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Ridiculous Pass Returns To Snowshoe WV for 2017/2018

By on February 19, 2017

Ridiculous PassSnowshoe Mountain Resort is once again offering their ever-popular Ridiculous Pass. The season pass price dropped from $350 to $229 during February 21-28, 2017. Buy the Ridiculous Pass and gain full access to the Snowshoe’s vast winter terrain. There are no black-out dates. Avid skiers and snowboarders will not want to miss out on this special offer for the 2017/2018 season.

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Ridiculous Pass Includes Extra Benefits in 2017/18

Snowshoe WV boasts that the Ridiculous Passhas gotten ridiculous-er“. It now includes a complimentary child pass, which allows kids 12 or younger to ski for free. Two $30 buddy passes can used during March 2017 are also enclosed. Purchasers receive 10% discounts on non-holiday lodging, the spa, shopping, and resort restaurants. Resort swapping and pass insurance (optional) are also available.

Snowshoe WV WinterfestThe Snowshoe Mountain Resort encourages everyone to take advantage of this special offer. Vacationers interested in purchasing the Ridiculous Pass should visit the resort’s official website. After February 28th, the pass will immediately revert to the standard $350 rate.

Pocahontas County, West Virginia

Snowshoe Mountain, nestled in scenic Pocahontas County, is West Virginia’s top getaway destination. Snowshoe is perfect for skiing, snowboarding, & snow-tubing. It is also a popular venue for weddings and other special occasions. Snowshoe has plenty to offer winter sports enthusiasts. It’s a great location for beginners as well as seasoned experts. Its excellent powder makes it an ideal place for winter and spring skiing. The resort also boasts a vast selection of other fun activities. Snowmobile tours, a spa, yoga, live music, and stand-up comedy, are all available at Snowshoe WV.

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Ski Camp For Women Returns To Snowshoe WV

By on January 27, 2017

Snowshoe WV Ski CampThe 3rd annual Head Women’s Ski Camp at Snowshoe Mountain, WV takes place on January 27-29, 2017. All skill levels, from beginner skiers to experienced veterans can to attend.

Ski camp packages start at $229 for season pass holders. This price includes skiing instruction from two-time Olympic medalist Diann Roff. The package also includes breakfast and lunch on both days, as well as yoga instruction.

The event kicks off on Friday January 27 with a cocktail party at The Connection. Both Saturday and Sunday mornings kick off with check-in and coffee and bagels. Campers will then warm up with stretching and yoga before breaking off into groups.

Snowshoe Wv SKi CampImmediately following the morning skiing sessions, a luncheon will be served at the Big Top. After lunch is served, the skiing and coaching resumes. Following the afternoon skiing session on Saturday, campers can get chair massages to cool down and soothe sore muscles. This leads into dinner and hors d’oeuvres at The Comedy Cellar (basement of Mountain Lodge).

Campers will responsible for their own skiing equipment. Arrangements should be made for rental before the ski camp begins. It is also recommended that campers dress in layers with a waterproof outer shell. Helmets are also required for skiing in the terrain park.

All campers are required to sign a waiver before participating. The camp will proceed in all weather conditions, unless the mountain is closed down to inclement weather conditions. Any cancellation that is made within 7 days of the camp start date will cause a forfeiture of payment to occur.

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Lodging for the ski camp should be arranged well in advance of the camp start date. It is peak season at Snowshoe and lodging fills up quickly on the weekend. Please note that this is a private camp, only paying participants are allowed to attend lessons, meals, and social functions. Visit https://mountaintopcondos.com for the best deals on lodging.

Campers will meet at The Big Top for check in on the main level in the Shavers Center. Friday night cocktails will be served at the Connection which is located on the top floor of the Shavers Center. The Saturday evening social will take place at Pastas Lounge which is on the bottom level of the Mountain Lodge. Paid parking is available at all of these locations. Complimentary shuttles are available at Top of the World, Silver Creek, and the Inn at Snowshoe.

