Best Resort


The Greenbrier is called “America’s Resort” for good reason. It offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy old-school opulence in its well-appointed rooms, luxurious lobbies, mineral spa, and James Bond-esque casino. It’s a shoppers’ paradise, with unique boutiques and artist galleries. And don’t pass up the wide variety of dining options. Enjoy fine dining in The Greenbrier’s dining room, Italian favorites at The Forum, dishes from the Pacific Rim at In-Fusion, decadent desserts at Draper’s, and delicious steaks and seafood at Jerry West’s Prime 44 steakhouse. But The Greenbrier also offers a plethora of ways to experience the great outdoors, including indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, archery, off-roading excursions, fishing trips, and falconry. There’s the Greenbrier Gun Club, where you’ll find trap and skeet fields as well as a 10-station sporting clays course. And of course, we hear it is a great place to play golf as well. 300 West Main Street, White Sulphur Springs, 844.837.2466,

Best Campground


The Mountain Lake Campground overlooking Summersville Lake features 250 campsites— primitive sites as well as spots with hookups for motorhomes and campers. Guests can also choose from four two-bedroom cabins, five “cozy cabins” that sleep six each, or one of the three yurts on the property. The circular huts feature hardwood floors, two queen beds with twin bunks, televisions, bathrooms, and efficiency kitchens. Outside, each yurt has a grill, a fire pit, and a wooded view of the lake. But there’s more to do than just sleep here: There’s a campers-only private beach plus playgrounds, a miniature golf course, basketball courts, a pool, and a jumping pillow. 1898 Summersville Airport Road, Summersville 304.872.6222,

Boutique Hotel


The Blennerhassett Hotel opened in 1889 in downtown Parkersburg for the oil and gas industry’s elite. Today The Blennerhassett’s unique styling and welcoming atmosphere draw visitors for weddings, weekend getaways, business trips, and local special events as well as corporate meetings. Each of the hotel’s 89 rooms is different with whirlpool tubs, spa-grade showers, granite countertops, walk-in closets, and Keurig coffee makers, and the service and hospitality are legendary. 320 Market Street Parkersburg, 304.422.3131,


Trailing close behind Parkersburg’s perennial favorite is Lewisburg’s historic and charming General Lewis Inn, which has been in continuous operation since 1929. Under new ownership, it has 24 rooms and suites throughout the historic 1834 and 1928 building in downtown Lewisburg. 1236 Washington Street, East Lewisburg, 304.645.2600,

With four distinctly German chalets containing 73 refurbished guest rooms, The Bavarian Inn welcomes guests to an enchanted schwarzwald getaway in Shepherdstown. 164 Shepherd Grade Road, Shepherdstown, 304.876.2551,

Best Unique Place to Spend the Night


This 65-foot-tall fire tower is located in Seneca State Forest, West Virginia’s oldest and second-largest forest, and has commanding 360-degree views. Surrounded by nature in rugged Pocahontas County, Seneca offers peace and solitude for guests searching for a quiet getaway.


The Barn Loft is a romantic spot that combines camping with the conveniences of home. With a bed surrounded by mosquito nets, this Airbnb sensation books guests from around the world. 200 High Street, Fayetteville, 304. 685.6433, @nrgbarnloft on Facebook

No mystery here. It’s a school bus parked in the owner’s yard and converted into a living space with hardwood floors, a sofa, breakfast nook, wood-burning stove, and full bed, but no bathroom. @wvwillbillys on Facebook

Best Bed and Breakfast


Perched in a secluded location on the banks of the Elk River in Sutton, Cafe Cimino Country Inn is the perfect escape. Owners Tim and Melody Urbanic have lovingly created one of the most refined bed and breakfast destinations in the state. Melody takes care of the guests, treating them to lavish, unexpected personal touches, while Tim prepares award-winning cuisine for breakfast and dinner. Guests don’t leave without planning their return visits. 616 Main Street, Sutton 304.765.2913,


Coming in as a close second, the Guesthouse Lost River in Hardy County has 18 amazing rooms, a billiards room, game tables, a breakfast room, an indoor Jacuzzi & steam room, a massage treatment room, and an out-of-this-world restaurant. 288 Settlers Valley Way, Lost River, 304.897.5707,

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