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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.

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.

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 and nature in all its magnificence.

Buffalo Gap Retreat is an ideal environment for:

  • family gatherings, groups of friends, passers by...

  • cottage rentals

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

  • camping

  • weddings

  • concerts and festivals

  • dance events (large and small)

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

  • dinner gatherings at our cafe

  • 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:

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

  • Going to 27 cottages by sometime in 2020.

  • sleeping capacity of 116+ in 21 cottages.

  • AC and Heat in most cabins by 2020.

  • High speed satellite internet available at the Lakeview Dining Hall.

  • A 3200 square foot enclosed Lakeview Dining Hall (common area) that seats up to 150+ and concierge area for campers complete with coffee pot, keurig machine, microwave, convection oven, darts, fussball, air hockey and ping pong.

  • 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 appalachian style pavilion (common area) great for dance events, concerts, and festivals... includes ladders games and corn hole when not rented privately and nearby horse shoes.  Includes large Performance Stage.

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

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

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

  • A log cabin, wood fired, lake front sauna with floating dock and included firewood -- ideal for diving into the lake or fishing.

  • 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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