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Springtime Stays in The Mountain State

Ditch the city and head for the rolling green hills. Take in a deep breath of fresh, springtime air. Experience

Spring Retreats: Cozy Mountain Towns

West Virginia is home to a multitude of mountain towns that shine year-round. But there’s something about early Spring that

Our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

The perfect Valentine’s gift is never easy to come by, but we have you covered this year. Whether you are

Winter Retreats: 7 Cozy B&Bs and Mountain Resorts

West Virginia offers a variety of cozy cottages and resorts that you can enjoy with your family. From large luxurious

5 Weekend Getaways To Take In 2022

The colder months in Almost Heaven are some of the best times to explore quaint mountain towns and their charming

Your Perfect Winter 2022 Bucket List

Ahh, winter—the perfect time to snuggle up by the fire, sip hot cocoa and spend time laughing with friends and

Road Trips from Virginia: New River/Greenbrier Valley

The New River/Greenbrier Valley Region is a beautiful, scenic area where upscale luxury meets small-town charm. With ample rock-climbing, whitewater

Our 2021 Summer Bucket List

Golden sun rays and warm summer nights are the only thing on our mind as we approach the beginning of

7 Cozy Cabin Getaways

Winter is here and we could not be more excited in #AlmostHeaven. With snow on the ground, we are dreaming

Holiday Fun at America’s Resort

Throw on your coat and grab some mittens, we are heading for a holiday paradise! With beautiful sights and magical

Our 2020 Winter Bucket List

Don’t find yourself mid-January having missed out on all festive adventures! Fill our your winter bucket list using this comprehensive

A Day in the Life of a Capon Guest

Log out of your email and set your phone to do not disturb, because we are heading to a stress

Relax amongst the adventure at these 6 incredible places

 It’s a known fact that West Virginia is home to incredible adventure, but the Mountain State is also full of

These fun and easy day-trips prove you’re never far from Almost Heaven fun

West Virginia is conveniently located within a few hours of many of our country’s major cities. Richmond, Virginia; Lexington, Kentucky;  Pittsburgh,

Grab your hats and mint juleps: It’s time for the West Virginia Derby

You may have heard of the Kentucky Derby, but did you know West Virginia has its own? You can experience

Find your perfect West Virginia spa getaway today

In need of a spa getaway but not sure where to go? Relax, we’ve got you covered. With locations all

155 ways to enjoy summer in West Virginia

West Virginia turns 155 years young on June 20! And while you’re spending the birthday exploring the beautiful state, here

These 6 Magnificent mansions in West Virginia are stunning

Scattered throughout the Mountain State are some of the most beautiful mansions dripping with opulence and begging for their history

Destination fun: golf & gaming in Charles Town

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life in Charles Town. Just one hour away from both DC and Baltimore,

These 27 places know EVERYTHING about West Virginia

Have you consulted a local convention and visitor’s bureau when planning your trip? These organizations are staffed by friendly and

What’s the password? West Virginia speakeasies uncovered

Speakeasies harken back to the Prohibition era, when alcohol sales were illegal in the United States. People gathered in secret

Gal getaways: 6 women-only events and places

Would you and your girlfriends like to escape for a weekend or evening? Head to the Mountain State for indulgent

Gal getaways: glamping

Want the fun camping with the gals, but the comfort of something a little more upscale? Try mountain “glamping.” From

Go ahead, mix business and play with blissful mountain ‘bleisure’ travel

Welcome to wild, wonderful Wi-Fi. Restore your spirit and keep tabs on the office while you travel. It’s possible to

You, too, can soak in George Washington’s old tub!

George Washington was a regular visitor to Berkeley Springs from the age of 16, where he first visited as a

These jewelers are crafting unique designs from nature

Wear a piece of West Virginia! The wild Mountain State abounds with natural riches: regal cliffs, deep hardwood forests, and

A golden-era getaway

Want to step back in time to a golden age of steam-driven trains, Victorian inns, variety shows and Appalachian string

You’ll never want to leave this mountaintop village

Snowshoe Mountain has some of the best skiing in the entire mid-Atlantic region— but there is way more to do

Nowhere goes more over-the-top for Christmas than this mountain retreat

“America’s Resort” takes holidays to the next level with 60 Spectacular Days of Holiday Cheer. Live the holiday high life.

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

The most romantic and upscale retreat you’ve never heard of

If you’re looking for a less clichéd and more off-the-beaten-path romantic vacation, Parkersburg, West Virginia is your sweet escape. A

Earn that spa dip: 6 adventures near the nation’s first spa town

There’s more to Berkeley Springs than the soothing, historic mineral waters. The mountain-shrouded hamlet is also a hub for outdoor

Pedal right out of DC, into history & charm

Bike right from D.C. into natural beauty to explore history and charm along the path to Harpers Ferry and Shepherdstown.

