Visit this Hampshire County community where small-town charm flows freely through the downtown streets.
Devour one of the daily specials for lunch at The Romney Diner or order a full breakfast to start your day. For meat eaters, the folks at Lost Mountain BBQ say: “Before you ask what’s good, try the ribs.” Find great people and great food at Main Street Grill. Grab a slice of hand-tossed pizza at Italian Touch or El Centro Pizzeria. Or indulge in farm-to-table fare at Crystal Valley Restaurant & Saloon. Stop in for a hand-scooped treat at Hanging Rocks Ice Cream.
Shop & Play
History buffs will love Romney. Visit the Taggart Hall Civil War Museum & Visitor’s Center to get your bearings on the history that happened here and at other Civil War sites in the area. Admire the brick home that General “Stonewall” Jackson used as his headquarters. Browse the war memorabilia inside the historic, 150-year-old Davis History House, and be sure to visit the Ft. Mill Ridge Civil War Trenches built by troops in 1863. If you love to shop, stop in the Hampshire County Marketplace & Co-op for a little bit of everything. The White House on Main is a chic fashion boutique carrying many familiar brands, and The Country Store is a great place to pick up primitive treasures.
Lay your head in the perfectly kitschy Koolwink Motel. The same family line has owned and operated the property since 1936, and guests still enjoy large, spacious rooms at an affordable price. Another option for the night is the South Branch Inn, a boutique hotel with locations in Romney and Moorefield. You can also pitch a tent along the banks of the Potomac River just a few miles outside town at Wapocoma Campground.
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