Cooper Homestead*

This one is so special. You have to see it to believe it.

2 Bedrooms 1.5 Bathrooms Sleeps 4 Canaan Valley
Queen: 1 Full: 1

History meets comfort at this original Canaan Valley home! Cooper Homestead is a true blend of all the “things” we humans enjoy and the history we love to hear about. One of the first families to settle in the high Allegheny Mountains, the Coopers farmed, timbered and raised 9 children 3200”above sea level. Built in 1882, Cooper Homestead is the only original Canaan Valley cabin still standing. And now it is available for you to rent! Renovated just enough to offer a full kitchen, laundry center and yes-inside plumbing, the homestead sits on 10 acres of super scenery and spectacular views. Enjoy some porch time. Prepare your favorite meal. Take in the views and witness true tranquility. Visit and imagine this pristine property filled with a large hard-working family. You can feel the history and find the modern as you experience this one of a kind lodging opportunity. The homestead is most comfortable for a couple or a couple with one or two children. Your well behaved dog is welcome with a small pet fee.





VIRTUAL TOUR

  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Clean with disinfectant
  • Full Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware
  • Blender
  • Crock Pot
  • Dishwasher
  • No A/C
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • WIFI
  • Dog Friendly
  • Non Smoking Property
  • Balcony
  • Gas Grill
  • View of Slopes
  • Easy Winter Access
  • Close to Fishing
  • Covered Porch
  • Close to Blackwater Falls
  • Views
  • Close to Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD Player
  • Dogs Allowed
October 23, 2022 - Escapia

Cooper Homestead

by Curtis M.
The cabin was in a good location and available for our dates, so that part of it was good. It is a cute little cabin, and with a little work it could have been a great experience.

The bad: The cabin has a very bad ant and fly problem. Ants were all over the kitchen, and by the way ant traps were all over the place it's a known issue. We had to store all of our food in the fridge and in sealed containers. We called the management office and were told they used a professional pest company, but actually did nothing while we were there. We sprayed raid and wiped everything down with bleach wipes, multiple times, but still had problems.

The back bedroom was not usable as there was a fly infestation. We killed as many as we could, over a dozen or so, and then closed the doors and left them alone. At one point we counted 12 on a single window.

The house looked like it had been hastily cleaned. There were dead flies everywhere, cobwebs over the lights in the bathroom, and it didn't look like the couch cushions had been cleaned under, ever. There were also stains in the rug in the living room. The coffee pot had not been cleaned.

Other minor issues: No dishwasher soap, the bathtub is old fashioned and impossible to use without getting a little water on the floor/walls. Some type of tray to hold soap and shampoo would have been nice. The house is dark as lighting was horrible.

The good: Plenty of clean towels and the linens on the beds were clean.

We did enjoy the deer and the wild turkeys right outside the house and it was very quiet and peaceful.

If the property managers would ensure the house is free of ants and flies, and cleaned a lot better than it was when we were there, we would probably give it 4 1/2 stars.
August 4, 2022 - Escapia

Cooper get-away

This historic house was clean and cozy. We enjoyed our stay. It was close to everything that we wanted to do. We did a lot of hiking at Dolly Sods.
Sitting on the porch swing or the top balcony with a cup of tea in the morning or evening was an absolute dream. If you want to get away and relax this is the place.
That does sound like a dream! Thanks for your feedback. We hope to have you back to Cooper Homestead soon!
June 23, 2022 - Escapia

Loved it!

This property is amazing. If you like solitude, if you enjoy being in nature, if you appreciate history and getting a taste of what it might have been like to live it, you’ll enjoy Cooper Homestead. The house is modern enough you won’t feel like you are Davey Crockett, but still maintains enough of its historical character to imagine you could be. The view and sounds from the front porch swing, where you’ll want to spend a lot of time at the house if the weather permits, are worth the stay alone. They gaze out onto empty grassland all the way to the mountains in the background, with only the hint of a roofline off in the distance, and the sounds of the birds and the breeze to greet you. You’ll feel almost as if you’re all alone in the valley. The house has everything you’ll ‘need’ but don’t expect luxury, it’s an 1800s log cabin after all. The interior original doors are crooked from the house settling, as one would expect, and some don’t latch properly, and the floor isn’t perfectly level and even, and the beds are comfortable enough but squeak when you get in. If you’re the type of traveler that’s picky about those kinds of things, then Cooper might not be for you. But if you’ll look at the crooked doors, and uneven floors, and marvel at how a log house this old could still be in such great condition, and see those ‘flaws’ as part of the history and character of the place, then Cooper will not disappoint. “This is so cool” was uttered many times throughout our stay as we noticed more and more of the house’s quirks and charms. If we return to the Canaan Valley in the future then Cooper is where we’ll want to stay.

