Mountain Lair

Lovely 10 bedroom home offers the perfect place for your next gathering.

Ski In/Ski Out 10 Bedrooms 8.5 Bathrooms Sleeps. 20 Canaan Valley
King: 6 Queen: 3 Twin: 2

Mr. Webster tells us that a lair is a secret retreat or a base of operations...a hideaway. Well, that pretty well describes it. The mighty Mountain Lair with its 10 bedrooms comfortably sleeping 20 is the perfect place to rally the troops on your next mountain retreat. Inside there is something for everyone with 10 TV's, a pool table and bar, free WIFI, DVD players , 2 fireplaces, and no less than 3 laundry centers! Visitors in spring, summer and fall will love taking the festivities outside to enjoy dining on the deck or relaxing under one of the gazebos with family and friends. This is the perfect place to plan a family reunion or weekend warrior getaway.



VIRTUAL TOUR

SUITABILITY

  • children welcome

SUITABILITY CHKBOX

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Health and Safety

  • Clean with disinfectant

Kitchen

  • Full Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware
  • Crock Pot

Living

  • Central Air
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Ironing Board
  • Jacuzzi Tub
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • WIFI
  • Non Smoking Property

Convenience

  • Nearby Convenience Store

Outdoor

  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Gas Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Close to Timberline Mountain

Geographic

  • On Slopes
  • Ski In/Ski Out
  • Winterset
  • Timberline Mountain Slopeside

Entertainment

  • Cable TV
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Pool Table
February 27, 2024 - Escapia

Annual Multi-Family Ski Trip to Timberline Ski Resort

by John U.
This was our ninth time renting Mountain Lair #31. Our 5 star rating each year speaks volumes about our experiences! Our 10th time for 2025 was booked immediately!!
February 13, 2024 - Escapia

Best Place in Timberline!!

What a wonderful place to stay with family! Second year staying here and more to come!! This house was well thought out by owners when it comes to ammenities!! It has just about everything you could ever need! The kitchen, my favorite! Stocked with many appliances, utensils, bakeware, dishware to name a few!! Perfect slope location!!
January 20, 2024 - Escapia

Mountain Lair Fun

by Stephen M.
Great stay with all amenities needed.
September 28, 2023 - Escapia

Mountain Lair Labor Day weekend 2023

We have been staying in Winterset for over 20 years over Labor Day weekend and this was the best time we have had! The house was the best ever and had everything you could imagine! Lorraine went above and beyond to help us rent this house again for next year. Our group loved this house!
June 25, 2023 - Escapia

Winter set 31

Most things were great but as our group is getting older we noticed that there are no grab bars in the showers and little things around the house need looked at. Overall we love the house.
Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon!
May 19, 2023 - Escapia

Golf/Fishing trip

Second year in a row for this house visited by a group of 12 fishermen and golfers. The house is well outfitted with nothing really missing or needed. The amount of refrigerator/freezer space is awesome and the kitchen has everything. There are two maintenance issues that we reported last year that it's hard to believe have not been addressed. First, the pool table is atrocious and, as reported last year, is in desperate need of refinishing. Second, the ceiling fan in the upstairs sitting room is not usable and needs replaced. It makes huge noise when run. Please repair/replace these items.
February 28, 2023 - Escapia

Best ski in ski out ever!

by Karen Sue W.
We were able to book the Mountain Lair at Timberline and had 14 out of 20 family members stay. This was especially great for the toddlers and kids to get out on the slopes from the house. We loved this place!
Thank you for your review on Mountain Lair. We will see you next year!
January 31, 2023 - Escapia

A Snow Dream

The Mountain Lair has been by far the best ski house anywhere that we have traveled! Right next to the slope! The entire house is more than stocked including the kitchen! Every kitchen gadget imaginable! A very cozy place to be with family and friends! You can tell that the owners keep up with everything!
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Mountain Lair. We are looking forward to your return!
November 29, 2022 - Escapia

