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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Explore Park Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of Cabin Camping Area

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Roanoke County officials celebrated the ceremonial opening of Don's Cab-Inns Campground with a ribbon cutting at Explore Park on Friday, November 30. Pod cabins, yurts and RV spaces are now booking at the park, with more accommodations slated for development over the next few years.

Don’s Cab-Inns is a local company operated by husband and wife team Don and Melody Harrison. Their business developed from a hobby, constructing small wooden homes in the European style of tiny cabins with a loft. Their campground will showcase several of these hand-built structures. Within the next two years the Harrisons plan to open 18 overnight rental units including a mix of cabins and yurts. Roanoke County officials will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, November 30 at 2:00 P.M. at Don’s Cab-Inns Campground located within the park at 55 Chestnut Ridge Road, Roanoke, VA 24014.

“We’re excited to be on the ground floor as one of the first vendors, and able to participate in the planning stages of this fantastic project,” says Don. “We can envision a great future for Explore Park and we want to be part of it.”

Overnight accommodations are a key amenity identified in the Explore Park Adventure Plan, adopted by the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors in August 2016. These new camping areas will be enhanced by other new recreation attractions such as the Mayflower Hills Disc Golf Course, Niagara Ranch equestrian services and a future aerial adventure course. 

More information about overnight camping, and online campsite reservations can be found at

Learn More About Explore Park Camping
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