Where History Meets Adventure

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Plan your Matewan Visit

Whether you’re staying a night or a weekend, make the most out of your visit. See sample itineraries for:

DAYTRIP // OVERNIGHT EXCURSION // LONG WEEKEND

THE DAY TRIP

Morning

Upon arriving in Matewan, stop by the Matewan Depot Replica Museum and Welcome Center.

Inside, take a glimpse into the town’s historic past. The depot houses artwork by local artisan groups and is a great place to hear suggestions for places to visit while in town.

Read more about the depot museum.

Afterwards, take a stroll along the floodwall and enjoy the scenery surrounding the Tug River. See the history of Matewan unfold through the depictions on the floodwall as you walk along the scenic path between the wall and the river.

Read more about Matewan and the history of the floods and floodwall.


Afternoon

For lunch, grab a bite at Wingo’s Grill downtown. Wingo’s is known for its Boston Butt BBQ and homemade BBQ sauces. It has a family-friendly atmosphere and is owned by a real McCoy! Their friendly service and good food will keep you coming back for more.

After lunch, head down to the docks within walking distance from downtown Matewan and hop on a Hatfield-McCoy Airboat Tour! This scenic tour will take you on a high-speed ride down the Tug River. Keith Gibson, Hatfield-McCoy Airboat Tour owner and operator, always leads an unforgettable adventure with his in-depth knowledge of the area and his knee-slapping sense of humor.


Evening

After the airboat rush, settle down for dinner at Mi Pueblito’s for some authentic Mexican cuisine before heading home. The restaurant is a staple in the downtown area and its reputation reaches past the town borders. Patrons from Matewan and the surrounding areas frequent Mi Pueblito for the great food and friendly service.

If you’re planning an overnight excursion, check out the historic sights of downtown and stay at the Historic Matewan House Bed & Breakfast* or the Hatfield McCoy Resort Inn*. Each themed room at the B&B has its own unique character and charm. The owners and innkeeper make for a personalized experience with each visitor’s stay. The Hatfield McCoy Resort/Inn is owned and operated by Donald and Kathy McCoy, direct descendants of the Hatfield and McCoy feudists.

*Lodging facilities may require a minimum stay. Call facility for details.


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The overnight excursion

MORNING & Afternoon

(BUILDING ON THE DAY TRIP)

After a good night’s rest, enjoy a home-cooked meal at the Historic Matewan House Bed & Breakfast with a buffet-style breakfast and all the fixin’s to start a day of exploring Hatfield-McCoy country!

Then, get ready for a full day of adventure on the Hatfield-McCoy Trails!

Ride the trails for the scenic views and incredible history behind the infamous Hatfield-McCoy feud! A ride can be as long or short as desired, so enjoy a packed lunch from the B&B at any of the sites.


evening

After finishing up with the trails, head back for seconds at Mi Pueblito’s! Explore the menu and try something new, or order a second helping of last night’s adventure – you can’t go wrong!

End your adventure-filled day at the Blue Goose Inn* or rent a cabin from Outback ATV*. An establishment as eclectic as the town it’s in, the Blue Goose Inn is carved out of an old, once-abandoned building on the main street. The owner, Bill Sutterlin, is a friendly face always offering suggestions on sites to see around Matewan.

*Lodging facilities may require a minimum stay. Call facility for details.


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The Long Weekend

morning

(BUILDING ON THE OVERNIGHT EXCURSION)

Rise and shine for breakfast at the Blue Goose Inn! Then, take a guided tour of the Hatfield-McCoy feud sites with The Real McCoy Trails. This three-hour tour is led by a real McCoy! The guided tour includes 12 stops including the Paw Paw Tree Incident, the home of Randolph McCoy, and the Battle of Grapevine where the last feud battle took place! Other tour options are available on the website. Download the Hatfield & McCoy Feud Tour App to take your own tour.


afternoon & Evening

Following the tour, take another lunch break at Wingo’s. Use this opportunity to try a different dish or a different flavor of the BBQ sauce.

Then, head across the street to the newly-opened Mine Wars Museum. Learn about the history of the area and what a “redneck” really is at this award-winning museum. The museum takes visitors on a historical journey to learn about the stories of organized labor unions in the southern coalfield and one of the largest labor uprisings in American history.


On your way out of town, stop at Giovanni’s Pizza, three miles north of Matewan. Giovanni's pizzas are made fresh from Giovanni's signature dough and sauces. Fuel up for your journey home with some pizza, a signature sandwich, or wings!

If you’re traveling north on Rt. 65, stop in Delbarton at the Heritage Family Diner and Sweets for a quick treat or meal before the trip home.

We’ll see you next time!


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IN THEIR OWN WORDS

“Awesome accommodations...”

“Awesome accommodations - friendly staff, homey atmosphere, fantastic breakfasts, yummy homemade desserts, beautiful place. Planning on this B&B as our home when in this area of WV.”

– Dikayc about the Historic Matewan House Bed and Breakfast