Come Thursday, November 9 to Sunday, November 12 and help us close our 2017 Capon Springs season. Plan your Veteran’s Day Escape Package now with spa time, golf, awesome food (made from scratch), hiking and reading in your favorite nook at Capon. It will be a great time as we end our 85th anniversary season! Call Tom in Reservations at 304-874-3695 to book your Veteran’s Day weekend now! $300 all-inclusive package for Friday to Sunday. Add on Thursday for only $118 per person with bath, $102 with share bath.
It doesn't get much better for Mom or the special women you celebrate with on Mother's Day Weekend - A meal at the Last Run Restaurant that Mom doesn't have to prepare or clean up after! The Last Run Restaurant at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park is preparing a $15 special meal ( Fried Pork Chops, Scalloped Potatoes, Buttered Peas, Roll, a drink and dessert) on Mother's Day Saturday, May 13 with dining hours from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Live music by Black King Coal is part of the Saturday evening entertainment. Make a weekend of it at Cass! Rent a company house on Friday and Saturday. Two night rentals of a company house includes two Saturday Special Dinners at the Last Run Restaurant! Yum! Reserve a house soon as they fill up quickly. Mother's Day Sunday features a dinner special of 3-piece fried chidken, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, roll and a drink, $15 per person. Mom's dinner includes dessert when purchasing the Mother's Day Special. Sunday hours begin at 10:30 a.m. until closing. Sunday church services are open to the public at Cass Methodist Church, 8:00 a.m. Trains are running this weekend on the Cass Scenic Railroad. Tickets are a separate purchase and available online or calling Mountain Rail. Train tickets are available online at www.mountainrail.com or by calling 877-686-7245. For company house reservations: 304-456-4300. Last Run Restaurant: 304-456-9952
Designed for grandparents and grandkids, these fun interactive sessions bring the kid out in all of us. Come immerse yourself in the freedom of outdoor play at Capon, where you CAN go back to your childhood and re-experience those happy carefree moments again.
Join in the 85th Anniversary Celebration of Capon Springs & Farms. Featured fun includes history tours, farm to table adventures and golf fun with Capon's new PGA pro! (including night and Flinggolf). Arrive Friday for the feast at 6 p.m. and enjoy a weekend getaway full of family friendly programs. Check out is 2 p.m. Sunday.
The West Virginia Telemark Festival is the largest gathering of Telemark Skiers in the South East. The event is hosted by Nords of Timberline, at Timberline Four Seasons Resort. Saturday we will have all-day Telemark clinics followed by an après ski party in the evening. Saturday Clinic $90.00 Lift Ticket - $59.00 Our Whole-day clinics run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m with 1 hour for lunch. Registration in Events Room from 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.; on snow at 9:00 a.m. Sunday, enjoy skiing the mountain and join us for our races. https://a.zozi.com/#/express/timberlinefourseasonsresortwv/products/201168
Families are invited on December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17, 2016 to create memories through this interactive Christmas Adventure! Children will write letters to Santa Claus, assist Santa’s elves in his workshop, try Mrs. Claus’ Christmas cookies, and even meet Santa Claus himself on this fun, one-of-a-kind experience. Adults $22; Children age 3 and up $11.50; free for under age 3. Santa's Christmas Adventure is sold by time slots, beginning at 6 pm through 8 p.m. nightly. A special, extended “Tea with Santa” time slot begins at 4:30 p.m. and is a highly popular upgrade to the Santa’s Adventure experience. Tickets are required and early reservations are strongly recommended. Visit gladesprings.ticketleap.com to get your tickets! One and two-night packages including deeply-discounted room rates, your Santa's Christmas Adventure “Passport to the North Pole” and breakfast the following morning are available by calling the Resort directly at 304-763-2000.
Families are invited on December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17, 2016 to create memories through this interactive Christmas Adventure! Children will write letters to Santa Claus, assist Santa’s elves in his workshop, try Mrs. Claus’ Christmas cookies, and even meet Santa Claus himself on this fun, one-of-a-kind experience. Adults $22; Children age 3 and up $11.50; free for under age 3. Santa's Christmas Adventure is sold by time slots, beginning at 6 p.m. through 8 p.m. nightly. A special, extended “Tea with Santa” time slot begins at 4:30 p.m. and is a highly popular upgrade to the Santa’s Adventure experience. Tickets are required and early reservations are strongly recommended. Visit gladesprings.ticketleap.com to get your tickets! One and two-night packages including deeply-discounted room rates, your Santa's Christmas Adventure “Passport to the North Pole” and breakfast the following morning are available by calling the Resort directly at 304-763-2000.
Bonus Round is an annual fan and gaming convention steeped in horror and science fiction! It's a weekend of fun in the beautiful hills of central West Virginia!
