Bluemont, VA – U.S. soldiers and veterans wounded from war will soon have their own peaceful retreat center — the first of its kind in the nation. Construction of the Boulder Crest Retreat for Wounded Warriors located in Bluemont, Va. — on 37 acres in the scenic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains — will receive its first wounded veteran guests this fall. Soldiers and veterans who are receiving outpatient care for serious wounds or psychological trauma will be able to use the first-class rural retreat with their families for up to 14 days, free of charge.
The 7,000 square foot Timber Frame Welcome Center and 4 – 1600 square foot log cabin guest houses has been funded by private and corporate donations. To harmonize with the rural mountain setting, the project’s organizers chose timber frame and rustic log cabin designs by Crockett Log & Timber Homes®. Construction work is being done by Berryville, Va.-based Starkey Construction Inc., an authorized dealer and builder for Crockett Log & Timber Homes. “We are deeply honored to be a part of this one-of-a-kind project to help our war heroes heal,” says Dennis Richmond, president of Crockett Log & Timber Homes. For more information about the Boulder Crest Retreat, visit www.bouldercrestretreat.org.