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My boyfriend and I rented a room for a two night stay for the weekend his daughter was graduating from WVU. It is about a 20 minute drive to campus, but I enjoyed the drive and found it scenic through highly wooded areas and past several old coal mining operations. The rooms were clean, the bed was comfortable and all the food was very good and a few of the items I would actually rate as superb. (We opted in on the optional dinner one of the nights there.) The inn is decorated with a fantastic mix of vintage items and books. I do believe there was a tv in the parlor area hidden in a concealed cabinet , but personally we didn't look for a unique, quiet B&B to watch tv. And in my opinion the host, who has an eccentric humorous personality, gave just the right amount of conversation. If you were in the mood for interaction and wanted to hear some great stories, he was happy to oblige but if you were in the mood for just some romantic alone time with your partner, it was easy to find that too. If we are in need of a place to stay again in that area, we would without a doubt stay...in fact, we may make the 5 hour trip back sometime just to enjoy another relaxing weekend at the Inn. (Another side note: Due to some circumstances we didn't anticipate some other travelers with us were unable to stay, and the owners were extremely understanding about the situation. They could have easily been "jerks" about the situation since it was a last minute cancellation, but they weren't at all)
This was our first visit ever to a "bed and breakfast". What an excellent start. The house is located on the banks of the Monongahela River, several miles off the main through ways. We enjoyed breakfast with our host while barges silently slid between the green banks and a coal train crept up hill across the river. Some may not appreciate that, but viewed from the porch of this 150 year old house it was a brief summary of US transport history. The house itself is well kept in period decor, but features modern facilities. En suite bathrooms, not chamberpots! The bed was fine, and our breakfast, chosen from a list the night before was excellent. We plan to return. Tho a bit 'out of the way', it can be reasonably planned into trips between Baltimore/Washington and the mid-west. We stopped between Columbus and Baltimore.
This is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the river. Greensboro is an extremely quiet little place, just like the inn's motto says. We enjoyed biking around the area, canoeing, and sitting on the porch relaxing. Bill and Barbara gave us tips on what to do in the area and Bill has plenty of entertaining stories. We hope to return again soon!
We rented the entire Inn for 11 of us to celebrate my daughter's Ph.D. The Inn is a waterfront property in a very small residential town approximately 30 minutes from Morgantown. The rooms were comfortable and clean, and the view of the Mon River was wonderful. We loved relaxing with cocktails (BYOB) on the wraparound porch. We had dinner on the porch the night we arrived (upscale picnic food) and a champagne brunch after the graduation the next day. Our host, Bill, catered both meals and we had great feedback on the food from everyone who attended. It also allowed us to relax with family rather than having to travel to a restaurant. For those with canine family members (we have two Cavachons), the Inn is dog friendly and did not require a pet fee. We stayed in the first floor suite which made it easy to walk the puppies, and the puppies were welcome on the porch too. I highly recommend the Inn and our host's caring hospitality if you are looking for a quiet hideaway.
Every review below is accurate. Not much more to say but just want to confirm things are still great in Fall '13. Great room, terrific host, delicious dinner, and the setting can't be beat. You must like dogs, as he has two. He keeps them in the kitchen area for the most part but you know they are there. I loved the view from the porch, watching the river. Go there.
This is a special place. We landed on the front porch with a picnic dinner and a bottle of wine and enjoyed a peaceful evening watching trains, boats, barges, and birds glide along a backlit Monongahela River. The fragrance of wild honeysuckle sweetened the air. The rooms were comfy. There is a well-stocked bar but we didn't partake. The breakfast was abundant and original--you get to choose from a long list of items the night before. My husband ordered, among other things, the oatmeal with premium scotch. I was the designated driver. The host is garrulous and offers some fascinating stories. He's also a self-published author of horror stories. We bought both his books. My husband finished his but I was too confused and frustrated by the poor editing. All in all, this is a unique experience, and I don't use that adjective lightly. It's out-of-the-way and there is nothing else in town except a pleasant walk along the river and a couple historical markers. The host can offer dinner if you stay two nights. Go for the unpredictable quality of a very different, pleasant, and intriguing stay--you're likely to have the place to yourselves. We visited Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob on our way to Cincinnati, but the inn is not too far from interstates and Pittsburg. The rooms were adequately cleaned, but the vacuum cleaner was parked outside our door in the hall in case we wanted to touch it up ourselves! Have fun!
we had a great stay: lovely and quiet room, a romantic dinner on the porch with a beautiful view of the Mon, and a tasty breakfast. The inn-keeper was friendly and helpful. We paddled there and back from Point Marion, which was fun. The town of Greensboro is very pretty and well-kept, and made for a very nice evening stroll. We'll definitely be back. Highly recommended!
We stayed at the Inn for her birthday last fall. The weekend provided perfect weather so we were able to really enjoy this B&B's full charm. Memorable feature: eating breakfasts on the porch overlooking the sprawling river. Beautiful! The structure is a magnificent old home. Fans of new, ultra-modern spaces with every modern convenience should look elsewhere. We went in early September, so I imagine this scenic river view only gets better with the autumnal color change. Nicely located in the middle of nowhere yet Frank Lloyd Wright's Kentuck Knob is less than one hour away and Morgantown is under 30 minutes. The host was a genial and helpful chap, full of information about local places to visit, places to dine and historical sites. When we came back from a long day's events, we headed to our room. Outside the door we found a mini bottle of champagne with a few small cookies and chocolate. A small gift for her birthday that was appreciated and a memorable, kind touch that separated this place from the ordinary.
Recently my husband and I celebrated out 40th wedding anniversary at the "The Captains Watch Inn." Not only was the stay enjoyable, and relaxing but informative. We live in Michigan and Pennsylvania has long been a favorite state for us to visit. Relaxing on the wrap around porch watching the river go by seemed to take us back in time and the owner "Captain," Bill, gave us lots of historical information not only of Greensboro, but the surrounding area, and Pennsylvania. My husband is a history teacher and he was appreciative of the wealth of information the owner shared.I loved the room, the decor was top notch as well as the service. It was a perfect weekend I will never forget!
My family and I stumbled upon the captain's 3 years ago on our way to my parent's house in Ohio, and it has become a yearly must-stop for us. The "Captain", Bill, is a warm, funny man who made us feel like the Inn was our own home. Needless to say, my kids love that, and always request to stay in the wing that has a loft bed in it. My wife and I prefer a bedroom right on the river. You can't beat lying in a big, beautiful 4 poster bed, reading a book, while the gentle breeze blows in from the huge windows facing the sleepy river. Dinner is fresh, hot, and you get to choose from one of several meals by request. Steak, pasta, fish, etc. Always good. The porch is so beautiful for dining at night, by candle light, and the Captain is charming and as nice as can be. He actually played the bag pipes for us once! You have a choice of breakfasts. The Captain is a really good cook, and I always choose the Eggs McBenedict. That one is off the menu, so be sure to ask for it! Anyway, long story short, Sitting on that porch watching the river go by, listening to the radio with a cold beer, is my idea of getting away from it all. Then of course, it's on to my parent's...but that's another story! LOL. We highly recommend the Captain's Watch. It is the place to forget about the city, and the fast life.
The Captain's Watch Inn places you 15.3 mi (24.6 km) from West Virginia University and 15.2 mi (24.5 km) from Ruby Memorial Hospital. This 3-star bed & breakfast has 7 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.
Free full breakfast is served each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.
All 7 rooms feature fireplaces. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs.
At The Captain's Watch Inn, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas. A stay here includes free parking.