Historical Lakin Victorian Retreat home w/gym


Entire residential home hosted by Carmen

14 guests, 7 bedrooms, 7 beds, 3 bathrooms
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This is a Historical home that is available to rent as an entire House late March - November. It is a Bed and Breakfast available to rent by single room Dec-March for nightly, weekly, or long term stays - see separate listing. Perfect for large groups, families, or a couple who appreciates beautiful spaces. Close to parks, historical sights, rivers, wildlife, restaurants, art and culture, antique, auctions, hiking, Alpine Lake, Oakland, MD, Deep Creek Lake (20 miles), Morgantown (35 miles).

The space
The space is VERY large and has room for everybody. If renting during Winter, you can rent a bedroom and have access to the kitchen and living areas. Any Guest renting by Bedroom will share a Full-Bathroom. See separate Bed & Breakfast listing.

Full basement has a exercise room, laundry, and access to the back yard,

First floor: dining room, living room, Foyer with guest information, Half Bathroom, 2 Mudrooms, Access Fire door to basement, large kitchen with table for 8 and Stainless Steel modern appliances.

2nd Floor: 2 Full bathrooms, 1 half-bath, 3 bedrooms, 1 TV room/Sofabed (former 4th bedroom)

3rd Floor: Sitting room and 3 additional bedrooms.

Outside: Large back yard with space for a volleyball net, yoga overlooking the mountains, space to play, and an outdoor bonfire pit. Propane gas grill and charcoal grill are both on site and available for guest use. 6 marshmallow skewers also available for guest use. Also 5 miles of Forest/hiking in the wooded area across from the firepit that is on the property.

The home is over 120 years old and Historical. There is gas heating throughout the home, as it was converted from Coal heating in years past. There is NO central AC although we do have window 4 AC units that we place in some of the bedrooms for June-August. Most rooms also have a ceiling fan or stand-up fan as well. A lovely mountain breeze keeps the house nice and cool during most of the year.

History on the home and builder:


Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Terra Alta, West Virginia, United States

The neighborhood is unique because of the history, being in Terra Alta, spanish for "high ground", views are amazing, fall foliage is the most beautiful, winter is snow-filled, and spring/summer are full of beauty.

Hosted by Carmen

  1. Joined in June 2015
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Native of Southern California, moved to West Virginia 13 years ago, an adventurer at heart, wife, and mom of 5, who loves hosting and offering suggestions for adventuring.


  • Norma

During your stay

I am available by phone throughout your stay.

If you would like babysitter referrals or catering services, or tour guide services, please ask and I can give some recommendations. For long term rentals, I can also provide mid-week cleaning services for an additional fee.
I am available by phone throughout your stay.

If you would like babysitter referrals or catering services, or tour guide services, please ask and I can give some recomm…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 12:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £145

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