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Glen-Ferris is a small town located on the western bank of the Kanawha River in Fayette County, south-central West Virginia. It is approximately one mile south of the town of Gauley Bridge. The only highway linking Glen Ferris to the area is U.S. Route 60, also known as the Midland Trail. The village of Glen Ferris has an estimated population of 200 residents, with about 40 homes. The village is roughly a mile and a half in length. Glen Ferris is home to two churches and a railway owned by Norfolk Southern runs parallel to US Route 60 through the village. On the southern edge of Glen Ferris lies the Kanawha Falls public access fishing area that provides the best ground-level view of the Kanawha Falls on the west side of the river. The first permanent building to be constructed in the town was the Glen Ferris Inn (originally a private residence) which was built in 1810. In 1996, the inn was purchased from Elkem Metals by a local family, who added a glass walled dining room that overlooks the Kanawha Falls. It also continues to operate as a hotel. On the east bank of the river, across from the inn, lay the remnants of Camp Reynolds, a Union Army camp and gun embankment used in the Civil War.

Surrounding areas: Fayetteville, West Virginia (9.2 mi), Hico, West Virginia (11.6 mi), Oak Hill, West Virginia (12.4 mi), Glen Jean, West Virginia (16.1 mi), Summersville, West Virginia (21.6 mi), Beckley, West Virginia (25.3 mi), Charleston, West Virginia (26.4 mi)

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Glen Ferris Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Quality Inn New River GorgeUs Rt 19 And Laurel Creek RdFayetteville, WV9.2 mi.(304) 574-3443
Holiday Inn Oak Hill340 Oyler AveOak Hill, WV12.2 mi.(304) 465-0571
Super 8 Motel No 140509020 Fayette Landings Shopping CenterOak Hill, WV13.0 mi.(304) 465-0010
Super 89020 Fayette LandingOak Hill, WV13.0 mi.(304) 465-0010
Americas Best Value Inn127 Ontario DrMount Hope, WV18.0 mi.(304) 877-6455
J K L M Inn301 Boone StWhitesville, WV21.1 mi.(304) 854-0784
Best Western Summersville Lake Motor Lodge1203 S Broad StSummersville, WV21.6 mi.(304) 872-6900
Country Inn & Suites106 Merchants WalkSummersville, WV21.6 mi.(304) 872-0555
Mountain State MotelSummersville, WV21.6 mi.(304) 872-2702
Sleep Inn701 Professional Park DrSummersville, WV21.6 mi.(304) 872-4500
Super 8 Motel-summersville306 Merchants WalkSummersville, WV21.6 mi.(304) 872-4888
Comfort Suites107 Alex LnCharleston, WV21.7 mi.(304) 925-1171
Country Inn & Suites105 Alex LnCharleston, WV21.7 mi.(304) 925-4300
Knights Inn6401 Maccorkle Ave SECharleston, WV21.7 mi.(304) 925-0451
Motel 66311 Maccorkle AveCharleston, WV21.7 mi.(304) 925-0471
Red Roof Inn #70596305 Maccorkle Ave SeCharleston, WV21.7 mi.(304) 925-6953
Riverside Inn3313 Kanawha Blvd ECharleston, WV21.8 mi.(304) 925-2592
Summersville Motor InnMT Nebo, WV22.1 mi.(304) 872-5151
Ivy Terrace Motel5311 Maccorkle AveCharleston, WV22.5 mi.(304) 925-4736
Hampton Inn-summersville5400 Webster RdSummersville, WV23.1 mi.(304) 872-7100
Comfort Inn903 Industrial Dr NSummersville, WV23.3 mi.(304) 872-6500
Executive Inn3320 Maccorkle AveCharleston, WV24.2 mi.(304) 345-8820
Kanawha City Motor Lodge3103 Maccorkle AveCharleston, WV24.4 mi.(304) 344-2461
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites114 Dry Hill RdBeckley, WV24.6 mi.(304) 252-2250
Country Inn & Suites2120 Harper RdBeckley, WV24.7 mi.(304) 252-5100
Microtel Inn2130 Harper RdBeckley, WV24.7 mi.(304) 256-2000
Holiday Inn Express101 Xing Shopping CTRElkview, WV24.7 mi.(304) 965-9200
Hampton Inn Beckley110 Harper Park DrBeckley, WV24.9 mi.(304) 252-2121
Super 8 Motel2014 Harper RdBeckley, WV24.9 mi.(304) 253-0802
Days Inn Of Beckley300 Harper Park DrBeckley, WV25.0 mi.(304) 255-5291
Comfort Inn1909 Harper RdBeckley, WV25.1 mi.(304) 255-2161
Howard Johnson1907 Harper RdBeckley, WV25.1 mi.(304) 255-5900
Quality Inn Beckley1924 Harper RdBeckley, WV25.1 mi.(304) 255-1511
Courtyard Beckley124 Hylton LnBeckley, WV25.6 mi.(800) 321-2211
Fairfield Inn125 Hylton LnBeckley, WV25.6 mi.(304) 252-8661
Cutlips Motor Inn1607 Bigley AveCharleston, WV26.3 mi.(304) 345-3500
Fairfield Inn Charleston1000 Washington St EastCharleston, WV26.3 mi.(800) 228-2800
Sleep Inn2772 Pennsylvania AveCharleston, WV26.3 mi.(304) 345-5111
Super 8 Motel Of Charleston1010 Washington St EastCharleston, WV26.3 mi.(304) 345-9779
Edens MotelEdens FRKCharleston, WV26.4 mi.(304) 342-1591
 
