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Outdoor fun in Snowshoe vacation home rentals

Nestled between the Allegheny Mountains and the Cheat River, Snowshoe offers towering peaks, steep slopes, and alpine splendor that make it ideal for winter getaways. Though a winter wonderland is part of Snowshoe’s appeal, its impressive terrain is suited to a variety of outdoor activities for all seasons. Vacation home rentals can be found throughout Snowshoe, ensuring that adventures in nature are right outside your door.


Heritage sites near Snowshoe cabin rentals

If you’re looking for a break from outdoor adventure, Snowshoe has many historic sites to explore. Several historic railroads operate near Snowshoe vacation homes, such as the Cass Scenic Railroad, a century-old railroad that once hauled lumber from the mill in Cass. The Durbin Greenbrier Railroad offers unique train rides from the historic town of Durban. Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, a Civil War battlefield in Pocahontas County, has a museum, lookout tower, and historic buildings with wartime artifacts. The Pearl S. Buck birthplace, known as Little Levels, has her former home and a museum with original furniture and memorabilia.

Things to do

Best attractions near Snowshoe vacation homes

No matter the season, Snowshoe offers boundless opportunities to get outside and explore nature. Vacation homes put you in the center of the landscape, near such attractions as the Snowshoe Mountain Resort, a ski resort with multiple runs and an array of winter sports, and Shavers Lake, a large, clean body of water with a sandy beach for swimming and sunbathing. Thorny Flat, a high point of Cheat Mountain, is a popular location for rigorous hiking and biking. Whittaker Station, a vast park with recreation areas and seasonal events, is a good place to unwind with the kids in the warm weather.


Activities and attractions in and around Snowshoe

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in town? Travelers enjoy fun activities like snowshoeing and skiing. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Snowshoe a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Snowshoe Mountain (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Raven Golf Club (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Cass Scenic Railroad (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
Outdoor activities

Adventure near Snowshoe cabin rentals

Snowshoe is a mountain playground perfectly suited to thrill seekers, adventurers, and nature lovers. The rugged mountains and steep slopes are excellent for thrilling downhill mountain biking, downhill skiing, snowboarding, and rigorous hikes among unique wildlife and lush forests with magnificent rock formations. Rock climbing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, golfing and bird-watching are also popular. Fishing, boating, swimming, kayaking, and canoeing offer an opportunity to experience the landscape from a different perspective in one of the area’s many rivers, streams, and lakes.


Seasonal weather averages in Snowshoe

Travelers enjoy Snowshoe for its skiing and snowshoeing. If you're interested in winter sports, you might consider visiting in December, January, March or April, when snowfall averages 4.37 inches and temperatures average 22°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Snowshoe

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Snowshoe. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Shavers Lake (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Greenbrier River Trail (15.9 mi / 25.5 km)
  • Monongahela National Forest (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Snowshoe

The nearest airport is in Elkins, WV (EKN-Randolph County), located 33.1 mi (53.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Hot Springs, VA (HSP-Ingalls Field), which is 33.3 mi (53.6 km) away.

Getting around

Transportation near vacation homes in Snowshoe

Though flights are available from major airports to Snowshoe, it can also be reached by train, bus, coach, or car. In the area, you can use taxis, rideshare, or a rental car to get from vacation homes to nearby destinations. Transportation to various mountain destinations for skiing or snowboarding are also available. If you want to take your time exploring the landscape on the way to your destination, you can choose historic train rides or scenic drives through the mountains.

Food and drink

Must-try cuisine in Snowshoe

From family dining with classic American fare like burgers and hot dogs, to fine dining in beautiful lodges with gourmet recipes, Snowshoe has an abundance of familiar and unique restaurants and dishes that celebrate the food culture in the region. Farm-raised meats, fresh fish, organically grown vegetables, and local herbs are enjoyed alongside cozy fireplaces or under the stars on outdoor decks, allowing you to take in the flavors and atmosphere of the landscape. No matter what you’re craving, Snowshoe cabin rentals put you within reach of the best restaurants and recipes in the area.

Can I find a vacation rental around Snowshoe?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 405 vacation rentals near Snowshoe. From 239 Condos/Apartments to 19 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Snowshoe for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Shavers Lake: 405 vacation rentals
  • Powder Monkey Ski Lift: 407 vacation rentals
  • Powderidge Ski Lift: 405 vacation rentals
  • Ballhooter Ski Lift: 405 vacation rentals
  • Soaring Eagle Express Ski Lift: 405 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Snowshoe 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 Condos/Apartments in Snowshoe?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 239 Condos/Apartments in Snowshoe. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Snowshoe include:

  • Cabins: 19 rentals available
  • Houses: 96 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 32 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Snowshoe?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 181 vacation rentals with pool available in Snowshoe. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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