Tired of pitching a tent, or sleeping on the ground is just not your thing? We've got a beautiful camping cabin ready for you! It has solar lights, NO heat, NO running water and is an alternative to tent camping. There is an outhouse out back, or guests may use the bathrooms and showers in the main cabin, which is a short walk down the hill (where you checked in). There is a new "barn cabin" about 100 ft from this camping cabin, so you may see others up in the cabins' area.
The beautiful drive to get here sets the tone for your visit. We are near Franklin, WV on a scenic motorcycling and bicycling route. Your hosts will meet you upon arrival so please head up to the main log cabin to check in.
We have 130 ACRES OF PRIVATE MOUNTAIN NATURE PRESERVE which spans mountain tops, forests, fields, flat hidden meadows, creekside spots - great for hiking or mountain biking. You are sure to see deer and other wildlife - nature abounds! Views anywhere on the property are amazing! A liability waiver is required due to the nature of the property. We will attempt to provide it before check in for your review, but if that fails, you will be given it when you arrive.
We have an historic homestead on the property to explore (the Ananias Pitsenbarger Farm), plus we have a fishing pond for the kids. Amenities are shared by all campers and include: fire pit (FIREWOOD IS PROVIDED AND FREE) and grill (bring your own 1 lb propane canister), picnic pavilion, porches, access to bathrooms, showers, and fresh spring water.
NOTE there is CELL RECEPTION ONLY FOR AT&T AND SPRINT AT THE MAIN CABIN, AND NO INTERNET. You'll be given the main cabin land line after you book and you may use the phone. Depending on your service (usually this is Verizon), you may be able to send and receive texts from the top of one of the mountains.
We will provide a full, hot, breakfast for $8 per person per day. We are also an event venue. Please inquire about hosting your wedding, party, reunion, group gathering.
There is plenty to do off the property, too:
* Franklin WV - 10 miles - grocery store, ATM, library, restaurants, shopping, hardware stores, Warner's drive-in theater. Franklin hosts a Spring Fling and (fall) Treasure Mountain Festival.
* Monterey VA - 21 miles away - restaurants, shopping, excellent cidery (Big Fish Cider), Sugar Maple Festival each March, and other festivals and activities thru the year. Highland County is known as Virginia's "Little Switzerland."
* Harrisonburg VA - 46 miles away / Richmond VA and Washington D.C. area - about 3 hrs away
* Seneca Rocks (hiking and rock climbing) - 30 mi
* Nelson Rocks (zip line canopy tour, rock climbing) - 25 mi
* Eagles Nest Outfitters (rafting) - Petersburg WV - 36 mi
* Seneca Caverns - 23 mi
* Trout fishing (catch and release) - White Thorn Creek - 5.5 mi plus a kids' catch and pay pond (you must keep what you catch).
* Pendleton County Bicycle Tour - we are on Loop 5 "Dry Run" (also fabulous for motorcyclists)
* George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are nearby for hiking
* Cave entrances are nearby if you are into spelunking
We are friendly dog friendly. Please ask about bringing your dog. We have a large dog on site, Xena, a boxador. No fences though so dogs must be under voice command or you can borrow our cable run.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Loafer's Glory Rustic Cabin
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Loafers Glory is a swell destination on beautiful acres in WV. The hosts Jeff and Teresa are sweet and extremely hospitable. When we arrived they had the cabin set up very nicely with anything we might need. Bedding, fresh water, and clean towels are provided, the cabin is solar powered so there is also some electricity. Jeff and Teresa are so great they even had a doggie treat for our pup Chaco! (AHHMAZING!!).
During our visit it was perfect weather for fishing or taking a hike up to their highest point on the farm.
Their grounds are wonderful to explore. We fished in their small pond and skipped rocks in their large pond. They have old farm homes and multiple hills with good views of the mountains. It's especially nice to go up to the highest point on the farm, and look out at the view. This cabin is a good place for artist or avid readers. I myself personally enjoyed reading on the porch of the cabin and listening to the sounds of birds.
Jeff and Teresa have a dog on site named Xena so this is a great place to bring a voice command trained pup to be off leash. I recommend having an afternoon talk on the back patio of the main cabin. We did so with Jeff & Teresa as well as other guest and had a delightful time. The patio view from the farm looking out is breath taking, you can see the history the farm holds.
My partners and I really enjoyed our time at this cabin and would love to return. After leaving the property make sure to check out the small town of Franklin WV!
About Loafers Glory B&B July 2017
After a 7 hour Interstate drive, Loafer’s Glory B&B was just the tonic. Warmly greeted and oriented by hosts Teresa and Jeff Munn, we quickly embraced the sights, sounds, smells of their 137 acre field and woodland family homestead. A very warm afternoon brought a cooling gentle evening thundershower. If you like quiet, watch deer graze on rolling hillsides, and the opportunity to rediscover summer evenings in the mountains, we highly recommend you stay at Loafer’s Glory.
The cabin and surrounding property are magical. Use this as an opportunity to get rustic and back to the land. Comfy beds and solar powered electric are welcome amenities...but eat your meals outside on the picnic table, and sit out in one of the meadows with a bottle of wine. Once in a lifetime experience. Enjoy.