Best winter weekends
Rain or shine, hot or cold, there’s always something exciting to do in the Mountain State.
Discover real West Virginia and sneak away for a winter weekend of R&R!
Snowy fun on the slopes
For a weekend of thrills and chills, look no further than WV’s ski resorts. Hit the slopes or take a spin on the ice rink at Canaan Valley Resort.
Try out your latest snowboarding tricks and take a dip in the heated outdoor pool at Snowshoe Mountain. At Timberline Four Seasons Resort, you can ski right out the front door of your cabin onto the Salamander Trail.
Winterplace Resort has the state’s largest tubing run, and skiing that lasts into the late evening for a twinkling starry night on the slopes.
Spend a night (or day) on the town
As West Virginia’s capital city, Charleston is hopping year-round.
Take a stroll through WV history, from prehistoric times to present day, at the WV Culture Center and State Museum. Check out the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences’ newest interactive exhibits: My Town, where kids can work and shop just like grownups, and 3 stories of fun for all ages at Ashton’s Climbing Sculpture.
Fuel up after your exciting day with some delicious local fare at Mi Cocina de Amor, Pies and Pints Pizzeria or Bluegrass Kitchen, just to name a few. Then top off your night with some great live music at The Empty Glass Café, or make a date with Lady Luck at Mardi Gras Casino and Resort.
America’s first spa, Berkeley Springs, is the perfect place to tuck away for a winter retreat. Treat yourself to a massage and soak in the healing mineral waters of Berkeley Springs State Park, or visit Atasia Spa for specialized treatments like raindrop therapy and sugar scrubs.
Warm your insides with a tasty barbecue at EarthDog Café or a bite of comfort cuisine at Tari’s Premier Cafe. Then drop by Berkeley Springs Brewing Company and quench your thirst with a craft beer brewed from local mineral water.
Pssst! In January during the town’s annual Spa Feast, you can also snap up great package deals on spa services, meals and lodging!
Get back to nature
What better way to experience winter’s beauty than at West Virginia state parks, where you can enjoy a quiet hike on snow-blanketed trails, then spend the evening warming by the fire with a hot cup of cocoa in hand?
During the cold-weather months, you can also snag some sweet deals on overnight stays! Check out great lodge room rates at Cacapon Resort, Chief Logan Lodge, Hawks Nest, North Bend, Pipestem Resort, Twin Falls Resort or Tygart Lake. Get cozy with your sweetie at Stonewall Resort with a package that includes dining, activities and more.
This post was last updated on January 22, 2018