Hipcamp host Ben  E.,
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Tucked away in the corner of "Wild and Wonderful" Lost River Valley of Mathias WV, enjoy over 40 acres of true "Almost Heaven" secluded land. A rare private hilltop awaits you surrounded on 3 sides by thousands of acres of National Forest interior. 

This site is at the very South-East corner of Hardy County, West Virginia, where you can enjoy views from inside George W


Tucked away in the corner of "Wild and Wonderful" Lost River Valley of Mathias WV, enjoy over 40 acres of true "Almost Heaven" secluded land. A rare private hilltop awaits you surrounded on 3 sides by thousands of acres of National Forest interior. 

This site is at the very South-East corner of Hardy County, West Virginia, where you can enjoy views from inside George Washington National forest all the way into Virginia! At the end of this remote Forest Service road called "Hunkerson's Gap" discover a hand built natural log cabin near a natural spring. 

Practice your survival skills in this true deep wilderness. 

Hike or bike trails throughout the day or gaze at the vivid starry sky by night.

Have fun in nearby Lost River State Park, seasonal activities available such as a pool, playground, and picnic area. Inside this park my personal favorite is "Hidden Stables" horseback riding (call to verify when they are open). 

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 9 guests per site
Up to 3 vehicles
4WD Required
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Ben a message!
  • Check in: After 6PM
  • Check out: Before 5PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 3 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Lost River Forest, Almost Heaven in West Virginia.

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Hipcamper Connor

First off-grid cabin experience…

Connor H.
recommends this listing.
December 3rd, 2021

And I loved it.
I didn’t use the propane lights or stove, because I had solar lights and cooked on the wood stove, so I can’t speak to those.
But the stove was able to get the cabin really warm, even in weather that went down to the 20’s. The temperature often got up to about 80 in the cabin, and I’d have to open a window until it cooled off
The bed was comfortable, as was the furniture.
The property is beautiful, and a lot of the time it was eerily quiet, not even the sounds of birds. It is a mountain and very sloped. I didn’t get to explore as much because I’m recovering from a knee and ankle injury and just wasn’t steady enough on the steep terrain, but hopefully I can come back in a few months and be able to wander more.
My only suggestions would be some solar lights or colored reflectors at the bottom of the driveway because I arrived at night and drove past it, the road is really steep and there aren’t a lot of good places to turn around. Also, I wish there was a full length mirror, because after being outside, I found a tick on me (it’s the woods of course) but I was alone and couldn’t really do a good check for more.
All in all, Enis’s place is beautiful, comfortable, and a great way to get out and unplug.

Hipcamper Buck

Cabin getaway

Buck W.
recommends this listing.
November 16th, 2021

What a perfect few days away! It was a mini adventure driving in and being so remote. The cabin was perfect and the natural spring was so convenient. The host and his son were super sweet. We will be back. Thanks!

Hipcamper Corey
Corey W.
recommends this listing.
November 15th, 2021

This cabin was a little slice of heaven for a weekend! Without any of the distraction of modern amenities (no cell service, wifi, electricity, or plumbing), we managed to have all we needed for a comfortable and fun escape in the beautiful West Virginia woods.
Enis provides everything you need (and nothing you don't). Having an abundance of firewood was a gift, as we heavily used the outdoor firepit and indoor wood stove to keep us cozy (and well fed). While fun to have the option to cook over open flame, it was even better to know we had the propane stove inside for backup.
Also, the road up is no joke. All part of the adventure and making this feel truly off grid, the access road to the cabin should not be underestimated. We managed fine in an AWD RAV4, but I wouldn't recommend attempting with anything lower to the ground than an SUV. I can't wait to make a return trip to the magic cabin!

Hipcamper sara
Sara D.
recommends this listing.
November 13th, 2021

This little cabin was the perfect getaway. Its tidy and warm and has everything you need to be comfortable. The location is spectacular. We had a wonderful time and hope to return. Lots of space to explore. I would truly recommend a 4x4 vehicle though. We have a front wheel drive SUV that has traversed lots of rough forest roads, and this one nearly bested us with some prolonged deep mud patches.

Hipcamper Cameron
Cameron P.
recommends this listing.
October 25th, 2021

Awesome cabin! I spent a long weekend here for a solo retreat and it was very comfortable, functional and secluded. The October foliage and weather was beautiful!! My clanky 2004 Honda CR-V made it there and back, but not without a new minor bruise to be honest, so be careful. I also picked up cell signal about 10 minutes up the hill (AT&T), so didn’t need to go too far if I had to have it. But I was quite happy to not see another soul, and the largest animal I saw was a squirrel (for better or worse). The cabin had no issue with bugs or leaks or anything, a bit of a gas smell from the propane but with the windows open it was fine. Recommended!

Hipcamper Luke
Luke F.
recommends this listing.
October 12th, 2021

Very peaceful and secluded. Would definitely go back here again. Was able to get to the cabin in a stock Forester so something with all wheel drive and a little ground clearance is fine. There was a tree down across the trail on the way in so bring a chain and a saw or chainsaw just in case.

Hipcamper Philippe
Philippe S.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2021

Enis has an awesome property in the mountains of West Virginia. The cabin is beautiful and very well-maintained. I highly recommend this listing. As others have mentioned, a vehicle with a higher clearance is a must.

Lost River Forest, Almost Heaven
Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer L.
recommends this listing.
June 2nd, 2021

First, definitely pay attention to the 4 wheel drive requirement! This location is truly remote and miles down a dirt road. That is also what makes it special! No cell service, no sounds of people, only the quiet breeze and natural spring nearby. You are right next to a national forest so just step outside to hike, bike and explore. We were truly off the grid but had all we need. The listing says no toilet but we found the outhouse perfectly fine and usable. Our kids and dog did not want to leave. We had a magical time and can't wait to go back!

Hipcamper Mary
Mary G.
recommends this listing.
May 3rd, 2021

Couldn't ask for more - no cell service, no people around, just you and the woods and a cozy cabin. Really grateful for the solitude and beautiful ridges of Enis' property!! Will sure to be back.

Can't say enough about how well thought out the cabin was, as well - comfortable chairs and beds, a lovely little porch to watch the stars from, and a neat little kitchenette for your cooking needs.

Lost River Forest
West Virginia
United States
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