Family dining or friendly card games all take place right here!
Convenient garage makes loading and unloading easy.
Cozy loft for reading or napping.
Comfortable master bedroom.
Upstairs bedroom perfect for a family of four.
Upstairs twin bedroom.
Nestled in the trees and featuring fantastically large windows, Wald Haus is a nature lover's haven. Spring, summer and fall enjoy cool evenings relaxing or grilling on the deck. Winter will find families dining and unwinding by the fireplace. Wald Haus offers a full kitchen with lots of extras to make meal preparation an easy event. Enjoy cable TV or watch a DVD in either of the family rooms. Free WIFI is included with every rental. Hikers and mountain bikers will love the location and nearby access to Dolly Sods. Get away from it all and still have the convenience of home with an escape to Wald Haus. This home is pet friendly. Winter access to Wald Haus will require 4-wheel drive.
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Our second time there this year...
Bruce K. from Capon Bridge, WV recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2016 We liked Wald Haus so much last September that we decided to rent another week this summer. Just about any thing you might want is there--lots of kitchen stuff, 2 LED TV's, 2 DVD & VHS combo players, books and videos, wifi, completely stocked kitchen, plenty of nice linens, lovely gated deck (great for our 2 Weimeraners), two "living rooms", spotlighted driveway, LOTS of cut firewood, a huge garage in case of storms, etc. It is very clean, furnished in great taste, and just feels like you're borrowing a friend's home for a week. The only suggestion we can make is to have the back yard grass mowed. It was about 8" high both times we were there. Not a real problem for us (a retired couple), but if a family with children were to rent, it would provide them with a secure and fun play area when mowed. Of course, grass mowing in Timberline seems to be somewhat "Optional" for many of the units anyway.All and all, it is a great house, a great vacation value, and we plan to return there again. It is our new favorite in Timberline. As always, Best of Canaan rental staff is top-notch and super helpful.
Michael M. from Fairfax, VA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in January, 2016 The house was spacious and comfortable. It was immaculate and in perfect condition and readiness for us. Very well stocked--with plenty of kitchen tools, spices, cleaning equipment, towels, linens, firewood, etc. After having been in many rentals over the years and in many countries, this is the first house we would rent again. The owners clearly care about their home and keep it in great order and maintenance.
Sarah M. from Toledo, OH recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in October, 2015 This was a clean, private house near Timberline. It was nice to stay with the dog. No fenced yard if you need that. It was pretty big and the windows onto the woods were just great! I picked up some firewood at the grocery store; try to remember to do that before you get there. It was great having a fire after walking at the parks during the day. Unlike every other rental I've had from VRBO (around 15) there was no coffee, condiments, seed for the feeders or a light on anywhere when I came well after dark. I had notified the rental company I'd be late and they did give me good instructions and access to the keys from their office not too far away, though. It was no biggie, but those little touches make VRBO nicer than extended stay hotels. I'd recommend this unit to others. It's worth the price they're charging relative to the area.
Angela P. from Hurricane, WV recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in October, 2015 We loved Wald Haus! It was wonderfully furnished....the kitchen too! Beds were comfy. The deck was very nice. House was in a beautiful location. This house made us feel right at home! Cant go wrong staying here!!
Bruce K. from Capon Bridge, WV recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in September, 2015 We've rented six or more Timberline homes in the past few years (love the development and it trails!), and I have to say Wald Haus (OK, what does that name mean?) was one of the best.We somrtimes encounter malfunctioning appliances, less than desirable kitchen ware, poorly maintained property, etc. This is definitly not the case with Wald Haus. The owners left almost everything in place--and it is tastefully furnished. It feels like the owners just left and handed you the keys. We loved sitting out on the deck with the beautiful fall foliage, walking our two Weimaraners on the safe Timberline roads and trails, deciding which of the two TV rooms to settle into each evening, and using the well-kept BBQ. Thanks, Col. and Mrs. Bernaidi, for allowing us into your nice home. We certainly hope to return next year!BTW, a few reviewers said the furnishings were "dated." We do not agree at all. They house is well-kept and the furniture is perfect.
