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Hinton is a small city located in Summers County in southeastern West Virginia. As of the 2000 census, it had a population of 2,880 residents. Established in 1873, Hintons complete downtown was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1984. There are several museums in Hinton, including the Veterans Memorial Museum, Wood's Clock Museum, the Hinton Railroad Museum, and Kings Civil War Museum. Tourism is one of Hinton's major industries. Visitors are drawn to the area for the beautiful scenery, down home hospitality and charm, world class fishing, whitewater rafting, and hiking and biking trails. Some of the nearby attractions include Pipestem State Park, Bluestone State Park and the New River Gorge National River. Visitors can enjoy the towns turn-of-the-century architecture via walking tours or driving through the streets of the historic town. Since 1987, community leaders and the National Park Service have been working together to revitalize Hinton as a living historical museum. In addition, Hinton has a number of artists living and working in the area, and the Ritz Theater has recently been remodeled and provides a lovely venue for movies, plays and musical events.

Surrounding areas: Jumping Branch, West Virginia (6.1 mi), Sandstone, West Virginia (7.5 mi), Pence Springs, West Virginia (8.7 mi), Pipestem, West Virginia (9.2 mi), Glade Springs, West Virginia (10.6 mi), Flat Top, West Virginia (13.3 mi), Beckley, West Virginia (18.6 mi)

Hinton Vacation Rentals

Hinton Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Bluestone State ParkHC 85 Box 3Hinton, WV (304) 466-2805
Pence Springs LodgeRt 3Pence Springs, WV8.7 mi.(304) 445-2606
Pipestem State ParkPipestem, WV9.2 mi.(304) 466-1800
Appalachian Resort InnFlattop MTN RdGhent, WV13.1 mi.(304) 787-5559
Knights Inn300 Odd Rd I77 Exit 28Ghent, WV13.1 mi.(304) 787-3250
Dawson Inn2625 Lawn RdMeadow Bridge, WV13.6 mi.(304) 392-6661
River View MotelRt 2 Box OAlderson, WV13.9 mi.(304) 445-2550
Glade Springs Resort Buildings A-h3000 LK DrDaniels, WV14.2 mi.(304) 763-2000
Sleep Inn Motel1124 Airport RdBeaver, WV14.9 mi.(304) 255-4222
Courtyard Beckley124 Hylton LnBeckley, WV18.4 mi.(800) 321-2211
Fairfield Inn125 Hylton LnBeckley, WV18.4 mi.(304) 252-8661
Comfort Inn1909 Harper RdBeckley, WV19.9 mi.(304) 255-2161
Howard Johnson1907 Harper RdBeckley, WV19.9 mi.(304) 255-5900
Quality Inn Beckley1924 Harper RdBeckley, WV19.9 mi.(304) 255-1511
Super 8 Motel2014 Harper RdBeckley, WV20.3 mi.(304) 253-0802
Days Inn Of Beckley300 Harper Park DrBeckley, WV20.4 mi.(304) 255-5291
Hampton Inn Beckley110 Harper Park DrBeckley, WV20.4 mi.(304) 252-2121
Country Inn & Suites2120 Harper RdBeckley, WV20.5 mi.(304) 252-5100
B B'S MotelHC 71 Box 72Asbury, WV20.7 mi.(304) 645-6890
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites114 Dry Hill RdBeckley, WV20.7 mi.(304) 252-2250
Microtel Inn2130 Harper RdBeckley, WV20.9 mi.(304) 256-2000
Ponderosa LodgeRt 60 & Rt 2Rainelle, WV22.1 mi.(304) 438-7113
Americas Best Value Inn127 Ontario DrMount Hope, WV22.2 mi.(304) 877-6455
Rainelle Motor Lodge906 Main StRainelle, WV22.4 mi.(304) 438-8571
Ramada Limited1115 Oakvale RdPrinceton, WV22.6 mi.(304) 425-8711
Sleep Inn1015 Oakvale RdPrinceton, WV22.6 mi.(304) 431-2800
Turnpike Motel1119 Oakvale RdPrinceton, WV22.6 mi.(304) 425-2268
Days Inn347 Meadowfield LnPrinceton, WV22.8 mi.(304) 425-8100
Super 8901 Oakvale RdPrinceton, WV22.8 mi.(304) 487-6161
Eden Rock Motel504 Oakvale RdPrinceton, WV22.9 mi.(304) 425-8757
Holiday Inn Express805 Oakvale RdPrinceton, WV22.9 mi.(304) 425-8156
Budget Inn409 Thorn StPrinceton, WV23.0 mi.(304) 425-3585
Comfort Inn Princeton136 Ambrose LnPrinceton, WV23.2 mi.(304) 487-6101
Embassy Inn - Office Building107 W Fair StFairlea, WV24.6 mi.(304) 645-7070
Fairlea Townhouse MotelFair StFairlea, WV24.7 mi.(304) 645-7070
Sunset Terrace MotelRR 2 Box 375aLewisburg, WV25.8 mi.(304) 645-2363
Sunset Terrace MotelLewisburg, WV25.8 mi.(304) 645-2363
Super 8 Motel No 140509020 Fayette Landings Shopping CenterOak Hill, WV25.8 mi.(304) 465-0010
Super 89020 Fayette LandingOak Hill, WV25.8 mi.(304) 465-0010
Fort Savannah Inn204 N Jefferson StLewisburg, WV25.9 mi.(304) 645-3055