Life is an illusion. After 40 years of travelling all over the world and sharing his talents for the impossible, Will Slade was inducted into the Magic Circle in 2008. He has been retired from USSS since 1987. When he is not performing, Will spends his time farming his Howard County, MD land. Enjoy a front row seat for this intimate, personal experience of close up magic, while escaping to the magical world of Capon Springs & Farms. Package includes: lodging, three made from scratch meals, all taxes and tips, resort privileges (except for personal golf and spa services). There are three sessions with only 20 slots available for each session so reserve by October 1st. Reserve a spot by emailing Jonathan@caponsprings.net for 4 p.m. or 8 p.m. Thursday, or 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. Friday.
Join a celebration of folk music history with the Robin Kessinger Music Festival, featuring the West Virginia Flat Pick Guitar Championship and other live performances!
The 2016 Alpine Lake Resort Summer Music Festival will take place on Saturday, July 9th, 2016. Presale tickets are available at http://wvsummermusic.com/, and will be available for purchase at the front desk of Alpine Lake Resort beginning May 2, 2016. The 2016 Alpine Lake Resort Summer Music Festival Lineup: Terah Crawford Band (Noon – 1:30pm) The Terah Crawford Band is based in Deep Creek Lake Maryland. Terah is a Garrett County Native and combines her love for mountain music with the classics to create a musical style that comes straight from her heart. She is joined by guitarist and vocalist Scott Alexander, a talented song writer and solo artist with a unique voice that adds a stirring harmony to the group’s sound. Bill Crawford brings variety with the mandolin, banjo, and lead acoustic and electric guitar. Bill also writes many of The Terah Crawford Bands original songs with help from Crawford and Alexander. Bill writes and arranges his songs with Terah and Scott’s seamless harmonies in mind. In addition to their original, country and rock driven songs such as Saturday Night Sinner and Burn Us Another one, the TCB loves to play the music that has influenced them. You can hear their take on songs from The Band, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and more. Inspired by the Western PA acoustic duo The Phisbins, Terah started the band in 2013. Taking a page out of The Phisbin’s play book, the group offers an ever growing song list to most every audience that they play for so that the crowd can drive the show and hear the songs they really want to enjoy! Since their formation the group has played many notable shows including the Little Yough Music Festival in the summer of 2014, Deep Creek 2014 International Canoe Championships in the fall of 2014 and CMT Empowering Education in the summer of 2015 where they opened for up and coming country star Annie Bosko. Joined in collaboration with many musicians since the bands formation, they are currently very glad to welcome Oakland, MD fiddle player Jeremie Hamilton to share their stage. Jeremie expertly intertwines his bold playing style with the band’s homegrown way of playing. He is a perfect fit into the group and the music that they play. Catch the Terah Crawford Band with Jeremie Hamilton around Deep Creek Lake and we promise, you’ll have a really good time! Surrender Dorothy (2pm-3:30pm) Surrender Dorothy, which officially formed and began playing in 2006, is a cover band from the Cumberland, Maryland area. Surrender Dorothy plays classic rock and top-forty music. Brother Short Band (4pm-5:30pm) The Brother Short Band has a far-reaching fan base sweeping the Eastern U.S. from Michigan to Florida and beyond. By aligning their purist approach with a signature sound, Vocalist & Guitarist Greg Short, Percussionist Bill Harding, and Bassist Lynn King have been instrumental in influencing and inspiring today’s live music scene. At the heart of their work are unique stylings of crowd favorites from classic rock, blues, country (old and new)–along with many original songs. Their hook is surefire, with a range of influences from Johnny Cash to Led Zepplin. The Hillbilly Gypsies (6pm-8:30pm) Hailing from the beautiful Mountain State of West Virginia, The Hillbilly Gypsies have been making and performing their own brand of old time bluegrass and original mountain music for over a decade! Formed in 2001 from a chance meeting at the now infamous Wednesday night old time jam in Morgantown, WV; The Hillbilly Gypsies have been pickin’ n’ grinnin’ and entertaining their loyal fans ever since. The band is best known for their high-energy live performances and have become a crowd favorite at major festivals, fairs and concert venues all across the mid-Atlantic region and abroad. They perform in the old fashioned style, playing around a single vintage ribbon microphone. This “Old Timey” approach adds an authentic high-energy barn party atmosphere to their show. Watching the whole band work around the mic is like taking a trip back in time. It’ll sure make you want to get up and dance! ...and don’t let the flash of their lively stage performance and choreography fool ya, these folks are all highly skilled musicians and seasoned entertainers! Their lightning fast award-winning picking skills and musical arrangements mixed with natural comedic wit and high lonesome mountain vocal harmonies are sure to catch your ear right away. Combine that with a knack for original songwriting and a strong passion for old time and traditional music and this makes for an all-around authentic and exciting musical experience that you won’t soon forget. One listen and you’ll know that you are getting the real deal! The Gypsies are more than a band; they are a tight knit family, mindful of tradition but bold explorers of new and authentic styles of acoustic music and entertainment!
