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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 all week 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 field trip of your choice, three great meals, 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 lodging 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 All Week, 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 All Week, Sunday to Thursday, Wednesday to Sunday, or Single Days and select your package (click the text).
Dinner in The Meadows, Sunday, April 28 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. The menu includes a vegetarian option and is sent to those with reservations for selection prior to the event. Select it on your registration form or click here!
Within 48 hours of submitting your registration you will receive Confirmation by email to the address you provide. No need to wait for a confirmation or the PayPal invoice to arrive. A non-refundable deposit (30% of your total) is required to hold your reservation, and may be submitted via postal mail or PayPal. Payments can be made at anytime and are refundable until March 1 (minus the required deposit) or can be held and applied to your next NRBN reservation. Total balance is 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!
With Lodging choices at Country Road Cabins, Hemlock Haven Cabins, Adventures on the Gorge Cabins, ACE Adventure Resort Cabins, or the Holiday Lodge hotel. All Week packages include lodging Sunday to Sunday; field trips, presentations, and 3 meals each day Monday through Saturday.
Opossum Creek Retreat
1 person $2,425. 2 people $3,207. 3 for $4,482. 4 for $5,757.
Opossum Creek Retreat - El Gordo Birding Boarding House & Hostel
Located in the midst of all the happenings at Opossum Creek Retreat, the El Gordo Birding Boarding House & Hostel is a special new package providing seven nights of lodging Sunday through Sunday; and three meals, presentations, and field trips Monday through Saturday.
The spacious cabin offers two private queen bedrooms, a shared bunk room with four twin beds, two bathrooms, full kitchen, living room, and a hot tub on a covered deck.
$1500 per person in the private queen rooms; $1300 per person sharing the bunk room, up to 8 people.
Country Road Cabins, Hemlock Haven Cabins, or Adventures on the Gorge Cabins
1 person $2,313. 2 people $3,195. 3 for $4,470. 4 for $5,520.
ACE Adventure Resort Cabins
1 person $1,865. 2 people $2,915. 3 for $4,190. 4 for $5,240.
Treehouse at Country Road Cabins
1 person $2,663. 2 people $3,713.
Bingo's Bungalow at Hemlock Haven sleeps up to 12 people, and up to 2 doggies!
All Week rates: $8,982 for 6 people; additional people $1089 each, up to 12 people. Up to 2 well behaved doggies are welcome for an additional $175.
Pillow Rock at Country Road Cabins Sleeps up to 12 guests.
All Week rates: $9,726 for up to 6 people; additional people $1275 each up to 12 people.
Holiday Lodge Hotel
1 person $1,753. 2 people $2,803.
More then 2 beds and/or 2 people require an additional room - use a separate registration form.
All Week Field Trips, Meals and Presentations - No Lodging includes daily field trips, presentations and 3 meals each day Monday through Saturday.
1 person $1,275. 2 people $2,250. 3 for $3,525. 4 for $4,575.
With Lodging choices at Country Road Cabins, Hemlock Haven Cabins, Adventures on the Gorge Cabins, ACE Adventure Resort 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
1 person $1,265. 2 people $1,790. 3 for $2,465. 4 for $2,990.
Sunday to Thursday at ACE Adventure Resort
1 person $1,005. 2 people $1,530. 3 for $2,205. 4 for $2,730.
Sunday to Thursday at Holiday Lodge hotel
1 person $941. 2 people $1,466.
More then 2 beds and/or 2 people require an additional room - use a separate registration form.
Monday through Wednesday Programming - no lodging
Includes daily field trips, presentations and 3 meals Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Lodging on your own.
1 person $675. 2 people $1,200. 3 for $1,875. 4 for $2,400.
Begin with Wednesday afternoon presentation, dinner and evening mix & mingle, and end with Saturday's Farewell party. With Lodging choices at Country Road Cabins, Hemlock Haven Cabins, Adventures on the Gorge Cabins, ACE Adventure Resort 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
1 person $1,365. 2 people $1,990. 3 for $2,615. 4 for $3,340.
Wednesday to Sunday at ACE Adventure Resort
1 person $1,105. 2 people $1,730. 3 for $2,455. 4 for $3,080.
Wednesday to Sunday at Holiday Lodge hotel
1 person: $1,041. 2 people: $1,666. More then 2 beds and/or 2 people require an additional room - use a separate registration form.
Wednesday through Saturday Programming - no lodging
Begin with Wednesday afternoon presentation, dinner and evening mix & mingle. Includes daily field trips, presentations, and 3 meals each day Thursday through Saturday.
1 person $800. 2 people $1,425. 3 for $2,225. 4 for $2,850. Contact Us for group options.
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. Contact our Lodging Partners directly, for single day cabin lodging availability.
Single Day(s)with lodging at Holiday Lodge hotel - check in the day before your field trip and check out the day of your field trip.
1 person $305/field trip. 2 people $480/field trip. More then 2 beds and/or 2 people require an additional room - use a separate registration form.
♦ 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.
Promo Code Rules
If you have discovered one of our elusive promo 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.
* Any discounts are 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.