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Mountaineer Country is a Traveler’s Dream

Whether you are traveling from across the state border or across the pond, West Virginia is a world-class travel destination

You and Your Special Someone’s Valentine’s Day Date in West Virginia

Impressing your significant other on Valentine’s Day is made easy in Almost Heaven. Whether you want to get outside in

The Perfect 48-Hours on Snowshoe Mountain

Snowshoe Mountain in Pocahontas County is one of the most unique destinations in Almost Heaven. The second-highest elevation at just

Brewer’s Row in Charleston, WV is Worth a Visit

West Virginia’s Capital City is currently experiencing a blossoming craft beer and beverage scene. Several new breweries and distilleries have

Your Next Romantic Getaway is in Almost Heaven

With its pristine natural beauty, picturesque mountainous terrain and unique small towns, West Virginia has plenty of amazing locations for

A Ride Through Clarksburg, WV With The Davisson Brothers

Written by The Davisson Brothers Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center If you are in the downtown area of Clarksburg, WV,

Experience Almost Heaven in 48 Hours in Parkersburg

The Mid-Ohio Valley is famous for its history, local eats and hidden quaint towns. A prominent example of that combination

Festival Life in a Quaint West Virginia Town

Dry Creek Music and Arts Festival: June 23-24 Tucked away in Greenbrier County in southeastern West Virginia is White Sulphur

Our Guide to Spending 48 Hours in Morgantown, WV

Spend a weekend in Morgantown and find yourself right in the heart of Mountaineer Country. Home to West Virginia University,

Mark Your Calendar – 2023 Spring Events in the Mountain State

Fairs and festivals are part of what makes time spent in Almost Heaven unforgettable. From vibrant natural beauty to charming

Sunny Mountain Towns for Your Next Adventure

Witness the beauty of spring and summer accompanied by the warm hospitality and southern charm of an authentic mountain town.

Your Budget Friendly Guide to West Virginia

Planning a fun vacation or day trip doesn’t have to be expensive. There are plenty of activities that you can

Must-Sees and Must-Dos For Your Spring Bucket List

Head to West Virginia this spring and find an Almost Heaven atmosphere full of sunny skies and blushing blooms awaiting

What Makes Charleston, WV a Dining Destination

One of the highest honors possible for a Chef, the James Beard Awards recognize the top talent within the culinary industry each

7 Must-Visit Restaurants in the Mid-Ohio Valley

Written by Chef Ambassador, Chef Yancy Roush If you live in West Virginia and love food, you must make your

Autumn Events in Almost Heaven

Fall in West Virginia is truly Almost Heaven. From scenic landscapes and fresh produce to local artisans and live music,

Hit The Town With These Nightlife Destinations In The Metro Valley

If you’re searching for the perfect selection of nightlife and entertainment options, look no further than Almost Heaven. Home to

West Virginia Dining: Dinner With A View

Not only does West Virginia serve up Almost Heaven views, but the Mountain State is home to an array of

Swilled Dog is Shaking Up Spirits in West Virginia

Explorer Blog shared by: Swilled Dog Less than a year after we launched our distillery, our team at Swilled Dog

Plan Your West Virginia Coffee Shop Roadtrip

No matter where you roam throughout this beautiful state, there’s always a local place to caffeinate! Travel along our country

Root to Table’s 4th Annual Open-Air Feast

Enjoy the abundant space of Almost Heaven West Virginia as our top chefs showcase their favorite dishes crafted over one

Stache Strong Fundraiser for Brain Cancer Research

Limited release collaboration with Homaide Brewing for a Stache Strong Fundraiser – $1 per pint sold will be donated for

Visit The Ramps & Rail Festival in Elkins, WV

Explorer Blog shared by: Elkins-Randolph County CVB Elkins, West Virginia is home to the annual Ramps & Rail Festival which

You Need To Be In Wardensville, WV For Earth Day: Here’s Why!

Are you searching for the perfect weekend getaway on the country roads of West Virginia AND want to celebrate this

Build Your Spring Bucket List

Spring is the perfect time to get out and explore all that Almost Heaven, West Virginia has to offer. From

Seasonal Sweets: Ice Cream Shops in West Virginia

Signs of spring are all around, especially in our local ice cream shops. Better days are up ahead, filled with

The Vault on Main: Restaurant & Wine Bar

1010 Bridge Restaurant & Catering

Cody’s Restaurant

St. Patrick’s Day Sips

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a West Virginia local brew. Whether you prefer your beer extra-hoppy, citrusy, floral or sour,

Lucky Rivers Café and Catering

Our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

The perfect Valentine’s gift is never easy to come by, but we have you covered this year. Whether you are

Plan Ahead: The Ultimate 2022 Vacation Bucket List

Are you coming into the new year with a slew of vacation days burning a hole in your pocket? Or

Our Tips For Cooking Fresh & Eating Local in 2022

This new year we are all looking to make positive changes in our lives, with many of us hoping to

