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Best Towns

Cities of all sizes across the state offer something unique—from family fun to arts to nightlife. We asked readers for their favorite places to shop, eat, and even retire. Here are the results.

Prefabulous

Lost River Modern provides guests with a unique opportunity to rent a prefabricated home that merges modern design with the rustic outdoors.

Labor of Love

Passion for local food is helping turn a small co-op into a network linking farmers in three counties to communities across the state.

Sisters Just Wanna Have Fun

For 14 years, the ladies of Sistersville have been gathering for a weekend of girl time in honor of the town’s founding sisters.

Monastery in the Mountains

Explore the quiet lives and wonder inside Wayne County’s Hermitage of the Holy Cross.

Artful Urban Living

From classic to contemporary, the lofts at 816 on the Boulevard make downtown living a capital attraction.

A Few Good Brews

West Virginia breweries are filling a niche across the Mountain State.

Living Local: From Fiber to Fashion

Alpacas in West Virginia are producing an important agricultural commodity—fleece—and positively effecting life in the Mountain State. From husbandry and processing to spinning guilds and knitting groups, join us as we follow each fiber from furry friend to finished product.

Hotel at Home

The Burgess family, inspired by hotel design, transforms their 1960s home into a contemporary showplace.

Traveling the Treasure Trail

Grab your girlfriends and set out on a road trip across West Virginia where you’re sure to put some junk in your trunk.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Experience the summer thrill of baseball on and off the diamond with minor league match-ups across the Mountain State.

Ripe for the Picking

In the heart of Greenbrier County sits White Oak Farm—a small, pick-your-own-berries farm.

Cast Iron Cook-Off

The state’s premier culinary event re-invents Appalachian cuisine in a fun and fast-paced competition.

Chocolate is the Spice of Life

Whether you’re a chocolate lover or not, the annual Chocolate Festival is a treat—and just one of the many reasons Lewisburg was voted America’s Coolest Small Town.

Blue Skies Over Blue Morning Farm

Three friends from college put a fresh face on farming.

A Party of Note

Follow the lead of this West Virginia symphony board and orchestrate a pre-concert party.

Sending Greetings, Changing Lives

SW Resources’ Cardability program gives joyful jobs to people with disabilities.

A Real Celebration

West Virginia tree farmers keep tradition alive—one evergreen at a time.

Classy and Fabulous in Charleston

This Coco Chanel-themed bridal shower in Charleston had us wishing for our very own sweet, sophisticated party.

Christmas in Every Room

Lavish holiday décor with a touch of whimsy and comfort make this Charleston home the perfect holiday experience.