• Chestnut Ridge Country Inn is a converted farmhouse, recapturing the elegance of an 1890 farm, with oversized rooms and a bath in each guestroom. The 2-room suite upstairs is a favorite of families accommodating 5 guests. The cottage (not shown), converted from a smoke house, built in 1912, is directly behind this house and offers more privacy but all the comfort (but no smoke).
  • Breakfast is served every morning hot to the table, including baked french toast shown, with sausage or bacon, biscuits and a fruit dessert, as well as a bottomless cup of coffee and a variety of teas.
  • Cass Railroad steam trains (Shay #6 shown) provides a unique trip up to the top of the mountain to a logging camp area and great views of the valley here. Multiple trips during the day offers a variety of times and also length of trips up the mountain. Trains runs from May to the end of October. Also, the Durbin Rocket is here, offering trips along the Greenbrier River and the Salamander offers rides along the Cheat River.
  • EJ at the helm here, he provides rides during the spring, summer and fall along the Greenbrier River Trail and also down our little street - a great treat for young and old alike.
  • The Falls at Hills Creek is a favorite place to visit, with 3 falls cascading down the mountain in the Monongahela National Forest. Plan a trip here and stop at Pretty Penny Cafe for lunch or dinner after your visit.
  • The Roadkill Cookoff, a September event here, features cooks from all over competing with each other for "best roadkill cook". A 1 day event, juried arts and crafts will complete your day of fun and food (featured on the Food Channel and Rachel Ray).
  • Fly fishing is the best kept secret on the east coast, with 8 streams with their headwaters here, including the Elk, Greenbrier, Cranberry, Cherry, Williams Rivers, several featuring catch and release sections. Trout is the main fishing here, but spin-casting in the Greenbrier for bass is also a favorite. Call us for guide service to the best spots.
  • Cranberry Glades botanical gardens, a garden formed with these old mountains at 3200 feet, offers unique "gardens" not normally seen at this high elevation. Walk the boardwalk for an up close treat of some unique plants.
  • The Greenbrier River Race, a triathlon of biking, running and canoeing, is a fixture here in the county, racing each leg against a 100 or so other competitors. Its not really that competitive, but a lot of fun and raises funds for the enhancement of the Greenbrier River Trail.
  • Not into a lot of activity? Just relax in our Adirondack chairs in the back yard, enjoy the view, read a book and just kickback. Dont worry about your cell phones ringing, they don't work here (we are in the Quiet Zone) and will afford some real getaway relaxation.

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Bed & Breakfast lodging near Snowshoe Ski Resort, the Greenbrier River Trail, The National Radio Astronomy Observatory and Cass Scenic Railroad. We are Larry and Paula, into our 7th year of serving guests in their getaway plans to our little corner of paradise in Wild Wonderful West Virginia. We offer dinner at the Inn while you stay with us - Stay Inn Dinners - which means come back from a long day and relax at the Inn while we prepare something from Paula's recipe book.


Getaway Things-To-Do

• Ride on of the 3 trains in the area, including the Cass RR logging train powered by the Shay engines, the Durbin Rocket powered by a Climax steam engine or the Salamander, which winds along the Cheat River.

• Hike or bike along the 78 mile long Greenbrier Trail, just a short bike ride from out B & B.

• Tour the 11 radio telescopes at the National Radio Telescope where they listen to outer space.

• Schedule a getaway trip to Snowshoe Ski Resort.

• Plan a motorcycle ride on the many winding roads in Pocahontas County.

• Bring your fly rod and I'll show you some great trout fishing on one of the eight rivers that originate in Pocahontas County.

A full breakfast is served every morning. Wake up to muffins baking and a bottomless cup of coffee/tea. Our coffee beans are roasted for us by a speciality roaster and we grind them here for the freshest coffee. We also have a wide selection of teas, regular and decaf.


We were featured in a Pocahontas County Convention & Visitors Bureau episode with Cass Railroad.



“Thank you so much for providing the perfect frame for our celebration of Don’s 73rd birthday. The room and your home spoke of his Illinois farming roots – your hospitality made us feel as if we were coming home.”

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“Larry and Paula at Chestnut Ridge are very kind and welcoming. The food was very good and prepared us for a long day on the slopes.”

Tripadvisor.com -

“Larry and Paula are a very nice couple and staying there my girlfriend and I felt like family. Breakfast for both mornings was delicious – french omlet the first day and really good oatmeal the second. Located about 20-25 mins from the slopes and a nice ride up the mtn. I highly recommend this B&B to make your ski vacation that much nicer.”

BedandBreakfast.com -

“My wife and I spent three blissful nights at Paula and Larry’s wonderful B&B, about a 5 hour drive from our house north of Washington DC. We decided to stay here while skiing at Snowshoe because of its proximity to the resort while offering a quiet place to get away from the crowds…”

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