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7 Most Popular Summer Activities

One of the most common questions that we hear is: “What is there to do at Cabin Creekwood?” A good question, to be sure. Because even if your main focus is coming to rest, relax, and recuperate from the busyness of life, most of us don’t want to just sit. We need a little bit […]

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Goodbye Winter – We Won’t Really Miss You!

As winter falls behind and grows smaller in our rear view mirror, we breathe a sigh of relief and look forward to the new life that springs ahead. A sigh of relief because this year has been especially hard on us – far more snow than usual, extremely cold temperatures, frozen pipes in numerous cabins, […]

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Winter Sports Without the Crowds!

As we approach another winter, thoughts for many turn to skiing and snowboarding. Yet memories of standing in line at the ski lift, struggling to avoid novice skiers, or worries about running into others cloud that memory. Thankfully, there are several simple tactics to avoid the crowds. Crowd Avoiding Tactic #1: Take your winter sports […]

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Civil War Re-Enactor Joins Cabin Creekwood Management Team

After 19 years of running Cabin Creekwood, Stan & Deb Horst are handing over the day-to-day operations of the business to the husband and wife team of Peter & Julia McCarthy. Peter and Julia are long-time friends of our family. In fact, Deb and Julia attended church together as teenagers, and cleaning at Cabin Creekwood […]

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Amazing Burgers, Great Atmosphere, and a Tribute to our Military

Jake’s Bar and Grill is a new restaurant in Waynesboro, opened in January of 2014. We visited for the first time last evening, and we loved it! The atmosphere was warm and friendly, with a small-town feeling that welcomed us from the moment we walked through the door. We noticed immediately that Jake’s gives a […]

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Running Horses During Our Horseback Ride in the Virginia Mountains

Guests at Cabin Creekwood frequently ask about horseback riding in Virginia. One option that we’ve referred yet had never experienced for ourselves is Appalachian Horse Adventures. Well that all changed this week. The owner, Kenton Dull, has been after us to come and experience it for ourselves, so we could know firsthand what we’re sending […]

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A Bowl Of Good – My Favorite New Restaurant

There’s a new restaurant in town. Well, maybe not new, but new to me. And town in this instance is Harrisonburg. Yes, I know Harrisonburg is a bit of a drive from our cabins, but if you happen to find yourself there either coming or going, or perhaps for a day trip, I would strongly […]

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Fun Times with Outdoor Music and Movies in Staunton Virginia

Staunton Virginia boasts an impressive lineup of outdoor entertainment throughout the summer months. No matter which day of the week, you’re sure to find something to enjoy. Music lovers of all ages can appreciate the wide variety of groups and styles that are performed each week at Gypsy Hill Park in a free concert. On […]

Appalachian Horse Adventures – Mountain Vistas from Horseback

If you wish to enjoy the experience of travelling some of Virginia’s mountain trails without hiking, there are several alternatives. For those who enjoy mechanical horsepower, there are a number of trails that allow travel using jeeps or other four-wheel-drive vehicles. For those with an athletic constitution, many trails are suitable for touring by mountain […]

Is There Life Outside of Facebook

Earlier this month Deb and I journeyed to a remote village in Mexico to celebrate the 18th birthday of our daughter Jordan. Jordan has been living in Mexico since January 18, and will remain there until August 9. Why, you might ask? It is because of her passion for missions. Ever since she traveled to […]