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“View is amazing!” 4 of 5 stars
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Hawks Nest State Park Lodge
49 Hawks Nest Park Road, Hawks Nest State Park, Ansted, WV 25812   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Moore, Oklahoma, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“View is amazing!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We stayed here a couple of days for a wedding and wish we had been there a little longer. The room was average old still hotel room. Don't expect any modern day amenities such as coffeemaker, hair dryer, microwave or mini fridge in the standard room. If you can get a room over looking the canyon, it is amazing to wake up to everyday. We were on the bottom floor, which we called the basement, and every morning had a little raccoon playing in the courtyard. :0)

The staff was very friendly, especially in the restaurant. The free breakfast was nothing special, but you could order from the menu for a small price.

When we get back to this area, we will definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This is a wonderful place to stay! We stayed 2 nights at the lodge and had a wonderful time. Our room on the 1st floor was nice and roomy. It had a queen bed, a couch with pull out bed, a chair, a table with 4 chairs, 2 flat screen tv's, a microwave & refridgerator, and a nice big bathroom. The rooms arent real fancy, but very clean. We had racoons on our patio at night wanting in and scratching on the door. We found out that our upstairs neighbors were feeding them tho. SO DONT FEED THE ANIMALS! The view from the restaurant is breathtaking! The food & service in the restaurant was awful though. We only ate there once and then decided to go into town for other meals. The drink machines run out by afternoon and you'll have to go into town to get a drink. The park stays busy so they cant keep the machines full all the time. There is a gas station/conv. store about a mile down the road. The tram ride to the bottom of the mountain is a must! We also road the boat at the bottom and really enjoyed that! The boat takes you to see the beautiful bridge. There are gift shops, one by the lodge, and one at the bottom of mountain. There are walking trails, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a playground for the kids. We will definately visit here again!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Delaware, Ohio
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

My husband and I stayed here over Labor Day weekend. The lodge is in a great location,just a short drive to the New River Gorge Bridge and Adventures on the Gorge. The room was clean and we had a great view of the Gorge from our balcony. The staff was very friendly and helpful. My husband and I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nokesville, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We needed to head into the area and there are very few places to stay along Gauley RIver. Had stayed at the Lodge years ago and thought we would try it again. Had a large corner room with a king size bed, small refrigerator, couch, flat screen tv and a great view. We were on the 4th floor and had a gauley and a forest view. Other than windows needing cleaned, the room was in good condition except for some recaulking that should be done in the bathroom tub area. Everything was clean, carpet seemed almost new, bed was comfortable but could use some better pillows. Did not use the outdoor pool but it looked very nice and had lounge chairs and a couple tables with umbrellas. Grandkids would have loved it if they had been with us. Would definitely stay there again and recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

If you want to get away from it all. This a perfert get away for visiting the New River Gorge from the bottom ridge to top of the mountain. Hawks Nest has a tram that will take you down to the river for a river boat ride to take great pictures of the bridge. Also enjoying route 60 will add to the experience. Enjoy the seasonal fall view too.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Gorgeous views, friendly staff. The jet boat ride was amazing and the cutest little couple run it. We had a blast. We didn't stay in the lodge, so I can't speak for it, but everything else was great! I highly recommend stopping here and the boat ride is the icing on the cake!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sterling, Virginia, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

The lodge is a typical 1950's structure but is very well kept. The room (forest view) was nice size and the two queen beds very comfortable. The bathroom is tiny and has no counter but the shower was hot and strong. The staff is very pleasant. The free breakfast is mediocre but then we are spoiled by the free breakfasts at Hilton and Holiday Inn. You can order a large breakfast for $5.99. We did not try lunch or dinner but the menu looked good. There really is nothing to do in Ansted, but the surrounding areas a gorgeous and you are just a short drive away from lots of beauty and history. I would definitely return to the lodge as it is a good value and a nice base to explore the surrounding areas. One other thing, do not trust your GPS is you use the lodge address as it will take you down a dead end 2 mile dirt road.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 49 Hawks Nest Park Road, Hawks Nest State Park, Ansted, WV 25812
Location: United States > West Virginia > Ansted
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Ansted
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 31
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