We’re in nature’s backyard, living it every day. Join us in our observations, our outdoor breaktimes in the vast New River Gorge playground, and our pursuits of better ways to live in tandem with the wilderness around us.

Sustainability, adventure, and the Gorge— we could go on about them for days. But we’ll start with weekly posts.

Spring Adventures at Wild Rock & in the New River Gorge, WV

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 6:06 pm

Spring adventure season is starting, and Wild Rock is the place for families who are looking for their dream home or a high-end vacation.

Luxury Golf Getaways in West Virginia

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 5:57 pm

The rolling West Virginia fairways provide an unmatched, stunning– and challenging— opportunity to hone your golf skills, both competitively and recreationally. The natural landscape around Wild Rock not only sets the scene for gorgeous courses, it also creates a challenging natural hazard that takes patience to master. With its tucked away but central locale, Wild... Read More

The Depth of Adventure in the New River Gorge

Friday, March 27th, 2015 1:32 pm

The New River Gorge offers a unique blend of adventures you won’t find other places, creating a truly unparalleled depth of recreational options. We chose to bring together the Wild Rock community here because the gorge is a world leader in world-class recreation for every age and skill level. The natural mix of features brings... Read More

Landscaping with Native Plants in the New River Gorge, WV

Sunday, March 1st, 2015 6:00 pm

Planting native plants in Wild Rock, WV, is very beneficial for the surrounding New River Gorge environment.

Enjoy an Arts Escape in the New River Gorge, WV Mountains

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 1:39 pm

We think an upscale theatre double feature is a perfect reason to getaway to the mountains, don’t you?

Gaymont For A Local

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 4:43 pm

Tucked into the forests near Fayetteville, the Gaymont mountain community, is an ideal, affordable spot to put down roots. It’s perfect for us locals, who already love the gorge. Stunning Locale Right along the canyon rim, Gaymont borders the vast New River Gorge. That rolling national park land will always be preserved and wild, with 70,000... Read More

Sweet Activities in the New River Gorge

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 7:42 pm

Enjoy a sweet date in the New River Gorge.

Enjoy WV’s Winter Scenery (While Staying Warm!)

Monday, February 2nd, 2015 4:59 pm

Relaxing among snowy scenery may seem impossible (or uncomfortable) due to cold temperatures and chilly winds. Yet, you can beat the winter chill by retreating indoors to the New River Gorge’s many local hotspots with great views. Some of the best views can be found in Wild Rock’s own backyard. If you plan to visit... Read More

Honeymoon in the WV Mountains

Friday, January 30th, 2015 1:42 pm

Picture a honeymoon to Southern mountains of West Virginia, which offer scenic views, fine dining, and luxurious housing.

Themed Dinner Events Warm Up Winter in the New River Gorge, WV

Monday, January 12th, 2015 2:04 pm

Do you want to attend a private murder mystery dinner, or maybe even a Hawaiian Luau during the winter months?

4 Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2015

Monday, December 29th, 2014 10:02 am

Here were some of the most rapidly-moving sustainability trends in 2014, which we expect will continue to evolve next year.

3 Appalachian-Infused Holiday Cocktails To Stir Up this Season

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 12:39 pm

Here are some hearty winter cocktail ideas that feature West Virginia spirits and flavors.

Direct Flights to the New River Gorge, WV from Major East Coast Cities

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 12:48 pm

You can get a quick and easy direct flight to the New River Gorge to visit Wild Rock from major East Coast cities, at great prices year-round.

Explore Local Art at the Holiday Arts Sampler on December 6

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 3:47 pm

Explore all the fine artisan works the New River Gorge inspires at the Holiday Arts Sampler. The Fayetteville Arts Coalition rounded up the area’s most interesting artisans to showcase. And leave it to West Virginia’s creatives to craft some really standout works and styles. A few featured pieces include felt doll ornaments, handmade teacups and... Read More

Experience the New River Gorge’s Finest with a Discovery Package

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 4:54 pm

Create a custom New River Gorge experience with a Discovery Package from Wild Rock.

Explore Wild Rock with Our Discovery Package

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 9:35 am

Create a custom New River Gorge experience with a Discovery Package from Wild Rock. Bring the family for a 3-day, 2-night getaway in a 3,000-foot, custom-designed home at Wild Rock. Live in luxury with 4 elegant rooms, an inviting open floor plan, a steamy hot tub and other upscale amenities. You want flavor? Dine at one or... Read More

Relive Rail History in Thurmond, WV

Sunday, November 9th, 2014 8:39 pm

Once a booming rail town, Thurmond's nearly abandoned Main Street is now more a living museum.

New River Gorge Towns: Swim & Sip in Summersville

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 7:57 pm

Summersville is known for its sprawling lake, where you could spend several days boating, swimming, hiking, climbing and exploring.

Spend a Quiet Afternoon in Nearby Oak Hill, WV

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 4:29 pm

Mere minutes from Fayetteville, the sleepy-seeming town of Oak Hill makes for a perfect quiet afternoon.

