Just wanted to thank you for your hospitality this weekend. Your Inn is great. The
location is perfect. In a quiet country setting with easy access to the area attractions.
The rooms were comfortable, the breakfast great. Thanks again for your hospitality.
Joe Lape, PA SCRC LH Chapter #432.
Couldn't have been nicer--clean,quiet,convenient, and we
enjoyed the history lessons in the cafeteria(and enjoyed the Zip line!)The Kelly crew.
Awesome place! Best kept secret hiding in the trees! Good
Couldn't have asked for a nicer place to have a quiet rest!
Wonderful building! I could just imagine little children being taught here, back when
prayers were spoken and teachers were obeyed and respected. Our room was bright and
comfortable. The breakfasts were excellent and the owners made us feel welcome in every
respect - we stayed an extra day! Natalie and Gerry Yorktown, Virginia
Perfect location - super clean and quiet!!
See you again soon! Brian and Ashley Sloan
Rick, Lois, their delightful daughter
Delilah and Puppy Polly provided me a super quiet, attractively decorated room. I can
honestly say it was the most gracious B&B experience I've ever had. Don't bother
looking for better; there is none!
Our hosts were friendly and helpful. Our room
was very clean and comfortable and the breakfast was delicious. We got the peace and quiet
we needed. The area scenery was breathtaking, even in November with most of the fall color
gone. We would certainly come back to Southern WV and Country River Inn will be our first
choice for accommodation. Thanks. Brian and Beth Morris Aylmer, Ontario Canada
We loved it here. It is the most personable
place we have ever stayed. You feel like you are staying with friends.
We loved our stay! If we visit again, we know
where we'll be staying. It was clean, comfortable, and extremely nice. The extra breakfast
in the morning was great, and Polly was so friendly! Thanks for a great stay.
We all want to thank you for providing a
clean, quiet, safe and lovely country inn for us. Lots of hospitality and conversation
also added to our comfort here. Paula Mary and Stella P.S. - We'll
see you again!
Thanks for the great accommodations during
our visit. We have always come to West Virginia in the past for the white water rafting,
and while visiting with you, realize this area has so much else to offer as well.
Hopefully our next stay will be longer, as your accommodations are really wonderful. Have
a great rest of the summer, and if you ever need a rest on the way up I-65 toward Chicago,
we're right past the fishie pond. --Sally and the gang
We spent 2 nights at the Country River Inn
for the first time and had a fantastic time. Even my 2 teenage sons (ages 16 and 18) loved
it, which is saying a lot. The rooms are very spacious and clean, with all the
conveniences we wanted. We got to know Rick, Lois and Delilah and before we left, we felt
like we had known them forever. They are such gracious, friendly, and fun hosts. The
continental breakfast was wonderful and the boys couldnt get enough of the banana
bread. Fayetteville is a very cute little town. Pies and Pints is a great restaurant. The
Inn is close to all the whitewater rafting camps, which is why we were there. We
cant wait to get another chance to come back up and visit our new friends. Our whole
family highly recommends them and we will definitely be back. Thanks for a great vacation!
Michael, Darylene, Kevin and Daniel - Cary, NC
Very clean, quiet and comfortable lodging.
The hosts are gracious and friendly. To be totally honest though we were quite
disappointed at being served only a continental breakfast during our stay. When I stay at
cheap motels I am not shocked to have a sparse continental breakfast. However, a "bed
and breakfast" to me means that I should get a decent breakfast considering the
increased cost. This factor will probably prevent me from staying again. For those who
don't care about the breakfast though it would be hard to find a nicer place. The
Burkheads Monroe, IN
This guestbook is open to all
unedited comments and we felt as though this comment required a response: Since opening
Country River Inn in 2005, it has been our goal to provide clean and comfortable
accommodations at a "fair" price. While we make every effort to please all
guests who stay with us - we regretfully disappointed the Burkheads.
Our first experience with a B&B. What a
delight! Everything was very clean. Rick and Lois are just wonderful and Polly made us
feel right at home! We will definitely return. The Kieffers, Seaford, DE
We had a great stay at the inn. The rooms
were spacious, quiet and overall very comfortable. Location was perfect. The hosts were
extremely hospitable and friendly. We would definitely recommend this place to friends.
