Hipcamp host Susan T.
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The Nut House, while still primitive, is a cozy little cabin that you'll appreciate on a rainy day or chilly night. It's basically a two-room cabin which has a bedroom and a sitting room. The bedroom is furnished with an antique double roll-away bed and the sitting room has a double futon.

Here's a little background on the cabin and why it's called "The Nut House." Since moving

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The Nut House, while still primitive, is a cozy little cabin that you'll appreciate on a rainy day or chilly night. It's basically a two-room cabin which has a bedroom and a sitting room. The bedroom is furnished with an antique double roll-away bed and the sitting room has a double futon.

Here's a little background on the cabin and why it's called "The Nut House." Since moving here in 2002, we’ve always tried to be self-sustaining, to let the land provide for us without raping it, and never waste anything. We’re big believers in Recycle, Reuse, and Reduce. The Nut House was a project that James undertook to provide campers an alternate choice of lodging yet still staying simple and primitive. It was built with sweat equity (James’s alone) and recycled and reused items were used whenever possible. The wood used to build the cabin (poplar, black walnut, cherry and butternut – hence, the name Nut House) came from trees that were downed during the epic June 29, 2012 derecho storm that hit West Virginia and were milled by James. Two of the windows came from a very old trailer that was left on the property when we bought it. The interior is chinked with wool from our sheep. We have also installed solar lights. The cabin can sleep 4. There is one full-size bed (a 1950's roll-away bed) and one full-size futon. Pillows are provided. You will need to provide your own bed linens or sleeping bags. It has a tin roof perfect for those rainy nights and a creek that runs behind it. The cabin was made with the least amount of purchased items as possible, so we could keep the rental price low. We provide park-style grills, firepit grills and camping cook stoves for your use and firewood is free! We also provide charcoal. Clean Portajohns are provided as well as a "to die for" outdoor hot water shower! All you have to do is throw a couple of sleeping bags in the car and pack a cooler full of camping grub. Oh, and don't forget your hiking shoes! Although the campground is pet friendly, we do not allow pets inside the cabin.

Also, except for Labor Day weekend through mid-October (Gauley whitewater season), you will enjoy total privacy meaning you will have exclusive use of the campground.  During Gauley whitewater season, we open up our fields to hundreds of kayakers from across the country who seek the thrills of class V rapids that come only once a year when the US Corps of Engineers releases the water from Summersville Lake, creating the world renowned rapids.

Accommodation provided
Cabin
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Showers available
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Susan a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Climbing
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Nut House in West Virginia.

Forest
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Waterfall

Places to see near Tawney Farm

Gauley River National Recreation Area
Gauley River National Recreation Area
1 miles way Explore
Babcock State Park
Babcock State Park
17 miles way Explore
New River Gorge National River
New River Gorge National River
24 miles way Explore
Little Beaver State Park
Little Beaver State Park
32 miles way Explore
Bluestone State Park
Bluestone State Park
42 miles way Explore
Bluestone National Scenic River
Bluestone National Scenic River
45 miles way Explore
Cedar Creek State Park
Cedar Creek State Park
45 miles way Explore
Watoga State Park
Watoga State Park
47 miles way Explore
Twin Falls State Park
Twin Falls State Park
47 miles way Explore
Holly River State Park
Holly River State Park
47 miles way Explore
Pipestem Resort State Park
Pipestem Resort State Park
48 miles way Explore
Camp Creek State Park
Camp Creek State Park
50 miles way Explore
Moncove Lake State Park
Moncove Lake State Park
55 miles way Explore
Stonewall Jackson State Park
Stonewall Jackson State Park
56 miles way Explore
Chief Logan State Park
Chief Logan State Park
58 miles way Explore
Monongahela National Forest
Monongahela National Forest
67 miles way Explore
North Bend State Park
North Bend State Park
68 miles way Explore
Douthat State Park
Douthat State Park
69 miles way Explore
Jefferson National Forest
Jefferson National Forest
71 miles way Explore
Forked Run State Park
Forked Run State Park
72 miles way Explore
Beech Fork State Park
Beech Fork State Park
72 miles way Explore
Audra State Park
Audra State Park
75 miles way Explore
Blue Ridge National Heritage Area
Blue Ridge National Heritage Area
77 miles way Explore
George Washington National Forest
George Washington National Forest
79 miles way Explore
Claytor Lake State Park
Claytor Lake State Park
83 miles way Explore
Tygart Lake State Park
Tygart Lake State Park
91 miles way Explore
Yatesville Lake State Park
Yatesville Lake State Park
92 miles way Explore
New River Trail State Park
New River Trail State Park
93 miles way Explore
Jackson Lake State Park
Jackson Lake State Park
97 miles way Explore
Hungry Mother State Park
Hungry Mother State Park
97 miles way Explore

The vibe at The Nut House

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Hipcamper Scottie
Scottie T.
recommends this listing.
May 12th, 2017

Susan and James' land is tucked away at the end of a gravel road near the Gauley River National Scenic Riverway. The hosts went out of their way to show us the best fishing holes, amazing views and, of course, the wooly sheep. Though the sheep were a bit shy. The Nut House is tucked next to a gentle creek, which made for a great nights sleep. Two comfy beds, rustic decor and a Susan's wool fiberart make for a cozy abode.

Gazing upon the grazing sheep.The cabin easily sleeps a small family.Mountains surround the the farm The Gauley River National Scenic Riverway is minutes away.
Hipcamper Shannon
Shannon M.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2017

Susan really helped us out of a bad spot when our other Hipcamp reservation fell through at the last minute. The Nut House was a cozy spot for us to rest our weary heads. We recommend Tawney Farm wholeheartedly!

More WV beauty. Skipping stones on the banks of the Gauley River, just up the road. We saw loads of deer. They are not easy to capture on camera.
Hipcamper Jessie R.
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August 30th, 2018
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Property
Tawney Farm
State
West Virginia
$53/night
1 Site