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Fayetteville is a vibrant small town located in Fayette County in south-central West Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 2,754. Called the "Gateway to the New River Gorge," Fayetteville was listed as one of the 2006 "Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America" by Budget Travel Magazine. The town of Fayetteville was established in 1837 when it became the Fayette County seat. With a heritage that runs deep into the mountains and coal mines and railroad towns of the New River Gorge, and up to the sheer cliffs of the New River Gorge National Park, there's a lot to see and do in Fayetteville. Just a few of the adventures include mountain biking, white water rafting, rock climbing, hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing and bird watching - the list is almost endless. A major attraction is the New River Gorge Bridge. At 3,030 feet in length and a height of 876 feet, it's the highest vehicular bridge in the Americas, and the second-highest in the world. The bridge is the centerpiece of Fayette Countys Bridge Day, during which the bridge is closed to vehicular traffic. The festival includes demonstrations of rappelling, ascending and BASE jumping, and is held every October on the third Saturday. Bungee jumping has been banned from Bridge Day since 1993. Fayetteville's downtown offers a busy shopping district and great restaurants and a lovely town park. With a strong sense of tradition, Fayetteville combines both old and new for a unique Appalachian experience.

Surrounding areas: Oak Hill, West Virginia (5.4 mi), Hico, West Virginia (7.0 mi), Glen Jean, West Virginia (9.1 mi), Glen Ferris, West Virginia (9.2 mi), Beckley, West Virginia (18.9 mi), Summersville, West Virginia (20.9 mi), Sandstone, West Virginia (22.7 mi)

Fayetteville Vacation Rentals

Fayetteville Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Quality Inn New River GorgeUs Rt 19 And Laurel Creek RdFayetteville, WV (304) 574-3443
Holiday Inn Oak Hill340 Oyler AveOak Hill, WV5.1 mi.(304) 465-0571
Super 8 Motel No 140509020 Fayette Landings Shopping CenterOak Hill, WV6.1 mi.(304) 465-0010
Super 89020 Fayette LandingOak Hill, WV6.1 mi.(304) 465-0010
Americas Best Value Inn127 Ontario DrMount Hope, WV11.4 mi.(304) 877-6455
Summersville Motor InnMT Nebo, WV18.1 mi.(304) 872-5151
Country Inn & Suites2120 Harper RdBeckley, WV18.8 mi.(304) 252-5100
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites114 Dry Hill RdBeckley, WV18.8 mi.(304) 252-2250
Comfort Inn1909 Harper RdBeckley, WV19.0 mi.(304) 255-2161
Hampton Inn Beckley110 Harper Park DrBeckley, WV19.0 mi.(304) 252-2121
Howard Johnson1907 Harper RdBeckley, WV19.0 mi.(304) 255-5900
Microtel Inn2130 Harper RdBeckley, WV19.0 mi.(304) 256-2000
Super 8 Motel2014 Harper RdBeckley, WV19.0 mi.(304) 253-0802
Courtyard Beckley124 Hylton LnBeckley, WV19.1 mi.(800) 321-2211
Days Inn Of Beckley300 Harper Park DrBeckley, WV19.1 mi.(304) 255-5291
Fairfield Inn125 Hylton LnBeckley, WV19.1 mi.(304) 252-8661
Quality Inn Beckley1924 Harper RdBeckley, WV19.1 mi.(304) 255-1511
Dawson Inn2625 Lawn RdMeadow Bridge, WV19.1 mi.(304) 392-6661
Ponderosa LodgeRt 60 & Rt 2Rainelle, WV19.2 mi.(304) 438-7113
Rainelle Motor Lodge906 Main StRainelle, WV19.5 mi.(304) 438-8571
Sleep Inn Motel1124 Airport RdBeaver, WV20.6 mi.(304) 255-4222
Best Western Summersville Lake Motor Lodge1203 S Broad StSummersville, WV20.9 mi.(304) 872-6900
Country Inn & Suites106 Merchants WalkSummersville, WV20.9 mi.(304) 872-0555
Mountain State MotelSummersville, WV20.9 mi.(304) 872-2702
Sleep Inn701 Professional Park DrSummersville, WV20.9 mi.(304) 872-4500
Super 8 Motel-summersville306 Merchants WalkSummersville, WV20.9 mi.(304) 872-4888
Glade Springs Resort Buildings A-h3000 LK DrDaniels, WV21.4 mi.(304) 763-2000
Hampton Inn-summersville5400 Webster RdSummersville, WV22.5 mi.(304) 872-7100
Comfort Inn903 Industrial Dr NSummersville, WV22.9 mi.(304) 872-6500
J K L M Inn301 Boone StWhitesville, WV23.8 mi.(304) 854-0784
Bluestone State ParkHC 85 Box 3Hinton, WV28.7 mi.(304) 466-2805
Bed & Breakfast
Glen Ferris InnRt 60 EGlen Ferris, WV9.2 mi.(304) 632-1111

