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Customer Testimonials

Read what they are saying about us. . . .

Ask folks what they are looking for when planning their vacation and most will tell you that they seek rest and relaxation above all else. With that thought in mind, we have committed ourselves to providing a retreat from the ordinary that is becoming so elusive . . . an opportunity to leave the land of concrete swimming pools behind and re-awaken your senses to the environment in which we live. Splash into the cleanest, deepest lake East of the Mississippi and see why divers call us the “Little Bahama’s . . . Grab your fishing rod and rock hop your way out to the tailwaters of rapids that would turn waterpark developers green with envy . . . or as one of our guests said recently, “Why do the imitation when you can do the real thing!” But don’t just take our word for it . . . read comments taken straight out of the guest books in our cabins of folks who stayed here last year.

THE GOODWINS - WHEELING, WV: "Thanks for the hospitality! We really enjoyed our stay. We were first! Breaking the cabin in was easy – everything runs well and is beautiful. We’ll be back next year! Thanks!"

THE TRICKETT’S – FAIRMONT, WV: "We were the 2nd to stay in Cabin 5. It was truly wonderful! We enjoyed everything about it. Our kids enjoyed the upstairs. We all enjoyed the hot tub. We hope to come back this winter for the SNOWFALL! Thanks for everything! “Semper Fi” USMC"

THE BARNETT’S – MORGANTOWN, WV: "Our family really enjoyed our stay. The staff was wonderful. We hope to come back again. The Lake is absolutely breathtaking. See you again soon."

THE THOMAS FAMILY – PITTSBURGH, PA: "Our family had a wonderful vacation. Summersville Lake was a blast! We Loved the cabin. "

THE DUBASIK/MARTIN FAMILY- OH: "We just love Summersville Lake!! The water is so amazing. This cabin was great to stay in. Each year we pick a new place to stay. After this year I’m sure we will return! We try to get all of the cousins together each year. Thanks for the memories."

THE GUENTHER FAMILY – PITTSBURGH, PA: "We had a wonderful trip. It’s always nice spending time with family. The girls had a wonderful time splashing around in the lake. The cabin is spectacular. Hope to be back soon. We just love it here."

THE BLAUVELT FAMILY – FAIRMONT, WV: "We had a wonderful trip. The kids enjoyed renting a boat and swimming in the lake. The cabin was beautiful and relaxing. Hope to return soon."

THE GROVES FAMILY – BUCKHANNON, WV: "Had a great time at the cabin. My family loved it. Enjoyed the camping experience."

THE JENOT FAMILY – WV: "We had a wonderful time as usual, enjoyed the Hot Tub! Staying in the cabin is always the best, because no worries of rain and all. Everyone on staff was wonderful. Great to see Jan & Larry (campground hosts) are back! You know we will always be back. It’s so peaceful here. Thank you to all!"

THE CROWLEY/KENDLICK FAMILIES- WASHINGTON, PA: "We had lots of fun. The cabin is lovely, and the campground is peaceful. Hope you have a good time too."

THE EDDY FAMILY – SC: "Wild, wonderful, wacky time. The fishing was terrible…but the family and friends more than made it worthwhile."

THE DENNIS/BUDA FAMILIES – MORGANTOWN, WV: "We enjoyed the cabin- very good weekend. The kids had a blast on the boat and in the lake. The Lincoln Logs had to be the hidden treasure the kids found in the cabin- hours of entertainment. Thanks for a cozy, relaxing weekend. Look forward to future visits!"

THE MEADOWS/PFENINGER FAMILIES – PA: "We really enjoyed this beautiful cabin. What a wonderful place to spend time with family and friends. We also had a wonderful time out on the lakes of WV. Yes it was a rainy not so nice day but with wonderful family and friends you can make the best out of the worst of days. So with all that said we did truly enjoy our time here."

CHRISTINE & RICK, ROMNEY, WV – "This is the most relaxing vacation I’ve ever had. The lake is breathtaking. Enjoyed renting the boat for the day and the Cabin is fantastic. So clean, and uniquely decorated. We can’t wait to come back, maybe even this winter. Hope everyone enjoys it as much as we have. Thank you staff & Steve & Donna for keeping such a clean & beautiful vacation get-a-way."

THE WILLIAMS FAMILY – PITTSBURGH, PA: "My wife planned a surprise excursion to Summersville Lake for my 40th Birthday to fish and spend time with a group of friends! The cabin was perfect and the lake is beautiful. We had a great experience and a wonderful time. Thank you to everyone at “The retreat” for your kindness, cleanliness, and your courteousness!"

BARRY, LA DONNA, & CASSONDRA- "The Cabin is awesome, had a great time even though it rained, spent time with family. Very enjoyable would highly recommend Summersville Lake Retreat."

THE NICHOLS FAMILY – HUNTINGTON, WV: "We really enjoyed our stay- everything was perfect! We will be back! This is now our home away from home. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Hope to come back at least twice a year. "

THE WOOD FAMILY – VA: "The Wood family from all over stayed here for my Grandma’s 90th Birthday. We really enjoyed it, and we appreciate our father for getting the cabin for us. We Loved It!!! It was very peaceful & relaxing."

DINSHAH Rafting Group– VINELAND, NJ: "Cabin 5 was a prayer answered for 7 men intent on tenting in the rain. The upper Gauley was conquered twice. Cabin features proved to be excellent, and the Hot Tub good for the battered body."

