Otters Den*

Otters Den is the perfect mountain retreat!

4 Bedrooms 3.5 Bathrooms Sleeps 8 Canaan Valley
Queen: 3 Twin: 2

This spacious mountain home provides plenty of peace and quiet both inside and out. Located on a large mountainside lot and surrounded by trees it is the perfect location for wildlife watching and family gatherings. Enjoy the outside hot tub and barbeque on the back deck or just spend some time relaxing with a book and a beverage on the picturesque front porch. Families will enjoy gathering by the fire for a game of cards or favorite movie. A fully equipped kitchen with sitting space for spectators will make the resident chef smile and mealtimes a family affair. The upstairs loft provides a perfect place for separating the gang for quiet time. It is a short drive to Blackwater Falls, Canaan Resort and the “chic” towns of Davis and Thomas. Winter visits will DEFINITELY require 4-wheel drive vehicles.



VIRTUAL TOUR

  • combination tub/shower
  • queen
  • toilet
  • twin/ single
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • Rural
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • 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
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Clean with disinfectant
  • Full Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware
  • No A/C
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • WIFI
  • Dog Friendly
  • Non Smoking Property
  • No Vaping Allowed in the House
  • Deck
  • Gas Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • 4 Wheel Drive Required in Winter
  • Fishing
  • Firepit
  • Close to Blackwater Falls
  • Close to Timberline Mountain
  • Security Camera Onsite
  • Secluded
  • Wooded
  • Old Timberline Gated Community
  • Close to Skiing
  • Hiking
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Multiple TV's
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Small Breed Dogs are Allowed
August 1, 2022 - Escapia

Fun time

We visited from 23-30 July 2022 and enjoyed our stay at Otters Den. I’ll list the good things about the house first:

Comfortable beds
Clean
Nice hot tub and fire pit
Nice layout
All the windows opened fine
Lovely front porch
Secluded
Was stocked with toilet paper and soap
Nice washer and dryer

Some improvement suggestions:
Needs new carpet downstairs (would be better if wood floor)
Was damp and smelled a bit musty until we aired it out
Kitchen is serviceable, but old and could use more storage containers
No hairdryers provided
The lighting is very dim, could use brighter light bulbs to brighten up the rooms
It would be better to have king beds, even if they take up more of the room

We all had a great time and I would recommend the house, but would note the drawbacks so people could make their own decisions.
Thank you for your review on Otters Den and we appreciate your feedback. Please come back and visit Canaan Valley again.
June 11, 2022 - Escapia

Family oriented

by Sierra T.
Loved the cabin and the homey feel to it, the area was nice and relaxing. Would ten out of ten recommend!!! Definitely going to stay here again.
We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Otters Den! Can't wait to have you back!
March 16, 2022 - Escapia

Ideal Getaway

The home is in a beautiful, secluded, wooded setting right next to Timberline. The hot tub was especially nice after a day on the slopes.
Thank you for your review of Otters Den. Hope to have you back next year for another great skication!
February 7, 2022 - Escapia

Just perfect.

Great place. Clean. Has everything you need for good time on Vacation- most importantly comfortable beds and lots of games. The owners and rental company are very friendly and helpful. Close to the ski area. we had fun time with the kids there! We will be back!
December 25, 2021 - Escapia

No OTTER rental would be better!

Otter’s Den fit our family and our vacation perfectly. We were looking for a house that comfortably fit all 8 of us and a space we could just relax, watch movies, and play games. This house had the perfect bed layout with a suite on the bottom floor for the grandparents and just the right amount of beds and Bathrooms upstairs for two couples and two kids. The house also had just enough seating. The huge fireplace was a beautiful centerpiece and heated the home nicely. But the baseboard heat in the all the spaces allowed for personalized heat in certain spaces. We liked making the bathrooms toasty before bed. The fire pit was really fun and the hot tub was amazing! Plenty of wood was provided for both the fireplace and fire pit. The kitchen was well stocked we stayed over thanksgiving and had plenty of serving dishes. We did bring our own aluminum pans to cook in. The only quirky thing in the kitchen is if you are cooking a lot (like thanksgiving dinner) you have to cook with the windows open. With no hood vent, the heat or smoke tends to set off the smoke alarm. I get hot when I cook so I didn’t mind. All appliances worked as advertised and the wifi worked well enough to hook up and watch movies on our Apple TV. Overall it was a great stay and we really hope to book it again next year. The house was great, the gated community was very quiet, and the Beat of Canaan management was really responsive. When we called to have the hot tub cleaned on our last day (we used it multiple times a day) they arrived within 10 minutes. We totally recommend Best of Canaan and Otter’s Den you won’t regret it.
Hi Jacqueline, Thank you so much for your amazingly detailed review of Otters den. We are thrilled you and your family enjoyed your stay over Thanksgiving and we cannot wait to have you back!
January 31, 2018 - Escapia

