AgritourismA crisp, ripe apple. A faded red barn. The clean smell of a fresh breeze. Experience life’s simple pleasures on a farm in Almost Heaven.
Agritourism in Almost Heaven
Enjoy a peaceful rural farm stay at a quiet bed and breakfast. Or find a local grower for a pick-your-own experience. In West Virginia, there’s a lot of farmland to explore. The Mountain State has the highest percentage of family-owned farms in the U.S. And a healthy growing climate makes it possible to enjoy the outdoors all year round.
Places to Stay
The Barn With Inn
Looking for a real farm experience? Book a night at the Barn With Inn. This charming bed and breakfast is located on Highland Springs Farm, a working farm in the northern panhandle of West Virginia. The 35-acre Wellsburg farm is a sanctuary for the animals who also live on the property.
Capon Springs and Farms
Capon Springs and Farms is a true old fashioned getaway. Originally a 19th century resort, it is now a third generation family-owned destination where guests are treated like friends of the family. While you’re here, explore 4,700 acres of breathtaking scenery. Farm-to-table dinners are the norm and delicious baked goods are prepared on-site daily. Rejuvenate with the healing spring water available throughout the property.
Just an 1-hour outside of Washington, D.C. you can find Oldeststone farm. A 275-year-old 46-acre working farm tucked into the rolling farmlands outside of historic Charles Town. It is said to be the oldest continuously inhabited house in the Shenandoah Valley. Here, the rooster crows early. There’s no TV but the impressive ten-foot stone fireplace and thick solid walls transport you to another time.
Affordable comfort can be found at Modern Homestead Guest House. A redeveloped and restored historic property dating back to the 1930s, located 12 miles outside of Morgantown in the town of Reedsville. The five immaculate guest suites are comfortably furnished with fully-equipped kitchens, laundry, private baths and private parking. Be sure to visit their gift and coffee shop at Modern Homestead for unique gifts and delicious house made pastries and handcrafted drinks.
Heritage Farm Museum & Village
Heritage Farm is a replica 19th-century Appalachian Village outside of Huntington. There are over 15 log structures and 5 log cabin inns with modern amenities to retreat to. While at Heritage Farm visit the on-site cafe, artisan center, blacksmith shop, log church, museums, Conway Homestead Site, petting zoo and other hands-on activities for kids and parents alike.
Since 1927, Gritt’s Farm has been a working farm in Buffalo, just outside of Charleston. On this three-season farm, guests can enjoy hydroponic produce, flourishing garden center, summer outdoor produce, or sign-up for a CSA. Gritt’s Fun Farm is an exciting attraction in the fall. Visitors can enjoy the animals on the farm with grass fed cows, goats, rabbits, chickens, and two dogs on the property.
A staple to the local community of Martinsburg, Orr’s Farm offers a diverse array of specialty crops, and a variety of agritourism events and activities. The fall harvest season is a bustling and exciting time, filled with delicious fruits of all kinds. Their pick-your-own operation includes flowers, blueberries, strawberries and so much more depending on the season.
Wonder Valley Farm
Wonder Valley Farm in Gandeeville is a magical experience. Here you can see their lush lavender field and their robust apiary. Visitors can enjoy the 100-acre farm for tours, festivals and retreats. Wonder Valley Farm strives to be a sustainable, diverse, and relaxing agritourism destination in West Virginia.
Stone House Lavender
Stone House Lavender is a new Lavender Farm located in Fairmont. In addition to a tour of the lavender meadows, visitors can purchase handcrafted lavender products in the farm shop.
Sunset Berry Farm
Atop a scenic mountain in Alderson, Sunset Berry Farm combines beauty with delicious berries and fruits. The family-run farm specializes in strawberries, sweet corn and watermelon. Pick your own produce and make memories to last a lifetime with your family.
Riffle Farms raises grass-fed and finished bison tucked in the hills of Preston County, where the grasses are cool and the snow is heavy. Riffle Farms is part of a growing movement. A movement to facilitate the large-scale regeneration of the world’s grasslands and the livelihoods of their inhabitants, through holistic management led by The Savory Institute founded in 2009 by Allan Savory.
The State Fruit of West Virginia: The Golden Delicious Apple
The Golden Delicious apple was discovered in 1912 in Clay County by Anderson Mullins. On February 20, 1995, the Golden Delicious apple was designated as the state fruit. In 2013, the Golden Delicious was one of four apple varieties featured on 33-cent stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service.
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