The tiny, historic town of Bramwell sits on a peninsula of the Bluestone River and is rich with coal baron history. The town, which is home to beautifully well-preserved Victorian- and Tudor-style mansions, was once the home to the most millionaires per capita of any town in the country. Between the history, tasty mountain flavor, outdoor adventure and friendly people, Bramwell is sure to provide a genuine experience full of memories.


Local old-fashioned ice cream parlor The Corner Shop Diner serves up “millionaire” burgers along with shakes, floats, sundaes, splits and more from the antique soda fountain. This nostalgic eatery will have you longing for yester-year. The Bramwell Outpost and Grill is popular stop for tired & hungry ATV riders. Here you can grab a bite to eat and refuel for more adventures on the trails. 


Nearby Pipestem Resort State Park offers an old time drive in theater. Bring the whole family and catch a flick on the big screen.


Bramwell, deep in the heart of the mountains, is an “ATV-friendly town” and home to the Pocahontas trailhead of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System, one of the largest off-highway vehicle trail systems in the world. Explore miles of off-road fun in the quiet wilderness. Pinnacle Rock State Park, with its 3,100-foot sandstone formation, is the perfect spot for fishing, hiking and nearby horseback riding. 


Many historic millionaire homes line these brick-paved streets: Thomas House, Hewitt House, Pack House, Perry House, Historic Bank of Bramwell, H.V. McNeer House, Mann House, Jairus Collins Home, and Goodwill House. The historic homes are open for public tours during the spring and Christmas with historic interpreters regaling listeners with stories of early pioneers and their families. You can also visit the Bramwell Depot – Coal Heritage Trail Interpretive Center, a replica of the railroad depot that served the town, to learn more about the area’s coal history.


While you’re exploring the great outdoors, rest your head at nearby hotels, like the Bramwell ATV Resort. Located directed on the trail, you won’t have to travel far after a day of adventure. The Pocahontas ATV Resort, also located near the trail, offers cozy cabins to call home during your stay. With all the amenities of home, your stay in Bramwell will be one you won’t want to end. 

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