The Getaway that's Just Far Enough

Augusta, West Virginia

Private 3 bedroom/2 bathroom vacation rental house along a quiet rural lane on a Christmas tree farm in Hampshire County WV (between Winchester, VA and Cumberland, MD). A good place for mini-reunions (we often have families from the DC/Baltimore area meet up with relatives from places west), a relaxing escape from the hustle-and-bustle, a good base for looking for your own vacation property in the headwaters of the Potomac River/Potomac Highlands.

3 bedrooms and living room sleep sofa sleep 8 (1 queen, 1 double, 2 twins, and queen sleep sofa).
Bath with shower for master bedroom, shared bath with shower/tub for remaining rooms. Linens and towels provided.

Washer & dryer.
Fully equipped kitchen with eat-at counter. Delicious water from the tap! Dining area seats 6 (or can be extended with available card-table and chairs.) Deck table and chairs for 6 with gas grill and peaceful woodsy view. Hammock in the back yard.

Window AC, elec heat & woodstove, WiFi, satellite TV & DVD player, games. TV in master bedroom is on same satellite box as living room TV.

Parking directly in front of house.

Our home is nearby, but across a wide lawn (about a football field's length distance), so handy if needed, but affording plenty of privacy. No other houses are anywhere in sight.

Near Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad (round-trip excursions weekends June-fall with daily rides in October), historic Romney (West Virginia's first town), Fort Edwards Visitor Center (interprets the French and Indian War), Cacapon River & South Branch of Potomac River for canoeing and fishing, Ice Mountain Nature Conservancy Preserve, the Paw Paw Tunnel, 3 Wildlife Management Areas (open for public hunting and fishing), several state parks (Cacapon State Park, Canaan Valley State Park, Lost River State Park) and Smoke Hole Caverns, Seneca Rocks, and Dolly Sods Wilderness Area are easy day trips. Several golf courses are within easy reach.


Location Type

  • Rural
  • Mountain View

Sports And Adventure Activities

  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Hiking

Leisure Activities

  • Walking
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Sight Seeing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Photography


  • Necessary

Local Services And Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Festivals

Catering Options

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room


  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen


  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio


  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Budget


  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Children Welcome
  • Smoking Allowed


  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 8

Check-in is generally any time after 3PM and check-out by 11AM, but is flexible, depending on whether there are bookings the preceding or following nights. If a guest must cancel, we will be happy to apply the 25% reservation deposit to a rescheduled visit. You can expect to find Just Far Enough Getaway clean and well equipped. A sheet with details and instructions for the house is provided, as well as information about local restaurants, shops, sites of interest and activities. On departure we appreciate if sheets and towels are put in the laundry closet, dishes washed, and if trash is smelly, it be put outside in the metal can. We do recycle and encourage guests to put recyclables in the provided container. Coffee is provided in the freezer, tea and assorted condiments in the cupboard are available for guests\' use. Water from the tap is delicious well-water, so you do not need to bring bottled. The wood stove has a glass front and wood is provided. Most guests find it only is comfortable to burn on quite cold days. The house has electric heat otherwise. The owners live across a wide lawn (about a football-field-length away)--close enough to be handy but affording plenty of privacy. The house is carpeted and in consideration of guests who may have allergies, we do not accommodate pets. Smokers are asked to step outside on the deck to indulge. Most guests are able to get a cell signal. There is no landline in the house, but if need be, we\'re fine with guests coming next door to our house to use the phone. We ARE in the country, so wildlife is often seen, but don\'t be concerned--we have never had trouble with any.

Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

39 Reviews

    Cabin was as advertized

    3/5 Stayed May 15, 2020
    Submitted May 18, 2020

    Our stay was nice


    5/5 Stayed Nov 1, 2019
    Submitted Nov 6, 2019

    The cabin and accommodations were exactly what we wanted and needed. We will be back.

    Absolutely perfect!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 28, 2019
    Submitted Jan 2, 2020

    This is by far the best vacation I have ever been on. The property is gorgeous and the privacy is perfect. I will definitely be returning in the future.

    Cozy cottage

    4/5 Stayed Sep 29, 2019
    Submitted Oct 2, 2019

    This is a lovely setting not far from Romney. Cozy cottage, extra touches and amenities—Shari and Phil had paper products, condiments, soaps, spices, etc. available. Liked having gas grill! Delicious well water. Second bathroom sink area is narrow. Mattresses could be more comfortable—especially on twin beds.

    Relaxing and Quiet

    5/5 Stayed Nov 15, 2019
    Submitted Nov 25, 2019

    We thoroughly enjoyed the property. It was secluded yet close enough to restaurants and such. It was quiet and restful. The history surrounding the cabin was awesome! We really enjoyed our stay.

    Nice cabin in the woods

    5/5 Stayed Oct 10, 2019
    Submitted Oct 19, 2019

    Good option in an area where there is very little to pick from. Very rural.

    family reunion

    5/5 Stayed Jun 22, 2019
    Submitted Jul 4, 2019

    Enjoyable stay. except for shower in 2nd bathroom, the water came out very slow. We took 2 blow up mattresses for my granddaughters. Enjoyed the large living room and the help for a flat tire on one vehcile from the owner.

