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Sit Back in Comfort and enjoy the ride on our safe, Luxury Motorcoaches which offer reclining seats, Restrooms, and Windows offering panoramic views. Our Drivers are the safest in the Industry and adhere to our tough standards of excellence. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that we will get you there safely.
Enjoy clean, comfortable accommodations right in the heart of all the action! We offer Spacious rooms, Friendly staff, and outstanding Customer service. We can’t wait to welcome you to Elkins!
Enjoy a continental breakfast which typically includes items such as bagels, toast, and condiments, pastries, fruit, juice, cereals, beverages, warm and cold selections, and possibly eggs and meat. Of course, each hotel offers different selections.
Enjoy Great dinners at the most popular restaurants in the Area. You will enjoy some great Choices at each restaurant and have a chance to enjoy the Local Flair.
Your group will enjoy two amazing shows:
The Gandy Dancer Dinner Theater
Enjoy the fine musicianship and performance quality of this Branson-style variety show… Features impersonations, good-time comedy interludes, and just pure fun for all ages! No matter how old you are, the “Gandy Dancers” bring you out of your seat with their charming, high energy performances!
The American Mountain Theater
Named in honor of the little endangered creature whose sole habitat is the river of the same name, the CHEAT MOUNTAIN SALAMANDER takes you through some of the wildest mountain wilderness you will ever experience! Travel into the high country forests of legendary Cheat Mountain on this most stunning rail excursion, featuring great mountain vistas.
Explore some of the state’s most remote sections onboard this unique rail excursion. Choose between the full-day trip from Elkins or the shorter half-day trip from Cheat Bridge. Buffet lunch included for all passengers at no additional cost.
This trip also includes many interesting features such as a long tunnel built with an “S” curve far underneath Cheat Mountain, numerous long mountain vistas, and many opportunities to view exotic wildlife including bald eagle and black bear sightings. Stopovers include the inspirational “High Falls of the Cheat” and the former sight of the notorious town of Spruce, WV, once the highest and coldest incorporated town east of the Mississippi, accessible only by rail.
In century-old Durbin, the DURBIN ROCKET Excursion Train is powered by the unique Heisler No. 6 locomotive – a coal-fired steam engine with ties to West Virginia’s historic rail and logging industry.
Departing the Durbin Depot April through December, you can ride in authentic 1920-era coaches and vintage wooden cabooses behind Heisler No. 6 as she steams along the free-flowing Greenbrier River in northern Pocahontas County. The ride covers 10.5 miles in 2 hours and offers many beautiful river and mountain views in the Monongahela National Forest. This adventure is popular for kids and anyone who has an interest in railroads and history!
The DURBIN ROCKET is a perfect choice for families with younger children. The combination of open and closed cars give children the option of free movement through the train as she chugs her way to and from Hevener Station. An open car directly behind Heisler No. 6 offer ample opportunities to see coal being shoveled into the tender and watch as she takes in water at a watering hole along the way. Advantages for more mature riders on this signature steam-driven locomotive are the options of open-car views perfect for photo taking and sightseeing, plus closed-car comfort in the coaches and cabooses.
After your ride, visit the RAIL & TRAIL STORE on Main Street across from the Depot where you will find a large selection of souvenirs, gifts, & T-shirts, along with the famous “Big Scoop” hand-dipped ice cream cone.
We invite you to share a few hours of relaxation and fun on the DURBIN ROCKET excursion train, and stay awhile to explore historic Durbin, West Virginia.
The Elkins Depot Welcome Center, the central location for tourist information, started serving the area in 2006. The construction of a new bridge at the south end of the old Western Maryland rail yard was completed in 2007. This gave the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad the opportunity to lease the depot for their excursion trains. Today the Elkins Depot Welcome Center is open year-round and the railroad runs trains nine months out of the year.
he High Falls of Cheat is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Monongahela National Forest in eastern West Virginia. The name is misleading as it is actually on the Shaver’s Fork of the Cheat. It is one of the largest and most lofty waterfalls in West Virginia, located in the Allegheny Mounains at an altitude of more 2,800 feet above sea level. It roars fiercely from the mountainside, dropping over a horseshoe bend of rock 150 feet wide and 18 feet high and empties into a crystal pool before tumbling down the mountain to become the serene and leisurely paced (in spring) Cheat River.
Rest assured that Meal Gratuities and all taxes are included in every Senior Excursions Tour. We have done all the work to make sure that you are not hassled with extra charges while you are on vacation.
On Every Senior Excursions tour, the Group leader is rewarded to 2 free trips for every 40 Paying passengers. This is our way of showing how much we appreciate the hard work that group leaders do.
Ride the Rails!
Elkins is a mountain oasis rich with history, outdoor fun and beautiful art. Located right on the edge of the Monongahela National Forest, this quaint city makes it easy to play in the mountains while staying in luxury. A number of exciting rail adventures regularly depart from Elkins. There’s no better way to explore the splendor of nature’s scenery than chugging deep into our mountains via rail. Snake through valleys and peaks on the vintage Cheat Mountain Salamander for the thrill of a lifetime! This trip has it all, Music, Trains, Great food, and unforgettable scenery.
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