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“A Special Sanctuary” 5 of 5 stars
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303 Mountain Quest Lane, Marlinton, WV   |  
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Ranked #3 of 6 Marlinton B&B and Inns
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Columbus, Ohio
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“A Special Sanctuary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We cannot begin to express our love for Mountain Quest. Our first stay occurred earlier this week - and we are already planning our next trip. Alex and David are wonderful hosts. From the moment we arrived we felt at home - we had not eaten all day due to our hectic schedule - so the first thing that happened after we checked in was an impromptu dinner offer of "leftovers." Not just any leftovers though - these were tasty items of distinction made by Chef Andrew (son of Alex) that Alex pulled from the fridge. We filled our tummies and chatted with our hosts. We had fun in the library (amazing! Some trivia - this library is part of the WV library system) and played games in the game room that had EVERYTHING from games to movies, to a small bar with beverages. Everything is on the honor system -- there are items of convenience at the inn that have small fees or are just plain complimentary.

We then retreated to our room. We stayed in the Scholar's Corner room -- which was tastefully appointed with scholarly-themed items. The highlight of the room though was the amazing king-sized bed. It was a bit of heaven. So comfy - we both agreed that it was the best night of sleep we had all week after being on the road throughout the state of WV. We were truly a part of nature that night - listening to the outdoor concert of nighttime creatures as they coaxed us into our slumber-like state.

Morning arrived with a hot and hearty delicious breakfast, followed by a fun and educational tour of the farm. We were so lucky to be able to participate in the morning farm chores with Alex and David. They have a wonderful menagerie of animals -- horses, mini-horses, llamas, goats, a sheep, and cats -- that all lovingly co-exist together and seem to just love living at Mountain Quest as well.

We checked out and bid farewell to our new friends. We chatted all the way to our next desitination about our experience at Mountain Quest. Alex, David, and staff are class acts. They are intelligent, warm and caring folks -- that you just don't find everywhere.

Whatever you do -- make it a point to get to Frost, WV sometime -- go visit the Green Bank Telescope/NRAO Center and Snowshoe -- and then retire for a peaceful evening of solitude at Mountain Quest. We can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: We peeked into several of the rooms --- they all look great!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hagerstown, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I don't believe there is a thing I can add that has not already been said about the hosts, the inn, the food and the relaxation found in this wonderful treasure in one of the prettiest valleys in WV that I have ever seen. Go find out for yourself - you will not be disappointed. You are treated like family or a long lost friend.

Room Tip: The Fantasy Room was wonderful!!!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Kim C
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Iowa City IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Mountain Quest Inn is located in Frost, W. Va. This is a place to come to to explore the beautiful countryside , visit the Green Bank Observatory, etc. The rooms are unique and lend themselves to each person's interests. Be forewarned that this area does not allow cell phones or other electronic devices....due to the observatory. If you want peace and quiet along with exploring the area, this is ideal. It is a RETREAT. The owners are amazing and offer much in their expertise. We loved the time to be in the mountains with peace and time to reflect and to explore the beauty of this area.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nashport, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Love this inn and it is perfect! The innkeepers ate friendly and make you feel very welcomed! We stayed in the Safari Room which was african safari themed! The breakfast each morning qas delicious and you can even have dinner made for you as well! It is located in a quiet zone meaning you will not have cellphone service but the idea is perfect and you should enjoy rhe peacefulness instead of being on your cellphone!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Salem, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Mountain Quest Inn is located in Frost Va surronded by beautiful mountain scenery. The owners are very very friendly, and make sure that your stay is enjoyable. The Inn is one of a kind, and the rooms are very clean and comfortable. Also the buffet for breakfast and dinner is delicious and they use linen and silver. We also enjoyed riding up to Snowshow Resort to spend the day, only about 45 minutes away.It was a perfect weekend, and the only suggestion i would give is to take snacks and a cooler for drinks, because there are no stores close by.