A guest from Pittsburgh, PA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2015 We have stayed in many homes on Old Timberline over the past 24 years.This was our first long weekend spent at Wald Haus. Since we travel with our furry companion, choices are limited. We prefer homes near the top with a view and in walking distance to the trails, however none were available to us. This home was very well suited for our group of 8 and we would definitely happily rent this home again upon return. The house set up is a bit strange with the master bedroom between the two living areas, but we managed that just fine. The living area with the hardwood floors on the corner is a delight! The TVs are new, which the younger crowd was delighted to see, so they are HDMI compatible, bring your chords to attach media. Wifi was off and on which is probably the case in all of the houses. We hiked a 8.8 mile trail from the top of Old Timberline, the longest day hike ever for us. It was wet, but gorgeous! Hiking trails for Dolly Sods are now available online. We fished in the lake, but not as much luck as usual. I saw some VERY LARGE fish, think river monster size, so perhaps it's being taken over by carp? This was also our first time renting from Best of Canaan.They were wonderful.
Property Manager Response: Response from Best of Canaan Thanks for taking time to tell us about your time at Wald Haus. It is a lovely setting and we are glad you enjoyed it. Please note that the WIFI should definitely have been on for your use. Although Internet speed here in the mountains is much slower than most folks are used to, it does work. Please don't ever hesitate to phone the office to report Internet problems. We will always do our best to help.
Joseph D. from Richmond Hill, Georgia recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in April, 2015 The chalet was an enjoyable stay. It is becoming a little dated and is need of some updates. The setting and area was wonderful.
CHIA-CHI H. from FAIRFAX, VA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in April, 2015 It's such a relaxing stay in the cabin. The property is well maintained and fully supplied. We will come back soon!
Forest B. from Reston, Virginia recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in March, 2015 we really enjoyed the Wald Haus. It was the right size for our 2 families- 4 adults and 4 children. The kitchen was outfitted for our breakfast/lunch/dinner preparing needs. The house was very clean. It was a very short 2 minute drive to Timberline Ski resort, which is why we were there. We did not have access to the garage, so we couldn't get to the firewood, but we didn't freeze because the house is equipped with baseboard heat.
William H. from Washington, WV recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in February, 2015 This was the 2nd time we stayed at the Wald Haus. It has become our home away from home. We stayed in the summer time and this winter to go snowboarding. Beautiful house!
Kevin B. from Severna Park, Maryland recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in January, 2015 This house was great! We have stayed at may houses in Canaan and this was one of our favorites--in fact we came home and booked this house again for spring break! We loved that they provided seeds and nuts to feed the squirrels. This house was extremely clean and well appointed. Being able to bring our dog is a plus! Can't wait to go back in a few months!
A guest from Spring Valley, OH recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in January, 2015 Our stay was great in this home. The home furnishings are a little outdated, we were aware if that from the previous reviews. The home was clean and had plenty of space for 8 people(4 adults &4 kids). The kids enjoyed just playing outside around tin the home, it's beautiful. Thank you for allowing us to bring our labradoodle dog also, it was nice to see his smiling face when we returned from skiing. This home is not too far from Timberline. It is not within walking distance, but we drove back to eat lunch at the house, about 2 miles. And the rental office was very helpful with info!!
A guest from Newport News, Virginia recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2014 The home was very comfortable, with beautiful woodsy outdoor surroundings. The kitchen was very well equipped and all in good working order. The Best of Canaan management was very responsive when needed and we very much appreciated them mailing the new tshirt we left in the dryer.
A guest from Nitro, WV recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in July, 2014 This is a great home and in an excellent location. It was very clean and in top shape. Having two living room areas allowed our family to enjoy a room for the adults and a room for the kids. It's a quiet and peaceful setting. Our dogs could roam on the large decking which was totally fenced in. The kitchen had everything one could ask for. The house is a little outdated but everything was exceptionally clean. The one living area with full glass walls created an atmosphere of being outside all the time. Our family loved it.I certainly would stay there again.
John G. from Columbus, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2014 My wife and i stayed as a family with 2 young adult children and we all were amazed at how nice Wald Haus is. There was plenty of room, it was clean and well decorated. The wildlife was easy to spot, we fed 2 deer from the deck, they were in the yard below. The setting is very nice, trees provide nice privacy, the neighbors are not terribly close, that was great. We loved it!