Subaru Winterfest

Subaru Winterfest Visits Snowshoe, WV

By on January 11, 2017

Subaru WinterfestThe Subaru Winterfest will be in Snowshoe, WV, January 14 through 15th, 2017. The festival celebrates winter and will feature live music, giveaways, and outdoor fun. This celebration is appropriate for all ages. Both kids and adults can enjoy s’mores while seeing all the event has to offer. Their will also be OZO coffee available to help warm everyone up after spending the day out in the snow.

Outdoors enthusiasts will have a great time testing the latest in outdoor gear. Popular brands such as Nordica will have their latest gear on display. Live music will include Harman Kardon. Visitors can learn about Avalanche Rescue Dogs. ARD is an organization which assists those affected by Winter disasters.
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Looking For a Car Geared Towards The Outdoors?

Subaru started Winterfest to provide like-mided Wither enthusiasts with a way to connect. The festival also connects people with the latest Winter gear and apparel. Everyone is welcome no matter the type of car you drive!! Several Subaru models will be on display. Skiers and snowboarders will have a great time at Snowshoe’s Subaru Winterfest.

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West Virginia Ski Resorts – Wild & Wonderful!

By on December 31, 2016

 

west virginia ski resortsWest Virginia was named the Mountain State for good reason. People from all over follow West Virginia’s fabled country roads to visit some of the best ski resorts in the nation. Located entirely in the Appalachian Mountain range, West Virginia offers unique sites that are ideal for winter sports such as skiing, snowshoeing, and snowboarding. These are long-established resorts that offer special Southern hospitality to their guests. Travelers of all skill levels will feel comfortable on specialized trails. Most of these resorts have ski schools that give skiing and snowboarding lessons for all levels. After playing on the snowy hills, people can relax in nearby lodges and enjoy all the modern amenities. Here are some of the top-rated West Virginia ski resorts:

Snowshoe Mountain

One of the most popular West Virginia ski resorts in the east is Snowshoe Mountain. Located in Pocahontas County, t is the largest mid-Atlantic winter resort. Winter sports enthusiasts flock to it’s The Western Territory, which is made up of two black diamond trails. This area’s highlight is its vertical drop of 1500 feet, at a 60 percent pitch. The trail is 1.5 miles long. Customers can buy one lift ticket and ski both The Western Territory, as well as Snowshoe’s primary ski terrain – The Basin. Additionally, there is a third ski area about a mile away called Silver Creek. Snowshoe WV DealsIt offers a variety of beginner to advanced trails. A Snowshoe lift ticket will also gain you access to this third distinct area which also features night-skiing.

Snowshoe Mountain Resort has 15 acres of cross-country terrain for people who want to snowshoe, ski, or snowmobile. Experienced and beginner skiers can take advantage of the resort’s 7 lifts on 251 acres. Snowshoe boasts 56 trails. These trails are serviced by high-speed quad lifts called Soaring Eagle Express and The Ballhooter. For some of the best lodging in the Village of Snowshoe, visitors may choose Mountaintop Condos which offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condos located directly on the slopes.

West Virginia Ski ResortsTimberline Four Season Resort

This West Virginia ski resort is one of the state’s winter gems. Visitors are sure to have lots of powder as the average snowfall is around 200 inches annually. Additionally, Timberline has a vertical drop of 1,000 feet, with a peak elevation of 4,268 feet. It is ideal for those who are downhill skiing and snowboarding enthuhsiasts. Visitors and their families can choose between 37 different runs that are spread over the resort’s 100 acres. Trails are available for various skill levels. While they are enjoying the comfort of Timberline’s hotel by the slopes, they can eat delicious meals at the Timbers Pub & Fireside Grill, or the Timberhaus Cafeteria.

Canaan Valley Resort

Located in Davis, WV, this West Virginia ski resort offers many skiing and snow riding options available for skiers of all levels. Canaan Valley gets about 180 inches of snow each year, and is supported by an innovative snowmaking system. Those who are just learning to ski or snowboard can take lessons at the family-friendly schools on site. Of the 47 trails available, visitors can choose from the many long beginner and intermediate ones. All of the trails are serviced by a modern ski lift. More advanced skiers and snowboarders will be in awe with the vertical drop of 850 feet.West Virginia ski resorts

Everyone can enjoy other winter sports activities at the resort – ice skating, snow tubing, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing – this West Virginia ski resort has it all! Also noteworthy, this winter wonderland is located only minutes away from Timberline Four Season resort. As a result, Many visitors to the area like to stay in Davis, WV – then hit both resorts over the span of a few days.

