Extraordinary Places to Stay
Part of the fun of travel is experiencing something new – something that you cannot do in your hometown or region. For some, a typical hotel room fits the bill as you explore an area. But many others are looking at their overnight destination as part of the experience and are looking for unique places to stay. Places that will elevate the experience to another level.
Huntington County is home to several extraordinary and out of the ordinary places to stay that we think you should consider if you aren’t the “typical” traveler.
Bed and Breakfasts
The Purviance House in Huntington is a historic mansion built in 1859 by Samuel Purviance, a civic leader and businessman. This newly-opened bed and breakfast currently features two elegantly appointed rooms that showcase many of the homes’ original architectural details. Each room is named after prominent Huntington historical figures and are equipped with their own private bath. You will absolutely fall in love with this beautiful home from the moment you enter its breath-taking foyer and during your stay your hosts will help you to fall in love with Huntington as well.
The Inn is a meticulously restored 1910 home located on a quiet corner in Roanoke within walking distance to their nationally-acclaimed restaurant, Joseph Decuis, and charming downtown shopping. The Inn’s main areas and its four guest rooms are furnished elegantly in period décor with no attention to detail overlooked. Recent renovations were just completed that added private baths to all of the rooms.
We love the North End Suites not only for its location in the heart of Roanoke, but for the high end furnishings and overall feel of the rooms. The North End features two suites: the West End Suite with a large living room, master suite, a fully furnished kitchen and washer/dryer; and the East End Suite with a large master suite and a mini bar. What is most unconventional about the suites is that they are located on the second floor above a luxury clothing shop – but make no mistake, they are exceptional!
Affordable Vintage 60’s
Sheryl Manor Motel in Huntington offers guests a visit back to the groovier days of the past. For forty years, owners Opal and Andy have meticulously maintained the homey 60’s décor in this small four room motel, which has helped keep costs low and affordable for budget-conscious travelers. The hotel was completed in 1961 by June and Vance Pressler and named the motel after their daughter “Sheryl,” and the name has been carried on throughout the life of the property. Each room has its own private bath and there are several sleeping options within the four rooms for varying group sizes. The motel is located in a quiet Huntington neighborhood but is just moments from downtown and the Huntington University campus. Pets are welcome (call ahead) and no credit cards!
Camp Timber Lake offers rentals for those folks who like to rough it, but not too much! Rent one of two cabins – each with a double bed and a bunk bed and most importantly heat and air-conditioning. Another option is to rent an RV stationed in the modern section of the campground. The RV is a newer model and offers many of the comforts of home yet allows you to get out and have a campground experience without all the set up! The campground is great for swimming, fishing and hiking OR if you are adventurous, there’s an 8 line zip line canopy tour on the property. Make sure you book in advance as reservations are required!