Come see what the Elk River area in Sutton, WV has to offer!
Located only 2 miles off I-79, and 1 hour northeast of Charleston, WV, our charming small town has abundant walking and hiking opportunities for any outdoor enthusiasts visiting the area, and water activities at the nearby Marina including boat tours, pontoon boats, jet skis, and more!
Located in the heart of West Virginia, this is your boat rental headquarters for double deck boats with double slides, pontoon boats, jet skis, Craig Cats, kayaks, paddleboards, and more!
This beautiful river, 172 miles long, offers wonderful recreational activities for guests looking to spend time in the great outdoors. From hiking trails, fishing, including fly fishing, scenic drives, to skiing in the winter months, there is something for everyone.
The Flatwoods Monster legend, which dates to Sept. 12, 1952, is gaining attention again, thanks to a new History Channel TV series, a video game and documentary. And now there is a museum in nearby Sutton that’s drawing visitors eager to learn about the bizarre event that happened on a Flatwoods hilltop. Sixty-seven years ago, a woman and six boys saw what has become variously known as the Braxton County Monster, Flatwoods Monster or Phantom of Flatwoods. The “monster” sighting coincided with a wave of UFO reports over the Eastern part of the United States in 1952.
The Bigfoot Monster Museum is located inside the Mountain Laurel Country Store, an outlet for more than 40 consignors from West Virginia and Pennsylvania making a broad range of crafts, housewares, gifts and novelty items. From jewelry fashioned by skilled crafts people to carved woodcrafts by local woodworkers to wind chimes made from repurposed flatware, we offer a wide array of items to fit any budget in and presented in an environment reminiscent of a Turn-Of-The-Century general store. Among the earliest items presented to us for sale in our store were woodcrafts harkening back to the "Old Man of the Woods" - who we later learned was a regional moniker for Sasquatch, which had been observed in the mountains of West Virginia for generations but was simply taken as another feature of the Appalachian Mountains. It was not long before Sasquatch - or Bigfoot - was adopted as the store mascot, and wood carvings of the local legend became popular sales item, and a full size Sasquatch, carved from one piece of hemlock, currently greets visitors as they enter Mountain Laurel Country Store. The Bigfoot Museum, opened in July 2021, is now nestled inside the Mountain Laurel Country Store and is sure to be a highlight of your visit to Sutton.