West Virginia's Restaurant and Outdoor Recreation Mecca
Founded in 1837, Fayetteville WV is the county seat and geographical center of Fayette County. This historic town is situated on the Fayette plateau at an elevation of 1820 feet. Fayetteville is perhaps best known for the New River Gorge Bridge, a remarkable single-span arch bridge resting at a height of 876 feet above the New River. This area hosts the famous annual Bridge Day Festival held in October when hundreds of base jumpers parachute from the side of the bridge side adding a splash of color to the already brilliant fall foliage. The Fayetteville community is very neighborly with a homespun atmosphere and continues to thrive on local commerce.
Voted one of the “Coolest Small Towns” by Budget Travel Magazine, Fayetteville, WV has truly become a destination vacation spot in Southern West Virginia with so much to see and do. In recent years, Fayetteville has become the unofficial culinary capital of West Virginia. You'll find a wide-range of local dining options from country diners, corner cafés and coffee houses to elegant gourmet restaurants as well as a varied array of lodging options such as bed and breakfasts, country inns, hotels/motels, camping, cabins and vacation rentals. Local merchants provide an eclectic shopping experience from fine West Virginia made arts and crafts, antiques, specialty shops, outdoor sports equipment and art.