The cozy Red Bull Inn
The cozy Red Bull Inn

Off the Beaten Path: Upshur County offers cozy encounters in quaint lodging options

BUCKHANNON – Shake off the doldrums by booking a quaint cottage or cabin for a weekend getaway in the hills of Upshur County.

These local lodging options provide guests a home-away-from-home for all who walk through the door. Here are two of the many Upshur County cabins and cottages waiting for your next stay-cation…

The Red Bull Inn
The Red Bull Inn

The Red Bull Inn

The Red Bull Inn is the perfect location to unplug from the real world and escape to true tranquility in Upshur County. This charming, rustic cabin resides along the Buckhannon River, offering guests private river access and the perfect conditions for great fishing. The Red Bull Inn sleeps nine guests.

Great news: don’t forget to pack toys, food and treats for your pups as they are welcome to tag along to this getaway location as well!

Features of The Red Bull Inn:

  • Get cozy around the firepit with provided wood and s’mores ingredients.
  • Rest your feet on deck seating that overlooks the Buckhannon River.
  • Pack your swimsuit and fishing pole because there is private access to the Buckhannon River, which calls for a relaxing float or fishing trip.
  • On cool nights, snuggle up in front of the gas fireplace inside the cabin.
  • Have fun – or get competitive – with a variety of board games that are provided.
  • A fully stocked kitchen and grill make family meals easy and quick!
  • A Keurig machine with Dunkin’ Donut K-cups keep your coffee addiction intact while away from home.
  • When the weather is warm, the Red Bull Inn provides guests with outdoor games like bocce and croquet, as well as inflatable tubes and noodles to float in the river.
Picnic alongside the Buckhannon River
Picnic alongside the Buckhannon River.

Looking to go on an adventure near The Red Bull Inn? Audra State Park is just a short 6-mile drive and offers visitors an opportunity to kayak, swim, fish, picnic, float, hike and so much more.

Prefer the ‘city’ life? Buckhannon’s charming downtown is about 10 minutes away, with its quirky restaurants, fun coffee shops and welcoming small-town atmosphere.

The property can be found on Airbnb with a 4.89-star rating and 165 reviews as of early 2022. Book The Red Bull Inn for a weekend getaway or family vacation today!

Mountain Paradise
Mountain Paradise

The Blackberry Cottage at Mountain Paradise

Tucked into the Mountain Paradise area of southern Upshur County, the Blackberry Cottage is the perfect place to rest your head. This cottage sleeps eight guests, with space for your four-legged friends to sleep and explore the outdoors.

The open floor plan boasts a variety of open family spaces – such as the covered porch, gas log fireplace and outdoor firepit – so guests can make memories with loved ones and relax while overlooking a pond.

“The Blackberry Cottage at Mountain Paradise is part of our expansion to fill rising demand as folks continue to discover our area and take advantage of the peace and tranquility offered here,” said Cheryl Lewis, the host of The Blackberry Cottage at Mountain Paradise. “I hope guests take away a great experience and love for our area and ultimately want to return.”

Gather in the open living area of the Blackberry Cottage
Gather in the open living area of the Blackberry Cottage.

Mountain Paradise hosts pride themselves in offering clean, comfortable vacation cabins with excellent customer service. There are several cabins and cottages to choose from. Lewis hopes each guest leaves the mountain with a pleasant and memorable experience.

This property can be found on VRBO. Don’t have experience booking a property through this platform? Don’t fret. Here is advice from your host:

The best advice I have for a first VRBO user is: ‘Don’t be afraid to ask questions,’ said Lewis, host of The Blackberry Cottage. “As a host, I am here to help and want my guest’s experience, from check-in to check-out, to be smooth and enjoyable. I am happy to answer any questions to help guests be prepared and know what to expect during their stay.”

Book The Blackberry Cottage for a weekend getaway or family vacation today!

What a beautiful drive up to the cottage! A four-wheel-drive and/or all-wheel drive vehicle is necessary to make it to the cottage during the winter months.
What a beautiful drive up to the cottage! A four-wheel-drive and/or all-wheel drive vehicle is necessary to make it to the cottage during the winter months.

The hills of Upshur County are calling, and we must go! Learn more about everything Upshur County offers at the Upshur County Convention and Visitors Bureau website by phoning 304-473-1400 or stopping by the CVB at 14 East Main Street in Buckhannon.


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