Cave Hill Cabins in Winchester a chance to reconnect with nature

Cave Hill Cabins in Winchester a chance to reconnect with nature

K. Randall Wilcox

Nestled among woods and the rolling foothills of the Appalachian Mountains is a little getaway back in time known as the Cave Hill Cabins.

The cabins began “about 22 years ago,” said Patty Carr, who owns the spot with her husband, George. At that time, the Carrs bought 35 acres in Adams County, and then began to acquire and refurbish a total of three unique cabins.

According to the Cave Hill Cabins website, the first, simply known as The Log Cabin, is described as “a hewn log cabin in (a) storybook setting.” It was built before the Civil War and “painstakingly restored by local Adams County craftsmen,” the website adds.

The Round House is “hand-built, from the cedar shake exterior to the pine and cedar interior,” and is “totally secluded,” at the end of a half-mile private road, the website states.

Finally, the website describes the Dodge Cabin as featuring “a massive stone fireplace and a spacious deck overlooking woods and a pond.” It is also secluded, located on a “private and quiet 20 acre farm, out of sight of any other building,” the website adds.

Carr also said that each cabin is fully equipped, with TVs and Wi-Fi, and dogs are allowed on the premises, with many open fields for them to run through and enjoy.

Ultimately, Carr said the cabins are “refined, rustic retreats.”

The cabins represent a means of not only relaxation, but also of reconnecting with nature.

“It’s just a beautiful, park-like setting,” she said.

Carr added that, once, some birders came to the cabins during a migration and found a total of 53 species.

But Cave Hill Cabins is about more than its setting. While the overlook of about 15 miles is breathtaking and the surrounding woods offer a chance to find a simple, blissful peace, Carr said that, above all, “A lot of people like to come out here for the family … and to be together.”

She added that the cabins are located near other points of interest as well, such as Amish Country and the Serpent Mound.

CAVE HILL CABINS

Address: Near Winchester, off state Route 32

Website: cavehillcabins.com

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