Welcome to the Historic
Page Vawter House

The Page Vawter House is centrally located amongst
some of the most beautiful sites of southern West Virginia.

outdoor adventure &
modern comfort

One of a kind Victorian home
with luxurious Guest rooms

Host your event at
the Page Vawter House

Lavish social and business events
and unforgettable weddings.
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  • Adults 16+ years
  • Children 2-11 years
  • Infants Under 2 years

About the Page Vawter House

Visit the historic Page-Vawter House : This one of a kind Victorian home was established in 1890.

Page-Vawter House in the town of Ansted in Fayette County, West Virginia was built in 1889-90 by company carpenters of the Gauley Mountain Coal Company for the family of William Nelson Page, who was company president. The palatial Victorian mansion is located on a knoll in the middle of town. William and Emma (née Gilham) Page raised their four children there, attended by a staff of 8 servants.

Architect William Minter designed the house in a Gothic style. It has 15 regular rooms, plus a butler’s pantry and a dressing room. There are 11 fireplaces with hand-carved wooden mantels; most are in different styles. Even the doors have ornately decorated hinges.[2] The exterior features 52 8-foot-tall windows[3]

According to author and railroad historian H. Reid in his book The Virginian Railway (Kalmbach, 1961), it was in this mansion that Page developed the plans for the coal-hauling Virginian Railway, which was financed by industrialist Henry Huddleston Rogers and became the “Richest Little Railroad in the World” after its completion in 1909. The nearby railroad town of Page was named for him.

The mansion was later occupied by several generations of the Vawter family. In the 21st century, it still stands as evidence of the once-thriving coal business. It underwent a ground up restoration in 2007.

The Page-Vawter House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

The house was purchased in 2007 by Jim and Debbie Campbell. The Campbell’s lovingly restored the house to it’s original glory, using the Gauley Mountain blueprints.
In 2021, Dana Pauley and William Harmon bought the house with aspirations of running their own inn. The Pauley-Harmons fell in love with the gorgeous home, and look forward to sharing the rich history with guests. 


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One of a kind Victorian home with luxurious guest rooms in Ansted, WV.

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Ansted is a place rich in history, a small town with an innovative approach to growth. Explore Fayette County West Virginia.

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For all your special events, let the Page Vawter House be your perfect setting for catered affairs, weddings, receptions, breakfasts, luncheons, bridal or garden tea time, and dinners. Tours and Consultations by appointment only.

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Free Wifi

Private Rooms

Air Conditioning


Free Parking

Free Coffee


Full Kitchen


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