“We started our day with renting a pontoon from you all. It was a wonderful day on Summersville Lake. Our first time here. The cabin was awesome. Aly and EJ loved the loft. One night was definitely not long enough. Thanks Steve for your kindness and thorough explanation of the boat Donna Marie, it was our first time on a pontoon also. Thanks Donna for your kindness in the office. You have a wonderful place. Hope to see you again soon.” Jay, Kathi, Alyson, EJ, WV

“Great Times! Great Location! Love bean bag toss and horseshoes. One of the best vacations ever.” Logan, Margaret, Gary, Bryan, Chadwick and Sally, NC

“For starters, the cabin is awesome!! We really enjoyed it. And me and my brother really liked the upstairs room. And the tub in the bathroom is amazing. Our dogs wouldn’t stop walking around to sniff everything. Me and my brother are visiting our dad and his girlfriend. We are from NC and they are from Mammoth in WV. Me and my brother were hear with our real mom and stepdad last summer in the camper section so we know we will be back again!” Timothy, Tiffani, Regina and Jim, NC/WV

“Awesome upgrades.” Reimer Family, WV

“The cabin is great. The kids loved the loft. It had everything we needed and then some. Very quaint and cozy. We rented a pontoon for a day also. They gave us great pointers. The lake is so beautiful. We would definitely come back.” The Halls, WV

We had a great time. Thanks for the memories. Patrick , CC, WV

This was the first time my future husband and I have been to a cabin together. The cabin was beautiful and very well taken care of. You and your husband should be very proud. The staff was very friendly. I would like to thank you for everything. See you next year. Heather and Brian, WV

We enjoyed our stay here, it was really too short. Roger didn’t have time enough to do everything he wanted to do. We had a lot of fun anyway. A great spur of the moment decision. We might be back someday. Thank you for everything it was a great place to stay. Joe and Edith, WV

We had a fantastic time. We look forward to whitewater rafting and spending time in this large wonderful A-Frame. Go West Virginia! Bill, Lorie, Pap, Nana, WV

This is the first time we stayed here. We enjoyed our stay here very much. The atmosphere here was wonderful. We loved the look and feel of the cabin. Our only negative comment is build more cabins and a few larger ones. We loved our stay and will recommend it to our friends and family. Gordon & Sandra Boram, WV

Good Morning, Hello Summersville Lake! Wow! What a finely decorated A-Frame. We love your taste in decorating, fluffy towels, bear decor, lovely backwoods deck…the ceilings are so well built…amazing mini library in the master bedroom and you even had wine glasses and even a corkscrew…very nicely nestled in the woods…the children loved the loft!!! Off to Summersville Lake boating!!!! What a wonderful retreat away from life’s pressures. We will remember Summersville Lake forever. The Bushie/Norris Crew, OH

We loved everything about our stay. The cabin is the perfect size for a family of four. The Sewells – VA

We had a wonderful time. Everyone we met in this area was so friendly and kind. This is such a beautiful place. The cabin was super – very clean and had everything we needed. We can’t wait to come back!! Sonny & Peg, WV

We enjoyed everything. We’ll be back!!!!!!!! With friends!!!!!! Chaffin, WV

Wished you had more kayaks to rent! Baillie, PA

This place is so fabulous!!! I have come here the past 2 years for my birthday and every time it gets better. Thank you so much for everything!!! We rented a boat and jumped off rocks. We had a blast. I love the cabin and the Summersville Lake Retreat. You guys are great. Thanks for everything and see you next year. Andrea, Andy, Heather and Justin – PA

We had a great time. Thanks for the memories. Patrick, Canada

Washrooms are excellent! A #1 job refurbishing. Wilkes, Ontario, Canada

This place is like a little slice of heaven! As always we had a great time. See ya next year. The Schupp Family, PA

My husband and I had a wonderful vacation and second honeymoon after being together 18 years and two wonderful daughters. We hope to come back next year with our girls, they would love this place. Thank you for the great memories. The Pauley’s, WV

Need Swimming pool. Jarvis, WV

What a great place to hang out with old friends and family. We made great memories and hope to return. The price’s and The Paxton’s, WV

You guys are great. Very friendly. Welcoming. The Lyon’s, WV

Thank you. You will have our business. Your employees are super great. Thank you so very much, U made us feel welcome. Clean place and very nice employees. Kessler, WV

Excellent people, great amenities, great place! Will be back. Rhodes, WV

My husband’s birthday is August 11. We brought our daughters family with us. We rented a pontoon. WOW, Summersville Lake is absolutely beautiful. The weather was perfect. The sky so blue, the clouds so white and the trees gorgeously green. The grandchildren were delightful. The cabin was cozy and quaint. This is what it is all about! The Posey’s, WV

We had a great time. The cabin was very cozy and the air conditioner was more than very cold. The lake is beautiful especially on a pontoon boat. Whitewater rafting was so much fun. Anyone who stays here will have fun. The Kevelson Family, MA

Awesome weekend, had something to do every day. Most gracious and friendly hosts. Will recommend to our friends. The Creaman’s, OH

We may not be far from home in miles but we felt like we were 2 worlds away. WE chose this place for our mini honeymoon and we are so glad we did. It had all the comforts of home with rustic charm. We have really enjoyed ourselves and would have chosen no where else. Thank you for the bottle of cider to break in the married life. We will be back soon and will be bringing our friends. The Hudnall’s, WV

Just like a second home. It had everything we needed, right down to the board games and magazines on a rainy afternoon. Thanks for making our 10th Anniversary a memorable one. Chad, Gretchen and Lake, OH

We were pleased with the cabin!!! It was a great getaway. Keep up the good work. Troy, Lisa, Jared, and Daniel, OH

We had a great time. Lots to explore in the area. The cabin was great - - nice and clean and it had everything we needed. The Dykes Family, FL

We had a great time here. The cabins were beautiful and everything was well kept. We hope to come back again. We enjoyed going to the lake and swimming. The Johnson Family and the Rousch Family, WV

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