A peaceful retreat or a romantic getaway. Do either of these sound good? I bet they do. A bed and breakfast is a wonderful way to get both and West Virginia has some of the most beautiful in the country.
Generally, these bed and breakfasts are large, historic homes that are privately owned. These owner’s open their home to visitors and offer meals and a private place to stay. The personal attention you can get from a bed and breakfast can’t be matched by any hotel.
Known as the ‘Mountain State’, West Virginia prides itself on its culture and wildlife. White water rafting and skiing are two of the most popular attractions West Virginia offers. People visit from all over the country to enjoy these activities. Parks, state forests, and fishing sites are also available throughout the state. Just pick your activity and locate a nearby bed and breakfast. You’ll be glad you did.
If you are interested in visiting Harper’s Ferry, consider a stay at the Thomas Shepherd Inn. They are in Shepherdstown, West Virginia and are just minutes from Harper’s Ferry. That area is also known for the many fairs and festivals that take place throughout the year.
Spruce Knob is West Virginia’s highest mountain. Spruce Knob offers walking trails and breathtaking views. The North Fork Mountain in is located in Smoke Hole and is close to the mountain. Visiting this bed and breakfast will also put you close to the Smoke Hole Cavern, which offer tours throughout the day, and Seneca Rocks. People who love mountain climbing will appreciate Seneca Rocks.
The Graceland Inn is conveniently located to two state parks. Black Water Falls State Park and the Canaan Valley State Park. Elkins, West Virginia is also known for antique shops and festivals.
Located in Bunker Hill, West Virginia is an old civil war mansion, built in 1839, that has been converted into a bed and breakfast. It is the Edgewood Manor. Here, you will be convenient to Harper’s Ferry, the Antietiam Battlefield, and the C. & O. Canal. This home has been restored to it’s original beauty and quality.
Romney is one of the oldest towns in West Virginia. Located on the Potomac River, you will enjoy white-water rafting, biking, and fishing. Romney is home to the Hampshire House. This completely restored 1884 mansion has been converted into a bed and breakfast. A stay at this bed and breakfast will put you convenient to Charleston, the state’s capital, and Washington, D. C.
There are many more bed and breakfasts in West Virginia too chose from. Most of them are historic homes that have been restored to their original beauty. With the history and beautiful wildlife West Virginia has to offer, you can’t go wrong visiting there. The historical sites are a great way for older children to learn to appreciate culture and history. If you would like to find out more about the bed and breakfasts in West Virginia, you can contact the Mountain State Association of Bed and Breakfasts.