West Virginia


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About West Virginia

The picturesque mountain state of West Virginia is a fantastic destination for eager adventurers and curious history aficionados. Made up of communities tucked within the narrow valleys of the imposing Appalachian Mountains, West Virginia boasts a range of intimate accommodation options, including romantic inns and a family-friendly riverside brewery hotel. Fit for a whole host of tastes and budgets, the best places to stay in West Virginia fuse heritage charm with a love for the great outdoors — perfect for those looking to explore this wild and wonderful state.

The state capital of Charleston sits in the foothills of the Appalachians, and is particularly popular for its delectable fare — make a beeline for this small city if you’re a keen foodie. Lewisburg, on the other hand, is ideal for those looking to unwind amidst spas, galleries, and boutiques, whilst still enjoying top-notch locally sourced fare. If you’re into history, we’d suggest basing yourself in Harpers Ferry, beneath the Blue Ridge Mountains, for the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, or in Parkersburg. The Oil & Gas Museum details the area’s industrial past and the Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park is also fascinating.

You’ll find a state brimming with turbulent Civil War history — best discovered with an expert guide — and mesmerising national beauty. Highlights include striking Blackwater Falls, white water rafting on the New River Gorge National River, or hiking, rock climbing, zip-lining, horse riding and mountain biking in the Appalachian Mountains. Golf courses also abound, with the best being the Greenbrier, in White Sulphur Springs. Whether you’re dreaming of fishing in remote mountain lakes and rivers or strolling the streets of pretty towns, our list of the best places to stay in West Virginia offers lovely bases for memorable trips as a couple, or with friends and family.

The Best Places to Stay in West Virginia

For a Romantic Inn

  • The General Lewis Inn promises sumptuous guestrooms set within a landmark property in downtown Lewisburg. Book the master bedroom for ultimate 19th-century grandeur. For history-minded romantics, close to the town's many attractions.
  • Hillbrook Inn is a romantic Charles Town B&B with opulent suites and a full-service spa in a lovely heritage residence. Go walking or horse riding and visit vineyards before returning for cosy evenings by the fire.
  • Bluefield Inn occupies an expansive Southern-style mansion, with a red-carpeted staircase, wrap-around porch, grand piano and impressive billiards room. Peppered with art and antiques, this is a sumptuous choice for couples looking to explore Bluefield and experience the area's plantation history.
  • Light Horse Inn is a romantic bolthole with just seven spacious suites in the Harpers Ferry area. Boasting a 225-year history, the house has hardwood floors and antique decor. Savour big breakfasts before heading out to discover the region's beautiful vineyards. A couples' favourite.

For Families or Groups

  • The Escape offers six contemporary suites in a quaint Lewisburg townhouse. Fully equipped kitchenettes, living rooms and space for additional guests make this an excellent family or group choice. A friendly city stay, with pet-friendly options.
  • The Bavarian Inn is a European-style boutique resort and brewery on the banks of the Potomac River. Set on 11 acres, the hotel has chic traditional rooms, a striking infinity pool, Bavarian restaurant and bar. Take brewery tours and enjoy stacks of outdoorsy activities, with something for guests of all ages. For couples, friends or families.

For a Heritage Hotel

  • The Blennerhassett Hotel & Spa is a sophisticated choice for a romantic getaway or striking event. Just blocks from Parkersburg's Arts District, this 86-room hotel has a pampering spa, excellent restaurant and plenty of Victorian-era elegance. Heritage tours of the building can also be arranged with the on-site historian.

For a Mountain Escape

  • North Fork Mountain Inn is a secluded rural property with wood panelled rooms, stone fireplaces and standalone tubs. Enjoy farm-to-table fare, long walks and rejuvenating soaks in the hot tub. A tranquil escape, well-suited to keen hikers and anglers.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.


  • Fly to Yeager Airport, close to the state capital of Charleston, WV. Travel to your hotel by car or bus.
  • West Virginia is ideal for a road trip! Contact our partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Visit between June and September for the warmest weather -- perfect for outdoorsy explorations.



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Best Hotels in West Virginia

  • Blennerhassett Hotel Parkersburg, West Virginia 89 rooms from £108

    Sights nearby  -  Head to the the 1859 Henderson Hall which rests on 2,600 acres of plantation land.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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    A union of old-world charm with modern-day necessities make up this boutique in the heart of Ohio River Valley. Classic 1800s decor in the large, comfortable rooms. Enjoy Spats Restaurant wine menu, casual dining atmosphere and masterful dishes. Relax in the library or explore the local history. See More

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  • The Escape WV, West Virginia 6 rooms from £117

    Families  -  The hotel's self-catered apartments are great for families, with larger suites offering a separate living room plus kitchenette
    Local exploring  -  Discover the historic district of Lewisburg easily from this hotel, with main attractions within walking distance
    City Style  -  Set in a traditional townhouse in the heart of historic Lewisburg, this hotel has lots of local city charm
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    Hidden inside a quaint Lewisburg townhouse, this boutique hotel offers contemporary suites with homely soft furnishings. Located in the town's historic district, rooms look onto local landmarks from bright windows. Fully-equipped kitchenettes make the suites great for families; a friendly city stay. See More

