County Inn

This Historic 1857 Federal Brick House on Kingwood's "Main Street" has been offering lodging and fine dining in Preston County for over 77 years. The addition to the back of the Inn includes a full service kitchen with three dining rooms. The tradition of excellent food and service continues with an extensive menu for parties, receptions, private group parties, as well as casual dining.

On the 2nd floor of the Inn, eight rooms are available (four singles and four suites). Each room features private heating, A/C, wireless internet (WiFi), HD Satellite TV (Direct TV) and private baths (1 per bed).

All guests have access to the screened-in porch as well as the rest of the Inn and restaurant. All reservations come with a complimentary Continental breakfast.

Amenities Include:
Complimentary Continental Breakfast
Hi-Def Television with DIRECTV
Hair Dryer
Conference Rooms
Ironing Board and Iron
Fax Machine
Private Baths
Screened in Porch


How we got here

The Inn was constructed in the Civil War era by James A. Brown, an attorney and a graduate of West Virginia University. He fell in love with a beautiful girl named Isabel who was from Baltimore. They were married and the house was given to Isabel as a wedding gift from her loving husband.

However, they lived in the house for only one year. Isabel contracted smallpox and soon died. James Brown became a Victorian mourner and would not allow anything belonging to his lovely wife to be touched. Nothing was to be changed or moved. Even her sewing remained as she left it, needle in cloth and thimble nearby.

Highlighting the exterior decoration of the house was the roof; in large letters of light colored slate was the word "home." Through the years and change of owners, this was either removed or covered with new roofing. Much of the front part of the home has been restored to its original nature. There are a total of seven fireplaces in The Inn, three downstairs and four upstairs. The hearths and mantels have been refinished and restored to their original condition. 

Guest sleeping rooms were added in 1948 as a new addition to the inn. Also included in this addition were the large kitchen and dining room.


State of Washington Private Club Association Executive Chef of the Year

State of Washington Private Club Association Executive Chef of the Year

Preston County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year

Taste of Morgantown "Living Local"

Taste of Morgantown "Best Presentation"

State of West Virginia Main Street Board Member of The Year

State of West Virginia Main Street Volunteers of the Year - Heath, Hailey, Alyssa Guillot

Voted West Virginia's Top 101 Places To Eat

Best Chef Competition "Best West Virginia Home
Style Dish"

Preston County Buckwheat Festival
4 Best of Show & 93 Total Awards

Taste of Morgantown Winner
"Living Local Award"

August 2017
Featured WBOY "Restaurant Road Show"

Certificate of Appreciation from the soldiers and families of the 1st Engineer Battalion of the 80th Regiment

Certificate of Appreciation
from the Rotary Club of Kingwood

Best Chef Competition - 3rd Place


2008 - Present
Preston County Chamber of Commerce

2010 - Present
Rotary Club of Kingwood Paul Harris fellow

2010 - 2017
President of Main Street Kingwood

2012- 2017
Kingwood City Council

2013 - Present
Great Morgantown Convention and Visitor's Bureau's Executive Council

2013 - Present
Chairman Kingwood Neighborhood Watch

2013 - 2017
Kingwood Water Board

Dominion Post's Food Panel

2014 - Present
Preston County Economic Development Agency Board

Preston High School C.E.T. Board

Mayor- City of Kingwood

Chairman-Kingwood Sewer Board