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Arden is a small, unincorporated community located along the Tygart Valley River in north-central West Virginia. It's only 8 miles from the town of Philippi, which was the scene of the first land battle of the Civil War, and so the entire area around Arden is filled with history. The Blue and Gray museum in Philippi holds many interesting battle artifacts and several of the Wars battlefields are within an easy day trip. Arden was named in 1775 by the Quaker Jacob Moon after the district of Arden in Warwickshire, England. Previously built up along a stretch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad tracks, Arden is situated between two landmark rock formations, Hells Gate and Devils Den. Many whitewater enthusiasts shoot the shallow rapids of the Tygart Valley River through this pristine section of the valley. The Tygart Valley River is a tributary of the Monongahela River. Activities on the river include kayaking, canoeing and rafting. The Tygart is also excellent for fishing, and called "one of the state's hottest places to catch big muskies" by West Virginia Game & Fish Magazine.

Surrounding areas: Hedgesville, West Virginia (9.9 mi), Falling Waters, West Virginia (12.8 mi), Ranson, West Virginia (12.8 mi), Shepherdstown, West Virginia (12.8 mi), Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (17.4 mi), Berkeley Springs, West Virginia (17.7 mi), Capon Bridge, West Virginia (22.5 mi)

Arden Vacation Rentals

Arden Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Pikeside Motel2138 Winchester AveMartinsburg, WV3.0 mi.(304) 263-5189
Wheatland Motel1193 Winchester AveMartinsburg, WV3.5 mi.(304) 267-2994
Scottish Inns1024 Winchester AveMartinsburg, WV3.9 mi.(304) 267-2935
Hampton Inn4758 Gerrardstown RdInwood, WV4.0 mi.(304) 229-6677
Hampton Inn975 Foxcroft AveMartinsburg, WV4.1 mi.(304) 267-2900
Days Inn Shenandoah209 Viking WayMartinsburg, WV4.4 mi.(304) 263-1800
Holiday Inn Martinsburg301 Foxcroft AveMartinsburg, WV4.4 mi.(304) 267-5500
Comfort Suites1937 Short RdMartinsburg, WV4.6 mi.(304) 263-8888
Econo Lodge5595 Hammonds Mill RdMartinsburg, WV5.1 mi.(304) 274-2181
Krista-lite MotelMartinsburg, WV5.1 mi.(304) 263-0906
Oak Crest MotelRFD 5Martinsburg, WV5.1 mi.(304) 267-2118
Rodeway Inn94 Mcmillan CtMartinsburg, WV5.1 mi.(304) 263-8811
Martinsburg Motel396 Eagle School RdMartinsburg, WV6.1 mi.(304) 263-4771
Super 8 Motel-martinsburg1600 Edwin Miller BlvdMartinsburg, WV6.8 mi.(304) 263-0801
Comfort Inn1872 Edwin Miller BlvdMartinsburg, WV6.9 mi.(304) 263-6200
Knights Inn1997 Edwin Miller BlvdMartinsburg, WV6.9 mi.(304) 267-2211
Travelodge1700 Edwin Miller BlvdMartinsburg, WV6.9 mi.(304) 263-8811
Woods Resort TheMountain Lake Rd @ Rt 9Hedgesville, WV9.9 mi.(304) 754-7977
Serenity Motel401 N Mildred StRanson, WV12.5 mi.(304) 725-1447
Holiday Inn Express Martinsburg North1220 TJ Jackson DrFalling Waters, WV12.8 mi.(304) 274-6100
Bavarian Inn164 Shepherdgrade RdShepherdstown, WV12.8 mi.(304) 876-2551
Clarion Hotel & Conference Center233 Lowe DrShepherdstown, WV12.8 mi.(304) 876-7000
National Conservation Training Center698 Conservation WayShepherdstown, WV12.8 mi.(304) 876-7263
Holiday Inn Express681 Flowing Springs RdRanson, WV13.1 mi.(304) 725-1330
Turf Motel741 E Washington StCharles Town, WV13.4 mi.(304) 725-2081
Hampton Inn & Suites157 Pimlico DrCharles Town, WV13.4 mi.(304) 725-2200
Knights Inn907 E Washington StCharles Town, WV13.6 mi.(304) 725-2041
Northgate Inn188 Patrick Henry WayCharles Town, WV14.0 mi.(304) 725-1402
Comfort Inn1601 Martinsburg PikeWinchester, VA14.7 mi.(540) 667-8894
Econo Lodge Winchester North1593 Martinsburg PikeWinchester, VA14.7 mi.(540) 662-4700
Shoneys Inn1347 Berryville AveWinchester, VA16.7 mi.(540) 665-1700
Best Western Berkeley Springs Inn1776 Valley RdBerkeley Springs, WV16.8 mi.(304) 258-9400
Hampton Inn Conference Center204 Berryville AveWinchester, VA17.0 mi.(540) 678-4000
Country Inn & Suites-Winchester141 Kernstown Commons BlvdWinchester, VA17.1 mi.(540) 869-7657
Courtyard By Marriott Winchester Medical Center300 Marriott DrWinchester, VA17.1 mi.(540) 678-8822
Echo Village Motel3632 Vly PikeWinchester, VA17.1 mi.(703) 869-1900
Fairfield Inn & Suites250 Frnt Royal PikeWinchester, VA17.1 mi.(540) 665-8881
Holiday Inn Express & Suites142 Fox Ridge LnWinchester, VA17.1 mi.(540) 667-7050
Wingate Inn150 Wingate DrWinchester, VA17.1 mi.(540) 678-4283
Comfort Inn25 Union StHarpers Ferry, WV17.1 mi.(304) 535-6391
Bed & Breakfast
Beaver Creek House Bed And Breakfast20432 Beaver CRK RdHagerstown, MD23.3 mi.(301) 797-4764

