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10 places to go glamping in West Virginia

WOWK 13 News
WOWK 13 News
 2022-08-14

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(WOWK) — An overnight stay in a tent in the wilderness may seem like the perfect getaway for some people, but to others, it’s not so ideal. That’s why there is a whole industry that thrives on glamping, where campers stay the night in luxury treehouses, tent cottages, yurts and more!

In the Mountain State, there are plenty of glamping options to choose from, including glass cabins, transformed train cabooses, glam camping domes, houseboats and more.

Here are 10 places to go glamping in wild, wonderful West Virginia!

1. WV Glamping Domes

WV Glamping Domes is a 65-acre waterfront property with a stream, vineyard and meadows. “Mythic” dragonstone fossils, also known as septarian nodules, can be found in the property’s stream.

Amenities:

  • Glam camping domes with:
    • Air conditioner and heater
    • Kitchen with a Keurig
    • Bathroom with a shower
    • Hot tub (except for the “Firelight” dome, which has the twin soaking tub upgrade)
    • Solo smokeless fire pit with complimentary wood
    • WiFi
    • Stargazing sky window
  • Kayaking and stand-up paddle boards
  • Nature walks
  • Limited, seasonal farm-to-table meals

Location: 669 Rookstool Road, Alderson, West Virginia (Greenbrier County)

Nearby attractions: Lewisburg, West Virginia | Alderson, West Virginia | Greenbrier River

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Book online or by texting (304) 969-4303!

2. WV Houseboat Vacations

These roomy houseboats will sleep eight people comfortably on Sutton Lake, a 1500-acre body of water with 44 miles of shoreline.

Amenities:

  • 59-foot-long, 14-foot-wide deluxe houseboats with:
    • Central heat and air conditioning
    • Four queen-sized beds
    • One bathroom and one half bathroom
    • Fully equipped kitchen
      • Cooktop with four burners (no oven)
      • Two refrigerators (gas and electric)
      • Coffee maker, toaster, blender and microwave
    • Large dinette seating
    • Bar/breakfast counter
    • Gas grill (propane provided)
    • 500-square-foot sun deck
    • Water slide
    • Upper and lower helm (steering) stations
    • Two built-in ice chests (up to 100 pounds of ice included in rental)
    • 21-inch color monitor with DVD player

Location: Sutton Lake Marina, 1734 Bee Run Road, Sutton, West Virginia (Braxton County)

Nearby attractions: Sutton Lake | Bee Run Recreation Area | Flatwoods Shopping Center

Book online or by calling/texting (304) 644-7051!

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3. Loves Way Village

Loves Way Village is a 13-acre mountain retreat located in the Potomac Highlands region of West Virginia. The luxury “glamping” tents at Loves Way provide the perfect space for rest, rejuvenation, and spiritual guidance.

Amenities:

  • Luxury glamping tents with:
    • Electricity and WiFi
    • Air conditioner and heater
    • Bed linens and towels
    • Fridge, microwave and coffee pot
    • Disinfectant
    • Hot tub (only certain tents)
  • Communal shower, grilling area, cornhole, volleyball court and fire pit
  • Breakfast with coffee and cinnamon buns
  • Purchasable Love Boxes: Easy-to-prepare meals for two
  • On-site 10 a.m. Sunday morning church service

Location: 200 Loves Way, Moorefield, West Virginia (Hardy County)

Nearby attractions: South Branch Potomac River | Smoke Hole Caverns | Wellton Park

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Book online or by calling (304) 538-7997!

4. Yokum’s Vacationland

Yokum’s Vacationland is a lodging site at the base of Seneca Rocks with beautiful views of the mountains and surrounding nature. The property offers a wide array of accommodations, including cabins, campgrounds, teepees, bunkhouses and a motel.

Amenities:

  • Pet-friendly cabins with:
    • Electricity (no WiFi) and central air
    • Living and dining area
    • One or more bedrooms and a loft
    • Fully-equipped kitchen
    • Fireplace
    • Deck or balcony
    • Gas grill
    • Hot tub
    • Towels and linens
  • Five, 12-foot-diameter tepees with:
    • A light
    • A fan
    • Space for four people
    • Nearby picnic tables, fire rings, bathhouse and pavilion

( NOTE: There are no towels or bed linens, and the floor is concrete. Bring your own towels, air mattress, or sleeping bag or mat.)

