New River Gorge National Park and Preserve has flown under the radar since earning its designation at the end of 2020. Carved by the New River and framed by sheer sandstone canyons, rafting and climbing have propelled tourism in this part of West Virginia. Hiking, biking, fishing, and golfing are also on the table while leashed dogs are permitted on the trails. A longer trip can be supplemented by exploring the neighboring Hawks Nest and Babcock state parks.
In terms of where to stay near New River Gorge, Fayetteville is the natural choice. America’s Coolest Small Town is minutes from the Canyon Rim Visitor Center and is well-provisioned with conveniences and eclectic eateries. Accommodations are also sprinkled around the Sandstone and Grandview visitor centers with a handful of secluded cabins within park limits.
These adventure-ready Airbnbs near New River Gorge National Park are ideal for couples, families, and groups.
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This newly built vacation home for families is turned out with state-of-the-art appliances and superior furnishings. Located in a gated community on the riverside at the north end of the national park, it’s private and peaceful with a patio hot tub to complete the luxury experience. Hiking trails depart from the doorstep and there’s a pond on the premises for fishing and kayaking.
Twelve guests, four bedrooms Price: $239 per night
This Guest Favorite Airbnb for families is beautifully designed with woodland-themed rooms and a coffee bar stocked with syrups and smores. Besides toasting marshmallows, budding chefs can flex their creativity with the pizza oven. Staggered decks plus a fire pit den enhance the sense of space. Right off Route 19, Oak Hill is a 15-minute drive from the northern entrance and 30 minutes from Grandview.
Minutes from Downtown Fayetteville and the Canyon Rim Visitor Center, this five-bedroom cabin is the perfect place to rest between outdoor pursuits. Feel free to roam the gated community and find the exclusive New River Gorge Bridge lookout. Evenings can be spent swinging on the porch while the kids clamber around the bespoke treehouse. There’s even an EV charger and laundry room to cover all bases.
Thirteen guests, five bedrooms Price: $395 per night
Fifteen minutes from the Canyon Rim entrance, Mount Nemo is where to stay near New River Gorge for an off-the-grid vibe. This log cabin balances large bedrooms with a sociable open-concept lounge and kitchen plus an expansive yard. There’s a hot tub for the adults, a playset for the children, and a fire pit for all guests to enjoy – providing the marshmallows aren’t forgotten.
Eight guests, three bedrooms Price: $199 per night
Shrug away your worries and don’t even think about Instagramming from this remote Airbnb in the heart of West Virginia’s climbing nirvana. There’s no Wi-Fi so you’ll have to make do with birdsong and the gurgle of the river – aka, your backyard. The log cabin has an inviting salon with a fireplace but you’ll want to spend every waking hour “at home” out on the deck.
Bring the extended family along to this five-bedroom house with a private indoor pool and waterslide. Squabbling over what movie to watch after dinner? Having a second lounge solves that dilemma. This lair is also stocked with board games and a foosball table. Spotlessly clean and with a huge lawn, this is easily the best rental near New River Gorge National Park for large groups.
Sixteen+ guests, five bedrooms Price: $424 per night
Eleven miles from the Sandstone Visitor Center on a private 400-acre estate, this awesome lodge takes you deep into nature. In addition to hitting the trails and partaking in recreational pursuits, you’re encouraged to wander the farm and kayak on the pond. Pets are welcome and kids will love it but make sure you swing by the grocery store before settling down for sunset.
Eight guests, three bedrooms Price: $295 per night
Ten minutes from Beckley and minutes from the dramatic Main Overlook, this New River Gorge National Park Airbnb is in a prime spot for hiking trails. The heritage cabin is the warm and homely space you need after a day in the wild with modernization in all the important places. Downtime may be spent swaying on the porch and it’s worth rising early to catch dawn from the sunroom.
With a scarlet-red cardinal as the mascot, this dog-friendly Airbnb near the Canyon Rim Visitor Center is a lovely spot to decompress. A session in the hot tub will see to tender muscles while a games room takes care of the evening entertainment. Linger on the porch in the morning for the chance to spot passing deer and birdlife. Farmhouse styling plus modern gimmicks ensure the comfiest stay.
It’s right down the road from Grandview but the vistas from this cabin’s porch are equally heroic. The rental sits on a ridge hanging over Piney Creek and is only 10 minutes from the amenities of Beckley. Put your feet up in the hammock after a day of climbing and stay up late swapping stories around the fire pit. There’s a ping pong table to burn up any leftover energy.
Let’s get back to basics at this rustic glamping experience near New River Gorge National Park. The RV Airbnb is parked under a porch custom-made for dining and unwinding in the hammock or swing. Bundle up at night and you’ll be rewarded with incredible stargazing in unpolluted skies. Kooky touches to smile over include tables filled with lucky pennies and canine portraiture.