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Welcome to Randolph County

Surrounded by the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, Randolph County is a natural paradise that has long been a destination for travelers and adventurous outdoor enthusiasts. Here you will find charming communities that are rich in heritage, blessed with unparalleled beauty, and come alive with arts and festivals. We are truly Authentic by Nature.

Explore

You can feel the fresh mountain breeze in the lush Monongahela National Forest, discover the many museums and historic sites, or embrace the culture of a small Swiss village. Board a vintage excursion train, access miles of trout streams, rivers, and rail trails, or pitch a tent under the clear night sky. Your perfect day is found right here in Randolph County.

Explore Randolph County

Dine

Randolph County has an amazing array of non-chain, independent restaurants. Our restaurants range from Venezuelan to Appalachian, casual fine dining to down home country cooking. The restaurant scene goes well beyond its West Virginia roots. Expect the extraordinary in Randolph County, whether its farm to table, mountain trout dip, or warm, delightful peach cobbler.

Dine in Randolph County

Sleep

Wake up each morning to a beautiful view surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains in one of our hotels, stay in one of the many historic inns throughout the county, or escape to a secluded cabin vacation rental or campground. When choosing to stay in Randolph County, you will discover plenty of options that suit your travel style.

Sleep in Randolph County

Unwind

Take a stroll and visit our quaint shops that carry local artisan’s creations. Slow down, enjoy a specialty coffee, or meet up over a cold craft brew. Before calling it a night don’t forget to experience a full spectrum of live local music.

Unwind in Randolph County

RandolphWV

Use the hashtag #RandolphWV in all your visits and adventure photography. We’ll post the ones we dig the most.

Before my daughter and I said our goodbyes and parted ways, we stopped for coffee in the mountain town of Elkins, West Virginia.
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This lovely coffee drink is called the Headless Horseman and was, of course, my daughter’s pick. She loved it!
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If in the area, stop by and try one of their crazy flavors!
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“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” – Amelia Earhart #almostheaven #westvirginia #wildandwonderful #flyfishing #adventure #blueline #hiking #camping #fishing #family #mountains #streams #nature #nativebrooktrout #dryflies #intherain #randolphwv ...

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Springtime in the mountains
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Although we prefer sunshine, rainy dreary days can be quite beautiful. Who else appreciates seeing the fog rising off the valley floor?
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#RandolphWV #AlmostHeaven #WestVirginia #ElkinsWV #MonForestTown #MonongahelaNationalForest #Adevnture #travel #photography #explore #scenery
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Huttonsville Barn. #westvirginia #wvtourism #almostheaven #almostheavenwv #wildandwonderful #gotowv #wvliving #wondergrams #glimpses_of_appalachia wildwonderful_ #appalachian_explorers #backroad_visions #amateurphotography #beginnerphotography #ruralamerica #countryroads #randolphwv #rural_love #ipulledoverforthis #appalachianmountains #barns #barnsofinstagram #takemehomecountryroads #themountainsarecalling ...

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A photo rarely does the scenery around here justice, but safe to say it’s not an ugly drive! Briarpatch Mountain and Job Mountain standing tall over Harman in their fall glory. Come and see us! #stillhollowspirits #stillhollowdistillery #appalachia #gettuckered #randolphwv #wvmade #smallbatch #whiskey #bourbon #gin #moonshine #farmtobottle ...

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Have you visited the highest point in the state? Comment below 👇🏼
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#penco #randolphwv #almostheaven #elkinswv #westvirginia #nature #optoutside #outdoors
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Gaudineer Knob #elkinsrandolphwv #monongahelanationalforest #wvliving #wvtourism #gotowv #westvirginia #almostheaven #onlyinwestvirginia #beginningphotographer #outside_projects #appalachian_explorers #amaturephotography #foggywoods #foggyforest #forest_masters #forestfloor #moss #splendid_woodlands #thehub_trees #forestphotography #nature_captures #themountainsarecalling #tree_captures #tree_magic #tree_brilliance #treesofinstagram #backroad_visions #randolphwv ...

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Sunset from my front yard in Elkins, WV. No edit. #sunrise_sunset_photogroup #sunset_stream #sunset_pics #fs_sunset #sunset_fx #global_nature_sunsets #super_sunset #pocket_sky #tv_sky #total_rural #rural_love #randolphwv #wondergrams #gotowv #westvirginia #almostheaven #windmills #everything_home_front #super_sunset #amaturephotography #beginnerphotographer #appalachian_explorers #backroad_visions #wvtourism #wildandwonderful #wvexplored #onlyinwestvirginia #cloudsdelight #sky_mania__ #onlyinwestvirginia #outside_project #goneoutdoors ...

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Shavers Fork #randolphwv #westvirginia #gotowv #almostheaven #wildandwonderful #onlyinwestvirginia #monongahelanationalforest #wv_natureshots #wondergrams #pocket_allnature #dreamland_arts_of_nature #amateurphotography #beginnerphotographer #goneoutdoors #rural_love #landscapestylesgf #aqua_illife #total_rivers #total_water #loves_reflections #pocket_reflection #bns_reflection #water_reflection #shaversfork #randolphcountywv #ipulledoverforthis #flowingwater #lazyshutters #longexposureoftheday #splendid_reflections ...

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Spruce Knob Lake 10-7-20 #westvirginia #gotowv #wvdnr #monongahelanationalforest #onlyinwestvirginia #wondergrams #glimpses_of_appalachia #almostheaven #almostheavenwv #wildandwonderful #igers_of_wv #amateurphotography #dscvr_earth #pocket_allnature #randolphwv #spruceknob #wvtourism #appalachian_explorers #appalachianmountains #aqua_illife #unlimitedsunset #raw_seasons #fallphotography #fever_trees #alltrails #hikingtrip #dreamland_arts_of_nature #themountainsarecalling #wildandwonderfulwv #wvexplored ...

