Thursday, March 19, 2015

Corbin Cabin

Shenandoah National Park 

Yesterday was sunny but a bit cool with a stiff breeze as I set out on a 4.2 mile hike that took me past the Corbin Cabin in Nicholson Hollow. In 1910, George Corbin built his cabin along the Hughes River and he lived there with his family until 1938 when he was bought out by the Shenandoah National Park. There were several cabins in Nicholson Hollow and most were dismantled when the inhabitants were forced out to make way for the creation of the park. The Corbin Cabin still stands in nearly original condition, a reminder of a way of life now lost.


  1. I've enjoyed these pictures from the Shenandoah National Park. Are these cabins used at all? It looked like someone was still living in the Pocasin Cabin, in your earlier post.

    1. Ed, both the Pocosin cabin and the Corbin cabin may be rented from the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. The PATC maintains and rents several cabins throughout the park. The Pocosin cabin is about 200 yards from the Skyline Drive so access is easy. A young couple had rented the cabin for three days when I was there last week. The Corbin cabin is nearly two miles from the Skyline Drive and is accessible only by a steep and rocky trail. There was no one there yesterday and the cabin was locked up.

      Some of the PATC cabins are available only to members, but I believe both of these cabins may be rented by the public.


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