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Cheat River Lodge and Riverside Cabins

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Reviewed 28 September 2012

This is not a Marriott Residence Inn, it is rustic and aged. But it is reasonably comfortable, reasonably priced, and the folks are accomodating. It's in the woods, so expect bugs and critters, but we found none in our room.

Thank LandRoamer2
Erie, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 September 2012

Worked out well for us! Understand this is very rustic and it's been around awhile, it's not a Hilton Garden Inn if that's your level of comparison. It's in the woods, and across from a beautiful stream, so there's bugs and critters around, we had none in our room, but I wouldn't totally freak if I did. I had a...

2Thank Craig K
Washington dc
Reviewed 29 August 2012

We discovered Cheat River when our son was about 4...he's now 23!!! We loved this place from the get-go because it is so peaceful and relaxing.We just recently stayed here again in August (17,18) and were with another couple who had never been. The weather was picture perfect and we enjoyed fishing, playing cards and relaxing. We stayed at the...

1Thank lisawashington50
Lunadawg2004, Manager at Cheat River Lodge and Riverside Cabins, responded to this review

We couldn't have said it better ourselves!

Reviewed 14 August 2012

I stayed at the Rhododendron at the end of June and I had a strikingly similiar experience to "Bats at the Rhododenron Cabin". It's both disappointing and disturbing to know that the owners knew about the bat infestation and chose not to do anything about it. We also had other problems with this establishment. When we attempted to check in...

6Thank CheatedattheCheat
search&rescue, Manager at Cheat River Lodge and Riverside Cabins, responded to this review

We actually did do something. We called the West Virginia Dept of Natural Resources because this is a naturally occurring event involving wildlife for which we have no control over. Bats, fall under their jurisdiction. It is against the law for me to attempt to destroy a native species, but we did cover the chimney opening to the stone fireplace,...

Belmont, Ohio
Reviewed 18 July 2012

I read several of the reviews of this establishment and felt it might be a nice overnight for my wife and I. We called and the lady that answered the phone was so sweet and nice. She did her best to get us a room but she didn't have the space for us on two days notice. I was impressed...

2Thank davidpaula
search&rescue, Owner at Cheat River Lodge and Riverside Cabins, responded to this review

We are an unusual find. Accommodations where you have private baths & entrances (ie: NOT a B&B), and you have a view (ie: NOT four walls off of a corridor). There are not many of us out there, where you call and a human answers (ie: NOT a machine that says "press 1 if....", or "press 2 if ...." )....

Lynchburg, Virginia
Reviewed 17 July 2012

My husband and I were getting away for our anniversary, and found this place online. After reading some reviews, we decided it sounded like a nice place to visit. The people I spoke with on the phone were friendly and there were no problems getting the reservation. They called to verify what time we would be arriving and left us...

2Thank love2laff
search&rescue, Owner at Cheat River Lodge and Riverside Cabins, responded to this review

Anniversary ? and considering the Holiday Inn ? If you were willing to pay their fees, our riverside cabins which have 'private' hot tubs' could have been an option. I'm glad you brought up the subject of our hot tubs. We've been managing these hot tubs for over 28 yrs now, with the same personel for 25 years !!! We...

Reviewed 15 July 2012

Yes, that's plural. The number one thing to ask management before you agree to staying here is - if I find bats in my cabin can I get a refund? In June our family stayed at the Rhododendron cabin and we booked for five nights. On our second days morning my wife spotted what she thought was a bird fly...

6Thank MdRngr
search&rescue, Owner at Cheat River Lodge and Riverside Cabins, responded to this review

Bats, snakes, and bear, are product of our environment. A fuzzy bunny, and Bambi aren't our only visitors. This is a National Forest, awesome big trees, beautiful clean & clear streams with fish that are safe to eat ! We're West Virgina....WILD & WONDERFUL !!! This lady had a mind set to leave, and refused to move to another cabin...

Oil City, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 June 2012

My husband and I spent three nights at Cheat River Lodge. The lodge is located across a road from the Cheat River. The rooms are very reasonably priced and the screened-in porch with rockers is a great place for relaxing. The owner is not on-site; she lives out of state, but this did not present a problem. She was very...

1Thank ZZMorgan
search&rescue, Owner at Cheat River Lodge and Riverside Cabins, responded to this review

FYI: This is a 'family' operated business with members living just 1/4 mile away. The property manager lives only 1 mile away. We answer the telephone 24/7. You will speak to a human, not a machine. A courtesy phone is available (at all times) on the porch of the store. The quilts mentioned are not the stiff, slick, and shiney...

Elizabeth, Wv
Reviewed 29 May 2012

Was very impressed with our stay. My husband and I wanted a getaway for our 10th Anniversary and was extremely pleased with the hospitality and our cabin. Very relaxing and even had a grill on the back deck for use. My husband was also able to fish and caught Rainbow, Brook, and a Golden trout all within 45 minutes. We...

3Thank CabinFever2012
Morgantown, West Virginia
Reviewed 22 May 2012

This charming, rustic lodge is situated across the street from the Cheat River just a few miles from Elkins, WV and 30 to 45 minutes to Dolly Sods, Canaan Valley, and many other fabulous outdoor activities. I called short notice (3 days) wanting a room for a Saturday. The lady was so helpful, calling me back when she was able...

Thank mountainmama79

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About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Cheat River Lodge Properties are a privately owned and operated, non-commercial vacation destination on the banks of the Cheat River. Large riverside homes and cabins are available with a private hot tub. Lodge suites are also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cheat River Lodge and Riverside Cabins

Address: Route 1, Elkins, WV 26241-0115
Region: United States > West Virginia > Elkins
Price Range: €56 - €170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
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“For the true nature lover”
jimkettren, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“This was a cabin - not a hotel - it had one bedroom with a queen bed and bunks to accommodate two more people”
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“View of the river”
Jennifer052275, 14 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Not a good value for the money spent. Look elsewhere.”
Lyne_23, 26 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Bring fire starter for the wood burning stove.”
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  • Bed rooms with comfortable beds.
theresal735, 27 Aug 2015 | Read review
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