Delve into History and Adventure in Ansted, WV

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 4:54 pm

Tucked back into the New River Gorge near Wild Rock, WV, is the small town of Ansted, a haven for history buffs and outdoor adventurers.

10 Scenic Aerial Overviews of the New River Gorge, WV, Foliage

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 5:43 pm

Here are 10 ways (listed from more leisurely to most daring) to get a gorgeous aerial view of the West Virginia mountains:

Forget Something?

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 1:18 pm

Wild Rock has a way of capturing people's imagination. And in doing so, it edges out some things.

Find Fresh Foods at Fayetteville Farmer’s Market

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 1:53 pm

Fayetteville's weekly farmer's market makes it easy for Wild Rock residents to savor farm-fresh foods.

How a Wild Rock Retreat Can Inspire Company Innovation

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 3:07 pm

PsiKick's 3-day company retreat to Wild Rock gets them out of their normal mode of thinking to problem-solve & strategize.

11 Standout Reasons Wild Rock is WV’s Best Community

Sunday, September 7th, 2014 9:50 pm

Wild Rock’s unique features make it a one-of-a-kind mountain community. We choose to live here for different reasons, but we’re united by common interests and respect for the world around us. The homes and community we’re building will last generations, so we’ve planted our family roots to grow. Here are the top 11 (of many) reasons we... Read More

Reasons to Love Wild Rock #2: The Neighbors

Sunday, September 7th, 2014 9:23 pm

Wouldn’t it be swell if you had something in common with all your neighbors? Everyone at Wild Rock loves nature, just like you do. They picked the New River Gorge because it’s a gateway to serene woodland settings, adventure and beauty. As a small (but growing) community, we get to know everyone who moves in.... Read More

Wild Rock’s Newest Addition

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 7:25 pm

Wild Rock has a friendly new face to show you around on your next visit! Meet Mike Henning. He’s a real estate agent with Old Colony, and a neighbor here in the New River Gorge. He’s also our new property manager.  His wilderness adventures of choice are hiking & biking, but he also likes the... Read More

Why the NRG is Best Spot for Fall Foliage

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 1:08 pm

The fall foliage here in the mountains is something all its own. A unique, marvelous beauty.

More about the Mill: WV’s Heritage (and Photography) Gem

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 1:15 pm

It's a piece of history known far and wide... but how old is it, really?

Reasons to Love Wild Rock #1- It’s WV’s 1st Sustainable Community

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 10:59 am

Wild Rock is the first community of its kind to build using sustainable practices in WV.


Friday, August 8th, 2014 1:45 pm

Reasons to Love Wild Rock #3: Consistency of Architecture

Saturday, July 19th, 2014 3:30 pm

You're trekking through the New River Gorge forest, and you barely notice, but tucked into the trees is a striking woodland home.

Reasons to Love Wild Rock #4: Common Parks and Overlooks

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 1:48 pm

Shared entertainment spaces, parks and overlooks are 25% of Wild Rock.

Top Reasons to Love Wild Rock #5: Our Community Trail System

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 3:27 pm

Step out the door, and the adventure begins. The public trails at Wild Rock sit just outside.

Top Reasons to Love Wild Rock #6: Playing Bocce Ball

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 3:47 pm

The bocce court at Wild Rock is great for entertaining, because every guest can get involved.

Top Reasons to Love Wild Rock #7: Falls Creek Pond

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 1:59 pm

At the heart of our quiet mountain community, a canoe sits ready beside a peaceful pond.

Top Reasons to Love Wild Rock #8: The Charm of Fayetteville

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 6:55 pm

It’s an artsy, quirky, outdoorsy little place. It’s relaxing, but always active, with proud folk heritage shining through its modern values. Downtown Fayetteville, WV, is a thriving town in the middle of the mountains, just down the road from Wild Rock. It was named the “Coolest Small Town in America,” and it’s a title well-earned.... Read More

Top Reasons to Love Wild Rock #9: Our 3-Mile Shared Border with the National Park

Friday, June 6th, 2014 9:41 am

70,000 acres of pure, unbridled adventure-scape.

Top Reasons to Love Wild Rock #10: Proximity to Adventures on the Gorge

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 10:45 am

Take a short trek down the Wild Rock trails, and you'll find yourself at the area's largest adventure resort. This central serves as a starting point from which to depart into the WV wilderness.

Top Reasons to Love Wild Rock #11: Landscape Architecture from Nelson Byrd Woltz

Saturday, May 31st, 2014 7:10 pm

World-renowned landscape architects Nelson Byrd Woltz crafted the Wild Rock community.

Why the New River Gorge Bridge is a WV Icon

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 1:17 pm

We can see one of the greatest WV icons from Wild Rock. What is it that makes the New River Gorge Bridge so standout?

Cooking with Wild, WV Flavors

Thursday, May 8th, 2014 4:11 pm

Here are some of the most sought-after wild springtime treats in the New River Gorge, WV, (and recipe ideas):

9 Best Mountain Biking Tips for Beginners

Monday, May 5th, 2014 6:27 pm

Biking mountain terrain is a bit rougher than basic road biking, but here are some basic mountain biking tips to get you started.

