Plan A Digital Detox in West Virginia
Whether you’re looking to break free and surround yourself with rustic wonder or level up your lodging game, West Virginia’s mountains offer the ideal escape. Recharge your batteries with our cool cabins, rustic campsites, luxe resorts and more must-see lodging locations.
Read on to explore 20 of our peaceful getaways that you’ll want to book immediately.
1. Thorny Mountain Fire Tower
Score a bird’s-eye view of the Seneca State Forest from this 65-foot fire tower available for overnight stays between mid-April and late October. It fills up fast, so book up to a year in advance.
2. The Guest House Inn
Just a few miles from Sandstone Falls at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, The Guest House Inn on Courthouse Square comes with a stocked kitchen and snuggly bathrobes. This non-hosted bed-and-breakfast is also walking distance of the historic downtown shops and restaurants of Hinton
3. Castaway Caboose
Go back to rail travel’s heyday with a stay at this remote stay in Durbin. You’ll sleep in a train car that has been converted into an efficiency suite with basic amenities. Enjoy the sound of the Greenbrier River rushing by—there’s no cell service, so you can fully disconnect.
4. Mountainaire Luxury Cabin
Bring up to 10 of your friends for the ultimate getaway at this Capon Bridge spot. Splash under the stars in a seasonal spa, roast s’mores around the fire pit, or play darts and billiards in this spacious and stylishly appointed cabin.
5. OldestStone Farm
Connect with the history of a 288-year-old working farm while getting acquainted with chickens, pigs, dogs, cats and other friendly residents. Book the entire Charles Town farmhouse for up to 20 guests.
6. Country Road Cabins
Roomy decks with gas grills and hot tubs make for cozy stays in the New River Gorge. Beyond the cabins, a new safari-themed glamping tent and the only tree house rentals in the state offer character-filled sleepovers in Hico.
7. Capon Springs and Farms
Choose your favorite room in one of 14 cottages and fall in love with the amenities: Roman-style baths, golf, fishing and even an escape room. Explore 4,700 acres of High View scenery and relax on the front porch. All-inclusive rates cover three comfort food meals daily.
8. Puesta Del Sol Farm
Romantic sunset views and a rustic-chic barn make this 15-acre property in Yellow Spring a no-brainer for weddings. Smaller groups can book one of two new cabins with kitchenettes and an included breakfast for casual stays.
9. Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins
Combine the simple outdoor pleasures of trout fishing and hiking with luxury indoor amenities, such as stone fireplaces and hot tubs, in one of 21 spacious log cabins. Pack your fishing gear—Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins are perched on the banks of a private trophy trout stream.
10. The Billy Motel
Mad Men-esque furniture, headboards and lamps lend retro vibes to the 10-room roadside motel off the Appalachian Highway in Davis. Add a cocktail lounge and bar and you’ve got a hip getaway nestled between two classic mountain towns.
11. Hotel Morgan
A recently restored Brant Grand Ballroom and 1920s-era lobby honor the downtown Morgantown boutique hotel’s history while pampering guests with luxe linens, inventive cocktails and impeccable service.
12. Bavarian Inn
Take in the view from an Alpine-style chalet suite overlooking the Potomac River. This Shepherdstown gem was designed with European design in mind. Keep the Oktoberfest mood going at the German-style beer hall and beer garden of Bavarian Brothers Brewing on-site.
13. The Greenbrier
Explore 11,000 acres of West Virginia mountain-side beauty—tee off at four golf courses, soak in the mineral spa and visit the casino at this stately resort. Winter brings enchanting horse-drawn carriage rides around the property.
14. Corduroy Inn and Lodge
Allegheny Mountains overlook this boutique hotel with slope-side access to the Snowshoe Bike Park in summer and ski slopes in winter. Pair wood-fired pies with gelato at The Pizza Slice on-site or take a short walk to the main village of Snowshoe Resort.
15. Snowshoe Mountain
Discover countless ways to play in the snow on this 11,000-acre property. Snowshoe’s Basin and Western Territory features a diverse collection of ski and snowboarding trails. Head to the Silver Creek area for nighttime skiing and snow tubing.
16. Cacapon Resort State Park
After a full day of fishing and hiking, retreat to the newly renovated lodge for alfresco dining and spa treatments. If you’re bringing along a group, Cacapon also offers rental cabins from simple to luxurious. Guests also get access to canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and paddleboats.
17. The Resort at Glade Springs
Archery, bowling, disc golf, 18-hole championship golf and laser tag are just a few of the crowd-pleasing activities here. For even more rec, the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve awaits nearby. This family resort offers lodging that is both casually elegant and spacious enough to give everyone plenty of space.
18. Stonewall Resort
Roanoke’s most luxurious cottages come with multiple bedrooms, sprawling decks and private access to the lake. Cook in fully equipped kitchens and golf the resort’s Arnold Palmer Signature Course.
19. Oglebay Resort
Once you’ve hit the powder on ski and snowboard runs, get pampered at The West Spa in Wilson Lodge and warm up in the sauna and Jacuzzi. If warmer weather is your style, this is the spot for you. Four golf courses, gardens, and a zoo make Wheeling’s Oglebay Resort a must-stay all year long.
20. Hillbrook Inn and Spa
Built in the 1920s on land once owned by George Washington, Hillbrook Inn and Spa brings a touch of history to a stay in Charles Town. Indulge in massages and multi-course dinners before retiring to suites with Colonial- style accents and modern touches.
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This post was last updated on May 17, 2023