Room Tip: The Fantasy Room
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank randy s
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Export, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

If you're looking for a place to get away from it all and disconnect from the world for a while, then this is the place to go. We were to be here for two-nights but our stay here was cut short by an approaching ice storm. When we checked in, a friendly staff member, Theresa, showed us around. The amenities here are more than anyone can ask for. We stayed in the beautiful Fantasy Room which had an amazingly comfortable king-size bed and was wonderfully decorated. The 2-story library is unbelievable. Check out the pictures on their website. We had a great time just looking around and listening to the auto-player on the baby grand piano. Then we played some eight ball on the 9-foot billiards table in the game room while listening to CD's on the Wurlitzer jukebox.
The reason I say you'll be "off the grid" is because the Inn is located in the Radio Quiet Zone which is a 13,000 square mile rectangle surrounding the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Radio Telescope. You can read more about that here: https://science.nrao.edu/facilities/gbt/. So, don't worry about your cell phone because there is no coverage. But, if you must have some connections, there is free wi-fi throughout the inn and worked well in our room.
The Innkeepers, David and Andrew, are very friendly and very willing to share their experiences. Be sure to ask for a tour of the farm. We spent some time with David and Andrew and were very impressed with their love and care of the animals. Kids will love the llamas, horses, goats and miniature horses.
Because of our abrreviated stay, we only had the opportunity to enjoy one breakfast and it was very good. We hope to make it back when the weather isn't quite as unpredictable!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mineral Wells, West Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

We returned here again this month and brought another party with us. After describing our December visit here, we almost had three others join us if not for the sudden two feet of snow falling that halted their eagerness to travel 4 hours from home in a snowstorm. Beginning from Parkersburg, WV, we needed to make a stop in Canaan Valley on the way. Weather was a fresh deep snowfall that greatly slowed us. Upon arrival, we found the Inn was full despite snow obstacles. The game room was lively with adults at billiards, kids watching big screen tv movies, playing arcade video games, and admiring the cool popcorn street vendor cart. Other guests were cozy and nestled in plush couches in the two story library, some others in the conference room were enjoying lively chatter, and even more were browsing and reading in the gift shop and night photography gallery area. It was a very warm Inn arrival. We enjoyed a snowy stroll around the grounds with Alex Bennet, the Innkeeper. She prepared hot cocoa when we returned and charmed us with intriguing tales of Inn activities since our last visit a month earlier. We enjoyed a wondeful buffet breakfast. served in a warm paneled conference room. (When large groups fill the Inn, breakfast moves from their two smaller breakfast dining areas to this elegant larger space. It also changes from order what you like to having many options from which we tried and enjoyed all.) We spent Saturday at our usual local stops: Dunmore's fresh bakery; local art galleries in Green Bank where the staff offers lessons in painting, pottery, or drawing; and Snowshoe Mtn. Resort for shopping, lunch offerings at several fine eateries, skiing, and photography of the heavy snow civered ridges. Saturday night featured a special dinner served by Chef Andrew. Scrumptious chicken, stir fry shrimp, fresh pastas including super mac n cheese for kids, and pizza geared for kids but also served to many adults as well. After dinner and personalized entertainment in the gallery, Alex took a group of ten of us out for a night photography session filled with excitement and lots of laughing. Farm tours and meeting the residents (charming llamas, horses, miniature horses) were provided both mornings after breakfast. We hope to come back next month to relax and escape here.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Address: 303 Mountain Quest Lane, Marlinton, WV
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Location: United States > West Virginia > Marlinton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Marlinton
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Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A great choice for those looking to relax in a quiet country setting. More than just a Bed & Breakfast, our Inn is unique to the area with a modern wing of twelve individually themed guest rooms, each with a private bath. The luxury accommodations offer an array of amenities to guests. The 450 acre farm is centrally located in Pocahontas county and surrounded by National Forests and amazing local attractions. An overnight stay includes a heartycountry breakfast either served or tempting buffet.Mountain Quest also welcomes conferences, groups, retreats,family reunions, weddings and special occasions both large and small. • Community room featuring a bar, large screen TV, billiard table and fireplace • Four story, glass-domed Observation tower • Jacuzzi & Sauna • 23,000 volume Library • Labyrinth • Hiking trails • Farm tour - "Meet & Greet the Animals" horses, llamas, goats and longhorn cattle ... more   less 

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