    Wonderful & Peaceful

    5/5 Stayed Aug 24, 2019
    Submitted Sep 3, 2019

    The cabin was very clean and well maintained. All my expectations were met and more. Hampshire County is a quiet & peaceful place to vacation and relax. My wife & I had a wonderful vacation and would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet, peaceful vacation, just far enough away from city life.

    Quiet Retreat

    5/5 Stayed May 17, 2019
    Submitted May 20, 2019

    This was a lovely space.

    Lovely place

    5/5 Stayed Jun 7, 2019
    Submitted Jun 12, 2019

    Lovely getaway! Would come back again. Thanks!

    Quiet, quaint home with amazing family history!!

    5/5 Stayed Apr 19, 2019
    Submitted Apr 25, 2019

    The house was clean and relaxing. Everything that we needed was available and clean. It was the perfect little getaway spot. My family enjoyed the amazing views and scenic surroundings. We will return soon!!!

    Great stay

    5/5 Stayed Apr 17, 2019
    Submitted Apr 19, 2019

    Clean, cozy with an awesome view. Would definitely stay again. Thanks Sherri.

    Will definitely be back!

    5/5 Stayed Apr 11, 2019
    Submitted Apr 18, 2019

    This getaway was perfect. Super clean, great views, very sweet host. The kitchen is fully stocked with cooking utensils and cleaning supplies all we needed was the food! Very quiet neighborhood, and definitely worth every penny. Mr.Gallery has amazing stories to share and makes you feel at home!

    beautiful, quiet place.

    5/5 Stayed Mar 24, 2019
    Submitted Apr 1, 2019

    we had an excellent time there, the house was amazing, was very polite and friendly.

    Pleasant weekend getaway

    5/5 Stayed Mar 29, 2019
    Submitted Apr 1, 2019

    Shirley was very helpful when we arrived. We enjoyed the peace and quiet the area gave us. Hope to return in the near future.

    Homey, comfortable place to stay

    5/5 Stayed Nov 22, 2018
    Submitted Nov 23, 2018

    Hosts were very friendly and helpful. Little house was surprisingly spacious inside, with two nice, clean bathrooms and three comfortable bedrooms. We were there during cold weather, and we all stayed cozy and warm.

    Great cozy cabin with gorgeous views

    5/5 Stayed Nov 10, 2018
    Submitted Nov 11, 2018

    It was so great to stay here! The cabin is so spacious and has room for 6 to sleep, which is really awesome. The view from the back deck is beautiful. The cabin is a short stroll through the woods to the Christmas tree farm area, which is really cool to see. The whole property is beautiful to walk and the cabin is very cozy and welcoming. Especially with that wood stove going

    West Virginia Paradise

    5/5 Stayed Nov 1, 2018
    Submitted Nov 7, 2018

    Awesome cabin with all the fixings... Shari was a wonderful hostess. Hope to be back every year.

    If u want a quiet get away this is it

    5/5 Stayed Oct 12, 2018
    Submitted Oct 18, 2018

    The house was very nice and had a cozy and warm feeling. It was near a wedding we were attending so it worked out well for us. It was nice having Sheri next door if u needed anything or if you had a problem with anything which we didn't have to...

    This was my second time to stay here, would do it again.

    4/5 Stayed Oct 8, 2018
    Submitted Oct 14, 2018

    The location is located on a quiet country road, but close enough for nice day trips. We did the train ride on the South Branch of the Potomac River, Harper's Ferry, and Winchester. There are other neat towns in the area to visit, we just had limited time.

    We would stay there again if vacation plans are in the area.

    4/5 Stayed Sep 21, 2018
    Submitted Sep 27, 2018

    We were too early for the fall colors, too late for the summer flowers but the property is well cared for. The owner greeted us soon after arrival, she is very friendly and helpful . She suggested things to do and see. We were there the weekend of an art fest in town, the owner supplied us with the much needed folding chairs.

    Very home feeling

    4/5 Stayed Sep 14, 2018
    Submitted Sep 19, 2018

    My parents loved the cabin.

    Love staying here!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 30, 2018
    Submitted Sep 17, 2018

    Place had everything we needed. Peaceful and spacious. Shari was very helpful at check in. Would definitely return!


    5/5 Stayed Aug 15, 2018
    Submitted Aug 17, 2018

    Our stay was perfect and my impression was wow this place is really beautiful. We loved it and this won't be our last time

    Loved the house and location. Our hosts were wonderful to visit with.

    5/5 Stayed Jun 2, 2018
    Submitted Jun 23, 2018

    The house is well equipped and met all our needs. We love to cook and eat in. My two sisters and I take a vacation together every year and would consider coming back here.

    Beautiful and Secluded

    5/5 Stayed Mar 31, 2018
    Submitted Apr 2, 2018

    We enjoyed how quiet it was, we really needed a break and this place was perfect.

