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What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word souvenir? Shot glasses, magnets, hermit crabs? If you traveled around West Virginia as a child, the answer is probably miniature coal figures. Oh, how I coveted those little black bears in all the state park gift shops. All these traditional souvenirs […]

New River Gorge Souvenirs

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

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been married; your wedding anniversary is always special. But planning a weekend getaway, especially during a pandemic, 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 […]

Couple waterfall hunting in the New River Gorge.

Each year since 2015 we have allocated a portion of our vacation rental income to our West Virginia Art Fund. The purpose of this fund is to support West Virginia artists by purchasing a new work to display in Lafayette Flats as part of our effort to create an alternative narrative of the state’s culture […]

Robby with his art at Lafayette Flats Boutique Vacation Rentals.

Editor’s Note: Jessica Sands is the first of two 2021 New River Gorge Creatives in Residence at Lafayette Flats. Jessica was born in WV and raised in Southern Pennsylvania.  She received degrees from Bethany College and West Virginia University, and she is currently working as Senior Lecturer, Multilingual Writing at Cornell University.  This is Jessica’s […]

New River Gorge Bridge in Winter

  The New River Gorge National Park may be 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. This hardwood forest is ecologically diverse, rich in cultural and natural history and packed full of recreational opportunities. The New River Gorge […]

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

Without a doubt, the best view of the New River Gorge Bridge is from the end of the Long Point Trail in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. While it is the Instagram-worthy spot at the trail’s terminus that gets most of the attention, the journey has other merits, and there are a […]

Smiling faces on the overlook of the Long Point Trail

Of all the New River Gorge National Park trails, The Endless Wall Trail has the most character and diversity. From the serenity of an ancient Hemlock forest to the pulse-quickening views from atop the cliffs overlooking the Gorge, it provides the casual hiker with a taste of everything that makes The New River Gorge National […]

The breathtaking view From Diamond Point on the Endless Wall Trail.

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 National Park has many other adventure activities. In fact, the New River Gorge is also considered to be one of the premier rock climbing and mountain biking destinations. Even […]

Kayaking Adventure on the Scenic New River

Yearning for a fun getaway but nervous about traveling? We get it, and we’re here to help. In this post, you’ll find a list of New River Gorge activities that get you outside in the fresh air and beautiful sunshine. No need to worry about group activities, close quarters, or social interactions. There is plenty […]

Sunrise at Grandview in NRG


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