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Why Visit West Virginia: 7 Reasons to Visit the Mountain State

Vacationers who venture into the mountains of West Virginia are rewarded with breathtaking natural beauty, a vibrant culture and history, and all the pepperoni rolls they can eat. Explore some of the top reasons why West Virginia belongs on your must-visit list below! 

1. Luxury Lodging at Harman’s Log Cabins

Log cabin with large windows and outdoor hot tub.Nestled into the Monongahela National Forest, Harman’s Log Cabins are the most luxurious lodging around. Each of the 21 spacious luxury West Virginia cabins is equipped with first class amenities and range from 1 to 4 bedrooms, perfect for lovebird weekends and family getaways alike. All of the cabins have AC and complimentary high speed internet, in addition to a full kitchen and outdoor deck with views of the beautiful forest around you. 

Guests can easily embark on trail hikes, fish for trophy trout, learn to rock climb, and more – just steps from any of the rentals at Harman’s Log Cabins! 

2. Trophy Trout Fishing

Man and woman fishing trout at harman's log cabins.Harman’s Log Cabins offers 2 miles of access to a private trophy trout stream, stocked 10 months of the year. This is both a wild and carefully curated experience, as guests are treated to a once in a lifetime fishing adventure that was created with sustainability in mind. Catch and release trout up to 12 lbs! 

Professional fly fishing guides can be booked in advance with the Fly Fishing Manager, Tim Caudill, here

3. Scenic Hiking

Romantic couple on a hike.Guests at Harman’s Log Cabins find themselves at the start of several hiking paths when on the property. From the easy Stream Access trail that flows through the property to the rocky shoreline of Third Big Hole, there is a path for every mood that leads to stunning views, wildlife watching, and maybe even a dip in a cool stream. 

4. Rock Climbing

Rock climbers climbing up a rock face.Want to catch the view from a little higher? Harman’s has worked with Seneca Rocks Climbing School to develop an entry-level rock climbing adventure in nearby Hopeville Canyon, which is easily accessible from the cabins. Novices and seasoned climbers alike can enjoy one of the most exciting activities West Virginia has to offer as they accompany an experienced and certified outdoor guide up the rocks! 

5. Seneca Rocks

Seneca Rocks.Visit one of West Virginia’s most popular landmarks, Seneca Rocks, and see why they’re so big in the rock climbing community. Towering nearly 900 feet above the North Fork River, this awe-inspiring sandstone formation is a training and practice site for many of the area’s climbing schools and experienced climbers. 

If climbing isn’t your speed, visitors at Seneca Rocks also enjoy catch and release fishing, day hiking through the Seneca Rocks Hiking Trail, nature viewing, and the relaxation that comes with being immersed in nature. 

6. Spruce Knob

Aerial view of Spruce Knob, West Virginia.Spruce Knob is West Virginia’s highest peak, measuring in at over 4,800 feet above sea level. Day hiking, backpacking, and wildlife viewing are the most popular activities here. Visitors have over 60 miles of hiking trails to explore, with no shortage of places to stop and take in the sights that Spruce Knob is famous for. 

7. North Fork Mountain Trail

View from North Fork Mountain of germany valley.The North Fork Mountain Trail is 24.7 miles long, with ample overlooks that give hikers the privilege of unforgettable views of the West Virginia wilderness. Those hiking the full trail will find Flat Tower, Table Rock Vista, Chimney Top, and more – but even a mile on the North Fork Mountain Trail will bring you to overlooks with views that just can’t be beat! 

From scenic drives to heart-pounding climbs, West Virginia has something for every kind of traveler. Find the footing for your West Virginia vacation at Harman’s Log Cabins!