Some of the Local Attractions
A variety of nearby experiences to enjoy
Huntersville was established in 1821, and named for the hunters and trappers who came to trade their goods. It used to be the county seat before moving to Marlinton in 1891. The town was ravaged during the Civil War times, and some of the churches and homes served as make shift hospitals for the soldiers. A historical group was formed for Huntersville, and has worked very hard in trying to preserve so much history in this little town....to include a Civil War Cemetary, the old Jailhouse, the old two-room schoolhouse, and so much more....Host to an incredible festival the first weekend in October every year....Huntersville Traditions Day.."Stepping back to a time when life was simple and our tradtions began."j.m.dunham
Camp Twin Creeks, an amazing boy/girls camp, located in the little unincorporated town of Minnehaha Springs, offers two week sessions through out the summer, where kids from all over the world come to partake in the spectacular programs offered there. We are located only three miles from the camp, so we are very convenient for parents who need to drop off or pick up campers.
Geocaching, this area is a geocachers paradise. There are hundreds of caches within a dozen miles of the scenic and inviting Carriage House Inn
Watoga State Park's exciting hiking trails, paddle boats, and swimming. You can also pick up the Greenbrier River Trail there....and a must see is Jack Horner's Corner...great place to rent mountain bikes, and pick up some snacks to take with you on the trail.
Cranberry Glades demonstrates a slice of the Artic left over from the Ice Age.
Falls of Hill Creeks, a series of three falls that cascade 20 feet, 45 feet, and the third falling 65 feet, thus making this waterfall one of the highest in West Virginia.
Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park is the site of West Virginia's most significant battle of the "War Between the States" and also a great picnic area.
Beartown State Park's boardwalk meanders through the unusual rock formations created by the faulting of the sandstone during the Pennsylvania age.
The Quilt Trail of Pocahontas County, "the quilt squares chosen for the 2013 Sequicentennial themed trail are rooted in 19th century origins and Civil War significance." Enjoy this wonderful drive through Pocahontas County, West Virginia.
Marlinton, the county seat, offers:
Shopping: C.J. Richardson's...the AMAZING old fashioned hardware store
Pocahontas County Artisan Co-Op, locally hand-crafted treasures
The Dirt Bean, a quaint little coffee shop and bicycle shop
Access to the scenic Greenbrier River Trail
The County Historical Society Museum
The uniquely constructed and restored Opera House offers a variety of programmed entertainment
The quaint National Register Pocahontas County Courthouse houses a series of paintings depicting twelve of the county's scenic and historical sites, all painted by local artist, Betty Kramer-Vydra...my mother
North of the Inn
Green Bank Radio Astronomy Observatory internationally renowned
Cass Scenic Railroad with its old-time steam engines and spectacular views
Durbin Train, The Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad have four unique trains and offer five mountain rail adventures.
Snowshoe Ski Resort, ski capital of the mid-Atlantic states offers superb downhill skiing, mountain biking, swimming, tennis and golf at the challenging Gary Player Golf Course, The Raven
The Famous Greenbrier Resort is located just 45 minutes away from my Inn in White Sulphur Springs. The Greenbrier hosts a premier PGA Tour Event, The Greenbrier Classic in the first part of July. Things fill up quickly around the area, and my Inn is in a great location to stay, we are only 45 minutes away.
The Homestead, a prestigious golf resort and spa, is located 35 minutes to the East in Hot Springs, Virginia.