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Santa’s Wonderland

Experience the magic of Christmas at Santa’s Wonderland at your local Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s! Bass Pro Shops and

Enjoy These Winter Activities With The Whole Family in Tucker County

Winter is full of adventure in the Mountain State. However, skiing and snowboarding aren’t the only activities to enjoy when

BUDGET EXPLORER: Affordability Meets Five Star Winter Experience

By: Brian Sarfino, Budget Explorer Forget about boots with the fur.  Two-story granite hearth fires are no warmer than the

Discover the Magic of Winter at These 4 Almost Heaven Resorts

Winter holds endless possibilities in West Virginia. Snow-covered mountain landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for any adventure. Almost Heaven is

Experience these adventures with your family this winter in West Virginia

This winter experience the magic of Almost Heaven. Winter in West Virginia is a beautiful time of year full of

NIGHTLIFE & ENTERTAINMENT EXPLORER: Huntington’s Holiday Music Scene is Hoppin’

Tyson Compton, Nightlife & Entertainment Explorer The music scene in Huntington is always hopping. The V Club presents both national

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

Visit These Historic Almost Heaven Homes This Holiday Season

Many of West Virginia’s most historic homes are open for tours during the holidays. Take a step back in time

Find the perfect Christmas Tree at these 4 Farms

The holiday season is approaching, and it’s time to start looking for the perfect tree for your living room. West

Light Up the Night at These Magical Holiday Lights Festivals

Twinkling lights. Warm blankets. Loved ones by your side. Embrace the cold air and enjoy Almost Heaven’s holiday festivities. Grab

Get Warm in These 5 Cozy Cabins for the Holidays

Thanksgiving, Christmas and every holiday in between are best spent in the comfort of a West Virginia cabin with loved

4 Ways to Spend Thanksgiving in West Virginia

Thanksgiving in West Virginia is time for family and fun. From exploring waterfalls to preparing meals in a cozy cabin,

Don’t Miss These November Events in Almost Heaven

As fall slowly turns to winter, West Virginia turns its eye toward holiday events and activities. Mark down these must-see

Haunted West Virginia Locations That Are Sure to Give You Chills

With as much unique history as West Virginia has rolling through its hills and mountains, it is no surprise to

Spending your Saint Patrick’s Day in Almost Heaven

This Saint Patrick’s Day, you can celebrate Irish heritage no matter where you are in the Mountain State. Put on

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

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

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

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

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

LUXURY EXPLORER: Experience America’s Resort, A Four-Season Travel Destination

Cam Huffman, Luxury Travel Explorer It’s a question that’s posed almost as often as When was “The Greenbrier built?” (1913)

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.

12 months, 12 festivals & events in West Virginia

Throughout the year, the Mountain State is home to some of the most unique and fun festivals and events. From

Celebrate Easter in West Virginia

For many, Easter is a time for rebirth, renewal and reflection. It’s also a time for celebration and family fun.

Celebrate Mardi Gras in West Virginia

  You don’t need to travel to New Orleans to toss festive beads and feast on king cake. Celebrate Mardi

Best winter weekends

Rain or shine, hot or cold, there’s always something exciting to do in the Mountain State. Discover real West Virginia

Score huge winter discounts on these cozy mountain cabins

Most folks rent mountain cabins in the summer— peak season for barbecues, rafting, hiking and warm-weather fun. But the best

You’ll never want to leave this mountaintop village

Snowshoe Mountain has some of the best skiing in the entire mid-Atlantic region— but there is way more to do

This has got to be the quirkiest parade in the country

  The distance from Lewisburg to Shanghai, China, is about 7,450 miles. No one really knows how, when or why

Nowhere goes more over-the-top for Christmas than this mountain retreat

“America’s Resort” takes holidays to the next level with 60 Spectacular Days of Holiday Cheer. Live the holiday high life.

