Midway between West Virginia's two largest cities (Charleston and Huntington), pastoral Putnam County provides metro-valley residents a convenient retreat from hustle and bustle.
That's only one of many reasons it's a favorite destination here at West Virginia Explorer.
The Putnam County Convention and Visitor Bureau has just posted an article regarding its best cozy winter hideaways. We had to share!
Cozy winter hideaways in #PutnamWV
We know West Virginia winters can be tough, so we have some insider tips about favorite cozy spots to enjoy in Putnam County during the colder weather. Whether you want a warm cup of coffee or a welcoming shop to find locally-made goods, we've got you covered.
Warm up at Drip Coffee House
Stop in Drip Coffee House, located inside Area 34 for a warm cup of coffee or chai. Take home a pound of Crimson Cup whole bean coffee for snow days.
Find inspiration at Yeager Designs and Interiors
The winter months have us dreaming of refreshing our home and office spaces. Yeager Design and Interiors offers inspired home decor items and custom design services.
Get spicy at Thai Valley Kitchen
If you like the heat, you can find fresh, delicious, and healthy options at Thai Valley Kitchen. Don't worry: if you aren't an adventurous eater there are plenty of mild options as well. We recommend the pineapple fried rice and a Thai tea.
Lounge around at Almost Havana
Cigar lovers can enjoy West Virginia's largest cigar lounge at Almost Havana. Select your favorite smokes in their walk-in humidor, and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the lounge to unwind.
Work up a sweat hiking or playing disc golf
If you still want to get outdoors despite the cooler temperatures, Putnam County is home to two standout disc golf courses - Valley Park in Hurricane and Eleanor Park in Eleanor. Eleanor Park is also home to miles of hiking/biking trails to get you off the beaten path.
Stroll the shops on Main Street
Find a warm welcome at any of the boutiques and restaurants along historic Shops on Main Street in Hurricane, West Virginia. Try the Porky Pie at Mountain Que, browse handmade furniture at Bear Wood Company, pick up a unique gift at Oodles or The Gallery, savor a sandwich at Books and Brews and find locally-made treasures at Hidden Creek Mercantile.