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Coon Creek Cove

· Gassaway, Braxton, West Virginia
80 acres hosted by Nik And Beth S.
2 RV/tent sites
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
Nik and Beth is a Star Host
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Our property once had a vibrant back woods community. During the Civil War a Union garrison was up the creek and traveled through here to the river. In the 1800's the Brady Family Farmed here. There was a Church that has long since burned down. This place is great for metal detecting! We moved here in 2018, there was nothing else but a open well, fields and woods. We live in a trailer and are building a farm. There's chickens and pigs, that you can meet! Learn more about this land: We are a small, mostly off grid homestead farm with chickens, ducks, pigs, and bunnies, located 1.25 miles off the paved road, over 2 miles from the nearest residence. Our hideaway farm is 80 acres centered on the convergence of two babbling creeks, in a valley between three mountains. We are happy to teach you about our homestead lifestyle or set your campsite and just relax. We practice permaculture and follow organic farming practices. Our Main Circle is where our bonfires, cabana, and home trailer is. You are welcome to camp at the Main Circle where we have electricity or you can camp elsewhere.  We own the bike shop "Bigfoot Braxxie's Bikes" in Gassaway, WV. If you are a cyclist and want to explore the back roads or dirt mountain trails ask us! Our shop sells, rents, and repairs bicycles. We also have accessories, used bikes, and parts. We specialize in electric Ebikes so visit our shop and take out a bike while you are here! See Extras for bike rentals. Please do NOT bring firewood from out of the area. This is one way invasive insects get transported. There are NO Ash Trees because of the bore beetle. We offer firewood, and there are plenty of places close to get FREE firewood, just ask. Campers are encouraged to camp at Kolb Field along Coon Creek, under a great-grandfather walnut tree or hike the mountain and set camp secluded away from everyone. We have a public dirt road that is seldom traveled through the property, we do suggest having an SUV or 4x4 when coming but, regular cars can get here and we can help you get to your site in our pick up truck. RVs and non-4x4 cars can only get to the camp area during dryer times of the year, please ask if you have a RV. If you have a car that can't get to Kolb Field because of high water, we do have other areas you can camp at. Our farm is a great destination for overland camping and getting your pick up truck a little dirty!  Because we are mostly off grid we do ask that what you pack in please pack out, take your trash with you. Be sure you bring your own mess kit and cup. We prefer that you use aluminum cans for your beverages so we can recycle them for you, we can not recycle plastic or glass. Plus we like to be sure there not broken bottles left behind so we can be bare foot! We are very dog friendly. You are welcome with your dog. Let us know if you want to play with our happy dogs, and want to have them around your camp! Please only bring your dogs if they are both dog and other animal friendly. If there is ANY CONCERN your dog will not get along with our dogs please ask us for a recomendation for some place other to stay. Our dogs patrol our farm to keep our animals safe! And our animals, particularly our chickens and ducks, free roam during the day, some may make it close to your camping area, depending on where you choose. We ask that you keep your dogs tied or maintain control of your dog. Our three dogs are free roaming, they keep predators away and may lead your dog off too far. If you do let your dog off the lead we are not responsible if they get lost. That being said, our dogs love to play with guests and we are always happy to let you and your dogs interact with them! Please don't feed our dogs or other animals unless you ask us first, thanks! We LOVE to Bar-B- Que! We offer on weekends and holidays to join us for BBQ dinner at the Main Circle for a small cost per plate, buffet style. We will be creating a Farm to Fork open air restaurant in the near future.  Everything, as much as possible, is homemade from scratch (and quite delicious if you ask anyone). Our own BBQ rubs, sauce, we cut wood from our forest for our smoking wood chips, we even grow our own pigs and chickens! Be sure to book the Extra 'Time with the Animals' to see how we grow our own. Holidays are some of the best times to visit if you like to socialize around a camp fire with a beer and good eats. Likely you'll get to meet some of our local hillbilly friends too. Below is a schedule of some of special nights... Memorial Day, (and all other Patriotic Holidays) we have a discount code for 50% off for all Military, and First Responders! Nik is a Volunteer Firefighter, so special love for the thin red line.  