The dream of Country Road Cabins was made possible through a variety of partnerships and friendships. One of those friends vital to our success has been Appalachian Log Structures. They are a West Virginia owned and operated company with offices in Ripley, WV and production facilities in Princeton, WV. Appalachian Log Structures was the obvious choice for us as we set out to build deluxe cabins in the beautiful mountains here. The variety of their designs and their expertise in creating custom floor plans fit our imagination perfectly. Together, we have built 20 incredible cabins, from the first 1-bedroom Almost Heaven cabin to the final Holly Rock Treehouse cabin. We now have five 1-bedroom cabins, eight 2-bedroom cabins, four 3-bedroom cabins, two 4-bedroom cabins, and West Virginia’s one and only true Treehouse. Each has been carefully designed and built in partnership with Appalachian Log Structures. We encourage you to take a look at their latest newsletter to learn more about their natural choice in housing.
We also encourage you to learn more about our cabins, of course. We are very proud of our commitment to continuous improvement. We recently updated the flooring in several cabins, added a fourth bedroom to the Pillow Rock cabin, and added a deck and hot tub to the Treehouse. You can learn more about the history of Country Road Cabins from this PowerPoint presentation: CRCAO.
At the end of January I decided to take a much needed break from work in Baltimore. I spent three days traveling through the New River Gorge region of West Virginia. I had only driven through this part of the state once, and always wanted to revisit. Knowing there was a good possibility of snow in the forecast, I loaded up the car with plenty of warm clothes, a shovel and
salt (just in case), a map, a 4×5 Cambo film camera and a Nikon digital camera. I had a couple places in mind that I definitely wanted to visit, and everything else would happen spontaneously. I must admit, driving through the vast snowy mountains of West Virginia was one of the most beautiful experiences I have ever had. Pure white snow covered everything in sight. I visited Babcock, Little Beaver, and Hawks Nest State Parks where I calmly took in the scenery, as it was really an incredible atmosphere, and a great change from my everyday surroundings. The calm and quiet setting of West Virginia in the winter was an excellent choice for a short vacation. I hope to return later in the year, when I can access some areas that were off limits due to the amount of snow on the ground.
Pamela A. Brumbley
We stayed in the Marathon Cabin last August for our Honeymoon! We had a wonderful time…..ziplining, hiking, boating/swimming on summersville lake, and relaxing in our beautiful cabin. The new river gorge area is amazing! My husband and I LOVE being outdoors and this area is the perfect place for us! We’d love to come back for a visit as we ran out of time and didn’t get to raft or go horse back riding.
Thank you and thanks for this great contest. We really had a great time, and the cabin was beyond my expectations in cleanliness! We will definitely be back, hopefully through this contest but if not I hope for a bridge day some year!
Under the NRG Bridge
Thought this was beautiful, looks like a star opening in the trees, love walking in the woods of WV in the Fall time!
Beckie Buchanan Wells
Boley Lake in Babcock State Park, we were there the day before Bridge Day 2010, spent the weekend in The Laurel celebrating 25 Years of marriage.
Beckie Buchanan Wells
Boley Lake Mirror 2
Another beautiful shot at Boley Lake, my husband loves to fish so we had to stop and throw out a line, while we there celebrating our 25th anniversary, staying at The Laurel, we loved the cabin and the fireplace was so romantic and cozy.
Boley Lake Mirror
A crisp November morning, a hot cup of joe, cuddling with your sweetheart, and this view out your front window! Priceless!!
This picture describes my favorite part of my husband and I’s anniversary vacation to the Gorge. Not only was this the most beautiful part of our trip, but it was my husband’s first time horseback riding. I grew up around horses, so it was very special to be able to share this moment with him, especially surrounded by such a beautiful setting!
Horsebacking the New River