|Lodging and area info...|
There are many lodging options available here in the New River Gorge Region... a wide variety of cabins, camping, motel accommodations in Fayetteville, Bed and Breakfasts... We try to partner with some of the areas finest to give you a variety.
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A few lodging options we have lined up already:
Adventures on The Gorge located just across the New River Gorge Bridge from Fayetteville (about 20 minutes from Babcock) is offering several discounted lodging, dining and adventure activity packages for Gristmill Grinder particpants and their families. Be sure to mention the Gristmill Grinder packages when you call!
O’Possum Creek Retreat http://www.opossumcreek.com/ Nice deluxe cabins, several sizes and types available. "The Meadows" is fantastic for large groups! About 20 minutes from the park. PLEASE mention you are here for the Gristmill Grinder!! 888-488-4836
Babcock State Park has lodging – with cabins and camping available. For more info go to www.babcocksp.com
Hawks Nest State Park has lodging at the rim of the New River Gorge. Located in Ansted on Route 60- they have easy access, great views and are just 25 minutes from Babcock. For more info go to http://www.hawksnestsp.com/
Hemlock Haven http://www.hemlockhavenwv.com/ Nice deluxe cabins, also dog friendly. 15 minutes from Babcock - Mention you are here for the Babcock Gristmill Grinder-
In the town of Fayetteville, the Quality Inn is also giving us a sweet offer- mention the “Grinder” for discounted rooms., $59 a night! It is close to town and all the shops and fine eateries… and about 25 minutes to the park. Go to Quality Inn New River Gorge…Or call 304-574-3443
ACE Adventure Center near Oak Hill also has cabins of many types- they have discounted lodging our race weekend... plus Canopy Tours…. Sounds fun huh? Go to http://www.aceraft.com/ or call 800-787-3982, PLEASE mention you are here for the Gristmill Grinder!! About 40 minutes from the park...ACE also offers river trips - wild-to-mild, fishing trips, mountain biking and more....
Before or after Babcock, there are MANY outdoor options, here are a few suggestions:
Hiking/running trails in the area are plentiful! The Long Point Trail is a local favorite- a short trip to a spectacular view of the bridge and gorge. Click here for info. Another favorite of mine personally is the Endless Wall Trail. Also a short trip, just 3 miles done as a loop- it has several amazing overlooks into the New River Gorge. Nice quality singletrack for running or walking, Click here for info.
If Mountain Biking is one of your interests, you will be a happy rider here! Many trails are accessible from the Fayetteville Town Park (how cool is that?) and a newly created system for bikes is just outside of town. Know as the "Arrowhead Trails" these singletrack gems are rated by difficulty and there are several loops and options. For more info on these and other area rides stop in Marathon Bikes in Fayetteville. Located beside the courthouse, and across from Waterstone- they have gear, maps, advice and all you need to have fun out there. To check them out, click here
Of course with so much quality mountain biking here we have two shops - New River Bikes is located on the main drag as you come into town. They offer quality service, and offer tours as well. You can check them out click here
Fishing in the region is fantastic with so many possibilities. The New River is fantastic for Small Mouth Bass and fishing trips can be reserved in the gorge section with professionals. The tributaries of the New offer amazing trout fishing as well! All of this is located in and around our New River Gorge Bridge. For more ideas and to see what your options are go to Profishwv
After all that running, hiking and biking and fishing you will be pretty hungry... good thing we have so many great places to eat in town! So much diversity and all are amazing - Check them out below in random order:
Pies & Pints - serves up handcrafted pizza and premium beer. But that's not all - Great salads, wings and sandwiches are all waiting for you!
Secret Sandwich Society - Serious sandwiches, homemade chips and soups, premium beer.... ahhhh!
Gumbo's Cajun Restaurant - Serving up Lunch and Dinner with a wide variety of tasty Cajun offerings and Burgers
Cathedral Cafe - serving up Breakfast and Lunch in an old church- yep, still has the stained glass windows. Try the Soup of the Day, Great sandwiches and more. Enjoy a great cup of coffee while you are there...
For more general info about the New River Gorge - activities, dining, lodging and other events - visit www.newrivergorgecvb.com or send us an email and we will be happy to help!