Nature mini-escapes near WV’s biggest city

Even in West Virginia’s largest city, there’s plenty of nature nearby. Sure, there are city parks. But if you need

Tuck into this mountain valley Winter Wonderland

Whether you’re skiing or just looking for a winter escape, Canaan Valley, WV, is a winter wonderland. Tuck away just

A stargazer’s guide to Green Bank

If you often find yourself staring at the sky on a starry summer night, definitely plan a trip to Green

6 best mountain yoga destinations

West Virginia may be known for its heart-pounding adventures, but the Mountain State is also your perfect destination to find

Upcycled mountain arts

  For a state covered in green, it’s only fitting that West Virginia join the “Go Green” movement. Around West

9 mountain landscapes that will make you feel at peace with the world

Find solace in West Virginia’s most picturesque state parks and wildernesses. If you need a break— or want to plan

True, tranquil lakeside luxury

Soak in West Virginia’s rugged mountain beauty, without sacrificing the comforts of home at Stonewall Resort. This secluded retreat is

5 notorious holes on golf mountain courses

The Mountain State’s rolling terrain can already be a challenge for golfers, but these 5 notorious holes take the game

Pittsburgh, you’re just a paddle away from these 6 shoreline stops

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Pittsburgh city life, and discover a less-traveled part of the country

7 most scenic rolling golf courses in the Mountain State

The mountains can have a profound effect on your game— one you may not have expected. “The beauty of a

Rollin’ on the river, like in the olden days…

2 events at the Wheeling Heritage Port are bringing back old-time nostalgia on the river. Story of the sternwheeler Nothing

Beat the heat with these 6 swimming holes in WV

As summer adventure heats up, you’ll likely be looking for ways to cool off. Fortunately, Almost Heaven has the best

7 off-the-grid camping spots in WV

Escape the crowds and experience the remote, rugged wilderness of West Virginia. The next time you explore the rugged West

The ultimate romantic retreat, hiding just outside DC

Only about 1 hour from Washington D.C. is the perfect, but little-known romantic getaway: West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle. Take a

8 reasons to dress to the nines in WV

Sometimes it is just plain fun to go all out and dress up for a night on the town. Want

Sittin’ pretty: the most relaxing birds-eye beauty

Prepare to be swept away by beauty as you glide down West Virginia’s mountainsides. Overlook captivating landscapes on some of

Aaaand the East Coast’s darkest starry skies are in…

The East’s darkest skies? The Mountain State, of course! West Virginia’s sparse population, remoteness, and lack of huge cities all

Our favorite simple summer pastime

Nothing captures the natural, simple joys of summer in the mountains like picking your own berries. Whether you’re eating them

Offbeat ideas for solo travelers in the mountains

Looking for solo travel ideas that aren’t run-of-the-mill? Just change your approach! Traveling by yourself can be liberating. And it

Pilot your way to a mountain retreat

Leave your car at home and pilot to a secluded holiday instead! That’s right, you can bring your plane on

A weirdly pleasant surprise 3,600 feet down this remote gorge

There’s a delicious secret at the bottom of the remote Bluestone Gorge— you just have to travel 3,600 feet down

Share the simplest joys of mountain summer

Before video games, Wifi and hi-def TV, there were tents on the lawn, fireflies and stone skippin’. This season, take

6 places to get really, really off the grid

Ditch the laptop and cell phone at home and recharge YOUR batteries instead at one of these off-the-grid places in

Gal getaways: Treat yourself

Whether it’s a celebration or a chance to reconnect with college or childhood friends, a gal getaway in West Virginia

5 best places to hang your hammock

Hammocks are a great way to relax and enjoy nature’s wonder. Lay back and enjoy the sounds, sights and smells

Leisure at the lake (or river!): 6 best boating escapes

There’s a lot to do on West Virginia’s waterways, from tubing to kayaking. But have you tried any of these

4 Unexpected Finds Along WV’s Country Roads

We all know the song that leads our Almost Heaven dreaming, a familiar tune celebrating 50 years of success in

This ol’ barn: Tuck in for the night

Get a quaint taste of simple life on the farm— without all the work. Renting rustic, historic barns in West

4 best spring wildflower events in the Mountain State

  Each spring, the ridgelines and shrouded forests in the Mountain State become a kaleidoscope of bursting blooms. There are

The Little Bahamas… in WV?!?

