GILBERT, W.Va. – In 2002 Wayne and Donna Ellis was contacted by the Hatfield McCoy Trail System, they were interested in obtaining a right of way to the property they owned to open a trail.
Donna said, “Our entire lives we had camped and we thought why not put in a campground where the trail begins / ends.”
That was the beginning of Twin Hollow Campground.
What started out as two camp sights Wayne dozed out has turned into a full -fledged family ran business, and has now expanded to offer weddings, catering, ATV, kayak and tube rentals.
The campground has nine full camper hook ups, 22 with water and electric only and approximately 80 primitive sites are available.
If campers and tents are not your idea of accommodations, they have a total of 11 cabins in different styles available, which accommodate up to ten people.
ATV rental is available for people 18 years of age or older.
However, if you rent an ATV you are still required to follow all the guidelines and rules of the Hatfield McCoy trail.
For your convenience trail permits can be purchased at Twin Hollow, helmet and Go Pro rentals are available.
Twin Hollow is an authorized Hatfield McCoy dealer of merchandise.
You can purchase trail permits offer helmet rental, GoPro rental and you have direct access to trails three at the bottom of the hill and 12 at the top of the hill.
A recently added amentity for guests and locals to enjoy is kayak and tube rentals.
Over ten tubes are available for rental, as well as four kayaks, two adult and two youth.
On site resturaunt, Trail 12 Bar B Q is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.
They offer pulled pork sandwiches, smoked bologna, a smoked burger, chicken, ribs are available Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
All meats are smoked in 100 percent mesquite and seasoned with a secret dry rub recipe.
Sides available are a third generation potato salad, baked beans and mac and cheese.
They have expanded to offer free delivery to business in the downtown Gilbert area. Delivery is available from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Catering is available also.
If you are looking to have a wedding in a breathtaking outdoor setting Twin Hollow can provide the location for that also.
For more information on Twin Hollow Campground or Trail 12 Bar B Q and all they have to offer you can contact them by calling 304-664-8864 of find them on Facebook.
Kendra Mahon is a reporter for the Gilbert Times. She can be reached at [email protected] or 304-664-8225.