Wind the day away on these 6 porches with gorgeous mountain views

We don’t know what it is about West Virginia porches, but they almost demand that you stop and sit.

Whether you enjoy the breathtaking views, visit with friends, read a book or simply laze away an afternoon, here are some porches to relax on:

1. Front Porch Restaurant

The Front Porch Restaurant offers home-cooked meals and spectacular views of Seneca Rocks in Pendleton County. Guests can dine on the covered balcony and enjoy the view of the famous outcropping.

2. Café Cimino and Country Inn

On the banks of the Elk River sits Café Cimino, an award-winning restaurant and inn. Guests can enjoy dining on the wrap-around porch of the main house, or the serenity of a balcony suite overlooking the river.

3. Morris Harvey House

You’ll be waving and chatting with the friendly locals on the porch at the Morris Harvey House Bed and Breakfast in downtown Fayetteville. Enjoy a quiet afternoon here on the wrap-around Victorian porch overlooking the garden. A wine or local craft beer from Studio B Art Boutique Wine and Beer Gallery would only make it better!

4. Thomas Shepherd Inn

You can plan your day’s adventures on the airy upstairs porch at the Thomas Shepherd Inn in Shepherdstown, snuggled between the Potomac River and the Shenandoah Valley. You can either enjoy the tasty home-cooked meals and beverages from the inn, or pick up some gourmet snacks at the Grapes and Grains Gourmet Shop in town.

5. Snowshoe

At 4,848 feet, the mountaintop views from the decks and porches of Snowshoe lodging are simply outstanding, in any season. You can cozy up on your cabin balcony with hot chocolate in winter, or doze in a hammock on Shaver Lake in the summer.

6. Warfield House Bed and Breakfast

The historic Warfield House Bed & Breakfast in Elkins has a 70-foot-long wraparound porch right across the street from the town park. You can spend an afternoon reading a classic book you picked up at Main Line Books, or enjoy the live music during Pick’n in the Park on Wednesday nights.

Which West Virginia porches do you curl up on?

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This post was last updated on July 22, 2020