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Alderson Strawberry Festival

Alderson Strawberry Festival

The 2nd Annual Strawberry Festival will be Saturday, May 27th from 10am to 3pm. Come out and enjoy family friendly fun! There will be a variety of activities including a crazy straw contest, hay maze, and more! Fun for the whole family. There will also be a number of musicians throughout the day, including Emmalea […]

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Allegheny Mountain Radio

Allegheny Mountain Radio

Allegheny Mountain Radio is a network of community stations serving the two Virginias of the Allegheny Highlands, broadcasting on 1370 AM Frost, West Virginia; 88.5 FM WNMP Marlinton, West Virginia; 89.7 FM Monterey, Virginia; 91.9 FM Hillsboro, West Virginia, 103.5 FM Radio Durbin; and 107.1 FM WCHG Hot Springs, Virginia. Listeners can also hear Allegheny Mountain Radio streaming live, online at www.alleghenymountainradio.org.

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American Heritage Music Hall, Inc.

American Heritage Music Hall, Inc.

The American Heritage Music Hall, located in Ronceverte WV, promotes live music of all types to carry on music heritage. Music from country to rock, old time, bluegrass, folk and even storytelling can be heard on Tuesday nights weekly at 7:00 p.m. The AHMH offers a dance every 4th Saturday of each month as well.

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American Mountain Theater – Elkins

American Mountain Theater – Elkins

Tucked in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains, you’ll find something you might not expect. In the town of Elkins, West Virginia, music & laughter can be found each night at the American Mountain Theater, West Virginia’s award-winning, live music & comedy variety show. From the incredible talent of the Due Time Band to gut-busting laughs during […]

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ArtSpring

ArtSpring

ArtSpring promotes and cultivates the arts in public life and presents a Memorial Day weekend festival of the arts in the highlands of Tucker County, WV.

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Augusta Festival

Augusta Festival

  Here is a link to the Festival album on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10155134762688952.1073741917.39388678951&type=1&l=3535ac95c7 August 11-12, 2017 The Augusta Festival is the final weekend that caps off the summer session. It’s a wonderful celebration of traditional dance, craft, and music that is attended by thousands. Augusta Festival August 11-12 The Augusta Festival is an annual celebration of […]

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Augusta Heritage Center

Augusta Heritage Center

We are Davis & Elkins College’s program for the Heritage Arts. Augusta provides instruction and performances, folklife programs, and a home for significant collections of field recordings, oral histories, photographs, instruments, and Appalachian art. We teach. We share. We celebrate the wonder and diversity of the heritage arts.

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Aurora Celtic

Aurora Celtic

From the hills of West Virginia, Aurora Celtic plays evocative, original and traditional music for guitar, fiddle, Irish flute, whistle, mandolin and tenor banjo that bridges the cultures of Scotland, Ireland and Appalachia.

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Become a partner with the Mountain Music Trail

Become a partner with the Mountain Music Trail

Do you want people who are traveling the Mountain Music Trail to know about you? Here is your opportunity to partner with the Mountain Music Trail!

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Black King Coal

Black King Coal

Allan Dale Sizemore, also known professionally as Black King Coal, has been writing songs for almost 30 years. He has fronted the first Americana Appalachian Stompgrass group Rust Kings, became a founding member of the Americana Music Association, had his songs featured as the national PBS Song Of The Week on All Songs Considered twice, scored a European Top 10 Bluegrass/Americana album (Rust Kings’ Hotel West Virginia) and been featured on the Merlefest Songwriters Stage. Not too bad for a boy from Trout Valley, WV.
Currently, Allan is the musical consultant/coordinator for the television show Barnwood Builders on DIY Network. He also is a member of The Wild Rumpus as well as Black King Coal, an Appalachian Soul group playing his compositions and songs he’s co-written with various songwriter friends, and he also keeps a pretty busy solo schedule. His songwriting is varied in subject matter as well as style, from fingerpicked stories to full blues and soul, and whatever comes, he keeps an open mind.