‘Creative Juices’ Flows into Fayetteville

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 11:08 am

Fayetteville Arts Coalition has started a new monthly event, which blends two of our favorite things: art and wine.

Historic WV Theaters Stage Drama, Comedy in the Gorge

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 3:13 pm

Treat yourself to a show at the Historic Fayette Theater in WV. Their 2014 season is in swing.

Celebrate Earth Day in WV’s Wild and Wonderful

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 4:39 pm

Here are some great ways to enjoy nature's wonders in the New River Gorge this month for Earth Day.

5 Reasons to Try (and Love) Bocce Ball

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 11:18 am

What makes bocce so intriguing? It only took us a round at our courts here in Peregrine Park to find out.

Historic Hikes in the New River Gorge

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 3:33 pm

Here are our favorite trails for exploring the gorge's past, and what history you'll find tucked among the forest paths.

Blooming Beauty: WV’s Spring Wildflowers

Monday, March 24th, 2014 12:23 pm

Spring wildflowers we're most excited to see bloom in the New River Gorge.

5 Things To Do at Wild Rock in the Spring

Friday, March 21st, 2014 4:17 pm

On Wild Rock's campus, without even venturing into the vast New River Gorge, there's plenty of sweeping scenery and adventure.

Coalition Creates More Public Art in Downtown Fayetteville

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 5:22 pm

Fayetteville’s vast outdoors might pin it as an adventure town, but its arts scene is just as lively, and the Fayetteville Arts Coalition is showcasing creativity in the forefront, too, with its “Art in Sight” initiative. Now in its 3rd year, the goal is to bring an outdoor mural or sculpture to town each year.... Read More

New CEO of Neighboring Resort Upping Adventure & Activity

Monday, March 10th, 2014 2:29 pm

Dave Hartvigsen, new CEO of Adventures on the Gorge, is also a new neighbor in the Wild Rock community, from where he can walk to work.

Where to find Top-Quality Outdoor Gear in the Gorge

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 2:29 pm

Adventure season ahead in the New River Gorge! Here's where to find the best outdoor gear.

New Wild Rock Neighbors Settle Into Outdoor Living

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 11:17 am

“We went out with two of our friends and took a hike, and looked out at the Gorge. The river below was frozen. It was spectacular and beautiful. Then we had lunch in Fayetteville. “It was a perfect day. They’ve all been perfect days so far.” Wild Rock’s newest neighbors,Tom Heywood and his wife Melody,... Read More

Wild Rock, Waterstone Advocate Climbing Access

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 4:29 pm

We believe the outdoors is something to be shared. Our cliffside routes in Bubba City are some of many great amenities open to the public on Wild Rock land.

5 Adventures Better in Winter at Wild Rock

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 5:20 pm

Not only does the New River Gorge adventure not stop for winter, it also gets better in the snow. Postcard-perfect snow scenes give you a whole new reason to explore this season. Here are 5 year-round adventures that only get better with a little snowfall: Caving Sure, you can crawl through the gorgeous caverns of... Read More

Building a Strong Family Foundation at Wild Rock

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 2:04 pm

If you’re planning a new life with your beloved, why not build your life together to last? We ask this to those of you who have asked the much bigger question— the question. Those who will be blissfully tying the knot. It’s the season of wedding planning, and starting new lives, bound together. (Our own Carl and... Read More

5 Reasons to Telecommute from Wild Rock

Monday, January 27th, 2014 4:49 pm

Working from home comes with the perk of choosing where “home” is. For telecommuters, the Wild Rock community has a host of unique perks. Here are our 5 favorite reasons to bring your remote work to Wild Rock and the New River Gorge: 1. Creative stimulation If you’re looking for an elegantly simple reason to... Read More

A Tucked-Away Trifecta: Reasons to Love Wild Rock, WV

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 4:53 pm

The natural scapes, the community, the adventure— Wild Rock is the trifecta.  Just ask visitors like Patrick Belisle. “I love the parties— eating, drinking, laughing, singing. Or relaxing and laying around the fire reading a book.” Patrick and his wife have visited Wild rock in 3 different seasons, and found the experience remarkably different every... Read More

How to Feel at Home in Our Mountain Community

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 12:57 pm

For Patrick Belisle, a trip to Wild Rock means being a part of the community, if only just for a short time. He and his wife visit the property to visit Carl and Pattie, who have a stunning home in Wild Rock overlooking the canyon rim. “We’ve known Carl and Pattie for a while, but... Read More

Building a Mountain Home Community

Monday, December 30th, 2013 4:32 pm

What’s it like to be a part of Wild Rock? It makes you more than simply a part of a mountain community. During these starting stages, you’re also a founding builder of it. Some more literally than others. Matt Dean became involved with Wild Rock through Allegheny Contractors, helping build 3 of the current homes... Read More