I’ll echo other reviewers that the stairs are steep and narrow, as you would expect in a house of this era. We were able to get our suitcases up and down carefully, but I wouldn’t recomm
Thank you for your lovely detailed review of Cooper Homestead! It is a magical place for sure and we appreciate your feedback. I am sure this review will help future renters decide if Cooper Homestead is the place for them.
February 23, 2022 - Escapia

Beautiful and private getaway

by Benjamin W.
We rented this lovely 1800s log cabin for the Presidents’ Day weekend. It borders a Nat’l Wildlife Refuge so it is private and has a lovely sunrise view. It’s not far off the road, but it is quiet. Close to skiing, hiking, and good food.
Thank you for your review of Cooper Homestead. We hope to have you back soon!
January 27, 2022 - Escapia

Cooper Homestead

by Philip M.
Overall experience met expectations. There were adverse events that would impact normal vacation goers who are less comfortable in certain living spaces: Dead mouse in upstairs bedroom, lots of ants in the kitchen, lots of house flies congregating along the windows, the water went out one night when it got very cold and the heaters in the craw space were not turned on, but was resolved the following afternoon, left behind articles from prior guests in the dresser. Its a very old home, so you expect to have pest issues. The trip was covered as a gift, but the cost per night is too high for the conditions mentioned above and I would not stay here for the price, if I were paying for it. Location and the management were great.
November 30, 2021 - Escapia

We didn't want our stay at Cooper Homestead to end!

This house is a true rustic beauty that has received a loving makeover that is careful not to overshadow the home's history and original features.

Picking up the keys was a breeze, and the property was easy to find. We arrived in the dark, with a cold wind blowing, and were delighted to find the gas fireplace burning and the house toasty-warm.

We stayed four days over Thanksgiving. The kitchen is fitted out with everything we needed to cook a full Thanksgiving dinner, and it was wonderful to eat with the family at the kitchen table, like generations before us.

The homestead was built by one of General Robert E. Lee's bodyguards after the Civil War, and it was exciting to experience this piece of history for ourselves. It snowed whilst we were there and the views out of the second-floor windows to the hills beyond was just magical. We took long walks across the property with our dogs, and enjoyed reading in the living room and playing the games provided.

A couple of things to note – first off, this is NOT a luxury stay. The house is truly rustic, with rough edges, uneven floors and even areas of the walls where old newspaper is still plugging cracks! If you are up for a real piece of history and a special location, this is for you.

Secondly, be aware that one bed is a large double, the other is the size of a king single – fine for two smaller kids, but our tweens found it a bit of a squeeze. And I’d recommend taking your own pillows as those provided are in need of an upgrade.

Third, the stairs are quite steep and narrow. If you are elderly or have any mobility limitations, you might find them difficult.

I hope I’ve managed to convey that Cooper Homestead is a really special place. To think it was almost knocked down to make way for a subdivision, before it was saved and renewed! We’re thankful to the owners for sharing it so that we had the chance to experien
Hi Karen, Thank you for your lovely detailed review of Cooper Homestead! We cannot wait to have you back!
October 6, 2021 - Escapia

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August 1, 2021 - Escapia

Cooper Homestead

by Thora W.
We love the rural area and this cabin was awesome.
Thank you for your review for Cooper Homestead. This is one of the most unique properties we have and are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay!
July 19, 2021 - Escapia

GREAT VACATION

by Jeffrey M.
We enjoyed our stay at the Cooper Homestead. The peace and quiet was refreshing. The easy access to so many landmarks was enjoyable. We had an issue with a stuck door key, and Mike came within a few minutes and had it fixed in a short time. Would like to see the weeds around the cabin trimmed up and the grill was a mess and did not burn properly, but not big issues for us. The view across the National Wildlife refuge is great. We spent most of our time on the porches watching the wildlife.
Hi Jeffrey, Thank you for your review of Cooper Homestead! The info on the grill and the weeds help a lot and we will make sure that gets taken care of right away. We hope to have you back again soon!
July 9, 2021 - Escapia

This Old Cabin

by Mary M.
I know it is old but it could really needs a good cleaning. Maybe a new couch. The steps to the upstairs are very steep, something that should be mentioned when reviewing the home. An older person or dog may have a hard time getting upstairs and the railing was loose on the top. Kitchen, very nice, bathroom and washroom was clean. In a beautiful spot.
June 16, 2021 - Escapia

Perfect

by Roberta P.
This was just what we needed
So glad you enjoyed your stay! Come back and see us again!
June 12, 2021 - Escapia

Spend time in a old log home from long ago

We have spent a few vacations in old log homes. They have a charm of their own. We enjoyed this one very much. Very clean and had everything you would need.
Hi Cathleen, Thank you for your review of Cooper Homestead. It is such a charming little home. We hope to have you back soon!
May 4, 2021 - Escapia

