First Timer’s Guide to Webster Springs

Whether you’re visiting from Elkins or North Carolina or even as far away as Maine, a day in Webster Springs is a must during your visit to Webster County. As the metropolis of the County, the downtown area is jam-packed with exciting highlights. With so much to do and see, this is your ultimate first timer’s guide to see all Webster Springs has to offer:

Take in some history:

Take in some of Webster County’s history at Court House Square.

For your first stop, learn all about the history of Webster Springs. Check out Webster County Court House Square to get a look at the county’s operational courthouse built-in 1895. Just in front of the Court House, you will see the Sulphur Well which was added to the square in 1937 to give the visitors of Webster Springs a chance to experience the salt Sulphur water that supported the tourism boom of the late 19th and early 20th century. You can also see the coal block on display on the front lawn mined from Curtin which was placed in the mid-1930s as a reminder of coal’s historical impact in Webster County.

Shop til you drop:

Shop ’til you drop at Minnich’s.

Just around the corner from the Court House Square are several locally owned and operated shops bursting at the seam with unique products and gifts. The Addison Visitor Center is the perfect place to pick up souvenirs for friends and family, but there’s a good chance you will be leaving with a few presents for yourself as well! Minnich’s Florist and Gift Shop sits just across the street and is home to breathtaking floral arrangements, gifts and even a small boutique of men’s, women’s and children’s clothes and shoes! The Olde Lower Store is just a short walk past the red light for primitives, candles, and so much more. There is no way you will leave Webster Springs empty-handed!

Grab a bite to eat:

There are so many great places to eat in Webster Springs it’s hard to just choose one spot. The Custard Stand is a staple for any visit to Webster Springs. You can’t go wrong with one of their famous chili dogs and a peanut butter milkshake! Stop by The Springs Soup and Sandwich Shop for a delicious hand-crafted sandwich and some hand-dipped ice cream. Be sure to stop in on Friday for Bryan’s chicken salad sandwich – it is not to be missed! Perhaps you want to grill out, Spillman Mountain Farm Products has the best selection of local meats and products to complete any cookout!

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Mountain Park:

Take a stroll down Lover’s Lane.

Just across the bridge from downtown is Bakers Island where you’ll be able to enjoy the sights along the Elk River and perhaps have a picnic under one of the many pavilions. Lover’s Lane is also a spot not to be missed. Revamped in 2018, this 3/4-mile-long boardwalk was part of the community over 100 years ago and is back and better than ever for residents and tourists alike to take in the natural beauty of Webster Springs. The walk along the Back Fork of the Elk River ends in a small park with a historical swing bridge and views that will stick in your mind long after you leave Webster Springs.

Stay the Night:

Don’t limit yourself to just one day in Webster County. Webster Springs is the perfect spot to stay the night. The Mineral Springs Motel is located in the heart of downtown Webster Springs and is a charming place to stay. If you’re bringing the whole family, there are several furnished vacation rentals located within the downtown area such as Christine’s Cottage, the Dotson House, Hatton Hut, the Olde Lower Store Nook or the Blue Iris Inn Air BnB. Wherever you choose to stay, you’ll be glad you had more time to spend in Webster Springs.

This is just the beginning of the fun to be had in Webster Springs and all of Webster County. Follow along on Facebook and through our website for lists of events in the area and plan your trip today!