Lodging near the New River Gorge
Staying in the New River Gorge has never been easier. Whether you need accommodations for a few days or for a month, lodging in this region comes in abundance. With cabins and campsites, state parks and resorts — there’s a place for everyone in Almost Heaven.
Resorts come by the handfuls in this region and each one is unique. The 1,500-acre ACE Adventure Resort, in Oak Hill, is prepared to give you the best vacation ever. Not only do they offer a waterpark, rafting trips and zipline excursions, multiple lodging options give you the opportunity to stay close to the adventure. Perched on the rim of the New River Gorge, Adventures on the Gorge in Lansing offer cabins, vacation homes and a main lodge to suit every traveler’s needs, along with rafting trips, climbing tours and fishing lessons. A family owned and operated outfitter, River Expeditions is another perfect place to call your home base while visiting the New River Gorge. Choose from luxury, deluxe and rustic cabins or unique safari tents for your stay. If you’re looking for a luxurious getaway visit America’s Resort, The Greenbrier. Here, experience a variety of indoor and outdoor activities including championship golf, off-roading opportunities and a relaxing spa.
Looking for a quaint retreat in the woods? Maybe you want a place the family can get together and unwind? Look no further than Country Road Cabins in Hico. These deluxe cabins offer the comforts of home mixed with the remoteness of the wilderness. Opossum Creek Retreat in nearby Lansing specialize in both contemporary and rustic cabins, perfect for those who prefer comfortable lodging and those who want to get off the grid. If you really prefer to have the space to yourself, check out the Cabin on Coney Island in Hinton. Accessible via boat, this island cabin is a relaxing paradise. Fish, boat and float to your heart’s content.
Rifrafters Campground in Fayetteville is a family-owned business that prides itself on great customer service and comfortable camping near the New River Gorge. RV campsites come complete with WiFi and cable hookups, and tent camping is available with picnic tables and fire rings. Also located in Fayetteville, Arrowhead Bike Farm is popular among avid bikers and those who love authentic German cuisine. Pitch a tent at one of their campsites and then enjoy a bratwurst and craft beer.
Or you can check out Meadow Creek Campground Although it doesn’t have hookups, it can accommodate larger RV’s than the rest of their primitive campgrounds and it’s right off I-64 near Sandstone Visitor Center.
Pipestem Resort State Park is West Virginia’s premier family adventure resort. Offering ziplining, a splash park and adventure lake, rock climbing and guided trout fishing tours, this park is much more than just a place to sleep. Hawks Nest State Park, in Ansted, is famous for its bird’s eye view of the New River. The 31-room lodge also has meeting and conference space available. Another notable park is Babcock State Park, who’s cabins and campsites offer a peaceful place to rest your head. If you prefer to sleep away from the hustle and bustle of the gorge, try a stay at Little Beaver State Park, conveniently located just outside of Beckley.
Lafayette Flats is a unique boutique lodging experience with carefully curated spaces perfect for two. Located in downtown Fayetteville, Lafayette Flats is close to restaurants, shopping and outdoor recreational activities. For the ultimate glamping experience, you’ll want to visit The Barn Loft, a light and airy rustic barn also in Fayetteville. Treehouses are also available! Sleep among the trees in the Holly Rock Treehouse at Country Road Cabins.
Bed & Breakfasts
Bed and Breakfast hosts are true storytellers for the region and can provide recommendations and suggestions for your trip. Visit The Historic Morris Harvey House, in downtown Fayetteville, for a one-of-a-kind experience in one of the first houses to have running water in town. But don’t worry, the home is equipped with all the modern amenities to ensure you have the best stay.
Hotels & Motels
A variety of Comfort Inns, Fairfield Inns, Hampton Inns and Courtyard by Marriotts dot the landscape in the New River Gorge and offer clean and comfortable rooms all close to the action. You won’t have to travel far to experience the best in whitewater or uncrowded hiking and biking trails.
This post was last updated on October 8, 2021