  • Bunkhouses with:
    • Woodstove, refrigerator and television
    • Sitting area
    • 11-17 bunks
    • Nearby picnic tables, fire rings, bathhouse and pavilion

( NOTE: There are no towels or bed linens provided. Bring your own towels and blankets.)

  • On-site dumping station
  • On-site swimming hole
  • On-site horse riding and stables
  • On-site general store

Location: 24570 Mountaineer Drive, Seneca Rocks, West Virginia (Pendleton County)

Nearby attractions: Seneca Rocks | Seneca Caverns | Potomac River swimming hole

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Book online or by calling 1-800-772-8342 or (304) 567-2351!

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5. Castaway Caboose

Two Wabash Railroad cabooses transformed into cozy efficiency suites on rails!

In this overnight roundtrip package, the Durbin Rocket steam train pulls your caboose car to a secluded wilderness location. You are then “cast away” overnight in the caboose along the Greenbrier River, spending the evening listening to rushing waters. At the end of your stay, the train returns to pull the caboose back to Durbin where you will once again see civilization!

Amenities:

  • Two Castaway Cabooses with:
    • Refrigerator, range, heating, restroom and full-size shower
    • Blackstone griddle
    • Space for six people
    • Six folding chairs
    • Bed Linens, blankets and pillows
    • Toilet paper, tissues, paper towels and dish towels
    • Plates, bowls, glasses, cups, utensils, pots and pans
    • Bottled water, sugar, artificial sweetener, flour, tea bags, hot cocoa, and regular or decaf coffee (perk and instant)
    • Laundry bag, soap and first aid kit
    • TV/DVD Player and USB Port

( NOTE: There is no cell phone service, as the caboose stops are located in the National Quiet Zone. Pets, smoking and alcoholic beverages are not allowed.)

Location: Train boarding is at the Rail & Trail Store, 4759 Staunton Parkersburg Turnpike, Durbin, West Virginia (Pocahontas County)

Nearby attractions: Cass Scenic Railroad | Greenbank Telescope | Monongahela National Forest

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Book online! (2022 dates are sold out. If a cancelation occurs, the booking calendar will show an opening.)

6. Buffalo Trail Cabins

Buffalo Trail Cabins, Cottage and Campground is a peaceful wooded setting that is designed to meet the needs of ATV riders and their families. The property is conveniently located right off Route 52 and only 3.5 miles from the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System.

Amenities:

  • Ultimate treehouses with:
    • Two queen beds (sleeps up to four people)
    • Full kitchen with amenities and bathroom
    • Linens and towels provided
    • Tankless hot water heater
    • Firepit and charcoal grill
    • WiFi and cable TV
    • Heat and air conditioning
  • Cabins with:
    • Room for between two and 22 people (numbers differ for each cabin)
    • Kitchen or kitchenette with amenities and bathroom
    • Linens and towels provided
    • WiFi and cable TV
    • Firepit and charcoal grill (some cabins only)
  • Old Bank Lodge with:
    • 7 private bedrooms (sleeps up to 14 people)
    • Large kitchen and living room
    • Arcade games, pool table and poker table
    • Fire pit and propane grill
  • RV sites and rustic treehouses
  • On-site restaurant with full bar
  • On-site bathhouse

Location: 190 Buffalo Trail, Bluefield, West Virginia (Mercer County)

Nearby attractions: Hatfield-McCoy Trail System | Pinnacle Rock State Park | Woodlawn Memorial Park

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Book online , by emailing reservations@buffalotrailcabins.com , or by calling (304) 324-3204!

7. Country Road Cabins

Deluxe log cabins, treehouses and yurts in the New River Gorge area, just minutes from the bridge. There are many recreational activities to do in the area such as ziplining, whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, and more!

