Enjoy Southern Hospitality in Almost Heaven at These Charming Places to Stay

Around the state, charming hotels and motels welcome guests with southern hospitality each day. From historic hotels to unique motels, the hospitality and relaxation you experience at each will make you never want to leave. These hotels and motels are the perfect places to make your home base while you explore Almost Heaven.

Blennerhassett Hotel

The beautiful Blennerhassett Hotel in downtown Parkersburg is a historic hotel that is registered as a Parkersburg historical landmark as well as with the Historic Hotels of America. At the Blennerhassett Hotel, guests can enjoy European-style elegance and convenient amenities including a daily newspaper and evening ice service. Or chose from down or synthetic pillows to experience the best sleep of your life. Dine at the hotel’s in-house restaurant “Spats” for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Their dinner menu features fettuccini, spaghetti Bolognese, seared diver scallops and more. You’ll never forget the incredible history and tradition experienced at the Blennerhassett Hotel.

In the area – Step back in time and visit beautiful Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, which can only be accessed via a sternwheeler riverboat. Discover some of Parkersburg’s incredible restaurants like Chams Lebanese Restaurant, Mango Latin Bistro and Philippines Best. Or explore outside and hike or bike the North Bend Rail Trail, which takes travelers across 36 bridges, through 10 tunnels and is part of the 5,500-mile American Discovery Trail.

Scholar Hotel

The Scholar Hotel is a newly renovated boutique hotel located in downtown Morgantown. The Scholar Hotel is in the most convenient location just one block from West Virginia University’s downtown campus and a two-minute walk from the beautiful Caperton Trail, which follows along the Monongahela River. The Scholar Hotel is the perfect place to stay whether you’re in town visiting for a game, sightseeing or catching up with friends and family. Their spacious rooms and suites are great to relax ad get a good night’s sleep in after exploring charming Morgantown.

In the area – Morgantown is a hub for incredible restaurants, nightlife, outdoor adventures, shopping and so much more. While you’re here, explore Coopers Rock State Forest’s incredible trails and scenic overlooks. Go boating and fishing on all 1,800 acres of Cheat Lake. Or simply stroll downtown with its eclectic mix of unique shops and restaurants.

Bavarian Inn

Located in historic Shepherdstown, the Bavarian Inn has been welcoming guests since 1977 and treating them to European elegance on the Potomac River ever since. While at the Bavarian Inn, enjoy Alpine-style chalets that overlook the beautiful Potomac River or take a dip in the gorgeous infinity pool. On the beautiful property, a number of dining options are available. Try German and American fare at the Potomac Room, dine at the Rathskeller with its old-world European pub atmosphere or sample seasonal beers made on site at Bavarian Brothers Brewery.

In the area – Have a night of non-stop entertainment at Hollywood Casino and Inn at Charles Town Races or explore the beauty and history of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The Eastern Panhandle has a number of incredible restaurants including the Press Room, Potomac Grille, Mediterranean Café, Dish Bistro and more. Or satisfy your sweet tooth at Mountaineer Popcorn Company. You can never go wrong with a bag of their birthday cake, cookies and cream, garlic parmesan and salt and vinegar popcorn.

Billy Motel

The Billy Motel is a trendy 10-room motel and bar located near beautiful Blackwater Falls State Park and the charming mountain town of Davis. The Billy Motel has cozy king and queen rooms, as well as a pet friendly room. The rooms feature flat-screen TVs, complimentary French press coffee, private baths as well as a dressing parlor perfect for storing hiking, biking and ski gear. So, stay a while and enjoy a cocktail or French press coffee in the lobby by the cozy fireplace.

In the area – The Billy Motel is right in the middle of all the action in the area. From art galleries to live music this area has it all. Enjoy incredible live music and tasty food at The Purple Fiddle. Or explore the rest of the mountain town, Thomas with its incredible art galleries, shops and unique restaurants. Head to Canaan Valley Resort State Park for relaxation as well as a wide variety of outdoor adventures.

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This post was last updated on March 1, 2022