Retreat to Nature's Paradise

Looking for West Virginia riverfront cabins located in Bowden? River Retreat Cabins are one of West Virginia’s Best Kept Secrets. This beautiful, family-run campground is located on the Shavers Fork River, nestled in the heart of the Monongahela National Forest, and just nine miles east of Elkins, West Virginia. If you want to get away and enjoy nature and the peaceful outdoors, this is the place you’re looking for! We have four luxury cabin rentals, a splash pad, restaurant, and more.


The historic City of Elkins, located in Randolph County and situated just a short drive from Bowden and River Retreat Cabins, offers guests live performance theater, railroad excursions and more.

Experience a new kind of wild and wonderful on your next vacation.

Luxury Cabins

Choose from one of our four luxury cabins nestled in the heart of the Monongahela National Forest. Whether you’re looking to fish, vacation with family or escape it all in one of our mountain cabins, River Retreat has what you’re looking for!

West Virginia Vacation Rental – The Elk

Sleeps 8, 2 bedrooms, 2 private lofts


Luxury Cabin – The Moose

Sleeps 8, Hot Tub, Mountain Views


Family Friendly Cabin – Little Bear

Sleeps 6, 4 bunks, 1 bath


Rustic Yurt – Pacific Yurt

Sleeps 4, 1 bathroom, hot tub


Spacious Cabin – The Grizzly

Sleeps 11, 1 bathroom, hot tub


Unbelievable Beauty

Cast your line into the Shavers Fork River, one of the state’s best kept secrets, located right outside your cabin door. The Monongahela National Forest of the Allegheny Mountains provides quite the backdrop for your next fishing excursion. Treat yourself to a retreat and enjoy our riverfront fishing cabins, vacation rentals and luxurious mountain retreats!

Family Fun at its Finest

Beat the summer heat with our Splash Pad featuring fun, above-ground water spray elements. Admission is free for guests Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Plan a Reunion or Company Gathering

Rent our spacious pavilion, which sits adjacent to the Splash Pad, for your next family or corporate outing. Entertain 50 people for just $125.

Guest Reviews

"Great place, beautiful place to stay. If you love the outdoors, it's gorgeous with plenty of fishing, hiking, and mountain trails."
Alan MorganSatisfied Customer
"Taking the family up for a few days next week for the kids Spring Break and do a little fishing. We usually camp but this time we upgraded to a cabin. Can't wait!"
Chris RexroadLooking Forward to Luxury
"Splash Pad was a big hit with the kids."
William JerowHappy Camper
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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Bellas of Bowden is located within the River Resort Campground. Just a short walk from our cabins, you’ll enjoy great food and outstanding drinks in a friendly atmosphere.

Wondering what to pack? Trying to find the perfect cabin? We can help.