Thanks again! Sportrock Climbers from Virginia
Coming to the Country River Inn feels like
coming home. We love your friendliness, hospitality, and the accommodations are wonderful!
Can't wait to visit again! Jim, Treon, and Colby Minall
We really enjoyed staying at the Country
River Inn. The atmosphere was so very clean and friendly. We have already recommended your
place to our friends and look forward to coming back someday. The location is just
perfect- nestled in the coolest little town with great food and just minutes away from
hiking and rafting the magnificent New River Gorge. Thank you for providing such a great
place to stay that doesn't break the bank. The Reed's
We just got home from a 3 day stay at Country
River Inn. Rick and Lois are wonderful hosts. Country River Inn is a great B&B; very
clean, cozy, great location...what more can we say. Thanks for making our vacation a great
one. John and Karen, Jamin and Amanda, Zeeland MI
Lois, Rick, Delilah & Polly, we had a
great time while staying at the Country River Inn this weekend. The inn & rooms were
neat & clean. Please tell Delilah her restaurant recommendations were right on (Sedona
Grill and Pies & Pints)! We'll be back next year. Thank you!
I just wanted to say what a great time we had
there with you. I stay in a lot of hotels all over North America and wanted to tell you
that you run a very nice place. The room was excellent and the hosts could not be better
people. Give Polly a scratch behind the ears for me. Thanks again. Jeff & Mary Ann
I just wanted to say how nice it was to stay
with you. I spend a good portion of the year traveling around the country and your inn is
one of the greatest guest experiences I have ever had. Is it a small hotel with the best
service ever? Is it a bed & breakfast? Im not sure but what it is, is a totally
unique and wonderful experience that has us wanting to come back soon. Everything was
awesome the food, the room, and especially the hospitality from you guys. And tell
Polly we said hi!! Feel free to add us to your list of happy guests. We miss you guys and
hope to see you again soon! - Steve, Wendi, Allison, and Jake Kitzman
We spent 4 nights at the Country River Inn
and were very impressed. The Inn is cute and very clean, and our hosts extremely friendly
and helpful (especially Polly, hahaha). We also enjoyed the continental breakfast. We
highly recommend the Country River Inn - best place to stay in the NRG area - trust me,
I've stayed at them all. Looking forward to revisiting in the fall!
Our family experienced a very relaxing time
during our stay with Lois, Rick and Delilah. We enjoyed watching the DVD of our rafting
trip using their larger than life projector. Amy Nunnally
A delightful peaceful place to stay. I would
stay again if I pass this way again. A unique use of an existing building - sort of a
recycling of resources! Monroe VA
Hi from Sue & Jules we had a fantastic
time there and loved your hospitality. Thank you again.
My husband and I checked in on the day before
my birthday. We were greeted promptly by Rick and he wished me a happy birthday. Nice way
to start our visit! The room was wonderful and probably one of the cleanest rooms we have
ever stayed in, anywhere! The continental breakfast was very good and Rick & Lois were
wonderful hosts. Thanks to both of them for making our stay so very nice and starting my
birthday weekend out well! Joni & Larry Brenstuhl, Lancaster, Ohio
My wife and I just spent a lovely Memorial
Day weekend at the Country River Inn. It was an excellent choice: Rick and Lois were very
generous hosts. We arrived quite late to the Fayetteville area and got a bit lost on our
way to the inn, but Rick patiently guided us. The two of them are of course knowledgeable
about the area and are full of suggestions on things to do. In sum, highly recommended!
WE HAVE JUST SPENT BRIDGE DAY WEEKEND AT
COUNTRY RIVER INN. IT WAS A PLEASANT SURPRISE AND UNIQUE. THE ACCOMODATIONS WERE VERY NICE
AND A GREAT IMPROVEMENT OVER SOME OF THE MAJOR HOTELS I HAVE VISITED. THE INN IS VERY
CONVENIENT TO ALL ACTIVITIES AND THERE ARE LOTS OF GREAT PLACES TO EAT IF YOU WANT. WHILE
WE WERE THERE, WE EXPERIENCED A MINOR AUTO PROBLEM AND RICK AND LOIS WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY
TO HELP US CORRECT IT. THEY SURE KNOW HOW TO MAKE YOU FEEL "RIGHT AT HOME".
