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Bluefield is located in the southern Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, directly across the Virginia border. As of the 2000 census, the population was 11,451 residents. Bluefield is West Virginia's most elevated city at 2,655 feet above sea level. The town is nicknamed "Nature's Air Conditioned City," because the relatively high elevation keeps summer temperatures moderate. Since 1938, the Chamber of Commerce has given free lemonade whenever the temperature has surpassed 90 degrees F. This thriving city is home to the Mountain Festival, Blue-Gray Horse Show, and College Soccer Tournament. It also boasts nearby ski resorts, white water rafting and ATV mountain trails. Cultural amenities in Bluefield include a dance theater and art galleries with works produced by local artisans. The Bluefield Arts Center also hosts local holiday musicals, classic works and contemporary dramas and comedies through the popular Summit Players Theater. Other attractions in Bluefield include the Crab Orchard Museum and Pioneer Park in nearby Tazewell, the East River Mountain Overlook and the Greater Bluefield Community Center. Pipestem State Park, located minutes from Bluefield, offers golf, horseback riding, hiking and gourmet restaurants. Bluefield is the hometown to one of Americas Nobel Prize winners, Dr. John F. Nash, (A Beautiful Mind.)

Surrounding areas: Princeton, West Virginia (9.4 mi), Flat Top, West Virginia (23.0 mi), Pipestem, West Virginia (23.8 mi), Jumping Branch, West Virginia (28.0 mi), Glade Springs, West Virginia (32.2 mi), Hinton, West Virginia (32.9 mi), Beckley, West Virginia (35.8 mi)

Bluefield Vacation Rentals

Bluefield Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Briar Motel3206 Cumberland RdBluefield, WV (304) 325-9111
Econo Lodge3400 Cumberland RdBluefield, WV (304) 327-8171
Highlander Motel3144 Cumberland RdBluefield, WV (304) 325-9131
Holiday Inn3350 Big Laurel HwyBluefield, WV (304) 325-6170
Ramada Inn - 23175 E Cumberland RdBluefield, WV (304) 325-5421
Comfort Inn38769 Governor G C Perry HwyBluefield, VA2.9 mi.(276) 326-3688
Budget Inn409 Thorn StPrinceton, WV10.4 mi.(304) 425-3585
Comfort Inn Princeton136 Ambrose LnPrinceton, WV10.8 mi.(304) 487-6101
Eden Rock Motel504 Oakvale RdPrinceton, WV10.9 mi.(304) 425-8757
Holiday Inn Express805 Oakvale RdPrinceton, WV11.1 mi.(304) 425-8156
Super 8901 Oakvale RdPrinceton, WV11.2 mi.(304) 487-6161
Days Inn347 Meadowfield LnPrinceton, WV11.3 mi.(304) 425-8100
Sleep Inn1015 Oakvale RdPrinceton, WV11.4 mi.(304) 431-2800
Ramada Limited1115 Oakvale RdPrinceton, WV11.5 mi.(304) 425-8711
Turnpike Motel1119 Oakvale RdPrinceton, WV11.5 mi.(304) 425-2268
Comfort Inn-wytheville315 Holston RdWytheville, VA22.4 mi.(276) 228-4488
Comfort Suites695 Peppers Ferry RdWytheville, VA22.9 mi.(276) 228-1234
Super 8 Motel130 Nye CirWiytheville, VA23.4 mi.(276) 228-6620
Best Western Wytheville Inn355 Nye RdWytheville, VA23.4 mi.(276) 228-7300
Sleep Inn135 Nye CirWytheville, VA23.4 mi.(276) 625-0667
Super 8 Motel130 Nye CirWytheville, VA23.4 mi.(800) 800-8000
Econo Lodge1160 E Main StWytheville, VA23.5 mi.(276) 228-5517
Ramada Inn955 Peppers Fry RdWytheville, VA23.5 mi.(276) 228-6000
Quality Inn & Suites2015 E Main StWytheville, VA23.6 mi.(276) 228-4241
Pipestem State ParkPipestem, WV23.8 mi.(304) 466-1800
Motel 6220 Lithia RdWytheville, VA24.0 mi.(276) 228-7988
Travelodge140 Lithia RdWytheville, VA24.0 mi.(276) 228-3188
Days Inn Wytheville150 Malin DrWytheville, VA24.1 mi.(276) 228-5500
Appalachian Resort InnFlattop MTN RdGhent, WV24.7 mi.(304) 787-5559
Knights Inn300 Odd Rd I77 Exit 28Ghent, WV24.7 mi.(304) 787-3250
Hampton Inn Ft Chiswell/Max Meadows199 Ft Chiswell RdMax Meadows, VA25.6 mi.(276) 637-4027
HotelRt 2Max Meadows, VA25.6 mi.(276) 637-4141
Super 8 Motel Of Ft Chiswell194 FT Chiswell RdMax Meadows, VA25.6 mi.(800) 800-8000
Comfort Inn2594 E Lee HwyWytheville, VA26.9 mi.(276) 637-4281
Cow Shed IncRt 10Pineville, WV27.7 mi.(304) 732-7000
Mountain MotelRte 10 E PinevillePineville, WV27.7 mi.(304) 732-9177
Claypool Hill Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites180 Clay DrPounding Mill, VA30.0 mi.(276) 596-9880
Super 8 MotelRt 2 Box 565Pounding Mill, VA30.0 mi.(276) 964-9888
Super 8 MotelUS Rt 19 & Va 24637Pounding Mill, VA30.0 mi.(276) 964-9888

