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Elkhorn Inn & Theatre

Route 52 Between Eckman and Kimball, Landgraff, 24829 USA (Show map)
19 Reviews
$99 - $198
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Featured on HGTV and CNN Travel, The Elkhorn Inn & Theatre is a 14-guest room historic "Coal Heritage Trail" Inn. Continental breakfast is included in our rates, and Chef Dan Dinners at the Inn are available by reservation. The Inn provides FREE WiFi, FREE phone calls, and FREE off-road parking. We are child and family friendly, and pet-friendly, too! The Inn has a fireplace, balcony, patio, and Gift Shop/Gallery, and features antique, claw-foot tubs, vintage quilts, fine art and antiques, signature toiletries, down comforters and pillows, and bathrobes. Located on Route 52 in Landgraff, between Eckman and Kimball, WV, we're 30 minutes from Bluefield & 2 hours from Roanoke, VA. World-class "Railfanning" and trout fishing right at the Inn, ATVing, bird-watching, and "leaf-peeping", and nearby golf, antiquing, hiking, summer theatre, festivals, and historic sites.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Dining4.8

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Fun - train watching and exploring coal country

4.6 on August 22, 2014

We had a very fun get-away to the Elkhorn Inn in beautiful Landgraff, W. Va. I have roots the coal country of southern West Virginia, but even if you don't, it's fun to explore. Train watching is an integral part of any trip to the Elkhorn Inn - more fun! And the dining was superb.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Inn and Chef Dan's Dinners, as well as all the trains! Hope to welcome you back soon!

A Very Happy Stay with Friends

5 on November 13, 2013

I loved my stay at the Inn. I found my hosts very charming and willing to make my stay a pleasurable one. I loved the feeling of the rooms being homey and not hotel like. I have some dietary restrictions and my hosts were very accommodating to my diet. I would definitely recommend this Inn to my friends and family. Its not often you can find a five star quality food while rail fanning but this Inn does it well.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Inn and Chef Dan's dinners! Hope to welcome you back to the Inn soon!

Thank you for a wonderful stay!

5 on December 11, 2012

We had the pleasure of staying with Dan and Elisse for our thirtyfirst wedding anniversary. They are very thoughtful and and wonderful hosts quick to satisfy any need you might have. The inn is amazing with art and sculpture at every corner. While we did not get to enjoy any of Dan's gourmet cooking (we usually were out late exploring) getting to know Dan I am positive it would be delicious! Their breakfasts were ideal and a great way to start the day. We especially enjoyed our many conversations with Dan, Elisse and their close friend Judy. Being railfans our initial draw to the Inn was the trains. What a show! We were serenaded day and night with their sounds. What else can I say? A grand old building, wonderful hosts, good food and trains. It is the perfect combination. We will be back! Thank you Dan, Elisse and Judy for a fantastic weekend. Terry and Bunny

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much! We are delighted you enjoyed the Inn so much and that you chose to spend your anniversary with us! We truly look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn!


4.8 on June 16, 2012

Had the pleasure of staying here for the "Dinner in the Dining Car" Weekend with Railroad Historian & Author James D. Porterfield. Such an interesting evening with a delicious dinner prepared by Chef Dan with comments from Jim Porterfield on origin of the recipes. Not being as big of a railfan as many there that night it was fun to see them rush out with cameras in hand each time a train went by. Wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy the area and the rest of the weekend. We had a lovely drive there although we did get lost trying to find the inn. Anyone interested in trains or coal mines and need a place to stay---this is for you!! They've done a remarkable job.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your lovely review, and we're so glad you enjoyed "Dinner in the Dining Car" with James Porterfield! Hope to welcome you back to the Elkhorn Inn!

New Years 2011 Stay

5 on January 04, 2012

I love locations with Character, and you cannot do better on that count than the Elkhorn Inn and Theatre. Moreover, Dan is an amazing chef. I found the Elkhorn Inn on a whim but will be a regular. If you like West Virginia, this is one location that shouldn't be missed! Dirk

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Inn, and of Chef Dan's dinners! So glad you found us, and hope to welcome you back to the Inn soon!

Visit to the Elkhorn Fall of 2011, Delightful!

4.6 on November 18, 2011

Next to Hatfield McCoy Trails, Ashland ATV Resort, the Elkhorn Inn has historic railroad museum, art gallery, books signings by authors who visit, the most imaginative gourmet meals to entice the pallette, antiques, railway goes by Inn several times a day and the Inn offers a great balcony view of the passing trains. Hosts Dan and Elisse Clark are the proprietors and have a wealth of talent between the two. Dan is a gourmet chef, Elisse is an artist. Her gallery has not only her work but paintings from all over the US and overseas. I am so impressed by them. They are awakening LIFE in a sleepy little hid away village!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your wonderful review of the Inn, and of Chef Dan's dinners! We are So glad you enjoyed the Inn and all the artwork, and hope to welcome you back soon!

