For your family’s safety and ours we meet or exceed guidelines. We have always received great reviews for cleanliness and will continue to make it our top priority. You can feel safe in knowing we are tested regularly and no one has been positive. You may go directly to your cabin so no need for […]
Your Cabin in the Woods
We went to this cabin that was tucked in the woods with a fireplace and hot tub. It was awesome. We had family dinner for the first time in a long time. The cabin was next to the New River Gorge National Parks, and Mom actually went on a walk in the woods. When we […]
We are lucky to host WVU students every so often. Dr. Ding has been bringing students here or having me speak to his class in Morgantown for about a decade. The first time I went to WVU and spoke to Dr. Ding’s class, complete with a massive Power Point, I did not get a standing […]
Fall May Look a Little Different this Year. Here’s Why.
Weevils wobble, but they don’t fall down. This little monster (black spot about ⅛ of an inch) is named the yellow poplar weevil, and he has leapt from obscurity onto the front page. They are changing our landscape before our eyes, even if it is only temporarily. They say almost all the poplar trees will […]
Good for You!
Relaxing in a hot tub is good for you. Fresh air is good for you. Eating well is good for you. Taking a stroll is good for you. A good night’s sleep is good for you. Breaking the routine is good for you. Cheap easy fun is good for you! MLK getaway weekend: 3 nights […]
Telling the Temparture By the Rhododendron Leaves.
Fill in the blank: I like cold _______. Weather is my answer. The colder, the better. I go outside when it is cold. I hide in the AC when it is hot. Today was beautiful, cold and clear, and very, very quiet. This is a Youtube video I made a few years back about telling […]
New Year cats!
New Year cats! We have a pair, and we are willing to share. Over the years, we have given homes to several strays that have found their way to OCR. There is the cat Bear who now lives in Pennsylvania, another cute kitten now living in Florida, and a whole litter of puppies that showed […]
How to Bridge Day
How to Bridge Day: Get here early to beat the crowds so you can eat! Friday is Taste of Bridge Day. It is legendary, and for a good cause. You buy tickets, and these tickets get you sample-sized bites of all the local restaurants’ best stuff! There is a full bar, and our local brewery […]
The fungus fairy is very busy this time of year here in The New River Gorge National River Area. The grounds around Opossum Creek Retreat are rich with mushrooms. Big or small, I like them all— from dull, plain old toadstools to the dazzling, even other-worldly. Fungus and Mushrooms have always had the power to […]