News & Reviews


Welcome to Potts Creek Outfitters

In December 2004, the owners of The Depot Lodge wanted to create a viable, sustainable hunting environment for today’s outdoorsman. That vision of managed hunting grounds now extends to two states, Virginia and West Virginia. 

Our experts in forestry and wildlife management have created a lush, inviting environment for expert hunters and novices alike. Our feed plots are full of the vegetation that draws wildlife, and we use clear cuts throughout the forest to enhance access and ensure success. With over 800 acres in Virginia and another 800 in West Virginia, you’ll find the adventure never ends. And for your comfort, hunting areas are no more than 3 to 4 miles from the friendly accommodations of The Depot Lodge.


Paint Bank, Va., best kept secret in the Southeast (Bluefield Daily Telegraph 2017)

Just to be blunt about it, I don’t like secrets. Someone said, I think it was John Wayne, “I never knew one to be kept!” Even though somehow in the dusty crevices of... Read More →


A Memorable Milestone (Bowhunter, 2010)

Traditionally, the Olszewski family has hunted whitetails at Potts Creek Outfitters for many years, with considerable luck, and we have special ties with the good... Read More →

Did You Get Your Deer? (Bowhunter, 2008)

Mark Olszewski and family return to Paint bank for their second adventure in Nov. 2007 - Mark arrows and dandy 10 pointer in the bottom of the ninth... Read More →

A Family Education (Bowhunter, Fall 2007)

Read our first article in Bowhunter Magazine and get an appreciation for what we have here in Paint Bank, VA. Mark Olszewski and family... Read More →

Moving Mountains (Quality Whitetails, 2011)

The 800-acre tract in the Potts Mountain range of Virginia was steep, rocky, and blanketed with mature hardwood forests holding a... Read More →

Potts Creek (Westervelt Wildlife, 2008)

Read what our wildlife consultants have to say about the success of our intense deer management program. Westervelt manages more than... Read More →

What Visitors Are Saying


Mike Gaddis  |  Sporting Classics Magazine

"The small town of Paint Bank, VA and Potts Creek Outfitters has been a recurring and greatly anticipated April pilgrimage for a number of years now...  I go for ample bow hunting opportunities on mountain gobblers, VA & WVA, and the hospitality and congeniality of the folks of Potts Creek Outfitters. It's one of the highlights of my year, and I've never been disappointed."

Richard Morris

"Potts Creek provides us with everything a hunter could want in a pay- to- hunt trip.  From great accommodations to good food and outstanding guide service.  Add in a few deer and you have yourself an awesome hunt!  The folks at Potts Creek are like family to us now and everyone goes out of their way to be as accommodating as possible.

We all have fond memories of our hunts at Potts Creek.  It seems that we were all beginners at archery hunting when we started hunting there, but now we are much more proficient and skilled these days with the latest in technology in our bows and gear."

Gene Zimmerman  

|  Lancaster County Pennsylvania

"I've been hunting with Potts Creek Outfitters for the past 8 years. My wife and I look forward to our trip to Virginia every year.The hunting, lodging and food are first-rate. It's Southern Hospitality at its finest. Good hunting, good people,  good times and you won't leave hungry. That's why we keep going back!"