    Beautiful, quiet get away!

    5/5 Stayed Mar 25, 2018
    Submitted Apr 1, 2018

    We really enjoyed the quiet and beautiful scenery. We have family that live close by which made it a great location for us. We enjoyed ready about the history of your family as well as the history of Hampshire County. My family was mentioned in the book about Hampshire County (Slanes). Made me feel right at home. The house has everything you need to stay for a while! I hope when we visit again we will be able to stay again! Owners are very friendly and will help you with anything you may need or are looking for!

    Hosts were extremely helpful cabin was just what we were looking for

    5/5 Stayed Mar 16, 2018
    Submitted Mar 19, 2018

    We had a great time. The weather wasn't the greatest but the cabin ( it's really a house but cabin seems to fit the ambiance better) was warm and comfy. The view is incredible. It was great to see the sun rise over the mountain range. Our hosts did a great job of making sure anything we needed was there and went above and beyond to help us feel comfortable. Even the neighbors were super friendly. It was a pleasure to stay here and we will hopefully be back soon.

    Perfect Romantic Getaway!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 29, 2017
    Submitted Jan 2, 2018

    We stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed every moment. It's true that the owner's home is the only one in sight. This is remote, beautiful--and the cabin itself is cozy with everything you need to retreat from the world. We went for New Year's, so we ventured out only to walk the trail on the premises, but I'm sure there's something in Augusta for adventurers. Phil and Shari were available and helpful but never intrusive. If you want time to connect with the one you love, I recommend The Getaway That's Just Far Enough!

    Perfect for our Guests

    5/5 Stayed Dec 9, 2017
    Submitted Dec 21, 2017

    We had guests coming in for overnight and we booked "Just Far Enough Away" for the night. My hubby and I went in to stock some soda for them before they arrived and were pleased with the warmth of the place! Everything was great!

    Quaint little getaway!

    4/5 Stayed Sep 30, 2017
    Submitted Oct 4, 2017

    Shari and her husband couldn't have been more gracious hosts and the setting was beautiful. We had a great time!

    Cozy and Comfortable

    4/5 Stayed Aug 15, 2017
    Submitted Aug 17, 2017

    This house provided just enough space and was in a perfect location for a family get together. Everything you need is provided, including bath towels, soaps, etc. The kitchen is fully appointed to cook whatever you like and there were plenty of condiments already in the fridge. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Peaceful Weekend

    5/5 Stayed Jun 23, 2017
    Submitted Jun 27, 2017

    Just Far Enough was everything we were hoping for; a clean, quiet place to meet friends for the weekend. The location is extremely peaceful and pretty. Shari was helpful and informative from the moment we arrived. The accommodations were comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. TV and internet service was very good. As a side point of interest, Shari shared with us her family's extensive military history, which we found impressive and interesting. A fascinating photo display in the house brought about this conversation with Shari.

    Perfect Weekend Family Spot

    5/5 Stayed Jun 25, 2016
    Submitted Nov 10, 2016

    Everything was clean and nice. Directions were perfect and the area was beautiful. It was a perfect little spot to meet up with family. We went on walks, swam at the local pool, played at the park, and just had a nice family weekend. We hope to do it again sometime.

    This was just what w wanted, a nice quite weekend. Phil and Sherrie were amazing! Very friendly.

    5/5 Stayed Oct 28, 2016
    Submitted Nov 1, 2016

    The owners met us at the cabin, even though it was late. She had the lights on and everything ready for our arrival. The next day they invited us to have a cookout with them and we had a lovely time. The owners are very friendly and welcoming. I feel as though I have known them forever. We would highly recommend this get away to everyone.

    awesome place

    5/5 Stayed Jul 23, 2016
    Submitted Jul 31, 2016

    House sits back off the road must say house and property is very well taken care of our host greeted us and told us anything we need feel free to contact them.I would go back and stay again.They provide everything you need to have a comfortable stay.5 stars.

    Great getaway for the price!

    4/5 Stayed Jul 14, 2016
    Submitted Jul 24, 2016

    My family had a great stay at Shari's cabin. The cabin has all the amenities you would want. We especially enjoyed the satellite TV and just lounging around. The cabin is older and hasn't been remodeled, but for the price it is a good deal for a whole house. The cabin floors could have been a little cleaner, but overall the place was nice. If you go in the summer on a hot day, make sure to ask Shari to turn on the AC for you - it was very warm when we first arrived, but once the AC was on and had some time to work it cooled the cabin down. We had a great stay, thanks Shari!

    Great Escape

    5/5 Stayed Feb 8, 2019
    Submitted Feb 13, 2019

    My husband and I came here for a quick get away. It fit the bill perfectly! The house was exactly as described. We truly enjoyed it and would love to come back in the spring with our entire family.


    5/5 Stayed Dec 18, 2015
    Submitted Dec 20, 2015

    Very pleasant stay. Our Host were very friendly and helpful. The cabin was very cozy. Will come back. I do recommend this to others.


      Augusta, West Virginia

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