Chase the Winter Blues Away, Enjoy this Season the Right Way
There’s no denying that the cold winter months are here. With a little fun, relaxation, and good food, your least favorite season can quickly become one you look forward to each year. Here are a few ways to help you have the best winter yet.
Considering 78 percent of West Virginia is covered in wooded area, there is an unlimited number of places where you can seek serenity. You might be the type of person that appreciates a more lavish getaway, or you could like to rough it, or maybe you’re a happy medium of the two. No matter what kind of traveler you actually are, Almost Heaven has a cozy place for you.
Many state parks have a lodge as well as rustic and modern cabin options. To name a few, Twin Falls, Pipestem and Cacapon State Park all have beautiful accommodations that provide the perfect warm winter escape. Bring your entire family, your significant other, or maybe just a great book and enjoy the season cozied up next to a roaring fire with blanket and a hot drink. Doesn’t that sound wonderful?
The Mountain State is one of the mid-Atlantic region’s hotspots for cold-weather fun. West Virginia is home to several top-class ski resorts that cater to beginners that want to get the hang of these fun winter sports and those that want to perfect their craft alike.
Canaan Valley Resort State Park, a must-visit for winter adventurers also has an ice-skating rink and snow tubing park. In the event that you need a break from the slopes, these activities are a fun option for the whole family to do together.
Snowmobile tours are an exciting way to zip through wilderness you might not otherwise get to explore. Snowshoe Mountain has 2 different types of snowmobile tours. One will venture through the basin, while the other will take you into the forests of the mountain’s backcountry. You can even take a break to warm up in their backcountry hut with a gourmet meal.
The frigid weather often stirs up cravings for warm comfort food and deliciously satisfying drinks. Stay inside and whip up delectable desserts like:
- Peppermint bark brownies
- Chocolate peanut butter fudge
- Cranberry orange cookies
- Buckeye balls
Or bundle up and head out to one of Almost Heaven’s amazing restaurants for a hearty dinner. These restaurants are must-try during the winter season:
- Muriale’s Restaurant in Fairmont dishes out homemade Italian favorites sure to keep you full all day long
- Appalachian Kitchen at Snowshoe Mountain makes for the perfect après-ski stop
- Drover’s Inn & Tavern in Wellsburg features vintage decor and historic fireplaces
Winter in West Virginia truly is Almost Heaven. Plan your trip today and get excited to do winter the right way for once.
This post was last updated on December 30, 2019