Outpost New River Gorge – a great place to get away

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – They call themselves Where Wild meets Wonderful, if you want a place to get away and kick back.

The Outpost offers chill accommodations a stone’s throw from all those quintessential West Virginia experiences.

“Last May I went and bought an old 1969 holiday rambler that we brought back from Cape Cod. Hadn’t moved in 30 years, so it was a little nerve-wracking,” said owner Ross Cherry. “We spent this winter (and) completely renovated it — took everything out, and rebuilt it.”

This newly renovated camper gives sunny, vintage vibes. The retro retreat will elevate your camping experience to hip heights of cool.

Cherry says the national park is their biggest draw. With July 4th upon us, it seems like a normal weekend — they are close to capacity and blessed with a great customer base. ‘Mellow Yellow’ is one of their popular picks in which to stay.

“We put in a whole new kitchen. We put in a dinette that actually has a mechanical arm that moves up and down remotely to try to make it easy on people,” he said. “The bathroom is renovated minus the shower, which is a working shower, but it’s the same shower that was in there. It’s got a queen bed. We put some really cool wallpaper and it’s just ‘Mellow Yellow,’ a Donovan song from the 60s that it’s themed after.”

They also have tent camping, tent platforms on their hillside and RV spots.

“Cabins, what we call our rustic cabins that were on site when the property was bought and we fixed them up and got them as cute as they possibly can be,” said Cherry. “We’re in the process right now of building four premium cabins. Those will be full bathrooms, hot tubs, kitchens, cool little hangout areas, fireplaces. They should be open we’re hoping the first of September.”

He said the premise of the Outpost is to foster an environment that serves outdoorsy people and those who might not be. On music nights they have food trucks, vendors, and massage by the minute. They give people the opportunity to visit a chill adventure sports area.

“We’ve got a vibe of love and happiness and people that just come to get away from the unfortunate things that are going on in the world today,” said Cherry. “And give them a place to relax and kind of forget and just enjoy each other and the things they love to do outside in nature.”




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