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4 Reasons Why The Hatfield-McCoy Mountains Region is Worth a Trip

The Hatfield-McCoy Mountains region is rooted in history and has the perfect blend of adventures. From the ATV-friendly towns to

The Cocktail Bar

The Dish Cafe

Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau

Arrowhead Bike Farm

China Palace

Alexander’s On 7th

Bella The Corner Gourmet

Cathedral Cafe

Mercer County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)

Relax and Recharge With a Trip to the Eastern Panhandle in Almost Heaven

West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle boasts relaxation amongst charming communities and breathtaking scenery. The setting radiates with historic wonder and peaceful

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

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

6 Ways to Celebrate West Virginia Day

Since West Virginia was declared a state on June 20th, 1863, the Mountain State has only become more beautiful with

The Magical Towns of the Monongahela National Forest

The Monongahela National Forest is a wilderness area encompassing nearly one million acres in West Virginia. It allows its visitors

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

Summer Road Trip to the Northern Panhandle

The Northern Panhandle in West Virginia represents one of two panhandles in West Virginia. With historic cities like Wheeling, Weirton,

Ramp Up Your Spring With WV’s Green Gem – Chef Ambassador Story

Written by Chef Ambassador, Matt Welsch Springtime in the West Virginia mountains is something to behold. As we say in

Almost Heaven’s Newest Happenings

From unique and delicious dining spots to one-of-a-kind, stellar lodging options, there is an endless array of exciting happenings taking

Plan A Visit To This Civil War Battlefield

If you consider yourself a history buff, a trip to Philippi, West Virginia is a must! On June 3, 1861,

Rich Culture and Delicious Grub in Weirton, WV – Chef Ambassador Story

Written by Chef Ambassador, Matt Welsch. Photography by Daniel Finsley We are, and always have been, a people on the

48 Hours in the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area

Spanning an impressive 100,000 acres, the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area is home to some of the Mountain State’s

Cast Iron, the Quintessential Appalachian Pan

Written by Chef Ambassador, Matt Welsch I’ve often said, usually misty-eyed after a few sips of bourbon, that my heart

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.

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

Mountain State Maple Days Celebrates Appalachia’s Culinary Forest Heritage

At the end of Winter, in February and March, the forests of West Virginia begin to feel different. The days

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

The Wardensville Garden Market is a Must-Stop this Holiday Season

Explorer Blog Shared by Wardensville Garden Market Recently voted as the Best Bakery in West Virginia by the Best of

Hidden In Plain Sight – 8 Downtown Wheeling Gems You May Not Have Heard Of

Written by Chef Ambassador, Matt Welsch. “You can’t get there from here.” “A country mile.” “As the crow flies.” Old

Our 2022 Almost Heaven Fall Bucket List

Celebrate fall in Almost Heaven and let our 2022 bucket list be your guide. From exciting outdoor adventures and tasty

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

An Ode to Pepperoni Rolls – Chef Ambassador Story

Written by Chef Ambassador, Matt Welsch. I’ve often said, “there are many beautiful places in the world, and West Virginia

Road Trip From One National Park to Another in West Virginia

Traveling West Virginia’s iconic country roads during the spring is an experience you can’t find elsewhere. Mountain ridges and rolling

Learn the Unique History of Berkeley Springs

Springing to life with the beauty of a mountain town accompanied by a past full of rich history gives Berkeley

48 Hours in Davis, West Virginia

The tiny mountain town of Davis is a hidden gem that lies on the edge of the Monongahela National Forest,

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

48 Hours in Romney: A Guide to One of West Virginia’s Oldest Towns

Nestled within the Potomac Highlands and surrounded by the Allegheny Mountains, the hidden gem of Romney can be found. Being

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

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

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

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

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

Fall in Love with these Autumn Date Ideas

This fall, greet the crisp, autumn air by snuggling up close with the one you love most. A collage of

Fall Foliage Road Trip: W.Va. Route 310

Shifting Hues & Historic Views Due to a warmer than usual fall, color has been slower to peak in West

Fall Foliage Road Trip: Midland Trail & Country Route 11

Iconic Views & Breathtaking Overlooks This week in Almost Heaven, we are beginning to see vibrant color spread across the

Road Trips from Columbus – Mid-Ohio Valley

The Mid-Ohio Valley Region, known for its tourism, agriculture and manufacturing industries, is a charming place full of adventure and

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 Washington D.C.: Eastern Panhandle

The Eastern Panhandle is home to approximately 6% of the state’s population – offering the perfect serene getaway. One of

Road Trips from Pittsburgh: Northern Panhandle

The Northern Panhandle is one of two panhandles in the state (fun fact: West Virginia is the only state out

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

Fall Foliage Road Trip: Route 24 to U.S. 219

Majestic Summits & Mountain Towns This week, the foliage in the higher elevations of West Virginia will be reaching peak

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice: 6 Savory Stops

We love local flavors year-round in Almost Heaven, but the cool breeze of fall has us ready to settle in

Our Official Fall 2021 Bucket List

The time we have all been waiting for is almost upon us—fall in Almost Heaven is near. The crunch of

A Foodie’s Farm-to-Table Roadtrip in West Virginia

Here in West Virginia, agricultural heritage can be traced back for decades upon decades with both classic and new flavors

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

West Virginia Food Truck Festival

The Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, and the Town of Eleanor, are hosting a one-of-a-kind event

Up Your Road Trip Game with these 4 Tips

Looking to prepare for the greatest road trip of your life? You’ve come to the right place. Along the rolling

Race the School Bell: Last-Minute Summer Vacations

Summer in West Virginia brings about days of exploring, nights spent up with friends and memories that will last until

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

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,

Adventure below the surface: West Virginia Caverns

Set out on a quest to explore some of West Virginia’s most hidden gems. A trip to an Almost Heaven

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

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

Shop Small – Check Out These 10 WV Online Stores

West Virginia shopkeepers and artisans work tirelessly to create meaningful, handcrafted goods for their patrons. Though you might not have

10 ways to practice social distancing, WV Style

Lucky for folks in the Mountain State, we can still find ways to explore West Virginia while practicing safe social

Tasty Almost Heaven Recipes

Sometimes the perfect escape can be found right in your kitchen! Use the recipes below to make some almost heaven

March Events You Won’t Want to Miss

It’s official, spring is right around the corner. Indulge in some springtime cheer and check out these unique events from

Everything You Need for a Valentine’s Date Night In

This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday. Instead of hustling around to get ready to go out on the

These West Virginia Chocolates Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Chocolatiers in West Virginia craft heavenly delicacies fit for royalty. Whether you’re looking for a tasty present for a loved

FAMILY EXPLORER: Exploring Wheeling with Kids

Jeremy Morris, Family Explorer Jeremy Morris is a West Virginia native who has spent his adult years working in the

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

Chase the Winter Blues Away, Enjoy this Season the Right Way

There’s no denying that the cold winter months are here. With a little fun, relaxation, and good food, your least

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

Enjoy a WV Snow Day Indoors or Outdoors

Channel your inner child on an Almost Heaven snow day this winter. Spend the day outside in the chilly elements,

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

7 Resolutions for an Almost Heaven New Year

It’s that time of year again where we set goals for the approaching new year. Add some of these resolutions

Unity Cafe

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 True Farm To Table Thanksgiving

Family. Food. Fun. The only thing that could make your Thanksgiving dinner better is food from local farmers. Almost Heaven

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

Capture Beautiful Family Photos in West Virginia Year-Round

Home to stunning spots and locations, West Virginia is perfect for any family photo session. Picture beautiful mountains, rushing waterfalls,

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