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Located in the scenic New River Gorge area of southern West Virginia, The Ponderosa Lodge is the premiere organic farm stay for large groups in the Eastern United States. With 10,000 spacious square feet of comfortable country style lodging and 10 bedrooms and bathrooms accommodating up to 32 people, The Ponderosa Lodge is ideal for large group events such as church retreats, business retreats, family reunions, weddings and anniversaries, and hunting or fishing expeditions.
We are conveniently located directly off Route 60, the Midland Trail, on 16 very private acres in the New River Gorge area of Fayette County, WV. The scenic New River Gorge area offers countless exciting outdoor activities, including whitewater rafting, rock climbing, fishing, horseback riding, tree canopy tours, boating, hiking, coal mine tours, helicopter tours, jet boat rides, and train rides, which are all within easy driving distance. At the lodge, we offer farm tours during which you can learn about small farm life by joining us as we gather eggs, feed and water farm animals, and pick fresh, organic fruits and vegetables from the gardens. We also offer indoor classes in sustainable living, such as baking artisan breads and pastries and canning and preserving the harvest. We also have a mile long hiking trail through the woods to a fishing pond, playground and straw bale maze for the young ones and yard games for you to use. Otherwise, grab a good book in our library and relax in the rocking chairs located on our spacious 1,300 square foot front porch or on our third floor porch overlooking the farm. If you can dream it, you can do it here in the New River Gorge area.
The first floor of the Lodge has a large porch that seats 32 people for meals when the weather permits, a dining room that also comfortably seats 32 people, a 1,300 square foot great room that comfortably seats 32 people, a large dream kitchen that opens to the dining room, and 4 spacious bedrooms, each with their own private bath. The great rooms contains a television, numerous movies to choose from, a baby grand piano, large comfortable leather furniture, and a large coffee table and side tables that were hand carved by a West Virginia native. Our dining room tables and chairs were also hand crafted by local artisans. Two bedrooms have one queen bed each and 2 bedrooms have 2 full beds each. The second floor has 4 bedrooms. One bedroom has a king bed. One bedroom has a queen bed, and two bedrooms have two full beds. The third floor has two bedrooms a large 1,000 square foot game room, and a large porch that has expansive views overlooking the farm and the mountains beyond. One of the third floor bedrooms has two queen beds; the other has two full beds. The game room has ping pong, darts, air hockey, numerous board games and puzzles, and a television. All 10 bedrooms in the lodge contain log style beds and dressers, and each have their own private bath.
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We are locally owned and operated. Our family lives in West Virginia and are familiar with the many activities and attractions in the Southern West Virginia region.
The Owner purchased this lodge in 2005
We wanted a quiet place in the mountains to raise our family.
We are the only property in southern West Virginia that can comfortably accommodate up to 32 people in a private setting. Our guests like that they are able to stay under 1 roof, and not be spread out in multiple cabins or in a noisy hotel.
We have been priviledged to stay at the Ponderosa Lodge numerous times over the years. Each time we've stayed the hospitality has always been warm and welcoming. The lodge is beautiful, comfortable, peaceful, and ideally situated in the mountains of WV. Each season has a particular beauty, and there is no better place to enjoy any season than at the lodge. We would highly recommend the lodge to any one.
We thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Ponderosa Lodge. It accomodated all 24 of us, from the ages of 3 to 87. The dining room held all of us, and the kitchen facilities were more than adequate. The living room had numerous couches and chairs, and the fireplace and wood stove were always kept going by the host during our Thanksgiving stay. No complaints about the beds, and my back didn't hurt after sleeping there 4 nights. The few small problems we found were quickly taken care of by the owner. He was helpful and friendly, and willing to show us around the farm and property. A great value, I would recommend this property to anyone who visits this area.
We a group of 25+ spent our last Christmas in Ponderosa and my oh my!! That place is something but more so the owners. Ken , Joreen and even lil Liam are great hosts.The reason I am writing a review this late is because I wanted to do justice to the hospitality by taking time to explain rather than pen a fast one.