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The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys

The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys

The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys are among West Virginia’s longest-running bluegrass bands. The group first organized in 1968, taking their name from Black Mountain in their native Pocahontas County. As with many bluegrass bands, the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys have had changes in personnel over the years. Richard Hefner remains as the lone original member. Hefner’s traditional bluegrass banjo playing and tenor vocals have contributed both continuity and much of the “high lonesome” sound for which the band has become so well-known. He is joined by Chris Nickell (lead and rhythm guitar work as well as lead vocals), Rick Carpenter (mandolin and lead and baritone vocals), and Mike Smith (bass).

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Blair’s Place, formerly the Pretty Penny, Hillsboro

Blair’s Place, formerly the Pretty Penny, Hillsboro

Blair’s Place, formerly the Pretty Penny, in Hillsboro is a 100 year old General Store, turned event space. It is detailed with a beautiful 14 foot ceiling, with original tin. There is a stage, main dining room, outdoor patio and front porch. The linseed oil on the hardwood floors is breathtaking. Ladders, still on rollers, […]

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Brazenhead Inn – Randolph County – Close to Snowshoe

Brazenhead Inn – Randolph County – Close to Snowshoe

The Brazenhead Inn offers guests that Irish pub atmosphere in the mountains of West Virginia. The Inn owners, Will and Jill Fanning, hold tight to their roots and have created an Irish haven through the food, the hospitality and the music.

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Burton Enterprises

Burton Enterprises

Hill Street Hillsboro, West Virginia (304) 653-4150 https://www.facebook.com/Burton-Enterprises-LLC-290908517633421/ Burton Enterprises L.L.C E-Bay Consignment –We sell your goods. 653-4150 Monday-Friday 9-5pm. ———————————- Deb-Ann’s Fabrics –All your sewing needs https://www.debannsfabrics.com/ https://www.facebook.com/debannsfabrics/?fref=ts 653-4150 Monday-Friday 9-5pm Saturday 10-2pm ———————————– Jeanie’s Stylin’ Salon Jeanie Sharp and Sherri Alderman–stylists Call for and appointment 653-4881 ——————————— Burton Laundry Mat 7 days a […]

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Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall

Built in 1902, Carnegie Hall was incorporated in 1983 as a regional not-for-profit arts and education center. Today, the cultural center annually serves more than 75,000 patrons with live performances by outstanding companies and artists from around the world, award-winning arts in education programming, classes and workshops, fine art exhibits, an independent film series and more!

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Carrie and Michael Kline: Talking Across the Lines

Carrie and Michael Kline: Talking Across the Lines

Michael and Carrie Kline weave West Virginia stories and folklore with spine tingling harmonies on voice and guitar. They live and breathe Appalachian music and culture. Their voices carry the songs with truth and authenticity. The Klines present their music both as entertainment and social history, with engaging ease and hard-hitting passion. Their high mountain harmonies meld with their intertwining bass lines on two guitars, with Michael’s melodic flat-picking and Carrie’s rhythmic backup.

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CNN names the Mountain Music Trail in 50 States, 50 spots for 2014

CNN names the Mountain Music Trail in 50 States, 50 spots for 2014

“The Mountain Music Trail takes visitors on an exploration of the roots of the state’s strong music tradition, influenced by West Virginia’s Scottish and Irish ancestors and the Allegheny Mountains. The regional trail goes through five counties via U.S. Route 219, and there are festivals and workshops throughout the year.”

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Corey Lee McQuade

Corey Lee McQuade

Corey Lee McQuade
The other flat picking dobro man

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Country River Cabins

Country River Cabins

Country River Cabins, is located in Pocahontas County WV.  We are conveniently located, on the Greenbrier River and trail,  just 1 1/2 miles from the  small town of Marlinton. Our convenient location has the river trail running through the cabin property to makes easy access to the river front and trail. So we invite you stay at Country River Cabins so you can […]

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Dairy Queen of Marlinton

Dairy Queen of Marlinton

Dairy Queen of Marlinton offers great fast food. They offer artisan style sandwiches and grillburgers! They also offer sweet treats such as blizzards, ice cream, ice cream cakes, and DQ bakes, as well as, DQ Treatzza Pizza! They offer a variety of cold drinks including the Orange Julius and Fruit Smoothie. Don’t forget the 5 […]

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The Darden Mill – Appalachian Forest Heritage Area Discovery Center

The Darden Mill – Appalachian Forest Heritage Area Discovery Center

The Darden Mill is a historic industrial building just one block away from downtown Elkins which now hosts the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area Discovery Center and the West Virginia Railroad Museum.

