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Goodbye, Summer! Hello, Getaway!

Summer is winding down. Mornings in the rolling mountains that surround beautiful Hinton, WV are cooler and foggier. Even the cicadas seem to be announcing, “Fall is coming!” Of course, this also means it’s back to school time for students everywhere.

Maybe you’re toting your college freshman off to Concord University for his or her first year away from home. Or, perhaps you’re doing a secret happy dance in the pantry because your kids will be back in the classroom very soon. On the other hand, maybe this is simply your favorite time of year to plan a getaway because the fray of summertime family vacations are over, the best destinations are quieting down, and temperatures are more moderate.

No matter your reason, The Guest House is the perfect way to make a late-summer weekend (or weekday) feel like the most indulgent escape. Here are some ideas for how to turn these back-to-school days into extended playtime.

Taking the Kids to College

You might be surprised to know how many higher education institutions are located within proximity to Hinton and how many parents opt for a stay at The Guest House when visiting or dropping off their college-age kids at school. The campuses of Concord University, West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Valley College and New River Technical and Community College are all within about 30 minutes of The Guest House. That means you don’t have to settle for interstate doldrums and chain hotels while making the new school year college trip.

Last Minute Family Time

Planning a “Goodbye Summer” getaway for the entire family before the frenzy of fall begins is an excellent idea. Take a kayak trip down the New River, hike Summers County’s mountain trails, catch a movie at the Ritz Theatre, and grab a bite at one of Hinton’s eclectic restaurants. No matter what you choose to do when you get here, The Guest House might just become your family’s annual end-of-summer ritual.

They’re gone; let’s go!

Maybe your kids have headed back to college somewhere beyond southern West Virginia, or maybe they’ve been out of the next for longer. We won’t tell anyone how eager you are to celebrate a little hard-earned peace and quiet. Take that trip down the river and hike that trail; now you have time to do it on your own terms and at your own pace.

Oh, and we have just the veranda for a bottle of wine for two. Only two. Wander off the beaten path and ease into the quiet of a West Virginia fall with a weekend in historic Hinton, WV.

Whatever you have in mind, browse the possibilities. Take a look at all The Guest House properties.

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