Every morning, Ken would get up at five a.m. and prepare fresh muffins , bread etc. Nothing like fresh coffee and an array of food waiting for a hungry bunch of adults, kids and grandparents.
We had three generations there and each of them with strong opinions!! The place satisfied everyone of them.
The place is HUGE!! Lists of place , land, bedrooms , bathrooms . The best thing about this palce is that hosts do not look at you as customers who bring in money.
They don't count every pie. We used so many of their supplies and when we requested to pay them, they refused to accept anything.
They are a bunch of great , nice people, who want to please their guests not for monetary purposes but for the love of having them and the sincerity to want to give their guests the best.
They live in the building away from the guest quarters . They are easily accessible if we need extra stuff and go out of their way to fulfill it.
Lists if activities nearby , incase you want to go for it. But, we had so much fun in the lodge and farm that we just took a few hours to visit the local attractions.
You will see for yourself how vacationers have been repeat guests for many years. We would have gone there again ( and maybe will) except for the fact that a few families in our group have moved and the driving distance for them , now, is long.
And , also, each bedroom has an attached bathroom!!! The loft is a perfect hideout for teenagers. They have tons of board games and a TAble Tennis table.
Believe me, you will surprised at how generous the owners are!! You have to experience it to know it!!
Our party stayed at the Ponderosa Lodge for Thanksgiving and had a great time. The Lodge was very well equipped and spacious for the 10 adults and 13 children in our party. We self catered breakfasts and 2 evening meals and our hosts (Jorene & Ken) catered our Thanksgiving feast. The kitchen and dining room was perfect for our party of 23 and it was delightful to have a delicious homemade meal served to us after returning from a day of hiking. The wood fires made the lodge very cozy and perfect to sit in front of in the evening and relax. The lodge is private and peaceful offering plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife and is only a short drive from Canyon Rim, Babcock State Park and Hawks Nest State Park. Jorene and Ken were great hosts and nothing was too much trouble.
We spent this past Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights at the wonderful Ponderosa Lodge in Lookout, West Virginia. The property was very clean and well maintained. You can tell the owners take a lot of pride in their lodge. We love all the animals both inside and outside the lodge. It is truly a beautiful place to visit and to relax in the peaceful surroundings. We would advise anyone looking for a wonderful vacation to give this place a try. You will not be sorry you do. Jorene and Ken are wonderful hosts and check back with you often to make sure all is OK with you and your party.
Every summer for the past 7 years, our family reunion has been spent as a long weekend (Thurs. thru Sun.) at Ponderosa Lodge Bed and Breakfast near Lookout WV. We just had to tell you what an excellent experience we have had each time! The Lodgekeepers, Ken and Jorene, have done so much to make our weekends superb for us (we usually number around 25 people.) Not only have they provided breakfasts that were both delicious and nutricious, but for a very modest fee have let us use their kitchen for our other meals, and have been helpful in our food prep, too. The grandchildren have enjoyed and learned so much from the farm, and each summer are eager to see what animals are there and have Ken explain about their care -- and to tour their ogranic garden, too. When we arrive each time, Ken and Jorene have given us good and accurate information about nearby activities they knew would interest us -- because they have taken time to get to know us well. In short, they have a great facility, and have been exceptional hosts. We highly recommend Ponderosa Lodge to anyone wanting an enjoyable, comfortable and affordable weekend in the West Virginia mountains!
We are a small family farm, and we offer tours of the farm to see the animals and vegetable and flower gardens. The New River Gorge area also offers walks under the New River Gorge Bridge, zip line tours, helicopter tours, biplane tours, jet boat rides, and tree canopy/zipline tours. We can help you to arrange any of these activities for your group.
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2 night minimum stay
Please refer to our website, http://www.theponderosalodge.com , for additional information on our terms and cancellation policy.
Guests may inquire through email or phone. However, for your protection, we book reservations only over the phone. A 50% deposit is required to make a reservation. For your financial protection, we suggest using a major credit card. We also accept personal checks mailed only to our address at: PO Box 186, Lookout, WV 25868. We do not, under any circumstances, request or accept money wires.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.