Southern West Virginia has something for everyone! The second oldest river in the world, the New River, flows northward through its beautiful hills and fields. The vistas are some of the finest in the East, including the beautiful New River Gorge spanned by the New River Bridge. West Virginia's largest one-day festival, Bridge Day, is celebrated on the third Saturday in October. Fishing is outstanding, especially for smallmouth bass and trout in the New River and surrounding rivers such as the Bluestone and Greenbrier. Boating and fishing at the Bluestone Dam is also a treat, and only minutes from Nostalgia Inn.
Pipestem Resort State Park, "Crown Jewel of the WV State Parks System", is just across the road from Nostalgia Inn. The Park has beautiful scenic overlooks of the Bluestone Gorge, restaurants, modern conference facilities, two golf courses and much more! Pipestem's golf courses, along with the nearby Glade Spring Golf Resort and River Falls Resort Park, are on the West Virginia's Legends of Golf Trail.
Other attractions include Beckley Coal Mine Exhibition, West Virginia Glassmaking, Tamarack, Civil War History, a strong coal heritage, and outfitters for the best whitewater challenges in the East. Outdoor dramas chronicle historical events and offer pure entertainment to thousands each summer at the Grandview Cliffside Theater, Beckley, WV.
In addition, the "original" Pipestem Drive-In Theatre is still operational and about a mile down Route 20 from the entrance to Nostalgia Inn and Pipestem Resort State Park. Just "Cruise-In" and enjoy a 1950's Drive-In Movie again!
The youngest of West Virginia's remaining Drive-ins was first lit-up
in 1972 and remains lit weekends only (May thru October). Double features
are screened nitely for up to 280 cars, with sound being provided
exclusively by traditional pole speakers.
Also, Nostalgia Inn has superb bike trails nearby, such the below spring scenes; just imagine how beautiful they will look this fall.
Nostalgia Inn has antiques and period artifacts from Southern West Virginia counties, including Mercer, Summers, Fayette, Mingo, McDowell and Greenbrier. In fact, six of our seven bedrooms are named after each of these counties. Many historical and cultural events took place in these counties, such as the famous Hatfield and McCoy feud, which took place in Mingo County, WV. Each of the six counties we feature has a unique history and an attractive present. We will help you rediscover their past and their present during your stay at Nostalgia Inn.
Finally, Hinton, historic Lewisburg, and "The Greenbrier" are nearby. Only 10 minutes away, Hinton is just down Route 20 from Pipestem. Lewisburg and "The Greenbrier" are less than an hour from Pipestem, both just off I64. (Map)