Wild & Wonderful Guide to Hinton


Our Wild & Wonderful Guides are meant to give you a quick glimpse at the towns, cities and areas we love in hopes that you'll be encouraged to explore West Virginia. They are in no way inclusive of all the amazing options in each place. 

There's something so magical about every tiny town along the New River Gorge, and Hinton is no different! Hinton is the perfect weekend getaway when you really want to get away. It's quaint and charming, and we hope you'll check it out! Here's your Wild & Wonderful Guide to Hinton!


The Cabin on Coney Island

(Image: The Guest House)

The Guest House

The Guest House on Courthouse Square has multiple options for accommodations. Can we take a second to talk about the Cabin on Coney Island? Sitting at the confluence of the New and Greenbrier Rivers, you need a boat to get to the cabin.


The Market

The Market

On the corner of Second and Ballangee, The Market is the perfect casual dining spot after a day of adventure. We love grabbing a Loaded Market Pizza or an Appalachian Pizza after a day of kayaking on the New.

Chestnut Revival

Chestnut Revival has seasonal specialties like an eggnog latte and a pumpkin Chai scone. They also have hardier options like shrimp and grits. One of our favorite things about Chestnut Revival is their dedication to being a green, eco-friendly business! 



Enjoy the New River

Everyone knows that the New River is an adventure lovers dream, but the river flows a bit slower through Hinton, so it's a great place to relax and enjoy it! You can tube, kayak, fish or wade from the banks! 

Sandstone Falls

(image by William Brezinski)

Sandstone Falls

Sandstone Falls form the dramatic starting line for the New Rivers final rush through the gorge to its confluence with the Gauley river to form the Kanawha River. There are plenty of paths to walk out onto the falls, so you're sure to find the perfect place for that perfect Instagram selfie.

Shop the Historic District

You can't go to Hinton without stopping at Otter and Oak! You can find outdoor gear, clothing and the perfect gifts for all your loved ones!

Fun Fact

Much of Hinton's downtown was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984!

Part of Paramount's 1994 film Lassie was shot in Hinton.[8]

We hope you'll visit Grafton and check out some of the spots we listed. If you do, be sure to tag us in all your adventures through Instagram or Facebook!