Home on Whitewater: Vacation Home for Rent Arden West Virginia

Home on Whitewater: Vacation Home for Rent Arden West Virginia

Serene Riverfront Arden, West Virginia Home on Whitewater Riverbank

Vacation Home in Arden West Virginia

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms •
Bathrooms: 3 Full Bathrooms
Air Conditioning: Yes
Television: Cable/Dish TV
Pet Friendly: Yes
Map of Arden

Rates & Availability  
(Displayed in USD)

  • Weekly Rates from $1,200 per week

Additional Rate Information

Regular Rates*· $195.00 per night
· $1,200.00 per week
· Required Stay: Minimum 2 nights
*plus· $75.00 nonrefundable cleaning fee
· 6% Lodging Tax
· $250.00 refundable Damage Deposit
Holiday Rates*· $225.00 per night
· Required Stay: Minimum 4 nights
· $35.00 per pet fee
· $30.00 per person for parties over 6
EXTRAS· Check in: 3:00pm
· Check out: noon
· 50% deposit plus cleaning fee required at time of reservation
· Signed waiver required for the use of all recreational amenities (i.e. bicycle)
· Cashier's Check
· Money Order
· Personal Check
· Pay Pal
Payment OptionsCancellation Policy:

Deposit Refundable (less 15% Cancellation Fee) if cancelled more than 60 days prior to scheduled date of arrival.

Deposit Refundable (less 50% Cancellation Fee) if cancelled 60 to 30 days prior to scheduled date of arrival

Property Description

In 1792 when Henry Weaver first set eyes on what is now Arden, West Virginia, the mountain land gave him confidence to settle there. Many generations later the land has served the family well, producing hunters, farmers, soldiers who fought in the Civil War and World War I, a powerful coal miner, a distinguished pilot, and most recently three siblings: an attorney, a physician, and an engineer. The cascading waters of the Tygart River and mountainside serenity inspired the trio to "let out the best kept secret in Barbour County."

His daughter, Shaun Weaver McKee, grew up as a white water river guide on the Tygart and married her "college sweet heart" John McKee, in Arden in 1989. "When Dad (Steve Weaver) offered the Cascade house to us, I didn't know what to say or do." Shaun decided to purchase the home and turn it into a tranquil vacation getaway available for rental. "The home is incredible!" she said. Her description befits the three bedroom, two and a half bath home along side cascading rapids of the Tygart, hence the name Cascade.

Cascade was built by Steve and Barbara Weaver in 1981. The home was designed by the Weavers with massive screened and unscreened decks for entertaining. There is an indoor hot tub to relax in after long hikes along the river or up into the hills. There are windows everywhere including the roof skylight windows that enable unparalleled star gazing even while lying in the master bed. "The only thing that we didn't go for out here was TV," remarked Steve Weaver. Barbara Weaver, the co-architect of Cascade, actually participated in the construction as well. She detailed the design features including its unique windows that she discovered while vacationing in Europe.

With sister, Stephanie, converting Steve's boyhood home next door to the Cascade home, into a bed and breakfast (open May 2009) and Barbara recently finishing a nearby vaction cottage renovation, Arden's welcome mat is officially out. Shaun summarized her goal, "I want other families to know the joy of being in the country and the peace it brings to them." While two sons, Jack, age 8, and Christian, age 6, play in the wooded backyard of Cascade, husband John warms up in front of the outdoor fire pit. The goals of "joy and peace" are easy to attain at Cascade. No doubt future generations of Henry Weaver will benefit from the land he encountered so many years ago.

Activities and Special Interests

This unparalleled home is located in the Village of Arden, in central West Virginia, just a few miles from the first ridges of the Appalachian Mountain chain. This bit of paradise is just 8 miles from the town of Philippi, which was the scene of the first land battle of the Civil War, and history is everywhere you look. The Blue and Gray Museum in Philippi holds many interesting battle artifacts and several of the War's battlefields are within an easy day trip

The house is very private on over 20 acres all together, mostly on the private hill behind the house (river in front, private wooded hill behind)... the one "next door" neighbor is about 150 yards away and is an old farmhouse, currently being renovated for a bed and breakfast, opening May 2009. On the other side of the farmhouse are about 6 other little homes (further away from Cascade). There is one house being built about a half mile on the other side (beyond Cascade).

Cascade is on a quiet country lane that becomes a seldom used double track road just past the house, ideal for strenuous biking or walking. On the other side of the river (over the bridge that is 1/2 mile from Cascade), turning right puts you on a nice, smooth road with very little traffic (i.e. rare cars-about 1 car every 10-15 minutes on average), that is great for leisurely cycling or jogging.

The river is about 3-5 feet deep in the center, and is gently sloping and shallow on the sides, with smooth river rocks along the shore (“small-child hand-holding” is necessary walking along the river rocks to the water's edge, but there are no sharp drops). The Tygart RiverHOME AMENITIES RATES ARDEN, WV HISTORY REVIEWS CONTACT US There are wonderful little shallow eddy pools right in front of the house, perfect for fun family swimming and relaxing.

Featured Amenities

» Pets Allowed
» Air Conditioning
» Cable/Dish TV

Property Features

» Stove
» Microwave
» Refrigerator
» Coffee Maker
» Towels/Linens
» Balcony

Other Property Amenities

While you can received cell phone service if you are with US Cellular, it is hit and miss for other services such as Verizon, Sprint, etc


"We cannot tell you how peaceful and precious our moments were there. Such perfect solitude and all around nature dancing. The family times were priceless. What a great place to practice harp too! Thanks again for making it possible."


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