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From the East


FROM EAST: Traffic out of Washington D.C. is extremely heavy in the afternoon. Please plan accordingly.

  1. I-66 West, 76 miles to I- 81 North toward Winchester, VA, then RIGHT
  2. I-81 North, 10 miles to Highway Rt. 37 toward Romney/Berkeley Springs, WV, then LEFT
  3. Rt. 37, then 5 miles to Rt. 50, then LEFT, West
  4. Rt. 50 West, 11 miles toward Romney
  5. Soon after the Gore Post Office, turn LEFT at the Gore sign. It takes you to the town of Gore. (There is a former convenience store that serves as a landmark.)
  6. Turn LEFT again at the Back Creek Road sign to go directly to the Bhavana Society.

NOTE: Even with directions drivers sometimes miss a turn, so these supplemental directions should help get you to Bhavana.


If you miss the Back Creek Rd. turn off from Rt. 50, then:

  • Watch for a left turn exit to Route 259 (to Wardensville), a small exit lane just past Gore, near a gift shop. (If you miss the exit, the highway will change from 4 lanes to 2 lanes. If it does, turn back immediately and travel for a quarter mile.
  • Head south on Rt. 259 toward High View, WV, for 7 miles. Look for “High View Grocery” on right side of the road, shortly beyond that look for Back Creek Road, which is a very small street sign off the LEFT Side of Hwy. 259.
  • Turn LEFT at the sign and follow the road for one hundred yards, watching for a cemetery on the left. Do not turn before the cemetery.
  • As you pass the cemetery, turn LEFT and stay on Back Creek Road for a mile-and-a-half to a “T” junction (take special care as this is a winding and narrow country road with a few sharp turns!).
  • Turn RIGHT at the junction and continue on Back Creek Road for 3 miles. Look for the Bhavana Society sign on the left.


If you miss the Back Creek Road turn off from Rt. 259, then:

  • Keep on Rt. 259 for about three miles until you see a bridge on the left.
  • Turn LEFT and cross the bridge, drive about four miles there will be an Octagon (shaped) house at the intersection.
  • Turn LEFT again onto Back Creek Road and follow it for two-and-a-half miles to our driveway, on your right.

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