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Festival Is Registration Open

This is where you register for a vacation to revitalize your mind and body. All you have to do is show up.

Options range from weeklong with cabin accommodations to a single day without lodging. With such a range of options we are able to offer packages to suite a variety of budgets, beginning at $225. Each day offers a fascinating field trip of your choice, three great meals, two knowledge and fun packed presentations, world-class experts and fellow participants you will call friends!

When you select a package with lodging, we handle the reservations for you through a special rate agreement with our partners. Lodging check-in is the afternoon before your first field trip, and check-out is the morning after your last field trip. Additional days may be requested, but depend on availability. All lodging options are on a first-come-first-serve basis. Keep scrolling to register or click here to review lodging options.

You are here! Or there... we really don't know, but this is the place where you design your personal birding and nature vacation!
Start by duration - are you planning Weeklong, Sunday-Wednesday, Wednesday-Sunday, or one or two Single Days?
Then by lodging type - do you prefer a private deluxe cabin, private hotel room, or to find lodging on you own?
Now, scroll or click the text to jump to Weeklong, Sunday to Thursday, Wednesday to Sunday, or Single Days and select your package (click the text).

Dinner in The Meadows, Sunday, April 29 at 6pm. Start the week together again, or for the first time, around a catered dinner in The Meadows at Opossum Creek Retreat, featuring food, drinks, and great company! For a contribution of $100 per person to the Fayette County Education Fund; space is limited to 20 people ($50/person is tax deductible). Select it on your registration form!

Within 48 hours of submitting your registration you will receive Confirmation by email to the address you provide.
A deposit (30% of your total package) is required to hold your reservation, you may submit via postal mail or PayPal. Payments can be made at anytime and are refundable up to 60 days prior to the Festival (-$75 processing fee). Total balance due by April 1. Click here to pay by PayPal A PayPal account is not necessary when you use your credit or debit card. Follow the link, enter the amount you wish to remit, click Continue, then select Pay with Credit or Debit Card... fill in payment info and submit OR write a check payable to New River Birding & Nature Festival, and mail 310 W. Oyler Avenue, Oak Hill, WV 25901.

Free NRBNF t'shirt for each individual in your party when your reservation is paid in full within an hour of submitting the registration!

Click here to see Promo Code Rules.


Weeklong Packages

With Lodging choices at Country Road Cabins, Hemlock Haven Cabins, Adventures on the Gorge Cabins, or the Holiday Lodge hotel, Weeklong packages include lodging Sunday to Sunday; field trips, presentations, and 3 meals each day Monday through Saturday.

All Week All Day Every Day with Hotel Lodging (click the text)
For the birder with a big sense of adventure and curiosity; for those who want to go all out and get the most time in the field that you can while you're here making memories, having fun and learning with interesting new and old friends. Start the week with Birding by Butt then every day after that is an all-day trip. All-day trips return by 5:00 (exception Bobolinks to Bald Eagles returns at 7:30). We've preselected the trips and lodging at Holiday Lodge; you select the number of people in your party, enter your contact information and hit Submit. 1 person: $1,659. 2 people: $2,729.

Easy Peasy Weeklong with a Cabin (click the text)
We've preselected daily Carpool trips with lodging at Country Road Cabins. Simple. Convenient. Easy Peasy! You select the number of people in your party, enter your contact information and hit Submit. That's it. 1 person: $2,313. 2 people: $3,027. 3: $4,302. 4: $5,577. 

Opossum Creek Retreat - FULL
1 person: $2,425. 2 people: $3,207. 3: $4,482. 4: $5,457.

Country Road Cabins, Hemlock Haven Cabins, or Adventures on the Gorge Cabins (click the text)
1 person: $2,313. 2 people: $3,027. 3: $4,302. 4: $5,577.

Treehouse at Country Road Cabins (click the text)
1 person: $2,663. 2 people: $3,713

El Gordo at Opossum Creek Retreat *super special discounted group deal* - RESERVED
Located in the midst of all the happenings at The Meadows, the El Gordo package provides seven nights lodging, three meals and two presentations each day, and daily field trips PLUS 1 All-day trip and 1 Premium trip per person.

Holiday Lodge hotel (click the text)
1 person: $1,534. 2 people: $2,479.
If you need more than 2 beds, an additional room is required and additional rates apply - Contact Us for group options.

No Lodging - Weeklong Field Trips, Meals and Presentations (click the text)
Field Trips, Meals and Presentations only. Lodging on your own. Includes daily field trips, presentations and 3 meals each day Monday through Saturday.
1 person: $1,275. 2 people: $2,250. 3: $3,525. 4: $4,500. 


