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30767 Coal Heritage Rd, Landgraff, WV 24829-9708
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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.
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Queenofbudget wrote a review Nov 2018
Shinnston, West Virginia84 contributions20 helpful votes
Elkhorn Inn & Theater brought a literary icon and a most famous Military man to McDowell County recently. If you loved the books of Mark Twain this was your weekend! We breakfasted with Mark Twain both mornings as well as dinner (a delicious dinner of some of Mark Twain's favorite foods) with Mark Twain on Friday. Friday evening and Saturday morning were spent with Mr. Twain giving readings and talking about his life and answering questions. He then excused himself to catch up on his correspondence. Saturday afternoon we had the pleasure of meeting General Thomas J. Jackson (aka Stonewall) who told us about the battles he was asked about. His Aide de Campe, Major Riley joined us for dinner since the General did not partake of the foods that were served - our lushious dinner was not the usual fare for the General. With comfortable rooms, EXCELLENT food, and most informative entertainment, this weekend was an excellent value and informative.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Anne G wrote a review Sep 2018
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The Elkhorn Inn provides a perfect resting stop to experience all the area attractions: train watching, hiking, trout fishing, ATV riding, and more. Dan and Elisse provide their guests with wildly spectacular service throughout the stay. Dan and Elisse greeted us, showed us our rooms (including beautiful quilts!) and shared a glass of wine and wonderful conversation our first night. Dan showed us where to fly fish along the creek running behind the property, even coming down to point out the perfect spots to catch trout! Elisse and Dan were excellent history-tellers of the area, giving a guided tour of the small museum at the Inn, which also includes local and international art. We took their suggestions on day-trips during out stay and were not disappointed. I cannot recommend Dan and Elisse as hosts more exuberantly - they made our stay a success simply because of their friendliness, conversation skills, and willingness to go the extra mile to make our stay wonderful.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Sally H wrote a review Jul 2018
Miami Beach, Florida10 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent a week exploring and photographing the small towns in West Virginia and heard this was a 'must-stay' when in McDowell County. It was very convenient to where we were photographing and we loved being able to return each evening for a terrific meal by Chef Dan. (Note: Dinner was $55/person and we brought our own wine. Seems a bit pricey) You get a real sense of history and there's a great art collection in the Inn - including several photographs by Builder Levy. Elisse warned us when we arrived that because it is old, we would see dirt and bugs. We did but we really didn't mind because we value personality over perfection. Therefore I gave it a 4.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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unity260 wrote a review Apr 2018
New York City, New York2 contributions3 helpful votes
I have stayed at the Elkhorn Inn 3 times, had wonderful Chef Dan meals, attended two special events at the Inn that were great fun with fabulous food, so I decided to go back with my boyfriend. The owner made it so romantic. Although it was June they lit the fireplace and had wine for us. Chef Dan made a wonderful candlelit meal. We brought the motorcycle and fishing poles. The ride through the mountains was so beautiful. My guest room was clean and cozy. I can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If you're not use to train sound best to have the room in back of the B&B
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Queenofbudget wrote a review Nov 2017
Shinnston, West Virginia84 contributions20 helpful votes
My friend and I went to the Elkhorn Inn & Theater for the Mark Twain Weekend offered Oct 27-29, 2017. It was well worth the trip and the price. Mark Twain was "ON" from Friday afternoon to Sunday check-out. He gave readings, talks, and answered questions. He had his meals with us and it was meals with Mark Twain - the conversation was awesome. The meals were gourmet - and planned per Mark Twain writings of favorite foods. The Elkhorn Inn & Theater is very comfortable and has several lovely guest lounges. If one is a rail fan, THIS is your place as the trains run directly across the highway and they have a 24-hour railcam set up for watching the trains from your computer (but nothing is like actually being there).