Winterplace

This West Virginia ski resort is snuggled in the hills of Ghent, West Virginia. No matter what skiing level visitors are on, they can find a trail designed for their ability. Winterplace has over 90 acres available for a skiing adventure. They have 27 trails that are serviced by nine ski lifts. The summit elevation of the main slope is 3600 feet. Visitors can attend Winterplace’s renowned skiing school if they want to improve their skiing or snowboarding skills. Guests can stay close to the slopes in the beautiful Resort at Glade Springs, while perusing the tasty dining options that are offered at Mountain Mama’s Food Court.

Snowshoe Mountain Brew Fest Returns To WV

By on December 14, 2016

Snowshoe Mountain Brew FestSnowshoe Mountain Brew Fest- December 14

An event featuring beer tastings from 11 local and national breweries and distributors will occur on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The site of the Snowshoe Mountain Brew Fest will be the 11,000-acre Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Live music will also be featured.

Tickets to the Snowshoe Mountain Brew Fest are $20 in advance (November 28-December 16) and $25 the day of the event. Guests must present an ID and be at least 21 years of age. The festivities kick off at 4:45p.m. with registration at the Connection Nightclub after which guests pick up their ticket at The Depot or any on-mountain sales location. When they present their ticket, they will receive a tasting mug as well as a wristband that gives them the green light for tasting.

Optimus Riff, a funk-jam band will kick off the music portion of the evening at 5:15 p.m. The Spanglers, a blues-psychedelic-Americana band based in Lewisburg, plays at 6:45 p.m. “Restless,” its first album, was released this year. Band members Mark Spangler( songwriter and guitarist); Josiah Spangler (percussion) and Evan Olds (bass) wrote and arranged it. DJ Judd begins spinning records at 8:15 p.m Sharing his set will also be Risque Games of Winter.

Snowshoe Mountain Brew FestAt the nightclub, there will be beer samplings from 5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Offering samples at the Brew Fest will be Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company, Big Timber Brewing Company, Wheeling Brewing Company, Northern Eagle Distributor, Galaxy Distributing of WV, Bridge Brew Works, Tygart Valley Distributing Company, Elkins Distributing Company Inc., Jos Globe, North Central Distributor and Morgantown Brewing Company.

Snowshoe Mountain Resort, located in the Appalachian Mountain Range, is the state’s largest ski resort. An elevation of 4,848 feet gives it the state’s second highest point. In 2016, Ski Magazine selected it as one of the Top 20 ski resorts in the East. An Intrawest Resorts-property, Snowshoe Mountain features lodging, dining, shopping, rentals for special occasions and a spa.

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Ski Destination – Snowshoe Mtn WV

By on September 29, 2016

Snowshoe Mtn WVOur couples ski trip to West Virginia landed us in the perfect skier’s paradise. Snowshoe Mtn WV is an amazing destination with skiing and snowboarding options for every level of expertise. I love skiing, but I’ve never been exceptional at it, yet the slopes on Snowshoe had everything I could have hoped for and more. My husband also really enjoyed their more challenging runs. If we’d had the kids along on this trip, it would have been great fun for the whole family. Our long weekend didn’t feel long enough, and we’re already talking about heading back.

Snowshoe WV – What a Location!

One of the best things about Snowshoe Mtn WV is the resort location. Nestled on top of the mountain, Snowshoe WV has some really beautiful, scenic views. Its mountaintop location also means you can get to skiing right away. Just pick the run you want to try and ski on over. There is no need to wait in line for a lift because you’re already at the top. We were headed down our first run within five minutes of leaving our cozy, condo-style room.Snowshoe Mtn WV

Best Ski Slopes in the Mid-Atlantic

The slopes were fantastic with crisp snow slicing under our skis and enough of a challenge to keep my husband happy while still being easy enough that I didn’t have to work too hard at it. They have literally thousands of feet of skiable areas ranging from pulse-racing black diamond slopes with incredible drops to comfortable beginner runs that even the newest skier will enjoy. Everything was well powdered and maintained. We were on to our second run earlier than most resorts have you on your first, and there didn’t seem to be a bad slope on the entire mountain.