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Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad

Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad

Explore wild, wonderful West Virginia from an entirely new perspective — aboard any one of our four unique trains! From April to December, the surrounding mountains and valleys come alive with the welcoming wail of whistles from beautifully refurbished and historic locomotives that depart both Elkins and Durbin depots.

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Durbin Days Heritage Festival

Durbin Days Heritage Festival

Durbin Days Heritage Festival, July 12th – July 16th 2017 This event is 3 evenings, 1 full day, and a Sunday afternoon of fun, entertainment, and learning for all ages. Various events pit contestants to be the best at horseshoes, rug-of-war, greased pig chase, showing their pet, karaoke, hay bale throwing, archery shooting, and running […]

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The Elk River Ramblers

The Elk River Ramblers

The Elk River Ramblers are Terry Richardson on guitar, Galen Watts on bass and vocals, and Paul Marganian on fiddle, guitar, and vocals. With a foundation in old-time and celtic music, The Elk River Ramblers also branch out into bluegrass, klezmer, and contemporary pop. They are the house band at the Elk River Inn at Slatyfork, WV, and can be heard there most Thursday Nights.

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Elk Springs Resort

Elk Springs Resort

Elk Springs Resort Comfortable Lodging & Fly Fishing on the Banks of the Elk River Our fly fishing destination resort is tucked away on the banks of The Elk River  near the Randolph, Pocahontas County lines in West Virginia. We offer a premier Elk River guided trip for rainbow and brown trout as well as back country brook trout, smallmouth […]

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Fiddler’s Roost Guesthouse and Purple Fiddle Hostel

Fiddler’s Roost Guesthouse and Purple Fiddle Hostel

  Fiddler’s Roost Guesthouse and Purple Fiddle Hostel www.purplefiddle.com 96 East Avenue Thomas, WV 26292 304-463-4040 thepurplefiddle@gmail.com The Purple Fiddle has two options for lodging, the Fiddler’s Roost Guesthouse and Purple Fiddle Hostel, both located on historic Front Street overlooking the North Fork of the Blackwater River. Visit the quaint shops, hear live traditional music and […]

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Five River Campground

Five River Campground

Nestled in the scenic hills of West Virginia near the Monongahela National Forest, Five River Campground is the perfect place to spend time with family and friends or to meet new ones! Located on the beautiful and serene banks of the Shavers Fork River it is a prime area to relax or invigorate your spirit with activities centered on the outdoors. Five River Campground serves as a base camp for adventure. We are centrally located to many areas that offer exciting and exhilarating outdoor escapades for the novice or expert alike.

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Freshwater Folk Festival

Freshwater Folk Festival

The Freshwater Folk Festival at the White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery on East Main Street will be September 10th, 2016. This festival is a combination of music, art, dance, and hands-on nature activities on the beautiful hatchery grounds. There will be plenty of food for sale by commercial vendors and the 4-H Club, and […]

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The Gage Brothers

The Gage Brothers

They say that when the planets align and the currents of fate swirl just so, that a band will be formed to pale all other bands. An astrologer was consulted in regards to The Gage Brothers, “The planets looked like a connect the dots puzzle when they started. A very easy one, and quite scattered […]

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Gandy Dancer Theatre

Gandy Dancer Theatre

Gandy Dancer Theatre http://gandydancertheatre.com/wp/ Upcoming Shows West Virginia’s only dinner theater! Enjoy the fine musicianship and performance quality of this Branson-style variety show… Features impersonations, good-time comedy interludes, and just pure fun for all ages! No matter how old you are, the “Gandy Dancers” bring you out of your seat with their charming, high energy performances! […]