Great rustic cabin to stay in

My wife and I and our two kids stayed here for the weekend. Great cabin that is rustic and old, but still has everything you need. Quiet setting, no complaints
Hi John, Thank you for taking the time to review Cooper Homestead. We are thrilled you had a great time and we hope to have you back soon!
March 15, 2021 - Escapia

Great cabin for a relaxed getaway

by Robb H.
A vintage log cabin with modern amenities. Claw foot tub, good for soaking, the kitchen is well kitted out, and the gas "wood" stove keep the cabin toasty. The beds are a little long in the tooth and not firm at all. But overall a great place for a quiet retreat.
So glad you enjoyed your stay at Cooper Homestead. It really is a special place!
January 5, 2021 - Escapia

Beautiful property with a historical feel

by Ashley S.
My family and I loved to staying at the Cooper Homestead. The cabin is thoughtfully furnished with antiques, and it’s a perfect distance from the main road to feel isolated yet close enough to Davis. Despite its age, the cabin was warm and cozy for the winter holidays. Our only disappointment was the overall cleanliness. High touch surfaces were spotless, but light fixtures and corners were full of dust and cobwebs. I have young children, so I had to vacuum the main rug because it was covered in dog hair. But I’m the end, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and we would recommend the property.
Hi Ashley, Thank you for review on Cooper Homestead. We so apologize for the cleanliness issue. That is not how we expect things to be done here and we will certainly work on getting that resolved. We trust you had a great stay otherwise and we hope to have you back soon!
November 25, 2020 - Escapia

A special getaway!

We came to Cooper Homestead for a two-week escape from the city and we are so glad we did. It was such a unique, charming cabin! Staying here really felt like stepping back into time in the best possible way. We were pleasantly surprised with the amenities, especially in the kitchen, it had nicer/more extensive cookware than ours back home. Location is great, as you are close to town for the necessities but remote enough for true peace and quiet. Incredible views of the mountains from the property; we loved sunrise walks in particular. Lots of amazing hiking trails nearby. Check-in was very easy at the Best of Canaan office.

A few things for future guests to be aware of: 1. As other reviews have mentioned, the stairs are very steep and narrow. Not recommended if you have mobility issues. 2.The bedrooms are shotgun style (i.e., you have to walk through one to get to the other) and the walls/doors are thin. Not recommended if you want complete privacy from the other bedroom. 3. There is satellite wifi, but it is a very old router. It works fine for checking email, but not suitable for streaming or video calls.
Overall, a really special place to enjoy nature and a slower pace of life! We would love to return.
October 15, 2020 - Escapia

A wonderful experience

My husband booked the Cooper homestead as a gift to me and my mother. My great-great grandfather, Henry Jackson Cooper, built the cabin and our family lived on the homestead for generations. It looked a lot different when she visited as a girl! The renovation is beautiful and the well-appointed accommodations were comfortable and perfect for our family. Our two little boys had a blast, and their grandmother had a magical experience, with three generations of Coopers spending time at the family homestead. We were even able to harvest a few apples from the trees our family had planted! We had a great experience with Best of Canaan, and definitely recommend this cabin as a jumping off point for adventure, or just to sit and enjoy the weather and scenery from the porches.
Thank you Chris for your great review of Cooper Homestead. We love your story and so glad your mother got to reminisce in childhood memories. We would love to have you back anytime!
February 23, 2020 - Escapia

Lovely comfortable cozy place

by Julia K.
Lovely little house with a lot of atmosphere! Has been restored carefully and with attention to maintaining the historic feel of the place. The 3 of us plus dog loved it. Also in ideal location to go skiing or hiking.
Cooper Homestead is a super cute little cottage. We are so glad you liked it. Please come back and see us here at Best of Canaan!
December 3, 2019 - Escapia

What a pleasant experience!

by Ralph W.
It had all the atmosphere of country homestead with all the amenities of a modern cottage. The accessories were top rate: cookware linens, beds, etc. One causation: only the "shore footed" should attempt the bathtub and the narrow, steep staircase.
Thank you for your review of Cooper Homestead! It is such a unique little house and we are so glad you enjoyed it. Can't wait to have you back!
October 16, 2019 - Escapia

