Destination guide

Outdoor adventures and natural beauty in Davis

Set in a county that is more than half protected national and state park and refuge lands, Davis is a wilderness haven with all the modern amenities. With gorgeous waterfalls, the beautiful Blackwater River and endless stretches of pristine forest to explore, Davis is a hub for outdoor adventures. From biking and hiking along stunning mountain trails to fishing the clear rivers and golfing a beautifully groomed course, there is always something to do in this town. Davis vacation rentals are perfect for kicking back after a fun day perusing shops and galleries and visiting historic buildings.

Things to do

Winter magic and summer fun in Davis

Davis is a fabulous destination for the whole family, with its abundance of activities to choose from. Canaan Valley resort has slide land tubing, euro-bungee and a climbing wall, while the Cheat River Narrows continues the adrenalin rush with rafting and jumping off rocks into swimming holes. You can dry off and rest a bit at Davis vacation rentals before heading back outside for an invigorating hike up Spruce Knob for breathtaking views of the forest. When the weather turns cold, you can dress warmly for ice skating and sledding in the snowy wonderland that winter brings.

Activities

Fresh air and family fun in Davis

Adventures in the open air abound in Davis. Scenic chairlifts whisk you above the treetops for spectacular views of the Canaan Valley, and the fall colors are particularly mesmerizing. Horseback riding is a fun and gentle way to explore the nearby highlands, forests and wilderness areas, and kids will have a fabulous time playing miniature golf, going for pony rides and seeing animals up close at the petting zoo. Davis vacation rentals are close to all these excursions, and are ideal for resting in after a big day in the fresh air on the river or in the woods.

Weather

Outdoor fun is year-round in Davis

The small town of Davis has the cold, snowy winters and hot, humid summers common to West Virginia. It receives rainfall levels well above average, with about 57 inches of rain per year that keep the surroundings lush and green. In winter, Davis can get up to 120 inches of snow per year, perfect for heading out into the woods for snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing, or to the nearby mountains for downhill skiing. Hot summer temperatures range from the mid-70s to the mid-80s, which makes for fine early morning hikes and cooling afternoon swims in nearby lakes and rivers.

Natural features

Black bears and waterfalls in Davis

Resting along the shores of the Blackwater River in Tucker County, West Virginia, Davis is a tiny but charming river town. Right next to Blackwater Falls State Park and the Allegheny Mountains, Davis is surrounded by wondrous natural beauty, from sparkling, cascading waterfalls and verdant thick forests to rugged, rocky canyons and lush tree-covered hills. Wildlife flourishes in this region, and it's easy to spot white-tailed deer, and fox, gray and southern flying squirrels when taking a stroll along the river, while intrepid hikers may also see lumbering black bears, muskrats and beavers, when they venture further into the park

How to get there

How to get to and around Davis

The nearest airport is in Elkins, WV (EKN-Randolph County), located 27.1 mi (43.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Morgantown, WV (MGW-Morgantown Municipal), which is 47.4 mi (76.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Davis?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 312 vacation rentals near Davis. From 49 Cabins to 221 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Davis for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Davis?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Davis:

  • Timberline: 174 vacation rentals
  • Old Timberline: 161 vacation rentals
  • Canaan Valley Ski Resort: 321 vacation rentals
  • Northface: 101 vacation rentals
  • Canaan Heights: 16 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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

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

  • Blackwater Falls State Park: 294 vacation rentals
  • Dolly Sods Wilderness Area: 306 vacation rentals
  • Smoke Hole Caverns: 309 vacation rentals
  • Seneca Rocks: 302 vacation rentals
  • Seneca Caverns: 88 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Davis 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 Davis?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 49 Cabins in Davis. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Davis include:

  • Houses: 221 rentals available
  • Cottages: 49 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 49 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Davis?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 35 vacation rentals with pool available in Davis. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.