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Glen Shelton

Glen Shelton

Glen Shelton P.O. Box 63 Madison Heights, VA 24572 434-841-1146 Email Glen Directly shelton688@aol.com Shared the stage with more than 40 National Acts including Joe Nichols, Sawyer Brown, Tanya Tucker, Randy Travis, Lonestar, Darryl Worley, Rhonda Vincent, Ronnie McDowell, Lee Ann Womack, and Jimmy Fortune Most of Glen’s performances include popular Country music  (cover songs) as […]

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Greenbrier County CVB

Greenbrier County CVB

Located in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains, Greenbrier County offers visitors a true taste of the best of West Virginia. Conveniently located within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the nation’s population, Greenbrier County provides the necessities for a perfect getaway. World-famous resorts, quaint small towns, fabulous outdoor recreation and wonderful art and theatre […]

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Greenbrier Valley Airport

Greenbrier Valley Airport

America’s Resort Airport! We are just minutes from The Greenbrier and The Omni Hotel’s Homestead Resort! Just a 1 hr 20 min drive to Snowshoe Ski Resort!     Welcome to Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB), proudly serving the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia, the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia and surrounding areas. Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB) […]

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Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company

Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company

    Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company founded in 2012 located in Greenbrier County WV. Mission: “Get Out, Explore, Bring Beer” We want everyone to experience the meaning behind Wild and Wonderful West Virginia by enjoying our quality craft beers. Enjoy our tasty and refreshing craft beer after a day of adventure whether it is in […]

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Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation

Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation

The Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation assists the needs of the business community of Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas Counties, West Virginia. We provide a variety of services to new and existing businesses such as: business financing, general and technical assistance, site selection and most importantly, the highly skilled and loyal West Virginia Workforce. GVEDC, 804 […]

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The Hans Creek String Band

The Hans Creek String Band

We’re the Hans Creek Band from Monroe County, West Virginia, the most southern tip of the Mountain Music Trail. We play bluegrass music, and are available for a variety of events such as Gospel shows, weddings, and good ole hoe-downs.

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Hawk Knob Cidery and Meadery

Hawk Knob Cidery and Meadery

  HAND-CRAFTED LOCALLY SOURCED HARD CIDER AND MEAD. AT HAWK KNOB WE BELIEVE IN QUALITY, TRADITION AND THE POWER OF INTENTION. WE DON’T FOLLOW THE NORM AND NEITHER DO OUR CIDERS OR MEADS. JUST LIKE THE CRAFTSMEN OF OLD WE TAKE THE TIME AND CARE NECESSARY TO PRODUCE TRULY UNIQUE ARTISANAL BEVERAGES THAT HARKEN BACK […]

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Hefner Guitars – Bill Hefner

Hefner Guitars – Bill Hefner

Meet Bill Hefner: guitar builder, musician, and founding member of Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys. Bill plays finger style and flat picking guitar and mandolin in a variety of music styles with his family, The Hefner Family, including Gospel, Civil War-era music, Bluegrass, Chord Melody guitar, early Country, Irish, and Doo Wop. They play at churches, family reunions, local festivals, Allegheny Mountain Radio, the Pocahontas County Opera House, the guitar shop, or the back porch. In addition to being a musician, Bill is an accomplished guitar builder. He is a member of the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans and the Guild of American Luthiers.

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Hell for Certain String Band

Hell for Certain String Band

Hell for Certain String Band is an old-time Appalachian string band based in West Virginia’s stunning Greenbrier Valley. The band takes its name from Hell for Certain Branch, a stream within the Monongahela National Forest’s Cranberry Wilderness Area. Many of Hell for Certain’s tunes originated in the Monongahela region, and represent tough times for hard-working folks negotiating the rugged, high-elevation terrain of the mountains.

