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Buffalo Gap Retreat

Nestled in the foothills of the Potomac Highlands just outside of the Shenandoah Valley.

We are a short 2 hours from Washington or Baltimore and a bit more from Pittsburg.

Less than 10 minutes to the charming riverfront town of Capon Bridge and only 35 minutes to Winchester, 

Buffalo Gap provides a retreat with forest, mountains, creeks, streams, waterfalls, ponds & nature in all its magnificence.

Buffalo Gap Retreat sits in the valley (gap) between two large mountains - Sandy Ridge and Slane's Knob. 
As a result of being in the gap, our property is teaming with spring fed creeks and streams

which form both our upper pond and sandy bottom lake.

Buffalo Gap Retreat is an ideal environment for:

  • family gatherings, groups of friends,

  •  campsite and cottage rentals

  • birthday or anniversary parties, family reunions, celebrations of all sorts...

  • weddings

  • concerts and festivals

  • dance events (large and small)

  • business strategic planning gatherings, team building and creative experiences...  

  • workshops (large and small)

  • hiking, meditation, seclusion if needed

  • art and cultural events

  • Retreats, nature and more...


Family friendly, pet friendly. 

Special weekday and non-profit rates are available as well as whole camp rental options.


Our Facilities Include:

  • 25 cottages in the camp, each with sleeping / bed capacity from 4 to 10.

  • sleeping capacity of 116+ in 25 cottages.

  • AC and Heat in most cabins.

  • Internet and WIFI available at the Lakeview Cafe.

  • A 3200 square foot enclosed Lakeview Cafe (common area) that seats up to 150+

  • A 1200 square foot commercial kitchen ideal for caterers or cooking for large groups. 

  • A Seasonal weekend Cafe -- a weekend full service / full menu cafe operating from late April til early November with catering available.

  • A 3,600 square foot covered open air pavilion (common area) great for dance events, concerts, and festivals...

  • A 2 acre sandy bottom lake with dock and sand beach.

  • Kayaks, canoes, paddles and some other floatation devices - all free for guests to enjoy.

  • Fishing - catch and release.  Bring your own gear.

  •  A lake front sauna with floating dock and included firewood. 

  • A beach house (common area) with entertainment area and concierge for campers (coffee pot, microwave, lounge, toaster...) as well as TV area with DVD's and dart board.

  • 2 campgrounds  -- a creekside lower campground with up to 20 campsites with fire-pits and some picnic tables and charcoal grills and a lakeview camping area with 11 sites with stone firepits.

  • 2 Public showers  with hot showers near the dining hall, and an outdoor cold water shower near the beach hose and one near the sauna.

  • Brick and mortar public restrooms near the dining hall as well as porta-potties near the campground.

  • Several common area bon-fire pits for group gatherings including at the beach house, pavilion, and in front of the dining hall.

  • Firewood - available at the office cottage by the upper pond -- bundles sold for $7 each -- honor system payment in secure mailbox 24/7.

  • Hiking Trails and forest and creeks, waterfalls, mountains and nature!

Please check out our photo galleries under the Galleries menu

for lots of pictures of many of our facilities.

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