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Sandstone , also known as New Richmond or New River Falls, is an unincorporated community in Summers County in the southeastern part of the state. It lies along West Virginia Route 20 and the New River. To the north is the city of Hinton. The Sandstone Visitors Center is located one mile off the Sandstone Exit on I-64 not far from the Mary Draper Ingles crossing. The facility is earth friendly, with local and recycled materials comprising its structure and native plants in a xeriscaping absorb rainfall and thermal heat. An interactive museum is part of the visitors center. The community of Sandstone began to boom in the 1800s with the coming of the railroad. Then known as the station at New Richmond, it rivaled Hinton as the commerce center of the county. There was another New Richmond on the C&O in the State of Ohio, so in order to avoid confusion, the railroad renamed the station Sandstone and in 1915. The community thrived through the middle of the 20th century, but has lost much of its population and commerce in recent years. However, it's located near one of the most visited natural landmarks of the New River Gorge National River - Sandstone Falls. The waterfalls is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of West Virginia. To locate the falls, take Interstate 64 exit 138 (Sandstone-Hinton exit), follow WV Route 20 south eleven miles through Hinton to River Road. Follow River Road (WV-26) 8.5 miles.

Surrounding areas: Hinton, West Virginia (7.5 mi), Glade Springs, West Virginia (10.1 mi), Jumping Branch, West Virginia (11.1 mi), Pence Springs, West Virginia (11.1 mi), Beckley, West Virginia (16.1 mi), Pipestem, West Virginia (16.1 mi), Sam Black Church, West Virginia (16.7 mi)

Sandstone Vacation Rentals

Sandstone Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Dawson Inn2625 Lawn RdMeadow Bridge, WV6.4 mi.(304) 392-6661
Bluestone State ParkHC 85 Box 3Hinton, WV6.7 mi.(304) 466-2805
Pence Springs LodgeRt 3Pence Springs, WV11.1 mi.(304) 445-2606
Glade Springs Resort Buildings A-h3000 LK DrDaniels, WV12.8 mi.(304) 763-2000
Sleep Inn Motel1124 Airport RdBeaver, WV13.0 mi.(304) 255-4222
River View MotelRt 2 Box OAlderson, WV14.0 mi.(304) 445-2550
Ponderosa LodgeRt 60 & Rt 2Rainelle, WV15.3 mi.(304) 438-7113
Rainelle Motor Lodge906 Main StRainelle, WV15.6 mi.(304) 438-8571
Courtyard Beckley124 Hylton LnBeckley, WV16.0 mi.(800) 321-2211
Fairfield Inn125 Hylton LnBeckley, WV16.0 mi.(304) 252-8661
Pipestem State ParkPipestem, WV16.1 mi.(304) 466-1800
Appalachian Resort InnFlattop MTN RdGhent, WV16.2 mi.(304) 787-5559
Knights Inn300 Odd Rd I77 Exit 28Ghent, WV16.2 mi.(304) 787-3250
Americas Best Value Inn127 Ontario DrMount Hope, WV17.2 mi.(304) 877-6455
Comfort Inn1909 Harper RdBeckley, WV17.4 mi.(304) 255-2161
Howard Johnson1907 Harper RdBeckley, WV17.4 mi.(304) 255-5900
Quality Inn Beckley1924 Harper RdBeckley, WV17.5 mi.(304) 255-1511
Super 8 Motel2014 Harper RdBeckley, WV17.8 mi.(304) 253-0802
Country Inn & Suites2120 Harper RdBeckley, WV17.9 mi.(304) 252-5100
Days Inn Of Beckley300 Harper Park DrBeckley, WV17.9 mi.(304) 255-5291
Hampton Inn Beckley110 Harper Park DrBeckley, WV17.9 mi.(304) 252-2121
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites114 Dry Hill RdBeckley, WV18.2 mi.(304) 252-2250
B B'S MotelHC 71 Box 72Asbury, WV18.4 mi.(304) 645-6890
Microtel Inn2130 Harper RdBeckley, WV18.4 mi.(304) 256-2000
Super 8 Motel No 140509020 Fayette Landings Shopping CenterOak Hill, WV19.8 mi.(304) 465-0010
Super 89020 Fayette LandingOak Hill, WV19.8 mi.(304) 465-0010
Holiday Inn Oak Hill340 Oyler AveOak Hill, WV20.2 mi.(304) 465-0571
Quality Inn New River GorgeUs Rt 19 And Laurel Creek RdFayetteville, WV22.7 mi.(304) 574-3443
Fairlea Townhouse MotelFair StFairlea, WV23.7 mi.(304) 645-7070
Embassy Inn - Office Building107 W Fair StFairlea, WV23.8 mi.(304) 645-7070
Sunset Terrace MotelRR 2 Box 375aLewisburg, WV24.4 mi.(304) 645-2363
Sunset Terrace MotelLewisburg, WV24.4 mi.(304) 645-2363
Fort Savannah Inn204 N Jefferson StLewisburg, WV24.6 mi.(304) 645-3055
General Lewis Inn301 E Washington StLewisburg, WV24.6 mi.(304) 645-2600
Super 8 Motel Lewisburg550 N Jefferson StLewisburg, WV25.5 mi.(304) 647-3188
Days Inn Motel635 N Jefferson StLewisburg, WV25.7 mi.(304) 645-2345
Summersville Motor InnMT Nebo, WV28.3 mi.(304) 872-5151
Ramada Limited1115 Oakvale RdPrinceton, WV29.4 mi.(304) 425-8711
Turnpike Motel1119 Oakvale RdPrinceton, WV29.4 mi.(304) 425-2268
Sleep Inn1015 Oakvale RdPrinceton, WV29.5 mi.(304) 431-2800

