West Virginia March 06, 2020
11 Unique Spots You Had No Idea You Could Sleep In West Virginia
Some of these vacation rentals in West Virginia are more primitive than others (they range from no electricity to full modern conveniences), some are more expensive than others (prices span from around $30/night to around $300/person), but they all have amazing reviews from many happy patrons, and every single one provides a unique overnight adventure that you will remember for years to come!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. A Round House (Hedgesville)
This cozy round house perch has a birds-eye view of 3 states right from the living room! It's also adjacent to Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management area, with loads of hiking and biking trails.
2. A Hand Hewn Log Cabin (Summersville)
This 180-year-old cabin offers a hot tub, a fireplace, a spiral staircase up to the loft bedroom, and unparalleled night sky views.
3. A 12th-Century Cottage On The Scottish Highlands (Cass)
Yes, you read that right. Shalimar Farm raises Scottish Highland Cattle in the remote Allegheny Highlands. They manage several vacation rentals on the farm including the most rustic: the 12th century themed Welsh Cottage, which has no electricity, gets no cell phone service, and is accessible only by 4x4, but provides one of the best views you can imagine. Shalimar Farm only accepts a limited number of guests per month, so book ahead.
4. A School Bus (Shepherdstown)
Hosted by the man who wrote the book on school bus renovation (literally), this charming little getaway is a one-of-a-kind experience. The bus does not have its own bathroom (you'll use the guest bath in the host's nearby house), but it has many other amenities including a cozy wood stove!
5. A Cave (Ronceverte)
The owners of Organ Cave in Ronceverte offer an incredible 18-hour overnight tour of the cave. Bring your own sleeping bag and some high energy snacks, and be prepared to travel deep into the bowels of the earth for a once in a lifetime adventure!
6. A Barn Loft (Clendenin)
This 100-year-old barn is on a working strawberry farm, and yes, animals may wander in and out of the entry level. Facilities include an outhouse and a well pump and limited heating and cooling options (so check the weather before you book!), but it's charmingly rustic, and if you prefer a stay with more modern conveniences, there are other guest suites available on the farm.
7. A Train Caboose (Durbin)
The Durbin Greenbriar Valley Railroad has so many great train ride options, and one of them is an overnight stay in the Castaway Caboose. The train will take you to a remote destination and be back to pick you up when your vacation ends. Be prepared to truly get away from it all, and make sure you bring enough food!
8. A Fire Tower (Dunmore)
Thorny Mountain Fire Tower is available for overnight rentals from Seneca State Forest from May to October. It's rustic, but the views are spectacular! It books up quickly, so make sure to plan ahead.
9. A Houseboat (Sutton)
That's right, you can rent a houseboat from the Sutton Lake Marina and sleep under the stars, rocked to sleep by the lake. Some of these boats even come equipped with water slides.
10. A One-Room Schoolhouse (Shepherdstown)
This former one-room schoolhouse built in the 1800s is on the National Register of Historic Places and offers a comfortable stay convenient to tons of local activities. There's a calming stream running through the property that you can sit beside as you relax and enjoy the peace and quiet!
11. A Coal Company House (Thomas)
Thomas is known for its coal mining history, so these hosts have decided to put together a coal company themed getaway! Thomas is close to some of the best hiking in the state, as well as some fascinating historical sites and delicious restaurants, and this super cute tiny house is a great place to stay as you explore it all.
Do you want to learn more about any (or all!) of these amazing overnight options? Which ones make you want to pack your overnight bag and hit the road? Find more details for each here:
School Bus Conversion, Thomas Coal Company House, Organ Cave, Welsh Cottage, Houseboat, Caboose, Log Cabin, Round House, Fire Tower, Schoolhouse, Barn Loft.
And of course, these aren’t the only cool places to sleep in West Virginia. We’ve featured others here:
Stay Overnight In The 130-Year-Old Blennerhassett Hotel, An Allegedly Haunted Spot In West Virginia and You Can Rent This Entire Island In West Virginia For Just $332 Per Night.
Address: Hedgesville, WV, USA Address: Summersville, WV 26651, USA Address: Shepherdstown, WV, USA Address: Cass, WV 24927, USA Address: Dunmore, WV 24934, USA Address: Durbin, WV 26264, USA Address: Ronceverte, WV 24970, USA Address: Sutton, WV 26601, USA Address: Clendenin, WV, USA Address: Thomas, WV 26292, USA