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“Good old West Virginia” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hawks Nest Lodge
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ansted
Quebec City
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good old West Virginia”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Stayed here with family for whitewater rafting on the Gauley and
New Rivers. The lodge is definitely not up to par with hotels in other states, but this is in the mountain districts of one of the poorest states in the union, so you can't find too much fault with it. They do a great job with what they have. Rooms can be rough-looking but they are clean and liveable. The lodge staff does a great job cleaning, this is a place where sheets are actually washed every day! The beds are very nice, and if you can forgive appearances the room will serve you well for sleeping. Bathrooms were good, water temp. and pressure were faultless, but the bathrooms are rather small and look like they could do with some renovation. They have a restaurant but it isn't that good, so dine out somewhere. Breakfast is meager but acceptable.

Room Tip: The view is fantastic, get a room with one, you won't regret it.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Loved the view, loved the rooms......had a view of the Gorge and it was beautiful....went on a jet boat ride to view the bridge closer, awesome ride......lots of fun, would be a great place to just stay and ride all around to view everything....a great motorcycle trip, they are very motorcycle friendly...

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

If you want a place absolutely silent and pitch dark of a night, with the sounds of the river and trails to lull you to sleep, this is it. The breeze coming in had a chill and was refreshing. The rooms are small but adequate for a night's sleep. The water pressure was great, no vent in the bathroom. Take drinks, the machines empty fast. Don't expect a night life unless you drive. There is a Gino's for excellent pizza and Tudor's for breakfast. The gas station closes but has all you might need if you get there before. Views are spectacular. The restaurant is convenient and the food is just fine, this isn't a big city restaurant folks, just real food that's edible. I'm from the area but had never stayed and for the price, loved it. I could love with that view and sounds. There are tennis courts and a kids playground, overlook, tram, boat rides, etc.

Room Tip: Choose a gorge view. Basement rooms are not wheelchair accessible, keep that in mind.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Saint Louis
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39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

We chose this hotel because the cold weather forced us to abandon our camp grounds at Adventure on the Gorge. We had to drive back and forth from this lodge to Lansing and Adventure on the Gorge (20 minutes each way), but this hotel was just so cute. From the fireplace in the lobby to the the acceptable free breakfast with the amazing view, we were charmed and impressed.

This place is a jewel with wonderful service, clean, comfortable rooms complete with a balcony overlooking the Gorge, extra tables and couches on every floor so that our family could spread out and play Settlers of Catan. We did not use the pool or eat there, but we would highly recommend this lodge. Where else can anyone find a place like this for less than $70 a night?

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Andersonville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

My parents and I stayed in a suite for our family reunion at Hawk's Nest and it was a lovely place to stay. The view is phenomenal, the price of the rooms was good, the staff was very helpful and accommodating, and the pool was relaxing. A couple of pieces of advice, though: 1. The restaurant is not good at all (although the free breakfast gets the job done). If the food were better, I would have given them 5 stars. 2. If you need a handicap-accessible room, let them know to put you in a room on the 3rd floor! We didn't know and wound up on the first floor. It was probably the hardest room to get to and it took my Mom a long time to get there. We'll be back in 3 years for our next reunion!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sacrificebyfire
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Melbourne, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2011

When we checked in and went to our room, the temperature in the room was about 105 degrees, outside temp was around 70 degrees. We stayed in a corner suite so the sun was shinning on those windows all day. They shut the air off 1 October, seems a little odd since each roon has its own unit. We were able to open the sliding glass door and the entry door to cool it down a bit, still was very hot for sleeping. The lodge was built the the late 60s and hasn't been updated since. The screen on the balcony was torn and wouldn't stay on its track, bathroom fixtures leaked and the tile was cracked and poorly patched. Very pricey for the condition, view was excellent, overall we were highly dissappointed with this visit!!! Take the tram and jetboat ride. Oh, I almost forgot, skip the restautant, view is nice, but since there was no AC, it was about 105 degrees in there also. The food was just so-so and again pricey for what you get, and I do mean for what you get, they were out of most items.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2010

For years we have thought of West Virginia as the state that you zip through on I-77 as we went somewhere else. This year, we finally discovered this magical gem.

We were in WV in January (-6 degrees!) but knew we had to come back. We found Hawk's Nest SP on the internet and the minute we walked in the front door we were like children going from window to window saying "look at this! look at that!"

The views are spectacular, you overlook the river and those beautiful WV mountains. The people? They don't get any friendlier, whether Steven at the front desk or any of the other guests - I have never been anywhere with friendlier people.

The room was great, immaculate, large bath, very comfy bed, of course the views! When you go (not "if" but "when") you must take the aerial tram and the jetboat. We are already planning to return in the fall. What a gem!!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank bthomas28
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Additional Information about Hawks Nest Lodge

Property: Hawks Nest Lodge
Address: 177 West Main St, Ansted, WV
Location: United States > West Virginia > Ansted
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ansted
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On Highway 19 outside of Beckley into the mountains and Hawks Nest State Park. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Hawks Nest Hotel Beckley

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