Historic Railroad and Coal Structures of the New River Gorge, WV

Monday, December 23rd, 2013 7:12 pm

The last few blog posts, we’ve been discussing the historic structures near Wild Rock and around the New River Gorge. With deep coal and railroad ties in the New River Gorge, we gave the ruins and buildings from that piece of WV history their own post. Here are some of the historic railroad and coal... Read More

Historic WV Structures around the New River Gorge

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 2:27 pm

Our last post discussed historic buildings and structures in downtown Fayetteville, WV. Now we’d like to share a few of the structures of interest around the New River Gorge: The Glade Creek Grist Mill Built in 1976, this iconic mill was a re-creation of an older grain-grinding mill. Pieces of three other historic mills in... Read More

Historic Structures & Buildings in Fayetteville, WV

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 9:59 am

The New River Gorge is full of deep and unique history, including a number of interesting architectural sites and buildings. In Fayetteville’s downtown alone, the historic district includes 75 homes and buildings, many of which represent unique architectural styles. Here are a few places to take a peek at Fayetteville’s history through its structures: Historic... Read More

Cheers to the Top Cocktails, Wines & Craft Beers of the Gorge

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 1:50 pm

If you’re in the mood for a drink, you’re no more than 5 or 10 minutes from a full glass at Wild Rock. With a local brewery, winery, and distillery, the New River Gorge has a large selection of hand-crafted local drinks and international imports. What will quench your thirst? Here are the top spots... Read More

A Simple Tool to Lower Energy Costs

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 3:12 pm

Sometimes saving energy is as simple as the direction your home faces. And sometimes technology gives it a boost. The Nest thermostat, which learns your schedule and helps regulate temperatures, is a handy, simple, money-saving tool for any home (even one of Wild Rock’s already energy-conscious homes.) It’s one of our favorite new products, not just... Read More

Catching Full-On Wild Rock Adventure in WV

Friday, November 15th, 2013 9:35 am

Part of the beauty of living at Wild Rock is being able to choose your level of adventure. When Jim Berrien came to visit, he decided to go full-force across the New River Gorge skyscape. Among the many adventures he and his friends leapt into, skydiving was the limit for everyone else. Not for Jim,... Read More

Smokey’s Cooks Up Gourmet Themed Dinners All Winter

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 10:31 am

If you’re like us, winter is the time (well, excuse) to indulge a little. And if your tastes are gourmet, the New River Gorge is the destination of choice. With the season switch up, Smokey’s on the Gorge is gathering the cold-weather adventurers and cabin dwellers alike to the table for regular weekend themed dinners... Read More

Mining Ghost Towns History Tour of WV

Thursday, November 7th, 2013 10:39 am

Now that Halloween has passed, take your history buff friends on a different kind of ghost tour: wandering the ruins of the ghostly remains of once-mighty mining communities in the New River Gorge. Coal heritage is a major part of West Virginia history, and ruins of the coal boom are abundant in the Gorge after... Read More

Visitor Jumps Into Adventure Lifestyle in Wild Rock, WV

Thursday, October 24th, 2013 10:24 am

Another Wild Rock weekend, another adventure.  “I feel like if I don’t get to Wild Rock, I feel like I wasted part of the summer,” said Dean Johnson, who just finished up a Bridge Day weekend in the New River Gorge community. He took friends out on the New River Gorge Bridge catwalk for the... Read More

New River Gorge, WV, Tops “Best Of” Lists

Friday, October 18th, 2013 1:05 pm

The New River Gorge is the best. Of course we think so, but we’re not the only ones. The world-class adventuring here has brought in a dedicated community that has built a hub of “bests.” We earn the “best” distinction all the time. Best flavors, best views, best adventures, in the state, coast, country and world.... Read More

Adventures with Carl: Fishing for WV Trout & Bass

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 11:01 am

Last weekend I took my long-time fishing buddy Willie Drake to Wild Rock for 3 days of fly fishing exploration. Willie is the founder of America’s oldest reclaimed historic wood business, Mountain Lumber. He supplied the 100-year-old heart pine for my home at Wild Rock. He and I have also been fortunate enough to spend... Read More

Best Fall Color in the New River Gorge

Friday, October 4th, 2013 10:05 am

The colors are really starting to pop around the New River Gorge. There are some lovely spots around Wild Rock to see the treescapes. Here are a few of our favorites for a leisurely fall afternoon: Wild Rock’s Overlook Right on campus, outside the doorstep of any home in Wild Rock, you can find a... Read More

Adventures with Carl: Gourmet Dining with a View

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 12:43 pm

Have you ever had a dinner so stunning it stuck with you? As we enter the fall, I am reminded of such a fantastic meal that we shared this summer with friends on the New River Gorge. My college roommate and some other old friends were coming to WV from NY to visit Wild Rock... Read More

Skydive in the New River Gorge, WV

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 9:55 am

Wonder what it’s like to fly? Or ride a cloud? Or free fall? Only a few feet from the Mill Creek community’s campus, Larry Lemaster and Skydive NRG can tell you what it’s like (and why it’s better here in the New River Gorge). Or show you. “It’s hard to explain to people because you... Read More

Which Mountain Community Suits You?

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 10:11 am

You adore peeking over the New River Gorge’s steep canyon cliffsides, and you want to live in the wilderness of the West Virginia mountains. What’s your best option? Wild Rock has 3 distinct communities with prime locations. All three are: tucked into the New River Gorge along the National Park, with miles of pristine views... Read More

4 Guest Tips for the Perfect Tree House Getaway

Thursday, September 5th, 2013 10:28 am

The New River Gorge canopies are exploding with patches of red, orange and yellow, speckling the rolling hillsides with a fiery palette of color, which is growing more vibrant by the day. It’s a beautiful time to be in the New River Gorge. And what better place to view the treescapes than from the woodland... Read More

Day and Weekend Trips Near Wild Rock, WV

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 10:50 am

Secluded, but not isolated. In fact, Wild Rock is nestled conveniently near every type of environment you could want, from sweeping landscapes to sprawling cityscapes. Wild Rock, unlike many other mountain communities, is perfectly located close to thriving small town charm, and centrally among the East Coast. NEARBY One direction, you’ll come upon nothing but... Read More

Feng Shui Consultant Alex Stark on Wild Rock, WV

Friday, August 16th, 2013 9:56 am

After his analysis of the Wild Rock, WV, community, we followed up with Alex Stark, one of America’s premier Feng Shui consultants.  Here’s the Q & A: 1. What are the Benefits of Feng Shui? “The most important thing to know about feng shui is that it is a practice that can help to optimize environments for... Read More

Adventures with Carl: Flying to Wild Rock

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 10:55 am

by Carl Frischkorn I love flying into the New River Gorge airport. It’s actually on part of the Wild Rock property, so I can touch down right at home. I have been flying for 35 years. Wild Rock is a perfect second home for a pilot like myself, because I can (and sure do!) fly in friends and family... Read More

AOTG Community offers Adventure, Dining, Entertainment

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 11:36 am

Just a short walk down the trail from the serene scenery of Wild Rock, there’s another mountain community with a totally different vibe. The Adventures on the Gorge campus, bustling with visiting adventurers during the day and swinging with live music at night, is its own little world. An outdoor adventurer’s paradise, complete with entertainment... Read More

Common Sense Sustainable: Passive Solar Principles and Planning

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 3:56 pm

Because we love our natural surroundings and want to preserve them for future generations, we try to encourage sustainable building here at Wild Rock. We want our community to build responsibly, within reason. What does that mean for your home? It means using common sense practices to capitalize on the environment around you.  It’s not... Read More

Unparalleled Outdoor Adventure in the New River Gorge

Thursday, July 18th, 2013 3:17 pm

Welcome, Boy Scouts, to Outdoor Adventure Central! When the Boy Scouts of America chose to bring their new high-adventure center, the Bechtel Summit Reserve, to the New River Gorge, they confirmed their faith in something we already knew— that the New River Gorge is a diverse outdoor playground like no other. With two world-class whitewater... Read More

Live Here, Work Here, Climb Here

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 1:02 pm

Wild Rock is an ideal home for adventurers of all sorts, but rock climbers in particular have a great opportunity to immerse themselves in their sport of choice. Bring the thrill of the ascent to your doorstep, so you can live and share the climbing lifestyle: Climb Some of the top cliffs are in our... Read More

5 WV Adventures for the Whole Family

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 2:49 pm

The best part about a Wild Rock home is sharing the wonder and adventure with your friends and family. The New River Gorge is a hub of outdoor activity, and there are more and more options to enjoy its beauty every year. From calm, low-key nature strolls to high-adventure zip lining tours, there’s something for... Read More

Rejuvinate Among the WV Wilderness with Yoga on the Gorge

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 10:14 am

“Kula” is a Sanskrit word for a community system that works together. At Kula Community Yoga Studio in Fayetteville, WV, they believe the practice of yoga treats your body’s system entirely, balancing your body and mind. Though they have a full schedule of courses throughout the week, our favorite Kula session is the Sunday morning... Read More

New Mountain Home Adds to Wild Rock Community

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 3:17 pm

Our Wild Rock community has taken root, and it’s growing! The newest neighbor is fellow whitewater and New River Gorge enthusiast Mike Cassidy. His primary home is in Charlottesville, Va., but he spends his free time here in the wild and wonderful. His 3,000 square-foot mountain home was designed by Fayetteville native Bahlmann Abbott. A... Read More

Tag Honored as World Design Competition Judge

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 1:33 pm

Because of his own architectural achievements, our own Master Designer Tag Galyean has been invited to judge the top designers in the world in the Hospitality Design 9th Annual Awards. Tag was among 5 superior judges selected for the contest, and he’ll be taking time to evaluate more than 400 international entries in 17 categories.... Read More