A guest from Charlottesville, VA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in March, 2014 Our family (including our dog) had a wonderful stay at Wald Haus. It was in great shape although not super fancy. We loved the fire place and big windows. It had lots of games and puzzles. We really enjoyed the creek too. We would definitely stay there again.We did have one minor maintenance issue but Best of Canaan was very responsive and the staff very professional.
Alex B. from Bloomington, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in February, 2014 We all quite liked the Wald Haus. It had plenty of room, was very convenient to the ski resorts, and contained plenty of blankets, pots & pans, and everything else we could need in our stay. It wasn't particularly new or up-to-date but it was well kept-up and comfortable. The sleds in the garage and the wood-burning fireplace were very fun. I recommend it to anyone who wants a large comfortable place out in Canaan Valley. Although on a map it looks like it is kind of close to other houses, the property is really quite large and full of trees so it feels more like you are alone in a forest.
Colleen C. from Pittsburgh, PA recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in October, 2013 We had a wonderful weekend at Wald Haus! The setting is fabulous and the home itself is very cool. The hardwood floored living room was my favorite room in the house. Serenity. We would love to come back!
A guest from McHenry, MD recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in August, 2013 Home was well equipped. Really liked wooden setting. The home needed carpets cleaned and deep clean, the day to day cleaning was fine.
Tracy and Brett H. from Pataskala, Ohio recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2013 This house was so enjoyable. The large deck was beautiful. My favorite thing was to sit on the deck with a cup of coffee and wait for the deer to show up in the yard. At night, we turned on the deck light and there was a raccoon eating out of the bird feeder. He put on quite a show for us most nights. With 2 living rooms, everybody could spread out if they wanted to. And even though it was July, we had a few fires at night in the fireplace to take the chill off. The area is beautiful for mountain biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking. As usual, we really hated to leave at the end of the week.
Jan S. from Cambridge, OH recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in June, 2013 The propery was NOT as described--it was so much MORE!! The family & our dogs loved it!! Such a relaxing place inside & on the deck, with the gate on the deck we were able to let the dogs run free. No one had to wait on the bathroom, or had to share a TV. BEST of CANAAN was such a awesome group to deal from the time we were making reservations until after we were home. Had to leave early due to my dog getting a pinched nerve--I thought it was something worse and feared the worse--The staff followed up on my dogs condition and was so prompt in sending something I forgot. The ONLY thing that could be added to WALD HAUS is a hot tub--which we knew from the start they didn't have. Stayed in several rentals & dealt with different Realties this Rental & Best of Canaan has been the best all around. The view--pure nature--was what I wanted & needed. Will be working with BEST OF CANAAN for vacation next year.
Scott C. from Charleston, WV recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in June, 2013 Our family had a great time staying at Wald Haus in Canaan Valley. The house and its location were perfect and the Best of Canaan staff were courteous and professional. We will definitely be back!
Roberta R. from New Martinsville, WV recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in March, 2013 The only way this trip could have been better was if we could have had a few more days. Everything was wonderful, from the beautiful home inside to the beautiful outside. the home was stocked with even bird seed and food for the squirrels. Everything worked well with our elderly family and the dog enjoyed the lovely walks. I couldn't have wished for more and I hope we can return again (and again). Thanks for everything.
Wald Haus is a perfect place for friends to getaway
A guest from gaithersburg, maryland recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in January, 2013 This house is really great and I would definitely recommend it to other renters. The check in and check out process was easy. I came with 8 adults and there was plenty of space. Its about a 2 minute drive to Timberline Ski and a 5 minute drive to Canaan Valley Ski. The fireplace was great after the slopes and the house was stocked with enough firewood to last for days. The kitchen was nice and well stocked. I loved the deck and the floor to ceiling windows looking out from the living room.The driveway is a bit steep and the roads can be icy, so they are serious about the 4 wheel drive requirement, but I found from experience that if there are members of your group driving separately with no 4 wheel drive, there is a parking lot by the main gate (but they will have to be picked up and driven to the actual house).The only thing that I did not like about this house was the decor, but I suppose that is just personal preference.
