2022 TOP TEN! ESCAPE from EVERYONE ! PLAY in the river. LOUNGE in the hot tub.

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3 bedrooms, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, fireplace

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Entire cabin

2022 TOP TEN! ESCAPE from EVERYONE ! PLAY in the river. LOUNGE in the hot tub.

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 2.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire cabin

3 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Outdoor Space
  • Hot Tub
  • Barbecue grill
Elkins, WV

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationStuart Recreation Area7 min drive
  • Popular LocationElkins City Park11 min drive
  • Popular LocationAugusta Heritage Center12 min drive
  • AirportElkins, WV (EKN-Randolph County)16 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
900 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    2 twin/single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

2022 TOP TEN! ESCAPE from EVERYONE ! PLAY in the river. LOUNGE in the hot tub.

Riverfront cabin with kitchen and balcony
The 'Lonely Planet Guide' has designated West Virginia as a TOP TEN destination IN THE WORLD for 2022 ! Make your reservations today !

REST ASSURED we are fully staffed by tenured employees To assure management that your accommodation has been properly cleaned & equipped by our staff we will be videotaping it prior to your check-in..

WE ARE USING HOSPITAL PROTOCOL FOR DISINFECTION. This includes disinfecting all contact surfaces with hydrogen peroxide, and running ozone generators between occupants. Though we are fully staffed, you will NOT have any direct interaction with anyone on premise.

We have strict cancellation policies, and discourage 'advance' reservations if you fear Covid could possibly impact your travel plans. But options exist. You can book closer to you desired check in date. when you are more assured that Covid won't disrupt your plans, or obtain vacation insurance that would include Covid.


'The Rhododendron Vacation Rental' is a HISTORIC LOG CABIN so close to the river, you can FISH FROM THE HOT TUB ! Situated on Shavers Fork of the Cheat River, a major trout stocking location, and at the entrance to the National Forest.

Hot tub. Fully staffed. Pet Friendly.

Several non-franchise restaurants nearby offering unique venues and various menus within a 5 minute drive. A quick 10 minute drive to the Greenbrier-Durbin scenic train depot in Elkins. Hike & X-County ski the Monongahela National Forest. 23 miles to downhill skiing.

We have an A+ BBB rating with 35 years experience offering a selection of top rated properties for rent. Your stay at this property will benefit by our ability to provide a 24/7 staff. What does this mean to you ? Unlike others rental options, owe have 'on premise' personnel, and we mean exactly that, as we are able to change out a blown light bulb or make an adjustment to the hot tub temperature.

We are professionals. Our standards reflect this as we will monitor and service your hot tub DAILY !! Testing, and then treating the water as required to assure its safe use.

So if you are searching for a historic cabin with a riverfront location, you can end your search here with the Rhododendron cabin. You will
soak in its history and charm from a hot tub you could fish from !
Built in the early 1900s, the one thing that has not changed is its majestic RIVERFRONT view of the Cheat River. Like generations past, you can sit on the furnished, screened porch and watch the river roll by, or try your luck at catching supper. After a day of hiking in the Monongahela National Forest, slip into a PRIVATE HOT TUB… so close to water’s edge that you could fish from it! STEP BACK IN TIME, AND EXPERIENCE WHERE GENERATIONS HAVE COME TO GETAWAY!

Experience the ambiance of the traditional log structure, with cathedral ceiling, hand hewn logs and chinking, and large stone fireplace. Equipped with quality gas logs, a flip of a switch will set the stage! For those who just want to kick back and be with family and friends, the covered screened porch offers a wonderful spot to view the river, rain or shine.

A full staff will assure that you are adequately served. They will visit your property daily with fresh towels and supplies. Most important, they will monitor your hot tub DAILY. We've been in business for 35 years and have the highest BBB rating available. We are professionals who operate by a professional standard.

The personalized linens, and attractive décor add a special touch to make the Rhododendron unique, and one of a kind. Two bedrooms on the main floor have a queen bed, and the loft has a set of twins. The kitchen is fully equipped with all of the essentials, to include dinnerware that matches the décor. Remodeled to provide all of the modern appointments you would expect to find in a charming mountain getaway, it includes forced air heat, air conditioning, cable TV. Additional fans, a charcoal barbecue grill, and picnic table are provided.

Because of its close proximity to the water, the Rhododendron is not the best choice for young children, or toddlers.

Book your spot today! Gorgeous views await. Let your vacation begin here, where you will be greeted by a warm hot tub and fresh linens on the beds.
WINTER TRAVEL: prepare your vehicle for encountering snow covered roads.
4 wheel drive is best
INTERNET: to assure that service will be available, it must be requested at the time you make a reservation. There is a usage fee. We cannot guarantee speeds or data that will support gaming, downloading movies, etc
ADDITIONAL FEES: Until VRBO gets their system corrected, please be aware that your quote may not include the 6% County Lodging Tax that ALL homeowners in this area are required to collect. Please direct your disappointment to VRBO.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cabin offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Bathrooms include showers. This Elkins cabin provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge.

Recreational amenities at the cabin include a spa tub.

Property manager

Roxye Marshall



Property amenities


  • Spa tub


  • WiFi available (fee applies)


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV with cable/satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly
  • 2 per room
  • Welcoming dogs only


  • Smoke-free property
  • Note from host: OUTSIDE only.

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Snow sports gear
  • Kayak on site
  • Golfing on site

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 2
  • Unit size: 900 sq ft (84 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Note from host: Dogs only. Pets must be crated if left unattended.

