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Odana Chaney of Culloden, West Virginia has been selected as the 2024 New River Gorge Creative-in-Residence. A writer, Odana will spend the entire month of January living and working at Lafayette Flats Boutique Vacation Rentals in downtown Fayetteville, WV. For the past nine years, we have hosted the New River Gorge Creative Residency, a program […]

A smiling Odana Chaney (the 2024 New River Gorge Creative-in-Residence) with bright orange hair stands in front of shelf full of Blenko glass.

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been married; your wedding anniversary is always special. But planning an anniversary getaway can be daunting. Well, worry no more! With these helpful tips and our insider info, you can easily put together an engaging trip you both will enjoy – all without stress or cliche romance. Get our […]

Couple waterfall hunting in the New River Gorge.

Recently a host of national travel publications have included the New River Gorge National Park in their lists of the best parks to visit for fall foliage. We couldn’t agree more! Her are our trips for making the most of your New River Gorge leaf peeping adventure!

Grandview: While the view is indeed grand, there is much more to appreciate about this section of New River Gorge National Park than just the dramatic vista of its main overlook. Here’s all the info you need to include Grandview in your NRG itinerary.

Sunset view of the horseshoe bend in the New River from the main overlook in the Grandview section of the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve.

The entry to our historic building was a little . . . drab. It certainly didn’t represent the fascinating collection of West Virginia art found within. The stairwell needed a series of artworks – visually stimulating but also unified and cohesive. A modern take on our Appalachian roots. Artwork that would let folks know they […]

Lindsay Toney at Lafayette Flats beside "Welcoming Star," her series of screen prints based on the star quilting pattern.

New River Gorge Eco Tours are offered exclusively to guests of Lafayette Flats Boutique Vacation Rentals in Fayetteville, WV. Learn more here!

Small natural treasures from New River Gorge National Park including red trillium, cortinarius mushroom, tulip polar flower, oyster mushrooms, red-spotted newt, turkey tail mushroom, pink lady slippers, yellow-frindged orchid and ghost pipes.

A spring getaway to the New River Gorge National Park is always magical. This time of year provides the perfect opportunity to share memorable experiences against the beautiful backdrop of nature coming to life. Additionally, springtime crowds are smaller, allowing serenity on even the most popular trails (like Endless Wall and Long Point). While exploring […]

A coulple standup paddleboarding under a waterfall in New River Gorge.

The New and Gauley Rivers offer some of the best whitewater rafting experiences in the United States, if not the world. But the New River Gorge and the surrounding area have many other adventure activities. In fact, the New River Gorge is also considered to be one of the premier rock climbing and mountain biking […]

Kayaking Adventure on the Scenic New River

New River Gorge National Park is best known for its world-class whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and adventure activities, but it’s the lush Appalachian forest that makes this place so enchanting. The 74,000 acres of forest that comprise New River Gorge National Park and Preserve are ecologically diverse and chock-full of natural wonders. You’ll find all […]

Glade Creek is one of the most remote parts of the NRG.

There’s something so charming about Fayetteville, West Virginia, the small town that sits on the rim of the New River Gorge National Park. Sure, the forest that surrounds Fayetteville is enchanting, but the small town itself has a lot to offer. At its center is the historic Fayette County Courthouse, which is surrounded by great […]

The Hobbit Hole hidden in downtown Fayetteville, WV

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