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10 best mountain romance packages this Valentine’s Day

Enjoy special memories and new adventures this Valentine’s Day in Almost Heaven. Beautiful suites, delicious dinners, relaxing spa treatments and

Seasonal sips

Absence makes limited-availability flavor even better! Nature isn’t the only thing that’s seasonal. Visit West Virginia’s distilleries, wineries, and meaderies

5 things your out-of-state spouse ought to know about your WV roots

West Virginia is an anomaly. We do things differently around here, so you may find it hard to describe your

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

Laugh, cry, and be awed at these 5 WV film festivals

  If you think film festivals are just for watching stuffy foreign art pieces in far-off places like Cannes or

8 memorable mountain Valentine’s Day dates for every budget

Valentine’s Day is your official excuse to woo. From affordable treats to glamorous outings, there’s something dazzling for your West

You don’t need a date to do these anti-Valentine’s activities

So you’re single on Valentine’s Day, huh? Just because you don’t have a sweetheart on this holiday doesn’t mean you

Nontraditional getaways for you and your sweetheart

Still want to plan time with your sweetheart but aren’t exactly a dinner ’n’ a dozen roses type of couple?

Who says adults can’t have snow days? 5 winter escapes

  The Mountain State is one of the mid-Atlantic region’s hotspots for cold-weather fun. Whether you want to stay in

7 hikes that are even better in winter

You might not think of winter as a prime hiking season in the Mountain State, but some of these trails

Score huge winter discounts on these cozy mountain cabins

Most folks rent mountain cabins in the summer— peak season for barbecues, rafting, hiking and warm-weather fun. But the best

Adventurous eaters: head around the world in 80 dishes

West Virginia is a culinary melting pot of international dishes from around the world. Get a taste of several different

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

Winter warmers: WV’s top drinks for chilly days

Seasonal beer, cocktails, wines, spirits & all! Warm up your wild, wonderful winter with some West Virginia wine, spirits and

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.

9 unexpected discoveries from “The Best of West Virginia”

Some of the Mountain State’s best artisan works, unique flavors and traditional sounds can all be found under 1 peaked,

Enjoy The Hike Or Stay The Night: Mountaintop Fire Towers

Find a mix of adventure and solitude atop West Virginia’s old fire towers. The Olson Observation Tower, the first fire

The best wildlife spotting is a little off the shore

Spot some of our nation’s most regal creatures on a wildlife safari across the islands of a remote National Refuge.

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

6 best fall hikes in the mountains

There’s no better time to take a hike than in the fall, when your feet crunch on crisp autumn leaves

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

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

7 things you didn’t know about WV’s Historic Theater Trail

The West Virginia Historic Theatre Trail’s grand old venues have a lot of fascinating history within their walls. 1. Several

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

She’ll have to say yes to these breathtaking proposals

For one of the most important questions in your life, you need a perfect location. Wild, Wonderful West Virginia is

3 absolutely unforgettable scenic (and stunning!) plane rides

Zoom above untamed landscapes on a “Wild and Wonderful” scenic flight! Admit it: there’s only so much you can see

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

Meet the real busy bees behind your mountain honey

For a real sweet taste of mountain flavor, head straight to the source for some fresh, flavorful honey. Did you

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

Black book for your dates. Red book for your meals

Never— really, never— taste the same thing twice at Redbook Restaurant at Hillbrook Inn and Spa. Every dish— elegant multi-course

Your ultimate camping checklist (and where in WV to find what you need)

There’s nothing like camping in the mountains. This simple gear checklist well help you gather all the basics you’ll need

Where to try fresh Appalachian trout

No fish exemplifies the crisp, cool atmosphere of the mountains as much as fresh trout. They live in the cold

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

Escape to a world with no fast food, no stoplights

Get away from it all– traffic, crowds, even stoplights– in Monroe County, WV. Sometimes it is nice to step into

Take the trail less traveled— really less traveled!

Have you ever paddled a water trail? Water trails (also called blueways) are river or lake routes for small, non-motorized

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

Cocoa-palooza! Taste your way through this chocolate town

During the Lewisburg Chocolate Festival, the charming little town transforms into a scene straight out of Willy Wonka. Every corner

5 shows that come back year after year

Live theater in the Mountain State ranges from classic tales to contemporary dramas. Several are so popular, they return year

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

Discover your inner artist at these 7 WV art studios

Take home a piece of your own handiwork next time you go gallery hopping. Arts centers around the Mountain State

WV’s most historic music stage

Once a week, the uplifting chords of Larry Groce’s “Simple Song,” moving from major to minor, kick off another 2-hour

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

7 country trends for your mountain “I do’s”

Trace the roots of the rustic country wedding trend back to its inspiration: the Mountain State. Of course couples are

The treasonous secret of this elegant island

Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park is certainly one of West Virginia’s most… interesting stops. It is a stately island in

