Blackburn Trail Center

An atypical rental, Blackburn Trail Center is available for rent from November through March, but is otherwise reserved for hikers and trail maintenance crews. During that time, a Caretaker stays on the property. While the capacity is 15, the trail center can accommodate up to 22. There is a $6 per night charge for each person over 15 people. The center offers electricity with a full kitchen and dishwasher, but no indoor bathroom facility. An outdoor privy and solar shower are available for use, instead. During winter weather, four-wheel drive vehicles, high clearance, and chains are required. We recommend that you consider bringing a shovel and saw in case of issues on the road. Please note that pets are prohibited.

For more information on this and other PATC cabins, we recommend acquiring and reading a copy of our PATC Cabins Book.

Blackburn At a Glance


Members-Only (Join)

Cabin Type

Semi-Primitive (electricity & running water but no toilet)

Pet Friendly

No, Pets Prohibited


15, up to 22 for extra person charge




Near Bluemont, VA (Map)

AT Access

0.3 mile


None, Parking Available

Weekend Rate

$140.00 per night

Weeknight Rate

$80.00 per night