Destination guide

Small town charm meets big natural wonders

It's no use resisting the charms of Fayetteville, a tiny town whose roots date back to just after the American Revolutionary War. Although caught in the crossfire of the Civil War, the city center survived and continues to thrive today, along with its collection of historic buildings. But much of the town's activities revolve around the New River Gorge Bridge, the longest arch bridge in the western hemisphere. Reserve a Fayetteville vacation rental near the rugged canyon and much loved bridge, and you'll enjoy easy access to a host of outdoor recreational activities.

Things to do

Preserving the past _ exploring Fayetteville's historic city center

Walk the streets of the Fayetteville Historic District, and stop off in cozy cafes and boutique shops. Landmark architectural achievements in the district include the Fayette County Courthouse, E. B. Hawkins House, and the Altamont Hotel. The town caters to everyone and anyone staying in your Fayetteville vacation rental, offering a wide array of attractions. Enjoy a play at the Historic Fayette Theatre, drop into a half-pipe at a skate park, pick up fresh fare at a farmers' market, and perfect your 9-iron swing at a nearby golf course.

Activities

Bridging the gap between adventure and relaxation

Towering cliffs that line the New River Gorge not only serve as a dramatic backdrop to the region but rock climbers view the sheer walls as a challenge to conquer. Anxious to get your feet wet? Make your way down to the New River and try your hand at whitewater rafting, fishing, or kayaking. Riverfront hiking and biking trails are also available. Held each fall, the Bridge Day Festival celebrates the bridge with an afternoon showcasing base jumpers, rappelers, and skydivers, plus a 5K race, a chili cook-off, and arts and crafts vendors.

Weather

Sunshine, snow flurries, and serene spring days

What sort of weather should you expect during your Fayetteville vacation rental summer getaway? Plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures, with highs in the low 80s. Steady rain falls in the region year-round but make sure you bring an umbrella between April and July, the wettest period by far. Tepid spring and fall temperatures average in the mid-60s but it's a different story in the winter when snowfall totals are almost double the national average. Surprisingly, even with all the falling snow, daytime highs rarely drop below a brisk but manageable 45 degrees.

Natural features

Over the gorge and through the woods to grandmother's houseÉ

Pull yourself away from the refined grace and tranquility of downtown Fayetteville and explore the natural surrounding landscape. Climb to the top of the rocky outcrops and sheer cliffs lining the gorge and soak up the majestic panoramic views. Marvel at the peaceful New River as it cuts through jagged canyons, which in turn give way to lush, green forests. Want to lose yourself in nature even more? Retreat to the woods for a leisurely hike, where you may come face-to-face with such critters as deer, racoons, and the occasional fox, while hawks fly overhead during the migratory fall season.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Fayetteville

The nearest airport is in Beckley, WV (BKW-Raleigh County Memorial), located 18.6 mi (30 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Charleston, WV (CRW-Yeager), which is 34.5 mi (55.6 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Fayetteville?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 110 vacation rentals near Fayetteville. From 49 Cabins to 41 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Fayetteville for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • New River Gorge Bridge: 126 vacation rentals
  • River Expeditions Whitewater Rafting: 128 vacation rentals
  • Hawks Nest State Park: 128 vacation rentals
  • Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park: 116 vacation rentals
  • Beckley Appalachian Regional Healthcare Hospital: 91 vacation rentals

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

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

  • Houses: 41 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 Fayetteville?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 9 vacation rentals with pool available in Fayetteville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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