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“Wonderful but plain place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blackwater Falls State Park Lodge

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Blackwater Falls State Park Lodge
Kinston
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144 reviews
131 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Wonderful but plain place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

This is not your big city four star hotel. It is a nice quiet place to stay in wonderful surroundings. Rooms are plain, squeaky clean, and very quiet. Had a great night's sleep. Furnishings are certainly adaquate and coffee is available downstairs when the restaurant is closed. Restaurant is plain with salad bar and non elegent but good menue selections. This place is well worth a stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank DonKinston
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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michigan
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

The lodge & food are totally average. The *key* is to stay in one of the older cabins with the deer, foot paths & clear nights in order to watch the milky way float past. We've stayed in 5 of the older cabins & have some faves (not telling). Cross country and downhill are nearby, but sometimes it's awfully tempting just to stay in the park.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank atbw
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Bluefield, West Virginia
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52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

Just average !! The room was clean but the decor and hotel overall is very dated. No perks just a bed and an average dining room. There was no iron or hair dryer, take your own !! OK for a overnight stay, the park and the falls are beautiful..

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

Stayed with my husband and two kids (ages 6 & 9) on Thurs/Fri night of Labor Day Weekend. Far drive on windy roads to the lodge. Few people upon our arrival on Thurs night and we were the only ones at the on site restaurant . The food was average and they had run out of hot dogs. Best available restaurant, CJ's, was located in Parsons about 30 minutes away. The rooms are dated and still using an actual "key" to enter room. Rooms are clean. Lots of staff sitting around behind front desk that area not helpful or forthcoming with information. No laundry facilities. Pool and hot tub are one of the better amenities. Did find helpful parks dept employees driving around. Falls and hiking trails are nice. Recommend this location for couples, but not families.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank 5Kays
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Manassas, Virginia
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

I would have rated the cabin excellent except for the few stains on the ceiling in the bathroom. Other than that the cabin was clean, included all linens and towels (no shampoo), pots, pans, saute pans, utensils, glasses and plates. If you do not want to cook at the cabin you can get dinner at the Lodge Restaurant. The fireplace was stocked with wood, that was nice to have on the cool evenings we had in August. The cabin was spacious, two bedrooms, eat in kitchen, full size refrigerator and oven. Be aware: No TV, but you can go to the Lodge for TV and internet at no charge. Very nice wooded setting. The cabins in the parks older section are spaced well apart to give you a secluded feeling. Picnic table and grill outside. Our deck on the back had seating, but not on the front porch. We really felt it was a homey comfortable place to stay.

If you want creature comforts like AC, TV and Wi-Fi ask for a newer cabin, but be aware those cabins are in cleared fields, and almost on top of each other.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank TravelerMJM
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Winchester, VA
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

We spent two nights at the lodge and found it to be very comfortable if a bit outdated. Rooms are small and without the standard amenities such as coffee maker, hair dryers, mini fridge or microwave. There is, however, wifi and a nice flat-screen tv in each room.That said, it was exactly what we expected to find in this somewhat isolated area--high in the Alleghenies. The scenery is spectacular and if you are a hiker you will not be able to cover all the trails that are available. Some are very challenging...some not so much. Food in the lodge was very good if a bit pricy for the area. Great breakfast and dinner buffets if you enjoy that sort of thing. Very clean and well-maintained with indoor pool, jacuzzi and exercise room. Many things within a short drive--Dolly Sods Wilderness area, Canaan Valley Resort, Seneca Rocks and, of course, Blackwater Falls which is worth every step down the mountain to see. Get a room with a view of the canyon...also worth the few extra dollars.

Room Tip: Check bed sizes carefully and pay the extra few dollars for a canyon side room.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank songsinger47
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Hurricane, West Virginia
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110 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

Hotel needs updating. It was clean but out of date. Backwater falls is a nice site to see you can walk there on the trail. It's not for the handicap, because of the steps and rocks on the way. Dinning at the hotel was great.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank ILove2trave
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Property: Blackwater Falls State Park Lodge
Address: Blackwater Falls State Park, Davis, WV 26260
Location: United States > West Virginia > Davis
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Davis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blackwater Falls State Park Lodge is a mountain lodge located in historic Blackwater Falls State Park, named for the breathtaking waterfalls that plunge five stories and tumble through an eight-mile long gorge in West Virginia. Blackwater lodge, cabins and restaurant are open year-round. Each of the 54 guest rooms comes equipped with a private bath, phone and television. The lodge also features a game room, sitting room with a cozy fireplace and indoor swimming pool. Cozy cabin rentals are also available. The onsite Harr Conference Center can accommodate meetings and special events, up to 200 people. Blackwater Falls State Park Lodge is a relaxing retreat in a mountain setting. ... more   less 
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