for games revealed dirt hiding underneath. The ceiling fans and walls high up in the main room were quite dusty. The property management representatives were extremely helpful and responsive.
Thanks for your kind comments, and for pointing out that it is time to spend some extra time to clean up from the winter rush. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will stay with us again.
Casa Nova March 1-3
by sue w.
We had a great time at casa nova. We had snow for 3 days so the skiing was great. Only drawbacks were-poor road maintenance-even 4wd cars had difficulty getting to the house; hot tub cover was difficult to put on after taking off due a broken support bar; and having to haul trash back to town was inconvenient and treacherous in the bad road conditions.
January 4, 2013 - Escapia
by Matthew D.
Been visiting Canaan Valley for 12 years now and this is by far the nicest winter home we've stayed in. I gave the four stars because of the location of the Hot Tub, too far from the back door. The other 4 stars was the icy hill the house is located on. I had 4 wheel drive and still was sliding around. Kind of scary with all houses having minimal parking and cars sticking out onto the road.
November 28, 2012 - Escapia
by Sandi F.
This is our second year and once again we had a wonderful family Thanksgiving. This house provides everything you could ever need or want for a vacation. Even snow this year!
October 4, 2012 - Escapia
Beautiful fall weather
by Susan R.
This house was very large and spacious. The kitchen supplies were very good. This is the most pots/pans/dishes I've seen in a rental. The lighting in the rooms were very dim or only an overhead light. Overall I would recommend this house.
August 22, 2012 - Escapia
by Barb F.
We had five families stay at Casa Nova. We all agreed that it was the nicest, cleanest, best furnished house we have ever vacationed in. Be it at Canaan, Deep Creek, or our beach vacations. We truely enjoyed ourselves and thank you all for you hospitality. We will definetly be back...and to the Casa Nova for sure!!!!
Annual Free For ALL
!7 of us --- 9 adults and 8 kids. Grandpas gathering of his clan. Fantastic house! We all
enjoyed our stay. The house was more than we expected. Kids loved fishing (all caught at least one) Horseback riding was a big hit. S C,
N Y, MD and WV represented.
Bryce, Larco and Phifer Family Review
Casa Nova was a WONDERFUL home! Great location and the amenities were abundant! Although items needed to be maintananced while we were there, (Air-conditioner and Grill), the staff came out right away and fixed everything! We would highly recommend this location.
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here in the beautiful WV mountains. We have assessed the issues that you have listed and we thank you for planning your Canaan Valley lodging with Best of Canaan. Please come back and see us!
February 14, 2012 - Escapia
This was a very nice place for our cycle vacation. The stone drive presented a little problem with our cycles, but it was manageable. Accommodations were just what we needed after riding through the beautiful W. Va. countryside.
January 6, 2012 - Escapia
Cassa Nova - 2012
The House was large enough for several families. Even though the skiing conditions were poor, there was still lots to do in the house. The kitchen and bar-b-que was great. Thanks very much!
November 22, 2011 - Escapia
This was our second time, and we hope to return every year.
by Leo F.
This really is a wonderful place. We were a group of 14. There was lots of space, every single room is nice. Amazing kitchen, fully stocked with all the equipment necessary to cook a full Thanksgiving dinner. The management company (Donna) is extremely helpful and pleasant. We plan on coming back every year.
November 16, 2011 - Escapia
by Jayesh P.
out of all our vacation this is the best one ever
October 18, 2011 - Escapia
30-something birthday adventure
by Joseph D.
We recently returned from an ideal weekend getaway to celebrate my partner and our friend's birthdays. The property could not have been more beautiful, well kept, easy to access and comfortable. My only complaint was the beds were so comfortable I found it hard to get up in the morning! The staff could not have been more responsive, pleasant, and witty. I definitely recommend this property!
October 5, 2011 - Escapia
A great getaway
We had a great time and actually wished we were staying there longer than a weekend. The house was a really nice size for 8 adults and 6 little kids. We definitely recommend this house!
Wonderful Stay in Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
by Lawrence H.
We had a great stay at Cassa Nova in May. The house is beautiful and very large. All 14 of us had a great time and there was more than enough space for everyone to relax, eat, and sleep. The house has a beautiful kitchen and dining room that sat everyone in our group.
Donna with the management company was a true pleasure to work with and was able to give lots of advice about area.
The only disappoint about our trip was that it wasn't long enough. I wish we could have spent 5-7 days so that we could have enjoyed more of the spring/summer activities available in the area. The hikes we did at Blackwater offered breathtaking views.
The location next to the slopes of Timberline make it clear that this would also be a great winter destination. We hope to be back this winter (and probably next summer too!).
by Lauren P.
Great house for a family vacation! Beautiful kitchen plenty of room and several recreational areas. Property manager could not be nicer! Noise echoes throughout the house and it can get a bit loud when its full of people, doing different things on different levels.
Green family winter vacation
by Gary G.
All were very happy with Casa Nova. The skiers wish that the ski slope was just outside the front door. However, we enjoyed our stay and look forward to having it next year.
January 21, 2011 - Escapia
Beautiful Place and Location
For a family gathering, as we had, this is a great place. There were a few initial problems with a water leak and missing instructions for working the TV and DVD, but the property managers are just wonderful and sorted everything out for us quickly. The conjoined kitchen, dining room and great room are just terrific, but echo a lot with a lot of people present. Which is fine for magnifying laughter.