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

By The Brook Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $199.00      

By The Brook

Chalet Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $165.00      

Chalet

Evergreen Cabin Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $199.00      

Evergreen Cabin

Lakeside Refuge Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $550.00      

Lakeside Refuge

Mirror Lake Inn Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $335.00      

Mirror Lake Inn

Mountainaire Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $229.00      

Mountainaire

Mountaineer Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $179.00      

Mountaineer

Northwoods F8, Bear Foot Inn Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $149.00      

Northwoods F8, Bear Foot Inn

Orsinger's Barn Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $349.00      

Orsinger's Barn

Silver Fox Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $199.00      

Silver Fox

Spruce Haven Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $220.00      

Spruce Haven

Uncle Wade's Cabin Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $249.00      

Uncle Wade's Cabin

Valley Splendor Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $189.00      

Valley Splendor

Valley View Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $199.00      

Valley View

Cardinal Crest Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $199.00      

Cardinal Crest

Cardinal Haus Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $189.00      

Cardinal Haus

Aspen Knoll 6, Mountain Serenity Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $249.00      

Aspen Knoll 6, Mountain Serenity

Deerfield Village 078, Mountaineers Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $179.00      

Deerfield Village 078, Mountaineers

Deerfield Village 079, D'Bears Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $179.00      

Deerfield Village 079, D'Bears

Northface 17, Abundant Blessings Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $199.00      

Northface 17, Abundant Blessings

Ole Fezziwig's Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $220.00      

Ole Fezziwig's

Northface 35, Stowaway Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $229.00      

Northface 35, Stowaway

Northwoods B6, The Basebox Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $159.00      

Northwoods B6, The Basebox

Tiny Peace of Zen Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $149.00      

Tiny Peace of Zen

Winterhaven 69, Appause Wetu Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $299.00      

Winterhaven 69, Appause Wetu

Wildlife Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $199.00      

Wildlife

WoodHaven Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $199.00      

WoodHaven

Deerfield Village 41, Eagle's Retreat Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $189.00      

Deerfield Village 41, Eagle's Retreat

Styxneste Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $159.00      

Styxneste

Deerfield Village 109, Red Spruce Retreat Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $179.00      

Deerfield Village 109, Red Spruce Retreat

Almost Heaven Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $220.00      

Almost Heaven

Eagle's Nest Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $149.00      

Eagle's Nest

Blackwater Punch, Herzwood D204 Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $149.00      

Blackwater Punch, Herzwood D204

Timberbrook Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $219.00      

Timberbrook

Beaver's Den Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $139.00      

Beaver's Den

Casa Sierra Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $149.00      

Casa Sierra

Das Marchenhaus Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $159.00      

Das Marchenhaus

Deer Creek Cottage Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $149.00      

Deer Creek Cottage

Red Door Roost Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $189.00      

Red Door Roost

Snow Oaks Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $189.00      

Snow Oaks

THISISIT Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $179.00      

THISISIT

Zen Too Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $149.00      

Zen Too

Alpine Vista Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $199.00      

Alpine Vista

Happy Cow Hideaway Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $159.00      

Happy Cow Hideaway

Hickory House Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $499.00      

Hickory House

Salty Peaks Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $149.00      

Salty Peaks

Huckleberry Hideaway Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $159.00      

Huckleberry Hideaway

Riverside Retreat Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $550.00      

Riverside Retreat

Safe Haven Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $159.00      

Safe Haven

Mountain Glory Cabin Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $350.00      

Mountain Glory Cabin

Leaf Peeper's Chalet Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $250.00      

Leaf Peeper's Chalet

Driftland Cabin Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $250.00      

Driftland Cabin

Bobolink Cabin Bed & Breakfast Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $170.00      

Bobolink Cabin Bed & Breakfast

Bear Brook Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $165.00      

Bear Brook

By The Brook Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $199.00      

By The Brook

Chalet Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $165.00      

Chalet

Evergreen Cabin Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $199.00      

Evergreen Cabin

Lakeside Refuge Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $550.00      

Lakeside Refuge

Mirror Lake Inn Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $335.00      

Mirror Lake Inn

Mountainaire Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $229.00      

Mountainaire

Mountaineer Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $179.00      

Mountaineer

Northwoods F8, Bear Foot Inn Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $149.00      

Northwoods F8, Bear Foot Inn

Orsinger's Barn Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $349.00      

Orsinger's Barn

Silver Fox Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $199.00      

Silver Fox

Spruce Haven Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $220.00      

Spruce Haven

Uncle Wade's Cabin Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $249.00      

Uncle Wade's Cabin

Valley Splendor Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $189.00      

Valley Splendor

Valley View Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $199.00      

Valley View

Cardinal Crest Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $199.00      

Cardinal Crest

Cardinal Haus Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $189.00      

Cardinal Haus

Aspen Knoll 6, Mountain Serenity Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $249.00      

Aspen Knoll 6, Mountain Serenity

Deerfield Village 078, Mountaineers Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $179.00      

Deerfield Village 078, Mountaineers

Deerfield Village 079, D'Bears Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $179.00      

Deerfield Village 079, D'Bears

Northface 17, Abundant Blessings Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $199.00      

Northface 17, Abundant Blessings

Ole Fezziwig's Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $220.00      

Ole Fezziwig's

Northface 35, Stowaway Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $229.00      

Northface 35, Stowaway

Northwoods B6, The Basebox Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $159.00      

Northwoods B6, The Basebox

Tiny Peace of Zen Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $149.00      

Tiny Peace of Zen

Winterhaven 69, Appause Wetu Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $299.00      

Winterhaven 69, Appause Wetu

Wildlife Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $199.00      

Wildlife

WoodHaven Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $199.00      

WoodHaven

Deerfield Village 41, Eagle's Retreat Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $189.00      

Deerfield Village 41, Eagle's Retreat

Styxneste Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $159.00      

Styxneste

Deerfield Village 109, Red Spruce Retreat Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $179.00      

Deerfield Village 109, Red Spruce Retreat

Almost Heaven Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $220.00      

Almost Heaven

Eagle's Nest Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $149.00      

Eagle's Nest

Blackwater Punch, Herzwood D204 Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $149.00      

Blackwater Punch, Herzwood D204

Timberbrook Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $219.00      

Timberbrook

Beaver's Den Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $139.00      

Beaver's Den

Casa Sierra Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $149.00      

Casa Sierra

Das Marchenhaus Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $159.00      

Das Marchenhaus

Deer Creek Cottage Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $149.00      

Deer Creek Cottage

Red Door Roost Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $189.00      

Red Door Roost

Snow Oaks Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $189.00      

Snow Oaks

THISISIT Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $179.00      

THISISIT

Zen Too Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $149.00      

Zen Too

Alpine Vista Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $199.00      

Alpine Vista

Happy Cow Hideaway Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $159.00      

Happy Cow Hideaway

Hickory House Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $499.00      

Hickory House

Salty Peaks Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $149.00      

Salty Peaks

Huckleberry Hideaway Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $159.00      

Huckleberry Hideaway

Riverside Retreat Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $550.00      

Riverside Retreat

Safe Haven Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $159.00      

Safe Haven

Mountain Glory Cabin Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $350.00      

Mountain Glory Cabin

Leaf Peeper's Chalet Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $250.00      

Leaf Peeper's Chalet

Driftland Cabin Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $250.00      

Driftland Cabin

Bobolink Cabin Bed & Breakfast Thumbnail Image

     Starting at $170.00      

Bobolink Cabin Bed & Breakfast