U S E R G U I D E
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SNOW / ICE IN THE WINTER MONTHS
Please be advised that we are located in a fairly remote area, and even the State roads are not always plowed and salted immediately. We strongly recommend 4WD vehicles when inclement weather is likely. The last mile is a well maintained gravel road, and during regular weather conditions, non-4WD vehicles have no issues with access, however, when there is ice or snow, access can be challenging. We do have a "snow plowing" service that plows when we get more than 4" of snow.
Check-in is any time after 4 pm
Check-out is by 10 am
You will need a Gate Code to access the community.
Access is via a door code - The Gate Code and the Door Code will be emailed to you the day before your arrival.
948 Twin Flower Ln
Capon Bridge, WV 26711
Owners: Stephen and Mary Bauer
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone - 410 802 7856
PLANNING YOUR TRIP
Mountainaire is a fully stocked Cabin. We have made every effort to provide all the basics, including:
Linens, pillows & blankets
Bath towels & pool towels
Fully equipped kitchen
Shampoo, conditioner, body wash & hand soap
Drip coffee maker, coffee filters provided
Nespresso machine (small pods)
Salt & pepper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar
Dish soap, dishwasher soap
Weber propane grill, grill tools provided
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Mountainaire does not provide any food items
Cling wrap, foil, storage bags
Coffee, nespresso pods (small pods)
The fridge does make ice, but we strongly recommend bringing extra ice
Please bring your own Netflix, Prime video, etc login's as you may need this if you wish to stream online content.
Be sure to bring your robe, especially in the winter, making it easier to shower before using the hot tub
If you do not see something specific mentioned, please ask, do not assume it is provided.
MOUNTAINAIRE is located in a community of 5 acre lots, where peace and the enjoyment of nature is of paramount importance to us, our guests and also our beloved neighbors. Our cabin is not a “PARTY HOUSE” and should not be considered if your intent is to pursue activities that produce excessive noise. We appreciate every effort to make your time at MOUNTAINAIRE an enjoyable one, while being respectful to our awesome community.
NO SMOKING inside the house or on the screened in porch
NO PARTIES OR EVENTS
NO OUTSIDE GUESTS OR VISITORS AT ANY TIME
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWD ON THE PROPERTY: amplified audio devices, portable speakers, noise makers, PA systems.
NO OPEN FLAMES
NEVER leave a fire unattended
NO EXCESSIVE NOISE after 10 pm or before 8 am
NO MOTORIZED RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
SWIM/HOTUB AT YOUR OWN RISK
NO GLASS in/around the plunge spa, the hot tub or the river
KEEP PETS OFF FURNITURE and leashed when outdoors
DO NOT flush feminine items down the toilet. We are on a septic system.
NO DISCHARGING of FIRE ARMS or FIREWORKS of any kind
When enjoying our community please respect the privacy of our neighbors and stick to the gravel roads, designated common areas and marked trails. We have provided a map of these areas in your welcome pack.
Please do not trespass on private property.
Because of our septic system, there is no garbage disposal. Our water is from our well and is perfectly safe to drink, but does have a high mineral content.. The water in the refrigerator door is additionally filtered and is recommended for drinking. If you find the ice maker cannot keep up with demand, we suggest brining additional use and storing it in the freezer or in the 2 ice chests located on the porch.
Is located on the main floor off of the dining room. Laundry detergent and bleach are provided for your use. Note: Mountainaire uses well water, and has a high mineral content that may cause discoloration on fabrics.
The master bathroom is equipped with a steam shower. Inside the shower you will see a control device and a button next to each other on the wall. No need to touch the left control device. Simply depress the round button on the right. After about 6 minutes, steam will begin entering the shower. It will automatically turn off after about 20 minutes. NOTE: AVOID CONTACT WITH STEAM DISPENSER, AS DIRECT CONTACT CAN CAUSE INJURY. USE THE STEAM SHOWER AT YOUR OWN RISK
Additional towels, toiletries:
We have stocked the beautiful armoire on the second floor with additional towels, bedding, and toiletries. Feel free to use them as needed.
IN THE EVENT OF A POWER OUTAGE
Mountainaire is equipped with a back up generator which should kick on immediately, restoring essential power. Additionally, there are flashlights under the sink in the kitchen.
Mountainaire has 4 fire extinguishers on our property for your safety. There are located:
1. under the kitchen sink
2. on the wall of the laundry room
3. next to the outdoor fireplace
4. on a tree adjacent to the firepit.
