48 Hours in Putnam County

November 8th, 2019|Blog|

One of West Virginia’s best kept secrets isn’t so much “off the beaten path” as it is along the beaten path. Putnam County sits alongside I-64 between Huntington and Charleston and is a perfect spot if you want easy access to those cities, but to experience small town charm with lots of can’t-miss activities. Here’s our 48 Hour Guide to some of Putnam County’s unique offerings.   Day 1 Morning Explore Eleanor Park Biking/Hiking Trails & Valley Park Is there any better way to start your day than with a long, relaxing walk or bike ride? Get that blood pumping [...]

Putnam County Dining Guide – Fall 2019

November 8th, 2019|Blog, Food|

Putnam County has a wide variety of wonderful restaurants just waiting to be sampled. Whether you’re in the mood for biscuits, barbecue, burgers, tacos, or curry, there’s no shortage of options. Here’s a list of a few of our favorite spots that range from mind-blowing bar food to terrific Thai dishes and everywhere in between. Let’s dive in!   Bridge Café & Bistro It’s the most important meal of the day, and it can also be the most delicious. Bridge Café and Bistro serves up some of the finest brunch and breakfast food in Putnam County. Menu items include farm [...]

Gritt’s Fun Farm 2019 Season Is Here

September 20th, 2019|Attractions, Blog, Fall|

Brad Gritt, the general manager at Gritt’s Farm, told us, “you don’t end up out here by accident.” It’s true, you don’t find yourself standing on hundreds of acres of Gritt’s Farm property without intention, but, as with most things in life, the effort is well worth the payoff. Located in Buffalo (within an hour’s drive of both Charleston and Huntington) Gritt’s Farm has been in operation since 1927 growing various produce, trees, shrubs, flowers --- if you can name it, they can likely grow it. As growing season turns to harvest season, crisp air blows over the hills of [...]


July 6th, 2019|Blog|

The Putnam County Fair begins the second Saturday of July each year, and this year's fair is packed with fun activities for visitors of all ages. Here are a few things you won't want to miss. 1. Concerts  Well-known acts like Joe Diffie and Mikele Black play on the two Saturdays, and additional bluegrass, gospel, and country acts play nightly. 2. Carnival Games and Rides Children of all ages love the carnival games and rides. Don't miss the carousel, ferris wheel, and other perennial favorites included in your admission fee. Or try your chances at any of the games to see [...]


January 29th, 2019|Blog|

We know West Virginia winters can be tough, so we have some insider tips about favorite cozy spots to enjoy in Putnam County during the colder weather. Whether you want a warm cup of coffee or a welcoming shop to find locally-made goods, we've got you covered. Warm up at Drip Coffee House Stop in Drip Coffee House, located inside Area34 for a warm cup of coffee or chai. Take home a pound of Crimson Cup whole bean coffee for snow days. Find inspiration at Yeager Design and Interiors The winter months have us dreaming of refreshing our home and office spaces. [...]