Where to Stay In the New River GorgeJanuary 20, 2012
If you’re planning a trip to the Gorge, one of the first things you should think about is where you’ll stay while you’re here.
There are so many different options for lodging; cabins, hotels, campgrounds, B&Bs. By understanding the choices that are here, you can figure out what’s going to work best for you and your group.
Let’s take a look at what you’ll find in the Gorge:
Have a big group or concerned about cost? Or do you just like the communing with nature and sleeping under the stars? There are plenty of opportunities to camp around the Gorge, from organized campgrounds with many amenities (think showers and laundry areas), to rustic camping in remote areas with little more than a portable toilet.
Hotels offer the convenient option of a place to lay your head at the end of a busy day. Their staff makes sure your room is tidied every day and many hotels are national chains, so you know what you’re getting.
If your idea of a perfect vacation is a getaway where you don’t have to cook, clean, or lift a finger, a hotel might be your best bet.
Bed and Breakfast
The Bed & Breakfast is quaint in nature and communal in style. This option is great for folks who have outgoing personalities and like being around other people. This style of lodging is more apt to appeal to couples or a small family.
B&B’s around here are typically small, popular lodging choices. Try to book your stay as far in advance as possible, especially if you have a particular B&B in mind.
Cabins are the new home away from home for vacationers, allowing groups to cook their own meals and relax in a beautiful, comfortable setting. Cabin types vary from small rustic models with few amenities to extravagant digs that make you feel like royalty. In the Gorge, you’ll find cabins that are privately owned or those that are part of adventure resorts.
Cabins appeal to everyone from couples to large groups. In fact, some cabin businesses have models that can sleep up to 20 people. One of the best things about staying in cabins is that most of them are close to the outdoor action, like biking, hiking, climbing, and rafting.
Where do you like to stay when you visit the Gorge?