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Stillwater Haven’s owner, Lynn, has been an accomplished Class III-IV whitewater boater for 30+ years and considers the Upper Yough her favorite whitewater river. So, it should come as no surprise that she would purchase a plot of land with an 1800’s era Victorian House lovingly built right next to it. When Lynn decided to move to Friendsville and use the “Yough House” as her full time residence, she didn’t realize that the house had structural water damage and neither the history nor the foundation of the house could be salvaged. Putting two and two together, the recommendation was to completely demolish the house and start over from scratch. Lynn was unsure of what to do at that point. Should she build a “little house” for her personal use or should she design and create a place where families and friends could come together to celebrate special occasions and make great memories? It was at that point that she decided to sell her vacation rental property, Lynn’s Pond House, in Fayetteville, WV after serving families for over 8 years. This way she could focus on creating a new gathering place for families and friends in a completely new adventure area AND represent both adventure areas: · Friendsville MD via Stillwater Haven · Fayetteville WV via Laurel Creek Retreat (in lieu of Lynn’s Pond House and Laurel Creek Retreat) The name Stillwater Haven originated out of a comparison between the stillness of the water by the house and the challenging rapids several miles upstream. Lynn compared it to the stillness she was experiencing in her own life. She needed to be still and see what God’s plan for her and the house would be. Stillwater Haven was built in 3 phases over a 3 year period and has been open for one and a half years now. It is gaining traction in the luxury vacation home rental market and serving many families and groups of friends. It is a unique property with one of a kind furnishings and accents by skilled artisans and craftsman. Specifically designed for family and friend vacations and events, it is a place where fond memories can be made and shared for years to come.


Stillwater Haven's owner & property manager.

Lynn at Charlie's Choice

Lynn Aycock

Stillwater Haven Owner
Lynn has had a passion for whitewater kayaking and canoeing for 30 + years. She's traveled extensively across the US & Ecuador boating creeks & rivers. Her greater passion, though, is creating places where families and friends can come together and celebrate special occasions. Stillwater Haven and Laurel Creek Retreat are two of those cherished places.
Ken Dubel - Stillwater Haven Property Manager

Ken Dubel

Property Manager
Ken is an avid outdoor adventurer who has enjoyed managing Lynn's properties since 2011. He's the person who keeps all reservations and bookings running smoothly. He is also a photography enthusiast.


Stillwater Haven's hospitality crew.

Tauga and a Stick - Stillwater Haven Greeter


Tauga is one of Stillwater Haven's happy greeters. He is very outgoing and loves to be around people. He also loves sticks and will happily keep himself...and you occupied tossing and fetching them.
Jonah and his stuffed Piggy


Shy Greeter
Jonah is another happy greeter at Stillwater. He can be a little shy at first but he's really a sweetheart. One of his favorite pastimes is snuggling with his stuffed animals.


Are you looking for your home away from home?

Give Lynn a Call at 540-580-2943

She would love to chat with you about your next special occasion, event, or vacation!

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“Our group stayed at the Stillwater Haven for 2 Nights for our organization's anniversary celebration. Our stay was simply AMAZING!! The atmosphere was wonderful; comforting and more than relaxing. Lynn was a wonderful host and was always available and willing to provide the best possible experience for our group. She made sure we needed for absolutely nothing during our trip. We plan to stay again and will only be bringing ourselves, food and clothes. Everything else was generously provided!!! Definitely recommend!.”
Amber M.