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13 Veterans Enjoyed Free Stays. You Want To?

No, it is not a hoax. I got that question many times over the past week or so. I guess it sounds too good to be true. It is true, though.

Just a couple thank you notes from Veterans who stayed free with us this weekend:

“Thanks so much for the ‘Free Veterans Stay’ at Opossum Creek Retreat!!! We had a wonderful and relaxing time! The cabin was so cozy and clean! The view from the hot tub was amazing!!! What a wonderful way to honor those who have served our country!!!! Thanks again!!!!”

-Sherry H.

“My heartfelt thanks to Keith and Geoff and Co. for my free stay in cabin 3 Veteran’s Day, Nov 10-12, 2013. Very nice accommodations. Will return. Took a drive to see The Farmhouse. It would be fun to take a bunch of us down there to stay and ride the area.”

-Brian B.

We gave away our entire inventory for a 4-day period. Thirteen Veterans and their loved ones got free stays over the 2013 Veterans Day holiday weekend.

That’s correct; we did not give a free cup of coffee when you bought an $8 breakfast. We bought the whole breakfast, and the coffee.

Maybe this is an unsustainable model, and that is why all the big chains only hand out a token thanks of free pancakes or what have you. Maybe next time we should give away free cabins with no furniture in them, or have the power and water off with a sign saying you have to pay extra for those.

Well, we won’t do it that way.

Meet in the middle at OCR, near all these major East Coast locations.

Meet in the middle at OCR, near all these major East Coast locations.

The free Veterans Day deal will be back again next year. And more of our favorite holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, are just around the corner.

We’re smack dab in the middle of the East Coast, so the whole family can gather here easily. Vets, if you want to treat your family to a holiday getaway at OCR, please use our 10% veteran discount. The deal is annual, but we offer the discount year-round.

If you missed out on the free cabin this year because we were full, be sure to like our Facebook page and sign up for our newsletter to get the first crack at next year’s Veterans Day Free Stay offer. 


  • Eric Hall says:

    I think it’s great that you provided the free stay to vets, Keith and Geoff. I didn’t get that opportunity when I stayed there a few years ago. I loved my cabin though and talk about about my experience often. Still serving my country though and stationed in Texas now. Hopefully some day I can make it back to visit again.

    • geoffheeter says:

      Eric, Thank you for your continued serves. We are glad to know you loved your stay in the cabins and the memories you made are ones you like to share with others. We will continue to offer our sincere gratitude to veterans in the future and hope you will come back and take us up on it. Till then keep spreading the work about how Wild and Wonderful West Virginia is. Thank you!

  • Nate Minarchick says:

    I was 1 of the 13 veterans that had the privilege of partaking in this tremendous display of hospitality. My wife and I enjoyed every minute at the cabin, which were incredibly clean and cozy. The view while sitting in the hot tub absolutely made us forget about all the worries of the world. We had a light snow on Tuesday morning and couldn’t resist jumping in the hot tub one last time while the snow flurries fell through the morning sunrise. It was the epitome of winter cabining.
    Only a short 5 minute drive away in Fayetteville, you’ll find what many of us have forgotten about small town America. We were warmly greeted at every shop and eatery we dropped into. We also spent some time on a few of the many hiking trails around the area and taking in the breathtaking views of New River Gorge National Park.

  • Vickie Twigg says:

    Would Love Love Love to come and visit for Free on Veterans Day. My husband served in the Air Force along with my son

    • Geoff says:

      Hello and thank you for your families service. The best way to know when we are up to something is by liking our Facebook page Opossum Creek Retreat Cabin Rentals and or Subscribing to our monthly newsletter. The “Free Cabin for Veterans” will be announced there first.

  • bryan montgomery says:

    veteran wanderinig if you have any more open cabins for vet day. dessert shield storm vet

    • keithr says:

      Hi Bryan,
      Thank you for your service! I do have some, limited availability. Please give me a call soon at 888-488-4836
      Thanks, Keith

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