After the pandemic, doesn’t a relaxing vacation on a private island sound glorious? It could be easier and more affordable to achieve than you might think. Once you’re ready to gather friends and family, you can rent a cabin that sleeps ten within National Park all to yourself for less than $40 per person. And bonus – It’s a vacation spot within an 8-hour drive from 60% of the U.S. population.
The Cabin on Coney Island is not in Brooklyn
This Coney Island is an island located in Hinton, West Virginia, a popular swimming spot since the early 1900s and now part of New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. Following the passing of a recent bill, West Virginia’s New River Gorge is now federally protected as a national park and preserve, making it the newest addition to the National Parks Service and America’s newest National Park.
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Seven splendid, private acres all to yourself
When you rent the cabin, managed by The Guest House Inn, a subsidiary of MountainPlex, you have the entire island to yourselves. The cabin on the seven-acre island offers loads of amenities. Consider this gem if you’ve dreamed of visiting America’s national parks, but the record-level crowds have turned you off!
Bring Your Whole Gang
The cozy cabin has three bedrooms: two rooms with queen beds and a sleeping loft with three trundle-style twin-sized beds, providing space for up to 10 people to sleep.
It also has a kitchen stocked with essentials and 1.5 bathrooms.
And did we mention your own sandy beach?
“The cabin is perfect for a small group or a romantic weekend retreat,” Stephanie Stiffler, the director of hospitality for MountainPlex, told West Virginia Executive. “The outside has a beautiful custom fire pit right off the front porch, outdoor games, hammocks, a screened-in porch overlooking the beautiful New River, a sandy beach, and even a walking trail to the tip of the island.”
You’re gonna need a boat
The cabin is available from mid-May through September, with rates starting at $332 a night. The island is only accessible by water, but guests can use a local ferry service, rent a boat or even paddle across. Reservations can be made through Airbnb or at guesthousewv.com.
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