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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

Pristine Waters. Peaceful Tranquility. West Virginia is a true paradise for anglers.

Almost Heaven provides incredible fishing opportunities for all anglers. From the pristine waters of Summersville Lake to the scenic Cranberry

These train excursions will lead you to stunning places

The sights and sounds you’ll experience on an excursion along the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad are unparalleled. American Bald Eagles,

Don’t Miss these Seasonal Finds at Almost Heaven Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets around West Virginia carry fresh, local produce throughout the year – but especially in spring and summer. Local

Martinsburg Art Festival

The arts come alive on June 15th in historic and artistic downtown Martinsburg, WV. Live music, art demonstrations, kids “make-it-take-it,”

Enjoy Southern Hospitality in Almost Heaven at These Charming Places to Stay

Around the state, charming hotels and motels welcome guests with southern hospitality each day. From historic hotels to unique motels,

A Family-Friendly Spring Break to Almost Heaven

Spring break is the perfect time to gather the family for a getaway to the Mountain State. West Virginia’s rolling

An Almost Heaven B&B Might Be for You if…

Cozy retreats. Historic locations. Fine Dining. Scenic Sights. Nestled in Almost Heaven, beautiful, historic, charming bed and breakfasts greet visitors

6 Springtime Gems in West Virginia

As Almost Heaven comes alive with greenery and budding flowers in the spring, it’s the perfect time to discover new

Vibrant Flowers and Historic Homes: Find Them This Spring in Almost Heaven

As spring breathes life back into the mountains of West Virginia, many homes around the state open their doors for

The Great Train Raid

The 4th Annual Great Train Raid brings the history of The Martinsburg Roundhouse and the Civil War to life with

Best State Parks in the Spring

State Parks around Almost Heaven come alive each spring with gorgeous wildflowers, lush greenery and a wide variety of outdoor

Father’s Day Cruise-In Car Show

Classic cars fill the downtown streets at Main Street Martinsburg’s Father’s Day Cruise-In Car Show. All cars are welcomes, and

Martinsburg Wine Fest

The Martinsburg Wine Fest will bring together amazing wineries, great music and amazing food that is sure to please the palate;

Chocolate Walk

Join us for an evening of chocolate bliss as we kick off the 17th Annual Hey Girlfriend weekend. Sample a

Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival

Experience the 40th Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival, October 17-20 in Martinsburg and Berkeley County, WV. Enjoy an old town

Boots, Brews & BBQ

At Boots, Brews, & BBQ you will have the opportunity to sample 35+ Craft Beers, dig into some amazing local

Fall Farm Fun Days

For years we’ve been celebrating the coming of fall at our orchard, with a fun festival.  Join us for live

Martinsburg Chili Cook-Off

Dine on a fall favorite food at Main Street Martinsburg’s annual Chili Cook-Off. September 29, 2 – 5 PM on the Town

Visit these Hidden Castles in Almost Heaven

Hidden throughout West Virginia, castles can be found that will that take you back in time. Beautiful architecture, manicured grounds

These Almost Heaven Views are Perfect – in Spring or Snow!

Whether the Mountain State is covered in sparkling snow or lush greenery, the views the state provides never disappoint. Here

Rich History & Scenic Beauty Lie On Every Corner of This Trail

Journey across the Washington Heritage Trail, a trail that George Washington himself blazed throughout his incredible life. The trail begins

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Good Times and New Experiences Await Ahead at these Almost Heaven Casinos

Nights spent with good friends and fun adventures make for lasting memories. Venture to the casinos around the state for

A romantic Valentine’s Day in the mountains of Almost Heaven

This Valentine’s Day, treat that special someone in your life to a uniquely West Virginian experience. The Mountain State has

Factory Tours for Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries

West Virginia is home to incredible businesses – many of which open their doors to share their crafts with the

The Ultimate Guide to Winter in Almost Heaven

This winter, we did our research and curated the ultimate guide to winter in Almost Heaven. From sledding down the

Romance in the mountains: Date ideas for that special someone in West Virginia

So you want to treat that special someone to an unforgettable trip, but you don’t know where to go? In

10 best mountain romance packages this Valentine’s Day

Enjoy special memories and new adventures this Valentine’s Day in Almost Heaven. Beautiful suites, delicious dinners, relaxing spa treatments and

The trip you’ve been longing for. Memories in the making. That’s Almost Heaven.