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Date of stay: October 2017
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katiedog84 wrote a review Oct 2017
Clemmons, North Carolina108 contributions68 helpful votes
Pros- The front porch is a great place for watching trains, many all day and all night. A crossroads is nearby so there is a lot of whistle-blowing. This is a train watchers dream, since the trains are less than one hundred feet from the inn. The bed was comfortable, though I wish it had been a queen since there were two of us. The room was not big enough for a queen, so we sacrificed a queen bed for a private bathroom. Free Wifi was strong, much improved over a previous visit. Cons- Inn is only feet from a heavily traveled road, so there is a lot of truck traffic and road noise, which annoys me, even though train traffic does not. The room was not clean. All surfaces needed dusting- dresser, bookcase, window sills. The rug and floor needed vacuuming. By the second day, I decided that I needed to keep my shoes on in the room as my socks were getting brown. The walls were quite dirty and needed painting or at least vacuumed clean. I realize that old sculpted plaster collects dust, but you have to deal with what you have when you buy a place like this. Also the bathroom was not clean. Bath mats did not appear clean or swept. If they were clean, they should be thrown out because of their appearance. The bathtub had to be cleaned before we used it the first time. The soaps and shampoo are drying to the skin---take your own. Breakfast is coffee, juice, banana, cereal and store-bought muffin. Prepackaged food is probably better however, since the cat likes to sleep on the dining table. Lastly and most obvious, when you walk in the door you smell dirty DOGS. An inn should not smell unpleasant. Did their dogs need baths? The room where the dogs stay needs some serious attention to cleaning. The door was left open once and I was aghast! We are not high maintenance, but come on, people are paying for this! The owners need to get a cleaning service to deep clean the whole inn if they are unable to do it themselves. The outside needs serious repair also. Bricks, gutters, windows need repair, paint. This was our second visit and nothing had changed since the first visit, years ago. The charm is hidden under all the dust, clutter, odors and years of neglect. You have to drive a ways for a place to eat and scenery. If you want a clean, comfortable place to stay, drive to another part of the state, as nothing else is around here. We have enjoyed our time there simply for the trains. I would not accept this as a place to stay if it were not unique to the train tracks.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Douglas R wrote a review Oct 2017
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On two different business trips I have stayed at the Elkhorn Inn and have had wonderful time. Chef Dan's meals are a delight and hospitality of Chef Dan and Elisse can not be beet. The beds are comfortable and the rooms neat and clean.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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HarvestDream wrote a review Aug 2017
Pilot Mountain, North Carolina153 contributions50 helpful votes
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The highlight and appeal of this hotel is the location next to the railroad tracks. Trains pass by from 2 directions, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is fun to watch and listen to the trains, they are VERY CLOSE. Sit on the porch and watch the trains. If you would be both by the noise, this place is not for you. If you are looking for luxury accommodations, this place is definitely nor for you. The hosts refurbished this building about 15 years ago. Furnishings are very antique like, very old. Rooms are quaint and cozy, but old and very quirky. Mattresses could be replaced. The entire place could use some refreshing. It reminds me of Grandma's house, just as it was 40 years ago when it needed updating and hasn't changed a bit since then!! The bedrooms do not have TVs, you have to go to the TV room which badly needs new furniture and rugs. The wicker furniture in there is falling apart with flattened cushions and threadbare rugs. The room does have a monitor to tell you when a train is coming. When its red, a train is coming. Breakfast is included if you choose the dusty cereal boxes and instant tea boxes on the old table by the window. If you want something better, expect to pay! The outside is nice, but the landscaping is getting overrun with weeds. There is a hot tub, but it is not working and is very dirty anyway. So the highlight of this place is again, the Trains. They are loud. The screech and squeal. The blow the train whistle. It's exciting! But It WILL wake you up all night. I was in the bathroom on the other side of the hotel putting on mascara when the load train whistle blew and made me jump, getting mascara on my forehead! (Ok, stop laughing). So conclusion, go ahead and stay and cross it off your bucket list! Just be prepared for what it will be like.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Scott A wrote a review Sep 2016
New Jersey38 contributions14 helpful votes
I was traveling around WV and picked this because it was a convenient stopping point and looked interesting. It was even better than I expected. I was running late, but when I tried to call, I found myself in an area with no service. At my next stop, I found a voicemail asking about my plans and expressing concern about whether the booking date was mistaken or something had happened. Initially, I took this as a polite attempt to ask how much I was going to inconvenience them, but when I called back, I started to realize it was actual concern for me. When I arrived, Dan showed me to my room, then poured me a glass of wine. We ended up having a very enjoyable discussion with Elisse joining later. I was made to feel very much at home. I stayed in the Yellow Room. It's pleasantly decorated with a large bathroom adjoining. The entire house is decorated quite nicely, including artwork from Elisse's gallery when she lived in NYC. I wish (as I'd originally envisioned) that I'd had more time to sit and enjoy the inn. One other note: be very careful of your GPS in the area. Coming from Welch, my GPS decided I should take a "shortcut" across the mountain. This was Airport Rd, which is a narrow, twisty, unlined road. I suspect it would have even been fairly interesting during the daytime if I wasn't already running late. My GPS also told me to go past the inn, across the creek, and to pull up somewhere behind the inn. Fortunately, based on the pictures, I recognized the inn at stopped there. Elisse tells me that they've had other visitors coming from the Bluefield side who have been given locations that stop significantly short of the actual location of the inn. From either side, get on 52 and keep going until you see the inn.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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peonyrose wrote a review Nov 2015
Fenton, Illinois696 contributions230 helpful votes
We enjoyed our time here with Dan and his animals. He has two friendly cats and two dogs. We did not get to pet the dogs but loved the cats, Caramel and Butterscotch. Dan is very friendly and so easy to visit with at breakfast. You get a muffin, coffee, juice and cereal. It was a good way to start the day. He was in the Army so knows a lot of history. Our room was No. 8 and the bed was comfy and we had a claw foot tub and a large bathroom. He provided bottled water and clean towels as needed. If you like coal country and railroads, this is an excellent place to stay.
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Date of stay: November 2015
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$135 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesWest VirginiaLandgraff
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elkhorn Inn & Theatre
Which popular attractions are close to Elkhorn Inn & Theatre?
Nearby attractions include McDowell Battlefield (1.4 miles), Coal Camp Creations (2.2 miles), and Soldiers of the Coalfields (2.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Elkhorn Inn & Theatre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Elkhorn Inn & Theatre?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Elkhorn Inn & Theatre?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Elkhorn Inn & Theatre?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ya'Sou Restaurant, Subway, and KFC.
Is Elkhorn Inn & Theatre located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Landgraff.
Are pets allowed at Elkhorn Inn & Theatre?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.