Yank Cabin

Yank Cabin Amenities

  • Queen Bed downstairs in private bedroom
  • Double Bed upstairs in loft, to get to the loft you must climb a ladder straight up the wall. Kids love it!
  • Private out door hot tub under the stars.
  • Efficiency Kitchen
  • Gas Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Micro-Wave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Private Bathroom with Bath Tub / Shower Combo
  • Cable TV with DVD / VCR player
  • Gas Fireplace and Electric Heat
  • Propane Grill
  • Out door fire pit & Picnic Table
  • All linens, Towels, & Kitchen Utensils supplied
  • Beach Towels for the hot tub are suggested

History of the Yank Cabin

  • The Yank Cabin was named after Hiram Ulysses S. Grant
  • Born April 27, 1822 – Died July 23, 1885
  • The Yank Cabin dedicated to the 16 Union Soldiers buried behind it.

image5 Yank Cabin West Virginia CabinsIn 1839, Jesse Grant arranged for his son’s admission to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The congressman who appointed Grant mistakenly believed his first name was Ulysses and his middle name was Simpson (his mother’s maiden name). Grant never amended the error and went on to accept Ulysses S. Grant as his real name, although he maintained that the “S” did not stand for anything.

Ulysses Grant commanded the victorious Union army during the American Civil War (1861-1865) and served as the 18th U.S. president from 1869 to 1877. An Ohio native, Grant graduated from West Point and fought in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). During the Civil War, Grant, an aggressive and determined leader, was given command of all the U.S. armies. A primary focus of Grant’s administration was Reconstruction, and he worked to reconcile the North and South while also attempting to protect the civil rights of newly freed black slaves . After the Civil War began in April 1861, Grant became a colonel of the 21st Illinois Volunteers. Later that summer, President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) made Grant a brigadier general. Grant’s first major victory came in February 1862, when his troops captured Fort Donelson in Tennessee. When the Confederate general in charge of the fort asked about terms of surrender, Grant famously replied, “No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted.”

The Yank Cabin, was originally located on Droop Mountain, which is the largest Civil War Battle ground in West Virginia. This cabin was used by the confederate troops as they re-treated the Greenbrier Valley after the battle of “Droop Mountain” as a bivouac and first aid station. Behind the Yank Cain is the resting place of 16 Union Soldiers.


“This is my second visit to the Jerico. My wife and I stayed at the Jerico about 14 years earlier in the Rebel Cabin. It left such a positive impression on us that I am a returning guest. This year 2015, I stayed at the Jerico in Nov for 3 nights as a stop over on my way to Florida. I stayed in the Rebel cabin again!! This cabin is located in a private area with a beautiful mountain view. Being I love my morning coffee, it was so relaxing sitting on the front porch watching the animals enjoying my coffee. In the evening, sitting by a fire roasting hot dogs and marshmallow was a great way to end the day. You just can’t beat the fresh crisp cool air while warming your toes by the fire. A quick dip in the hot tub turned out to be a little longer than expected! The warmth of the hot tub with the cool air made it so relaxing. The hospitality can’t be beat! The accommodations very clean!!

The Rebel was just a wonderful experience in a 1800 cabin with a touch of nostalgia. The fireplace is very romantic with the lights turned low, and watching a movie. The ambiance of romance was there, but my wife was not able to join me on this trip. In the morning I ate breakfast at the Main House lodge and was treated
to a home cooked meal of fresh in season fruit cup, waffles, bacon, eggs, juice, coffee, toast!! You sure get a great start to the day, and you never leave hungry!! I highly recommend staying at the Jerico Cabins! I look forward to my next visit in the near future. Thank you to the owners and staff for a very enjoyable stay. They went out of their way to make my stay enjoyable.”

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