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Overview of Private, Tranquil, Beautiful

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7 bedrooms, cribs/infant beds, Internet
Private Kitchen
Living Room

Private, Tranquil, Beautiful

4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pet friendly

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationFalls of Hills Creek Scenic Area5 min drive
    Popular LocationCranberry Glades Botanical Area5 min drive
    Popular LocationDroop Mountain Battlefield State Park24 min drive
    AirportLewisburg, WV (LWB-Greenbrier Valley)52 min drive

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About this area


This lodge is located in Hillsboro. Pocahontas County Historical Society Museum and Pocahontas Times Print Shop are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Watoga State Park and Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park. Take in the nearby slopes with skiing, or check out other outdoor activities such as snowmobiling and sledding.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Falls of Hills Creek Scenic Area - 5 min drive
  • Cranberry Glades Botanical Area - 5 min drive
  • Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park - 24 min drive
  • Pocahontas Times Print Shop - 24 min drive
  • Greenbrier River Trail - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Lewisburg, WV (LWB-Greenbrier Valley) - 52 min drive

About this property

Private, Tranquil, Beautiful

Ski-in/ski-out access for family fun on the slopes

The Cranberry Mountain Lodge is a tranquil, isolated retreat for outdoor enthusiasts in the mountains of West Virginia. Rent the Cranberry Mountain Lodge and get an entire Lodge and Mountain to yourself!

The Cranberry Mountain Lodge is one of the most unique lodging experiences in the U.S. Located at 4,000 feet elevation on top of Cranberry Mountain, the lodge adjoins nearly one million acres of national forest. The views off the deck are spectacular, exceeding 40 miles. You can hike, bike or cross country ski right out the front door to a vast trail system. The lodge is very spacious and isolated, with the nearest neighbor being 2.5 miles away. When you rent the lodge, you rent the entire seven-bedroom facility, so you get the privacy you deserve. Rates are based on the number of guests and length of stay.

The Cranberry Mountain Lodge is a bird-watcher's and nature-lover's paradise.

Road Warning: Last 3 miles to the Lodge: steep, narrow, gravel road, with no guardrail. Last 1 Mile, Very Narrow, 5 mph
Actual Location: 1692 John Wymer Road, Hillsboro, WV or 815 Cranberry Mountain Road, Hillsboro, WV.

Winter Warning: You must have 4WD/AWD in winter months. Otherwise, you will get stuck, due to ice in the Parking area, Switchbacks on the mountain, etc... Chains plus 4WD/AWD is the only combination to assure access with icy conditions.

Internet Speed warning: Added in the Spring of 2017, DSL-Internet. DSL is Slow compared to Cable Internet. DSL at the Lodge is averaging 1 to 3 Meg Downloads. One person on a device at a time. Do not Book this Property if you need several devices on at once, and require High Speed Internet.

AT&T services the area. The Cell Phone Repeater enables 3 Bars, only in the Dining Area, 2 to 7 Meg Download Speed from AT&T.

Hot Tub Disclaimer: The Hot Tub is a Large - Hot Tube Shell, with Low Pressure Jets. Fill it like a Bath Tub(2 hours), then Drain. Sorry to Disappoint anybody looking forward to a Hot Tub with numerous Jets. The Lodge is OFF Grid(Solar Electric). Not enough Electric Capacity to Run a Strong Water Pump. If a Hot Tub is important to you, do not Book this Property.

Solar Electric Disclaimer: Electric Consumption must be limited to Two Large Amperage devices at once. Can't use Microwave, Toaster, Electric Griddle. Coffee Maker, Hair Dyer, etc.. all at once. Must limit to 3,600 Watts at once, otherwise you will 'Trip' a Breaker'.

Added in the Spring of 2017, DSL-Internet. Feel free to check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Cranberry-Mountain-Lodge-2055895261335535/

Road Warning: Last 3 miles to the Lodge: steep, narrow, gravel road, with no guardrail.

Actual Location: 1692 John Wymer Road, Hillsboro, WV. Do not use Google Maps to get to the Lodge, you will be misled.

Winter Warning: You must have 4WD/AWD in winter months. Otherwise, you will get stuck, due to ice in the Parking area, Switchbacks on the mountain, etc... Chains plus 4WD/AWD is the only combination to assure access with icy conditions.

Hot Tub Disclaimer: The Hot Tub is a Large - Hot Tube Shell, with No Jets. Fill it like a Bath Tub(2 hours), then Drain.

Sorry to Disappoint anybody looking forward to a Hot Tub with numerous Jets. The Lodge is OFF Grid(Solar Electric).

Not enough Electric Capacity to Run a Water Pump.

