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Loafer's Glory Resort & Event Venue

· Franklin, West Virginia
190 acres hosted by Jeff & Teresa M.
6 lodging sites
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Relax 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, maple moonshine and apple pie liqueur. We have free WIFI and ATT reception 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 and is stocked with essentials - linens, towels, plates, cups, utensils, some pots, pans, spices, oil, coffee, etc. 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. 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. Bonus - 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!
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Franklin, West Virginia, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Jeff & Teresa M.Joined in January 2017
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
48 ratings · 42 reviews
Lyudmila D.recommends
September 26, 2023
Loafer's Glory barn German Hutte
Jeff and Teresa's property is wonderful. The cabin was very clean, well organized and cosy. Directions were extremely clear and hosts were very welcoming.
Teddy W.recommends
September 4, 2023
Loafer's Glory Private RetroRetreat
I loved this place. Loved it. You are basically in your own valley, with water, power, etc. A short walk from the lodge. A short drive from town. It's that wild West Virginia country you're looking for but without actually being all that isolated (if you've broken down in the wild before, it's not fun). We relaxed, hiked, biked, and grilled out. We will be back!
James A.recommends
August 20, 2023
Loafer's Glory mtn cabin apartment
A hidden gem
An absolute hidden gem. A very special place laden with history, stunning natural beauty and the most hospitable hosts in Teresa and Jeff. Our children loved it and didn’t want to leave - we felt the same and will return. Where else can you find an 19th century historic homestead, a traditional distillery (the Maple Moonshine and Apple Brandy are delicious), hummingbirds and a night sky so dark the Milky Way is easily seen on a clear night? Thank you
Laurel W.recommends
August 20, 2023
Loafer's Glory barn German Hutte
Everything was amazing and this place exceeded EVERY expectation! The hosts were so hospitable.
Elizabeth E.recommends
July 31, 2023
Loafer's Glory Boho Bungalow w/View
A Must Stay
The best hosts I’ve every stayed with! A gorgeously property with 5+ miles of well maintained trails, cute cabins, the history of the homestead on display, the modern distillery, recommendations & itineraries to see local attractions, gorgeous views, and Xena the dog to welcome everyone! As much privacy or interaction as you like - I highly recommend chatting with Teresa & Jeff!
Jen B.recommends
May 31, 2023
Loafer's Glory barn German Hutte
My friend and I stayed in the barn cabin (German Hutte) and had a wonderful time. We loved the way the cabin was decorated, it had a really cozy yet spacious feel to it. The cabin had just about everything you would need and more (some books, games, and puzzles too). We showered in the bathroom at the main house and that was clean with hot water. Teresa and Jeff were super friendly and accommodating and willing to answer all of our questions and give us whatever we needed. They have such a special property, and I feel lucky that they share it with people. Their place was SO QUIET. The main things I listened to all weekend were birds, wind, and insects. We spent a lot of time relaxing and enjoying the view from our porch. We were able to do some fishing and hiking and walking around the property as well. Oh! We got to watch a fawn be born in front of the cabin as well. So cool. 10/10 would recommend. Can't wait to come back.
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