Hola Cottage Fix friends! This past week was the kiddos’ Spring Break and hubby was lucky enough to get some time off from work too. We planned a few days at Douthat State Park in the Allegheny Mountains in Virginia. The drive up I-64 was glorious with the red bud and dogwood trees both in full bloom. It was in the upper 70’s and we stopped for a picnic of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and chips along the way.
We settled in to a rustic cabin for a few days of what I like to call “fancy camping.” It has a full kitchen and bathroom; heat and air conditioning; and a wood-burning fireplace. Despite the rustic interior of wooden walls and floors the beds were quite comfy, even luxurious. The mattresses were thick and soft and each was piled high with pillows and extra blankets. We slept good considering our homebody nature. Cabins 1-9 sit up on a hill across from the lake and the rest are nestled in the woods. We stayed in cabin 23 which sat above a creek that was a fun place to explore.
White blooms over the lake.We hiked for at least 12 miles our second day there. The trails and views were breathtaking, surrounded by the forest and opening up to mountain views. Creeks run through the trails and one of my daughter’s favorite things was hopping the rocks to cross the streams from one side to the other.
We hiked to two waterfalls in one day, this is Blue Suck Falls. This was, without a doubt, one of the highlights of our trip. We hiked about 2-3 miles, mostly uphill, until we reached the falls. We then hung out there for a good while and had a couple of snacks before heading back down.