Elkhorn Inn & Theater - Eckman, West Virginia, 24829, United States





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Museum Room at the Elkhorn Inn

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The historic "Coal Heritage Trail" Elkhorn Inn was built in 1922 by Empire Coal & Coke Company as their Miner's Clubhouse, replacing two wooden buildings which burned down. As we have learned (and continue to learn) from our guests, many of whom lived in or worked in our building, our building served many purposes throughout the years, including being a rooming house for miner's families, the Hawley Coal office, a police barracks, a nurse's lodging house, and a document storage company! The Elkhorn Inn's Museum Room features a growing collection of art, photography, books, scrip, documents, post cards, china, and historic memorabilia on the Empire Coal & Coke Company, Hawley Coal, Landgraff, coal mining, the Norfolk & Western and Norfolk Southern "Pocahontas" railroad (which goes past the Inn), and McDowell County. Also on display are Builder Levy's documentary photographsDoug Wonders' and Michael Shufelt's rail photography spanning more than 25 years of the "Pokey", and Sean Hoyden's railroad photography. If you have historic items you would like to donate, or to have us display, please email us or call us at 1-800-708-2040.

The Inn's Gift Shop features hand-crafted West Virginia coal statuettes, hand-made silver, lamp-glass bead, and Elkhorn Creek-glass jewelry, pearls, vintage blown-glass ornaments, old-timey "coal" candy", locally made james, jellies, and sauces, specialty "foodie" items, stained glass windows and suncatchers by Richard Latshaw, signed books by James Porterfield and Homer Hickam, Elkhorn Inn embroidered-logo apparel, and one-of-a-kind ceramics, sculpture, and fine art. See our "Gift Shop" page for more details and to order, or call us at 1-800-708-2040.

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The Empire Coal & Coke Company's engine! The Elkhorn inn building was built in 1922 by Empire Coal & Coke as their  Miner's Clubhouse.

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Matches from the "Pocahontas" railroad

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China from the Dining Car of the N&W "Pocahontas" - now the NS- that goes past the Elkhorn Inn

Elkhorn Inn & Theater
30767 Coal Heritage Road, Landgraff
Eckman, West Virginia, 24829, United States
Call: (800) 708-2040 | (304) 862-2031
(304) 862-2031


Elkhorn Inn & Theatre

Featured on HGTV, CNN Travel, and Bon Appetit Appalachia!, and a 2017 SCORE Business Champion, the historic, 1922 "Coal Heritage Trail" Elkhorn Inn is on US Route 52 ("Coal Heritage Road") in Landgraff, WV, between Eckman & Kimball, just 18 miles (30 minutes) from Bluefield, WV/VA. The Elkhorn Inn provides bed-and-breakfast accommodation in 14 air-conditioned & heated guest rooms, and fine dining by reservation for up to 25 people. The pet and family-friendly Inn offers FREE WiFi, phone calls, satellite TV, & parking, a balcony & covered rail-view patio, fireplace, and a Gift Shop/Gallery and Museum Room. We have world-class railfanning, trout fishing on Elkhorn Creek, and excellent bird-watching right at the Inn, fab "leaf-peeping", & THE best ATV trails in the eastern USA! And it's LEGAL to ride ATVs on the roads here, so you can ride your ATV right from the Inn to the Hatfield-McCoy Trails or hundreds of miles of FREE trails in McDowell County!