Wonderful Home

by Barbara M.
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving family reunion. This house was completely stocked with everything you can think of. We have already booked for next year.
Thank you for leaving a review! We look forward to your return!
October 26, 2022 - Escapia

Reunion stay

by Judy L.
best experience ever!! property was very clean and very well stocked with everything imaginable to cook with. very easy to rent.
We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Mountain Lair. We hope to see you again soon!
August 11, 2022 - Escapia

Scott family reunion

by Barbara R.
This is our 4th time at this property. Last time there were some condition issues but they were all resolved this time. The only problem we encountered was one bed didn't have a headboard. It looked like it had just broken and not yet been replaced. We could have used more forks because we didn't have enough dinner forks for 20 people. We highly recommend Mountain Lair.
Thank you for your feedback on your stay at Mountain Lair! We appreciate you letting us know these things. Looking forward to your return!
July 20, 2022 - Escapia

Great

by Jerry M.
Eccellent
We are thrilled you enjoyed your time at the Mountain Lair is Canaan Valley! Hope to have you back soon!
July 6, 2022 - Escapia

Relaxing in a beautiful setting

by Ronald M.
very nice staff and very helpful
Thank you for your review!
June 29, 2022 - Escapia

Always love our stays

by Judi C.
We always love our stays at Canaan but this house has always been our favorite. We have a very big family and you don’t feel like you are on top of each other. The house is very clean and well kept. Thank you
Thank you for your review of the Mountain Lair!
June 26, 2022 - Escapia

Mountain Lair

Everything was great.
Can’t wait for next year.
Only thing that could be better is having blinds on the dining room and upper living room windows.
Thank you for your review of Mountain Lair!
December 6, 2021 - Escapia

10 out of 10

by T.
10 out of 10! We love renting through Best of Canaan, everyone is so nice, responsive, and the properties are well cared for. Hot tub was magical with snow coming down, the Kitchen is perfect and we love all of the bedrooms and space.
Hi Tina, Thank you for your review of Mountain Lair. We love having you! See you again soon!
October 26, 2021 - Escapia

Back Again

by CHRISTINA T.
We are 15 family and friends who returned again to Mountain Lair. We have stayed at this property for the last 3 years in a row and several times before that.We loved the new living room furniture you put in this year.The house has everything you could want. Kitchen is very well stocked. Bedrooms are all good. Hot tub was nice and clean. When you walk in and around the house everything thing seemed generally clean The only negative we noticed this year was we saw a lot of dust on the light bulbs, door frames and woodwork. Looks like they cleaned good but neglected those areas for quite a while.. We will definitely return. Hopefully they will address this problem.
Hi Christina, Thank you for taking the time to review Mountain Lair. We will most certainly address the problems you have noted and we can't wait to have you back next year!
October 6, 2021 - Escapia

Great Weekend

by Mark R.
Had a wonderful weekend. This is the second time we rented this property, love the house and its location. This property has everything you can think of. From a great view to a wonderful hot tub. The staff is very helpful and accommodating.
Thank you for your review on Mountain Lair. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Please come back and visit us again!
August 4, 2021 - Escapia

Yo

by Jerry M.
Great
Thank you for your review on Mountain Lair. Please come back and see us again!
August 3, 2021 - Escapia

Guests at mountain Lair

by Kathryn G.
A very good time was had by all?!
Thank you for your review on Mountain Lair. We hope to see you again soon!
July 7, 2021 - Escapia

A spacious vacation

by Ronald M.
all in our family group loved being in the "big" house.
Hi Ronald, So glad your family loved Mountain Lair. We can't wait to have you back!
July 2, 2021 - Escapia

Family Reunion

This house was perfect for our family reunion. It offered plenty of bedrooms with comfortable beds, lots of bathrooms with plenty of towels,3 washer dryer sets, a well-stocked kitchen with 2 dishwashers and 2 refrigerators, and great deck area with chairs to enjoy the beautiful weather. I highly recommend Mountain Lair.
Hi Cathy, Mountain Lair is a great house! Thank you for your great review. We look forward to your return!
June 27, 2021 - Escapia

