Log Home, 3 BR + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (add. Prop. Avail. for large groups)
Brenda or Fred
About Brenda or Fred
We purchased this lovely farm after I (Brenda) pointed it out to my husband Fred on a drive one day and told him I would love to have a place like that someday. Well my wish came true!!! We once ran a very proserporus B&B here and even had many celebrities visit, but as Fred says 'we stopped because we got Jimmy Dean disease' from cooking so much sausage. We now offer our detatched guest cottage, the 'Evergreen', a second newer log home and one attached, but separate entrance guestroom to the main house. We will let you do the cooking. We pride ourselves in offering a unique experience, high cleanliness, great service and a 'non-commercialized' enviroment. We are on site at all times.
Brenda or Fred purchased this Cabin in 1987
Why Brenda or Fred chose Hico
It is located in the whitewater tourist area of Fayette county noted for outdoor recreation, is near the New River and Gauley River National Parks, the New River Gorge Bridge, Hawks Nest and Babcock State Parks, the best rock climbing area in the eastern United Stated, near the Hatfield-McCoy ATV trail, Summersville Lake and is located on the historic Midland Trail Scenic Highway. The property was a civil war encampment know as Dogwood Gap, the driveway is part of the James River and Kanawha Turnpike.
What makes this Cabin unique
The outstanding views from the hiking paths, privacy for guests as the cabin is on 45 acres located just off the intersection of Rt. 19 and Rt. 60, the cabin has a huge stone fireplace with firewood provided. The cabin has XM radio, premium cable televisions, wireless internet, telephone, dishwasher, washer/dryer for the comfort of guests. There is a fish and release stocked pond, no license needed on the property.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
non smoking only
pets not allowed
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great Home For A West Virginia Adventure
Great location, spotlessly clean, beautiful surroundings and a wonderful central location for rafting, golf and fun! We will be back.
The Chestnut was enjoyed by all of our group ages 7- 68!😀
We rented property in January for our Labor Day trip. It was even nicer than the pictures. No problems whatsoever.
Great guests, the Chestnut has all that a family needs for the visit except charcoal and laundry detergent, making packing minimal for the visit. The beds are made, pillowcases ironed, flowers on the table, sparkling clean hot tub and lots of firewood for the fireplace and fire pit. Watching the doe and fawn, wild turkeys and lots of rabbits give guests of all ages wildlife views in this rural setting. The cabin has solar panels, the property has not been treated with chemicals or fertilizers since 1987, making the visit as green as possible. The location is convenient as it is within 12 miles of most activities in the area, just 6 miles North of the New River Gorge Bridge and 8 miles North of the inviting small town of Fayetteville where there are several very good restaurants and small shops.
Cabin and property was wonderful. Will definitely be back again!
Karen and friends were great guests, leaving the cabin very clean and neat. The Chestnut has all that is needed for the visit making packing much easier for the trip to West Virginia. The fields have been mowed bringing the wild turkeys out to eat insects and for guests to enjoy seeing them. A fawn being raise on the 70 acre property is curious, guests report seeing him come almost to the porch to see what they are doing. The wildflowers are amazing this year bringing the most butterflies that have ever been seen here.
The cabin is comfortable, clean and convenient to most activities in the New River Gorge area. Fayetteville just eight miles south on Rt. 19 offers some really good restaurants and interesting small shops including an antique mall.
The private, comfortable cabin provides a relaxing visit if adventure is not the goal of the visit. Adventures are abundant and within 12 miles of the cabin if that is what guests are looking for. We appreciate our guests who love the cabin, the property and the area.
Wonderful place for the family!
The property was clean, a secluded yet convenient location, beautiful views, an all around great vacation destination. The kids loved the wildlife! At night the hillside lit up with fireflies, an almost magical sight. I would absolutely recommend this property!
Excellent Property, Excellent Location
My friends and I stayed at the Chestnut June 28-30th for a whitewater rafting trip. Brenda, the property and cabin were all excellent. No detail is over looked at this cabin. It is very well appointed and it is super clean and comfortable. Short drive to the guided whitewater rafting tours. Definitely will stay here for all future trips to the area!
As I have said before, we get the best guests coming to this area. We do provide a very comfortable cabin with all that guests need for the visit so packing for a cabin visit is minimal. The location is the best for the activities available in the area which includes adventures such as whitewater rafting, rock climbing, biking, and hiking the beautiful trails. There are several excellent restaurants near by and of course crossing the New River Gorge Bridge is an experience in itself. What a great way to meet so many wonderful people by just providing them with clean, comfortable cabins with their enjoyment of this wonderful area in mind.
The cabin was awesome and in a perfect location. Somewhat secluded but also fairly close to everything. It was nice and clean when we arrived and stocked with everything we needed for the week. Brenda was always available to answer any questions we had.
Dogwood cabins are located within 12 miles of most activities in the New River Gorge recreation area. The New River Gorge Bridge, home of the October Bridge Day event when people come from all over the world to BASE jump legally from the Bridge, is only 6 miles from the cabins. Hawks Nest State Park is 6 miles west of the cabins and has a tram from the lodge to the New River where an exciting jet boat ride will take you under the New River Gorge Bridge so that you can see for yourself the amazing structure of the bridge. In the area near Hawks Nest State Park be sure to visit the Mystery Hole for a unique look at local humor and illusion. Babcock State Park is 12 miles east of the cabins and offers a working grist mill, fishing lake with paddle boat rentals, horseback riding and easy to difficult hiking trails.
Summersville Lake is located 12 miles north of the cabins off of Rt. 19, the lake offers pontoon rentals, rock climbing and a swimming beach. Just a few miles farther on Rt 129 a visit to Carnifax Ferry State Park offers picnic areas, horseshoe pits and an outstanding viewing platform that looks down on the Gauley River Whitewater's most difficult rapids.
The town of Fayetteville, six miles south on Rt. 19, offers locally owned restaurants, an antique mall, a rock climbing store,a mountain biking shop as well as a local live theater. There are several whitewater rafting companies nearby, canopy and ziplining tours available.
There is a fascinating opportunity in Beckley, about 24 miles south on Rt. 19, to go into a once viable underground mining tour, there is also a children's interactive museum on the grounds with actual miner's homes, both workers and the superintendent's homes.
The new Boy Scout Adventure Park is just 15 miles from the cabins south on Rt. 60 at the Glen Jean exit.
The cabin property's driveway is part of the historic James River and Kanawha Turnpike. The hiking paths have outstanding 360 degree views of the area.
There are many more outstanding and exciting adventures in this beautiful mountain area, I am amazed everyday that I live in such a naturally beautiful area.