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 rela
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.
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!
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! If you feel this may be a problem for you please let us know and we will leash them so not to be a bother you and your dogs. Don't hesitate to ask us to tie up our dogs, we want you and your pooch to enjoy our property . (But they do need to patrol at night.) 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!
Covid-19 Certification Note: We expect that all guests set their site with the maximum space possible from other guests. Kolb Field, our central camping area is about a half an acre. We have areas that you may camp where you can be isolated from other guests if you choose. All Guests are welcome to be social in our Main Circle common area, we ask that you practice basic social distancing. Hand sanitizer is available at all out houses and are cleaned frequently. There is a hand wash station at our well with soap.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
You know what would make this trip even better?
Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Coon Creek Cove, Mountain Hideaway
Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood waiting for you at your c...Read more
Time with the Farm Animals
On the homestead we'll teach you how we care for our animals. You'll get to f...Read more
Propane, 20 lb BBQ Bottle
Standard 20lb Propane bottles for your BBQ grill. We keep them on hand and wi...Read more
Dozen farm fresh eggs. Multi colored, some are brown, white, green, etc, from...Read more
Guided Mountain Hike
Guided Mountain Hike, $20 per hr Choose your level of difficulty to be a Moun...Read more
Homesteading & Off Grid Living
Nik & Beth lived on the farm for over one year with no electricity, no runnin...Read more
Tent & Camping Gear Rental
We will set up a tent for you and out fit it with two single person cots, cle...Read more
Kindling and Fire Starter
An armful of small cut wood, a little paper and 1/2 pint of starting fuel to ...Read more
Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting
Two metal detectors are available for you to use, great for kids and adults. ...Read more
Pet Sitting & Dog Watching
Bringing Fido but want to go some where less dog friendly while staying with ...Read more
Camp Fire Started for You
We will bring to your camp site one Firewood Bundle and one Kindling Bundle (...Read more
Deer Processing & Butchering
During Deer Season, last week of November we hunt deer. Typically, we are suc...Read more
Fishing Guide & Gear Rental
We'll take you to some of our favorite fishing spots. You can fish Elk River,...Read more
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
This is a mountain biking paradise! You can bike the dirt mountain road or follow a some challenging off road trails.
Nearby, Elk River (5 miles) has a boat ramp, great for canoes and kayaks. Sutton Lake, (20 miles) is great for Motor boat and p...Read more
Elk River (5 miles) and Sutton Lake (20 Miles)
Mountain Hiking trails, this is a great place to hike! You can walk all day with out seeing anyone. The neighboring properties ...Read more
You are welcome to bring your horses. You can horse back dirt mountain roads 5 miles to town, or stay close for miles. There ar...Read more
Elk River (5 miles) and Sutton Lake (20 Miles)
There are miles of roads to travel on ATV
Mountain hiking, if you explore you'll find steep areas to go up. Most of our mountains are about 15 to 18,000'. They make nice...Read more
The creeks on the property are great for little kids to play in! Elk River (5 miles) and Sutton Lake (20 Miles)
The area has white water adventures, ask for info.
Deer will likely wander through your camp site. We do have bear, coyote and other small animals that may want your picnic baske...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Coon Creek Cove, Mountain Hideaway in West Virginia.
There are caves in the hills. Often they are populated by black bears. We don't suggest you explore them unless prepared for an...Read more
Sutton Lake is close by, 15 miles. Great for boating and swimming. Ask...
You'll be camping in a 2 acre meadow called Kolb Field. One half of it is dedicated to growing wild flowers.
You can wade in the creek, it's not deep and if it's not heavy rain very fun and safe for children. Sutton Lake is close by for...Read more
We are a small working farm. You'll see pigs, goats, chickens, and rabbits. Most are friendly and you can feed and interact wit...Read more
You can drive up to your camp site. We do suggest an SUV. Otherwise, we can porter you there in our truck. You have to drive th...Read more
Places to see near Coon Creek Cove
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Perfect kick off to summer 2019
This was exactly what we wanted! Primitive, private, such gracious hosts! We arrived super late and were still escorted safely to our site, near the babbling creek in a nicely cleared meadow. Plenty of downed wood for a fire. We will stay here every time we come down this way. I almost hope it stays our secret!
This location is beautiful, very private, and an overall great place to camp!! I camped alone with my dog and felt safe. Both Nik and his wife were awesome. They went above and beyond. When I ran out of brake fluid they kindly grabbed me some for my trip back home and also gave me some yummy food during my trip!!
The first impression was a little bit strange, but when we met Nick everything changed and we felt really good. He was so friendly with us and our son, explained us a lot of things and let us meet all the animals. We had to leave early as it started to rain a lot, it was a pity!
Wow! we had the best time! Nik He took us around his property and showed us where there used to be a church. We ate dinner with him every night around a fire. I didn’t want to leave. (But we already stayed longer then we had said) hubby had to go to work. It was amazing. I wish I would of took more pictures I was just so interested in what he was saying and everything around I didn’t even think about of photos. Went to a strangers home and left with a new friend. Hard to find ppl like Nik. Thank you again for all your hospitality and kindness.
I didn't make it all the way there partly because I didn't read the details of Nik's directions on their site very well and partly because I kind of panicked when I started losing cell phone coverage. once I got headed in the right direction.
I later discovered that they do have some kind of internet connection that would have worked for me - I can't be out of range because of work but at that point I was back on the highway and long gone. :(
However, II do believe it is a great place. The drive to it was spectacular. If I go by there again I will definitely make a point of stopping there.
Our little spot was perfectly secluded! Plenty of space and no frills, just like we wanted. Our hosts were amazing! They hung out with us at our fire and we ended up down at their place the next night to visit. They were very gracious as well. Helped with firewood, made some pulled pork and brought us a container full, and let my kiddos feed and pet their pigs and bunnies. We will definitely return!
West virginia wonder
I’m not sure I’ll ever have enough words to describe my stay at Coon Creek Cove.
If I had to choose one word, MAGICAL.
We got to camp in Kolb Field right next to the crik (creek) as frogs chirped us to bed and singing birds awoke us in the morning.
Outhouse is right in the field. Not a walk at all.
Nik and Beth are salt.of.the.earth. You don’t meet many folks like them. We had a private concierge one night - Beth drove us to our spot as the rain started to come down. Their sweet sweet kind gentle furry friends, Bindy and Ginger, are always at the entrance to greet you.
Their homestead is a slice of WV pie. If you’re in the state of West Virginia, even if you’re miles and miles away, make a point to come here. Watch the bunnies eat, take walks along the miles of bees suckling wildflowers, share stories around the bonfire, and have the stars above to guide you home.