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The Crash Pad

Entire cabin hosted by Jeannie
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds0 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
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100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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Choose any of our scenic, primitive tent camping sites all over our 100 acres tucked in the hills. Stay in the Crash Pad in bad weather, or use it the whole time. No electric or running water. Private, simple, comfortable, on-the-road access for car-camping. Hike, swim, relax and reconnect in nature. We give you a short orientation and a map. After that, you're on your own to enjoy! Read all info. Check in before dark. SAVE detailed directions. GPS will get you lost and cell service is spotty.

The space
The Crash Pad is a simple, insulated one-room building made of recycled material. It has a double bed, single bed, couch, table, chairs and space for your belongings. Drive right up to the deck and park your car for easy access in and out. Stay in the Crash Pad, or use it as home-base as you camp in the woods.

FOOD/WATER -Bring your own food, drinking water and ice for the cooler. We will refill water & ice as needed. (some snacks available)

HEAT/LIGHT - propane heater, lanterns & flashlights

LINENS - sheets, pillows, pillow cases, comforters, wash cloths, towels

KITCHEN/COOKING - single-burner cook stove, cooler, pots, pans, cooking/eating utensils, dish towels, dish rags, dish soap, charcoal grill, charcoal, grilling utensils. Short hike to the pond for a campfire ring with grate for cooking there. Campfire Wood available upon request.

BATHROOM -Just a few steps outside the door is the Oval Office, our composting toilet. Clean, odor-free, and environmentally friendly. Includes toilet paper, hand sanitizer & wet-ones.

Guest access
You'll have access to over 100 acres of wooded hillsides, fields, mountain ridges, rocky outcroppings, streams, a swimming pond, frog pond and the road in and out!

Other things to note
We have 2 Great Pyrenees dogs who roam the property to ward off predators from our chickens. They are nocturnal and WILL bark at night. Please know, they are doing their jobs and including YOU in their realm of protection. Sleep easy knowing you are safe. They are friendly to all our guests and will not harm you in any way. Male: Otto, Female: Clara

Other Things to Note

ANIMALS you may see, hear or encounter: song birds, ducks, herons, owls, hawks, vultures, wild turkeys, squirrels, chipmunks, groundhogs, skunks, possum, snakes, turtles, frogs, deer, rabbits, foxes, coyotes or the occasional stray horse. Signs of a black bear (scat) have been in the area, but no sightings in years. BUGS: cicadas, crickets

HARMFUL INSECTS: ticks, mosquitoes, bees, chiggers

BUG SPRAY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL SEASONS - Lyme disease is in our area, contracted only by the deer tick (not the dog tick or the star tick), and only if it's been attached to your skin for over 24 hours.
Choose any of our scenic, primitive tent camping sites all over our 100 acres tucked in the hills. Stay in the Crash Pad in bad weather, or use it the whole time. No electric or running water. Private, simple, comfortable, on-the-road access for car-camping. Hike, swim, relax and reconnect in nature. We give you a short orientation and a map. After that, you're on your own to enjoy! Read all info. Check in before da…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 bunk bed, 2 hammocks

Amenities

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Essentials
First aid kit
Smoke alarm
Free parking on premises
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Spencer, West Virginia, United States

The Crash Pad is at the end of the Earth, the last human dwelling for miles. We live just a short walk up the road, but you have only hilly wilderness behind you. All your other neighbors are furry, feathery or scaly.
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Almost all errands require a car.

Hosted by Jeannie

Joined in March 2016
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My partner, Bill, and I moved to West Virginia in 2000. We love its quiet beauty and simplified life, and want to give others the opportunity to experience the same. Besides airbnb guests, we host retreatants, and college groups who come from all over the country for their spring and fall breaks. With the students, we do service projects for the poor and elderly in our community and give them a taste of Appalachian culture. More than that, they learn first-hand how extractive industries (coal, gas, oil, timber) and their own energy consumption cause the social, environmental and economic issues of this "poverty pocket" of a America. By the end of their time here, they're a little wiser, living more simply, and ready to make a difference back home. Hosting you helps us continue to educate, advocate and contemplate in these ancient hills. To learn more, look up Appalachian Catholic Worker.
My partner, Bill, and I moved to West Virginia in 2000. We love its quiet beauty and simplified life, and want to give others the opportunity to experience the same. Besides airbnb…
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During your stay
We welcome you, give you a map, suggest some great spots, and leave you to enjoy the greatest playground ever, Earth herself. We provide water/ice refills, and are available 24/7 for emergencies.
  • Response rate: 80%
  • Response time: within a day
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm