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:

foodie towns in WV

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.

Woman getting a facial at a spa, West Virginia

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?

Flatwater rafting West Virginia

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!

Interior of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, WV

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?

Fishing on a foggy morning at Stonewall Lake, WV

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.

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This post was last updated on March 16, 2022