Located in the heart of the New River Gorge region, Fayetteville, West Virginia, is a charming and adventure-packed town that beckons to outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Known for its breathtaking scenery, diverse recreational activities, and a tight-knit community, Fayetteville is a hidden gem in the Mountain State that offers a rich variety of experiences waiting to be explored.
During the winter season, breathtaking panoramas unveil themselves as the leaves have fallen, granting you magnificent, unobstructed views that stretch for miles. Witness the appearance of intricate ice formations clinging to rock cliffs and frozen waterfalls that will leave you in sheer awe. You can enjoy countless hiking trails and even take a Bridge Walk tour, strolling along the catwalk beneath the New River Gorge Bridge.
Other outdoor adventures include Arrowhead Bike Farm which is open year-round for fun. Bundle up and try your hand at winter mountain biking with a rolling loop trail system and convenient bike rentals onsite. Also, one of the prettiest ways to take in the winter views is by flying from tree to tree on a zipline tour with a nearby outfitter.
Fayetteville is a foodie town and wintertime is the perfect season to enjoy a hearty meal at one of the delicious restaurants without enduring the summer lines. Start the day off with waffles and candied bacon at the Wood Iron Eatery, enjoy a jerk chicken bowl at the Take Out for lunch and end the evening with a melt-in-your mouth pork belly and pickled brussel sprouts at Wanderlust Creative Foods.
After dinner take some time to indulge in Fayetteville’s vibrant craft beer scene. Home to several breweries, be sure to stop by The Free Folk Brewery, Bridge Brew Works, and the Southside Tap House downtown. For those looking for some retail therapy, enjoy an eclectic array of shops in a charming and walkable historic downtown. Gear up for your next adventure with adventure gear shops, browse the local boutiques, stop by the Love Hope Center for the Arts Gallery and more.
For a charming and unique stay, you might consider snuggling up at the Historic Morris Harvey House Bed & Breakfast, complete with its own onsite speakeasy. If you’re seeking unique accommodations that showcase West Virginia artists and offer modern comforts, Lafayette Flats Boutique Vacation Rentals offers beautifully curated flats. Alternatively, you can opt for a snug retreat at Bear Mountain Campground and Cabins, or explore a trendy Airbnb conveniently located within walking distance of downtown shops and restaurants.
Winter is a great time to visit – enjoy live music and events most weekends in the winter season including our annual New Year’s Day Polar Swim into the New River, Wizard weekend in the last weekend of January and the Fayette Songwriters Festival in February!