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After all that skiing I was sore and tired, but the resort’s excellent spa options took care of that. I enjoyed a luxurious massage that left me feeling like warm butter and the hubby even joined me for a facial that took my slightly chapped face back to a dewy glow. I seriously could have spent the entire weekend at the spa, but there was so much to do we didn’t want to waste any time. There was plenty of shopping, some really terrific food options, and lots of entertainment. We got to check out some live music and even danced a little.

Can’t Wait to Come Back!

Our second day started with more skiing and of course some good eating. We started the morning with classic comfort food, enjoyed some delicious barbecue for lunch, and rounded the day out with a gourmet dinner. We decided to check out the Off-Road Adventure Tour, which took about an hour and a half and allowed us to see some really beautiful and seemingly untouched wilderness in the mountains back-country. Then we finished the day with a fantastic sunset and some romantic cuddling by the fire. It was the perfect couple’s weekend. Next time I guess we’ll bring the kids and let them check out some of the fun activities Snowshoe Mtn WV has just for them.

Ballhooter Spring Break a hit at Snowshoe WV

By on March 16, 2016

Snowshoe, West Virginia was the location for the fourth annual Ballhooter Spring Break Festival from March 11-13, with performances by some big name entertainment. Bud Light sponsored this year’s festival, which featured Brooklyn recording artists, American Authors, with their recent hits, “Best Day of My Life” and “Believer”. Snowshoe WV is the backdrop for this annual festival that attracts hundreds to the area each year.

The weekend in Snowshoe WV began on Friday night with the Shamrock Shuffle theme in full swing. After the pre-party in The Connection Nightclub, there was a T-shirt design contest and a prize wheel for guests twenty-one and over. At 10pm the Davisson Brothers Band rocked the house with their unique combination of bluegrass, country and southern rock. Music has been in the Davisson family for generations and they sing of their West Virginia roots and family back home. They featured a raucous rendition of their new single, Jesse James. The evening concluded with a silent disco party at Shavers Centre Plaza.

ballhooter spring breakSaturday began early with a yoga class and a free Bloody Mary bar. Great way to start the day! At noon, a Budweiser sponsored games event was held at the Boathouse. They served bratwurst, burgers and beer while the patrons enjoyed bowling and snowball games capped off with a bikini contest. At 7pm on the Village stage, the Midwestern sounds of Lissie filled the air. Even though she is a California based artist now, her music has the quality of her rural upbringing. The range of her talent was on display as she transitioned from her well known song “Hollywood”, to the more down home essence of “Ojai”.

Ballhooter Spring Break Welcomes Lissie

Lissie’s stellar performance was followed by an exciting show from American Authors that brought Snowshoe WV to their feet at the Village Stage. The internationally known band was formed at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, then moved to Brooklyn after graduation where they struggled for many years before the success of their first album, the optimistic “Oh, What a Life”. They were the highlight of the weekend as they rocked the Village Stage through the night. For those who preferred a change of pace, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band was bringing the house down at the Connection Nightclub with their country blues style.

The Ballhooter Spring Break in Snowshoe WV is a party everyone should experience. Make plans to attend and you will be sure to have a great time!

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Snowshoe WV Open Competition

By on February 26, 2016

Snowshoe WV OpenRegistration opened recently for an annual winter sports event of interest to people in the Snowshoe WV area and throughout the Allegheny Mountain region. Mountaineer Parks announced that the 2016 Snowshoe WV Open will occur at its Snowshoe Mountain ski resort in Snowshoe WV on Saturday, February 27th, 2016. The company accepts registrations in advance and also at the gates on the day of the competition.

This yearly winter sports event encompasses an entire day of practice and competition. Practice sessions will allow competitors to familiarize themselves with the area before the competitive matches begins at 2 p.m. in the afternoon.

