Elkhorn Inn & Theatre

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

About

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. We have world-class "Railfanning" and trout fishing right at the Inn, excellent ATVing, bird-watching, and "leaf-peeping", and nearby golf, antiquing, hiking, summer theatre, festivals, and historic sites to visit!

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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Wonderful place to stay!

5 on May 22, 2016

The following is part of my letter to Dan and Elisse Clark thanking them for a memorable visit. It reflects my view of this lovely inn. Dear Elisse and Dan, Thank you for a memorable stay--I had a wonderful time. You have created a very special and unique place. This was like staying in an art gallery with great food and trains. But the thing that made it really special was both of you and the welcome that you gave me. Thank you.


fabulous

5 on May 21, 2015

I stayed at the Elkhorn Inn in May of last year for a special party weekend. Dan and Elisse Clark were fantastic hosts! They were especially helpful in assisting me with my concerns about my broken leg. Chef Dan went out of his way to accommodate me, and created a special, delicious, and memorable dinner party that will not be forgotten! I had a Private Bath Guest Room on the second floor, and it was lovely- decorated with art and a pretty vintage quilt, and a cool, old-fashioned claw-foot bathtub, too! This is not the first time I've stayed at the inn; I also stayed there in 2004 after they first opened, so this was really like "coming home", and it was so nice to be able to come back. I'm looking forward to returning again this fall. Because the inn is pet-friendly, on my first stay I was able to bring my cat, too, which was great. I highly recommend this charming Inn as a destination which has adventure, fantastic food, and, of course, the beautiful mountains!


Best Kept Secret in WV

5 on April 30, 2015

Nestled in the hills of Kimball, WV, the Elkhorn Inn is like taking a trip through time. A well preserved 1920's period building with a NYC art gallery hidden inside. The cuisine rivals any 5 star restaurant courtesy of its resident Chef , Dan Clark. he is an absolute master and prepares dishes from all over the world. His clay-pot chicken is "to-die-for". Whether you are an avid train fan, just looking for a quiet place to get away from it all or would simply like to experience the finest cooking to be found...this is the place to be. Dan and Elise Clark will make you feel right at home.. in their home. They are both; well traveled world adventures and "local historians". I cannot think of a better way to spend an evening than sitting with them for conversation with a glass of wine after one of Dan's extraordinary meals. I only wish I could give the food rating a higher score.


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!


Unique

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!


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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

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

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

Private Bath Guest Room

The Elkhorn Inn's Private Bath Guest Rooms have either a Double Bed or a Queen 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: $130 - $130

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Location

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

Airport

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, Internet Service, Library, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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

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Policies

  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Dan & Elisse Clark

Languages spoken

Hebrew, English, German, Italian

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Dan and Elisse have restored (and continue to restore!) the historic Elkhorn Inn and Theatre, the former Empire Coal and Coke Companys "Miners Clubhouse" on West Virginias "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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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Kosher Continental Breakfast with packaged foods availabe on request.


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 free glass of wine is always offered to our dinner guests!


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