West Virginia truly has something for everyone, from its scenic trails to its historic sites. It’s an outdoor playground for adventurers and nature lovers alike. It’s home to six national parks, 45 state parks and forests, the Monongahela National Forest, and one of the oldest rivers in the world, the New River.
It is also known for its diverse accommodations, including a wide selection of pet-friendly cabins. If you’re traveling with your pet, you’ll be happy to know that there are many charming Airbnb’s that welcome four-legged companions. Here is a look at our top picks for pet-friendly cabins in West Virginia.
1. Secluded Chalet Cabin with Hot Tub
Fees: Possible $35 cleaning fee.
Policies: 1 well-behaved pet up to 40lbs. Pets are to be crated when left alone.
Nestled among the trees, this charming cabin in the woods offers two bedrooms, a full bathroom, hot tub, outdoor shower, spacious screened-in porch with TV, fire pit, gas grill, and hammock – all on more than five acres of land. The home is equipped with a fully-stocked kitchen and has covered parking.
Nearby, Cacapon State Park offers hiking and swimming in which pets can accompany their owners. In the evening, drive to Buddy Lou’s, a local staple that offers a variety of regional favorites, and has several pet-friendly outdoor tables on their lower deck.
2. Renovated Cottage Near Historic Downtown Berkeley Springs
Fees: No fee unless extra cleaning is needed or the pet causes damage.
Policies: One well-behaved pet up to 40lbs. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after pets. Pets are to be crated when left alone.
This newly renovated 1880’s cottage is located just above historic downtown Berkeley Springs and just a short distance from the local nightlife, spas, restaurants, antiques, and the art scene. The home offers three bedrooms, a grill and fire pit area outdoors, a hot tub and lower deck, and streaming TV.
Known as ‘Hidden Hill’, this charming Airbnb is just one block from Berkeley Springs State Park which offers plenty of hiking and other outdoor activities. After that, take the short drive to The Country Inn at Berkeley Springs which offers everything from flatbreads and sandwiches to steak and seafood. Fido is welcome to join you.
3. Quaint Barn in Seneca Rocks
Fees: $10 per pet per night.
Policies: Owners are responsible for cleaning up after pets.
Located on a quiet road, this cozy one bedroom, one bath renovated barn is an excellent getaway for couples or solo travelers and their pet. There are also other animals that share the area, including chickens, goats, and a peacock.
The Airbnb is located just five minutes from Seneca Rocks where guests will find plenty of hiking opportunities. Leash up your pet and head to Seneca Rocks Trailhead, one of the most well-known natural landmarks in the state.
4. High-Tech Log Cabin in Berkeley Springs
Fees: $25 per pet fee for entire stay.
Policies: Up to two dogs are accepted.
Experience a luxurious getaway in this cozy and secluded cabin in Berkeley Springs. There is no better way to relax than by zoning out with Mother Nature. Guests will also have access to technology when they need it, including a Microsoft Surface Tablet, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Echo Show.
The log cabin is within two miles of Cacapon State Park where there is fishing, hiking, tennis, lake beach, golfing, horseback riding, and much more. It is also within 10 miles of downtown Berkeley Springs. After a day of hiking in the state park, head to town with your canine companion and enjoy a bite to eat on the patio of The Naked Olive Lounge.
5. Custom-Built Tiny House on 23 Acres
Fees: No fee
Policies: Do not leave dogs alone in the house.
This two-bedroom, one bath tiny home was custom built and completed in 2019. It sits on 23 acres of private forest and offers a full kitchen, large parking area, and a wooden deck with fire pit and propane BBQ grill.
Guests and their pets have direct access to Lost River State Park nearby, as well as swimming and boating at Trout Pond. While in the area, take a drive to Swover Creek Farms & Brewery and sample the craft beer and wood-fired pizzas. The eatery offers outdoor seating near the beer garden that welcomes dogs.
6. Foggy River Lodge on the Shenandoah
Fees: Small fee
This gorgeous lodge is located on 70 acres on the banks of the Shenandoah River. Guests can enjoy the peace and quiet while taking in incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The home offers a fully-equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, and hot tub.
There are plenty of fun things to do in the area for both humans and pets alike. About five minutes away is Luray Caverns and just 30 minutes away is Skyline Drive at Shenandoah National Park. The George Washington National Forest is a 10 minute drive.
7. Modern Log Cabin on the West Virginia-Maryland Border
Retreat from city living to a modern log cabin in the woods, equipped with all the essentials. The beautiful home is completely secluded and offers a bright master bedroom loft, large shower, hot tub, and two additional bedrooms.
The home is just 30 miles from WVU’s Mountaineer Field and a short drive from Coopers Rock State Forest. The park is just 13 miles from Morgantown and features historical sites, canyon overlooks, and 50 miles of hiking and biking trails.
8. Waterfront Chalet with Wifi and Hot Tub
Fees: No pet fee (a cleaning fee may be charged if the pet leaves a mess or causes damage).
Policies: One well-behaved pet up to 25lbs is accepted. Owner must agree to clean up pet hair and waste.
This spacious waterfront home is perfect for large families with pets. The three-bedroom, three bath home is situated on the banks of a West Virginia river and offers an expansive deck with gas grill and hot tub.
Head just 15 minutes by car to historic Berkeley Springs where shopping and dining are plentiful. There are also several restaurants in the local area with outside seating that allows dogs. Stop by The Country Inn Restaurant for delicious American fare.
9. Cozy Cabin Retreat with Private Lake
Enjoy a long weekend or extended vacation in the West Virginia mountains in this beautiful and private cabin. The family- and dog-friendly cabin offers large windows, chalet-style lofted ceiling, huge wrap-around deck with propane grill, and pool table.
The cabin has direct access to a small private lack where families and pets can splash around. The home is also directly next to Cacapon Resort State Park where hiking is plentiful.
10. Three-Bedroom Cabin on 40 Acres
Fees: $50 non-fundable pet fee per pet.
Policies: No limits on pets.
This three-bedroom cabin sits on more than 40 acres in historic Rowlesburg. Just across the street runs the Cheat River and there is fishing and hiking available directly on the property.
During the day, venture out to some of the area’s most popular attractions. Rowlesburg Community Park offers a playground for the kids and plenty of space for Fido to run and explore. Blackwater Falls State Park is also a short drive away. Take a day trip to experience the amazing 62-foot cascade where the river enters the Blackwater Canyon.
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