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Gesundheit! Institute - Patch Adams

· Hillsboro, Pocahontas, West Virginia
320 acres hosted by Holly B.
5 RV/tent sites
Gesundheit! resides on a 320-acre pristine tract of farm + mountain land in rural West Virginia with gardens, meadows, creeks, waterfalls, a lake, clean air + water. We have more than two miles of trails through a beautiful hardwood forest ensuring your stay will be spent in close proximity to nature. Campsites are equipped with fire rings, access to clean drinking water, an outdoor shower + a composting toilet just a short walk from the sites. We offer fishing, canoeing, hiking, guided hikes, plant + mushroom walks, guided tours of the Gesundheit property, buildings, plus much more. We also grow many seasonal vegetables that are available for purchase during your stay. Ask us about availability when booking! The Gesundheit! Institute was founded by Patch Adams, M.D. + continues to function as a nonprofit focused on community health initiatives. We host many educational workshops throughout the year so make sure you check out upcoming events on our website at patchadams.org ! The beautiful Greenbrier River (the location of our favorite swimming hole) is a 5 minute drive down Locust Creek Rd + a 2 minute drive to the historic Locust Creek covered bridge. The small town of Hillsboro (birthplace of Nobel Prize winning author Pearl S. Buck) is 5 miles away with a restaurant (The Hillsboro Public House) + two gas stations. We are surrounded by the Monongahela National Forest with many state parks available less than a 15 minute drive from the property. There are many remarkable places to see while you're visiting; Cranberry Wilderness area, Watoga State Park, Bear Town State Park, Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, the Highland Scenic Highway + a little further North up 219 is Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort; a favorite for skiing + snowboarding, mountain biking, music (4848 Festival) + many other outdoor activities!
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27 ratings · 18 reviews
Nicholas P.doesn't recommend
March 22, 2024
Black Walnut
Not worth it
Place was run down/buildings falling down , nothing to see and the host is not responsive. Don’t waste your time, so many other great places to see in WV.
Maggie J.doesn't recommend
October 28, 2023
Black Walnut
Unsanitary and unsafe, too expensiv
Toilet and sink filthy, I don't know how host can claim adherence to COVID hygiene standards. No host available to remedy that. Dangerously rotting boardwalk over marshy area to access trails to waterfalls. Price too high for what is offered (for $45/night you can get state park camping with electric and a clean bathhouse. For $15/night you can get national forest primitive sites with maintained pit toilets). Gesundheit is a beautiful place and could be a great place to camp but the hosts are not prepared to make it safe or hygienic for the public.
Julian A.recommends
September 21, 2023
Paw Paw
The camping sight was awesome! And the hosts were really kind and welcoming. I’d definitely want to come back.
Melita W.
September 18, 2023
Black Walnut
Not as described on the Hipcamp site but nonetheless, it was an experience. There was lots to explore waterfalls streams animals overall really nice.
Heather E.recommends
September 13, 2023
Black Walnut
It was another peaceful trip! It was nice to spend more time learning about the property and helping with the goats a little bit.
Lisa B.
September 12, 2023
Black Walnut
Bathroom and shower needs work. A pit toilet near campsite would be helpful.
Hillsboro, Pocahontas, West Virginia, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Moneton, S’atsoyaha (Yuchi), and Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Holly B.Joined in October 2022
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