5 Weekend Getaways To Take In 2022

The colder months in Almost Heaven are some of the best times to explore quaint mountain towns and their charming

Keep Cozy With These 10 Wintertime Craft Brews

It’s no surprise that Almost Heaven is home to crowd-pleasing craft brews and natural flavors. With distinctive local ingredients and

2021 Holiday Gift Guide

The hustle and bustle of the holidays and shopping for everyone in your life can feel a bit overwhelming each

Winter Blues Farmers Market

The annual Winters Blues Farmers Market will be held on Saturday, February 26 from 1 pm – 5 pm. During

Fall Foliage Road Trip: U.S. 250 to W.Va. 88

Northern Panhandle Must-Visits With later than normal peak color arriving in the Mountain State, beautiful fall foliage remains in several

Road Trips from Virginia: New River/Greenbrier Valley

The New River/Greenbrier Valley Region is a beautiful, scenic area where upscale luxury meets small-town charm. With ample rock-climbing, whitewater

Road Trips on I-77: Mountain Lakes

The Mountain Lakes Region of West Virginia, while being the portion of the state with the smallest population, is in

Road Trips from Pittsburgh: Mountaineer Country

The Mountaineer Country Region of West Virginia is a lively and beautiful area filled with scenic attractions, fine dining, ample

Road Trips from Kentucky – Hatfield-McCoy Mountains

The Hatfield-McCoy Mountains are a place with extensive history and ample outdoor recreation. This region was named after the infamous

Road Trips from Washington D.C.: Potomac Highlands

The Potomac Highlands, located in the eastern portion of West Virginia, provides roughly 2,722 square miles of breathtaking mountain views

Road Trips on I-64: Metro Valley

Home to approximately 30% of West Virginia’s population, the Metro Valley Region is filled with a culturally rich atmosphere and

Our State Fair of West Virginia Foodie Guide

The State Fair of West Virginia is home to more than carnival rides and unbeatable concerts–each year food options ranging

Our Favorite Casino Games to Win Big in Almost Heaven

The Mountain State offers a variety of casino games– slots, poker, blackjack, roulette, craps, racing and many more ways to

Mountaineer Brewfest

The Mountaineer Brewfest festival showcases West Virginia’s finest Craft and Micro Brewers via an organized tasting and is held annually

Fourth Annual Hops On The Mon

What do you get when you combine a first-class beer festival with live music, great food, friendly competition, and a

Cookout West Virginia-Style this Summer

With summer just around the corner in Almost Heaven, now is the perfect time to fire up the grill and

Our 2021 Summer Bucket List

Golden sun rays and warm summer nights are the only thing on our mind as we approach the beginning of

Today’s Forecast in Almost Heaven: It’s Outdoor Dining Season

As Almost Heaven transitions from springy showers to summery sunshine, now is the perfect time to dine outside. This summer,

Mountain Momma Gift Guide: 9 Unique Picks for 2021

Want to treat the special lady in your life to the perfect Mother’s Day gift? With a rich collection of

Ramp It Up! Ramp Festival

The Second Annual Ramp It Up! Ramp Celebration in the Lost Paddle at ACE Adventure Resort celebrates a regional culinary delicacy

ACE Weekend

ACE Adventure Resort is celebrating Labor Day weekend by giving back to our awesome guests. Get great deals on rafting

8 Breweries and Distilleries to try this Spring

Whether you prefer a hops-y IPA, strong stout beer or Appalachian-made moonshine, the Mountain State has got you covered. This

These 3 WV Towns are officially the South’s Best

Awarded each year by Southern Living, the South’s Best Awards are an annual tradition. Coming off of a challenging year,

Checking Off Your Spring Bucket List in Almost Heaven

After a spectacular winter season, spring is blossoming anew in Almost Heaven. Relish in its liveliness by checking some items

The Smokehouse Restaurant

Weathered Ground Brewery

Hoot’s Bar and Grill

Whistle Stop

Tuque’s Bar and Grill

Old Spruce Brewery

Old Spruce Tavern

Junction Restaurant & Saloon

Takeout Dinner and a Movie Ideas

Whether you’re looking for stay-at-home date night ideas or just need inspiration for delivery, takeout or curbside pick-up, these pairings

Treat Yourself to an Almost Heaven B&B Getaway

Spring is just around the corner and let’s face it– it always feels like such a long haul to get

Cheers to Spring! Check Out These 5 Almost Heaven Breweries

1. Big Timber Brewing Company Elkins With a name that pays homage to the surrounding forests and the industry that

Romantic West Virginia Getaways

West Virginia is the perfect place to get away with that special someone for a romantic vacation together. Across the

4 Farm Fresh Recipes to Ring in the New Year

The new year typically brings about a yearning for change. Whether that’s setting health and fitness goals, planning adventurous outings