THANKS FOR EVERYTHING RICK AND LOIS. P.S. THE TRAIN RIDE WAS GREAT. HI TO DELILAH, JO
We spent a beautiful 3 days at Country River
Inn. Rick & Lois made us feel right at home and Polly (the dog) was the bomb! We were
greeted at least 3 times a day by Polly with lots of love. The rooms were very nice, clean
and spacious. Rick & Lois' knowlege of the local fare and hiking trails was very
helpful. Looking forward to staying again and would recommend this lovely place to anyone.
Thanks again for a great place to stay and feel welcome.Mike and Cynthia
Usually where one stays on a vacation is
insignificant unless the accomodations are exceedingly bad. For our West Virginia trip it
was the opposite. Our stay at the Country River Inn actually enhanced our visit. The hosts
are fantastic and Polly is a great little dog. The accomodations are a great value for the
money and easily better than staying at a run of the mill hotel. And just as their web
page states, they really are right in the middle of it all at the New River Gorge. Nathan
My family stayed at the Country River Inn
this past weekend (13 of us total to celebrate my brother's 30th birthday). The rooms are
extremely clean, spacious, and cozy. This hotel offers all of the amenities of a large
hotel chain and more. A great place to stay at a great price! We will be back!
Thanks for a wonderful place to stay! We so
much enjoyed our stay at the Country River Inn. We will be back. Everything was perfect,
from the rooms to Breakfast. Thanks again for your hospitality and we are telling all of
our friends! Robert, Millie & Kara Staunton, Virgina
To All Old-Time String Band Musicians
Attending the Clifftop Convention: Country River Inn is a wonderful place to stay during
the convention. The daily drive to and back from Clifftop is easy - and there is more than
a little something to be said for sleeping in a nicely made bed each evening, taking a hot
shower in the morning, and having a continental breakfast prepared for you each morning.
For those of you who are wondering if you might be getting too old for or tired of camping
at Clifftop, Country River Inn is a super alternative. Duncan Blair Birmingham, Alabama
We recently had the pleasure of spending a
weekend at Country River Inn and we found the rooms very clean, comfortable and quiet. Our
friendly hosts made us feel very much at home, but also graciously allowed us to enjoy our
family time. CRI is convenient to Fayetteville and several area restaurants. We highly
recommend Smokey's On The Gorge located across the New River Gorge Bridge. We also enjoyed
our meal at the Sedona Grille. Thank you, Lois, Rick and Delilah. Charles and Becky Carter
I enjoyed my stay here. I felt like one of
the family. The rooms are great and has everything you need. A very good B&B - I would
definitely stay here again. Deborah Strong Murfreesboro, TN
The owners are so nice and friendly and the
rooms, so clean and nice. Thanks Leon and Sherry Janey Martinsville VA
Thanks so much for a wonderful, comfortable
night, and the local knowledge was invaluable. The trip with USA Raft down the New River
was one of the most fun things we've ever done, and we came thiiiiiiiiiis close to staying
over another night and doing it all again Tuesday. We're definitely comin' back that way
one of these days and the Country River Inn, the Sedona Grill and the Cathedral Cafe will
be "must" stops for us. Thanks so much and God bless, Thomas and Margaret Pope
Once again, we were very happy with the stay
at the Country River Inn. Very enjoyable and great people. Thanks!
