My sister and I wanted a relaxing vacation in a beautiful place. For a variety of reasons, we chose West Virginia. The New River Falls Lodge was everything we could have hoped for. We had planned an active vacation, but my sister got a bad cold, so we just lazed around most days. It was a wonderful place for that. The "cottage" we stayed in is larger than my 3-bedroom condo at home, and everything was nice and new. The views were beautiful. I loved just sitting on the swing reading and staring at the river. In addition to the beauty of the place, the host, Paul, is just wonderful. He keeps the place spotless and is always ready with the information you might need.
The lodge is located about 5 miles down a country road, outside of Hinton, WV (and DO NOT follow Google map's instructions to get there; they led us quite astray!), but we didn't mind the drive at all. Besides that, it was easy to get from the Lodge to Beckley, Pipestem Park (maybe 20 minutes), and the New River Gorge Bridge (about an hour).
I recommend renting a cottage, as it's about the same price as the B&B, and allows you to cook your own food. This is because there are only 5 restaurants in Hinton: a Barbeque place (which was great!), two "family restaurants" (we only tried one, and it wasn't great), a Dairy Queen, a McDonalds, and a Pizza Hut. Cooking our own food was not only inexpensive, it also allowed us to eat what we wanted.
A brief explanation of pictures I'm posting: Because the cottage was not available for the whole time we stayed, we stayed at the B&B also. I didn't think about taking pictures until the last day we were there (when we were in the B&B), and by then our bedroom was too messy to photograph. But I am posting a couple of the view and the common rooms in the B&B.
- Also Known As:
- New River Falls Hotel Hinton