Hinton 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 10 C (50 F) and at least one month below 0 C (32 F) or -3 C (26.6 F) 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 40°F 22°F 3.04 in. -
February 45°F 24°F 2.67 in. -
March 55°F 31°F 3.45 in. -
April 65°F 38°F 3.27 in. -
May 74°F 47°F 3.95 in. -
June 80°F 57°F 3.33 in. -
July 84°F 62°F 4.19 in. -
August 83°F 61°F 3.29 in. -
September 77°F 54°F 2.83 in. -
October 66°F 42°F 2.60 in. -
November 55°F 32°F 2.52 in. -
December 43°F 25°F 2.58 in. -

Hinton Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Raleigh County Memorial airport (BKW) located about 15 miles northwest of Hinton in Beckley, West Virginia, the Greenbrier Valley airport (LWB) located approximately 29 miles east of Hinton in Lewisburg, West Virginia, the New River Valley airport (PSK) located roughly 38 miles south of Hinton in Dublin, Virginia, Roanoke Regional Woodrum Field (ROA) located around 54 miles southeast of Hinton in Roanoke, Virginia, and finally the Yeager airport (CRW) located about 62 miles northwest of Hinton in Charleston, West Virginia.

Hinton Attractions

Golf Courses
WillowWood Country ClubHintonWV 
Beaver Creek Golf ClubBeaverWV15.0 mi.
Grandview Country ClubBeaverWV15.0 mi.
Saddlebred Golf ClubBeckleyWV17.8 mi.
Fountain Springs Golf CoursePeterstownWV19.5 mi.
Greenbrier Hills Golf ClubRainelleWV21.6 mi.
Princeton Elks Golf CoursePrincetonWV24.1 mi.
Lewisburg Elks Country ClubLewisburgWV25.8 mi.
Bridge Haven Golf ClubFayettevilleWV29.3 mi.
Ski Areas
WinterplaceFlat TopWV13.3 mi.
The HomesteadHot SpringsVA61.9 mi.
Canaan ValleyDavisWV66.6 mi.
Wintergreen ResortWintergreenVA109.4 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC116.5 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC117.2 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC117.2 mi.
State Parks
Bluestone State ParkWV4.5 mi. 
Sandstone Falls State ParkWV6.1 mi. 
Pipestem State ParkWV10.9 mi. 
Little Beaver State ParkWV12.0 mi. 
Grandview State ParkWV15.6 mi. 
Babcock State ParkWV23.1 mi. 
Twin Falls State ParkWV30.0 mi. 
Pinnacle Rock State ParkWV33.0 mi. 
Hawks Nest State ParkWV33.9 mi. 
Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State ParkWV37.2 mi. 
Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and MuseumBeckleyWV18.5 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Mill Mountain ZooRoanokeVA58.3 mi.

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