“A mountain chain was slashed in twain By swish of water's keen-edged sword The wound was healed, the grass and grain, And ferns and flowers, and trees explored The rugged chasm and rocky slopes, Now from the cliffs, eyes look beyond The scenes below; the spirit gropes And finds itself with beauty's wand.”                                                                                          ...

  “ The cobwebs silver in the wild-plum tree And slate-rocks where the dwindling waters flow. This one shall see the pollenated wind Wild-honey colored on hills half asleep;” -Jesse Stuart, “Ridley Donnell” November 1938   Walking around “the Gap” during this time of year, you will find it the perfect date. Whether it is early morning, with a fog rolling through the saddle of the gap, a light mist falling on the foliage, a radiant sun warming your way or the moon coming over Virginia, this is the place and fall is the time. Each year...

  So much to offer in such a quaint place. Cumberland Gap has something for everyone. The Gap is basically a day's drive from half of the United States population. Cumberland Gap can be enjoyed in a day, a weekend or a lifetime. We have provided a list of resources and links at the bottom of this page. Of course, if you are visiting the town we have several options, which are listed below.  A Week Long Visit Day One Arrive:  -Several options in town to stay during your visit, including a traditional property, several...

  So much to offer in such a quaint place. Cumberland Gap has something for everyone. The Gap is basically a day's drive from half of the United States population. Cumberland Gap can be enjoyed in a day, a weekend or a lifetime. We have provided a list of resources and links at the bottom of this page. Of course, if you are visiting the town we have several options, which are listed below.    A Day Trip -Start with breakfast and a drink at Gap Creek Coffee House. -Then visit the Little Congress Bicycle...

In simplest terms, it is a V-shaped pass through the Cumberland Mountains, located in the Appalachian Mountains where Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia come together. The base of the gap is about 300 feet above the valley floor, while the south side rises 600 feet above the gap and the north 900 feet.  “The Gap”, as locals call it, has always been. Originally a path for animals exploring the area, followed by Native Americans such as the Cherokee and Shawanee hunting the area and following the Warrior’s Path. The Gap was...

We love this place and the people who are a part of this place (past and present). We believe that it is our responsibility and our blessing to be good stewards of this place, its history, its land, and its resources. Cumberland Gap was inhabited by indigenous people, including the Cherokee and Shawnee, when it was referred to as the Warrior’s Path. Since that time others have followed, including more than likely some of your ancestors. The team members at Wolfwell are from the region and hope to share this...