Sandstone 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. -

Sandstone Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Raleigh County Memorial airport (BKW) located about 12 miles west of Sandstone in Beckley, West Virginia, the Greenbrier Valley airport (LWB) located approximately 27 miles east of Sandstone in Lewisburg, West Virginia, the New River Valley airport (PSK) located roughly 45 miles south of Sandstone in Dublin, Virginia, the Yeager airport (CRW) located around 56 miles northwest of Sandstone in Charleston, West Virginia, and finally Roanoke Regional Woodrum Field (ROA) located about 58 miles southeast of Sandstone in Roanoke, Virginia.

Sandstone Attractions

Golf Courses
WillowWood Country ClubHintonWV7.0 mi.
Beaver Creek Golf ClubBeaverWV13.7 mi.
Grandview Country ClubBeaverWV13.7 mi.
Greenbrier Hills Golf ClubRainelleWV14.9 mi.
Saddlebred Golf ClubBeckleyWV15.8 mi.
Bridge Haven Golf ClubFayettevilleWV22.4 mi.
Lewisburg Elks Country ClubLewisburgWV24.4 mi.
Fountain Springs Golf CoursePeterstownWV26.9 mi.
Ski Areas
WinterplaceFlat TopWV17.2 mi.
The HomesteadHot SpringsVA59.9 mi.
Canaan ValleyDavisWV65.3 mi.
Wintergreen ResortWintergreenVA109.0 mi.
MassanuttenHarrisonburgVA119.5 mi.
State Parks
Sandstone Falls State ParkWV1.5 mi. 
Grandview State ParkWV10.4 mi. 
Little Beaver State ParkWV10.5 mi. 
Bluestone State ParkWV11.3 mi. 
Babcock State ParkWV15.7 mi. 
Pipestem State ParkWV17.5 mi. 
Hawks Nest State ParkWV26.9 mi. 
Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State ParkWV29.7 mi. 
Twin Falls State ParkWV31.0 mi. 
Pinnacle Rock State ParkWV38.6 mi. 
Beartown State ParkWV39.0 mi. 
Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and MuseumBeckleyWV16.2 mi.(History)
West Virginia State MuseumCharlestonWV56.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Zoos and Aquariums
Mill Mountain ZooRoanokeVA62.5 mi.

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