The thermostat for the air conditioning is located at the top of the stairs on the 2nd floor. To adjust the temperature, simply rotate the entire thermostat to the desired temperature. ALL OTHER thermostats only control heat, so they should not be used in the summer.
WINTER QUICK START WHEN ENTERING THE CABIN FOR THE 1ST TIME
leading to the basement closed, it will trap the heat in the core of the house and speed up warmth.
HEATING EXPLAINED IN DETAIL:
Mountainaire is equipped with 4 heat sources. On particularly cold winter days, we always use a combination of all 4 heat sources.
1.Main Forced Air Heat Pump
2.Radiant Heat Floors
3.Gas Fireplace in the basement
4.Wood Burning Fireplace in the Great Room
MAIN FORCED AIR HEAT PUMP
The thermostat located on the 2nd floor, directly at the top of the stairs controls the Heat Pump. To adjust the temperature, simply rotate the entire thermostat to the desired temperature.
RADIANT HEAT FLOORS
This is the primary heat source for the entire 1st floor The thermostat to control the 1st floor is located in the Master Bedroom. To adjust the temperature, simply rotate the entire thermostat to the desired temperature.
GAS FIREPLACE IN THE BASEMENT
This fireplace is the best way to keep the basement warm.
WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE IN THE GREAT ROOM
This is the best way to add heat to the main floor
COMMON HEATING TROUBLESHOOTING
1ST FLOOR IS TO COLD OR TO HOT
2ND FLOOR IS TO COLD OR TO HOT
BASEMENT IS TO COLD
Network name: MOUNTAINAIRE
PROJECTOR / MOVIES
In the basement, on the ceiling is a projector screen.
Above the red couch, there is a projector. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH THE PROJECTOR OR UNPLUG / PLUG IN ANY CABLES. THE PROJECTOR IS FINELY TUNED TO FIT THE SCREEN ETC, AND THE SLIGHTEST MOVEMENT WILL CAUSE MAJOR ALIGNMENT ISSUES.
There is an apple TV connected to the projector, which can be used to stream Netflix and Amazon Prime etc. For security/access purposes, you need to log into your own online content streaming accounts, and please remember to log out before you leave. We are not responsible for services/charges resulting from unauthorized access to your accounts.
NETFLIX / AMAZON PRIME INSTRUCTIONS:
You can stream from your apple device using AIRplay to the apple TV,
If using an android device, you can stream directly to the projector using Miracast or Ushare
You will find a variety of board games in the basement closet, located outside of the bathroom. Additionally, we have cornhole (on the porch, near beds), billiards, darts, and cards.
Mountainaire is equipped with a “audio system” that allows you to stream your music to 3 controllable music zones. Out of consideration for our neighbors, after 10 pm, please keep the outside volume at a reasonable level.
HOW TO CONNECT YOUR DEVICE:
BLUETOOTH: AUDIO SOURCE 1
In the kitchen, to the far left of the sink you will see 2 white control panels (size of a Decora light switch).
The right one is the bluetooth receiver.
Simply press and hold the bottom white button until the blue light starts blinking.
From your devices “bluetooth” settings, pair with BT-RY.
Once paired successfully, the blue light will remain solid.
Sometimes the Bluetooth does not play nicely with certain devices, if you have difficulty connecting, please try connecting via WIFI audio source 2 or 4 below.
WIFI: AUDIO SOURCE 2
From your device, join the “MOUNTAINAIRE” WIFI network.
From you app, select “CABIN AUDIO CH2”.
AUDIO SOURCE 3
This is connected to the projector in the basement.
AUDIO SOURCE 4
From your app, select "WHOLE CABIN AUDIO" chrome cast device
FOUR MUSIC ZONES:
LIVING ROOM / KITCHEN / DINING ROOM
The “controller” is located in the kitchen to the far left of the sink.
Select CD1 for AUDIO SOURCE 1 (your device connected via BLUETOOTH
Select CD2 for AUDIO SOURCE 2 (your device connected via WIFI)
Select DM1 for AUDIO SOURCE 3 (projector in the basement)
Select DM2 for AUDIO SOURCE 4 (chrome cast device)
From this control panel you can also control the volume.
The volume on your device will also effect the overall volume.
BACK PORCH / LOWER DECK
The “controller” is located between the outdoor dining table and the door to the kitchen on the log wall. It has a metal weather resistant cover.
FIREPLACE SIDE PORCH
The “controller” is located on the log wall to the left of the fireplace, right after the window. It has a metal weather resistant cover
The "controller" is located at the bottom of the stairs to the right of the window.
