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North Fork Mountain Inn

Smoke Hole Road P.O. Box 114, Cabins, WV 26855 USA (Show map)

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An almost eight mile journey up the mountain (on a paved road!) brings you to the Inn. The Main Inn is of rustic log construction with a native stone fireplace along the wall of the Great Room. The Inn’s seven guest rooms are each uniquely decorated. All have private baths. Some include two-person jacuzzis and fireplaces. Our log cabin suites include a king bed, whirlpool tub, gas fireplace, loft with queen sleeper sofa, mini kitchen, and TV. We also offer a fully-furnished 1-bedroom cabin with a kitchenette, screened porch, decks, and Direct TV. A full breakfast is served for all guests. Refreshments are available in the afternoon. Dinner is available on most evenings at an additional charge Activities at the Inn include billiards and book, video & music libraries. Star Gazing is highly recommended since the absence of city lights makes the stars appear brighter and close enough to touch them. While peaceful and unpretentious, the Inn does offer television with Direct TV in the game room, in the event you miss civilization just a bit. Wireless Internet access. Hot tub on deck. Guests will enjoy the abundance of wildlife, wildflowers, birds, smallmouth bass and trout available in this protected wilderness area. Or, if you prefer, simply sit back and read a book on the porch, taking in the majestic views of the Smoke Hole Canyon and enjoying the harmony with nature.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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Lovely getaway

4.8 on December 28, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at the North Fork Mountain Inn for a 2-night getaway. We stayed in a terrific suite, which was very well kept and very clean. Ed and Carol were very hospitable - e ate dinner on site both nights and enjoyed great food for both the dinners and breakfasts. We also thoroughly enjoyed the hike to the summit of the North Fork mountain and enjoyed massages on site with John. Would definitely recommend!

Fabulous girlfriends weekend!

4.8 on August 11, 2014

My long time friend took me here for my 50th birthday - what a treat! The Inn is lovely - cozy and comfortable. Our cabin was beautiful and felt brand new. Ed and Carol were wonderful hosts. We hiked the mountain all day with our packet lunch - thanks Ed - and returned ready for our wine tasting,5-course gourmet meal - it was an incredible experience! Lastly, we enjoyed the most relaxing and fantastic massages. I cannot wait to return with my husband for our anniversary!

Great time at North Fork Mtn. Inn

4.8 on May 28, 2013

My husband and I recently spent a few nights at the inn. What a great place. It was definitely quiet and relaxing. Ed, Alli and TJ all took care of us. The food was fantastic, the suite we had was really clean and comfortable. We enjoyed meeting new people at breakfast and dinner and chatting away the hours in our rocking chairs on the porches. We got to play with Alli's new puppy Berkley. I can't wait to go again to see how much he has grow. What a wonderful time, we could not of ask for more!

Such a positive experience!

5 on May 14, 2013

We stayed last week at this lovely Bed And Breakfast. What a wonderful experience! The Inn is most charming. Can not say enough good things about the inn keepers and staff. The folks are so accommodating and the food was excellent. The view of Smoke Hole Canyon is amazing. We will definitely return. Thanks to Ed, Carol, and Allie.

Perfect for honeymooners

4.6 on March 18, 2013

My husband and I went to North Fork Inn for our honeymoon. It was our first BnB experience, and we are happy to say, we are now BnBers for life. Upon arriving, we saw a herd of white tail deer. The atmosphere was perfect for a couple just looking to relax. The rooms exceeded our expectations, and were all very comfortable. Carol was a fantastic inn keeper, and accommodated our needs. We found out that Ed typically cooks for the Inn and was away, but we were very impressed with the Carol's cooking. We liked the food so much, we took home several recipes. We enjoyed lounging in the main area, relaxing in the hot tub, sitting next to the fireplace, sitting out on the patio reading, and knowing that we could hike around if we wanted to. We were able to book massages, and were completely impressed by the set up for one of the most healing massages either of us have had. We have since recommended this BnB to all our friends and family.


5 on June 05, 2012

Ed and Carol do it right. This Inn is gorgeous. Everything is incredibly well thought out. I was surprised at how considerate they were in placing artistic maps on the wall to help people get used to the area. The surroundings are equal to the Inns beauty (and even surpass it, which is impressive). For those who love the outdoors, this place is as good as it gets. State parks abound, nature areas are at every turn, the drive alone is gorgeous. The food at North Fork Mountain is incredible. The service unbeatable. But the best part is this: Ed and Carol are truly beautiful people. If you come here, you will not regret it.

Our 18th Wedding Anniversary

5 on March 18, 2012

Wonderful Hospitality, Fabulous Food, Beautiful Rooms, very clean, Spectacular Views. This was the best place to stay. Very comfortable, lots to do. Hiking, Hot Tub under the stars, champagne in the rooms ( if ordered ). I would recommend the North Fork Mountain Inn to all my friends. I can't wait to go back.

They Have High Standards

4.8 on October 10, 2011

We have discovered a few nice places, here and in Europe. I lift my hat off for such a remotely located little quality oriented compound. We are a family of four with a couple of teenagers who were taught the bad habits of luxury. The 1.9 miles one way trail to the top end of the ridge was fabulous. The second most important quality for us is service. You get it 100% and my 15 year old daughter calls it "hospitality". Ed, Carol, and team were very hospitable. We are coming back. The no cell signal is very cool nowadays. Keep it up ! Consistency is going to be key for long term success. The gravel road is something...


5 on May 19, 2011

This secluded inn is perfect in every way. The beautiful setting with a view that goes on for miles is just the beginning. The owners, Ed and Carol are exceptional hosts. The breakfast and dinners are beautifuly presented and very tasty. There is a wonderful hike to the top of the mountain that starts just feet from the front door. End the hike with a soak in the hot tub, then play pool in the map room. don't forget to try one of Carol's cookies. You will find you cannot stop at one. And, did I mention breakfast! WOW. This was a wonderful and relaxing experience, one which we cannot wait to do all over again. We love this place!

Fabulous getaway!

4.6 on March 21, 2011

North Fork Mountain Inn is an absolute gem. Carol and Ed are truly lovely hosts that totally spoil their guests with everything from comfy robes for the hot tub to the always available cookies and tea to a great wine tasting on Saturday night. There is a nice hike right above the lodge. In fact, with Ed's cooking and Carol's ready willingness to pack us a picnic lunch at the last minute, we managed to not get in the car at all during the weekend. And, even when the time did come, the innkeepers didn't rush us out the door -- instead we spent an extra few hours soaking up the West Virginia hills from the coziness of the inn.

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains


Washington DC, DC (IAD-Dulles)

Directions to property:

From Petersburg: Continue on Rt.55 west for 7 miles and turn left at the bridge. There will be directional signs for Smoke Hole Road. Continue up the mountain road for 7.6 miles. You'll find us on the right, just past North Mountain Rentals.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, River

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Computer, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Climbing, Spelunking, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Table Tennis, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Pets allowed only in the cabin
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Deposit will be refunded when a 15-day notice is given (less a $30 processing charge). Cancellations of less than 15 days will result in forfeiture of your deposit if we are unable to rebook your room for your entire reservation stay. No shows will be charged for their entire reserved stay.



Ed & Carol Fischer

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Wine, cooking, travel

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  • Time Served: 8:30 to 9:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian


Smoke Hole Road , P.O. Box 114, Cabins, WV 26855 USA (Show map)

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