December 3, 2022 - Escapia
We had a wonderful time! The property was spacious and perfect for what we needed. However, there was a lock broken on one of the patio doors and the dishwasher did not work properly all the time. Just wanted to make y’all aware. But all else was in great shape and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Thank you for making us aware of those issues! We will get those taken care of and we hope to have you back soon!
A little more rustic
by Jessica B.
The cabin, overall, was nice. They are slowly updating it, which other reviews mentioned the décor. It didn't bother us. The space and the price were the high contenders for our annual getaway. A big bonus was the water pressure and hot water tank holding up to 10 people plus dishes daily. The kitchen is very well stocked with everything you could ask for. The management company was quick to respond to any questions and concerns. Our biggest concern was the extra house guest(s) who were not included in our price (at least one live mouse, the other was found dead). Another downfall for us (that we didn't pick up on until right before) was no AC. It was noted on the Best of Canaan website more clearly than the VRBO listing where we found this place. Overall, we enjoyed our time together and apart in the mountains.
Thank you for taking the time to review Traveller's Rest. We apologize for the extra guests! Glad you enjoyed your time in Canaan Valley!
Travelers Rest Timberline in Davis West Virginia
by Kay C.
We loved everything except for no A/C... it got extremely hot 3 days that we were there... but no worries I purchased a fan from DG that kept us fairly cool during the night. The kitchen was well stocked. The kids loved the hot tub and the basement area was a plus.. with the walk-in shower, ping pong table ... very spacious area for the children to play. Nice dining area where we could all 8 of us sit together to eat. From check in to checkout every one was friendly and helpful!
Thank you for your review of Traveller's Rest!
So nice we've stayed twice
by Shaun R.
We first booked this cabin in October 2021 because we saw that it had a hot tub on the deck, so the great room kitchen/living space opens right to the deck with the hot tub, all one huge open space which is great for multi-family gatherings. We had such a great time then that we immediately looked to book Traveler's Rest again. It just took until May 2022 for all of our schedules to line up. Second stay every bit as good as the first, it really felt like returning to a second or vacation home.
We are so glad you and your family love Traveller's Rest! You will be pleased to hear the owner has added some new furniture indoors and out! We hope to have you back soon to try out the new accommodations!
Great location - Outdated property
Great proximity to Timberline for skiing. The house is spacious. That said, it is very outdated, and shows significant signs of many many years of use without proper upgrade and maintenance. Dingy. Only one burner on the stove worked. I honestly wouldn't recommend this property to anyone, friend or not.
Thank you for staying with Best of Canaan. We hope to have you back to Traveller's Rest one day as the owner is continuing to update the home and the stove has since been repaired.
A work in progress
by Michael L.
Several things have been updated (floor, hot tub, most appliances) but the furniture is old and generally in poor condition. Broken springs and rips on the sofa. Many cheap, wobbly kitchen chairs. Old discolored quilts. Kitchen bench made of cheap wood broken when we arrived. Once these are addressed, this will be a good rental option for pet owners.
Thank you for your review! We will pass this along to the owner in hopes to have these things resolved for future renters.
August 13, 2021 - Escapia
by Kimberly B.
This house is SO relaxing & allows privacy by having two living areas!
Thank you for your review on Travellers Rest. We hope you come back to relax again!
First stayin WV!
We loved beautiful WV! The location of the community was perfect for our days of exploring. The house was the perfect size for our family of five, plus a dog! The kids loved the ping pong table and we all loved the hot tub (and used it morning and night!) Dolly Sods is at the back of the community with parking and accessible trails. We watched the sunset there one night. What a view! It was quiet and peaceful in this community.
We visited the nearby town of Davis for groceries. There is a shop n save and dollar general there. We also spent many nights at the Ice Cream Shop in Davis. The owner was very friendly and the ice cream is all homemade and so yummy!
We would not stay at this house again for a few reasons that might be particular to our family. I share them b/c these are things I would have liked to have known. First of all, the house is in a deeply wooded area, so there's very little sunshine and no view. Not the house's fault, but good to know 🙂 There was very little usable yard for the kids and dog. The house really needed a good cleaning. It was pretty stuffy when we arrived, so we went around opening all of the windows. Two of the bedrooms and the kitchen windows did not even open. Also, the screen doors to the deck did not close properly due to being bent. The house was not cleaned and well maintained in our opinion. The final problem we had may not be a problem for some, but the kitchen was not stocked for cooking. The knives were barely sharp and there was only a tiny cutting board. Again, this may not bother some, but we like to cook so we had to supplement some supplies to get through the week. Just come prepared if you like to cook 😉
We loved the area so we drove around to check out other houses on the property that we might enjoy more! There are plenty of options!
