Loafer's Glory Resort & Event Venue
6 sites · Lodging190 acres · Franklin, WVRelax and rejuvenate on our 190 acre mountain paradise - a unique WV experience offering 5+ miles of hiking trails, fishin' ponds, mountain top patio, dark skies star gazing, wildlife watching. Dry Run Spirits moonshine distillery is on site. Ask for a tasting of apple brandy and maple moonshine.
Enjoy a digital detox - no internet here, and ATT reception only at the lodge. Each of our lodging spaces is set apart from others (the barn cabin and the solar snug cabin are the closest at about 100' apart) and are unique, varying from a luxury apartment to an off grid solar cabin.
Each cabin has a fire pit and picnic table.
Many amenities are available such as the use of the event kitchen (available most of the time), 900 sq ft picnic pavilion, free spring water, free firewood, coffee provided. Inquire about purchasing breakfast, a backpack lunch, a charcuterie sampler, or non alcoholic mixers to make a cocktail with your bottle from Dry Run Spirits' apple brandy or moonshine (on site)..
We are about 1 hr 15 mins from Harrisonburg VA, and about 3 1/2 hours from the Washington DC metro area, Richmond VA, or Pittsburgh PA. Our closest town, Franklin WV, is 10 mins away.
Seneca Rocks, nRocks, Spruce Knob are within an hour's lovely drive. Monterey VA and the gorgeous Blue Grass Valley are within 30 mins. Dolly Sods, Blackwater Falls, Green Bank Observatory, Canaan Valley are superb day trips.
The Thorn Creek Wildlife Management area, renowned for trout fishing, is 10 mins away. We are on a scenic bicycle / motorcycle route.
The 1800s Ananias Pitsenbarger Farm with its 16 remaining buildings, an historic district on the National Register of Historic Places, is on property - please explore it! It was a self sustaining Appalachian homestead. The Pitsenbargers were hard workers, but also quite colorful characters who employed witch-doctoring, used healing herbs, and enjoyed entertaining, playing music, and making and drinking lots of hard cider. The main road to the Harrisonburg VA area went right by their house and they had a lot of visitors who took a break from their travels and their work to visit, i.e. "loaf." As a result, in the 1800s locals called the property "Loafer's Glory." We think the name is still perfect for the place! Come on out and relax - "loaf" a little bit!