Escapes: If you go, Romney, W.Va.
if you go
Romney, W.Va., is about 130 miles from Washington. Take Interstate 66 west to U.S. Route 50 west and follow 50 straight into town.
Route 50 East
Retro 1950s motel on the edge of town. Clean, comfortable rooms. Singles $59, doubles $71. Each additional person $4.
Country Inn at High View
Route 259 South, High View
Sparkling new B&B with country decor and beautiful views. About 30 miles from Romney. Four rooms plus a granary guesthouse. Rates from $150.
Courthouse Corner Cafe
4 Main St.
Friendly, funky eatery on the main drag, serving cold and grilled sandwiches as well as soups and salads. Also serves breakfast. Cold sandwiches $1.50 to $4.95; grilled $3.25 to $6.75.
Lost River Brewing Co.
155 W. Main St., Wardensville
Fine dining in a casual storefront atmosphere. About 40 miles from Romney. Entrees from $12.99.
Civil War Museum and Visitor Center
91 S. High St.
Museum run by the Fort Mill Ridge Foundation. The building also houses the Romney Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitors Bureau, a gift shop and an exhibit of Fenton glass. Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Free.
Davis History House
Hampshire County Public Library
153 W. Main St.
Historic log house occupied by the Davis family until 1984. Contains family furnishings as well as Civil War memorabilia. Donations welcome.
Indian Mound Cemetery
Route 50 and School Street
Includes a Native American burial mound from around A.D. 500 to 1000 as well as the first memorial to Confederate soldiers erected in the nation. Free.
Fort Mill Ridge
Two miles off Route 50 West
Civil War fort with well-preserved trenches and earthworks, surrounded by a 40-minute interpretive loop. Accessible sunrise to sunset.
Mountain Tyme Arts and Crafts
Route 28 North
Shop for art, pottery, textiles and jewelry handcrafted by local artists.