Keywords: House, Cottage, Lodge, Cabin, Chalet, Mountain View, Mou Fishing, ATV Riding, Pocahontas County Property
Rooms open to patios. Bathrooms include showers. Cribs/infant beds are also available.
Recreational amenities at the lodge include ski-in/ski-out access.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

John Grindley

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Internet access

Family friendly

  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Sofa bed

Guest services

  • Ski-in/ski-out access


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Sofa bed


  • 6 bathrooms
  • Bathtub

Outdoor space

  • Patio



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


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; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cribs (infant beds) are available

Important information

You need to know

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
Parties and events are allowed on site

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

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Frequently asked questions

Is Private, Tranquil, Beautiful pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Private, Tranquil, Beautiful?
Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Private, Tranquil, Beautiful?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Private, Tranquil, Beautiful located?
Set amidst the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out lodge in Hillsboro is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cranberry Glades Botanical Area and Falls of Hills Creek Scenic Area and close to winter sports such as sledding and snowmobiling. Watoga State Park is 12.3 mi (19.8 km) away.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 13 out of 15 reviews
5 - Excellent 87%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 15 reviews
4 - Good 13%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 15 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 15 reviews
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 15 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Perfect Place
Perfect getaway, responsive host, great memories made. Views, hiking and time around the fire! Hope to return again soon.

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful, Huge, and Immacutely Clean House in WVA Mountains
There are so many positives I'm not sure where to start. First off John is an amazing host- responsive, informative, direct, helpful. The house itself is beautiful, quiet, enormous, with all the amenities you could need. It's rustic ambiance and furnishings with a kitchen loaded with modern appliances and really anything you might use. Everything was incredibly clean- rooms, bathrooms, kitchen and the property itself so well tended to- which there is a lot of!There's hiking right out the back door and tons to do within 20-30 minutes. It's a special place to appreciate the beauty and your surroundings in sheer quiet- like hearing the wind blow quiet. If you appreciate this kind of stuff, you will be delighted as the house is so comfortable and spacious- it's makes it easy to get away. Thank you John!

5/5 Excellent

The perfect place during normal times or during a pandemic
We are already strategizing about how and when to return. John is a terrific host and it is clear that the Cranberry Lodge -- built by him, his wife and father -- is a labor of love. How very fortunate we all felt (12 of us) to get to stay there and enjoy the beautiful mountains, the serene atmosphere, the cool nights and the isolation. Wow!! We could not recommend it more highly. The only challenge is that wifi and cell servife is spotty, but that leaves more time to enjoy the beauty.

4/5 Good

Great Views
The views are breath taking and make the 15 minute driveway worth the drive! The lodge is beautiful, the pond is perfect, great bonfires, and views for days. Guests be warned though the WiFi is not what we were anticipating. We were told 2-3 streaming devices would work on the internet, sadly one device could barely open a page. We were downloading at 1.7 mbps. He informed us ahead of time that ATT has coverage at the lodge. We got some reception and were told there was a repeater to strengthen the signal. What we weren’t told is that the phone needs to sit directly below the repeater in order to work to make a hot spot. Overall we made it work, but I do not advise going if you intend on working remotely. The hottub also did not work. He was very clear up front that it was not a traditional hottub which we were ok with. The problem is there was a valve missing and the hottub couldn’t hold water. We mentioned it on day is one and sent pics but it was never fixed. On the last few days the septic tank also backed up flooding the basement with the backup. He was unable to get anyone up there to fix anything while we were there.... but the views!

5/5 Excellent

More Amazing than the listing says!
I did not realize the National Park was really in the backyard. We can hop on a trail right behind the backyard. It is also a trail maintained for mountain bikers, and we got to meet the folks maintaining the trail. Use MTB project app for that! We spent almost everyday swimming in the little pond. The kids loved finding newts in the pond. The view is phenomenal. We were there for 4th of July, and while super small and quiet, we could see about 5 different places doing fireworks that night, because your view is so expansive. The owner was just so amazing and attentive to details too! I also really enjoyed seeing all the off-grid stuff, and loved learning about it while I was there. The house is amazing, and so much room, skylights, lots of windows, just beautiful. There is also so much to do, we worried about that with our kids for a whole week, but the only times we left were when we were hiking on the trail in the backyard, which leads right to the nature museum/info center with live snakes, and lots of fun learning for the kids. Some of the things we brought to do weren't even opened, because we just didn't need it. The property was beautiful, well maintained, and just lovely. And the icing on the cake is having an owner who is so lovely and helpful, but we also didn't need the help, but we knew he was there. I could go on and on, but I think you get the picture - amazing place!!!

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