Meet Naturalist Julie McQuade at the Pipestem Nature Center to take a stroll around an old farm pond. We will take a dip, with a net, and see what type of critters are out and about. (1/2 hour – 1 hour). Meet at 11:30 a.m. Fee free. Outdoor exploration activity.
The 2nd annual Run for Hope 10K/5K Race welcomes kids and adults to get outside and walk or run today. Races beins at the Pipestem Amphitheater Parking Lot. Tentative start time at 8:00 a.m. Course is scenic and with moderate hills. Race is electronically chip timed. Eleven age divisions. Fee based. Registration form will post to this listing as available or visit the Jonathan Powell Hope Foundation website jonathanshope.org. The Mission of Jonathan's Hope is to eradicate childhood cancer through research, advocacy, and education, as well as provide financial and other types of support to children with cancer. Run for Hope is a non-profit organization based out of of Princeton WV. The registration form will post to this listing as available or visit the Jonathan Powell Hope Foundation website jonathanshope.org to learn more and register online.
Easter Egg Hunt. Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Tygart Lake State Park Foundation is fun for the whole family. Bring your children for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Tygart Lake State Park Nature Center area. Call for starting time and age groups. 304-265-6148
No Snow! means a great weekend rate at Blackwater Falls Lodge that includes dinner for two. No Snow nightly rate is available only for the nights of December 12, 13 and/or 14, 2015. The rate is $97 per night for any available room type. The rate also includes dinner for two in the Smokehouse Restaurant! Call (304) 259-5216 for details and to make reservations. This rate is only available the nights of December 12, 13, or 14. It does not include taxes or meal service gratuity. If winter time isn't you favorite travel time, take advantage of 'no measurable snow' and experience the season at Blackwater Falls State Park. The lodge is decorated for Christmas and holidays. The indoor pool is open. The scenery is wonderful.
The "big bad wolf" is a widely known term, but in actuality wolves are more afraid of us than we are of them. Join Ironwood Wolves, a small, USDA licensed educational facility, as they tackle the myths associated with these fascinating creatures. Hear discussions about behavior, family life, reproduction, diet, myth vs fact and the wolfs important role in the ecosystem. The presence of an educational animal is part program. This family friendly activity will take place in the Cacapon State Park conference center at the Lodge. Call for program times or email for program. There is no charge to attend.
Let New Year's Day be a perfect opportunity to start 2016 by connecting nature, engaging in physical activity, and promoting healthy lifestyles all year long. Meet at 10:00a at the Cacapon State Park Nature Center to begin exploring the natural beauty of the Ridge Trail. This trail is approximately 1 ½ miles with a few hills. Cacapon State Park is open year-round and features a lodge, restaurant, cabins and more. Learn about other events at Cacapon on the park website, Events/Deals tab. (First Day Hike miles can be used as earned miles in the 2016 Chief's (Hiking) Challenge.
Just the right amount of lights to make thing merry and bright - Lights Along the Midland Trail (Route 60) showcases 108 unique holiday displays at Hawks Nest State Park. Drive slowly around the state park property. There is no cost. Lodge, gift shop and restaurant are open year-round. Stop in! and sit a spell by the lobby fireplace. Lights on from about 5:30 - 10:00 p.m. each evening from December 1, 2015 to January 3, 2016. Happy Holidays from Hawks Nest State Park.
This annual jamboree has something for everyone: bluegrass music, food, arts and crafts, and a woodsman competition. Enjoy the down-home atmosphere. It's all free.
Ten state parks in West Virginia have lodges. Each with overnight accommodations and restaurants. Most with NYE activities planned including dances. Find information on the Full Calendar at www.wvstateparks.com. Parks featuring dinners/dances are Chief Logan Lodge, North Bend, Blackwater Falls, Canaan Valley, Cacapon, Pipestem, Twin Falls, Stonewall Resort and Tygart Lake.
Every tool box has it! Duct Tape. Make a sled of cardboard and duct tape and bring to the Blackwater Falls for the third annual Duct Tape and Cardboard Sled Race. Design and construct a person powered, corrugated cardboard sled able to withstand the down hill fun on the Blackwater Falls sled run. Awards for best design and team spirit. This year's theme: Mystical Creatures. Visit the park website (click the website link) for race time and registration information.
Here we come A-caroling! with Jeff Seager and Susanna Holstein. Sing along and learn the stories behind our favorite carols, from ancient ballads to popular modern songs. Open to the public. Animal shelter donations in the form of dog food, cat food, litter, toys, leashes, bedding will be accepted and donated to the Tucker County Animal Shelter. Call for story and song times. Visit the park website for other great events throughout the year at Blackwater Falls State Park.
A weekend of ballroom dancing with instructors Alicia Elam and Steve Prowse includes instructional time, two nights and more time for of open dancing, dinner on Saturday. A weekend package includes two nights lodging at McKeever Lodge. This is a fee based event and reservations are required.
Two days of FREE golf every week this Fall! Stay overnight any Wednesday in September or October and enjoy complimentary green fees on both Wednesday & Thursdays. (Normal cart fees apply).