Wild Rock Residents Carl & Pattie Fly in for Outdoor Adventures, Entertaining

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 11:19 am

From their state-of-the-art modern, sustainable home and spacious patio with a perfect forest-framed view of the New River Gorge, Carl and Pattie can often be found entertaining guests at their Wild Rock home. Though they live primarily in Charlottesville, Va., their second home on the Gorge is one of their favorite places to visit— a... Read More

Get a Glimpse of Wild Rock, Fayetteville Arts & Dining Scene

Friday, May 24th, 2013 1:38 pm

Need a mini peek into life at Wild Rock before you commit to a tour? You can get a sampling of all our local flavor— Wild Rock, The New River Gorge and the Fayetteville community— in downtown’s new cooperative space. Get a feel for the artistic flair, the beauty, the culinary creativity of the New... Read More

TAG Galyean Introduces the “Tree House”at Wild Rock WV

Monday, February 25th, 2013 9:02 am

Galyean’s first “Tree House on Falls Creek” is available for vacation rentals or purchase. It’s an ideal spring break destination for families. Renowned resort designer and architect TAG Galyean has created the “Tree House on Falls Creek” for the Wild Rock West Virginia community. Galyean designed the homes to capture the beauty of the WV... Read More

Wild Rock Hosts Successful Sustainable Community Planning Conference

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 12:01 pm

Wild Rock hosted the first Plan Fayette sustainability conference on July 30. The conference brought together West Virginia University faculty members and more than 80 members of the Fayette County community, including county and city officials, environmentalists and leaders of local outdoor adventure businesses. Attendees gathered at the National Park Service’s Canyon Rim Visitor Center... Read More

Wild Rock West Virginia to Host Sustainable Community Planning Conference

Sunday, July 8th, 2012 3:38 pm

The Plan Fayette conference will feature some of the state’s leading experts in rural planning, resource protection and tourism-based economies Which town will get the next big box store? How will the Boys Scouts affect the region? Where will residents live and work in the next 20 years? An upcoming conference in Fayette County aims... Read More

Wild Rock WV Joins NRAC and Access Fund Partner to Secure Access to the Bubba City Climbing Area in the New River Gorge

Friday, April 27th, 2012 5:17 pm

Wild Rock has partnered with the New River Alliance of Climbers and the Access Fund to create an access easement for trails to the extensive cliff line of the Bubba City climbing area in the New River Gorge. The three groups co-hold the easement to protect climbing access for the next five years, with the... Read More

Cool YouTube on Arrowhead Bike trails in Fayetteville, West Virginia

Saturday, April 21st, 2012 5:18 pm

If you are into mountain biking and looking for an amazing experience, check this out.  Mountain Biking In The New River Gorge

New Images of Wild Rock

Thursday, April 5th, 2012 5:21 pm

Recently, we had the chance to capture some new images of the Wild Rock community and some of the new homes being developed.  As a preview, you can view a full screen version of a small portion of these images by clicking here on Wild Rock Slideshow.  We will be adding new images and video... Read More

Great Home Design in the Perfect West Virginia Mountain Setting

Friday, March 16th, 2012 6:33 pm

Recently I had the chance to visit Wild Rock’s first home with my wife Kelly.  Even though I’ve seen plans and pictures of it, we were totally blown away by the quality of the construction and the attention paid to how it followed the stated mission of the community to follow the best practices of... Read More

Fayetteville WV Named as One of the Best 10 Fall Destinations

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 6:23 pm

To quote Yahoo! Travel, “Small-town appeal comes in many packages, and Fayetteville prefers its charm funky and cool rather than just quaint.”  Check out the full story at http://travel.yahoo.com/p-interests-40757728.

New River Gorge Area Voted as One of the Top Ten University Student Destinations

Thursday, August 18th, 2011 5:44 pm

The Edmonton Sun has reported that cheapflights.com has named the New River Gorge as one of the top destinations for university students.  The New River Gorge is listed as number two in their top ten list. They state, “New River Gorge cabins are the perfect winter solution for the stressed out and over-extended college student.... Read More

New River Gorge Heritage Festival July 1st – July 4th

Saturday, June 25th, 2011 4:53 pm

Fayetteville plans four fun-filled days for the 4th of July celebration.  From live music, crafts and food, to a carnival and skateboarding clinic, the festival will provide activities for all ages. For a detailed list and schedule of activities, visit the Heritage Festival website.

Ninth Annual Climbers Rendezvous

Sunday, May 29th, 2011 5:20 pm

If you are a serious rock climber or just want to watch people having a lot of fun on the New River Gorge, you’ve got to watch this.

Get Ready for a Wild Trip at Wild Rock

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 2:51 pm

Adventures on the Gorge (AOTG) is pleased to announce a very special offer to select AOTG customers in conjunction Wild Rock WV. On your next visit to AOTG, book a no hassle, personalized property tour of Wild Rock and get a once-in-a-lifetime view of the area with a FREE Tree Tops Canopy Tour!