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Fish Your hot tub HOT TUB Private. Pet Friendly. Full Staff

About this area


Located in Elkins, this cabin is in a rural area and on a river. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Stuart Recreation Area and Elkins City Park, while American Mountain Theater and Beverly Heritage Center are cultural highlights.

What's nearby

  • Stuart Recreation Area - 7 min drive
  • Elkins City Park - 11 min drive
  • Davis and Elkins College - 12 min drive
  • American Mountain Theater - 12 min drive
  • Augusta Heritage Center - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Elkins, WV (EKN-Randolph County) - 16 min drive


  • Smoke on the Water - 7 min drive
  • Vintage Restaurant and Wine Bar - 10 min drive
  • Hardee's - 10 min drive
  • Ginos - 10 min drive
  • Western Steer Family Steakhouse - 10 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is 2022 TOP TEN! ESCAPE from EVERYONE ! PLAY in the river. LOUNGE in the hot tub. pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 2 per room).

What time is check-in at 2022 TOP TEN! ESCAPE from EVERYONE ! PLAY in the river. LOUNGE in the hot tub. ?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at 2022 TOP TEN! ESCAPE from EVERYONE ! PLAY in the river. LOUNGE in the hot tub. ?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is 2022 TOP TEN! ESCAPE from EVERYONE ! PLAY in the river. LOUNGE in the hot tub. located?

Situated on a river, this cabin is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Stuart Recreation Area and within 9 mi (15 km) of Elkins City Park and American Mountain Theater. Augusta Heritage Center and Davis Health System are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 27 out of 40 reviews
5 - Excellent 68%
Rating 4 - Good. 9 out of 40 reviews
4 - Good 23%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 40 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 40 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 40 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic Experience
Stayed at the Rhodie with my wife and dog. Cabin was gorgeous. Right on the river. Quiet getaway. The cabin was incredibly clean, hot tub was clean and well maintained. The area was beutiful. Stuart rec area is a five minute drive. Town of Elkins is 10 minutes…it’s a quaint town with everything you need. Within 40 minutes we hit Seneca Rock and Blackwater Falls. GREAT EXPERIENCE. Hope to get back some day
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Last minute weekend getaway
My boyfriend and I were looking for a close to home weekend getaway and came upon this listing for cabins in Elkins, WV. We liked that it was just a couple of hours from home but was still kinda off the grid. We couldn’t be more pleased with the cleanliness of the cabin. It had everything we needed and the screened in porch and hot tub was our haven. Thank you for such a great place to stay and relax. Next time we will be bringing our fishing poles.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Weekend Stay on Shavers Fork
We had a lovely long weekend at the Rhododendron cabin. Plenty of room for the two of us. Every thing was very clean and warm. The hot tub was delightful. We had a little trouble with the WiFi, but Roxye was extremely helpful in getting it up and running. We would definitely go back again, maybe in the summer, when we would enjoy the gorgeous scenery from the delightful screened in porch.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2022

4/5 Good

Very nice
Place was beautiful, right in the river. Loved the screen porch. We received a lot of instructions after we booked; would have been better to get those up front. But they weren’t unreasonable asks, so it was fine.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Amazing getaway!
This place is just what my daughter (14yrs) and I needed for a relaxing getaway. I'm always hesitant about booking new places, but I'm so glad I booked this one. This is definitely an old bones cabin, which is exactly what we wanted. We didn't want to stay in a newer house that is called a cabin. We loved how cozy and full of old, rustic character the cabin is. We even loved the "uneven" floors. While one bed downstairs was definitely firm, the other bed was much softer and perfect for me. The couches are leather, clean, and comfortable. It was stocked with everything that is listed in the description. We found the manager, Roxye, to be responsive and accessible. A staff member came by daily to check the hot tub, see if we needed anything, and remove the outside trash. Checking in and out was a breeze. The cabin's location is excellent. It is 30 minutes to a hour away from all the things we wanted to do; Blackwater Falls, Seneca Rocks, and Snowshoe Mountain. Bickle Knob is 5 minutes away from the cabin and is a beautiful drive up to the observation tower. Being from Florida, the freezing temperatures (17°F - 35°F) were a wonderful change. We even had a little snow. We would definitely like to come back in the summer to enjoy the river. The only thing I can "complain" about is the bathroom vanity drawers. The inside of them needed to be cleaned better. There was quite a bit of hair in them. This isn't enough to give less than 5 stars in cleanliness. Everything else was perfect. If you are looking for a true cabin getaway, I highly recommend this place! Thanks to Roxye and Staff for making our stay perfect. We will be back!
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021

2/5 Poor

The worst ever!
I am from WV originally. This has to be the worst representation of the great mountain state I've ever seen, especially for the cost!
Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Total relaxation! The staff was super friendly and helpful.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Peaceful river
All was calm and peaceful. Staff very helpful and nice. Too bad the fish took the week off and I’m not a river fisherman. Not the lodges problem. Would go again.

5/5 Excellent

The cabin was literally on top of the Cheats River. Although there was only two of us, the cabin would comfortably sleep 6. The only unpleasant experience was related to the volume of disinfectant used to clean the property. The smell was overwhelming the first night but it cleared out the following morning and the rest of our stay was perfect. I guess clean is good in today's world of Covid. Thoroughly enjoyed are stay!
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Cute little house by river
The house was very clean. Stocked with lots of towels and the gas fire place was very nice. Access to the river was just like the picture showed. The street was quite. House keeping was daily and friendly. Great get away.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2021