Loring Cabin

Loring Cabin Amenities

  • Located on the Greenbrier River
  • Queen Bed downstairs in private bedroom
  • Queen Bed downstairs in private bedroom
  • Double Bed upstairs in private bedroom
  • Queen Bed & Single Bed in private bedroom upstairs
  • Handicap Bathroom with wheel chair shower access
  • Bathroom with Bath Tub / Shower Combo
  • Private out door hot tub
  • Full Kitchen
  • Electric Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Full size washer and dryer
  • Cable TV with DVD player
  • Gas Fireplace and Electric Heat
  • Propane Grill
  • Out door fire pit & Picnic Table
  • All linens, Towels, & Kitchen Utensils supplied
  • We do suggest bringing beach towels for the hot tub

History of the Loring Cabin

  • Was named after William W. (Wing) Loring
  • Born December 4, 1818 – Died December 30, 1886

image1-2 Loring Cabin West Virginia CabinsWhen the Civil War erupted, Loring sided with the South. In a conference in New Mexico, just before he left to defend his homeland, Loring told his officers, “The South is my home, and I am going to throw up my commission and shall join the Southern Army, and each of you can do as you think best.” He resigned from the U.S. Army on May 13, 1861. Upon offering his services to the Confederacy, Loring was promptly commissioned a brigadier general and given command of the Army of the Northwest. His first assignment was to defend western Virginia from Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, who was invading from Ohio. He soon acquired the nickname, “Old Blizzards” for his battle cry, “Give them blizzards, boys! Give them blizzards!”

Loring famously butted heads with superior officers. He went over General Jackson’s head in requesting that his command be relieved from Romney (now in West Virginia) during the winter of 1861-62 prompting Jackson to threaten resignation. There were incidents with General Pemberton during the Vicksburg Campaign as well.

During the Vicksburg Campaign he was cut off from the rest of the army at the Battle of Champion Hill. He then marched down to join forces with Gen. Joseph E. Johnston and was under the command of Johnston and Lt. Gen. Leonidas Polk, respectively. Loring took over command of Polk’s corps temporarily when Polk was killed at Pine Mountain on June 14, 1864, and was replaced on July 7, 1864 by Lt. Gen. Alexander P. Stewart. After being wounded at Ezra Church on July 28, 1864, Loring was out of action until after the fall of Atlanta. Upon returning he fought at Franklin on November 30, 1864, Nashville in mid-December, and in the Carolinas in March 1865.

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“It has been several years since we stayed in one of your cabins. However we hope we have a chance to do so again. as it is the perfect place for R&R and the area around Marlinton is beautiful. Keep up the great work!”

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