Hipcamp host Enis P.
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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
Park at listing
No ADA 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 Enis a message!
  • Check in: After 6PM
  • Check out: Before 5PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 3
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 33% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


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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The vibe at Lost River Forest, Almost Heaven

Places to see near Lost River Forest

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10 Reviews

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Hipcamper Chris

Private mointain cabin

Chris B.
recommends this listing.
September 21st, 2020

This place was awesome! Be prepared to be off the grid and bring all your supplies (the cabin has extra stuff in case you forget something). To get to the cabin, it is a 30 minute ride (4 miles) up a gravel & dirt logging road. There are holes, rocks, muddy areas, and you definitely need a 4x4. It was a of fun driving up the mountain.
Enis is a friendly host and really wants to make sure his guests have everything they need.
The cabin is clean, not musty, and solid. The propane lights were awesome and even down to 38 degrees, they kept the cabin warm. Log stove inside, too.
Its a great place to get away from the world and unwind.

Hipcamper Robert

Solitude abounds.

Robert D.
recommends this listing.
October 15th, 2020

I highly recommend this cabin as a great escape from the craziness of life. Extremely secluded in a beautiful setting. Very comfortable beds and chairs. Spent many hours in the recliner. Hiked up the mountain for a beautiful view of the fall foliage. Host was very nice and helpful. Cabin was well stocked too.

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Hipcamper Eric
Eric S.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2020

The description is accurate, this is a nice well kept very private cabin. The road to access you definitely want something with some ground clearance like a truck or suv, anything lower like a car will have a difficult journey. The cabin is very nice and has been well kept. This just as it sounds though a primitive cabin. We very much enjoyed our stay and plan to visit again. Enis is a super nice host and made sure everything was cleaned and setup for our arrival. His directions were extremely helpful and definitely goes above and beyond for his guests.

Hipcamper Steve

Adventure form journey2 destination

Steve D.
recommends this listing.
November 2nd, 2020

Precisely what we wanted! Rustic, remote with amenities to help keep our family (6 and 4 year olds) comfortable on the cold nights.
Plenty of adventure to be had, without much prep, wood stove to keep warm after hikes to hill crests, wonderful natural spring for a wash up returning from exploring nearby creek, and stocked kitchen and welcomed sofa and bed to eat and lounge at days end.
Enis was extremely helpful and attentive to how we waned to use the property and we would definitely be back as long as He continues to share this wonderful retreat.
A perfect place to disconnect to reconnect!

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Hipcamper David

Great stay!

David O.
recommends this listing.
November 9th, 2020

We stayed here for two nights and it couldn't have been a better escape from the rest of the world. The cabin is really homey and the propane heater kept everything nice and warm if it got too cold. There's a decent amount of plates, cutlery, etc... No running water though, so just be sure to plan by either bringing a water filter for the spring or some gallon jugs.

The property is beautifully scenic. The stars are incredible. Firewood for the fire was also a really nice inclusion as we spent most of our time outside. You can walk up the ridge to catch the sunset, but be warned, it's about 20-30 minutes straight uphill - but absolutely worth it once you get up there! You should probably have an AWD to get to the cabin as the road in is pretty bumpy and muddy.

Enis was an awesome host, checked in on us to make sure everything was fine but then left us to ourselves. Couldn't recommend this place more. great stay!

Hipcamper Katherine

Secluded sisters weekend

Katherine B.
recommends this listing.
November 17th, 2020

We wanted secluded and that’s what we got! 4 miles down a dirt road (highly recommend a 4WD!) to the cutest little cabin in the woods. The place was clean and had everything we needed. There’s no cell service so be prepared to completely unplug and unwind. There’s a well marked hiking trail along the ridge of the mountain but you have to climb some steep and rugged terrain to get there. Some of the trail was over grown with thorny bushes so wear pants and check yourself and your dogs for ticks as we picked up quite a few. Enis was wonderful with answering all of our questions prior to our trip and he even checked in via texts that we received once we had cell service on the ridge line and answered our current questions right away.

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Hipcamper Emmi

Enjoyed this cozy, isolated cabin

Emmi F.
recommends this listing.
November 25th, 2020

This was a great little cabin. We expected just a step up from a tent but it was well above that. There were more amenities than we expected. It was warm and cozy with the propane lights and the wood stove. We were there in late November and were quite snug. Definitely heed the advice about having a vehicle with adequate clearance as the road was bumpy. Our cargo rack on our trailer hitch bottomed out a couple of times. This was a nice place to be isolated and off-grid.

Hipcamper Jen

Thanksgiving at the cabin

Jen R.
recommends this listing.
November 30th, 2020

This may be my new favorite spot! Super private. The wood stove kept the cabin plenty warm, the propane stove let us cook a little Thanksgiving dinner, and the spring water was fantastic! There was lots of room to explore the property and we even had a bald eagle fly right over us at one point. Loved it! As others mentioned, four wheel drive is definitely necessary to get to it. It was quite a ride even with the Jeep, but totally worth it of course.

Hipcamper Logan

Amazing secluded getaway

Logan F.
recommends this listing.
December 8th, 2020

Awesome secluded little cabin with everything needed for a winter getaway. If you're looking for somewhere to really get away from the city, this is the place. There wasn't a single person around for miles. My family really enjoyed our time together by the fire and we also appreciated being forced to "unplug" since there was no electricity and limited cell service in the area. Enis was great, and provided detailed instructions for finding the place as well as instructions on how to work the gas lighting and stove. He was also very communicative throughout the whole booking process leading up to our trip.

Lost River Forest
West Virginia
United States
1 Site

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