Overview of Riverfront Home in the Mountains of Arden, West Virginia. Family & Pet friendly.

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4 bedrooms, cribs/infant beds, Internet
4 bedrooms, cribs/infant beds, Internet

Entire home

4 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 12

4.6/5 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in

Explore the area

    Popular LocationAlderson Broaddus University14 min drive
    Popular LocationAdaland Mansion17 min drive
    Popular LocationBarbour County Historical Museum20 min drive
    AirportClarksburg, WV (CKB-North Central West Virginia)44 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 12
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3

About this property

Entire place

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

Riverfront Home in the Mountains of Arden, West Virginia. Family & Pet friendly.

Waterfront vacation home with balcony and washer and dryer
The Tygart River Guest House features a picturesque riverside setting which overlooks cascading whitewater rapids as far as the eye can see. Enjoy resting under the artistic riverside driftwood gazebo made from materials gathered along the riverbank. Walk down the grassy bank to the river rocks below and bask in the glow of the setting sun. Open a window during the evening hours to usher in soothing sounds of rushing water, or just sit a spell on the front porch with a good book in hand.

Ideal choice for:

• Family Vacations with kids of all ages
• Photographers
• Nature Lovers
• Friends & Family Reunions
• Girlfriend Getaways
• Weekend Escapes
• Retreats
• Wedding Parties
• Outdoor Sports Enthusiasts

Whether you're into kicking back and relaxing, exploring nature, kayaking, going to festivals, or simply in love with the great outdoors - you’ll be in the perfect place to take advantage of all the area has to offer. Unspoiled by tourism, this section of the Tygart River is truly an undiscovered gem nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains.

The historic community of Arden, West Virginia, is home to the Tygart River Guest House. It is off the beaten path and serves as a convenient hub with direct access to the river – yet only 8 miles from the Philippi, WV where you can find restaurants, groceries, gas, pharmacy, hospital and more. The Arden Grade Road was once a main route through the mountains on the B&O railway during the early 1900’s and follows along the river providing spectacular views! It’s also a great place for casual bike rides with access to mountain trails nearby.

Take in the stars fireside, listen to the rolling sounds of whitewater, and connect with family and friends in a most welcoming and unlikely place.

HOUSE DESCRIPTION - Newly Renovated!

• Front Porch
• Spacious Back Deck (partially covered)
• Sleeps 10
• 4 Bedrooms
• 3 Full Baths
• Fully furnished
• Close to Philippi/ABU and many state parks

The Tygart River Guest House offers a spacious “old timey” front porch, complete with swing, rocking chair and plenty of easy lounging wicker furniture – great for lazy days on the river. High ceilings will greet you through the front entrance where original bead board walls whisper stories from the distant past and restored yellow pine floors pave the way to a more contemporary present. We have brought together period elements from the coal mining era joining them with contemporary colors and modern amenities.

The ground floor offers two bedrooms. The one directly to your left upon entering, features a classic full size wrought iron bed dressed in quilts with two lamps and nightstands, armoire and river views. The room to your right boasts a sunny disposition arrayed in hues of red and green. Its companions are an ornate metal queen size bed, ceiling fan, closet and comfortable chairs. Continue down the hall into the open Dining Room which is centrally located and acts as a hub for the whole household to gather between the Living Room and Kitchen. For the musically inclined, there is an upright piano dating back to the early 1940’s and a large country table with pullout extensions to comfortably seat 10 people. Additional seating can be found at the breakfast bar.

