There Are Less Worries When Walking – An Interview with Trina C

Aug 18, 2018

Trina C. from Morgantown took some time on the phone with us to share the amazing time that she had vacationing with her family in Canaan Valley. Trina won the trip as part of a silent auction benefit event and was able to escape to the mountains with her family in January of this past winter. Celebrating her husband’s 60th birthday was just the right reason to get away.

Trina, her husband, adult children and significant others, and her parents spent three days in the Canaan Valley area, specifically, in the Starry Nights home located in the Winterset community. The home is a well-appointed 5 bedroom and 4 bath home that sleeps 12.

Over the course of a long winter weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) the family lounged in the hot tub, made a family dinner each evening, and spread out across the house for space and time to watch the 8 separate TVs when they needed it.

This amazing getaway spent with those most important to her caused Trina to reflect on a few things:

There Are Less Worries When Walking

Since the Winterset Community is a ski-in / ski-out, the adult children (and their significant others) were able to walk to the ski slopes of the Winterset Ski Trail at Timberline Ski Resort. Being so close meant that the group could also back home for lunch. Having this midday check-in eased Trina’s mind and made for an enjoyable Saturday for her and her parents left relaxing at the house.

Dinner Tastes Better Together

There is nothing like taking the time to slow down, unwind and prepare meals together with the family. With the kitchen of this vacation rental having everything needed and more, Trina and her family were able to prepare lunches and three sit-down, no-phones, dinners together. Something about being surrounded with love makes a simple spaghetti meal taste amazing.

Dad is Actually Really Good at Pool

The games commence just before dinner! It was dad teaching the kids just how to put that certain spin on the ball and how to call the shots. Trina said that watching the kids spend time with their father was a lot of fun and several tournaments were held that weekend. Overall, the adults played against the children and dad’s team proudly took the W!

Inside Jokes Make the Very Best Memories

Trina told us that during a secluded getaway trip, the personalities really came out and the family created some inside jokes that you just had to be there to understand! This family trip was full of good times, especially with the grandparents Pa and Mang, that Trina will treasure for a long time. She was even smiling while she recounted the trip to us. Hopefully, the family will be able to make the time to have this be an annual family birthday celebration.

With kids and parents each going their own directions, it’s nice to have time together. Even if there isn’t a plan or an itinerary packed full for the weekend, a trip to Canaan Valley can be very enjoyable. No matter your family dynamic you’ll have good reflections from a getaway with us!