If you’re looking to visit West Virginia, these iconic adventures are perfect ways to see Almost Heaven. Whether you’re looking

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Travel every Almost Heaven region

Each region in Almost Heaven is home to beautiful sites. From gentle rolling farmland to deep gorges and canyons, the

Your Guide to Exploring the Monongahela National Forest

The Monongahela National Forest covers a massive area of nearly 1 million acres and is bursting with breathtaking scenery and

Discover fresh air and even fresher powder at the longest snow tubing run in the Mid-Atlantic

While skiing and snowboarding are perfect for adrenaline-seekers, Almost Heaven has something for everyone. If you enjoy a more relaxing

Have you been to West Virginia’s six national parks?

National parks offer incredible opportunities to experience history, explore the state’s natural beauty and venture to gorgeous places you’ve never

Light Horse Inn

Lily Garden B&B

Camphill is a smoke free bed and breakfast in the historic district of Harper’s Ferry.  We offer complete privacy in

Not Far From the Tree: This family-owned West Virginia farm is fun for everyone

Since 1927, Gritt’s Farm has worked to maintain its mission and vision: “to preserve and advance our families commitment to

These West Virginia activities are perfect for your New Year’s resolutions

We’ve all said it – “New year, new me.” Each new year brings the opportunity for change. Outdoor activities are

Have you tried these unique West Virginia winter experiences?

Winter in the Mountain Sate is the perfect time to venture out and experience new things! From incredible light displays

These 3 state parks are the best to visit in winter

Exploring West Virginia is always an exciting adventure, and it can be even more fun in the winter. In fact,

3 WV ski getaways with après-ski activities

When the snow begins to fall in West Virginia and the temperature gets lower, the fun and excitement are just

Unique ways to bring in the New Year in Almost Heaven

You don’t have to make the journey to New York City to get your fill of New Years fun! Be

3 luxurious WV getaways perfect for winter

Relaxation and adventure both last all year in the Mountain State. Whether you’re in the mountains of the New River/Greenbrier

West Virginia seasonal foods & drinks that will warm your spirit this holiday season

As the temperatures drop and the holiday season arrives, seasonal food and drink begins appearing throughout the Mountain State. These

These 5 Winter Mountain Resorts are Real-Life Wonderlands

West Virginia is an outdoor playground with winter mountain resorts around the state that are just waiting to be explored.

Experience winter sports, exotic animals & a world-renowned holiday light show at this unique park

Since 1985, the Oglebay Winter Festival of Lights has been a staple of the holiday season in West Virginia. The

5 spots to choose and cut Christmas trees in the Mountain State

The holiday season is here, and many of you are probably looking for that perfect Christmas tree for your living

How to shop local in Almost Heaven

Across West Virginia, there are small, locally owned businesses with products perfect for anyone. Whether you’re shopping for a loved

These 11 Winter Events Are Must-Sees in West Virginia

The winter season in the Mountain State is an amazing time of year when you can experience new and exciting

Cocoa Crawl

Join us in historic downtown Berkeley Springs for an evening of hot cocoa sampling! Our local shopkeepers are keeping their

The best places for ice skating in Almost Heaven

Whether you’re a child or just a child at heart, ice skating is something that you can enjoy. You may

Enjoy an Old Tyme Christmas in Harpers Ferry

This winter celebrate Christmas in an extra special way at the Harpers Ferry Old Tyme Christmas Festival. The festival kicks

These are some of the best shops for Almost Heaven goods

It is always fun to give and receive gifts. But it’s even better to support local, hand-crafted items sold by

Explore these 5 Nordic Trails & Touring Centers in West Virginia

Explore the Mountain State’s beautiful landscape during the winter by cross-country skiing the state’s incredible trails. From perfectly groomed trails

A Foodie’s Long Weekend Road Trip in West Virginia

If a colorful plate full of Almost Heaven flavor is on your list this season, get ready to hit the

Insider’s Guide to Real-World WV Locations in Fallout 76

Looking to explore the real-life Mountain State locations in Fallout® 76? You’ve come to the right place. Through an exclusive partnership

Shop til you drop at these 6 West Virginia boutique districts

It’s always a good time for a shopping trip — and we all deserve it every once in a while!

