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Dolly Sods

Located in the Allegheny Mountains of the Monongahela National Forest, Dolly Sods is one of West Virginia’s most unique natural wonders. Reaching over 4,700 feet in elevation, Dolly Sods visitors will encounter a landscape of bogs, heaths, grassy meadows, and rocky plateaus. The area is home to miles of hiking trails and nature viewing spots.

Cabins Near Dolly Sods

After venturing the bogs, red spruce tree groves, and hiking trails of Dolly Sods, our cabins near Dolly Sods offer a spacious and cozy respite for all travelers.

Each of our 21 luxury cabins includes a beautiful stone fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen with oven and stovetop, and picturesque views of the West Virginia wilderness from the outdoor balcony. Enjoy stargazing at night and lush forest views by day from the private outdoor hot tub included at each of our cabins near Dolly Sods.

Our cabin rentals come in several sizes, from one bedroom to four bedrooms. Whether you’re visiting with friends, family, or your significant other, we have the perfect cabin for you. Select from our West Virginia cabin rentals.

Things to Do in Dolly Sods

Hiking Trails

Dolly Sods has 47 miles of hiking trails and 19 trails total. Difficulty ranges from easy to difficult and distances range from about a quarter-mile to nearly six and a half miles long. You can expect to encounter old railroad grades and logging roads and some trails may require crossing a stream. Get more information about Dolly Sods hikes.

Birding and Nature Viewing

Dolly Sods is a prime location for viewing migrating raptors and thrushes. Visitors will also discover high-elevation warblers in the bogs and heaths of Dolly Sods. The diverse geography of the area welcomes foliage similar to that of northern Canada. From May through June, visitors can expect to find blooming laurel, azaleas, and rhododendrons. Bear Rocks in Dolly Sods also provides some of the best views in the state. Here, visitors will enjoy vistas of New Creek Mountain, North Fork Valley, and the North Fork Mountain Range.

Discover more of the best West Virginia sightseeing spots and find more spots for bird watching in West Virginia.

Dolly Sods Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Dolly Sods so special?
Dolly Sods’ high elevation and unique blend of plant and animal life create a natural community that is typically seen in southern Canada. The area also provides some of the best views in West Virginia and plenty of hiking trails.
Is Dolly Sods a state park?
Dolly Sods Wilderness is located in the Monongahela National Forest which is part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Dolly Sods encompasses 17,371 acres in Grant, Randolph, and Tucker Counties. Elevations range from 2,500 to 4,700 feet.
Do you offer pet-friendly cabins?
Yes, the Cabin 19 - Pet Haven Cabin allows pets. Read our pet policy for more details.