Seclusion


Living Room


Loft with double bed

Just two hours from DC & Baltimore!
Near Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
within a 75 acre forest and wetland preserve.

(304) 754-9128

4678 Cherry Run Road
Hedgesville, WV 25427



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  About The O'Briens

Only a twenty minute drive from Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, O'Briens Cabin offers a secluded cabin on 75 acres of oak and pine forested nature preserve. Two miles of hiking trails, streams and a clean one acre pond are perfect for swimming, tubing and reflecting. Private, free pond ecotalk and guided nature trail walks are available.



Kitchen
A creatively owner built cabin has a living room, basic kitchen, bedroom with queen size bed, loft with double bed, full bathroom and deck, designed for couples, but can sleep four. On chilly nights, for the romantic, light up a woodstove with free firewood. For your added comfort there is also electric heat. An additional antique clawfoot tub on a deck surrounded by woods exemplifies the privacy. Towels, linens and cooking utensils are provided with complimentary coffee, tea and granola.


Bedroom with queen size bed

private retreats in Berkeley Springs West Virginia 
Clawfoot tub on deck

Suggested itinerary for a week's stay:

Monday ~ Nature walks on 2 miles of trails through forest, streams and gentle hills with Master Naturalist Kris. (Property trail maps available in cabin for self-guided walks.)

Tuesday
~ Relaxing soak in antique clawfoot bathtub on private deck with beautiful view. Bathing soap and amenities provided.

Wednesday
~ Swimming and tubing in clean, maintained acre-size pond with firm clay and shale bottom, private for guest use.

Thursday
~ Learn about organic gardening, herbs, edible wild plants with Master Naturalist Kris.

Friday
~ Tubing and canoe trips on scenic Potomac River.

Saturday
~ Tour Berkeley Springs with theater, antique shops, great restaurants, mineral baths, massages and special weekend activities in diverse art community.

Sunday
~ Hike on nearby access to C&O Canal Towpath along picturesque Big Pool to Fort Frederick State Park.

More
~ Evening swims under stargazing panorama, streams and pools for observing and reflecting, bike rentals on C&O Canal Towpath, 20,000 acre Sleepy Creek game preserve, Prospect Peak, Paw Paw Tunnel nearby.

Accommodations: Cabin with bath, kitchen, living room, bedroom with queen size bed and loft with double bed.
Amenities: Basic kitchen with pots, pans, utensils, and dishes, coffee percolator, toaster; woodstove with glass doors; firewood; towels and linens. Complimentary coffee, tea, milk and granola.

Rates: 2 night min:

2 weekend nights - $270, 2 people, 3rd + nights $100 plus tax

2 weekday nights - $220, 2 people, 3rd + nights $100 plus tax

Week – 7 nights - $670, 2 people plus tax

Note: Additional person $20 per night, 2 max.

Available: March through December.
Reservations: Recommended 4 weeks in advance for weekends, 2 weeks in advance for weekdays. Minimum stay is 2 nights on weekends. A 50% minimum deposit and personal checks accepted. Cancellations must be made 10 days or more in advance of arrival. No refunds within 10 days of reservation arrival time. Call (304) 754-9128 to book your stay.

Restrictions: Up to 2 children. No hunting. No smoking. No pets.

Recreation and Activities Swimming, tubing and hiking on property; canoeing, biking, hiking and fishing nearby. Guided ecological tours on property available free with two night stay.
Surrounding Attractions and Special Events: Berkeley Springs, the country's first spa: mineral baths, massages, great restaurants, antiquing, vintage Star Theatre, Ice House Art & Community Center, summer concert series in the state park. Sleepy Creek, a 20,000 acre wildlife preserve with hiking and 200 acre lake for boating and fishing. Historic C&O Canal, Rail Trail, Paw Paw Tunnel, Prospect Peak, canoe and bike rentals. The cabin is 1-1/2 miles from public access to Potomac River boating, swimming and fishing. For more information, visit the Berkeley Springs/Morgan County ecotourism page.

tubing in Berkeley Springs West Virginia
Acre size pristine pond


Ecotourism: is enjoyment of nature through education and conservation while protecting and enhancing local culture.

Education at O'Briens
Guests, at no charge, are welcome to share:
  • Guided nature identification walk with Kris O'Brien - birds, trees, shrubs, wildflowers, edible wild plants - on two miles of trails.
  • Pond ecology workshop and walk with Dave O'Brien (Sat or Sun at 10am)
  • Guide books, educational materials, maps and binoculars for self-guided walk
  • Solar panel energy informational talk with Dave at home.
Conservation at O'Briens
  • Solar energy powered home and cabin.
  • Recycle, reuse, reduce and buy green products.
  • Compost food scraps.
  • Renovation of Civil War era log house and 1906 farmhouse addition.
  • Feed wildlife with several hundred pounds of food, especially in winter.
  • Promote wild growth with native species instead of lawns.
  • No pesticides or herbicides in flower and vegetable gardens or forestry management.
  • Composting toilets in our home and pond bath house.
  • Property maintenance as nature preserve first and business second.
  • Participation in volunteer environmental work.

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