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  • Bluefield Inn West Virginia 6 rooms from £120

    Romantic Break  -  The hotel's romantic regency style makes it a great option for couples; book out the venue for a wedding or special occasion
    Local exploring  -  This hotel is well-located for exploring West Virginia, set in close proximity to Pinnacle Rock State Park
    City Style  -  Set in a former plantation house in Bluefield, this hotel has lots of local city style
    Great walks  -  Explore Bluefied on foot with a long walk through the city; pass through the pretty Lotito City Park
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    A southern-style mansion plays host to this opulent guesthouse in Bluefield, West Virginia. A classic piano and red velvet staircase welcome visitors; upstairs, regency design permeates the guestrooms, peppered with artwork and antiques. Unwind on the verandah after a game of pool; a stately hotel. See More

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  • The General Lewis Inn West Virginia 24 rooms from £121

    Romantic Break  -  Couples love the restored heritage details at this historic inn; book the master bedroom for true, late 19th-century grandeur
    City Style  -  Set in a landmark heritage property in downtown Lewisburg, this hotel has lots of local city charm
    Local exploring  -  With a great, central location in Lewisburg, this hotel is perfectly placed for local exploring
    Great walks  -  Explore the picturesque streets of historic Lewisburg on a long walk; visit Maple Street, a national historic district
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    This ornate, heritage inn sits in downtown Lewisburg. Individually styled guestrooms are designed to capture the essence of the property, with lovingly restored wooden floors, porcelain fittings and period antiques. Book the master bedroom for 19th-century grandeur; a stately hotel. See More

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  • North Fork Mountain Inn Cabins, West Virginia 10 rooms from £133

    Active Holiday  -  Experience world class fly fishing, hiking, rafting, eco-tourism and incredible personalised road trips
    Hills & mountains  -  Nestled atop the beautiful Smoke Hole Canyon and adjacent to the Monongahela National Forest
    Country Escape  -  The inn is described as "an outpost of luxury in the wilderness"
    Restaurant  -  Farm-to-table culinary experience that is paired with fine wines every Saturday with more relaxed dinners during the week
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    A secluded property in the beautiful rural mountains of West Virginia. Rooms are luxurious and retro with wood panelling, stone fireplaces and stand-alone tubs. Enjoy delicious farm-to-table fare. Soak in the natural beauty and enjoy the night sky while relaxing in the hot tub on the deck. See More

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  • Hillbrook Inn WV, West Virginia 19 rooms from £147

    City Style  -  Set in a beautifully restored heritage property in Charles Town, this hotel makes a chic city break
    Romantic Break  -  Couples love the luxury touches at this boutique inn; book a deluxe suite for a private spa bath
    Spa breaks  -  With a full-service spa onsite, make sure to pamper yourself with a treatment during your stay
    Great walks  -  Explore the countryside around West Virginia on a long walk; request a picnic hamper from the hotel for added indulgence
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    This romantic bed & breakfast occupies a heritage property in Charles Town, West Virginia. A quaint garden path leads to the Main House suites, dressed in antique, dark-wood furniture. Hardwood floors boast oriental rugs for a luxurious aesthetic. A full-service spa completes this cosy guesthouse. See More

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  • Light Horse Inn Harper's Ferry, West Virginia 7 rooms from £163

    Local exploring  -  Harpers Ferry area offers a range of attractions from wineries and Civil War sites to hikes along the Appalacian Trail
    Romantic Break  -  Cute historic bolthole with lots of charm that will appeal to couples after a quiet getaway
    Restrictions on children  -  Children aged 12 and above are welcome but the property is more geared towards adults
    Views  -  Rooms look out over Maryland Heights Ridge or village's historic buildings
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    A historic inn combining an authentic small-town experience with modern creature comforts. Spacious suites decorated with antique furnishings feature wooden floors, stone walls, and country views. Enjoy hot breakfasts, a bar, and cosy living areas with board games. Fab weekend-away material. See More

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  • Bavarian Inn Shepherdstown, West Virginia 72 rooms from £184

    Bar  -  Set-up in the style of a Bavarian beer hall, the Bavarian Inn & Brewery offers brewery tours, tastings, firepit and light dining
    Swimming Pool  -  Stunning elevated infinity pool overlooks the Potomac River. Sit back and sunbathe or enjoy poolside menu
    Short break  -  Conveniently located just an hour from Washington DC, yet offers charming countryside experience
    Country Escape  -  Combine a range of fun outdoor pursuits in the area with fab on-site activities and facilities
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    European-style family-owned boutique resort & brewery overlooking the Potomac River. Set over 11 acres, traditional rooms in Alpine-style, chalets & a Manor House come with fireplaces or river views. A chic infinity pool & Bavarian restaurant also face the water. A tranquil rural retreat. See More

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