One of the greatest features of Mountainaire is the huge, wrap around porch. No matter what the weather, nature beacons and priceless moments await.
STRING LIGHTS ON THE PORCH
There are 2 small inline power switches on the wires, located at the front screen doors.
The main proch lights can be turned on by switch plates by front door. Additionally, there is a light above every door. The light switch for each is located next to each door.
At this time the fans are not operational.
There are 4 twin beds outside for your pleasure. There are additional blankets in the trunk in the Great Room.
BUILT-IN HEATERS ABOVE THE OUTSIDE DINING TABLE
During the summer months, enjoy the beauty of the deck. Grill, swim, lounge, or gather around the fire table for late night summer cocktails.
The porch has cafe style lighting. The switch is located on the porch, inside post to the right of the screen doors leading down to the deck.
You will find the full set of cushions for the deck seating and chaise lounges in the area that leads from the deck to the basement. Please DO NOT leave the cushions out in the rain. Please store the cushions back in this area when not in use and before departure.
EARLY OCTOBER - LATE APRIL*
Use of the Hot Tub is at your own risk. The full list of Plunge Spa / Hot Tub Risks and Disclosures that were agreed upon at time of rental are included in the addendum (Exhibit C).
FOR SAFETY, and to retain heat, COVER MUST BE ON HOT TUB WHEN NOT IN USE.
- There is a Cover Caddy on the back wall behind the Hot Tub that assists in removing the cover and neatly stores it when in use.
- All guests must shower before entering the hot tub
- Once per day, add 1 teaspoon of chlorine granules to sanitize.
BUILT - IN 3 SEASON PLUNGE SPA
EARLY MAY - LATE SEPTEMBER*
Use of the PLUNGE SPA is at your own risk. The full list of Plunge Spa / Hot Tub Risks and Disclosures that were agreed upon at time of rental are included in the addendum (Exhibit C).
FOR SAFETY, COVER MUST BE ON THE PLUNGE SPA WHEN NOT IN USE.
- The PLUNGE SPA will be set to an automatic schedule. If you would like to raise or lower the temperature, please use the UP and DOWN arrows on the controller.
- Please always press the X button on the controller after use so the schedule can resume.
JETS AND LIGHT
Next to the pool controller, you will find 2 switches that control the pool light and the jets.
Please contact the owner if you have any issues with the plunge spa or hot tub. - 410 802 7856
* Please note that the dates for the plunge spa and hot tub switchover is approximate and not guaranteed and are weather dependent. If we experience lower than usual temperatures, the plunge spa may open later or close earlier.
West Virginia is wild and wonderful. We encourage you to enjoy all the outdoors has to offer. Understand that there are innate risks associated with outdoor activity, and we ask that you take every precaution for your personal safety and understand that everything you do, is at your own risk. The full list of Outdoor Risks and Disclosures that were agreed upon at time of rental are included in the addendum (Exhibit B) for your convenience.
On the lower deck is a gas Weber Grill for your use. The grill is directly connected to the house propane, so no tanks are present. To supply propane, locate the silver door to the left of the grill and rotate the timer. Please clean the grill for the next guests after each use. Please make sure the burners are turned off when not in use, and please cover when cooled. Use at your own risk.
You are welcome to gather around the fire pit for s’mores and ghost stories!
Build a fire at YOUR OWN RISK
Scour the woods nearby for wood to make your fire. Use only “found” dead wood.
DO NOT cut down standing trees.
Please, DO NOT use the cut and prepared firewood stacked around the cabin.
There is a fire extinguisher nearby on a tree, along with a bucket that can be used to fetch water from the river.
Check local listings and do not build outdoor fires when forest fire risk is high.
Please keep fires to a manageable size.
Never leave the fire unattended.
Make sure fire is completely out when you are finished
(Use water from the river for this purpose. Fire extinguisher is to be used for emergencies only.)
Enjoy the river throughout the year, and at your own risk. You can access the river by following the path off the back deck. Please note, the speed and depth of the river can vary dramatically throughout the year. Caution is highly encouraged.
The tree house can be found by taking the path off the back porch and veering left at the fire pit. It is equipped with two cots. Maximum weight is 500 pounds. Use at your own risk.
MOUNTAINAIRE property boundaries begin at the road in front of the cabin and extend to the river. For your convenience a map of the area, including river access, common areas, main roads and trails, is included in the addendum section (Exhibit A). Please stay within the green areas. Please do not trespass.
