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Three cabins dedicated at Chief Logan State Park

July 18, 2018 GMT

LOGAN - The West Virginia State Parks system dedicated three new cabins at Chief Logan State Park Monday.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Chief Logan Lodge and Conference Center was attended by West Virginia Division of Natural Resources staff, local officials and several members of the public.

The cabins are Chief Logan State Park’s first and cost just over $2 million to complete.

“These three gorgeous cabins are a wonderful addition to Chief Logan State Park and will give travelers and vacationers in the area another option for overnight lodging,” said DNR Director Stephen McDaniel in a release, as he was unable to attend the event. “Our staff has worked hard to get these cabins ready and we’re excited to open them up to our guests as we celebrate their completion.”

The ribbon cutting also featured tours of one of the cabins, as the other two were occupied by guests. Chelsea Ruby, Tourism Commissioner for the state of West Virginia, said these cabins will help to foster a growth in the tourism industry that has already begun in southern West Virginia.

“We all know there is an issue with available lodging,” Ruby said. “These cabins are a way to begin addressing that issue. Everyone here has been supportive of the tourism industry over the last few years, and we know any time we come for an event like this in Logan we’re going to fill a room.”

Each cabin features four bedrooms, large living areas and all the modern conveniences overnight guests expect. West Virginia products are featured inside, including original artwork by state artists, Homer Laughlin china and Wild Mountain Soap products.

“When we do a project like this we like to leave our mark on it,” said Sam England, chief of the state’s Parks Section. “Even the art on the walls depicts scenes from across West Virginia.”

England said other cabins that have been constructed in the area have been successful in the last few years, and that he feels these will be no exception. He said Chief Logan State Park is one of the state parks with the highest visitation and touted the success of the Chief Logan Lodge.

“These cabins can also allow for more conferences,” England said. “Or families who are in town for events can stay together. That’s why we decided on four bedrooms in each. They’re a good addition to the area.”

Rentals range from $254 to $329 per night. One of the cabins is ADA accessible. Those wishing to learn more about the cabins or to make reservations can contact Chief Logan Lodge at 304-855-6100.

Nancy Peyton is a news reporter for HD Media. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter @NPeytonLB.