FAQ

Inn FAQs

Do you serve meals?

A free continental breakfast is available daily.  In late spring, summer and fall itincludes freshly baked muffins and/or scones, cereal and milk, juice, coffee, teas and hot chocolate. During the winter it is scaled back to coffee/tea and scones in order to keep our rates low.  We are not currently offering additional meals but can help arrange catering for groups.

Do you have air conditioning?

During the summer months there are window air conditioners all the 1st & 2nd floor rooms.

Do you have smoking rooms?

No. Our entire facility is NON-SMOKING.

Do I need a reservation? 

Reservations allow us to offer touch-less check-in and ensure you have the best overall experience.  In the winter and off-season it is required to ensure that we will be available and that your room will be pre-heated and prepped.  The rest of the year it is recommended and very much appreciated, but not necessarily required.

Do you allow children and pets?

Children age 6 and up; sorry no pets.

When is check-in/check-out? 

Check-in 4-9 p.m, earlier check-in can often be arranged. Check-out is 11 a.m. (policy)

Will I have cell service?

With AT&T, T-Mobile or TracFone, you should get service at the inn and in town.  Verizon and other carriers are not supported locally. No consistent service outside of town limits for at least an hour in any direction.

What if I check out and leave something behind?

Lost and found items are held for 30 days and then disposed of (unsanitary items are immediately disposed of).  We can ship items of value to you upon request for a flat rate fee and handling charge if you contact us and provide shipping information and a credit card.

Are you selling the inn?

Actually, the inn been on the market for a number of years, but recent changes in marketing may be creating visibility in new areas.

While we are presently comfortable with our lifestyle and enjoying our success in building the business, it is not necessarily our desire to be full-time innkeepers into our golden years.

In the current market, it is reasonable to assume that it will take in excess of 10 years to sell a specialty property such as ours, and it would be foolish to wait until health or other issues made it imperative for us to sell.

If you have a serious interest in becoming an innkeeper yourself, please use the email link at the bottom of the page to contact us. Please understand that we will only discuss this during a scheduled appointment.

Marlinton, WV FAQs

How close are you to…

Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort?  22 miles to the base/35-40 min. drive to Top.

Greenbrier River/River Trail?  2 blocks.

What is Marlinton like?

It is a genuine “small town” – not a tourist town. The main street is only 3 blocks long and the population is less than 1000.

Are there restaurants?

Three locally owned and operated eating establishments are in walking distance of the inn and others within a short drive. Alfredo’s Italian and Greek ( a small local chain) has recently opened a location just down the block – the local tavern is next door to it.  The only big chains we have are Subway and Dairy Queen. Fine dining is available seasonally in the Snowshoe area.

Is there a grocery store?

Convenience stores are in walking distance and a small market is a mile up the road. We have no supermarket chains… The closest Walmart is a one hour drive!

Is there shopping?

Most of your daily necessities can be purchased locally. You won’t find a LOT in the way of souvenirs, antiques etc, but you will find a couple interesting small businesses, including a local art gallery.

What about entertainment?

Pocahontas County is known for its wild beauty and outdoor activities such as bicycling, hiking, fishing, boating, bird watching, motorcycle touring, scenic drives, cross-country and downhill skiing. There is little nightlife off of Snowshoe Mountain but we do have a small tavern and a local arts venue… The Pocahontas County Opera House features various performances approximately twice per month. There are numerous annual events and festivals that are held in the county: Calendar of Events   Cinemas, bowling etc are an hour away in Lewisburg.

What other services are available in/near town? 

In town: ATM, bicycle and canoe rental, churches, gas stations, laundromat,  post office.  A few miles away: auto and motorcycle repair, hardware.

What else should I know about the town?

What it lacks in amenities, it makes up for in old-fashioned small town charm. We have seen the good folks in this town come to the aid of a stranded or troubled visitor on more than a few occasions… even coming to the rescue on their day off and/or refusing compensation!

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