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  • Spring for Virginia State Park Cabins

    by Casey | Posted on April 3rd, 2013

    There’s something awesome about retreating to a cabin. Most often they offer more room than a hotel, more comfort than a tent and more solitude than a bed and breakfast. Truly, cabins are what you make them.

    Bear Creek Lake State Park

    Virginia State Park cabins include basic kitchen equipment (no dishwashers), a set of linens for each bed and one set of towels per person. If you’re used to camping and a cabin is an upgrade for you, you’ll find this to be pleasant news!

    The furniture is rustic, mission style, and the bedrooms even include clock radios. If your kids likes to ham it up like mine do, the missing television and phone aren’t a problem. Truth be told, they’re actually a welcome omission in this age of technology and busyness.

    Having 35 state parks to choose from, you have a wide range of cabin selections, too … 260 of them, in fact. From two-bedroom cabins to six-bedroom lodges, anywhere from one to 16 people can be accommodated. Additionally, waterfront and water view cabins are available at some parks while others are tucked into wooded seclusion.

    Unique state park cabin experiences include Breaks Interstate Park in Southwest Virginia where five hand-hewn waterfront luxury cabins are available. These include laundry amenities and hot tubs.

    Mountain views are plentiful for the ten cabins and one lodge at Natural Tunnel State Park, called the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” They’re all perched high on a mountain ridge with great access to trails.

    Buggs Island Lake is Virginia’s largest lake and the centerpiece of both Occoneechee and Staunton River State Parks – just pick which side of the lake you prefer!

    What You Need to Know

    Natural Tunnel State Park Cabin and Lodge

    • Virginia State Park cabins are rented on a weekly basis Memorial Day through Labor Day (prime season)*.
    • Cabins are non-smoking.
    • While Virginia State Parks are pet friendly, not all cabins are pet friendly. Inquire with the park you’re interested in to learn more.
    • Bring:
      • dish detergent, dish towels, paper towels, coffee and filters, salt and pepper and non-stick cooking spray
      • toiletries, extra bath/beach towels
      • flashlights, board games, books, a deck of cards, etc.
    • Don’t Bring:
      • firewood
    • You’ll Like:
      • an emergency phone at the contact station
      • climate-controlled cabins
      • picnic tables, fire rings and grills
      • decks or porches with rocking chairs
    • Prime Season Rates:
      • Virginia resident rates are about 12% cheaper than non-residents.
        • Efficiency from $474/week
        • 1 Bedroom from $557/week
        • 2 Bedrooms from $643/week
        • 3 Bedroom from $729/week
        • 6 Bedroom from $2,104/week
        • *Prime season starts the Friday night prior to Memorial Day and ends the Sunday night prior to Labor Day, with the exception of eight parks that include October 1-31 (fall foliage season) “prime” as well.

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    See all of the Virginia State Park cabin offerings at Virginia.org/StateParkCabins, then make your plans to getaway for family fun.

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