Foodie Foraging Fun!
The Elkhorn Inn offers 3 "Foodie Foraging Excursions", weather permitting, with the opportunity also enjoy a Chef Dan Dinner at the Inn!
Ramp Hunting in the spring (April): We guide guests on their own ATVs or UTVs (or other small 4WD vehicle) to the area we call "ramp mountain" where ramps grow wild! You can then climb the mountain, up or down, and dig ramps! Back at the Inn you can join Chef Dan in making ramp pesto or pickled ramps! In order to go on a "ramp hunt" guests do need to have their own ATV or other 4WD vehicle, and helmets! We can supply a pick, and big sack on request! Guests of the Inn can also opt to enjoy a classic West Virginia Ramp Breakfast (eggs, bacon or sausage, sauteed ramps, and potatoes, or Chef Dan's "Green Eggs & Ham" made with our housemade ramp pesto for breakfast, or Pasta with Ramp Pesto for dinner, as long as the ramps and ramp pesto last!
Wild Blackberry Picking in the summer (July):
Guests can pick wild blackberries (with us on their ATVs), or from their car, or while in hiking in the area on their own- we can tell you of areas where there are usually wild blackberries. Guests can then, if possible, join Chef Dan in making blackberry cordial, blackberry sauce, or blackberry-pepper salsa, or making a Smoothie, or eating their berries with ice cream!
Pesto Party in the late summer/early fall:
Guests can pick basil and other herbs from our garden, and, if possible, make Basil Pesto with Chef Dan, and then enjoy a Pasta Pesto Dinner at the Inn!
Accompanied "Foodie Foraging Excursions" (berry or ramp picking), and cooking workshops such as Pesto Making are $50.00 + tax per person. Guests must have their own ATV, UTV, or other small 4WD vehicle, and helmets, in order to go on a "ramp hunt". Berry picking can be done on an ATV, if you have your own, or in your car, or while hiking in the area. Basil and other herbs grow in our garden next to the Inn! Our Guest Room rates are $99.00/night and $130.00/night + tax (single or double occupancy), and include Continental Breakfast. Dinners at the Inn are available from $55.00/per person + tax and 15% gratuity; a full, hot breakfast is an additional $15.00 per person + tax.
Call us at 1-800-708-2040 or 304-862-2031 to book now!