How to move to that old-time mountain sound

Even if you don’t know which way to swing your partner or how to do-si-do, you can dance like a

Take these stairs into the sky

You’re nearing the top. You’re eye level with craggy rock fins, which fiercely jut out of rolling green mountaintops like

7 jaw-dropping mountain wedding venues

Feel like shouting your love from the mountaintops? What better place to do it than the Mountain State? Whether the

Say “I love you” with the sweetest of the sweets

Switch it up this year and impress your sweetie with goodies whipped up in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. These local

9 best live, local music venues in WV

From bluegrass to rock’n’roll, gospel and country, you can get your fill of real mountain music here in the Mountain

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

The art on these barns is unique, but that’s not all you’ll see

If you want to explore the Mountain State’s most scenic landscapes, just trace the trails of one of Appalachia’s most

Ever had “cellar cider”? It’s not what you’re used to

A new duo of craft brewers are infusing the Greenbrier Valley with a set of spirits that harken back to

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

Skiing without the slopes: cross-country in WV

The slopes aren’t the only way to enjoy winter’s beauty. Explore with the laid-back, more soulful ski trip— cross country

Amazingly offbeat WV art galleries

West Virginia is home to some of the most offbeat art galleries you’ll ever find. Whether your passion is clay

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

Take a quaint stroll under earth’s crust

West Virginia is not just wild and wonderful above ground! Go below. We have some of the most intricate and

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

Quirkiest places for truly unique WV gifts

Looking for some really, really unique gifts this holiday? Check out the wealth of quirky, curious and funky gift shops

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,

Mountain flavor: Chef’s roast venison with chanterelles recipe

Warm your spirit with winter dishes from WV’s top chefs Morgantown-area chef Marion Ohlinger’s 30-year career as a chef has taken

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,

1 trail that charts 5 charming small towns

The 136-mile Washington Heritage Trail traces the footsteps of George Washington through picturesque 18th century towns in the Eastern Panhandle.

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

7 most unique old-time holiday events in WV

If the commercial bustle of modern America threatens to be a bit much for you this holiday season, never fear—

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

Off the beaten path in WV’s liveliest cities

West Virginia’s metro areas are full of opportunities to absorb what makes the Mountain State unique. Here are a few

Pure mountain ingredients that add WV flavor to your meal

If you’re thankful to live in West Virginia, there’s no feast more fitting than one created with the state’s pure

The #1 holiday getaway? You won’t expect this…

What’s the most world-renowned place to escape for the holidays? To the casino. Casinos in the Mountain State are famed for

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

Old spot, new feel: enjoy the fresh revivals of these 7 historic WV buildings

Old buildings in the Mountain State tell interesting stories. Not only do they reflect different types of architecture, they also

Primitive Touch: How to give your home an Appalachian, country-cute ambiance

Primitive décor brings a homey, old-time feeling to every space. West Virginia’s traditional primitives are simple decorations, treasured for their

Cultural crawls of WV’s Certified Arts Towns

West Virginia’s official certified arts towns go above and beyond. They are THE places to visit for a dose of

17 most scenic covered bridges in the WV countryside

West Virginia’s covered bridges are some of the most photographed landmarks in the state. Set against a backdrop of autumn

Our Local Palate | Morgantown’s best bites & beverages

  By Lauren Nagy The Local Palate made a stop here in Morgantown, and started like true West Virginians: with

Our Local Palate, Charleston | The best of WV’s capital city cuisine

By Kelsey Thomas The capital city’s food scene has really taken off in the past few years. Charleston is packed

7 places that take “Dinner and a Show” to a whole ‘nother level

Here in the Mountain State, you can unwind over a delicious meal and enjoy top-of-the-line entertainment, from murder mysteries to

Our Local Palate, Fayetteville, WV | A secret small-town foodie spot

by Angela Sundstrom Fayetteville is known for adventure. But even the most thrilling day is not complete without it culminating

Adrena-love: Aerial dates that might literally make you fall in love (maybe!)

West Virginia is the place for adventure— which is great for a budding romance! After all, it is said that doing

6 destinations you and the little ones will love– separately

Sometimes on your getaway, you want a little time away from the kiddos. So take them to West Virginia, where

How 5 inspired WV artisans bring the mountains into their work

The rolling hills of West Virginia and its peaceful small communities are the perfect setting for artistic inspiration and creation.

6 amazing things you can discover underground in WV

West Virginia is known for its breathtaking mountains, but some of its most fascinating sights can be found tucked into

Uncover fall along these scenic tracks

All aboard! As fall approaches, the West Virginia hillsides come alive with color, making it a perfect time to hop

West Virginia’s Oktoberfest Oktober-Bests

What better time of year to get out and discover real mountain flavor in West Virginia? Round up your friends

5 innovative musicians redefining WV mountain music

One of West Virginia’s most profound and longstanding contributions to American culture has been simple, earthy, acoustic music. We call