Sunday to Thursday Packages

With Lodging choices at Country Road Cabins, Hemlock Haven Cabins, Adventures on the Gorge Cabins, or the Holiday Lodge hotel.
Includes lodging Sunday to Thursday; daily field trips, presentations and three meals each day Monday through Wednesday.

Sunday to Thursday at Country Road Cabins, Hemlock Haven Cabins, or Adventures on the Gorge Cabins (click the text)
1 person: $1,325. 2 people: $1,786. 3: $2,461. 4: $2,986.

Sunday to Thursday at Holiday Lodge hotel (click the text)
1 person: $963. 2 people: $1,488. Additional persons require additional rooms - Contact Us for group options.

No Lodging - Monday through Wednesday Field Trips Meals and Presentations (click the text)
Field Trips, Meals and Presentations only. Lodging on your own. Includes daily field trips, presentations and 3 meals each day Monday through Wednesday.
1 person: $675. 2 people: $1,200. 3: $1,875. 4: $2,400.


Wednesday to Sunday Packages

Begin with Wednesday's dinner and presentation and end with Saturday's Farewell party. With Lodging choices at Country Road Cabins, Hemlock Haven Cabins, Adventures on the Gorge Cabins, or the Holiday Lodge hotel. Includes lodging Wednesday through Sunday; dinner and presentations Wednesday through Saturday; daily field trips and 3 meals each day Thursday through Saturday.

Wednesday to Sunday at Country Road Cabins, Hemlock Haven Cabins, or Adventures on the Gorge Cabins (click the text)
1 person: $1,375. 2 people: $1,986. 3: $2,786. 4: $3,411.

Wednesday to Sunday at Holiday Lodge hotel (click the text)
1 person: $1,088. 2 people: $1,713. Additional person require additional rooms - Contact Us for group options.

No Lodging - Wednesday through Saturday Field Trips, Meals and Presentations (click the text)
Field Trips, Meals and Presentations only. Lodging on your own. Begin with dinner and presentation Wednesday; daily field trips, presentations, and 3 meals each day Thursday through Saturday.
1 person: $800. 2 people: $1,425. 3: $2,225. 4: $2,850.


Single Day Packages

You may register for one or two days. Begin with dinner and presentation the day before your field trip, and includes the field trip of your choice, 3 meals and presentations the day of your field trip(s). Single Day package is for a maximum of two (2) days. For three (3) day options go to Sunday to Thursday or Wednesday to Sunday Packages, or Contact Us.

Single Days at Holiday Lodge hotel (click the text) - check in the day before your field trip and check out the day after your field trip.
1 person: $300/field trip. 2 people: $475/field trip. Additional person require additional rooms - Contact Us for group options.

No Lodging - Single Day Field Trip, Meals and Presentations (click the text)
1 person/day: $225. 2 people/day: $400. Additional people and days $225 each. Contact Us for large group options and rates.


Promo Code Rules
If you have discovered one of our elusive discount codes, enter it on your registration form.
Please take note:
* Promo codes are only applied to new registrations.
* Only one code can be used per registration.
* The discount is applied to the base package price,
* occasionally they'll pop up specifically for All day Trips or Premium Trips or Sunday Dinner or other specialty add-on's,
* and some discount codes get very specific... such as for a specific lodging partner or swag item.
* Discounts do not apply to Single Day Packages.
* Promo codes expire at the end of the month in which they were published. For example, promo code THANKS is published in a social media post on November 17 and so expires midnight November 30.


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Travel Notes
Yeager Airport (CRW) in Charleston, WV is approximately 60 miles (1.25 hours) from our Opossum Creek Retreat headquarters.
Raleigh County Memorial Airport (BKW) in Beckley, WV is approximately 36 miles (43 minutes) from our Opossum Creek Retreat headquarters.
♦ Car rentals are available at the airports - make arrangements in advance as they may be open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
♦ If you choose lodging on your own, click here for the New River Gorge Visitors Bureau list from bed & breakfasts to campgrounds or click here for local AirBnB options.
♦ Local dining options are plentiful, click here for the New River Gorge Visitors Bureau list of restaurants.
♦ In the mood for shopping local or picking up souvenirs, click for the New River Gorge Visitors Bureau shopping guide.
♦ If you forget something or want something new, we have local gear shops ACE Adventure Gear and Water Stone Outdoors, as well as a nearby WalMart.