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Cuisine and Culture inGreater Elkins

The Greater Elkins area is alive with delicious cuisine and rich culture. From one-of-a-kind eateries to long standing festivals and events, experience small town charm in the Greater Elkins area and create cherished memories along the way.

Couple sitting on a bench

Dining and Drinks

Ranging from the upscale cuisine of The Forks Inn to the casual American fare of C.J. Maggie’s and even the Latin American fusion of El Gran Sabor, you’ll find a little bit of everything in the Greater Elkins area. Start your day the caffeinated way with TipTop’s gourmet coffee, and later pay homage to Elkins’ lumberjack history with a cold brew at Big Timber Brewing. If you are looking for delicious home-cooked Italian comfort food served with sincere friendliness in comfortable surroundings, visit Mama Mia’s Pie and Pasta.


Ride the Rails

Trains have long been a form a transportation but now these excursions have become more of a leisure activity. The Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad has delighted guests for over 20 years. Explore some of the most rugged corners of the Appalachian Mountains in a steam-powered locomotive. A variety of trips ranging from two-hour jaunts to four-hour dinner expresses will be perfect for a family outing.

Railroad station

Try Something New

The Randolph County Community Arts Center hosts art exhibits, classes, concerts and other special events. The Augusta Heritage Center at Davis & Elkins College preserves traditional Appalachian music, dance, craft and folklore. And Gandy Dancer Theatre hosts Branson-style variety shows with dinner. Every season is festive in the Greater Elkins area, from the Ramps & Rails Festival in the spring, to the Augusta Festival in the summer, the Mountain State Forest Festival and Scarecrow Festival in the fall, to local holiday celebrations all winter.