Shop Local For The Holidays
As the festive season approaches, there is a certain joy in finding the perfect gift that goes beyond the act of giving itself. In Pocahontas County, West Virginia, holiday shopping has a special charm that sets it apart from the typical outing. This year, why not trade bustling malls and generic online searches for an experience that is as distinctive as the snow-capped mountains that surround our area?
In our corner of West Virginia, shopping local means more than supporting small businesses; it’s a celebration of craftsmanship, authenticity and community spirit. Every item you find is a testament to the passion and dedication of local artisans who pour their hearts into creating one-of-a-kind treasures. Explore the wide range of local businesses found throughout Nature’s Mountain Playground and get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping.
Antiques & Collectibles
In Pocahontas County, where history and culture weave seamlessly into the fabric of everyday life, the hunt for antiques is an adventure in itself. Step into The Cackling Hens in Marlinton, a retail and consignment shop that is a haven for those seeking eclectic treasures, whether it’s apparel, footwear, household goods or unique collectibles. For the true enthusiasts of handmade furniture, rustic decor and antique trinkets, explore the 4th Avenue Mason Jar Trading Post.
Art & Crafts
Take time to browse our vibrant art scene to find a special gift. Step back in time at Burner Homeplace. This living museum and pottery studio, housed in the oldest building in the Cass Historic District, serves as a testament to the Burner family’s legacy. Pottery artist Allison Flegel, a Burner descendant, breathes life into the space, creating a unique blend of history and contemporary craftsmanship. Immerse yourself in the local artistic spirit at the Green Bank Art Center. From stained glass and fine art to Appalachian brooms and scented candles, this center showcases the diverse talents of local artisans. For a truly West Virginian experience, visit the Pocahontas County Artisans Co-op with galleries in Marlinton and Cass. This cooperative brings together talented artists and craftspeople, offering a diverse array of creations. From woodworking and jewelry to paintings and locally sourced jams, the Co-op promises one-of-a-kind, made-in-West Virginia items. Visit the 4th Avenue Gallery at the Marlinton Depot and The Shops at Leatherbark Ford in Cass for a glimpse into the heart of West Virginia’s artistic community.
Clothing & Boutiques
For the fashionista in your life, our area is home to a collection of boutiques showcasing the latest trends. Tattered Rose Boutique is a fashion retreat for women looking to make a statement. The boutique offers a curated selection of women’s clothing that blends contemporary trends with timeless elegance. For a dose of glamour and on-trend pieces, make your way to Glitzy Cactus Boutique. Just outside Marlinton, Hodge Podgery invites you on a style journey. Explore a diverse collection of clothing items and accessories that span various styles and eras. Judi’s Flower & Gift Boutique specializes in floral arrangements, offering everything from simple to ornate designs that captivate the senses. Beyond blooms, discover a diverse selection of hand-crafted items, including dolls and crystal figurines.
Gifts & Souvenirs
Whether you’re exploring scenic landscapes or delving into the local culture, Pocahontas County offers a range of gift shops and souvenir spots to help bring your memories to life.
Located in Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, the Cass Company Store offers unique gifts and souvenirs. Explore the treasures within, and don’t miss the Cass Historical Theater and Cass Historical Museum housed within this charming establishment. For science enthusiasts and those seeking stellar souvenirs, the Galaxy Gift Shop at the Green Bank Science Center is a celestial delight. Find everything from science education materials and books to fun experiment kits. Found above the Shops at Rivertown, Mountain Echo Souvenir & Gift Shop offers commemorative items like stickers, license plates, apparel and more.
Just north of Hillsboro on Route 219, The Levels Depot is your one-stop shop for variety, convenience and locally sourced products. From groceries to West Virginia gifts, wines and more, The Levels Depot lets you shop small and support the local economy.
This holiday season, cater to the outdoor enthusiasts on your list with a visit to our premier outdoor shops.
For those with a passion for hunting and fishing, look no further than Appalachian Sport and The Men’s Shop. Appalachian Sport offers a comprehensive selection of hunting and fishing supplies, ensuring you find the perfect gear for your loved ones. Meanwhile, The Men’s Shop specializes in rugged outdoor clothing and footwear, to equip your friends and family for any weather.
If top-of-the-line bikes and bicycling gear are on your shopping list, head to Greenbrier Bikes and Dirtbean Cafe & Bike Shop. Located in Marlinton, these shops will help you find all the right gear to enhance anyone’s cycling experience.
Shops at Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Elevate your Snowshoe experience with diverse shops. Begin at Signatures & Sweets in The Village, offering sweets, souvenirs and more. Get all the best winter gear at the Mountain Adventure Center. Explore stylish clothing at 4848’, outdoor gear at Pocahontas Supply Co. and Full Tilt Skate and Snow, and kids’ essentials at Mountain Kids. Find a comprehensive selection of ski gear at Elk River Snowboard & Ski and The Tool Shed. Whether it’s winter gear or artisanal treasures, Snowshoe’s shops have it all.
Support our local businesses and make this holiday season truly special.