Hipcamp host Vince L.
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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. We have 30+ campsites all with stone fire pits and included firewood for you to choose from and a list of amenities that make a days stay or a weeks stay exciting and fun.

With many on-site and things nearbyto do including kayaking & canoeing

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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.   We have 30+ campsites all with stone fire pits and included firewood for you to choose from and a list of amenities that make a days stay or a weeks stay exciting and fun.

With many on-site and things nearby to do including kayaking & canoeing (provided), a wood fired sauna, beach, lake, volleyball, 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 concession bar and soon a weekend cafe and beer and wine sales, 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 4000 square foot covered log-hewn pavilion with games and shelter from weather as well as a 10,000 square foot gym with 8 basketball nets and two full court.  

We have a lower main campground area with 25 stone fire pits and an upper, hillside and lakeview camping area with 11 stone fire pits.  Many sites have picnic tables and a few have charcoal grills - but grills and picnic tables are located in several common areas for all to use.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
30 bookable sites
Access
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 5 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, tap
Campfires allowed
Firewood provided, firepit, communal
Toilet available
Flush toilet, portable toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Have a question? Send Vince a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 16% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

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

Boating

We have a small 2 acre lake with sandy beach

Fishing

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

Paddling

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

Climbing

Nearby things to do

Swimming

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.

Hiking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Buffalo Gap Camp (30 sites) in West Virginia.

Beach

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

Forest

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

Lake

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.

Mountainous

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.

Wetlands

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

Waterfall

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Hipcamper Blake
Blake R.
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July 28th, 2018

This place has tons of fun stuff to do, and it's so convenient that they let you use their boats and that they give free firewood! Site was nice and flat. Pretty private. Lots of fire pit options. And really easy to find.

Lots of people around the lake in the afternoon, so it's easy to make new friends if you're hoping to!

As another has mentioned, after the rains it was a little swampy in the tent area--tent platforms or something would really add to the location, but it's still fine without that.

The only legitimate complaint I had was that we were woken up at about 6:45am by someone operating some big machinery (a Bobcat or something similar) around the lake about 150 yards from the tent site, which was really unpleasant.

Overall, a 6/10 experience.

Camping under the shade of this tree meant a perfect place to eat breakfast.The lake, with canoes you can use! Such a fun place!!These signs show you where to turn to get to the campground!Pathway from the tent sites to the bathroom.
Hipcamper Jessie
Jessie T.
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June 10th, 2018

Really enjoyed my stay, not many people nice views and loved playing on boats

Hipcamper Vince
Response from Vince, the Host, on July 19th, 2018

Awesome and thanks so much! Hope that you come back again soon!

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Hipcamper Lizzy
Lizzy M.
recommends this listing.
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June 17th, 2018

Buffalo Gap is a great place with fun amenities in a good location. The site is clean, has free fire wood, great pond with free equipment to use and a fire burning sauna on the pond. Quiet hours are enforced (10pm to 8 am) and Vince (the owner) is great and dealt with a not so pleasant issue that we encountered straight away. Michelle the caretaker was also incredibly helpful and very friendly. Due to the heavy rains the tent site was a bit boggy and as the nearest portaloo was in the main site it wasn't very pleasant having to trapse through wet grass when you needed to go to loo...would be great if they had a portaloo in the campsite as well. I did feel a little bit vulnerable in the tent area as it is a bit away from the main office, everyone else and no security lights, thankfully we had our dog with us and that was a comfort. The site allows you to enjoy nature, have fun and relax as much as you want too. All in all Buffalo gap is a great place with enough to keep young and old happy.

Hipcamper Vince
Response from Vince, the Host, on July 19th, 2018

Thanks so much for visiting Buffalo Gap. And yes, we plan on more and better lighting in the campground area... we make big strides in improvements monthly, and we are now in our official first year of Buffalo Gap Retreat and moving fast towards making it even more amazing. Thanks for coming and hope to see you again soon!

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Hipcamper Leah
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July 17th, 2018

It was a nice, secluded little place! It was a little difficult to find at first, but only because we were driving in the dark. Once there it was super nice and we were able to choose a nice fire pit. There’s a beautiful, clean lake with things like kayaking available. All in all a beautiful little hidden spot

Hipcamper Vince
Response from Vince, the Host, on July 19th, 2018

Thank you so much and hope to see you here again sometime soon!

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Hipcamper Richard
Richard F.
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August 27th, 2018

We liked:
Lake for swimming and boating
Gurgling brook right next to our campsite
Lots of privacy
Game room with ping pong and Foosball.
Helpful host
Clean bathrooms
Cabins if you need one
Grills provided
Firewood provided

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September 23rd, 2018
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August 26th, 2018
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Property
Buffalo Gap Retreat and Camp
State
West Virginia
$30/night
30 Sites