Do you know the history of these 4 haunted West Virginia locations?

It is no secret that West Virginia is home to many spooky places. With a history as unique and deep

These are the 9 best spots to go fishing in West Virginia

Throughout West Virginia, incredible fishing opportunities are located at every turn of the river. With over 20,000 miles of streams

Your Ultimate List of the Most Instagrammable spots in West Virginia

The Mountain State is known for its incredible beauty. From sweeping vistas to charming storefronts all around the state are

Where to Unplug in Almost Heaven

West Virginia is known for its scenic and peaceful landscape. From sleeping in a tree house to spending a day

Fallout 76: Did you catch these 8 WV landmarks?

This year’s hottest new video game, Fallout 76, will be set in West Virginia. Fallout 76 takes place in a

These are the Leaves You’ll Find in Almost Heaven

Each year people from all over come to the Mountain State to see its beautiful fall foliage. From gorgeous shades

Fall 101 in West Virginia

Fall in the Mountain State is a magical time of year. Leaf peeping, apple cider, pumpkin carving, corn mazes, bonfires,

The best ways to go leaf peeping in West Virginia

This fall, immerse yourself in the dazzling colors of the Mountain State’s fall foliage. See everything from the brilliant yellows

These 4 spots are perfect for fall foliage in West Virginia

Before the branches go bare, make sure to check out these West Virginia stops for the best October fall foliage.

Uphill and Downhill: The top ways to do both in West Virginia

No matter the season, there is adventure to be found in the Mountain State. Rain or shine, day or night,

Here are some Helpful Tips as Hurricane Florence approaches

As Hurricane Florence approaches, it’s important to take precautions to ensure everyone’s safety. For the latest news, check with these

The most unique places to stay in West Virginia will amaze you

Located throughout West Virginia you can find unique, beautiful and special locally owned motels and inns with incredible customer service

These College Football Teams Bring Action and Excitement to the Mountain State

Football has finally returned to the Mountain State! No matter what team you’re affiliated with, everyone can agree that college

HISTORY & HERITAGE EXPLORER: Check Out These Only-In-West-Virginia Monuments You Have to See To Believe

Jeanne Mozier, History & Heritage Explorer In West Virginia, monuments are quirky and occasionally dedicated to fictional figures – maybe.

LUXURY EXPLORER: Proximity – The Real Luxury of the Eastern Panhandle

Stephanie Mathias, Luxury Explorer As a native of West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, having close proximity to Washington, D.C. meant I

These Are The Best Pancakes in West Virginia

A stack of big, fluffy pancakes is the perfect way to start your morning. But here in the Mountain State,

Fill Your Heart with Fall: Fests for the Season

This fall immerse yourself in all things West Virginia by attending some of the states most exciting and unique festivals.

Mark down these 12 MUST-DO West Virginia Fall events

West Virginia is the perfect place for a fall getaway. With so much to do in the Mountain State, it

These 6 little-known West Virginia facts are going to blow your mind

West Virginia is known for its scenic beauty and its one-of-a-kind adventures, but the Mountain State has so much more

Discover the Perfect Scenic Drives in West Virginia

“Country roads, take me home, to the place I belong.” We all know this song by heart. In fact, you’re

National Grandparents Day was created in this small West Virginia town

Did you know that National Grandparents Day has roots in West Virginia? We celebrate Grandparents Day thanks to Marian Herndon

Relax amongst the adventure at these 6 incredible places

 It’s a known fact that West Virginia is home to incredible adventure, but the Mountain State is also full of

Battlefield Barn Bash

The 1862 battle is of significant historical value to our nation and a valuable West Virginia Landmark. Battlefield Barn Bash includes: historic Potomac river crossing (water levels permitting) and tours of the Shepherdstown Battlefield, food, music, and living history re-enactments.

