Homestead Refuge in Historic Arthurdale

Entire home/flat

2 guests


1 bed
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Welcome to your historic homestead retreat. Whether or not you're familiar with the story of Arthurdale, does not determine the satisfaction of walking along the fields and gardens, poking in the root cellar, watching the chickens chase bugs, or taking a hot soak in the hot tub (if it's winter). You can take in the sunset view from your suite before dinner while planning the next day's adventure. Make yourself at home; there's something for everyone here.

The space

Your guest suite has its own mini kitchen (sink, 2-burner stovetop, and utensils). If you want to keep things cool, please bring a cooler! There are several stores within 5 minutes to procure ice. If there are any special utensils you have in mind, let me know and I'll make sure you have them. The suite has first floor access with lots of windows facing out over the farm. I live in the house, but you will have you own locked access and privacy. It is a cozy space for two people (think tiny house, but with a little more breathing room). You have use of the back patio for outdoor dining, but it is a work in progress so please forgive the strange landscaping. You are welcome to walk through the fenced in garden area and down to the creek at the bottom of the field. Just please keep your dog on a leash in case the chickens are out.

Guest access

You are welcome to find a few fresh ingredients in the gardens: herbs, kale, greens, even a tomato or apple if you're lucky! I'd love for you to be able to poke around the barn, but it's probably better that you don't since it needs some work. If you're feeling friendly and want to hang out in my living room and poke through my library, just send me a text or airbnb message.

Interaction with guests

I will try my best to be at your service, but I am unable, I will send you self-service instructions. I love Arthurdale, and want to make sure your time here is relaxing and refreshing.

Other things to note

You may want to be aware that there are families on both sides, so you might want to make sure you wear something in the hot tub (unless you're stealthy, then whatever). But yes, for now, I will only be running the hot tub in cold weather (October-Mid March). So far there are 8 Dominique hens. Please enjoy them at a distance and keep any pets leashed. You can enjoy their fresh eggs up close. Speaking of pets, yours are welcome, but there will be an extra $25 pet fee to cover extra cleaning. Oh! And I included a few photos of the rest of the house, mostly so you can get a glimpse of the farm dog, Tsuga. She's old and sweet, but if you have a high energy dog, she probably won't want to hang out with it.

Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 double bed

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Cleaning Fee £15
Weekly Discount: 11%
Weekend Price £53 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

- Dogs: need to be under control and leashed. If you have more than one pet, please inquire first. An extra $25 cleaning fee will be added for pets for stays up to one week. Please keep pets off the bed, and alert me in the event that there is any mess made. Thanks!

-If you are interested in staying more than a week, please send an inquiry first so we can discuss it since I am currently undertaking renovations and sometimes need the guest space.

You must also acknowledge
Potential for noise - Since the space has a shared wall with a main house and is not air tight (cabinet in adjoining window), the space is not well sound-proofed.
Pet(s) live on property - Tsuga is sweet and old, but can be grouchy with other dogs.
Some spaces are shared - I will give you all the privacy possible, but I do work in the garden often, so you might see me around outside.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Billy User Profile
August 2017
Emily was a great host and the property is very secluded and charming. I hung out with chickens and crickets and did work for a few days with very few distractions.

Cinthia User Profile
July 2017
Emily is a sweet and very kind host . The apartment is very quiet and out of the , close to several nice trails, a state park and Morgantown. There is a nice field at the rear of the property which my dog enjoyed . I wasn't aware the apartment has heat, but no a/c, fortunately it was cool in the evenings

Cindy User Profile
July 2017
Very nice little apartment with a spectacular view. There was a small table and chairs for us to watch the fireflies over the field in the evening - great display!

Beautiful location, very unique and quiet. We look forward to returning in the future when we have more time to enjoy the history. Close to the best "White Water" in the world. If you love nature, you will love this place. a lot of history and great people,.

Eric User Profile
May 2017
Emily's place was great for our weekend away. The property has plenty of space for our dog to play in. The place was neat when we arrived and a great escape from the city. The fireflies at night were stunning. It isn't the most private of settings, as it is connected to the main house by a French door with curtains over it, but it worked just fine for what we wanted. Not far from Coopers Rock State Forest and Cheat Lake hiking trails. Would definitely stay here again if we wanted a place in the area.

Clifford User Profile
May 2017
This place is so relaxing and Emily was very friendly and accommodating. A little slice of heaven for me. Thanks

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Morgantown, West Virginia, United StatesJoined in September 2013
Emily User Profile

The allure of the other and beyond pulls me in many directions, but I've finally begun to send down some serious roots, pivot points from which I can determine my orientation in this world. We are made of stories and cells, both humbling and awe-inspiring. To share, listen, and create new stories is the stuff that keeps us curious and very much not dead. I hope to meet you.

Languages: Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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