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Daily Field Trips, April 29 - May 4, 2019

When you select a package with lodging, we handle the reservations for you through a special rate agreement with our partners. Lodging check-in is the day before your first field trip, and check-out is the morning after your last field trip. Additional days may be requested, but depend on availability. All lodging options are on a first-come-first-serve basis. Check-in is between 3-5pm and check-out by 10-11am. Late check-in/out details must be arranged with the provider and we'll provide contact information to you prior to the Festival.

Your choices are private deluxe cabins at Opossum Creek Retreat, Country Road Cabins, Hemlock Haven Cabins, and Adventures on the Gorge cabins, ACE Adventure Resort cabins or the hotel option at Oak Hill Holiday Lodge. Cabins are fully furnished log-sytle homes in secluded settings with private outdoor hot tubs and modern amenities. Internet isn't available at every provider but is usually in a nearby lounge or welcome center. Maps/directions are provided to registered participants a few weeks prior to the Festival. You may consider bring a non-birding friend on your retreat to share your cabin. To find lodging on your own click here for the New River Gorge Visitors Bureau list from bed & breakfasts to campgrounds.

On the Registration page, choose your package by your desired length of stay (All Week, Sunday-Thursday, Wednesday-Sunday, or Single Days) and by your lodging preference (cabin, hotel or no lodging), then select a registration form to open. On the form select your specific lodging choice, your field trips, fill in required information, and click Submit. You'll get a confirmation email from us within 48 hours.

Take a leisurely scroll through our lodging partners or simply click the names to go straight to their descriptions. Listed drive times are approximate.

Country Road Cabins: Available to All Week and either Half-week packages. 10 minutes (7.2 miles) from our Burnwood rendezvous point, and 13 minutes (6.9 miles) from headquarters at Opossum Creek Retreat. They have a Treehouse! [1508 Sunday Road, Hico, West Virginia, 25854] See them on TripAdvisor

Hemlock Haven Cabins: Available to All Week and either Half-week packages. 12 minutes (8.3 miles) from our Burnwood rendezvous point, and 14 minutes (8.1 miles) from headquarters at Opossum Creek Retreat. [Mallard Road, Hico, WV 25854] See them on TripAdvisor PET FRIENDLY: + $25.00 per night for up to 2 dogs; make note in the area provided on the registration form.

Adventures on the Gorge Cabins: Available to All Week and either Half-week packages. 5 minutes (1.6 miles) from our Burnwood rendezvous point, and 8 minutes (2.4 miles) from headquarters at Opossum Creek Retreat. [107 Mill Creek Campus Rd, Fayetteville, WV 25840] See them on TripAdvisor

ACE Adventure Resort: Available to All Week and either Half-week packages. 20 minutes (11.8 miles) from our Burnwood rendezvous point, and 25 minutes (14.5 miles) from headquarters at Opossum Creek Retreat. [1 Concho Road, Oak Hill, WV 25901] See them on TripAdvisor Reduced Lodging Rate

Holiday Lodge: Available in All Week, either Half-week, and Single-day(s) packages. 11 minutes (8 miles) from our Burnwood rendezvous point, and 16 minutes (10.6 miles) from headquarters at Opossum Creek Retreat. [340 Oyler Avenue, Oak Hill, WV 25901] See them on TripAdvisor

Opossum Creek Retreat Cabins: First available to veteran major supporters of NRBN programs for All Week packages only. 5 cabins and El Gordo. 7 minutes (2.7 miles) from our Burnwood rendezvous point, and serves as headquarters for our dinners and presentations. [239 Opossum Creek Retreat Rd, Lansing, WV 25862] See them on TripAdvisor

Groups of 5 or more, scroll to the bottom or click here for group lodging options.


 

Country Road Cabins
Available to All Week and either Half-week packages. Country Road Cabins is located in Hico, just 10 minutes (7.2 miles) from our Burnwood rendezvous point on Route 19, and 13 minutes (6.9 miles) from our headquarters at Opossum Creek Retreat. They offer spacious, modern, clean and cozy cabins in private wooded settings, hot tubs, kitchens, with wifi and all the amenities of home, and beautiful outdoor spaces for relaxing and gathering with friends. Register Now. For more about the provider visit wvcabins.com

Location: 1508 Sunday Road, Hico, West Virginia, 25854

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Holly Rock Treehouse at Country Road Cabins
Available in All Week package only, the Treehouse package has one queen-size bed in a sturdy wooden structure measuring 24' in diameter, includes an outside wrap around deck, viewing balcony, double French doors, canopy bridge access from the hillside, and an expansive window design providing a bird's-eye-view - a unique experience! Sleeps up to 2 people, and has a hot tub! Register Now.

