Seneca State Forest Cabins

Seneca State Forest’s eight cabins give guests an experience of what pioneer life was like. No need for mobile phones when you’re surrounded by rugged Pocahontas County forest and mountains. These cabins are rustic and do not have electricity or running water. But that just adds to the charm! Showers and coin-operated laundry machines are available for use in the forest office. Designated pet-friendly cabins available.

Cabins are available April through October. Check in begins at 4 p.m., and check out is by 10 a.m. for all cabins.

Photo of Pioneer Cabins Pioneer Cabins

Pioneer cabins are of log or wood frame construction and feature various bedding arrangements. Seneca’s eight rustic cabins of have gas lights, gas refrigerator, wood burning cook stove, fully equipped kitchen, linen service, wood fireplace, outside toilet, water well and a grill. Before booking, guests should know that pioneer cabins do not have electricity or running water and that shower services are available at a central bathhouse located away from the cabin area.

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  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Gas lights
  • Gas refrigerator
  • Wood-burning kitchen stove
  • Linen service
  • Stone fireplace
  • Outside toilet
  • Hand-pumped water well
  • Outside grill
  • Wood for the fireplace is provided
  • Outside firewood is available for sale
  • All cabins are pet friendly
Photo of Fire Tower Fire Tower

The Thorny Mountain Fire Tower is one of West Virginia State Parks most iconic attractions. The 65-foot tower provides 360-degree views of the forest and unobstructed views of the night sky. The tower may be reserved for overnight stays, between May and October. The tower has two cots but can accommodate up to four guests.

The Thorny Mountain Fire Tower is a popular attraction  and books up fast. If no dates are available to reserve the tower, it is already booked up. Due to demand, it is recommended that you make your reservation up to a year in advance.

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