About Us

Meet your hosts, Marty and Lisa

Marty and Lisa were both born and raised in West Virginia. Marty is a retired coal miner, and Lisa is a retired middle school math teacher. They grew up in communities where the ATVs outnumbered cars and trucks so opening a trailhouse business was a natural step for them.

Since the trails are practically in their backyard, they decided to invest and open the first place of lodging in the Hatfield McCoy trail system. They love to ride their Can-Am, meet new and old friends and relax in the best rural West Virginia has to offer.

See what our customers say

The section below contains an unedited sample of guestbook comments from our guests over the years. You could be the next very satisfied visitor!


To provide an excellent experience for trail riders who lodge with us

Our History

Marty and Lisa opened Browning Fork Trailhouse when the Hatfield McCoy Trails were young (2002). It was the first place to stay on the system. The demand for lodging was so overwhelming that by the end of the year, they decided to expand -- adding units 2 and 3 in 2003 plus unit 4 and Rider’s Retreat a few years later. Over the years, they have kept thousands of riders and made many friends!

Some of our favorite pictures

Guestbook comments

"Thanks for the hospitality and such a clean, comfy place." - 11-21-12, Alisha and David, Charlotte, NC

We had the best time staying here and riding the trails. We plan on coming back in the Fall. Hope we will be able to stay at Browning Fork Trailhouse. - 3-29-15, Doug and Bonnie, Pittsboro, NC

We had a great time here at Browning Fork Trailhouse despite the rainy weather. Our thanks to Marty and Lisa. - 3-16-15, Joe, Rich, Matt, and Eric, St. Petersburg, FL

Thank you for providing us what has to be the best place to stay. You just can’t beat the location and very clean! - 11/16/15, Jeremy & Shannon, Evansville, Indiana

First time riding Rockhouse and staying here. Place was very good. We had a blast. Marty and his wife are very kind and helpful. - 9-21-14, Matt, Kevin, Tim, JZ, Curt and Allan

Awesome place to stay! We will definitely be back! - 6-11-16, Scott and Crystal, Kittanning, PA

Our favorite place to stay. Always appreciate the cleanliness of the trailhouse and surroundings!- 7-19-16, Becky and Dennis, Fairfax, VA

Great place to stay with a great location to trails. - 9-14-16, Doug and John, LaRae, OH

Thanks to the Buchanans for the easiest trail access and that “At home feel”. 5 star, Marty and Lisa. - 1-8-11, Anthony, Dusty, and Brad, Warrenton, VA

Marty is awesome. Enjoyed our talks. Had a great time and will be back. - 1-24-11, Tim and Bob, Mt. Pleasant, PA

Marty keeps a very clean and comfortable environment. Thanks for a wonderful time. We sure will be back. - 3-31-11, Chris, Albert, John, and Steve, New York City

Thanks for running such a nice, clean place and so close to trail access. - 7-14-12, Brad and Pam, Butler, PA

How nice to find such a clean place to stay. The host, Marty, is so friendly and helpful. The trail access here was great. - 5-15-11, Darlene and Marty, Geraid, OH

Found accommodations sparkling clean; very nice décor. Marty and Lisa are excellent hosts. We will certainly visit again as this is the nicest facility that we’ve lodged in and we are frequent visitors at HMT. - 7-4-11, Jim and Linda,Creston, OH

The hospitality that Marty and Lisa showed to my group and I puts new meaning to “how can I make your stay more pleasant?” One thing Marty, Lisa, and Daniel were not short of was generosity and the feeling like family without ever meeting previously. Unfortunately, my wife was bitten by a copperhead while taking a walk. The next amazing gesture of kindness displayed by Marty and Lisa makes this place a “one of a kind” lodging facility. Lisa and Marty offered to let me stay as their guest til my wife was out of the hospital. They truly know the meaning of treating someone the way you would like to treated. - 7-11-11, Randy, Pickens, SC

Thanks for your excellent hospitality and kindness on our trip! - 4-26-12, Thomas,Gordon,Art,Paul and John, Allegany County, MD

This is our second time staying at Browning Fork Trailhouse. Marty has been so kind and gracious. Our stay here has been nothing short of perfect and we can’t thank Marty enough for his hospitality. We will absolutely be back! 6-30-14

Thank you, Lisa and Marty, for a wonderful week. As always, you go out of your way to take good care of us. - 6-23-12, Wayne and Susan and the gang, Osgood,Indiana

Cleaner than most of the hotels I’ve ever stayed in. Stocked with everything we needed for our stay. Great access to the trails! - 7-31-13, David, Daniel, and Lane, London, Ohio

Thanks to Marty and Lisa and their fabulous cleaning lady. We love the easy access to the heart of the Rockhouse Trail. We really appreciate the cleanliness. 9-30-13

This is our 2nd time coming to Marty’s Place. It is always nice and clean. He’s very friendly and fun to talk to. Hanging out by the fire pit at night meeting new friends is always a plus. We will definitely be back! -10-12-13, Lisa, Darren and Dalton, Fayetteville, NC