Top-notch accommodations are popping up all around the Hatfield-McCoy Trails.
With more than 600 miles of off-road adventure, the Hatfield-McCoy Trails in southern West Virginia are an ATV lover’s paradise. Riders may get dirty during the day, but that doesn’t mean they have to rough it at night.
Almost Heaven Cabin Rental – Logan
Almost Heaven Cabin Rentals lives up to the name. The seven luxury cabins are custom-built, and each has unique amenities. Cabins sleep anywhere from eight people all the way up to 20.
Depending on the cabin, comforts can include outdoor fire pits and saunas, hot tubs, pool tables, fully stocked kitchens with stainless steel appliances, a basketball court, and even—in the case of the “Stix-N-Stones” cabin—a theater room, bowling arcade game, and karaoke machine. Two cabins are pet-friendly.
Five of the the Hatfield-McCoy’s seven trails systems are within a 30-minute drive of Almost Heaven. Bearwallow is the closest, at just 10 minutes away—assuming campers don’t forget about the trails entirely and decide to just hang out in their palatial abodes. 298 Rocky Branch Road, Chapmanville, 304.784.3885, wvagetaway.com, “Almost Heaven Cabin Rentals” on Facebook
Ashland Resort – Mcdowell County
Settled deep in the woods, Ashland Resort features a tranquil atmosphere with lodges that sleep six to eight people, timber cabins for four to six, and cottages for four or five. There are also tent and RV sites with full hookups.
Recently upgraded Internet and cable give campers the opportunity to stay plugged in, but those who want to disconnect can take advantage of the cabins’ porch swings or gather around one of the fire rings. A camp store on the property gives riders access to anything they might need, from groceries to firewood to gasoline.
For those who can’t bear to leave Fido at home, Ashland Resort offers pet-friendly accommodations and a walking trail for dogs. Four miles from Flat Top Mountain, Ashland Resort provides direct connections to the Indian Ridge, Pocahontas, and Pinnacle trails. 681 HC 76, Northfork, 304.862.2322, atvresort.com, @ashlandresort
Buffalo Trail Properties – Mercer County
Buffalo Trail Properties can rightfully claim the superlative of “most unique lodging option.”
One of the larger estates on the trails, Buffalo Trail features more than 20 cabins, including one that can sleep up to 22 people. Campers can also choose to stay in one of the “tree houses”—vaulted cabins with decks on the front. While the “rustic” tree houses are simple, with just a set of bunks, the “ultimate” tree houses feature bathrooms with showers, kitchenettes, central heating and AC, and even cable-connected flat-screen TVs, fulfilling every kid’s clubhouse dream. There are also camping spots with RV hookups.
Buffalo Trail Properties features a full-service restaurant and bar, and while there is no direct access to the trails, the Pocahontas Trail System is only a 3.5-mile drive away.
But cool accommodations and amenities aren’t the only thing that sets this property apart. True to the name, there really are bison on-site. When the owners needed to keep the pasture under control, they considered cattle but went with a less common alternative. 190 Buffalo Trail, Bluefield, 304.324.3204, buffalotrailcabins.com, @buffalo.trail.wv
Devil Anse ATV Resort – Mingo County
Built specifically with ATV travel in mind, the Devil Anse ATV Resort provides direct access to the Devil Anse Trail System. It features an ATV wash for muddy vehicles, and even sells permits on-site. The resort features five cabins that sleep four to six, including the charming “Moonshine Shack” with memory-foam mattresses and a full kitchen and bath. Beyond the cabins, the resort includes a luxury RV camper for rent as well as sites for RVs and tents. Devil Anse ATV Resort is expanding all the time, with a large camp store just added to the property providing a coffee bar for tired riders. There’s also a pond stocked with catfish and bluegill available for catch-and-release fishing. 342 Muncy Drive, Delbarton, 304.426.5080, devilanseatvresort.com, @devilanseatvresort
Twin Hollow Campground and Cabins – Gilbert
Located on a mountaintop outside Gilbert, Twin Hollow offers mist-laden views and accommodations from the primitive to the plugged-in.
On the more luxurious end of the spectrum, there’s Papaw’s Place—a three-bedroom house with washer and dryer, flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, and other modern amenities. The mountaintop cabins are barely a step down, with central air and heating and fully stocked kitchens. Twin Hollow also offers campsites with water, electric, and sewer hookups, with a shower house, laundry facility, and Wi-Fi access nearby.
Hungry riders will appreciate Trail 12, the on-site barbecue joint, which serves up hickory-smoked ribs, pulled pork, smoked bologna, chicken, and more. Twin Hollow provides direct access to Rockhouse, Devil Anse, and Buffalo Mountain trail systems, with three other trail systems a short ride away. Boasting spectacular views and comfortable lodging, Twin Hollow has snagged a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award the past two years running. 703 Twin Hollow, Gilbert, 304.664.8864, twinhollowcampground.com, @twinhollowcampgroundandcabins
Written by Emilie Shumway
Featured photo courtesy of Buffalo Trail Properties