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!
Very helpful! Nik was at the bottom of the mountain to greet me when I got there because it was late. Minimal cell service in camp ground. I have a 2WD (honda fit) and had some slight trouble getting back out on one particularly steep part of the road in but besides that could manage ok. Would recommend!
Heavenly forested getaway ❤️
Amazing camp, quite and beautiful! The creek was so refreshing and the trees were perfect for hammock camping!!!! Nick and Beth were both so kind.
Perfect for overland camping
We enjoyed our stay at Coon Creek and the drive in was spectacular. Our group of 7 trucks spent just one night before leaving and the hosts were very accommodating. Tucked in a holler keeps the even temps slightly lower in the summer months which was refreshing. Thanks so much, we’ll be back on our next adventure through the area!
We absolutely loved our stay with Nik and Beth! Very generous hosts who let us camp wherever we liked and then let us explore the mountains that they call home. Their property is absolutely gorgeous, dogs are wonderful, and we had a blast sitting around the fire in the main circle at night eating, laughing, and carrying on. 10/10 the very best 4th of July we could have. "This place is the tits" (lol). We absolutely will be visiting again and are avidly looking forward to visiting our new friends.
Tranquil - need higher clearance ve
Coon creek cove is so peaceful and quiet. We came from NC and met family from PA, and we were so looking forward to a few days of catching up and relaxing in and by the creek. The property is so natural and beautiful, and we spent an afternoon sitting in the creek when it got warm out.
Nik was very hospitable. There is a cute and clean outhouse that he cleaned out twice per day. Their dogs were very sweet and gentle.
The only trouble we had was getting our cargo trailer-camper conversion through the creek bed that you have to drive through to get to the site. It's a regular cargo trailer, not lifted or anything. We ended up having our family member walk beside the camper and move large rocks that we could not clear. The steps on the camper are pretty bent, but those can be replaced. It's still worth the wonderful time that we had.
If you have any questionable clearance issues, this will be a tough one to navigate... if at all.
Peaceful get away in the hallow
I can’t wait to go back!!! We enjoyed a beautiful Saturday evening and Sunday morning in this lovely camp site! It was an adventure for sure! Be sure to drive a 4x4 as the road washes out and you drive through the creek. We enjoyed learning about Niks homestead life and absolutely loved the company of his dogs! We saw a baby fawn and enjoyed a lovely stroll down the mountain road. The stars were breathtaking as well. We highly recommend this camp site!
Fantastic place tucked away in a peaceful hollow. Nik is a very good host and most welcoming. He took time to show me his interesting place and introduced me to all of his animals. I will definitely return to stay again.
Remote, kid friendly, great hosts
Staying with Beth and Nik was a fantastic experience for our whole family. Beth was communicating with us before our stay and helped show us some hidden gems. Nik was so kind to show us their animals and Beth even had toys for our kids (5 and 2). The camp site is a big, flat, mowed area surrounded by woods, wildflowers, and a creek. Our children loved it and so did we! The kids especially loved the trees for their hammock and how friendly Beth and Nik were. We hope to return!