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Elkins is a town in Randolph County in northeastern West Virginia. It's located at the heart of West Virginia's Mountain Highlands region and is the "Gateway to the Monongahela National Forest." The population as of the 2000 census was 7,032 residents. Although it's the largest town in northern West Virginia, Elkins is quiet, safe and far removed from the hustle and bustle of the larger, modern urban areas. Elkins' quaint downtown is home to several one-of-a-kind shops, a community arts and theater and diverse dining venues. The town is also home to Davis and Elkins College. One of the most unique attractions in Elkins is the Augusta Heritage Center, which is part of the college and works to keep Appalachian cultural traditions alive in music, arts and crafts. Concerts and events are held throughout the summer, and there are celebrations of dulcimer-playing in April and fiddle music in October, but its major annual showcase is mid-Augusts Augusta Festival. This offers public workshops in such diverse down-home pursuits as banjo-playing, blacksmithing, quilt-making and folk dancing, and after dark, performers get together for a nightly hoedown, featuring storytellers, bluegrass bands and all-round good times. The nearby Monongahela National Forest offers hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, canoeing, mountain climbing and camping.

Surrounding areas: Five Forks, West Virginia (14.4 mi), Union, West Virginia (15.6 mi), Buckhannon, West Virginia (20.9 mi), Seneca Rocks, West Virginia (26.9 mi), Canaan Valley, West Virginia (28.1 mi), Grafton, West Virginia (30.1 mi), Aurora, West Virginia (31.9 mi)

Elkins Vacation Rentals

Elkins Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Of ElkinsRt 250/219 SElkins, WV (304) 636-7711
Days Inn (randolph Center)1200 Harrison AveElkins, WV (304) 636-8948
Econo LodgeElkins, WV (304) 636-5311
Elkins Super 8 Motel350 Beverly ParkElkins, WV (304) 636-6500
Graceland Inn & Conference CTR100 Campus DrElkins, WV (800) 624-3157
Holiday Inn Express-Elins50 Martin StElkins, WV (304) 630-2266
Mid Town Motel300 Crim AveBelington, WV7.8 mi.(304) 823-2330
Tucker Country InnParsons, WV15.0 mi.(304) 478-2100
Valley View MotelMillcreek, WV15.3 mi.(304) 335-6226
Super 8 Motel PhilippiPhilippi, WV18.6 mi.(304) 457-5888
Super 8 MotelPhilippi, WV18.6 mi.(304) 457-5888
Colonial Hotel (front Unit)24 N Kanawha StBuckhannon, WV20.9 mi.(304) 472-3000
Hampton Inn Buckhannon1 Commerce BlvdBuckhannon, WV20.9 mi.(304) 473-0900
Beaver Ridge Condo's-ash & Beach LodgeRt 1Davis, WV25.2 mi.(304) 866-4572
Best Western Alpine LodgeRt 32 Williams AveDavis, WV25.2 mi.(304) 259-5245
Blackwater Falls State ParkBlackwater Falls RdDavis, WV25.2 mi.(304) 259-5216
Bright Morning InnWilliamson AveDavis, WV25.2 mi.(304) 259-5119
Canaan Valley ResortHC70 Box 330Davis, WV25.2 mi.(304) 866-4121
Canaan Valley State Park - LodgeBox 330Davis, WV25.2 mi.(304) 866-4121
Canaan VillageHC 70 Box 190Davis, WV25.2 mi.(304) 866-4166
Land Of Canaan Vacation ResortHC 70Davis, WV25.2 mi.(304) 866-4788
Mountain Aire LodgeDavis, WV25.2 mi.(304) 259-5211
Timberline Four Seasons ResortHC 70 Box 488Davis, WV25.2 mi.(304) 866-4801
Hedricks 4 U Motel Old & Main SectionSeneca Rocks, WV26.4 mi.(304) 567-2111
Smoke Hole CabinsSeneca Rocks, WV26.4 mi.(304) 257-4442
Smoke Hole MotelSeneca Rocks, WV26.4 mi.(304) 257-4442
Yokums Vacationland Motel & CabinsHC 59 Box 3Seneca Rocks, WV26.4 mi.(304) 567-2351

