Area info

Nearby Lodging — For list of most local lodging, click here. Please keep in mind that we are in Thomas WV. Davis WV is two miles away. Canaan Valley is about twelve miles.



White Grass Ski Touring Center and Cafe. Image courtesy Flickr user kezee. Licensed under CC-BY-2.0.

Beautiful Blackwater Falls—a five-minute drive from the Purple Fiddle.

Beautiful Blackwater Falls—a five-minute drive from the Purple Fiddle.

Blackwater Falls State Park—accommodations, entertainment, events, and more.

Canaan Valley State Resort—accommodations, skiing, golf, events, and more.

White Grass Touring Center and Cafe—closest cross-country skiing and great healthy eats Thursday through Saturday during ski season. This website is a great way to check into Canaan Valley happenings, year-round!—the most complete list of local events and activities.

Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Monongahela National Forest

Dolly Sods

Spend your days exploring Dolly Sods—and your nights at the Purple Fiddle!

Dolly Sods—a beautiful natural attraction.

Otter Creek Wilderness Area

Blackwater Outdoor Adventures—nearby river adventures!

Backbone Cross-Country Ski Farm—another beautiful and close mountain to ski

Abram’s Creek Retreat & Campground—a picturesque local private campground situated on the North Fork of the Potomac River

Red House School Antiques—a great antique mall in a nearby old school house, just 13 miles up 219 from Thomas

Mountain Highlands—link to more area attractions and their calendar of events

Seneca Caverns—West Virginia’s largest caverns.

Seneca Rocks—a towering 900 foot rock formation is one of WV’s top climbing places. Just a 45 minute drive.

Timberline Realty – rental houses, condos and cabins