Secluded Tiny “Ginseng House” Artist Retreat


Espaço inteiro: cabana (hospedado por Jim And Jo Ellen)

4 hóspedes, 1 quarto, 2 camas, 1 banheiro
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"Ginseng House" - Our premiere off-grid tiny house! A hand-crafted work of art using our own sawmill lumber. Beautiful wooded setting surrounded by 170 acres of private land and two miles of beautiful Buffalo Creek to enjoy. One comfortable 12" queen in the loft and a fold out double bed love seat on the main floor. Extra guests may pitch tents for $10/night/person. Pets welcome at $10/pet/night - see pet policy.

O espaço
You just won't find this kind of seclusion in most state parks or private venues. There are only two other cabins (about 1/2 mile away), and our home (1/2 mile away), on the 170 acre property that is entirely surrounded by Buffalo Creek. Ginseng House is a handcrafted, secluded tiny house built by us from solid walnut, oak, maple, and poplar hardwoods cut and milled by us on our farm.

Quiet, relaxing, private, inspiring. These are some words that describe your unique retreat on Redbud Hill Farm. You don't have to be an artist to rent the cabin, but we guarantee you will leave with your creative batteries recharged and a renewed sense of focus and inspiration. This non-smoking cabin sits 1/2 mile from our home through the woods, perched on Pendleton Point, on the edge of a 40 acre field that borders Buffalo Creek. A new 400 watt solar system with battery bank provides solid electricity for lights and small appliances on sunny and mostly sunny days. Be aware that voltage may be minimal on cloudy days so bring a flashlight or lantern just in case the power goes out. Very clean outhouse.

If you like to camp, without the hassle and hardship, you will enjoy having a tidy cabin, two comfortable beds, indoor kitchen, a full outside deck with picnic table, and a setting all to yourself. There is no refrigerator, so you will need to bring a cooler for your food, or we can provide you with a cooler. There is a wonderful old-time country store 1 mile away where you can purchase ice, food, and other supplies. We supply all basic cookware, propane, and utensils. You can have a campfire, hike the trails, birdwatch - kingfishers, ducks, geese, turkeys, bluebirds, even a nesting pair of bald eagles that live on our adjacent property one mile away, kayak, wade, or swim Buffalo Creek - depending on water levels, or enjoy some smallmouth bass fishing.

Ginseng House has a loft with a comfortable new 12" queen mattress. There is also a fold out love seat on the main floor that sleeps two adults. (PLEASE NOTE: Access to the loft requires climbing a set of ladder stairs that require agility and strength to climb. If you have trouble with heights, balance, or navigating ladders we request that you stay off of the ladder and sleep on the main floor since there is an inherent risk of injury that you assume by climbing into the loft. Only do so if you are very comfortable with your climbing skills. Especially, do not climb into the loft if you have been drinking alcohol or are on medication of any kind).

The one room house is insulated, clean and comfortable. It has beautiful white ash flooring, and ceiling, and black walnut walls, milled from logs on our sawmill. There is a nice wooden kitchen table and chairs in front of a picture window for you to catch sight of some deer, turkeys, fox, or even a bald eagle. The kitchen is inside the cabin, with a sink, supplies, propane stovetop and counter space.

A homemade solar bucket shower is a highlight! A black bucket can be placed in the sun to provide 5 gallons of water for a couple of warm showers per filling. Enjoy a private, off-grid, bucket shower experience, surrounded by trees and sunshine!

This is a semi-rustic, secluded experience. The outhouse is about 30 feet from the cabin. We provide toilet paper, but you will need to bring your own hand sanitizer. We will provide well water for cooking, showers, and cleaning. You will need to bring bottled water for drinking.

PETS ARE WELCOME for $10/night - Please see our pet policy under "Other things to note."

CELL Service - No WIFI is provided, but there is a cell tower on a neighboring farm so Verizon and ATT have strong signals. We have heard mixed results about T-Mobile.

NO FORGAGING - We practice sustainable forest farming practices. This means that we maintain and protect edible and medicinal plant species such as mushrooms and wild herbs. These plants are very susceptible to over-harvesting, and it takes a lot of care to maintain their viability. Because of our many guests, just a few foragers here and there can easily wipe out an entire colony. For that reason we ask that you do not pick any wild mushrooms or wild herbs during your stay. Feel free to collect creek stones, beach glass, wildflowers, black berries, black raspberries, etc. But please, no wild plant foraging. We will assess a $50 fee for violating this policy. Thanks.

