Old Rag Cabin

This modern, log cabin provides unique access to the Old Rag and Robertson Mountain trailheads, just half a mile down Nethers Road. Located in Madison County, VA, PATC volunteers including the Cadillac Crew and the Lincoln Loggers were largely responsible for the construction of this impressive cabin. Fully equipped with a kitchen and wheelchair-accessible bathroom, the cabin contains a double bed, 2 double-deck bunks, and 2 single daybeds. The arrangement is ideal for two couples of families with children. Access the cabin from the adjacent parking area. The NPS Old Rag trailhead parking area is located on property adjoining the cabin, so guests should not expect privacy. Multiple hiking opportunities are within walking distance of the cabin; refer to the NPS hiking map for details. Please note that pets are prohibited and outdoor fires are expressly forbidden. Electronic code access enables members to make last minute reservations.

Starting March 1, 2022 hikers who wish to use the Old Rag area (Saddle, Ridge, and Ridge Access Trails) will need to obtain a day-use ticket IN ADVANCE for visits March through November. Hikers must purchase tickets before arriving via www.recreation.gov because tickets will NOT be available at the Old Rag fee station. Ticket availability will be limited to 800 per day. Consult the Shenandoah National Park website for FULL DETAILS.

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

Old Rag At a Glance


Members-Only (Join)

Cabin Type


Pet Friendly

No, Pets Prohibited






Near Syria, VA (Map)

AT Access

6.0 miles


None, Parking Available

Weeknight Nightly Rate


Weekend Nightly Rate


Top Right Photo Credit: Allison Berberick
Left Photo Credit: Annie Zimmerman
Bottom Right Photo Credit: Martha Reynolds