Winterset 31

The staff at the office was very helpful. The house was clean but having had 20 people there was a little difficult with seating. One of the two dishwashers did not work so it seemed we were doing dishes a lot. Overall it was a great week even though it was cool and rained. Looking forward to next year.
Hi Roberta, Dishwasher has been repaired and we can't wait to have you back next year!
March 9, 2021 - Escapia

Excellent Large Slope Side Home

by Cindy B.
We have been renting this home for MANY years (since is was first built). We have seen a 4 master bedroom addition and a complete kitchen renovation. It is has everything your need and then some (ice maker is very convenient).
Hi Cindy, Thank you for your review of Mountain Lair. We are so glad you return every year! See you next time!
March 2, 2021 - Escapia

Enjoyed Our Stay Like Always!!

by John U.
Out “gang” has stayed in the Mountain Lair for the past several years and have always enjoyed our time there! It fits our needs perfectly!
Hi John, We love having you and the gang back every year! See you next year!
February 4, 2021 - Escapia

Great multi-family home

by Scott M.
This is a huge, sprawling home right on slopes of Timberline. We were two families with 5 kids 13 and under and we had a great time. So much space, furniture and carpet a bit dated and worn but couldn't beat location. Kitchen well stocked and two master suites. Could comfortably fit more than 15 people.
Hi Scott, Thank you for your review of Mountain Lair! Please come back and see us!
January 24, 2021 - Escapia

Mountain Lair Fun

by Stephen M.
Good sized house for large group and great location on the slope.
We agree that Mountain Lair is a great slopeside home and happy that you enjoyed it. Keep in mind it is also a wonderful home for family reunions in the summer and fall. Hope to see you again soon.
November 3, 2020 - Escapia

4 night stay

by CHRISTINA T.
We were a group of 15, family and friends. We have stayed in this house multiple times. We have even stayed here before they added on the 4 extra bedrooms. The house was clean. Some of the furniture is getting a little tired looking. The chairs in the dining room could definitely use some pads on the seats. We spent a lot of time around the table and the wooden chairs get hard to sit on after a while. The kitchen is very well equipped. We didn't want for anything for cooking or serving our meals. The only thing I would suggest in the kitchen is a larger updated coffee maker. We would have loved to have had a fire ring or a fire pit to sit around outside at night. We thought the downstairs smelled a little musty and it was very chilly down there at night.I am pretty sure our group would stay at this property again but a few updates would be great.
October 7, 2020 - Escapia

Great House

by Mark R.
This property exceeded our expectations in every way. The house was very clean and had plenty of linens and towels for each guest. The floor plan was perfect for a large number of quests. We have stayed in a lot of properties but this kitchen had everything you could possibly think of. We will be renting this house in the future.
So glad to hear that you will be back to the Mountain Lair! It is a great house with plenty of room and outstanding amenities! Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay!
October 1, 2020 - Escapia

Giant man cave retreat

by Robert M.
Great house year in and year out. All amenities and beautiful professional kitchen. Wood burning fireplace is awesome, and house always stocked with plenty of wood. Highly recommend this house.
Thank you for the great review of Mountain Lair! See you next year!?
August 18, 2020 - Escapia

The Goods from Harrisonburg! and also from Ohio

by Kathryn G.
Very accommodating house! Enjoyed our time here! M.p
So glad you and your group enjoyed your time at Mountain Lair!
May 27, 2020 - Escapia

Spring retreat.

by Michael S.
Just a nice weekend getaway with the fam. House accommodated everyone and was very nice.
So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. Please come back and see us again!
January 29, 2020 - Escapia

Beautiful and comfortable

Well designed; kitchen contains everything we needed. Very clean and comfortable for a diverse group. Will return if possible.
So glad you had a great stay at Mountain Lair! It is a beautiful home equipped for a large group. We hope you are able to come back and see us here at Best of Canaan!
December 4, 2019 - Escapia

