Where to Cozy Up for A New River Gorge, WV, HoneymoonJanuary 17, 2014
From gourmet dining and artisan shopping to outdoor recreation and adventure, a luxury cabin getaway in the New River Gorge, WV, has everything you need for the perfect honeymoon.
If you want to come play here, there are plenty of places to stay. Get more than just a basic bed. It’s your honeymoon, after all. It’s affordable to find luxury in the Gorge, and worth the upgrade for this special celebration of your new life together.
Here’s a look at the lodging options suited for you loving newlyweds on your romantic woodland honeymoon.
Elegance & Adventure
If you’re truly excited to explore the forests together, why not stay right on site at an adventure central? Cabins on the Gorge at Adventures on the Gorge and the luxury cabins at Ace Adventure Resort are quiet and secluded, but still in the heart of the action.
Cabins on the Gorge cabins have a double shower, a large hot tub on the deck, an outdoor grill and fire pit, full kitchen, and many other amenities. They also have smaller “Outback Cabins” with hot tubs and grills. Linens are provided at each. The cabins are all set back into the forest, but centrally located near the restaurants, which include the famous Smokey’s on the Gorge gourmet buffet and low-key Chetty’s Pub.
Ace Adventure Resort has a variety of cabins with hot tubs and spacious outdoor decks and dining space. Amenities also include charcoal grills, campfire areas, washers & dryers, fireplaces, fully-equipped kitchens and more. There’s a lake on-site for swimming, and leaping onto the giant air-filled “blob.” On-site dining includes a banquet-style barbecue smoke house and a bar/grill.
You can book your cabin at either resort as part of a package, with a whitewater rafting trip, zip lining adventure, rock climb, rappel, Bridge Walk, hike, mountain bike ride, or any number of adventures, from tame to extreme. Both resorts have year-round options for outdoor excitement.
Cozy up together in a home with some history at The Historic Morris Harvey House B&B. They have a variety of romantic add-on packages, from relaxing couple’s massages to picnics in the surrounding parks. Or, have sparkling cider and sweet treats waiting on you when you arrive, and enjoy them as you stroll through the grounds gardens. The B&B is close to charming downtown Fayetteville, and connected with local adventure outfitters to set up excursions for you.
The rustic but elegant family-owned and built cabins at Opossum Creek Retreat are surrounded by wilderness and natural beauty. The deluxe cabins have everything you need— hot tubs, fully-stocked kitchens, and more. The handcrafted woodwork you can find in each room are individually carved touches from the owners, from headboards to polished door borders. It’s a personal touch on cabins built for comfort.
Located on more than 60 acres of scenic property, the Dogwood Ridge Farms fields are full of wildlife, from graceful deer to wild turkey to bouncing rabbits. It sits on a historic Civil War encampment site, known as the “Dogwood gap.” The cabins have hot tubs and fireplaces to keep you cozy at night, and high-speed internet. XM radio and cable to keep you connected.
Or, head to Babcock State Park in the summer season to stay in one of their deluxe cabins, with a fireplace, fully-stocked kitchen & linens and screened porches. You’ll be staying directly in the middle of a protected forest haven, with lake boating, sports courts, trails, fishing and horseback riding there in the park. It’s also home to the state’s most photographed icon, the Glade Creek Grist Mill.
Cozy with Character
Wake to a meal of a home-cooked pancake breakfast from the owners of The County Seat B&B. Nestled just a touch back from the Gorge, the charming cottage home was built in 1910, and you can enjoy a private room with a private bath when you stay.
Or take a trip to Mamaw’s House, the old Minden coal mining town home of the former company store manager. The owner keeps the home as her grandmother (“Mamaw”) used to, with a classy but homestyle touch, including lace tablecloths and the original claw-foot bathtub. There’s plenty of sleeping and lounging space, a grill, washer & dryer and a large front porch.
That’s just a few of the cozy spots to curl up together for a New River Gorge honeymoon. There are plenty more lodging options, from campsites and hostels to full family homes with adjoined suites for the happy couple.
Where are you staying for your New River Gorge honeymoon?