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Baber Mountain Sanctuary

· Richwood, West Virginia
30 acres
9 sites
9 Tent
High above historic Richwood WV, Baber Mountain Sanctuary offers a unique setting at elevation 3,700 ft. on the top of the eastern Continental Divide. 30 acres are available from primitive camping to glamping and everything in between. The historic 1912 Baber farmhouse sleeps up to 12; a nearby cabin sleeps up to 8 (bring your own bedding for the cabin). Pump your own fresh potable water. Indoor toilet in the house is available for campers, if needed. Site can accommodate multiple small RV's and camper vehicles. Solar, pasture, and wooded sites are plentiful. A Little Laurel feeder stream bounds joyfully down a cozy corner of the property. Wildflowers and plants abound. A level walking path around the top affords wonderful views of sunrises and sunsets and a 360 degree panorama. Multiple bonfire pits, wood provided. Wild edible famous (and infamous!) ramps (pungent and delicious wild leeks) are available in early spring as well as greens such as polk and milkweed seasonally, mushrooms, and many medicinal plants. Richwood hosts the world’s largest and oldest Ramp feed but they are better dug and cooked fresh on-site In early spring. Catering and cooking are available upon request. No poisonous plants or snakes; and mosquitoes and ticks are rare due to elevation. Game is plentiful, including deer, foxes, rabbits, turkeys, hawks, eagles and even very, very, rare bear and cub sightings Baber Mountain is off a little-used backcountry road, so let the dogs and critters run free. They will be happy because this is the last dwelling on the grid and there is no place to run off to! The historic 1912 house has been completely restored and has the feel of a an Air B & B. The house is an art gallery unto itself and features various regional artists as well as original mosaics created by Dr. Bob Henry Baber, former Mayor and current Poet Laureate of Richwood. Bob Henry is a widely published Appalachian poet, master storyteller and historian who will be your guide and host. Bob Henry can conduct "Make a Memory" Mosaic Workshops and Journaling/Creative Writing Workshops upon request for individuals and/or groups. He is an expert on Appalachian, West Virginia, and Richwood History. Upon request Bob Henry will conduct fireside chats with interactive storytelling, including original children's ' stories. Free literary gifts suitable for framing, such as A Bed Tyme Rhyme, will be complimentarily to all guests. Signed editions of his novel, Pure Orange Sunshine, and other books are for sale. Within in a few minutes are the stunning resources and scenery of the West Virginia Highlands. The Monongahela National Forest offers the Cranberry Glades, Hills Creek Falls, the 37,000 acres Cranberry Wilderness (which grew by 17,000 acres in 2006 and for which Dr. Baber received the National Wilderness Society Hero Award), the Scenic Highway (one of the best in the country, but closed for the winter) the Cranberry Glades, the Nature Center and numerous hiking trails and swimming holes. Fishing is stupendous in the stocked Cranberry, Williams and Cherry rivers. Autumn rivals and even surpasses New England's foliage due to the diversity of trees here where north meets south. Leaves peak around October 15. Wishing for a White Christmas, just like the ones we used to know? Chances are 3 out of 4 we will have one. Want to camp but pamper Grandma at the same time? This is the perfect place! You and the kids can stay outside, she will enjoy the quaint comforts of the house. Fishing, swimming, kayaking, hiking and picnicking opportunities abound. Stunning Summersville Lake is 30 miles away, with beautiful backwater kayaking within 20 miles. Baber Mountain is in the middle of charming Fayetteville, Webster Springs, Snowshoe Ski Resort, Marlinton, and historic and charming Lewisburg. At Baber Mountain Eco-tourism can be explored from old growth timber on-site to nearby clear-cutting, strip-mining for coal and wind generation. Hundreds of miles of backcountry roads depart from the entrance to Baber Mountain and can accommodate biking, dirt biking, horseback riding, four-wheeling and more. Forget about the Hatfield and McCoy Trail. Why share the road when you can have it all to yourself? Baber Mountain Sanctuary is ideal for romantic getaways, reunions, educational retreats, spiritual gatherings, alternative weddings/honeymoons, personal growth and development retreats and so on. Bird, Moon, and Milky Way Star gazing are a must. Disc Golf is coming! Civil War buff? Nancy Hart, a civil war Confederate spy who tricked her way out of jail, is buried just up the road. Also nearby is the Baber Mountain family cemetery. There's more, much more to tell, I can't wait to meet you and share Almost Heaven, West Virginia. See You Soon! 🦋🍒🌺🌸🎉❤️
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Richwood, West Virginia, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Bob Henry B.Joined in August 2022
2 ratings · 1 review
Rene And Julio C.recommends
September 2, 2022
Baber Mountain Sanctuary
Off beaten path and beautiful
Great secluded space! Multiple places to stay on the property. Only noise is the sounds of nature. Bob Henry was great with communication and very generous. It’s off the beaten path. A few miles of gravel road so I wouldn’t recommend for motorcycles. We loved it!
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