Explore These Six Only-In-West Virginia Places to Stay

Whether you travel to West Virginia to adventure, relax or see the sights, there will be a unique place to stay nearby. scattered throughout the state, these six spots are proper examples of how wonderful West Virginia is:

Reel It In

Fishing enthusiasts and first-time anglers will love to stay at Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins. Tucked in the Monongahela National Forest near Petersburg, Harman’s offer guests private access to nearly two miles of the North Fork River stocked with trophy trout, with professional guides available and a fly fishing shop to meet all of your needs.

For those looking beyond the river, hiking, rock climbing, birdwatching and caving are only minutes away. After spending the day adventuring, you can relax by the fireplace in one of Harman’s luxury cabins.

Kick Back

Capon Springs and Farms is the perfect getaway for the traveler that needs to unwind. Only two hours away from the hustle and bustle of Washington, DC, the resort offers a variety of ways to relax and rejuvenate.

Guests can come ready to golf at two nine-hole courses, take a dip in the spring-fed pool or soak in the resort’s spa. If you need extra pampering, the spa offers massages, facials and reflexology sessions. Getting hungry? Capon Springs has homemade, comfort food at every meal.

Go Back in Time

West Virginia’s history shines through in Hampshire County, where Civil War landmarks and museums are abundant. Hike to Fort Mill Ridge, a preserved Civil War trench, or visit the Taggart Hall Museum in Romney. You will have Hampshire County’s hiking, biking and fishing close by.

Hop on the Potomac Eagle Scenic Rail Excursion Train to spot eagles and learn about the region. The county offers a variety of camping and cabins perfect for any traveler. After your historic travels, rest at the Koolwink Motel, a retro 24-unit motel that is sure to take you back in time.

View from the Top

When you’re ready to see West Virginia’s beauty from a new perspective, Seneca State Forest is the perfect place to visit. The state park is known for its 65-foot fire tower that offers views of the surrounding forest. Stay the day and pack a picnic or check out one of the park’s hiking trails.

While you’re in town, check out the rich history of Pocahontas County. Visit the Pearl S. Buck birthplace or the lookout tower at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park. When you’re ready to unwind, stay at a nearby cabin or bed and breakfast.

Take the Scenic Route

The Mountain State is filled with natural beauty, from mountains to waterfalls. Take in the views in Tucker County, which is home to Blackwater Falls State Park and Canaan Valley Resort State Park, both of which offer lodging. Scenic areas, like Bald Knob and Table Rock, will leave you with photo-worthy views. Relax in small town-style at a Davis or Thomas bed and breakfast and get ready to take advantage of nearby gorgeous hikes and flowing waterfalls all day long.

Adventure on the Mountain

A stay at Snowshoe Mountain isn’t just for ski enthusiasts. The resort has all your outdoor needs covered, with mountain bikes, disc golf, geocaching and guided ATV tours. To cool off after a day of adventure, paddle board in the resort’s lake or splash around in the pool. Luxury-seekers will find it in one of the resort’s hotels or townhomes. After a day in the outdoors, relax in the hot tub or visit the Spa at Snowshoe.

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This post was last updated on July 31, 2023