Places to Stay
Our Favorite New Place to Stay!
We are so pleased to welcome a new business to our town. La Fayette Flats is located in a historic building right in downtown Fayetteville! Catty corner to Water Stone. Four immaculate, stylish, historic flats are available for a two night minimum stay. Perfect for a romantic getaway. Charming, classy, and so very cool. Check out the photos… http://lafayetteflats.blogspot.com/ This would be a splurge for most dirtbag climbers, but so worth it!
Roger’s Rocky Top Retreat. Yes, unfortunately it is true. Roger threw in the towel and closed down this historic campground. He endeared himself to everyone who stayed there and those days will be fondly remembered by everyone who experienced this wacky, NRG institution. Thanks for everything Roger!
American Alpine Club Campground. Fortunately, just as Roger’s was closing, the AAC decided to build a campground here. They only have two others (Tetons, Gunks) so we are lucky. The campground is not finished yet–no bath house, no running water–but it still offers a terrific location and great sites equipped with two carefully located platforms and picnic tables. And wait til you get a load of the group fire rings–spectacular! Portajohns are stop gap necessity. A large tank of fresh water is available. The hilarious Paul Nelson is the campground manager. $5 for AAC members, $6 for Access Fund members, $7 for everyone else. Open year round. The bath house is slated to be finished by next season. Take the Ames Heights Rd exit off Rt. 19 (north of the bridge) Take a left at the three way intersection, heading to Junkyard Wall. Watch for signs. Sorry, no number yet. Check out the facebook page…
Chestnut Creek Campground. A more traditional camping option with individual, woodsy sites equipped with fire rings and picnic tables Located on the north side of the gorge, just off Rt. 19 on Lansing Road, this place is close to Fern Creek, Endless Wall and Beauty Mountain. Nice shower house. Sadly, Brian McClung, who started and managed the campground died last year. His daughter Sierra has picked up the reins. Brian was a bit of a curmudgeon and he garnered some negative reviews because of it. Please disregard them! This is a terrific campground and Seirra and Seth will take great care of you. 304-574-3136
Cooter’s Campground. A small, peaceful, secluded and rustic campground located just off Gatewood Rd. in Fayetteville. 304-574-4002
Ray’s Campground. Midway between the New and Gauley Rivers. Tent camping, RV sites and cabins. 304-658-4386
Mountain State Outdoor Center. This conveniently located campground is owned and operated by Adventures on the Gorge. Just off Rt. 19 on Ames Heights Rd., it offers different camping options, and a clean shower house. The only minor drawback is road noise from Rt. 19. 304-574-0704
Rifrafters Campground. Located two miles south of the bridge, this campground is clean, quiet and offers a variety of camping options. They pride themselves on being family friendly. 304-574-1065
Summersville Lake Retreat. If you plan on climbing at Summersville most of your visit, you may want to consider staying here, just off Rt. 19 on Rt. 129. Wooded tent sites available. Steve and Donna, your super-friendly, knowledgeable hosts, have a well-run clean campground and loads of local info. They can also rent you a stand up paddleboard or a sea kayak. Check out the cool lighthouse that they built with a damaged wind turbine–way cool! 304-872-5975
Most of the raft companies also have campgrounds, but be forewarned, rafters tend to stay up late, drink gallons of cheap beer and make lots of noise. Caveat emptor!!
Opossum Creek Retreat. The cabin business around here is expanding rapidly but no one is doing it better than Geoff who started this business over ten years ago. A variety of well-sited cabins are available, all come with hot tubs and loads of peace and quiet. Conveniently located, carefully designed, energy efficient and well-equipped…what else could you ask for? The website has great info. 888-488-4836 or 304-574-4836
The Confluence Resort. Located on a stunning parcel of land at the confluence of the Meadow and rivers, this business offers upscale rentals Stylish, tasteful, amenity rich cabins are surrounded by stunning views. Great access to hiking, biking and exploring. Premier wedding location in the area. 304- 573-4900
River Rock Retreat and Hostel. If you and your family or buddies don’t feel like camping and you don’t need much in the way of fanciness, you will want to check this place out. Comfortable and affordable and well located for climbers, it sleeps up to 14 in beds with lots more floor space. Everything you need and nothing more! On Lansing Rd. on the way to Endless and Beauty. 574-0394
Cabins on the Gorge. Part of Adventures on the Gorge high quality program. Well-designed and built 1-3 bedroom cabins with loads of amenities conveniently located just down the road from Bubba City. 866-222-7238
Mill Creek Cabins. The original cabin rental business in our area features luxury cabins in a convenient location. 800-692-5005
Fern Creek Cabins. A hop and a skip from Beauty Mountain and Endless Wall this small cabin business is dog and horse friendly. Two cabins on a sleepy side road make for terrific R & R. 304-663-5900
Country Roads Cabins. Cozy 1-4 bedroom log cabins. Fully equipped. 888-712-2246
New River Cabins Built in 2009, these four cabins are tidy, clean and close, located just 4 miles north of the bridge. Laurie is your super-friendly, helpful host. Call her at 304-640-7333. Pet friendly.
Babcock State Park Cabins. Babcock is another stellar unit in the amazing West Virginia State Park system. Their cabins are charming–CCC built log cabins on the banks of Glade Creek. The park offers miles of hiking, biking, birding, tennis, fishing, and a swimming pool. They also offer two newer, larger cabins if your whole family is joining you. 800-Call-WVA
Ace Adventure Center Cabins. ACE is located on 1,400 beautiful acres. Their basecamp offers every kind of fun you could hope for. A variety of cabin options are available. especially well suited for families. 888-223-7238
Ponderosa Lodge. Located a bit farther away, out Rt. 60, the Ponderosa offers comfortable country style lodging at family prices. An ideal getaway spot. 877-246-9972, 304-438-7113
New River Gorge Timeshare Rentals Most often located within a resort or hotel complex, these suite-style rental units offer numerous benefits for anyone visiting New River Gorge. Timeshare rentals are a particularly good option for families as they feature multiple bedrooms and full kitchens as well as on-site amenities like swimming pools, spas and restaurants. For information on available rentals, call 866-430-4391.
Hotels and Motels
Quality Inn. Located in Fayetteville. Tennis courts, swimming pool, bar, and reasonable rates. 304-574-3443
Super Eight. The newest motel in the area, located just south of Fayetteville on Rt. 19 304-465-0010
Holiday Lodge. No longer part of the Holiday Inn chain, this motel costs a little bit more and offers a few more amenities (indoor pool, weight room, bar/restaurant.) Located in Oak Hill at Oyler Ave. exit off Rt. 19 304-465-0571.
There are lots more hotels in Beckley, but really, your best bet is to stay up here, closer to the crags.
Bed and Breakfasts
The County Seat. Located in the heart of Fayetteville in a lovely old Victorian home. Your host, Pat, is charming, warm and dog-friendly. 304-574-0823
The Morris Harvey House. The most centrally located of the big, old, beautiful Victorian Bed & Breakfast Inns located in Fayetteville. Bernie is your host and one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. 304-574-1902