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Berkana and the Cottage

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Sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms. No pets allowed.

682 Bobcat Road 39 Blackwater Canaan Valley, WV 26260 United States

When researching the word Berkana, I discovered it is a rune believed to have magical powers. The rune Berkana represents everything from birch trees and romance to healing and rebirth. It all seemed a little mysterious to me, but then I visited the property and I have to admit, it became much clearer. This incredible rental property is hidden on 14 acres of magical mountain property. Outside there are woods to explore and places to hike, ponds and streams to reflect by, and even a labyrinth that provides the perfect maze for contemplation and meditation. Extensive decking connects the house to nature in an almost mystical way that brings the outdoors to you. The main house offers an open floor plan with a generous kitchen, ample dining area and comfortable living room that features a large stone fireplace. Enjoy WIFI, cable TV and unlimited long distance. The guest house adds two more bedrooms, another full + half bath, a lovely living space and well-equipped kitchenette. Suddenly Berkana becomes the perfect spot for friends and family to gather. Berkana's charming guest house also offers a flat screen TV, gas fireplace, breakfast nook and more. Please note: the guest house can only be rented in conjunction with the main house. Access to the garage is not included with the rental of one or both. Online pricing for both houses is accurate.

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Rooms and Amenities
Property Type Cottage, 2 story
Unit Code 682BCR+C
Beds 3 queen beds, 2 twin beds
Bathrooms 3.5 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 8
Pets No pets allowed.
Standard Amenities children welcome, Minimum Age Limit for Renters, Enhanced cleaning practices, Clean with disinfectant, No-contact check-in and check-out
Kitchen Full Kitchen, Kitchenette, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware
Living Ceiling Fans, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Fireplace, Gas Fireplace, WIFI, Non Smoking Property
Outdoor Deck, Balcony, Gas Grill, Hot Tub
Geographic Secluded, Wooded, Timberline Gated Community, Close to Skiing, Hiking
Entertainment Cable TV, CD Player, DVD Player, Stereo System, Multiple TV's
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Average Vacation Rental Rating (Based on 16 reviews)

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100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

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  • Berkana

    Stayed 7 days ending in November, 2021

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    James A from Charleston, WV recommends this vacation rental

    Struggled with water availability.

    Cleanliness/Housekeeping seems improved over previous years

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  • Good experience

    Stayed 2 days ending in February, 2021

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    a guest from Charleston, WV recommends this vacation rental

    had a little trouble getting the doors to latch, but likely because 2 feet of snow had fallen. Other than that, everything was great.

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  • Dreamy Setting

    Stayed 7 days ending in December, 2020

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    Theresa G from Huntsville , TX recommends this vacation rental

    Beautiful Setting, perfect for our family's Christmas Vacation. The second cottage is perfect if you have a large family or group, nice to have the extra space.
    We will definitely be back! Thank you for the opportunity for us to share your Berkana Home.

    • Manager Responded on 1/26/2021

      Christmas at Berkana and the Cottage sounds amazing! Thank you for your review we hope you had a wonderful holiday here in Canaan Valley!

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  • Berkana Thanksgiving 2020

    Stayed 3 days ending in November, 2020

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    Nathalie C from Bethesda, MD recommends this vacation rental

    We were two families to enjoy that property over the Thanksgiving week-end. Between the main house and the cottage we were able to divide that bedrooms easily and conveniently, leaving freedom to the teenagers.
    Both houses are cosy and welcoming and the main house offers spectacular views to the woods. It was very quiet.
    The only downside of that property is the no so well equipped kitchen: more pots and pans could fill the kitchen. Also, providing more dishwasher pods than only 1 per days should be a plus.
    But overall, we all had a wonderful stay and will certainly try to book that place again.

    • Manager Responded on 1/26/2021

      Nathalie, Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Berkana and the Cottage and we will certainly take your suggestions in to account. We can't wait to have you back!

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  • Fun Family Retreat

    Stayed 7 days ending in October, 2020

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    Tara H from Elizabeth, WV recommends this vacation rental

    We enjoyed our stay at Berkana and the Cottage. I have stayed all over that mountain in twenty or more houses as we've been retreating there for 25 years. Berkana suited us well. The porch is relaxing, the kitchen is accommodating, we slept well in the beds. I did stock the kitchen with some dish cloths, towels, and a skillet. BUT I usually leave something at every home. However, Berkana, was not in need like most as we cook our meals. We have big breakfast, little lunch, and nice dinner. Berkana was clean and refreshing. The cottage was very accommodating just the same. I would recommend this rental to any family. The outside porch had nice furniture and the hot tub was pleasant under the stars.

    • Manager Responded on 12/28/2020

      Thank you Tara for the great review of Berkana and the Cottage! So glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you back next year!

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  • Serene Getaway

    Stayed 3 days ending in August, 2020

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    a guest from Arlington, VA recommends this vacation rental

    Our family very much enjoyed our time at this cabin. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped, and there were games and books to keep everyone entertained on a particularly rainy day. The kids were excited to go fishing at the nearby lake, and caught (and released) several large-mouth bass. The outside grilling & dining area was a huge hit.

    • Manager Responded on 8/12/2020

      Berkana is in a great location! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Please come back and see us again!

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  • We Beat the Heat!

    Stayed 5 days ending in July, 2020

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    David C from Charleston, West Virginia recommends this vacation rental

    This was a great place for a WV "staycation" and to beat the summer heat. Location is exceptionally peaceful and quiet and the deck is one of the nicest I've seen in timberline. The kitchen is a little dated looking but everything worked well and appreciated having a gas range. Minor issues would be missing fire pit (shown in photos) and could use a few more pieces of deck furniture (although what was there looked new and was quite nice). Also, there is not a second hot tub located on porch of the Cottage despite what the photos show. Bottom line: Would stay here again.

    • Manager Responded on 8/10/2020

      Thank you for your review on Berkana and the Cottage. So sorry about the few disappointments, i guess we need to update the photos there! We appreciate your feedback, it makes us aware of some things we have overlooked. We hope you had a great stay and please come back and see us again!

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  • Back to Nature

    Stayed 4 days ending in May, 2020

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    Jane B from Bethel Park, PA recommends this vacation rental

    We stayed at Berkana and the Cottage during the pandemic. What a peaceful and relaxing location! We didn't see another person for the whole four days! The walks through the wooded property, relaxing in the hot tub or on the beautiful deck, eating outside and hiking in the Timberline community were all just what we needed. Berkana is spacious and well equipped, with kitchen appliances, games, gas grill, etc, and The Cottage, although it only has a kitchenette, is tastefully decorated and fitted,and my daughter and her young family felt as though they were actually part of the woods. Every day was a nature study for my 4 year old grandson, with newts, toads, birds and frogs all around the area. Some of the photos really don't do the properties justice, particularly those of the Cottage. I would heartily recommend the property and hope to return one day.

    • Manager Responded on 6/4/2020

      Thank you for the great review of Berkana! Hope to see you again for another great stay with Best of Canaan!

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  • Beautiful, Tranquil, Perfectly Located

    Stayed 3 days ending in December, 2018

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    Dana L from Miami shores, FL recommends this vacation rental

    We came up for a long weekend with friends from DC, so my 5 year old could experience snow (we are from Miami). Berkana is located- 15 minutes from the Cannaan Ski Resort where we went snow tubing and skiing (a really great ski spot- super friendly!). The drive to and from Berkana was delightful as it wound through the country side where we caught glimpses of deer everywhere. The property of Berkana is incredible-- very peaceful and beautiful complete with some nice hiking trails. Loved the gong and the hot tub of the deck-- nice touch! The space in the main house was very spacious and great for entertaining, cooking, and lounging around. The house was relatively clean, but could use a solid deep cleaning.
    We would definitely come back.

    • Manager Responded on 8/23/2019

      We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here in the beautiful WV mountains. It is a wonderful place to enjoy some hiking and wildlife. Thank you for planning your Canaan Valley lodging with Best of Canaan. We hope you will come back and see us!

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  • Wonderful

    Stayed 4 days ending in April, 2017

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    a guest from Centreville, VA recommends this vacation rental

    What a place, perfect for relaxation and enjoying time with family

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  • Great stay

    Stayed 3 days ending in January, 2017

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    Constantine C from Alexandria, VA recommends this vacation rental

    Had a great time, plenty of room, fully stocked with everything you might need.

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  • Great Vacation Spot

    Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2016

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    a guest from Newport News, VA recommends this vacation rental

    2nd year staying at Berkana and the Canaan Valley. Loved it all. Highly recommended. Only one minor critique - the labyrinth is being taken over by nature and unusable.

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  • wedding guest accomodations

    Stayed 4 days ending in September, 2014

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    Cindy S from Summersville, WV recommends this vacation rental

    the house was awesome and the staff at Best of Canaan were great to work with

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  • Reconnecting with family and myself

    Stayed 3 days ending in August, 2014

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    Alice G from Clarksburg, WV recommends this vacation rental

    This vacation was to celebrate a birthday which we did, but what it ended up being was to unwind and enjoy the beauty of this property. So peaceful and my college aged child thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommend, will be back again. The property was in a great location with a awesome deck that is in need of weatherproofing, the beautiful siding doors could not be used due to condition of the screen doors, and one wall in the living room area has issues. The hot tub, (jets worked poorly, but hot and relaxing still) and the firepit outside and the fireplace inside were outstanding. But still the location and the overall condition made it one of the nicest vacations that I have been on.

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  • 3rd year in a row

    Stayed 3 days ending in January, 2014

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    Chad S from Huntington, WV recommends this vacation rental

    This is my favorite place to stay when in the area, love the location and everything about the house. I've stayed there 3 years in a row on our yearly ski trip and as long as it's for rent I'll continue to. I highly recommend it for the full "getaway" experience.

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  • Berkana in the snow

    Stayed 4 days ending in January, 2014

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    a guest from Vienna, VA recommends this vacation rental

    The icy conditions were very difficult on our cars so in the future please tell the winter renters this property is VERY far from the main road.

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