Bed and Breakfast
9060 Gatewood Rd.

Fayetteville, WV 25840
(304) 574-0055

'Clean and Comfortable Accommodations
in a Quiet Country Setting'

Guest Comments

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 luck!

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!

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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 couldn’t 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 can’t 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 Kincaid

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? I’m 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 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 and Julie

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 (Cincinnati, OH)

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 Rearick

Everything was fantastic!! Thank you so so much.

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 Oklahoma City

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 Cathy Pierce

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 perfect—just 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 you.

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, Texas

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!


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