Three hours and sixteen minutes from my front door is the half-way point for the summer drop off for Camp Grandma and Grandpa.
We live in Martinsville, Virginia, and Grandma and Grandpa live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Usually, we just spend the day shuttling to the drop-off and then back home. This summer, we kicked it off by making the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia our destination meeting place.
Rain poured, the wind blew, but eventually, the road led to a cabin in the woods about two miles from the Western Hemisphere’s Longest Arch Bridge, New River Gorge. It was the ideal meeting spot, 3-hours 16 minutes for us and 3-hours 17 minutes for Grandma and Grandpa.
New River Gorge Cabins is where you go if you are looking for a true cabin experience. Nestled in the woods of West Virginia, it’s close enough to pick up necessities, but far enough to get away from it all. The cabins here are private and secluded. It’s quiet and nature lovers paradise. It’s the best way to connect with the outdoors.
Grandpa wasted no time in getting in and claiming his spot.
Everyone claimed their beds.
Grandma and Grandpa.
Mom and Dad. The beds are queen size with plenty of pillows to lay back on.
The kiddos claimed the loft.
The kiddos played outside.
Grandma made dinner. She brought the ingredients needed to make spaghetti and used the pots and pans in the cabin.
The kitchen is well stocked, including a double-basin sink. Making it easy to cook up a delicious meal and eat inside or out.
There’s a large kitchen table that easily seats six.
The kiddos had a great time giving Grandpa his Hallmark card that was a virtual skydiving tour.
and then we just lounged around, enjoying each other’s company and enjoying the peaceful woods.
We had planned to make a fire in the beautiful fireplace, but everyone was sidetracked with the views and each other.
We had an amazing Family Game Night. The kiddos brought the game of Life and Bop It!
It was after midnight when we finally called it a night. I tucked in the children
and crawled into my own bed. It took me no time to drift off to dreamland.
The bathroom is tiled, with a large shower, plenty of water pressure and hot water as well as a window with a view into the forest.
While the girls slept in, the boys got up early and headed to the New River Gorge Bridge to get in some fishing.
They fished right under the arches of the bridge.
Fun Fact: The Bridge is 802 Feet.
The view they had was incredible.
The New River Gorge Bridge is a steel arch bridge 3,030 feet long over the New River Gorge near Fayetteville, West Virginia. With an arch 1,700 feet long, the New River Gorge Bridge was for many years the world’s longest single-span arch bridge; it is now the third longest.
The boys didn’t catch anything, but had a story about a snake in the water than had everyone squirming!!
Then Grandpa made a HUGE breakfast.
After breakfast, we enjoyed time on the large covered porch.
Then, all too soon, it was time to go.
We took a family photo:
Until next time.
New River Gorge Cabins is a great retreat for large or small groups. Our family enjoyed the diversity and there is much to do in the area.
Guests of New River Gorge Cabins also receive a 10% discount at Adventures on the Gorge.