My very first cabin stay at a Virginia State Parks for life! Too many blog articles share non-descript general references to the cabins and what I wanted was them to name names (with photos is even better!)
So I am here to share cabin #2 at Natural Tunnel State Parkwith you. The cabins at this park are newer housekeeping cabins, up on a bluff overlooking the mountains and valley far below. They are fully outfitted for your weekend or week long stay, with comfortable beds and linens, modern bathrooms and huge kitchens. The living room has a gas fireplace, the porch has rockers and there is a picnic table and fire pit as well as a barbeque grill for your use!
This cabin does have availability, read on and at the end you can click and check the dates you may be interested in getting away to this gorgeous mountain cabin! (Example: If you booked this two bedroom cabin in August for two nights, the cost is $106.00 per night or $643 per week – not including fees, taxes or discounts.)
Cabin 2 at Natural Tunnel State Park in a breathtaking location
Amazing views from all over Cabin #2
Privacy and space to yourself
Nice large kitchens in the cabins
Master bedroom with a Tempur-pedic queen bed
Bedroom 2 has two sets of bunk beds (cabin 2 sleeps 6 total)
HINT: Natural Tunnel SP is a short drive to Big Stone Gap, make it a day trip and go visit Southwest Virginia Museum, Historical State Park, it is really interesting!
HINT #2: This park and SW VA Museum are along The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. The Carter Fold is not too far from here.
About Natural Tunnel State Park
The state acquired the tunnel and 100 surrounding acres in 1967 from the Natural Tunnel Chasm and Caverns Corp. to establish Natural Tunnel State Park. Another 850 acres were later acquired, and the park opened in 1971.
Natural Tunnel, called theEighth Wonder of the Worldby William Jennings Bryan, has been attracting sightseers to the mountains of southwestern Virginia for more than 100 years. Today it is the focal point of Natural Tunnel State Park, a park which offers visitors not only spectacular sights but also swimming, camping, picnicking, hiking, a visitor center, an amphitheater and interpretive programs.
The creation of Natural Tunnel began more than a million years ago in the early glacial period when groundwater bearing carbonic acid percolated through crevices and slowly dissolved surrounding limestone and dolomite bedrock. Then, what is now Stock Creek was probably diverted underground to continue carving the tunnel slowly over many centuries. The walls of the tunnel show evidence of prehistoric life, and many fossils can be found in the creek bed and on tunnel walls.
Drive Time:Northern Virginia, eight hours; Richmond, six hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, eight to nine hours; Roanoke, three and a half hours
Click herefor a Google Map. Latitude, 36.696984. Longitude, -82.738577..
Natural Tunnel State Park, 1420 Natural Tunnel Parkway. Duffield, VA 24244-9361; Phone: (276) 940-2674; email:naturaltunnel. Learn more about park offerings by calling1-800-933-PARKor emailresvs. Be sure to specify the park of interest.
To learn about park offerings and overnight accommodations, email [email protected] or call 1-800-933-PARK. You can check availability for any or all cabins online here.
Click herefor Virginia State Park fees and seasons. Rental rates for cabins and camping vary by season, offering and park. Rates are subject to verification by DCR's state parks reservations staff (1-800-933-PARK).