It’s always a good time for a weekend getaway, and West Virginia is always a good choice. But exactly where in West Virginia? That is the question! And here’s one answer: for a delightful getaway no matter the season, escape for the weekend to the charming, unassuming small town of Marlinton, a hidden Mountain State gem tucked away in Pocahontas County. Read on to see why we think it is one of the best getaway towns in West Virginia:

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For more information, check out the Visit Marlinton website as well as the Marlinton Facebook page.

So there you have it: Marlinton, the perfect hidden gem for a weekend getaway in wild, wonderful West Virginia. Have you ever visited this charming small town? Would you agree that it is one of the most exciting small towns in West Virginia? What are your favorite places to stay, eat, and recreate while you’re here? We’d love to read about your experience in the comments section below!

Another charming small town to consider exploring while you’re in the area is Cass. Do you have any other WV vacation ideas to share with us?

For those who love hiking, you can find some great trails in and around the area by going to the AllTrails website.

If you’re still in the mood for more West Virginia adventures, take a look at this video about the abandoned town of Thurmond:

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More to Love about West Virginia

Where can we watch the sunrise in West Virginia?

  • Stonewall Jackson Lake in Roanoke is a popular spot to watch the sunrise.
  • Blackwater Falls in the Allegheny Mountains of Tucker County provides the perfect sunrise backdrop.
  • The Williamstown Bridge which connects Williamstown, West Virginia to Marietta, Ohio over the Ohio River spans 2,615 feet and is a spectacular spot for a sunrise view.

Read on to learn more about some of the best places to see the sunrise in West Virginia.

What are some day trip itineraries in West Virginia?

  • Summersville Lake in Nicholas County is often referred to as the Little Bahamas of West Virginia.
  • The Lost World Caverns near Lewisburg feature natural underground caverns plunging some 120 feet below the earth’s surface.
  • The Hawk's Nest in Ansted offers a skylift to one of the state’s most beautiful overlooks.

Read on to learn about some of the many other exciting day trip itineraries in West Virginia.

Where can we find historic sites in West Virginia?

  • In Bethany, you’ll find the Alexander Campbell House, a mansion built in 1793 and named after an early minister in the Restoration/Christianity Movement.
  • The Pearl S. Buck House in Hillsboro is named after the first American writer to win a Nobel Prize for Literature and a Pulitzer Prize.
  • Carnifex Ferry State Park in Summersville is one of the oldest state parks in the United States and the site of several American Civil War Battles.

Read on to learn more about some of the many other interesting historic sites in West Virginia.