After some internet research I started contacting various B and B's and sell-styled Inns. I discovered Brookside Inn in Aurora. Nestled along a windy two-lane road, far from what we might call civilization, the Inn sits on what was once a popular 19th century retreat. Arts and Crafts decor populate the sprawling two-story structure with lots of art and knick-knacks to peruse. And the wrap-around porch was a delight for relaxing or enjoying an after dinner nightcap.
|A fine Cabernet with dinner|
|A salad with kohlrabi, apples, and cranberries|
|Italian tomato soup|
|Pizza on homemade flatbread|
Our main focus was to go to Blackwater Falls State Park. As we drove along the curved mountain lanes we encountered beautiful scenery. The town of Thomas offered picturesque views of the Blackwater River.
We also had to stop at Our Lady of the Pines Church whose claim to fame is that it's the smallest church in the 48 states.
We really enjoyed this little bit of West Virginia heaven.