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North Fork Mountain Inn

235 Canyon View Lane P.O. Box 114, Cabins, WV 26855
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#1 of 2 hotels in Cabins
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The North Fork Mountain Inn has been described as an "outpost of luxury in the wilderness." This 10 room full service Country Inn provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner and is located adjacent to the Monongahela National Forest. This Select Registry property is owned by award winning chef, Ed Fischer and his wife, Carol. They have been featured in the Washingtonian, Washington Press, Around the Panhandle, West Virginia Living, and other regional publications.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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235 Canyon View Lane P.O. Box 114, Cabins, WV 26855
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MrandMrsAchey wrote a review May 10
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania25 contributions10 helpful votes
I hate to leave a negative review because I believe the hosts are doing the best they can do. They seemed to be lovely people, along with the man who helps out (he was so friendly and helpful!) My overall experience was negative, in part, because the reviews held it in such high reguard. So to arrive and find the inn in the state it was in, was a little shocking. We were alone when we checked in, the only guests. It was very quiet until the wind storm started. It was crazy! The wind just whips through the canyon between the mountains. We lacked any temperature control of the room so we had the window open and therefore couldn't sleep. It was kind of cool at the same time. Window sills, behind doors and a couple other spots featured dead bugs. The room was not filthy but dead bugs showed me this room hadn't been thoroughly cleaned anytime recently. Which brings me to my next point: nothing has been done to improve this place recently. The deck with a hottub (which is noisy if you're sitting outside and want to enjoy quiet) is in great disrepair. You can actually see the decking under the hottub caving in ! There is debris scattered all over that side of the house. Definitely kept us from using the hottub. This place was probably at its peak about 10 years ago. It needs a lot of TLC to get it back to the place that deserves the attention it's getting in reviews. We drove our van and the drive up to the inn was precarious at best! Bring your 4x4! I made my husband drive it each time because it was scary! The Inn says that children are not allowed and yet there were several families with children staying there. We love children but our intention was to have a break from them (we left 6 at home!). We appreciate fine dining and that was another reason we were excited to stay here... and another reason we were disappointed. The food is fine. It was not exceptional. There was plenty of it. I'm sorry but I prepare better food myself. We are used to another level of food. It was nice that they sold wine and beer! There is nothing close by so we fould that very convenient. Speaking of nothing close by, unless you fish, if you want to do anything prepare to travel great lengths. The amount of time we spent driving to attrations made our trip feel stressful. Our host did, however, provide us with a map and a route to see some amazing things! There is one nice hike you can take from the inn. That was a major highlight of our stay. Finally, our last day we made a reservation for dinner and then went rock climbing. YOU SHOULD GO! Don't miss an opportunity to go rock climbing while visiting this area. We couldn't make it back for dinner and cancelled our reservation. They still charged us for it on our final bill, which I'm sure they didn't mean to. One more thing, you can hear your neighbor's conversations through the wall. Awkward! I'm not suggesting you shouldn't visit. Just temper your expectations. This is a run-down, past-it's-prime, average inn with nice hosts in a beautiful location that is hard to get to. The food is fine but not the "fine dining" that is advertised.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: The Seneca Rock room is the only room to have a hot tub AND fireplace. It's also a corner...
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Response from Edwin Fischer, Owner at North Fork Mountain Inn
Responded 2 days ago
I am sorry that your stay did not live up to your expectations. We strive to give all of our guests exceptional experiences at our remote mountain hideaway. We do not allow children in the main Inn but do allow them in our nearby suites and our hideaway cabin. Whenever guests cancel their dinner reservations we remove those charges from their bill. I am not sure how this could have been overlooked. We added sound machines to each of our rooms to help with noise transfer between rooms. There are some things we have no control over such as the weather. The winds can be quite extreme because of our location. We have recently increased our deep cleaning in the rooms and have improved all the exterior landscaping and maintenance. I think you will finds things much improved since your last visit.
