5 bucket-list mountain escapes to take solo
Want to just escape and unwind by yourself?
West Virginia has loads of activities for solo travelers to tackle! Here are 5 that fit the bill:
1. Learn to cook like a 5-star chef
The Greenbrier is an amazing place to take a solo-getaway already, but why not spice it up a bit with its culinary demonstrations. A Greenbrier chef will give you step-by-step instructions to prepare one of their signature dishes. You’ll be the envy of your friends the next time you cook at home.
The best part is: demonstrations are included for guests of the resort.
2. Pamper yourself
Looking for a bit of pampering? Indulge in the natural mineral waters of the Roman Baths at the Berkeley Springs State Park spa, or go for the full Swedish-style massage. Besides, you deserve it, don’t you?
3. Learn to kayak
A solo getaway is the perfect opportunity to learn something new. West Virginia has some of the best kayaking around, and many outfitters in the New River Gorge offer half-day and full-day lessons.
Local whitewater outfitters can take you on awesome kayak trips that put you and your instructor on some class I whitewater rapids. If you’re a quick learner, you may even get to move up to Class II. Before you know it, you’ll be chopping through some of the best whitewater in America!
4. Spend a night in a haunted asylum
Looking for a thrilling adventure? How about spending the night at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum? You can book a night, but you won’t exactly be sleeping. After a brief tour, you can break off with a few folks, or venture alone on an all-night ghost hunt in the mammoth gothic structure. Did we mention you won’t be sleeping?
5. Take a luxury fishing trip
Want to get away from the hustle and bustle? Try a luxury cabin and a private-access trophy trout stream at Harman’s. Nothing says relaxing like getting away for a little fishing. You can even learn to fly fish with some of the pros. After all, this is a filming spot for the award-winning tv show, Fly Rod Chronicles.
This post was last updated on July 28, 2020