Cooper Homestead

by Linda B.
The Old Log House was absolutely wonderful. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch watching the deer eat the apples couldn't help it gather some and fry them. House had everything we needed. Love the long relaxing bath in the old clawfoot tub, but that being said was difficult to get in and out as I am nearing seventy. Luckily we are in pretty good shape for our age. Tub and narrow stairs might not be suitable for elderly with minor disabilities oro issues. The fireplace made it so cozy. Walking around on the property was absolutely gorgeous the long driveway in made for excellent walk. The old barn was gorgeous from the outside as well as the beautiful horses. We did as instructed and did not enter the barn in or go near the horses. Overall wonderful stay would absolutely rent again. Although enjoy the wonderful view from all the large windows, would love to have had some blinds at night which would have just made us feel a little more comfortable. Property was clean and well-maintained. Took advantage of all the area parks and towns and local artists. Great vacation may come that way again next year, if so would definitely rent Cooper Homestead again love the history of the place as well
Thank you for your feedback on Cooper Homestead! So glad you enjoyed your stay! Please come back and see us!
September 19, 2019 - Escapia

Absolutely wonderful place for an early fall vacation

by E Jane O.
We loved the Cooper Homestead setting, structure, amenities, property and close by activities for nature enthusiasts / birders. We were struck by how serene and peaceful it was and loved sitting on both of the wonderful verandahs for coffee/tea, meals and just reading and relaxing. The week in the Canaan Valley was one of the best vacations and vacation rentals that we have ever experienced.
We are so thrilled you had such a great time staying at the Cooper Homestead here in the beautiful Canaan Valley. We hope you will come back and see us here at Best of Canaan!
December 10, 2018 - Escapia

Thanksgiving at the Cooper Homestead

by Rose P.
We spent the Thanksgiving holiday at the homestead and it was wonderful. Lovely place restored appropriately and very clean. I cooked Thanksgiving dinner and had everything I needed at my fingertips to prepare a lovely meal. Located conveniently to check in, the town of Davis and Blackwater Falls State Park. We will definitely be back to hike Dolly Sods in the spring and hope that we can stay at the Cooper Homestead again.
October 21, 2018 - Escapia

Great place loved its location and surrounding

by Sneha K.
Great place will recommend to everyone. Calm and serene sorroundings . Pet friendly
October 20, 2018 - Escapia

Stunning Property!

by Pie D.
Uniquely memorable, tastefully renovated historic log cabin; super comfortable, with all the up-to-date comforts of home, combined with the charming antique virtues of a restored gem in a country hideaway surrounded by gorgeous mountain views in an area rife with excellent hiking trails and nearby restaurants to please anyone's palette. Treat yourself to this beautiful rental, you won't be disappointed.
September 19, 2018 - Escapia

WONDERFUL GET TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS

by William G. F.
when WE ARRIVED AT THE CABIN EVERYTHING WAS IN
PERFECT CONDITION. very BEAUTIFUL SETTING, HOUSE,
& PEACEFULNESS.
August 21, 2018 - Escapia

Cooper Homestead

This was a lovely cabin with up to date appliances. Its back a lane, very private, and the porches are amazing. There were no mosquitos so we could sit outside from early morning and in the dark. Plus its close to a ton of trails for hiking and viewing wildlife.
August 8, 2018 - Escapia

"Little House in the Valley"

by Jennifer P.
We checked in with no problems and received clear directions to our getaway cabin. It was snuggled quietly on "protected wilderness property" and had gorgeous views of the mountains. It had all the amenities that we needed - we never turned on the tv. Spent lovely nights on the porch watching falling starts and mornings sipping coffee overlooking the horse pasture, watching the hummingbirds, rabbits and chipmunks. A perfect, quiet retreat for reading and reconnecting with the Maker of the Universe!
July 18, 2018 - Escapia

Where history meets heaven

by Richelle R.
The homestead was in the perfect location, well off the main road but yet close to everything! It was so peaceful. I loved the inside as well as the outside with the 2 level deck. We enjoyed the evenings swinging on the porch and watching the wildlife. Can’t wait to go back again
Thank you for your great review on Wald Haus. So glad you and your group as well as your furry friend enjoyed your stay. Please come back and see us!
July 15, 2018 - Escapia

Great Porches!

by Nancy M.
This is a very unique and nicely renovated old farmhouse. The two porches get the sun in the morning and are cool in the evening. The lower one has a nice swing, while the top porch has a great view of fireflies in the evenings. You could also see some fireworks for the fourth of July in the distance. It was a nice place to explore this area from!
May 30, 2018 - Escapia

Memorial Day Weekend at the Cooper Homestead

by Greg F.
Had a wonderful time over Memorial Day weekend at the Cooper Homestead. Very cool to be able to stay in a residence with so much history. Property was conveniently located within a few minutes drive of Davis, Blackwater River State Forest, and the Monongahela National Forest. Perfect place to disconnect from the world.
April 22, 2018 - Escapia

The log home was well equipped yet stepping back in time

Nice location,with beautiful view of the valley and still close enough to the road for local sight seeing.
March 14, 2018 - Escapia

Amazing rental!!!

by Allyson L.
I absolutely loved this cabin! The blend of a historic building and modern amenities is absolutely perfect. Well worth staying here of you love old buildings.
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