If you’re longing for a change of scenery, a Galentine’s Day mountain getaway with your closest gal pals is the perfect quarantine reprieve.
Cast your stress aside and gather your girls for a picturesque escape to southern West Virginia’s Country Road Cabins. A five-hour drive from the nation’s capital and centrally located in the New River Gorge region, this luxury retreat boasts 21 cabins, yurts and treehouses nestled against the backdrop of the storied Appalachian Mountains.
Whether boarding with your bestie or full friend squad, this diverse set of accommodations is sized for groups of 2-14 guests. R&R seekers will enjoy fully equipped kitchens, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, private hot tubs, gas grills and other amenities. Adventurers will laud the property’s close proximity to New River Gorge, the state’s first and recently named national park, and other recreation areas like Summersville Lake and Babcock State Park.
As an ideal home base for outdoor exploration, Country Road Cabins is a laid-back, year-round destination with plenty to see and do. From guided hikes and cave tours to handmade relics, savory cuisine and more, below are just a few of the many ways to complement your group’s stay.
Explore the Outdoors
Saddle up with Horseshoe Creek Riding Stables for a tranquil group horseback tour of neighboring mountain waterfalls or challenge your friends to a few rounds of horseback laser tag at Cowboy Town — both within a stone’s throw of the cabins.
Create a memorable outdoor experience for your group with help from Adventures on the Gorge. These all-season adventure specialists partner with Country Road Cabins to offer a variety of options to match the interests and preferences of you and your friends. Winter season adventures include short and half-day guided hikes, cave tours and aerial ziplining in the TimberTrek Adventure Park. Other seasonal activities include guided mountain biking, fishing and whitewater rafting.
Elevate your experience with a stroll along the New River Gorge Bridge— one of West Virginia’s most coveted attractions. With its 24-inch wide catwalk, the bridge stretches 3,030 feet across and 850 feet above the gorge, making it the longest single-span steel arch and third highest bridge in the U.S. Reserve some energy for an easy-going hike along Long Point Trail to indulge in the grand vistas of the gorge and bridge.
Discover Handcrafted Treasures and More
A brief 10-minute drive south in Fayetteville, you’ll find a bounty of local shops full of local artistry and other finds. Stop in Great Googly Moogly at to browse a colorful array of gems and jewelry. Peruse local fine art and pottery at Studio B, but don’t leave without a few select cheeses and wines to pair and share while you unwind with your girls back at Country Road Cabins. Visit The Water Stone Outdoors for an extensive inventory of adventure essentials. Or step inside Hobbit Hole to hunt for one-of-a-kind retro, vintage and antique treasures.
Eat Like the Locals
Gather up your girls for an early start with coffee and breakfast from Cathedral Cafe. Just a short trip from Country Road Cabins, your group may want to circle back for lunch or dinner during your stay. The artsy, eclectic vibe of this former church-turned restaurant creates a welcoming atmosphere for locals and visitors alike. Bond with your crew over whole-grain pancakes, flaky French toast croissants, vegetarian fare and more, made with local ingredients.
Grab a family-style lunch at The 304. The diner is known for its Dirty Birds — chicken wings blanketed in a signature sweet and spicy sauce and topped with parmesan cheese and green onions. The menu also includes a hearty selection of sandwiches, burgers, munchies and sides. For dinner, keep things casual as you savor the down-home goodness of pulled pork BBQ and brisket at The Pink Pig.
To learn more about partner discounts and book your stay at Country Road Cabins, visit wvcablins.com or call 304-658-5267.
Country Road Cabins
Location: 1508 Sunday Rd., Hico, W.Va. 25854
Special Offers: Military, AAA and senior discounts