Arden Weather & Climate

The extreme eastern portion of West Virginia ,where West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia meet, generally has a humid continental climate. This means warm to hot, humid summers and cool to cold winters, increasing in severity with elevation. However, the weather in all parts of the state is subject to rapid changes. Slightly more than half the rainfall occurs from April to September. In addition to persistent cloudy skies caused by the damming of moisture by the Alleghenies, West Virginia also experiences some of the most frequent precipitation in the nation. Snow usually lasts only a few days in the lower sections but may persist for weeks in the higher mountain areas. However, severe weather is somewhat less prevalent in West Virginia than in most other eastern states, and it ranks among the least tornado-prone states east of the Rockies.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 41°F 22°F 2.73 in. -
February 45°F 25°F 2.40 in. -
March 55°F 32°F 3.51 in. -
April 66°F 41°F 3.14 in. -
May 75°F 51°F 4.19 in. -
June 84°F 59°F 3.49 in. -
July 88°F 64°F 3.73 in. -
August 86°F 62°F 3.40 in. -
September 79°F 55°F 3.52 in. -
October 67°F 43°F 3.40 in. -
November 56°F 34°F 3.14 in. -
December 45°F 26°F 2.74 in. -

Arden Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Eastern Wv Regional Shepherd Field (MRB) located about 3 miles southeast of Arden in Martinsburg, West Virginia, the Washington Dulles International airport (IAD) located approximately 45 miles southeast of Arden in Washington, District Of Columbia, the Baltimore Washington International airport (BWI) located roughly 75 miles east of Arden in Baltimore, Maryland, and finally the John Murtha Johnstown Cambria County airport (JST) located around 75 miles northwest of Arden in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Arden Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
JeepersRockvilleMD52.9 mi.
JeepersGreenbeltMD68.7 mi.
Marshall Hall ParkBryans RoadMD74.5 mi.
Six Flags AmericaMitchellvilleMD77.5 mi.
Williams Grove ParkMechanicsburgPA77.8 mi.
Lakemont ParkAltoonaPA78.5 mi.
JeepersParkvilleMD80.6 mi.
Six Flags AmericaUpper MarlboroMD80.8 mi.
Idlewild ParkLigonierPA85.3 mi.
DelGrosso's Amusement ParkTiptonPA85.4 mi.
Water Parks
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD95.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Stonebridge Golf ClubMartinsburgWV5.1 mi.
Woodbrier Golf CourseMartinsburgWV5.1 mi.
Locust Hills Golf CourseCharles TownWV13.6 mi.
Sleepy Hollow Golf & Country ClubCharles TownWV13.6 mi.
Carpers Valley Golf ClubWinchesterVA19.0 mi.
Black Rock Golf CourseHagerstownMD23.2 mi.
Hagerstown Municipal Golf CourseHagerstownMD23.2 mi.
Beaver Creek Country ClubHagerstownMD24.2 mi.
Musket Ridge Golf ClubMyersvilleMD26.4 mi.
Whitetail Golf ResortMercersburgPA29.0 mi.
Shenandoah Valley Golf ClubFront RoyalVA29.5 mi.
Bowling Green Country ClubFront RoyalVA29.7 mi.
Ski Areas
Whitetail Ski ResortMercersburgPA29.4 mi.
Bryce ResortBasyeVA58.1 mi.
Blue KnobClaysburgPA64.6 mi.
Wisp Ski AreaMchenryMD70.5 mi.
MassanuttenHarrisonburgVA80.2 mi.
Wintergreen ResortWintergreenVA115.4 mi.
State Parks
Rumsey Monument State ParkWV13.0 mi. 
Fort Frederick State ParkMD13.6 mi. 
Cacapon State ParkWV15.2 mi. 
Berkeley Springs State ParkWV17.0 mi. 
Fort Tonoloy State ParkMD20.7 mi. 
Gathland State ParkMD21.6 mi. 
Washington Monument State ParkMD23.2 mi. 
Greenbrier State ParkMD23.9 mi. 
Sky Meadows State ParkVA29.7 mi. 
Gambrill State ParkMD29.8 mi. 
Rock Gap State ParkMD37.8 mi. 
Mont Alto State ParkPA39.6 mi. 
Loudoun MuseumLeesburgVA33.0 mi.(History)
Schifferstadt Architectural MuseumFrederickMD33.8 mi.(History)
Old Bedford VillageBedfordPA48.3 mi.(History)
NIST Virtual MuseumGaithersburgMD48.8 mi.(Technology)
Drop Zone Virtual MuseumFairfax StationVA57.3 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
National Zoo Conservation & Research CenterFront RoyalVA35.3 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC64.8 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD77.0 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD77.0 mi.
ZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife ParkHersheyPA95.3 mi.

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