Just Awesome! We had a great time just being with nature!
Lynn R. from Chantilly, VA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in November, 2012 During our visit, we saw deer, racoon and wild turkeys right in our back yard! Loved just relaxing with the fireplace and enjoying being with nature. Even got snow! Thank you!
A guest from Charleston, WV recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in October, 2012 This place has GREAT windows and huge deck. If you're looking for a comfortable, attractive and roomy place on a private wooded lot, this is it.
Matthew G. from St. Louis, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in October, 2012 We just got back from a week at Wald Haus. It's a beautiful, private property on a heavily treed hillside. Convenient to Canaan Valley SP or Refuge (10 min), Davis, Thomas, Blackwater Falls SP (25 min), Dolly Sods (40 min) and more. Everything was essentially as described, except we initially had no internet service (resolved quickly after mentioning it to the folks in the office). Home is clean and comfortable. Looking forward to returning in the winter.
Michael R. from Glenshaw, PA recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in September, 2012 Great central location for visiting area sites. Our dogs loved watching the deer and turkey from the floor-to-ceiling windows as well as the deck. I only wish we could have let them run around, but the long hikes during the day wore them out well enough.Enjoyed relaxing and reading in the "den" while the wife watched her soaps in the living room.
Arzu A. from Springfield, Virginia recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2012 We had a group of eight friends staying at the Wald Haus and had an amazing time! We trailered our bikes there to ride WV roads and due to the location we couldn't get the trailer down the driveway - but it was no problem. The guards were happy to let us place the trailer at the gate; can't ask for better security than that. Donna and her team are beyond professional and accommodating - they helped with check-in and check-out to the needs of our schedule and are more like friends than just property managers. The house itself was spacious, secluded and calm - perfect getaway for up to 8 people. We will definitely come back every Summer!
Joseph W. from Orlando, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2012 We really enjoyed our stay and felt like the rental for the week was a great deal. The property is situated in the woods, which we really enjoyed. It did not have a mountain view, but we have found in the past that a high elevation meant a long drive every time you leave and come back to the property. We found this location perfect for us.Since we arrived in the evening and left early, we never personally met the property management company. It did feel a little odd using the convenience store next door for key drop off and pick up.
Fran V. from Reston, VA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in June, 2012 I've already given your name to several friends. You should be hearing from them soon. I will be booking another vacation next month with you. Not many rental companies would move a renter at midnight when the electrical power went out in our part of the mountain. Thank you again, you all are tterrific.
Jerry N. from Blissfield, MI recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in May, 2012 It was awesome! We will definitely be coming back either this fall for the fall colors or in the winter for skiing. Thank you so much for everything. I will be contacting you to reserve again.
A guest from Jane Lew, WV recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in February, 2012 Realty company was very professional and very accommodating. Really nice property to stay at. All u need to bring is clothes and food. Would highly recommend!
Jami T. from Gerrardstown, WV recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in February, 2012 This house was very accomodating to our large family! The fireplace was great after coming in off the slopes! Great time! Thanks!
A guest from Arlington, VA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in January, 2012 Second visit and love the house. Note you do need a 4-wheel drive or chains to get there if it snows though. Really.
Jenna L. from Columbus, OH recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in October, 2011 The management company was extremely helpful and courteous, above and beyond my expectations. The cabin was beautiful, had great views, and was very clean. The kitchen was fully equipped with every utensil you might need, and with the 24/7 security at the road entrance, I felt very safe staying here by myself. I will definitely be back!!!
Rick H. from Eureka, illinois recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in September, 2011 House was wonderful, loved the privacy and the place was full of everything we needed, (linens, cooking utensils and such) Stay away from the little store by the gate very very very very expensive.
David M. from Springfield, VA recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in August, 2011 My family had a blast hanging out at this nice house. I'm not sure my little Jetta could have gotten up there in the winter, but in the summer it wasn't a problem at all.
Thank you for having a spare gas bottle, some TP and papertowels for starters.
Lisa S. from Alexandria, VA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in May, 2011 Fire place was wonderful. Beds were comfy, all the gadgets were in the kitchen! Nice to have WiFi. Nice place, good location.