Friendsgiving Favorite

by Tina C.
We love Mountain Lair! We've been renting this wonderful house for many years and it's always clean, well-supplied, and suits our group of kids and adults. The rental process is always pleasant and easy. We like the proximity to downtown Thomas, Mountain State Brewery, and Blackwater Falls. Can't wait to re-book!
We are so glad you love Mountain Lair as much as we do! Can't wait to have you back!
November 21, 2019 - Escapia

Mountain Lair The Perfect Family Vacation

by Debby G.
Many homes boast of having sleeping for 20. However, in most cases the bedrooms that are private are limited. At Mountain Lair all bedrooms are private and luxurious. The beds are very comfortable. And the kitchen is to die for. You will love your stay here.
Mountain Lair is such a great house! Please come back and see us again here at Best of Canaan!
November 1, 2019 - Escapia

Another Donahoe Reunion Success

My six siblings and I (along with our significant others) have rented a large house every year in many different parts of the country for the past 15 years or so. The “Mountain Lair” house was one of the better houses we have rented in the past. The bedroom layout aloud people to go to bed early or wake up late without being bothered by others staying up late in the family room or getting up early for a noisy breakfast. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, glasses, cooking equipment and 2 working gas grills.

We all did plenty of hiking (all within reasonable distances) and several of our group got 5 day passes for indoor swimming at a local resort 10 minutes away at a very reasonable price.

We got lucky with the weather (sunny and in the low 60s) for the second week of October. Fall foliage was beautiful as you can imagine.

Lastly, the Best of Canaan Staff were very helpful, answering many questions that we had prior to our visit.
Thank you so much for taking the time to give a review on the Mountain Lair and our staff here at Best of Canaan. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again!
October 23, 2019 - Escapia

Comfortable vacation house

This was our third stay here and we enjoy it. Having 10 bedrooms is wonderful for our big family.
September 17, 2019 - Escapia

Canaan Valley Retreat

by Cynthia P.
Awesome
Thank you for your feed back on the beautiful vacation rental, Mountain Lair. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will come back and see us here at Best of Canaan!
September 4, 2019 - Escapia

Week away with family and friends

by Brenda F.
Vacation was wonderful, house was well equipped with everything you could need.
Thank you for your review of Mountain Lair. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here in the beautiful WV mountains. Thank you for planning your Canaan Valley stay with Best of Canaan. We hope you will come back and see us!
August 7, 2019 - Escapia

Theta Xi

by Jerry M.
Great, we will be back next year.
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. Thrilled to hear you will be coming back to see us!
August 6, 2019 - Escapia

Awesome and relaxing

by Kathryn G.
Had a wonderful time with our family
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!
July 14, 2019 - Escapia

Mountain Lair

Although the house was not as clean as in previous years and not having the second dishwasher was sometimes inconvenient, it was a great week.
Great news! The second dishwasher was repaired and we apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for planning your Canaan Valley lodging with Best of Canaan.
June 13, 2019 - Escapia

Lovely House but maintenance declining

We really love this house. We rented in May 2017 and May 2019 and were saddened to see it's not been maintained as well as expected. There were several areas that were very dusty and had cob webs. The upstairs master bedroom had several carpet beetles. The dishwasher and ice maker did not function. The dryer door had to be held a certain way while closing to latch. We love this house so much we'll be back next year, but hope to see it in better shape.
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here in the beautiful WV mountains. We will be contacting the owners about some of the issues you have listed and hopefully get that resolved before your next stay. Thank you for planning your Canaan Valley lodging with Best of Canaan. We hope to see you again!
May 8, 2019 - Escapia

Getaway Weekend

by CHRISTINA T.
We were 15 people, stayed at Mountain Liar. We had a great stay. Hot tub worked great, weather was beautiful. Lots of outside furniture for everyone to sit around. Kitchen was very well equipped. This is our third time staying in this house and we would definitely stay again
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!
April 10, 2019 - Escapia

