Welcome to the Elkhorn Inn & Theater!

Welcome to the historic, "Coal Heritage Trail" Elkhorn Inn! Whether you love fine dining, railfanning, fishing, ATVing, hiking, "leaf-peeping", golf, history, or just hanging out in the beautiful southern West Virginia mountains, there's plenty for you to enjoy at the Elkhorn Inn! Featured on HGTV, CNN Travel, Speed Channel, and many others, the Elkhorn Inn provides up to 30 guests with unique, historic bed-and-breakfast lodging in 14 a/c guest rooms, and truly fine dining by reservation- we are the ONLY rerstaurant in the region on the "Bon Appetit Appalachia" 13-state "foodie" map! Well-behaved kids are always welcome, and we're "pet-friendly", too!
Call us at 304-862-2031 or 1-800-708-2040 for reservations!

"The best legal train-watching location in the USA"!

Sean Hoyden's photo of the NS "Pocahontas" going past the Elkhorn Inn- "The Best Legal Train-Watching Location in the USA" according to Railfan & Railroad Magazine!

Fine Chef Dan Dining at the Elkhorn Inn!

The Elkhorn Inn is the ONLY restaurant in the region on the Bon Appetit Appalachia 13-state "foodie" map!
We offer fine dining by reservation- call us at 304-862-2031 and treat yourself to a Chef Dan Dinner at the Elkhorn Inn!
Dinners from $55.00 + 15% gratuity and tax per person. Hot Breakfasts from $15.00 per person. Lunches from $17.00 per person, + 15% gratuity and tax.

ATV on THE best trails in the eastern US!

The Elkhorn Inn is surrounded by THE best ATVing in the eastern USA! AND you can tride your ATV or UTV right from the Inn to 100s of miles of FREE trail throughout McDowell County, as well as the famed "Hatfield-McCoy Trail System" trails! It is LEGAL to ride ATVs and UTVs on our roads! The nearest Hatfield McCoy Trail to the Elkhorn Inn is the "Indian Ridge" trail (trailhead at Ashland), and it connects to their "Pinnacle Creek" trail (Pineville trailhead) and "Pocahontas" trail (trailhead in Bramwell).

Dining at the Elkhorn Inn

The Elkhorn Inn Dining Room can seat up to 30 people for breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

The Elkhorn Inn's Railview Covered Front Porch...

Guests, including author/historian James Portefield, and documentary filmmaker Elaine McMillion, on the Elkhorn Inn's covered front porch, from wqhere you can watch the trains go by, rain or shine!

The Elkhorn Inn's Fireplace Lounge

The Elkhorn Inn's Fireplace Lounge

We're Biker-Friendly!

Featured on Speed Channel's "2-Wheel Tuesday" program, when motorcycle champion Chris Carr and his wife rode our "Biker B&B Inn-to-Inn Special", the Elkhorn Inn has always welcomed bikers! We have plenty of free, off-road parking, too!

We're Pet Friendly!

The Elkhorn Inn is pet-friendly! You are welcome to bring Fido or Fifi, but please call us first at 304-862-2031 to let us know if you wish to bring a pet! We have a $25 per guest room pet fee, pets must remain leashed on our property, and must not be a nuisance to other guests. Pet owners are personally and financially responsible for their pets and any damages they may do. Please rmember to bring anyting your pet needs to be happy, such as food, treats, bowls, leash/lead, toys, pet bed or crate, "blankie", etc.

Fish "The best wild trout stream in the USA"!

Elkhorn Creek, which runs right behind the Elkhorn Inn, has been called "the best wild trout stream in the USA" for its abundance of very large (24"-32") wild brown and rainbow trout! You can fish or fly-fish in the creek or from the bank, and all you need is a West Virginia Fishing License, which you can purches at any Walmart in the state of West Virginia! We do reccomend chest waders if you will be fishing in the creek, and we promote catch-and-release fishing.

Elkhorn Inn Guest Rooms

The Yellow Flowers Private Bath Guest Room at the Elkhorn Inn

Elkhorn Inn Guest Rooms

The Blue Flowers Private Bath Guest Room at the Elkhorn Inn

Elkhorn Inn Guest Rooms

The Apples Guest Room at the Elkhorn Inn

Elkhorn Inn Amenities

  • FREE high-speed WiFi internet access
  • FREE phone calls
  • FREE off-road parking, with ample room for ATVs, motorcycles, vehicle trailers, trucks, and busses. Power washer available for guest use. 
  • FREE Continental Breakfast is included with our guest rooms.
  • Fine dining by reservation: Chef Dan Dinners, Lunches, and Hot Breakfasts may be booked with your guest room or seperately by those not staying at the Inn.
  • We are child, family, and pet-friendly! ($25 pet fee, per guest room; please call us at 304-862-2031 for details if you will be bringing a pet).
  • Mini-Fridge is available for guest use.
  • Air conditioning/heating, down & down-alternative comforters, feather & down-alternative pillows, bathrobes, bottled water, and Signature Toiletries in each guest room. We have antique, claw-foot bathtubs, too!
  • Cable television, VCR, DVD, a library of books, movies, children's books, and games are available for guest enjoyment.
  • We have an ATCS railroad scanner and monitor for our railfan guests, as well as rail-view guest rooms, dining room, balcony, and covered front patio!
  • Our Gift Shop/Gallery features fine, original art and textiles, NS railroad items, Elkhorn Inn logo apparel, West Virginia gifts, "foodie" products, signed books, hand-crafted jewelry, vintage American quilts, and vintage items.
  • Our Museum Room focuses on area history, railroading, and coal mining.
  • Fireplace
  • Balcony
  • Covered Front Patio
  • Garden: guests are welcome to pick veggies in season and hang out in our garden and railfan!
  • Special Events: Weddings, Receptions, Meetings, Reunions, Retreats, Corporate and Organization Meetings, Workshops, Incentive Groups, Parties, etc. Fine Dining at the Inn is available by reservation for up to 30 people, more for an hors d'ouerve buffet.