“Living close to trees makes us healthier” Somehow we knew this. Come get your fix. @ Your Cabin in the woods
The Opossum Creek Family
Whirlwind That’s what that past 6 weeks was. A no-stops, back-to-school, end-of-summer, Yoga Teacher training, American Birding Expo, crazy-packed schedule, no time for self, and BAM fall is here kind of whirlwind. And Breathe. I love fall the most. (Watch, I will probably say that about winter and spring, too, when they get here. But […]
I mean, I overheard some WVU students conversations over the past couple of days that may have saved my jaded soul and given me hope. The WVU Student Government Association held their leadership retreat at Opossum Creek Retreat. Almost 40 students and an OSSUM advisor, spent 2 days working their butts off in really nasty […]
I have an idea: volunteer vacation in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia! There really is a thing called volunteer vacations/ voluntourism. You can sign up for trips to third-world countries online, and pay big bucks to do so. Lots of people do it every year. Here is the great part: you don’t have to go to […]
Who scheduled June?!?
Whose idea was June anyway? It is crazy hectic. Too hectic. Or maybe that’s what makes us really appreciate summer vacation even more. Yes, hectic non-stop events and special occasions. Just look at this line up. First, school is not out yet for some poor unlucky saps. They are strapped down till mid-month while siblings […]
What’s The Big Deal about Graduation?
Although it was not in style, I did graduate from high school. I thought everyone did. Well, almost everyone. And I did not get what the big deal is, until now. What a great reason to spend the weekend with family and friends. The whole weekend was relatively low-key. We made some of the food, […]
I Hate Hiking With My Wife
This post was originally published in the New River Gorge Adventure Guide. I used to hate hiking with my wife. You see, I have come to believe that there are many different styles of hikers, and she and I are two very different kinds. She is a Strider. She has long legs, which she uses […]
A Big Thank You to All Who Were Part of the New River Birding and Nature Festival
We love to make our guests cry. Wow, what a week! So much fun, so much hard work, so many people to thank. Opossum Creek Retreat is the happy home of The New River Birding and Nature Festival. For one week a year we entertain about 100 people a day, feeding them, taking them on […]
Yoga Retreat Returns to Opossum Creek Retreat in 2013
Yoga is not for everyone; neither is Opossum Creek Retreat. And I don’t think they should be. The local Yogis here in the New River Gorge and from Kula Yoga Studio in beautiful downtown Fayetteville are really excited about having another yoga retreat at Opossum Creek. It has been a long time in between. Too […]