Nestled amidst 1,600 acres of private hardwood forest, ASHLAND RESORT is the largest campground in the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System and the only Guest Rated™ “A” camping facility in West Virginia. Ashland Resort offers the perfect friends and family lodging location for ATV & Dirt Bike enthusiasts with a selection of Lodges, Cottages and Cabins, RV and tent sites plus a Camp Store.
Ashland Resort provides the unique combination of an award winning Campground and an award winning Hatfield-McCoy Trail System. Featuring plush lodges, rustic cottages, and basic camping cabins plus an array of RV and tent camping facilities, Ashland Resort offers convenience and comfort. The campground bathhouse is centrally located to RV and tent sites. All lodging sites feature fire pits, picnic tables, and WiFi. RV sites are available with varying degrees of convenience ranging from basic water, electric and TV cable to long full service pull-through sites. Cabins feature heat and AC plus TV, small refrigerator, microwave, outdoor grills. Step up to Ashland Cottages for full baths, patios and more. Most include kitchenettes. Lodges include a touch of class with full size kitchen appliances. Facilities are complimented by our hosts and associates who welcome guests as friends and family.
The Indian Ridge Trail passes through the Campground. Leave your trailer at your campsite, gas up at the Camp Store, and concentrate on enjoying the wild and wonderful trails. Choose family friendly green trails or dare to be challenged on black and single track dirt bike trails. Enjoy vistas, wildlife and endless miles of canopied forests throughout our remote, rugged terrain. Split the mud holes or take the high road. Our mountain challenge awaits you.
Road Trippin'...Ashland ATV Resort
Hatfield McCoy Update
Hatfield McCoy Trails are off to a great start! Construction has begun on the new Devil Anse Trail system near Matewan.
The Authority continues to move forward with plans to develop a new trail system for the War area in McDowell County. The Warrior system when complete should connect the Town of War, Town of Gary and City of Welch.
The Authority is also working on a project to connect Twin Falls State Park with construction beginning early this fall.
The Authority has just partnered with West Virginia State University to put a full time extension agent in Southern West Virginia to help Entrepreneurs develop new trail related businesses.
Catron’s Café is open for business at Ashland Resort!
Catron’s Café is celebrating their second month at Ashland Resort! The Café is open: Thursday 4pm-8pm; Friday 12n-8pm; Saturday 8am-8pm; and on Holiday Weekend Sundays. Don’t miss out on the #1 bestseller the Cadillac Burger – Angus burger, bacon, sauteed onions, pepper jack and american cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, ketchup and mayonnaise. Also a homemade dessert is featured each weekend.
“Had the Cadillac Burger it was top notch! I strongly suggest that all ATV riders make this a lunchtime stop. Everything was fresh and the people are very friendly.”- Stephen Blevins
4th of July Weekend Specials include a Chicken Finger Basket or BBQ Rib Basket with cole slaw and french fries; Nachos and Cheese, Chili Cheese Fries, and Dessert on a Stick.
Click Menu for a look at the café offerings. Questions – Call Jody or Sandra at 276-245-5968.
A few other area interests!!!
Trains for Young and Old
The Ridgerunner Train made its maiden run atop East River Mountain in 1964. This year, we celebrate its 50th year of providing fun for all ages, at the Bluefield City Park. The Ridgerunner Train is located in the Bluefield City Park (Bluefield WV/VA).
Other activities at the park include Yakkity Yak playground, streams, walking and bike trails, Tennis courts, Baseball / Basketball, Picnic tables and Shelters, Horse ring, and more.
Visit www.theridgerunner.org or call 304-327-2449 for hours of operation. Great experience for kids of all ages.
Princeton Railroad Museum
At the Princeton Railroad Museum, you'll discover the colorful and dynamic heritage of railroading, the industry that built our nation. You'll find vibrant railroad art, fascinating exhibits and a remarkable array of railroad artifacts that tell the story of the men and women who worked on the railroad.
Devoted to preserving and interpreting the broad impact of railroad development on society, the Museum:
Displays over 100 railroad lanterns from the Ken Coleman collection.
Pursues an aggressive restoration program of artifacts.
Houses exhibits of railroad material relating to both the Virginian and the Norfolk & Western rail lines.
Recognizes that railroad history is alive and continues being made in this millennium.
The Museum is a replica of Princeton's Virginian Railway Station which was built in 1909 and demolished in 1979. Visit www.princetonrailroadmuseum.com or call 304-487-5060 for more information and hours.
Local Mercer County has two major league sponsored baseball teams which are part of the Appalachian League Professional Baseball - For family entertainment at its best, spend your evenings cheering at one of two major league-sponsored professional baseball teams. Enjoy spectacular sunsets, cool evenings and terrific small town baseball excitement.
Bluefield Blue Jays play at Bowen Field, located on Stadium Drive in Bluefield, WV. Tickets and schedules can be found by calling 304-324-1326 or visiting www.bluefieldjays.com.
Princeton Rays play at Hunnicutt Field located on Old Bluefield Road in Princeton, WV. Tickets and schedules can be found by calling 304-487-2000 or visiting www.princetonrays.com.
"My wife and I spent 3 days traveling the roads and trails in our Polaris RZR and had the best time you can have...." READ MORE