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.

Business

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.

Education

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.

Employment

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.

Family

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.

Health

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.

Tourism

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.

 Discounted midweek cabin rentals appeal to many West Virginia State Park visitors

4/8/2014

Cabin

Many cabins like this one at North Bend State Park are available for mid-week discounts this spring at West Virginia State Parks and Forests.
Quiet. It is a commodity sometimes difficult to find in the 21st century, but in select West Virginia State Parks and Forests with cabins, there is a kind of hush that appeals to travelers willing to forgo weekend trips in exchange for better rates and less crowding found Sundays through Thursdays.  

 A 20 percent discount on overnight stays of two or more consecutive nights, Sunday through Thursday, from April 14 to May 15, 2014, is the “spring cabin mid-week special”  at these popular state parks and forests.


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Pipestem Resort – 304-466-1800
·         Bluestone State Park – 304-466-2804
·         Twin Falls Resort – 304-294-4000
·         North Bend – 304-643-2931
·         Watoga – 304-799-4087
·         Cacapon Resort – 304-258-1022
·         Holly River – 304-493-6353
·         Seneca State Forest – 304-799-6213
·         Stonewall Resort – 304-269-7400
·         Greenbrier State Forest – 304-536-1944

 

More dates or extended stay options are offered at these participating areas:

March 2 – May 22, 2014

·         Blackwater Falls State Park – 304-259-5216

April 1 – May 22, 2014

·         Beech Fork State Park – 304-528-5794

·         Cass Scenic Railroad – 304-456-4300

April 11 – May 15, 2014

·         Tygart Lake State Park – 304-265-6144

April 20 – May 22, 2014

·         Babcock State Park 304-438-3003

Lost River State Park has additional dates and rental options available. Cabin styles include modern, standard and pioneer, each with varying degrees of amenities.

Cabins and cottages at West Virginia’s state parks offer variety of comforts, from rustic to modern. Cabins at Seneca State Forest were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the early 1930s. 

“Folks who stay at Seneca have an interesting habit of not telling folks how great Seneca Forest cabins are,” said Sissie Summers, programming coordinator for West Virginia State Parks. “They want to keep their secret about peace, quiet, good fishing and genuinely enjoying the basics.”  

Cabins at Beech Fork State Park come complete with large screen TVs, full kitchens and expansive views of Beech Fork Lake in the spring season. Blackwater Falls State Park has 39 cabins. The newest 13 are called the Northside Cabins. These units have four-bedrooms, dishwashers, washer/dryer and full amenities. 

“We run the gamut of cabin and cottage types,” Summers said. “The options and park locations across West Virginia make for good variety in cabin ambience.”

Contact Information

 Sissie Summers
 
Sissie.A.Summers@wv.gov