Weekend Getaway

4.0 on October 20, 2011

My boyfriend took me to this inn for a surprise getaway so we could go to the Bramwell Oktoberfest and have a nice place to stay. From the moment we walked in the door the hosts were two of the the kindest people and so accommodating. They showed us around and made sure we had everything. We stayed in the blue room which was very cozy and had a feel as if it brought you back into another time with its quaint furniture and private bath. In the morning the owners made us a hot breakfast and gave us excellent information on places to eat that day. Took them up on their sushi recommendation and they definitely know what they are talking about as the place they recommended had to have been the best sushi I'd ever had. If you are looking for an amazing getaway in a beautiful area with excellent people definitely check this place out!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your lovely review of the Inn! We are so glad you had a wonderful time and hope to welcome you back to the Inn soon!


4.4 on July 04, 2011

Our stay was so wondeful and the owners of the Inn were absolutely fabulous. I am so pleased that they have opened such a wonderful place in this area. Thanks again for everything. Linda Bennett and family

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Elkhorn Inn so much, and hope to welcome you back soon!

2010 October Sky Festival Pleasant Surprise

4.6 on October 04, 2010

My husband and I attended the October Sky Festival this year for the first time to see his favorite author, Homer Hickam. We had no idea what to expect when we were booking a place to stay just searching the area options on-line, but we knew we didn't want to stay as far away as Bluefield and drive an hour to the festival. We booked a room at the Elkhorn Inn with a private bath and a train view, and it was not only comfortable but had extra amenities that we didn't assume it would have (e.g., feather comforter). We had dinner at the Inn both nights, and Chef Dan served excellent meals on both occasions! The first night (the night before the October Sky Festival), Homer Hickam stopped by the Inn with his wife and an actor from the movie to visit our Innkeepers. To our surprise, Elisse came up to our room and invited us down to meet them while they were there visiting, and that started our wonderful, relaxing weekend in Southern WV! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and appreciated their hospitality and good food!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and Chef Dan's dinners- and having Homer & Linda Hickam at the Inn was a very special treat, indeed! Hope to welcome you back to the Elkhorn Inn!

Rails, Road, and Rivers in WV

4.8 on June 10, 2010

I had seen the ads for the Elkhorn Inn in West Viriginia for years in Trains Magazine and had always wanted the chance to stay there. Over Memorial Day weekend, my wife and I attended the first "Dueling Dining Car Chefs" weekend with Chef Dan and James Porterfield. The food was delicious, the setting magnificent, and there was plenty of trains for the railfans. We enjoyed it so much we're planning on being there again over Labor Day!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you had such a great time and loved the Inn, the food, and the trains! Our Labor Day "Railfan Gourmet Weekend" with Jim Porterfield should be even better! :-)

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Rooms & Rates

Family Suite

"Family Suite" of 2 adjoining rooms, one with double bed and one with two twin beds, a/c, and bath across from the rooms. One is the "Greenbrier Room", decorated with vintage furniture and a Dorothy Draper lamp from The Greebrier, art, and a vintage quilt. The "Cat's Quilt Room" with two twin beds has matching "Cats" quilts, fun cat and dog decor, and lots of kid's books, including Harry Potter! The Inn has WiFi, sat. TV/VCR/DVD, a balcony, fireplace, Gift Shop/Museum Room, and front patio cafe.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

Standard Guest Room

Each of these guest rooms has a double bed, with the bath adjacent to or across from the room. Decorated with vintage quilts, original art, and 1930's furnishings, the rooms have down pillows and comforters, signature toiletries, bathrobes, a/c and heat. The baths have antique clawfoot bathtubs and showers. The Elkhorn Inn offers fine dining (with at least one day's notice), and has WiFi internet access, sat TV/VCR/DVD, balcony, fireplace, gift shop/museum, a hot tub, and patio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

Two Twins Room

The "Two Twins" guest room has two twin beds, with a bath next to or adjacent to the room. The "Marseille Room" is decorated in Ralph Lauren "Marsilles", with a tribal carpet, and original art work. The "Cats Quilt Room" has (yes!) Cats Quilts, and fun "cats & dogs" decor. Guest rooms have signature toiletries, bathrobes, down pillows and comforters, a/c and heat. The baths have antique, clawfoot bathtubs and showers. The Elkhorn Inn offers fine dining 9with one day's advance notice), and has WiFi, sat TV/DVD/VCR, a balcony, fireplace, gift shop/museum, hot tub, and patio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

