Get Away: The Schoolhouse Hotel

Need an excuse to play hooky? Let's just say this schoolhouse rocks.
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The Rooftop bar at The Schoolhouse Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia (Courtesy photo)

“Where Sleeping in Class Is Finally Allowed.”

That tagline is fitting for The Schoolhouse Hotel, a historic high school turned boutique hotel in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

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Among the cheeky furnishings: vintage library-card-inspired nightstands. (Courtesy photo)

Opened in May, it’s among the buildings and businesses in town that have been transformed following a devastating flood in 2016.

Nods to the property’s schoolhouse past are found throughout the hotel, from photographs and football programs to the original 1912 school bell, which now sits at the check-in desk.

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Shrimp and grits at The Varsity Club (Courtesy photo)

The Varsity Club, the hotel’s flagship restaurant, serves upscale takes on Southern classics such as she-crab soup, shrimp and grits, and pork Wellington.

The Rooftop, where menus are styled to look like composition notebooks, is a prime spot for craft cocktails and expansive mountain views.

The 30 guest rooms and suites offer plush robes with the hotel’s school bell logo and an interactive high-definition television that allows you to communicate with the front desk. The hotel’s accessibility features include touch-pad controls for guest room toilets, and a bar that allows wheelchair users to roll up to the counter for drinks.

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Guest accommodations at The Schoolhouse Hotel (Courtesy photo)

Early online guest reviews rave about the service. Some of those A+ grades have been earned by employees who once roamed these halls as high school students. Rates begin at $150.

The Schoolhouse Hotel, 125 Schoolhouse Way, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, 304-536-0999

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