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Virginia State Parks provide comfortable and economical overnight accommodations. There are more than 300 cozy, climate-controlled cabins of various sizes throughout the state. Many cabins are available year round. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern-day life, you can’t beat a Virginia State Park cabin.

Cabins are simply furnished and have kitchens and bathrooms. Cabins also have a microwave, refrigerator, oven, dishes, cooking utensils, silverware, kitchen towels and glassware. Bath towels and bedroom linens, including mattress covers, pillows, blankets, sheets and pillow cases, also are included. Carefully read the occupancy information and make sure the cabin you plan to rent has enough beds for your party. Rental cots are unavailable.

For larger family groups and retreats, family lodges are available at Bear Creek Lake, Claytor Lake, Douthat, Fairy Stone, Hungry Mother, James River, Kiptopeke, Lake Anna, Natural Tunnel, Occoneechee, Shenandoah River, Twin Lakes and Westmoreland. The lodges are rented only as single units, and individual rooms are not available.

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, cabin and lodge rentals are for full weeks beginning on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday depending on the cabin and park. This requirement is reduced to a four-night stay three months out and dropped to two nights in the last month before arrival. There is a two-night minimum stay the rest of the year.

Check-in time is 4 p.m.; check-out time is 10 a.m. Check-in days during the week-long requirement vary, so contact the Customer Service Center. All reservations are subject to availability. Cabins cannot be reserved for more than 14 days in a row. Parks have many cabin sizes and styles

Legacy cabins, available at Virginia’s first six parks, were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the mid-1930s and are either log or frame cabins. Douthat, Fairy Stone and Westmoreland have log cabins. Hungry Mother features log and frame cabins. First Landing and Staunton River have frame cabins. The cabins have the least floor space but are popular due to their historic ambience. During the fall of 2015, furniture, beds and mattresses in legacy cabins will be replaced.

Except for Staunton River, the above six parks also have cabins built in the 1950s or early 1960s. All of these are two-bedroom, cinder-block cabins. Their exteriors are wood-framed. Douthat’s are exceptional in that such cabins there have interior walls covered by sheetrock (that is, the cinder block wall doesn’t show). Many of these have screened porches. Claytor Lake also has cinder block cabins, and Twin Lakes has them with a stucco exterior instead of wood. Chippokes Plantation also offers historic cabins; its four cabins are restored tenant houses from the old plantation operation.

Smith Mountain Lake’s cabins were built in the 1990s and are frame with sheet rock walls. They resemble small residential houses. The cabins have a wood stove instead of a fireplace. Lake Anna State Park has cabins, built around 2002, that resemble small residential houses, and they have fireplaces.

The agency began designing new two- and three-bedroom cabins and six-bedroom family lodges around 2002. These distinctive cabins are available at Bear Creek Lake, James River, Kiptopeke, Natural Tunnel, Occoneechee and Shenandoah River. Several have been built at Claytor Lake and Douthat, as well.

To get a better idea of cabin designs, view the photos on each park’s web page. The page’s Cabins section details the number of bedrooms and distinguishes between the cabin construction at parks with more than one type of cabin. Please call the Customer Service Center, 800-933-7275, for help finding a cabin that perfectly meets your needs.