Elkins Weather & Climate

Northern West Virginia has a four-season climate classified as humid continental. July is the average warmest month, with an average high temperature of 85. The average coolest month is January with an average low temperature of 21. Snowfall can occur anytime from late November to mid-April, with the most amounts falling during January and February. However, it is rare for a major snowstorm to hit this area. Rainfall is spread out fairly evenly over the entire year. Thunderstorms are frequent during the late spring and throughout the summer, and occasionally can be quite violent. Tornadoes are very rare in the state of West Virginia. The driest period tends to be during the autumn months of September and October. Spring is the most unpredictable season. It's not unusual in the springtime for a warm, sunny day to be followed immediately by a chilly, rainy day.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 39°F 18°F 3.43 in. -
February 43°F 19°F 3.20 in. -
March 53°F 26°F 3.92 in. -
April 63°F 34°F 3.53 in. -
May 71°F 44°F 4.77 in. -
June 78°F 52°F 4.61 in. -
July 81°F 57°F 4.84 in. -
August 80°F 56°F 4.26 in. -
September 74°F 50°F 3.83 in. -
October 64°F 37°F 2.86 in. -
November 52°F 29°F 3.42 in. -
December 43°F 21°F 3.44 in. -

Elkins Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Harrison Marion Regional airport (CKB) located about 32 miles northwest of Elkins in Clarksburg, West Virginia, the Grant County airport (W99) located approximately 38 miles east of Elkins in Petersburg, West Virginia, Morgantown Municipal Walter L Bill Hart Field (MGW) located roughly 49 miles north of Elkins in Morgantown, West Virginia, Ingalls Field (HSP) located around 67 miles south of Elkins in Hot Springs, Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley Regional airport (SHD) located about 68 miles southeast of Elkins in Staunton / Waynesboro / Harrisonburg, Virginia, and finally the Greater Cumberland Regional airport (CBE) located approximately 75 miles northeast of Elkins in Cumberland, Maryland.

Elkins Attractions

Water Parks
Sandcastle Water ParkPittsburghPA105.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Elks Country ClubElkinsWV 
Holly Meadows Golf CourseParsonsWV14.7 mi.
Barbour Country ClubPhilippiWV18.5 mi.
EvUn Breth Golf CourseBuckhannonWV20.7 mi.
Tygart Lake Public Golf CourseGraftonWV29.9 mi.
Ski Areas
Wisp Ski AreaMchenryMD51.3 mi.
Bryce ResortBasyeVA57.7 mi.
MassanuttenHarrisonburgVA62.4 mi.
The HomesteadHot SpringsVA64.0 mi.
Wintergreen ResortWintergreenVA88.5 mi.
WinterplaceFlat TopWV114.6 mi.
State Parks
Audra State ParkWV13.6 mi. 
Canaan Valley State ParkWV22.1 mi. 
Blackwater Falls State ParkWV23.3 mi. 
Tygart Lake State ParkWV25.1 mi. 
Holly River State ParkWV31.5 mi. 
Cathedral State ParkWV32.3 mi. 
Cass Scenic Railroad State ParkWV33.7 mi. 
Watters Smith Memorial State ParkWV34.0 mi. 
Valley Falls State ParkWV34.3 mi. 
Zoos and Aquariums
National Zoo Conservation & Research CenterFront RoyalVA89.2 mi.
Oglebay's Good ZooWheelingWV91.3 mi.
Pittsburgh ZooPittsburghPA105.0 mi.
National Aviary in PittsburghPittsburghPA105.0 mi.
Mill Mountain ZooRoanokeVA114.4 mi.
The WildsCumberlandOH115.7 mi.

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