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6 Incredible Almost Heaven whitewater rivers and how to experience them

Among many attractions, West Virginia offers visitors some of the most incredible whitewater rafting in the world. Since 1968, rafters

50 Facts to Celebrate 50 Years of Whitewater Rafting in West Virginia

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the whitewater rafting industry in West Virginia. Whether you are a beginner or

Adventure through Almost Heaven at these 10 spots

Whether you’re looking to take the perfect picture or go on the adventure of a lifetime, West Virginia has both

These fun and easy day-trips prove you’re never far from Almost Heaven fun

West Virginia is conveniently located within a few hours of many of our country’s major cities. Richmond, Virginia; Lexington, Kentucky;  Pittsburgh,

Grab your hats and mint juleps: It’s time for the West Virginia Derby

You may have heard of the Kentucky Derby, but did you know West Virginia has its own? You can experience

West Virginia Camping 101  

While West Virginia is home to so many great outdoor activities, camping is one of the best! From sleeping under

Stay in these 14 cabins for relaxing getaways

From rustic cabins perched upon a mountain to secluded hideaways, these cabins will provide the relaxing getaway you’ve been looking

45th Annual Apple Butter Festival

Join us for the 45th Annual Apple Butter Festival! With no admission fee and activities for all ages, this is

Fiddle Fight & Hoedown

EXPO brings the FIRST MOCO Fiddle Playing Contest! Contest starts at 1pm and may never end! Youth, Adult, and Esquire players will compete for prizes and your delightment! Guaranteed to be a fun, challenging event for all fiddle players in the area - players outside of Morgan County-- if you dare, are welcome to try to compete!!

Hot Rod Rockers at the Morgan County Expo!

Everything from Rockabilly to Disco, Classic Country to Doo Wop, Rock and Roll, and Blues. The song list is extensive and sure to bring out the dance and voice of everyone. Join us from 6:30pm to 7:30pm for fun, music, and more at the main stage area in front of the Senior Life Services Center of Morgan County!

From mild to wild: West Virginia rafting for families

Looking to spend some quality time and bond with your family away from all the hustle and bustle? Giver whitewater

1968-2018: A Look Back at the History of West Virginia Rafting

Whitewater rafting has been a staple of West Virginia and one of its most popular tourism attractions for many years,

Find your perfect West Virginia spa getaway today

In need of a spa getaway but not sure where to go? Relax, we’ve got you covered. With locations all

Your guide to campsites with a side of luxury in West Virginia

Are you a fan of the outdoors but not ready to commit to sleeping in a tent? We’ve got you

Berkeley County Youth Fair

Experience a traditional county fair, mixing agricultural interests and exhilarating carnival elements, at the 71st annual Berkeley County Youth Fair, in Martinsburg, August 4-11. Each day is packed with activities and events, so each day creates new experiences and memories. Fair-goers will delight in activities like bull riding, corn hole, a doughnut eating contest, tractor/truck pull, a Figure 8 Derby, a concert and more before ending the evening dashing between the dizzyingly fun carnival rides and games. Be sure to load up on delicious fair food, from grilled hamburgers to funnel cake, snow cones, cotton candy and more.

Eastern Panhandle Paracon at The Roundhouse

We are excited to announce the 1st annual Paracon at The Roundhouse in Martinsburg, WV. We will have paranormal groups, psychic mediums , tarot card readers, lots of other vendors !! Friday and Saturday paranormal investigations starts around 7pm. This is a additional fee. Saturdays event starts off at 9:30am. Sunday, starting at 11am, will be vendor's and entertainment. Everything will be announced as we go along!! Get excited this is going to be Big!!

These 5 dishes are nacho average snack

Sometimes nothing hits the spot quite like a towering pile of nachos. All around the Mountain State, you can feast

Whitewater rafting just outside of Washington DC

If adventure is what you seek, then look no further than the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Experience the ultimate