Fayetteville Weather & Climate

South-Central West Virginia is dominated by a humid continental climate, due to its geographical location in the higher elevations. Summers are very warm and humid and winters are cold and snowy. The humid continental climate is marked by variable weather patterns and a large seasonal temperature variance. Summers are often warm and humid with frequent thunderstorms and winters can be very cold with frequent snowfall and persistent snow cover. The seasonal temperature variance is typically 25-35C (45-63F) and increases as one moves further inland. Places with at least four months of average daily temperatures above 10C (50F) and at least one month below 0 C (32F) or -3 C (26F) depending on source, and which do not meet the criteria for an arid or semiarid climate, are classified as humid continental.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 39°F 21°F 3.63 in. -
February 43°F 23°F 3.20 in. -
March 53°F 30°F 3.99 in. -
April 63°F 39°F 3.94 in. -
May 71°F 47°F 4.51 in. -
June 78°F 55°F 4.27 in. -
July 82°F 60°F 5.29 in. -
August 80°F 59°F 4.06 in. -
September 74°F 52°F 3.52 in. -
October 64°F 41°F 3.05 in. -
November 54°F 33°F 3.28 in. -
December 44°F 25°F 3.47 in. -

Fayetteville Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Raleigh County Memorial airport (BKW) located about 18 miles south of Fayetteville in Beckley, West Virginia, the Yeager airport (CRW) located approximately 34 miles northwest of Fayetteville in Charleston, West Virginia, the Greenbrier Valley airport (LWB) located roughly 40 miles southeast of Fayetteville in Lewisburg, West Virginia, and finally the New River Valley airport (PSK) located around 67 miles south of Fayetteville in Dublin, Virginia.

Fayetteville Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Camden ParkHuntingtonWV77.1 mi.
Golf Courses
Bridge Haven Golf ClubFayettevilleWV 
Hawks Nest State Park Golf CourseGauley BridgeWV8.8 mi.
Greenbrier Hills Golf ClubRainelleWV19.8 mi.
Saddlebred Golf ClubBeckleyWV20.0 mi.
Nicholas Memorial Golf CourseSummersvilleWV20.9 mi.
Beaver Creek Golf ClubBeaverWV21.7 mi.
Grandview Country ClubBeaverWV21.7 mi.
WillowWood Country ClubHintonWV29.1 mi.
Ski Areas
WinterplaceFlat TopWV32.0 mi.
Canaan ValleyDavisWV55.7 mi.
The HomesteadHot SpringsVA69.3 mi.
State Parks
Hawks Nest State ParkWV4.7 mi. 
Babcock State ParkWV8.5 mi. 
Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State ParkWV13.9 mi. 
Grandview State ParkWV14.9 mi. 
Little Beaver State ParkWV21.6 mi. 
Sandstone Falls State ParkWV23.7 mi. 
Bluestone State ParkWV32.0 mi. 
Twin Falls State ParkWV34.2 mi. 
Pipestem State ParkWV36.7 mi. 
Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and MuseumBeckleyWV19.5 mi.(History)
West Virginia State MuseumCharlestonWV35.3 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Zoos and Aquariums
Mill Mountain ZooRoanokeVA83.5 mi.

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