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Bemis WV #randolphwv #wvliving #wvtourism #gotowv #westvirginia #almostheaven #wildandwonderful #onlyinwestvirginia #wv_natureshots #wondergrams #wvexplored #appalachian_explorers #outside_project #amaturephotography #beginnerphotographer #aqua_illife #total_rivers #hiking #mountainstream #goneoutdoors #themountainsarecalling #railroadtracks #monongahelanationalforest #wildandwonderfulwv #bns_landscape #appalachianmountains #hikelife #hikingwv #almostheavenwv ...

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So I’m back from my little hiatus. I hope it worked and fixed whatever was wrong. It was getting really frustrating having Instagram’s algorithm showing my photos to barely nobody, especially after all the time and work I put into making them.

Whether it helped or not, I need to come back anyway because I am seriously backed up with photos I want to share! In an effort to stay current, I’m going to be incorporating some of my newer stuff in with the old. I don’t want to be just starting to post Fall photos in the middle of February!

Anyway here’s my most recent shot, taken just last Friday between the Gandy dispersed camping area and Spruce Knob Lake. This is the second or third time I’ve attempted to get this one so I knew what I wanted when I got there, which was really nice. What was really not nice, though, was all the traffic. I mean, all the campers were driving up and down that road almost non-stop. All of them. I found some gaps though and managed to get this shot.
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Sunrise at Spruce Knob Lake. I had been watching the sky behind me for a while when two (loud) dudes floated right to where I was shooting. Not wanting to stop shooting, I turned around and there was this scene. Luckily it looked better at the time than where the actual sun was rising, so that was good. I had set out thinking I would be the only one there for a sunrise but good lord was I wrong. Does not recommend, will not do again. I’ve actually had a streak of really bad luck when it comes to sunrises lately. Just like everything else though, I make do with what I got, and it’s always super cool to watch the sun come up regardless of what else is going on around me.
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#wondergrams #wvtourism #placeibelongwv #wvstateparks #nature_wv #randolphwv #sunrise_sunset_photogroup #sunset_sunrise_beautiful #sunrise_and_sunsets #ig_sunrisesunset #sunrise_sunsets #world_sns #sunrise_sunset_worldwide #ig_sunrise #global_sunrise_sunsets #world_bestsky #rebel_sky #sky_marvels #fever_skies #explore_skies_ #skylovers_clouds #landscapestylesgf #bns_landscape #nature_obsession_landscapes #scapes_greatshots #loves_landscape #best_moments_landscape #ok_landscape #scape_captures #top_landscapes
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A cold evening on Cheat Mountain. #wvliving #wvtourism #westvirginialivin #monongahelanationalforest #elkinsrandolphwv #randolphwv #wandergrams #westvirginia #wildandwonderfulwv #almostheaven #wvexplored #onlyinwv #themountainsarecalling #nature_shotz #sunsets #sky_brilliance #sunrise_sunset_photogroup #sunset_visions #sunsetlovers #clouds #sunset_only #outbound #outsideperfection #amaturephotography #wv #sky_perfection #sky_captures #appalachian_explorers #gotowv ...

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Looking like a winter wonderland ❄️❄️ #RandolphWV ...

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#randolphwv #elkinsrandolphwv #world_bestsky #raw_skies #sunset_stream #sunrise_sunset_photogroup #sunset_pics #sunsetphotography #gotowv #westvirginia #almostheaven #wildandwonderful #onlyinwestvirginia #visitwv #wv_natureshots #appalachian_explorers #outside_project #amaturephotography #beginnerphotographer #goneoutdoors #getoutsideandplay #nature_captures #appalachianmountains #almostheavenwv #wildandwonderfulwv #wvtourism #wvliving #wonderfulwestvirginia #backroad_visions #countryroads ...

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Canaan Loop Road #wvtourism #gotowv #westvirginia #almostheaven #wildandwonderful #onlyinwestvirginia #wv_igers #igers_of_wv #monongahelanationalforest #wondergrams #amateurphotography #beginnerphotographer #nature_captures #pocket_allnature #raw_seasons #snow_perfection #snow #hugs_for_trees #treesofinstagram #raw_skies #unlimitedsunset #glimpses_of_appalachia #randolphwv #dscvr_earth #countryroads #gettuckered #goneoutdoors #outside_project ...

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Tea Creek #monongahelanationalforest #catchandrelease #westvirginia #gotowv #wondergrams #almostheaven #wildandwonderful #randolphwv #pocahontascounty #onlyinwestvirginia #splendid_reflections #loves_reflections #pocket_reflections #mountainstreams #aqua_illife #flowingwater #amateurphotography #beginnerphotographer #themountainsarecalling #goneoutdoors #autumnvibes #fallcolors #naturephotography #bestmountainartists #dreamland_art_of_nature #fallinwestvirginia #outside_project #dscvr_earth #choosemountains #thankyouericforedittips ...

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Spruce Knob #westvirginia #gotowv #wvtourism #wondergrams #monongahelanationalforest #wildandwonderful #almostheaven #onlyinwestvirginia #wvexplored #randolphwv #unlimitedsunset #super_sunset #pocket_sky #raw_skies #glimpses_of_appalachia #amateurphotography #beginnerphotography #bestmountainartists #landscapestylesgf #bns_landscape #fallphotography #autumnphotography #raw_seasons #themountainsarecalling #goneoutdoors #hieric ##wonderfulwestvirginia #appalachianmountains #alleghenymountains ...

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