Motorcycle Friendly Inn – BrazenHead Inn

Motorcycle Friendly Inn – BrazenHead Inn

One of West Virginia’s Motorcycle Friendly Inn’s

Motorcycle friendly Inn on one of the best riding roads in West Virginia – US 219

When we are challenged to pick routes to talk about, and where WE find the some of the best riding in
WV, it’s hard not to talk about US 219 through West Virginia in Preston and Randolph counties.
And right in the midst of all that greatness there is an Inn that can make that one day of riding into a
pretty awesome weekend of riding (or maybe a week if you can manage it) there is plenty to explore.

Before becoming the now The BrazenHead Inn, the property experienced a devastating fire in 1999, Will
Fanning, the Inn’s proprietor’s father perished in that fire, but Will escaped and was inspired to rebuild a
few years later, opening their doors in October of 2000.
Will tells us he dreamed of opening this place, and took his vision to his sons who supported and helped
Will through filtering through the destroyed property for remnants and literally rebuilding what is now a
great spot for us all to enjoy.

Will goes on to say, “In the fall of 1997, before the fire, Will, Bryan and Stuart had gone to Dublin, where
they visited family and played music all over town. Their favorite pub was The Brazen Head, Ireland’s
oldest known public house, with a history that dates back to 1198. As their building went up, Will
considered several names for the new inn. It could have been The Phoenix, but he decided he liked the
name of the place where he had the most fun in Dublin. So 800 years later, a new BrazenHead was
conceived, and on Saturday, October 14, 2000, we opened the doors to the public for the first time.”

Motorcycle friendly Inn on one of the best riding roads in West Virginia – US 219

The Inn is conveniently along some of the best riding along 219 in Minon, close to Snowshoe resort, the
property offers 20 guest rooms, is self proclaimed biker friendly, offers a Ireland inspired “Mike’s Pub”
where you can grab cold beer, a dining room with an outdoor eating option so you don’t have to dig
deep to go out and get on your bike to find somewhere to relax and relive the roads travelled that day.
Will and his wife Jill operate the Inn year round since reopening in 1999, taking 2 years to renovate
themselves and bring this place back to life.

This may very be our first overnight this riding season, hope you see you out there!

20 Guest Rooms, each furnished with antiques, collectibles, and in the upstairs south wing, with
locally crafted classic bedroom suites in mission, English country, and Shaker traditions. All
have private baths. All are centrally heated and air-conditioned.
Of the eight rooms on the ground floor, two rooms are wheelchair accessible. Six offer queen
beds; two are furnished with full size beds.

In each upstairs wing of six rooms, all rooms have cathedral ceilings. Four rooms offer one
queen bed and one loft full-size bed that will accommodate up to four guests. In the remaining
two rooms, one is furnished with two twin beds in the walk-in area, and a full-size bed in the loft.
The other has a set of bunks and a twin in the walk-in area, and a full size bed in the loft, to
accommodate a family or group of five. Additional accommodations can be arranged. See floor
plan, reservations.

A Full Service Dining Room, seating 34 inside and 20 on the back porch when weather permits.
Dinner is served Wednesday through Sunday; breakfast and lunch are served on Saturdays and
Sundays. Make sure to call ahead to ensure the Dining room is open. The menu features
American and Irish favorites and a full Irish breakfast, complete with Irish banger sausages from
County Cork.

Mike’s Pub, seating 28 friends and family for good conversation, a bit of blarney, live music
some Fridays and all Saturdays, plenty of Guinness, Bass, Killians Irish Red, and other imported
beers, all-American favorites, and a selection of classic liquors and wines. In a small room just
off the pub there's satellite TV.

If you’re driving along U.S. 219 in West Virginia, following the winding path of the Tygart
River in southern Randolph County, you’ll notice the mammoth golden log building on the
roadside in the small community of Mingo.

Brazenhead Inn
Mingo, WV 26294

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