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"Welcome to our newly renovated Inn, where sophistication meets history. With four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, we seamlessly blend contemporary elegance with the charm of yesteryear. Our thoughtfully curated design celebrates the home's rich heritage while embracing modern comforts.

Indulge in our upscale amenities, including a fully equipped kitchen and inviting living room - all shared spaces designed for your convenience and enjoyment. Each of our themed rooms promises a sanctuary of tranquility, featuring plush linens and spacious, inviting beds for a rejuvenating night's sleep.

Immerse yourself in the crisp mountain air and breathtaking scenery that surrounds us. Located in Paw Paw, WV, we're privileged to be mere steps away from some of the finest hiking, boating, and cycling trails on the East Coast. Let yourself unwind as you soak in the beauty of our natural surroundings and embrace the serenity of your stay."

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Sugar Maple Suite

Orchard Suite

Potomac Suite

Tannery Suite

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King Bed with Private Bath

Queen Bed with Private Bath

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13 Ruth Bevans Lane

Paw Paw WV 25434

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184.5 miles of towpath trails. Visitors can walk, run or bike this historical path that runs along the bends of the Potomac River. Be sure to bring a flashlight for the tunnel!

Walking Park

1/4 mile walking trail located next to the Potomac River offers beautiful mountain views, benches, and a volleyball net for fun.

This 49,000 acre forest is loaded with camping spots, hiking trails and overlooks. Located In the Appalachian Mountain, this forest is protected by Maryland DNR.

Paw Paw Town Park

Come to the Paw Paw Park for picnics or just for fun. Featuring a pavilion, baseball field, and playground.

Paw Paw, Wv is located in the heart

of many major citys.

Come explore all we have to offer!!

  • Winchester, VA-35 miles
  • Berkeley Springs, WV-25 miles
  • Washington, DC-111 miles
  • Harpers Ferry, WV- 62 miles

  • Cumberland, MD- 26 miles
  • Morgantown. WV-98 miles
  • Hagerstown, MD-60 miles
  • Baltimore, MD-133 miles

Before and After

Built in 1898


Year Built


Home Restoration



Kitchen Before and After

Updated to match the era in which it was built

Bedroom Remodel

Before and After

Adding in a Private Bath

Creating the Inn

Labor of Love

Embarking on the project of Adaptive Reuse has been a labor of love, blending months of tireless effort and unwavering dedication to craft this extraordinary Inn. Each detail has been meticulously considered to enhance the guest experience, including the addition of private bathrooms to all four bedrooms and a convenient half bath on the main level. We've also incorporated a dedicated housekeeping room to ensure impeccable service.

Infusing character into every corner, the kitchen has been thoughtfully redesigned to evoke the essence of its era, seamlessly blending functionality with nostalgia.

Uncovering layers of history during demolition revealed a treasure trove of unique wallpaper, each layer a testament to the passage of time and the stories it holds. (Shown on the top right)

Restoring History

Type: I-House also known as farmhouse

Built- 1897 by Dr. B.W McBee

The name “I-House” was coined in the 1930s by Fred Kiffen, a cultural geographer at LSU who specialized in folk architecture. He chose the name

“I-House” because the style was commonly built in the rural farm areas of Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa, all States beginning with the letter “I”