Skiers and Snowboarders

The most skillful skiing and snowboarding athletes in the region will vie with one another for titles and prizes. The sponsor plans to award a variety of prizes that include:

  • Cash awards;
  • Athletic Gear;
  • More.

The sponsor indicated that the prize purse will depend upon the number of contestants participating in each event. Practice and competitive events will occur at two sites in the resort: Evolution Park and Snowshoe.

A formal awards ceremony will occur an hour after the last competition at the 20 Below Teen Center in the Big Top, a 15,000 square foot playground located at the resort.

Four Categories

A one-day registration of $35 plus tax and a $45 plus tax competitor lift ticket rate apply. A parent or guardian must appear and sign a waiver for participation by anyone under the age of 18.

snowshoe wv open 3The sponsors will accept competitors in four separate categories:

  • Male ski
  • Male snowboard
  • Female ski and snowboard
  • Youth age 14 and under ski and snowboard

Every participant in the Snowshoe WV Open will receive a bib at the time of registration. Skiers and snowboarders must wear this attire in order to access the lift line made available for competitors. Additionally, participants should bring a helmet and lift tickets in order to compete in this annual event.

Snowshoe Mountain

Snowshoe Mountain, a celebrated resort in Snowshoe WV, welcomes guests around the year, offering both winter and summer recreational activities. The facility currently provides 235 open acres, with some 56 open trails and 11 open lifts. The resort covers 11,000 acres and offers many sporting, recreational, dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities for visitors throughout the year.

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Burton Women’s Camp Visits Snowshoe WV

By on January 6, 2016

Burton Womens Camp Snowshoe WVLadies, are you ready to ride like a girl should? If yes, then come join Snowshoe Mountain Jan. 8-10, 2016 for the 9th edition of Annual Burton Women’s Camp!

**CLICK HERE TO Register

Snowshoe WV is the perfect place to begin your riding expedition regardless of whether you have ever walked up the terrain or you only see it on TV during Winter X- Games. This is an all female thing led by amazing experienced Snowshoe Coaches. The event also features a special guest coach from Burton.

You will have two days of nothing but pure friendship, fun and skilled coaching designed to fit your snowboarding goals and capabilities. If you have been longing for girl time on and off the snow, then this event is it.

Burton Women’s Camp Itinerary

  • Weekend will start with a friendly meet & greet,
  • Live music party for the 21+ ladies,
  • Breakfast and warm up morning yoga,
  • Relaxation after riding with some après chair massage,
  • Ladies only private evening social,
  • Burton goodies.

What Should You Bring?

Burton Women's Camp

Attire- You will dress in layers. The outer layer should be waterproof. In addition, bring a neck up, waterproof gloves, goggles, mittens and hat.

Equipment- Since the package does not include Snowboard gear, you will come with your own bindings, boots, snowboard and other attire appropriate for snow.

Helmet- This is for people who plan to use the terrain park. Additionally, if you plan to try any park features, you need a helmet.

Other Useful Information

Other than equipment and attire, there are other useful details which attendees should be aware of:

Lodging- This fills to capacity hence you need to secure well in advance. CLICK HERE to book a condo.

Waivers- Each participant is expected to sign for a waiver. Parents will sign for participants who are eighteen and below.

Cancellation Policy- Any cancellation made within seventy two hours of arrival will not be paid.

Weather Conditions- Unless the mountain is closed to all guests due to weather, we ride regardless and the camp will proceed as scheduled.

Meeting points- There are several meeting points located in different spots.

Transportation- Since there is no parking at the locations, there is shuttle transport available from designated locations.

Snowshoe WV Restaurants

By on December 24, 2014

Snowshoe WV RestaurantsFoxfire Grille – Their cuisine is well-known for fruit-wood smoked dishes served with home-made BBQ sauces. The special mouth-watering Paul Bunyon Steak adds an extra kick to the experience. Located in the Village, this tasty venue also features a full bar for apres ski and is considered one of the favorite BBQ Snowshoe WV restaurants. Typically open throughout the year, even during the summer months.

