My husband and I absolutely love visiting West Virginia for all the outdoor opportunities there. The last time I was there, I had the chance to stay in an adorable cabin near Snowshoe, WV.

Two Fawns Cabin is about 25 minutes from Snowshoe and a great place to stay if you want to reconnect with family or have a couple’s trip.

You’ll find plenty of things to do nearby other than Snowshoe Resort and it’s a great destination all year.

Summer and winter are the most popular. In summer you have cooler weather because of the mountain climate and it’s a popular mountain biking destination.

In winter people flock here to ski and snowboard. Don’t discount spring and fall though. With fewer crowds, you’ll have this mountain playground almost to yourself and the scenery is still stunning.

Read on to find out more about my experience staying at this cabin near Snowshoe, WV and the things there are to do there!

Disclaimer: I was hosted by Snowshoe Log Cabins for my stay. As always, all opinions are my own. This article may contain affiliate links that I earn a small commission from at no additional cost to you.

Quick Facts

  • Distance from Snowshoe: ~25 minutes depending on your comfort level driving gravel roads
  • Two bedrooms (one is a loft)
  • One bathroom
  • Cute fire pit area with six Adirondack chairs
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The Two Fawns cabin is located about three miles down a gravel road and approximately 25 minutes from The Village at Snowshoe.

If you aren’t familiar with Snowshoe, it’s in the eastern part of West Virginia in Monongahela National Forest. It’s very popular in the winter as the best ski resort in West Virginia (in my opinion) and a great summer destination for mountain bikers.

Pocahontas County, where Two Fawns Cabin is located, is known as Nature’s Mountain Playground and for good reason. There are so many outdoor adventures to have here.

Because of the Greenbank Observatory near Snowshoe, this is a radio quiet zone which means you likely won’t have cell phone service outside of the resort.

All providers are supposed to have cell service within 3 – 5 miles of Snowshoe Village, but my phone has personally never worked without WiFi here.

You’ll want to take screenshots of all check-in instructions and make sure you know where you’re going before leaving home.

Pro tip: We keep an atlas in the car with us for situations just like this. You shouldn’t rely on having cell phone service no matter where you are! You can also download a section of Google maps if you’d like.

This is a pretty remote area so you’ll also want to bring groceries with you if you plan on cooking as the nearest place with a good amount of choice for groceries is WildCat Grocery on top of the mountain at Snowshoe.

You can pick up a few things at the Par Mar gas station out at the 219 & 66 intersection or drive into Marlinton to the IGA which is 30 minutes away.

There are a few restaurants at the base of the mountain if you would rather go out to eat and there are plenty of good restaurants in Snowshoe.

The ones at the base of the mountain are Route 66 Pizza (good pizza), the new Almost Heaven Smokehouse, and then Old Spruce Brewing has a taphouse that serves good food at the base of the road for Silver Creek.

Two Fawns Cabin Review

Let’s start with the basics of the rooms and what amenities you have. When you walk in the cabin, you enter an open kitchen, dining, and living room area.

The kitchen is fully stocked but you’ll need to bring your own groceries (or pick them up) and especially coffee if you drink it!

In the dining area, you’ll find a cupboard with some games inside and the table can seat four people. The living room has a TV that picks up plenty of channels.

There is one full bathroom next to the kitchen and a washer and dryer behind sliding doors. Off the living room is the first bedroom with a queen bed and twin bunk beds.

There is a set of stairs in the living room as well that lead up to the loft which has one queen bed in it.

While you do have WiFi here, it’s limited and only meant to be used for emails and messages. No social media or streaming. If you stay here, then you need to plan on disconnecting as much as possible.

Outside, the cabin is surrounded by woods but you do have neighbors nearby. There is a large fire pit area that is surrounded by six Adirondack chairs. Wood is provided for you.

There is also a porch that wraps around two sides of the house and the part at the front door is covered. On the side by the fire pit there is a grill if you wanted to have a cookout.

Under the covered area, there are two rocking chairs which would make for a romantic place to sit and have coffee in the mornings or wine in the evenings.

The cabin would be great for a romantic getaway, a family stay to reconnect, or for two couples.

Things to Do in the Area

Snowshoe Resort is a huge draw for Pocahontas County which is why so many people love staying at cabins near Snowshoe.

You’re a bit removed from the hustle and bustle of the mountain but still have access. There are tons of activities at Snowshoe Resort – the most popular being skiing/snowboarding in winter and mountain biking in summer.

Cass Scenic Railroad State Park is another popular attraction that’s about 30 minutes from the cabin. The Greenbrier River Trail starts here and continues south for 78-miles. You can rent bikes from the state park office.

This is also a great place for scenic drives and you can make a day out of visiting Seneca Rocks, Elkins, or Marlinton.

If you have kids then visiting the Greenbank Observatory might be a cool thing to do. There’s tons of hiking nearby and you can also kayak on the Greebrier River.

What to Know Before Visiting Two Fawns Cabin Near Snowshoe, WV

The biggest thing to note is that you likely won’t have cell phone service – except in the Village at Snowshoe. This just means that you need to know where you’re going before you get out of range.

If you aren’t used to visiting West Virginia, then the back roads can make you a little nervous. They aren’t too bad around Snowshoe but they can be very narrow and winding.

If you do plan on visiting Snowshoe then you should purchase your tickets online in advance and you should be able to save some money.

There is a gas station close to the cabin where WV-66 intersects with 219/Seneca Trail. I’ll mention again that you should bring groceries with you if you plan on cooking at the cabin!

The nearest actual grocery store is 25 minutes away or the gas station carries a few items.

I visited the cabin during summer so I didn’t have to worry about snow but if you’re coming during winter then I would recommend having 4WD or AWD minimum.

The gravel road leading out to the cabin is maintained by the state so they do keep it pretty clear in the winter.

Wrap Up: Two Fawns Cabin Near Snowshoe, WV

I visited on a solo trip, so I would love to return one day with my family or take a long weekend trip for Tyler and I.

Snowshoe Resort is a huge draw in this area but there are so many other fun things to do here in all seasons.

Looking for other fun getaways? Check out these southern weekend getaways. Other popular destinations near Washington DC are Davis, WV, Huntingdon, PA, and Bellefonte, PA.

This cute log cabin is the perfect place to stay when exploring Pocahontas County! You can book on VRBO here and Airbnb here.

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