Few area tourist attractions can compete with the amenities offered by Brushcreek Falls RV Resort in Princeton, West Virginia. Founded in 2016, the resort has become a regional staple for locals and visitors alike.
BJ Pierce, who runs the business with her husband, Chris, says camping has always been a family affair for the couple and their three children. After years of traveling through other states, the Pierces are bringing tourists to West Virginia.
“We traveled around the U.S. and stayed at so many campgrounds and got ideas for things we liked and didn’t like and brought it back to our area,” Pierce says. “We’ve had someone from every state except Hawaii. Even Alaska.”
On an average weekend, Pierce says the resort is “completely booked,” with four cabins offered for those without RVs.
The RV park has 50 spaces and four cabins on site, along with the 304 Speedway go-kart dirt track, 18-hole putt-putt mini-golfing, a gem mine, a public pool and splashpad. All amenities, excluding the pool and splashpad, are open and available for the public.
Located less than an hour from the popular Hatfield-McCoy ATV Trails and a half hour from Winterplace Ski Resort, Brushcreek Falls RV Resort is in a prime location for outdoor enthusiasts. Nearby scenic Brush Creek Falls are a quick five-minute drive from the resort grounds.
When Brushcreek Falls RV Resort was founded, Pierce says the goal was to be a “destination” vacation. But the Appalachian hospitality sets the resort hotspot apart. For visitors staying more than a day, Pierce and her staff give travel guides for local dining, shopping, and recreation in Mercer County.
“We get a lot of good feedback, [especially] of the cleanliness, beauty of the park, and the friendly staff,” Pierce says.
In scrolling through reviews left by guests online, the resort has a perfect score.
In early March, one guest stopped en route to Ontario, Canada, highlighting the “easy access” and proximity of the resort to I-77, the “lovely” park and variety of amenities. Another local customer raved about the venue as a “perfect” space for a birthday party, writing, “Our community is so fortunate to have such a family friendly place to enjoy!”
Pierce says she’s looking forward to meeting new guests and seeing returning visitors this season. The people, she says, are her favorite part of the business. She also enjoys hosting locals, who are searching for a weekend getaway.
“We want to give locals who can’t travel out of state for the weekend a place to come to get away,” Pierce says.
Along with travel necessities and souvenirs, the resort’s general store features the works of local Appalachian artisans. “We’re giving people a place to shop, which also helps locals sell their products.”
For veterans, military, seniors, law enforcement and firefighters, Brushcreek Falls RV Resort offers a 10 percent discount. Resort guests also receive half off their mini-golf experience. For more information about the RV resort, visit 304-431-1950 or visit www.brushrcreekfalls.com.
This post was last updated on August 3, 2020