We had never been to the area and were
looking for hotel accommodations in Fayetteville. We came across Country River Inn on the
internet and it looked like an interesting alternative to a traditional hotel....and very
close to our planned horseback riding and whitewater rafting activities. We are so glad
that we chose it -- it was simply perfect. In many ways like a hotel with new, clean and
well appointed rooms....but the homey and personal touch of a B&B! The kids loved it
because it was different and we all enjoyed visiting with and the hospitality of Rick,
Lois and Delilah. And Polly the dog who was icing on the cake. I would recommend the
Country River Inn to anyone, we'll definitely be back. Sean, Shelly, Sheridan and Taylor
You have a wonderful place - so neat and
clean and very friendly. Glad we found you and will stay with you again. Ron and Jeanne
Everything was fantastic!! Thank you so so
This place is GREAT, very homey! I was
pleasantly surprised at how warm and inviting the interior looked. All of the bedrooms
have their own tv, microwave, and mini fridge - what more could you ask for. Devin
We were delighted by the fabulous hospitality
of Lois and Rick. They are so friendly and accommodating. We felt like we were staying
with old friends and will definitely come back. We've already told all of our friends and
family what a great place Country River Inn is. Delilah was precious, and of course, we
loved Polly. Thanks! - Katie and Kim
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! From the
moment you walk in, you are made to feel at home. Rick and Lois make your stay memorable.
Would recommend this place to friends and anyone coming to the area. Bob and Betty Mead
We have stayed with you two different times.
We have totally enjoyed staying with you. You were very accomodating. It's fun to share in
a part of the past history of Fayetteville. They have really made great use of a historic
building. We have had a wonderful experience each time we have stayed there. Ranell Minear
and David Seitzer
Country River Inn is the place to stay. Lois
and Rick are friendly and accommodating to the needs of their guests. They go out of their
way to make you feel welcome. The rooms are clean and spacious, it feels like home. We
will be returning to Fayetteville next summer and the only place we will stay is the
Country River Inn. Thanks Lois, Rick and Delilah. Len, Mary and Jennifer.
We really enjoyed our stay. The rooms are
spacious and clean and there is a warm, friendly family atmosphere. Thanks, Burchel and
Thank you so very much for your hospitality.
From the time we arrived to the time we departed you made us feel like we were your only
guests. We were extremely comfortable and found the rooms to be an excellent haven during
our sightseeing weekend of Wild Wonderful West Virginia. Thanks again for your personal
attention. Anita and Justin
Enjoyed the stay! Your customer service is
great. Look forward to coming back sometime. S Francis
Hi, being back in little Denmark after our
trip to the US, everybody in our group agree that staying with Lois, Rick and Delilah at
the Country River Inn was an important factor to make our stay in WV as good as we think
it was. The facilities and service were really clean and good, but the hosts are really
what makes us want to drop in if we ever get to WV again. The communication and
arrangements prior to our arrival went smooth. Rick and Lois were really helpful and they
recommended a lot of good stuff that we enjoyed seeing while staying there. Thanks guys,
drop us a note if you ever think of going to Denmark ;) -The four danish scouts. Helena,
Katrine, Louise and Chris
The Country River Inn is an absolutely
wonderful place to stay...the rooms are spacious and clean, the owners are wonderful and
make you feel at home. Delilah is a delight! The new deck is a great place to sit and
enjoy the atmosphere. We wouldn't think of staying anywhere else when in the area. Gary
and Paula Horne
A great "stay" for a long Labor Day
weekend. Casual, informal, comfortable, and FRIENDLY. Thanks. The Davis'
The inn was wonderful. The rooms were larger
than expected and so clean. It was extremely nice to stay somewhere and feel at home. I
know the kids enjoyed Polly as well as the freedom to be able to move around the building
without us worrying about them. I hope you were able to finish your deck. I know Joshua
was disappointed that we would not allow him to lend a hand in the building process. Thank
you also for sending us home with some tomatoes and green peppers. It was a nice surprise
and thoroughly enjoyed. The Leibel's
Thanks again for the wonderful stay at the
Country River Inn. Rick and Lois go above and beyond to make your stay a happy one. The
rooms are better than any hotel where I have stayed. I was treated like family. Being a
former teacher, I really enjoyed staying in a historic remodeled school building. It was a
great idea to turn it into a bed and breakfast. I travel frequently and wish I could stay
more often. I definitely will return if I'm in the area again. Thanks for everything, Joe
Mazzola Mid-American Coaches Washington, MO
Thanks so much for the wonderful stay we had.
