Outing Cabin


About the Outing Cabin

The Outing Cabin is a primitive cabin with no running water and no electricity. The outfitting of the cabin is also primitive with only a table, chairs and matressless bunks. The cabin can only be accessed by hiking. It is a 1/4-mile uphill hike in order to get to the cabin from where you can park your car. The Outdoor Program can provide sleeping bags, sleeping pads, stoves, pots and pans, water jugs and other materials you might need for your stay in the cabin. 


Reserving the Outing Cabin 

Do you need to get away from campus? Maybe have some “alone time,” or maybe even some time with your girlfriends? Then stop in our office to reserve the cabin for a night, a weekend or a week! We will set you up with complimentary gear you will need for your stay.  



The Sweet Briar Outing Cabin was built in the 1930s by Sweet Briar students who wanted a restful place away from main campus for a weekend. Today, students use it for the same purpose; it is a rustic retreat in the woods that students, faculty, staff and their guests use as an enjoyable getaway. 



Getting Outing Cabin Certified 

There will be two opportunities for students to become Outing Cabin-certified this fall. The first opportunity is a Learning on the Land program that takes place during Orientation for new students. New students can register for this program prior to July 31. The second opportunity will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29, and will be open to all students, faculty and staff.

Download Outing Cabin Information

Download Outing Cabin Manual