As a railfan and outdoorsman, the Elkhorn Inn is a home away from home for me. I've stayed there at least a dozen times over the past 3 or 4 years, and each time I dread packing the car to leave. I enjoy the railroad operations, and love the hospitality of everyone in that part of West Virginia, it's amazing that people down there will open their doors and hearts to help you enjoy yourself.
Dan is THE best chef within 100 miles of Welch. His meatballs are amazing, and his scratch made tomato sauce is equally amazing. I keep promising myself to try his smoked ribs, but as of yet haven't requested them, maybe next time.
Railfans are notoriously cheap, and while it may be cheaper for me to go stay at a Super 8 or something of that caliber in Princeton, the location of the Elkhorn Inn right next to the "Pokey" mainline is well worth the nominal difference in price.
The best thing Dan and Elisse offer is their open mindedness. If you need something, all you have to do is ask. Want to plan a week long trip checking out several inns or B&B's? No problem, tell them where you want to end up, and they'll help you make the necessary reservations. Need to pack a box lunch for a day of chasing trains or riding ATV's? No problem, all you have to do is ask. They will bend over backwards to make sure you have a good time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Featured on HGTV, the historic "Coal Heritage Trail" Elkhorn Inn & Theatre has 13 a/c guest rooms and offers fine dining by reservation. The Inn features free WiFi access, sat. television, and long distance telephone service, a Gift Shop/Gallery, fireplace, and rail-view balcony, front porch, and guest rooms. The art and antique-filled inn was restored by the owners, Dan & Elisse Clark, and offers down comforters and pillows, vintage and antique furnishings, bathrobes and signature toiletries. Our area offers THE best railfanning, flyfishing, and ATVIng in the eastern USA, as well as historic sites, hiking, golf, summer theatre, fall festivals and leaf-peeping, and other fun in the moountains! An inspected member of the WV Bed-and-Breakfast Association, the Elkhorn Inn is in the Great Country Inns of America Cookbook, and has been featured on Inn The Kitchen, Wandering Eduators, the NY Daily News, WV Living, WV South, Railfan & Railroad, ATV Illustrated, Preservation, Trains, WV Game & Fish, Eastern Flyfisherman, Wonderful West Virginia, Traveling the Mountain State, Charleston Gazette, etc. ... more less
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