We did not report every problem mentioned, but when we did email and talk to them about a couple of maintenance issues we saw, the customer service was excellent!
This location was nearly perfect for our mountain excursion. The layout and amenities were ideal: particularly having 4 bedrooms (each with their own bathroom) directly off the main common room. As a central location from which to launch hiking trips during the way and to relax by a fire at night, the location was exactly what we were looking for.
I can't say much about the local attractions other than the hiking trails; we visited during Easter weekend and most stores were closed during our visit.
The few negative points were so minor that I would gladly return to this location even if they remained unaddressed. One of the benches by the dining table was broken and a friend nearly fell when he sat on it. One of the couches on the lower level had a rather large hole in the back. The dishwasher door did not always remain closed. Last, one of the bathroom sinks did not drain efficiently.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for taking time to tell us about your trip.
February 25, 2021 - Escapia
Needs a good cleaning
by Scotty R.
The house is in a great spot and is really nice for larger groups with 3 rooms with queen beds and the 4th with bunks. The 5th room is downstairs which would be ok but it's open to everyone who wants to use the downstairs, it was no problem for us as we didn't need it and that's where the teens hung out because there is a TV and ping pong table and games. The house needs a MAJOR deep clean. We had to clean the house. There was dog hair all over the couch, we had dogs but this was before our dogs ever arrived and we had to sweep the couch before we could sit down. The kitchen was disgusting, everything was dirty, there was mouse poop in the drawers, we had to wash the oven mitts because they were all greasy and dirty. I wiped the dining room table down with clorox wipes and they were black when I finished, there was food or something on the runner that was on the table. There is dust and cobwebs everywhere. I had a ball of hair with a dead spider in my bed. The drains in the bathrooms don't drain and the toilet in one bathroom runs non stop. I'm positive the house was cleaner when we left after all the cleaning we did. It could be an amazing house but needs cleaned bad! On the plus side, the staff was super nice! After we cleaned we had a really great time. The house is in a good location, not too far out. We have stayed at other properties and I know this one could be just as nice. We will use this rental company again for future stays.
November 11, 2020 - Escapia
The photos don't do it justice
by Dale C.
Great place for a week long getaway. The house has been updated since the photos were posted so we were very pleasantly surprised. Very quiet and not far from a handful of restaurants and a grocery store - everything you need is closeby. The property manager was very fast to respond when we needed them. We'll be back for sure.
October 6, 2020 - Escapia
Great location but wouldn’t stay here again.
We really loved the location of Travellers Rest, not far to the lakes and not far to Valley View for sunsets. First, the good - new flooring/carpet throughout (excluding bathrooms), comfy couch, new fridge. Hot tub was in good order. Now the not so good - the house is very dark and some bulbs were burned out, The musty smell in the basement was overwhelming and there was no screen on the sliding door for fresh air so we just didn’t go downstairs, bathrooms are very small and dark. Just didn’t feel this home was worth the daily rate charged compared to others.
October 1, 2020 - Escapia
by Josue S.
October 1, 2020 - Escapia
by Mary K.
My family stayed at Travelers Rest just as leaves were beginning to turn. It is a beautiful location. We drove to some Parks and scenic locations. My son and I did some geocaching and the view from the top of the mountain was stunning.
Canaan Valley is a beautiful place this time of year. Come see us again!
January 3, 2020 - Escapia
Great family retreat
by Maria H.
This was our 4th New Years stay at the cabin. I think that speaks for itself. It offers the perfect accommodation for our family. Having adult children with spouses, the cabins 4 bedrooms with their own baths layout is perfect. We loved the new living area floors which were replaced this year. The living room furniture is showing some wear and tear. We were a little surprised this year in the lack of cleanliness and had to do some cleaning ourselves. We informed the management company which is very very responsive so I’m pretty confident they will correct the issue.
Thank you for your review of Traveller's Rest. We love when you come back to stay with us every year! We apologize for the cleanliness and the issue has been addressed. We hope to see you again next New Year!
October 16, 2019 - Escapia
Enjoyable stay at Travelers Rest
by Cheryll C.