Private Bath Guest Room

The Elkhorn Inn's Private Bath Guest Rooms each have a double bed, signature toiletries, bathrobes, down pillows & comforters, a/c in the summer & heat in the winter. Decorated with 1930s period furniture, and art, the baths have antique, clawfoot tubs and showers. The "Blue Room" has a view of the famed Pocahontas Railroad, and is the perfect "Railfan" guest room! The "Yellow Room" is creek-side and quieter. The Elkhorn Inn offers fine dining (with one day's advance notice), and has WiFi internet access, sat TV/VCR/DVD, fireplace, balcony, gift shop/museum room, hot tub, and patio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $120 - $120

Nightly Rate: $120 - $120

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Location Type

On Elkhorn Creek - GREAT trout fishing!, Near great ATV trails inc. Hatfield-McCoy Trails, Near Pinnacle Rock State Park, On the Pocahontas line of the NW, Near Wolf Creek Golf Course, Near Anawalt & Berwind Lakes, Countryside, Mountains


Charleston, WV (CRW-Yeager) 90 miles

Directions to property:

Take Exit 9 off I77 onto US 460. Take US 460 to Rte. 52 (Bluefield). Take Route 52 N through Bluefield towards Welch. We're 30 minutes from Bluefield, in Landgraff, between Eckman and Kimball! The nearest airports are in Beckley, WV, Charleston, WV, and Roanoke, VA; airport car rental available. There is a small airport for private planes in Welch, as well as in Bluefield, WV. AMTRAK comes into Prince, near Beckley, approx. 45 minutes from us.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, World-class Railfanning and trout fishing on Elkhorn Creek, right at the inn. Great ATV trails, including 3 Hatfield-McCoy Trailheads and 100s of miles of free trails in McDowell County. Bird-watching, hiking at Pinnacle Rock State Park and Panther State Forest. Anawalt and Berwind Lakes, BlackWolf Golf, leaf-peeping, antiquing, and nearby historic sites, including Bramwell, and the Exhibition Coal Mine in Pocahontas, VA. Winterplace Ski Resort is 1 hour 15 minutes from the Inn., Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Signature toiletries, down and down-alternative comforters and pillows, Gift Shop/Gallery and Museum Room, ironing board & iron available, covered outdoor patio, balcony, FREE WiFi, telephone calls, and off-road parking.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Internet Service, Library, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, ATV rental, Within 1 hour: whitewater rafting, day spa, skiing, Painting and Sketching, Railfan and Coal Heritage Trail sites, Leaf-peeping, hiking, lakes, golf, Antiquing & shopping, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 2 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 12 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking allowed on balcony & patio
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required With permission; $25/per room pet cleaning fee additional.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card (advance deposit for one night's lodging) required at time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: Credit card (advance deposit for one night's lodging) at time of reservation. Refundable with 7 days prior notice. Two week notice cancellation policy in effect during holiday and festival weeks.



Dan & Elisse Clark

Languages spoken

Hebrew, English, German, Italian

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Dan and Elisse have restored (and continue to restore!) the historic Elkhorn Inn and Theatre, the former Empire Coal and Coke Company's "Miner's Clubhouse" on West Virginia's "Coal Heritage Trail". Dan is Retired US Army, and Elisse, an artist, art dealer, and collector, and served in the IDF. They look forward to welcoming you to West Virginia!

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  • Time Served: 8a.m. - 10 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Outdoor Patio Cafe, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Hot breakfast: $15

Signature Dish

Herb-Stuffed Roast Cornish Game Hen
This is one of the dishes Chef Dan prepared on the "Good Morning West Virginia" television show! Stuffed with garlic and fresh herbs from the Elkhorn Inn's garden, Dan's Roasted Cornish Game Hen is served with fresh, seasonal vegetables and potatoes. Salad, bread, soft drink, desert, and coffee/tea are included, and a glass of wine is always offered to our guests!



Hot Deal

Ski and B&B Weekend!

Regular Rate: $198 now $150 (24% Savings:)

Winterplace Ski Resort is only 1 1/4 hrs from the Elkhorn Inn, so you can B&B AND ski! Have a getaway in the WV mountains at the historic Coal Heritage Trail Elkhorn Inn, AND then ski at Winterplace! Relax in front of our cozy fireplace, trout fish, hike, photograph the famed Pocahontas railroad, or ATV from the Inn to 100s of miles of free trail or the Hatfield-McCoy Trails! This Hot Deal includes 2 nights lodging at the Inn in a Standard Guest Room and Continental Breakfast each morning. We have a train-view patio and balcony, fireplace, and gift shop- and antique, claw-foot bathtubs, too, for apres-adventure bubble baths! Delicious Chef Dan Dinners at the Inn may be booked with your guest rooms, too! Call us at 1-800-708-2040 and come on down!

