Gobblers Ridge Lodge LLC
Located in the Beautiful Hills of West Virginia
Duane & Rachel Brown, Innkeepers
1125 Butchers Fork Road,  Linn, WV 26384  Phone (304) 462-4294
Meet the Hosts


Duane and Rachel were born in central Pennsylvania where farming and coal mining were a way of life. For generations, their families farmed, operated a dairy, and used their carpentry skills to make a living. Duane and Rachel were high school sweethearts and married in the summer of 1984, between Rachel's junior and senior year in high school . During the next 5 years, they had four children, Kristin, Joshua, Natasha and Justin. Over the years, they moved several times with Duane's Federal Law Enforcement position. They first moved to Beckley, West Virginia in 1995, to Charles Town, West Virginia in 1997, and to Millville, New Jersey in 2001. In 2002, they had the opportunity to move to the center of West Virginia to a place called Linn.

In 2002, Rachel sat down with a tablet and pencil and started to draw her "dream" home. When it was certain that they would be moving back to the mountains, they visited Amerlink Log Home company in North Carolina. It was then that they determined to build a log home. Rachel assisted the company with the design and floor plan for the blueprints and the bed and breakfast finally came to life on paper.

In December 2002, the logs and supplies were delivered from North Carolina. Several local contractors were hired and the forms were put in place for pouring the walls of the first floor - finally construction started. In May 2003, after several long months of snow, ice, rain and mud, the logs were up and the shell of the home was complete. Upon completion of the shell, Duane and Rachel knew the work was just beginning. Their four children along with Rachel's mom and dad and a few friends were a tremendous help assisting with carpentry, plumbing, electrical, stone, and landscape work. In February 2006, after three years of construction, the Bed and Breakfast was finally opened!

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