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Where to eat, sleep and shop!
Tamarack in Beckley offers a
fine selection of West Virginia juried
handcrafts and West Virginia grown food products...
West Virginia, it doesn't matter if you take the high road or the low road when
it's time to make your choices for where to eat, sleep or shop. Travelers will
find an eclectic selection of basics from five diamond to country comfort.
The Chop House in Charleston,
The Greenbrier's great restaurants in White Sulphur Springs, Robert's
at Glade Springs in Daniels and The Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown all provide guests with fine dining experiences.
an unusual setting for a fabulous restaurant, but at Rebels and Redcoats in Huntington,
you go through the bowling alley to discover the charming colonial restaurant.
Food and Friends
in Lewisburg is cozy and warm, a great place for lingering over your meal. The
Char in Beckley is a long-time favorite for steaks and chops, while Northern Panhandle
residents will point you to Muriale's or Julio's in the Clarksburg area for great
Italian food. In Berkeley Springs, it's Tari's for fine fresh cuisine. In Fairmont,
you'll need reservations for The Aquarium Lounge.
And out on
the road doesn't mean out of dining options. In central West Virginia,
you'll be glad you stopped at Café Cimino in Sutton. On your way
into the Greenbrier and New River Valley areas, take a minute
to stop at Hillsboro's Country Roads Café, where repeat visitors
crave the homemade vegetable soup.
The General Lewis Inn, Lewisburg, serves a mean country breakfast, lunch and dinner to those staying at the Inn as well as travelers passing through town. The Cathedral
Café in Fayetteville makes a case for conversion as the owners have transformed
the former church into a restaurant, art and bookstore.
Head to South
Charleston for great seafood at General Seafood on the docked
Edward's Moonlight sternwheeler or up to Chef Dan's in Charleston
where pasta-any-way and great musical entertainment are favorites
among the locals. Moving north, you'll enjoy La Casa's Mexican
selections in Morgantown or Blennerhasset Hotel's charming historic
atmosphere in its Harman's Restaurant.
are plenty of stops to shop for West Virginia specialty food products. Tamarack in Beckley offers a cafeteria run by The Greenbrier and a West Virginia foods
shop. Charleston's Capitol Market offers a fine selection of
West Virginia food products. In Lewisburg,
stop at the Stonehouse General Store and Wine Shop for a varied selection of local
West Virginia accommodations range from 5-star hotels to state park cabins like this one at Greenbrier State Forest.
state parks located around the state, travelers who want to experience a comfortable
night's rest in country quiet are sure to find the right place wherever they visit.
A quick visit to the state's web site, www.wvstateparks.com,
will show you where the parks are and what they offer.
Some have lodges, cabins
and campgrounds. Others offer cabins and campgrounds. Still others are campgrounds
only. State parks staffs can help plan family reunions and group overnights. If
you're looking for the best places to bring everyone together for a great time,
try a state park!
Bed and Breakfasts
natural resources industries once meant that around the state
wealthy industrialists and landowners built wonderful homes for
Today, many of these, along with other large homes,
have been converted to WV
bed and breakfasts where guests will find a good night's rest
and a wonderful morning meal. Each B&B is as unique as its innkeeper,
so you'll find yourself learning more about the state and our
residents at each location.
Hotels and motels
You can select from the familiarity of a chain hotel to the individuality of locally
owned hotels around the state. From Embassy Suites, the Marriott, Country Inn and Suites to Holidays Inns to
Microtel's and Red Roof Inns, the state's chain hotels provide a good selection
of lodging options to suit any traveler's budget and tastes.
owned lodging options like the Blennerhassett Hotel in Parkersburg, Oglebay Park
in Wheeling and the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown offer the same services of the
other hotels combined with the personalities and tastes of their independent owners.
The Blenko Glass Company in Huntington offers tours and
Shopping around for the right souvenir or special gift? Try
a West Virginia glass factory!
Blenko in Huntington, Fenton Art Glass in Williamstown outside
of Parkersburg, and Homer Laughlin China Company in Newell are well known for
their collectible works.
handcrafts are more to your liking, stop at one of these specialty spots: Cabin
Creek Quilts in Malden, outside of Charleston, offers shoppers quilts, table linens,
baby gifts and more. In Charleston, Alex Franklin's South Hills shop includes
fine giftware and stationery as well as a wonderful Mountain Artisans corner of
fine local handcrafts. There's also Artists at Work in Elkins, the Art Colony at The Greenbrier and the
Wheeling Artisan Center.
shopping in the Lewisburg, Beckley and Eastern Panhandle areas is a sure bet for
anyone searching for something old, while outlet shopping at the Flatwoods Mall makes shopping at the center of the state fun for everyone.
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