Cranesville Country Rentals

Whispering Pines Reviews

A great place to relax!!

This is our 2nd year staying at Whispering Pines and fell in love with it again this year. The cozy comfy feel is perfect for me and my family. The view and the breeze from the windows is breathtaking. We love the chickens, Midnight and Ike. The two ponds are always a fun time, especially in the evening as the sunsets. We love catching the bluegills and bass. Seeing the snapping turtle again this year was very cool and the size of the bullfrogs was awesome. Deer came right up to our windows. The blueberry bushes and fresh eggs they offer were enjoyed everyday. We love being in nature and this setting offers so much beauty!! It’s a short drive from Deep Creek, but we truly enjoyed being away from the crowds of the lake.
Laura and her family are amazing hosts. The most down to earth and friendly folks. We have enjoyed getting to know them more this year. We can’t wait to go back again!

Amy Rhodes

Another Amazing Experience

This is the second time I have stayed at a Cranesville Country Rental and it did not disappoint. Whispering Pines was clean and exactly as shown on the website. The animals were very much a highlight of our stay. Laura was quick to answer any questions that we had during our time at the cabin. Whispering Pines was perfect for our girls’ trip. We actually hope to make it a yearly trip.
Thank you again for a relaxing and enjoyable trip!

Bethany Weaver

Wonderful Stay

We stayed at Whispering Pines for 3 days and 2 nights. The cabin was extremely clean and included all amenities necessary for a comfortable stay. We especially appreciated the soft toilet paper and fluffy towels! = )
The animals were entertaining, the view was amazing, and Laura was very attentive and responsive. We enjoyed our evenings by the pond and were able to relax in the hot tub after a fun day of hiking and kayaking. We hope to visit again next summer! Thank you!


Great Place to Relax

What wonderful hospitality! We were greeted by the hens and the rooster upon our arrival. Laura had everything ready for us, from the spotless, inviting cabin to all the amenities like paper products, shower needs, and great towels. You really think of everyone’s needs. Laura was quick to answer our questions and kindly, patiently answered our questions about the animals. We loved our stay and will be back!


Favorite Spot to Rejuvenate

We have been staying here the last couple of years and look forward to returning. Laura is such a wonderful host. Love the chickens, roosters, cats, mule and Shetland pony. Nothing like fresh eggs! So peaceful and beautiful here. Always hate to leave!
Perfect place during COVID!

Angela Shinn

We absolutely loved the home

We absolutely loved the home and location. The place was very clean and well taken care of. We enjoyed all the farm animals to make our stay a little more like home! Our two year old daughter Loved the fresh blueberry bushes!!!Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to stay near Deep creek or Oakland but also want to stay in a beautiful and quiet location!!

Brittany Reel

Perfect family vacation

We absolutely love coming to “the red house” as our son says. We love everything about Whispering Pines, the animals, ponds, fishing, hot tub, and most of all the peace and quiet. We never get tired of the views. This year the kids were excited to learn that the chickens will hop for food. They love letting the chickens out in the mornings and feeding the mules/mini horse. Everything is so well maintained and every year there’s something new. The new pond and sitting areas are beautiful.
Thanks again for making our vacation special. We will be back next summer, maybe sooner!

Natalie Smith

Can’t Wait to Go Back!

We have been customers for 8 years now and couldn’t be happier with the stay! Between the chickens, the fishing and the cabin we are always relaxed when coming back from our getaways. The boys have so much fun on the farm and always look forward to going back and visiting Ms. Laura and all of the animals! We are always treated like family when we visit and that in and of itself is worth the trip! We will see you again soon! The boys already started counting down the days!!!!

Bobby Janosko

Kid-friendly farm fun!

We loved spending all day outside in such a beautiful place! The kids enjoyed petting and feeding carrots to the mules, fishing, and following the chickens around. The cabin was spacious and clean with great sunny views! We loved the campfire and hot tub at night, and were happy to get clear views the starry sky!

Alison Sehgal


Whispering pines is a great and wonderful place to stay at. Very relaxing and clean. Could not have asked for a nicer person when I met Laura. Our children loved the horses and chickens. There is a beautiful view from the living room and the relaxing hot tub. We definitely will return for another stay.

Joshua Klink


This was an annual getaway for four brothers. The location is central to all.

Whispering Pines provided perfect accomodations for us to get together, reminisce, cook, eat, sleep and fish.

Laura handled all of the logistics like a 5 star resort. We will definitely be back.

David Sult

Tranquil Heaven

We could not have been more pleased with Whispering Pines. The peace and tranquillity of the place was wonderful. Laura was helpful but not invasive. The house was spotless and had everything we could ask for. The property had views for days, animals to visit, a pond that made the entire place so picturesque. I will be back to Whispering Pines. Amazing place! Brown the mule was gentle and loving.

Lynn McCarthy

Awesome Experience

My first ever visit to West Virginia for my niece and now nephew’s wedding and it was a fantastic experience to stay at Whispering Pines. I have never stayed anywhere that was filled with the most beautiful scenery and views. Laura was the perfect hostess/owner and I would definitely recommend staying at one of Cranesville Cabins!

At Whispering Pines, we walked to the hen house and picked up the eggs that were laid by the chickens. There was also a mule on the property who was the sweetest guy, he especially liked the bottom of his ears scratched:)

The fire pit was a great time for all of us to sit around and roast hot dogs and marshmallows. The hot tub was a bonus!

Thank you for an amazing time with family!


Tracy Ciampaglia

The Perfect Place to go for a Getaway with your Family

We have been coming here for 10 years. Our kids are now 20 and 17 and still love it. Laura always makes you feel welcome and is available if you need anything. The fishing is fantastic and the house is beautiful. We love getting fresh eggs in the morning and cooking them up for breakfast. I’ve seen some of the other properties they own. They are beautiful as well. Evenings are filled with campfire, smores and the hot tub.

Lisa, Chuck, Amber and Zack Phares

Peace & Relaxation

Beautiful spot for a time full of peace and relaxation. The house is comprised of awesome wood work on the inside with a living room full of natural light. Spent time relaxing in the hot tub, putting together puzzles along with playing board games, and fishing at the 2 separate ponds. If you want a weekend to relax and escape from the stress of every day life, this is the spot.

Jarret Hockenberry

Totally Relaxing

Totally relaxing quiet rustic place I’d love to bring my kids too.  The animals were great, the rooster Alain was awesome and the house itself was comfortable and cozy.


Better Than Expected

Even better than expected!  The pictures don’t do this lovely cabin justice.  My family of 4, including 2 young ones had a great time.  Laura, the host, was very helpful when needed, friendly and welcoming.  The place was clean and well equipped.  The hot tub was an extra bonus in a perfect location right off the enclosed porch.  Loved waking up and gathering the eggs from the chicken coop in the morning, as well as greeting Buster and Brown, the precious mules on the premises.  10 min from Deep Creek and Wisp, so nicely isolated from the hustle and bustle.