My Family Loved The Mountain Lair

by Judy F.
My family planned a reunion and wanted to be in Canaan to enjoy the breathtaking views and freah air. We had a great stay in the Mountain Lair! Plenty of room and everything we needed was in the beautiful kitchen. Best of Canaan staff answered all our questions and were very accommodating. We are thankful for a wonderful time- this was the greatest idea for a family reunion!!! I definitely recommend this property and we will definitely be back!!!
We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Mountain Lair here in the beautiful WV mountains. Thank you for planning your Canaan Valley lodging with Best of Canaan. We can't wait to have you back!
March 12, 2019 - Escapia

No Longer Slopeside

by Cindy B.
Great house but is no longer slopeside. There is no ski slope anymore. Please adjusts your rental rates accordingly.
Not sure what to say. Mountain Lair is still a great 10 bedroom house that comfortably sleeps 20 people. We appreciate great customers like you and surely hope you visit again.
October 24, 2018 - Escapia

Nice place!

We always enjoy our stay at Mountainlair!
September 18, 2018 - Escapia

Awesome

Stayed here for second year. Love this place
August 9, 2018 - Escapia

Wonderful house for large family

by Kathryn G.
A good time was had by all. Two rainy days but everyone found something to occupy themselves with!
August 8, 2018 - Escapia

Theta Xi

by Jerry M.
Great party house. Had Friday evening reception there. All had a great time. Rented again for next year.
July 19, 2018 - Escapia

OFR 2018

by Jill L.
Excellent, superb, fantastic. We’ve been trying to get this house for years, it was always unavailable our week.
July 3, 2018 - Escapia

A week of pleasure

the house was perfect for our church group, it had just the right amount of room for our needs plus space for those who needed some alone time.
June 16, 2018 - Escapia

Joe

by Joseph F.
House was awesome
May 22, 2018 - Escapia

Last Chance

by Colleen M.
This was our 7th trip to this home. We always have a wonderful time. The weather this year was rainy but Saturday was nice. It was nice that the ice maker was working this year. We grilled out but only one grill was usable and that was after a very good cleaning which took a long time. I can't believe that the renters leave the grills so bad. Last year both grills didn't work so I know the owner purchased a new grill but it was a mess and the other one was broke. The home was very clean and we do really enjoyed our stay. We will be returning next year.
March 27, 2018 - Escapia

Great House

by Cindy B.
This house has 6 master bedrooms! The kitchen is great for large gatherings. Location is great. We have been renting this home for years and believe it is the best slopeside home!
January 16, 2018 - Escapia

Great Family Get Away

by Justin K.
We had a large family get away for our extended family in December. Ages ranged from 7 months to 80 years old. Fun was had by all. Our only complaint is that the basement was a little cold for sleeping (we will be sure to bring heaters next time). The bed in the handicap bedroom was very high, which made it difficult for my grandfather to get in and out of bed. It was very clean & upgraded.
December 20, 2017 - Escapia

Many Thanksgivings Spent at Canaan

by Donna M.
Our family - my husband & I, our children and grandchildren - have been coming to Canaan Valley every Thanksgiving for many years. This year, as usual, we all had a wonderful time. We have stayed in the same house (Mountain Lair) for many years; it is the perfect house, at the perfect location for our Thanksgiving weekend. (In summer we prefer to be behind the gate, and have been fortunate to have spent many summers in the house pictured on this email page, Lakeside Refuge.)
October 2, 2017 - Escapia

Great Getaway

This home is ideal for a large group in a beautiful setting and the weather was perfect for the week that we were there. It is really nice that most bedrooms have there own adjoining bathrooms.
September 5, 2017 - Escapia

Golf trip

Place was awesome hope we get it again
August 8, 2017 - Escapia

Enjoyed our stay

by Kathryn G.
Every one had a good time and enjoyed their stay.
July 12, 2017 - Escapia

Sunny, rainy, fun days

by Ronald M.
Beautiful place for a family of 20 adults, kids, and grandkids. All have their space. Just need less rain and a hot tub for 20!
July 11, 2017 - Escapia