Mark Down These Restaurant Specials in West Virginia

West Virginia is full of unique and inviting restaurants that dish out decadent meals. And, during particular times of the

Relax and Recharge with these spa vacations in Almost Heaven

Everyone deserves time to pamper and treat themselves. Beautiful and peaceful spas await you around the state to help you

FESTIVALS EXPLORER: 7 Fishes – A Tradition, Book, Festival and Now a Feature Film

Robert Tinnell, Festival Explorer West Virginia-native Robert Tinnell is a writer/director/producer with experience in a variety of media. He most

Try This Celebrity Chef’s Recipe For Dinner

Matt Welsch is a Wheeling native who opened The Vagabond Kitchen. With a strong passion for community, he prepares dishes

A Taste of Almost Heaven: Thanksgiving Edition

Try something new for your family holiday gathering this year. Wow your company this Thanksgiving with delicious Appalachian-inspired cuisine. Sides

Warm Up With These 5 Cozy Drinks in Almost Heaven

When there’s a chill in the air, there’s nothing better than a cozy drink to warm you up. In West

Welcome to the Almost Heaven Pumpkin Spice Trail

Fall means colorful foliage, cool temperatures and pumpkin spice everything. From lattes to pastries to beer, pumpkin spice flavors are

Fill your Glass with Almost Heaven Cider

Fall is cider season. Whether you prefer yours hot or cold – or an adult version – a cup of

Discover Stunning Lakes Over 48 Hours in the Mountain Lakes Region

Stonewall Jackson, Stonecoal, Summersville, Sutton and Burnsville—you will need more than 2 days to fully experience all the stunning lakes

Explore charming towns during 48 hours in the Eastern Panhandle

Only 1.5 hours away from Washington, D.C., West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle

Find Your Mountaineer Spirit During 48 Hours in Mountaineer Country

Though most well-known for being home to West Virginia University in Morgantown, Mountaineer Country has more in store than you

Explore Adventure and Heritage during 72 hours in Hatfield-McCoy Mountains

The Hatfield McCoy Mountains are home to exhilarating adventure, historic heritage and family-friendly activities. 72 hours in the southern part

Make your way to Almost Heaven’s Northern Panhandle for 48 Hours

The slender Northern Panhandle at the top of West Virginia is home to riverside activities, arts, shopping, hiking and more.

A Quick Trip in the Metro Valley: Experience History, Culture and So Much More

Cityscapes, unique stops, shops, small town charm and so much more await in Almost Heaven’s Metro Valley region. Home to

History. Charm. Southern Hospitality. Discover it all in the Mid-Ohio Valley Region

Steeped in rich heritage, the Mid-Ohio Valley region of the state is home to historic, charming towns and beautiful riverfront

Try These 5 Farm-To-Table Dinners

It’s farm-to-table season in West Virginia, and there are a number of farms, restaurants and shops that highlight local farmers

Soak Up What’s Left of Summer: Last-Minute Vacations

With kids gearing up to go back to school and days getting shorter, it’s the perfect time to soak up

Make a Stop at These 4 Almost Heaven Craft Breweries

Unique taste. Rich flavor. Rooted in local history and lore. West Virginia craft beer has it all. If you’re a

CULINARY EXPLORER: 5 Must-Try Dining Destinations in Mountaineer Country

By Susan Riddle, Culinary Explorer Summer is the season for outdoor dining. There’s nothing better than good food and a

Where to catch the (baseball) game in WV

From the thrill of the game to delicious concessions, a baseball game is the best way to spend time with

Experience Almost Heaven along Interstate 77

If you’re traveling through Almost Heaven along I-77, there are a number of must-see stops. From Parkersburg to Bluefield, explore

Experience Nonstop Fun & Entertainment at These Almost Heaven Casinos

Enjoy a night out at West Virginia’s nightlife and entertainment opportunities. Almost Heaven has a little bit of everything; table

5 stops along I-70 in West Virginia

If you’re traveling along I-70 in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, there are several unique stops in the nearly

Traveling along I-79? Here are your must-stop spots

If your road trip is taking you through Almost Heaven, you can’t miss these stops along Interstate 79. I-79 runs

Scenic Stops You Can’t Miss Off I-68

Interstate 68 runs through the Mountain State for just over 30 miles, and there are some scenic pit stops you

5 Unique Stops Along the Mountain Music Trail

West Virginia is filled with hiking trails, ATV trails and river trails. A different type of trail goes along the

Don’t Miss These One-of-a-kind Events At FestivALL

Each summer in Almost Heaven, FestivALL is a highlight of the season. Throughout the 15 days of FestivALL, festival-goers can

FAMILY EXPLORER: Marion County has plenty of family fun to spring into

Marion County is right in the middle of everywhere. Whether you’re just passing through on an overnight trip, visiting friends

Mountain Views: Dining Al Fresco During Spring in Almost Heaven

When the weather warms up and flowers begin blooming through the mountains, dining outside in West Virginia provides a whole