The BrazenHead Inn is located on US 219 in the old community of Mingo, in the high mountains of southern Randolph County, West Virginia. Guests park off-road in front of the inn, or off to its south side. Access to rooms as well as the restaurant and pub is from surrounding covered porches, which are wheelchair accessible.
On the ground floor, the BrazenHead offers eight rooms suitable for double occupancy. Two of these rooms are wheelchair accessible. Six have queen beds, two have regular beds.
Guests access the second floor by outside stairways at each end of the inn, and at the riverside center of the inn near the dining room. The six rooms in each upstairs wing (Upstairs South or Upstairs North) have cathedral ceilings.
Ten upstairs rooms are furnished with queen beds and sleeping lofts with full size mattresses, comfortably accommodating up to four guests. Two upstairs rooms are furnished with twin beds and lofts.
We also invite you to view our floor plan, if that will help you choose from among the rooms available at the time of your visit.
A variety of seatings are available, from tables for two to banquet tables. Babsheen’s Bite can accommodate up to 34 guests in the dining room.
Innkeeper Will Fanning is usually on hand to greet BrazenHead dinner guests.
Sixteen additional guests can be seated in the pub, and 20 additional guests can be seated on the back porch when weather permits.
The BrazenHead’s pub is directly connected to the dining room, and in fact, we sometimes seat dining guests there. There are five tables seating four guests, and eight stools at the bar, to accommodate a total of 28.
Beers on tap include Guinness Stout, Bass Ale, and Killians Irish Red, as well as the Budweiser line of American beers, and other favorite imports.
When he built the inn, Will Fanning planned plenty of space for relaxation. The inn is surrounded by 4,000 square feet of covered porches and decks, furnished with swings, deep Adirondack chairs, and a hammock.
BrazenHead Bears ™
Long before West Virginia’s Potomac Highlands were famous for snow skiing, mountain biking, and scenic touring, they were renowned among hunters for wily brown bears. The BrazenHead offers chain sawed, hand-finished bears ranging in personality and size that you would welcome on your porch, created by the Fannings from their own woodpile.
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