Bear Brook Thumbnail Image      Starting at $165.00      

Bear Brook

Bear's Den Thumbnail Image      Starting at $149.00      

Bear's Den

By The Brook Thumbnail Image      Starting at $210.00      

By The Brook

Chalet Thumbnail Image      Starting at $180.00      

Chalet

Evergreen Cabin Thumbnail Image      Starting at $220.00      

Evergreen Cabin

Fernbank West Thumbnail Image      Starting at $210.00      

Fernbank West

Glenverdant Thumbnail Image      Starting at $200.00      

Glenverdant

Lakeside Refuge Thumbnail Image      Starting at $499.00      

Lakeside Refuge

Mirror Lake Inn Thumbnail Image      Starting at $300.00      

Mirror Lake Inn

Mountain House Thumbnail Image      Starting at $200.00      

Mountain House

Mountainaire Thumbnail Image      Starting at $265.00      

Mountainaire

Mountaineer Thumbnail Image      Starting at $199.00      

Mountaineer

Orsinger's Barn Thumbnail Image      Starting at $270.00      

Orsinger's Barn

Our House Thumbnail Image      Starting at $210.00      

Our House

Silver Fox Thumbnail Image      Starting at $199.00      

Silver Fox

Spruce Haven Thumbnail Image      Starting at $210.00      

Spruce Haven

Uncle Wade's Cabin Thumbnail Image      Starting at $265.00      

Uncle Wade's Cabin

Valley Splendor Thumbnail Image      Starting at $200.00      

Valley Splendor

Valley View Thumbnail Image      Starting at $195.00      

Valley View

Winterset 12 Starry Nights Thumbnail Image      Starting at $330.00      

Winterset 12 Starry Nights

Peaceful Getaway Cabin Thumbnail Image      Starting at $149.00      

Peaceful Getaway Cabin

Cardinal Crest Thumbnail Image      Starting at $179.00      

Cardinal Crest

Cardinal Haus Thumbnail Image      Starting at $200.00      

Cardinal Haus

Buck Obsession Thumbnail Image      Starting at $295.00      

Buck Obsession

Winterset 19, Sara's Side Thumbnail Image      Starting at $250.00      

Winterset 19, Sara's Side

Aspen Knoll 6, Mountain Serenity Thumbnail Image      Starting at $265.00      

Aspen Knoll 6, Mountain Serenity

Deerfield Village 078, Mountaineers Thumbnail Image      Starting at $179.00      

Deerfield Village 078, Mountaineers

Deerfield Village 079 Thumbnail Image      Starting at $179.00      

Deerfield Village 079

Deerfield Village 122 Thumbnail Image      Starting at $179.00      

Deerfield Village 122

Northface 17, Abundant Blessings Thumbnail Image      Starting at $210.00      

Northface 17, Abundant Blessings

Ole Fezziwig's Thumbnail Image      Starting at $249.00      

Ole Fezziwig's

Northface 35, Stoweaway Thumbnail Image      Starting at $250.00      

Northface 35, Stoweaway

Northwoods B6, The Basebox Thumbnail Image      Starting at $159.00      

Northwoods B6, The Basebox

SS16, Larkwood Lodge Thumbnail Image      Starting at $299.00      

SS16, Larkwood Lodge

Tiny Peace of Zen Thumbnail Image      Starting at $149.00      

Tiny Peace of Zen

Winterhaven 69, Appause Wetu Thumbnail Image      Starting at $325.00      

Winterhaven 69, Appause Wetu

Snuggle Inn Thumbnail Image      Starting at $160.00      

Snuggle Inn

Wildlife Thumbnail Image      Starting at $199.00      

Wildlife

B5 Northwoods Thumbnail Image      Starting at $165.00      

B5 Northwoods

Red Creek Lodge Thumbnail Image      Starting at $165.00      

Red Creek Lodge

WoodHaven Thumbnail Image      Starting at $220.00      

WoodHaven

Mountain Near House Thumbnail Image      Starting at $260.00      

Mountain Near House

Robyn's Nest Thumbnail Image      Starting at $259.00      

Robyn's Nest

Rippling Waters Thumbnail Image      Starting at $210.00      

Rippling Waters

Deerfield Village 41 Thumbnail Image      Starting at $169.00      

Deerfield Village 41

Skier's View Thumbnail Image      Starting at $215.00      

Skier's View

Highland Retreat Thumbnail Image      Starting at $215.00      

Highland Retreat

Styxneste Thumbnail Image      Starting at $179.00      

Styxneste

Safe Haven Thumbnail Image      Starting at $165.00      

Safe Haven

Deerfield Village 109 Thumbnail Image      Starting at $150.00      

Deerfield Village 109

Almost Heaven Thumbnail Image      Starting at $220.00      

Almost Heaven

Eagle View Thumbnail Image      Starting at $199.00      

Eagle View

Eagle's Nest Thumbnail Image      Starting at $149.00      

Eagle's Nest

Herzwood D204 Thumbnail Image      Starting at $149.00      

Herzwood D204

Timberbrook Thumbnail Image      Starting at $240.00      

Timberbrook

Mountain Glory Cabin Thumbnail Image      Starting at $320.00      

Mountain Glory Cabin

Deerfield Village 41 Thumbnail Image      Starting at $169.00      

Deerfield Village 41

Orsinger's Barn Thumbnail Image      Starting at $270.00      

Orsinger's Barn

Bear Brook Thumbnail Image      Starting at $165.00      

Bear Brook