Old Spruce Café & Tavern – The traditional cafe features comfort food prepared with regional ingredients. Being a favorite hangout for local residents, the hearty soups, desserts and delicious sandwiches highlight freshness and delight. They also feature a number of bottled craft beers, as well as 3 rotating local brews on tap. Happy Hour starts every day at 4:30 PM.

Snowshoe WV RestaurantsCheat Mountain Pizza – This is the place to be for best pizza, salads and subs. Located near Highland House and Shaver’s Centre, Cheat Mountain pizza has the best atmosphere for fun dining. During certain times of the year, they will also provide delivery if you are staying near Snowshoe Village. Give them a call on (304) 572-5949 for details.

Snowshoe WV Junction – This Snowshoe WV restaurant has the most unique dining experience the village has to offer…taking you a step back in time. Enjoy your meal while learning the history of the region as depicted on the walls. Tons of old photos show the area as a leader in logging and railroading. The Junction also features a full bar and is a great place for Apres’ Ski.

Other Snowshoe WV restaurants close to Snowshoe Village include Pasta’s – a stone’s throw away from the top of the Ballhooter lift. Located in the lower level of Mountain Lodge, this hidden gem features Italian cuisine in an intimate, secluded atmosphere. The Waffle Cabin, which recently moved to the top of the Ballhooter lift, features delicious waffles made from scratch – and can be smelled from miles away!

Snowshoe WV RestaurantsLocated near Top of The World – near the Soaring Eagle Lodge – is South Mountain Grille. Featuring a contemporary setting, this newer Snowshoe WV restaurant features an eclectic menu which is regionally-inspired and locally-sourced (in season). Also onsite is the Eight Rivers Tap Room, with several local beers on tap. Conveniently situated on the free Snowshoe WV Shuttle route, the South Mountain Grille also features private dining and catering services. Hoot’s Bar & Grill is also located at Top of the World, and features live music and entertainment – another favorite hangout for apres’ ski…and conveniently located at the top of the Soaring Eagle Express high-speed chair-lift.

For slope-side cafeteria style dining, visit Shavers Center Food Court. Located near the top of Gandy Dancer, this Snowshoe WV restaurant features burgers, pizza, noodles, salads and much more. They also offer breakfast items such as sandwiches and buffet-style fare. Ski down to the bottom of the Basin and you will find The Boathouse. Located steps from the base of Ballhooter lift, The Boathouse deck overlooks scenic Shavers Lake, and is the perfect place to relax and recharge between runs. Grab a burger and a beer for lunch, and then hop back on the lift for more fun on the mountain.

Snowshoe WV RestaurantsOver at the Western Territory, you will find Arbuckle’s Cabin. The cabin is a welcome respite at the bottom of the longest two runs at Snowshoe Mountain.  It has a large outdoor sitting area with outstanding views of both Cupp Run and Shay’s Revenge, allowing for full view of the end-of-run spills, falls and yard sales.  Despite a limited food selection, the home made stew and chili are outstanding, as is their beer selection.

Located at the Silver Creek area is Misty’s Sports Bar and Grill. Misty’s is the perfect place to relax, rejuvenate and grab a quick bite before heading back to the slopes at Silver Creek (night skiing).  Misty’s is one of the few Snowshoe WV Restaurants that is open year round and features eight taps of craft and local brews during the winter season as well as live entertainment and karaoke on special nights.  Outfitted with multiple big screens, Misty’s is the place to be to watch the big game.

Let’s not forget that there are some wonderful Snowshoe WV Restaurants located off-mountain as well. Located near the entrance to Snowshoe is the Fiddle-head Restaurant. They feature great hamburgers, hand-cut french fries, pizzas, vegetarian options, salads and more! They also feature a full bar with WV craft beer on tap. Stop by for
live entertainment, with an open mic each Wednesday.

Twenty minutes away, you will find Elk River Inn. The Inn’s restaurant is known for its gourmet, health conscious menu and pub-style bar. Also a short drive from Snowshoe is Ellie Mays Old Mill Restaurant. Located at Elk Springs Resort, this fine dining establishment features a full bar, and is beautifully situated on the trout-filled Elk River.