Ask us for it before booking! June 20th / Gassaway Days, Anniversary of West Virginia 1865, Our local town has a big street festival, car show and live music, super fun! 4th of July Week / Freedom Week, Ten days from the Friday before to the Sunday After the 4th, one day for each of our 10 Amendments in the Bill of Rights. We try to do daily themes for each Amendment. Of course there will be fire works!!! Labor Day Weekend, Union Workers get a 50% discount. We have a discount code for 50% off, ask us for the code before booking. Your hard work doesn't go unnoticed! Halloween, Great to play hide and seek in the woods and scare the crap out of your kids! Thanksgiving / Deer Hunting Season, You can come have a BBQ'd Turkey dinner with us with all the trimmings!  Deer Hunting season 2020 is Nov. 25th to Dec. 7th (you will see an increase in price since we are so busy) Please be aware that the holler is very active with hunters and our friends. It's a great time to experience West Virginia local culture and learn about hunting. You must be tolerant and comfortable with people with firearms and deer that have been harvested and being butchered for the freezer. We will teach you about deer processing if you like (see Extras). Safety is always first on everyone's minds here and everyone that hunts here are land owners or family that have been hunting here for many, many years.   INSTANT BOOKINGS and SAME DAY, Please take note, we may miss your message because we may be out on the property and not be connected. If we don't respond don't fear, the directions are accurate, please see the map. You are welcome even if we don't get right back to you, come on down and see us!
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Gassaway, Braxton, West Virginia, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of 𐓏𐒰𐓓𐒰𐓓𐒷 𐒼𐓂𐓊𐒻 𐓆𐒻𐒿𐒷 𐓀𐒰^𐓓𐒰^(Osage), S’atsoyaha (Yuchi), Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee), and Calicuas First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Nik And Beth S.Joined in March 2019
93 ratings · 77 reviews
Makennah W.recommends
October 30, 2023
Coon Creek Cove, Mountain Hideaway
Nik + Beth were very helpful whenever we had questions and were happy to accommodate checking in later in the evening. Be ready for a few miles of rough road coming in, as long as you have 4x4 and take it slow you'll be fine. We also rented ebikes for the afternoon and had a blast, highly recommend adding that on!!
Olivia D.recommends
September 4, 2023
Coon Creek Cove, Mountain Hideaway
Nik and Beth are excellent hosts! Incredibly friendly and full of helpful tips that made our stay really enjoyable. Their property is beautifully nestled between mountains and you can pitch your tent right next to the creek and listen to the water as you fall asleep. The dogs were a highlight for us, especially Ginger! She showed us around the property, kept watch, and was so so sweet. The gravel road was a little intimidating for us on the way in, but we quickly figured out how to navigate it without trouble. We will definitely be back, with friends!
Jeff B.recommends
August 28, 2023
Coon Creek Cove, Mountain Hideaway
Nik and Beth are both very friendly and helpful. The camping area was clean and with nice shade trees. Our boys enjoyed feeding the chickens and pigs ... the pigs were a highlight. The road in is rougher than I expected. My truck handled it easily. Though I am glad I didn't drive my wife's car.
Gary J.recommends
July 30, 2023
Coon Creek Cove, Mountain Hideaway
Loved the site, spacious and private. Nik and Beth were friendly and very hospitable. Would definitely visit again.
Benjamin R.recommends
July 27, 2023
Coon Creek Cove, Mountain Hideaway
Nik and Beth were super friendly and great. Their land is so lovely. We got a beautiful view of the stars while we slept. They have super friendly dogs, and Nik even helped us get gas because we were a little low when we came in. We'd go back again!
Shea L.recommends
July 9, 2023
Coon Creek Cove, Mountain Hideaway
Nik and Beth's land was a wonderful experience! Nik was very welcoming to us. Nik and their three dogs escorted us to the site and made sure we were comfortable. It's a beautiful site with a creek along the back that was clear and cool during our visit. I especially appreciated Nik being proactive about the interactions between their three dogs and my dog who was feeling a bit overwhelmed at first! Definitely recommend!
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