The Kitchen is equipped with microwave, dishwasher, full size refrigerator, gas cook stove, antique country sink and drain board and cei You’ll be right at home in the spacious Living Room with sloped ceiling and hardwood floors, leather couch, and loveseat. An oak armoire entertainment center houses a TV and DVD Player. One of the most unique features of this home is the large antique oak pocket doors at your disposal to close off the Living Room if more privacy is needed. There is a convenient full bathroom just off the Living Room with a shower and beautiful slate tile floors. On the opposite side of the house is a Laundry Room with washer and dryer, clean tile floors and laundry table. This room leads to another full bathroom with full size tiled shower. Upstairs, there is a full bathroom with tile floors and windows on all sides giving it a bright airy feel with an antique claw foot bathtub for soothing relaxation. Exiting the bathroom, there is a bedroom on your left complete with a full size bed, roomy closets, TV and DVD player, full river-facing windows and carpeted floors. There is a gorgeous view of the river from the hallway as well, where you can perch for a look from above. Finally, we arrive at the bunk bed room to the right of the hallway. It also has a view of the river, full carpeting and two sturdy bunk beds to comfortably sleep four people. One bunk bed features staircase access to the upper bunk for easy access. AMENITIES •Central Heat/Air •Gas Grill •Washer/Dryer •Fire Pit •Direct River Access •Private Parking AREA ACTIVITIES •Swimming •Kayaking •Rafting •Hiking •Biking •Fishing •Horseback Riding •State Parks •Historic Attractions •Sporting Events at AB University •Train Rides - Tygart Flyer Scenic Tours •Theater •Wine Tasting •Festivals •Photography/Photoshoots Swimming is a popular activity and there are many places to take a dip on hot summer days. Sightseeing is everywhere locally and in nearby parks. Moats Falls is located about 4 miles downstream and is a breathtaking river-wide waterfall. A view of the 16’ vertical drop is easy to access on foot by crossing the natural stone bridge that leads to a house size boulder upstream of the falls. There are many sandy beaches and places to explore along the riverbanks, as well as trails to hike and mountain bike. As avid whitewater guides and kayakers who have lived in the area for more than 35 years, we can arrange for whitewater rafting trips, private kayak clinics, point you in the direction of nearby hiking and mountain biking trails and/or guide you to some prime fishing spots. POPULAR NEARBY STATE PARKS/RECREATION AREAS •Tygart Lake State Park. The is a nearby park where all types of lake recreation and activities are available. Rent a pontoon for the day or jump on a jet ski. •Audra State Park. The Middle Fork River flows though tight channels and larger boulders. Amazing kayaking, fishing, hiking and swimming are all available at this park and the views are amazing! •Blackwater Falls State Park. This popular attraction is about an hour from the Guest House featuring a stunning waterfall dropping 65 feet! This area is also home to some of the best Mountain Biking in the state of West Virginia. Stop in the local bike shop, Blackwater Bikes to find out about the trails and plan to spend hours riding on trails ranging from beginner to expert. The Allegheny Trail offers a rail trail ride that’s great for riders of all types and can be accessed in Parsons. TRAVEL TIMES The house is about 40 minutes from Clarksburg, 1 hour from Morgantown, 2 ½ hours from Pittsburgh, 2 ½ hours from Charleston and about 4 hours from Washington D.C. It’s doable! FOR MORE INFORMATION Give us a call for more Information or contact the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer washers/dryers and fans. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations offer separate dining areas. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers. Cribs/infant beds are also available.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Sherry Hubbard

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing


  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Crib/infant bed available
  • Toys

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (full size)


  • 4 bedrooms


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Bathtub or shower

Living spaces

  • Dining room
  • Living room


  • Piano

Outdoor areas

  • Patio


  • Washer/dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • Fan

Location highlights

  • On the waterfront
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Golf nearby
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cycling nearby


  • Sleeps 12



Check-in time starts at 3:00 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; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


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
This property accepts credit cards
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Riverfront Home Mountains Virginia. Family Pet Friendly House
Riverfront Home Mountains Virginia. Family Pet Friendly
Riverfront Home Mountains Virginia. Family Pet Friendly House
Riverfront Home Mountains Virginia. Family Pet Friendly House

About this area


Located in Moatsville, this vacation home is in a rural area and on the waterfront. Barbour County Historical Museum and Mother's Day Shrine are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Adaland Mansion and Philippi Covered Bridge. Enjoy the area's slopes with skiing, and don't miss out on the ice skating.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Alderson Broaddus University - 14 min drive
  • Adaland Mansion - 17 min drive
  • Tygart Lake State Park - 17 min drive
  • Philippi Covered Bridge - 20 min drive
  • Barbour County Historical Museum - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportClarksburg, WV (CKB-North Central West Virginia) - 44 min drive


  • Lil' Moe's — 21 min drive
  • Medallion Restaurant — 21 min drive
  • Hardee's — 21 min drive
  • Hardee's — 21 min drive
  • Subway — 21 min drive
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Rating 5 - Excellent. 8 out of 11 reviews
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

We had a great time! The river is awesome and the house was a nice place to relax.
Great place to stay and play! We all love playing in the water and it was nice to have the river right there with places to jump in just a few minutes drive down the road. We enjoyed the time spent together with family. We had 11 people and had plenty of room.

5/5 Excellent

Great For Recharging The Psyche
This is a great location for enjoying Nature, and the enjoyment afforded by the River and the Lake.

5/5 Excellent

Weekend getaway
It was fabulous... we were celebrating mu huabands cancer remission.. the house was clean, and well equipped...siuch a nice time.

4/5 Good

Nice place to relax and unwind.
Had a wonderful time. The only thing that would make it better. All the windows need screens.

5/5 Excellent

Great Experience
We truly enjoyed our stay. The house was a great location & the kids enjoyed the river every day. Sherry answered all our questions quickly & resolved any issues. The tub in the bathroom upstairs is the only bad thing. It needs refurbish, could not use but everything else we used. The house if very spacious for a big group/family. Everything we need was provided in the kitchen. We used the fire pit which was also great. We will definitely recommend this place to friends & coworkers.

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