Bavarian Inn, Stonewall Resort Earn AAA Four Diamond Awards

Special to HuntingtonNews.Net
Bavarian Inn
Bavarian Inn
Two hotels and a restaurant have proven once again that they are West Virginia’s hospitality “gems,” according to AAA. The Bavarian Inn & Bavarian Inn Dining Room in Shepherdstown and the Stonewall Resort in Roanoke have earned the AAA Four Diamond Award for excellent service, opulent décor and outstanding cuisine.

“We are very proud to honor Bavarian Inn and Stonewall  Resort with another Four-Diamond Award,” stated Jim Lehman, executive vice president at AAA East Central. “When it comes to the quality, diamonds speak louder than words.”

Bavarian Inn

The Four Diamond Award signifies Bavarian Inn has a variety of luxury facilities and premium services. The guest rooms are well-designed and well-decorated, with superior furnishings and personal amenities. The retreat also has an impressive array of guest services well executed by experienced, professional personnel, Lehman explained.

The inn is set in a picturesque location overlooking the Potomac River in a historic town. Each room features custom made furniture and accent pieces. Most have gas fireplaces, whirlpool baths, sitting areas and balconies.

The Dining Room at the Bavarian Inn has received the AAA Four Diamond Award annually since 2001.  The restaurant features fine German and continental cuisine with the areas largest German beer selection and an award winning wine list.  The restaurant is famous among local diners for its lump crab cakes, as well as Sauerbrauten and Jaegerschnitzle.

Stonewall Resort

Stonewall Resort
Stonewall Resort

Nestled along the shores of Stonewall Jackson Lake, Stonewall Resort overlooks lush natural surroundings from well-appointed accommodations. Guests enjoy stunning views of the lake, Arnold Palmer Signature golf course, or breathtaking woodlands.

Spanning 2,000 acres of property surrounding a state park, the resort offers numerous recreational choices including swimming, biking, hiking and a world class spa.

“Four and Five Diamond hotels and restaurants are committed to providing every guest with a personalized experience and attentive service in comfortable, high quality surroundings,” said Lehman. “These establishments consistently exceed the expectations of the most discriminating traveler – the AAA inspector,” he added.

Bavarian Inn, Stonewall Resort and the Bavarian Inn Dining Room join a select group of Four-Diamond winners. Just 3.9 percent of the 59,000 AAA Diamond Rated lodging facilities and restaurants were awarded AAA Four Diamond designation for the past twelve months. The total of 2,289 recipients included 1,535 hotels and 754 restaurants.

Collectively visiting some 1,200 hotels and restaurants every week, AAA inspectors are in a unique position to identify emerging trends in the hospitality industry. Inspectors have observed hotels and restaurants using increasingly personalized approaches to enhance guest comfort and satisfaction.

Experienced, highly qualified staff are required to provide the custom service today’s upscale hotel guest expects. Larger hotels, faced with the difficulties of responding to individual needs, often restructure their approach. Many use the immediacy of social media to augment the experience as travelers research, book and talk about their stay.


AAA rates more properties than any other rating entity. It is the only rating system that covers the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean and the only rating system that conducts professional, on-site evaluations using published guidelines weighted by member priorities.

AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotel and restaurant listings can be found in the downloadable eTourBook® guides and AAA Mobile®app for tablets and smartphones, the TripTik® Travel Planner and Travel Guides on, and AAA TourBook® guides available at AAA and CAA offices. Travelers can access information about AAA inspections and Diamond Ratings at

AAA East Central is a not-for-profit association with 82 local offices in Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia servicing more than 2.7million members.

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