Half the beauty of Pocahontas County, WV is getting here. No matter which route you take, there's breathtaking mountain vistas awaiting around every bend and our two lane roads that will bring you in are peppered with quaint mountain towns.
While the beauty of the trip in will leave you speechless, be sure you properly prepare with pre-downloaded directions, or best and suggested routes it could end up being more stressful than stunning..
Most visitors assume this lack of connectivity when it comes to GPS and cell phone service is because of Pocahontas County's ruralness and remote location - but, actually the explaination goes much deeper than that.
See, here in Nature's Mountain Playground, you'll notice the stars shine brighter, the air is clearer, you can hear the birds chirp and the water that flows through the viens of our county run clear and pristine - on any given day, you'll probably even pass a few strangers who will smile and say "Hello," as they pass by.
You can chalk it all up to residing in the National Radio Quiet Zone, where 13,000 square miles are protected from of electromagnetic interference - meaning limited WiFi or cell phone service. Encompassing most of our county, towns such as Green Bank, Cass, Durbin and even Snowshoe Mountain Resort, fall within the National Radio Quiet Zone.
So while it's awesome to disconnect, we understand you still have families back home and careers that need checking into from time to time - so, that is why our amazing business and lodging partners work diligently to provide access to WiFi or Internet service. Even our countywide visitor centers and most libraries offer WiFi or Internet services, and both Cass and Snowshoe Mountain Resort offer wireless Internet throughout the town.
If you're traveling in from Route 219 South, you will have cell phonse service in Lewisburg and surrounding towns, and you will carry it for quite sometime until just before you cross the county line. AT&T customers will have cell service in and out along Route 219 in and around Hillsboro and Marlinton.
We have knowledgeable staff who will be more than happy to give you specific driving directions to the area and suggested routes, as well as information on places to access WiFi, cell or Internet service. Just call us at 800.336.7009.
Locations Where WiFi Can Be Accessed:
At any of the Pocahontas County CVB Visitor Centers:
Cranberry Mountain Nature Center: Intersection of Route 39/55 & WV-150, Hillsboro, West Virginia 24946
Marlinton Visitors Center: 301 8th Street, Marlinton, West Virginia 24954
Snowshoe Mountain Resort Visitor Center: 10 Snowshoe Drive, Snowshoe, West Virginia 26209
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park Visitor Center: 12363 Cass Road, Cass, West Virginia 24927
Green Bank Observatory Visitor Center: 155 Observatory Road, Green Bank, West Virginia 24944
Durbin Visitors Center: Along Main Street, beside the Pocahontas Art Co-op, Durbin, West Virginia, 26264
At any of the Pocahontas County Libraries & Visitor Informations Centers:
McClintic Library: 500 8th Street, Marlinton, West Virginia 24954
Hillsboro Public Library: 54 3rd Street, Hillsboro, West Virginia 24946
Linwood Community Library: 1 Snowshoe Drive, Snowshoe, West Virginia 26209
Green Bank Public Library: RR 28, Green Bank, West Virginia 24944
Durbin Community Library: 4715 Staunton Parkersburg Turnpike, Durbin, West Virginia 26264
You Can Access WiFi both in The Village at Snowshoe Mountain Resort & in the town of Cass at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park.
From the South
Via I-77 and I-64, take Lewisburg, Rt. 219 N. or
White Sulphur Springs, Rt. 60/92 N.
From the North
Via I-79, take the Weston, Rt. 33 exit and proceed
east to Elkins and then south on Rt. 219.
From the East
Via I-81, take Rt. 55, Rt. 33, Rt. 250 or Rt. 39 into West Virginia.
From the West
Via I-64, continue east on WV Turnpike and I-64.
Take Lewisburg, Rt. 219 N. or White Sulphur Springs, Rt. 60/92 N.
Via I-64 at Beckley, travel north on Rt. 19, then east on Rt. 39/55 via Richwood.
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Access by Air
Greenbrier Valley Airport is located in Lewisburg, approximately one hour south of Marlinton. Commercial service is available via Delta and US Airways Express. Larger airports serving the region are located in Roanoke, VA and Charleston, WV. Roanoke is approximately 2.5 hours driving time from Pocahontas County; Charleston is approximately three hours away.
Car rentals are available in Lewisburg through Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Chrysler Rental System.
Greenbrier Valley Airport 304.645.3961
US Airways Express 800.428.4322
Avis 304.645.7243 or 800.831.2847
Enterprise 800.736.8222 or 304.793.2400
Hertz 304.647.5170 or 800.654.3131
National 304.645.6044 or 800.227.7368
Getting here by Greyhound Bus
Toll free with fares and schedules: 800.231.2222
Access by Rail
Amtrak passenger service on the Cardinal is available to White Sulphur Springs in Greenbrier County (approximately one hour south of Pocahontas County). Trains operate on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday.