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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Point of disclosure: I am on the Board of Directors for this NGO. We have tried to get TripAdvisor to clarify to users that they should check the friendswilderness.org web site as to whether their visit is in alignment with the mission of FWC. Besides day trip possibilites, there are a variety of sleep over options, none of them appropriate...

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 5 November 2012

What is up with this place? Wrote them three times in July and never heard from them. Doublechecked I had their posted email addresss. Nada with my phone message too. Did they shut down? But web site still up. They lost my patronage. Too bad, because a friend had recmmended them from his 2011 visit.

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Hayden M, Board Member at Friends Wilderness Center Retreat, responded to this review

We have no idea why you were unable to reach us by email. Please check our website to ensure that you are using to correct email address and try again and if you still have not heard back within 2 days, call the contact number listed and leave a message. There is an answering machine that will take your call...

Columbia
Reviewed 17 March 2012

I too emailed them and never heard back. Wrote, waited two weeks, wrote again. Nada. They still open? Found an alternative for country retreat.

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Hayden M, Board |Member at Friends Wilderness Center Retreat, responded to this review

We have no idea why you were unable to reach us by email. Please check our website to ensure that you are using to correct email address and try again and if you still have not heard back within 2 days, call the contact number listed and leave a message. There is an answering machine that will take your call...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 28 December 2011

We were interested in attending one of their events and coming out for an overnight visit. We emailed twice seven days apart, but didn't hear back at all (at least two weeks). And no error or undeliverable kickback message received. Wondered why there was no response and then gave up on using them.

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Hayden M, Board Member at Friends Wilderness Center Retreat, responded to this review

We have no idea why you were unable to reach us by email. Please check our website to ensure that you are using to correct email address and try again and if you still have not heard back within 2 days, call the contact number listed and leave a message. There is an answering machine that will take your call...

md
Reviewed 26 July 2009

Although the natural setting is nice and the hostess cooks a good meal it is not worth the price. The accommodations are not B&B quality. The workmanship of the home is shoddy and cobbled together. The trim work was especially haphazard. The carpet was installed piecemeal with many seams in our room. In short, your $80 per person buys you...

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Arlington, VA
Reviewed 24 September 2008

Stayed overnight in 3-bedroom comfortable cabin (really a full service house) within huge Quaker wilderness preserve having view of deer by pond. Hiked miles of quiet trails. Saw a lot of wildlife, and many stars at night. Home-cooked meals were good and I could influence menu in advance. Kinda like a B&B. Very affordable. Especially good for solo travelers, small...

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FWC is a comfortable but rustic retreat center with a heated cabin set in the woods up on the western slope of the Blue Ridge at the end of an unpaved road and is NOT a conventional B&B. The cabin is the residence of the FWC’s resident manager and has two guest rooms (one with two twin beds, one with a double bed). The full bath is shared with the manager and other guests, and the manager prepares hearty and tasty meals for you. The kitchen is not available for guests to use. Outdoor camping options include a yurt, a large open-sided, roofed tree platform, and, coming in 2013, a small geodesic dome. The cabin was built in the 1970’s and is showing its age but is a dry, comfortable place where you can relax, enjoy a hardy home-cooked meal while also enjoying all the magic of the Blue Ridge woods that surround the cabin. Please note that some cell phone reception is ‘iffy’ and there is no WiFi, in-room TV, or Internet connection provided for guests. If digital connectivity is a prerequisite for your happiness, FWC is probably not your cup of tea. On the other hand, if you are looking for some quality time ‘off the Web’ in which to sit around a campfire or by the cabin’s wood stove, watch stars, listen to owls, or fill your lungs with fresh mountain air on a relaxing hike, then FWC will leave you a very happy overnight camper and the comments in our guest book are proof of that. So if you are seeking a cabin retreat or sheltered outdoor camping for overnighting or are a wonderful place for day hikes, a family reunion, or an outdoor social gathering, the FWC is truly a marvelous place in which to relax, recharge and put a smile back on your face. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Friends Wilderness Center Retreat

Address: 305 Friends Way, Harpers Ferry, WV
Region: United States > West Virginia > Harpers Ferry
Number of rooms: 2
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