Chesapeake and Ohio Craig Valley  Branch circa 1930's

Olde Surber Station - where you can still find peace and quite.


Our Old-time Band


Our historic farmhouse is no longer available for vacation rental, because we now live there. The area still offers remoteness, lots of wildlife, a pristine mountain river loaded with fish, miles of hiking trails, and an abandoned rail bed for biking. The land on which the house is located has been in the Surber family for five generations. In the early 20th century the Craig Valley steam train traveled through the area, hauling iron ore, passengers, mail, and other goods. Surber was a whistlestop station on the Craig Valley line, and the little post office was located in the house for a time.

Living here is like a trip back in time. Our furnishings are mostly from the 1920s and 1930s, including a working 1930s wood cookstove in the kitchen.

The house has four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The downstairs master bedroom, with an antique iron double bed, is the lower floor of the original log cabin and is decorated in primitive cabin style. It contains a gas fireplace. The upstairs bedroom of the original log house features an alcove queen bed complete with bed curtains. A second upstairs bedroom, completely paneled from floor to ceiling in original wood planking, has two double beds. The third upstairs bedroom has a double bed. The upstairs full bath has a walk-in shower, and the downstairs full bath has an old-time footed slipper tub, great for a relaxing soak. There is also a cute half-bath under the stairway.

The comfortable parlor (living room) is equipped with a second gas-log fireplace and a DVD/VCR and CD player, along with a library of movies. The dining room/library seats 8 comfortably.

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View of kitchen

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View of dining room

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View of log house master bedroom

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View of downstairs bathroom


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