The Spruce Knob Mountain Center (SKMC) is located 4,000’ above sea level in Pendleton County, WV. Spruce Knob, the state’s highest point at 4,863’, is a mile to the east. The local landscape is a rolling, high altitude plateau known since pre-colonial times as the “Hunting Ground.”
The SKMC borders the Monongahela National Forest to the north, east, and west and private land to the southeast. We encourage guests to explore the property and the adjacent National Forest, but we ask that you respect our neighbors by not trespassing onto their property. Private property is fenced and marked as such.
While you are enjoying SKMC and pitching in, you have the unique opportunity to separate yourself from the constraints and distractions of modern technology that often consume much of our day-to-day lives. During your stay we encourage you to immerse yourself in the natural world and to take time to notice the things that are going on in the woods and fields that surround you.
What Guests are Saying:
An unforgettable night in a deeply remote part of WV, our little yurt had just the right balance of rustic and amenities. We were warmly received by the staff, despite arriving late. Checkout in the morning was casual; no one was in any hurry to get rid of us. If you’re looking for a high country adventure without totally roughing it, this is it! – guest from Silver Spring, MD
This is the kind of place you come to and never want to leave so you keep coming back again and again. You couldn’t ask for a more perfect area to be in as there is soo much to do and plenty of great people to point you in the right direction. The yurts are such comforting structures and they are situated on land that will bring you back to life. – Jenn from Baltimore, MD
We love the simplicity of the yurt, just a bed in a yurt. It makes for great sleeping. Just being there makes you a healthier, happier person. – Joyce
This place feels very special and unique. We had a magical visit. Keep in mind, it’s basically camping but with the extra fun of sleeping in a cozy wooden yurt. We were very warm inside despite LOTS of snow. – Elizabeth, overnight guest