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Being Home in Grantsville

Road to Grantsville

The Little Kanawha River tucks Grantsville into mountainous wrinkles. You have no choice but to drive meandering roads into town. When you're there, make the choice to accept the low cell service, short commute time, crisp and clean air, and attentive and engaging neighbors. The house has WiFi, so you are good there. Unplug and venture out. Look at our galaxy's stars and planets. Calhoun County is an excellent area for stargazing. Walk through the woods and listen to the river. Sit and get to know somebody. We have plenty to learn from Grantsville.

You will likely spend a lot of time at Minnie Hamilton Health System. Fun fact: there are thirty-three Federally Qualified Health Centers in WV, and only one of those is also a Critical Access Hospital. Guess which one. Yeap, Minnie Hamilton. When you're not at Minnie Hamilton, consider going to these places:


  • Tudor's Biscuit World - Grantsville - Tudor's seems to be a community gathering space here. I shared lunch with Donna, a life-long resident who introduced me to Grantsville. She greeted a gentleman as he walked in with others. "That's the mayor," she said. "He comes here every weekday and sits at this table," she says while smiling and waving. She sense my trepidation. "Oh, he's fine," assures Donna. There's only one big round table, you can't miss it. 


  • Mom's Place Too - Grantsville - small diner 

    Moms Place

  • Red Devil Inn - new diner in Grantsville. An Area Health Education Center employee raves about it.

  • High Rise Pizza - 12 minutes northwest of Grantsville

  • Gino's Pizza and Spaghetti House - Grantsville

  • Smoke House BBQ in Glenville


  • Grantsville Farmers Market - Thursdays from 9am - 2pm - May through October 

  • Glenville Farmers Market - Saturdays from 9am-1pm - May through October

  • Glenville State College - Pioneer Stage holds regular bluegrass jams


    Pioneer Stage

  • DiFeo Family Vineyards - 1-hr west of Grantsville

  • Misty Mountain Farm - Local grass-fed beef, pastured poultry, and pastured pork - email mistymtfarm@yahoo.com or call 304-354-9001 for current product availability and pricing -15-minutes south of Grantsville 

Other events near Grantsville include:

  • WV State Folk Festival in Glenville - Late June (wvstatefolkfestival.com)
  • Wood Festival in Grantsville - Early June 
  • Molasses Festival near Grantsville - Late September


  • Fishing on the Little Kanawha River - Pull-offs along the Little Kanawha Pkwy - Go to WVfish.com for info on fishing regulations and obtaining a fishing license.

  • Hunting in Stumptown Wildlife Management Area and Little Kanawha River Wildlife Management Area - For maps and hunting info, visit https://www.wvdnr.gov/wmamapproj/INDEX.shtm

  • High Adventure Disc Golf Course - Glenville (next to a ball golf course)


  • Calhoun County Park - Grantsville - Known for stargazing and trails for walking and bicycling

  • Cedar Creek State Park - near Glenville - Swimming pool, putt-putt golf, paddle boats and fishing ponds

  • Kayaking on the Little Kanawha River - Rental place in Grantsville called Little Kanawha Kayaks

Little Kanawha River


Please email Gerardo.Patron@hsc.wvu.edu with feedback on your adventures in Grantsville! 

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