Middle Mountain Cabins

Area Status: Open
Middle Mountain Cabin

The Middle Mountain Cabins are nestled in a small grassy opening, near a small pond and Camp Five Run. The cabins are secluded and offer a quiet retreat for all who visit. Fishing is popular on the nearby small streams, Cheat, Glady Fork, Shavers Fork, and West and East Forks of the Greenbrier River. Lake fishing is popular at Spruce Knob Lake and Lake Buffalo. The cabins are located off Forest Road 14.  An access code to the combination locks will be provided for the gate and the cabins.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: April 15 is first night of cabin use.
Operational Hours: Check-in time is 2 p.m. Check-out time is 12 p.m.
Reservations: Reservations are required. Reservations can be made online through recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777.
Fees: Site rental fee is $75 per night for the entire site. 
Open Season: April - November
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Harman, WV and Bartow, WV
Water: None in cabins. Has an outside Hand Pump for drinking water.
Restroom: One vault toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Greenbrier Ranger Station

General Information


From the south: Access the cabins from State Route 28. Turn onto FR 14, five miles east of Bartow. Follow FR 14 north for 12 miles to the gated entrance.

From Elkins or Harman, WV: Follow State Route 33. Turn south on Forest Route 14 at Wymer (14.6 miles east of Elkins). Continue south on FR 14 for 18.2 miles to the entrance road to the cabins, which is marked by a sign. Open gated road with the combination provided by the Greenbrier Ranger District and proceed ¼ mile to cabin site.

General Notes:

Area Trails

There are several trails within the Laurel Fork Wilderness Area. Several other trails around the Middle Mountain Cabins include:

  • High Falls of Cheat Trail #345 is 2.9 miles long and accesses the beautiful falls
  • Beulah Trail #310 is 4.1 miles long, Lynn Knob Trail #317 is 3.9 miles
  • Span Oak Trail #321 is 3.7 miles long, Burner Mountain Trail #322 is 3.6 miles
  • East Fork Trail #365 is 8.0 miles long, the Allegheny Trial #701
  • West Fork Rail Trail #312 are both old railroad grades that run along the West Fork of the Greenbrier River.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Cabin Rentals

Rented as a single unit, Middle Mountain Cabins includes a main cabin with a kitchen, and two historic sleeping cabins. The rate is the same whether one or all of the cabins are used. All cabins have fireplaces. Firewood is available on site. There is no electric available.

Each sleeping cabin contains two sets of bunk beds, while the main cabin contains one full size bed for a total capacity of ten people. The kitchen cabin includes a gas stove, kitchen cabinets, a table and six chairs and two lounge chairs.

Visitors to the cabin should bring the following:

  • matches/lighter
  • ax
  • small saw
  • bedding
  • lanterns for each cabin
  • flashlights
  • food
  • cooking utensils
  • cooking pans
  • ice chests

Food should be protected as field mice and bears can be frequent visitors.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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