It was perfectly quiet and very relaxing. Close to good hiking, horse back riding, and
places to eat. We really enjoyed Sedona Grill, Cathedral Cafe, and Dirty Ernie's Rib Pit.
We look forward to our next stay. Robert and Aleta
Truly a hidden treasure in the mountains of
West Virginia! From the very gracious hosts of Rick, Lois, Delilah & Polly to the
comfortable, spacious rooms, it is simply a delightful place to stay! And listen to Rick
& Lois' recommendations on where to eat--they will point you to some wonderful local
restaurants. (Matter of fact, we are trying to recreate one of the unique pizzas that we
had a "Pies and Pints"!) Thanks for making us feel at home--we're certainly
going to tell our other white-water rafting friends to stay with you! Dave & Debbie
Bailey, Beavercreek OH
Bob and I stayed at the Country River Inn in
August 2006 while we attended the Appalachian String Band Music Festival at Camp
Washington Carver in Clifftop, WV. The inn is nice and clean and comfortable. Rick and
Lois and family are wonderful hosts. I would definitely come again. Julie Mangin
You could not have made us feel more at home.
Thanks for your hospitality. Many blessings for you. Brenda Wood Fuquay-Varina, NC
We cannot wait to pass along our great find
to our friends. The Country River Inn is a fantastic place to stay. Not only are the rooms
clean but the entire Inn is spotless. We really felt at home staying there. We had a
slight emergency and had to stay an extra night. Rick and Lois were more than accomodating
and really made us feel right at home. I have been coming to this area for over 10 years
to go white water rafting, this is the first year that I have been truly happy with where
I have stayed. I plan on rafting for many more years and will continue to come back to the
Country River Inn each time. When you stop by to say Hi, take a dog treat with you because
cute little polly will be there to greet you with a tail wag. We wish Rick, Lois, Delilah
and Polly the very best. They are a super nice family and they have the best place in town
to stay. Tony & Carol
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at CRI and
felt like it was a home away from home. We loved being greeted in the morning
by Polly and enjoyed getting to know Rick and Lois. The rooms have every accommodation you
need and are very comfortable. The location is perfectjust minutes from great
restaurants and outdoor activities. Next time we plan a trip in the area, we will be sure
to make a reservation with CRI. Thanks! Amanda and Jon Mosby
Restful, clean, great accommodations! Thank
We have just returned from our first visit at
The Country River Inn - and it will NOT be our last. We have been returning to West
Virginia for over 30 years, and we have stayed in a lot of places...this is by far the
best. The room was wonderful, it was homey and CLEAN! The food was great - and the company
even better. Delilah, Polly, and oh yes, Rick and Lois - could not have made us feel more
welcome - almost like family. We told our "travelling" family about the Inn -
and are hopeful that more will come with us. We know that we will be back! Thank you all
for the best home away from home experience that we have had. See you soon. Rick and Norma
Lonnemann; and John Lopinsky
Love the freshness of it all. Very nice and
will come again.
The Country River Inn was a very nice place
to stay. It has a very homey feel and you feel very welcome. The owners, Rick, Lois, and
Delilah, are great and so is Polly. Kenny and Lisa Johnston Spring, TX
Wow! What a great place to stay! The place is
very nice and like home. The people here are very nice and make you feel welcome. I would
recommend the Country River Inn to my family and friends. The Lowery Family Spring,
We really enjoyed our stay! The
room/facilities are so clean and neat. We'll definitely come back when we're in the area
again! Will recommend to friends.
I slept better at the Country River Inn than
I do at home. The beds are awesome, and it's so quiet. The rooms are spotless and the
hosts are excellent. Highly recommended.
We highly recommend this inn. Our hosts were
delightful - we were welcomed by Lois, Rick and their darling daughter Delilah. The
accommodation was appealing, clean, comfortable and very recently rennovated. Thank you.
