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Rent an entire private island in the middle of a national park for $33 per night with friends

A dream vacation if you ask us.

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Anna Ben Yehuda
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Just two months ago, both houses of Congress passed a bill that officially turned West Virginia's New River Gorge to a federally protected tourist destination, effectively rendering it the 63rd national park in the country. Today, we're delighted to report that you can actually rent out an entire private island smack-dab in the middle of the park for up to ten people.

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Cabin on Coney Island affords five bedrooms and one-and-a-half bathrooms across seven private acres filled with trails and beaches—all sitting on the southern tip of New River Gorge, specifically overlooking three rivers: Bluestone, Greenbrier and New.

The most exciting part of the offering is its price tag: a relatively low $332 per night. Let us do the math for you: if you head to the destination with 9 friends, you'll each spend a mere $33 per night.  

Your stay will afford you more than beautiful sights: expect zip lining, hiking, white water rafting and hiking opportunities. In fact, the park is known for 53 miles of free flowing white water through sandstone cliffs that are as high as 1,000 feet. 

You can rent out the island on Airbnb right now. Fair warning, though: according to the listing, the island is accessible by watercraft only, so do expect to get a bit wet on your way to paradise. 

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