Bed & Breakfast
Glen Ferris InnRt 60 EGlen Ferris, WV (304) 632-1111

Glen Ferris 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 42°F 25°F 3.44 in. -
February 46°F 26°F 2.95 in. -
March 56°F 33°F 3.78 in. -
April 66°F 41°F 3.67 in. -
May 74°F 50°F 4.87 in. -
June 82°F 60°F 4.22 in. -
July 85°F 65°F 5.07 in. -
August 84°F 65°F 4.17 in. -
September 78°F 59°F 3.50 in. -
October 67°F 46°F 2.62 in. -
November 57°F 36°F 3.49 in. -
December 46°F 29°F 3.48 in. -

Glen Ferris Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Raleigh County Memorial airport (BKW) located about 25 miles south of Glen Ferris in Beckley, West Virginia, the Yeager airport (CRW) located approximately 25 miles northwest of Glen Ferris in Charleston, West Virginia, the Greenbrier Valley airport (LWB) located roughly 48 miles southeast of Glen Ferris in Lewisburg, West Virginia, and finally Tri State Milton J Ferguson Field (HTS) located around 74 miles west of Glen Ferris in Huntington, West Virginia.

Glen Ferris Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Camden ParkHuntingtonWV69.2 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Hawks Nest State Park Golf CourseGauley BridgeWV1.4 mi.
Bridge Haven Golf ClubFayettevilleWV9.5 mi.
Nicholas Memorial Golf CourseSummersvilleWV21.7 mi.
Sandy Brae Golf CourseClendeninWV23.6 mi.
Coonskin Golf CourseCharlestonWV26.0 mi.
Saddlebred Golf ClubBeckleyWV26.5 mi.
Cato ParkCharlestonWV27.5 mi.
Greenbrier Hills Golf ClubRainelleWV28.1 mi.
Beaver Creek Golf ClubBeaverWV28.8 mi.
Grandview Country ClubBeaverWV28.8 mi.
 
Ski Areas
WinterplaceFlat TopWV39.4 mi.
Canaan ValleyDavisWV52.5 mi.
The HomesteadHot SpringsVA76.0 mi.
 
State Parks
Hawks Nest State ParkWV6.2 mi. 
Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State ParkWV15.8 mi. 
Babcock State ParkWV17.4 mi. 
Grandview State ParkWV23.2 mi. 
Little Beaver State ParkWV29.5 mi. 
Booker T Washington State ParkWV32.5 mi. 
Sandstone Falls State ParkWV32.7 mi. 
Twin Falls State ParkWV38.0 mi. 
 
Museums
Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and MuseumBeckleyWV25.9 mi.(History)
West Virginia State MuseumCharlestonWV26.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Mill Mountain ZooRoanokeVA92.5 mi.
The WildsCumberlandOH119.8 mi.


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