The grounds are lovely and gently ramble along the scenic Elk River. 500 feet of river access invites fishermen to try their skill at fly fishing as well as bass fishing.
There’s a riverside bar, called Cimino’s Little Dishes, right on the Elk River, where guests unwind, relax and enjoy a bottle of wine and, on Tuesdays from 4pm -8pm, guests enjoy Chef Tim’s “tapas” dishes -little dishes Italian style.There is also an authentic Italian Outdoor Brick Pizza Oven with a covered dining area where Margherita Pizzas are made for guests on Thursdays from 4-8pm.
Romantic couples find their way to the benches, lawn chairs and little café tables for two by Maggie’s Pond, the 117 year goldfish pond at the edge of the lawn and overlooking the Elk River. On the weekends, the staff light a fire pit where guests enjoy conversation, libations, and star gazing until late into the night. Whether you relax in your bedroom, the restaurant, the bar, the porch, by the brick oven, on the patio or firepit, or ramble along the riverside, Café Cimino affords the discriminating guest casual elegance and beautiful, peaceful atmosphere in which to just relax.
AND THEN THERE'S THE DINING...
Chef Tim specializes in Southern Italian Cuisine and Euro/Mediterranean dishes. Whenever possible he uses organically grown herbs and vegetables from the family farm managed by Executive Sous Chef, son Eli. Café Cimino Country Inn is committed to serving as much locally grown foods as possible, and has several steady West Virginia growers supplying fresh produce and other foods for the Inn ’s menu. Chef Tim proudly declares the Inn as a (100% no trans fat) establishment. Café Cimino was named for Tim’s mother’s side of the family. Grandma & Grandpa Cimino were Italian immigrants who taught him about food-from appreciating the ethnic flavors, to growing the herbs & vegetables, to cooking the famous Cimino family recipes. In early 2006, the family tradition continued with Chef Tim's son, Eli working by his father's side and the whole Urbanic family and long time staff extending their love of hospitality to the new Café Cimino Country Inn.