5 ways to explore WV’s winter backcountry

Of course the Mountain State is the place to be for winter slopes— but you can trek those wild winter

3 holiday road trips to make gift shopping exciting

Mine the mountains for handcrafted gifts! Only Santa could fly through all of West Virginia, but these road trips hit

Getaway gifts (that won’t break the bank)

Give the gift of a mountain escape. Treat someone special in your life to a Mountain State retreat, full of

The unbelievable perks of spending your holiday at the casino

Score the year’s best and biggest casino prizes and giveaways, just in time for the holidays. Extra rewards, special entertainment

Winter train rides

Ride a vintage locomotive for the year’s most magical Christmas tradition! Starting in late November, the romantic age of steam

A storybook holiday escape in the mountains

Thousands upon thousands of tiny glistening lights unite in one of America’s largest light displays: the Winter Festival of Lights

These unique historic homes only open for the holidays

West Virginia’s most historic homes are open for tours during the holidays— and for some of these vintage gems, it’s

11 top Mountain State traditions to start this holiday

Start new traditions in the Mountain State this holiday season. Share Mountain State memories with folks you love most— decorating together,

The perfect ski-it-all escape

If you find yourself dreaming of winter wonderland getaways filled with skiing and snowboarding, the Mountain State in the winter

5 best ol-time stops in this National Park’s living history village

Harpers Ferry is perhaps one of the most unique places in the United States. The upper portion of Harpers Ferry is a

WV’s richest history lies deep underground

Take a fascinating tour through the earth in an authentic, restored, turn-of-the-century coal mine in Beckley. If you haven’t yet

5 shows that come back year after year

Live theater in the Mountain State ranges from classic tales to contemporary dramas. Several are so popular, they return year

Different types of skiing in the mountain slopes

Resort, freestyle, glade, backcountry, telemark: what does this all mean? Here’s a quick primer on the equipment and styles that

There’s still time! 4 winter trips to squeeze in

Never fear, winter people! There is still time for winter sports in the Mountain State. In case you haven’t already,

7 reasons to be “the family that skis together”

There’s still plenty of snow on the slopes in West Virginia. Here are 7 reasons to book a trip and

WV’s 3 most notorious ski trails

West Virginia is the prime location in the southeast for skiing and snowboarding, with some of the most challenging trails

Winter in bloom: brighten those winter blues with this wild, floral beauty

Break up the winter’s white pallette with the colorful hues of West Virginia’s wildflowers. Even when the greenery retreats and

How to make a childhood favorite even better

Remember snow days as a child? Searching for the perfect hill with your sled in hand, trudging your way to

Win this winter race with just cardboard and creativity

  Think you have what it takes to build your own racing sled? All you need is a roll or

Master show-stopping stunts at these 9 awesome terrain parks

If zipping downhill on the bunny slopes seems too tame, try tricking on the terrain parks! Lucky for you, each

Swim in the snow? Yup, waterslides and all!

Kids still going bonkers even after a long day on the winter slopes? Send them outside to the waterslide. Yes—

4 most indulgent ways to upgrade your Mountain State ski trip

Resort skiing is the best of 2 extremes– the gritty fun of barrelling down slopes combined with the sheer luxury

Soar through frosted forests with winter ziplining

  A zipline trip can give you a unique bird’s eye view of the mountains— even in the winter. “The

Skiing without the slopes: cross-country in WV

The slopes aren’t the only way to enjoy winter’s beauty. Explore with the laid-back, more soulful ski trip— cross country

Family Fun on the Slopes and Beyond

Recapture the childlike magic of the season with your own kids in #AlmostHeaven. Winter has a way of capturing some

If your kids have enough “stuff,” here’s a gift idea.

Technology is wonderful. But the truth is we all need time to unplug— especially kids. With access to their favorite

Simplify with a small-town holiday in the hills

  Rediscover the simple wonders of the season in the West Virginia hills. Step into the quaint charm of small-town

French Creek Christmas Trees

Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Cedar Lakes Conference Center is located in Ripley, WV. This facility is included in “A Guide to Accessible Recreation in