Hotels for ATV Riders Have Created More Jobs Than Solyndra

While work on new ATV lodgings is underway in Mercer County, it still isn’t enough to meet the growing demand for rooms.

ATV enthusiasts from across the nation have ridden the Pocahontas Trail since it opened in May 2012. The rail is a new branch of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail.

Apartments, homes and even a former post office have been converted into ATV lodgings to meet the demand for accommodations.

A 50-cottage resort is expected to open by next spring and another entrepreneur is creating ATV lodging in downtown Pocahontas, Va.

Jeff Lusk, director of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail Authority, told the Bluefield Daily Telegraph ( that despite all the construction, more lodging is needed.

Lusk said that every time new beds become available, trail pass sales increase, and the influx of new riders soon exceeds the lodging space. He says more lodging is critical to the success of the trail. . .

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