Camping Cabins

Our camping cabins are beautifully located near both the forest edge and the stream, Capon Run. These cabins allow affordable warm-weather (May 1 to November 15) sleeping space for groups of up to 100 people. They can be reserved on their own, or as part of a Tabernacle camping group.

Five cabins are located across the stream, nestled against the mountain, and are often reserved by groups staying in the Tabernacle area. Five cabins are on the near side of the stream closer to the pool, often reserved by groups using Sassafras Pavilion.

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Camping Cabin Amenities

  • Each cabin sleeps up to 12 people in 11 single bunks and one double.
  • The camping cabins are not available for rental mid-week when Highland Summer Camps are in session (mid-June thru early August).
  • All camping cabins are located a short walk from either of two bathhouses.
  • All cabins have lights and a 15A circuit for minor electrical use.
  • Each cabin has a picnic table and a fire ring for outdoor cooking.
  • Firewood is available for a modest fee. Please do not bring your own firewood.
  • Walnut and Maple cabins have lofts for extra rainy day space.
  • Swings, a ga-ga court, a bouldering wall, and recreation fields are located nearby.

Camping Cabin Policies

  • Check-in time is 6pm and check-out time is 2pm, unless other arrangements are made with the camp staff. When another group is not using the cabins, a group may often come earlier than the normal check-in time or may stay longer. Guaranteed extended check-in/check-out times can be arranged with the office for an additional fee, based on availability.
  • Smoking, alcoholic beverages, firearms, fireworks, pets and all-terrain vehicles are prohibited anywhere on Highland Retreat property.
  • All camp quiet time is 11pm. Early risers should be considerate of other guests.
  • Groups are responsible for general cleaning before departure. Floors should be free of all litter. Grounds should be clean of litter.

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Camping Cabin Rates, 2022

  • $48.00 per cabin for four people
  • $9.00 for each additional person
  • No charge for children 15 and under staying with their parents

Camping Cabin Rates, 2023

  • $52.00 per cabin for four people
  • $10.00 for each additional person
  • No charge for children 15 and under staying with their parents

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Sassafras Pavilion

Sassafras Pavilion (also known as the Kitchen Deck) provides sheltered seating for groups of 20-100 people. This pavilion is used by Highland Summer Camps from mid-June to early August, but may be rented on summer weekends (late Friday to Sunday morning). It can be rented for five-hour blocks on Saturdays (10-3 or 4-9). Midweek times are available in spring, or late summer into fall.

Sassafras Pavilion Amenities

  • Two charcoal grills with more than eight square feet of grilling space
  • Stainless tables and plenty of electric outlets
  • A large, three-bay sink for dishwashing and clean water
  • 16 picnic tables on a well-lit covered deck
  • Close proximity to bathrooms, recreation fields, playgrounds, hiking trails, and the pool

Sassafras Pavilion Rates, 2022

Overnight groups:

  • Base rate: $95.00/night in summer, $88.00/night non-summer
    • Base rate covers pavilion use by overnight guests and up to 10 day guests (those not staying at Highland overnight)
  • Additional day guest fees:
    • $4.00 per extra day guest on a Saturday
    • $2.00 per extra day guest on a Friday or Sunday

Day use of the pavilion: $4.00 per person, $95.00 minimum rate (for a full day)

Sassafras Pavilion Rates, 2023

Overnight groups:

  • Base rate: $100.00/night in summer, $88.00/night non-summer
    • Base rate covers pavilion use by overnight guests and up to 10 day guests (those not staying at Highland overnight)
  • Additional day guest fees:
    • $5.00 per extra day guest on a Saturday
    • $2.50 per extra day guest on a Friday or Sunday

Day use of the pavilion: $5.00 per person, $100.00 minimum rate (for a full day)

To check on availability, learn about deposit and cancellation policies, or inquire about a reservation, visit the Reservations page.

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Sassafras Pavilion/Summer Kitchen building address: 20635 Lower Highland Dr, Bergton, VA 22811
Mailing address/Main Office: 14783 Upper Highland Dr, Bergton, VA 22811