COVID19 VIRUS - We are fully vaccinated against the COVID virus. In accordance with CDC guidelines we do not wear masks while outside, but will respect the wishes of our guests regarding social distancing during interactions.

Because of the unique nature of our properties - isolated tiny homes with minimal human contact, we believe we can continue to provide safe and enjoyable stays for our guests. However in order to operate responsibly we abide by the Airbnb safety guidelines.

1. All tiny homes will be left vacant for a minimum of 24 hours before a new guest arrives.
2. Guests will be asked to either walk or drive their own vehicles (high clearance AWD) to their tiny home. (We are OK with you riding in the ATV if you feel comfortable doing so). We can transport luggage in our ATV.
3. Bedding: We provide mattresses, mattress covers, comforter, and pillows. Guests should bring their own sheets, pillow cases, towels, and/or sleeping bags. (Freshly washed linens can be provided if you let us know in advance. There is a $25 fee per bed for freshly washed sheets, pillow cases, and two bath towels).
4. We will thoroughly clean each tiny house according to CDC guidelines as prescribed by Airbnb.

Onde você vai dormir

Quarto 1
1 cama queen, 1 sofá-cama

O que esse lugar oferece

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Permitido animais
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Onde você estará

Wellsburg, West Virginia, Estados Unidos

We are located on Redbud Hill Farm, one mile from Bethany, WV, home to Bethany College. The small town has a throw-back general store that has been owned for generations. They have everything you would expect in a well-stocked general store. The college has tennis courts, a swimming pool, raquetball court, fitness center, and library, which are available to the public. (NOTE: COVID may limit the use of college facilities).

Oglebay Park is a 20 minute drive. Wheeling is 30 minutes.

Downtown Pittsburgh is a one hour drive.

Day trips can include a Moundsville Prison Tour (45 minutes), zip lining at GrandVue Park (45 minute drive), downtown Pittsburgh (60 minutes). Great historic dining at Drover's Inn (15 minutes). The immediate local area isn't brimming with culture, though Bethany College (1 mile) and West Liberty University (5 miles) often offer unique musical, athletic, and arts events.

Your main purpose for coming here will most likely be to enjoy the quiet solitude of the cabin, hiking the peaceful woods, and maybe an outing on Buffalo Creek.

Hospedado por Jim And Jo Ellen

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Jo Ellen and Jim have three sons, four daughters, two daughter-in laws, and six grandchildren. We built our home and the three tiny houses that we currently have for rent. Jo Ellen is a great gardener and will be happy to share fruits and vegetables that are in season. She enjoys greeting guests with her warm smile and welcoming them to the cabin. Jim owns a sawmill and built our cabins from trees on our property. He is also a retired art professor and likes to produce maple syrup and sculptures out of metal and wood.
Jo Ellen and Jim have three sons, four daughters, two daughter-in laws, and six grandchildren. We built our home and the three tiny houses that we currently have for rent. Jo Ellen…

Durante sua estadia

We have raised seven children. Two are still at home. The older ones have ventured all over the world, sometimes living for extended periods in countries like Spain, Mexico, Cyprus, Morocco, Jordan, France, Dominican Republic, Ireland, Japan, Costa Rica, South Korea, and Bahrain. We like to meet interesting, adventurous people who love life, the arts, traveling, and generally being nice people.

This is a place for quiet reflection and artistic pursuits, not a party shack to make a lot of noise and mess. We will be happy to get you situated and make your stay as pleasant as possible. Our daughter Rosalie is a renowned West Virginia professional artist, and some of her work can be found around the cabin, as well as works from Jim and other artists.

This quote from Thoreau's 'Walden' is a good way to begin thinking about your time here:

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.”
We have raised seven children. Two are still at home. The older ones have ventured all over the world, sometimes living for extended periods in countries like Spain, Mexico, Cyprus…

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Check-in: 15:00 - 21:00
Checkout: 11:00
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Animais de estimação são permitidos

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