The cottage is located 1 mile from Pipestem State Park. We are 10 miles from the historic railroad town of Hinton WV and 32 miles from Winterplace Ski Resort.
Overall, we had a terrific stay! The house is exactly as advertised - it's quaint, roomy, clean, and very quiet. Kitchen is fully functional, bedrooms are large and comfortable, family room is spacious, internet/cable worked without a (URL HIDDEN) issues with the house whatsoever. We did almost pass right by the driveway to the house - keep your eye out for the open (somewhat hidden) gate! This would easily get a five-star review from us, except that our hosts were delayed an hour in meeting us at the house upon arrival. Having spent the entire day driving to get there, this was really disappointing. Obviously, these things sometimes happen, and John was apologetic...but it still didn't change the fact that we had to kill time for an hour with a couple of stir crazy kids. Not the end of the world, of course, but not ideal. Nevertheless, the house fit our needs perfectly, and we would definitely stay there again, without hesitation! Next time, we'll remember the coffee and the bath soap (two things that we had to pick up after arrival - our fault, not theirs). :)
We had a wonderful stay at Yellow Pine Cottage! The house was out in the country- beautiful, clean, and spacious. Nice kitchen with large table, great for us to fix food and play games. Nice big porches to enjoy the outdoors! John greeted us at the end of the long driveway as that we arrived at night. His mother was there as well and welcomed us with freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. So sweet! They answered a few questions we had about the area. Check in and check out were easy. My family and I stayed for the weekend to ski at Winterplace (about 35-40 min drive) on Saturday and stopped by Pipestem State Park on Sunday. I definitely recommend staying here!!