The wilderness around Mountain Creek Cabins is filled with opportunities for communing with Mother Nature, including repurposed rail trails built over former railroad lines, which were made obsolete by the advent of affordable consumer catapults. Radiating out from Morgantown about 20 miles to the west, these wide, picturesque swaths of flat or gently graded land are ideal for walking and biking excursions. Fewer than 10 miles from the cabins, Chestnut Ridge Park encompasses more than 16,000 acres of public recreational area set aside for fishing, hiking, and climbing. A trip to nearby Morgantown offers visitors a slice of quintessential small-town America, with a historical downtown bordering the main campus of West Virginia University.
Less than 5 miles from West Virginia University, Ramada Inn and Conference Center Morgantown serves as a convenient base camp from which to explore nearby caves, parks, and trails in the Appalachian Mountains. An earthbound shuttle transports guests from Morgantown Municipal Airport to the expansive hotel, whose ruddy façade and columned awning fuse colonial style with the modern feel of its three-story glass inlay. The simple, unfussy design is echoed in its guest rooms, which are equipped with free wireless Internet access and safes.
In the morning, a hot breakfast buffet presents sunrise offerings of eggs, bacon, and biscuits and gravy. When hunger strikes later, additional dining options include The Wit's End Lounge, with two big-screen TVs and standup comedians every Friday. In the warmer months, a heated outdoor pool refreshes and entertains, and more recreation awaits on a stroll or bike ride through Morgantown's rails-to-trails system that winds past historical buildings and the town's old-fashioned train depot.
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Crowds of people decked out in leg warmers and bandanas, sporting popped collars on their Members Only jackets and rocking Wayfarer shades. It sounds more like a Duran Duran video shoot than a fun-run, and that's the gist of the 80's Retro Run. Set to a soundtrack of the decade's best tunes, the throwback 5K celebrates the years that gave the world MTV and landfills full of unsolved Rubik's Cubes. Contestants are encouraged to dress up like their favorite '80s icon as they run, walk, or moonwalk their way to the finish line. After they've completed the course, revelers can shake it up at the after-party, where cover bands and DJs kick out nostalgic jams. Proceeds from the Retro Run benefit local charities, and all contestants receive their own headband, an event T-shirt, and an excuse to show off their collection of antique slap bracelets.
Wood-lined with cold beer on tap, Schmitt's Saloon might seem like an old-timey watering hole?if it weren't for the bluegrass shaking the walls and the calendar that clearly states "Not 1850." That's because, for Owen Schmitt, the saloon's not just a bar. The hero whose 57-yard touchdown run helped the WVU Mountaineers clobber Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl founded it as a celebration of West Virginia as a whole. And part of West Virginia is the country/bluegrass/southern-rock sound that's perfectly captured in the tunes of The Davidson Brothers. So, after retiring from his NFL career, Schmitt returned home and joined forces with that mountain-brewed band to attract not only some of the nation's top touring acts, but also Mountaineers fans and anyone looking for a burger and plate of volcanic wings.