Ranson was previously known as the Corporation of Ranson. This small community is located in Jefferson County in West Virginia, just an hour away from Washington, DC. The city has a very rich history even though it's small in size; thanks to Ranson's mining industry in the 19th century, as well as the bustling industries in the surrounding areas of the Shenandoah Valley, Ranson grew quickly, and only continues to expand. This makes it the pawfect place to be a dog owner!
Despite the small size of the city, you'll find three veterinary clinics in town and nearby to take good care of your barking buddy. Ranson is also a furrific place to chow down with your hound! If you're craving some tortillas while you’re staying in Ranson, make sure to visit California Tortilla. Want some classic pub fare instead? Head to Glory Days Grill. Or, if you just want a quick bite, Ranson is also home to some dog-friendly chain restaurants. Bring a leash and water bowl with you to all establishments.
If you and Fido want to get out of town, take a quick 15-minute trip over to Harper's Ferry, VA. You'd be barking mad to miss Ghost Tours of Harpers Ferry, which is a 90-minute tour that will teach you and your pooch all you need to know about Harper's Ferry's haunted history!