We enjoyed our stay even with the tv and WiFi down. Looking forward to returning in November for Thanksgiving. The living room furniture is quite worn and uncomfortable but the rest of the house was fine. It was very clean and the kitchen is very nice.
So glad you were able to make the best out of your stay! Can't wait to have you back next year!
September 1, 2019 - Escapia
by Judith F.
We enjoyed a relaxing vacation in this lovely home. The open layout was wonderful and the kitchen was just what we needed to prepare dishes for our family reunion. The double oven was an unexpected bonus.
Thank you for your review. We are so glad you had a wonderful time at Travellers Rest here in the beautiful WV mountains. Thank you for planning your family reunion destination with Best of Canaan. We hope you will come back and see us!
by Teresa W.
This cabin is super roomy for your family & has everything needed for a wonderful retreat. Close enough to dining but out of enough to be private.
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!
September 28, 2018 - Escapia
We had a good time.
Nice setting. House was sufficient, but needs updates and a deep cleaning. I would not recommend this house, but the Best of Canaan company was terrific. I would definitely rent from them again.
Vacationing in Canaan
Very beautiful area. Homeowners need to do something with the roads because they make everything extremely dusty. Our family rented six houses and this was the worst. Frig was terrible, basement was so musty that no one could use it. Some overheard lights and lamps didn't work. Deck was filthy and needed pressure washed. Best part of all, each bedroom has its own bath as do all the other houses.
Spacious retreat in a private, wooded mountain location was perfect for our four day getaway. This trip was only two of us but house was equipped well for a group with a large great room with beautiful stone fireplace that opens to enclosed deck and hot tub in the trees. Full baths in each room were a treat. Fully appointed kitchen was easy and having enough space for everyone to mill about both inside and out was great. Clean and well appointed but not fussy, I wasn't anxious about my well behaved dog or semi well behaved teen in the house.
December 29, 2017 - Escapia
Traveller's Rest Christmas Vacation
We had a great vacation over the Christmas holiday. The house is simple, clean and includes all the amenities needed. We used our 4X4 to climb up the hill and the driveway in the snow. We would definitely return.
November 28, 2017 - Escapia
Perfect place for family gatherings
Great and long table in a spacious kitchen/living area, well equipped kitchen, 4 bedrooms with separate baths and a great band concert in nearby town made our stay during the Thanksgiving weekend a memorable one.
August 14, 2017 - Escapia
Not so hot
by Brian/Belinda B.
Water is basement and it had a musty smell. Refrigerator leaked water, and the freezer did not work correctly.
The cabin was great and spacious! Loved the fireplace and the deck. Have a eating options very close was nice and the people were great. I definitely plan on visiting again!
January 18, 2017 - Escapia
by Maria H.
Perfect fit for our family. We have 4 children and their significant other. They all want their own space and bathroom and this house provided it. House was very convenient to slopes. The basement was great! It provided a space for our youngest and his friend. They had Thier own bath and the ping pong table. The ping pong table was a blast for the whole family, including my 83 yr young mom. It brought her back to the ping pong mama of years back. She championed various competitions.
January 1, 2017 - Escapia
Spacious mountainside value
Travelers Rest is a great value. With plenty of room to eat sleep and relax, this warm cozy house made for a nice extended family ski cabin. The hot tub is nice and we enjoyed it in the snow with views of Timberline and the sunset. Would recommend and would stay again. Beware the driveway is a bit steep and our two-wheel drive cars took plenty of effort to get out - even with chains - after a few inches of particularly slick snow. 4-wheel drive had no problems.
November 29, 2016 - Escapia
by MARY BETH K.
We stayed @ Travellers Rest during the Thanksgiving weekend. Had a fantastic time!
Hot Tub was wonderful!!
Everything you would need for cooking was there; wine glasses included. LOL
November 1, 2016 - Escapia
High Mountain Association Annual Owners Meeting
by Michael G.
One thing that could be something I missed on the web page is the extra charges for dog friendly, hot tub and administrative fees-an additional $150.00. Taxes I understand.
The security person, young man maybe 27 or so at the gate became annoyed when I displayed the car information page provided by the office. He then told me that "he was going to create a internet web page to tell visitors the things they should know".
Other than that, and the fact that when I checked out, I forgot to provide the house key which I have placed in the mail.
The house was very nice, the hot tub was clean and warm, the beds were just right, the view was wonderful, the kitchen was all you needed.
