Many people falsely assume that the majority of campgrounds, depending on location, are all the same. This is unfortunate because it sometimes causes them to miss out on the more unusual ones like the “Pegasus Farm Campground” in Elkins, West Virginia.
“Pegasus Farm Campground” is unlike most campgrounds in that it is actually a working farm with unique accommodations and activities.
What follows is a brief overview of what campers visiting the “Pegasus Farm Campground” can expect.
A Brief Campground Overview
One glimpse of the psychedelic bus, reminiscent of a “Grateful Dead” concert, surrounded by pastoral land replete with gardens and one can’t help but to start to suspect that “Pegasus Farm” is not your ordinary campground.
Campers are encouraged to help harvest the farm’s vegetable and perennial gardens, wander through the abundant sunflower fields, bike ride through the on-site grass maze, fish in the pond and marvel at the history surrounding the on-site pre-revolutionary war cemetery and Indian mound.
In addition to the simple, shared serenity that can be found from working the land, visitors without tents or RV’s can opt to spend the night in one of the campground’s two buses; “Hippy” and “Black Magic.”
The aptly named “Hippy Bus” is a cavalcade of color that reminds one of a cross between the “Partridge Family” ride and the tie dyed shirts of the 1970’s. The exterior of the “Black Magic” bus is much more conservative than its “Hippy” compatriot.
Despite the varying albeit funky exteriors, each of the buses has been retrofitted with all the modern camping accouterments.
Unlike many campgrounds that frown upon bringing pets, “Pegasus Farm” actually has a policy that embraces not just the family dog but the family horse as well.
Campers who bring their horse can house it on site for a modest fee and then take the horse into the nearby “Monongahela Forest” for a day of leisurely horseback riding.
One final item of note is the farm’s live, on-site musical entertainment that occurs throughout the camping season. A complete schedule of musical events can be found on the “Pegasus Farm Campground” website.
Campsite Rental Fees and Hours of Operation
As of 2010 recreational vehicle camp sites are $30 per night for a full hook-up, $35 per night for a pull-thru and $25 per night for an electric only hookup.
Weekly rates for RV sites are also available and range from $160 for the electric only sites up to $230 for a pull-thru site.
Primitive tent camping is $10 per person nightly or $70 per person weekly. Horse camping is $10 per night.
Funky bus campsite rates vary based on whether or not one opts to bring one’s own linens as well as duration of stay. The nightly rate with linens is $65 and without linens is $50. Weekly bus campsite rates are $440 with linens and $335 without.
The “Pegasus Farm Campground” maintains seasonal hours of operation. It opens in April and closes during the winter months.
As all rates, amenities and hours of operation are subject to change without notice, would-be campers are advised to contact the campground staff in advance of their stay to confirm all details.
Pegasus Farm Campground
480 Arnold Hill Road
Elkins, WV 26241
Those travelers that would like to learn more about things to do and see in Elkins, West Virginia should log onto the City of Elkins website.