Traveling WV: Kumbrabow Cabins

The pioneer cabins were constructed using materials gathered from the surrounding forest. (WCHS/WVAH)

If you're looking for a place to enjoy the fall foliage, and to get completely off the grid for a few days, then the pioneer cabins at Kumbrabow State Forest in Randolph County may be just what you're looking for! The cabins were built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps using materials located in the surrounding forest.

Located at 3,900 feet above sea level, Kumbrabow is the highest state forest in West Virginia. The cabins have no electricity, but do offer gas lighting, gas appliances, and plenty of firewood for story telling around the campfire. Don't worry about being interrupted by your cell phone either, there is no cell service available at Kumbrabow.

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