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. Young woman with skis at Snowshoe Mountain, WV

Head to Oglebay Resort to hit the ski and snowboard area, then visit with the animals at The Good Zoo (open year round, weather permitting).

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.

Take a quiet cross-country ski adventure at Elk River Touring Center or White Grass. Blackwater Falls State Park also has some great cross-country trails, too, plus the East Coast’s longest sled run!

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.

Pamper yourself

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.Facial massage, WV

Browse an eclectic collection of stores and art galleries including The Shops of Fairfax Street, BlackCat Boutique and Ice House Artists’ Co-Op.

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.

Wrap up your day at cozy lodging options like Country Inn of Berkeley Springs.

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 Snowy lane through deep woods in West Virginiabeauty 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 September 21, 2021