There are many lodging options available here in the New River Gorge Region… a wide variety of cabins, camping, motel accommodations in Fayetteville, Bed and Breakfasts… We try to partner with some of the areas finest to give you a variety. They support our event and we hope you support them ….

A few lodging options we have lined up already:

Babcock State Park has lodging – with cabins and camping available. For more info go to

Hawks Nest State Park has lodging at the rim of the New River Gorge. Located in Ansted on Route 60- they have easy access, great views and are just 25 minutes from Babcock. Click here to visit their website.

O’Possum Creek Retreat– Nice cabins, several sizes and types available. About 20 minutes from the park. PLEASE mention you are here for the Gristmill Grinder!! 888-488-4836 On the web at

Hemlock Haven– Nice deluxe cabins, also dog-friendly. 15 minutes from Babcock – Mention you are here for the Babcock Gristmill Grinder. You’ll find their website here.

In the town of Fayetteville, the Quality Inn is also giving us a sweet offer- mention the “Grinder” for discounted rooms., $62 a night! It is close to town and all the shops and fine eateries… go to Quality Inn New River Gorge…Or call 304-574-3443

Adventures On The Gorge located just North of Fayetteville off of route 19 offers lodging options for all tastes and budgets from secluded onsite private cabins to rustic camping. While you’re there take advantage of spectacular dining options, a private pool, incredible views of the New River Gorge and a range of guided outdoor adventures.

ACE Adventure Resort near Oak Hill also has cabins of many types- they are putting together a lodging package for us combined with their Canopy Tours…. Sounds fun huh? Go to or call 800-787-3982, PLEASE mention you are here for the Gristmill Grinder!! ACE also offers river trips – wild-to-mild, fishing trips, mountain biking and more…

Before or after Babcock, there are MANY outdoor options, here are a few suggestions:

Hiking/running trails in the area are plentiful! The Long Point Trail is a local favorite- short trip to a spectacular view of the bridge and gorge. Click here for info. Another favorite of mine personally is the Endless Wall Trail. Also a short trip, just 3 miles done as a loop- it has several amazing overlooks into the New River Gorge. Nice quality singletrack for running or walking, Click here for info.

If Mountain Biking is one of your interests, you will be a happy rider here! Many trails are accessible from the Fayetteville Town Park (how cool is that?) and a newly created system for bikes is just outside of town. Know as the “Arrowhead Trails” these singletrack gems are rated by difficulty and there are several loops and options. For more info on these and other area rides, stop in New River Bikes in Fayetteville.

After all that running, hiking and biking you will be pretty hungry… good thing we have some great places to eat in town! So much diversity and all are amazing – Check them out below in random order:

Pies & Pints – serves up handcrafted pizza and premium beer. But that’s not all – Great salads, wings and sandwiches are all waiting for you!

Secret Sandwich Society – Serious sandwiches, homemade chips, and soups, premium beer…. ahhhh!

Another dining spot worth shouting about – Cathedral Cafe – serving up Breakfast and Lunch in an old church- yep, still has the stained glass windows. Try the Soup of the Day, Great sandwiches and more. Enjoy a great cup of coffee while you are there…

For more general info about the New River Gorge – activities, dining, lodging, and other events – visit or send us an email and we will be happy to help!

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