West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.


West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.


West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.


West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.


West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.


Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.


Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Company House Rental Reservations Now Online at Cass Scenic Railroad

Converted company houses at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park are available for reservations and rental.GREEN BANK, W.Va. – New for 2013, and just in time for its 50th anniversary, company houses rentals may be reserved at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park through a new online service. Online reservations to rent company houses are being taken now, but reservations also continue to be taken by telephone.

“There are 20 of the company houses in town that have been renovated as vacation houses,” said Cass Supt. Rob Sovine. “Cass has rented these homes for many years both in the summer and winter months. Cass is near Snowshoe Ski Resort and is popular with winter recreationists, but now we’re gearing up for the spring and summer seasons with the trains beginning operations May 24.”

The online reservation system has been in the works for about two years and included installation of additional communication lines, computers, program purchase and programming, staff training, and associated support services, all of which came to a completion in April.

“Moving from a paper-based reservation system to a computer database and online system and having a 50th anniversary in the same year are milestones,” said Sovine.

Tickets to ride the train at Cass Scenic Railroad are not available online, but remain available by calling the park by telephone.

Cass Scenic Railroad joins eight other state-operated parks with online services. Parks with lodges that also have cabins with available online reservation services include Pipestem, Twin Falls, and Cacapon resorts; and Chief Logan, Hawks Nest, North Bend, Tygart Lake and Blackwater Falls state parks.

To access online services, visit www.wvstateparks.com, and click “Reserve Online” or visit the individual park website and click “Online Reservations.” To discover Cass Scenic Railroad, visit www.cassrailroad.com or call 304-456-4300.

Contact Information

Cass Scenic Railroad or Brad Reed, District Administrator
304-456-4300 or 304-558-2764
cassrailroad@wv.gov or dnr.parks@wv.gov