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7 Steps and Tips for Stargazing

West Virginia is one of the best places in the country to see the stars. Offering breathtaking views of the

Bring Out Your Warm Blankets, Its Cozy Cabin Season in Almost Heaven

Warm, cozy cabin getaways are just around the corner in Almost Heaven. From luxury log cabins to secluded, scenic retreats,

Spend two days in the beautiful Potomac Highlands

Vast forests. Rolling, winding country roads. An unmatched sense of adventure you’ve never experienced before. All of this is waiting

FAMILY EXPLORER: Explore The Great Outdoors in Pipestem, Summers counties

by Jamie Null, Family Explorer West Virginia is full of nostalgic entertainment, hidden in big cities and small towns. One

Brilliant Starry Skies Await You in Almost Heaven

Stargazing is an incredible adventure where you can forget about the bustle and bustle of everyday life and instead simply

Magical Almost Heaven Camping Spots

Brisk evenings spent under the stars. Roasting marshmallows and making incredible memories. Camping in the Mountain State is an experience

These 19 Adventures in West Virginia are Must-Sees

Scenic beauty. New adventures. Lasting memories. The mountain state is home to all of these things and more. It’s the

West Virginia State Parks

Strap on Your Skis for the Thrill of a Lifetime Under the Stars in Almost Heaven

Experience the thrill of making turns as the sun sets behind you with night skiing. This winter, take advantage of

True West Virginia Nightlife: Stargazing Must-Sees

The Mountain State is known for its incredible scenic beauty and outdoor adventure opportunities, but did you know it is

155 ways to enjoy summer in West Virginia

West Virginia turns 155 years young on June 20! And while you’re spending the birthday exploring the beautiful state, here

4 hidden trout hotspots

Follow the locals down to these hidden trout-teeming hotspots in the Mountain State: 1. Second Creek – Monroe County This

6 reasons why West Virginia is out of this world

West Virginia is known for its majestic scenery, outdoor adventures and delicious home cooking. But the Mountain State also boasts

3 areas in WV that grow flora usually found across the world

Have you heard of Ice Mountain? This 150-acre nature preserve in Hampshire County gets its name from an unusual geological

Gal getaways: glamping

Want the fun camping with the gals, but the comfort of something a little more upscale? Try mountain “glamping.” From

5 things your out-of-state spouse ought to know about your WV roots

West Virginia is an anomaly. We do things differently around here, so you may find it hard to describe your

Loafer’s Glory B&B and Campground

Make every moment count on these 48-hour family escapes

Wild, enchanting backcountry is yours for the weekend. West Virginia’s immersive adventure packages get everybody back to nature. Get ready

Winter’s most full-throttle adventure

Plunge through the snowy outback in a RZR! Snowshoe Mountain Resort’s 11,000 acres are some of the most pristine in

This might just be WV’s most scenic rail trail

One of West Virginia’s mountain rail trails sticks out above and beyond the rest when it comes to scenic beauty:

Starlight Cafe at the Green Bank Observatory

6 sweet WV adventures for outdoor lovers who also love each other

Time outside is sweet, but time outside with the one you love is even sweeter. So power down your phone

Enjoy The Hike Or Stay The Night: Mountaintop Fire Towers

Find a mix of adventure and solitude atop West Virginia’s old fire towers. The Olson Observation Tower, the first fire

This tiny mountain town is an outdoor adventurer’s dream

We’re going to let you in on a little secret— deep in West Virginia, there’s a prime destination for art

6 best fall hikes in the mountains

There’s no better time to take a hike than in the fall, when your feet crunch on crisp autumn leaves

A stargazer’s guide to Green Bank

If you often find yourself staring at the sky on a starry summer night, definitely plan a trip to Green

9 mountain landscapes that will make you feel at peace with the world

Find solace in West Virginia’s most picturesque state parks and wildernesses. If you need a break— or want to plan

She’ll have to say yes to these breathtaking proposals

For one of the most important questions in your life, you need a perfect location. Wild, Wonderful West Virginia is

Aaaand the East Coast’s darkest starry skies are in…

The East’s darkest skies? The Mountain State, of course! West Virginia’s sparse population, remoteness, and lack of huge cities all

6 places to get really, really off the grid

Ditch the laptop and cell phone at home and recharge YOUR batteries instead at one of these off-the-grid places in

June Insta-greats

  This June brought out some of the things we love most about Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. Vibrant arts and

This ol’ barn: Tuck in for the night

Get a quaint taste of simple life on the farm— without all the work. Renting rustic, historic barns in West

7 jaw-dropping horseback riding adventures in WV

Trek the mountains the same way the settlers did— by horseback. Many mountain trails are only used for horseback rides,

Sleep under the stars! The East Coast’s finest stargazing

West Virginia has some of the clearest night skies east of the Mississippi. While darkness is becoming a scarce luxury

7 country trends for your mountain “I do’s”

Trace the roots of the rustic country wedding trend back to its inspiration: the Mountain State. Of course couples are

How many of these 45 authentic WV experiences have you had?

West Virginia has never been one to follow the trends— I mean, we exist because we created our own state

9 most amazing places to sleep in WV

There’s no better way to immerse yourself in West Virginia’s nature than falling asleep among the trees and under the

There’s actually plenty to hear in the US’s largest “Quiet Zone”

Eastern West Virginia is home to the nation’s largest “quiet zone.” When was the last time you heard only the

Wilderness Ridge Farm

Wilderness Ridge Farm – Cabin Rental – Lodging DRIVING DIRECTIONS:  US Rt.  35 N. from Charleston,  left onto  Cornstalk Road,

Sky Tours

 More for families or groups with bigger kids, from my dark site location by appointment, I offer day or night

Shalimar Farm Vacation Retreat

Shalimar is 900 acres of private land with rugged terrain and diverse trails for beginning or advanced riders bringing their

Seneca Rocks

Seneca Rocks, located in Monongahela National Forest, is one of the best-known landmarks in West Virginia and have long been noted as

Green Bank Observatory

Come enjoy the Green Bank Science Center, featuring hands-on exhibits and displays that introduce you to the science of radio

Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences

Discover the excitement at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, where you can experience music, theater, art and

Castaway Caboose

Your overnight package includes a round-trip fare on the DURBIN ROCKET steam train ride, where you will be “cast away”

Calhoun County Park

Calhoun County Park is located on land formerly used as a farm and airfield. The site currently hosts mountain bike

Germany Valley Overlook Cabins

Secluded Lob Cabins in the mountains of WV with panoramic views of Spruce Knob and Dolly Sods. Each cabin is

6 dark-sky destinations & adventures after sundown in WV

Here in West Virginia, we enjoy a nightlife that isn’t just average— it’s Almost Heaven. Of course we have the usual