Snow doesn’t stop the fun in these Almost Heaven spots
When the leaves have fallen from the trees and snow has found its way to the Mountain State, the fun doesn’t have to stop! In Almost Heaven, the fun continues year round, regardless of the weather! The snow only makes these spots better.
While The Greenbrier is loaded with incredible events and activities, one of the newest amenities is its ice-skating rink! The rink is state-of-the-art, featuring innovative ice making abilities, music, lights, and a rink-side fire pit. The Greenbrier is also home to the Adventure Zone, a place that will supervise your children for you while you enjoy some “you” time. The Greenbrier is home to aerobics classes, billiards, bowling, escape rooms, carriage and sleigh rides, multiple pools, a gun club, a spa, a casino, and so much more! It is the perfect getaway for the entire family. And you can enjoy an exceptional array of indoor and outdoor adventures, mingled with seasonal foods, wines and entertainment every weekend from Jan. 4 through March 16, 2019 with their wintertime package!
Bramwell – “The Town of Millionaires”
Bramwell is one of the many hidden gems tucked away in the mountains of Almost Heaven. Once a booming town full of millionaire coal barons, Bramwell takes visitors back in time. Bramwell sits on a peninsula surrounded by the Bluestone River, and its streets are lined with mansions dating back to the 1800s. Every December, Bramwell holds a Christmas Home Tour that takes visitors through many of the historic homes in the town. Guests are encouraged to partake in the self-guided tour down “Millionaire’s Row” to discover what was once a metropolis in the hills. Bramwell is also located within a few minutes of the Pocahontas Trail Head which is one of the many trails found on the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System. If you’re interested in riding the trails and you are looking for accommodations, look no further than the Busted ATV Resort. Located on Route 52 in Bramwell, the Busted ATV Resort is a historic 1880s home that has been remodeled to comfortably accommodate ATV enthusiasts!
While West Virginia’s trails are a major attraction from spring through fall, winter is still the perfect time to get your fill of hiking! West Virginia’s state parks are the perfect location for a winter hike. Parks like Blackwater Falls State Park, Pipestem Resort State Park, Babcock State Park, and Kanawha State Forest are perfect for the whole family. Most of these parks are also within a short drive of major cities in the Mountain State. If you visit Kanawha State Forest, you might also enjoy spending time in Charleston! Enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants on Capitol Street or take in a show at Mountain Stage! For more information on Charleston, contact the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau. If you’re hiking near the New River Gorge or Babcock State Park, you can also make the short drive up Route 19 to Summersville! If you time it right, you can experience their Holiday Extravaganza or Hometown Holiday Marketplace! Check out the Summersville Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information and events!
There is always fun to be had in Almost Heaven, no matter what time of year. What is your favorite winter activity in the Mountain State?
This post was last updated on January 15, 2019