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Buffalo Gap Retreat is a beautiful mountain escape just 35 minutes west of Winchester, VA near the beautiful town of Capon Bridge, WV.     This particular large private group campsite is ideal for up to 12 people and 4 tents.... very private hidden away location still close to all of the beautiful amenities of Buffalo Gap.

The "Nook" large private group campsite


Buffalo Gap Retreat is a beautiful mountain escape just 35 minutes west of Winchester, VA near the beautiful town of Capon Bridge, WV.     This particular large private group campsite is ideal for up to 12 people and 4 tents.... very private hidden away location still close to all of the beautiful amenities of Buffalo Gap.

The "Nook" large private group campsite

--> This private group campsite can accommodate up to 4 tents and 12 people.

Extra persons at $10per person per night.

--> The site is located in a heavily treed and walled area to the left of the Cacapon Cottage across from the upper pond (where the white watercress cottage sits)

--> You will see signage for Reserved Nook Campsite.

--> You can park parallel to the road just past the Cacapon and North River cottages.

--> The site has a grill (bring your own charcoal and lighter fluid), a picnic table and a large central bon-fire pit. 


Buffalo Gap Retreat is a beautiful mountain escape just 35 minutes west of Winchester, VA near the beautiful town of Capon Bridge, WV.   We have 30+ campsites, many with picnic tables and all with stone fire pits for you to choose from.   Our list of amenities at Buffalo Gap Retreat and Things Nearby make a days stay or a weeks stay exciting and fun.

We have a lower main campground area with 16 sites each with stone fire pits and an upper, hillside and lakeview camping area with 14 sites, each with stone fire pits.  Many sites have picnic tables and access to common area grills can be found near our dining hall and beach house.  All of our sites are well spaced for covid spacing.

With many on-site and things nearby to do including kayaking & canoeing (provided), hiking, a wood fired sauna, beach, lake, volleyball, an interpretive trail (see website), horseshoes, ladders and corn hole, creeks, bon-fires, fire pits, charcoal grills and more, Buffalo Gap makes for a great mountain escape.

Our property includes a 3200 square foot lake view dining hall with full service cafe / restaurant planned (temporarily closed due to covid-19) as well as a huge stage with occasional performances, concerts and even Open Mic many Friday or Saturdays.

We also have a 2 acre lake with a log cabin wood fired sauna and floating dock, great for fishing and playing.... and a sandy beach area with volleyball.

Further we have a 3800 square foot covered log-hewn pavilion with games and shelter from weather as well access to a 10,000 square foot gym with 8 basketball nets and two full court.  

General Camping at Buffalo Gap Retreat (Capon Bridge,WV) -- lower creekside campground and upper lakeview campground

--> Parking for the lower creekside camp area is past the main entrance to the retreat property and has signage to guide you.

--> Parking for the upper lakeview campground area is through the main camp entrance and to the side of / behind the large blue dining hall building on your left as you enter the property with additional parking in the large overflow lot on your right as you approach the blue dining hall building.

--> No cars at campsites -- it is a short walk from parking to unload -- thanks.

--> Some sites have picnic tables , all have stone firepits.

→ Firewood is available in $5.00 bundles at the office cottage (self serve / honor system) .  Wheelbarrows are available or bring your vehicle to transport back to your site.

--> The beach house (at the lake) has a microwave oven, toaster, outlets to charge phones, darts, a plasmaTV and DVD's and a coffee pot and k-cup pot -- bring your own coffee and sugar and creamer and a gallon of your own water.

--> The dining hall mini-pavilion has a charcoal grill (bring your own charcoal) and a huge grill pit building next to it that can cook 200 hamburgers simultaneously by firewood or charcoal.

--> Brick and mortar bathrooms and hot showers are located to the left of the dining hall as well as nearby the gymnasium, closer to the creekside campsites.

--> We have wi-fi at the Lakeview Dining Hall for all to use.  Wi-fi network and passcode are posted on the wall to the left when you walk in.

--> Quiet Hours are from 10pm to 8am -- please respect your neighbors.

→ No amplified music or stereos please or car stereos.

→ All dogs must be on leash and under owners control at all times.

→ The Sauna is available for all to use by seeing our caretaker at the office cottage for the key and contributing a $10 fee towards firewood use - firewood for sauna located behind the sauna.

→ You may also wish to bring camping chairs and marshmallow/hot dog skewers…. Additional fold-up tables are always useful too.

→ Our on-site caretaker and property manager is located at the office located in the red building near the upper pond -- labeled "Office".  Knock hard / ring the bell if you need something or call/text. 

→ please pack out your trash - red dumpster near the open-air Pavilion not far from dining hall, and second dumpster (coming very soon) to the campground area near the port-a-potty.