Love, love, loved it.

by Barbara R.
We were 13 adults and 3 kids that came here for a family reunion and it was perfect for our needs. Plenty of bedrooms for all and spacious enough that we weren't tripping over each other. Very clean and well taken care of. Plan on returning again in 2 years as next year has already been booked elsewhere. We enjoyed the waterfalls and a picnic at Blackwater Falls Park otherwise just stayed at the house the entire time. The only minor complaint would be they need retractable shades on overhead window over the dining table as the sun was in our eyes as we were eating dinner.
July 3, 2017 - Escapia

A week of heaven

everything was wonderful.
the house was perfect for our group.
need some blinds on the windows above the dining table.
June 20, 2017 - Escapia

Perfect home for large family!

We stayed at Mountain Lair for my nephew's wedding and had a wonderful stay! It was large for our big crowd, it had a super kitchen, great hot tub and deck. I could go on and on! We loved it!
June 10, 2017 - Escapia

Connellsville, PA Golf Group

by John H.
We have stayed here 5 years now every June. It is a great house and easily accommodates the group. Arrived early, and the ladies at the Rental office were helpful in contacting the house to see if we can place items in the fridge and freezer before we golfed. When we arrived we met the owner, and he also was very accommodating to our needs. The cleaning personnel were also helpful, and just made our arrival convenient and less stressful. Thanks to All!
March 14, 2017 - Escapia

Perfect House

by Cindy B.
This is our annual March Ski trip. Always a great time!! Only negative is that Winterset was not open so it was not ski in/ski out 🙁
February 1, 2017 - Escapia

Yrly ski weekend

by Carol C.
We have been staying at this house for several years as our annual ski weekend. the house is perfect plenty of room so you don't feel like you're on top of each other. The kitchen has everything you need for a large crowd. Access to the slopes couldn't be better. Beds are comfortable. House is clean and well cared for. Everyone at the realty company has bee friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, the ski resort has been looking old and tired. Ski conditions have not been the best. Our crowd has dwindled so we will be giving up the house for next year.
December 13, 2016 - Escapia

Beautiful Property

by Kyle S.
This is a beautiful home in a great location. The house was well furnished. The spacious floor plan can accommodate large groups while still offering plenty of privacy.
November 29, 2016 - Escapia

Thanksgiving at Canaan Valley

by Donna M.
We have stayed in this rental house for Thanksgiving for many years. This house accommodates our family (15+)very, very well. Over the years the house has had several renovations, including enlarging and remodeling the kitchen/dining area, and adding many bedrooms and bathrooms. We very much enjoy our vacations here, and hope to spend many more Thanksgivings here! I gave a 4-star evaluation of the general condition because one of the dishwashers was not functioning.
October 10, 2016 - Escapia

Excellent Accommodations

Lovely home. Perfectly equipped kitchen. Spacious deck. I cannot think of a negative comment!
October 3, 2016 - Escapia

Another Winner!!

This is the 5th year we rented this property for a week long family reunion and it is still a great place to stay. The upgrades to the kitchen are excellent.
September 5, 2016 - Escapia

Summer Family Retreat at Mountain Lair

by Tim F.
We spent a week with our extended family of 16 adults and kids at Mountain Lair. It was a great house and location for our family. The house provides really nice communal space and lots of rooms and nooks to have some alone time as well. The house was very clean and we really enjoyed the kitchen - spacious and well-appointed. We loved the location. The neighborhood has a clean pond for swimming, tennis courts, and lots of trails. And there are so many fun things to do in the Canaan Valley region.
September 5, 2016 - Escapia

Glenville High School Class of 1962

by Dianna R.
We all had a great time. The house is beautiful and well stocked. The people at Best of Canaan are very friendly and helpful.
August 9, 2016 - Escapia