For your added protection, MOUNTAINAIRE is equipped with exterior video and audio surveillance. For your privacy, there are no video cameras inside the cabin. There are decibel monitoring devices installed throughout the cabin.
When its time to say goodbye, please ensure that:
A REQUEST: This is certainly not a requirement, but if possible, please throw a load or 2 of towels in the wash and dryer the night before you leave. Laundry is the one thing that takes the longest when doing a turn over between guests, and this will give my cleaners a great head start and would be greatly appreciated.
Please keep in mind that, unlike in the city, where the trash collectors dump whatever is in your trash cans into a trash compacting truck, we have “private trash service”. What this means is that a guy comes around with his truck, and hand loads the trash bags onto his truck. He does not handle loose garbage, bottles, boxes or loose items.
Trash pick-up is normally on a Thursday, however, if there is a holiday immediately proceeding the Thursday, it falls to Friday.
We are allowed up to 6 neatly bagged black trash bags per pickup.
Please follow these 3 simple trash rules:
- Place 2 - 3 full white kitchen bags into one regular sized black trash bag.
- Crush all boxes and place them into a black trash bag
- DO NOT place any loose trash into the garbage cans. ALL TRASH must be bagged
If your group generates more that 6 black trash bags of garbage, or has items that do not fit easily into a trash bag, we ask that you please take the excess back with you.
All the 1st floor external doors are 3 point locking doors. In order to lock them
FOR THE 3 FRENCH DOORS
FOR THE BASEMENT
FOR THE FRONT DOOR
GROCERIES | GAS
Slanesville General Store
100 N Main Street Slanesville, WV 25444
(304) 496 7677
Basic supplies like milk, soda, beer and some very basic vegetables and canned goods
Directions: Drive back to the gate, take a right, follow the road until you see the
Sunoco / Slanesville General Store / Main Street Grill
Farmer’s Daughter Market and Butcher
2908 Northwestern Pike, Capon Bridge, WV 26711
Good local meats and vegetables, modest selection.
Directions: Drive back to the gate, take a left. Follow the road until it dead ends at a church. Make a left, and find the market on the left in Capon Bridge.
Food Lion Grocery Store
22240 Northwestern Turnpike, Romney WV 26757
Closest full grocery store.
100 N Main Street
Slanesville, WV 25444
(304) 496 7677
Gas, Ice, Propane
Directions: Drive back to the gate, take a right, follow the road until you see the
Sunoco / Slanesville General Store / Main Street Grill
HAMPSHIRE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
363 Sunrise Blvd, Romney, WV 26757
24 hr Hospital with Emergency Room
SLANESVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
WV-29, Slanesville, WV 25444
Stephen & Mary Bauer
(410) 802 7856
(443) 739 4819
ADDENDUM - Exhibit B
RELEASE & WAIVER OF LIABILITY
The following has been agreed to by the “GUEST” is defined as THE PERSON WHO IS LISTED ON THE ONLINE BOOKING CONFIRMATION, AND THE PERSON WHO PAID THE RENTAL FEE TO THE ONLINE RENTAL AGENCY (hereafter known as “GUEST”) – by checking the “I have read and agree to comply with all rental policies and terms.” or similar during the booking process, has entered into this legally binding contract.
“GUEST” agrees that the use of Lot 10, Phase 1 of the Ice Mountain Subdivision AKA MOUNTAINAIRE (hereafter knows as the “property”), and within the Ice Mountain Sub Division (herafter knows as “IMSD”) is done at YOUR OWN RISK, and “GUEST” agrees to release and hold harmless Stephen & Mary Bauer (hereafter knows as “HOMEOWNER”), their agents, The Ice Mountain Home Owner’s Association (hereafter known as “HOA”), it’s agents and employees from all liability during your stay at the “PROPERTY” and within the “IMSD”.
