Well established, profitable, turnkey business

Unique opportunity to live, work & play in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia

  • Work at home and let the business cover your living expenses
  • Host travelers from across the country & around the world
  • Tourism is #1 industry in County and growing  
  • Not a fancy B&B but “in town” lodging with much broader appeal

Property Info

# guest rooms: 11
# guest baths: 10-11
owners quarters: yes or more rooms

status: currently operating as a B&B
years in operation: 97 yrs

year built: 1924
square feet: approx. 5000

terms: cash (no lease option, no owner financing)

Business History:
The oldest continually operating accommodations in the county. Built in 1924 as a hotel servicing rail-riders, salesmen and CCC families. Over the past 17 years, the current owners have transformed the inn from a hobby business into the most popular lodging establishment in town.
Business Location:
Centrally located to area attractions including the Greenbrier River Trail, Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort and Raven Golf Club, Cass Scenic Railroad, National Radio Astronomy Observatory and Science Center, Cranberry Glades Botanical Area and Cranberry Mountain Nature Center, Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, Beartown State Park, the Pocahontas County Opera House and the birthplace of Pulitzer Prize winning author Pearl S. Buck. Conveniently located off the main street in a quaint small town with full services.
Business Activity:
A casual inn that appeals to all types of travelers. Year round clientele includes motorcyclists, bicyclists, skiers, hikers, sight-seers, businessmen and outdoors men. A significant percentage of our business comes from repeat customers and referrals.
    Over the last few years and by personal choice, we have reduced our potential occupancy by almost 50%. This was done by limiting the number of guests per night, reduced check in hours, limiting age of children, and no longer accepting pets.
Potential for increased income includes expanding shuttle, meal, laundry and other services, extending office hours, accepting pets and children, increase occupancy and adding vending and/or souvenir sales.
Marketing Strategy:
Listings include,State travel guide, Greenbrier River Trail Association, GBRT State park, Trip Advisor, Google Business, other online listings & Pocahontas County CVB. Our primary advertising focus has been the development of our website and word-of-mouth by our guests. We have worked closely with the Visitor’s Bureau and this relationship has proven consistently and increasingly beneficial to our business. Recent successful strategies have focused on our prime location and overall value to the consumer.
Facility:
Building sits on 2 city lots one block from Main Street in downtown. Classic 1924 style hotel upgraded to include 11 guest rooms and 10 baths. Guests have access to multiple common areas, large front porch, rear deck, patio and covered motorcycle parking. 1st floor includes functional kitchen, office and lobby. Owners/managers apartment located on 3rd floor. Renovations have been extensive and ongoing, facility has been consistently maintained inside and out.

Employees:
Currently operated by the 2 owners.

Reason for Sale:
The success of this endeavor has served as a stepping stone giving us the resources to pursue other activities.

General Information:
Turn-key business includes real estate, appliances, furnishings and supplies. Personal items, items we would reasonably assume a homeowner already possesses, and other items not critical to the operation of the business are not included in the sale.
Owners will train and would consider staying on temporarily as employees. Owners will not offer a lease option or financing.

Additional Information:
Detailed information including physical address, P&L, photos, floor plan, inventory list, tax records, company accountant, etc. will be available for serious inquiries. Confidentiality Agreement and either Buyers Financial Disclosure or bank pre-approval will be required prior to release of detailed information.