Location: 1508 Sunday Road, Hico, West Virginia, 25854

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Hemlock Haven
Available to All Week and Half-week packages. Hemlock Haven is 12 minutes (8.3 miles) from our Burnwood rendezvous point on Route 19, and 14 minutes (8.1 miles) from our headquarters at Opossum Creek Retreat. These cabins are spacious, modern, private, clean and cozy, with hot tubs, kitchens, all the amenities of home, and a dog friendly fenced yard. PET FRIENDLY: + $25.00 per night for up to 2 dogs; make note in the area provided on the registration form. Register Now. For more about the provider visit hemlockhavenwv.com

Location: Mallard Road, Hico, WV 25854

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Adventures on the Gorge
Available to All Week and either Half-week packages. Adventures on the Gorge cabins are 5 minutes (1.6 miles) from our Burnwood rendezvous point, and 8 minutes (2.4 miles) from our headquarters at Opossum Creek Retreat. These cabins are spacious, modern, clean and cozy, with the amenities of home. Register Now. For more about the provider visit adventuresonthegorge.com

Location: 107 Mill Creek Campus Rd, Fayetteville, WV 25840

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ACE Adventure Resort
Available to All Week and Half-week packages. ACE is 20 minutes (11.8 miles) from our Burnwood rendezvous point, and 25 minutes (14.5 miles) from headquarters at Opossum Creek Retreat. These cabins are off the beaten path, modern, private, comfy and clean, with the amenities of home. Reduced lodging rate as compared to our other partners. Register Now. For more about the provider visit aceraft.com

Location: 1 Concho Road, Oak Hill, WV 25901

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Holiday Lodge
Available in All Week, either Half-week, and Single-day(s) packages. 11 minutes (8 miles) from our Burnwood rendezvous point, and 16 minutes (10.6 miles) from headquarters at Opossum Creek Retreat. Located at the Oyler Avenue exit on Route 19 the hotel features include an onsite lounge, indoor pool, fitness center, and is next door to a nice walking trail. Register Now. For more about the provider visit holidaylodgeoakhill.com

Location: 340 Oyler Avenue, Oak Hill, WV 25901

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Opossum Creek Retreat
Available first to veteran major supporters of NRBN programs for All Week packages only. Opossum Creek Retreat serves as headquarters for our dinners and presentations, and is 7 minutes (2.7 miles) from our Burnwood rendezvous point on Route 19. They offer 5 unique cabins in a beautiful wooded setting. These cabins have always been the first to book for the festival because they are in the midst of the daily presentations and dinners happening at The Meadows: Festival headquarters. Beginning in 2018, as a show of appreciation we offer these cabins first to veteran major supporters of NRBNF programs. Cabins include all the amenities of home and all have private hot tubs. There is a nice nature trail on the property for birding on your own. Register Now or for more about the provider visit opossumcreek.com

Location: 239 Opossum Creek Retreat Rd, Lansing, WV 25862

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Group Lodging Options

El Gordo at Opossum Creek Retreat
Located in the midst of all the happenings at the Meadows (Festival headquarters), the El Gordo package provides all the features of our All Week package PLUS 1 All-Day and 1 Premium trip per person. Opossum Creek Retreat serves as headquarters for our dinners and presentations, and is 7 minutes (2.7 miles) from our Burnwood rendezvous point on Route 19. Register Now. For more about the provider visit opossumcreek.com

Sleeps up to 8 guests.

All Week rates: $6000 for up to 4 people; additional people $1275 each.

Location: 239 Opossum Creek Retreat Rd, Lansing, WV 25862

 

Pillow Rock Cabin at Country Road Cabins is a 4 bedroom log cabin with 1 King bedroom, 3 queen bedrooms, a queen sleeper sofa and a full futon in the loft, 3 bathrooms, and a washer/dryer in the basement, hot tub, fireplace, grill, central heat/air, fully equipped kitchen, wifi. Country Road Cabins is located in Hico, just 10 minutes (7.2 miles) from our Burnwood rendezvous point on Route 19, and 13 minutes (6.9 miles) from our headquarters at Opossum Creek Retreat. Register Now. For more about the provider visit wvcabins.com

Sleeps 6 to 12 guests.

All Week rates: $9,726 for 6 people; additional people $1275 each, up to 12 people.

Location: 1508 Sunday Road, Hico, West Virginia, 25854

 

Bingo's Bungalow, a two story cabin at Hemlock Haven. Two queen bedrooms downstairs. Two bathrooms. The open loft can sleep six with 2 queen beds and 2 convertible couches, and there is a full size sofa bed in the living room. It has a game room with darts and a pool table that flips to air hockey or foosball. The large front porch has wicker furniture and a porch swing. A large dining room table, spacious covered back porch, fenced yard and a fire ring with 6 benches, and horseshoe pits. It comes with a fully equipped kitchen and laundry room; gas grill; satellite tv; dvd player; 6-person hot tub; wifi; bedding and towels. Register Now. For more about the provider visit hemlockhavenwv.com

Sleeps 6 to 12 guests.

Dog friendly, +$25 per night maximum 2 dogs.

All Week rates: $8,982 for 6 people; additional people $1089 each, up to 12 people.

Location: Mallard Road, Hico, WV 25854

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