Backcountry Shelter ~ **Our Original Is Back!!** Wilderness Cabin Inside the Red River Gorge

Spectacular views! Private Hiking Trail! Tiny House! Secluded!

  4 guests
  1 bedroom
  0.5 bathrooms
  250 sq. ft.

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Description

It’s BAAACK!  Introducing the resurrection of Red River Gorgeous’ very first off-grid Backcountry Cabin.  A favorite of past renters, a stay at this end of the road abode is so much more than a cabin rental!  Your booking allows you EXCLUSIVE access to 20 acres of pure magic as you hike the loop trail past intricate house-size boulders and a waterfall to the Moss Garden.  Be careful!  The Moss Garden is not only home to rare plants but reportedly a family of wood fairies live there!  Take the loop trail up to the property’s own private arch, Ashley's Arch.  If you hike to Ashley’s Arch at night, turn off your flashlights and allow your eyes to adjust to the darkness and then look around.  You can often see glowing objects on the hillside and arch that are bioluminescent fungus gnat larvae!  Renting Backcountry Cabin also gives you exclusive rights to hike up the trail to Inspiration Point, a spectacular vista.  On past Inspiration Point, you hike up till you access a user trail that leads to Gray’s Arch, one of the most spectacular arches in the Red River Gorge.  Rent Backcountry Cabin today to have your own private piece of the Red River Gorge!  

This was the ORIGINAL Backcountry shelter we started with years ago...now renovated...complete with electricity and running water! 

You will literally be at the cabin at the end of the road...up the holler...hiking into the backcountry of the Red River Gorge!  

As it was before, The Backcountry Shelter is the perfect getaway for those who like camping but wish for the simplicity of a tiny house get-a-way.  Our Backcountry Shelter offers the prefect combination of modern amenities with the simple way of living.

Please note that this shelter is at the end of a long, bumpy, sometimes muddy, gravel road.  Small two-wheeled vehicles can make it to the cabin, but four wheel drives have an easier time.  There is also a lovely 1/2 mile trail that connects of easily accessible main office parking lot to the cabin.  Many guests enjoy leaving their car, and the modern world, behind them and choose to fully hike into the shelter.  Our staff is happy to help show you the trail and/or help carry gear or take it up in our four wheel drive vehicles, if scheduled in advance.  Please indicate an interest in such services in the "comments" section of your reservation. Extra charges may apply if multiple vehicle trips are necessary.  

A little more history:  Backcountry Cabin is indeed a family affair.  The property on which it sits is owned by former US Forest Service Biologist Dan Dourson and his wife, Judy.  Dan has owned the property since the 1980’s and has lovingly cared for it over the years.  The first structure was the beginnings of a storage shed, built by his nephew, Aaron Dourson, where he cut his proverbial building “teeth” on the property when he built the original Backcountry Cabin in 2008, thereby pioneering the off-grid rental option for the gorge.  It was a huge success and since then Red River Gorgeous has added other off-grid choices.  Then, in 2014, Dan and Judy remodeled the cabin, especially adding water and electricity, and made it their residence after a seven-year stint in Belize, helping to lead a rainforest educational center.  In October of 2017, their son, Tyler, returned to his roots from living in the city and stayed until February.  Niece-in-law, amy batchman dourson, took on the renovation of the cabin and now, daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Colby Christensen are leasing Backcountry to add to their rental portfolio.  Indeed, a DOURSON FAMILY AFFAIR!!  We invite you to join our family by falling in love with Backcountry Cabin and the extremely special property in sits on! 

Amenities

Access to 15 private acres and 1 mile loop trail, Campfire Ring, Large Covered Porch, Hardwood Floors, Outside Chairs, Propane wall heater, Weber Charcoal Grill, Wilderness Location
**The outdoor shower can be enjoyed in the spring, summer and fall; we must disconnect it when temperatures are below freezing.**

 

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Rates

* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.
Vacation Rental Standard Pricing Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat     Min Nights
Low Season $135 $135 $135 $135 $135 $135 $135     2
Mid Season $135 $135 $135 $135 $135 $135 $135     2
Peak Season $169 $169 $169 $169 $169 $169 $169     2
Holiday Season $169 $169 $169 $169 $169 $169 $169     2

Notes

We thought you would want to know more about the Backcountry Shelter, so we provided you with a complete list of additional notes so that you can spend less time packing and more time enjoying your vacation.

WHAT TIME CAN I CHECK IN?

CHECK IN: 3:00 pm
CHECK OUT: 11:00 am

WHAT'S PROVIDED IN THE CABIN?

KITCHEN: 4 Burner gas range with oven, French press coffee maker, cooking skillets and range of dishes for 4, cutting boards, silverware, and cooking utensils.

BEDROOM AREA: Full size bed and futon that lays down to a full

WATER: 5 Gallon jug of drinking water and 5 Gallon jug of dish water.

BATH: Outhouse at the cabin and 24 hour access to full-utility guest bath down at the main office

LINENS: *Are not automatically provided!* But are available for an additional cost of $10 per bed and includes bed sheets, blankets, and bathing towels. Please indicate this preference on the reservation form. Thanks!

ANYTHING ELSE?

Please remember that this cabin is at the end of a long and bumpy road.  With advance notice our staff are happy to show you the hiking trail that connects the cabin to our main office, or help your gear up in our four wheel drive vehicles.  Extra charges may apply if multiple vehicle trips are necessary.