Among the mountains of West Virginia, Fairmont offers our hotel’s guests a nature-filled getaway with a storied history. Select famous stops include Fairmont State University, West Virginia’s first teacher-training school, and the park named for native Mary Lou Retton, a female gymnast who won the Olympic all-around title.
For outdoor adventurers near our hotels, the Fairmont is home to golf, cycling, and boating on the Monongahela River, not to mention the Poor Farm BMX track for racing action. And history lovers can visit the living past at Pricketts Fort State Park, built in 1774 as a frontier refuge fort.
Once a booming mining town, Fairmont is where a favorite local food, the pepperoni roll, originated: The Country Club Bakery created it to feed early 20th-century miners and continues selling them today. Foodies can also quaff vino at the Heston Farm Winery.
Throughout the year, guests in our Fairmont accommodations can attend local festivals, including Civil War reenactments and the Johnnie Johnson Blues & Jazz Festival, named for the native who first hired musician Chuck Berry.
Whether Fairmont hotel guests are looking for antiques or to paddle down a majestic river, they are sure to discover the charm of this West Virginia gem.