Spring Break at Douthat State Park

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.

Cottage Fix blog - cabin 23 at Douthat State ParkWe 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. These rustic cabins really have everything you need. The beds are so comfy with thick mattresses piled high with pillows and extra blankets. We slept good considering we’re home bodies that don’t travel all that much. 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.

Cottage Fix blog - lakeside trail at Douthat State ParkThis is a trail along the lake. It’s open for swimming after Memorial day and is stocked with fish for fishing.

Cottage Fix blog - white blooms over lake at Douthat State ParkWhite blooms over the lake.Cottage fix blog - mountain view hiking at Douthat State ParkWe 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.

Cottage fix blog - Blue Suck FallsWe 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.

Cottage Fix blog - scenic overlook off 81We took our time on the drive home and stopped for pictures at this scenic overlook off Interstate 81.

xoxo Sally


4 thoughts on “Spring Break at Douthat State Park

  1. Kelly

    That looks like so much fun! That is my style of camping too! We used to camp when we had a camper but my husband sold it. I don’t like camping in a tent but the little cabin would be perfect. Looks beautiful there. Spring break is over for us tomorrow too.

  2. Victoria

    That is definitely my kind of camping:) What a gorgeous place and wow, that’s quite an impressive hike you did! Glad you had fun and I bet it was nice to have that quality time with your kids, away from all rush of real life:)

  3. Robin

    Sounds like wonderful and fun place to hang out. So glad you had such a great time and the photos you took are so pretty. I can only image how amazing it must have been in real life!

  4. Vickie

    Oh, what a heavenly spot to vacation! The rustic cabin is so charming and the views are breathtaking. That’s a lot of walking, but the rivers and streams provide such beauty along the way. Thanks so much for sharing, Sally!

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