Nice house

by Amy B.
We really enjoyed the cozy cabin for our ski vacation. The hot tub was great and the house was very open and fun for our two families. The only complaint we had was that the heat couldn't keep up. It was a very cold weekend (felt like -8) and it was cold in the house with the heat up and the fire place on. The chotchkies in the kitchen could use a good dusting too.
October 25, 2017 - Escapia

Relaxing long weekend.

Otters den was a nice place to get away from it all. It was just as we expected it to be from the description on vrbo. The property managers were very kind and helpful. When we went to make toast in the morning the toaster only browned on one side of the bread. I called to ask them something and mentioned this. They had a new toaster there within the hour. Beautiful leaves on the trees, nice small shops in Davis, and Seneca rock just a little ride down the road. The driveway was pretty steep at the top for when we were trying to unload the cars. And mom suggested a few chairs on the front porch would have been a nice addition. All in all would I would recommend this rental to everyone.
May 31, 2017 - Escapia

Clean home, nice staff, broken hotub/Grill

It was memorial day 2017 long weekend, We enjoyed staying in nice home, kitchen was clean but toilet bowl and grill needed more cleaning, Over all house, bedroom, patio and living room were clean. They have offered us refund for hot tub fees.
March 8, 2017 - Escapia

Little Cabin in the Woods

10 of us rented the cabin for a weekend and we loved it. We walked to ski (about 1 mile) and also walked up to a hiking trail at the top of the mountain road that runs along the ridge and gives great views of the valley. Everyone enjoyed the fireplace and the hot tub. We would definitely consider coming back. And Best of Canaan Rental was easy to work with.
December 31, 2015 - Escapia

Great place! Stay here!

Great place! Clean, spacious, and comfortable. Also, Best of Canaan was an awesome agency to work with! Thank you!
April 4, 2015 - Escapia

Spring Stay

by Christian M.
The house is in a great location of Timberline. There is a guard gate but plenty of room not like a subdivision. The house was large and would accommodate a lot of guest. The house is a little worn even for a ski rental. Kids explored the back yard and had a blast. Hot tub did get hot enough always a plus. Timberline ski resort is very close and friendly but it needs an update in a major way.
February 17, 2015 - Escapia

Cozy cabin- we had a blast!

This is a wonderful place to stay if you are looking for a getaway in the mountains or planning to ski at Canaan or Timberline! Clean, cozy, great fireplace, and a semi-working hot tub- we have been two years in a row and hope to come back!
July 29, 2014 - Escapia

Rustic Cabin

by Fred D.
Beautiful property! Nice location... Needs a little more attention to proper maintenance and maid service before arrival.
March 5, 2014 - Escapia

Good for the money

This property is a good value for the money. We used it for a bachelor ski weekend with 8 guys and had a blast. The amenities are older and somewhat worn but that is reflected in the price. If you want an brand new, up to date property expect to pay more. The location was great for skiing, short drive to Timberline. The only complaint is that a lot of the firewood was wet so it was hard to maintain a fire.
February 12, 2014 - Escapia

Great Dinner Party House

by Seth F.
We had a great time. No issues, and it served as a comfortable home for our large group as we skiied, slumbered, and socialized. We would definitely come back again.
December 28, 2013 - Escapia

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October 24, 2013 - Escapia

Just what the doctor ordered

by Shannon S.
This place was fantastic! 4 of us went to get a get a nice escape from city life in Columbus, Ohio and this was the perfect spot for some good R&R. The house was big and spacious and had everything we needed to help enjoy our stay. The hot tub was perfect for the 4 of us but wouldn't be big enough to fit more people, so if we had had more people that could have been a bummer. The views from the cabin were great as through the windows we could see the beautiful fall colors of the trees and saw a few deer as well. Overall we loved our stay and wished we could have stayed longer! We will definitely return to the area and stay in one of the Best of Canaan cabins! Thanks for the much needed getaway!
October 9, 2013 - Escapia

Perfect fall weekend.

by Joy S.
We rented the property just a few weeks before we wanted to stay. Everything was handled easily by the staff. If you have not been to Canaan Valley before plan to arrive before dark, to find house easily. Great Place to stay. Eight people were with us and it handled the number with plenty of space. Everything we needed was there and close proximity to attractions.
October 7, 2013 - Escapia

Otter den

by JOHN R.
Great location , cabin was very nice, had plenty of firewood, hot tub was updated.
August 2, 2013 - Escapia

Wonderful Experience

by Brian C.
My family stayed at Otter's Den for several days and really enjoyed the cabin. Definitely would return.
July 27, 2013 - Escapia

Family vacation

by Sally W.
The area was beautiful. The weather great. The house was rustic. The bathrooms were not clean. The bathroom vanity and toliets were extremely low. It appears they were for children.
July 1, 2013 - Escapia

OVERALL GOOD, MINOR SHORTFALLS

The location was exactly what we were looking for, private and secluded. However, the only real dissapoinments was that BOTH barbeques were not cleaned and the gas grill was neither filled nor connected. That was one of the things we were looking forward too. Also, we felt that if 5 out of 6 bulbs are out on the ceiling fans, that should have been replaced. Other than that, the set-up was perfect and we had a wonderful stay. Would love to go back!!
March 2, 2013 - Escapia

Perfect

by samantha c.
Perfect retreat for our group of 10 during snow ski season! The hot tub was wonderful, fireplace a bonus after a long day of skiing. Kitchen is well stocked. Friendly, helpful staff.
December 4, 2012 - Escapia

Otters den

great
January 18, 2012 - Escapia

2012 Ski Trip

by Charles C.
Really neat house with lots of room. Great for skiers because you are paying for what matters which is a warm bed, wood fireplace, kitchen, grills and hot tub - and not a lot of fancy stuff in a house that you are basically just relaxing at night and sleeping in. Price is right. Really great trip.
January 1, 2012 - Escapia

Otter's Den Christmas visit

by Richard O.
We enjoyed our stay at the Otter's Den. The kitchen was well supplied for cooking and the beds were comfortable. The only thing we needed was some kindling or fatwood to get the fireplace started the first night since we arrived after dark and some dishwasher detergent would be great. The hot tub was a bit of a disappointment since the water was not clean yet it appeared as a separate 50 dollar charge on the bill. This is more of a fault of the management company rather than a fault of the house. If you don't plan to use the hot tub I'd get them to take it off the bill in advance. Overall it was a good stay.
October 18, 2011 - Escapia

Our vacation

by elana r.
we had a great time.enjoyed the out doors,the hot tub, we had a perfect vacation
July 11, 2011 - Escapia

Wonderful!

by Cindy P.
We had such a wonderful time. If quiet and relaxation are what you're looking for, this is the place! Almost non-stop opportunity for wildlife observation. Great sites to see nearby and reasonably nearby. Loved it!!
June 28, 2011 - Escapia

Just a few little improvements wouild make it great...

Overall, a nice place. Well laid out, with bedrooms and furniture thoughtfully arranged. Just some little things were noticeable, but they should be attended immediately. Toilet on the upper floor sized for Oompa Loompas, with a toilet seat that is about to fall off. The towel rack and hook did fall off. Blender in kitchen was unusable, and we found no pot lids that fit. Propane tank for gas grill was empty. The sofa bed upstairs was pretty uncomfortable, even for a sofa bed. Still, the good outweighed the bad. There were 9 of us. We filled the whole house, but we were comfortable in the space. We had a very enjoyable stay. Next time we are in the area, we will consider a return.
June 6, 2011 - Escapia

Great time

by Kristy G.
The place was very nice we had a great time. Would stay here again.
January 4, 2011 - Escapia

Wonderful Snowy Vacation

by Paulina W.
November 30, 2010 - Escapia

Otter's Den Private and Affordable

We were sooooo pleased with our stay. The property is very private, even with no leaves on the trees. The kids loved the back woods with the creek and the rope swing. So much room but still cozy. We loved it!
October 18, 2010 - Escapia

Great Relaxing Escape!!!

by Kim P.
Donna Patrick & Amy were so sweet and very helpful. I would recommend this place and any other that the Best of Canaan may be over. The staff is so helpful and very very down to earth and sweet. We had a GREAT GREAT relaxing time while we were in the Otter's Den. Didnt want to leave!!! Kim Perry
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