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Lori B wrote a review Apr. 2021
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If you want to get unplugged in a place that completely welcomes you like you were family this is the place for you! Ed is quite the chef and Carol is quite the homemaker with her freshly made cookies. We had an awesome room even though we didn’t have a view of the mountain. It definitely didn’t matter. I can’t tell you how rejuvenated we were after this visit. We are already booked for October and can’t wait to go back. Don’t worry if you can’t completely unplug, they do have WiFi!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Edwin Fischer, Owner at North Fork Mountain Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for your wonderful review. We are so happy you could find our mountain hideaway as a place to relax, unplug and feel refreshed when you left. We look forward to your return. Carol's fresh baked cookies are the best. I named them the "I'd Marry You All Over Again cookies" because whenever she makes a fresh batch and I have one I always say, Honey these are so good that if I wasn't already married to you, I would marry you all over again. Please let us know if you enjoyed and of our special dishes. We would be glad to make it for you again. October is the best month to come to enjoy the Fall Colors in Smoke Hole Canyon.
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Alec B. wrote a review Feb. 2021
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I took my girlfriend to this place for a valentine's getaway, the service is incredible. The room was clean and orderly when we walked in, the common areas had plenty to do. The view was amazing, and would have been even better in the fall. Their food was to die for. I would highly recommend the fine dining option, it is well worth it. The owners are very kind and were a pleasure to talk to.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Edwin Fischer, Owner at North Fork Mountain Inn
Responded Feb. 20, 2021
Alec it was great having you join us for Valentine's Weekend. We are grateful that you were able to enjoy your stay and find our amenities satisfactory. We appreciate your kind words about our dining options. Food and wine are two of my passions as we try to exceed customer expectations in these areas, Our other passion is serving appreciative guests like you, We look forward to your return in the Fall. We have great colors starting in September and lasting until early November.
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WillStaley wrote a review Jan. 2021
Roanoke, Virginia2 contributions
The North Fork Mountain Inn is a beautiful place to visit. Me and my girlfriend had an amazing time at the Inn, staying for 2 nights. This is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway. Ed, the innkeeper, was incredibly helpful and accommodating to us. Our first night, we had massages which I highly recommend to those looking to stay here...the massage therapist is great at what he does. Ed cooked every meal for us which were all outstanding, he is a very good cook as well as host. The second night we were there, Ed (also a sommelier) hosted a wine tasting which was so much fun and a very knowledgeable experience. I cannot recommend this place enough it was so enjoyable. Great views, great food, and an overall wonderful time.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Edwin Fischer, Owner at North Fork Mountain Inn
Responded Jan. 10, 2021
Thanks for your wonderful review. We enjoyed having you for a weekend getaway. We get many great compliments on John, our massage therapist. We are grateful to have someone so gifted. We appreciate the kind words about our food and wine experiences. We try to go above and beyond to exceed our customer expectations. We look forward to your return visit. Thanks again for writing such a nice review.
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J.Alexander wrote a review Dec. 2020
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If you ever found yourself wanting to experience a little piece of a true mountain paradise, you have to join Ed and Carroll in their beautiful Inn. Have to say I found this place on TripAdvisor, not being sure if it’s exact location with respect to my personal business in the lower valley. I am absolutely beside myself having to leave their Inn. The scenery, the wine, the exceptional dining, conversation... what else can I say. Go Go Go. You will never regret it.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Edwin Fischer, Owner at North Fork Mountain Inn
Responded Jan. 10, 2021
Thanks for your nice review. We are hidden away in the midst of the Monongahela National Forest. We are glad that you had such a great experience. We hope you can return when your business schedule permits such a getaway. We welcome you back with a hope of creating another memorable experience.
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Frequently Asked Questions about North Fork Mountain Inn
Which popular attractions are close to North Fork Mountain Inn?
Nearby attractions include Smoke Hole Caverns (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at North Fork Mountain Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at North Fork Mountain Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at North Fork Mountain Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does North Fork Mountain Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.