Scouts a ‘game changer’ for New River Gorge Area

Saturday, May 14th, 2011 8:15 am

In 2013, the Boys Scouts of America will be holding their National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scouting Reserve.  Just minutes from Wild Rock and Fayetteville, this newly-developed complex is expected to be a “game changer” according to West Virginia’s New River Gorge National River park’s superintendent, Don Striker.  The reserve is... Read More

A Look at Historic New River Gorge

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 5:50 pm

Recently, we uncovered some amazing images of the New River Gorge from 1899.  What is amazing is how much the area has not changed over the years.  The natural beauty remains. To see some more vintage images of the area, visit our FaceBook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wild-Rock-West-Virginia/124946127567767.

Wild Rock’s First Sustainable Home Takes Root – Part 1

Monday, March 7th, 2011 6:49 pm

This posting will be in the first of an exciting story of how Wild Rock’s first sustainable home came to life.  In early 2009, Wild Rock’s Carl Frischkorn, began the process of designing a state-of-the-art sustainable home that would set the standard for the community. Construction of this modern home began in June of 2009... Read More

Fayetteville WV Attracts World Class Design Talent for Boy Scout Summit

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 7:01 pm

Three weeks ago, a team of internationally acclaimed architects and planners were on site at Wild Rock as part of a major planning process for the 10,600 acre $300,000,000 The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve (https://summit.scouting.org) currently being constructed just up the New River from Wild Rock. A number of the ten day charrette participants stayed... Read More

Feng Shui Meets the Mountains of West VA at Wild Rock

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 5:44 pm

Before we began any work on designing and developing Wild Rock, we felt it was critical to work with world-class talent in a wide variety of disciplines.  We wanted to insure that the way we grew the community was harmonious with the natural aspects of the land. From the beginning, we engaged Alex Stark (www.alexstark.com), an... Read More

Amazing Winter Views From Wild Rock

Saturday, January 15th, 2011 6:39 pm

A couple of photos from yesterday to give you a feel for the Wild Rock house in the winter. See if you can find the bridge in the distance over the snow covered porch furniture Looks like cotton balls obscuring the view of the house Bear tracks from yesterdays cross country ski Cecilia…many thanks for... Read More

Wild Rock Serves as National Park Training Area for Park Rangers

Monday, November 15th, 2010 7:03 pm

Due to the unique partnership with the National Park Service, Wild Rock was selected as the location to base a Wilderness Search and Rescue training course for area park rangers. Wild Rock is adjacent to the New River National river and is the main access point to some of the most popular rock climbing in the... Read More

Halloween Fun at Wild Rock

Thursday, October 28th, 2010 10:14 am

Nothing says Halloween like cooler air, leaves on the ground, and pumpkins! We felt inspired to share our love for Wild Rock in the ultimate Halloween tradition. From everyone at Wild Rock, have a wild and safe Halloween!

31st Bridge Day a Success

Thursday, October 21st, 2010 3:26 pm

With over 100,000 spectators and 363 jumpers, the 31st Bridge Day was a success.  The 363 jumpers came from all over the world, and jumped a total of 1,030 times by the end of the day. Bridge Day – Photo Courtesy of 876ft.com Bridge Day is the one day a year that the New River... Read More

Scout Facility Attracts National Investment Interest

Friday, October 15th, 2010 2:26 pm

Developers from across the country are showing interest in property near the Bechtel Family National Scouting Reserve.BECKLEY — By DAVID SIBRAY For The State Journal Economic development officials say interest in commercial investment in the New River Gorge region has increased significantly since the Boy Scouts of America announced plans to build landmark facilities there in early... Read More

The Wild Rock Community was recently written up by the Green Connoisseur

Saturday, October 9th, 2010 2:19 pm

The Green Connoisseur October 6, 2010 West Virginia’s Eco Village Tucked away in the mountains of West Virginia is a unique community built on the foundations of sustainable development. Wild Rock is a luxury eco-village set in the New River Gorge National Park. Off the beaten path, Wild Rock offers community residents both a natural... Read More

Wild Rock featured in the Pittsburgh Post!

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 4:37 pm

West Virginia Vacation Community Developed to Embrace Nature Wednesday, September 15, 2010 By Gretchen McKay, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Paddle House, a luxury rental within the Wild Rock development on West Virginia’s New River Gorge, has two covered porches, including one with an outdoor fireplace. In this rugged corner of southern West Virginia, you can do... Read More

2010 Gauley rafting season under way!

Saturday, September 11th, 2010 3:38 pm

Whitewater Church It’s the time of year for all serious rafting enthuses to come to church! Starting the weekend after labor day and running for 6 weeks the Army corps of Engineers releases water from Summersville Dam to provide 26 miles of Whitewater excitement. Rafting thrill seekers from around the globe travel to the Wild... Read More

August 2010 update

Thursday, September 9th, 2010 1:04 pm

August 28, 2010 The recently completed third home at Wild Rock  hosted the “Pittsburgh Post” for a tour. The editors were so impressed by the sustainable building techniques, as well as the Feng Shui design, the home will be featured in the paper next month. The home is designed by Charlottesville architect, Cecilia Hernandez of... Read More

Second Wild Rock home complete!