Amenities:

  • Luxury glamping tents with:
    • Hot tub
    • Air conditioning
    • WiFi and TV
    • Kitchenette with fridge, hot plate, coffee maker, coffee, creamer and paper products
    • Bed and futon couch
    • Bed linens and towels
    • Table and chairs
  • Deluxe cabins, treehouses and yurts with:
    • Fully-equipped kitchen
    • Bedroom(s) and bathroom(s)
    • Sleeper sofa
    • Satellite TV, DVD player, WiFi and telephone
    • Large deck, hot tub and gas grill
    • Washer and dryer
    • Central heating and cooling

Location: 1508 Sunday Road, Hico, West Virginia (Fayette County)

Nearby attractions: New River Gorge National Park and Preserve | Summersville Lake | Babcock State Park

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Book online or call 1-888-712-2246!

8. Three Otters Eco Retreat

Three Otters Eco Retreat offers several cozy lodging options such as cottages, yurts, treehouses and vintage trailers. The 14-acre property is in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle tucked in a forest river valley along the Potomac.

Amenities:

  • Riverfront tent cottages with:
    • Beds with linens and blankets
    • Roomy porch with rain flies
    • Electricity and fans
    • Area rugs
    • Side tables and shelving
  • Yurts with:
    • Queen bed and sofa bed
    • Linens and blankets
    • Electricity and fans
    • Side tables, chairs, area rugs and lamps
  • Riverfront vintage trailers with:
    • Fully restored interior
    • Sleeping area
    • Dining area
    • Bathroom
    • Air conditioning and heat
    • Kitchen area with mini fridge, microwave, sink and stovetop
  • Access to the Grill Pavilion, Bathhouse, Overlook Deck, and grounds (trails, ball fields and riverfront).
  • Access to the communal River Kitchen with restaurant-grade equipment such as a fridge, freezer, ice maker, double oven, microwave, coffee pot, seating for 20, a riverfront deck, and a full bath.

Location: 8497 Low Line Road, Great Cacapon, West Virginia (Morgan County)

Nearby attractions: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal | Green Ridge State Forest | Potomac River

Book by calling Office (304) 258-4406 or emailing rich@threeotters.com !

Summer activity: West Virginia waterfall chasing

9. Hemlock Haven Luxury Cabins

Hemlock Haven is located in Southern West Virginia near the New River Gorge and Summersville Lake. The property offers fine accommodations all year round.

Amenities:

  • Pet-friendly cabins with:
    • Multiple beds and sofa bed
    • Private outdoor hot tubs
    • Free WiFi
    • Fully equipped kitchens
    • DirecTV
    • Washer and dryer
    • Gas grills
    • Central heat and air conditioning
    • Propane fireplace
    • Fenced yard
    • Fire pit
    • Several acres of property for privacy
    • Items provided:
      • Bedding, linens and towels
      • Cookware, bakeware, dinnerware, glasses, cups and utensils
      • Liquid hand soap
      • Paper towels and toilet paper
      • Laundry detergent and dryer sheets
      • Trash bags
      • Coffee/tea with sweeteners and powdered creamer
      • Large crockpot
      • Blender
      • Blowdryer
      • ​Firewood available (for a fee)

Location: 924 Mallard Road, Hico, West Virginia (Fayette County)

Nearby attractions: Hawks Nest State Park | New River Gorge National Park and Preserve | Babcock State Park

Book by texting or calling (304) 575-1260 or emailing hemlockhaven@yahoo.com !

10. Four Fillies Lodge

Four Fillies Lodge has a variety of lodging options, including glamping pods, glass cabins, African-themed lodging and more. Each lodging option was inspired by the owners’ family trips in the U.S. and around the world.

Amenities:

  • Antique Appalachian log cabins, Scandanavian glamping pods, modern glass cabins, African-themed lodging, Gypsy Vardo Wagons, and treehouses with:
    • Linens (sheets, blankets, pillowcases) and towels
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron and ironing board
    • TV with DVD and Blu-Ray player, collection of DVDs, and a Firestick for Netflix, Hulu, etc.
    • Cookware, bakeware, dishes, glassware, utensils, cutlery and BBQ utensils
    • Microwave, crockpot, toaster, mixer, coffee maker
    • Hand soap and dish soap
    • AC and heat
    • WiFi in certain cabins
  • On-site creek and pond
  • On-site hiking trails and walking paths

Location: 219 Clyde Rule St., Peterstown, West Virginia (Monroe County)

Nearby attractions: New River | Appalachian Trail | Allegheny Trail

Book by calling (954) 702-1647!

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