Destination guide

A West Virginia getaway

Situated along the banks of the Monongahela River, Morganton is the largest city in the north of the state and home to the West Virginia University. Bring you family to stay in an Morgantown vacation rental, and you can ride the rapids on the Cheat River, hike through the forested trails, climb up challenging cliff faces and zip line through the canopy treetops. Add historic attractions, a golf course and a spa and you've got one of the most all-round appealing destinations in America.

Things to do

Step back in time in Morgantown

If all the activities just sound like too much effort, the city has a wealth of cultural and historical attractions to keep you entertained, from the Preston County Buckwheat Festival to a walking tour of the downtown district. The Cook Hayman Pharmacy Museum is particularly intriguing and houses a collection of 18th-century equipment and memorabilia, while the expansive History House Museum features antiques and photographs that chronicle the city's fascinating past. Whatever floats your boat, you'll find it in Morgantown.


Built for the great outdoors

If you manage to book up one of the Morgantown vacation rentals, heading out to explore the outdoor activities is a must. Whether you come for a couple's getaway or you bring the whole family on a break, there is always something to do. The paved miles on the Caperton Trail is ideal for walking and skating and makes for a great introduction to the city passing many of the city's sights. Return to soak in the city's spa, tee up for an afternoon on the golf course or catch the latest play.


Don't miss any season in Morgantown

Whether you stay in a Morgantown vacation rental during the hot summer months or the depths of snowy winter, you'll always find something unique and interesting to do and see. After the snow melts in early spring, the town can be wonderfully bright and sunny, as can fall when the trees come alive in wonderful colors. During these outer seasons and without the summer crowds, you can hike along the trails without seeing another soul. Winter is cold and long, but the museums and restaurants are always warm and inviting.

Natural features

Colorful orchids and wild mushrooms

It would be a shame to miss the Coopers Rock State Forest which is only around a 30-minute drive from your Morgantown vacation rental. Here, you can enjoy spectacular views down over the canyon and Cheat River. The everchanging forest is alive with hardwood trees and fast-growing laurel. In spring, it comes alive with carpets of colorful orchids, while in fall, wild mushrooms dot the forest floor. It's unsurprisingly a magnet for wildlife, with everything from woodpeckers to salamanders and bobcats to snakes.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Morgantown

Fly into Morgantown, WV (MGW-Morgantown Municipal), the closest airport, located 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Clarksburg, WV (CKB-North Central West Virginia), which is 27 mi (43.5 km) away.

Where to stay around Morgantown?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 23 vacation rentals near Morgantown. From 6 Cabins to 8 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Morgantown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Morgantown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Morgantown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • West Virginia University: 18 vacation rentals
  • Mountaineer Field: 18 vacation rentals
  • Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens: 18 vacation rentals
  • West Virginia University Coliseum: 17 vacation rentals
  • Ruby Memorial Hospital: 18 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Morgantown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Morgantown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 6 Cabins in Morgantown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Morgantown include:

  • Houses: 8 rentals available
  • Cottages: 6 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 6 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bed & breakfasts and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Morgantown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 10 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Morgantown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.