The Page Vawter House - Page Suite


Private room in residential home hosted by Dana

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 3.5 baths
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Visit the historic Page-Vawter House! This one of a kind Victorian home was completed in 1890.

The Page-Vawter House is centrally located amongst some of the most beautiful sites of southern West Virginia. This location is perfect for those seeking outdoor adventure and modern comfort.

The spacious Page Suite includes a king size bed, and a private bathroom. Guests have access to a shared kitchen, media room, library, living room, and dining room.

The space
Page-Vawter House in the town of Ansted in Fayette County, West Virginia was built in 1889-90 by company carpenters of the Gauley Mountain Coal Company for the family of William Nelson Page, who was company president. The palatial Victorian mansion is located on a knoll in the middle of town. William and Emma (née Gilham) Page raised their four children there, attended by a staff of 8 servants.

Architect William Minter designed the house in a Gothic style. It has 15 regular rooms, plus a butler's pantry and a dressing room. There are 11 fireplaces with hand-carved wooden mantels; most are in different styles. Even the doors have ornately decorated hinges.[2] The exterior features 52 8-foot-tall windows[3]

According to author and railroad historian H. Reid in his book The Virginian Railway (Kalmbach, 1961), it was in this mansion that Page developed the plans for the coal-hauling Virginian Railway, which was financed by industrialist Henry Huddleston Rogers and became the "Richest Little Railroad in the World" after its completion in 1909. The nearby railroad town of Page was named for him.

The mansion was later occupied by several generations of the Vawter family. In the 21st century, it still stands as evidence of the once-thriving coal business. It underwent a ground up restoration in 2007.

The Page-Vawter House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985

** Please note that the fire places are original to the house and are coal burning, and are not functional.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Shared patio or balcony
Shared backyard – Fully fenced
Luggage dropoff allowed
Security cameras on property

2 nights in Ansted

Oct 15, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021

5.0 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews


Where you’ll be

Ansted, West Virginia, United States

Hosted by Dana

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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