Bluefield Weather & Climate

Southern West Virginia , near the Virginia border, has a mild, four-season climate. Within this region, the city of Bluefield prides itself on its hospitable climate. Since 1938 the Bluefield Chamber of Commerce has given free lemonade when the temperature has surpassed 90F. The city's motto is "nature's air conditioned city, where the summer spends the winter." Indeed, due to the high elevation, this region has a somewhat cooler and more moist climate than surrounding areas at lower altitudes. Summers are mild and humid with high temperatures ranging from the 60s to low 70s F. Summer low temperatures average 50-55 F, although temperatures below freezing have been recorded in every month of the year. Winters are typically cold and snowy. Nearly all snow falls from October through April. Severe storms, such as tornadoes, are rare in this region.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 40°F 25°F 3.06 in. -
February 44°F 27°F 2.91 in. -
March 53°F 35°F 3.63 in. -
April 63°F 43°F 3.39 in. -
May 70°F 51°F 4.31 in. -
June 76°F 59°F 3.85 in. -
July 80°F 62°F 4.01 in. -
August 79°F 61°F 3.20 in. -
September 73°F 56°F 3.21 in. -
October 63°F 45°F 2.61 in. -
November 53°F 37°F 2.67 in. -
December 44°F 29°F 2.82 in. -

Bluefield Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the New River Valley airport (PSK) located about 31 miles southeast of Bluefield in Dublin, Virginia, the Raleigh County Memorial airport (BKW) located approximately 36 miles north of Bluefield in Beckley, West Virginia, the Greenbrier Valley airport (LWB) located roughly 60 miles northeast of Bluefield in Lewisburg, West Virginia, Roanoke Regional Woodrum Field (ROA) located around 68 miles east of Bluefield in Roanoke, Virginia, and finally the Wilkes County airport (UKF) located about 72 miles south of Bluefield in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Bluefield Attractions

Water Parks
Emerald Pointe Water ParkGreensboroNC114.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Bluefield Elks Country ClubBluefieldWV 
Richwood Golf ClubBluefieldVA4.3 mi.
Princeton Elks Golf CoursePrincetonWV9.2 mi.
Wolf Creek Golf & Country ClubBastianVA9.2 mi.
Gary Country ClubBlack WolfWV14.8 mi.
Fountain Springs Golf CoursePeterstownWV25.2 mi.
Ski Areas
WinterplaceFlat TopWV23.0 mi.
Canaan ValleyDavisWV60.9 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC84.0 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC84.5 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC84.5 mi.
The HomesteadHot SpringsVA91.3 mi.
State Parks
Pinnacle Rock State ParkWV4.6 mi. 
Pipestem State ParkWV22.1 mi. 
Twin Falls State ParkWV27.4 mi. 
Bluestone State ParkWV28.5 mi. 
Hungry Mother State ParkVA31.5 mi. 
Little Beaver State ParkWV33.4 mi. 
Claytor Lake State ParkVA36.0 mi. 
Sandstone Falls State ParkWV37.6 mi. 
Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and MuseumBeckleyWV35.2 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Mill Mountain ZooRoanokeVA70.4 mi.

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