Jenny & David
It's a wonderful place to relax and get away
from it all, and still close to outdoor activities and restaurants. We enjoyed the warm
hospitality of the owners as well as the clean, comfortable rooms. We look forward to
staying here again! Brian & Beth
We enjoyed the friendly, family, clean, and
quiet atmosphere. The amenities and location of the B&B were outstanding. We
definitely would recommend staying here to others. Thank you - Charles and Karen Tillman
Country River Inn-Clean, comfortable, very
gracious hosts. A great place to stay while enjoying the wonders and beauty of West
Virginia. And, by the way, hostess Lois may well make the finest banana nut bread to be
found on the east coast. Bob & Becky Underwood
What a wonderful find! Rick and Lois were
amazing hosts and couldn't have worked any harder to ensure we had everything we could
need or want. The room was spacious, spotless and quiet - the perfect retreat after a day
on the river. The location is ideal, near all the rafting outfitters and a variety of
restaurants (The Sedona Grill was our favorite). We will definitely be back and look
forward to another stay. Thanks for everything!
The motel was very clean and comfortable. We
were very close to transportation to Bridge Day and right down the street from some
beautiful hiking and biking trails - Long Point was incredible!
Wonderful stay, hosts are great, rooms are
clean and comfortable. Will let everyone know you are open. Thank you!
Over "Bridge Day 2005" my wife and
I had the pleasure to stay here and we must say...3 major points stand out. CLEAN,
HOSPITABLE AND SERVICE ABOVE AND BEYOND. Anyone will find the experience worth the little
extra drive to find such a "warm, nice place" that will compliment your
Fayetteville visit. "Give them a try". Gary and Donna Vice.
The Country River Inn is warm, clean, and
comfortable. The chain hotels don't compare.
The Country River Inn is the best kept secret
in Fayetteville. Lois & Rick know what the term Bed & Breakfast means. I felt like
I was at home during the 3 days I spent with them. When your plans bring you to
Fayetteville WV make sure you stay at the Country River Inn. The best kept secret in town.
(I'll try my best to get the word out.) Thanks again Delroy Burton Washington, DC 10/6/05
Anyone who chooses this property to stay will
enjoy the bed and breakfast feel that it offers. Great beds, great people and a really
unique setting in an old renovated grammar school give this property a cool retro look.
Very quiet and away from downtown, you feel as if you are in the middle of the woods.
Great job on the renovation Rick. Hope to return soon to this great place. I would
recommend to all. Jack Tickle 828-217-4491
Great Get-Away place. Nice hosts. Enjoyed a
nice clean room. We'll be back.
My husband and I stayed at your facility this
past July. We loved your place! The rooms were clean and spacious. You made us feel so
comfortable and at home. The location was so close to everything. We will certainly return
and tell all our friends. We live in Chicago and travel quite a bit. You have a winner! We
look forward to staying at the Country River Inn next year. Angela and Mike Rozovics
We had a fabulous two night stay at the CRI
earlier this month. The accomodations were comfortable and cosy, and the breakfasts were
delicious and more than ample. The very best thing, however, were the friendly, hospitable
and talented innkeepers, Rick and Lois. We loved getting to know them a bit and learning
about how they dreamed and worked to open the inn. We'll be back to get to know them
better! Ann and Warren
During our stay at Country River Inn my
family and I had a pleasent exprience at the Inn. The room was very clean and the beds
were so comfortable it felt like we were sleeping on a cloud and the service was
wonderful!! Country River Inn is very charming and I would highly recommend it to anyone
who is looking for good food and friendly hospitality. We give it 10********** Thank you
for a delightful time. See you in the spring!!! Mike & family
The Country River Inn was an awesome place to
stay. The owners were very helpful, friendly and accomodating. I would recommend this to
anyone and will hopefully return next year!!!
Outstanding, super clean, beautiful rooms.
Just as advertised. We will return. Thanks.
We loved our stay at the CRI! The rooms were
spacious, clean and had an at "home appeal". The CRI was located close to town
and to many activities. The staff was warm, friendly and very accomodating to our every
need. We loved the overall atmosphere of the CRI so much that we are planning a trip next
year for Bridge Day!