Standing proudly over the New River in the north of the eponymous national park, the New River Gorge Bridge is a West Virginia landmark. It was the longest steel arch bridge in the world until the turn of the millennium; today, it still greets visitors looking to raft and rock climb through the riverside. Get your fill of outdoor fun with these hotels near New River Gorge Bridge, West Virginia, bookable on Culture Trip.
Stay in comfy confines near the New River at Comfort Inn. The king and queen rooms have everything you need to catch a few winks and a caffeine boost before exploring the area, with small refrigerators, desks and coffee makers. The Long Point Trailhead is ten minutes away by car, while those with a kayak strapped to their roof should head south to the Dun Glen launch site.
Whether you’re jutting across the Bridge Walk at New River Gorge or hiking to Diamond Point on the Endless Wall Trail, Quality Inn keeps you minutes away from a roof over your head. If you’re spent from the walk but the little ones want to play, you’ll be thankful for the hotel’s outdoor pool and sports courts. Plus, there’s a Dairy Queen next door to keep them happy.
Cabins, glamping tents, campsites, RV pads and vacation homes are all available at Adventures on the Gorge. We’d wax lyrical about the secluded fire pit outside the glamping tents, or how the game room at the three-bedroom Miles House is the perfect long weekend retreat, but we know you’re here for the outdoors first and foremost. Adventures on the Gorge ups your accommodation by offering activities on land, on water, and in the air, all ready to roll the minute you lift your head.
Nearly as remarkable as the New River Gorge land that Morris Harvey made his fortune on, the Historic Morris Harvey House is a gorgeous Queen Anne property only 5mi (8km) from the New River Gorge Bridge. The antique clawfoot tub and queen bed in the Harvey Room give the namesake space a touch of class, though our vote is for the refined Grand Suite’s stained glass windows overlooking the gardens and downtown.
Panoramic views of the New River Gorge are yours to savor from the Lodge in Hawks Nest State Park. You’ll be torn between the canyon-view and forest-view suites; luckily, you’ll be spoilt from every angle when you step outdoors. The Lodge’s scenic overlooks and the aerial tramway will give you that perfect pic for the ‘gram. Just make sure not to checkout before hitting the minigolf course and outdoor pool.
With 360-degree views from your luxury cabin, you’ll likely see more wildlife than people on Dogwood Ridge Farm. Both the Elm and Evergreen Cabins have stone fireplaces and access to hiking trails, though we love that the second-story porch of the Elm acts as an outpost for stargazing. The New River Gorge Bridge is off in the distance, obscured by the blue mountains. Adventure seekers who want a loftier look at the area can find rock climbing walls 6mi (10km) away.
Scurry into the forest 5mi (8km) away from the New River Gorge Bridge and you’ll find the woodsy haven of the Opossum Creek Retreat. Bring the whole passel with you to this family abode where the kids will be glad that your rustic cabin has a TV and DVD player. Let them get their screen time in while you get parental privacy in the hot tub – the nature trails are waiting when you’re ready.
No matter their political differences, we’re sure that former guests of the Glen Ferris Inn – including Presidents Andrew Jackson and William McKinley – would agree that the views of the Kanawha River were worth staying for. Two centuries after this hotel was built, you have the opportunity to discover laid-back lodging that’s as quiet and unspoilt as ever. Only now you’ll be able to enjoy it in the company of a different statesman – a pitcher of Samuel Adams.
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