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 […]
Shutdown Be Damned!
Shutdown be damned! Bridge day is really happening anyway. It’s Official. “We will have Bridge Day even if the government is shut down,” said Sharon Cruikshank of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. Yes, it will be a little different, but who will notice? My guess is no one. All the security and traffic control […]
Cleanliness is next to…
Cleanliness is next to Ossumness! Our guests always rank cleanliness at the very top of the scale on the exit surveys— something we are very proud of and work hard to ensure. Actually, now that I add them up, it is easily the highest-rated category. Looks like we need to work on signs, and we […]
Puddles. I hope this is my nickname in my old age. I was talking to a guest and he was going on about what a great area the Gorge is, how much he liked the cabins, how private and peaceful it was, and how great restaurants in Fayetteville were. And then he asked, “Why don’t […]
Disney, but Dirtier: The BSA Summit is Not All Sparkle, But it Shines
Wow! The BSA Summit is very “Disney-esque.” Very well organized; everyone knows what to do when. Amazing design, wonderfully constructed with attention to detail. Yes, they are still studying mud. I heard not one complaint about the mud. But there is lots of it. But the Tree House is perfect. What an amazing piece of […]
Out of my comfort zone?
What is better than a costume party? No, really, it is hard to make a party any better than starting with costumes and dressing up. It’s like Halloween in June. But there are a few things that really made this day in one of America’s “Coolest Small Towns” even better. Start with a town full […]
We’ve Got That Old-Fashioned 4th Pride
Back in the day, 4th of July was a stay-at-home holiday. Most families did not travel. That’s why we think of the hometown, American-feel Main Street parade when we think of July 4th. All those cliches are true, and give us a warm and fuzzy feeling about our nation’s birthday celebration. As well they should! […]
We’re Your Free WV Wilderness Guides
Let us be your guide. (For free!) Why should you put that kind of trust in us? We have been guides, really, all over the world! Okay, the whole world is stretching it, but a big chunk of the Western Hemisphere is accurate. From Montana’s ice cold waters and rugged back country, to the Grand […]
Want $100 Off Your Next Stay?
UPDATE, JULY 17, 2013: This promotion is now closed; we had a great response to our question. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback to us. We’ll be in touch! Our first Boy Scout reservation! YES! Direct economic impact. One of the groups helping run the 2013 Jamboree booked 2 cabins for their VIP’s. This is […]