Thursday, July 15th, 2010 10:50 am

The second home at Wild Rock is complete.  Constructed by some of the founding partners of “Class VI River Runners” they have appropriately named this home “The Paddle house.”  This luxury vacation home sits on the rim of the New River Gorge.  The Paddle House was built using green methods and materials, including reclaimed flooring and recycled insulation. To maintain the natural beauty of the... Read More

Happy Fourth of July Weekend!

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 5:51 pm

Happy Fourth of July! The New River Gorge is looking to have perfect weather, and what better time for that than this long weekend! Now is a great time to see the flowers blooming, and lush green gorge. Take a swim in the lake, raft, or take a fabulous bike ride through the woods. Whether... Read More

Signs of the Wild Rock area

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 12:56 pm

Ever find your self looking for a sign? Fayetteville and the Wild Rock WV area is one of the most unique small communities anywhere. From being one of the Coolest Small towns in America, to one of the best adventure towns you can find. How do you know when you’re here? Look for a sign!... Read More

Climbers ascend the Wild Rock WV Region

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 7:24 pm

The New River Climbers Rendezvous was held this past weekend in the Wild Rock region. This annual fundraiser for the “New River Alliance of Climbers” is held each year to raise money to maintain and improve the climbing infrastructure in the New River Gorge. There are over 2400 climbing routes in the Gorge making the... Read More

Spring Arrives at Wild Rock!

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 8:51 am

There is nothing better than spring time at Wild Rock! As the Dogwood trees come into bloom and the New River Gorge turns from a wintery grey to a lush green, the area comes alive! With the return of spring comes the awakening of outdoor activities the New River region is known for. From birding... Read More

Winter Fun Comes to Wild Rock!

Monday, March 15th, 2010 6:20 pm

A winter wonderland has come to Wild Rock! Over 134 inches of natural snow this year has made West Virginia a winter sports destination. Winterplace Ski Resort is located just under an hour’s drive from Wild Rock. With day and night skiing, it is a great place to head out to for some winter fun.... Read More

Fall Hammers Away!

Friday, November 13th, 2009 9:44 am

West Virginia’s unique location as the most Northern Southern State and the most Southern Northern state allows for cool nights with clear warm days. The fall colors and the clear vistas of Wild Rock offer some of the most spectacular views in the region. The area’s natural beauty combined with the planned development has position... Read More

Fall: The Best Time to Visit Wild Rock

Friday, September 25th, 2009 4:41 pm

Fall is one of the most popular times to visit the Wild Rock region. Fall festivities include world class rafting, Civil War reenactments and one of the largest one-day festivals in the country-Bridge Day! The Gauley River, ranked as one of the top rafting rivers in the world, draws white water enthusiasts from across the... Read More

Summer Brings Progress and an Exclusive Founder’s Event for Friends and Family

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 6:39 pm

Summer is in full swing at Wild Rock! With the warm weather and the influx of visitors to the area, Wild Rock has really come alive over the past few weeks. The weather has allowed us to make great progress on the community’s roads and signage. Our first homes are well underway and it is... Read More

Spring at Wild Rock

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 9:39 am

Spring is Here! The New River Gorge is in bloom! The leaves now cover the trees, and the entire gorge is glowing with beautiful variations of green. At Class VI, our partners and neighbors, Chetty’s and Smokey’s are now open for business. Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week, you can enjoy wonderful food... Read More

Spring is here!

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 2:24 pm

Wild Rock Entrance Feature The stonework for the entrance feature is complete. It has turned out even better than we imagined. With amazing natural light, and beautiful sandstone natural rock, this feature creates a great visual impact upon approach. Gropen Sign from Charlottesville is designing the Wild Rock sign that will be added to this... Read More

February at Wild Rock

Friday, February 6th, 2009 3:38 pm

The rich natural resources of the New River area have beckoned and rewarded explorers as far back as human memory reaches. Today these same rivers, forests, springs and mountains offer new treasures to a new generation of explorers. At Wild Rock West Virginia, today’s explorers have the opportunity to live, work, and play in an... Read More

First Snow at Wild Rock

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 3:34 pm

The New River Gorge area of West Virginia is beautiful all year round. This particular time of year can be absolutely stunning. We recently had the most incredible snow here, and because of the wooded and hilly nature of the land, the views, trails and roads create a dreamlike landscape. The Wild Rock Office is... Read More

Community Development

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 3:33 pm

The First home at Wild Rock has broken ground. The driveway has been cut in, the home site has been cleared, and the builders are ready to get this beautiful Timber Frame home built! Plans have been submitted and approved by the Architectural Review board, and everything is in order. The first home was designed... Read More

Infrastructure – Full Speed Ahead!

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 3:33 pm

Utility pipes are being placed under Peregrine Ridge, the 1st road in the Wild Rock community as I write this. The pipes will be ready for hookup to local utility providers as soon at the 1st home is completed. All utilities in Wild Rock will be underground, allowing for much more scenic roads. The men... Read More