Winterset 31

by Kathryn G.
We enjoyed our stay very much- as always-
June 27, 2016 - Escapia

A week of pleasure

the house was really great! Having 2 refrigerators, 2 dish washers and 2 oven were a big plus!!! it was nice to have a somewhat sound proof house. Too bad we had some rainy days but even with the house full it never seem crowded. love the rocking chairs on the deck!!
June 13, 2016 - Escapia

Moutain Lair

by Joseph F.
everything was Great
March 25, 2016 - Escapia

Great Family Vacation

by Bill F.
Outstanding Fun Very Satisfying
March 15, 2016 - Escapia

Ski trip 2016

by Cindy B.
Wonderful trip
March 4, 2016 - Escapia

Great Place!! Great Time!!

by John U.
We have discovered a new tradition! After many years of staying over 10 miles away in an eight-bedroom house, we now will be annually staying slope side in Mountain Lair! Granted it is more costly to rent, but the convenience, accommodations, etc. were well worth it for everyone in our group. The only drawback was the small parking lot. But once everyone arrived, including one couple from Florida, nobody needed their vehicle until we were leaving on Sunday. There is a parking lot close by for the extras. Like I said in the title, "Great Place!! Great Time!!" Everyone is looking forward to returning to our new location next year!!
February 4, 2016 - Escapia

Yrly ski weekend

by Carol C.
We have been renting this house for about 4 years now. We always enjoy our stay. The house is big enough that you don't feel like you're on top of one another. The kitchen is well stocked with enough dishes, pots, silverware and glasses for our large group. Love the two ovens, two dishwasher. We just wish the hot tub was a little bigger. It's a perfect place to stay with family and friends.
January 18, 2016 - Escapia

Great weekend get away

by Susan M.
Winterset 31 we have stayed in the past 6-8 years. The updated kitchen is fantastic for a large group. The snow has been poor the past several years so we are not going to repeat this weekend. We did however go visit Black Water Falls since the weather was so mild and we really enjoyed that.
October 5, 2015 - Escapia

A Great Vacation House

For the 4th year our family has spent a week at this house and the house setup is ideal for our group of 13. The new kitchen is great with the dual ovens, stove, dual sinks and re-positioned island. We already reserved for next year
August 17, 2015 - Escapia

Summer get away

by Brenda F.
We all had a great time there was more than enough room for everybody.Kitchen also great.
July 2, 2015 - Escapia

Mountain Lair - June 2015

by Larry H.
Overall Mountain Lair is a very nice and huge property. During the first part of the week we had almost 20 people and everyone had plenty of space. Everything was very clean.

High points:
1. The kitchen was wonderful. Plenty of everything.
2. They had the best hot tub I have ever seen at a rental property. It got a lot of use and worked great. it even had a built in radio.
3. The electronic equipment throughout the house was excellent. They even had Blu-ray players connected to most of the TVs.
4. The huge porch and porch furniture was very nice.

Low Points:
1. The Internet connection was really bad. It would come and go and sometimes not work for long periods of time.
2. There were ants in the kitchen. Not a lot but enough to bother some of the ladies.
3. The satellite TV service was very spotty at times. It did not take much cloud cover to mess up reception.
4. We had problems with the two upstairs toilets. It did not take much to stop them up. It seems there flow rate was poor. Plenty of other toilets though.

But overall we really enjoy our stay at Mountain Lair and would probably return but would like to see a significant Internet connectivity improvement.
July 2, 2015 - Escapia

May vacation

it was fun relaxing very nice house
June 15, 2015 - Escapia

Moutain Lair

by Joseph F.
It was Great .. House was perfect ..
June 9, 2015 - Escapia

Very comfortable stay

by Kathryn G.
wi-fi was a problem.
May 27, 2015 - Escapia

Fantastic Memorial Day weekend getaway!

by Marta D.
We had a great time leaving the kids behind for a Memorial Day weekend to celebrate my husband finishing up his master's program. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need (TWO of most things!) and we never ran short of plates, linens, or felt crowded. The only downside is the wi-fi is a little slow - might want to get a faster connection for streaming movies (it cut out several times). Overall, would absolutely stay here again.
Thanks for taking time to complete the review survey. We appreciate the time. We are sorry you had difficulty streaming movies via WIFI. Our rural mountain area does not have super fast WIFI like more populated areas do. We do however have some incredibly beautiful night skies!
February 11, 2015 - Escapia