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Special Package

Family Reunions

The Elkhorn Inn caters to family reunions and other special group events. We have 14 double-occupancy guest rooms (max. 30 people), and can host sit-down dinners for up to 25 (30 for buffet-style dinners) in our dining room. You can rent the whole Inn from $1499/night, or just the 8 guest rooms on the 2nd floor for $799/night, and add dinners at the Inn from $45/per person (+ tax & 18% gratuity). We have a crib/child bed and highchair available, too. Fun things for your group to do include "railfanning" and fly-fishing right at the Inn, ATVing in the beautiful mountains, golf, and historic sites to visit. Call Dan & Elisse at 1-800-708-2040 and we'll help you plan a really great reunion! The Elkhorn Inn has been featured on HGTV, CNNTravel, Speed Channel, InnTheKitchen, the Travel Bite, Good Morning West Virginia!, and Traveling the Mountain State, and in the NY Daily News, Great American Country Inn's Cookbook, Charleston Gazette, Preservation, Railfan & Railroad, West Virginia Off The Beaten Path, etc. The Elkhorn Inn is also a recipient of a Readers Choice Award from ConventionSouth.

Military Rate (active duty)

The Elkhorn Inn offers a 10% discount on our guest room rates to Active Duty and Retired Military and their families all year long, on a space available basis. Continental Breakfast is included, and we have 14 guest rooms (up to 30 people), so you can bring the troops! :-) (Dan is US Army Ret., and Elisse is an Official Artist for the US Coast Guard!)

Traveling with your Pet packages

Stay two nights at the Inn with your pet and get a FREE Elkhorn Inn embroidered logo pet t-shirt (while supplies last)! (We have matching people-shirts, too, so you can dress just like your pet!) There's plenty of land next to the inn for romping with your pet, too! We have a $25 cleaning fee for each guest room that houses a pet, and pet owners are responsible for their pets and their actions. All pets must remain leashed on our property. Please remember to bring everything your pet needs to be happy: treats, bowls, food, leash/collar, toys, "blankie", bed/crate, etc.

Golf Special

Mountain Golf Special: $360.00 + tax Bring your clubs & treat yourself to a fun round of mountain golf at BlackWolf Links! Tricky hills, trout streams to tee over, bridges to cross, and a cute little restaurant fr a bite after your game! Golf Package includes: 2 nights at the Elkhorn Inn (double occ.), with Continental Breakfast each morning, Dinner at the Inn for 2 people one night, AND a round of golf (9 holes) for two people and a cart at BlackWolf Links!

Railfan Special

Railfan & Railroad Magazine has called the Elkhorn Inn the "best legal train watching location in the USA"! Come enjoy 2 days and nights of photographing the famed "Pocahontas" line of the NS railroad as it chugs past the inn, a "rail-view" guest room, front porch and balcony, our RR scanner and monitor, a great Chef Dan dinner for two, Continental Breakfast each morning, AND a signed book by railroad author/historian James Porterfield ("From the Dining Car" or "Dining By Rail") for $395.00 + tax! We have a gift shop, and offer FREE WiFi and calls, and have sat TV/DVD/VCR, as well as books and movies to enjoy.

Romance Packages

Romantic Getaway Gift Package: $365.00 + tax The perfect gift for the two of you: a fun, romantic getaway in the mountains of southern WV! Go leaf-peeping, have a romantic picnic on "Miracle Mountain", relax on the Inn's patio or balcony, go fishing, hike, take bubble baths in our antique, claw-foot tubs... Package includes: two nights at the Elkhorn Inn (double occ.) with Continental Breakfast each morning and Dinner at the Inn for two people on one night, AND two Elkhorn Inn embroidered-logo polo shirts! The Inn has a fireplace, balcony, and gift shop, FREE WiFi and calls, sat TV/VCR/DVD. For adventure along with your romance, there's great trout fishing on Elkhorn Creek right at the Inn, and GREAT ATVing on the best trails in the eastern USA, including the famed "Hatfield-McCoy" Trail System. There's great "railfanning", hiking, mountain golf, lakes, and historic sites to visit, too!

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Route 52 , Between Eckman and Kimball, Landgraff, 24829 USA (Show map)

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