The “Guest” hereby irrevocably & unconditionally waiver and release and hold harmless from liability the “HOMEOWNER”, their agents, “HOA”, and employees from any & all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs, or expenses of any nature whatsoever whether in law or equity, known or unknown, occurring during, caused by, relating to, or arising in anyway from any and all activities while staying at the “PROPERTY” and within the “IMSD”. “Guest” also understands that attending a facility in the country may involve voluntary participation in physical activities both indoors and outdoors, and certain exposure to wildlife, plants, rivers, boating, pathways, steps, bridges and roads that may be uneven or poorly maintained. With these, and all related activities, there is an element of risk of injury or death. By accepting this waiver, “Guest” hereby acknowledge that participation and use of facilities, grounds and surrounding areas are at “Guest’s” own risk and that “Guest” assumes all responsibilities for any and all aspects of participation by both “Guest”, the “RENTAL PARTY”, and any children who might accompany “Guest”. “Guest” understands that the hot tub & plunge spa are provided as one of these available activities and that proper use is required. Included in this waiver is any and all damage or loss incurred by the use of any of the property of the “IMSD”, including but not limited to it’s roads, bridges, common areas and gate. This waiver applies to any and all activities, named and unnamed herein, which are voluntarily participated in by guests and family members & visitors of guests at the “PROPERTY” and within the “IMSD”. “Guest” understands that this Release & Waiver of Liability irrevocably and unconditionally releases and holds harmless the “HOMEOWNERS”, their agents, the HOA, and employees from any financial or other liability for any injury, bodily harm, sickness, illness, loss of property, or loss of life that “Guest”, “RENTAL PARTY” or any family member, friend, or acuantance, may suffer and from economic harm or loss of property occurring during, caused by, relating to, or arising in any way out of your stay at the “PROPERTY” and the “IMSD”.
The “GUEST”, has read this Release & Waiver of Liability, and understands all of its term and conditions. “GUEST” has executed it voluntarily, with full knowledge of its significance and intend to be legally bound by it. The “guest” takes full responsibility to inform all members of the “Rental Party” of this agreement and obtain agreement from the entire “Rental Party” and guests, including but not limited to the Guardians of all minors in the “Rental Party” and guests.
ADDENDUM - Exhibit C
PLUNGE SPA / HOT TUB RISK & RIVER RISK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, DISCLAIMER, RELEASE & WAIVER OF LIABILITY
The “Guest” acknowledges that he/she has agreed, at the time of booking, to this acknowledgement and disclaimer and waiver of liability on behalf of each member of my party “RENTAL PARTY” and will ensure that each member of my party is aware of, and strictly adheres to, the guidelines set out below when using the Hot Tub, the Plunge Spa, and the River.
Guest” hereby agrees to ensure that any children in my care, or associated with the “Rental Party”, are properly supervised at all times when they are in the vicinity of the Hot Tub and the River. Extreme caution must be taken to ensure that no child under five years of age is permitted to enter the Hot Tub at any time, and that any children over five years of age and under 16 years of age using the Hot Tub, the Plunge Spa, and the River are closely supervised and monitored at all times.
The use of drugs, alcohol and some medications before or during use of the Hot Tub or the River may lead to unconsciousness with the possibility of drowning and can greatly increase the risk of fatal hyperthermia.
Glass items are not permitted in the Hot Tub, the Plunge Spa, or the River.
No member of the “RENTAL PARTY” or guests may use the Hot Tub or the River without prior consultation with a doctor if he/she is obese or has a medical history of heart disease, low or high blood pressure, circulatory problems, diabetes, or is pregnant.
No member of my party may use the Hot Tub, the Plunge Spa or the River if he/she has an infectious disease or has any open sores and/or wounds.
Prolonged immersion in the Hot Tub, the Plunge Spa may be hazardous to your health.
Hot Tub or Plunge Spa must not be used immediately after strenuous exercise.
Electronic appliances are not permitted within five feet of the Hot Tub, the Plunge Spa, or the River.
The Hot Tub and Plunge Spa are equipped with Suction guards covering the 2 drains at the bottom of the Hot Tub and Plunge Spa. If suctions guards are loose or not in place, DO NOT USE HOT TUB / PLUNGE SPA.
The Hot Tub AND PLUNGE SPA must be kept covered at all times when not in use.
All members of the “RENTAL PARTY” will shower both before and after using Hot Tub and Plunge Spa.
Guest accepts and acknowledges that risks and injury may be caused or incurred the use of the Hot Tub and Plunge Spa, and agrees that the “HOMEOWNER”, their agents, the “HOA”, and employees shall be held harmless in any and all cases of injury, accidents, or death associated with the Hot Tub, the Plunge Spa, or River use.
The above has been agreed to by the “GUEST” as defined as THE PERSON WHO IS LISTED ON THE ONLINE BOOKING CONFIRMATION, AND THE PERSON WHO PAID THE RENTAL FEE TO THE ONLINE RENTAL AGENCY – by checking the “I have read and agree to comply with all rental policies and terms.” or similar during the booking process, has entered into this legally binding contract.