2. Overview of Ilam House

See level 1 and level 2  floor plan and pictures


  • Four bedrooms plus sleep sofa in play room – sleeps twelve total
  • Four full baths
  • Comfortable radiant floor heating throughout, and spacious nine foot ceilings.
  • Bright maple flooring through much of house
  • Spacious tiled entry hall room with closets and bench, tile floor
  • Open floor plan for spacious living room and dining room area
  • Wide sliding doors provide deck access from living room– and bright sunlight
  • Chef’s kitchen – with five burner gas stove, two ovens, long soapstone counters, island with bar stools and bar sink, and tile flooring.
  • Separate family room on first floor with ping pong table, three large “FooF” beanbag chairs, loveseat and widescreen TV.
  • WiFi internet access, cable TV with three TVs.
  • Heated attached garage.
  • Ski, hike, bike out the front door into the National Forest!

Ilam House is a gorgeous, newly built, and very stylish vacation house located in beautiful Canaan Valley, West Virginia! Ilam House combines luxurious comfort, a contemporary design to make you feel like you are in the woods, and quick access to numerous outdoor adventure opportunities. The house is located on a secluded 2 acre private lot in the woods, with direct access to National Forest for hiking and biking and XC skiing, and just minutes from more skiing and adventures.

Location:Ilam House is located in Canaan Heights – about three miles from Davis along Hwy 32. From Davis – head south towards Canaan Valley on Hwy 32, at Canaan Heights turn right onto Canaan Loop Road (Forest Road 13) , follow about 300 yards and take first right turn – at sign marked “Canaan Loop” – and follow to end of Cul De Sac – and lot #4. On the below map – the house is roughly located at the red arrow.


Access to Canaan Valley wonders: The house is located close to many of the beautiful outdoor features of Canaan Valley. You can hike, bike or cross-country ski out the door and a quick 200 feet trail to access miles of trails in the 919,000 acre Monongahela National Forest. TIMBERLINE and CANAAN VALLEY ski hills are just about 4 miles down the road. WHITEGRASS CROSS COUNTRY SKI CENTER and cafe is also just about 5 miles down the road. You can also drive 3 miles into DAVIS for restaurants and shops, and then another 2 miles to BLACKWATER FALLS STATE PARK. You can hike / bike/ ski from the house all the way to either Blackwater Falls State Park or Canaan Valley State Park Resort on wonderful trails through Monongahela and the State Parks.

The house was designed to make you feel that you are in the middle of the woods – with large windows offering wonderful views. The house design also makes it easy to get out into the woods, via the large front entry hall with large closets and custom-made bench with shoe “cubbies”. Also – the heated attached garage makes winter coming/going easier!

Secluded: Ilam House is located on a very private wooded 2-acre lot, at the end of a quiet cul de sac. The house is set in a medium-aged forest of birch, spruce, beech, maple and rhododendrons – with thick ferns underfoot in the summer. The house is also easy to reach – only about 500 yards off of Highway 32, just 3 miles from Davis, WV.

Stylish: The house is a contemporary design with European touches. Interior features an open floor plan, bright maple flooring, nine foot ceilings, lots of windows to bring in morning and afternoon sun, and stylish new furniture and decorations throughout. A Chef’s kitchen features a large island, two ovens, two sinks, soapstone countertops, cherry cabinets and stainless steel appliances. The house was completed in December 2007 and is *sparkling” new!

Comfortable: The first floor living area is open and luxurious, with leather sofas and upholstered chairs clustered around a fireplace. A circular wooden dining table and comfortable oak chairs make for a very friendly atmosphere and warm conversation. The first floor also features a large walk-out deck with hot tub. A separate play room has a large flat screen TV, ping pong table, and giant “FooF” beanbag chairs.

Spacious lodging: The second floor has are four bedrooms – two master suites with private baths, and two others with bunk beds (1 full + 1 twin), and shared bath + tub. All bedrooms feature bright maple floors and a mix of new and vintage furnishings.

Availability and reservations: To check on house availability and to make a reservation online, go to the web site of MountainTop Realty and Rentals.

Getting there: Ilam House is located 3 miles from Davis, WV. Directions to Davis from various locations. View Map of location of Canaan Heights (approximate location of Ilam House.) From the Washington DC area the trip is about 190 miles, and can take from 3.5 to 4.5 hours, depending on whether there is no traffic or average traffic.

5 Responses to “2. Overview of Ilam House”

  1. Mary McGowan Says:


    I am totally impressed with what you have done with this site marketing your new home! It looks great. I hope the realty companies take a lesson here.

    We’ll be up again this weekend and Super Bowl weekend if you’re around.


  2. cwolz87 Says:

    Thanks, Mary! And have a look at the new pictures I have posted to the page “Pictures of Ilam House” on the top right hand column. Eugenie and a group of friends will be at the house that weekend – I’ll miss it!


  3. Hurry Up and Rent Ilam House to Ski this Winter! « Ilam House – Canaan Valley – Skiing Vacation Retreat Says:

    […] Ilam House is a new, contemporary, and very comfortable house for a skiing vacation for groups of up to twelve. The house has a modern, open family area with fireplace, and a large “chef’s kitchen”. It also has a large play room with Ping Pong (and sofa bed), 2 bedroom suites and 2 bedrooms with queen/twin bunks. See an overview of the house. […]

  4. Melissa Schultz Says:

    Hi! We rented your beautiful house last Thanksgiving with the Boehm family. We would like to see if it is available for rent this thanksgiving (Wed-sat), unfortunately without the Boehms but with my parents who have never been to Canaan. Thank you.
    Melissa Schultz

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