Destination guide

Enjoy vibrant nature from a West Virginia cabin to rent

On the southeastern side of Hocking Hills, you'll find the border of West Virginia. Not only does booking one of the Hocking Hills cabins in this area make it easy to access all the attractions that northwestern West Virginia has to offer, but it still puts you close to all the hiking, fishing, and swimming opportunities in Hocking Hills. Plus, the area is notably quiet, so it's easy to find an isolated cabin that will let you enjoy the relaxing vacation you deserve. The variety of available cabins is extensive as well, so you can find an accommodation whether you're looking for luxury or are traveling on a budget.

Things to do

Attractions near West Virginia vacation homes

West Virginia's state capital of Charleston is a compact city with a historic feel. Visit the State Capitol Complex, a dramatic Georgian building topped off with a distinctive golden dome. Book a tour and explore the grand marble rooms, and the chambers where the state government works. Afterwards, head to the Downtown Charleston Historic District, which has the look of a classic small American town. With old-fashioned ice-cream shops and cozy cafes, it's a great place to bring the family. Try to catch a tour on one of the old trolley buses that still rattle through the streets.


Things to do near West Virginia cottage rentals

Snowshoe Mountain Resort is one of the biggest ski areas in the mid-Atlantic region, and, with a decent layer of powder, it's no wonder it's such a popular resort. There are 60 runs for all abilities, plus a series of backcountry trails where you can appreciate the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains. Many West Virginia vacation rentals cater to the ski crowd, with ski-in/ski-out access, so you can spend more time on the mountain. The Village at Snowshoe is at the summit, with a relaxed and cozy apres-ski vibe. When the snow melts the mountain is open for summer hiking.


Climate for your stay in West Virginia vacation homes

West Virginia has a varied climate across the state, with the mountain areas in the east tending to be colder. In the west, there's warm weather from May to September, with high humidity, mild spring and fall months, and a short winter which can see heavy snowfall. Summer can be a popular time for West Virginia vacation rentals in the mountain areas, as they're mild and cooler than the city, but peak time is December to March, when snow coverage is at its thickest.

Natural features

Forest and mountain landscapes in West Virginia

To the east of West Virginia, Monongahela National Forest occupies a large part of the state, with mountains covered in lush green trees. Home of the Allegheny Mountains, part of the Appalachian range, there are a number of hiking and biking trails, for different abilities. The 12-mile Allegheny Mountain Trail has gentle slopes and well-worn paths, taking you past waterfalls and through shady trails. Once you reach the summit, you enjoy breathtaking views, especially in the fall, due to the colorful foliage.

Food and drink

Sample regional cuisine in West Virginia

West Virginia cuisine follows Southern cooking styles and ingredients, such as fried chicken, cornbread, pinto beans, mashed potatoes, and cobbler. Game meat is found on most menus, as well as moonshine and craft beers. The state staple, pepperoni roll, was once the lunch of miners but can now be found in bakeries, stores, and cafés near vacation rentals throughout the state.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation rentals in West Virginia

West Virginia boasts plenty of idyllic outdoor locations and romantic attractions for couples. Vacation homes are available near places like New River Gorge National River, a large park with a whitewater river and hiking trails, and Summersville Lake, a reservoir with miles of shoreline for boating, fishing, and camping. You could also visit the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, a casino with table games, slots, and a horse track.

How many vacation rentals are available around West Virginia, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,309 vacation rentals around West Virginia. From 281 cabin rentals to 281 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in West Virginia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in West Virginia. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Snowshoe: 389 vacation rentals
  • Davis: 319 vacation rentals
  • Timberline: 174 vacation rentals
  • Berkeley Springs: 127 vacation rentals
  • Harpers Ferry: 138 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in West Virginia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in West Virginia?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in West Virginia:

  • Snowshoe: 389 rentals
  • Davis: 319 rentals
  • Berkeley Springs: 127 rentals
  • Harpers Ferry: 138 rentals
  • Fayetteville: 111 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to West Virginia?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in West Virginia are:

  • Charleston, WV (CRW-Yeager): 18 vacation rentals
  • Petersburg, WV (PGC-Grant County): 302 vacation rentals
  • Beckley, WV (BKW-Raleigh County Memorial): 91 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in West Virginia?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in West Virginia. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Blackwater Falls State Park: 305 rentals
  • Monongahela National Forest: 379 rentals
  • New River Gorge Bridge: 128 rentals
  • Blackwater Falls: 321 rentals
  • Coopers Rock State Forest: 53 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around West Virginia listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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