Summersville Lake is one of the most popular destinations in West Virginia for boaters, swimmers and waterskiers— but what’s below

This ol’ barn: I do’s with mountain magic

Looking for a truly magical venue for your big day? One where you can see the stars and feel the

7 jaw-dropping horseback riding adventures in WV

Trek the mountains the same way the settlers did— by horseback. Many mountain trails are only used for horseback rides,

Here’s where to find the springiest wines

As West Virginia blooms, local wineries squeeze nature’s goodness into big glass bottles! Get a taste of spring with these

Wake up to a wild brunch this Sunday

West Virginia is known for our home cooking and hospitality, and come Sunday, it’s time for a big, hearty, social.

Pre-Netflix nostalgia: “A night at the movies” the old-time way

Long before binge-watching seasons of TV shows and screens asking “Are You Still Watching?” there were dozens of drive-in movie

8 high-end boutiques for country elegance

Give your style a dash of Southern sophistication with West Virginia’s finest fashions. Here are 8 high-end boutiques that can

Sleep under the stars! The East Coast’s finest stargazing

West Virginia has some of the clearest night skies east of the Mississippi. While darkness is becoming a scarce luxury

9 grandest old arts centers in West Virginia

So many theaters in the Mountain State still shine with their original 20th century grandeur. Take in a performance at

7 mountain arts events that transform the whole town

Immerse yourself in West Virginia’s rich creative talent with community-wide celebrations! Here are 7 mountain arts events that transform the

Shake up your drink game with these 4 fine mountain cocktails

Chilly temperatures are no match for some of West Virginia’s finely crafted cocktails and local spirits. Sit back, relax and

Best WV wines & spirits for every palate

Let your personal palate lead you to the best WV wines & spirits for your tastes. Most wineries make a

Winter in bloom: brighten those winter blues with this wild, floral beauty

Break up the winter’s white pallette with the colorful hues of West Virginia’s wildflowers. Even when the greenery retreats and

This month only: sample every luxury in the country’s 1st spa town

By January, after all the holiday hustle and bustle, you may be in need of a little “me” time. Good

4 most indulgent ways to upgrade your Mountain State ski trip

Resort skiing is the best of 2 extremes– the gritty fun of barrelling down slopes combined with the sheer luxury

WV’s Little Italy: discover European flavor in the mountains

A little taste of Italy is hiding in the West Virginia hills. Thousands of Italian-Americans settled in North-Central West Virginia

Mountain flavor: Ginger Bourbon Martini mixology recipe

Warm your spirit with winter dishes from some of West Virginia’s top chefs The family-operated Forks Restaurant & Inn in

8 quaint country mountain inns

Cozy into a mountain escape in quaint, one-of-a-kind inns throughout West Virginia. Here are just a few of the charming,

The spa that sits under the mountains

In White Sulphur Springs, Route 92 twists through thick expanses of pine trees and straightens out among rolling green hills,

Uncover this peaceful palace in an unexpected place

Tucked into the mountains of Marshall County in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle is something you’d least expect to see: an

4 luxurious all-natural spa treatments in the mountains

Are you in need of a little rest and relaxation? West Virginia’s warm, natural mineral springs are said to have

4 places to pamper yourself on a WV getaway

Want to spend your vacation laying back in a sauna, soaking in a hot tub or getting a massage?  Well,

Wind the day away on these 6 porches with gorgeous mountain views

We don’t know what it is about West Virginia porches, but they almost demand that you stop and sit. Whether

9 quiet mountain pastimes that will remind you of your WV home

As summer winds down, it’s time to relax and recharge before the holiday frenzy hits. Enjoy simple pleasures by revisiting

5 most carefree WV resort escapes

Resorts in West Virginia provide the perfect getaway destination when you want to stay in one place and simply relax.

9 most amazing places to sleep in WV

There’s no better way to immerse yourself in West Virginia’s nature than falling asleep among the trees and under the

6 reasons a cabin is the most romantic getaway

There isn’t any doubt that a cabin getaway is the most romantic place for couples. A cozy retreat nestled in

Dining with a View: 4 restaurants with scenic mountain seating

West Virginia’s soaring mountains and sprawling valleys provide breathtaking backdrops for a delicious dining experience. Take in the scenery from

3 friendly WV B&B owners (and their breakfast specialties!)

West Virginia has no shortage of beautiful historic buildings, local farms, and Appalachian charm. The best way to enjoy all

Country music stars, golf greats and more: 7 things to do at the Greenbrier Classic

The Greenbrier Classic is a world-class tournament for golf’s greats, but it’s also an event with plenty for everyone in