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High Rocks Educational Corporation

High Rocks Educational Corporation

EDUCATE. EMPOWER. INSPIRE. HIGH ROCKS RUNS AWARD-WINNING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGES 12-25 FOCUSED ON EMPOWERMENT, CRITICAL THINKING AND LEADERSHIP. https://highrocks.org/ https://www.facebook.com/highrockseducationalcorporation/?fref=ts 195 Thompson Rd. Hillsboro, WV 24946 (304) 653-4891 (p) (304) 653-4860 (f) HIGH ROCKS ACADEMY HIGH ROCKS IS A PLACE WHERE YOUNG WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO STEP UP AS LEADERS EVERY DAY. From navigating a group through the wilderness […]

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Hill and Holler

Hill and Holler

Hill and Holler is a restaurant with pizza and live music/dance located in Lewisburg West Virginia established in 2012. WOOD-FIRED OVEN GREATNESS Hill and Holler Pizza serves Neopolitan Pizza with a bistro flair. All of our pizzas are cooked in our wood-fired oven at around 700 degrees Farhenheit and served right away. Neopolitan pizzas are best […]

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The Irish Pub on Washington Street

The Irish Pub on Washington Street

“One of the Top 100 Bars in the South”-Southern Living Magazine.
The Irish Pub on Washington Street, or “The Pub,” as it’s know to locals, opened in Nov. 2006 and since then it has become an integral part of the community. As well as being a music venue and a bar, it is a community gathering place for myriad events ranging from benefits and fundraisers to Mardi Gras parties, wedding receptions (and even a wedding, once) to Pub Quiz Trivia night, or just a nice place to go of an evening for friendly faces and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

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Jesse Milnes and Emily Miller

Jesse Milnes and Emily Miller

Jesse Milnes and Emily Miller perform country and old-time music, singing close harmony with Jesse’s unique finger-picked guitar style and a healthy dose of old-time fiddling.

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John Wyatt the Appalachian

John Wyatt the Appalachian

  John Wyatt, the Appalachian! Appalachian from the heart best describes John. His songs and stories of the mountains transport you back to another time and place. Wyatt’s music and storytelling celebrates the common bonds of faith and family and what it means to be Appalachian. His music has a hint of the old Carter […]

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Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters

Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters

Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters debuted at the Pocahontas County Opera House in 2008, although they have been making music together in one form or another for twenty-five years. They play Appalachian string band tunes, many of which they learned years ago from old-timers in West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. They sing songs about animals, outlaws, fruit and love, with a few gospel numbers for balance. The high energy of their hard-driving music will have you dancing in the aisles.

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Last Run Restaurant

Last Run Restaurant

Located in Cass adjacent to the Cass Country Store. We serve your favorite fast food including burgers, hot dogs, and old-fashioned BBQ. We also have daily specials. After a fun train ride, enjoy an ice cream cone at our old timey soda fountain. Blue Roof Caterers/ Bonnie Botkin 631 Mountain Turnpike Monterey VA 24465 Phone: […]

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LBSpy

LBSpy

LBSPY is a free arts and entertainment tabloid dedicated to providing useful information in the areas of Greenbrier County, Pocahontas County, parts of Allegheny/Raleigh/Monroe County, and more. With an emphasis on elegance and creativity, we create a meaningful way for our readers to appreciate the arts and culture.

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Little Levels Heritage Fair

Little Levels Heritage Fair

Join us for the 17th Annual Little Levels Heritage Fair! June 27-29
Living History – Traditional Music – Arts & Crafts – Grand Parade – Old Fashioned Pig Roast
A fair to celebrate the heritage of the Little Levels area. The last full weekend in June was chosen to coincide with the June 26, 1892 birth of Pearl S. Buck.

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Looking for a musician to play at your event?

Looking for a musician to play at your event?

The Mountain Music Trail has many musicians associated with us. They are available to be booked!

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Marlinton Motor Inn

Marlinton Motor Inn

Welcome to the Marlinton Motor Inn, nestled within the beautiful mountains of Pocahontas county.  The Marlinton Motor Inn has a strong local tradition for quality and pride in service and affordability. The facility is under new management and we will continue to provide superior services with several upgrades to the facilities and amenities.

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