SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Whether you yearn for a relaxing retreat, a romantic hideaway, or quick vacation adventure, West Virginia can accommodate your weekend getaway needs.
This year, the West Virginia Division of Tourism has identified weekend getaways to fit a wide range of ideas for autumn fun.
West Virginia's state parks and forests offer accommodations that range from lodges to cabins to camping. The locations and variety of West Virginia state parks makes it easy to find a getaway staycation or weekend escape to fit your available time and budget.
Call 800-CALL WVA for details on these getaway plans:
Veterans’ Day Appreciation Discount: Nov. 1-15, former and current military personnel receive 20 percent off standard lodge cabin and cottage rates as available.
Lost River State Park
Quiet, wooded Lost River State Park offers the park’s “Retreat to Relax” special (now through November 2009). Visitors who stay two nights get the third night free.
Pipestem Resort State Park
Pipestem’s “Trout Wrangler” getaway is sure to get any adventurer hooked on outdoor fun. The package includes a horseback ride to your destination, two days of fishing the Bluestone River, prepared meals and comfortable overnight lodging. The Trout Wrangler package is available Oct. 25-Nov 21, 2009, and April 1-May 6, 2010.
North Bend State Park
The year-round North Bend features the 72-mile North Bend Rail Trail and a 305-acre recreational lake with boat ramp and handicapped accessible fishing pier. Getaway specials at the park include:
Voyage Package for two, now through Oct. 25, 2009. One night at the North Bend Lodge. Two tickets for the sternwheeler ride to Blennerhassett Island, wagon ride island tour, Blennerhassett Mansion tour and Blennerhassett Regional History Museum. The $99 special is the package price for two, not per person. Reservations and payment required in advance.
Quilters Weekend, Oct. 29 – Nov. 1. The peaceful atmosphere and gentle art of quilting will make you feel sew relaxed.
The Red, White and Blue Romantic Getaway in honor of veterans, November and December 2009, offers one night of lodging, breakfast for two delivered to your room, a memory rose and a bottle of sparkling cider.
$99 Escape package for two, Nov. 1, 2009 –April 30, 2010. Lodging at North Bend Lodge for one night, dinner for two and breakfast for two in North Bend dining room. Valid weekday and weekends.
A “Reel Good Fishin’” Package, Sept. 13-Oct. 31, 2009, offers a night of lodging for two, breakfast for two at North Bend State Park Dining Room, a coupon for Hess Fish and Tackle and a lure from Jones Baits.
Great Rates Falling (upon request), Monday-Thursday October 2009
Ashland Resort is nestled amidst 1,800 acres of private hardwood forest. The newly constructed campground includes camping cabins, camping cottages, lodges and RV and tent sites. The campground provides direct access to the Hatfield-McCoy ATV Trail system.
Oglebay Resort and Conference Center
Oglebay Resort offers overnight accommodations at the 212-room Wilson Lodge or 49 deluxe cottages. Attractions at the 1,650-acre year-round resort include Mansion Museum, environmental educational center, stables, gardens, and 72-hole golf course. Take advantage of Oglebay’s Sunday-Thursday specials packages including golf, fall colors and “all about you.”
The Resort at Glade Springs
Open year round, The Resort at Glade Springs provides a relaxing getaway spot in the mountains of southern West Virginia or a high-tech venue for a conference. Onsite recreational facilities include two championship golf courses and leisure center with full-service spa, swimming pool and bowling alley. The Resort offers special fall perks packages.
Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Snowshoe Mountain is a four-season, Intrawest destination resort situated in the southern portion of the pristine Allegheny Mountains. Snowshoe’s lofty elevation brings cool mountain air and early autumn colors. Activities include Segway tours, downhill mountain biking, golf, nature walks and later in the season, skiing. Snowshoe offers a fall visitor package.
Spanning 2,000 pristine acres and featuring a surrounding state park, Stonewall Resort offers recreational choices such as swimming, golf and a full-service spa. The Stonewall Jackson Lake provides a scenic setting for camping, hiking, biking and nature observation. Resort Rascals provides supervised activities for children ages 5-12.
The Woods Resort & Conference Center
The Woods sits on 1,800 acres at the northern gateway to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Recreational opportunities abound, with golf, two 25-meter pools, lighted tennis courts and Sports Center so even inclement weather can’t dampen visitors’ active fun. The adjoining Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area contains more than 75 miles of hiking trails and a 205-acre fishing lake. The Woods offers a getaway special through the end of October.
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