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Dividing the four seasons into short micro-seasons is an ancient practice we’ve enjoyed adapting to the New River Gorge! Our list includes lenten fish, cold water, invasive flowers, and more! – This is 1/10 in our Top 10 blog post series.

Foraged paw paw fruit in a blue bag, heirloom tomatoes on a pizza, and the Gauley river surrounded by green forests.

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 a trip to New River Gorge National Park that you both will enjoy – without stress […]

Couple waterfall hunting in the New River Gorge.

We have a confession. One of the main reasons we invested in Fayetteville – buying and renovating the building that now houses Lafayette Flats Boutique Vacation Rentals – was because we loved the food. Seriously. We both have enthusiastic palates. A few of our favorite Fayetteville dishes include Brussels sprouts from Secret Sandwich Society, homemade […]

Secret Sandwich Society Burger and Fries in Fayetteville, WV

Quick trips are nice, but you’ll regret not staying longer. Use our 5-day itinerary to truly explore New River Gorge National Park – the natural beauty, the history, and the culture!

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 moon has received a lot of attention since the pandemic with many folks, including us, learning to follow its cycles to practice mindfulness and, ironically, stay grounded. Through our efforts, we found that following the moon is also a great way to gain a deeper understanding of nature and this place we call home. […]

Moon cycles of the New River Gorge

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.

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.

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