Yearly 3 day ski weekend

by Carol C.
For the passed 2 years we have stayed at Mountain Lair. We have been making a yearly trek to Timberline for over 20 years. This is our favorite house. There are 20 of us, with extra people who just come for the day to ski. The house is large enough to accommadate us all. With the three floors you would hardly know there were that many people there. The beds are comfortable, bathrooms are clean and the kitchen is to die for. The improvements in the kitchen since last year are amazing. The new stove with a griddle, 2 ovens, and large center island were perfect for cooking and preparing meals. Easy ski in and out access to slope. Perfect weekend. We will be back next year.
February 5, 2015 - Escapia

Yearly Skiing at Timberline

by Lori V.
We have been renting this house for 5 years and wouldn't dream of skipping a year. We go there in the winter and it is a ski in and ski out home. Most people go out for one or two runs, return to the home and then go out again. It's so convenient. It's also warm and inviting. The newly renovated kitchen is beautiful and you won't want for one piece of equipment for your cooking needs. The house is completely stocked with towels and linens. All you have to bring to this house is food, clothing and great family or friends. It's the best home I have rented and I have rented quite a few. BTW, the management team is second to none! We had a slight issue with the house and they took care of it in less than 2 hours.
January 19, 2015 - Escapia

Winterset weekend

by Susan M.
we loved the renovations in the kitchen. thrilled to have 2 ovens. was hard to feed 20 with 1 oven. Also loved the new hottub!
December 26, 2014 - Escapia

Great Vacation

by Bill F.
Perfect
December 15, 2014 - Escapia

Great Family Christmas Party

We had a great Christmas party with brothers and sisters... left a small list of items I thought needed addressed but overall really enjoyed our stay. We felt four of the beds were to high for my older sisters to get into.. I went out and had to buy some step stools..
October 28, 2014 - Escapia

A Group Get-a-way

The Mountain Lair was a cozy meeting place for our group of 7 couples. There was lots of room to spread out and enjoy being together.
October 6, 2014 - Escapia

A Great Week

We had a wonderful week with family for the 3rd consecutive year at this house. The house served our purposes well, the only exception is that the kitchen is small for 15 people but I hear that is being expanded. We reserved for next year. Also the leaves were at their peak and the weather was great.
September 27, 2014 - Escapia

Wonderful House!

Our family of 15 adults, 3 children had a great stay at Mountain Lair! The house was a wonderful size and accommodated our needs very well.
September 17, 2014 - Escapia

Mountain Lair review

It was a beautiful house - plenty of room for 5 couples. The hot tube was very nice, the kitchen was well equipped (there were only 4 wine glasses). Four out of five couples did not like the beds (mattresses too high and uncomfortable).
July 4, 2014 - Escapia

Great for large families.

by Ronald S.
Beautiful, clean house. Good location. Had everything we needed. Plenty of towels. We had five families staying there and everyone felt they had their own space. We all loved it!
June 21, 2014 - Escapia

Stay at canaan

by Joseph F.
Had a great time .. house was perfect .. check in and out process was very simple
May 6, 2014 - Escapia

Last Chance Bowling Group

We always have a wonderful time. This year the hot tub wasn't working correctly. We had to have maintenance come out but it still never got to hot. The coffee pots: 1 never really worked and the other one took about 45 minutes to brew. And also the grills didn't have enough propone to cook with. We only used the grills one night and one ran out half way so couples had to wait to use the other one. The propane has been an issue before so I don't know if its because we are coming at the end of the season and it hasn't been checked for the summer or what. We really appreciate the owner renting his home every year. This group has been together for almost 40 years and this is one of the most enjoyable times of the year we have together. Thank you again and we will be back next year.
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