So our experience was excellent and we decided to make plans to return on a more regular schedule.
Just got back from a 4 day weekend at Travellers Rest in July 2016. Overall our experience was nice. Only a few negatives we experienced. On was the night of arrival. We had a late check-in. A map was left for us with the wrong location marked. That made it very difficult to find the cabin. Luckily the guard at the gate was very helpful in helping us locate the correct cabin. The other was the grill was not working due to previous people trying to use it as a charcoal grill(gas) and fried the lines. They did replace it with a charcoal grill quickly and since we didn't plan for this, they also brought charcoal and lighter fluid. The house was definitely big enough for our group of 9. Everyone had their own space for sleeping and a private bathroom. The appliances are older so do not expect your food to cook quickly. Overall we had a wonderful time and would definitely think about staying here again.
Second time I've stayed here with family and friends. Love it 100%
February 15, 2016 - Escapia
Good place to stay with great floorplan for large groups.
The floorplan is excellent for large groups of people, and we enjoyed the extra long dining table. We were thrilled that they accepted our dog too! The inside could use a little updating, especially the kitchen utensils and pans, but overall it was a good stay and we would definitely go again.
January 18, 2016 - Escapia
Good, but not what you'd expect
by Michael W.
From the photos it looks like this a cabin located deep in the woods. This is hardly the case. It was located in what basically equates to a suburban subdivision but with gravel roads. Seriously, gated and everything. It was super close to Timberline resort so if you're going to ski, its perfect. The cabin itself was nice and had plenty of room, a decent sized kitchen, and a nice patio area.
August 19, 2015 - Escapia
An escape in the woods
Overall, a great place to stay - quiet and peaceful. Our only negative experience was that the cabin smelled musty when we arrived, and the carpet was soaked. When we asked about it at the office the next day, we were told that the carpet had been shampooed the day before we arrived. The carpet was nice and clean, so the shampooing was a bonus, except that it was damp for 2 days, and the cabin smelled of wet carpet. They should have had fans running etc to dry the carpet before we arrived. As I said though, the cabin was spotless and overall we were happy with out stay.
We apologize that the carpet didn't dry as well as we had hoped. We hope you will visit us again.
Long weekend getaway
The house suited all of our needs! The location was perfect for long walks, beautiful overlooks, and quiet nights.
Excellent Getaway Spot
by Heather W.
We stayed an entire week at this cabin. It was great that each bedroom has its own bathroom. Location was wonderful! Weather was gorgeous! Staff was extremely helpful and directed us to another entrance to Dolly Sods. I would highly recommend this management company and this cabin. The only downside was a fewexcellent getaway spot we think entire week and just have internet it was great that each bedroom had its own bathroom. Location was wonderful! Weather was gorgeous! Management company staff was extremely helpful directed us to another entrance to Dolly Sods with some tips about the hike in. I would highly recommend this management company and the cabin. The only down side was that a couple found the bed a little hard. I did not, but I like a firm mattress.
February 23, 2015 - Escapia
We had such a great time in this house. A group of 7 of us stayed in the house for a ski vacation over President's Day weekend. The house is super close to Timberline ski resort. The house itself has a nice open area for hanging out and large bedrooms each with their own bathroom. We had a baby in the house so the basement was a perfect place for us to hang out later at night so we didn't wake the baby. The hot tub and fireplace were also great to keep us warm when we got back from the slopes. Just make sure when you use the fireplace to open the flue first. It took us a minute to figure out why the smoke wasn't going up the chimney!
December 2, 2014 - Escapia
Perfect for us!
by Kay D.
The house was just right for us and our annual Thanksgiving get-together with family and friends. It was nice to have new linens (sheets, towels, etc.). Well stocked supplies. Stove could use a bit of work. We cook lots on Thanksgiving day; two burner stove that could use some adjustments on knobs, but we managed just fine. House was clean with exception of carpet need good shampoo and toliets seem a bit stained. We loved the openness of the house and plenty of room for a big Thanksgiving dinner and lounging about. Beds were very comfortable. We would definitely come back and stay in Travellers Rest. Thank you so much!
Independence day weekend
by Suresh S.
This resort was a perfect getaway location with plenty of nearby fun places to visit. We had a great time.
December 1, 2012 - Escapia
Not too bad....
We had a great time at this house, for a family getaway - other than finding a few mouse droppings and the hot tub being very cold. Loved the fact that all of the bedrooms had separate bathrooms.