Whether you're looking for a rustic inn high in the mountains or a modern top-rated downtown hotel, West Virginia has some of the most unique places for overnight accommodations. From caverns to casinos, restored historic landmarks to European world class service, each of the hotels listed below will provide a unique experience and memories that you'll be talking about for a long time.
When guests stay at The Light Horse Inn in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, it's like stepping back in time. The first inn was built over 225 years ago by Robert E. Lee's father, Harry "Light Horse" Lee as a tavern and stopping point for those traveling by stagecoach between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Today's inn has all the modern amenities needed and is just a short distance from numerous restaurants, local battlefields, vineyards, and other outdoor activities.
Don't let the Clarion name fool you. The Hotel Morgan, located in the heart of Morgantown, West Virginia, is rated as excellent by more than 480 reviews. Not far from Prickett's Fort State Park and Cooper's Rock, visitors also often stay on their way to a West Virginia University football game. When it was built in 1925, it was considered one of the premier hotels in the country, and after extensive renovation of the beautiful ballroom and balconies, it has regained that splendor.
Named for Andrew Lewis, an Irish officer who served under George Washington during the French and Indian War, current owners Aaron and Sparrow Huffman spent years collecting authentic furniture, glassware, paintings, and other items from that time in history so they could create a unique atmosphere in the 24 rooms and suites that comprise the inn. Each room contains original plank flooring, fireplace mantels, and items from colonial times. If you love history, this is the place for you.
When you mention The Greenbrier, you automatically get the attention of those listening. Known nationwide as the premier place for elegance, beauty, and the best in luxury accommodations, this National Historic Landmark and resort has been in business since 1778. With over 710 rooms, there are six restaurants on the premises, three seasonal cafés, and five bars that offer a superior dining experience. If you want a place that will provide memories for years to come, The Greenbrier is the place to be.
One of West Virginia's historic hotels, The Blennerhasset in Parkersburg has been providing guests with exceptional surroundings and service for more than 100 years. Listed in the Historical Hotels of America by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the hotel offers monthly wine and dine packages and other specials that will delight and pamper you. Spats Restaurant & Lounge is located on site and offers a superb culinary experience that perfectly complements your stay.
With rooms designed specifically for relaxation and comfort, The Isaac Jackson Hotel in Elkins, West Virginia, offers a hot breakfast for guests and has a restaurant on site if you're hungry for other entrees during your stay. Available for gatherings of any size, there are conference rooms and meeting areas for family reunions or workplace conferences. This location is the perfect venue for weddings, too, and has a chef available to prepare your rehearsal and reception dinners.
If the idea of looking out your bedroom window at a beautiful lake appeals to you, then the Stonewall Jackson Inn in Roanoke, West Virginia, is the place for you. Whether you're looking for a hotel experience, a romantic cabin overnight, or anything in between, there are packages and specials that will satisfy your desires, like Joie de Vivre, a Cajun-Creole Dinner and Music event with a New Orleans twist or one of the culinary weekends featuring top chefs from all over the state who prepare wine and food for guests.
Described as luxury in the wilderness, North Fork Mountain Inn in Cabins, West Virginia, can be reached by a short drive up the mountain. Each room has its own private bath and other modern amenities to make you feel at home. There are optional local adventures, such as hiking and a picnic packed by the gracious innkeepers and wine tastings that include five-course meals. This is a great place to relax, renew, and rejuvenate.
Free parking, Wi-Fi, and breakfast made to order, an indoor pool and health club, 24-hour business center, and limo service might make you think this hotel is all business, but think again. With a name like Mardi Gras Resort, there's always a party going on. West Virginia's only casino resort will have you feeling like you're in the heart of New Orleans with restaurant choices like The French Quarter Restaurant and Bar and the Bayou Buffet. After your unique dining experience, if you try your luck at the 30 game tables featured in the casino or take part in a poker tournament, you'll have a win-win experience either way.
Nestled in the Spruce Knob Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area, Smoke Hole Caverns and Log Cabin Resort in Cabins, West Virginia, is your home away from home. Displaying a rich Appalachia history and breathtaking scenery, there are roomy family cabins or romantic honeymoon cottages, all with wood-burning stoves and Jacuzzis. There's even a new "Gemstone Mining" adventure where you can hunt for fossils and gemstones, a trout pond for fishing enthusiasts, and Smoke Hole Caverns nearby.
Even if you've never been to Europe, you'll think you're there when you visit the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. This hotel is the epitome of romance and elegance with 72 luxurious rooms featuring fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Winner of multiple awards including Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence" and earning a AAA four-diamond rating, the Bavarian Inn offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with an exclusive menu of America and German entrees prepared by top chefs.
With more than 6,000 acres to explore, Cacapon State Park in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle offers first-class service and is open year-round. Named for the healing waters nearby, Cacapon State Park has numerous outdoor activities available such as hiking, golfing, fishing, and a nature center. The Lodge has 48 rooms and a large conference room and recreational area if you're planning a retreat.
The Country Inn of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, offers the best of historic surroundings and modern amenities. The first spa in our young nation, The Country Inn has 70 unique rooms, a relaxing full-service spa, and a restaurant on the premises. Outside, you'll enjoy the beauty of the Eastern Panhandle along with a finely manicured English garden that's perfect for a stroll on a quiet afternoon. And if you want to venture out and about, there are many historic spots to explore and quaint shops that offer antiques and local art.
Nestled in the valley near Snowshoe Mountain Resort, Cass Scenic Railroad, and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Morning Glory Inn in Slaty Fork, West Virginia, is a hidden gem. Named one of the "10 Best Value Inns" in the United States and Canada by Arrington's Bed & Breakfast Journal, an overnight stay here includes a delicious breakfast of locally procured ingredients. Rooms are bright, sunny, and comfortably decorated with quilts and oak, cherry, or mahogany furnishings.