Wave goodbye to the days of booking a shoddy hotel room and getting cookie cutter accommodations while taking a siesta – and say hello to local living! With companies like Airbnb offering furnished apartments, houses, and cottages on rent for cheap, travelers are moving away from the drab of a hotel room and trading in their plastic key cards for the keys to a home away from home – even if it’s just for the weekend. Whether you’re looking for a place to set up basecamp for your ski trip or are thinking ahead for Spring, these spots are sure to please!
1. Grizz’s Cabin
Located on the banks of the Holly River, Grizz’s Cabin can comfortably accommodate up to five and comes fully loaded with furnishings and a large kitchen. The natural hardwood construction gives off a cozy, rustic feel while the covered deck overlooking the river offers a perfect setting for summer nights sitting out and taking in the evening air. Located in the Hacker Valley, this cabin is the perfect spot for hikers! 304-493-9412
2. Olde Lower Store Nook
Old charm with modern amenities – this cozy hole-in-the-wall has got character! This two-bedroom nook garners a full bodied kitchen and even offers cable TV and WIFI on site to cater to its guests. Located in downtown Webster Springs, visitors will be within walking distance of the town’s best shops, restaurants, and parks! Nightly or weekly stay available.
3. Canfield’s River Cottage
This cozy abode sits conveniently across the road from the Gauley River, plus a short walk will get you back to town from Webster Springs and Cowen. This cottage features a fully equipped kitchen, 3-bedrooms, 1 bath, washer & dryer, covered back porch with grill and fire pit, cable TV, WIFI, landline phone and heating/cooling. Don’t be fooled by its size, this pad can sleep up to eight! 304-644-2202
4. Bend of the River Cottage
This inviting cabin is one mile south of Cleveland, situated along the Little Kanawha River and close to WV Route 20. The cabin is well constructed and has many amenities, including electric heating and A/C, fully equipped kitchen and furnishings. Sleeps 5 and can be rented out on a daily or weekly basis. Stop in and fall in love with this cute and quaint space! 304-493-4912
5. Bear Necessity Retreat
Gorgeous! Secluded for guest comfort, the Bear Necessity Retreat is the ultimate vacation pad to get the band together for a weekend that is sure to be one for the books! Capable of sleeping up to 13 of your closest friends or family, you’ll find it hard to leave the comforts of these walls. Adventure out onto the wrap-around deck or keep it cozy inside by the stone fire – the choice is yours! 304-493-6647
ICYMI, check out part one of Live Like A Local in Webster County here.