Petersburg, West Virginia is the perfect place to relax, or channel your inner angler. 

By Angela Hazuda Meyers

The drive to LTD cabins is full of eye candy. From the lovely small towns, to the mesmerizing views, to country shops that beg you to pull over, to breweries that call your name for a quick pit stop and the way-too-fun-to-drive twisty, winding roads—there are so many places to explore. But when you turn onto the gravel road, come through the gate and down the lane, pulling up to Coyote Run Cabin, you’ll find a picture-perfect cabin, perched atop a crest, peering out over the valley, hot tub perfectly placed to maximize the view and you will think to yourself: this is the destination. So yes, you could use the lovely LTD cabins as a home base for your tourism and travels of course, but you should also consider making LTD cabins your sole destination, it’s that perfect. 

The LTD Cabins are perfectly well-appointed, down to the dog bowls greeting you at the front door and the complimentary jar of s’mores essentials suggests you drop your gear and gather round the fire pit. The gorgeous surroundings combine with a long list of cabin amenities making it the perfect place to stay put during your entire visit. 

Inside and out, the cabins are gorgeous, thoughtfully well-maintained and cater to your every need. Inside: Past the front door of the cabin you are greeted by cozy décor which invites you to relax. Each detail clearly considered, making it easy to feel right at home in your home away from home. There are big oversized, cozy chairs and couches, all the cookware you need, a washer and dryer, sparkling bathrooms, a plethora of blankets and towels, as well as starter supplies of paper products and cleaning necessities. Outside: You’ll find a grill, fire pit, deck, hammocks, hot tub, chairs, horseshoes, a front porch and seriously gorgeous views. Also impressive is the detailed guidebook for how to use the house amenities like Direct TV and gas fireplace as well as tons of information on attractions in the area. Surrounding Grounds: Each cabin has a trail head that interconnects with the rest of the on-property trail system – which consists of 93-acres. You can easily spend one day exploring around the area, hiking a number of miles throughout the grounds. Not to be missed are the stocked fishing ponds. At the base of Coyote Run, there are a series of interconnected ponds, each getting larger as you proceed from the upper ponds to the lower ponds. The lower ponds are complete with 2 lovely gazebo type areas that include seating (one has shade). They are a gorgeous place to spend the day, watching the deer, ducks and frogs or channeling your inner angler. 

Should you choose to leave the property there are a host of options to enjoy in the nearby areas and towns:

Head North:

Start your day with a great cup of Joe and a sweet treat at Southside Depotin Petersburg. This dog-friendly location is also the home of the Grant County CVB and a “can’t be missed” country shop that would take hours to fully explore. Petersburg is also home to many civil war points of interest.

From here, head out on a hike and take your pick from a wealth of dog-friendly options nearby: North Fork Mountain Trail, Dolly Sods (a gorgeous elevated plateau, a great option is Bear Town Preserve and trail head for hiking), Blackwater Falls or Seneca Rocks (a well-regarded rock climbing destination which also has great hiking trails and views). 

That evening, take in a well-earned brew from Stumptown Ales or Blackwater Brewing in Davis or head to Thomas for a craft beer at Mountain State Brewery or enjoy nightly music at the Purple Fiddle (the porch is dog-friendly)

Head South:

If you love a scenic drive, head south on South Mill Creek Rd to Franklin, pick up Rt 33 towards Seneca Rocks. On your way you’ll be treated to lovely farms, winding roads, and an amazing view at Germany Valley overlook. You’ll find a few country stores where you can pick up an area favorite, the pepperoni roll, as well as a couple antique stores. The Seneca Rocks Discovery center is worth the stop. The grounds are dog-friendly and while the inside is not, it is worth stopping in to explore the very interactive, informative visitor’s center. At this same intersection you can also pit stop at Yokum’s or the Harper’s Old Country Store. Pop in and enjoy a step back in time. Continue up 28N for wonderful views of ridges of rocks that run through the hillsides, called Champe Rocks.

Side notes

Also nearby, but not dog-friendly are NRocks (a no experience necessary Italian rock climbing experience called Via Ferrata), Seneca Caverns and Smokehole Caverns. Additionally, early December is Old Time Christmas in Petersburg. It’s a great way to enjoy the holidays in a new and special way, from theatre productions to horse drawn sleigh rides, A Festival of Lights as well as hot cocoa, cookies, fires and fun through the downtown shops. 

Driving in if you need to stop, Lost River or Wardensville Garden Market are great options, both in Wardersville. You can stretch your legs in Baker at rock Cliff Lake and Trout Pond. Grocery stores and other necessities are located in Petersburg and Moorefield.

Whether you choose to leave our car parked for your entire stay and simply enjoy all of the wonderful onsite amenities of the LTD cabins or head out to enjoy any or all of the above listed attractions, you will not regret prioritizing a mountain getaway to LTD this fall. You can easily book online at ltdvacation.com.