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Riverside Camping Cabin Rental on a Working Farm in Summersville, West Virginia

Summersville, West Virginia (United States)

Riverside Camping Cabin Rental on a Working Farm in Summersville, West Virginia

1 unit
2 guest capacity
Shared Bathroom
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  • Kid-friendly
  • Barbecue
This riverside camping cabin rental in Summersville, West Virginia, is perfect for very small families and sleeps up to four people comfortably. This is a cozy little cabin rental that guests will definitely appreciate on a rainy day or chilly night. The host has installed solar lights, and the cabin is powered by solar energy. The bed is a rollaway bed from the 1950s, along with one full-size bed and one full-size futon. There is no running water, indoor plumbing, refrigeration, or cook stove in this camping cabin so guests will still need to bring their camp stove, grill, and a cooler. There is a communal grill provided which glampers are more than welcome to use. Guests will need to provide their own bed linens and pillows.

Since moving to this site in 2002, the hosts have always tried to be self-sustaining and to let the land provide for them without raping it, and never waste anything. The cabin was a project that the host undertook to provide campers an alternate choice of lodging yet still staying simple and primitive. It was built with sweat equity and recycled and reused items were used whenever possible. The flooring base came from the old shelter that burned and then fell down from snow. The wood used for the rest of the cabin (poplar, black walnut, cherry, and butternut) came from trees that were downed during the epic June 29, 2012, derecho storm that hit West Virginia. Two of the windows came from a very old trailer that was left on the property when the hosts bought it.


  • Double bed
  • Electricity
  • Bathroom
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Fire pit
  • Parking
  • Shared Barbecue
A park-style barbecue grill is provided as well as the charcoal. The hosts even provide guests with a propane camping cook stove. Glampers can also enjoy an evening around the fire pit. Tables and camp chairs are also provided.

Clean portajohns are provided as well as an outdoor hot water shower.

Guests are not required to bring their own firewood as this is kindly provided by the host.

There are solar lights in this glamping property.

Guest Services

  • Front desk service
  • Laundry service
  • Sports equipment storage

Location + Surroundings

Local services
  • Supermarket
  • Shopping
This rustic glamping property is located near the city of Summersville, West Virginia, and will provide guests with a truly relaxing mountain getaway. The site is situated next to the Gauley River where there is peace, privacy, and security. Glampers can appreciate the beautiful views of the Gauley River gorge and hike incredible nature trails, all while experiencing the sights and sounds of a real working farm. The center of Summersville is an approximately 30-minute drive from the property, where guests can find restaurants, shops, and recreational activities.

Located close to Summersville Lake & Dam, Carnifex Ferry (Civil War Battleground) State Park, and just minutes from the beautiful Gauley River, guests are sure to find something exciting to do in the Gauley River National Recreation Area.


  • Feeding animals
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water sports
  • Scuba diving
  • Climbing
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Wildlife watching

This totally private glamping property is the perfect base for Gauley River National Recreation Area adventure. The site is located only a half mile away from the river access. Glampers can bring their own gear and fish, canoe, paddleboat, and/or kayak. Guests are welcome to explore the hiking trails on the 120-acre farm, too. Bird watchers love staying here—especially in the early mornings and late at night. Mountain biking is also available.

Firewood is free and the park-style grills, fire pit grills, and camping cook stoves are also free to use. Shelters will keep guests dry on rainy days when they still want to be outside. Clean portajohns and a "to die for" outdoor hot water shower are a couple of amenities. The hosts will always have guests' campfire started for their arrival.

Summersville is located in the heart of West Virginia and surrounded by the cool and pristine waters which flow from the mountains, making it a perfect destination for water activities including swimming and whitewater rafting on the Gauley or New rivers, or boating on Summersville Lake. Glampers can also hike along the Muddlety Creek Trail. Other activities in the area include bicycling, wildlife watching, photography, dining, horseback riding, and bowling. Additionally, Summersville Lake and Dam, Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, and Battle Run Beach are also great attractions to check out in the area of the glamping property.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 12:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Thirty: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 30 days before check-in.

Additional Information

Pets are not allowed in the glamping accommodation and guests must be 18 years of age or older to rent.

Guests are asked to please not enter restricted areas and never interact with livestock without the host present.

Quiet hours are from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Guests are asked to please turn off all music and refrain from any loud activities or noise during these hours.

Children under the age of 13 cost a different rate, please inquire with the host.

No pets are allowed inside the cabin.

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