Lodging at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
In the early 1960s a group of local businessmen, led by Pennsylvania railfan Russell Baum, convinced the West Virginia state legislature to make the Cass Railroad a state park. In 1963 the state of West Virginia purchased the logging railroad and converted it into a tourist attraction, carrying passengers into the Monongahela National Forest. The first tourist excursion train left the Cass depot for Whittaker Station (four miles up the line) that same year.
In 1977, the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park took possession of the entire company town of Cass, and the old hardwood mill. In 1982 the mill burned down.
The restored company houses now rent through the state park as vacation cottages. From the company store to the museums, there’s an abundance of things to do prior to departure departures to Bald Knob and Whittaker Station.
In 2013, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park celebrated 50 years of service to the people of West Virginia and to their railroading history.
More info at the Cass Railroad State Park’s website.
Locomotive Shop & Town Tours 2015 Schedule.
State Park Lodging
Stay overnight in a two-story company house when you visit Cass Scenic Railroad State Park. There are 20 houses that accommodate 4 to 14 guests.
These original turn-of-the-century cottages located in the town of Cass have been refurbished. Each home includes fully equipped kitchens and bathrooms. Amenities include television, cooking utensils, tableware, towels, dishcloths and linens. Wi-Fi is available but no telephones are in the units. Houses are heated for winter rentals and two houses are accessible to the disabled.
Open year-round, the Cass company houses are rented by the day, up to a maximum of two weeks. Pets are permitted in designated cottages.
For more information, contact: Cass Scenic Railroad State Park: 304) 456-4300, or by dialing toll free 800-CALL-WVA and asking for Cass Scenic Railroad State Park.
Houses may also be reserved through the online reservation system which is available 24 hours a day. Click here to go to the internet reservation option.
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park Directions
Located in eastern West Virginia, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park is accessible by State Route 28/92N between Dunmore and Green Bank in Pocahontas County. An 11-mile connector route, WV 66, links the town of Cass to U.S. 219 at Slatyfork.
Pocahontas County is located in the mid-eastern section of West Virginia. Only a few hours from major metropolitan areas, the county is easily accessible from all directions via nearby interstate highways.
Because of the rural location, GPS units are not always the most reliable source for turn-by-turn directions. Some of the roads in the area are not properly mapped. Input longitude and latitude coordinates, rather than using a street address.
For these coordinates, contact the Pocahontas County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-336-7009.
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 procee 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.
For more detailed directions from your location to the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, just Google.
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
Cass, WV 24927