Lodge, 7 Bedrooms + Den, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-22)
About John Grindley
I am a 4th generation West Virginian that wanted to build a remote Lodge near the National Forest.
Why John Grindley chose Hillsboro
We love the 'cool' temperatures of the mountains. We wanted property with no neighbors. We found it. Nearest neighbor 2 miles away. We began building in 1990, 4 years later we opened. Over the years we have made several improvements; more solar panels, hydro electric , trout pond, etc.. Love the WV mountains and you will too.
What makes this Lodge unique
Entirely Off the Grid; Solar, Hydro and Wind Power the Lodge. Adjacent to a vast National Forest & Trail System. Amazing stars at night. No bugs. Really. Sit on the deck without getting 'eaten alive' as visitors to other vacation destinations will tell you. Very unique lodging experience.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Any Swimming or Boating, in the Pond or Hot Tub, is 'At Your Own Risk', you therefore, will not Hold The Cranberry Mountain Lodge Liable.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
More Amazing than the listing says!
I did not realize the National Park was really in the backyard. We can hop on a trail right behind the backyard. It is also a trail maintained for mountain bikers, and we got to meet the folks maintaining the trail. Use MTB project app for that! We spent almost everyday swimming in the little pond. The kids loved finding newts in the pond. The view is phenomenal. We were there for 4th of July, and while super small and quiet, we could see about 5 different places doing fireworks that night, because your view is so expansive. The owner was just so amazing and attentive to details too! I also really enjoyed seeing all the off-grid stuff, and loved learning about it while I was there. The house is amazing, and so much room, skylights, lots of windows, just beautiful. There is also so much to do, we worried about that with our kids for a whole week, but the only times we left were when we were hiking on the trail in the backyard, which leads right to the nature museum/info center with live snakes, and lots of fun learning for the kids. Some of the things we brought to do weren't even opened, because we just didn't need it. The property was beautiful, well maintained, and just lovely. And the icing on the cake is having an owner who is so lovely and helpful, but we also didn't need the help, but we knew he was there. I could go on and on, but I think you get the picture - amazing place!!!
Fantastic home, great space for a large group, well equipped, beautiful views for miles.
A Get-Away-From-It-All kinda place!
Awesome place for our Thanksgiving family gathering!
This place had a killer view, spectacular sunrises, and starry nights to die for. The house was spacious and comfy, with plenty of beds and bathrooms for our retreat group. We will visit again! Thanks, John!
The property was perfect!!!!
PROS: We loved everything about the property. The open spaces made it very easy for our party of 20 to spread out but still be all together. John thought of everything by including extra blankets for those who get cold easily and fans for those who are hot natured. There are also TWO refrigerators in the kitchen!!!!
CONS: My cousin was so very disappointed that the hot tub couldn’t be used after she spent so much time cleaning it. All of the joints were leaking, so it could hold enough water to run it.
The driveway could use a few loads of gravel to fill in what the recent rains washed away. It’s pretty rough.
We spent a long weekend at the lodge (it was our second visit). The scenery is spectacular, and the hiking trails are excellent. The lodge is very spacious and comfortable. Great for families.
sledding,equestrian events,freshwater fishing,hunting big game,whitewater rafting,hunting small game,paddle boating,paddle boating,bird watching,churches,pond,forest,waterfalls,caves,