→ We have corn-hole and ladders games on the covered pavilion, darts,foosball and ping pong in the dining hall, and a big plasma TV and DVD and movies in the beach house for all to use - as well as kayaks and canoes at the lake, and firewood at the wood fired sauna at the far end of the lake -enjoy.

→ Bring additional floatation devices if you like your own inner-tubes or rafts!

→ p.s. Do a search for Buffalo Gap Retreat in Capon Bridge, WV to read much more about us -- go to Camping --> More Info.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 18 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Vince a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


A great nearby road to bike along is River Rd. -- off Rt. 50 at the Green Truss bridge in Capon Bridge -- about 9 miles one way...Read more


We have a small 2 acre lake with sandy beach


Catch and release in our 2 acre lake on site or at the cacapon river -- accessible from the Riverhouse cafe in town or from pri...Read more


We have canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats at buffalo gap on our 2 acre lake -- bring your own kayak or canoe or tubes and launch...Read more


Nearby things to do


Yes, in our 2 acre lake with sandy beach.

Whitewater paddling

Nearby on the Cacapon River -- about 1 mile on private property for $5 per vehicle per day - neighbor Curtis Sine's property of...Read more

Wildlife watching

On our Wild Berry hiking trails on-site -- in the late spring, tons of wild raspberries (wine berries) and blackberries.



Natural features you'll find at Buffalo Gap "Nook" large group camp in West Virginia.


We have a white sand beach and volleyball court on the beach front area of the 2 acre lake on-site.


We have a couple of marked hiking trails on our property -- Wild Berry Hiking Trails on-site.


We have a 2 acre lake on site with sandy beach and a wood fired sauna with floating dock at the far end of the lake.


Buffalo gap is located in the gap (valley) between 2 mountains - Sandy Ridge and Slane's Knob -- beautiful mountain scenery and...Read more

River, stream, or creek

Buffalo Gap has an abundance of creeks and streams on-site -- due to our location in a gap between 2 big mountains (valley) -- ...Read more

Swimming hole

We have a 2 acre lake on-site and nearby river access along the cacapon river.


At the far end of Buffalo Gap property, past the 10,000 square foot gym are wetlands that form fast moving creeks and streams f...Read more


The vibe at Buffalo Gap "Nook" large group camp

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Hipcamper Jonathan

We will be back!! had a blast!

Jonathan P.
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July 16th, 2019

My wife and I took our 3 kids (ages 13,10, and 5) to buffalo gap and we had a blast! We had the nook private campsite it was exactly as advertised. Secluded but so close to the cafe, activities, and the lake. Firewood is a couple steps away and Barbara was so sweet to greet us upon arrival. It is a great family environment with so much to do. They even ended up having a firework show and live music while we were there! Highly recommend Buffalo Gap and we will be back!

Buffalo Gap "Nook" large group camp
Hipcamper Heather
Heather V.
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September 29th, 2019

Great spot for our group! Close to the water for kids to play, close to bathrooms for a big group and such an overall nice retreat area. Parking isn't right near the site, so just keep that in mind as you pack that you do go up and down a hill to load/unload, but overall a great experience!

Hipcamper Matt
Matt D.
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October 14th, 2019

The site we reserved appeared to be double booked, but the host offered us a great alternative

Hipcamper Steve
Steve W.
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May 18th, 2020

Beautiful property and plenty for our kids to do. Just the break and escape we needed!

Hipcamper Christine

Private/perfect for small groups!

Christine M.
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June 17th, 2020

The Nook at Buffalo gap is a great private area in a larger campground. We had a wonderful time. It was clean and close to the amenities. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Erin
Erin C.
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June 21st, 2020

Tbis was a great site for our family gathering. The Nook is tucked away, but really right in the middle of everything! The beach, bathrooms and showers are just a short walk away. We will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Cheryl
Cheryl N.
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September 7th, 2020

We were looking for the perfect group campsite, and Buffalo Gap fit the bill! We were very happy with our accommodations.: privacy, cleanliness, beautiful campground. It was a little tricky to find, but maintenance guy Warren was happily helping us with whatever we need. We were looking for a relaxing Labor Day weekend, and Buffalo Gap was perfect. The lake was amazing with fresh spring fed water and boats to use at no extra cost. Everything was very clean at first, but, the only complaint is that the bathroom was neglected as the weekend went on. No toilet paper, no paper towels and no soap for at least the last day. Thankfully we brought our own. Other than that, it was a busy Labor Day, but we still felt for the most part to have our little slice of heaven. Highly recommend!!

Hipcamper Jenni
Jenni S.
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October 14th, 2020

Great camping site for a bigger group and families. Slightly tucked away between trees to give privacy and has a small lake with canoes that is free to use.

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Buffalo Gap Retreat and Camp
West Virginia
United States
1 Site