After dreaming of leaving the hustle and bustle of big city living, power partners Zave Walter and Misha Krompecher decided to take a leap when they purchased Camp Holly. With camping options to fit anyone’s outdoor adventure dreams—or budget—and some of the best fishing in Webster County, Camp Holly is the perfect back-drop for your Almost Heaven getaway.
We sat down and chatted with Misha to learn how they are working to revitalize the glamping, camping, and hospitality scene in Webster County and making the outdoors fun and accessible for anyone.
Webster County Tourism: Are you originally from Webster County?
Misha Krompecher: No, I was born in Kansas and Zave is from New Jersey. We both have kind of lived all over.
I moved to Charleston and lived there for a while and he moved to the north-eastern panhandle from New Jersey and bought a farm. I then decided I was going to move out of Charleston, and I saw this property after I put my house on the market. I sent Zave a text and the rest is history.
We both had talked about an adventure like this before because we both love camping. So, we thought about it and realized it was only an hour and a half out of Charleston. So we came out and looked at it and fell in love with the place and kind of hit the ground running.
WCT: Why do you think Webster County is a great place to visit? Why would tourists want to visit Webster County and Camp Holly?
MK: There are so many opportunities and things to do here. We are about 20-minutes from Holly River State Park and Sutton Lake, and the West Virginia State Wildlife Center isn’t far from us, either. You can go ATV riding, fishing, hiking, all the things you’d want to do outdoors—you can do it. I think one of the things that makes Camp Holly appealing to folks is that we’re at the confluence of the Holly River and Brushy Creek so people who like to fish can fish either in our stocked pond or at one of those two places. You have the option to buy a day pass to fish in our pond which is really accessible to any age or ability.
But, what I really love the most is the true beauty of Webster County. I think it is really one of the most beautiful places in the entire state. It feels like you’re stepping back in time a bit. Time moves a little bit slower and people are more genuine here. It’s very authentic. It’s definitely wild and wonderful.
WCT: What makes Camp Holly unique?
MK: Zave and I have a shared vision that is reflective of who we are as people. We don’t worry about what other campgrounds are doing, we’re just focused on our vision and what we’re doing. We want everyone to feel at home and in a community. It’s all about hospitality. We want our guests to have a fun community-centered relaxation space to getaway to.
MK: They can expect awesome hospitality! We have cabins and safari-style glamping tents, we have several regular tent sites and full hookup RV sites. We also offer backcountry camping and have A-frames, too. We also have a camp store that sells bait and tackle, and specialty West Virginia foods like West Virginia dogs and pepperoni rolls. We also offer pickin’ events and fishing tournaments on the weekends. Guests can expect to have a great time while visiting Camp Holly!
WCT: Anything exciting planned for Camp Holly? Projects, updates, events, etc.
MK: We’ve been talking about fly fishing tours in the future. We also hope to help plan more community events and we’re currently working on cutting out more hiking trails. We’re really excited to see what the future holds for Camp Holly because we know it’s going to be amazing!
If you’re interested in staying at Camp Holly, please call Zave and Misha at 304.847.5223 for additional details and to schedule your stay and tell them Webster County Tourism sent you! Be sure to give them a like and follow on both Instagram and Facebook at @camphollywv.