About Us

Mountaineer Country Tours, LLC

  • Is the the only Local Receptive Operator in North Central West Virginia
  • Offers customized tour packages of West Virginia, Western Maryland, and Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • Is a Tour Operator serving outbound group travel anywhere in the United States or WORLD!
  • Presents quality Musical and Theatrical Entertainment for groups, including murder mystery plays!

Mountaineer Country Tours, LLC,  began offering its services in July 2006, as a Tour Operator (outbound) and as a Receptive Operator (inbound), specializing in group travel.  JoAnn Peterson, Owner/Manager, has over 15 years of experience in the tourism industry.

JoAnn Peterson, Owner

Mountaineer Country Tours, LLC, is a member of the Preston County Chamber of Commerce, American Bus Association, & WV Group Travel Association. Owner/Manager JoAnn Peterson  is a member of Kingwood Rotary, Wesley United Methodist Church where she sings in the choir and teaches children’s Sunday School, and Beta Gamma Sigma national business honor society, having earned an MBA from Frostburg State University.  She is on the  boards of Greater Morgantown CVB and Arts Council of Preston County.  She volunteers as Ex. Dir. of the Preston Community Arts Center In Kingwood.  JoAnn has acted professionally at West Virginia Public Theatre and the Cumberland Theatre, and is an accomplished singer and playwright.  She co-chaired the Don Knotts Hometown Celebration and knows Don’s widow, daughter, & niece.  JoAnn portrays Living History character, Jenny Lind, for the WV Humanities Council’s History Alive! program.  She also portrays Mary Todd Lincoln and Molly Brown, heroine of the Titanic, in first person.  She writes and directs murder mysteries, Old Time Radio Shows, and provides other unique entertainment for tour groups and gatherings.